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  1. Thread: Can't boot on CD by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Your newish laptop is probably set to boot only...

    Your newish laptop is probably set to boot only from UEFI sources. The CD you are trying to boot from may not be UEFI compatible and you may need to turn off Secure Boot, and enable CSM (or maybe...
  2. Thread: Can't install Win 10 on new HD any longer by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 112

    Have you tried resetting your BIOS to default...

    Have you tried resetting your BIOS to default values? It should be an option on the last tab or menu of BIOS settings "Save and exit" more than likely.
  3. Thread: OS Choice by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 160

    It might be beneficial to upload a screenshot of...

    It might be beneficial to upload a screenshot of disk management so we can determine why there are multiple boot entries. If you are reinstalling Windows 10 there should not be multiple boot...
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    thanks!

    thanks!
  5. Thread: How to remove the previous owner info/account? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 6 Views 267

    You can delete his account. It only affects that...

    You can delete his account. It only affects that computer, not the actual Microsoft account. Make sure your own account is set up as an administrator account first!

    Does the Lenovo have a...
  6. Replies 31 Views 680

    1. Don't worry about partition alignment. It...

    1. Don't worry about partition alignment. It will be good.

    2. That is normal. If you do list part for the disk you will see that it is there. It does not appear in volume list, nor does it...
  7. Replies 31 Views 680

    I booted my computer from the Windows 10 USB...

    I booted my computer from the Windows 10 USB flash drive and get the first setup screen:
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    I press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt. Note, I'm going to have to screen capture, I can't...
  8. Replies 31 Views 680

    Mine is going to be the standard flash drive...

    Mine is going to be the standard flash drive created by Microsoft's own Media Creation Tool. It shouldn't matter, except the RUFUS flash drive might have an extra partition on it....
  9. Replies 31 Views 680

    Well, tenuser1967, now you are changing the...

    Well, tenuser1967, now you are changing the parameters on us! And, btw, if I was going to add a year, I would be NavyLCDR1966 :-). Ok. Fasten your seat belt, hold on tight. I'll show you the...
  10. Replies 31 Views 680

    tenuser1967, If you give me about 2 hours, I...

    tenuser1967,

    If you give me about 2 hours, I will post a step by step procedure to do exactly what I think you want to do.
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    I would restore the Windows partition that is not...

    I would restore the Windows partition that is not booting from your most recent backup image of it. It looks like the issue is with the OS installation, not the boot files in the system partition.
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    Then don't do anything at all to the new drive. ...

    Then don't do anything at all to the new drive. Just boot the computer from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive in UEFI mode and install the first Windows 10 to the completely blank,...
  13. Replies 31 Views 680

    No, what I stated was to install Windows 10 first...

    No, what I stated was to install Windows 10 first to a completely empty, 100% unallocated drive:

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    After you get the first Windows 10 installed, then you can shrink the C: drive partition...
  14. Thread: Half of RAM 'Hardware Reserved' by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 525

    When Windows says that the exact value of one...

    When Windows says that the exact value of one stick of RAM is hardware reserved, the cause is usually a bad stick of RAM.
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    The easiest way to do what you want to do is to...

    The easiest way to do what you want to do is to just do a clean install to a completely clean disk with no partitions on it - 100% unallocated space. Windows setup will create the ESP (EFI System...
  16. Thread: Half of RAM 'Hardware Reserved' by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 525

    It's a time consuming process, but I agree with...

    It's a time consuming process, but I agree with bobkn. Take one stick of RAM and try it in each of the four slots. See if any thing changes. If everything stays the same, then try the second stick...
  17. Thread: Cloning a windows 10 installation on external hdd by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 241

    Ummm., Errrr, Not always.. If the USB drive is...

    Ummm., Errrr, Not always.. If the USB drive is moved to a new computer that has never had that edition of Windows 10 activated on it before, it will NOT remain activated. The Windows 10 on the USB...
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    Installation & Upgrade Completely normal behavior.

    Completely normal behavior.
  19. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 265

    Ok, then just a USB to SATA M.2 enclosure is all...

    Ok, then just a USB to SATA M.2 enclosure is all you need.
  20. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 265

    One thing to watch out for is that NVMe can only...

    One thing to watch out for is that NVMe can only boot in UEFI mode. If the laptop is booting in legacy BIOS (CSM) mode from an MBR partitioned drive, the clone won't boot in the desktop. Assuming...
  21. Thread: Questions pertaining to SSD install by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 1,221

    As long as the computer meets all the hardware...

    As long as the computer meets all the hardware specs required by Windows 11, you should be able to. Scroll down to the bottom of this webpage and there is a compatibility checker:...
  22. You would have to do it in the opposite order,...

    You would have to do it in the opposite order, though. Install Windows in the VM first. Then join the insider program from the Windows running in the VM. Only the VM would be sharing diagnostic...
  23. Thread: Questions pertaining to SSD install by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 1,221

    You won't have any issues by just plugging the...

    You won't have any issues by just plugging the old hard drive into a SATA port. Like you said, if the computer wants to boot from it, all you have to do is go into BIOS and change the boot order...
  24. Thread: OEM key able to be used on VM? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 9 Views 376

    Whether or not Microsoft blocks a product key is...

    Whether or not Microsoft blocks a product key is up to them. I know they will block any product key if it is used too many times within a certain timeframe. Some blocks are for online activation...
  25. Thread: External SSD not recognised by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 265

    Well, read the order for the enclosure. Notice...

    Well, read the order for the enclosure. Notice it says Fits only NVMe PCI-E. That means it won't work with a SATA SSD.

    Now, with an NVMe SSD in the adapter, you can use it on the laptop via USB...
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