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15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Question: 15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

I am a Media Center user and in my home its my only computer.
I use Win7 for Work and Taking Care of Stuff for the Home...
and about 2 years ago I went from a part time Media Center User to
a Hardcore record everything on cable before I cut the cord user.
But after I cut the cord and go to Antenna I am just at the range where
TV Signals arent stable unless I install a 50foot tower and a really large antenna.
But even so I will want to record everything that way when 2 shows conflict during primetime
I will have it to watch when Jerry Springer or Judge Judy is on.
I will also have everything I have recorded off of Cable and I will be Legal
meaning watching torrents won't get my internet shut off
Which means my Phone would also get cut off along with my ability to make money as
a developer part time...
Streaming might be the solution for some people but it comes with a cost.
Either you are paying for services that add up to a higher cost than your cable or dish packages.
You are forced to resort to illegal torrents or sites.
or you end up paying higher costs for internet because it takes a ton of bandwidth to stream HD 1080p to the living room, kids room, parents .. whatever all at the same time ..
That free Gigabit Google ain't no where to be seen... so you will be buying 100-200Mbit plans so you can keep your TV, Phone, Alarm / Video Surveillance online at the same time and still surf the web and update your android apps on your cell...
You ever had Video Streaming, someone else on a call.. and try to update 10 android apps? Not so fun.. it don't work.
Getting older kinda sucks guys.. its harder to find work and you can't pull 36hr marathons for projects
So I am preparing but I can't upgrade if Media Center isn't available anymore.
There are a handful of Open Sore Projects but you can't depend on that and Guide Info costs money.
I mean if I have to depend on someone writing code and add-ins so my hardware works
and so I can record scheduled TV thats useless when they lose interest or just cant do it anymore.
I use to contribute to a bunch of projects but I just can't anymore physically and for other reasons.
Its pretty sad but its sad for all of us
Because Media Center costs Microsoft next to nothing.. Distributing and Managing Guide Info is their main cost
And Microsoft is deliberately killing this software.. if you look at the guys that tried to get Media Center working on TheGreenButton.org you will see they found roadblocks that are deliberately blocking the use of Media Center in Final Win10.
Now I also hear that Microsoft will be forcing windows updates.
And they have installed a Screen Recorder.
I guess Microsoft has a way to remote into everyone's Win7-8-10 computers without us knowing but gees its getting Orwellian out there.
As the people who bought Microsoft products from Dos on up.
The people who developed software and promoted this brand.
The people that deserve a slight bit of respect when there is no cost to Microsoft...
We need to tell them .. hey .. can't move on with your plans.
15% of Microsoft's installs are running Media Center all the time
Many more use it for general use.
The software is already written .. the porting to Win10 already done
We have paid this cost many times over in many ways.
Its unreasonable for them to walk away from their users
And we need to let them know that... NOW

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Answer: 15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Please check this DVBLink wiki
I used this app a while ago to watch and record IPTV on Windows Media Center. But I think they can do it with other sources too. The latest version can record TV server side so you don't need a Windows Media Center anymore. And now I use Plex server for all of my Video stuff instead of Windows Media Center.
It's really a shame MS stopped so many successful apps.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887211

I'm trying to use my laptop that has media center for live tv, but can't seem to find anything that will work w/ DiVX and Live TV.

thanks for any help
 

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Dear All,

My computer has been suddenly popping up these Windows Media Player: then giving a username I don't know. I wish I had more details for you. When it pops up it gives me an option to share my Windows Media Player with them,a nd I click on no.

I should have written this when it happened. But it only started happening when I tried XTube one time. So I hope I didn't get a virus.

Do any of you know what this might be about?

Also, I forgot what information you need in my signature. I have a Windows Vista 32 bit (Service Pack 2) on a Sony VAIO VGN-FW140E.
Me
 

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Hey,I want a normal Admin user and a user that automatically runs media center. I have the media center user's shell set to eshell.exe and not explorer.exe. But when I login to this user explorer.exe loads but not the media centre. Would this be resolved by removing the explorer.exe shell from All users, and applying the explorer.exe shell to just my other user.

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I have been using the common method of using an answer file to move the users directory to a different location while in audit mode in sysprep... pretty basic stuff ok, now the problem I am having is that once rebooted in oobe phase, after the users directory has been moved, there is now no more option for "Add features to Windows...." or whatever it is when you are trying to install a key for W/ Media Center... Is there anyway to have your users directory on a different HDD and still be able to install WMC? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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User 1 logs in and works does whatever... Doesn't log out but screensaver goes back to user screen. 
 
User 2 logs in (switching users - not logging out user 1) and gets to work. 
 
Sometime later (ie. not right away) and not at a prescribed time, the network stops working.  
 
I try to disable / enable the network adapter and the machine freezes.   Reboot fixes problem.
 
If user 1 or user 2 is the only one logged in then never a problem.
 
Anyone heard of this? 
Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Multiple Windows 7 Users-Switch between Users-network stops working

When switching users, it's always a good idea to have User 1 close out any applications and documents they have open and then log out before User 2 logs in. It sounds like you have fast user switching enabled, but I'm not aware of that causing any network issues -- unless User 1 was doing something that required a network connect.
 
Check the Event Viewer for error logs from the time it froze when you tried to disable and enable the network adapter. Post the event ID and description here if you need help diagnosing the issue from the log files. Perhaps another fix is to disable fast user switching, so that users are always forced to log out before someone else can log in.

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hi guys,

really need some help on this one cause i cant seem to get how something that sounds so simple is so hard to do.


i got a client with a workstation that has a local user account on it.
they also have a domain which he has another account on there.

so i have local account joe1 and domain account joe2. now i need to get joe 1 to combind and merge outlook and my docs with joe2. and then get joe2 to stay on the server so that it remains a account that can be accesses on any computer on the domain network. with this in mind the user profile needs to be saved on the server and the profile can be copied to the computer that his sitting at when he loggs on.


anyway i can figure out how to move the local (joe1) account to the server (joe2)i have tried a command moveuser but i keep getting a parameter error on there (error 87) .

i typed it like this

moveuser joe1 (company doamin)\joe2 /c:\\(client machine)

please can anyone help me one this
 

Answer:migrating local users on xp to domain users on a windows 2003 server.

prob best n easiest way to do it would be to FAST the local profile to the server then log in with the domain profile and FAST it back
 

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My sister has an android, I have a windows, She connects through facebook, but I have to use the gamertags. Is there anyway we can be neighbors?

