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  1. Hi! There! Do you think you might be infected by malware or viruses! Here's some things that you might experience if you have them. If you are experiencing any of these, you might want to scan your PC! Here's some free programs that will do that! http://windows10forum.com/topic/394-how-i-get-rid-od-malware-and-more/ Some indications your computer might be affected by spyware, adware, or browser hijacking software include the following symptoms: The computer takes longer to boot to the Windows desktop. Applications will not load or frequently stop responding. Frequent system error messages. Unfamiliar icons are added to the desktop. Generally slow system performance, especially while browsing the Internet. Browser windows close unexpectedly or stop responding. The browser home page changes and cannot be reset. Pop-up windows display more frequently and/or when the browser is not open. Unfamiliar toolbars are added to the browser. Default web search engine has changed. Clicking a web link does nothing, or goes to an unrelated website. Webpages are automatically added to your favorites list. Email messages or social media posts are sent from your account without your knowledge. Unexpected and near constant hard disk access. http://support.hp.com/lt-en/document/c03327592
  2. HI Just like the title says. Devices and printers take forever to load after the anniversary update. That's the only problem that I haven't solved with the update! Wondering if anyone is having this problem or has a solution to this problem! Every thing else seems to be running OK! Thanks!
  3. You can also do a repair install of Windows 10 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything other than all installed Windows Updates. This tutorial will show you how to do a repair install of Windows 10 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything. You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do a repair install of Windows 10. You will only be able to do a repair install of Windows 10 from within Windows 10. You will not be able to do a repair install at boot or in Safe Mode. You will need at least around 8.87 GB + what Windows is currently using of free space available on the Windows drive. http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html
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    What did you do today?

    Hi There! Thought I would start this thread. Give our new members a thread to post and say some thing. I'm holdum333! I went to the dentist today. Got a haircut and helped a senior with their computer. I see a lot of guest registering, but I never see them post, so I don't know who they are or if they ever come back here! I thought this might break the ice and new members could say Hi. I have seem some new members posting on the forum lately. Welcome to the forum. A place to learn new things and a place to pass forward things you have learned!
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    How I get rid od Malware and More!

    Hi there! Here's how I deal with the malware and the other pests. I use these programs. If there is any thing left after using these, I don't worry about them. IMHO, if you are still having problems, it's not malwareware related. Malwarebytes Anti-root https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/ JRT https://www.malwarebytes.com/junkwareremovaltool/ Adwcleaner http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ Malwarebytes free https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/ ESET on line scanner http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ These are all freeware. If one of them finds any sigh of malware, I run it again and it comes up clean the second time! I have the cleanest and best maintained computer in the computer world. LOL Here's a link for more on line scanners. My choice is ESET, but here's some more. http://www.ecloudbuzz.com/best-free-online-virus-scanners/ When running on line scanners, you can expect them to take 2-3 hours, depending on your PC. Mine takes 2 hours! I hope you give this a look and if you have more suggestions, I'm always ready to listen and give them a shot. Thanks! Going to post some screen shots and logs, so you can see what these programs do and look like!
  6. Hi There! I some times get a little bored and I get carried away here on the forum. Tonight I was bored and thought I would give my old PC a good summer cleaning. Yes I created a back up image before making these changes. I'm always preaching "Back up Your OS before doing any major changes" So I practice what I preach. I started out with 47GB+ used space. After cleaning up, I now have 33GB of used space. I have a 500GB hard drive, so I wasn't hurting for free space, but I like to keep my rig clean. I like to store every thing of value on a external HD and just want the windows OS on my Operating (C drive). Now after all that work, I will create a back up image with Macrium Reflect while my rig is all cleaned up. I try very hard to create new topics on this forum; hoping they are helpful and interesting, and I'm always hoping for comments from members. I get one every once in awhile. I could gain some more free space, but I'm happy with what I have now. I'm always eager to hear your comments on my threads. I could get rid of Apps and games, but not this time. I will post here again if I find out I cleaned up too much and have to use my Macrium back up image! Happy computing friends and guests!
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    New Forum Name!!

    Hi There! I see we have a new forum name as promised by @Steve K. (Windows10.help). That's cool! I had to sign in this afternoon. It took me a couple of tries. First time said my email was in use, but next time I was successful. The forum seems to be growing and this new name may help. I'm excited. Am I the only member that noticed the new name?? I hope we can see a members list soon. Looking good. It appears you can get on with the old name also, but may have to sign in. Old name-- Forums - Windows 10 Forum New name-- Windows 10 Forums
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    New Forum Name!!

    Hi! Here's what we have been wanting on Google search! Our new forum name right up on top of Google search list. PS I have no idea what you're talking about @ACE ?? Please explain!
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    New Forum Name!!

    Heya Boss! @Steve K. Don't want to be a pest, but I would love to see a guest list some time in the near future!
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    How to retrieve win 10 product key for activation

    Heya Thanks friends! You all just made my day, and I personally think this thread should be left just like it is. It will give our guests and members some thing to read! I'm LMAO! Maybe our staff and owner will get a good laugh also, like i did! I say what ever starts a little action; bring it on. I'm loving it mates! Maybe this could be moved to the Lounge if not appropriate here!
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    How to retrieve win 10 product key for activation

    I tried your key backwards and forwards. It didn't work @gus I never figured out where to put the K! LMAO. It will be awhile before staff shows up my friend and decides what to do. They are very busy! It was kind a fun, and we needed the action.
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    How to retrieve win 10 product key for activation

