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  1. MikeHawthorne

    backup system

    I should have said that I never have my external drive connected unless I'm using it. I also have another external drive with backups of all my real special stuff that I never plug in unless I need to recover the stuff someday, I hope that's never. My main point is, don't put anything...
  2. MikeHawthorne

    backup system

    The easiest and safest way to back up your Operating System is to create a System Image. Only install Windows and a minimum of other programs on the partition. My Windows partition is 200 Gigabytes a little over 100 Gigabytes is used. I use EaseUS Todo backup to create the image. It's Free...
  3. MikeHawthorne

    Anyone else running Windows 11 notice this?

    It doesn't seem to be doing it now, instead the program I just opened closes again. Which can be kind of a pain too. But as you said to open two File Manager windows, I right-click on it and open it again.
  4. MikeHawthorne

    Anyone else running Windows 11 notice this?

    Hi everyone. While Windows 11 has solved several problems that I've had, like not being able to sign in to Widows Terminal as Admin, there is one thing that I think is kind of weird. One is that it will sometimes open multiple copied of programs that it wouldn't do before. I discover that if I...
  5. MikeHawthorne

    Does Anyone know how to remove the Windows Old File?

    Hi once more... So far I'm really happy with Windows 11, I'm seeing a real improvement in performance even in games. I spent the last two-days getting rid of everything I didn't need but had installed at some point. It's amazing how much junk you can accumulate. I use Revo Uninstaller, so it...
  6. MikeHawthorne

    Does Anyone know how to remove the Windows Old File?

    Never mind, I found it by running disk cleanup. It's removing it as I type this. Thanks for the help. PS... That worked, I had 100 gigabytes of free space before updating, and I have 95 now.
  7. MikeHawthorne

    Does Anyone know how to remove the Windows Old File?

    I can't find any built in System Cleanup Utility. I've run searches for it and nothing comes up. How do I get there?
  8. MikeHawthorne

    Does Anyone know how to remove the Windows Old File?

    I want to remove the Windows.old file. I want to get rid of it before I make my System Image of the C:\ drive. It's 27.4 Gigabytes, and I'd like to not have to back it up. I don't need it, I have a System Image of the old drive already. I used to do it with Cleaner, but it doesn't show it as a...
  9. MikeHawthorne

    Update on Windows 11, and a question!

    Hi again, Well, I'm really liking Windows 11, I like how if you have two windows open, and you click on the one not showing it minimizes the one on top and expands the other, instead of putting the smaller one on top of the larger one maybe Windows 10 would do that two, but it wasn't on my...
  10. MikeHawthorne

    a minor problem

    Hi Take a look at this, I'm not having that problem, it must have been set differently by default, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with site permissions...
  11. MikeHawthorne

    I finally decided that I would go ahead and install Upgrade to Windows 11 and...

    Hi again, again... I couldn't wait, I updated, and it looks great on my 34" monitor. I like it that everything looks bigger and easier to see. I just finished, but everything including my spellchecker seems to be working. It was painless and didn't really take very long, I didn't check the...
  12. MikeHawthorne

    I finally decided that I would go ahead and install Upgrade to Windows 11 and...

    Hi, I'm back again, I called Falcon Northwest, and they told my how to do it. It worked, and it now says that the computer is compatible. I did this before reading Norway's post. I might have thought about it if I hadn't, but it was pretty easy once I know where to look for it. To Dusty...
  13. MikeHawthorne

    New Scam, at least to me...

    Hi... Anyone else gotten an email saying that my "Order for a new, expensive laptop had been shipped and was sent to some woman in Utah"? Just got the message, and of course there's a phone number to call if you have any question, that's when they try and get your credit card and other info...
  14. MikeHawthorne

    I finally decided that I would go ahead and install Upgrade to Windows 11 and...

    Hi again... OK, now I have 100 gigs of free space. It seems the problem is that my computer doesn't have TPM 2 active. I finally found a method to activate it, I printed it out, there are 6 pages of instructions with photos, and it involves making changes in the Bios. I guess it's not...
  15. MikeHawthorne

    I finally decided that I would go ahead and install Upgrade to Windows 11 and...

    Well this is going to take a while, but I've gotten a lot of junk on that drive, I'll plan on trying to update tomorrow, and I'll spend today cleaning up my C:\ drive. I did get 61 Gigabytes free, but now I want to finish without carrying all this junk over. I'll let you know how it goes.
  16. MikeHawthorne

    I finally decided that I would go ahead and install Upgrade to Windows 11 and...

    I think I found the problem, I have a small partition for Windows, not much anything else goes on it. I just saw that I need 60 gigs of free space and I only have 58. I see if I can move a few things and see if that helps.
  17. MikeHawthorne

    I finally decided that I would go ahead and install Upgrade to Windows 11 and...

    It says my PC, which has about 10 times the minimum requirement, doesn't meet the minimum specification. It upgraded my Tablet without ever checking, and it runs great. I can't find the page I started the process on my laptop, it did the whole process online, I just said go ahead, and it...
  18. MikeHawthorne

    Anyone upgrading to Windows 11 have any issues?

    Hi everyone... I upgraded my laptop, and it was easy, everything went smoothly, and now I'm thinking of updating my PC as well. Has anyone who has tried to update run into any problems with the process? If not, I may update my PC this week after I hear how it went for others, I really do...
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