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    All that being said, most of the time the "paid...

    All that being said, most of the time the "paid for" solutions to the issues we are discussing are a waste of $$$$.
  2. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    If Sapien 1 wants to have an official,...

    If Sapien 1 wants to have an official, read-only, Microsoft original flash drive of Windows 10, and the associated carboard box it came in as a "collector's item" them more power to him or her. I...
  3. Replies 11 Views 398

    If I was going to place a bet, I would bet that...

    If I was going to place a bet, I would bet that Bree's answer is correct.
  4. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    So does booting from the standard Windows USB...

    So does booting from the standard Windows USB flash drive, opening a command prompt and running the diskpart clean command - and with just a single flash drive that will do both, erase the drive back...
  5. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    And what is really crazy about it is that it is...

    And what is really crazy about it is that it is Micosoft themselves that offer the product for free! You can get it directly from Microsoft for free, or you can pay a shady retailer anywhere from $20...
  6. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    And what is stopping you from doing that?

    And what is stopping you from doing that?
  7. Thread: Question about BIOS update by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 262

    On Dell's website is a JCV file which you should...

    On Dell's website is a JCV file which you should be able to use with the BIOS recover feature in BIOS settings to upgrade/recover the BIOS without using an operating system....
  8. Thread: Question about BIOS update by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 262

    Why don't you go to the Dell support website and...

    Why don't you go to the Dell support website and look for BIOS update instructions there?
  9. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    And the Media Creation Tool creates the exact...

    And the Media Creation Tool creates the exact same USB flash drive that is in the retail box. The only difference is the MCT creates the latest released version of Windows 10 and the flash drive in...
  10. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    And hundreds of thousands of users have done that...

    And hundreds of thousands of users have done that for the cost of a $5 flash drive, but you won't listen to us.

    #1 - your laptop already has a digital license for Windows 10 stored on Microsoft...
  11. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    hsehestedt, At least there won't be any major...

    hsehestedt,

    At least there won't be any major problems associated with the full retail boxed product. It will just be out of date, but Windows Update should take care of that. It's just a waste...
  12. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    Yep, we know! Overpaying for an outdated version...

    Yep, we know! Overpaying for an outdated version of Windows 10. Anyway, good luck in finding one that isn't ridiculously expensive.
  13. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    What jimbo45 was referring to was getting a...

    What jimbo45 was referring to was getting a cheap Windows 7 and upgrading it to Windows 10 to get the Windows 10 digital license. But it sounds like you have zero interest in less expensive...
  14. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    I will correct you, not that you will listen to...

    I will correct you, not that you will listen to what any of us are telling you anyway....what you got appears to be a genuine Microsoft System Builders version of Windows 10. But, I agree, it is not...
  15. Thread: Dual boot Win10/Win11 question by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 542

    Yes.

    Yes.
  16. Thread: Dual boot Win10/Win11 question by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 542

    It will upgrade only that Windows 10 to Windows...

    It will upgrade only that Windows 10 to Windows 11 and it will leave the other Windows 10 as is. It will likely change your dual booting to make Windows 11 the default and change the timeout back to...
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    Install TrueNAS...

    Install TrueNAS

    TrueNAS is an Operating System that you install on any computer, just like any other OS. My NAS computer boots TrueNAS from a USB flash drive. (and it also allows mirroring of...
  18. Thread: Windows Expiring by NavyLCDR
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 325

    RTM versions do not expire. Since 1809 was a RTM...

    RTM versions do not expire. Since 1809 was a RTM release, it will not expire.
  19. Thread: Best AntiVirus Programs? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 1,010

    Windows Defender and common sense. The common...

    Windows Defender and common sense. The common sense is the hard one to find nowadays.
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    I am using TrueNAS Core (free) on an older AMD FX...

    I am using TrueNAS Core (free) on an older AMD FX computer. I have 6 TB of storage. I am running 2 pairs of 2 HDDs (4 total). Each pair is mirrored, and the 2 pairs are striped. I would have to...
  21. Thread: Can't install an M.2 SSD by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 39 Views 2,437

    I normally read the user or service manual for...

    I normally read the user or service manual for the computer or motherboard. That method has not failed me yet.
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    Here is mine: 372429

    Here is mine:

    372429
  23. Thread: SSD Secure Erase, best product? by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 617

    Here's the problem with that and an SSD. Once...

    Here's the problem with that and an SSD. Once all those zeroes and ones are written to all the cells on the SSD, the cells must be reset anyway so that they can accept new data. As many members...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    Let me try to explain things to you, Sapien 1. ...

    Let me try to explain things to you, Sapien 1.

    To restore your main laptop:
    1. Create the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive by downloading it directly from Microsoft using any computer...
  25. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 73 Views 3,761

    You already have a digital license for Windows on...

    You already have a digital license for Windows on your main laptop. You can do a clean install on it for free. But it's your money to waste, not mine.
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