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  1. Thread: Clean Install - Partitions by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 1,898

    OK, I successfully clean installed Win 10 Pro...

    OK, I successfully clean installed Win 10 Pro v1909 with a DVD ISO and the F9 key. There are a few issues. I had a couple of Windows Updates fail to install, and subsequent update attempts didn't...
  2. Thread: Clean Install - Partitions by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 1,898

    Initially, I attempted to boot from the ISO DVD....

    Initially, I attempted to boot from the ISO DVD. It didn't boot. I had changed the boot order in the BIOS, but the system bypassed the DVD and booted from the SSD. That's when I attempted the setup...
  3. Thread: Clean Install - Partitions by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 1,898

    It's a clean install if the system takes you to...

    It's a clean install if the system takes you to the screen that deletes all the partitions. The partitions were deleted. Clicking on the setup file on the ISO DVD did take me to that screen....
  4. Thread: Clean Install - Partitions by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 1,898

    It appeared to be a clean install, because I did...

    It appeared to be a clean install, because I did get the first blue screen asking for the language and keyboard. I got the screen that allowed me to delete partitions. I ended up restoring my system...
  5. Thread: Clean Install - Partitions by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 1,898

    What product key? I know they use a dummy product...

    What product key? I know they use a dummy product key to initiate the upgrade for a digital license. I've got a couple, but when I entered the dummy product keys, I got an indication that the product...
  6. Thread: Clean Install - Partitions by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 1,898

    Clean Install - Partitions

    Hello Forum,

    I attempted to clean install Win 10 Pro v1909 from ISO on a DVD. I simply clicked on the ISO setup file, and let the system do its thing.

    Typically, I end up doing these clean...
  7. Thread: Outlook Email Account Settings by tjg79
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 2 Views 590

    Outlook Email Account Settings

    Hello Forum,

    I'm preparing to clean install Win 10. I'm trying to collect account settings so that I can quickly reinstall my Outlook email accounts.

    I've got a Microsoft 365 Personal...
  8. Replies 13 Views 3,010

    I've installed the free version of Macrium...

    I've installed the free version of Macrium Reflect. I see four partitions where in Windows Backup, and Windows Disk Management, I only saw three partitions. Per Macrium Reflect, partition number 2 is...
  9. Replies 13 Views 3,010

    I had a chat with several Microsoft Support reps...

    I had a chat with several Microsoft Support reps and they couldn't tell me what password the system was asking for. Being relatively new to Win 10, and knowing I had bitlocker I could only imagine...
  10. Replies 13 Views 3,010

    Yes, I was using Bitlocker. I forgot to turn it...

    Yes, I was using Bitlocker. I forgot to turn it off before I created the backup and image.

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    Maybe that explains why Backup and Restore has "Windows 7" in parentheses in...
  11. Replies 13 Views 3,010

    Restore from a Win 10 Backup Image - Password Protected

    Hello Forum,

    I used Windows 10 Backup to backup my system with an image to an external drive. I then reset my system and started again with minimal setup.

    I attempted to restore from the backup...
  12. Thread: Clean Install Win 10 - What Version? by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 2,517

    Yes, I realize that. I'm planning to burn an ISO...

    Yes, I realize that. I'm planning to burn an ISO to a double layer DVD. If I get the install I want, I'll save the clean install image for future recoveries.
  13. Thread: Clean Install Win 10 - What Version? by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 2,517

    OK, thanks guys for all the information. I'm not...

    OK, thanks guys for all the information. I'm not a newbie at this, because I usually build my own desktops. But, I don't do it often. It's been about five years since I last performed a clean install...
  14. Thread: Clean Install Win 10 - What Version? by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 2,517

    I've just performed the Reset option thinking it...

    I've just performed the Reset option thinking it would restore this HP notebook back to its condition when I bought it in December. I needed to reset, because I'm sending this HP notebook back to HP...
  15. Thread: Clean Install Win 10 - What Version? by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 2,517

    Thanks, do these Win 10 downloads come with...

    Thanks, do these Win 10 downloads come with bloatware?

    HP Support offers a Win 10 media to restore your HP computer, but I suspect it's loaded with all the HP bloatware that came installed on my...
  16. Thread: Clean Install Win 10 - What Version? by tjg79
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 2,517

    Clean Install Win 10 - What Version?

    Hello Forum,

    I'm preparing to perform a clean install on my HP Spectre notebook. I was looking at the Media Creation Tool and the Microsoft website, and it appears that a clean install will...
  17. Thread: 20h2 update freezes at 100% by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 11 Views 16,992

    Check the Microsoft website. They might indicate...

    Check the Microsoft website. They might indicate the size of the v20H2 upgrade file.

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    I use CCleaner as well daily to clean all the crap that accumulates from the internet....
  18. Thread: "Your Windows will expire soon" by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 3,793

    When I bought my HP notebook from Best Buy, I...

    When I bought my HP notebook from Best Buy, I upgraded the OS to Pro from the Microsoft Store. A Microsoft tech rep performed the upgrade from Home to Pro. I later found out that they installed one...
  19. Thread: 20h2 update freezes at 100% by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 11 Views 16,992

    How to Repair Corrupted Windows System Files with...

    How to Repair Corrupted Windows System Files with the SFC and DISM Commands

    Run the DISM command as well.
  20. Thread: 20h2 update freezes at 100% by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 11 Views 16,992

    I'd do a disk cleanup, run SFC, reboot, and try...

    I'd do a disk cleanup, run SFC, reboot, and try again.
  21. Thread: Preview Update KB4580419 - Mouse Cursor Latency by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 4,494

    It's a Preview Update, because it's not fully...

    It's a Preview Update, because it's not fully tested. Microsoft force feeds it to their herd of guinea pigs to see if it's got bugs.
  22. Thread: Preview Update KB4580419 - Mouse Cursor Latency by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 4,494

    I'm using an HP Spectre wireless mouse. There are...

    I'm using an HP Spectre wireless mouse. There are no additional device drivers. It uses the Microsoft generic drivers.

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    I just removed v20H2, because I thought it was...
  23. Thread: Preview Update KB4580419 - Mouse Cursor Latency by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 4,494

    It was not optional for me. I don't know why,...

    It was not optional for me. I don't know why, because Microsoft says Preview Updates are for those enrolled in the Windows Insider Program. I'm not enrolled.

    I've got the latest available mouse...
  24. Thread: Preview Update KB4580419 - Mouse Cursor Latency by tjg79
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 4,494

    Preview Update KB4580419 - Mouse Cursor Latency

    I just got force fed another Preview Update, KB4580419. I ran the System File Checker and no issues were detected. At first, I thought it would be OK. Then, I started to notice my mouse cursor was...
  25. Thread: Unwanted Automatic Scrolling by tjg79
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,871

    I'm using a HP Spectre wireless mouse, because...

    I'm using a HP Spectre wireless mouse, because the touch pad is disabled for lack of updated HP device drivers certified for v2004 & v20H2. The mouse cursor acted as if it was infected with a very...
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