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions d that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions assumed that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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My son shares a computer with his girlfriend. They log on as different users. When she logs on, she can play music from online with windows media. When my son logs on with his user name, it won't work. They are both listed as administrators. Is this some type of restriction that is keeping him from using it?

I have looked but can't find a way to get it to work for him.

Thanks,
Insidetrax
 

Answer:Windows Media Users Permissions?

Welcome to the effects of DRM (Digital Rights Management).
 

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Hey all, i recently downloaded media player 10 onto my system, and i do like the program (after all it is just plater 9 with a sharper interface !) but there is one thing that is starting to bug me. Whenever i open the player, instead of opening in the artists field i had been listening too, it just starts in the All Music view. I find this verrrry annoying, as then i have to scroll down the album or artist list to find what i want to listen too.May seem petty, but if anyone knows a way around this, i would be muchos grateful.cheers

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This coming "Patch Tuesday", January 12, will represent the last batch of updates for Windows 8.   After that, it is considered End-of-Life, and no longer supported.   So any Win8 users should upgrade to [at least] Win 8.1... and if you wish, to Win 10.
Those still clinging to Windows Vista can count on more than a year of security updates, until April 11, 2017, and anyone running Windows 7 can do so with confidence until January 14, 2020.  Windows 8.1 reaches the end of its Extended Support phase on January 10, 2023.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/still-running-windows-8-time-to-upgrade-or-else/

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Here is an article that Microsoft now included the free upgrade for Windows XP users:
http://www.maximumpc.com/how-to-get-windows-10-for-free/
 

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade for XP users too

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I just recently purchased the licenses I needed to upgrade our fleet up laptops from XP Pro SP3 to Windows 7 Pro. The slowest, oldest laptops are Dell latitude D630s, so I know they can all handle W7. My question is this:

I'm pretty sure going right from XP to W7 does require a clean install (despite using an upgrade disc), right? So, if I have a remote user that uses domain accounts, that system will have to be dropped and re-added to the domain during this process. I'm thinking that I'll have to have these computers in house to do this migration process. Am I right to think this? I'm also breaking they "offline folders, My Docs redirection" crap and switching to an online backup service, so it would be nice to be able to do all of this in house at once.
 

Answer:Remote Users - Windows 7 Upgrade

Yes do it in house.
 

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If you have noticed that when you are playing any music files on Windows Media Player and while playing if you switch to a different user than that music keeps on playing, it doesn’t stops by its own, where it should be, but Microsoft doesn’t feels the same for sure, that’s why they have kept this feature in Windows Media Player 12 also.
But with that said, they have also provided a way to stop the playback if you like. So if this background playback annoys you when you have switched to different user, than follow the below method to fix this problem.
For those who never experienced this problem, open Windows Media Player and play any music file, now switch to any different user and you will find out that your music file is still playing, so you feel it’s a Gift – but it’s not because you can’t change the song, you can’t stop it, pause it from here you have to switch back again to your previous user and then you have access to all controls to pause, stop etc. To me it’s very annoying, so for those who want to stop this background playback follow the below steps to stop it.
1. Open Windows Media Player
2. Press ALT to show Menubar
3. Go to View > Plug-ins > Options
4. Now navigate to Player tab and in Player Settings check or tick on “Stop playback when switching to a different user”
And that’s it, click on Apply and restart Windows Media Player to see the changes. Original Source: bei... Read more

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I have an X60 Tablet (6363-5BU) with Windows XP Tablet Edition SP3. 2GB of RAM and 250 GB HDD. I'm thinking about upgrading to Windows 8. There are plenty of anecdotes about Win 7 upgrades but not many Win 8 upgrades. It would be nice to find out what issues, pitfalls and workarounds have been discovered and gathering them all here on this thread...





--------ThinkStation S10; ThinkPad 10; ThinkCentre 57e; X200 Tablet; T60 Tablet; T60 15" Widescreen; T60; T40; 701C; 3 x Apple Newton MP2100; 2 x HP 200LX

Answer:X60 Tablet users: Windows 8 upgrade experiences?

Works great
It all worked perfectly right after install.
Im trying to get the buttons for quick screen change to work as they are unrespsonsive but to be honest I never used them much before. So they're not quiet the priority.
It is considerable faste rthan windows 7, I'm sure you will love it.
 
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I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?

Answer:Is the windows 7 upgrade pricing avaliable for RC users

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Conspiracy3


I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?


Yes, but you need to do some editing of the cversion.ini file and have a RC key. there are several threads here at SF that have explained how. You should do a search for upgrade vs clean.

Hope this helps

Ken

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I read this article earlier this morning and decided to pass it on.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...-on-windows-7-and-8-1-pcs-report-497234.shtml

I'm sure other articles about it have been released by now.

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Answer:Microsoft Still Trying To Force Windows 10 Upgrade On Users

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this seems like discrimination (just kidding) (c;
windows 7/8.1 users will be able to get the free upgrade! but not 8.0 users? why?
 

Answer:why cant windows 8.0 users get the free upgrade to win10?

or you could upgrade to 8.1 when win10 comes out?
 

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So my brother got a new vista laptop recently and it came with a paper saying he can upgrade to Windows 7 for free.
So i go on HP's site (he got a pavilion), and i come across the page where i place my order. But then i find this:

It says it costs 30 euros! I thought it was meant to be free!? 30 euros isnt much anyway but thats not the problem, my problem is also that i cant pay online becuase i dont have paypal or a credit card!

Isnt it meant to be free? Or is that the shipping cost?

Answer:Windows 7 free upgrade for vista users

I would call HP and ask them ... though it doesnt sound like a free upgrade to me...

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Originally, I had Windows 8.1 pro installed in my PC having all the system/program files in my 'C' (SSD) drive and the 'Users' folder in 'D' (HDD) drive (as I had voluntarily moved it). As I had registered with Microsoft for Windows 10 upgrade, it was prompting me to upgrade many times. I had read that Windows 10 will not upgrade (fully and automatically) if the 'Users' folder is located in a different hard drive (other than the system/boot drive which is normally 'C'). I was hesitant for the last few days as my big 'Users' folder (>300 GB, bigger than my 256 GB SSD boot drive) was in 'D' drive. Then I read several posts in many websites to find a solution, and did get some ideas to complete the job in a few easy steps. In the following steps, I am explaining how I successfully installed or upgraded to Windows 10 (from 8.1) without doing any "relocate" option. This "relocate" option is very cumbersome (which involves copying the entire content of the USER drive back and forth) if your 'User' folder is too large (as in my case). So, I found a simple method to upgrade to Windows 10, keeping all the contents of my 'User' folder and drive intact (---this is the special thing about this method, which I could not find elsewhere in the related postings in the forums!!!). In the message below, I have used "BillGates" as my 'fake' account name, "C" as my 'system drive' and "D" as my 'Users drive'. Others who will be using this tutor... Read more

Answer:Successful upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 with 'Users' in other drive!

