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    . "If you already have a digital entitlement...

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    "If you already have a digital entitlement (you upgraded earlier and reverted) then you can install from scratch using the MS ISO."

    Okay. Now I still have an option.
    How would I go about...
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    Installing SSD and Converting to WIN 10

    I have two PCs with plenty enough power/memory to run WIN 10. They are currently running WIN 7 Pro fully updated. They also have small SSDs as the boot drives, and over time I have had to move a...
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    Re-Directing C:Users files in WIN7

    I have three computers in a home WIN 7 Pro ethernet network. Two of them have SSDs as their C: drives and are maxing out on space. One of the SSD boxes easily allowed me to MOVE certain USERS files...
  4. Excellent.

    Excellent.
  5. Thread: Ethernet

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    Ethernet, wired, is also immensely more secure...

    Ethernet, wired, is also immensely more secure than exclusively using wireless transmissions, especially from a fixed site (more time for nosey neighbors or worse to crack your setup). Besides, a...
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    I use ACRONIS True Image 2014 as my backup...

    I use ACRONIS True Image 2014 as my backup software. I has an imaging capability + backup so that the whole drive(s) can be placed on various computers, not only WIN to WIN but also WIN to APPLE and...
  7. Exactly my problem! Bummer.

    Exactly my problem! Bummer.
  8. I guess that's the trick. I got my key directly...

    I guess that's the trick. I got my key directly from Microsoft. And it works in English on my machine!
  9. Glad to know it is working for someone!

    Glad to know it is working for someone!
  10. Thought I would give it a try with my self-built...

    Thought I would give it a try with my self-built WIN 7 Pro x64 which has a product key from Microsoft. I get an error message saying that my choice of language (English) is not supported. I then...
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    WIN 7 Pro PC and Homegroup. Failure.

    I have a newly refurbished WIN7 Pro x64 PC which can find the network and most (if not all) nodes but which cannot join an existing homegroup nor start a homegroup which other PCs can find.

    One...
  12. I used Acronis to make an image of a functioning...

    I used Acronis to make an image of a functioning newly minted PC to load the image on a second almost identical PC. It took some work with Customer Support but it did it! Saved me gobs of time and...
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    The basic answer is that any drive with my data...

    The basic answer is that any drive with my data on it has a copy or, better, a back up. And a copy of the backup is in a safe deposit box 20 miles inland from my house near the Gulf Coast in...
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    Back in the day, say mid to late 80's, I ran a...

    Back in the day, say mid to late 80's, I ran a customer support unit just at the dawn of PCs coming into the office space. Too often these newbies (which we all were really) would format or erase...
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    I've crossed Drake off my list of any potential...

    I've crossed Drake off my list of any potential purchase. My data is MY data; my computer is MY computer. Yes, three are generally accepted and necessary formats and procedures for applications...
  16. Believe it or not, check out this short piece...

    Believe it or not, check out this short piece from PCWORLD which I just got today. The last paragraph on page two sums up this reviewer's view on our topic: ...
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    Amen, Kevin. Couldn't say it better myself.

    Amen, Kevin. Couldn't say it better myself.
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    I certainly agree with a having robust backup...

    I certainly agree with a having robust backup scheme being up to the minute before tinkering with application (or the Registry for the matter). Images are great if you can make them and if you can...
  19. Sort of, Paul, but several SSD manufacturers...

    Sort of, Paul, but several SSD manufacturers specifically advise against going that route. What they do recommend is making sure that AHCD is selected in the BIOS and that TRIM is enabled in the OS....
  20. But not SSDs

    Plus: A reader's results after a year of automated PC maintenance; a missing Group Policies Editor

    But you might not want to set up automated defrags of SSDs!
  21. Amen, all. Been there. Done that. Mass WU is...

    Amen, all. Been there. Done that. Mass WU is fraught with hang-ups, Do everything possible before starting WU to ensure you have a workable Plan B.
    This year I built a new machine and got caught...
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    Just some experience talking. How you do it is...

    Just some experience talking. How you do it is up to you but...
    *OS should definitely be on the fastest drive you have and it has to be called C: drive to avoid hassles with some applications)
    *If...
  23. RE: CCleaner I too have used CCleaner for...

    RE: CCleaner
    I too have used CCleaner for years on WIN machines and without any deleterious effect --- until this Summer. After building a new PC using the ASUS Sabertooth X79 mobo and getting...
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    The WIN7 + SP1 or the WIN7 Refresh? Does it...

    The WIN7 + SP1 or the WIN7 Refresh? Does it matter?
    I'm being very linear at this point. Thanks for the lead.
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    Willing to try. But I'm going to be really,...

    Willing to try. But I'm going to be really, really linear. Please bear with me because this ain't no fun any more. Pity.
    I can download the ISO. And burning the ISO will leave me with executable...
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