    LMAO! You just made this old country boys day @gus . Not sure the OP deserves the ban hammer, however! Maybe just a warning would suffice. Maybe the OP doesn't know what he's asking for!
  13. Hi There! Have you found any bugs in the Anniversary Addition? Please share them with the forum. If you haven't solved them, start a thread and maybe someone here can help you. You can read about the issue I found Here in my thread! PS If you haven't experienced any bugs; that would be good to hear about that also! If you have bugs, the only way MS is going to fix them is if we let them know about them!
  14. Hi! If you are not having any problems with the Anniversary Addition and have not created a MCT flash; I highly recommend you do that now. It can be a great tool when you have problems with this Anniversary OS. I would also recommend you create a back up image of your OS with a 3rd party program, but that's another story. The important thing at the moment is to create the MCT flash. I recommend that you use a PNY flash. I guarantee they will work! You can find the MCT here! Happy compute-ring my friend! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/
  15. Hi There! If this is the only bug I find in the anniversary addition, I'll be a very happy camper. Have you found any bugs in anniversary that you would like to share here on the forum? I would like to hear about them. I'm going to start a thread hear that you can reply on!
  16. Hi fiends! To all those that are watching this thread, here's a update. Some times Devices and Printers opens normally. The next time it takes 3+ minutes. I have tried every thing possible to fix this issue, but it still persists. Here's my latest discovery. Devise manager is saying my HP printer does not have a driver. That is total BS. It has a driver and my printer works just fine. This issue has finally exhausted all my patience and I'm going to ignore this minor issue with the Anniversary addition, and chock it up as a MS or a HP I appreciate everyone that tried their best to help me on this issue. It's time to let it rest for now. We gave it our best shot and I learned some things along the way! A little over board, but I like to have a little fun on my replies some times. I'm just a old country boy that loves people! Been around awhile and hoping I'll be around awhile longer!
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    How to retrieve win 10 product key for activation

    Hi @trinideafguy Welcome to the forum. Are you trying to buy Office 365?? You may get more replies from other forum members latter! The forum does not supply keys! https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Office-365-Home/productID.286395000 https://products.office.com/en-us/try
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    New Forum Name!!

    Thanks for the update Boss. I know we all appreciate your Post! I'm sure this will all work out and it will be better. Our new community is going to kick some serious XXX. We are the next big dog for W10 help! Forums We will smoke em! Here we come big dogs.
  19. Hi ! @ACE I can do that. It's working normal at the moment. Next time it messes up, I'll give your suggestion a go! Thank you! Your are appreciated! It works for awhile and then it goes back to the 3 minute delay. It's very strange and it's a challenge, and I don't know what could be causing this issue. If you Google the problem, you will find a lot of unhappy users with this problem! I just did a reinstall with the MCT flash and Macrium Reflect a couple of days ago. That's a lot of work just for this issue. Not ready for that at the moment! WOW there are 3 thousand + entries in "search"
  20. Heya @ace! Sorry been busy! Here you go friend! I'm thinking this is a hopeless case. I'm now pretty sure it's not the driver. I really don't have a clue. I have reinstalled the printer several times. I just don't know what it could be. I'm thinking MS bug at the moment! The printer is 4 or 5 years old. It's working fine. The only problem is it's slow loading Device and Printer. That's really not a big deal. It's just aggravating that I can't solve this. Thanks for your help. You are appreciated! Please don't spend any more of your time on this unless you are just curious like myself. I hate giving up and it looks like you do also! Here's what I'm running on my Toshiba lap top!
  21. Heya friends! I couldn't agree more about MS staying the hell away from updating my drivers. They have bricked PCs in the past and they still keep trying to mess with drivers. My thinking is that MS will never learn because they have brain dead techs working for them. One good thing about all this is I'm learning new things and making new friends. Thanks @gus and @ACE . You are appreciated. Devices and Printers is still loading normally at the moment!
  22. Heya @gus Thanks for your help. We have been through this before. I get so far with your link, but I can't get to the driver part. I can get as far as my first screen shot shows, but not to where it drops down and you uncheck the driver option, There is no drop down in my system like it shows in your link. I hope I'm making this clear. I really appreciate your help my friend. I just can't get there on my system. The first screen shot is from your link. The second screen shot is from my system, which does not have the drop down shown in the link you posted! I can't get to the 4 options shown in the link and check the driver option.
  23. Heya @ACE Here's what I installed for my HP printer. I'm not the best when it comes to updating drivers, but I'm thinking I got this right. Anyone have a comment; it would be appreciated! I'm thinking this printer is 4 or 5 years old!
  24. Heya! @ACE I believe you maybe right friend!. I have the good HP driver on my desktop now. I'll keep following this issue and report back my findings! Why doesn't MS leave the drivers alone. it seems they don't know what the hell they are doing! PS Still opening like it's supposed at the moment! I will try to catch the next MS update. It should show up in the Reliability Monitor if it updates any drivers. I have seen where MS has updated some drivers before. I watch the RM closely. It can be a big help some times, even though there is a lot of things that aren't important. Much like the Event Viewer.
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    Your Thoughts On Privacy

    Hi ! Surely there has to be some thing that you all would like to comment on here on the forum. What do you think about your privacy that you have with Windows 10? I hear that there are a lot of PC users that think they have to give up a lot of their privacy when they upgrade to W10. A lot of complainers and Geeks trying to figure out how to keep all this information from MS. Here are my thoughts sports fans! If all this information MS is getting will protect myself; and my loved ones from some idiot that will strap on a bomb, and kill and injure a bunch of innocent people, then I'm going to leave all my W10 settings to default. I have nothing to hide. The internet has become a cesspool for terrorists and those that want to destroy my country. I have never seen any thing like what's happening in my 78 years. There is so much hate and violence. It's a sad time and IMHO it will only get worse until we wake up, and love each other and realize that we all may have our different ways, but love will conquer all the evil if we stop hating those that are different from us! That won't be easy to do, but we have to try! Here's a good link ! http://www.anti-abuse.org/some-general-thoughts-on-privacy/