Good instructions, clear and easy to understand, thanks.

This beats having to actually copy the User folders back to the boot drtive, especially if there are lots of files or if the boot drive is a small SSD.

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For those of you who are wondering how to go about getting your free upgrade from qualifying computers that came with Windows Vista, look here. You may or may not need a credit or debit card, for shipping purposes. I can not verify this, as I do not have an upgrade option.

https://windows7upgradeoption.com/Pr...formation.aspx

Mods : I'm aware that this should go into the Windows 7 Faq thread, but it would be far more simpler to leave it as it's own thread. We'd have far less worthless threads about this very topic. Be that as it may, this is not my decision, but the respective moderator's decision to do what they see best.

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Although I'm not a Windows 8 user, I've been reading about the 8.1 upgrade.

Microsoft has been inundated with complaints and is supposedly addressing the issues.

Here are a few articles:

http://www.neowin.net/news/some-win...eset-or-refresh-options-but-theres-a-solution

http://www.neowin.net/news/ie11-forces-googlecom-into-compatibility-mode-rendering-woes-ahoy

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Couldn-t-Update-to-Windows-8-1-0xC1900101-0x40017-392807.shtml

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-8-1-Error-Secure-Boot-Isn-t-Configured-Correctly-392801.shtml

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Answer:Windows 8.1 Upgrade Causing Problems For Many Users

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Just wondering if there will be any discounted upgrades particularly for Vista Ultimate users to help them migrate to Windows 7.
Well before people start thinking this is another freebie whiners thread, please read here to udnerstand at least some of the valid reasons why Vista Ultimate users would be upset and dissapointed with Ultimate as it never lived up to the expectations.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=806&tag=rbxccnbzd1

There has also been many complaints by Vista users why there should be an easier upgrade for Vista ultimate users in this more recent article survey.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4347
So my point is for Ultimate users such as myself who paid a premium ( retail on the launch day no less ) but got short changed, we should at least get a cheaper upgrade at least to migrate to Windows 7 Professional ..... Microsoft should at least own up to it's broken promise for Vista Ultimate.

Makes people like me wonder why we even bother buying original when Microsoft don't do right by their customers. Hopefully there will be some easier migration for people in my situation or people may start resorting to other measures to recompensate themselves *cough cough Pirate Bay
 

Answer:Any discounted upgrade for Vista Ultimate users to Windows 7 ?

I purchased 4 retail licenses for Ultimate on launch and I got everything I expected. Media Center and the ability to join domains. Vista will be out for for 3 years when 7 gets launched, i don't feel shorted at all...
Moogle Stiltzkin said:


Just wondering if there will be any discounted upgrades particularly for Vista Ultimate users to help them migrate to Windows 7.
Well before people start thinking this is another freebie whiners thread, please read here to udnerstand at least some of the valid reasons why Vista Ultimate users would be upset and dissapointed with Ultimate as it never lived up to the expectations.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=806&tag=rbxccnbzd1

There has also been many complaints by Vista users why there should be an easier upgrade for Vista ultimate users in this more recent article survey.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4347
So my point is for Ultimate users such as myself who paid a premium ( retail on the launch day no less ) but got short changed, we should at least get a cheaper upgrade at least to migrate to Windows 7 Professional ..... Microsoft should at least own up to it's broken promise for Vista Ultimate.

Makes people like me wonder why we even bother buying original when Microsoft don't do right by their customers. Hopefully there will be some easier migration for people in my situation or people may start resorting to other measures to recompensate themselves *cough cough Pirate Bay Click to e... Read more

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A simple web site was created by Microsoft to help users install a Windows operating system. This site offers help on Vista, 7, and XP installations. link.

Answer:New site helps users install, upgrade Windows.

Thanks for providing the link here,
it's all done after Microsoft comes to know that 31% of Windows problems are related to installation issues.....
Now users can find more info on installation process through this website....
in bookmarks already, very helpful !! Visit the website here.

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How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016 if they need to reinstall OS? What should they prepare for reinstallation of Windows 10 in the future, creating a copy or what else? Thank you for your answer.

Answer:How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

If you upgraded and activated Win10 before the free offer expires on 29 July 2016, you can re-install any time. You'll need Win10 install media, which you can download from MS.
See: Windows 10 ISO Download

If you did NOT upgrade and activate before the deadline, you will have to buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), also known as Retail.

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Microsoft has said that anyone that takes advantage of the free update will also receive free Windows 10 updates for life, and get a free Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, which will be released sometime this summer.Click to expand...

MSFT to Start Charging Users for Windows Upgrade (MSFT, AAPL) | Investopedia

So if you don't upgrade before July 29, anytime after July 29 will result in update charges? Wow. I guess they are pulling out all the stops to get everyone to upgrade. What if you bought window 10 say in 2020. Would you still be charged for updates? Sure sounds like it according to that article. The whole windows 10 update is a clusterfuck.
 

Answer:MSFT to Start Charging Users for Windows Upgrade

You're confusing upgrades and updates. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29 you will have to pay for the upgrade not pay for updates to your current OS. Anybody purchasing Windows 10 either as a stand alone copy or included with a new PC is going to get updates the same as anyone else regardless of when they purchase it.
 

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When I first installed Windows 7 several years ago, I moved my ProgramData and Users folders to my standalone drive, kept my Program Files and Windows on my RAID-0/SSD. It's been great to me, separating my RAID-0 SSDs from my data and no issues at all.

But now with Windows 10 coming, it seems that I'm stuck, and this set up can't perform in-place upgrades, which Gabe Aul says it's a requirement to get the free Windows 10. I know for starters Windows 8 and beyond does not play nice with a relocated ProgramData, even with junctions.

