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  1. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110

    If you click on This PC, does it show folders, devices and Drives?
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  2. Posts : 1,450
    win10 home

    Is your ---new computer---a brand named one,home built or bought somewhere else?
    Was Win 10 pre-installed or did you install it,if so what method was used?
    If possible,could you tweak your ---My Computer--- specifications,the solo entry of Win7 OS ,in a Win 10 forum is not as helpful as it could be.
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  3. Posts : 709
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Here are some of the questions you have asked or comments made.

    joeandmargO - since I can not type anything in the search bar, I can not run sfc/scannow. The PC is an HP and was a gift. I have no idea when or where it was purchased. It came with Windows 10 Home installed and all I had to do was activate it (that was a chore). I will have to check on My Computer since I have not tried to use it.

    Guru - I now have two (2) different Edge icons on my desktop. I am guessing it somehow updated itself.
    When I open the File Explorer it looks nothing like what I am used to or ever seen. I wish I could do a screen shot to show you.

    Jacee - NO it shows none of those. Actually it shows a few folders, but NO devices or drives.

    After a lot of research, I have come to this conclusion: Since I can see none of the drives, I need to remove and replace drivers for those. I have no idea how to do that.
    I am not sure why the search bar acts like does. I have to work on that.

    Hopefully I will get there sooner or later.
    Thanks for the comments.
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  4. Posts : 40,857
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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  5. Posts : 4,386
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
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  6. Posts : 709
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    zbook - to do that do I need a Product Code and use the down to install Windows 10 home? If Microsoft gets another dime out of me, it will be a cold day in Hell.
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  7. Posts : 5,692
    Windows 7 HP - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    Drives are under Computer or This PC on Explorer
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  8. Posts : 709
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    joeandmargO - I ran sfc /from the run command and it just goes back to the home screen.

    RickC - I ran explorer c: and yes it brings up the C-drive, but even there is does NOT actually show the C-drive in format I need.
    It shows the folders on the C-drive, but nothing else. I am not sure what I can do with it. You have any ideas?

    thanks guys
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  9. Posts : 5,692
    Windows 7 HP - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    Double click to expand the drive or folder

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  10. Posts : 1,450
    win10 home

    If you can,run---slmgr /dlv--- which should supply product code plus licence info.
    Check with the gift giver whether or not the licence remains in his/her name,because it affects the validation.
    If the refresh,restore suggestions are not viable,then the options basically are,give it back,buy your own licence or use it for parts.
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