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    Changes and backups - easy

    I do NOT use any magical software to make my backups. I simply clone the HDD using a disk duplicator. I use one made by Startech. My HDD (actually an SSD) is externally removable - requiring no...
  2. Thread: Anniversary fails on older machine by W2BLC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 5 Views 1,327

    Well, the only thing I have not tried is to wipe...

    Well, the only thing I have not tried is to wipe the drive and try an install. Wasted time again yesterday trying from a disk - hours later - failure again. After several more hours, the system...
  3. Thread: Anniversary fails on older machine by W2BLC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 5 Views 1,327

    Gotta love clean installs - a ton of work to get...

    Gotta love clean installs - a ton of work to get everything running again. Not an option for most machines. I can try the ISO - I have one of them on hand.
  4. Thread: Anniversary fails on older machine by W2BLC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 5 Views 1,327

    Anniversary fails on older machine

    Twice I have been notified of awaiting update and to restart. The update is the Anniversary version. After over an hour of time, the computer will fail to boot and after fiddling you are notified you...
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    You have chilled any further interest I have in...

    You have chilled any further interest I have in being part of the discussion as to what could happen if MS continues on the path they are on.
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    "I'm surprised a moderator hasn't chimed in with...

    "I'm surprised a moderator hasn't chimed in with a back on track post, re all the Linux talk."

    Oh, sorry - I thought this was a discussion forum (a place of learning) and not a praise only venue!...
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    I am an old timer with MS - starting with the DOS...

    I am an old timer with MS - starting with the DOS days and into the Win10 era. I have also dabbled with Linux. So - to make a long story short:

    There is some software that does require the use of...
  8. Thread: Create custom tiles by W2BLC
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 6 Views 5,770

    Create custom tiles

    How can I create custom tiles? Can it be done within Win 10, or does it require third party software? Links?

    Thanks,

    Bill W2BLC
  9. Thread: Fee App games - my take by W2BLC
    Forum: Gaming
    Replies 1 Views 1,133

    Fee App games - my take

    While setting up a new Win 10 laptop for the wife, I downloaded several simple free games from the App Store. What utter trash - they are nothing more than vehicles for loads of ads. Very...
  10. Thread: Generalized slow down by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 1,571

    Reinstall fixed it. And, no nothing showed any...

    Reinstall fixed it. And, no nothing showed any place and only Defender is used.
  11. Thread: Weird effects of latest Win 10 by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 16 Views 2,288

    I am on cable - took about two minutes, runs at...

    I am on cable - took about two minutes, runs at 60 meg a second. Do the math with your download speed and you can estimate how long a time you will have to invest in it. Only the download uses...
  12. Thread: Weird effects of latest Win 10 by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 16 Views 2,288

    Making the ISO disk is exactly what I did.

    Making the ISO disk is exactly what I did.
  13. Thread: Weird effects of latest Win 10 by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 16 Views 2,288

    Glad you could get it to work. I look at that...

    Glad you could get it to work. I look at that "tool" as invasive junk and will not install it.
  14. Thread: Weird effects of latest Win 10 by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 16 Views 2,288

    Reinstall did the trick for me. Thanks for the...

    Reinstall did the trick for me. Thanks for the link.

    Bill
  15. Thread: Weird effects of latest Win 10 by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 16 Views 2,288

    Thanks for the link - am working on it now -...

    Thanks for the link - am working on it now - looks most interesting.
  16. Thread: Generalized slow down by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 1,571

    Generalized slow down

    Over the past couple of weeks I have experienced a general slowing down of software initiation. Programs that used to be up and running in a few seconds are now taking 20 or 25 seconds to get...
  17. Thread: Weird effects of latest Win 10 by W2BLC
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 16 Views 2,288

    Had that happen with a recent online upgrade to...

    Had that happen with a recent online upgrade to my 8.1 laptop. Reset back to 8.1 - then used my 1511 ISP disk and all is OK. And I thought it was just something I did.
  18. Thread: Less Updates Please by W2BLC
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 35 Views 6,320

    This does a sector by sector copy. As I run more...

    This does a sector by sector copy. As I run more than one OS on the drive, most cloning software (ala USB devices) will fail to clone the entire drive (they fail when hitting various partitions), I...
  19. Thread: Less Updates Please by W2BLC
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 35 Views 6,320

    New information to old questions may be of...

    New information to old questions may be of interest to someone.
  20. Thread: Less Updates Please by W2BLC
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 35 Views 6,320

    Clone drives

    I use a StarTech device for cloning identical drives. My drives are all SSD and operate outboard of the computer box. The StarTech device is stand alone. Perfect every time.
  21. Thread: Ubuntu 14.4 Linux is on the street by W2BLC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 2,028

    Dual boot

    I run Linux Mint 17.3 as a dual boot with Windows 10. It works fine for most purposes, however, some of the Linux software lacks the elegance of that found for the Windows OS. In other words, it...
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