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    Clean Win 10 Install on Win 7 PC Activated, with No Previous Upgrade

    My brother has an older Dell Latitude E6400 laptop that came with Windows 7 Pro. It had not been upgraded to Windows 10.

    He bought a new SSD drive for the laptop. I thought I would try an...
  2. Thread: Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 by Antilope
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 2 Views 7,050

    This tutorial worked for me: Installing...

    This tutorial worked for me:

    Installing Ubuntu/Linux Mint on UEFI System with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10...
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    How to Remove Firefox Search Bar: I didn't...

    How to Remove Firefox Search Bar:

    I didn't like the Firefox Search Bar. I rarely used it. It takes up valuable real estate that can be used by other ADD-ONS Icons. I do all my searches directly in...
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    I received the 240gb drive. Installed it in the...

    I received the 240gb drive. Installed it in the laptop and made sure the bios was set to UEFI/GPT and AHCI was enabled for SATA.

    I had previously made a bootable Windows 10 x64 Home USB stick from...
  5. Thread: Any Skylake CPU can be overclocked, not just "K" models by Antilope
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 4 Views 1,780

    Any Skylake CPU can be overclocked, not just "K" models

    From Tom's Hardware

    "...It was recently discovered that, with the right motherboard, any Skylake CPU could be overclocked by increasing the systemís base clock. At the time, it wasnít clear which...
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    Everyone thanks for all of your tips and...

    Everyone thanks for all of your tips and suggestions about setting up the SSD drive. It will be a real help when I set it up when it arrives next week. I will report back how it goes. Have a Happy...
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    Just an FYI, a clean install of Windows 10 takes...

    Just an FYI, a clean install of Windows 10 takes about 13gb to 15gb of disk space.
  8. Thread: Create Photo problem for sign in screen by Antilope
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 11 Views 2,463

    On my laptop, when I click on BROWSE in SETTINGS,...

    On my laptop, when I click on BROWSE in SETTINGS, PERSONALIZATION, BACKGROUND, it opens a pop up window to my This PC/Pictures folder. It does take 5 or 10 seconds to open the window. Are you waiting...
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    I will go with UEFI/GPT. When doing a Windows 10...

    I will go with UEFI/GPT. When doing a Windows 10 clean install, it uses 3 or 4 partitions alone. If there is no difference in speed between MBR or UEFI, and that's why you install an SSD, then I will...
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    Yes. Number of partitions is a consideration....

    Yes. Number of partitions is a consideration. I've had 6 or 10 Linux disros on a hard disk (both MBR and UEFI/GPT). On the MBR you can have 3 primary partitions and an extended partition. Then within...
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    Single 240gb SSD Drive - Best Partitioning MBR or UEFI/GPT?

    I have a Dell Inspiron 17r 5737 laptop made in 2013. The cpu is an Intel i5 4200u with 8gb DDR3 ram.

    It currently has a 1-TB WD spinning hard disk, partitioned with UEFI/GPT, that I am replacing...
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    The next Microsoft update will replace every "7"...

    The next Microsoft update will replace every "7" or "8" on your PC with a "10". So 7+8 will equal 20 instead of 15. :chuckle:
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    There may be a conflict between Google Maps and...

    There may be a conflict between Google Maps and Firefox that doesn't involve Windows. When I use Firefox 42 in Linux and access Google Maps, Firefox crashes. Other people are also having problems...
  14. Thread: Remove Firefox Search Bar by Antilope
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2 Views 7,036

    Remove Firefox Search Bar

    I didn't like the Firefox Search Bar. I rarely used it. It takes up valuable real estate that can be used by other ADD-ONS Icons.
    I Just do my searches directly in Bing or Google.

    To remove the...
  15. Thread: What should I install? by Antilope
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 4 Views 1,250

    If you are not using Microsoft Office, try the...

    If you are not using Microsoft Office, try the free office suite LibreOffice. I switched to LibreOffice from Office 2007. Meets all my home office needs.
  16. Thread: Help Skype by Antilope
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1 Views 1,218

    I haven't tried this yet, but someone on the...

    I haven't tried this yet, but someone on the Skype forums said to set your age to 13. Microsoft protects anyone under 16 from unwanted contacts. But you have to be at least 13 to use the service. It...
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    Mobile Microsoft makes great phones. It's the apps where...

    Microsoft makes great phones. It's the apps where they are weak. If the Windows phone could use android apps that would be the best of both worlds. Lumia needs an android converter.
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    During the clean install of 10586 I clicked "I...

    During the clean install of 10586 I clicked "I don't have a product key", similar to what I did earlier on other pc's clean installing 10240. I was using a 10586 ISO that is 64-bit and gives the...
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    I just found an instance where the Windows 7...

    I just found an instance where the Windows 7 product key was required for activation.


    My wife has a Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook computer that had Windows 7 Home...
  20. Thread: Used Windows 7 Key to activate Windows 10 - 10586 by Antilope
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 3,304

    Everyone has a digital camera now. Take a picture...

    Everyone has a digital camera now. Take a picture of your Windows Product Key labels just in case they get damaged. It's easy for the product key to be scraped or rubbed off the label. It's good to...
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    I have exactly the same notebook, another Dell...

    I have exactly the same notebook, another Dell Inspiron 1545. I upgraded it in July 2015 to 10248. Then a couple of weeks later I did a clean install of 10240 and it activated right away. Haven't...
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    Used Windows 7 Key to activate Windows 10 -...

    Used Windows 7 Key to activate Windows 10 - 10586.

    My wife has a Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook computer that had Windows 7 Home Premium. I upgraded it to Windows 10 - 10240 in July 2015 and it ...
  23. Thread: Used Windows 7 Key to activate Windows 10 - 10586 by Antilope
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 3,304

    Used Windows 7 Key to activate Windows 10 - 10586

    My wife has a Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook computer that had Windows 7 Home Premium. I upgraded it to Windows 10 - 10240 in July 2015 and it activated right away. I just got a good deal on a 120GB...
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    Microsoft was also talking about Enterprise. A...

    Microsoft was also talking about Enterprise. A janitor with a USB flash drive can access every file on every Windows PC hard drive in an office. Most PCs are only secured with the logon password....
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    The point being the 8 year old (or anyone else)...

    The point being the 8 year old (or anyone else) doesn't have to know Linux (which runs and looks exactly like Windows). They just have to know how to download a couple of files and copy it to a USB...
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