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    Solved Can I upgrade to 10 without 8.1?

    I believe (from spotting another thread) that the machine originally came with XP, so there won't be a BIOS key to read, and therefore the above approach won't work.
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    Solved Can I upgrade to 10 without 8.1?

    I don't know about the hardware issues on Eee pcs, but I have certainly gone straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10 without Windows 8.1 in-between. You would need to download a Windows 10 ISO file to do it. In my case I did an upgrade install (by double-clicking the ISO to mount it) and...
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    Windows 8.0 Disk-defrag not running.

    What happens if you try to invoke the more visual version from the command line, with this command? : dfrgui Could you post a picture of your Disk Management layout? Also I would try right-clicking the C: drive (in Disk Management or File Explorer) then selecting Tools and then the option...
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    Solved Should I upgrade to Windows 10 or not?

    For people running Windows 7 or 8.x, there is a case to upgrade by July 2016 while it is still free and let the machine activate on Windows 10. Then, even if you rollback straight away, you'll have acquired a licence to run Windows 10 on that hardware if you wanted to upgrade at some future...
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    To revive an old Laptop

    I'm no hardware expert (and I'm in the wrong country to know about pricing near you), but I'm guessing the answers will depend on what the exact make and model of laptop is? I suggest that might be useful information to post, for those who know about these things. What is on the laptop that...
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    Locked out of SP3 and can't reload windows - need help

    If it was a personal computer with an MS account, then the recovery key would be automatically stored in the Onedrive of the Microsoft Account used to login. But if it had some sort of corporate build on it, they may have done it differently. I take it that MS Accounts weren't used to login...
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    Locked out of SP3 and can't reload windows - need help

    Thanks for trying that. I actually think it's a good result because it's a pointer to the USB itself being why it didn't boot, which should be fixable. I still suggest using the Media Creation tool (rather than RUFUS) to burn the appropriate edition of Windows 8.1 onto a USB, as it should...
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    Locked out of SP3 and can't reload windows - need help

    So will the USB boot up the other SP3? (Or on some other computer which came from the OEM with Windows 8 or later.) I believe RUFUS can create a UEFI-bootable USB, but you need to get the options right (it's not something I've used much so I don't know how to do that). Using the Microsoft Media...
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    Locked out of SP3 and can't reload windows - need help

    How did you create the USB Boot Disc? I'm wondering if you created one which will boot on older machines but not new ones which boot in UEFI mode. Option 1 in this Tutorial is probably what I would use, to ensure that you end up with a Windows install disc which is bootable from a UEFI machine...
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    VHD - Auto-mount at Startup in Windows 8

    Hi kremster, I'm not an expert on the issues / benefits of mounting the SD card as C:\SDCard? But since you're mapping the VHDX to a new drive letter anyway, what happens if you don't mount the SD card into C:\SDCard, and try to mount the VHDX from the SD card's original drive letter...
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    Solved help needeed ! win 8 updated to win 8.1 pro no backup

    I wonder if it came with Win8 oem, or Win8 oem Pro? If you try running ShowKey (from here), does it give you an 'OEM Key' which is different to the one mentioned? What is the 'OEM Edition' if there is one? NB DON'T post your Product ID or Product Key or OEM Key or any sort of Key on here.
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    VHD - Auto-mount at Startup in Windows 8

    Hi kremster, Really sorry - I had a busy week and didn't respond sooner. Can you describe how your drive letters are organised, please? How are you using the VHD file? I believe that you could encrypt the whole SD card with Bitlocker without using a VHD drive at all - see here, for...
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    Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 support ends on January 12th

    And Windows 8 (if you haven't upgraded to 8.1) support ends on the same day.
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    ASUS windows 8 recovery problem

    Why are you trying to install the 'N' version of Windows 10? Also if you have a Core key, then you won't be able to install 'Pro' versions as you seem to be attempting.
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    ASUS windows 8 recovery problem

    There is a utility called 'Showkey' which might be what Saltgrass is thinking of - you can download from the first post in this thread: Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
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    Solved Tesco Connect Tablet - First Impressions

    Hi Markade, What state is your tablet in - did you try to clean install Windows 10 for instance? I was surprised to discover that Tesco have started selling Connect tablets again (although seemingly 8 and 10 inch models now) so it may be worth contacting them directly to see if they have drivers.
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    Solved Windows 8.0 goes out of support in 1 month (12 Jan 2016)

    They're fair questions and to be honest I don't know the answers. Of course the malware writers are looking for new ways to attack and there may be other ways they could attack in addition to websites (and of course even legitimate websites can be hacked so clicking somewhere that was safe last...
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    Solved Windows 8.0 goes out of support in 1 month (12 Jan 2016)

    Ah so you're going for that option. Do you have a strategy for how to keep it safe when the updates stop?
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    Solved Windows 8.0 goes out of support in 1 month (12 Jan 2016)

    You'll be joining all those Windows XP users in running a system which gets no security updates to Windows and IE10 from Microsoft. Even if you don't use IE, other applications might use it so you might have a risk there. (Admittedly Windows 8 is probably a bit more robust security-wise than...
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    Solved Windows 8.0 goes out of support in 1 month (12 Jan 2016)

    I stand by my original post. Although I agree the support policy on 8.1 is very similar to Service Packs for Windows 7, the upgrade from 8 to 8.1 was a much bigger upgrade than most recent service packs, and some folks will have put off doing the upgrade. (Also there are problems with changes...