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  1. Big Dan

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

    I was able to upgrade from the thumb drive on my laptop. I had to reinstall 8.1 after my activation issues with my first attempt. After installing 8.1, I put the W10 thumb drive in and ran the setup.exe off it. I've been reading around that upgrading from within Windows has been working better...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    A fresh install of 10 Pro on my laptop that was running 8.1 Pro isn't so great. Windows won't activate. It's telling me "Error description: The activation server determined the specified product has been blocked" Now here's the thing, I don't actually have a product key sticker on my laptop...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Well the in place upgrade went off without a hitch. I started it and left for the store. Came back to Windows 10!
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    I downloaded the 64 Bit Pro ISO last night. I'm going to use that to upgrade my laptop via USB. Right now, Windows Update is "Preparing for Installation" for an in place upgrade on my desktop. If you don't see me for a few days something blew up on both upgrades. :D Heck if it's that bad, I'll...
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    Windows 10 Will Microsoft's plans for Windows update be an issue?

    I think for your average home user that's ignorant in maintaining their computers the forced upgrades are a good thing. No doubt there will be a few updates that are duds but overall it's good from a security prospective. For power users, geeks, etc forced updates just make you feel like you...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    To me it feels like not a whole lot is changing under the hood. Most of Window's 10 improvements are in the GUI area. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure code has been optimized and such over W7&8 but to me it feels I'm installing a new desktop environment in Linux. For that reason, I don't think...
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    Windows 10 July 29th... Back up your system

    Does anyone know what the upgrade process looks like? I ran a couple of test upgrades from 8.1 to one of the 9800 series builds and they went off without a hitch. I wondering how I'm going to get fresh install media for 10 if I upgrade from 8.1 on both my systems. As for backup everything is...
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    How many think this is fair?

    I still really don't understand the need for the different versions. There be 3 Home, Business, & Lite. Home & Business should be strictly 64 bit this was people cannot complain about crappy proformance when they install the OS on a 5-6 year old computer they will have to buy new hardware with a...
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    Help! Windows 7 and Ubuntu multiboot problem.

    No problem, I was mistaken the how to was from the EasyBCD wiki, Ubuntu - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki It's really pretty easy to follow along. :)
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    Help! Windows 7 and Ubuntu multiboot problem.

    I followed a How to by the How To Geek to get mine to work. I'll look up the link if you would like Basically what you do is when you run the install of Ubuntu and gets to the summary part, hit advanced. Install GRUB to the partition Ubuntu is going to be on. From there you use EasyBCD to add...
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    Windows 7 Install Fails on Dell Vostro 220

    Hello, I'm having the same issues but on an Acer Laptop. I was dual booting Vista and Ubuntu what I did was wipe the Ubuntu partitions and use the Vista rescue disk to reinstall Vista's boot manager. Once it did that booting into Vista was fine. I reboot with the W7 DVD and run through the...
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