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    Just finished some updates to our Windows 10 Community. I think you will enjoy some of the new features here on the Forum. Feel free to check them out! First and foremost, we have a new Leaderboard on the site. It will list both past and present members of our community who contribute to make the site better and better. Several bugs were also fixed: Fixes an issue where the "Who's Online" widget / "Online Users" page shows the wrong number of guests or the wrong date. If you load an editor that has previous auto-saved content you will now be prompted to keep or remove it Auto-saved content in the editor will now expire after 48 hours If you load an editor that has previous auto-saved content you will now be prompted to keep or remove it Escape key will now cancel quick-edit on titles If you are using multiple devices to login to a site you will be less likely to be logged out Thank you for all the support. You may now return to your normal browsing.
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    Thanks Andre, this resolved my problem; I am commenting to offer my thanks and to advise others that they should allow several hours to complete section 4, the one that fixed my pc. I had been unable to download updates since I ran update kb4013214 (creators update) 19 May 2017; I have had 0x80248007 and 0x803c0103 errors and could not get past them: I found your blog by web search and read through the first 4 sections. I had already run 1 (Windows update troubleshooter); I had deferred 2 (Media creation tool) as a last resort: I had previously run DISM with no success so I decided to run 4 (Delete software distribution folder). In 4.2. when I ran net stop msiserver the response was that msiserver was not loaded (could this have been a cause of my problem?); I decided to complete the procedure and then rebooted. In my case, from restarting at 4.5. to the completion of updating my pc many hours passed. I restarted at midnight and the pc started windows update during the restart sequence (success!!); a list of updates appeared onscreen and windows update proceeded to download them; at 2am I thought that the downloads were complete but it started yet another download: at this point I left the pc running, unattended. At 9am I returned and the pc was waiting for me to restart it; it then applied the updates and this took another 35 minutes before opening the log in window. As of now windows update on my pc seems to be effective. My PC: Win 10 Home 64-bit; ver 1703: OS build 15063.502 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @3.20GHz RAM16.0GB
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    There is some confusion right now about the Windows 10 Free Upgrade. Is it still available or is it not available? Yesterday, came a glimmer of hope for many who were still in limbo. Microsoft found out and immediately clarified; the Microsoft Answer Desk Tech who indicated the free upgrade offer would still be available for two more weeks, made a mistake. The issue is, there is wide open information on Microsoft's website that says otherwise. The Windows 10 Accessibility Page, provides a link to an updated Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, which lets you upgrade for free. It is no different from the regular Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. Microsoft's official stance remains, the free upgrade offer has ended. The new Upgrade Assistant found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade It is version 1.4.9200.17343 opposed to 1.4.9200.17332 The website Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide, provides more information regarding Windows 10 availability. Phillip Yip goes on further to say: So, it looks like the cat is out of the bag, Windows 10 is still available for free, its now an open secret. Is Microsoft likely to close this loophole? They sure can, but for users who missed the fantasy deadline, they can grab the upgrade for free while they can.
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    FINALLY got the darn thing to boot. Tried countless attempts from various hints and tips, and nothing worked. I managed to get into the System Restore area, something I had attempted but failed at, but this time, it let me. The first and constant BSOD occurred on 07/20/17. I did a restore to 07/09/17 and I was able to login normally. Honestly, I don't know what changed since then; I don't really update or install much, but I will have to be careful from now on.
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    Heya @merrillmack - Yeah, that makes sense. So I can't solve your EXACT request, but perhaps I can get you 80% there. Windows 10 allows you to only add certain folders to your start menu however, you are allowed to Right-Click on a folder and click Pin to Start from the context menu. Once you do this, the folder will show up as a Start Tile which you can move around. So not perfect, but good enough?
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    Hi There! IMHO the windows updates are very important and I never recommend that they be turned off. When seniors here in my retirement village ask me if they should install windows up dates, I tell them yes, and then I tell them what they are, and how updates help them protect their PC. Some seniors tell me their children have told them not to install the updates. That's old school IMHO. If you choose not to install windows up dates, that's your choice. I see no good reason not to install them. MS has decided that W10 Home will not give you the option to turn off the updates. I guess MS thinks they are important. @Profiler is a very experienced PC user and he can get away with not up installing the up dates. He also said he didn't recommend turning updates off. @Steve never said he didn't install w10 updates. @Steve only said he didn't pay much attention to them! The forum has many guests and members that read these posts and IMHO, turning off windows updates is not a good idea. I guess we can agree to disagree on this and I think we have done that!
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    @James George, You stated that you had upgraded to Windows 10 at one point in time and then reverted back to Windows 8.1. Depending on how long you ran Windows 10, you may have already received Digital Entitlement for Windows 10. If you have Digital Entitlement, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at any time, even after July 29th.
