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  1. Thread: ShowKeyPlus by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,400 Views 1,668,334

    The OEM key is embedded in the bios, it is the...

    The OEM key is embedded in the bios, it is the key for the OS that was preinstalled by the OEM. It may be for Win8, 8.1 or 10, depending on when the machine was built. If you copy the key and enter...
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    I agree, SIW2's suggestion is worth trying. I can...

    I agree, SIW2's suggestion is worth trying. I can confirm from personal experience that a fault in a HD can prevent booting.


    Unusual HDD fault
  3. Thread: How can I format the C: drive when Windows is on it ? by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 461

    A 'Current pending sector' is one that has been...

    A 'Current pending sector' is one that has been flagged as possibly being a weak sector. Some pending sectors may be a 'false positive'. The drive's own internal controller needs to test that sector...
  4. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Well some of us have beds to go to. Good night...

    Well some of us have beds to go to.

    Good night all. I may not be around much this weekend, off to spend quality time with the family. :cool:
  5. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Good evening Bob, Mike and Andre

    Good evening Bob, Mike and Andre
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    Whatever gave you that impression? 346961 ...

    Whatever gave you that impression?

    346961

    346962
  7. Thread: All my donwloads are blocked because they can harm my computer!!?? by Bree
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 254

    Any installer or .zip file you download from the...

    Any installer or .zip file you download from the internet will initially be marked as blocked, having come from another computer. Simply unblock the file after you download it.

    Unblock File in...
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    That guess appears to be correct, judging by this...

    That guess appears to be correct, judging by this W10 RP Insider's post...

    https://filestore.community.support.microsoft.com/api/images/4ac84f14-6d81-4a1a-af2e-cc92d9e14890?upload=true
    Windows 11...
  9. Thread: Disappointments with Windows 10 by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 625

    That info, and much more, is in the S.M.A.R.T....

    That info, and much more, is in the S.M.A.R.T. data of your hard drive. CrystalDiskInfo is one app you can use to read that. I used the Portable apps version.

    CrystalDiskInfo Portable (disk...
  10. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Good afternoon Wynona Well played! :party:

    Good afternoon Wynona

    Well played! :party:
  11. Thread: Disappointments with Windows 10 by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 625

    So is mine, and its still got its original HDD...

    So is mine, and its still got its original HDD from 2011. I'm determined to keep abusing it until it grinds to a halt, but at three and a half years of active run time it's proving remarkably...
  12. Thread: Disappointments with Windows 10 by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 625

    My System One below is a 10 years old Toshiba...

    My System One below is a 10 years old Toshiba laptop, upgraded from it's OEM Windows 7 to Windows 10 in August 2015 then upgraded through every version up to its current 21H2. Runs Win10 better than...
  13. Thread: OEM key able to be used on VM? by Bree
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 9 Views 297

    It will have no effect. Once a key has been used...

    It will have no effect. Once a key has been used to obtain a digital licence the activation severs only keep the hardware ID of the machine. The actual key used to get that digital licence is not...
  14. Thread: OEM key able to be used on VM? by Bree
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 9 Views 297

    Every machine, whether virtual or physical, has...

    Every machine, whether virtual or physical, has its own unique hardware ID. It is this that is used on Microsoft's activation servers to link a digital licence to a particular machine. The hard drive...
  15. Thread: Disappointments with Windows 10 by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 625

    Due to the costs of licensing, Microsoft removed...

    Due to the costs of licensing, Microsoft removed the Windows Media Player's ability to play DVDs in Windows 8 and later. For similar reasons Windows 10 also removes the Media Centre when upgrading...
  16. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Afternoon Andre Not really a problem this...

    Afternoon Andre

    Not really a problem this weekend. I'll be spending the whole of Sunday at a circus with the grandchildren, won't be online at all while the race is on, and when I get home the...
  17. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Mornin' Bob Low 70s, bright and dry.

    Mornin' Bob

    Low 70s, bright and dry.
  18. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Good morning WXC

    Good morning WXC
  19. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Good morning Josey

    Good morning Josey
  20. Thread: Last One To Post Wins [195] by Bree
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,613 Views 21,440

    Morning Ken Afternoon Andre Morning Mike ...

    Morning Ken

    Afternoon Andre

    Morning Mike

    Morning Charlie

    Afternoon Keith
  21. Replies 1 Views 78

    Unfortunately a number of PCs have the Boot Menu...

    Unfortunately a number of PCs have the Boot Menu disabled by default in the bios. You may need to go into the bios and enable it first, as I had to do on my Acer.

    346900
  22. Thread: Latest Firefox released for Windows [2] by Bree
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2,256 Views 372,278

    Also available on the Release Channel. 346892

    Also available on the Release Channel.

    346892
  23. Thread: How can I format the C: drive when Windows is on it ? by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 461

    No drive can ever be made "as new" if it's...

    No drive can ever be made "as new" if it's starting to fail. Before reformatting everything you should check your drive's health. The drive's SMART data can be a guide to its health, particularly the...
  24. Replies 4 Views 213

    Almost every router I've seen, even the free one...

    Almost every router I've seen, even the free one I got from my ISP, has the ability to set the range of IP addresses in the pool it allocates from. The simplest solution would be to set your router's...
  25. Replies 12 Views 646

    I would hope it would remove the banner advert,...

    I would hope it would remove the banner advert, perhaps relegating the upgrade to the 'view optional updates' section as is already the case for optional driver updates....

    346879

    ...but until...
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