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  1. Thread: Windows updates by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 238

    When you check your Update History, look for...

    When you check your Update History, look for failures. Failing updates are repeated.

    N.B. you should not be allowing them to 'stop your laptop' - nor should they.
    If the download phase slows it,...
  2. Replies 5 Views 180

    And whether that works depends on e.g. - whether...

    And whether that works depends on e.g.
    - whether the Windows 7 was installed on that same PC
    if not
    - whether there's UEFI BIOS compatibility- i.e. is the laptop configured appropriately to boot...
  3. Replies 1 Views 145

    See: How to delete files from a folder using a...

    See:
    How to delete files from a folder using a list of file names in windows? - Super User


    While for interest this illustrates processing a list of files.. in your case you could replace the...
  4. Replies 4 Views 149

    Downloading the update like that almost...

    Downloading the update like that almost inevitably means you receive a larger download than what an individual machine would receive were that handled by W. Update.

    Links are also provided in the...
  5. Thread: windows 10 find and replace tags by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 347

    You can, of course, research this and find one...

    You can, of course, research this and find one that actually suits you... yourself...
  6. Replies 5 Views 180

    Does your laptop take two disks? Do you mean...

    Does your laptop take two disks?

    Do you mean you wish to dual boot with Win 7?

    Or do you mean you hope to simply put the Win 7 disk into your laptop in place of your Win 10 system disk?

    Or...
  7. Replies 5 Views 145

    There's enough here about MS accounts for you to...

    There's enough here about MS accounts for you to decide if you have one or not.
    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    Further, if you have one, you will be able to sign in here:...
  8. Replies 5 Views 145

    This is how you would have linked your license to...

    This is how you would have linked your license to your MS account, assuming you use one.
    Link Microsoft Account to Windows 10 Digital License

    This - also from the huge searchable tutorial...
  9. Replies 5 Views 145

    Usually the license is transferrable one way or...

    Usually the license is transferrable one way or another.

    How did you acquire your Win 10 license? What evidence do you have?

    In particular, if it's linked to your MS account- if you use one-...
  10. Thread: Text file compare or diff checker by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 424

    Thank you for your reply. Here's another...

    Thank you for your reply.


    Here's another idea.

    Try importing one of your vcf files into a spreadsheet e.g. Excel or a free alternative.

    Imagine one column is names, the next, numbers.
    ...
  11. Thread: File Manager Search by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 10 Views 424

    Restore them from your most recent backup. You...

    Restore them from your most recent backup. You do have a backup....don't you?

    The routine use of 3rd party disk imaging is endlessly recommended here...

    There are much better ways of managing...
  12. Thread: Can't chcange folder name 9r1ŰܸŢ.╩5 by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 177

    Maybe using wild card and 8 character limit at a...

    Maybe using wild card and 8 character limit at a command prompt would help:


    You may have to do that by booting to a command prompt.

    I've seen mention of using 7-zip to handle items with...
  13. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 165

    Having a HDD alone wouldn't cause this: But...

    Having a HDD alone wouldn't cause this:


    But agreed, people have taken the approach of doing what you say rather than fixing the problem...
  14. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 165

    Hi, first check your WEI score just for interest,...

    Hi, first check your WEI score just for interest, using this great free tweak tool (with full explanations):
    373028

    Next check your disk: get a copy of Hard Disk Sentinel (portable version...
  15. Replies 4 Views 187

    Are you looking in the right place in Settings? ...

    Are you looking in the right place in Settings?

    Simply search in settings for 'lock' - should be the first result.
  16. Thread: update for microsoft / update for windows by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 260

    I think you can relax. Please also ensure you...

    I think you can relax.

    Please also ensure you have appropriate backups: you will feel more confident if you routinely use disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect and a scheduled System Restore point...
  17. Thread: update for microsoft / update for windows by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 260

    373012

    373012
  18. Thread: windows 10 find and replace tags by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 347

    You'd need a special 3rd party tool to handle...

    You'd need a special 3rd party tool to handle mass tag edits.

    That's going to be a matter of research unless someone happens to be familiar with one.

    I found
    FastPhotoTagger download |...
  19. Thread: update for microsoft / update for windows by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 260

    I too have repeats: 373011 I'm not worried. ...

    I too have repeats:
    373011

    I'm not worried.

    If your build is up to date and all is well, don't worry.

    The ones you highlighted in black, as I commented, have different version numbers.
  20. Thread: update for microsoft / update for windows by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 260

    Certain updates are 'updated' and the numbers...

    Certain updates are 'updated' and the numbers repeated.

    In the cases you highlighted it shows the definition number is different.
  21. Thread: Windows updates broke sound by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 589

    Also with the same device? You need to look for...

    Also with the same device? You need to look for updates from the manufacturer.

    That's how Windows works with updates as you know.

    Have you discovered- as suggested- which of those two is...
  22. Thread: update for microsoft / update for windows by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 260

    I don't see anything untoward there... no...

    I don't see anything untoward there... no failures.

    Unfortunately you ignored the forum prompt:
    373005

    Mine is 19044.1889

    You can check the News section where you can see these numbers and...
  23. Replies 4 Views 266

    You can try Hard Disk Sentinel (portable version...

    You can try Hard Disk Sentinel (portable version available).
    Has been seen to even comment on cabling.

    Obviously as you have been doing do your best to eliminate basic hardware issues by...
  24. Thread: Auto/Manual install updates by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 427

    :thumbsup:

    :thumbsup:
  25. Thread: Windows Reliability Report missing by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 214

    The Reliability Monitor is an instance of...

    The Reliability Monitor is an instance of explorer.exe..



    Do you have a System Restore point created before that?

    What happened around that time?
    Update/change/cat walked over keyboard?
    ...
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