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  1. Thread: HDD partition deleted twice (by itself) by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 55 Views 5,162

    Pluginz, I am at a loss for words.

    Pluginz,

    I am at a loss for words.
  2. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    Another example of Microsoft's arrogant errors is...

    Another example of Microsoft's arrogant errors is when they claim that an MSR partition is required on a GPT disk, and yet if you convert an MBR disk to GPT using their own mbr2gpt tool, no MSR...
  3. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    and the Microsoft link that you provided now has...

    and the Microsoft link that you provided now has a Thumbs Down vote! And I would appreciate if you would do the same now that it has proven to be incorrect.
  4. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    Yep. Therefore GPT is NOT required to boot with...

    Yep. Therefore GPT is NOT required to boot with Secure Boot enabled, correct? And there are more and more motherboards being manufactured that will boot in UEFI mode from an NTFS partition. I just...
  5. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    And if you really want to force me to prove it on...

    And if you really want to force me to prove it on a physical computer, I am more than willing to backup my computer with Macrium, wipe my SSD and prove to you that it is exactly the same on a...
  6. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    Here is reality. Windows 11, booted from an MBR...

    Here is reality. Windows 11, booted from an MBR disk with Secure Boot Enabled:
    376500

    Again, the real world fact is that GPT is NOT required to boot in UEFI mode. Nor is GPT required to boot in...
  7. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    No. I never said that Secure Boot would work...

    No. I never said that Secure Boot would work with Legacy BIOS. AGAIN - SECURE BOOT IS AN OPTION IN UEFI AND UEFI ONLY. HOWEVER GPT IS NOT REQUIRED TO BOOT IN UEFI, NOR IS IT REQUIRED FOR SECURE...
  8. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    You are really going to make me prove that you...

    You are really going to make me prove that you and Microsoft are wrong. Okay. Give me a few minutes.
  9. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    You are still wrong. Secure boot is an option...

    You are still wrong. Secure boot is an option available in UEFI boot settings. UEFI can boot from MBR. GPT is not required to boot in UEFI mode, nor is it required to boot with Safe Mode enabled. ...
  10. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    That is an erroneous statement. GPT v. MBR has...

    That is an erroneous statement. GPT v. MBR has nothing to do with Secure Boot. For example, the standard USB flash drive installation media created by Microsoft's own Media Creation Tool is MBR...
  11. Thread: HDD partition deleted twice (by itself) by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 55 Views 5,162

    You are correct, that is not the question that...

    You are correct, that is not the question that you asked. That was the question that I asked. It was a statement that YOU made and I am asking YOU how it will create "big problems with GUID...
  12. Replies 26 Views 978

    Here is what has changed: My laptop came...

    Here is what has changed:


    My laptop came with Windows 10 Home installed from the factory and the product key stored in firmware. I have since upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 Pro. Just a few...
  13. Replies 26 Views 4,317

    KB5015684 Provides Quick Windows 10 22H2 Upgrade...

    KB5015684 Provides Quick Windows 10 22H2 Upgrade - Ed Tittel
  14. Thread: HDD partition deleted twice (by itself) by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 55 Views 5,162

    The MSR partition will not show up in disk...

    The MSR partition will not show up in disk management. But it is there on your disk. Look at the 500 mb recovery partition. In the upper list it is partition 4. Why is it partition 4 and not 3? ...
  15. Thread: Macrium clone or image -- by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 55 Views 2,105

    Assuming that the backup of the Windows...

    Assuming that the backup of the Windows installation was not corrupted, the fix for "no bootable drive" is extremely easy to accomplish and involves either adjusting the BIOS settings to allow for...
  16. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    Not without modifying the Windows 11 installation...

    Not without modifying the Windows 11 installation media. Stock Windows 11 requires UEFI booting which Microsoft likes to have a GPT disk to boot from in UEFI.

    Windows 11 specs, features, and...
  17. Thread: Question on upgrade from Win10 Pro to Win11 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 22 Views 424

    1. Only the boot drive needs to be GPT. 2. Why...

    1. Only the boot drive needs to be GPT.
    2. Why would you need to go back to MBR? But if you really wanted to, make a backup image of the disk before you convert it to GPT. Then to go back, you...
  18. Replies 20 Views 23,463

    It happens to all of us!

    It happens to all of us!
  19. Replies 20 Views 23,463

    The thread was 6 1/2 years old before it was...

    The thread was 6 1/2 years old before it was necromanced!
  20. Replies 20 Views 23,463

    Awesome reply to a 6 1/2 year old thread!

    Awesome reply to a 6 1/2 year old thread!
  21. Replies 1 Views 155

    diskpart list disk select disk #

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # <- replace # with the actual number for the disk you want to work on
    clean <- this will erase the disk selected above. Make sure it is the correct disk selected!...
  22. Thread: Macrium clone or image -- by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 55 Views 2,105

    On my old AMD FX computer system it takes about...

    On my old AMD FX computer system it takes about 15 minutes for a clean install of Windows 10. On my higher power computers, less than 10 minutes. With a fast internet connection and a decent...
  23. Replies 26 Views 978

    Microsoft is not dumb, believe it or not. The...

    Microsoft is not dumb, believe it or not. The global economy has changed. The way Microsoft makes their money from Windows 10/11 is no longer by selling retail licences and carefully tracking...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 by NavyLCDR
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 40 Views 1,654

    That small partition shown in post #33 is only...

    That small partition shown in post #33 is only used to boot the computer from that drive.
  25. Replies 26 Views 978

    Lifetime and you can re-activate the same edition...

    Lifetime and you can re-activate the same edition of Windows 10/11 on the same computer unlimited times.
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