Steve K.

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  1. Hi - A drive defrag will not fix a slow PC issue normally. That said, you can find the Defrag / Drive Optimization in Windows 10 by: Open File Explorer > Right Click the Drive > Click Properties > Click Tools Tab. You will see the button on Optimize your drive there. Now - regarding your slow PC issue - how is it slow? Might be something else going on.
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    Error after CMOS replacement

    Is that a BIOS error you are getting or from Windows? Where did you get the batter? Correct one?
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    .tar.gz extensions.....

    Best bet @hippie is to use 7 Zip. It will be able to open pretty much any compressed file.
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    Creating new password

    So I assume you're logging in with a Microsoft account? Are you changing your Password from the Home > Accounts > Sign-in Options? There is a change PW option there which I would use.
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    Safe mode from blue screen

    Follow these steps. We've written about this in the past: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/boot-windows-10-safe-mode/
  6. What are you seeing in Disk Manager? Are the drives/partitions showing up?
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    Windows 10 installing

    Give this a shot: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/fix-black-screen-windows-10/ Lots of tips and ideas should help ya out. Thanks!
  8. It would help if you could post a screenshot from Disk Manager to see which Drives / Partitions are installed in the machine. Could be, it wasn't a 3TB drive but something smaller. If you're not seeing it in Disk Manager... might not be there.
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    Settings control

    Is this on a laptop or a desktop?
  10. Take a look at this article - https://www.groovypost.com/howto/reset-windows-10-store-to-fix-apps-not-updating-and-other-issues/ It's a nice step-by-step for fixing apps and other issues w/Microsoft Store.
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    Running Edge on Windows 7

    Hi Tom, Is it not an option to install Windows 10? Is it a really old laptop? Is that the issue? At this point, you should really look into upgrading. Might also look at this article - https://www.groovypost.com/howto/install-microsoft-edge-chromium-on-windows-10/ - you might be able to install the latest Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 but... that's a stretch. I don't have Windows 7 so I can't test it.
  12. So.... Do we have any Trekkie fans out there? So far, what do ya think of the new star trek spinoff? Thoughts? Comments? What do ya think? I JUST started watching the series. Just wrapped up episode 3. No spoilers plz... -S
  13. Let's start a thread here to talk about deals this year. What are you buying? What should we go buy? Drop a link! NIKE : https://t.co/PN8demlKtz Here's a ton of links and deals: http://www.groovypost.com/deals/black-friday-ads-deals-doorbusters-discounts/ Anyone Else?
  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.
  15. Anyone out there try the new OneDrive for Business for Mac? I'm using it on my MBAir running Yosemite. Overall, appears to be working fine however it's not able to complete a full Sync. I have about 22Gigs on my OneDrive for Biz account and it's just hanging on the last 2.8Gigs. Anyone else run into this?
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    Can't find dynapdf.dll

    Fantastic. Thanks for the update!
  17. Yes - You should be able to restore that image into a Hyper-V Windows 7 guest. It all depends on how you created the "Image" of Windows 7.
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    What OS is good/possible to install?

    Looks like that computer is about 10 years old. If it was me, I would first try to get Windows 10 on it. First, I would try to upgrade the HD to an SSD drive then throw Windows 10 on.
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    Error 213:11

    Sorry - never ran into any issues with software after an install/upgrade. Do you still have the install media for CS5? I'd try a re-install.
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    Scrabble

    Hi Magggie, Do you have the software or are you looking for a 16-bit version? If you have a copy of Scrabble 16-bit already, take a look at this article to try and get it to run. https://www.groovypost.com/howto/enable-16-bit-application-support-windows-10/
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    Can't find dynapdf.dll

    How exactly did you transfer it? Did you copy the folder the old box to the new one via USB or something? Unfortunately, this normally won't work. Especially with complex apps. When you install software, normally the software will copy needed files around the OS including updating your registry files to set the configuration of the app. Which Tax software is it? Do you have the original installation disk or cd/dvd it came with? That will likely be your best option.
  22. My suggestion is to reach out to Microsoft. Here's an article we published on the blog which outlines the procedure. https://www.groovypost.com/howto/activate-windows-10-license-microsoft-support/ Thanks @MightyMic
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    windows 10 pro

    Do the re-install but then reach out to Microsoft to re-activate it. https://www.groovypost.com/howto/activate-windows-10-license-microsoft-support/
  24. Yeah - I personally still use it as well. Just in case the installs vanish, I also grabbed the final versions for Windows and Mac. Find em here on the blog. https://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/batch-resize-photos-with-google-picasa/
  25. Hi Rod, Unless you have a Bitlocker recovery key saved, you don't have many options. You will need to create a USB Boot Drive w/Windows 10 on it and rebuild your system.