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  1. Thread: Still haven't been offered 21H1 by T J
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 1,806

    I just used bobkn's link and went from 20H2 to...

    I just used bobkn's link and went from 20H2 to 21H1 very fast & easy.
    My 2012 W10 Dell Inspiron 660 just might make it to Oct 2025.
    I would like to thank bobkn, Brink, and all the members who...
  2. Replies 68 Views 12,586

    I don't have this key in registry >>...

    I don't have this key in registry >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint

    Since I had recently disabled Print Spooler (in Services); can I re-enable...
  3. Replies 68 Views 12,586

    My W10 Home 20H2 desktop installed July...

    My W10 Home 20H2 desktop installed July Cumulative Updates kb5004945 & kb5004237. Plus I disabled Print Spooler in Services.

    I tried to install Group Policy Editor twice (from majorgeeks...
  4. Thread: Windows created backup Image - win 10 by T J
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 8 Views 574

    I used Backup and Restore (Windows 7) for years...

    I used Backup and Restore (Windows 7) for years on my 2012 Dell (W7 upgraded to W10 in 2016); but had problem with Backup and Restore (Windows 7) late last year, so I switched to Macrium Reflect 7...
  5. Thread: Move from Win 7 to Win 10, installation on older PC. by T J
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,476

    I already answered your question in post #16, see...

    I already answered your question in post #16, see underlined sentence. My 2012 Dell is still running perfectly and fast for my uses. This is basic Dell office computer, not a gaming PC.
  6. Thread: Move from Win 7 to Win 10, installation on older PC. by T J
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 21 Views 1,476

    I ordered a Dell Inspiron 660 with Windows 7 from...

    I ordered a Dell Inspiron 660 with Windows 7 from Dell website on Oct 22, 2012; over 8.5 years ago.
    Upgraded W7 to W10 in Feb 2016.
    Upgraded to every W10 version since Feb 2016; due to Clean...
  7. Thread: Win 10 update strategy advice by T J
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 11 Views 900

    I'm no expert but "Microsoft pushes emergency...

    I'm no expert but "Microsoft pushes emergency update for Windows PrintNightmare zero-day"
    I check 'windows update' often, and got KB5004945 today. My 20H2 Dell is working great.
  8. Thread: Windows 11 confusion by T J
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 4,216

    Found some info. My DirectX Diagnostic...

    Found some info.
    My DirectX Diagnostic tool/Display/Feature Levels: 10_1, etc. So my onboard graphics hardware is DX 11 (maybe). While DirectX Diagnostic tool/system/DirectX Version lists DirectX...
  9. Thread: Windows 11 confusion by T J
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 4,216

    I have NO graphics card. I ordered Dell Inspiron...

    I have NO graphics card. I ordered Dell Inspiron 660 desktop from Dell Website on Oct 22, 2012. Upgraded W7 to W10 in Feb 2016.

    Intel HD Graphics ONLY; device status - 'This device is working...
  10. Thread: Windows 11 confusion by T J
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 4,216

    I ordered my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop with W7...

    I ordered my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop with W7 from Dell website on Oct 22, 2012. Upgraded to W10 in 2016. It has DirectX 12 (maybe). [currently: UEFI, secure boot ON, TPM none]
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  11. Thread: Windows to Linux Mint by T J
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 729

    Hopefully will have W10 on my Dell 660 until...

    Hopefully will have W10 on my Dell 660 until 2025; then ??.
    Ran Ubuntu 14.04 to 20.04 on eBay old-Gateway that died (?), recycled it.
    Ran Ubuntu 18.04 on 64GB persistent USB thumb drive for...
  12. Thread: Windows 11 and Secure Boot by T J
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 1,441

    If your 2011-12 Dell Latitude E5420 is similar to...

    If your 2011-12 Dell Latitude E5420 is similar to 2011-12 Dell latitude E6520, it may not have Secure Boot. Might look at what jphugan suggests....
  13. Thread: switch Legacy to UEFI by T J
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 1,207

    Dell Utility (39 MB) is still Fat16. MR7 shows...

