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  1. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 9 Views 228

    Problem solved! I reenabled and logged into that...

    Problem solved! I reenabled and logged into that dormant account dsidd which was using the same MS account. There was no data there and I don't know the history since it's not my PC. Changed that...
  2. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 9 Views 228

    See below. I suspect the account dsidd is a...

    See below. I suspect the account dsidd is a dormant MS account having the same name. How to remove traces of it?

    PS C:\Users\David> Get-localuser

    Name Enabled Description
    ---- ...
  3. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 9 Views 228

    There are no other accounts shown on that page. I...

    There are no other accounts shown on that page. I tried adding a new user with the same name [myname]@gmail.com but that was rejected since another user on the PC already has that name - but Control...
  4. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 66 Views 3,545

    Better than the 5 I spent!

    Better than the 5 I spent!
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    Thanks. Yes, it's under Storage Controllers too:...

    Thanks. Yes, it's under Storage Controllers too:
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    User Accounts Please see...

    Please see https://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/197117-cant-switch-local-acount-microsoft-account.html#post2455547
  7. Thread: Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 9 Views 228

    Can't Switch from Local Acount to Microsoft Account

    I'm updating a friends laptop. He has a local account I want to change to his Microsoft account. His MS login name is [myname]@gmail.com and he also has a Google account with the same user name but a...
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    I see these drivers associated with the SATA disk...

    I see these drivers associated with the SATA disk controller.
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    and this driver associated with the new NVMe drive:
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  9. Thread: Memory Diagnostic failure by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 431

    Might not be the memory which tends to cause...

    Might not be the memory which tends to cause crashes if at fault. Suggest you remove the laptop battery for a couple of minutes and / or try to boot into safe mode.
  10. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 281

    Also use Autoruns to check what third party stuff...

    Also use Autoruns to check what third party stuff is loading and disable inessential items https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

    Installing a SSD will greatly improve...
  11. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 66 Views 3,545

    The heidoc.net tool is handy for finding outdated...

    The heidoc.net tool is handy for finding outdated versions of Windows Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
    All for free!
  12. Replies 6 Views 602

    That's probably why. Should have used Redploy to...

    That's probably why. Should have used Redploy to New hardware in Reflect. I noticed Windows Update installed driver Intel HDC 17.9.6.1019 which appears to be disk driver shortly after the first...
  13. Replies 6 Views 602

    Dell Laptop Failed to Boot After Reflect Restore

    I'm updating a friend's Dell Inspiron 5770. I replaced the 128 GB M2 SATA SSD with a Crucial P5 Plus 500GB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD. Before replacing the card I checked the system was functioning...
  14. I am so thrilled

    I am so thrilled
  15. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 66 Views 3,545

    Oh dear. I missed the post where it was said he...

    Oh dear. I missed the post where it was said he already had a digital licence. All he needed was a 5 flash drive and a free download from MS! It's a great example of parting fools from their money.
  16. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 66 Views 3,545

    Why bother posting if you are determined to...

    Why bother posting if you are determined to ignore all the advice how to save tidy sum? At least my Microsoft shares have been boosted by your purchase :-)
  17. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 66 Views 3,545

    That's what I did 2 years ago for 5!

    That's what I did 2 years ago for 5!
  18. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,126

    I installed the new Drive which was found after...

    I installed the new Drive which was found after changing the BIOS setting from RAID to AHCI. Oddly the old drive wasn't found unless that was set to RAID. Recovered from the Reflect image. Initially...
  19. Thread: New Laptop Recommendation by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 235

    I always look at the 'professional' ranges like...

    I always look at the 'professional' ranges like HP ProBook and Dell Latitude. These are built to a better standard, have better support and are generally supplied with W10 Pro for about the same...
  20. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 66 Views 3,545

    Ouch. I'm mystified why you paid so much when...

    Ouch. I'm mystified why you paid so much when there are far cheaper options as advised.
  21. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,126

    Thanks. This is a friend's laptop so relatively...

    Thanks. This is a friend's laptop so relatively unfamiliar to me. I've had the back off and there is just one M2 slot occupied by the Liteon M2 SATA SSD to be replaced with the Crucial M2 nvme SSD....
  22. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,126

    At least the BIOS shows there is an unoccupied M2...

    At least the BIOS shows there is an unoccupied M2 PCIe SSD slot so I am hopeful all will be OK. I suspect we are making a simple problem complicated.
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  23. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,126

    Here are the screens for the three root ports...

    Here are the screens for the three root ports shown.
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  24. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,126

    Note I am swapping out a LITEON CV8-8E128-11 SATA...

    Note I am swapping out a LITEON CV8-8E128-11 SATA 128GB in the M2 slot for the Crucial P5 Plus 500GB PCIe M.2 2280SS mentioned above. Those ports are all PCie 3.0. However I'm now concerned they all ...
  25. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,126

    I can only see a BIOS entry to enable / disable...

    I can only see a BIOS entry to enable / disable ports SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3 and M.2 PCIe SSD-0. All are currently enabled. I'm assuming I just swap out the old SSD, insert the new one and it...
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