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    Coax vs. fiber determines the latency the first...

    Coax vs. fiber determines the latency the first few miles. Coax is not yet ready to go that low.
  2. Thread: Random US keyboard input appears by pal
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 4,420

    I've noticed that it appears when certain...

    I've noticed that it appears when certain applications are started. In this case steam/tf2. The keyboard doesn't go away when the application is closed. It only appears in the system tray menu, not...
  3. Thread: Random US keyboard input appears by pal
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 4,420

    I have added, removed, added and removed......

    I have added, removed, added and removed... Nothing helps. It seems Windows cannot live without the us-keyboard.
  4. Thread: Updates... Then forcefully restart by pal
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 1,070

    I disabled every such "feature" in xp. I used xp...

    I disabled every such "feature" in xp. I used xp for a decade without ever having such a restart. The same goes for Windows 7.
  5. Thread: Updates... Then forcefully restart by pal
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 1,070

    Updates... Then forcefully restart

    Forcing updates is one thing. Forcing a restart is another - and completely unacceptable. Until now I have been able to reschedule the restart. Today it just restarted while I was working. Bug?...
  6. Thread: What is VCLibs 12? by pal
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 4 Views 20,715

    I uninstalled get skype on day 1. Every day...

    I uninstalled get skype on day 1. Every day vclibs 12 and crt rtm appears multiple times in the update log.
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    Solved The upgrade is both free and a full edition. The...

    The upgrade is both free and a full edition. The EULA doesn't explicitly say the "free" upgrade is transferable. They only write that the free upgrade is tied to the machine that you upgrade.

    The...
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    Solved I think most of those sources quote the same...

    I think most of those sources quote the same initial source. I've seen other people that have talked with Microsoft which confirm that you go from retail to oem.

    I've upgraded from oem. My slmgr...
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    Solved The question is now: Were you just lucky, or is...

    The question is now: Were you just lucky, or is this going to be their standard procedure from now... Giving out Win10 product keys to all with a win7/8 retail license.
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    Solved What’s the relationship between activation and...

    What’s the relationship between activation and genuine Windows?

    Then let us call it checking for "genuine" status.
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    Solved They don't have to prove anything. They just have...

    They don't have to prove anything. They just have to invalidate the previous machine you installed it on. So when that machine talks to the activation server next time, it will no longer get status...
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    Solved It is very easy. They can store whatever they...

    It is very easy. They can store whatever they want along with your hardware id (the key you upgraded with).
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    Solved Microsoft will of course not allow that. If you...

    Microsoft will of course not allow that. If you use your retail license to upgrade another machine, you'll lose the first one. Nothing else makes sense.
  14. Replies 156 Views 23,929

    Solved The purpose of the activation server is to...

    The purpose of the activation server is to control this. You cannot just activate Windows on every machine you want to.
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    Solved How do you know that? We only know the hardware...

    How do you know that? We only know the hardware id of your computer is stored. Which is why they write "Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device" .
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    Solved The point would be that when you cannot upgrade...

    The point would be that when you cannot upgrade for free anymore, you will no longer be able to install it on a new machine. It will only activate on your old machine = oem license.
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    Solved I think you need to differentiate between a free...

    I think you need to differentiate between a free upgrade and a paid upgrade.

    Windows - Microsoft

    They tell you this about the free upgrade: "Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on...
  18. Thread: How to run File Explorer as Administrator by pal
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 12 Views 151,602

    It is a security thing, to minimize the damage a...

    It is a security thing, to minimize the damage a malicious program might do. It is called User Account Control - UAC.
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    The problem described in this thread is actually...

    The problem described in this thread is actually a whole other bug :-)
  20. Minesweeper from Windows XP also still works. The...

    Minesweeper from Windows XP also still works. The last decent version of the game.
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    I think this issue is going to be filed under...

    I think this issue is going to be filed under bugs. Many people are seeing this. I also have items that refuse to appear in all apps.
  22. Thread: Windows 10 License Key by pal
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 4,910

    Don't reinstall just because it won't activate....

    Don't reinstall just because it won't activate. It will come. You can manually do it from cmd: slmgr.vbs /ato
    It might fail numerous times before it goes through.
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    The just released update names files related to...

    The just released update names files related to searching. So they might have fixed something :-)
  24. Replies 105 Views 96,551

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft is already included....

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft

    is already included. So items in start menu is present in the index.
  25. Thread: Start menu tile customization by pal
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 4 Views 4,137

    Yes. I just tried removing and adding it again....

    Yes. I just tried removing and adding it again. It went live right away.
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