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    What about the people with Windows 8 that were...

    What about the people with Windows 8 that were unable to upgrade to 8.1? I've seen several posts on that when 8.1 came out.
    Joe
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    Is Windows 10 Really Free?

    I just saw this http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/07/10/free-windows-10-charges/?utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix and wonder if MS is going to pull a fast one on the people who...
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    Hopefully MS will have a compatibility check tool...

    Hopefully MS will have a compatibility check tool for windows 10. There are always some compatibility issues. A lot of old software and hardware doesn't get updated or the maker is no longer in...
  4. They better have an upgrade adviser to run before...

    They better have an upgrade adviser to run before upgrading to Windows 10. MS better get busy fixing the existing bugs instead of shoveling in new features of dubious value.
    Joe
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    Depending on your firewall and security software...

    Depending on your firewall and security software you maybe able to block network there.
    Joe
  6. They better get going on fixing the existing...

    They better get going on fixing the existing bugs!
    Joe
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    Some software causes problems too. Older versions...

    Some software causes problems too. Older versions on Acronis TI seemed to be one culprit. I gave up trying to fix mine and rely on system images frequently updated.
    Joe
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    Are you backing up to the same drive that you are...

    Are you backing up to the same drive that you are backing up? if so you don't have a backup if the drive crashes.
    Joe
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    It's a problem MS is going to have to fix. I see...

    It's a problem MS is going to have to fix. I see a lot of posts where people are having problems with a bad MS driver replacing one that works on every update. They reinstall the driver and on next...
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    Check the Avast site I think they are moving...

    Check the Avast site I think they are moving toward mobile devices.
    Joe
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    When compared to third party AV products Windows...

    When compared to third party AV products Windows Defender comes off poorly.
    Joe
  12. See if this helps...

    See if this helps http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-copy-to-move-to-on-windows-vista-right-click-menu/
    Joe
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    Hosts file is handy to block annoying and bad...

    Hosts file is handy to block annoying and bad sites. I've used this one for years http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm and edit in some my own things. I use an ancient Hosts Toggle.exe to load,...
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    Are you using a Host editor/manager? maybe that...

    Are you using a Host editor/manager? maybe that is the problem. It seemed like that happened when I tried some of them years ago.
    Joe
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    It should come from WD formatted for Windows...

    It should come from WD formatted for Windows unless it is a Mac specific drive.
    Joe
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    Try Looking in Computer Management or right click...

    Try Looking in Computer Management or right click on Computer icon and it should have manage in the drop down list.
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    First look in disk Management and make sure the...

    First look in disk Management and make sure the drive has a letter assigned. Also with external drives it is a good idea not to connect through a hub or use a USB cable longer than the original.
    Joe
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    I gave up on MSE because I found it had quit...

    I gave up on MSE because I found it had quit running several times. Try avast or AVG both have free versions.
    Joe
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    [SOLVED] Well you can try slipstreaming the updates with...

    Well you can try slipstreaming the updates with RT7lite and make an updated disk. The big problem is finding all of the updates. With XP several people made monthly update packs using scripts so...
  20. I would recommend partitioning the drive with the...

    I would recommend partitioning the drive with the OS on on one and data on another. I would also recommend buying an external drive and using Acrois True Image. You definitely want to make sure that...
  21. I had problems with AVG in the past. It did not...

    I had problems with AVG in the past. It did not like SP2 for XP. If I ran the cursor over that file or the row containing it it would make the system unresponsive for a minute or more.
    Joe
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    See if Speccy http://www.piriform.com/speccy...

    See if Speccy http://www.piriform.com/speccy shows the correct key. I never had good luck with Magic jellybean.
    Joe
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    I don't now about MS virtual machines but check...

    I don't now about MS virtual machines but check into the USB functions in it. It may need to be enabled in the settings.
    Joe
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    Does your windows 8 have Hyper V? There is also...

    Does your windows 8 have Hyper V? There is also VMware Player the free version but you would still need an install disk.
    Joe
  25. Personally I wouldn't do an upgrade anyway. They...

    Personally I wouldn't do an upgrade anyway. They frequently have problems and end up requiring a clean install to fix the mess.
    Joe
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