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    Windows 8 safe boot mode

    MSConfig 1) Windows key + R and type msconfig then press Enter. 2) Press the up arrow key twice to choose Normal Startup. 3) Shift + Tab once to reach the tab menu. 3) Press the right arrow once to move from General to Boot. 4) Tab three times and press Space to uncheck Safe Boot. 4) Press Enter...
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    W. XP installation error in the middle - how can I remove W7 from disk on key (USB STICK)

    Both Rufus and manual method (extraction + bootsect) are the same in that only file contents inside the ISO are used. Rufus writes the bootsectors automatically, but doesn't source them from the ISO, so both methods only use the file contents of the ISO. This was in response to the earlier...
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    Windows 8 safe boot mode

    Safe Mode could be accessed by Shift + Clicking the Restart button > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart > press 5. Since Safe Mode was permanently enabled in MSConfig, and you can't login to Safe Mode to undo the change, you can replace the Boot Configuration Data file...
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    Windows 11 How do I Bypass TPM 2.0 Security Check for dev Channel Updates?

    @(set '(=)||' <# lean and mean cmd / powershell hybrid #> @' ::# Get 11 on 'unsupported' PC via Windows Update or mounted ISO (no patching needed) ::# if wu download stuck at 0% use OfflineInsiderEnroll by whatever127 and abbodi1406 ::# V9+ rebased on cmd due to defender transgression; skip...
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    Installing Windows 11

    That's the fault of the HDD or SSD in the laptop. Windows 11 installation, like all reading and writing of disks, is not any more particularly capable of damaging an HDD or SSD. The only way it could is if it constantly spun down and spun up an HDD, or intentionally wrote to the same sectors of...
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    Windows 11 How do I Bypass TPM 2.0 Security Check for dev Channel Updates?

    To bypass the Despicable Requirements by changing installer mode to Server while actually installing Windows 11 updates, open Command Prompt as administrator and paste the entire contents of this file, then run Windows Update again...
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    W. XP installation error in the middle - how can I remove W7 from disk on key (USB STICK)

    Rufus and manual extraction only transfer the file contents inside the ISO. The MBR is either already there and ready, or needs to be created separately. The MBR could already be there, it could be the Volume Boot Record that isn't. Are you able to just erase the USB pen drive? If so, the...
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    W. XP installation error in the middle - how can I remove W7 from disk on key (USB STICK)

    Are you wanting to remove the Windows 7 installer from the USB pen drive, or make it have a bootable Windows 7 installer? The ISO file cannot be bootable simply by pasting the container onto the USB pen drive. The contents have to be extracted from inside the ISO. For legacy BIOS booting, you...
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    Taskbar Icons not showing in Windows 11

    It's not possible in the same way as icons can be changed for File Explorer or Start Menu icons.
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    Taskbar Icons not showing in Windows 11

    Windows + P is for multiple displays, which the same virtual desktop can have. Windows + Tab is for virtual desktops, which there can be several with only one display. It can be either.
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    windows 10 no longer boots at all

    It sounds like you are using a legacy BIOS system. "This is not a bootable device" and "An operating system wasn't found" are bootsector messages before BootMGR loads, and only legacy BIOS uses bootsectors. The BIOS firmware reads the first 434 bytes of the disk, which is the Master Boot Record...
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    All my desktop data gone after lots of bleeping, please help me get it back!

    The HDD is certainly defective as it has 1,248 reallocated sectors, which is well beyond any tolerable quantity of minor errors. The firmware defined thresholds for SMART attributes are absurdly lax and do not fail until the last 24 hours. The "Warning" status is from third party software being...
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    Help to delete the files

    Settings > System > Storage > Change where new content is saved.
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    File Manager Quick Access Grouping Lost

    Right-click empty space > Group by > Type
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    Windows 11 can't detect secure boot

    Unlike TPM, which the Despicable Requirements mandates as enabled, the Secure Boot despicable requirement only mandates the capability present, so you won't need to enable Secure Boot to continue receiving updates, including feature updates.
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    windows.iso

    In this case, Windows system files are present, so user data can be backed up from the installer using Notepad, before proceeding to install. This is done by pressing Shift + F10, inputting the path to the Notepad.exe in the System32 of the old Windows installation being replaced, using the File...
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    windows.iso

    If you boot into the installer, don't rely on it saving anything, even if it might sometimes. If you double-click the ISO file inside of Windows and run Setup.exe in the outer directory of the ISO (not in the sources folder), then your files and apps will be preserved as long as it is same or...
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    Windows 10 Startup Loop

    You're welcome, and have a great weekend as well! Can you use the Repair Your Computer > Troubleshoot > Command Prompt and input C:\Windows\System32\regedit.exe to check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\ for the data in the BootExecute value? If there is anything...
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    Windows 10 Startup Loop

    You can boot separately to bypass the password restriction, and use the Recovery Environment provided in a bootable Windows installer. Use a different computer to download and run Rufus. Click the dropdown besides the Select button, and choose Download. Then, click the Download button, and...
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    Windows 10 Startup Loop

    It's not a "compatibility report" of any type, that's just what Microsoft decided to call it. The bootable installer doesn't support the upgrade option on any hardware. Upgrading is done within Windows, which can't be done if Windows can't start. A clean install can be done from the bootable...
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