Steve K.

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  1. Hi @Kobe what error are you getting? Can you post a screenshot? Could be you are getting blocked from your router or DNS or some other network related issue/service.
  2. @lowellaby - Welcome to the site. Hope we can help ya find a solution. What type of computer do you have? Is this a new system or an older system? Has sleep ever worked? When did it stop working? You've checked everything I would with the exception of looking to update the Firmware on the system. If it's a DELL or HP or Lenovo etc... I would go to their website and look to see if a new version of the FIRMWARE is available. I've seen issues with a lot of systems that upgraded to Windows 10. Many need to update the main Firmware in order to be fully 100% compatible with Windows 10. Keep us updated.
  3. Unfortunately, unexplainable does happen from time-to-time. But honestly, if you think about it, considering the millions of upgrades performed with the millions of non-Microsoft apps and hardware and software... (blah), it's Amazing they support an upgrade to the OS at all. From time-to-time, issues will be encountered but, overall, they do a really good job.
  4. Hi @Windynose - Welcome to! Whare are you using the new External Hard Drive for? Are you getting error messages from files you are storing on that external drive? In regards to your original C drive, you don't want to mess with that. The purpose of the new External Drive is just to Augment your existing storage of your C drive. Start by assigning a drive letter to your new external drive. Personally, I recommend you give it a drive letter of P (for personal) or Z. This won't conflict with any of drives or USB drives etc.... Once you do that, now start by MOVING all the files you want to use to the new External drive letter. DO NOT move any apps. If you move apps, you will break them in most cases. If you want to run apps on your new drive, you need to uninstall them and reinstall them and select the new drive as the path for the app during install. Follow these steps with your External hard drive and you should be fine in the future.
  5. Just use the Search. Not apps will show up in the Start Menu however personally, I stopped using tap and click a long time ago. Just hit the WINDOWS KEY and start typing the app. Search for the win!
  6. Take a read here:
  7. @surfingcop If you have a DELL or a Lenovo, check to see if they have a native App to manage your Touchpad. Synaptics UltraNav sometimes is the driver / app used to manage touchpad on laptops. Which laptop do you have?
  8. 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.
  9. @Jakester So it sounds like it's a laptop. When you lost power, a number of issues could have resulted including damaging your Hard Drive, Motherboard, Power Supply, Video Card. So - when you hard reboot the laptop, what happens? Can you see video? Perhaps the Lenovo logo pop? Can you see the Windows Logo start to boot it?
  10. OK cool. I'll give it a shot. Sounds interesting!
  11. Hi @bromberg Vista.... That I cannot say. I've been a long long time... For windows 10, that's what I'm getting. But like I said, can't say what you might find on Vista.
  12. what happens if you launch explorer.exe ?
  13. Hi Nils, The process isn't perfect but you will be fine. Because the license upgrade was done on another install, you will need to reactivate using the Phone or via Microsoft customer service. To start, go ahead and install Windows and when prompted for the Product Key, "I don't have a product Key" or, "Do this later". You will be prompted a few times during install. After you get installed, you need to active. Use this command: Press Windows key + R then type: slui.exe 4 It will walk you through the process to reactivate your box. BTW: Thanks to @adacosta for his write-up on these steps. Reference:
  14. 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.