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    Tried another install... Win 7 key "not...

    Tried another install... Win 7 key "not recognized"

    Think I will do a clean install
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    Frustrated with Win 10 install

    Have a Sony Vaio F series (Intel i7, 8 GB ram, 64 bit). As purchased, it had Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, installed.
    This was upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. 64 bit.

    Went to Microsoft to upgrade...
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    Duplicate drives in file explorer.

    Just added a pair of external, 2 TB (each), single partition, usb3 sata drives for system backup to a Windows 10, 64 bit computer. When I open File Explorer these external drives are listed with...
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    Drive ID in File Explorer

    Running Windows 10 Pro. I just added an external 1TB drive using USB2. It works fine; however, in the area of File Explorer that displays the available storage devices there are two icons for the...
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    Start page problem

    Originally, clicking on the Start Menu logo (Window icon at the extreme left bottom of the desktop) would bring up the start menu and all its options. Now, nothing happens.
    However, if I r-click on...
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    2 optical drives - Y or N?

    I tried using 2 CD burners on a single system back in IDE days; regardless of the drives' setup (master, slave etc) the OS always ended up confused.

    Running Win 10, 64 bit & sata connectors for...
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    Checked driver & it is current. Reinstalled to...

    Checked driver & it is current. Reinstalled to make sure.
    Still the same problem
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    Bluetooth mouse problems

    Just installed MS Sculpt Comfort Mouse on a Win 8, 64 bit system.

    Previously, I had a MS wireless keyboard/mouse combo: 6000, Ver 3.0. Flawless performance until the mouse failed. The keyboard...
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    Win 10 build 1511 & OEM

    Currently running Win 8 on a machine that originally came with Win 7 Pro oem. This machine presently will not upgrade to Win 10 - the installation will initiate but it ultimately reports an...
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    Backup strategies

    Currently running Windows 7. My backup uses a Seagate external drive & an HP SimpleSave. Afaik, the included software will not work in Windows 10 & there are no upgrades pending/available.
    I have...
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    What Now? Update to Windows 10

    Went to MS download site & d/l the Windows 10 Pro 64 bit ISO. Used the MS utility to burn to dvd.

    My Windows 7 Pro is an "Intended for distribution with a new PC." It came with a 25 alphanumeric...
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    Thanks again for all the help. @satrow: ref...

    Thanks again for all the help.
    @satrow: ref your post "... Refer to the Insider Hub for more information on these activation improvements including requirements."
    What is the Insider Hub and where...
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    Upgrade to Win 10 methods

    My system originally came with Windows 7 Pro. Gradually upgraded to Windows 8.0 and included the MS patches, etc as provided.
    Somewhere along the way I hit a glitch: when the system tries to install...
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    Jim Used the "print as image" & success! While...

    Jim

    Used the "print as image" & success! While not ideal, it is legible & a significant improvement. Thanks for the tip.
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    Increase contrast of printed .pdf

    I have a line drawing (black on white) in a PDF document that appears ok on-screen; however, when actually printed the drawn lines and dimensions appear too faint for easy reading. Similarly, other...
  16. Thread: Wi-Fi dongle?

    by Duncan_1
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    Wi-Fi dongle?

    I am looking for a USB dongle that can provide Wi-Fi. I do not have it in my router (nor do I want it enabled full-time). Purchasing a new router to have Wi-Fi all the time when all I need to sync...
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    Got it going... thanks anyway

    Got it going... thanks anyway
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    Bluetooth probs

    Trying to pair a Windows 8 (not 8.1 - another story) desktop (Asus P8Z68, Rev 3) with an Asus TF101 tablet. Wi-Fi, while available, is off for both devices.
    Bluetooth is on for both the desktop...
  19. Thread: Upgradeable?

    by Duncan_1
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    Upgradeable?

    I am running Windows 8, upgraded from Windows 7 Pro. I have attempted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 multiple times but at the end of the process it reports an error & reverts to 8.0. I have tried various...
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    Thanks all... off to Easeus

    Thanks all... off to Easeus
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    Cloning probs?

    Upgraded from a 128 GB ssd to 256 GB ssd. Used Macrium Free. Clone worked perfectly - too perfectly! My newly cloned drive shows:
    System Reserved - 28 MB NTFS
    C:\ (Windows 8, 64 bit) - 111.76 GB...
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    You got it! Thanks, jwitalka

    You got it! Thanks, jwitalka
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    OneDrive on the Desktop?

    I have an existing account on my desktop system (using Windows 8) and wonder if there is a method to create a shortcut (icon on my desktop) as I have with Dropbox? I went to the location that...
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    Time of day differences

    Sent an email from Outlook (in Firefox) and noted in the top right corner of the Outlook window that the file was automatically saved at 3:25 pm.
    I have no problem with the auto save but my system...
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    Thanks for the replies. Unit has separate power...

    Thanks for the replies.
    Unit has separate power supply & it is good - I can hear the drive spin up.
    I had tried the different usb port approach - no go.
    Now all is OK (few days later). I gave it a...
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