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  1. Update: Microsoft is forcing users to download the ISO file using the Media Creation Tool. If you still want to download the ISO file directly, you can do so by changing the User Agent String in your web browser. This will make the browser pretend its on an operating system such as Linux or macOS, which Microsoft permits direct downloads from. If you need to download Windows 10 on an alternative operating system such as OS X (MacOS) or Linux; the Media Creation Tool or Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant will not work because those applications are executables. Previously, Microsoft provided the Techbench website for such as scenarios. The web page has now been redirected to the Software Download page. So if you are looking for it, that's where you will now find it. Go to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO/ Scroll down, click in the list box and choose your edition. Make sure you choose the right version. Click Confirm then wait while the page is verified. Windows 10 - contains Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home Windows 10 N - only for customers in Europe, contains Windows 10 Pro N and Windows 10 Home N Windows 10 Single Language - for users running Windows 10 Single Language, Windows 8 Core Single Language, Windows 8.1 Core Single Language or Windows 8.1 with Bing. Choose your language then click Confirm. Wait while the page is verified. Choose the architecture you wish to download. Remember, you only have 24 hours to download the ISO before it expires. When you are done, use your favorite DVD burning utility or mount it in a Virtual Machine.
    3 points
  2. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is fast approaching. To ensure users experience a smooth upgrade, here are some things you can do. Disable your Antivirus utility temporarily before attempting the upgrade. Click the respective link for the Antivirus utility you are running. Please remember to re-enable your Antivirus after successfully upgrade. - Norton - right click Norton in the Notification Area then click Disable Antivirus - McAfee - ESET NOD32 - Kaspersky - Avast - AVG - Trend Micro - Bitdefender - Webroot Secure Anywhere - F-Secure - Panda - Comodo Make sure your machine name is simple no periods or hyphens or dashes. Avoid using names such as "System" or Account or Administrator for your Machine. How to Rename Your Windows 10 Computer - groovyPost Restart a few times then try again. Click Start > Power Options > Restart Disable General USB Devices (example - Smart Card Reader). Press Windows key + X > click Device Manager > expand Memory technology devices. Right click SD Controllers, then click uninstall. If there is more than one, right click each, then click Uninstall. Perform a clean boot, restart then try again. Learn how to do it in Windows 10: How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10 - groovyPost If you are using a SCSI hard disk, make sure you have drivers available for your storage device on a thumb drive and it is connected. During Windows 10 setup, click the Custom Advanced Option and use the Load Driver command to load the appropriate driver for the SCSI drive. If this does not work and setup still fails, consider switching to a IDE based hard disk. If you are upgrading using the .ISO file, disconnect from the Internet during setup, if you are connected by LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi, disable both then attempt setup again. There are multiple ways to do this, you can disconnect the Ethernet cable if you are connected to a wireless network. If you are connected to a wireless network, you can manually disable Wi-Fi by turning off the Wireless switch on your laptop. Another way that is even easier, is to open Action Center - press Windows key + A then click Airplane Mode. This will disable all network technologies. Proceed with the upgrade. If you are updating through Windows Update, when the download reaches 100% disconnect from the Internet LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi then proceed with the installation. See previous steps. If that does not work, try using the .ISO file to upgrade if possible. How To Download Windows 10 ISO for a Clean Install ... - groovyPost then mount the ISO and start the upgrade: How to Mount and Burn ISO Images in Windows 10 - groovyPost If you are connected to a domain, switch to a local account. See section of the following article Leave a Domain: How to Join a Windows 10 PC to a Domain - groovyPost If you have any external devices attached to the machine, disconnect them (example, gaming controllers, USB keys, external hard disk, printers, non-essential devices).
    3 points
  3. With Windows 10, Creating an account is fairly simple. All the defaults aim to have you create a standard account using a Microsoft email address (hotmail.com, outlook.com etc..) or a Family account. Although it's not the most intuitive, you can also create a local account if you know where to look. Personally, I like to use local accounts for Guest's who visit my home. Here's how to do it. 1 - Click Setting > Accounts > Family & Other Users > Add Someone Else to this PC 2 - Click I don't have this person's sign-in information 3 - Click Add a user without a Microsoft account Note: Microsoft hides this option... See shot below. 4 - Enter Username and Password (PW is optional) Done Advanced: If you want to take an extra step and make the account a true Guest Account, Remove the account from the Users Group and Add it to the Guest Group.
