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  1. Thread: Why different Windows 10? by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 40 Views 1,775

    There are millions or even billions win 10...

    There are millions or even billions win 10 computers world wide. If all them try to update at the same time nothing on the net will work world wide. That is why the update is done randomly.
    If you...
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    Windows can be installed in two ways: Legacy-MBR...

    Windows can be installed in two ways: Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT
    To install as Legacy-MBR you must boot the installation drive as Legacy
    To install as UEFI-GPT you must boot the installation drive as...
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    Don't worry, if it's activated the computer ID is...

    Don't worry, if it's activated the computer ID is already on M$ servers. You can reinstall (same version, home or pro) and it will activate.

    I don't use a M$ account. I use a local account.

    It...
  4. Replies 6 Views 297

    Try to log in as the built in administrator and...

    Try to log in as the built in administrator and do the reset
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    Never trust a drive. One day it WILL fail....

    Never trust a drive. One day it WILL fail.
    ALWAYS have a backup
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    How many users the computer has? Are you an...

    How many users the computer has?
    Are you an administrator user?
    Was you who installed Win 10?
  7. Thread: Why different Windows 10? by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 40 Views 1,775

    A repair install is done by installing, from...

    A repair install is done by installing, from running Windows, same Windows version over the one that is installed.
    This is done by running Setup.exe on the root of the installation files folder.
    It...
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    You don't have a driver for the "Other devices >...

    You don't have a driver for the "Other devices > Unknown device"

    Open device manager, right click on the "Other devices > Unknown device", select properties, Details tab - Hardware ID-
    select...
  9. Thread: PC slow the first 3-5 minutes by Megahertz
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 477

    A drive issue (logical or hardware) can slow down...

    A drive issue (logical or hardware) can slow down startup

    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    chkdsk c: /f
    It will say your disk is in use and ask if you want to schedule to next start...
  10. Thread: PC slow the first 3-5 minutes by Megahertz
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 477

    how old is the Inspiron 3000? What CPU it has?...

    how old is the Inspiron 3000?
    What CPU it has?
    What OS did it came with (7, 8 or 10)?
    Did you do an upgrade from old OS to 10?
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    What is safe computing? - Data has a backup...

    What is safe computing?
    - Data has a backup (depends on user)
    - Computer is shielded (depends on a good firewall and Antivirus)
    - Computer is reliable (you start and it runs)
    - No telemetry
    - No...
  12. Thread: PC slow the first 3-5 minutes by Megahertz
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 477

    What CPU does it have? Does it has a ODD...

    What CPU does it have?
    Does it has a ODD (CD-DVD) drive?
    Did you ever did a Win 10 Clean install?
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    Open device manager. Is there any yellow alerts...

    Open device manager. Is there any yellow alerts of missing drivers?

    Make a drive image and save it on another drive in case you decide to go back to win 7 after the 30 days.
    Personally I still...
  14. Thread: I cant run DISM and sfc from Win PE. by Megahertz
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 100 Views 3,860

    Boot from the Win 10 installation drive Open a...

    Boot from the Win 10 installation drive
    Open a CMD window: (shift+F10)
    - Identify the windows drive letter
    diskpart
    list vol
    exit
    sfc /scannow /offbootdir=<Windows_Drive_Letter>:\...
  15. Thread: Advice on extra USB hub for Lenovo Desktop by Megahertz
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 419

    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware...

    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs. It will help us to help you
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

    A USB hub not always work as it should.

    As you have a desktop, it...
  16. Thread: How may I format HD from a USB thumbdrive? by Megahertz
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 328

    If you boot from a Win 10 installation drive that...

    If you boot from a Win 10 installation drive that you created using MCT, go to install, delete ALL partitions on the target drive and then proceed.

    Windows can be installed in two ways: Legacy-MBR...
  17. Replies 25 Views 1,117

    Agree 100% - You can't trust a second hand...

    Agree 100%

    - You can't trust a second hand computer. It may have malicious software. A clean install is the way to go.
    - A OEM installation has a generic key. In your case it is useless.
    - If it...
  18. Thread: Setting up new hard drive for cloning. by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 26 Views 1,085

    Some drives has a 4096 cluster size that allow to...

    Some drives has a 4096 cluster size that allow to have till 16T in a MBR drive. They call it Advanced Format.
    Don't try to change or you will brick the drive.

    If it doesn't clone it is because...
  19. Thread: Cannot upgrade Win7 to Win10 Failure at last step by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 49 Views 1,897

    On Win 7 retrieve, keys programs only work for...

    On Win 7 retrieve, keys programs only work for OEM small manufactures license or Retail.
    On computers like Dell, HP etc the license is SLP and a code is stored on BIOS. The retrieved key is generic...
  20. Thread: Setting up new hard drive for cloning. by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 26 Views 1,085

    Create disk images (not a clone), save them to...

    Create disk images (not a clone), save them to the backup drive and make a Macrium reflect boot able USB so you can restore an image in case you have issues with the main drive.
  21. Thread: Cannot upgrade Win7 to Win10 Failure at last step by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 49 Views 1,897

    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware...

    Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs. It will help us to help you
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums


    As already asked: Is your BIOS up to date?
  22. Thread: Clarify if I understand boot files by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 2 Views 237

    Read above

    Read above
  23. Thread: Setting up new hard drive for cloning. by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 26 Views 1,085

    A drive image from HDD or SSD is a single file,...

    A drive image from HDD or SSD is a single file, like a zip file.
    Although your main drive has 3 partitions (one is hidden) a data drive to store disk images should have only one partition.
    What you...
  24. Thread: Cannot upgrade Win7 to Win10 Failure at last step by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 49 Views 1,897

    I agree, it probably won't fix the BCD. But it...

    I agree, it probably won't fix the BCD. But it will do a fresh Win 7 install and that is a good point to start an upgrade.

    I can see that the drive 1 is a RAID 1 array. It has a System partition...
  25. Thread: Cannot upgrade Win7 to Win10 Failure at last step by Megahertz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 49 Views 1,897

    My suggestion is to do a Win 7 Repair install...

    My suggestion is to do a Win 7 Repair install. It will reinstall Win7 keeping the programs and data.
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