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  1. Thread: Locked out of old PC by Compumind
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
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    Excellent. That was what I was hoping for - that...

    Excellent. That was what I was hoping for - that the true Administrator account was not set.

    Be well!

    :D
  2. Thread: Locked out of old PC by Compumind
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
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    Can't hurt to try! Seems logical to me. :nerd:

    Can't hurt to try! Seems logical to me.

    :nerd:
  3. Thread: Locked out of old PC by Compumind
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
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    Hi. Perhaps a bootable Data Recovery software...

    Hi.

    Perhaps a bootable Data Recovery software would be of use here, just to get the files off.

    Worth a shot.

    :think:
  4. Thread: Locked out of old PC by Compumind
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
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    Hi there! Welcome to Windows Ten Forums. ...

    Hi there!

    Welcome to Windows Ten Forums.

    Yes, you have a real dilemma on your hands.

    You are probably Administrator (administrative rights) of your system with a Local Account.
    Do you have...
  5. Thread: Latest Firefox released for Windows [3] by Compumind
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 456 Views 49,500

    Thanks. :nerd:

    Thanks.

    :nerd:
  6. Thread: Win 11 incompatible with my computer by Compumind
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 611

    Yep. Those rounded corners, lol. :roflmao:

    Yep. Those rounded corners, lol.

    :roflmao:
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    :thumbsup:

    :thumbsup:
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    You can do this if you follow all the...

    You can do this if you follow all the instructions - plus there are others here that can chime in.

    To recap -

    1) Do a Quick Format on the USB Drive in exFat - no volume name needed.
    2) When...
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    No worries! Glad to help. Get them to throw...

    No worries! Glad to help.

    Get them to throw it in as part of the deal, if you can.

    Let's see if you can do the install yourself.

    :D
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    Do you have any final questions, before I run? ...

    Do you have any final questions, before I run?

    Hopefully, all should be OK.

    Any real problems, let the store do it and load with a legitimate copy of Windows 10 x64 Pro, not Home.
    Remember,...
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    Format for exFat - I think that the MCT will do...

    Format for exFat - I think that the MCT will do it but quick format manually.

    OK?

    :think:
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    Fine, do that. Use the MCT to create a new...

    Fine, do that.

    Use the MCT to create a new boot drive with Windows 10 Home, x64.
    Go with the default settings and when complete and tested, check with the Seagate for proper function.

    Post...
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    Do you have a new USB flash drive? Anything over...

    Do you have a new USB flash drive?
    Anything over 8 GB will do.

    :nerd:
  14. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    Yes, but I want you to use the MCT - Media...

    Yes, but I want you to use the MCT - Media Creation tool.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Format the old USB Flash drive first. Backup any old data onto another...
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    So it's a build from a computer store? Do you...

    So it's a build from a computer store?
    Do you live near there?

    They would have the resources to do it right but until complete do not plug in your external drives to test - and then do it right...
  16. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    @Athalwolf...

    @Athalwolf -

    Do you know you know how to boot into Recovery Mode or do you prefer the USB solution?
    I would prefer to create a new Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive.

    Who makes your PC?

    :think:
  17. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    OK. We are going to reinstall Windows 10 from...

    OK.

    We are going to reinstall Windows 10 from the Recovery Partition or USB drive.
    Disconnect all external drives and peripherals.

    I just want a wired mouse and keyboard connected.

    :think:
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    Athalwolf - Did you go into your BIOS and set...

    Athalwolf -

    Did you go into your BIOS and set everything back to default values?

    :nerd:
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    What computer do you have and how old? Go into...

    What computer do you have and how old?
    Go into your BIOS and reset all values to Default, save and exit.

    :think:
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    Wait. You reinstalled windows from scratch, the...

    Wait. You reinstalled windows from scratch, the other day or just did a Repair Install?

    :sick:
  21. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    Hi. Please disconnect the external HDD. It...

    Hi. Please disconnect the external HDD.

    It looks like it's time to do this -

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    What do you think?

    :think:
  22. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    I see. I'll bet that you cannot access the...

    I see. I'll bet that you cannot access the Seagate drive, correct?

    :shock:
  23. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    So there is no drive letter and you cannot access...

    So there is no drive letter and you cannot access the drive?
    Does it still show in Device Manager?

    :think:
  24. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    Status, please... Post a expanded image of...

    Status, please...

    Post a expanded image of diskmgmt.

    :huh:
  25. Replies 55 Views 1,225

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth ...

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

    Note the spaces and hyphen. Does not have to be in caps.
    The first command is fine - do the above and reboot.

    Then check in This PC.

    :-)
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