    3 points
  4. Windows Update is a key part of maintaining your computer. New operating system versions, application updates, security updates and even firmware updates are released through it. Sometimes, when you are experiencing problems downloading apps from the Windows Store, the Store app might be outdated and needs an update. The only way to get it, is through Windows Update. These five tips can help resolve some of the most common problems associated with Windows Updates in Windows 10. 1. Windows Update Troubleshooter The first troubleshooting option you can try is Microsoft's own Windows 10 Troubleshooter for Windows Update. In the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can find it in Start > Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot, click Windows Update then click Run the troubleshooter. If you are running Windows 10 Anniversary Update or an earlier version of Windows, click Start, type: troubleshooting, hit Enter then launch the Windows Update troubleshooter. You can run the troubleshooter a couple times to see if it helps. 2. Media Creation Tool or Windows 10 Setup Media If the troubleshooter does not resolve the problem, then, the next option you can try is using the the Media Creation Tool or Windows 10 Setup install media to check for and install updates. Simply download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool or if you have a Windows 10 ISO, double click it to mount it, then start up. Choose the Download and Install Updates (recommended). If setup successfully completes this step, close the wizard then restart your computer. 3. Deployment Image Servicing and Management The Deployment Image Servicing and Management can be used to resolve issues with the integrity of your Windows 10 installation, this includes: corrupt or damaged system files. Press Windows key + X Click Command Prompt (Admin) Type in at the prompt OR Copy and Paste these one at a time : (Hit enter after each) Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth Exit the command prompt, restart your computer then try running Windows Update again. 4. Delete the Software Distribution Folder If you have reached this far and Windows Update is still not working, then this likely calls for some advanced tinkering. Before carrying out this procedure, disconnect from the Internet. That means turning off Wi-Fi and disconnecting from a wired connection. If you don't, Windows 10 will indicate some files are in use and cannot be modified or the command will be non-responsive. Also, you should restart your computer after disconnecting from the Internet. The easiest way to do it is to enable Aeroplan mode from the Action Center. 1. Press Windows Key + X on the keyboard and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu. 2. Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command. net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver 3. Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command. ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old 4. Now, let’s restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. Typethe following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command. net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver 5. Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it and then restart the computer. 5. Perform a Repair Upgrade If you have carried all the above but Windows 10 Update remains stubborn, then a repair upgrade is the best option. For this step, you should reconnect to the Internet. During installation, before reaching the desktop, Windows 10 will perform some post installation tasks such as downloading the latest Windows Updates. A repair upgrade can be done by downloading the latest ISO file for Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool. Mount the ISO file by double clicking it, start the installation then install over your current installation on the drive. Your personal files, applications and settings will be preserved. Bonus. Download Stubborn Cumulative Updates Using Microsoft Update Catalog. Sometimes a stubborn cumulative update can be problem, it sits there for hours and won't budge. If none of the above helps, you can try downloading the update directly using the Microsoft Update Catalog then install it manually. Learn more about how to install Cumulative Updates manually at the following link: Manually Install Standalone and Cumulative Updates ... - groovyPost If this still does not work, I recommend you try performing a repair upgrade. Learn how at the following link: How to Perform a Repair Upgrade in Windows 10 - groovyPost
    2 points
  5. Thanks Robwin, Steve K. and all. I finally got rid of Rapport and Edge now works again. Shame on IBM! At least 1 year ago I had the installation of Rapport recommended by my bank. I installed it and it messed things up. I removed it and I reported it to my bank and also told them they shouldn't make recommendations without first checking them out and that they should inform their source (IBM) not to propose such products. Now it got installed again on my computer - I don't know how - and it wasted many hours of my time. Maybe I should sue IBM for my loss of time and frustration! Thanks again guys!
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  6. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update now in full effect, many users are embracing the upgrade. So far though, quite a number of users are experiencing the 0x80070057 error when attempting update or upgrade. The error happens most of the time when using the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. The Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant is a smaller upgrade wizard used to download and upgrade to Windows 10. It lacks the detailed upgrade options available in the Media Creation Tool. Here is what the error looks like: If you are upgrading using Windows Update or the Upgrade Assistant, after the download reaches 100%, disconnect immediately if you are connected by LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi. There are multiple ways to do this, you can disconnect the Ethernet cable if you are connected to a wireless network. If you are connected to a wireless network, you can manually disable Wi-Fi by turning off the Wireless switch on your laptop. See the following article for more details: How to Ensure a Smooth Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update Use the Media Creation Tool If the Upgrade Assistant still does not upgrade, another option available on the Get Windows 10 page is the Media Creation Tool, which is a small application with more detailed options for upgrading. In addition to supporting direct upgrades, if you have multiple computers running Windows 10 or earlier versions; you can use it to create custom bootable media with a mix of Home, Pro, 32 and 64-bit versions. The Media Creation Tool can create an ISO file containing all editions and architectures of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. An ISO file is a digital replica of a CD or DVD. The ISO file also supports offline upgrades. I recommend this method for upgrades. Select the option, Upgrade this PC now then follow the on-screen instructions. If you choose the option, Create installation media for another PC, you will be prompted to select your language, edition, and architecture. Learn more: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/3-ways-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-anniversary-update/
    2 points
  7. 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
    2 points
  8. 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.
