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  1. Thread: Untie digital license from a motherboard by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 15 Views 981

    It is not actually possible to unlink the digital...

    It is not actually possible to unlink the digital licence, so if a mobo was put into a pc with an unactivated version of same edition of windows installed, it would activate.

    So suppose you had a...
  2. Thread: Concern about Windows 11 Spec. by cereberus
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 1,240

    All these posts saying there are ways round it...

    All these posts saying there are ways round it are true AT THE MOMENT, but they are all based on one assumption.

    Currently, the workarounds work because MS only check the pc specs during...
  3. Replies 4 Views 694

    This is a pointless post. MS Support is an...

    This is a pointless post.

    MS Support is an interactive service between an MS Support guy and an end user. These support guys are regionally based.

    The Feedback Hub is a statistical service for...
  4. Thread: creating a VM by cereberus
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 10 Views 845

    @NavyLCDR...

    @NavyLCDR, Kari (who told me the reset trick years ago), with my new faster pc, I still have to be pretty quick after a reset.

    My new idea of simply having 4 DVD drives all pointing to same boot...
  5. Thread: creating a VM by cereberus
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 10 Views 845

    Yeah - this is a long standing issue with UEFI...

    Yeah - this is a long standing issue with UEFI installations in Hyper-V. You just do not get enough time to press the cd/dvd prompt first time as it only gives around 5 seconds, and it takes over 3...
  6. Thread: Dual Booting on ASUS with Optane SSD by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 332

    bI only needed the disk drivers for boot.wim. ...

    bI only needed the disk drivers for boot.wim. However, when I properly installed OS, it was still missing a number of drivers e.g. trackpad did not work, so as I said, I brute force injected all the...
  7. Thread: Dual Booting on ASUS with Optane SSD by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 332

    My problem was not getting drivers but booting...

    My problem was not getting drivers but booting into a clean install as MS iso did not have the drivers.
  8. Thread: Dual Booting on ASUS with Optane SSD by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 332

    Dual Booting on ASUS with Optane SSD

    I have just bought a new laptop - Asus with 1 TB Optane M.2 NVME SSD.

    I installed windows home from the oobe, and upgraded to PRO.

    I then partitioned hard drive into two partitions.

    I...
  9. Thread: Reset my pc reinstalled PRO! by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 1 Views 151

    Reset my pc reinstalled PRO!

    I have just bought a new laptop which can with Home (key bios embedded).

    I upgraded to Pro, and messed around but did something dumb (don't ask) and I decided to reset my pc from cloud option.
    ...
  10. Replies 3 Views 251

    Legacy bios installations can have the bcd boot...

    Legacy bios installations can have the bcd boot files on the same partition as the C drive partition. It is pretty rare as this a backwards compatibility feature. So select partition checked and it...
  11. Thread: defrag script for sysinternal contig by cereberus
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 40 Views 1,824

    Yep - Windows 10 quietly defrags in background,...

    Yep - Windows 10 quietly defrags in background, and it is years since I have had to manually defrag a hard drive to improve performance.

    As you say, SSDs are the way to go. I have several...
  12. Thread: MBR2GPT Error - Frustrated by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 555

    Yeah - I am sure have done this before but it...

    Yeah - I am sure have done this before but it failed as you say.

    Probably grey matter losing the plot LOL.
  13. Thread: Windows Install Via USB - 7.53GB Big Enough? by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 232

    It is plenty big enough. It is just a bit too big...

    It is plenty big enough. It is just a bit too big to fit on a 4 GB USB drive, so you need an 8 GB drive (drives go 4, 6, 8, 16 etc.).
  14. Thread: Where is my activation code? by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 425

    Even with a standalone pirchase, and no bios...

    Even with a standalone pirchase, and no bios embedded key, showkeyplus may not return original, if you have has build updates since installing it.

    However, it is worth trying to get a record of...
  15. Replies 14 Views 1,157

    As I said in previous post :-).

    As I said in previous post :-).
  16. Thread: Untie digital license from a motherboard by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 15 Views 981

    All this advice is way overcomplicated and...

    All this advice is way overcomplicated and unecessary. The digital licence is tied to the mobo id.

    The link to an MS account is only temporary and only remains in force if user logins with same...
  17. Thread: Where is my activation code? by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 425

    Actually, you do not need the activation key at...

    Actually, you do not need the activation key at all. Windows 10 uses digital licences tied to hardware (mobi id). The licence is stored online not on the drive. So when you plug in drive, just skip...
  18. Thread: My latest experiment... by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 423

    This will work fine from an activation viewpoint....

    This will work fine from an activation viewpoint.

    I agree with Brink about using vdhx files. I have a batch file that does all the hard work including installation using dism.

    You just mount...
  19. Replies 14 Views 1,157

    The answer to your question somewhat depends on...

    The answer to your question somewhat depends on whether your data is on the C drive or in a separate partition.

    To me, the best solution is to keep data on a separate drive (if only one drive, a...
  20. Replies 1 Views 343

    The VM copied to new pc will have same hardware...

    The VM copied to new pc will have same hardware ID as version on original PC. Due to way W10/11 licences are tied to hardware id, the MS Servers cannot tell difference of vm being on one pc or...
  21. Thread: Different MS account for Windows and Office? by cereberus
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 3 Views 390

    Prettty sure answer is yes.

    Prettty sure answer is yes.
  22. Replies 18 Views 83,540

    Virtualization It certainly works for HyperV as I have done it.

    It certainly works for HyperV as I have done it.
  23. Replies 3 Views 258

    That is how they work. Their perfomance would...

    That is how they work. Their perfomance would slow right down if they simultaneously had to update target files and keep size of temporary files down. This is not buggy behaviour. I doubt any...
  24. Replies 3 Views 258

    During course of doing backups, you need...

    During course of doing backups, you need temporary space to hold information. Your disk is quite full, so you need to create some extra working space.
  25. Thread: Never had 2 login now I have 2 havenít changed anything by cereberus
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 2 Views 250

    Run netplwiz, uncheck box requiring password, at...

    Run netplwiz, uncheck box requiring password, at next screen, enter password twice to confirm. You will now login automatically.
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