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  1. Thread: Skype Autostarting by Victek
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    I am seeing this on one of my computers as well. ...

    I am seeing this on one of my computers as well. Hopefully someone can figure out how to stop it.
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    Solved Need help creating a PIN for a Microsoft Email Account

    I have a second microsoft email account setup in Outlook (standalone app) and out of the blue today Windows Hello popped up and is asking me to verify the account with a PIN. To my knowledge this...
  3. Thread: Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10? by Victek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,457

    Solved When I ran the Windows 10 setup from the Windows...

    When I ran the Windows 10 setup from the Windows 7 desktop it said that the video card was incompatible with Windows 10. It allowed me to go forward with the install, but after it finished and the...
  4. Thread: Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10? by Victek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,457

    Solved I wanted to let folks know that I was able to...

    I wanted to let folks know that I was able to successfully do a clean install of Windows 10. The upgrade from Windows 7 didn't work, but we were just happy to get the system working. Thanks to...
  5. Thread: Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10? by Victek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,457

    Solved Yes, it would be nice to know in advance if the...

    Yes, it would be nice to know in advance if the upgrade will work, but I think I made a bit too much about the work we've put into the current install. It will be OK if we need to clean install - it...
  6. Thread: Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10? by Victek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,457

    Solved There is no COA sticker anywhere on the PC and...

    There is no COA sticker anywhere on the PC and Dell support confirmed that only "recovery media" specific to the system would work to reload an activated copy of Windows 7. They also said that media...
  7. Thread: Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10? by Victek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,457

    Solved Thanks for the reply. Entering the service tag...

    Thanks for the reply. Entering the service tag shows that the PC originally came with Windows 8, and as you say must have been downgraded to Windows 7 as an option. Regarding installing Windows 10,...
  8. Thread: Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10? by Victek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,457

    Solved Can the Dell XPS 8700 be upgraded to Windows 10?

    A friend with a Dell XPS 8700 i5 that was running Windows 7 had the OS crash. Recovery media is no longer available and a Microsoft Windows 7 disk isn't a solution because it requires inputting a...
  9. Thread: How can I change Word 2016 default print settings? by Victek
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 1 Views 440

    How can I change Word 2016 default print settings?

    When I print in Word 2016 the default is to print all pages. To change this you have to click the drop down menu and select custom; then you can select pages individually. Is there a way to make...
  10. Thread: Intermittent problem with sleep mode by Victek
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 1 Views 559

    Solved I was able to solve the problem; I disabled...

    I was able to solve the problem; I disabled hibernaton and installed an app called "Don't Sleep", which also includes a sleep schedule feature. This app can put the PC in sleep mode even when the...
  11. Thread: Intermittent problem with sleep mode by Victek
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 1 Views 559

    Solved Intermittent problem with sleep mode

    I have a Dell XPS 8900 running Windows 10 1803 and have a problem where the PC will enter sleep mode once or twice after a fresh boot, but subsequent sleep commands only turn off the monitor; the...
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    I know what you mean. FYI I just upgraded from...

    I know what you mean. FYI I just upgraded from Office 2013 to Office 2016. I had to uninstall 2013 first and assumed I would have to reenter my email accounts into Outlook, but I was pleasantly...
  13. Replies 11 Views 11,429

    My customer wrote and told me the issue was...

    My customer wrote and told me the issue was resolved, but unfortunately she could not relate how she went about it. It sounded like the problem was fixed by doing a repair, but I don't know how she...
  14. Replies 3 Views 815

    Solved . Thanks for the reply. I installed Office...

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    Thanks for the reply. I installed Office 2016 yesterday. I tried first without removing Office 2013, but the 2016 install failed. 2016 installed fine after I uninstalled 2013 and I was...
  15. Replies 3 Views 815

    Solved Switching from Office 2013 to Office 2016 & want to keep settings

    I'm planning to switch from Office 2013 to Office 2016 and I want to preserve my Outlook settings if possible. I have multiple email accounts and calendars setup and would like to avoid having to...
  16. Replies 3 Views 1,457

    I went ahead and updated to v1803 using a DVD. ...

    I went ahead and updated to v1803 using a DVD. The update completed without incident and so far the computer is running smoothly. It's a relief to no longer have that stuck update. I was a little...
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    Sticky: Thanks for posting this. I couldn't run the...

    Thanks for posting this. I couldn't run the media creation tool on one of my systems, so I really appreciate your solution for downloading the ISOs directly. :nerd:
  18. Replies 3 Views 1,457

    2018-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 install problem

    I have attempted to install this update multiple times, clicking the "restart now" button in Windows Update, but after the system reboots it says the update wasn't installed.

    2018-04 Cumulative...
  19. Replies 11 Views 11,429

    . . Thanks, I've passed this along. I'll post...

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    Thanks, I've passed this along. I'll post again when I get results.
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    I did check and there is no entry for Office 365....

    I did check and there is no entry for Office 365. Thanks for confirming that the link is supposed to be there.
  21. Replies 11 Views 11,429

    Thanks for the suggestion. I wonder though if...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I wonder though if the issue actually has anything to do with the Adobe Reader? When I first observed the problem Edge was showing as the default PDF reader in Outlook's...
  22. Replies 11 Views 11,429

    Problem with Outlook 2016 not remembering default PDF app choice

    I have a customer who subscribed to Office 365 and downloaded the Office 2016 applications. She also has Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. She is using Outlook for email and when she opens PDF...
  23. Thread: Can't join the Windows Insider Program by Victek
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 10 Views 2,509

    Can't join the Windows Insider Program

    I have a laptop running Windows 10 Home (32 bit) that is up to date. I tried to join the insider program to get the Spring Creators Update and unfortunately the sign up process fails. I get as far...
  24. Replies 376 Views 61,385

    You're correct. The media creation tool on that...

    You're correct. The media creation tool on that page is currently for CU not Fall CU. I deleted my post. Hopefully the media creation tool will be updated soon.
  25. Replies 376 Views 61,385

    The media creation tool (MCT) is already...

    The media creation tool (MCT) is already available for the Fall Creators Update. If you want the upgrade why wait for it to come through Windows Update? Run the MCT and upgrade directly or create...
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