So what should I do now? Should I just clean re-install Windows 7 for the upgrade? I've already moved most of my data out of the Users folder and reconfigured my libraries. I also thought of doing an offline robocopy move and edit the entire registry to modify it back to C:, but a quick search in the registry seems the work is going to be tedious.

Answer:Relocated ProgramData and Users: Stuck for Windows 10 Upgrade?

I would say don`t upgrade to Windows 10

Why do you want to ruin your perfect setup ?

Why do you think you`re stuck ?

You don`t have to install 10 if you don`t want to.

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How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016 if they need to reinstall OS? What should they prepare for reinstallation of Windows 10 in the future, creating a copy or what else? Thank you for your answer.

Answer:How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

If you upgraded and activated Win10 before the free offer expires on 29 July 2016, you can re-install any time. You'll need Win10 install media, which you can download from MS.
See: Windows 10 ISO Download

If you did NOT upgrade and activate before the deadline, you will have to buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), also known as Retail.

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I read that Windows 10 will be free for users of windows 7 and 8 (at first) of which I have 2 pcs to upgrade. But I also have a windows vista pc, which unfortunately is working really poorly due (actually not at all for recording) to many many software problems which I believe are due to the old OS.

Will there be an upgrade offer for Windows vista users (or is there likely to be), and also the windows vista was oem, if I did upgrade that pc to windows 10 and then replaced the pc later could I transfer the windows 10 to a new pc. (it's for my ht pc). It was an expensive Vista Ultimate version too.
 

Answer:Windows 10 - Upgrade offers, what about Window Vista users?

I'll chime in my limited knowledge of the subject. First off, I'm fully expecting them to offer a discount for Vista users because they are trying to get a massive push into 10.

As of right now, it is radio silence about previous versions. (Double checked an offer to upgrade to 8.1 for $40, but that deal expired a couple years ago)

If you purchase a upgrade, you should have a a few licenses to play with. If you don't, a quick call to Microsoft might net you another license.
 

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You Can Activate Windows 10 Creators Update with Old Windows License Keyshttps://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...-license-keys/
This is not really a "new" news, but the article is posted on April 19th.
I post this just to erase the doubts from some people's minds when I told them "you can still do it".
excerpt:
License keys for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 can be used to activate a fresh copy of the Windows 10 Creators Update, even if Microsoft has "officially" stopped offering free upgrades to Windows 10 back in the summer of 2016.
This means that users who want to update from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 to the latest Windows 10 version don't need to buy new license keys to activate their new Windows OS.
All they have to do is install a fresh copy of the Windows 10 Creators Update, enter their old license key, and enjoy their new OS.

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Hey Guys,

If you are using Kaspersky on Windows XP, and your Blue Shift is not working, I may have a solution for you. If you go into Kapersky, go to My Security Zone and then application activity. Go to Category and then click all. Scroll down until you find everything to do with Blue Shift ( Half Life Launcher, installation etc). Right click on each of these and change the status to Trusted. The game should work now. I hope this helps I've had the problem for a while and it was driving me nuts. I'd also like to thank the user "fragger" for giving me the idea to look at Kaspersky. If your reading this, hope it helps you out buddy.
 

Answer:Half Life Blue Shift Problem for XP Users: Solution for Kaspersky users

I'd also like to add the game only works when I have Safari open. Absolutely no idea why, but this seems to be a requirement.
 

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data
D:PAI(D;OICI;FA;;;WD)(A;;0x1200a9;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)S:AI

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

Answer:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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I just noticed something interesting - it looks like the Windows 8.1 installation installed a very new version of the graphics driver.  Mine is showing as version 10.18.10.3316, dated 10/1/2013 (Oct 1). Anyone else seeing this? I should mention that I had previously updated the graphics driver about a month ago using Intel's generic HD 4000 driver. To do that, I just went to the Intel site and ran their driver update tool from the browser - it scans your machine for Intel hardware and displays available updates. This driver tool recognized my HD 4000 and updated the driver. But the Windows 8.1 installation updated to an even newer version. I'm wondering if my previous update was a factor in why I have this updated graphics driver, or is everyone seeing this?

Answer:Yoga 13 users - what is your graphics driver version after the Windows 8.1 upgrade?

I guess you're asking 8.1 users, but i must say that intel upgrade seemed to help my 8.0... thanks for the heads up.

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I don't remember when, but I availed myself of the free Windows 10 upgrade sometime back. I was using 8.1 and I had, at some point, moved C:\Users and all its associated folders to E:. Everything has worked fine and Win10 didn't have a problem. I did notice that there was still a C:\Users, but the only folder it contains is Administrator.

This was probably not a good move to make. Moving data folders, like Pictures, Documents, etc., is fine, but moving the actual User Profiles was not such a good idea. My E: drive is no longer large enough to hold all my photos and other data. I bought a replacement drive large enough, but having my Users Profiles on E: is now a problem and I want to move them back to C:, only without the data folders.

I can delete all the existing data files from those default folders (I have backed them all up), so now I need to find a way to restore the Users folder and contents to C:. I've tried researching the problem, but found nothing that specifically applies to my situation. The TenForums article, "Relocating Users folder on an existing Windows installation" Seems to be as close as I can get. Unfortunately, this part has made me take pause and ask you all for help:






Kari said:

Be sure that the drive into which you are relocating the Users folder is empty or at least does not contain any Windows system folders, especially Users folder or parts of it from any current or previous Windows install... Read more

Answer:Restore Users Profiles back to C:\Users without data folders

Jim McClain said:

Do you know what I should do? Maybe Kari's still around and can reply? Any guidance would be appreciated.



If you used the Sysprep method to relocate the Users folder to E: drive, you can use the same method to relocate it back to C: drive. The warning you quoted is when doing this in a clean install, it does not apply when moving Users folder back to C: drive which will always be accepted and OK for Windows.

Follow these simple steps (looks more complicated than it in reality is!):

Create a new, temporary local user account, name it as you wish like "Dummy" or such (tutorial)Change Dummy's account type to administrator (tutorial)Sign out from all other user accounts, sign in to DummyDisable all other user accounts except Dummy, the one you are currently signed in (tutorial). No worries, accounts and their data will remain intact, deactivating (disabling) them temporarily is done because sometimes Sysprep causes existing user accounts to lose Start and Search / Cortana functionality. When we are ready we will again activate (enable) all old user accountsWhen done, open an elevated Notepad (right click and select Run as Administrator) copy the following code and paste it to a new text document]:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name=&q... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I am the web masters of a local snowmobile club and our new website is having a few problems with printing. Please take a look at the site, http://www.strathroysnoblizzards.com/Strathroy_Sno-Blizzards/index.html

As you can see it has a black background which when printed on my Mac OS X has no problems with printing (it leaves out black background and keeps the text and images) and prints everything.

