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  1. theoldfarter

    "Lock Drive" - Add to Context Menu of BitLocker Drives

    Used option one on a partition in Windows 10 Pro and it worked like a charm. Thank you. I looked for this in the tenforums but to no avail. Perhaps a link there, to here?
  2. theoldfarter

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    @mcmjuly.Thanks for letting us know the fix. I am also getting ready for Windows 10. Your link is dead. Here it is: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
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    Solved DISM /Cleanup-Image - DISM Failed - What To Do Next Please

    All fixed but not by using the DVD as source. I ran the DISM tool and pointed it at the optical drive. The drive was accessed and the program ran for 20 odd minutes. It finished by reporting this: "ERROR:0x800f081f. The source files could not be found, use the source option to specify the...
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    Solved DISM /Cleanup-Image - DISM Failed - What To Do Next Please

    I obtained a ISO last night of Win 8.1 Pro x64 and when I mounted it, there was "install.wim" and no ESD files were found when I ran a search on it. Both our Laptops have Windows OEM on them. It was with some difficulty that I found a ISO that had not been "played around" with. I intend to burn...
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    Solved DISM /Cleanup-Image - DISM Failed - What To Do Next Please

    I will try this on my wifes laptop, when I can pry her away from it. lol. The laptop works normally as far as she is concerned but I just like it to be exactly what it should be. If a file is corrupt, one day that file may need to be accessed and then problems! I will report back when I have...
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    Solved DISM /Cleanup-Image - DISM Failed - What To Do Next Please

    Thanks popeye. Side By Side Folder sounds like the way to go. Do I point the repair tool at the Windows 8.1 installation DVD? If so, do I need to point it to a specific folder on the DVD or does the repair tool find the files it needs from the DVD, without any help from me?
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    Solved DISM /Cleanup-Image - DISM Failed - What To Do Next Please

    Wondering if the same file has been posted on before: "FIOReadFileIntoBuffer:(1415): The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect" I came across this post"...
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    Solved DISM /Cleanup-Image - DISM Failed - What To Do Next Please

    Greetings. How can I identify what file(s) are corrupted and can I use the P50t files as a repair source? If so, what do I do? I can follow instructions, most times :) Here is the problem: My wifes laptop, a Toshiba P840 (running 8.1 64bit) has a problem. I also have a Toshiba laptop, a P50t...
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    Solved Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

    An update: Not as smooth as I thought. After doing the above, when I found that Windows was not activated & went to activate, a message said that the key was already in use. I phoned Microsoft & it took 40 minutes before a new key was entered and activated OK. At first, the Microsoft operator...
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    Solved Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

    I bought a Toshiba P50t laptop with 8.1 Core pre-installed. I had an 8.0 Pro key which I had bought 17 months ago. Following theog post #14, my key was accepted and it upgraded the P50t to 8.1 Pro. I was a bit surprised it did as I had used that key on another Toshiba P840 laptop, with 8.0 Core...
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    Solved Updating to Windows 8.1 MAY DESTROY your computer!!!

    Thanks for letting us know that the restore did not work for you. What is the other problem that you mention? I Have used Acronis True Image & found that I had to go into the BIOS and do some fiddling there before I could restore with Acronis. I will try the Macrium.
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    Solved Updating to Windows 8.1 MAY DESTROY your computer!!!

    @ExperiencedUser Followed your instructions to enlarge the partition & the backup succeeded. Many thanks. Now, I won't know until I need to restore from the image, if it indeed will restore with no problems. Time will tell.