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    If Windows can’t find a new driver for your network adapter, visit the PC manufacturer’s website and download the latest network adapter driver from there. If your PC can't connect to the Internet, you'll need to download a driver on a different PC and save it to a USB flash drive so you can install the driver on your PC. You’ll need to know the PC manufacturer and model name or number.
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    Hi Everyone! As you can see, we have moved to a new Forum Software Platform. In order to login, please use the "I forgot my PW" feature under the login page. Any other questions/problems, please let me know! -Steve
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    UnistackSvcGroup is belong to app store services. it seem your app store is set to automatically update and automatically consume your ram. to avoid this annoying updates, you can open app store/ setting/ turn off automatic updates!
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    See if Rapport has an unistall option in its start menu i can't remember now if it has or not. I am sure i unistalled mine from the unistall options in Control Panel but if this does fail then go to this link http://www.trusteer.com/support/uninstall-troubleshooting where once you have filled in your name and email you will get an email with a link to remove rapport. Hope all works out ok.
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    Brink knows his stuff. He is on 7, 8, & 10 forums.
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    Is anyone else having this problem? HP PC w/Windows 10 connected via HDMI to Sony Bravia: Dual audio w/HDMI cord, yes; but NO tv icon appears in the "sound" window to enable/disable and set default for "playback devices" (clicked speaker icon to reach this window). Anyone know how to fix this ... to put a tv icon in place? [At least two Microsoft tech support persons (Dourau H & Jayakrishnen G) did not.] Virtual assist -- repeated attempts at rewording -- still unable to even comprehend problem. Most recent updates and "best" drivers supposedly in place -- checked multiple times. Have disconnected and reconnected both ways -- computer first and tv first -- no joy. Would appreciate help, "how to" info.
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    Welcome , Len Brauer, Could you be a bit more specific? What exactly are you trying to in install?
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    I updated it with instructions how to change the user agent string so you can still access the ISO. I'm sure I had updated the article previously, but the instructions were not saved it seems.
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    Decided to sell my fairly new Dell 17" laptop. Using Recovery, I did a clean install of Win 10, including wiping the disk. After install completed, I was being lazy and letting Cortana lead me through setup (not smart!). Got to the internet connection; it recognized my router and I entered my password. Windows started the verifying and connecting process - and locked up. After hours the dots are still flowing; it is still trying to connect. The screen is locked; no combination of key or mouse strokes will release or advance or kill the screen. Shut power down, even for a week. Unplugged and re-powered the router. By-passed the router with a direct Ethernet connection. Still locked! Still trying to connect. Any ideas Please!
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    Have you checked to make sure all the latest Windows Updates have been installed? Sometimes Microsoft releases new updates for components like the Windows Store through Windows Update. Also review: Reset Windows 10 Store to Fix Apps Not Updating and ... - groovyPost If that does not work, I would try creating a new user account to see if it resolves the problem.
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    ON July 27, 2016 I switched to Windows 10 -- anyway it really didn't work --the store or Cortana, but since I didn't use/have it before thought ok what the hey as everything else worked ok (after over 10 hours of on line support with MSN) anyway one day I wake up and Walla -- Cortana and everything else worked... ok I say well this AM I got up and apparently there was an upgrade on Win 10 and for some reason restart doesn't work on my pc --so I just shut it down and wait a moment and it starts back up... well this morning the time was wrong and I couldn't figure out how to correct it ... long story short -- #1 when asked to be transferred to someone In the United States - they tell me they can't do it (I thought that was a law) and I've been trying to contact MSN Hqtrs to no avail... but again After slamming down the phone on MSN I figured out how to set the clock.... but what gets me is these IDIOTS IN Butt Fleck Egypt told me my pc is not compatible with Win 10 and I should revert back to Win 7.... are they all crazy or what? They now tell me that any future updates might not work on my pc Help Please
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    Do you have listed a cell phone number for your Microsoft account? They need this to send you a new PIN.
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    it's good. Watched it a few times. Tokyo was great... Really funny.
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    I have never seen this show? Sounds like one of those VH1 "The strange life" ones. LOL I gotta see it.
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    I ran into this same issue yesterday. Upgrading from Windows 7. Upgrade ran all night and when I woke up, it was sitting at 99%. I did a reboot then ran Windows update again. Guess what, it need some updates... Once I fully patched and reboot, I kicked off the upgrade again using the tip from @adacosta. Although I missed the deadline to upgrade, I used the blog post here: https://windows10.help/blogs/entry/6-windows-10-free-upgrade-apparently-still-available/ for my Windows 7 -> WIndows 10 Upgrade. Anyway, long story short, I kicked off the upgrade again and it took that second time after Windows 7 was fully patched. So... ya might give that a shot!
