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    For what it's worth, I have an old Dell XPS 1530M...

    For what it's worth, I have an old Dell XPS 1530M that would not install Windows 8 or 8.1 but runs Windows 10 10240 very well. I had upgraded the HD to 256 SSD a couple of years ago and it is very...
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    Can't tell you the date but it came on the fast...

    Can't tell you the date but it came on the fast ring and about 3-4 days later a leaked 10134 appeared. I got it and as far as I'm concerned, it is head and shoulders above 10130. I have both on the...
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    I just did the same upgrade on 10130 and had the...

    I just did the same upgrade on 10130 and had the same initial "could not be completed" on the first restart. Did another restart and had a notice that the first failed and would I like to retry? I...
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    And so everybody has an Xbox? Sorry I'm of the...

    And so everybody has an Xbox? Sorry I'm of the deprived class that only has WMC as a DVR. That in conjunction with tuners like those provided by SilliconDust or Ceton work extremely well in Windows...
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    Drew, I asked for enlightenment on this statement...

    Drew, I asked for enlightenment on this statement once before in this thread and since you seem very knowledgeable I'd really appreciate your procedure for watching TV, especially the copy protected...
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    I would appreciate your describing the process...

    I would appreciate your describing the process for watching TV on Win 10. What I've tried so far has not worked.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Sorry RG, gotta amend that a little. It is easy...

    Sorry RG, gotta amend that a little. It is easy getting old, the hard part is surviving it. :)

    Thanks to all for the informative comments in this thread and especially to Fascist Nation.
  8. Thread: Virtual tryout

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    Initially I installed it on a virtual hard disk...

    Initially I installed it on a virtual hard disk and ran it just fine. Some what slower startup due to being on an actual hard disk. Then I took the .iso and installed it on a SSD, both controlled...
  9. Thread: Can't install 9926

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    I install each build version in a VHD. Current...

    I install each build version in a VHD. Current 9926, updated and loaded with Office 97, Windows Live apps and some more junk for testing. I set the VHD to a fixed size of 30 GB and have 7.4 GB free....
  10. Thread: Enabling Cortana

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    That's correct but you may also have to do...

    That's correct but you may also have to do another couple of steps depending on your computer setup. I had one machine with 9926 that would initially work if I clicked on the microphone icon and a...
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    To me, since this preview version (like early...

    To me, since this preview version (like early Windows 8) lends itself to installation and operation on a .vhd, that is the best way to test it. No disruption of your main operating system and once...
  12. I use Office97, except for Outlook, in Windows ...

    I use Office97, except for Outlook, in Windows XP, Windows 7 64, Windows 8.1 64 and the Win 10TP 64. Access 97 works well but if you clean install, it will not accept the SR2 patch. So I install...
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    In my never humble opinion, my Win 8.1 + free...

    In my never humble opinion, my Win 8.1 + free Classic Shell is at least as good as Win 7 and better in some respects in terms of speed and compatibility with some of my "archaic" Office 97...
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    I dual boot with 7 on C: and 8.1 on N:. Since I...

    I dual boot with 7 on C: and 8.1 on N:. Since I originally ran 7 it always appeared as C: as usual. When I added 8/8.1 using Win7 Disk Management I split the primary C: partition to install 8/8.1...
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    As a shot in the dark, try: 1. In Win 7 open...

    As a shot in the dark, try:

    1. In Win 7 open the Disk Management and make note of the drive letter shown for both Win 7 and 8.1.

    2. If Win 8.1 has no drive letter, assign one and make note of...
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    I concur with this completely. But do use the...

    I concur with this completely. But do use the Upgrade Advisor suggested earlier in the thread before leaping into the XP to 7 upgrade.

    Good luck!
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    I have seen warning pop-ups at times that...

    I have seen warning pop-ups at times that indicate a reboot is necessary and will be performed automatically in xx amount of time after auto install of some updates in Win7 Pro 64.

    Easy way to...
  18. Unfortunately InstallRite 2.5c seems to only work...

    Unfortunately InstallRite 2.5c seems to only work on my XP machine and not on the Win7 64 system. Installs but will not launch, so far. If I get it going, I'll modify this note.
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    My experience with IE10 on Win7 Pro 64 has been...

    My experience with IE10 on Win7 Pro 64 has been kind of "so what". I've been running it since the preview/beta and now the released version with no apparent failures. I use it on two machines with...
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    I can tell you that my Office97 Pro with...

    I can tell you that my Office97 Pro with Development tools works beautifully on both Windows 7 Pro 64 and Windows 8 Pro 64 and Windows 7 x86. I don't use Outlook so that is not a hindrance. I have...
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    I've only tried the last release in a VHD but...

    I've only tried the last release in a VHD but Office97, minus Outlook, installed easier and is at least as functional as on Win7 64 bit. All my Access 97 databases work fine as does Excell and Word...
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    Absolutely correct! When you click un-install,...

    Absolutely correct! When you click un-install, it creates a restore point, then un-installs and then offers to do a Powerful scan of leftover registry entries. A dialog box shows the resulting...
  23. I am especially impressed by the compatibility of...

    I am especially impressed by the compatibility of RP with old Win32 programs like Office 97!
  24. Drew, et.al. First of all I agree with you...

    Drew, et.al.

    First of all I agree with you completely about Windows 8 based upon the Release Preview.

    For those wanting to find their own "truth" about the Release Preview of Windows 8, I...
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    Initially installed on a second HD on a created...

    Initially installed on a second HD on a created partition. Win8cp worked fine but when I tried to boot back to Win7 it was hosed.

    Oh indeed I have backups but as far as problems from deleting any...
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