    2 points
  9. 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.
    2 points
  10. This is the craziest thing I've ever experienced with a Window machine...gave me a good laugh! Was working remotely on a new Surface and there was a Windows Activation error, so went to Settings\Updates and there was a statement that the update server could not be found and check the internet connection? Duh, I'm working remotely and the browsers are not having issues?! So I decided to do a search on error 0x80072ee7 and came up with the following non MS post: go to control panel search "view network connections" go to view network connections choose your network( which you are currently using ) right click on it and select properties scroll down to " internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) " hit properties Now choose Use the following DNS Server addresses Primary DNS Server - 8.8.8.8 and Secondary DNS Server - 8.8.4.4 These are the addresses of Google's DNS Servers They are free to use. Hit ok Guess what...it worked and Google did what Big Blue could not! I'm still LMFAO!!
    2 points
  11. Just wanted to post my success story and give thanks to @adacosta for his tip on how to upgrade AFTER the deadline from Microsoft! https://windows10.help/blogs/entry/6-windows-10-free-upgrade-apparently-still-available/ I followed the step in that article and it was almost... flawless. Turns out it wasn't happy I needed some updates from Windows 7. The first time I ran it, it sat at 99% install status. After a reboot, I ran Windows Update and it installed a few patches. Second time I ran the upgrade, it went flawless. Took a few hours and was done. So, Thanks again!
    2 points
  12. A quick question before we proceed. What account are you using to login to Windows 10(Microsoft account or Local account)? If you are using Microsoft account then refer the link below to reset password. https://account.live.com/resetpassword.aspx If you are using Local account insert flash drive and go to Control Panel> User Account, Click on Create password reset disk and follow the instruction. Hope this helps.
    2 points
  13. Well it sure sounds as if the free prompt is still coming then you still can upgrade for free.
    2 points
  14. Great point. Reminds me, when I upgraded to stopped everything running possible via WINKEY+R > Type Services.msc > Stop any 3rd party apps you don't need running. > Perform Upgrade
    2 points
  15. Thnx for the data. Great blog. If Microsoft was smart they would just continue to let users upgrade for free. After all, all the cash is going to be in getting people subscribed to office anyway. my 2 cents...
    2 points
  16. Perhaps... Still should be able to look and see. My guess -- those are probably indexing BOTS crawling the site. Perhaps...?
    2 points
  17. Wow dude - that's impressive. All clean and tidy. Like a command center! LOL I'm NOT going to post my command center. Um... it's under renovation
    2 points
  18. 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
    2 points
  19. Windows 10 has a quality antivirus/antimalware program built-in called Windows Defender. It continuously runs in the background and is updated regularly...sometimes multiple times per day and is constantly improving. Here are some articles you can read about it: http://www.groovypost.com/news/microsoft-announces-windows-defender-advanced-threat-detection/ http://www.groovypost.com/news/windows-10-defender-allows-offline-malware-scans/ Personally, that is all I use. If you want a supplemental antimalware program, I recommend the portable versions of Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware. I say portable because you can simply run them from a USB drive to do a scan. Of course, the bottom line is you need to use common sense and be responsible when using your PC. Here are two articles with competing views on security protection against Malware: http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/why-I-havent-used-antivirus-programs-in-years/ (Common Sense Guide to Malware Protection) http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/why-everyone-needs-antimalware-protection/ (Competing View on Why Everyone Needs Malware Protection) But if you have kids or other people who aren't tech savvy using the PC, you should consider a commercial program like Norton, TrendMicro, or Kaspersky. To get a look at how well these security programs stack up, I recommend checking out this following page that is an Independent AV comparison chart: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php
    2 points
  20. I have a command script that runs that opens several webpages and programs automatically. It's worked great for years but lately it stops and throws an error message saying:(node:9804) MaxListenersExceededWarning: Possible EventEmitter memory leak detected. 11 appInitialized listeners added. Use emitter.setMaxListeners() to increase limitDoes anyone know what this means or what I ought to do about it?
    1 point
  21. After this update a new, and totally unknown user emerged on my PC. The information from this user folder says it has been created before I bought my PC. It is named by a person's name unknown to me and contains folders with photos, excel-files, music, pdf-files, videos etc. (I bought this new PC this fall.) I tried to delete the new user, but was not allowed to do it. I tried to prevent the user with my F-secure, but the user-folders are protected, and again, I'm not allowed to delete this new, unwanted user on my PC. Never happened anything like this before, and I'm quite baffled.
