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    Just wondering- as part of the Insider program,...

    Just wondering- as part of the Insider program, were you being offered an upgrade to Win11 automatically?
    Seems strange though, and I doubt that would fit the sequence shown...

    This
    KB5015878...
  2. Thread: Windows updates by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 10 Views 344

    First, you have 21H2. 21H2 comes after 20H2....

    First, you have 21H2. 21H2 comes after 20H2.
    Second, you have Home. What you quoted is about Windows Server.

    So.. you can see you shouldn't be worrying. (Well, you probably should be - about...
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    Hi, welcome to tenforums. The forum asked (so...

    Hi, welcome to tenforums.

    The forum asked (so we don't have to):
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    Please complete details of your PC. Click My Computers below my post for an example.
    There are tutorials available to...
  4. Thread: Constant error with last security update by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 1 Views 58

    Not generally. What is the error number? How...

    Not generally. What is the error number?

    How is failing? Are you using Windows Update as normal to apply it?
  5. Thread: Windows updates by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 10 Views 344

    Well, the forum asked you this: 373103 -...

    Well, the forum asked you this:
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    - which so many ignore. It's there so we don't have to keep asking.

    Can't answer your question without that. And why are you looking at Windows Server?
  6. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 214

    Howver, that doesn't address boot times.. And...

    Howver, that doesn't address boot times..

    And we have no further evidence from pewe as to what's going on when it is slow.. not even a screenshot of the task manager...

    With 12Gb RAM, the...
  7. Thread: Windows updates by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 10 Views 344

    Thanks- You'll note I've set no restriction and...

    Thanks- You'll note I've set no restriction and see no impact. My laptop's about 8 years old, with a SSD. I'd therefore wonder what's happening...

    Nor am I seeing frequent updates. (I do have...
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    Customization To summarise and I think as you've noted:...

    To summarise and I think as you've noted: background colour settings can be divided into several sets, each of which are independent of one another:

    - 'general' Windows pane background colours...
  9. Thread: Windows updates by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 10 Views 344

    When you check your Update History, look for...

    When you check your Update History, look for failures. Failing updates are repeated.

    N.B. you should not be allowing them to 'stop your laptop' - nor should they.
    If the download phase slows it,...
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    And whether that works depends on e.g. - whether...

    And whether that works depends on e.g.
    - whether the Windows 7 was installed on that same PC
    if not
    - whether there's UEFI BIOS compatibility- i.e. is the laptop configured appropriately to boot...
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    See: How to delete files from a folder using a...

    See:
    How to delete files from a folder using a list of file names in windows? - Super User


    While for interest this illustrates processing a list of files.. in your case you could replace the...
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    Downloading the update like that almost...

    Downloading the update like that almost inevitably means you receive a larger download than what an individual machine would receive were that handled by W. Update.

    Links are also provided in the...
  13. Thread: windows 10 find and replace tags by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 361

    You can, of course, research this and find one...

    You can, of course, research this and find one that actually suits you... yourself...
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    Does your laptop take two disks? Do you mean...

    Does your laptop take two disks?

    Do you mean you wish to dual boot with Win 7?

    Or do you mean you hope to simply put the Win 7 disk into your laptop in place of your Win 10 system disk?

    Or...
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    There's enough here about MS accounts for you to...

    There's enough here about MS accounts for you to decide if you have one or not.
    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    Further, if you have one, you will be able to sign in here:...
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    This is how you would have linked your license to...

    This is how you would have linked your license to your MS account, assuming you use one.
    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License

    This - also from the huge searchable tutorial...
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    Usually the license is transferrable one way or...

    Usually the license is transferrable one way or another.

    How did you acquire your Win 10 license? What evidence do you have?

    In particular, if it's linked to your MS account- if you use one-...
  18. Thread: Text file compare or diff checker by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 427

    Thank you for your reply. Here's another...

    Thank you for your reply.


    Here's another idea.

    Try importing one of your vcf files into a spreadsheet e.g. Excel or a free alternative.

    Imagine one column is names, the next, numbers.
    ...
  19. Thread: File Manager Search by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 10 Views 443

    Restore them from your most recent backup. You...

    Restore them from your most recent backup. You do have a backup....don't you?

    The routine use of 3rd party disk imaging is endlessly recommended here...

    There are much better ways of managing...
  20. Thread: Can't chcange folder name 9r1§Ű‹łŢ.╩5 by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 192

    Maybe using wild card and 8 character limit at a...

    Maybe using wild card and 8 character limit at a command prompt would help:


    You may have to do that by booting to a command prompt.

    I've seen mention of using 7-zip to handle items with...
  21. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 214

    Having a HDD alone wouldn't cause this: But...

    Having a HDD alone wouldn't cause this:


    But agreed, people have taken the approach of doing what you say rather than fixing the problem...
  22. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 214

    Hi, first check your WEI score just for interest,...

    Hi, first check your WEI score just for interest, using this great free tweak tool (with full explanations):
    373028

    Next check your disk: get a copy of Hard Disk Sentinel (portable version...
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    Are you looking in the right place in Settings? ...

    Are you looking in the right place in Settings?

    Simply search in settings for 'lock' - should be the first result.
  24. Thread: update for microsoft / update for windows by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 270

    I think you can relax. Please also ensure you...

    I think you can relax.

    Please also ensure you have appropriate backups: you will feel more confident if you routinely use disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect and a scheduled System Restore point...
  25. Thread: update for microsoft / update for windows by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 270

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