The problem is that one of our members are ticked that they can not print the site because of the black showing up above the text and images and I really don't want to change the background because it look good the way it is, so is there any way to change to printer settings or some ideas for him to help him out with this problem.

Second problem is that out of 4 pages, 2 are blank with nothing on it and there is suppose to be text and images on those pages, anyway how to fix this too?

Thanks Guys
 

Answer:Website printing??? (backgrounds causing problems with PC users but not Mac users)

I only have one suggestion. Do they have this unchecked?
Print background colors and images.

IE->Tools->Internet Options->Advance Tab-> scroll down
to the Printing headline. Make sure it is unchecked.
 

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Got a problem here with a classroom full of Windows XP Pro PCs, where if I put new shortcuts into All Users\Desktop, when a user logs on they can only see the shortcut as an unknown file type which does not run. Any existing shortcuts in All Users\Desktop work ok, just not any new ones!

The PC's are on a Windows 2003 Server network (with AD) and have local user profiles.
 

Answer:Network users cannot run shortcut items placed into All Users Desktop folder

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working with vista homeprem sp2 32bit here. ran a quick avast scan a few minutes ago, it caught some small-time junk in the temporary internet files (which were purged easily enough), but it also pointed out C:\users\all users as "the system cannot find the path specified". so I open up windows explorer and try to go there. cue the "refers to a location that is unavailable" error message. now, I don't usually need to prod around in there so I'm not familiar with what normally happens, but I know vista loves to have a bunch of directories displayed that are shortcuts it uses for people who leave "hide protected OS files" checked (I don't, I want to see what's where) which really ought to not be shown when you're not hiding stuff but I digress, that's for MS to be groused at after win8 flops.

SO. should I panic that I've had another thing sneak past the security screens (mvp hosts file, spyware blaster, avast's shields, mbam scans)? nothing else seems out of sorts, but one man's paranoia is another man's preparation, and all.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users refers to a location that is unavailable *error message*

This is normal.All users folder points to c:\programdata folder.These are called symbolic links.

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I was wondering if there is a soulution to this issue, if anybody has any ideas please let me know thank you
 

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How can I setup 2 networks so that my wireless users can't access wired users?

All of my computers are wired... but, I would like to give my retired neighbor (he's 64 years old) wireless access. But, I don't want him or anyone else access to my shared files b/w desktop/laptop. So, should I put it on a different subnet? Do I need a 2nd router? Right now, I have the BEFSR41 with a WAP11 AP on 192.168.1.245 with the router on 192.168.1.1 (both are 255.255.255.0 subnet).

Thanks!
 

Answer:How can I setup 2 networks so that my wireless users can't access wired users?

I would setup a DMZ, you can do this by using two physical routers or something like smooth wall with multiple nics. If I were you I would setup smooth wall on a crap old box and install 3 network cards into the old computer. Hooking your cable modem to one of the network cards in the smoothwall box will be like pluggin in your cable modem to the wan port on the back of your router. I would plug your wireless router into to the next nic on your smooth wall box. If your neighbor is the only one using the wireless do the following. Enable WEP, don't broadcast your ssid, filter by mac address, and limit the total number of connections to 1. That should keep your wireless rather secure. With the final network card in the smooth wall box attach either a standard switch or even another router. Smooth wall has built in DHCP support and it will allow you to set a range of ips.Hard wire all your home computer to the switch and your in business.

check out www.smoothwall.org
 

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I have given my email address in windows website for Windows 8 media centre pack for windows 8 pro but I didn't get the key it has been 24 hrs.

Answer:Windows 8 media centre pack for windows 8 pro users

How do I get it?

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Hi,

I'm trying to disable the Action Center messages for all users on Windows 7. I've configured a machine the way I want it, including disabling all Security and Maintenance messages under the Administrator account.

I then run sysprep using an answer file created with WAIK with the setting CopyProfile=True which copies the Adminstrator's profile onto the Default profile.

Works well for the most part except the disabling of action center messages. After sysprep and upon logon to the Adminstrator account (autologon configured in answer file), all the messages are ticked again. Same for a new user who logs on later.

I've tried unticking all the messages, then exported the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks, edited it to HK_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks but it didn't work.

Is there any way to untick all the messages for all users? I've already configured Local Group Policy to remove the Action Center Icon. I'm not too sure if this will also prevent messages from coming up though.

Any suggestions to point me in the right direction will be much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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For those of you who are using Net2Phone Comm Center 1.6, it has just recently been upgraded to 2.0.

Although I personally find it to be a great program for making PC-to-phone calls and have been using it for a long time, the upgrade process has a nasty habit of leaving numerous spyware files and registry entries in your computer.

Once you finish making the upgrade, reboot, run the Spybot - Search & Destroy spyware detection-and-removal utility, remove everything in red that it finds, then reboot again. This will take care of the problem.
 

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Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Remove the TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users fro

balubeto said:

Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?



I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "this must not involve the ACL's of their destination". Is this some kind of school coursework?

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How do I add custom items to the above folder ?

I need to add shortcuts for our corporate ERP application.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu - Access Denied !!!

That is because it is not a real folder it is a junction point for old software. The real place is:
C:\ProgramData

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Does anyone know what explorer is showing OneDrive instead of Chad in this case? You can see the first pic that shows OneDrive, but then when you select the folder in the explorer path, it shows the true path is D:\Users\Chad.
Is this a registry setting?


Thanks in advance!
Chad

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom
 

Answer:Sharing applications between users, power users and admin

bump
 

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

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Hi all! I've found a found two windows xp based APPS that'll optimize your performance "Right Mark CPU Utility" is the 1st one and your just set the profiles to the optimal performance... another tip that you could use to optimize your turion 64 is to uninstall the turion 64 update with evidently keeps your processor running at a specified temp with does limit your performance. Another application that you could use to optimize your ati 200m or anyother mobile based graphics card is Power Strip.. Hope's this helps everybody out!
 

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

Answer:How to Unlock "Users\All Users\Documents folder

My Win10 computers [both Desktops and Notebooks] do not have an All Users Folder in the C:\Users Folder, all are default Upgrade installs.