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    Well...after 5 hrs,I got this error message. what now? tks
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    This week @adacosta wrote up a nice tip on How to Upload your iPhone/iPad Camera Roll to OneDrive. Mike, one of our readers was having issues: After a quick conversation, it turns out Mike was deleting photos from the OneDrive App vs. the Native Photos app on his iPhone. So -- just wanted to remind everyone that the OneDrive Sync is "One" direction. In other words, the photos will sync from iPhone -> Onedrive but not the other direction. This is important because if you're like me, I use the process outlined by Andre to ensure all my iOS devices are backed up and protected on OneDrive -- just incase I lose my phone or delete the photos by accident or run out of HD space on the iPhone or iPad and need to delete the photos quickly. Questions? Does anyone else use the Camera Upload feature of OneDrive on your mobile? -S
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    You have a pirated copy of Office and you want us to give you a Product key so you can validate your copy. Is this correct?
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    Hi @Nova Vishy It would take me for ever to post all the information that I have attached on this thread. That's why I use well know authors to do that for me. There should be enough information for you to create a back up image and then figure out which W10 recovery option you want to use. Ask Leo does a great job explaining Macrium Reflect, but if you get stuck or have a question, I have been using Macrium for nearly 12 years and I know it pretty well! Happy computering my friend! I will check back latter. We do our best here to solve W10 issues for our members and we do it with a smile
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    You have more to fear today with the people working in doctors and dental offices, they have people paying them for your private information, or they just put your old files in the dumpster and dumpster divers dig them out.
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    Very true there is no real way to be really 100% safe today.
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    Hello Ray_UK, if you are sure the file in question is not a necessary system file and you really want to rid your pc of it, make a live linux cd or flash drive, say zorin or puppy, boot to the Linux os, navigate to the file and just nuke it. That will not fail PS: unlocker is not rubbish, just not invincible.
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    1 - I'm sure you already did this but, have you flashed the BIOS on the machine before or after the update to Windows 10? I ran into a lot of issues on my Lenovo until I did this. 2 - Next question - do you have any Virtual Machines on this laptop? This could also be impacting your HOST laptop ie: Do Guest VM's have Num Lock enabled? 3 - Check your BIOS. Sometimes Num Lock and Caps Lock settings can be configured in your BIOS settings on the laptop. 4 - Here's some additional data re: Num Lock and Caps Lock Lock Keys To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, follow these steps: Run Registry Editor. Move to: HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators using setting below: 0 – Turn all indicators Off (Numlock, CapsLock, ScrollLock) 1 – Turn CapsLock On 2 – Turn Numlock On 3 – Turn CapsLock and Numlock On 4 – Turn ScrollLock On 5 – Turn CapsLock and ScrollLock On 6 – Turn Numlock and ScrollLock On 7 – Turn all indicators On (Numlock, CapsLock, ScrollLock)
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    I don't blame you if you are going to wait. I'd rather let them iron out all of the kinks first.
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    That's a very good question. I can't verify it, Gary but I will tell you this. I am not going to do the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for quite a while. I look upon the Anniversary update as very similar to the first Service Pack. The Anniversary Update comes with a whole host of issues for many people. I'll wait. http://www.infoworld.com/article/3104389/microsoft-windows/the-case-against-windows-10-anniversary-update-grows.html
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    I'm in the UK: I had the "Money cannot open [zzz].mny, possibly because it is a read only file or you do not have permission to change it or your disk is write protected" " error message after "upgrading" to a new Windows 10 laptop and reinstalling Money 2005 from my original discs. The program would run, but would not open my .mny file. After much searching, I found the solution at https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/479281b2-90f9-42ca-85f7-644fc6e1e5c3/download-microsoft-money-installation-files-solve-activation-and-some-other-errors?forum=money - I downloaded the latest version of UK Money 2005 from a link on that page and installed it. I then right-clicked the program icon and chose Run as Administrator. Worked first time! A colossal relief. (I did not need to do either the Registry hack or update the mnyob99.dll file - the new download installation files has installed version, the latest version.) So, thanks to Cal Learner who moderates that page and I'm writing this for the benefit of everyone else who'll be searching madly for a fix - check the link above. Good luck Chris
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    Hi @dusabrive I have read your post 5 times and I have to admit, I'm totally confused. If you have a folder on a external drive and it's the one you want to keep, where is the problem? If I have a folder on my External hard drive and I want to restore it to my computer, I simply right click and send it to documents, or in your case send it to your desk top. My choice would be to send the folder to my documents! Sorry If I haven't understood what you're trying to do. I seldom drag and drop. I copy and paste as Cindy recommended or right click and send the data where I want it. Hope this screen shot helps!
