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  1. I am still in wait mode. I did get the message...

    I am still in wait mode. I did get the message (finally) that W10 was ready to install - but starting that process runs for about 10 seconds and then drops me back to the desktop - no error message...
  2. I have swapped out the Samsung SSD for the...

    I have swapped out the Samsung SSD for the original HD - which I imaged from the SSD. The install still fails - with the error message C1900101-20017 The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase...
  3. I've tried that several times. It fails. I am...

    I've tried that several times. It fails.

    I am in the process of copying the image from the SSD to a regular HD (the one that was in the System when it was delivered). I will then swap in the HD...
  4. There are no new drivers available for the 8500. ...

    There are no new drivers available for the 8500. They have updated the Bios (and I assume some drivers) for the 8700 and advertise that it is now W10 compatible. A number of posters have indicated...
  5. Dell XPS 8500 and Samsung 840 SSD and Updating to Windows 10

    My system won't upgrade to Windows 10 - it says the update is ready, but the install fails (with a variety of error messages) and the system boots back to Win 8.1.

    The system is a Dell XPS 8500 -...
  6. Windows 10 Is Downloading! (Not Really)

    I have an 8.1 system. I have the Windows 10 icon on my taskbar. When I click on the Icon, I get a window that says "Windows 10 Is downloading!" with the additional message "Windows 10 is...
  7. Update from 8.1 Pro Failed with error C1901-20017

    To my surprise, my system invited me to update this morning. I backed up my system and started the process. Everything went well - no error messages - but after the final reboot, I was back in 8.1...
  8. This article is interesting, but misses the main...

    This article is interesting, but misses the main point, I think. The most important variable here is user behavior - don't navigate to bad sites! I run Windows Defender, and have never had a virus...
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    The best Mac OS X (and iOS) training I know of is...

    The best Mac OS X (and iOS) training I know of is the Take Control eBooks (www.takecontrolbooks.com). These cover the OS, major Apple built-in applications, and some key third-party products that...
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    Mentioned briefly in the original article is the...

    Mentioned briefly in the original article is the fact that these registry cleaners can actually damage systems. I used jvPowerTools for many years, mostly on XP systems and some on a Win7 system (I...
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    Check Woody's site this morning. He has a link...

    Check Woody's site this morning. He has a link to a script on the Windows Answers site (page 90 of the thread about the missing reservation icon) that seems to work (it did for me - I think my...
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    No errors, just Information: "Information...

    No errors, just Information: "Information message: GWX Main: No existing tray window found". I found 12 of those messages for today after start up.

    David
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    That KB is for Win7. I am running Win 8.1. ...

    That KB is for Win7. I am running Win 8.1.

    David
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    Same here - I have the gwx tasks defined, and...

    Same here - I have the gwx tasks defined, and they have all run and completed normally.

    I also tried installing KB3050267 and KB3068708 because I read somewhere that they were also required. No...
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    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/w...

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/i-want-to-reserve-my-free-copy-of-windows-10-but-i/848b5cce-958b-49ae-a132-a999a883265b (81 pages of posts, the last time I...
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    My system is genuine, and has all the required...

    My system is genuine, and has all the required Windows updates installed (including the two "optional" updates that are supposed to be involved here: KB3022345 and KB3035583). This is not a company...
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    Nope. I have a number of other icons showing...

    Nope. I have a number of other icons showing when I click the little up-arrow - but nothing about reserving the Win 10 update.

    David
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    Reservation Notice Not Showing Up

    Should I be surprised that the "reservation notice" is not showing up on my system? It is an 8.1 Pro, and I have installed KB3022345 and KB3035583 (which were presented as "optional" on my system). ...
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    Update: I just let Outlook sit open for the past...

    Update: I just let Outlook sit open for the past hour or so with nothing else happening, and I don't get the "indexing" message any more. Very strange. This has happened before, and then the issue...
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    Items are being Indexed

    I use Outlook 2013 as my PC email client. I have some very large mailboxes with several years of (old) email. Whenever I search any of my mailboxes (using the Search Current Mailbox) I get a...
  21. Multiple Windows Defender updates offered: One fails to install

    Over the past few days when I run Windows update, I am offered _two_ Definition updates (with different Definition numbers). For example, this morning, I was offered 1.197.2102.0 and 1.197.2109.0)....
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    Thanks. Clicking on the "ethernet" text shows...

    Thanks. Clicking on the "ethernet" text shows the speed as 1.0Gbps, which is what I was curious about. For the other posters, I was not asking about throughput - I just wanted to know if the...
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    Determining Ethernet connection speed

    Does anyone know how to determine the actual speed of the ethernet connection to my PC (Win8.1/64)? The PC network adapter (and the Cisco router) supports up to Gigabit speeds, but I believe the...
  24. One additional note about the Ethernet connection...

    One additional note about the Ethernet connection to my Sun Power solar panel system... (This forum thread was mentioned in the current Windows Newsletter, so I guess there is general interest.)
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  25. Paul: You are correct - for some reason (about...

    Paul:

    You are correct - for some reason (about every 30 days) the Cisco Modem/Wi-Fi router stops issuing IP addresses and everything fails. I generally notice this first on my iMac, which is...
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