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    Can you schedule a copy of files in DOS?

    Hi. Is it possible, when in Windows10, to have Windows schedule a copy of files and folders in DOS? That is, schedule the PC to shut down, do copying of files and folders in DOS, then restart to...
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    Hi. Finally fixed the boot issue. It was a...

    Hi. Finally fixed the boot issue. It was a combination of system drive not set active (probably), issue with BCD file and snapman.exe a file associated with Acornis True Image.
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    Cannot boot & stuck in a Repair loop without Start-up Options

    Hi. I've been busy creating new User Accounts on my Dell Precision M6400 and part of that process at the start was copying files over from one laptop (an ACER 5315) to the other using a wireless...
  4. Thread: Using an outboard HDD by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    OK, will set my outboard HDD to Z drive. Will see...

    OK, will set my outboard HDD to Z drive. Will see what happens in the next weeks. If a problem occurs I'll start a new thread.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I will mark this as solved. I am also looking...
  5. Thread: Using an outboard HDD by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Hi. My scheme would work then if where the data...

    Hi. My scheme would work then if where the data connected to say Z drive. All this shows the weakness of the current system of allocating drive letters. If the drive letters could be set in stone by...
  6. Thread: Using an outboard HDD by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Using an outboard HDD

    Hi. I have several technical projects on. I also have several user accounts, with names like DESKTOP SHOPPING, DESKTOP ELECTRONICS, DESKTOP ARDUINO, etc. I also have 2 laptops. I don't want to...
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    Hi. OK, I have a question: On my PC I connect...

    Hi. OK, I have a question: On my PC I connect thru a router (say it's labelled VM0998HGT908) It is set as"Ethernet Public Network". Is it the case, that when I'm making adjustments to the "Network"...
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    Like I say, I'm something off-piste at the moment...

    Like I say, I'm something off-piste at the moment insamuch as I'm talking about general networking principles. My Local Area Connection, which is the means of connecting to the internet, is of...
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    Hi. Just to go off piste for a moment: My laptop...

    Hi. Just to go off piste for a moment: My laptop is connected to a Local Area Connection (Microsoft terminology).. But, it's also correct to say, my laptop is connected to a huge (non local)...
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    HI. Let me relate an happenstance I just had. I...

    HI. Let me relate an happenstance I just had. I happened to look at Network in File Explorer and lo and behold the laptop had discovered a 2nd laptop I have. Must have done that wirelessly (possibly...
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    From what I can tell, my issue is probably that I...

    From what I can tell, my issue is probably that I simply have not set up a User Account required to access the desktop from the laptop. On my laptop, I can see that I have a network, consisting of...
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    Hi. Yes, it might be because of an account issue....

    Hi. Yes, it might be because of an account issue. I'll get back and post more data about my settings etc.
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    Message: "Windows cannot access \\pcname\e" How to solve this?

    Hi. I've got my laptop connected to my desktop PC with a crossover cable and managed to creat a private network. I want to acess certain partitions on the desktop from the laptop. Of course, I made...
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    Hi. Probably my last post. Yes, I was (as they...

    Hi. Probably my last post. Yes, I was (as they say in England "bl**dy peeved" when the sytem said I had till 28th of this month then no more use of the OS. Maybe the seller will offer an explanation....
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    Hi Superfly. I'm really grateful to you for...

    Hi Superfly. I'm really grateful to you for solving my problem. I'm now able to keep the purchase without all the hassle of returning it to seller. You've also saved the seller's bacon as well I...
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    Hi. I've taken off the battery and I see a...

    Hi. I've taken off the battery and I see a Product Key for "Windows Vista.Business OEMAct"
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    Hi. When I run ShowkeyPlus it gives me the...

    Hi. When I run ShowkeyPlus it gives me the Product ID and the Installed Key, which ends in - T83GX. That's a KMS key. Anyway I noticed the file Windows.old and then used ShowkeyPlus(Retrieve key from...
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    What contractual terms apply to my Windows 10 installation?

    Hi. I've just bought a DELL M6400 laptop. It's a nice piece of kit. Now, after I got it, and switched it on, although it was showing as activated the blurb said the license would expire on 28th...
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    Hi. Thanks for the direction. What I did was...

    Hi. Thanks for the direction. What I did was arrange for a safe boot. Then once that was in place arranged for a clean boot. Then, when that was in place proceeded to go through the proceedure for...
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    Explorer.exe is creating high CPU usage: How can I solve this problem?

    Hi. My ACER 5315 is hardly useable, and it looks like Windows Explorer is the culprit. In Task Manager I've got a reading of 99% on CPU usage. And Windows Explorer is using around 40 - 60%.

    I've...
  21. Thread: Cannot sign in to Windows 10 by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 1,450

    Hi. I went and opened up msconfig. I changed the...

    Hi. I went and opened up msconfig. I changed the setting to start up normally. This time there is no problem. It was a mouse defect that was messing with the selections, they were not stable. With...
  22. Thread: Cannot sign in to Windows 10 by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Hi. Followed instructions to restore Windows...

    Hi. Followed instructions to restore Windows registry to the letter. Screen showed just as in the screen shot you posted (except c: was J:

    PC now boots up. Thank you. It's made my day. Rich
  23. Thread: Cannot sign in to Windows 10 by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Hi. It came to pass by a sort of happenstance,...

    Hi. It came to pass by a sort of happenstance, that ran Minitool Partition Wizard 9.1. I saw that before C drive there is a 100Mb primary partition. That was set active, not C drive. So, I made C...
  24. Thread: Cannot sign in to Windows 10 by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Hi. I made a Windows10 disc image. When it ran I...

    Hi. I made a Windows10 disc image. When it ran I chose "Advanced options".

    *"System Restore": Cannot use that because no restore point. Also, cannot create a restore point.
    *"System Image...
  25. Thread: Cannot sign in to Windows 10 by richard2277
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 1,450

    Cannot sign in to Windows 10

    Hi. I've been having problems with my other laptop. When you click on the Start button, there is pane that shows you your installed programs. Well, I was getting automatic down scrolling. I thought...
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