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  1. Thread: Introducing Windows 11 by DavidY
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 333 Views 87,593

    I have a ramshackle collection of laptops (and...

    I have a ramshackle collection of laptops (and the odd tablet) and barely any of them will run it. :(

    It's fair enough that an old Core 2 Duo which came with XP, which will run Windows 10 but not...
  2. Thread: Introducing Windows 11 by DavidY
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 333 Views 87,593

    In case anyone else (like me) wasn't sure how to...

    In case anyone else (like me) wasn't sure how to check for the presence of a TPM - here is the tutorial on how to check for it.

    Verify Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Chip on Windows PC
  3. Replies 4 Views 39,897

    General Tips This reminds me that some apps will still close...

    This reminds me that some apps will still close by double-clicking in the top left hand corner. It's an old shortcut which is less common these days but still works in some older programs.
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    Must admit I've not figured out what's changed...

    Must admit I've not figured out what's changed here? (And I'm not in the US so can't test it out myself.)
    Outlook would always allow you to link to a web Calendar on another Outlook account or even...
  5. Thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware by DavidY
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 912 Views 892,931

    Just to add something on the OOBE timeouts....

    Just to add something on the OOBE timeouts. Apologies if I've already mentioned it earlier in this thread, but I did start a thread on the issues I was having on old/slow computers.
    Insider ISOs -...
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    General Tips I agree - these syntaxes are very useful. I...

    I agree - these syntaxes are very useful. I always have too many files on my computer :o so often use searches like this to find stuff. Some of my favourites are:

    Datemodified:>=01/09/2019 ...
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    Virtualization I've been doing a slightly older version of this...

    I've been doing a slightly older version of this for years with Bitlocker-encrypted VHDs.
    As mentioned, it does prompt for a Bitlocker password on startup, but it is possible to miss the prompt. ...
  8. Replies 28 Views 31,372

    Virtualization Thanks Shawn. :)

    Thanks Shawn. :)
  9. Replies 28 Views 31,372

    Virtualization I guess this supersedes the more primitive way I...

    I guess this supersedes the more primitive way I did it?
    VHD - Auto-mount at Startup in Windows 8 | Windows 8 Help Forums

    (Which still works - it's still running that way on one of my W10...
  10. Replies 58 Views 18,164

    Looks like this may be addressed by this...

    Looks like this may be addressed by this Cumulative Update?
    Cumulative Update KB4497935 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.145 - May 29


    So I guess I'll need to use "DISM /Add-Package" to add this...
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    Browsers & Email Hi Ram93, Sorry for slow response - busy week!...

    Hi Ram93,

    Sorry for slow response - busy week!

    I think it depends on which company provides your email account? (eg. Microsoft or Google)

    If you aren't having success with a search in the...
  12. Replies 32 Views 242,473

    Thanks to you and TR3X77 for that. Good to...

    Thanks to you and TR3X77 for that.

    Good to know it works for you, although I'd much prefer it if Microsoft fixed it rather than needing to create and then delete an extra account.

    I'm going to...
  13. Replies 27 Views 91,701

    Installation & Upgrade Thanks Kari, I'm a bit out of practice, but I...

    Thanks Kari,
    I'm a bit out of practice, but I will certainly look into MDT - it's not something I've looked at before.
  14. Replies 27 Views 91,701

    Installation & Upgrade Thanks Kari, That's what I hoped. That...

    Thanks Kari,

    That's what I hoped.

    That initial part works fine when I try it; it's only the OOBE screens for keyboard layout and onwards where Windows gets itself into some sort of deadlock...
  15. Replies 27 Views 91,701

    Installation & Upgrade This is very good timing Kari! I was looking to...

    This is very good timing Kari!
    I was looking to do almost exactly this, to solve my problem with OOBE locking up on VirtualBox and also my old & slow physical laptops. (Which still seems to be a...
  16. Replies 58 Views 18,164

    Have to admit I'd be removing anything like that...

    Have to admit I'd be removing anything like that - just suppose it went wrong and somehow corrupted the iLok...
  17. Replies 32 Views 242,473

    Thanks Kari, I'll bear that in mind and give it...

    Thanks Kari,
    I'll bear that in mind and give it a go if I keep getting problems on it.
    I'm hoping they'll fix it in the next Windows release though.
  18. Replies 32 Views 242,473

    Interesting. Having had the problem on VMs...

    Interesting.
    Having had the problem on VMs before, I did have the problem on my old physical laptop when upgrading to 1809 the other day, so it's not just an issue on clean installs. Luckily in...
  19. Thread: Limit users to their home folder by DavidY
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 1,639

    As you are using Win 10 Pro, you might want to...

    As you are using Win 10 Pro, you might want to consider using Windows Configuration Designer to make a Provisioning Package to configure SharedPC settings.
    This can include options to restrict...
  20. Replies 32 Views 242,473

    Returning to this thread because I see the...

    Returning to this thread because I see the problem still persists in the released 1809 ISOs (either the .WIM version or the MCT-created ISO).
    But I did see this on the Microsoft site

    Sadly it...
  21. Thread: Windows now doing automatic updates over metered connection by DavidY
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 3,903

    This laptop also updated this month's updates...

    This laptop also updated this month's updates (cumulative and others) without asking me, over a connection set to metered.
  22. Thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware by DavidY
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 912 Views 892,931

    I think mine uses Intel GMA graphics:...

    I think mine uses Intel GMA graphics:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA

    It still runs Windows 10 1709 - although Desktop Window Manager seems to use a lot of CPU which I suspect is an issue...
  23. Thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware by DavidY
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 912 Views 892,931

    I think Berton is talking about the scenario...

    I think Berton is talking about the scenario where the video card doesn't have any RAM of its own so it uses RAM which would otherwise be available to the OS.
    So if machine has 1GB of RAM, and 256MB...
  24. Replies 8 Views 1,318

    If you haven't already, you should set your...

    If you haven't already, you should set your network connection as metered so Windows limits how much it uses it, which is a little wider than just updates.
    If you are using WiFi, this is how you...
  25. Replies 253 Views 77,143

    I imagine it's not getting a lot of priority...

    I imagine it's not getting a lot of priority compared to the other issues - especially people losing files.
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