I replaced my Dell laptop's HDD a few months back and I installed the recovery OS that Dell sent w/ the HDD. After booting into the desktop, a text saying that Windows isn't activated appeared. I ran the Windows activation troubleshooter and it says that it found a Windows 10 Home Single Language digital license for my laptop that is currently running Windows 10 Home, and that to activate using said license, I need to install Windows 10 Home Single Language. My question is, how does one exactly install Windows 10 Home SL on a computer running regular Windows 10 Home? I'm aware of the Windows Media Creation tool, but I wanted to consult here first before doing anything that can affect my laptop. Thanks in advance.
I Accidentally exported a calendar for the whole year on to my windows 10 calendar app- unfortunately it was the wrong calendar and I wish to delete my entire calendar so I can replace it with the correct calendar. It seems you can only delete individual events which in my case would take forever- any ideas on how to delete multiple events at once or delete all events from your calendar? thanks
So a month ago, my computer suddenly just stopped working how it used to. When I'd start up my windows 7, it would take 10 minutes minimum on the loading screen. If not, longer. Then after I log in, the screen would be completely black with a cursor. No start menu, nothing. Maybe an hour later, sometimes a start bar would show up with a pop up saying "desktop parameter is incorrect" so the background still remains black. Anything I press takes like 30 minutes to load. I can't use the Internet. Basically, I could only open up the control panel, so I can't even run a virus check. There was one day it randomly worked normally and I was able to start a virus check, and 0 threats were found. After the one random day it worked normally, it failed to ever work properly again. I've tried literally everything from system restore, start up repair, repairing the entire computer, starting from safe mode(s). I've even just left it for a couple weeks to see if maybe it just needed to rest. FINALLY, I decided to purchase Windows 10 to completely wipe everything out. Unfortunately, my computer could not even read the Windows 10 USB in the BIOS as a 1st device priority or whatever. The only options were "removable, hard drive, cd rom, disabled(?)" A Microsoft agent and I even tried doing a clean install from a different computer onto a 4gb USB. Still, my computer could not read that USB in the Bios boot tab. At this point, I don't know if my computer is just garbage or if there really is a fix for this. I thought installing Windows 10 would be the final resolution to everything. Could this more than likely be a hardware issue?
Hi, For some reason, when I insert my USB memory card reader (with TF SD card inserted) into Windows 10, I cannot see Hidden files at all! I need to move data from old to new card, and on Android all folders like DCIM are "hidden". Of course, I have tried to check hidden files option in View -> menu, but it just "blinks" on the screen and nothing happens. When I insert the same USB card reader in older Windows XP computer and select to see hidden files, everything is shown and I can access pictures, files, etc... This is a serious bug in Windows 10 Explorer! I have checked with some 3rd party "explorer" apps replacements, and they also list all the hidden content properly from the usb flash drive/reader. I had to use 3rd party explorer (JustManager) to copy my data. P.S. Of course, computer is not infected and show hidden files works perfectly on local drives, but not in networked & USB reader.
ongoing issues, after windows update lost my dvd drive, only solution that worked was to reinstall windows 10, but that has meant have lost my wifi connection, have to use Ethernet lead to get on net, last try was windows +R, typed devmgmt.msc expanded adaptors and get this list Broadcom netlink, inter(R) Centrino (R) wireless- N105 and wan miniport x8 on list... my screen shows eternet symbol, if I click on that to open wifi connection it is off and occass I can slide it to on but is highlighted blue and when move from this page imed; goes back to off...any help apprec, working with small Ethernet cable not near my desk is coming a nightmare
Administrator account somehow disappeared, other user cannot remember password and both are logged outWindows XP
I added a user to my secondary laptop, logged out of my account and she created a password. She also logged out and now does not remember her password. The computer is claiming that hers is the only account on the computer, so there is no way for me to enter my password. I don't know what happened to my account, as all of my files were still there the last time I was on it. She simply created a password for her user ID, nothing else was done to change anything on the computer because I was right there. I just want to know if there is any way for me to get back in, this makes no sense with the computer removing my account when I simply added another user.
windows update has installed 98% updates.but why this update not installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB3037574) Download size: 3.9 MB You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect. Update type: Important
I cannot download my profile so I can play backwards compatible games. I changed my gamer tag but Microsoft still thinks I am using my old gamer tag. Why wont their system update? I am very frustrated I regret spending any money on EA games and I am very disappointed with the lack of support from Microsoft. I cannot contact them or make a ticket I am suck asking for help here which is useless. None of the categories below have xbox as an option. So I had to randomly pick one just to post this.
Hello all, I'm having some issues updating my PC to Windows insider version 15007. Currently running 15002. I received a notifcation in Windows update that there is a new update available ( Windows 10 Insider Preview 15007 (rs_prerelease)). At first it says downloading update, but it stays at 0%, after a while it shows this error code: 0x8020002 What could be the problem?
1.12.17 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3213986). IT Actually made a difference with a noticeable increase in speed.Windows XP
I don't want to be overly optimistic , but my computer updated yesterday 1/12.17 with Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3213986). IT Actually made a difference with a noticeable increase in speed. The thing has been running poorly ever since the Win 10 Anniversary Update. I think I'll create a restore point so I can come back if it continues to run well.