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  1. Thread: Fast Guide : Upgrade to Windows 11 for non TPM 2.0 capable PCs by SIW2
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 27 Views 1,139

    Yes there is a tool, but it is not necessary.

    Yes there is a tool, but it is not necessary.
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    349872

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    349870
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    http://dl.paragon-software.com/free/rk14_free.exe...

    http://dl.paragon-software.com/free/rk14_free.exe


    can be copied out with 7-zip

    349864

    349863

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    Hard to tell. I moved a win7 installation from...

    Hard to tell. I moved a win7 installation from lga1155 to lga1151 without any problem, win7 sorted itself out with a reboot. A few items missing in device manager, but they were easily installed.
    ...
  5. Thread: Windows install on a laptop bought at Auction? by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 471

    There should be a sticker with the key if it came...

    There should be a sticker with the key if it came with win7 ( often under the battery ). There is no sticker with the key if the machine came with win8.

    As mentioned in my previous post,...
  6. Thread: Windows install on a laptop bought at Auction? by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 471

    Win10 might find the Win8 key in the MSDM table...

    Win10 might find the Win8 key in the MSDM table in bios. At one point it did, not sure if it still does. If not you can find it yourself and enter it in win10.

    one way is with rweverything....
  7. Thread: Drive wiper by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 301

    It is to prevent deleted files being recovered.

    It is to prevent deleted files being recovered.
  8. Thread: New Windows 10 Desktop PC by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 546

    https://service.mcafee.com/?articleId=TS101331&pag...

    https://service.mcafee.com/?articleId=TS101331&page=shell&shell=article-view[/URL]
  9. Thread: Help with Trojan:O97M/Mountsi.C!ml by SIW2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 7 Views 309

    Perhaps it is working to try and get rid of...

    Perhaps it is working to try and get rid of whatever it doesnt like.

    there are bootable av things available free from many 3rd party av programs.
  10. Thread: New Windows 10 Desktop PC by SIW2
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 546

    There a video about this stuff - this example is...

    There a video about this stuff - this example is from dell, but the principle is the same.

    There is logic to using your peferred software to make a backup image ( in case you need to restore it...
  11. Thread: Unable to revert to the previous version of windows by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 451

    Anything that you can boot and use to move...

    Anything that you can boot and use to move folders on the hd.

    You can borrow mine which is easier because you will be able to see what you are doing
    1904v3.iso

    Rt click a folder and select...
  12. Thread: Unable to revert to the previous version of windows by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 451

    The windows.old folder used to contain all the...

    The windows.old folder used to contain all the previous namespace folders. I dont know if it stiill does.

    You can have a look and if it seems promising, you could switch them.

    It is quite...
  13. Thread: Unable to revert to the previous version of windows by SIW2
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 451

    Depends what is in your Windows.old folder. If...

    Depends what is in your Windows.old folder.

    If it looks like everything is there, you can switch manually.
  14. Thread: MSCONFIG Boot Tab Empty/Unable to update windows. by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 292

    what does the bcdedit command display? You...

    what does the bcdedit command display?



    You dont appear to have a separate esp partition.
  15. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    Then windows getting lost is not the problem. ...

    Then windows getting lost is not the problem.


    It follows there is something wrong either with the image of the original partition, or with the way you restored it.
    Or possibly the image is...
  16. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    the answer is: Did it say it completed...

    the answer is:


    Did it say it completed sucessfully ?
  17. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    If the following are true, it should work: 1....

    If the following are true, it should work:
    1. the boot files have been correctly created on the esp partition
    2. the bcd entry is pointing at the os partition
    3. The restored files on the os...
  18. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    Can you see the disks from booted recovery media...

    Can you see the disks from booted recovery media still ?
  19. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    Yes, it should say completed successfully and cmd...

    Yes, it should say completed successfully and cmd prompt stays there so you can see that message.
    I have just made x64 version in exe format of nt6repair - in case somebody needs it. 349563

    You...
  20. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    bcdboot windowspartitionletter:\windows e.g. ...

    bcdboot windowspartitionletter:\windows

    e.g.

    bcdboot e:\windows

    Perhaps you need to fix the os letter as well. Win10 will often figure out it has been moved, but maybe not in this case.
    ...
  21. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    There is a way to do this automatically with a...

    There is a way to do this automatically with a special pe, but it is probably simpler for you with dism++
  22. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    The message could indicate that the bcd entry is...

    The message could indicate that the bcd entry is pointing in the wrong direction. So fix that to start with using bcdboot command. To add the drivers, it is simple with dism++ as you already used...
  23. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    Can you provide screenshots of disk management...

    Can you provide screenshots of disk management from booted media.
    You can borrow my boot media,
    1904v3.iso
    extract the 1904v3.iso to usb using this: 349544
  24. Thread: Mbr to gpt by SIW2
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 407

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/st...

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/initialize-new-disks
  25. Thread: Macrium Reflect restore issue / question...? by SIW2
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 72 Views 1,729

    I recall one of the annoyances is that program...

    I recall one of the annoyances is that program tries to use the mounted devices key from what it thinks is the os partition, which likely explains the lettering you see.
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