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    Windows 10 Home - can't update the OS

    After doing some digging and posting on other Win20 forums, I did the following (using the cmd window as administrator): dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth sfc /scannow sfc chkdsk/f c: No change. So, I did more digging and came across a Windows utility named Windows Update...
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    Windows 10 Home - can't update the OS

    Hello, I'm wanting to upgrade from Win10 Home to Pro, so I went to the start area and entered Update, then clicked "Check for updates". The screen that popped up had a few icons in the upper right-hand corner, one being Windows Update. Below those words I see Attention needed. When I click...
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    Well, I finally threw in the towel last night. Last thing I did was the clean boot and it made no difference. I couldn't dedicate any more time to it, so I just re-installed Windows. All is good now (although it is a headache reinstalling all the motherboard drivers, application software, and...
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    Just got through going through the "upgrade again." This time I first tried increasing the System Volume to 1Gb. Crapped out again at 71%. Went back and gave the System Volume 80Gb and it died again!!! (again at 71%). WTH This thing is killing me. I'll try the clean boot, but I don't think...
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    Both partitions are NTFS. And yes, I really want to avoid reformatting.
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    I can't catch a break. I was able to grab a copy of Win7 64-bit SP1 from Digital River and tried upgrading from that disk. It went through the whole process and I watched the progress on the screen. The checks it went through were: Copying Windows Files Gathering files, settings and programs...
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    This thing is still kicking my butt. I uninstalled SP1, rebooted, and although the SP1 entry was gone from the list of installed updates, when I right-click Computer and choose Properties, it still shows it running SP1. I did some Googling and some people said to try installing, then...
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    Just found out that I have to remove SP1 to do this (since it appears the disk is just Win7 with no service pack). So, I'll give this a go next weekend when my wife is out of town and post the results here.
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    I only had two AV programs because I had Avast to start with (it's the one I always use), but had installed Microsoft's AV as an additional check. That one has been removed now). Well, here's my problem now. I tried doing the reinstall, but after it went through a few steps and downloaded the...
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    I will give that a go this weekend (after I've backed up the drive) and post the results here. If that don't do it, I don't know what will. Andy
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    Application Icon gone generic

    kevphil, You are correct. I meant to say right-click. I realized I mislead you a bit. I had clicked on a regular folder icon, but right-clicking on the app doesn't work that way. I just found out if you hold down the SHIFT key, then right-click, it will bring up the Properties window...
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    Application Icon gone generic

    Have you tried changing it back to the original icon (by left-clicking the icon, selecting Properties, then clicking "Change Icon..."?
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    Need my spreadsheet from my XP computer transferred to my Win 7 computer

    Good suggestions here. I think you probably had copied the link to the file, rather than the file itself (as someone pointed out). If you had copied the original file and couldn't open it, it was because you didn't have Microsoft Office installed. For future reference, you can check to see if...
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    Unable to run IE, FF, and Chrome browsers...

    My wife's computer has an issue that just started a week ago that's driving me nuts. The PC has been running Windows 7 Home Edition (64 bit) for over a year. She sat down to use her computer and tried to open IE (IE9). When she clicked on it, a window popped up that says "Internet explorer has...
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