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    Notepad is neither a Windows Store App, nor a...

    Notepad is neither a Windows Store App, nor a "modern" Windows App, it is a classic Win32 App - as you note, an executable file with a .exe extension. It can be run as administrator from Task...
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    It's his age. :) Like mine I have just got...

    It's his age. :)

    Like mine I have just got back from the park, with binoculars, having watched the ISS pass over, and a couple of minutes later managed to glimpse the Dragon Module chasing it....
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    Launch was good, Took me back to the 1960s. Good...

    Launch was good, Took me back to the 1960s. Good to see the SpaceX mission control spatially distanced and masked, not so the NASA TV journalists. Pity the "landing" of the first stage after re-entry...
  4. Thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware by Fafhrd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 912 Views 893,734

    When Setup fails with unknown errors, like...

    When Setup fails with unknown errors, like "something happened" there is no Windows error reporting, so MicroSoft can not engineer the problem. It's faulty, and there's no fix unless the Windows...
  5. Thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware by Fafhrd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 912 Views 893,734

    That should work!

    That should work!
  6. Thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware by Fafhrd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 912 Views 893,734

    I am afraid that it's the installer that's...

    I am afraid that it's the installer that's faulty, not Windows 10 itself, the installer just cannot work properly on old hardware - perhaps someone clever will come up with some Franken-Windows...
  7. Thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware by Fafhrd
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 912 Views 893,734

    Thanks @shaocaholica...

    Thanks @shaocaholica for starting this thread 5 years ago, still my favourite read here. Regarding your Pentium M, I would think it could still run current Windows 10 versions, see my experiences...
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    Insider Version hell! Is the single major version...

    Version hell!

    Is the single major version point difference between 1903 and 1909 releases (18362.x - 18363.x) indicative of the tested incompatibility of Insider Builds from the Fast and now...
  9. Thread: USB flash drive gets hot by Fafhrd
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 2,025

    Open Device Manager. Find Universal Serial Bus...

    Open Device Manager. Find Universal Serial Bus controllers, and click to open. Find the entries for USB Root Hub. Right-click each one and select Properties. Select the Power tab.

    You will see...
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    Hmmm......

    Hmmm...
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/YcFOfbeTcHtVS/giphy.gif
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    I feel that you may find yourself chasing your...

    I feel that you may find yourself chasing your tail - it may fail the upgrade like before - but you may be lucky!

    The main problem is with the Chipset - the Mobile Intel 915GM Express has not been...
  12. Replies 25 Views 26,276

    Product Support | Acer United States...

    Product Support | Acer United States

    LINK TO ACER DRIVERS FOR TRAVELMATE 3000 INCL. BIOS

    It's a zipped folder containing setup files of ages ago dated to 2002 and older - it may need to be run...
  13. Replies 25 Views 26,276

    wpcoe Don't give up yet! As Disk 2 is not...

    wpcoe Don't give up yet!

    As Disk 2 is not Active, you can't boot from it! - its my fault - I should have said that the single NTFS partition should be made active.

    Just select the disk and...
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    And if you run disk manager? From the main...

    And if you run disk manager? From the main machine with the acer drive connected externally, does the partition have the description "Healthy (System, Active, Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary...
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    OK I'd check it when you are able to. Is the bios...

    OK I'd check it when you are able to. Is the bios version the latest as mentioned in my post?

    See my latest edited comments in my post above. If you can boot up your main machine from the Acer...
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    I have to ask about the Acer BIOS settings. The...

    I have to ask about the Acer BIOS settings. The latest version for your Acer is from 2008/12/08 Version: 3B14 Vendor: Acer Size: 4.2 MB

    Is it set to boot from the hard disk? (or is it still...
  17. Thread: Can I force a Local Account in laptops? by Fafhrd
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 1,502

    As long as you do not give a WiFi passphrase, and...

    As long as you do not give a WiFi passphrase, and do not connect an ethernet cable, then you cannot get an internet connection and OOBE will have to offer a local account user setup.
    During setup...
  18. Thread: What is new in Windows 10 version 1909 by Fafhrd
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 238 Views 192,798

    I could stomach (for its networking improvements,...

    I could stomach (for its networking improvements, mostly) Windows 8 (Just!), but hated it.

    It was flat and like a bad graphic novel rather than an animated CGI movie that the transition from XP...
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    This thread is not really about a BSOD...

    This thread is not really about a BSOD investigation, but a Windows Setup failure due to incompatible drivers (within Setup/WinPE) for a rather old laptop. Probably there are no generic chipset...
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    Your old hardware was from the time of XP, I...

    Your old hardware was from the time of XP, I believe. XP used NTFS being part of the NT family of OSs, as was Windows 2000 and NT before that. the NTFS has been around for quite a while! The Acer has...
  21. Replies 25 Views 26,276

    No, you do need a Windows system from Vista or...

    No, you do need a Windows system from Vista or later installed to provide the boot manager to launch the Windows 10 system from.

    Firstly I would use the media creation tool on your main computer...
  22. Thread: What is new in Windows 10 version 1909 by Fafhrd
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 238 Views 192,798

    As always, the message is in plain sight : "Feed...

    As always, the message is in plain sight : "Feed the chickens" - corny and cheep! It's a poultry excuse for an new OS - at least you can ride an OS! It will probably be fowl!
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    That seems to involve a restart. There are...

    That seems to involve a restart.

    There are quicker ways.

    All that is needed is to disable the network adapter (ethernet or WiFi), and then re-enable it!
    Lets do it manually:
    :start:+R (Run...
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    So if you map from the XP PC to Windows 10...

    So if you map from the XP PC to Windows 10 computer #1, to see its shares, can you also see the shared printers? Saying this it's a long time since I networked printers in this way - their ink dried...
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    Also you can map to the IPv4 address of the...

    Also you can map to the IPv4 address of the computer:

    \\192.168.0.23\users\public

    is equivalent to

    \\DESKTOP-ABC45F7\users\public

    when the IPv4 address is that of the named PC.
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