Probably not. None of the Windows 7 ESU update are available there, not publicly anyway.
Apparently the procedure for Windows 7 was that you had to install the E.xtended Security Updates (ESU) Licensing Preparation Package, then enter your purchased ESU MAK key. Only then would you have access...
Not quite - DOS was an entire operating system, with a command line interpreter named COMMAND.COM. From Windows XP onwards the underlying OS is Windows NT, with a CMD.EXE interpreter that supports the same command set as DOS.
And I had just prepared a screenshot for you, won't need it now. ;)
Yes, the root of C:\ is protected in W8 and above.
Another useful command line tool is the Pipe command | which pipes the result of one command to another. For example, piping to the Find command.
From the full article in the link above:
As far as I am aware using an ISO to perform an in-place upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 still gets activated with a digital licence for Windows 10. It certainly did for a Windows 7 machine I upgraded last week, I don't see why Windows 8.1...
Given enough determination on the part of the user Windows 11 can be made to run on almost anything, no matter how far below the official requirements ;)
The one above is so far below spec it's practically a submarine :D
Let's install Windows 11 on a incompatible hardware - post #37
Wear levelling and TRIM are not the same thing. But they do work together. Wear Levelling spreads the writes around the SSD to even out the wear on the cells. By preference it will write to pages that are known not to contain any valid data. But deleting a file does not necessarily let the SSD's...
Not quite. Microsoft now require OEMs to provide a minimum of 64GB storage before they will licence a device to be supplied with Windows 10 pre-installed. This is why you no longer see Windows PCs with 32GB eMMC drives on the market. While 32GB is sufficient to install and run Windows 10, it is...
Glad to see you got the files off successfully.
If the upgrade to W10 fails, then you could capture the activation status of the curent W8 and use it to activate a clean install of W10.
If you are just concerned with retrieving the files, then there's no need to remove the hard drive. Use Option Two to enable the Administrator account then sign in and use that to get the files.
That sounds about right. You won't find anything newer for Windows 8 64 bit on ASRock's own site. ASRock seem to have stopped supporting this motherboard at Windows 8. For Windows 8.1 and above they just provide the audio driver.
That sounds about right for a system that has an HDD. A more powerful processor and an SSD would be quicker, but still be in the tens of minutes.
90 seconds for a full upgrade would be a miracle, even a recent clean install I did on a system with a 10th gen i7 and an m2 NVMe SSD took 10 minutes.
Yes. Restoring a system image made before the changes would resolve the issue, putting the PC back to exactly how it was at the time the image was made. It is always a sensible precaution to make regular system images with something like Macrium Reflect Free.
Going back to a Restore Point could...
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No, it's far worse than that. The 'Yes' button in the UAC screenshot is greyed out and you are not offered the choice of any other administrator account to use. That means that there are NO administrator accounts available on this PC. If there were any other...