    1 point
  22. Cont. from https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-desktop/i-want-windows-10-to-write-my-speech/9578c1f7-2c9e-4707-a917-c4bb97b5ab48?messageId=a152b31d-f519-4db0-9511-142bfb07ac47&tm=1569292153054 Hii, Stack exchange is too competitive and the problem is they dissect, and post a lot of bits of code, which is behavioristic and banal I have looked up and down and cannot find how to write in command prompt or terminal using neither voice nor cortana. I have found code with more problems than it solves in stackexchange.com who is the only ones who come close to answering, but they are only close. Also I request is personal favorite; having voice to text in command prompt to open my often used commands; like ipconfig, defrag /C /H /V, and so on, with Cortana. I love Cortana and think she is one of the best programs out there. I just am unhappy I cannot get her to write! What is wrong with a vocal command like "Hey Cortana>Terminal> Write ipconfig forward slash>space all"? With spelling correction built in it would be fine. What would be great could be a program called Microcoft Write, in which I would vocally write up english homework in Wordpad or Office and would have voice writing on telnet, newsgroups and in PowerShell. It would write in I an not disabled, maybe lazy or Autistic but not disabled. As I grow older I find the internet and programming to be a job for the young. Solutions are not handled by the young exclusively Solutions for the geeks like myself who are overweight, older and more reclusive, as well, writing larger coding projects are tiring. My lower back aches and winter is coming. I would have programmed this project for you, and for myself and would have looked up partners in coding groups but I want everyone to have this, I want you to have the first crack at it. Thanks very much for your attention to this matter, Regards, John Mathis I go to answers.microsoft.com when I have exhausted finding my solution online. When I can help, I will stalk it to help others find help; meaning I will find as well as submit and until needs are met, somewhat. Thanks for continued direction.
    1 point
  23. I was able to find a manual for Webscan: https://direct3.imagedepositgateway.com/WebScan/Documentation/3109/index.htm#t=WebScan-ch1-ovw.htm. Install updates: https://direct3.imagedepositgateway.com/WebScan/Documentation/3109/index.htm#t=WebScan-ch3-upgrade.htm%23Install_Updates_Using_WebScanbc-1&rhtocid=_2_0 It also gives you an install to update the latest version of the software - https://direct3.imagedepositgateway.com/WebScan/Update/3109/WebScanCapture_Setup.msi I would probably just look around for a valid install MSI or EXE and go that path vs. use the auto-update. I don't see a URL to enable that update feature.
    1 point
  24. I am using windows 10 on my laptop i need to know about the antivirus software for my laptop. There are lot of anti virus software on the market. Though they claim about giving perfect security. But i want to get expert opinion about this
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  25. @Lorrs A lot of people are having issues with 1803: https://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/hold-off-on-updating-to-windows-10-1803-april-2018-update/ Have you tried to rollback to the previous version? Here's how: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/rollback-windows-10-previous-version/
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  26. Piriform ( who make c.cleaner ), have a useful recovery app called Reccuva which may be of help...good luck !
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  27. to Brian Burgess, thank you. Problem is solved. All my icons and recycle bin are back. How could I have missed this solution Aptman 1429
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  28. 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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  29. Give the following a try first: Power on and off your computer three times On the third time, your computer will boot into the Advanced Recovery environment Click Advanced Options Click Troubleshoot Click Reset this PC Click Keep my files Choose your account Enter your password Click Continue Click Reset If the above does not work, go to a working computer, download, create a bootable copy: Download Windows 10 ISO Files Directly Using Your Web Browser Boot from the install media then perform a custom install: When you arrive at the Windows 10 setup screen, choose Custom (Advanced) Select the Primary Partition then click Next You will receive the following warning: The partition you selected might contain files from a previous Windows Installation. If it does, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You will be able to access the information in Windows.old, but you will be able to use your previous version of Windows. Click OK When setup is complete, you can recover your personal files from the Windows.old folder at the root of the drive.
