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    Solved Replicate user info from one user to another

    Thanks, RolandJS. Wasn't able to reply sooner, because I was at work. But I have started working on this project yesterday, and I am about 90% done so far and I should be done within the next hour or so. I do appreciate your ideas and hints. I can see you are a very organized person. And that's...
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    Solved Replicate user info from one user to another

    Thanks, RolandJS. I'm actually using Windows 8.1 Pro on this particular machine.
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    Solved Replicate user info from one user to another

    Hi there. I have been trying to have a different user name. Have tried several methods, like changing user name in users and changing profilepath in the registry. That resulted in a temp user login. I ended up restoring my files. So I created a user with the name I wanted. The problem is that it...
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    Solved User files after switching to Microsoft account

    Thanks, Samuria. I see what you mean.
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    Solved User files after switching to Microsoft account

    Thank you, Samuria, for your input. That seems like very complex to login again with the local account. I have never experienced that before. Doesn't the File Explorer allow you to open the former files?
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    Solved User files after switching to Microsoft account

    Hi there. I've got three PCs where I am using a MS account. They all have the same user account name (first few letters of my email). I've got another PC (running Win 8.1) with a local account, which is my regular name. What will happen to it if I switch to a MS account. Will Windows overwrite...
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    Reinstalling and reactivation

    Hi there. I have a Windows 7 pro machine where I am dual booting with Windows 8 pro on a VHD. Windows 8 Pro activated too fast, without my noticing. Now I am considering deleting the VHD and simply upgrading the Windows 7 partition. Will Microsoft cause problems because I am activating again? Or...
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    Solved Upgrading Vista

    Just wanted to report that the upgrade went well. I was able to install 4GB RAM, and Windows 8 was up and running within 1 hour. Thank you all for your input. Was appreciated.
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    Solved Upgrading Vista

    I did try it, Mooly. And that's when it refused with that error. But I am getting the additional RAM. It'll work ok, I am sure. It's not my first install or upgrade.
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    Solved Upgrading Vista

    Thank you, Mark Phelps, for the reminder. I was aware of that.
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    Solved Upgrading Vista

    Thanks again, Mooly. Making a system image was my first priority. I even backed up my Recovery partition. Although my first hurdle is that I need to add RAM. Windows 8 needs 2 GB. I only have 1.5 GB. Strange... I had tested Windows 10 at one point; it ran with no problem. But I enjoy those...
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    Solved Upgrading Vista

    Thanks, Mooly. I thought it would be the case, but I wanted to be sure.
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    Solved Upgrading Vista

    Hi there. Still own a Win 8 Pro upgrade disk, which is not being used. I've got a good running Vista PC, and would like to upgrade it with Win 8 Pro (maybe also with the idea of eventually running Win 10). Let's say I activate Win 8 Pro and weeks later, I find out that it isn't performing. Can I...
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    Solved Dualboot bootmenu not graphical

    That did it! Thanks, Superfly.
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    Solved Dualboot bootmenu not graphical

    Hi there. On one of my PCs, I am dualbooting Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I'd like the bootmenu to be graphical, but it is just text style. Win 8.1 is set as the default OS, and the entry bootmenupolicy is set to 'standard'. It still doesn't work. What am I missing? Thanks for giving me any...