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  1. My understanding is that the built-in backup...

    My understanding is that the built-in backup using Windows 8 was different than in 7. The imaging/backup included in Windows 10 is back to the old Win7 procedure. And, 10 allows you to access backups...
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    Regardless of verbage, those of us who did it are...

    Regardless of verbage, those of us who did it are convinced it happened.

    RockE
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    See post #2 from JoeP517. August 2nd is just...

    See post #2 from JoeP517. August 2nd is just around the corner.

    RockE
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    As reported elsewhere: Cerber is...

    As reported elsewhere: Cerber is "Ransomware-as-a-Service", and that "means the threat can be easily customized to modify the ransom message and list of targeted file extensions". This means that the...
  5. My experience using the Mini Tool leads me to...

    My experience using the Mini Tool leads me to agree with dogberry. There are several things which Windows cannot do safely. (Using the bootable Mini Tool allows some partition operations which cannot...
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    @satrow I noticed that page mentions a version...

    @satrow
    I noticed that page mentions a version 1611. Should I conclude that is 2016 November?
  7. Thread: lost files

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    [SOLVED] You say they're missing, what is the complete...

    You say they're missing, what is the complete path to the folder where you previously stored those .xls files?

    When you say you "installed WIN 10" do you mean you Upgraded to 10? Or, did you...
  8. Thread: DOS question.

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    How true! How true! Scratching was the easy...

    How true! How true!
    Scratching was the easy part, but erasing was a real chore.
    We kept having to move because our cave would eventually be larger than we needed!
  9. The article contains this URL:...

    The article contains this URL: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade
    Open that page in your browser and proceed.
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    I'm guessing that Northstar is a secret agent and...

    I'm guessing that Northstar is a secret agent and he's trying to figure out what the bad guys are "up to"(?). That might account for why he couldn't get close enough to get a good photograph....
  11. You may be able to decide if you read this...

    You may be able to decide if you read this description at Wikipedia.
  12. I'm confused. Are you attempting to use an...

    I'm confused. Are you attempting to use an optical disc (BD, DVD, etc.) or a hard disk (external hard drive)? Or, are you attempting to store the image on a flash drive?
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    This appears to be double posted.

    This appears to be double posted.
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    Yes, I agree with mrjimphelps. Use either the...

    Yes, I agree with mrjimphelps. Use either the external IP address (which has been assigned to your modem by your ISP), or the web address/domain name which you have purchased (like...
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    Sorry, I missed that part. My intention was to...

    Sorry, I missed that part.
    My intention was to convey that my experiences led me to expect different behavior when using the "Upgrade now button" as compared to using an installation thumb drive...
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    As a matter of curiosity, are you goal oriented...

    As a matter of curiosity, are you goal oriented to the point that you insist on using GWX to upgrade?

    If I were you I'd probably (1) image the hard drive for peace of mind, (2) use the Media...
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    In your attempt "to do the Windows 10 upgrade"...

    In your attempt "to do the Windows 10 upgrade" have you used the Media Creation Tool? I had a similar problem in that the video card in a computer I was wanting to upgrade was incompatible at the...
  18. I had that issue back in November or December...

    I had that issue back in November or December (not sure now) when I let GWX (Windows Update) try to upgrade my Windows 8.1 to 10.
    I used the Media Creation Tool, to do a repair install, and the...
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    That sounds interesting RG. I may try that next...

    That sounds interesting RG. I may try that next week (if I can find the time).

    I'm also curious as to the answers to ruirib's questions.
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    Back before July last year I had upgraded two...

    Back before July last year I had upgraded two Windows 8 Pro computers to 8.1, but had a sense of dread about the arrival of Windows 10. When the free upgrade rolled out last year I decided to upgrade...
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    A point of clarafication: For an explanation of...

    A point of clarafication: For an explanation of the difference between "cloning" and "imaging", readers may find this article at PC magazine to be of use. The two operations are somewhat different.
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    [SOLVED] Most modern hard drives are relatively easy to...

    Most modern hard drives are relatively easy to open. You may need a "star" screwdriver or bit set to dismantle one easily (of course you could just use a drill). Most of the ones I've taken apart...
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    [SOLVED] With a couple more hard drives you might have...

    With a couple more hard drives you might have enough for wind chimes.
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    Happy 4th of July! It's been a good one here....

    Happy 4th of July! It's been a good one here. :cheers:
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    Thanks, that's what I thought.

    Thanks, that's what I thought.
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