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    PaulieM - In your article for the 7020-3020, you...

    PaulieM - In your article for the 7020-3020, you have a section that says:

    Optimise BIOS Settings
    Now that you have written the new BIOS, restart the machine, without the FreeDos USB stick in...
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    PaulieM - echoing SIW2 just above - will you also...

    PaulieM - echoing SIW2 just above - will you also put out a guide for the 3010? Or maybe advise how it is the same as (or different from) your guide for the 7010?
    (I have both a 7010 and, in my...
  3. Thread: Upgrade questions by glnz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Megahertz and Ghot - thanks. I have not...

    Megahertz and Ghot - thanks.

    I have not before created a WinPE bootable USB, but I am right now creating (on a different Win 10 PC for practice only) a Recovery Drive USB stick. I understand...
  4. Thread: Upgrade questions by glnz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Ghot - thanks. But I'd really like to know...

    Ghot - thanks.

    But I'd really like to know about the change from MBR to GPT.
    a) How do I do it?
    b) Is there a way to do it but (again) keep my users, apps and data?

    Thanks,
  5. Thread: Upgrade questions by glnz
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Upgrade questions - Win 7 to Win 10 and MBR to GPT

    Some questions:

    1) Is the free upgrade still good (from Win 7 Pro 64-bit to Win 10 Pro 64-bit)? It is now January 2022.

    2) Will I really be able to keep my users, apps and data?

    3) My...
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    Just FYI - If you all want to see my...

    Just FYI -
    If you all want to see my CrystalDiskMark results for my existing HDDs and two externals, see
    Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.
    The first...
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    SIW2 - Thanks. I'm GUID Partition Table (GPT),...

    SIW2 - Thanks. I'm GUID Partition Table (GPT), just like your graphic above. So good to go, yes?

    PaulieM - We haven't discussed a Q - Since I plan to clone my OS HDD to the NVMe, I think I...
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    PaulieM - "I love making old machines do things...

    PaulieM - "I love making old machines do things like this" - agree with you 100% (even though I'm a lawyer and not a tech).
    - I kept my old XP machine updated with the POS hack for four years...
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    PaulieM - Thanks again, and Happy New Year! This...

    PaulieM - Thanks again, and Happy New Year! This is great info!

    1) Dumb Q - on my Optiplex 7010 MT, after setting up your BIOS mod or Clover, I plan to clone my existing HDD onto an NVMe M.2 that...
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    PaulieM - your article and video at your link to...

    PaulieM - your article and video at your link to TachyTelic are superb. It's one of the best written and videoed, and most complete, step-by-steps that I have seen, on any computer topic.
    But I...
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    NavyLCDR - You write "it would be faster just to...

    NavyLCDR - You write "it would be faster just to boot the computer from internal SATA drive and load the OS from the PCIe to NVMe adapter"

    Sounds interesting - can you point me to some links?
    ...
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    bobkn - thanks - I got the same warning elsewhere...

    bobkn - thanks - I got the same warning elsewhere that my 7010 won't boot from an NVMe drive. Bummer.

    Do you happen to know which are the first Optiplexes that can boot from an NVMe drive? I...
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    Dell Optiplex 7010 no M.2 slot use existing PCIe slot for NVMe SSD?

    --
    I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 Mini-Tower from maybe 2014. It has no M.2 slots.


    Can I plug an NVMe SSD drive into an existing PCIe slot?
    Maybe I need a physical converter of some kind? ...
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    Bree - thanks for your post. If I 'restore...

    Bree - thanks for your post. If I
    'restore the VM (use the existing unique ID)' which will copy all the files to your Hyper-V folder

    will that overwrite my existing VM from three weeks ago, or...
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    PParks - thanks. Here's what's confusing me. ...

    PParks - thanks.

    Here's what's confusing me. The first time I ever used Hyper-V and created a VM -- three weeks ago -- it created two subfolders in a folder I'd named Hyper-V. Those two...
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    dalchina and NavyLCDR - First, are you on...

    dalchina and NavyLCDR - First, are you on opposite sides of the Taiwan Strait?

    More importantly:

    (a) Yes, I previously created my first VM ever, last month, by downloading a normal iso of Win...
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    MS providing free Win 11 VMs but how do I use one?

    Per this article in the Register, MS is providing free VMs for Win 11 for developers:

    Microsoft releases Windows 11 Enterprise VMs for developers • The Register

    I downloaded the zip from MS,...
  18. Security System Hmmm. The .reg file does not work for me. ...

    Hmmm. The .reg file does not work for me.

    Right-click on a file still does NOT show Windows Defender as an option

    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v 21H1.

    Had it for a while and would like to have it...
  19. Thread: right click scan in windows defender? by glnz
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 18,796

    Can;t get this to work in Win 10.

    Can;t get this to work in Win 10.
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    Hopachi - thanks for fast and knowledgeable...

    Hopachi - thanks for fast and knowledgeable response!

    As I'm new to VMs

    Which "Enhanced" in Hyper-V should I turn off? The one under "Server" or the one under "User"? (This is in "Hyper-V...
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    In W11 VM, restart to advance boot options don't work (shutdown /o)

    In my Win 11 Pro 64-bit (version 21H2) Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on my Win 10 Pro 64-bit host (version 21H1), in cmd running as Admin, the command "shutdown /r /o" does not work.

    In cmd in the...
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    Bree - thanks for clarity. I like enhanced. ...

    Bree - thanks for clarity.

    I like enhanced. But I wish MS would make the restart process look normal.
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    Bree and Hopachi - thanks. Bree - as I'm a...

    Bree and Hopachi - thanks.

    Bree - as I'm a total noob here, if I drop enhanced mode, that means the VM is not connected to my host and can't share files or clipboard copies? Also disconnected...
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    Restarting a VM for its updates is weird - disconnected but running

    Two weeks ago, on my Win 10 PC, I created my first virtual machine ever, using Hyper-V. The VM is Win 11 Pro 64-bit version 21H2.

    Just now, in the Win 11 VM, I ran Update. Eventually, it...
  25. Thread: OEM key able to be used on VM? by glnz
    Forum: Virtualization
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    My host is Win 10 Pro 64-bit version 21H1, on my...

    My host is Win 10 Pro 64-bit version 21H1, on my seven-year old personal Dell Optiplex PC at home

    I created my first-ever VM from the standard iso for Win 11 Pro 64-bit.

    Then, to "activate" my...
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