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    Missing files on my DATA drive after restoring main w10 drive?

    BIt of a strange one this - for me anyway - but maybe a known issue which I hope some maybe able to shed light on?

    I still using version Windows 10 1809. On Nov 6th, I imaged my main OS drive...
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    Anyone with CHKDSK expertise? Do I have anything to worry about?

    For those with CHKDSK expertise, are there any concerns with below report?

    What would have caused this check?


    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.


    One of your...
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    Thanks dalchina. Your Explorer properties are...

    Thanks dalchina.

    Your Explorer properties are identical to mine.

    I've done some testing and manually updated .253 to .316 - this resulted in the issue I've seen on the first system updated to...
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    You seem to be experiencing a similar issue to me...

    You seem to be experiencing a similar issue to me - see here:

    Which build version of Windows are you using (last 3 digits)?

    Strange anomaly with Properties on Windows folder? - Windows 10...
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    I should have made clear the two systems are...

    I should have made clear the two systems are identical, in that .253 was a clone of .316 until the latter recently updated to .316.

    This is why I assumed .316 is the issue. I've never noticed...
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    Strange anomaly with Properties on Windows folder?

    I've noticed something strange on one of my w10 Home systems runjning 17763.316. When I right click the Windows folder to check properties, it shows under 3gb of data with around 15,000 files. When...
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    Auto file compression setting on Windows 10 1803?

    I was running my main drive down to around the 1.5GB mark and have been meaning to free up some space. To my surprise, I noticed it gained just under 1gb in space but I've disabled storage sense so...
  8. Thread: Connected to internet unattended - safe? by EightK
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 966

    Thanks for your reply Caledon. I am connected...

    Thanks for your reply Caledon.

    I am connected by an up-to-date fibre broadband provided by my service provider. I've not configured it in any way.

    It's usually connected to 3 - 4 devices by...
  9. Thread: Connected to internet unattended - safe? by EightK
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 966

    Connected to internet unattended - safe?

    I'm running 1607 windows 10 on one of my test machines and am aware of the Internet Off tool, but is there one which stops / blocks all internet activity if there's no activity for say more than 2...
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    After further testing, I've realised that my...

    After further testing, I've realised that my original image had a product ID ending 169 and that the display adaptor was showing as ms basic display adaptor, and exclamation marks against pci simple...
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    Thanks both for your time. Sorry, I've been a...

    Thanks both for your time. Sorry, I've been a bit busy.

    I've ran the windows activation tool, but cannot get a report identical to that shown.

    When I run the tool, I initially get an 'input...
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    Windows 10 Home no digital license / entitlement on cloned disk?

    I'm sure I read, and have previously tested a couple of times, that your license remained active if you changed hard drives.

    What I done a while ago is saved an image of an activated Win 10 Home...
  13. Thread: Most effective free privacy tool by EightK
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 1 Views 1,289

    Most effective free privacy tool

    Just wondering what others are using to tackle the privacy issues in Windows 10; snooping, telemetry etc.

    Spybot's Anti-Beacon, O&O's Shut Up10, something else or a combination?

    Would like to...
  14. Thread: Windows Firewall or ZoneAlarm Free and stop internet access? by EightK
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 4,210

    Windows Firewall or ZoneAlarm Free and stop internet access?

    What do you think of Windows own firewall? Does it also stop outbound connections?

    What is it like compared to Zone Alarm? Is ZA in itself any good?

    Also, is there a tool similar to ZA's...
  15. Thread: Find original win 8 product keys used? by EightK
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 2,270

    mrgeek - I tried that PS option, but returns...

    mrgeek - I tried that PS option, but returns nothing. However, it works a charm on my work PC?
    alphanumeric - the installed key ends in 8HVX7, which is the generic key. Doesn't show orignal key. ...
  16. Thread: Find original win 8 product keys used? by EightK
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 2,270

    Thanks Kbird. Sorry, I should have said I've...

    Thanks Kbird.

    Sorry, I should have said I've already tried ShowkeyPlus and productkey.vbs

    Showkey only shows the generic installed key for 10 Home, but not the original key used.
  17. Thread: Find original win 8 product keys used? by EightK
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 2,270

    Find original win 8 product keys used?

    I entered a few unused retail Win 8 product keys on clean installs to activate Win 10 before July 29th.

    Is there anyway I could find the underlying product key for each of my systems?
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    I did not have the activated Win 7 system active...

    I did not have the activated Win 7 system active online when I tried the clean 10 install.

    I actually imaged the win 7 installation and installed 10 over it using the same key. Maybe it was too...
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    Agreed with xbliss. Thanks alphanumeric. I...

    Agreed with xbliss.

    Thanks alphanumeric.

    I had a COA key which had to be phone activated. I also tried using it on a clean Win 10 installation - it accepted the key and automatically installed...
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    Windows 7 COA OEM vs normal OEM and Win 10 activation?

    Hi

    What is the difference between OEMSLP and OEM COA SLP versions?

    And can COA OEM keys be used to activate a fresh install of Win 10 (1511 or 1607)? Are MS activation servers still activating...
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    Can anyone confirm please?

    Can anyone confirm please?
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    Right, so if I'm reading this correctly, MS'...

    Right, so if I'm reading this correctly, MS' activation servers have not been switched off, meaning that if I was to clean install W10 and use a W7 / 8.1 key during install (or via activate after...
  23. Thread: Best way to clone a Windows Installation? by EightK
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 5,147

    Thanks Steve C. Guess that's what I was...

    Thanks Steve C.

    Guess that's what I was referring to earlier, saving an image to restore later. I assume cloning is used more for disk to disk copy?

    I intend to image the Windows partitions...
  24. Thread: Wireless / Ethernet connection to internet permanently ON? by EightK
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 1 Views 1,347

    Wireless / Ethernet connection to internet permanently ON?

    Hi

    As the title reads. Is it safe to have a permanent connection to the internet, even leaving a wired connection plugged in whilst rebooting and signing into the Windows profile?


    Thanks
  25. Thread: Best way to clone a Windows Installation? by EightK
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 5,147

    Best way to clone a Windows Installation?

    Hi

    I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask, but considering a lot of people have cloned their Windows installations before an upgrade or a clean install, I thought I'd try!

    I noticed that...
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