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  1. If you have your Windows 7 Product Key and a...

    If you have your Windows 7 Product Key and a backup of your data, you could do a clean install of Windows 7.
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    I have updated Windows 10 on VMware Player to...

    I have updated Windows 10 on VMware Player to Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.3). When I went to Windows Update and clicked on Check for Updates, it came right up.
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    Today's the day; has anyone updated?

    A new build of Windows 10, Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.3) code name Threshhold II has been released for General Availability.

    Has anyone who didn't update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Threshhold...
  4. I have set the Update settings for my Windows 7...

    I have set the Update settings for my Windows 7 machines to either

    "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download them" or
    "Never check for updates (not recommended)".

    Before...
  5. Next week Threshhold II will become available for...

    Next week Threshhold II will become available for download. When you install it, if your problem is not hardware, it should fix your problem.
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    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/7122/w...

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/7122/windows-10-fall-update-is-set-for-november-release

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-windows-10-fall-update-dont-expect-edge-extensions/
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    If you wait until Threshhold II is available -...

    If you wait until Threshhold II is available - sometime in November - You can do a clean install and enter your Windows 7 Product Key, and it should work fine. This is a new feature in Threshold II....
  8. For more information from Paul Thurrott see: ...

    For more information from Paul Thurrott see:

    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/6815/microsoft-will-now-let-windows-10-upgraders-use-windows-7-8-or-8-1-product-key-to-activate
  9. 1. If you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10,...

    1. If you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you will have 30 days to roll back to roll back to Windows 7. After 30 days. it will delete the roll back file. So your Windows 7 license is good for...
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    I don't have Windows 8.1 running on either...

    I don't have Windows 8.1 running on either hardware or a virtual machine any more, but in Windows 7 if you use the Start Menu search function to search for CEIP, and click on "Change Customer...
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    In October when the upgrade, which some people...

    In October when the upgrade, which some people are calling Windows 10.1, but which Microsoft is not calling anything, is downloaded, unless you select the custom install and go through each setting,...
  12. When I had this problem, it was a mismatch...

    When I had this problem, it was a mismatch between a "USB" keyboard and the USB port/driver. When I got a real USB keyboard, it worked fine.

    All USB keyboards work with all USB ports, but not all...
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    When you are done with your computer for the day,...

    When you are done with your computer for the day, what do you do? Do you leave it running, or put it to sleep, or do you shut it down? If you shut it down, stop reading now.

    If you leave it...
  14. I have been waiting for someone to actually...

    I have been waiting for someone to actually upgrade a motherboard with windows 10, and report the results. Microsoft will never make anything clear and understandable, it seems to be company...
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    I liked Windows 2000. I stayed with it until...

    I liked Windows 2000. I stayed with it until there were just too many things, both hardware and software, that weren't compatible with it. I wasn't with XP that long between windows 2000 and...
  16. Did you try to install from a DVD or USB flash...

    Did you try to install from a DVD or USB flash drive?

    If you did, did you start the DVD or flash drive from inside Windows 8.1, or did you boot into the DVD or flash drive?

    Did you choose...
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    How did you run the hardware test? Did you run...

    How did you run the hardware test? Did you run it from the BIOS, or did you boot from a DVD or USB flash drive? Do you have a Windows 10 DVD? Do you have a fast boot EUFI machine, where it is...
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    This is a Beta or for Threshhold. There will be...

    This is a Beta or for Threshhold. There will be one or two more builds before Threshhold is released to anyone except Insiders. If 10525 does well, and it has at least two known problems, it could...
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    Windows 10 is a Bandwidth Hog

    Windows 10 churning through data, blowing up usage capsZDnet by Zack Whittaker

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-churning-through-bandwidth-blowing-data-caps/
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    I have updated my virtual machine with Classic...

    I have updated my virtual machine with Classic Start to build 10525.

    When it came up after the last restart, Classic Start popped up a message that asked me if I wanted Classic Start...
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    If you are a "Windows Insider", and you are in...

    If you are a "Windows Insider", and you are in the fast ring, then you will get beta versions of new builds, such as 10525.

    If you are not a "Windows Insider", or you are a "Windows Insider", but...
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    I can't seem to settle on one distribution, but...

    I can't seem to settle on one distribution, but this week its Fedora 23 with Cinnamon.
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    Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux

    Sick of Windows spying on you? Go LinuxFrom ZDnet
    By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/sick-of-windows-spying-on-you-go-linux/
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    Does anyone have a suggestion for something other than VirtualBox?

    When you create the virtual machine, you specify how much hard drive space and how much RAM you want to allocate to the virtual machine.

    Hard disk space is allocated as starting small and...
  25. I like Classic Shell. I installed it on Windows...

    I like Classic Shell. I installed it on Windows 10 Pro installed on a VMware Player virtual machine. I chose Classic Shell because it is free. If I upgrade a hardware machine to Windows 10, I...
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