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  1. Heya ShockerSH! Thanks for the welcome! Good to hear from another member. Not much going on here. I'm hoping the forum picks up some action soon. I have talked to Steve a little and Steve told me he was trying to get the forum going again. Looks like a good place to hang out. Hoping someone will have a issue that maybe I can help them with! Yes I play a little Texas-Hold-um for free on the internet. Do you play??
  2. Hi Shocker! I've been looking for a little action here on the forum. Looks like there are two of us now. I'm just a simple man with a simple plan. I'm 78 years young, and live in a small cottage in a retirement village in Oklahoma. We don't have a lot of room. I run a Toshiba lap top and a HP Photosmart7510 printer. Always looking for forums where I can learn new things and help with things I have learned from others. Thanks for the link. I'll give it a look. Here's a speccy log. My hard drive is a spinner. I have a quad core processor and my lap top runs really cool.
  3. Hi ! Don't know if this tip or not, but I test my hard drives to see if there is any thing going on. My Hitachi is going on its 5th year and it's looking good. I seldom shut my PC down. i don't use sleep or hibernate. it's either on off off and very seldom off. You will get all kinds of theory about this. i figure if you get 5 years from a hard drive, you're doing good. I realize it could go bad any time, but right now it's doing good. I test with WD and seagate! They do a good job. If you want to test your RAM, I recommend memtest86. I'll probably do that next. Here's my test, and remember to create back ups of your OS on a regular basis. I like Macrium Reflect, but there are several good free image back up programs! If you have any favorites, post them. Sure would like to see more people posting on the forums.
  4. Hi friends! I see several guests visiting my posts here on the forum. Why not register and be apart of all this. It's free and there are a ton of helpful tutorials on their sister forum ( http://www.groovypost.com/howto/downgrade-windows-10-previous-windows-version/)that will have a answer to some of your questions. If you can't find a answer, just post your question and someone will try to help you with your issue. Steve is trying to build these forums back up again, so why not join and help him out? You can learn a ton and help others with things you have learned. I'm having a ball and learning new things every day. You will get addicted and learn things that will help you keep your PC maintained and running well. Plus you will meet new people and make new friends! See you on the forums!! Houldum333! Come on and join us!
  5. 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/
  6. Here are some tools you may need to maintain W 10. The first thing should do is create a back up image of W10 http://www.groovypost.com/howto/create-windows-10-system-image-backup/ While this is a great feature, using a 3rd party image program like Macrium Reflect is a much better guarantee that you will be able to restore your PC like it was the day you created the image. While your creating a back up image, you will be asked if you want to create a repair disc. I recommend that your do that also. It can be used if you are not able to boot into windows for some reason! Then you need to create a recovery drive! http://www.groovypost.com/howto/create-windows-10-usb-recovery-drive/ Once you create the recovery drive, you can delete the recovery partition and gain that space back, or you can keep it also as another method of recovery! This will restore your PC to factory settings when you decide that you want a fresh start! Please fell free to comment or correct any thing posted here!!
  7. If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you could use push-button reset to refresh or reset Windows. Refresh your PC Fixes software problems by reinstalling the OS while preserving the user data, user accounts, and important settings. All other preinstalled customizations are restored to their factory state. In Windows 10, this feature no longer preserves user-acquired Windows apps. Reset your PC prepares the PC for recycling or for transfer of ownership by reinstalling the OS, removing all user accounts and contents (e.g. data, Classic Windows applications, and Universal Windows apps), and restoring preinstalled customizations to their factory state. The options above are great for what they are intended for, but you could also do a repair install of Windows 10 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything other than all installed Windows Updates. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums 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.
  8. Hi I'm holdum333! I new to your forum. While searching on the web, I found a answer to a issue I was having, on groovy post. There was a link to this forum (Windows 10), so I joined here also! I'm now going back and forth trying to learn how both forums work. Please bare with me until I get every thing sorted out. I think I'll get the hang of it. Have you ever thought about merging?? LOL Now I'm on both help forums. I know a little about W10 and hope I can learn more on these forums and maybe even help a little.
  9. Hi New to the forum! I have found that using a 3rd party back up image program comes in real handy for these kind of things. Of course you have 30 days to roll back to your previous OS. Here's what I did! I created a image of my W7 OS. Then I upgraded to W10 and created a back up image of W10. Now I have the option to restore W7 or W10. I can roll back and forth when ever I choose. I use the freeware program Macrium Reflect to create my back up images. I really like W10 so will stay with it, but I can always restore back to W7! PS there are a lot of 3rd party freeware image programs you can down load! learn how to use one and you will never be sorry you spent the time!
  10. HI! I'm holdum333! Getting familiar with your forum. I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro and of course i use safe surfing! Looks like a quite forum where I can learn and maybe help a little. Found your forum while surfing the web. Hope I'm not screwing up my reply Learning how things work!