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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 30 May 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
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I "solved" the problem on my wife's computer by...

I "solved" the problem on my wife's computer by upgrading it to Windows 10. I did a basic install of 10 on a new SSD before the free period ran out with the thought that it might be useful. Turns...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Jan 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5,300
Posted By cpmusic
Post deleted -- it looks like something's working...

Post deleted -- it looks like something's working now....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
Blankink, that's an excellent suggestion. With...

Blankink, that's an excellent suggestion. With other problems I was able to re-trace my steps, but I've gone so far down this rabbit hole that I'd get lost trying to find my way back out. Thank you!
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By cpmusic
Is this for me? I don't know what a mag report is.

Is this for me? I don't know what a mag report is.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
This is a shot in the dark: The last several...

This is a shot in the dark:

The last several times I booted or rebooted this computer, the "starting Windows" animation stops just short of completing. The computer brings up the sign in screen...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
Blackink, thanks for the clarification. When I...

Blackink, thanks for the clarification. When I was following your directions previously I followed them to the letter, but they didn't help. That's not criticism, just my experience. Eventually I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By cpmusic
Actually, I already installed that panel (a great...

Actually, I already installed that panel (a great tool!) when it was first available. I uninstalled it while trying to find the root of the "checking forever" problem, thinking that it may have...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By cpmusic
I was hoping to avoid a clean installation (the...

I was hoping to avoid a clean installation (the existing one is only 18 months old) but if that's what's needed, that's what I'll do.

And thanks for the warning about updating first. I already do...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By cpmusic
Three updates will not uninstall (the W10 nonsense)

I'm trying to fix my wife's computer running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. The main problem is that it cannot find any new updates, and I've tried I don't know how many tricks, tips, and troubleshooting...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
Hereís another thought, also for what it's worth....

Hereís another thought, also for what it's worth. I apologize if it sounds like a tangent, but I believe it's relevant.

I tried the 10-over-7 upgrade on my PC and it didnít take, followed by the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
Thanks, Blackink. That's actually more...

Thanks, Blackink. That's actually more encouraging than anything else I've come across so far.

So far, updates are still not found, and one or more of the measures I took reset Update, so the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
BTW, I should note that the last time I checked...

BTW, I should note that the last time I checked (I'm on my own PC right now) the CPU usage was around 28% and RAM usage was a little under 2 gb, so it does not appear that the update process is...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
I appreciate all the feedback, but I have tried...

I appreciate all the feedback, but I have tried everything found on this forum and elsewhere all around the web -- I've lost count of how many strategies I've tried, including the useless Microsoft...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
Ah -- thanks for the update. I've already done...

Ah -- thanks for the update. I've already done the other two, so it's down to waiting for now.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
I got an email with a reply to my last post...

I got an email with a reply to my last post above, but it's no longer here on this thread. I'm not sure what happened, but the reply is in my email, and to summarize, it advised flushing the DNS and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jan 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 608,246
Posted By cpmusic
I haven't been to this forum for a while because...

I haven't been to this forum for a while because I upgraded my own computer to Windows 10.

However, my wife's PC, which I just built for her in 2015, is presenting this "searching for updates...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 Feb 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,151
Posted By cpmusic
Stuttering video, streaming and local files

I apologize about the length of this post, but I want to include as much detail as possible. I posted about it on tenforums.com as well, since it's also plaguing my 10 PC, but I haven't received any...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,946
Posted By cpmusic
Thanks, but I've already cleared and reset...

Thanks, but I've already cleared and reset Windows Update twice, and besides not solving the problem, each reset turned off System Restore, which was difficult to turn back on. I know some folks...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,946
Posted By cpmusic
I just checked and the "could not install Windows...

I just checked and the "could not install Windows 10" message appeared again. However, when I closed Windows Update and opened it again, the message was gone, so I'm making headway.

I know I could...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,946
Posted By cpmusic
Thanks, Thrash. I've always set Windows Update to...

Thanks, Thrash. I've always set Windows Update to notify me only, and I've always been on the lookout for the updates I don't want (including telemetry) because MS has a way of un-hiding hidden...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,946
Posted By cpmusic
Brink, thanks for that. I opened the Local Group...

Brink, thanks for that. I opened the Local Group Policy Editor and that item was not configured, so I set it to Enabled to Turn Off, in that wonderful backwards way MS has of approaching these...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,946
Posted By cpmusic
How to stop "Windows 10 could not be installed" notice

I tried upgrading from 7 to 10 a while ago and it wasn't successful, so I gave up on the upgrade and ran a clean install instead. That worked, but I'm having enough problems with 10 that I've...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Nov 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By cpmusic
I did some more digging, and a page at...

I did some more digging, and a page at Microsoft's website gave me a clue that had never occurred to me. Among other things, it said to make sure the drive has a letter assigned in Disk Management.
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Nov 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By cpmusic
Oh, how I hate to write this, but this problem is...

Oh, how I hate to write this, but this problem is Not Solved after all. I'll be darned if I know what's happening, but while both of my data backup drives (3tb each) are recognized to the point of...
Forum: Tutorials 11 Nov 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 158,046
Posted By cpmusic
Creating the image was quick and easy. I used an...

Creating the image was quick and easy. I used an external drive connected via eSATA, and Macrium Reflect created an image of my C drive in less than 15 minutes.

Restoring the image wasn't...
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