    Dell Utility (39 MB) is still Fat16.
    MR7 shows that Recovery (18.25 GB) is now FAT32 (it was NTFS).
    Recovery appears to be EMPTY now; it had 10.5 GB of W7 recovery items; wasn't planning on going...
  14. Replies 201 Views 516,975

    Installation & Upgrade 2012 1tb desktop; original Dell W7 partitions; NO...

    2012 1tb desktop; original Dell W7 partitions; NO clean installs; 2016 W7-W10 upgrade, now 20H2; BIOS updated. Recently restored a MR7 image to NEW similar 1tb SATA hard drive (due to old hd quit).
    ...
  15. Thread: switch Legacy to UEFI by T J
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 1,207

    thanks - - - Updated - - - I tried the...

    thanks

    - - - Updated - - -

    I tried the tutorial method. While the validation completed successfully; the convert portion failed.
    338853
    Same error in W10 or command prompt at boot. Might be...
  16. Thread: switch Legacy to UEFI by T J
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 1,207

    switch Legacy to UEFI

    have Dell Inspiron 660, A12 BIOS 3/20/2018
    currently have Legacy with Secure Boot disabled
    If I change to UEFI with Secure Boot enabled
    will W10 20H2 start up correctly?
    thanks (saw the W11...
  17. Thread: Office 2010 Pro Re-Activation Issue by T J
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 13 Views 3,954

    Thanks for the info, MisterEd.

    Thanks for the info, MisterEd.
  18. Thread: Windows 11?? by T J
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 371 Views 74,357

    watch 1 minute, starting at 22:50 ; Windows...

    watch 1 minute, starting at 22:50 ; Windows Weekly, Jun 9, 2021
    Organic Rounded Corners - Making sense of Windows 11 - YouTube
  19. Thread: Office 2010 Pro Re-Activation Issue by T J
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 13 Views 3,954

    My new 2012 Dell desktop came with MS Office...

    My new 2012 Dell desktop came with MS Office Starter 2010 pre-installed. Recently the original 1tb hard drive completely died; I installed similar NEW SATA 1tb hd, did a MR7 image restore, and new...
  20. Thread: Imaging programs by T J
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 40 Views 6,179

    I switched to Macrium Reflect 7 free 6 months...

    I switched to Macrium Reflect 7 free 6 months ago. Last week my 2012 SATA 1TB hard drive died. New 'similar' hard drive was delivered / installed / Restored a May 26 Image. W10 Dell desktop back in...
  21. Thread: MR7 free (W10 20H2) - index verification failed by T J
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 1,488

    I tried a few things today. ~2PM; MR7 boot...

    I tried a few things today.

    ~2PM; MR7 boot CD; USB3 port; USB3 cable; My Passport Ultra >> Image & verification completed successfully.
    ~5PM; MR7 & Windows 10; USB3 port; USB3 cable; My...
  22. Thread: MR7 free (W10 20H2) - index verification failed by T J
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 1,488

    MR7 free (W10 20H2) - index verification failed

    Iíve been using Macrium Reflect 7 (free) for couple months with zero problems until yesterday.
    Feb 25 MR7 FULL image (3 partitions); no error or failure. [2012 Dell only has 3 partitions; never...
  23. Thread: drag and drop pictures into Gmail by T J
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 5 Views 1,614

    I use Windows 10 Mail app. I have gmail, yahoo...

    I use Windows 10 Mail app. I have gmail, yahoo mail, and ISP email in my Mail app.
    With Mail app, I just now drag & dropped a picture file to a gmail email, worked great.
    With Mail app, I just...
  24. Thread: Question on update from Win 10 v 2004 to v 20H2 by T J
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 1,217

    2004 was never offered via Windows Update for my...

    2004 was never offered via Windows Update for my 2012 Dell Inspiron 660, W10 v1909. Had to use 2004 ISO (downloaded in early October) for 2004 upgrade on Dec 2. Dell ran great with 2004.

    20H2...
  25. Thread: What System Security Do You Have Installed? by T J
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 44 Views 7,537

    Iíve used McAfee software since 2012; currently...

    Iíve used McAfee software since 2012; currently use McAfee Total Protection (3-devices).

    McAfee was one of 10 security programs (out of 22) that recently received perfect 6-6-6 scores at av-test...
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