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  1. Thread: Half of RAM 'Hardware Reserved' by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 432

    When Windows says that the exact value of one...

    When Windows says that the exact value of one stick of RAM is hardware reserved, the cause is usually a bad stick of RAM.
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    The easiest way to do what you want to do is to...

    The easiest way to do what you want to do is to just do a clean install to a completely clean disk with no partitions on it - 100% unallocated space. Windows setup will create the ESP (EFI System...
  3. Thread: Half of RAM 'Hardware Reserved' by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 432

    It's a time consuming process, but I agree with...

    It's a time consuming process, but I agree with bobkn. Take one stick of RAM and try it in each of the four slots. See if any thing changes. If everything stays the same, then try the second stick...
  4. Thread: Cloning a windows 10 installation on external hdd by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 204

    Ummm., Errrr, Not always.. If the USB drive is...

    Ummm., Errrr, Not always.. If the USB drive is moved to a new computer that has never had that edition of Windows 10 activated on it before, it will NOT remain activated. The Windows 10 on the USB...
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    Installation & Upgrade Completely normal behavior.

    Completely normal behavior.
  6. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 252

    Ok, then just a USB to SATA M.2 enclosure is all...

    Ok, then just a USB to SATA M.2 enclosure is all you need.
  7. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 252

    One thing to watch out for is that NVMe can only...

    One thing to watch out for is that NVMe can only boot in UEFI mode. If the laptop is booting in legacy BIOS (CSM) mode from an MBR partitioned drive, the clone won't boot in the desktop. Assuming...
  8. Thread: Questions pertaining to SSD install by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 1,207

    As long as the computer meets all the hardware...

    As long as the computer meets all the hardware specs required by Windows 11, you should be able to. Scroll down to the bottom of this webpage and there is a compatibility checker:...
  9. You would have to do it in the opposite order,...

    You would have to do it in the opposite order, though. Install Windows in the VM first. Then join the insider program from the Windows running in the VM. Only the VM would be sharing diagnostic...
  10. Thread: Questions pertaining to SSD install by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 1,207

    You won't have any issues by just plugging the...

    You won't have any issues by just plugging the old hard drive into a SATA port. Like you said, if the computer wants to boot from it, all you have to do is go into BIOS and change the boot order...
  11. Thread: OEM key able to be used on VM? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 9 Views 318

    Whether or not Microsoft blocks a product key is...

    Whether or not Microsoft blocks a product key is up to them. I know they will block any product key if it is used too many times within a certain timeframe. Some blocks are for online activation...
  12. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 252

    Well, read the order for the enclosure. Notice...

    Well, read the order for the enclosure. Notice it says Fits only NVMe PCI-E. That means it won't work with a SATA SSD.

    Now, with an NVMe SSD in the adapter, you can use it on the laptop via USB...
  13. Thread: OEM key able to be used on VM? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 9 Views 318

    Your host laptop already has a permanent digital...

    Your host laptop already has a permanent digital license for Windows 10 for it. That's what it is activated with now, not a product key. Go to Settings, Updates and Security, and the Activation...
  14. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 252

    The HP Omen PC 880 needs an NVMe SSD:...

    The HP Omen PC 880 needs an NVMe SSD:
    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06061079
    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06177288

    We don't know which adapter you are using to connect the SSD...
  15. Thread: OEM key able to be used on VM? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 9 Views 318

    That's the way it works with Windows 10 & 11...

    That's the way it works with Windows 10 & 11 digital licenses. The product key is only used to obtain the digital license. Once the digital license is created and stored on Microsoft Activation...
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    Windows 10 version 2009 is the 20H2 release. ...

    Windows 10 version 2009 is the 20H2 release. 20-means 2020. 09-means September. Windows 10 20H2 was released to the public as an upgrade in October of 2020 and you probably got it through Windows...
  17. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 252

    Are you sure the computers you are trying to use...

    Are you sure the computers you are trying to use the SSD in will support SATA in the M.2 slots? Many computers will only support NVMe SSDs in the M.2 slots. It would help if you told us the make...
  18. Thread: How to transfer my Windows 10 Pro license? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 14 Views 385

    However, the slmgr commands for changing product...

    However, the slmgr commands for changing product keys and the activation status of a computer have absolutely no affect on the digital license for that computer that is stored on Microsoft's...
  19. Thread: How to transfer my Windows 10 Pro license? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 14 Views 385

    According to the End User License Agreement...

    According to the End User License Agreement (EULA) for Windows 10 (and Windows 11), you are only allowed to install, activate and use 1 instance of Windows per license. So, if you are going to use...
  20. Replies 12 Views 663

    I'm sure there will be hundreds of posts by the...

    I'm sure there will be hundreds of posts by the end of 2022 saying, "I turned my computer on this morning and it is on Windows 11! Please help me! Why, oh why, did Microsoft force Windows 11 onto my...
  21. Thread: System hdd to file? How? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 8 Views 237

    In advanced settings there is an option to ignore...

    In advanced settings there is an option to ignore bad sectors.
  22. Thread: System hdd to file? How? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 8 Views 237

    Macrium Reflect Free: Macrium Software | Reflect...

    Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Software | Reflect Free Edition

    You can save individual partitions to an image file, or the whole HDD. To restore it, make sure to create (and test) a rescue USB...
  23. Thread: Questions about setting up a network drive by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 17 Views 518

    Standard hard drives will wear out faster by...

    Standard hard drives will wear out faster by starting and stopping, then by continually rotating. The highest current that a motor faces is when it starts. Also bearings maintain more even...
  24. Thread: How to transfer old SSD into new laptop? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 377

    It's not an exception. It is an example of the...

    It's not an exception. It is an example of the rule. The box popped up saying that you don't have permission to access the folder.
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    It violates the EULA to use the same Windows 7...

    It violates the EULA to use the same Windows 7 license to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10 on the same computer. A second license must be purchased to comply with the EULA.
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