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    Download the Microsoft "Media Creation Tool". Use...

    Download the Microsoft "Media Creation Tool". Use it to download the appropriate iso for your upgrade and burn it to a DVD. (The "Upgrade this PC now" option didn't work for me, but try it first, it...
  2. In my case, the upgrade would download but not...

    In my case, the upgrade would download but not run for any reason I could discover. The only message was the error code 80070005 and "check your computer". I downloaded the iso and created an...
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    MS may, at some point, release an ISO file which...

    MS may, at some point, release an ISO file which can be burned to DVD with the appropriate software. As yet, there is no information about when, or even if this will happen. Each PC must, therefore,...
  4. Thread: How long

    by Calimanco
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    Support information is here. ...

    Support information is here.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows%208

    This is not a forced update per se, you can control it within the Windows Update...
  5. Legality aside, yes, its possible. Clone C to D,...

    Legality aside, yes, its possible. Clone C to D, physically disconnect D, update C to W10, reconnect D and use Easy BCD to create the dual boot. W10 will be on C. If you want W10 on D, before...
  6. Thread: WU failures

    by Calimanco
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    You should certainly uninstall MSE - because even...

    You should certainly uninstall MSE - because even Microsoft admits that it only provides basic protection. There are many free anti virus programs available that do a much better job.
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    the Diagnostic Tracking Service patch KB 3022345,...

    the Diagnostic Tracking Service patch KB 3022345, issued in April, appeared to be corrupting Windows files when SFC, was run, but actually didn't and DISM failed to work as a consequence. The patch...
  8. Go to Start>Run. Type services.msc. Find the...

    Go to Start>Run. Type services.msc. Find the Adobe Acrobat Update Service and turn it off. (Or you can use Autoruns to do it.)
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    No apparent problem there. You could try changing...

    No apparent problem there. You could try changing the User DPI Setting: 150% to 125%. Control Panel>Appearance and personalisation>Display.
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    Go to Start>Run and type dxdiag. Check for...

    Go to Start>Run and type dxdiag. Check for problems under the Display tab. If there are no problems shown, download the latest graphics driver for your PC.
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    KB2976978 has been released again and this time...

    KB2976978 has been released again and this time it behaved itself. ;)
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    KB2976978 for W8

    MS has re-released KB2976978. This is v10! It has installed successfully three times so far, according to the history, and still shows as ready to install. :confused: Installed updates shows one...
  13. Thread: not genuine?

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    [SOLVED] Does it give an error code?

    Does it give an error code?
  14. The Windows.old file is created in case Windows...

    The Windows.old file is created in case Windows needs to back out of rewriting the OS if it finds a problem. It can also be done manually in retrospect using the Command Prompt, but as its a long and...
  15. Are there any other kind? :rolleyes: This...

    Are there any other kind? :rolleyes: This normally indicates there is some system file corruption. Try running System File Checker.
  16. You can delete Windows.old, it contains a copy of...

    You can delete Windows.old, it contains a copy of your previous installation and is no longer required, unless you want to recover any files from it. Make sure you use the removal tool in Disk...
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    The DVD drive was using D so Windows has given...

    The DVD drive was using D so Windows has given the new partition E, the first available spare letter. F is spare, suggesting a drive or partition has been removed and a new drive has been given G as...
  18. Now I'm confused and it sounds as though you may...

    Now I'm confused and it sounds as though you may be also. You said you opened Disk Manager, then you say you clicked on Computer, which is in Explorer, a completely different utility. Look in Disk...
  19. I opened Disk Manager but it did not show any F...

    I opened Disk Manager but it did not show any F drive where the Toshiba external drive is plugged into

    That was the point. It should show the drive, but with no drive letter.
    If the drive has...
  20. Your problem is probably that your external drive...

    Your problem is probably that your external drive has lost the drive letter associated with it, a problem which I have occasionally encountered when cloning. The solution is to open Disk Manager,...
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    Download Free Commander ...

    Download Free Commander

    http://freecommander.com/en/downloads/

    Find and highlight the file. Press shift + enter to bring up the attributes/timestamp window. Tick Set Attributes and deselect...
  22. Try turning off the router. Leave it for a few...

    Try turning off the router. Leave it for a few minutes and then restart.
  23. I assume you are using IE here and Google is the...

    I assume you are using IE here and Google is the default search engine. Go to Tools>Manage add ons>Search providers to check that it is. Next, in Tools, go to Internet Options and check that the...
  24. Thread: Lost files

    by Calimanco
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    I use Free Commander. It doesn't need to index...

    I use Free Commander. It doesn't need to index the drive. Choose the binoculars icon in the toolbar. The search window will appear. Type in the search term, choose where you want to search from the...
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    Tried it. New look. Unable to hide betas on a...

    Tried it. New look. Unable to hide betas on a permanent basis though. It resets after every start.
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