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  1. Posts : 7,254
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #790

    Kol12 said:
    Does a clean install sound like a good idea when the new MCT comes out for those of us already upgraded? Heck what else what was not thoroughly tested before we received this update?
    I'm quite tempted to do a clean install again with the new MCT just in case.
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  2. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #791

    Hi folks

    For the ei.cfg file simply create a file called ei.cfg (save as that name don't add .txt) in notepad
    so you will then see a prompt (drop down) of editions to install again -- otherwise HOME is default. Type the following 4 lines as shown on the screen.

    [Channel]
    _Default
    [VL]
    0

    If you have VL versions change the 0 to 1 but I assume most here are standard (not VL) users.

    file should go in folder \sources

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 14,711
    Windows 10 IoT
       #792

    magilla said:
    Seems like lots of people have successful installs and have experienced no problems @Josey Wales but I know that doesnít forgive MS for their failure to heed the warnings via feedback hub.
    Some of the success or failure may depend on what boxes you check / click during the setup. What options you say no too etc. And how customized your current install is, third party wise etc. And the file lose thing may depend on what features your taking advantage of. If your using one drive and or files on demand etc. Lots of variables. I agree though, they had indications something wasn't right but pressed on anyway.
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  4. Posts : 1,697
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #793

    OK, OK, found a bug again, now with VLC player. The player shifts to the sides when wanting full screen and can't remember the size. After setting full screen it remains that way but when you shut down VLC the whole story begins again with strange player sizes...

    But I think the message Some settings are... (you know the rest haha!) comes from that during my installation of 1809 the screen turned black with only spinning circles and no HDD activity (PC was frozen at that point). After I resetted my PC the install continued as usual... (that was installing via WU)

    When I installed 1809 via DVD the install would not continue after 36%. So I cancelled that and tried the WU way.
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  5. Posts : 14,711
    Windows 10 IoT
       #794

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks

    For the ei.cfg file simply create a file called ei.cfg (save as that name don't add .txt) in notepad
    so you will then see a prompt (drop down) of editions to install again -- otherwise HOME is default. Type the following 4 lines as shown on the screen.

    [Channel]
    _Default
    [VL]
    0

    If you have VL versions change the 0 to 1 but I assume most here are standard (not VL) users.

    file should go in folder \sources

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Haven't had to do that in ages in any of my ISO's? MCT or Visual Studio. If I click "I don't have one" when prompted for a key I get the full list of Editions to install. If your not getting asked for a product key there must be an OEM embedded key in the BIOS or something?
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  6. Posts : 316
    Microsoft Windows 10 x64
       #795




    whatever happens, I should be safe
    it's a pity that nearly noone use embedded Windows Backup tools (Called File History)
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  7. Posts : 14,589
    Windows10
       #796

    TairikuOkami said:
    That is an older MS webpage
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  8. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #797

    D4ni3l said:



    whatever happens, I should be safe
    it's a pity that nearly noone use embedded Windows Backup tools (Called File History)
    I stopped using that tool because it never could restore anything for me. I had to manually go through a bunch of xml and weird file names to get my data back.

    A simple cmd script does a better job and can restore anything from anywhere to anywhere at anytime.
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  9. Posts : 668
    Win 10 pro
       #798

    D4ni3l said:

    it's a pity that nearly noone use embedded Windows Backup tools (Called File History)
    I've tried to use it many times, but sometimes it just stop working, it does not seems to me that it is the most reliable solution.
    Glad if it works for you
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  10. Posts : 14,589
    Windows10
       #799

    Geneo said:
    I keep the data and OS on separate disks or partitions for one very important reason - to keep the system and data backups separate. They have different requirements for backup. The OS requires a consistent complete image, data does not. I can back the OS up with Macrium in less than 4 minutes. I have near a TB of data on a hard disk which I backup with Microsoft's SyncToy.

    In fact I have several disks and partitions organized by performance and backup requirements . I have an NVME M2 SSD that has two partitions; one is for the OS and that I back up, and the other for downloads and caches (things I can afford to loose but want performance) that I don't backup. I have 1.5 TB in SSD for games and fast system backups, and a 6 TB hard drive for my data,, long term system backups, and other crap. I back the data up with SyncToy to two external hard drives.

    All is pretty much automated with daily and weekly scheduled scripts.
    That is your situation. E.g. what of you jave many GBs of videos etc. Macrium would take a long time and use a lot of space - videos do not compress.

    Not only that, if you keep multiple versions of OS backup as is common you backup the same data repeatedly, wasting space.

    Keeping OS/progs separate from data allows you to create faster and more space efficient backup strategies.
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