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  30. I suggest you perform a repair upgrade: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/perform-repair-upgrade-windows-10/
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  31. I have dealt with the BlackScreenOfDeath frequently enough since I upgraded to Windows 10, a move I seriously regret. After the initial installation, there was a display adapter driver issue, which was resolved shortly after the upgrade. Occasionally I would reboot and have the BSOD reappear. I would reboot once or twice more and would be able to get to my desktop without any problems. Thursday, it happened again. Only this time, I cannot get to my desktop. I have attempted to reboot many many times and always get the BSOD. With the blinking cursor. I googled and tried multiple remedies, none have worked. I tried to update the driver, and was told I had the latest. I disabled the display adapter, while in safe mode, and rebooted. No luck. I uninstalled the display adapter, while in safe mode, and rebooted. No luck. I unplugged all devices (audio, USB hubs, mouse, keyboard) and rebooted. No luck. I seriously don't know what else to do. I'm no computer dummy, but am certainly no expert. I amthisclose to taking the computer, placing it in the driveway, and running back and forth over it. I have seen hints about creating a new user, but don't know how to do that. Right now I'm working in Safe Mode, which really sucks, since I cannot access my Excel files. I am getting some nonsense about not being able to verify the license for the app. SMH. It's a Dell Inspiron One 2320-2678MS Desktop, touch screen, Windows 10 Home, 64 bit. I believe it had Windows 7 pre-installed. 06/2012. Any help and advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
    1 point
  32. 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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  33. hey I am using windows 8 single language on 64X I have this error message ? "This 32-bit version of Windows cannot be installed to an EFI-based computer. Installation cannot proceed. Use a 64-bit version of Windows to install to an EFI-based computer." the iso file is 64x not 32 ?!
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  34. That's great @Kevin Dts - thanks for passing on the update on this one. I'm sure it will help out a lot of ppl with the same issue.
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  35. I have started the Windows 10 upgrade 3 times on my Windows 7 computer. The first time it hung at 99% complete and after waiting 6 hours I killed it, Read web pages about solutions, did changes. Start upgrade again. Same result, waited 5 hours on 99% complete. Installed more solutions (kill virus checker, Skye, Remove all USB devices). Started again, same results after 6 hours. Microsoft has such a command of the market they can ignore a problem like this. I see reports from October of 2015. 1000s in 2016. So I found the solution: Loaded OpenSuse Leap 42.1 KDE interface works great. There is on board documentation. Yast is a graphic install/update interface that actually tells you what it is doing and each step of progress. The Windows update simple sets the at Percent Complete: 99%. Find a spare computer and try it.
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  36. What exactly are you trying to do? Why do you think you need Flexnet?
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  37. Awesome. What OS do you find that you use more? Windows of MacOS? I have both myself and these days, I can't say if I really have a preference anymore. So what interface is being used to connect that external drive? Is it Thunderbolt or USB or what is it?
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  38. Hello abblwol and welcome to windows 10 help. I don't know what the rules for password recovery assistance are here, at this forum but on most other tech boards, help with forgotten passwords are prohibited. The reason being, we have no idea if the computer is really yours and there is no way of actually proving it while seeking online help. My apologies......
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  39. 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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  40. Unless something changed with the Anniversary update, the article is accurate.
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  41. @Vadim Windows 10 by default denies local login for the GUEST account. You need to go into your GPEDIT and edit the local Group Policy on the box and allow the Guest account to login locally. That said, there is still what appears to be a BUG where the Windows Explorer will crash when the Gues account tries to login. I mentioned that above. Microsoft will likely fix this issue soon. So for now, just create a new user, Call it Visitor, Drop it into the GUEST group, and you should be golden. -S
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  42. Perfect for my parents. I used to have them on Windows XP and that was a tech support nightmare.
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  43. Hi @Steve K. - I'm trying to enable my Guest account on my Windows 10 box and although I've enabled it in User Manager, I still can't login with it..... Lame... What's wrong? Worked just fine on older OS's. Thnx for the article BTW - you answered a few questions I had. VV
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  44. Some users are reporting remote access software such as LogMeIn can block the upgrade when using the Upgrade Assistant. Make sure you uninstall it before attempt the upgrade.
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  45. Wow! I'm impressed @allheart55 (Cindy E). This looks like a fun thread. I just have a laptop and a printer.I live in a small retirement cottage so I won't bore you with my work place!
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  46. Thanks friend! Will do! I will make a new one after the Anniversary Update!
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  47. OK ! Thanks for your quick reply @adacosta and thanks for the information.
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  48. That is one of the reasons I hate to use 3rd party aps for photos/ Look at all the lost pups out there when Kodak ended it's program Easy Share, and years ago I was dependent on a great program called Compupic that just hit the dust about 10 years ago and you can "bet your bippy" that the next version of Windows will not be compatible with old versions of those either. And I have so many clients who can't do anything with photos without one or the other...its sad. Today I use Irfanview for a graphics viewer and Gimp for more advanced projects and neither one of those is going anywhere!
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  49. Thanks Andre! So far things appear to be looking good. Hopefully they continue that way.
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