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    I just used a Laplink product to move programs,...

    I just used a Laplink product to move programs, user settings, configurations, etc. from an old Win 10 desktop to a new Win 10 laptop. Aside from MS Office, and security software which Laplink...
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    g725s. So what is the current status of this...

    g725s. So what is the current status of this project? Any luck? Are your systems running Win 10 Home or Pro?
  3. Thread: Device not ready to update to 1903 by x509
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    I have an older system running an ASUS P9X79Pro...

    I have an older system running an ASUS P9X79Pro motherboard and a i3930K CPU. I don't even get that message about my system not being ready for 1903.

    I've decided, "The heck with it." I'm not...
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    So far, I have used EasyBCD to select which of...

    So far, I have used EasyBCD to select which of four Windows 10 partitions to boot up. I think shockwaveriderz is asking if you can extend that approach to include a Linux partition. I hope I'm not...
  5. Thread: BIOS mode as Legacy or UEFI? by x509
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 840

    Jimbo, Thanks ever so much for these...

    Jimbo,

    Thanks ever so much for these corrections.

    Next time I'm in London I would like to buy you a round or two.

    x509
  6. Thread: BIOS mode as Legacy or UEFI? by x509
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Jimbo, Cheers and I hope you have been...

    Jimbo,

    Cheers and I hope you have been enjoying all that Tennis. :-)

    So let me restate what you have said here.

    1. Use Macrium Reflect to back up the existing HDD partitions. Defragment...
  7. Thread: New motherboard - result by x509
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    What make and model was your old motherboard? ...

    What make and model was your old motherboard? CPU? Was Linux already installed with your old motherboard?

    Which model ASUS board and CPU?
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    Bob, Very helpful. I didn't realize just how...

    Bob,

    Very helpful. I didn't realize just how easy it was to add a Linux MBR-disk install to EasyBCD. I just ran out of excuses to try out Linux. :busted: OK, I do need a spare HDD, which means...
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    Thanks. Much appreciated. ;)

    Thanks. Much appreciated. ;)
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    How to get attachments to show in Show Printable Version

    I like Printable Version of threads so I get many more threads on each page than normal version. And for a while, the Printable Version also showed attachments, like screen shots. Now Printable...
  11. Thread: want to feel old? by x509
    Forum: Chillout Room
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    OK. How about last week I was cleaning out stuff...

    OK. How about last week I was cleaning out stuff in my garage. I found some old punch cards. I started out my computing life on an IBM 7040, then a System 360/50. I also found my old PL/1...
  12. Thread: want to feel old? by x509
    Forum: Chillout Room
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    Another +1. I retired last year. I miss some of...

    Another +1. I retired last year. I miss some of the work and some of the people, and I like the frequent flyer miles but not all that jet lag.

    Funny thing, I am now busier than I ever was when I...
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    SoFine409, My preference would be for a GPT-UEFI...

    SoFine409, My preference would be for a GPT-UEFI drive for a Linux install, but in my situation I can't be choosy. Please do psot your option list.
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    Maybe, or maybe I just didn't know how easy it...

    Maybe, or maybe I just didn't know how easy it was to use EasyBCD to add a Linux partition. When I last read the EasyBCD documentation, it sounded like, "Dude, you will have to learn GRUB."
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    Jimbo, OK, maybe I am a dinosaur. But, your...

    Jimbo,

    OK, maybe I am a dinosaur. But, your comments on the efficiency of VMs these days, that is new information for me. I should really consider what you have said before I go charging off to...
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    SoFine409. Yes that is what I gnat to do. ...

    SoFine409. Yes that is what I gnat to do.

    @Megahertz. Are you saying that I should first install Linux, then run grub-mkconfig? Will it detect multiple Windows 10 partitions?

    I don't have...
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    @SoFine409...

    @SoFine409. Yes that is what I want to do.
    Megahertz. Are you saying that I should first install Linux, then run grub-mkconfig? Will it detect multiple Windows 10 partitions?

    I don't have...
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    Yes, I want to somehow add Linux to my multi-boot...

    Yes, I want to somehow add Linux to my multi-boot menu. Right now I have UEFI-GPT setup for my production and my scratch/experimental partions. All Win 10 Pro 64. And if possible I would like to...
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    I'm using EasyBCD now. But when I read on their...

    I'm using EasyBCD now. But when I read on their website about GRUB, I got totally lost in the weeds. OK, so it's probably becuase I'm a Boomer, but in my defense, I was working with AT&T Unix...
  20. Thread: what changed with 1903? by x509
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 796

    Solved Agreed. But in my C: partition, I install only...

    Agreed. But in my C: partition, I install only Windows + programs, and it's still 140 GB!!. That's a lot of big, fat programs with lots of dll's, etc. All my data files, photos, music, and even...
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    please post examples of GRUB used as bootloader for Windows + Linux

    I must be thick-headed, :rolleyes: because I can't seem to learn how to set up GRUB right to use as a bootloader. :o :o If someone can post an actual example of their GRUB code and the description...
  22. Thread: Windows 10 re-brand? by x509
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 31 Views 4,375

    That will work for China only if they can either...

    That will work for China only if they can either ban new Windows installs in China or pay gobs and gobs of money to software developers to port their applications to the new OS.

    More likely (but I...
  23. Thread: Windows 10 re-brand? by x509
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 31 Views 4,375

    +1. +1 again.

    +1. +1 again.
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    Laptop batteries seem to last about 1 month past...

    Laptop batteries seem to last about 1 month past the warranty date. I have never had a laptop battery last more than 3 years in daily use.

    Suggest you look for a replacement if you need to use...
  25. Thread: Firefox hangs a LOT on printing (PDFs) by x509
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 5 Views 948

    F14, Great idea. I will have to do that. ...

    F14,

    Great idea. I will have to do that. I'll report back.
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