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    This is utterly ridiculous

    A friend has just purchased this month a toshiba satelite i5 running 8.1 "with free upgrade to windows 10" - good
    It was obviously set up by Toshiba with auto upgrades. It has downloaded and...
  2. Thread: Insider download by besb
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 4 Views 1,408

    Insider download

    I have upgraded 8.1 to my free copy and have other systems running as insider on different systems OK
    But I have a different question. :-
    A friend wishes to try 10 but must retain windows 7 for...
  3. Thread: Who writes Microsoft's error messages? by besb
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 1,325

    "There is an error with the network connection...

    "There is an error with the network connection
    for more information connect to the internet
    and view the help and status pages"
    NTL cable circa 2001 --:eek:priceless
  4. Replies 71 Views 13,287

    You are probably OK. Belarc needs updating by...

    You are probably OK.
    Belarc needs updating by them reports my w10 system as windows 7
    Use showkey instead search the forum and download the app from superfly post #1
  5. Replies 138 Views 35,208

    I want it now

    July 29th 00.30hrs - 8.1 upgrade I want it NOW!
    26404
  6. Replies 26 Views 11,950

    Drag the window further open to see the entire...

    Drag the window further open to see the entire ETagQueryParameters Key its long -here's mine-...
  7. Thread: Pin Number latest update finds network shares by besb
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 4 Views 2,329

    Solved Pin Number latest update finds network shares

    At Last!:)
    Tried signing in with a pin number today following a bunch of updates.
    Found my NAS server and other network shares.
    It may have happened with an earlier update but I kept signing in...
  8. Replies 44 Views 46,782

    Solved Alphanumeric - Thanks for the information, I had...

    Alphanumeric - Thanks for the information, I had assumed it was embedded in the bios.
  9. Replies 44 Views 46,782

    Solved OEM Keys/licences

    I decided to check my 2 laptops bought at the same time both ASUS k53e I5 (his and her's) with Belarc Advisor.
    They automatically activated on first boot. Obviously key is embedded in the bios. ...
  10. Replies 44 Views 46,782

    Solved Have checked 2 systems running w10 upgraded from...

    Have checked 2 systems running w10 upgraded from 7 originally through various updates to 10240.
    They have 2 different product licenses but the same key. the same as others are reporting....
  11. Thread: signing on with a temporary key by besb
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 0 Views 3,625

    signing on with a temporary key

    Since the upgrade to 10240 I have a couple of instances where I get the message on boot
    "signing on with a temporary key".
    10 loads with standard desktop background not mine.
    Checking network...
  12. Replies 28 Views 7,792

    Groze you technically have 2 license keys You do...

    Groze you technically have 2 license keys
    You do have a note of your original OEM key don't you
    However I would stay with the insider program for a while until any issues that may occur with...
  13. Replies 28 Views 7,792

    I follow the spirit of the terms but have a...

    I follow the spirit of the terms but have a little difficulty with 4.
    Take the following scenario:-
    Assume windows 7 as starting point.
    Clone 7 drive - upgrade to 10.
    Install both 7 and 10 drives...
  14. Replies 2,377 Views 395,241

    Two systems updated here 22mins and 23mins from...

    Two systems updated here 22mins and 23mins from restart.
    Obviously they do not have to update all the drivers anymore.
    Winver says build 10240
    If this is Rtm v0 do we have 4 more updates to look...
  15. Replies 2,377 Views 395,241

    Any Brits having much success. The fibers across...

    Any Brits having much success. The fibers across the pond must be maxed out.
    getting only 500kB/sec instead of 10MB/sec.
    add - 10 mins later now reached 2MB/sec at least I won't have to stay up to...
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    Insider I guess they will release an interim build...

    I guess they will release an interim build quickly if only to check out the new servers
  17. Replies 74 Views 16,693

    Insider ready here. Last night I did a clean install of...

    ready here.
    Last night I did a clean install of 7 SP1 on an ssd in anticipation
    For any body interested sp1 25 minutes
    108 updates 1 hour.
    mother board drivers 30 minutes ,(i couldn't find the...
  18. Thread: Download folder takes an age to load by besb
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 28,929

    I have not checked this yet but I guess it is...

    I have not checked this yet but I guess it is checking whether to sync with one-drive
    if using an ms account.
  19. Thread: Pre-Order Windows 10 by besb
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 33 Views 5,679

    Notice the availability date :- August 16....

    Notice the availability date :- August 16.
    Allowing themselves some slack so I am sure it will be RTM/GA retail
  20. Thread: Pop up asking for views in 10166. by besb
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 1,509

    Yes - but also the color of the text in the title...

    Yes - but also the color of the text in the title bar as well.
    I have changed the color using Bink's tutorial.
  21. Thread: Hard Driving Cloning Question by besb
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 16,695

    Solved Buy a software licence for Macrium . Install...

    Buy a software licence for Macrium . Install macrium on a bootable flash drive.
    Use a USB disk drive of suitable size to clone to.
    I am sure that is cheaper than buying a linux based box that does...
  22. Thread: Pop up asking for views in 10166. by besb
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 1,509

    I already had but would like to change the text...

    I already had but would like to change the text color mine is black on very dark red. Thanks Brink

    23925
    This is what I am attempting to acheive
  23. Thread: Free Windows 10 Now Looks A Terrible Deal by besb
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 230 Views 28,328

    The For's MS will shout rubbish, the against M$...

    The For's MS will shout rubbish, the against M$ will shout broken promise
    the evil empire strikes again.
    BUT
    This is a pure business model problem/strategy.
    I do not know what will happen two...
  24. Thread: Pop up asking for views in 10166. by besb
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 1,509

    Pop up asking for views in 10166.

    just had a pop-up asking for my view and rating of this build goes to windows feedback.
    gave it a 3 and listed some of my perceived improvements/bugs.
    But please everybody ask for ability to change...
  25. Thread: Colored Title Bars (Thanks to Edwin) by besb
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 21 Views 15,993

    Solved :ditto: text goes from black to grey in title...

    :ditto:
    text goes from black to grey in title bar for inactive
    border is lighter in inactive
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