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    True, but unless MS controls everything - OS,...

    True, but unless MS controls everything - OS, Apps, Hardware, etc AND the development channel - like Apple, then I believe they've done one heck of a job throughout the years. A major reason MS...
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    I'd suggest doing the first upgrade on the device...

    I'd suggest doing the first upgrade on the device you use least. However, if you're looking at buying a more modern device, then use that one (with W10 installed) as a test bed for a while. Then...
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    Over 200 million using Win10 apparently, and yes...

    Over 200 million using Win10 apparently, and yes there are many people having trouble. BUT! That's a very small % of total user base.

    OP, there's a lot of good info in this thread - make an...
  4. Tags and site search make searching much easier;...

    Tags and site search make searching much easier; no need to list individual articles - just dump them in one folder. Have to work on that. Hadn't thought of a local forum, but makes sense as it...
  5. Good question, but it might take another year for...

    Good question, but it might take another year for that to happen; so keep using CP until it's no longer available as a link repository.

    However the Settings links will/should/might still use the...
  6. Some items on Settings seems to require more...

    Some items on Settings seems to require more mouse clicks than Control Panel. Might be me though; but what I find really hard to understand is MS's setout of choices and menus. Similar to their...
  7. Same thing here. One interesting thing I find is...

    Same thing here. One interesting thing I find is how many writers/programs or whatever still use "old-fashioned" depreciated code. Many still use tables for layout, and the family-friendly...
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    After I'd read the date and noticed it was the...

    After I'd read the date and noticed it was the same over successive days/boots, it lost some of the "worry" factor, but then it became annoying as it didn't need to be there. Hence the subsequent...
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    It was one of the Seagate drives. Yes...

    It was one of the Seagate drives.



    Yes using MBR booting.



    Boot drive connected, but had selected other drives except the boot drive when running TD. Boot drive not targeted with...
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    I found the effected drive - not the boot drive -...

    I found the effected drive - not the boot drive - and used testdisk to rewrite its mbr. Then rebooted. However got the 1234F error on boot, so disconnected all but the boot drive to see if that...
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    I've only got one disk that has an active boot...

    I've only got one disk that has an active boot sector, and that's C: I've tested booting to other drives, but get the error message No OS Installed.
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    I know it's possible, but both were purchased...

    I know it's possible, but both were purchased from a reputable shop with a statement about being formatted and zeroed prior to sale. I can't imagine how the ID in the message came about, because I...
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    A different subject, but prior to reinstalling...

    A different subject, but prior to reinstalling the image mentioned above, my Win10 1511.29 asked to be rebooted after installing updates. I complied, and now my version is 1511.11.

    However, since...
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    I made a disk image using Macrium Reflect Pro on...

    I made a disk image using Macrium Reflect Pro on Nov 11th 2015, which I have just restored to the same hdd.

    Sadly there's no difference to boot. Message still appears.
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    Yes, I've had two since new, the other three were...

    Yes, I've had two since new, the other three were purchased used May 2015, but were formatted using Windows Disk Management console before use.
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    Yes, nothing lurking there.

    Yes, nothing lurking there.
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    Thanks for your reply, but it's never been...

    Thanks for your reply, but it's never been installed, so not in the list of installed programs.
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    Don't we have to love Microsoft for making some...

    Don't we have to love Microsoft for making some of our problems disappear. :)
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    Three reasons I can think of immediately: 1. ...

    Three reasons I can think of immediately:

    1. Almost every PC is different - even from known hardware manufacturers. Different hardware, different quality of that hardware and so on. Literally...
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    Active@ Killdisk Issue

    About four days ago I began to see this message on my boot-screen, running Windows 10 build 1511.29. This was the day after my PC was updated to that build.

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    Please note the date of the...
  21. Thread: Access/XP on W10?

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    The first message box is basically saying there's...

    The first message box is basically saying there's a component,(or components) of Windows XP that is/are required to install/run Office XP. And it/they don't exist 'cause your OS is Win10, NOT XP.
    ...
  22. Don't hear of many people doing it this way, but...

    Don't hear of many people doing it this way, but I find it's easier, as I have trouble remembering numbers. It also reduces the number of root folders. However, one disadvantage is its...
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    Rubbish! Win10 sends back "technical" data about...

    Rubbish! Win10 sends back "technical" data about your use of the OS, not personal details. SJVN is not the most unbiased Windows writer, and anyway, articles such as this have been corrected by...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 to XP

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    I wouldn't suggest you do this with a suspect...

    I wouldn't suggest you do this with a suspect hard disk ... but if you wanted to do a "dual boot" in this situation, I THINK you can leave the old hdd installed and working, install XP to a separate...
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    But you've got time for it. And the patience too....

    But you've got time for it. And the patience too. :) :) :)
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