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Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Remove the TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users fro

Originally Posted by balubeto


Hi

I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?



I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "this must not involve the ACL's of their destination". Is this some kind of school coursework?

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Hi, There seems to have been a problem with a Microsoft Antispyware update, so those of you who have BOTH Norton software, and use Microsoft Antispyware program, had better wait till the next update which will hopefully resolve this:

http://forums.techguy.org/security/...spyware-deleting-parts-norton-anti-virus.html

We are seeing several other posts with this issue, right now, so I am sure it is not a mistake.
 

Answer:READ!! Norton users/Microsoft Antispyware users.....

This only affects the corporate edition and has been corrected in the latest MS Anti-Spyware updates.

See stickied thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/security/...ects-nav-corp-edition-trojan.html#post3358777
 

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I've got a few questions for current Windows 10 mobile users!
1. How similar is the interface to wp 8.1 - Ive heard mixed reports that some areas are not as user-friendly as wp 8.1 am I going to find it jarring making the move
2. Facebook Integration I guess the people / contacts link is broken still, but my wp app still has a sync function for my calendar that almost works hows the windows 10 one? How are people getting their facebook calendars in (also contacts?)
3. Unified Inbox I use Win10 on Desktop at the moment, and the mail app really bugs me in this respect also I use the unified inbox a lot on wp 8.1 has this gone away in w10m?
4. Stability / niggles. I personally find wp 8.1 pretty stable and slick at the moment. Would you advise jumping ship (to a 950 xl) on day one, or wait for a while till a few patches have been released?

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free


Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft


Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29


Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade


If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

 
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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Starting today, current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 once the operating system is released in a few months' time. And yes, the free upgrade will give you...

Read more
 

Answer:Microsoft lets Windows 7 and 8.1 users reserve free upgrade to Windows 10

DirectX 12 here we come. Oh yeah!
 

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Answer:Will the Windows 10 Technical Preview users be able to upgrade to the full version of windows 10?

Last I heard is that there WILL be an upgrade path from Windows 10 Technical Preview to Retail Windows 10 IF:
You ONLY have a released build installed (no leaked build)NOTE: Below is NOT OFFICIAL, just supposition!!
Now, as for the FREE part, there will probably be steps needed to prove that you own a copy of Windows 7/8. However, if you did an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview and not a clean install, you may not have to verify. Only time will tell.

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When I did the Windows 7 install, I am not sure whether during sysprep or using something called Profile Re-locator, I moved the Users Folder from the C: OS drive to my second E: data drive.

I want to upgrade to Win 10 and have been putting it off.

I forgot how to move the users folder back prior to the upgrade.

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder Moved 2nd Drive

Hi:

See if this tutorial helps:

How to Change the Default Location of User Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8

When you are ready to upgrade, the equivalent tutorial for Windows 10 is here:

How to Move Users Profile Folder to another Location in Windows 10

Hope this helps,
MM

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http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-...s-windows-7-users-will-have-to-pay-to-upgrade

As we wait for the Windows 10 ?consumer preview? unveiling on January 21st, you may be wondering how Microsoft will monetize its new operating system. Given the way Microsoft is pushing its customers towards subscription based Office 365, the same could very well happen with Windows 10. Analysts, however, think it?s a bit early for that.

Gregg Moskowitz, software analyst with Cowen, thinks that while signing up for an annual subscription of Office may be enticing for home users, the same cannot be said about businesses. A subscription model tends to be more costly in the long run, and many large corporations also find it very difficult to upgrade operating systems running on vital hardware.

Moskowitz believes in the possibility that Windows 10 could be offered as a free upgrade to Windows 8 and 8.1 users in order to keep them onboard, after many of them expressed their dissatisfaction with the touch optimized operating system.

It?s no secret that Microsoft is not doing very well in the mobile space compared to Google and Apple, sitting at a distant third place in many markets. Moskowitz suggests that the Redmond giant should continue to offer Windows for free on devices under 9 inches.

Windows 7 users will probably have to pay to upgrade per Moskowitz, since they make up the largest chunk of the Windows user base, and Microsoft may not want to give up one of its main revenue strea... Read more

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I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.

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The ultimate malware!
Microsoft has admitted that it is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates on Intel’s seventh generation Core i3, i5, Qualcomm’s 8996 and other processors to ‘force’ users upgrade to Windows 10, a media report said....Intel Skylake processors will also not be supported on Windows 7 and 8 from July. Therefore, its users will have to upgrade to keep the updates coming.
Read more here
This is absurd! 

Answer:Microsoft is forcing Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10

Ron,
In their defense, this policy was announced OVER A YEAR AGO, so that anyone purchasing a system in the interim should have been aware of what would be happening:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/virus-spyware/f/3522/t/19668740

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Windows Technical Preview users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 final release. If you join the Windows Insider Program you will qualify for the free upgrade to the final release.

When Microsoft's Gabe Aul was asked on December 5, whether Windows Technical Preview testers would be able to update to the final version of Windows 10, when it was available. He replied - Yes, that is our intent.

So would this be a way users using Windows XP / Vista or any other OS for that matter, would be able to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 - by installing Windows 10 Technical Preview now??? Can anyone clarify? UPDATE: Anyone can now install Windows 10 TP and get Windows 10 Final free.

Answer:Can Windows XP / Vista users can get free Windows 10 Upgrade?

I think he also said "You'll have to be upgrading from a system with a valid license for 7 or 8.x"
So those with valid license of 7 or 8.x only.
Anyone else please confirm or add further...
Thanks.

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I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder on second drive

andrew124C41 said:

I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.



Probably the best thing to do right now, is download what you need, and throw in an empty drive, disconnect all other drives, and clean install W10, then use your W7 key to activate it once you get to the desktop. Also, skip checking for updates at the beginning of the install, because the servers are being hammered now, and you'll just sit there idle, while nothing happens.

If you must review the failure log, it can be found at
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log

You'll need to show hidden system files to find it, and you'll need to copy it to someplace else in order to open it.

7:40 to go. No time to lose.

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Multiple Windows 9 reports have suggested that Microsoft is considering releasing the upcoming platform as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 9 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP users. A report from Indonesian online publication Detik said earlier this week that President of Microsoft Indonesia Andreas Diantoro has confirmed this particular Windows 9 feature.

