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  1.    24 Apr 2017 #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    Hmmm...does that showkeyplus on the stick have the functionality to extract activation keys?
    Yes it does.
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  2.    24 Apr 2017 #102
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    I'm gonna have to boot a system to Kyhi's rescue media to help you locate some things, so please give me a few.
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  3.    24 Apr 2017 #103
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    okay thanks
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  4.    24 Apr 2017 #104
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    Sorry, it's gonna take me a little longer than expected. MS, in their infinite wisdom, have updates installing upon shutdown.......
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  5.    24 Apr 2017 #105
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    LOL no thats fine...I have to go and sort out some other things - back later
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  6.    24 Apr 2017 #106
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Check hard drive health:

    In Kyhi's rescue environment, open File Manager (the yellow folder icon in the taskbar).
    Go to This PC.
    Select Boot (X:)
    Select Program Files
    Select speccy folder
    Run SPECCY.EXE

    In Speccy, click Storage on the left.
    Look at the right panel, scroll down for S.M.A.R.T. status for each drive.
    Status should be "GOOD". If it's "WARNING" then we know we have a problem.

    Please advise results for this before doing anything else.
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  7.    24 Apr 2017 #107
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 15
    Win 10 Creators Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    As an aside ...how on earth do I get my win 10 license key in case I have to wipe everything? In the past, I have used license extracting software that I downloaded but my computer wont load any new programs so it is kind of an issue how to do this. It was a free upgrade from windows 7

    I just did a bit of googling and tried linking the activation to my MS account on the settings page - settings page which I can access - but it pops up a blank screen that then disappears)
    Hi Squibbler,

    No need to worry about an activation key. Once you activated the upgrade it was essentially locked in with Microsoft.

    See here:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-10-activation
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  8.    24 Apr 2017 #108
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 29,056
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    @simrick

    I have the Kyhi up on my laptop, if you need for anything.
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  9.    24 Apr 2017 #109
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    @simrick

    I have the Kyhi up on my laptop, if you need for anything.
    Thanks TC. I finally got it going too.
    If the HDD health checks out, CHKDSK is next.
    Any idea how we approach imaging a RAID0 if one of the drives is failing?
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  10.    24 Apr 2017 #110
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Thanks TC. I finally got it going too.
    If the HDD health checks out, CHKDSK is next.
    Any idea how we approach imaging a RAID0 if one of the drives is failing?
    I was thinking maybe to un-RAID0 them, back to a single, but.........


    How do I revert from using RAID0 to normal HDD use? - Storage
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