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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    I just had to restart my second desktop used for testing here as the main will be keeping the Redstone 1 Anniversary for the time being. With another loose cumulative update going on the build number just changed again from 14393.67 to 14393.92. That will become 14393.xxx the next time around...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Cumulative updates are the small loose updates you previously would see a list of under both if not only one Important and Optional. With 10 instead of seeing a much larger service pack with a long list of small updates rolled up into a large file along with any new changes to be seen under a...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    While this is now a rather old thread the reply was for Big Dan. If you are worried about junk files the easiest method with everything you want already backed up elsewhere is simply to wipe the drive clean in favor of a fresh clean install and call it a day rather then counting on some 3rd...
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    How to add pictures to wallpapers folder in windwos 7

    I had a much easier solution used not only on Windows 7 but for just about any version besides Legacy, ME, 2000 from XP and newer. You simply create a new "Wallpapers" folder at the root of the "C:\Windows\" directory where you can store all sorts of wallpapers and image files! It comes in handy...
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    How to stop taskbar buttons from mysteriously switching order?

    Switching back and forth between windows puts the active window ahead of the other. One solution is to see all windows grouped onto the one button and then use the preview option to select the other when going back and forth. That will be the quick solution. This is mainly controlled by way of...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Your laptop is an OEM machine there while I have a few custom builds to work with at this end. Upon nuking the clone along with a full wipe of the drive I put a fresh copy of 7 and downloaded SP1 along with all the updates and still ran smack into the installation hanging up in the same place...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    I have both USB Installation Key combination 32/64bit Pro made up with the MS Media Creation Tool and the combination 32/64bit iso downloaded. The initial attempts for the upgrade which apparently can't be done by flash drive resulted in seeing a black screen following the initial system restart...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Well that's good to hear! At least we can be confident that 10 won't be seeing any installation bugs. At the moment the USB Installation key is now at 97% for the Pro edition as well as the option for both 32bit and 64bit combined. I will run the tool a second time to download 10 in ISO format...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Well 10 is downloading right at the moment from being a Windows Insider naturally as the Media Creation Tool is in use for the USB Installation Key first for both 32/64bit options for the Pro edition and later simply run it again to grab the second download of same already in ISO format. The...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Apparently someone I was hearing from earlier already saw a $BT folder or something similar appear on his main drive and he was working on creating an iso for dvd as well as a flash drive. I will be waiting to see jus what options are presented since I should be seeing W10 Pro with 7 Ultimate...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Well here's a quote off of the W10 for Business page that covers the upgrade options. Windows 10, upgraded Simplifying management and deployment The part I like is: It will certainly be interesting to watch how this new In Place Upgrade works. Previous versions from Vista on would see the...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Glad to hear someone else uses Acronis I still have the True Image 2010 version in use here and actually prepped for 10's release by cloning the Windows 7 host drive and unplugging that to either see a full inplace upgrade to 10 or to wipe the clone if the method is available to perform a clean...
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    Really Fubar Computer!

    When working with ubuntu on a second drive I found I could easily use the NeoGrub form of Grub the EasyBCD program has to offer. When having ubuntu on the same drive the Wubi installer goes one step further in creating a VHD(Virtual Hard Disk) for Linux to install onto. It's not the same as a VM...
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    Really Fubar Computer!

    The first thing besides cleaning up the partitioning scheme you have there with the odd ball 476mb if that is the case being too small in size to even be useful for anything would be deciding just how much drive space you want to have available for Windows which will automatically use more. If...
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    Really Fubar Computer!

    Glad to hear the wipe and clean install worked out well for you! But I think replying back with a good look at the DM as advised would be the best move now to see just how you have the drive laid out. It looks like the second E should be G there. And that shows no ext 2, 3, or 4 File Journaling...
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