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    I was just going to suggest Agent Ransack as...

    I was just going to suggest Agent Ransack as well, best search engine ever. I've used it for years.
    It's the first thing I install when I set up a new computer.
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    Hi Just came back to say that I found that it...

    Hi
    Just came back to say that I found that it was not crashing as I thought but just becoming invisible but still running.
    Once I found that, I could force it to close using Task Manager and it...
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    Two days in a row, Chrome quits working?

    Hi everyone.

    I just had Chrome quite working again, this is the second time in two days. Yesterday I had the same thing, I reinstalled and it started working again after going through getting all...
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    PS. I don't know where my original post went,...

    PS. I don't know where my original post went, things like that happen when I'm on my tablet...

    But my new computer has only 16 Gigabytes of high speed ram, I thought I could save a few bucks and...
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    Also if you use SuperAntiSpyware free, it has a...

    Also if you use SuperAntiSpyware free, it has a utility to force delete files.
  6. Thread: Do I need this partition? by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 28 Views 5,310

    Hi Your making this too complicated. Did...

    Hi

    Your making this too complicated.

    Did you install EasyBCD?

    It will remove the entry for the drive E boot option and let you create one on Drive C.

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  7. Thread: Do I need this partition? by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 28 Views 5,310

    Hi You might want to install EasyBCD and see...

    Hi

    You might want to install EasyBCD and see where your computer is booting from.
    My guess is that when you did a clean install of Windows 10 it created it's own boot files on drive C:\ and is...
  8. Thread: I hate W10 by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 89 Views 16,026

    The problem with Windows is that people have a...

    The problem with Windows is that people have a lot of different computers.

    If Microsoft could tell everyone that you can only run Windows on a specific computer and only run what we will let you...
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    Hi As I understand it the version will update...

    Hi

    As I understand it the version will update as it goes along for regular users.
    If you are in the Insider Program you will get them first but everyone will get them eventually (hopefully...
  10. Thread: Windows 10 automatic repair loop by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 4,162

    Hi If you don't have any other options and you...

    Hi

    If you don't have any other options and you have data on the laptop that you need to recover you may need to boot the computer to a Ubuntu disk and save the information to an external hard...
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    Did you try Malwarebytes? I've seldom found...

    Did you try Malwarebytes?

    I've seldom found anything that it doesn't detect.

    Rebooting into safe mode may help, by stopping the malware from loading.

    Mike
  12. Thread: Windows 10 Loop by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 1,673

    Hi When you get the system back, what I would...

    Hi

    When you get the system back, what I would do personally is make a System Image of your C:\ drive.
    And a bootable restore disk, to go with it.

    I use EaseUS TODO backup and restore, myself....
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    Hi If you haven't run Malwarebytes download...

    Hi

    If you haven't run Malwarebytes download the free version and run it.

    Malwarebytes | Thank you for downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    If you have malware this should find it.

    Try...
  14. Thread: terrible slow boot by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 34,645

    Hi Funny thing is I turned off Hibernation to...

    Hi

    Funny thing is I turned off Hibernation to save 28 gigabytes of disk space and my computer actually boots in about the same amount of time, and it shuts down a lot faster.

    I guess it makes...
  15. Thread: More observations by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 1,118

    Hi My Sound Blaster card quit working...

    Hi

    My Sound Blaster card quit working completely in this build, not detected at all.
    Even running the install software didn't bring it back, it will be interesting to see if it comes back in...
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    Hi While I don't notice a difference in boot...

    Hi

    While I don't notice a difference in boot times, (it actually seems faster by a little bit) what I do see it how much quicker it shuts down.

    Without having to store all that information it...
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    Hi I did turn it off hibernation, when I did...

    Hi

    I did turn it off hibernation, when I did that the option for fast start up also disappeared, and I've rebooted and put the computer to sleep.

    Have't noticed any change but saved a lot of...
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    Hi Back to talking about drive size for your...

    Hi

    Back to talking about drive size for your Windows 10 installation.
    After a lot of digging I've found the main reason that I need so much space for my install.

    It has to do with how much ram...
  19. Thread: Black screen at login by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 4,458

    Hi I've had that a few times, like you I have...

    Hi

    I've had that a few times, like you I have to force shutdown to recover, and like you it's after my computer has been sleeping.
    Recently it has stopped happening and I have no real idea why.
    ...
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    Can't use custom sounds in 10049?

    Hi

    I use a lot of custom sounds on my computer, they are all saved in .wav format.
    Up to this build of Windows 10TP they have worked.

    But since updating to version 10049 they don't work...
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    Hi I've even gone through it removing things...

    Hi

    I've even gone through it removing things to keep it this small.
    And I have all my software installed on D:\.

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    Part of the problem depends on what you are running I have things that...
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    Hi I'd just ad that I'd still make the...

    Hi

    I'd just ad that I'd still make the partition at least 100 Gigabytes, my Windows 10 install is 63 Gigabytes and I don't have any of my third party software installed on my C:\ partition.
    ...
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    Hi I don't see any reason you couldn't shrink...

    Hi

    I don't see any reason you couldn't shrink the C:\ drive and create a new parturition on it.
    The 450 Megabyte drive appears to be your recovery partition, and the System Reserved partition is...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 Build 10049 by MikeHawthorne
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 3 Views 2,472

    Hi They had some kind of bug that downloaded...

    Hi

    They had some kind of bug that downloaded all the language packs with the install, that's why you are seeing the Korean stuff, that caused the install to be very long.

    It happened to me too,...
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    Ah, sorry I didn't get that far. I read the...

    Ah, sorry I didn't get that far.

    I read the first line saw he said that he wanted to get rid of the Windows Old folder and when I saw that there were no paragraphs, thought, I know how to do that,...
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