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  1. Thread: windows updates fail + 20H2 manual installation failure by SoFine409
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 489

    I would just go ahead and update the BIOS. Why...

    I would just go ahead and update the BIOS. Why wouldnít you? I canít hurt and it might just solve the problem.
  2. Thread: Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade by SoFine409
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 2,261

    Nice, congratulations.

    Nice, congratulations.
  3. Thread: Cpu on 100% 24/7 by SoFine409
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 1,127

    A few things you could try. Run SFC: Run SFC...

    A few things you could try.
    Run SFC: Run SFC Command in Windows 10
    If that doesn’t work you could try doing an in place repair install: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade If you do...
  4. Thread: Problem Ejecting External Drive by SoFine409
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 1,772

    Try shutting down the PC and then unplug it.

    Try shutting down the PC and then unplug it.
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    Just my 2 cents but I’d just go ahead and remove...

    Just my 2 cents but I’d just go ahead and remove Linux Mint then upgrade to Win10 and after it’s running and updated then you can install the latest version of Mint. I think it’s 20.1.
  6. Thread: Office 2010 will not uninsatll by SoFine409
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 24 Views 3,325

    Did you follow these instructions?...

    Did you follow these instructions?
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/uninstall-office-from-a-pc-9dd49b83-264a-477a-8fcc-2fdf5dbf61d8
    Can you describe what happened?

    There is also an...
  7. Thread: Mysterious boot loops and BSODs by SoFine409
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 2 Views 204

    Hi JP107 and welcome to the forum. Just a guess...

    Hi JP107 and welcome to the forum. Just a guess but it sounds like there is a broken trace somewhere on the motherboard. I had a similar situation many years ago. Mine stated failing to boot except...
  8. Replies 3 Views 252

    Hi qwvb1111 and welcome to the forum. This type...

    Hi qwvb1111 and welcome to the forum. This type of behavior happens to me occasionally when downloading or copying files to the desktop. Iíve never seen a consistent pattern so Iíve never been able...
  9. Replies 0 Views 1,339

    Chrome "Not Secure" Warning Different Win10/Linux Mint

    I regularly visit the VirtualRailFan web site with Google Chrome on a Win10 PC and have no issues with Chrome warning me that the site is Not Secure. But when I visit the site on Google Chrome on a...
  10. Thread: What should we expect with Patch Tuesday tomorrow? by SoFine409
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 25 Views 2,133

    So good. TY.

    So good. TY.
  11. Thread: What should we expect with Patch Tuesday tomorrow? by SoFine409
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 25 Views 2,133

    Ironic, I just watched “For a Few Dollars More”...

    Ironic, I just watched “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” tonight.
  12. Thread: How to get Win 10 license key from a dead laptop by SoFine409
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 11 Views 1,163

    Welcome to the forum MSWINUSER. If you upgraded...

    Welcome to the forum MSWINUSER.
    If you upgraded to Win10 via the free upgrade program then your license is an OEM and is not transferable to another PC.
  13. Thread: Macrium Reflect vs Acronis by SoFine409
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 134 Views 51,344

    I never clone. I make an image and then restore...

    I never clone. I make an image and then restore it to the new drive. Much less prone to failures. But that aside, it sure seems like a long time.
  14. Thread: Macrium Reflect vs Acronis by SoFine409
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 134 Views 51,344

    Not entirely true. If you boot from a Macrium USB...

    Not entirely true. If you boot from a Macrium USB Rescue Drive the VSS isn’t used because Windows isn’t running.
  15. Thread: Macrium Reflect vs Acronis by SoFine409
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 134 Views 51,344

    Many people have experimented a similar...

    Many people have experimented a similar disappointment with Acronis including myself. I’ve never had a backup made with Macrium fail to restore. It been completely reliable for me over several years...
  16. Thread: external hard drives not recognised by SoFine409
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 721

    Run a backup image and not a clone. You can do...

    Run a backup image and not a clone. You can do that whenever you want. If you use Macrium then you can run a differential or incremental whenever you make changes or additions. That way you can...
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    Sounds reasonable. You could go a step further...

    Sounds reasonable. You could go a step further and print out a paper copy of your username/passwords and keep it in a safe place. You could also have a second PC, laptop, or notebook that’s internet...
  18. Thread: Building the wife a computer, our 3rd Ryzen CPU coming by SoFine409
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 16 Views 2,841

    Hi jimbo, Iíve been using a Dell 34Ē curved...

    Hi jimbo,
    Iíve been using a Dell 34Ē curved monitor for 2 years now with no difficulties. I also have a flat screen on the same desktop and moving between the two causes no difficulties. I suspect...
  19. Replies 12 Views 1,059

    it occurs to me that you could test this by...

    it occurs to me that you could test this by trying to use the MSOCache folder to install the Office programs in a VM.
  20. Thread: external hard drives not recognised by SoFine409
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 721

    A clean install is always a good solution. I...

    A clean install is always a good solution. I suggest that you run a backup image after the install and before you add any apps and keep it so you can have a clean image for future use. May folks here...
  21. Thread: external hard drives not recognised by SoFine409
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 721

    Before you decide to do a clean install you could...

    Before you decide to do a clean install you could always do a repair install “upgrade in place” and choose to keep all your apps and data. However, if you decide to try that then you should...
  22. Thread: Restoring computer by SoFine409
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 860

    Just FYI, I have 2 XPS8700’s and an XPS8300 all...

    Just FYI, I have 2 XPS8700’s and an XPS8300 all running the latest build with no issues.
  23. Thread: Hilarious lip sync app (free) by SoFine409
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 4 Views 831

    Too funny, thanks!

    Too funny, thanks!
  24. Replies 4 Views 266

    So you want to plug it in for charging and not...

    So you want to plug it in for charging and not have it show up anywhere, right?
  25. Replies 4 Views 266

    Go to Device Manager and remove it. See if that...

    Go to Device Manager and remove it. See if that works.
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