FROM EARLIER: Windows 9 can?t come out soon enough for Microsoft
According to Diantoro, the Windows 9 upgrade will be available free of charge to all existing Windows 8 users once it?s released. Apparently, users will be able to easily install the Windows 9 update after downloading it from Microsoft, which is how Apple?s OS X updates have been rolled out to Macs for a few years now. For what it?s worth, some of the recent Windows 9 leaks did say that Microsoft already has a tool in place that will allow users to easily perform software updates.
It?s not clear whether other Windows users who are on older versions of the OS will get any other special offers, and actual prices for Windows 9 have yet to be revealed. Microsoft is reportedly interested in moving many people from the older, and no longer supported, Windows XP and offering Windows 9 as a free download might be a great incentive for some.
Microsoft is going to soon unveil Windows 9 and release a... Read more

Answer:Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

... and, it is not going to be an 'upgrade', but just an 'update' to Win8.
 

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

Answer:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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Vivaldi browser heavy users & users share your experience here plzz.

And plzz reply the following in your post ---
1. Are you running Vivaldi as your main browser?
2. Vivaldi 32 or 64 Bits Browser?
3. Vivaldi Installed or Portable/Standalone?
4. Your experience with Vivaldi, add-ons compatibility, features you miss, etc...
 

Answer:Vivaldi Browser Heavy Users & Users

1. Secondary Browser
2. 32 Bits
3. Portable/Standalone
4. Overall experience good. I only use Google Translate & IDM extension. IDM video download bar doesn't appear on videos. I miss inbuilt translator, flash, etc... Sometimes I notice page load takes little time.

And I would like "Open link in new tab" work as Chrome or an option to set that way. "Open link in background tab" is the 3rd option & as a Chrome user I have the habit of clicking 1st option so gets annoying.
 

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As Administrator, I?ve created my own folders for my documents. These are located in the D: partition of my hard drive; and they are shown in the Library section of the contents of the computer, on the left.
Now, when opening the computer from the Guest Account, my own folders do not appear in the Library, all right. But just below the Library there appears the rest of the computer content, including the D: partition, and any Guest can access all the folders and files there, including my documents.
How can I hide the folders of each User from any other Guests, not only in the Library but also in their actual location in the hard drives?
Thanks for any help.
ACA

Answer:Hiding Users' files from Guest Users

OK this appears to be a simple permissions issue.

go to your root folder on the D: drive and right click the folder and select properties.

on the security tab you should see a list of those who have access to the folder - Make sure that your user has full rights and remove all rights to the "everyone" user group. This when OK'd should xascade down to all files and folders contained in the folder

If you wish you can adjust the rights available to any other particular user on the system - Make sure that you do not remove or change any rights given to system or administrative users unless you fully understand the result

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I had to enable "Show hidden hidden files" in order to install Wizcrafts' latest Spam Filters for Mailwasher.

There are two new users there. They were created dated today, when I first switched the computer on.

What are they?

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Cannot seem to find the right info on this one. I have been through the GPO settings and have found that nothing really refers to the level of restrictions applied for downloading.How far can the download restrictions go even after choosing the correct user policy?Kind regards

Answer:Power Users vs Restricted Users (for downloads)

I should know the answer to this one ..but my mind has gone blank.... so this will bump it up to the top again.

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Answer:Will pfd users be able to update to denim parlally with non pfd users????

Why not. For cyan it was also the case. Unfortunately a problem occurred and that was the reason that pfd were placed on "hold". Only I hope there are not coming major feedbacks on the demin in China in relation with pfd.

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?

Thanks

Answer:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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Can someone confirm if this is true? I was told that if you upgrade to 10 from 8.1 that has WMC, that the program will still be there. It apparently is only lost if you do a clean install. Is that true? The main reason I havent upgraded to 10 is bc I thought it meant losing that program which I depend on.

Answer:Windows Media Center with W10 upgrade?

Nope you lose it on the upgrade too. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but good you asked first

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I'm lacking an answer as to which version to install...32 or 64bit? All I know is it is a Media Center PC, but it doesn't say 32 or 64...is there a website that can tell me this?

Answer:Upgrade XP Media Center to Windows 7?

What CPU does it have? Anyway if it's been built within the last five years you'll be able to (and should) install the 64-bit version.

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Yes, I seem to have made a mistake; I have 4 GB RAM but I've read (and the system information confirms) that only 3.25 or so is accessible by this version of Windows XP. Or rather the suppliers of my PC made a mistake.Can someone please tell me:[1] Does Windows XP Professional x64 in fact remove RAM restrictions,[2] Is it possible to upgrade from Win XP Media Center? Since it's presumably radically different, I suspect not.[3] I'm using XP because I need desktop searching, and there's some sort of legal dispute between Google Desktop and Microsoft - the latter being accused of arranging their system to lock out Google (surprise). Since I doubt Vista offers much more than XP, I went for that; but maybe this is outdated or wrong.

Answer:Upgrade from Win XP media center -> Windows XP 64i

1) it will see all of your 4Gb of ram. It should be able to see 100Gb+ of ram and work with it.2)If you have a 64bit motherboard and cpu, yes.

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Is the windows 10 available for upgrade for pirated windows users ?

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade for pirated windows users.

Yep.
From non-Genuine to non-Genuine 10.Upgrading To Windows 10 From Windows 7/8.1 Pirated
Promoting Pirated software is against our community rules.Community Rules & Guidelines - Mobile Nations Forums

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I was just wondering if windows 8.1 users will be able to get an upgrade to windows 10 when it's released next year does anyone know?
 

Answer:Will Windows 8.1 users get a free upgrade to windows 10

There are many rumors, but Microsoft is still tight-lipped about it. You are asking a question that could never be answered at this early moment. The only way to know the answer is to wait when Microsoft chooses to disclose itself.
 

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Well I just got off the phone...530am..with HP and they told me there is a known problem with running BACKUPS/MOUNTING and using W7. I have another thread going here about my freezing problems and how I thought maybe it was my server. Thats why i called HP.

So basically the guy told me to NOT run backups and they are waiting on MS to issue Power Pack 3 which will supposedly fix this problem. He said on some machines it will work and others not...On my 32 bit install I have no problems but on the 64 its a no go..locks everything up.
Just thought I would pass that on.
 

Answer:Atten. HP Media Smart Users/W7

Huh?

So this is about Windows Home Server?
 

