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  1. Thread: Start up issues. by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 18 Views 450

    Two ways to help protect yourself from such a...

    Two ways to help protect yourself from such a disaster:
    a. Monitor disk health with alerts when it degrades:
    Crystal Diskinfo (free)

    b. Routine and regular disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect...
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    You could achieve that with freeware Autohotkey,...

    You could achieve that with freeware Autohotkey, a well-documented scripting language.

    As a minimum, 1 line can redefine a key function.

    In your case, it would have to do a bit more, and test...
  3. Replies 1 Views 126

    Hi, Stardock's Curtains (low cost, non-intrusive)...

    Hi, Stardock's Curtains (low cost, non-intrusive) allows this, if you choose an appropriate style/theme - or indeed create your own. Whether the corners are rounded or not depends on the image files...
  4. Thread: Question about deleting old Windows Versions by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 22 Views 930

    Disk imaging simply means you have compressed...

    Disk imaging simply means you have compressed copies of the used parts of the partitions you've selected to be imaged, saved somewhere- preferably securely and separately from your PC so they can't...
  5. Thread: Favorite bar. in Windows 11 by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 99

    Hi, please become a member of elevenforum.com ...

    Hi, please become a member of
    elevenforum.com

    - which supports Win 11.

    Answers here will target Win 10 and may not be appropriate.

    When you post there, also add an illustrative...
  6. Replies 8 Views 300

    Is that MBR (legacy)? Or UEFI? You can only...

    Is that MBR (legacy)? Or UEFI?

    You can only directly move a disk if both systems are UEFI or both MBR.

    And before you do so, ensure you do indeed have a current image of ALL partitions on the...
  7. Do you have the same issue in Safe Mode? (Leave...

    Do you have the same issue in Safe Mode?
    (Leave the context menu entries disabled for now).

    Presumably Norton would not be active in Safe Mode?

    I guess you can't actually see the context menu...
  8. Thread: Search not working. by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 114

    What have you recently installed/uninstalled?...

    What have you recently installed/uninstalled?
    Have you tried using a suitable System Restore point?


    If you search generally for e.g.
    "cannot type in search bar"
    you may find guides like this:...
  9. Hi, assuming you disabled all non-MS context menu...

    Hi, assuming you disabled all non-MS context menu entries shown by Shellexview, including 32 bit ones, and still had this problem, note that Shellexview does not necessarily list all of them.

    I...
  10. Thread: New Laptop by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 264

    You can run the check programs (MS and 3rd party)...

    You can run the check programs (MS and 3rd party) that are widely described, and of course you could try upgrading any time you wish by downloading an iso file.

    Personally, having tried Win 11 in...
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    Thanks - a risk in that you might encounter...

    Thanks - a risk in that you might encounter incompatibility or unexpected technical issues.

    For example, a few find they have no latency issues- upgrade the build- they suddenly have one...
  12. Replies 3 Views 118

    Hi, as you still have the SSD for your old...

    Hi, as you still have the SSD for your old installation you can
    a. Use a 3rd party tool to back up and restore drivers
    5 Tools to Backup and Restore your Windows Drivers Raymond.CC

    or

    b....
  13. Thread: New Laptop by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 264

    Here's how from the Tutorial section- in Windows...

    Here's how from the Tutorial section- in Windows 10:

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro

    See links in that tutorial for other cases and scenarios.

    Hopefully the equivalent...
  14. Thread: New Laptop by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 264

    Hi, A quick Google search offers ...

    Hi, A quick Google search offers

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-and-windows-11-in-s-mode-faq-851057d6-1ee9-b9e5-c30b-93baebeebc85

    - which should help. Extract from that:
  15. Thread: Question about deleting old Windows Versions by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 22 Views 930

    Windows.old will be deleted automatically by...

    Windows.old will be deleted automatically by default 10 days after you upgrade.

    Otherwise- it seems no-one has pointed you to the extensive professional quality tutorial section:

    Type ...
  16. Thread: System Time issue by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 169

    Hi, if you search the Tutorial section for e.g....

    Hi, if you search the Tutorial section for e.g.
    default services
    you should find

    Restore Default Services in Windows 10

    Check the state from the list there- and restore as appropriate.
  17. Replies 1 Views 96

    Please could you create an account on...

    Please could you create an account on elevenforum.com - that's for Win 11.

    Answers you get here will tend to focus on Win 10 and mauy not be the most helpful. Thanks.

    (Hints:
    - you could also...
  18. Thread: Rollback RX and Win 10 by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 3,186

    Hi, I'm curious as to what impact major feature...

    Hi, I'm curious as to what impact major feature updates (upgrades) have with that installed.

    And as you say (I think) - if the disk fails or the PC is stolen or there's a ransomware attack... a...
  19. Replies 4 Views 216

    Hi, workarounds here: (not tried personally)...

    Hi, workarounds here: (not tried personally)
    Hibernate computer with a timeout from command line on Windows 7 - Super User

    Related-
    Dont sleep (freeware) may be of interest.

    It can be used...
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    :thumbsup:
  21. Curious, you didn't ask about this in your first...

    Curious, you didn't ask about this in your first post to which I gave a very precise reply:


    The difficulty you have there with Windows native features is that, as has been discussed many times,...
  22. Hi, thank MS for this difficulty. The last build...

    Hi, thank MS for this difficulty. The last build in which search worked fully was 1903.
    I've deliberately kept one PC on that build for this reason.

    After that, MS
    a. messed it up badly then ...
  23. Replies 12 Views 693

    Both of those done (see above) and other Store...

    Both of those done (see above) and other Store tutorials used in previous thread:
    #Raw Image extension refuses to install

    It's not obvious to me that either a clean boot or an in-place upgrade...
  24. Replies 5 Views 250

    Just for interest and useful in building more...

    Just for interest and useful in building more complex search strings:

    ext:doc NOT ext:docx

    works.
  25. Thread: Disable EDGE but keep available? by dalchina
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 415

    Using this free tool (now EdgeDeflector is dead...

    Using this free tool (now EdgeDeflector is dead in the water) means Edge shouldn't be launched in place of your default:
    Redirect links to default browser in Windows 11 using MSEdgeRedirect

    It's...
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