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  1. Thread: Reset Windows 10 prior to selling laptop by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Since I saw this late, you have probably already...

    Since I saw this late, you have probably already sold this -- but you need to know that a factory reset does NOT wipe the drive; all it does is reformat it. That means any personal/sensitive data...
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    Insider Update to 1149 using ISO worked without any...

    Update to 1149 using ISO worked without any problems.
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    Insider Yes -- and it does the same thing. Does prep to...

    Yes -- and it does the same thing. Does prep to 100%, says to restart, and when I click that, I get the error.
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    Insider Same here ...

    Same here ...
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    Insider Well, you folks all lucked out because I was...

    Well, you folks all lucked out because I was offered the 1149 (21H1) update, accepted it, waited nearly 30 minutes for the download and prep, saw it hit 100%, and then if failed on me -- twice! ...
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    Insider You do know this thread is about Windows 10, not...

    You do know this thread is about Windows 10, not 11, right?
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    Insider If this is in the wrong thread, I apologize for...

    If this is in the wrong thread, I apologize for that and ask that it be moved to the right thread.

    I thought I understood the "plan" for these future releases. I first thought Win 11 was coming...
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    Insider Sorry, but not everyone upgrades their cell phone...

    Sorry, but not everyone upgrades their cell phone every three years. My phone is 5 years old and will be six next year.

    I can still remember when Verizon charged a one-time $30 upgrade fee -- and...
  9. Thread: Upgrading to new computer by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 553

    Your money -- your choice -- but even if I DID...

    Your money -- your choice -- but even if I DID have the money (which I do not) I would not rush out any buy anything today. All we know right now is the requirements MS is forcing on us TODAY. ...
  10. Thread: Introducing Windows 11 by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 330 Views 85,304

    Except ... UUPDUMP has been erroring out for me...

    Except ... UUPDUMP has been erroring out for me all day long. So, currently have no way to use it to make an ISO. Thought it might be just me, so I tried it using the current Win10 Dev build -- and...
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    Insider I thought MS told us that the Win11 preview would...

    I thought MS told us that the Win11 preview would install on Win10 Dev Insider PCs even if those did not meet the Win11 hardware requirements. My update attempt failed right away with the same...
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    I believe the CURRENT Intel processor requirement...

    I believe the CURRENT Intel processor requirement for Windows 11 is 8th gen or newer.
  13. Thread: Introducing Windows 11 by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 330 Views 85,304

    Probably NOT. I can attest that the pre-release...

    Probably NOT. I can attest that the pre-release Leaked version runs file on a PC without TPM or Secure Boot. It is not Win11 that is the issue; it is the Win11 Installer -- it will refuse to...
  14. Thread: Introducing Windows 11 by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 330 Views 85,304

    What we've heard is that next week's Win11 is...

    What we've heard is that next week's Win11 is only going to the Insiders. So, if you're not running an Insider version, you won't see anything in Windows Update about this. Additionally, the...
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    Me ... too. I was so disappointed when MS came...

    Me ... too. I was so disappointed when MS came out with a Win10 Start Menu that seemed little other than a miniature version of the Start Screen. So, I use Start10 on my primary PC and Open-Shell...
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    Insider Final update -- I can confirm there is no basic...

    Final update -- I can confirm there is no basic instability issue with build 1081 and apparently, no issue with my drive.

    I disconnected the network cable -- to prevent Windows Updates -- and used...
  17. Replies 44 Views 16,080

    Insider Insider Beta version crashing

    To add more information ...Further complication is that when the Insider OS crashes, it puts up a message along the lines of Your Insider ... issues and starts the dreaded Automatic Repair loop which...
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    Insider Ordinarily, I would agree -- but for two things....

    Ordinarily, I would agree -- but for two things. First, this is an SSD and I have tested it for errors and it checks out OK time and time again. Second, I tried the same thing on another, also...
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    Insider I restored from build 1023 backup and rebooted,...

    I restored from build 1023 backup and rebooted, to run a repair-install using the ISO I build using UUPDUMP -- and it crashed, again! So, restored from build 985 backup and that stayed up long...
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    Insider This update came with several others and one of...

    This update came with several others and one of them, sorry don't know which one, crashes Windows every time. I have the Insider Beta on an SSD, so I tried two different ones, imaging each from a...
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    Win Update I typically DO have issues with previews -- which...

    I typically DO have issues with previews -- which is why I have gone to doing MR backups prior to installing any. But with this one (1023) , I have not had ANY issues -- which is unusual for me.
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    That would be problematic now, as I have updated...

    That would be problematic now, as I have updated my Insider version to 1023. But I will have a look at it anyway.

    UPDATE: OK, I had a look at the Beta, and now that you mention it, I really don't...
  23. Replies 213 Views 75,441

    Are we taking about the two .985 builds -- the...

    Are we taking about the two .985 builds -- the Insider and the Released?

    Because I have both builds installed, on different PCs, and the Insider build has a LOT of stuff the production build does...
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    The data recovery tool I use is this one: ...

    The data recovery tool I use is this one: GetDataBack — Data Recovery Software For Crashed Hard Drives

    It is not free, but it was around $50 USD when I bought it a while back -- and it's the best...
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    Now that folks have been kind enough to respond...

    Now that folks have been kind enough to respond to my questions, I feel that I have to finish with some comments.

    I guess I am probably the only one here that finds this current "Windows version...
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