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  1. Thread: Swapping Hard Drives from Laptop 10 to Windows 7 Laptop by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    All machines built for Windows 8 and above and...

    All machines built for Windows 8 and above and supplied by the OEM with Windows pre-installed will have a full Windows key embedded in the firmware. This is only read and used by Setup when doing a...
  2. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 42 Views 2,404

    Most OEMs would argue that their apps are not...

    Most OEMs would argue that their apps are not bloatware, but essential tools to support using W10 on their machine. Many users would disagree ;)
  3. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 42 Views 2,404

    Every manufacturer customises the Windows they...

    Every manufacturer customises the Windows they install at the factory to include their own apps and drivers. A Factory Reset will put it back to as it left the factory, complete with all the OEM...
  4. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 42 Views 2,404

    No. A Reset on an OEM preinstalled Windows will...

    No. A Reset on an OEM preinstalled Windows will keep all the OEM custom apps and drivers, whether you use 'Remove everything' or 'Factory Reset'.

    Reset Windows 10
  5. Thread: Managing guest account as administrator by Bree
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 116

    Solved :thumbsup:

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  6. Thread: Managing guest account as administrator by Bree
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 116

    Solved I created a local account called Visitor and made...

    I created a local account called Visitor and made it a member of Guests by running Netplwiz. You can run Netplwiz, select your guest account and click the Properties button. Temporarily make yours an...
  7. Thread: Update tips by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 27 Views 1,826

    Group Policy Editor, Administrative Templates >...

    Group Policy Editor, Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Configure Automatic Updates.

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    These junction points were first seen in Vista,...

    These junction points were first seen in Vista, the first OS to use the new locations for Music, Pictures and Videos. MS explained it thus:

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    Look in Documents. 248465

    Look in Documents.

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    These symbolic links provide backward...

    These symbolic links provide backward compatibility for older software that expects these folders to exist. In XP they were real folders, found under the 'C:\Documents and Settings' folder.

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  11. Thread: ShowKeyPlus by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,182 Views 1,303,243

    Sticky: I have a few Macrium images I can mount. There's...

    I have a few Macrium images I can mount. There's good news and bad. With the Store version 1.1.12.0 and two W7 images mounted (one for W7 Starter, the other W7 Home Premium) More only discovers one...
  12. Thread: Not receiving updates anymore? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 592

    Solved :thumbsup: This is a bug that MS have yet to...

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    This is a bug that MS have yet to acknowledge, despite being reported several times in the feedback hub. Find one and up-vote it, or report it yourself. MS need to be told to do...
  13. Thread: Not receiving updates anymore? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 592

    Solved There is a bug in 1903 Pro. If either of the...

    There is a bug in 1903 Pro. If either of the Feature Update or Quality Update defer values is set to a non-zero number of days they will disappear from the Advanced options.

    If you don't see both...
  14. Thread: Audio CD's not playing by Bree
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 31 Views 3,820

    The Reflect Installer is sufficient. Macrium can...

    The Reflect Installer is sufficient. Macrium can build two types of recovery media, the older PE media required the PE components to be downloaded. the newer RE media copies its recovery environment...
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    Well, strictly speaking it wasn't quite the same...

    Well, strictly speaking it wasn't quite the same thing. 'Open' would give an Explorer windows without a navigation pane while 'Explore' would have one.

    Here's what Open vs. Explore looked like in...
  16. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 42 Views 2,404

    One thing to note is that, in common with many of...

    One thing to note is that, in common with many of these small notebooks, it comes with Windows 10 in S Mode. That means you can only install Store apps. You may want to switch it out of S Mode.
    ...
  17. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 42 Views 2,404

    :roflmao: Sorry, but I had to laugh. You see I...

    :roflmao: Sorry, but I had to laugh. You see I read your post on my System One in 'My Computers' below, a Toshiba Satellite L750. It's still my 'daily driver' and currently running W10 Home 1903.

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    Backup & Restore Not necessarily. If the rescue drive is already...

    Not necessarily. If the rescue drive is already in the correct format (as it would be if there was an older copy of the media on it) then the default is that the Rescue Media Builder just copies the...
  19. Thread: ShowKeyPlus by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,182 Views 1,303,243

    Sticky: The 'problem' machine I've been using for your...

    The 'problem' machine I've been using for your testing has just updated to 1.1.12.0 and I'm please to report it no longer has a problem.
  20. Thread: Welcome to TenForums by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1,504 Views 389,762

    Sticky: Welcome to TenForums talula Q: What's the...

    Welcome to TenForums talula


    Q: What's the difference between Dogs and Cats?

    A: Dogs have masters. Cats have servants.
  21. Thread: Registry location Shortcuts in Favorites Bar by Bree
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 12 Views 855

    Yes, those would be better to use. But as the OP...

    Yes, those would be better to use. But as the OP has said they achieved the desired result with a GPO then it looks like we are working with an Enterprise network here (which could explain why IE is...
  22. Thread: 18985 iso will not run setup.exe by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 3 Views 219

    Solved Does your machine have an ARM cpu? If it has an...

    Does your machine have an ARM cpu? If it has an Intel or Amd cpu you need the amd64 build.
  23. Thread: Upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 884

    In terms of control over updates, the gap between...

    In terms of control over updates, the gap between Home and Pro has narrowed considerably with 1903.

    Both can pause updates for up to 35 days. Feature updates are now optional, shown as available...
  24. Thread: Is there any way to control updates? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 6,665

    No, the upgrade from Home 1803 to Home 1903 is...

    No, the upgrade from Home 1803 to Home 1903 is free. In fact I'm surprised Windows Update has not yet updated your 1803 to 1903. You should by now have seen the 'Feature Update to Windows 10, version...
  25. Thread: SSD Lifespan by Bree
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,396

    This guy did ;) The SSD Endurance Experiment:...

    This guy did ;)

    The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead - The Tech Report
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