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Since Lenovo didn't really provide us with this information, I decided to write it down myself. Every new Thinkpad user needs to do these steps. Lenovo should really include an instruction sheet for this in the box. I'm sure many users never create these backup disks.My process took 2 blank CDs and 2 blank DVDs and nearly 1 hour to comlete.ONE. Go to ThinkVantage tools, then select Factory Recovery Disks. The first step writes a "Recovery Media - Boot Media". It will easily fit on 1 CD and takes just a few minutes. Once complete it will finish and eject the CD and ask you to provide another blank disc for step TWO. The software doesn't offer much explanation, but I assume this is a boot disc that will boot to a simple recovery menu.TWO. The second step .. After that boot media CD is ejected it will ask you to provide another blank CD or DVD. I recommend using DVDs for this step. I've read this will consume 7-10 CDs. I used DVDs and it took 2 of them. It wrote the first DVD and promted me to insert another. It wrote to the 2nd DVD and gave me the complete message. This step TWO took about 45 minutes. Again, the software doesn't offer much explanation, but I assume these DVDs are the recovery copy of Windows.THREE. Once all that is done, go back to ThinkVantage tools, then select "Enhanced Backup & Restore". Then Select "Launch advanced R&R" by clicking the arrow in the lower left corner. Then select "Create Rescue Media". According to the description "this will enable ... Read more

Answer:New Users Do This! Backup media instructions.

so those 2 cds and 2 dvds will work as reinstallation cds?

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I will if I have to manually delete them, although I'm not sure what other files may still be around on my drive that are located in Users/All Users that are redundant any recommended programs that I could depend on for this task ?

Answer:Users / All Users Redundant Folders

"All Users" is a junction to C:\ProgramData Delete nothing!

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Using win10 - 64bit
Logged into cmd prompt as admin.
Cannot see C:\users\all users with the following cmd's

Folder does not show in normal File Explorer window
Run TREE cmd and the All Users folder does not show.
Run DIR cmd for C:\users and All Users does not show
Run ATTRIB -s -h C:\users and still do not see All User folder appearing. Restart after running ATTRIB cmd, but does not trigger reload of folder.

BUT, when I
Run DIR cmd for "C:\users\all users" the folder and files show
Run ROBOCOPY and the All Users folder and its files transfer.

Somehow this folder has become hidden and I am unable to unhide or see it.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Windows does not have a folder All users. It is a link to C:\ProgramData folder, in other words when you run command DIR "C:\Users\All Users", it lists the content of folder C:\ProgramData.

Kari

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Answer:XP users how can different users access same email

I an running XP Home and want to set 2 user accounts one for me and one for the misses. The problem is we have a joint email account is it possible to set up outlook or xp so we can both use and access the same account.

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I posted this message in the W95/98/ME fourm, but this seems like the more appropriate place for the question:

I work for a company that has a small network consisting of one NT 4.0 Server box and around 40-60 client computers, mostly running W95 with a few running W98/2000/ME. Anyway, two managers here have W98 machines, and periodically after they have logged into the network and used different mapped network drives all of a sudden they can't access any mapped drives and they appear to be disconnected from the network (well, they are, as they can't do anything network related). The network is your basic ethernet using simple UTP cabling and hubs. The cabling appears to be plugged in properly, especially since they can log in and be connected to the network for a period of time. Rebooting solves the problem, but that isn't acceptable to my managers, so I have to figure out a way to get it so they don't get kicked off (besides just giving them W95). I have done a lot of research by myself on this, but I can't find any answers....if anyone has any ideas I'll be grateful, and will consider naming one of my future children after you. If you need more info, I'll be checking this board tomorrow throughout work, and will be more than happy to provide you with any other info you need. Thanks

Nate W.
 

Answer:W98 disconnects users from LAN after users are logged in

I'll be checking this board tomorrow throughout work

I guess that would be today now...

 

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I am cleaning a laptop out and i created a brand new user name. I deleted the other 2 users using the control passwords2.

So the machine starts and i select the user. Process usage is very high and it says 50, but actual user shows about 9. I click show processes from all users and i find the culprit as well as 50 processes. I deleted the users so there shouldnt be that option.

Why is there more processes if this is the only user, why does it even have the option?

Answer:Show processes from all users, with no other users

All users includes not only other users, if any but the System as well.

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I am running W10 Pro x64 1511.

The laptop came with a default account for USER, so the underlying subfolders of Users are in users\USER\.
For various reasons I wanted to have them under my name i.e., users\FP\. So I added another admin user FP with which I login. However, no users\FP\ folder was created and the information is still stored in users\USER\.

Any idea why and how I could get the system to create the FP users folder and store the information there?

Thanks.

Answer:Consistency between users and Users folders

How did you add the second admin account?

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I am running W10 Pro x64 1511.

The laptop came with a default account for USER, so the underlying subfolders of Users are in users\USER\.
For various reasons I wanted to have them under my name i.e., users\FP\. So I added another admin user FP with which I login. However, no users\FP\ folder was created and the information is still stored in users\USER\.

Any idea why and how I could get the system to create the FP users folder and store the information there?

Thanks.

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I have a buncha users that I have as power users, since the software we use will not work as a normal user... problem is, they can install stuff on the local machine that way. How can I have ONE program run as a poweruser/admin/whatever, but have the rest of the system as a restricted user??

Thanks for your time,
QJ
 

Answer:Want to block users from being power users...

What's up Qwerty.

In XP, you can choose to run a program as a different user. Right-click the shortcut, select Advanced, then check "Run with different credentials". When you execute the program, it will prompt which user to run it as. You may have to read up on how to make it not prompt for a password each time.

MSDN has an in-depth article on the subject.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/tchDevelopingSoftwareInVisualStudioNETWithNon-AdministrativePrivileges.asp
 

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I have XP PRO with 2 user which are defined as computer adminstrator.
Their is also a super user adminstrator which I did not defined but I think that was created when the computer was build and defined the first time at the shop.
How I can find this super adminstrator in my computer, and change or defined his profill and password?
I do not have contact with the shop.

thanks
 

Answer:users and super users adminstrator for XP

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Under Windows 2000, when I reformat the computer, I add administrator user as a network user in the install process. Then, I go in and add local users to the computer. Later on when I want to add network users, it won't let me, the computer just hangs. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Can't add network users after add local users

Not much information to go on here, but are you signed on as a network admin when you are trying to add the network users?

When you say you add the administrator user as a network user, what are you referring to? Are you adding the Network Administrator account to the local PC?
 

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