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    Hi! @James George No you can not use that link to down load the anniversary addition. I don't know of a way that you can pause and resume the upgrade. As @ShockerSH has explained, If you have a legit license for W8.1 You can upgrade it to W10 for free until the end of July. The anniversary addition will install through Windows up dates. My advise is to down load the MCT to a flash drive or ISO file. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10 Hi! @James George Here's a excellent blog from groovypost. You should read this and then if you have more questions you can post them and someone will try to answer your questions. http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/why-you-want-upgrade-windows-10-this-week/
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    Hi! How do you explain @ShockerSHs screen shot??Ad-Supported Also I'm interested in what that means! I too am very cautious about my down loads. The freeware programs have become corrupted with PUPs and who knows what else they are installing on us!
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    Oh yeah... I've been following groovypost around for...... 8 years? or more... http://forum.groovypost.com/member734.html Glad to see he spun up a new forum here. @Steve what is your plan with the old forum? Become a little dusty...
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    Are you in your house? Work? How far away from your WIFI Switch?
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    Hi! I'm holdum333 I realize that this is a old thread(April), but just trying to see if anyone is still posting here on this forum and hoping to see some replies and a little action! LOL. I do like Duchie's and Steve's replies however! I also like AskLeo! The title of this issue "Hard drive failure" Here's a good place to start! http://www.groovypost.com/howto/check-health-of-computer-hard-drive/
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    Try these tips: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/what-to-do-windows-10-upgrade-fails/
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    Personally, I just leave Windows Defender to do its thing. And if I need a second opinion I will use either the portable version of SuperAntiSpyware. Also, in Windows 10 you can run Windows Defender Offline which will give a much better scan because no other processes are running. You can read more at the following link:http://www.groovypost.com/news/windows-10-defender-allows-offline-malware-scans/
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    Getting closer to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update folks! Here's the latest preview build and what's new: http://www.groovypost.com/news/windows-10-preview-build-14352-released-to-insiders/
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    For transferring data from one computer to another computer, there are many ways suggested. Among those ways, using the basic Ethernet network is really an easiest way to transfer the data from one computer to another computer by making link between them. It can only be possible when both the computers contain network cards which are properly configured. · First of all, you have to learn how to make a connection between two desktops, laptops, or desktop and laptop using the hub or switch, and the crossover cable. · You need to get the crossover cable, hub, or switch. If you are using this type of crossover cable, you should remember that it has to be different from the standard Ethernet cable. · Both transmitting and receiving are not running straight through this cable. Instead, the transmitting cables are just connected to the receiving cables in order to form one closed loop between two computers. · After that, it is compulsory to plug this crossover cable into the network cards of both the computers or use it to make a connection to the switch or hub. It is essential to make sure that the link indicators on the network card show the connection. · Now, you have to start both the computers and allow their Windows operating systems to boot. · Then, you need to go Start - > Control Panel - > Network Connections · Right click on the local area connection label and select the properties option. · In the current window, you have to choose the internet protocol TCP/IP label and click on the properties. · In the IP address field, you have to type, is for the subnet mask. · You must repeat all these steps in another computer and click on OK. Reboot both computers to establish the connection between them.
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    Ya never know, Disk errors could be the issue. Is your computer doing/reporting something that makes you think it might be your disk? A few things you can check -- first, run EVENTVWR and look in the SYSTEM look. If you have a drive issue, you should be able to see disk errors in the System log. Another option is to just run a scan of your disk to look for issues -- chkdsk /r Here's a good article from AskLeo that talks about Chkdsk and should help you through it.
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    ShockerSH, Can't drag it at all. The other strange thing is that the area to the right of the clock is about 2" long. That shouldn't even be there. Brian, I tried locking/unlocking to no avail. When I dragged it to the side of the screen it still had the arrows, but the second time I did that they disappeared and all the icons we visable. I guess it is an issue with the latest builds of Windows. I have 14279 and am on the fast build ring. I will also report it to MS as a bug in the latest versions. Thanks all for your help. I'll let this rest now and contact MS.
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    If it's not working, one thing you can consider is running it in a VM with Hyper-V if you have Windows 10 Pro. You can install Windows 7 on it, then install Money on that VM. It's a complex workaround, but should work. Here's a look at how to create one: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/create-virtual-machine-windows-10-hyper-v/
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    The IE version registry change worked to let me run Money!!! I downloaded the .dll from http://www.mediafire.com/download/zj0amk06ax57cfg/mnyob99.dll and now I can import!!!!!!!!!!
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    It sounds like you've tried the right things. Of course, as I am sure you know, programs that don't work in the preview now might work in the final version. I would think MS would allow the Compatibility Settings work, especially on their own software product. Which version of MS Money is it? If all else fails and you truly need Microsoft Money, you can always run it in a VM. Let us know what happens, because I am sure there will end up being a lot of questions like this. By the way, for those having a similar issue, first try to run the program in Compatibility Mode, right click the program icon, select Properties, and choose a different version of Windows. http://www.groovypost.com/howto/geek-stuff/run-a-program-in-windows-7-compatibility-mode/