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  1. Thread: Win-10 Pro Quick Assist app shortcut by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 39

    Just use Open Shell's search box... or Windows'..

    Just use Open Shell's search box... or Windows'..
  2. Thread: Weird Power Scheme behaviors by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 1 Views 70

    Look to see which processes are using CPU time. ...

    Look to see which processes are using CPU time.

    Compare that with what you see after a clean boot.
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    If this is a risk you expect, consider investing...

    If this is a risk you expect, consider investing in a UPS (uninterruptible power supply). The money spent could save you some hours recovering and reproducing work.

    Also consider the frequency of...
  4. Thread: Win-10 Pro Quick Assist app shortcut by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 39

    Here's one way using the GUI: 346769346770346771...

    Here's one way using the GUI:
    346769346770346771

    - and there it is in the Start Menu

    - or you can make use of the shortcut in the second screenshot.
  5. Thread: Reputation and Badges [3] by dalchina
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,347 Views 151,211

    Sure, but 10 years on, say?

    Sure, but 10 years on, say?
  6. Thread: Desktop Win10 boots fast, laptop takes forever by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 376

    Launch task manager, open at Performance tab, C:...

    Launch task manager, open at Performance tab, C:
    a. Get a large file e.g. a Win 10 iso file and put it on your desktop.
    b. Copy that file to your desktop.
    c. Take screenshot of task manager +...
  7. Replies 10 Views 263

    Programs, not UWP apps. 1. Actual Window Manager...

    Programs, not UWP apps.
    1. Actual Window Manager - the one I use- licensed - I got it free. There are cheaper subsets.
    This adds
    a. Options to the rt click title bar dropdown menu
    b. Various...
  8. Replies 15 Views 490

    Now to hopefully save yourself the time, trouble...

    Now to hopefully save yourself the time, trouble and cost (you could have done the clean install yourself) and preserve the state of your PC- programs and data- even if you have to replace the disk,...
  9. Replies 6 Views 193

    Thank you very much for your reply. I...

    Thank you very much for your reply.


    I can't possibly guess what your PC model is unless you specify it- my crystal ball is down for scheduled maintenance.


    I know. Reread my post.

    I...
  10. Replies 8 Views 1,518

    To identify the specific driver is not easy. You...

    To identify the specific driver is not easy. You can
    - research this (see the numerous threads on tenforums)
    - use MS's free Windows performance analyser and recorder (learning curve)
    - try...
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    Did you delete them in both locations? I have:...

    Did you delete them in both locations? I have:
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    - and are they present now?
  12. Replies 6 Views 193

    - for which device? Your Dell 7250 seems to be...

    - for which device?

    Your Dell 7250 seems to be from around 2015.

    An outside possibility is that the clean install has provided a driver different to the one you were using. Try using the...
  13. Replies 9 Views 216

    ... and you can actually check the registry...

    ... and you can actually check the registry values if you wish as per the link I posted:
    Why are the system icons in the notification area missing and the enable options in the Taskbar and Start...
  14. Replies 45 Views 1,485,777

    Installation & Upgrade If you try using Hard Disk Sentinel (applies to...

    If you try using Hard Disk Sentinel (applies to SSDs too, excellent, functional trial) you will immediately get a useful report, including estimated remaining lifetime.
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  15. Replies 10 Views 263

    Adding ways to find favourite and recent folders...

    Adding ways to find favourite and recent folders and files in most applicable dialogues is something I find helpful - also the ability to keep a window 'on top'.
  16. Thread: USB recovery drive - help!!! by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 24 Views 476

    Hi, do you have a USB2 port available? I imagine...

    Hi, do you have a USB2 port available? I imagine this is a problem of USB3 port or device with no appropriate driver.

    See e.g.
    How-To: Add drivers manually to USB drive to install Windows using a...
  17. Replies 9 Views 216

    Hi, any clues as to what happened that may have...

    Hi, any clues as to what happened that may have led to this?


    - could you confirm you mean you created a new user, and you saw the same problem when logged in with that account?

    Is this Home...
  18. Thread: QTTabBar Updates by dalchina
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 430 Views 110,493

    Agreed - a long-standing issue. Still so in 21H2.

    Agreed - a long-standing issue. Still so in 21H2.
  19. Thread: How to block an update restart and troubleshoot by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 283

    This may be clearer and more complete: How to...

    This may be clearer and more complete:
    How to delete Downloaded, Failed & Pending Windows Updates
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    You can see how it works in the registry using...

    You can see how it works in the registry using Windows features to modify the available details:
    346657
    You can also see how it is reversible (The old version is kept).

    The effect of adding...
  21. Thread: Windows update failure (0x80070246) by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 170

    The 'repair' effect is the same provided it's...

    The 'repair' effect is the same provided it's done with a full iso file. (Enablement packages for the minor upgrades do not achieve this).

    As I said, the lower risk is to use the same build- with...
  22. Thread: How to block an update restart and troubleshoot by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 283

    It seems you have a pending update - have you...

    It seems you have a pending update - have you tried removing it thus?
    How to delete pending updates on Windows 10 Pureinfotech

    You would need to remove the pending update, then block it....
  23. Thread: Windows update failure (0x80070246) by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 170

    chkdsk only checks the file integrity of the used...

    chkdsk only checks the file integrity of the used part of one partition.

    A program such as Hard Disk Sentinel checks the state of the whole disk. Do not omit this step.

    Your PC is on build...
  24. Replies 5 Views 177

    The large one is presumably factory reset. You...

    The large one is presumably factory reset. You can decide if you wish to keep that or not, depending on how old and out of date it may be.

    Of the other two, the smaller is probably obsolete and...
  25. Thread: Windows update failure (0x80070246) by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 170

    Hi, given please start with some basic...

    Hi, given


    please start with some basic checks.
    a. Check your disk - Hard Disk Sentinel (HDDs & SSDs) is excellent.
    b. If ok, from an admin comand prompt run
    chkdsk c: /scan

    If both are ok...
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