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    All's half-well that ends half-well

    Unable to upgrade to Win10 using Media Creation Tool, so I did a clean reinstall of Win8.1. Still can't get Win10, as discussed here, but at least 8.1 is working great. End of story...I never could...
  2. Just restarted and, after updates, the Windows 10...

    Just restarted and, after updates, the Windows 10 invite notification is back. I again accepted a Win10 invitation. And that is where I will stay. No more Gonzo-like upgrade attempts through Media...
  3. Ah, I see now. The big blue logo is what I was...

    Ah, I see now. The big blue logo is what I was reading. But under the words "Windows edition" it says Windows 8.1 Pro."
  4. Yes, it is Windows 8.

    Yes, it is Windows 8.
  5. This is stand-alone. Not Enterprise.

    This is stand-alone. Not Enterprise.
  6. This disc said "Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64)". A...

    This disc said "Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64)". A key was allocated through the Technet subscription...which may be the same as a "corporate volume key"...I don't know all the lingo with that.
  7. Media Creation Tool Fail, and now windows update notification gone

    No success upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 with Media Creation Tool. So I did a clean install of Windows 8.1. Win10 gets through the download and part way through upgrade/install before ceasing. No...
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    I do not want to minimize the great help I've...

    I do not want to minimize the great help I've received here thus far but, before I devote more time to this problem, what are the chances the BSOD goes away when I upgrade to Windows 10 (from 8.1)?...
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    Thanks for asking. I've had to go at this very...

    Thanks for asking. I've had to go at this very incrementally due to lack of time for a proper sit down. No resolution yet. The computer is still very slow.


    I do use Logmein so I updated Hamachi...
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    Be fruitful and xcopy

    Good thread here.
    A. Thanks to Rui, I was able to solve my problem--the original reason for this topic (Outlook no longer syncs to cloud, aka someone else's computer)
    B. The discussion has...
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    BAD_POOL_HEADER and general mayhem

    Thank you. The file is attached.44136
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    BAD_POOL_HEADER and general mayhem

    Where to begin my tale of woe. Let me stretch out on your couch.

    My fast and stable computer had only one problem—the SSD was too small. I replaced it with a cloned drive and a new motherboard for...
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    Further Progress: And the march forward to Win 10...

    Further Progress: And the march forward to Win 10 readiness continues! New motherboard galdly accommodates multiple hard drives (imagine that). Cloning of old drive using Acronis successful. Now...
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    Progress Report: I purchased a larger SSD...

    Progress Report: I purchased a larger SSD (Transcend Information 256 GB SATA III) from Amazon ($90) and hooked it into my computer to make a clone from the C-drive. Ooops. I forgot that this Intel...
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    Thanks for the cloning advice. I would not have...

    Thanks for the cloning advice. I would not have thought of that. Now to select and order the SSD.
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    Windows 10 Pro on a new drive?

    I need help on a Windows 10 licensing/install issue. I have Windows Pro 8.1 running on a 180GB SSD, and I'm running out of elbow room. Before I upgrade/update to Windows 10, I'd like to get a bigger...
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    Comcast stock will probably fall a point or two...

    Comcast stock will probably fall a point or two with this report that my internet data usage is now under control. With Rui's advice and what I was already beginning to suspect, I removed Outlook...
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    Thanks for the NetworkTrafficView tip. I started...

    Thanks for the NetworkTrafficView tip. I started using the free Networx this week. https://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/
    My impression is that these tools are similar.

    I think I'll move...
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    Yes, now I am turning sync off when not needed....

    Yes, now I am turning sync off when not needed. Hopefully this will reduce the problem until there is a better solution.

    As for files that applications change...hmm...the only folder that has...
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    OneDrive goes wild on Comcast data limit

    Comcast in our area made us their crash test dummies for a 300GB data limit. It hasn't been a problem for me until about a month ago when I started storing "My Documents" to OneDrive. Seemed like a...
  21. At the risk of sounding Neanderthal, I use...

    At the risk of sounding Neanderthal, I use Microsoft Image Composer version 1.5 every day, which I think dates back to 1998. It does everything the original poster listed as desired capabilities. And...
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    The idea I slapped aside in my first post--just...

    The idea I slapped aside in my first post--just backing up to an external drive--is sounding more appealing. Maybe I run a wire out to the shed at the back of the property, and I can call it off-site...
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    Does Google care about my security?

    For a long time I've resisted Google's Gmail admonition at login, saying: "Help us keep your account secure. Just enter your mobile phone number, and we'll let you know if we notice unusual activity...
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    I.S. Traffic Limits and Cloud Backup

    What to do in a wired and metered world? In a Star Trek world, I take my files to the transporter room and beam them up to the cloud. But in the confines of the Internet Service world, Comcast...
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    Well, you've given me some homework here and...

    Well, you've given me some homework here and things to digest. Thanks. I'll have to devote a block of time later this week to try the suggested arrangement(s). Then I'll report back.
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