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  1. Thread: Windows 10 (latest) updates ate up my disk space? by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 11 Views 1,620

    MS thinks they already have done this -- as they...

    MS thinks they already have done this -- as they offer the legacy cleanmgr (Disk Cleanup) to remove unwanted files and later, supplemented this with Settings --> Storage page with options there for...
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    Not criticizing your post -- it is a good...

    Not criticizing your post -- it is a good suggestion -- but recently, I had a chance to look a the repair rates for a local computer store that does lots of this work -- and they want $150 to replace...
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    No one can really say what is "best" for all --...

    No one can really say what is "best" for all -- as it totally depends on what features you need versus what features are being offered.

    I used MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) for a long time and...
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    Since you asked, even though this is NOT a Linux...

    Since you asked, even though this is NOT a Linux forum, I have been using Linux distros of various flavors for over 15 years, so I can provide some comments.

    Historically, the "point" of using...
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    Win Update YES -- it is in Settings --> Update and Security...

    YES -- it is in Settings --> Update and Security --> Windows Insider Program. If you are NOT an Insider, it will have some info about joining the program.
  6. Replies 114 Views 22,032

    Win Update OK, so I could be wrong about this. When I...

    OK, so I could be wrong about this. When I checked Settings prior to this update and looked at Windows Insiders, it had info about joining the program. But now, when I look at that, is has info...
  7. Replies 114 Views 22,032

    Win Update I installed this on several Win10 PCs and NONE of...

    I installed this on several Win10 PCs and NONE of them became Insiders.

    And, this KB also updates 21H2 (19044.xxxx) PCs even though the thread title does not indicate that.
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    OK, thanks

    OK, thanks
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    Sorry, I don't understand. MS has already...

    Sorry, I don't understand.

    MS has already released this ISO and the Enablement Package has been out there for a while as well.

    So, how are these NOT releasing this build to the general public?
  10. Replies 31 Views 11,616

    It says right at the beginning of this thread...

    It says right at the beginning of this thread that Win10 build 1288 is the release version -- and that was released a month ago.

    So basically, it is already out there.
  11. Replies 31 Views 11,616

    Don't understand what you are saying. If...

    Don't understand what you are saying.

    If you're asking about build 1288, that is out and has been out for some time. So, you can get that right now.

    If you're asking about build 1319, that is...
  12. Thread: Microsoft Keep Hijacking my PC by Mark Phelps
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 12 Views 1,061

    I can't attest to the "everybody" that you claim...

    I can't attest to the "everybody" that you claim has updates forced on them, but of the PCs I support, MOST of which are not Win11 hardware capable and are thus will continue to run Win10 for the...
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    To provide a different answer -- by DEFINITION,...

    To provide a different answer -- by DEFINITION, Windows install can not include ALL drivers for ALL hardware. Why?

    Two reasons.

    First, some drivers are proprietary and Windows does not...
  14. Thread: Windows 11 available on October 5 by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 699 Views 83,915

    OK, fine -- you did not mean anything insulting...

    OK, fine -- you did not mean anything insulting -- I get it.

    But it's all to common these days that folks with the money to jump into the latest and greatest have nothing but contempt for those of...
  15. Thread: Windows 11 available on October 5 by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 699 Views 83,915

    Why do you feel it necessary to "badmouth" those...

    Why do you feel it necessary to "badmouth" those of us who simply do not have the MONEY to go out and buy a Win11-specific PC?

    I provide free "in house IT" to my family and relatives and support...
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    Win Update I have two Epsons and one Canon -- and no...

    I have two Epsons and one Canon -- and no problems with this update and any of these, and all three of these are networked.
  17. Thread: Latest Logitech Options Software by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 63 Views 90,280

    ALL these links only download the old version --...

    ALL these links only download the old version -- 8.54.161. I have Options installed and it only shows that version, also.
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    Once again, I'm not aware of the Windows...

    Once again, I'm not aware of the Windows installation tool WIPING the data. All it does is a reformat -- and all that does is ERASE the data.

    While this is OK if all you want to do is do a clean...
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    I read through that and nowhere did I see it say...

    I read through that and nowhere did I see it say WIPE data! I really wish folks would stop using the term WIPE when in nearly all cases, what is actually done is ERASE -- which does not actually...
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    Any of the standard partitioning tools do this --...

    Any of the standard partitioning tools do this -- the one I generally use is MiniTool Partition Wizard. But there are also tools from EaseUS and AOEMI. You can also use the utility DBAN -- but I...
  21. Thread: Experiment failing by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 812

    I'm back -- but I had surgery yesterday and am...

    I'm back -- but I had surgery yesterday and am not up to tackling this at the moment.

    This was to have the steps in place to do a hardware upgrade -- but I have put that off now due to health...
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    I can't attest to other vendors, but with HP, the...

    I can't attest to other vendors, but with HP, the Factory Reset only does a Reformat of the drive -- essentially leaving the files still out there for any decent data recovery app to restore. The...
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    Insider Seems to me like these previews are being offered...

    Seems to me like these previews are being offered for both 19043 and 19044 machines. I'm currently running the 19043.1202 Insider Build. If I use the Enablement Package to change the build to...
  24. Thread: Experiment failing by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 812

    I booted from a WinPE drive made using MR -- as I...

    I booted from a WinPE drive made using MR -- as I had already read that using WinPE was the way to do this.

    I will look at your other comments and suggestions -- thanks for taking the time.
    ...
  25. Thread: Experiment failing by Mark Phelps
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 812

    I thought I explained in my post that I DID make...

    I thought I explained in my post that I DID make an image to an external drive, and I also did the mbr2gpt conversion on the drive -- which claimed to complete successfully.

    And I mentioned the...
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