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    Convert MBR to GPT without Data Loss

    I'm not sure what you are trying to do, I guess, are you trying to reinstall Windows or transfer an installation from another drive? My Windows is on its own partition, of 200 GB. No other software on the partition. I do it so I can replace the system image in just a few minutes and fix...
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    Convert MBR to GPT without Data Loss

    Hi When installing Windows on a Hard Drive, and you have more than one, it's always better to unplug the one that Windows isn't on. That way if there is an error it won't affect the other drive, and you will be sure which drive you are working on. Also, you will know what drive the boot sector...
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    Convert MBR to GPT without Data Loss

    I always wonder why I get messages in my email about posts this old. I should pay more attention to the dates.
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    Convert MBR to GPT without Data Loss

    Since you are familiar with EaseUS, I'd recommend that if it's not too late you make a System Image and store it on another drive plus let it make a boot disk before you go any farther. At least, if things go bad, you can recover your current installation. I use EaseUS Todo backup and recover...
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    Is this another scam?

    Thanks, my research seems to show it is a scam as well. I'me just going to ignore it and then look at my Visa bill and see if I was actually charged. I'm pretty sure that I haven't been. Anyway, I'm not going to click on any of the links.
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    Is this another scam?

    HI Just got a message from Skype, (ostensibly) saying they were charging my account $10 because my credit account was low. I've never seen this before and I never make any pay calls on Skype anyway. I think I make a yearly payment that lets me call any phone in the US or Canada, but that's...
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    Windows 11: What the hell is Microsoft thinking? (RANT)

    I still find the Control Panel by far the easiest way to find what you want and manage your computer. Fortunately, they have been smart enough to leave it there and not remove it. What is wrong with just having a page with an Icon for each specific item clearly identified by its title and...
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    I'd like to know if anyone has any ideas about this problem?

    Now that I don't have to depend on it, I'll take out the video card, clean everything and put it back in and see if it makes a difference. It's down in my workroom in the basement now. Eventually when I figure it out I'll pass it on to someone. My niece is still using my first Falcon Northwest...
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    How can I boot up without typing in my pin or anything else?

    Yeah, I have my computer set up to just login on its own for the first time in years. I don't have to worry about anyone accessing my computer, and the log in routine has caused me issues occasionally over the years. Now I just turn it on and go get coffee, when I get back it's run its malware...
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    I'd like to know if anyone has any ideas about this problem?

    I never did get this problem fixed, the computer runs fine unless I try to run a game. I went ahead and got a new computer (I was going to do it anyway) and I'll set the old one up with an inexpensive monitor, so I can access it in case I find I need something off of it, that I forgot to copy...
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    Just wanted to brag about my new computer!

    Hi Everyone I just got my new Falcon Northwest computer. How fast is it? I just finished making my first System Image of it. I have everything installed now, and it's working great, but even I was surprised at this... For years, I have been telling everyone who will listen to put their...
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    I never thought I'd have to ask this...

    Hi Everybody... Ok, for anyone else having this problem, the reason that I did was because I made the idiotic decision, to select, "Themes" to change my theme. The whole problem was that I thought "Themes" was where you would go to create a "Theme". The correct thing to do is to ignore...
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    I never thought I'd have to ask this...

    OK, I finally got it to change to this window, and it gives me the opportunity to select the folder I want and save it as a theme It's funny, this version of Windows 11 is much different in some ways than the one I installed on my old computer. I know I didn't have to do all this to set up...
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    I never thought I'd have to ask this...

    Hi I still don't get it, nothing I push gives me a navigation window to select anything on my computer. Selecting the highlighted window gives me nothing. Right-clicking it gives me the Delete option only. I don't have any trouble getting a browse window to change the lock screen. But not in...
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    I never thought I'd have to ask this...

    Hi Norway I just don't see what you are talking about, this is what I see under themes and nothing leads too anyway to select anything except things from Microsoft Store. Browse Themes just takes me to the Microsoft Store and no way to search my computer? Mike
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