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[Windows OS] Version 1604 - Windows 10 1903 now available

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    it should activate. If it doesn't, call Microsoft support. At worst, you might have to talk to a person and tell them that you're taking a windows install from one PC to another, and they should get it activated for you.

    I have literally never heard of Microsoft not activating a Windows 10 install for someone.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited July 21
    well there was the one time I was trying to do an upgrade from 7 to 10 and it turned out the 7 key was from a batch of stolen multiple-use keys that had been blacklisted
    at least that's my best guess for why that never worked

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 21
    I'm going to have to bung Win10 on my mum's Win7 machine one of these days. It's a second-hand ex-corporate laptop, so that should be a pretty good indication that the key is legit. I know it'll need Win10 Pro to match up with its existing Win7 Pro (which in turn makes me slightly envious with my Win10 Home) but I don't anticipate too many problems. Apart from it being really slow to do it. It's not a fast machine...

    I could chuck a small-ish SSD in it too, that might give it a healthy boost for cheap. Probably best to do that first, install Win10 on it, then copy everything over from the old HDD via a USB enclosure.

    Although that might not work since it's upgrading an existing key... hmm.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    It'll work fine as long as you don't connect the old drive until you get to the desktop.

  • BotznoyBotznoy Registered User regular
    Yeah I've got the windows.. key/licence fir the second machine so it should be fine. I'm just wanting it to run as a minecraft server for now

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    I'm going to have to bung Win10 on my mum's Win7 machine one of these days. It's a second-hand ex-corporate laptop, so that should be a pretty good indication that the key is legit. I know it'll need Win10 Pro to match up with its existing Win7 Pro (which in turn makes me slightly envious with my Win10 Home) but I don't anticipate too many problems. Apart from it being really slow to do it. It's not a fast machine...

    I could chuck a small-ish SSD in it too, that might give it a healthy boost for cheap. Probably best to do that first, install Win10 on it, then copy everything over from the old HDD via a USB enclosure.

    Although that might not work since it's upgrading an existing key... hmm.

    honestly, your best bet might be to buy a SSD, use the tool that often comes with the SSD to clone the drive, then stick the SSD into the laptop and then do the upgrade to Win10. That probably has the fewest steps and the easiest path. It also leaves you with a complete untouched backup of the system before any of this work gets done with a working Windows 7 install on the hard drive.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Here's a shot in the dark: anyone in the Windows 10 preview/testing rings (or whatever they're called now) had a chance to try out the new Your Phone app? Apparently for the last month or so, the very very front testing ring for updates has access to the latest version of the app, which now does all the "Virtoo standard" stuff we see in Dell Mobile Connect and the other Virtoo knock-offs: notifications and phone mirroring for Android, in addition to picture and text sharing, which was already a thing.

    I'm kind of impatient for this myself. I remember using Your Phone when it initially launched, though it was intentionally behind Dell Mobile Connect (probably the most complex version of Virtoo), which ended up having its own issues (on top of only working on Dell machines). Right now I'm using the last version of Virtoo 2, which works, and does a lot of things, but has not been updated and is very rough around the edges. If Your Phone would hurry up and update to more or less match functionality (one thing Virtoo also does is let you send basic commands from your phone to your PC, which I suspect isn't even considered on Your Phone), I'd switch over quickly.

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    Does Your phone allow MMS/images from the phone to be displayed on the PC?

    The only thing AirDroid lacks for me I wish they'd do.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Xeddicus wrote: »
    Does Your phone allow MMS/images from the phone to be displayed on the PC?

    The only thing AirDroid lacks for me I wish they'd do.

    I had to look this up: yes, apparently, because otherwise there wouldn't be an option to turn it off.

    Or at least, the most recent version does. Camera roll and text sharing were the first and second Your Phone features respectively, so it's possible those are old features--but I almost never send photos via texting. I don't know if Virtoo lets you do it either.

    Of course, with screen mirroring you could just bring up the the actual phone's screen, but that's a lot more sluggish.

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    Synthesis wrote:
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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Tinfoil hat and all, but does Your Phone/Virtoo open up all your phone's data to MS?

    I know Google already has all the data if you're Android, and any messaging app companies have that related info.

    It seems logical if you're using an app to operate parts of your phone that it would require access to the data (and offloading/copying parts of it to the web)

  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    Bah, that page says it doesn't support photos/videos, just group messages.

    So no help there. Wonder why they all do not.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 28
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Tinfoil hat and all, but does Your Phone/Virtoo open up all your phone's data to MS?

    I know Google already has all the data if you're Android, and any messaging app companies have that related info.

    It seems logical if you're using an app to operate parts of your phone that it would require access to the data (and offloading/copying parts of it to the web)

    Virtoo is not owned by Microsoft, or even formally supported by them (given its age). And unlike Dell's app, it's not obtained through the Windows 10 store.

    On the other hand, Your Phone has literally become a "core" app inside of Windows 10.

    You can probably be the judge of that. I mean, I'm pretty cynical about the topic, and between Google (since I use Android) and the United States government, I'm not really all that worried about Microsoft. Honestly, that's probably a good argument against Virtoo, which after being copied by Dell, LG, and a few other companies, basically stopped being formally supported and hasn't been updated in a year (I think), security wise.

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    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited July 31
    yay my windows is not getting activated on the new pc, hooray.
    i have win10pro from the free upgrade from Win7 home premium that i had bought BOXED some time ago.

    I do the troubleshooter app, pick my "old" pc, and it just says it didn't work, try again later.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-re-activate-windows-10-after-hardware-change

    so annoying

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    W10 has to match the W7 you have. You must have W10 Home.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx And I said, hol up Registered User regular
    edited August 7
    Weird problem, Win10:

    The taskbar and start menu on my main display will not respond to mouse clicks (works with keyboard inputs). The taskbar and start menu on my secondary display does.

    If there is an open program on my main display, the taskbar and start menu will then respond to mouse clicks until they close.

    I'm gonna try a few things but if anyones seen this shit pls let me know.

    Edit: Switching which is my main and which is my secondary also switches which tarkbar and start menu works with the mouse, so it's somehow tied to the main display.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    If you change the Taskbar settings to only show on one display, does it still act wonky depending on which monitor is the main display?

  • jungleroomxjungleroomx And I said, hol up Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    If you change the Taskbar settings to only show on one display, does it still act wonky depending on which monitor is the main display?

    It did.

    I ran SFC and rebooted and it seems to be okay now.

    Fucking weird, Windows. Don't start acting all wonky n shit now.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    I'm probably going way too far off the deep end on this, but if I buy a NVMe drive and want to clone my Windows drive over, what's a good way to do it? I was considering throwing Ubuntu on a USB stick and using that to copy the drives (plus it gives me a reason to dabble a bit into Linux). Would that not be a true clone? I assume there's drive cloning software I can add to Ubuntu that would do the job.

    I feel like this would be faster than, say, adding both drives to a secondary computer via USB and using cloning tools. Especially because I'll need to pick up a USB adapter for the NVMe drive.

  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    if you buy a retail drive, most of them come with software that will clone the drive for you. The Samsung one especially is like, 4 mouse clicks.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    edited August 13
    True, but you can't clone a Windows drive if you're in Windows at the time. Unless I'm missing something silly.


    Edit: it looks like I can use Macrium Reflect to do this while Windows is running, so never mind I guess.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    True, but you can't clone a Windows drive if you're in Windows at the time. Unless I'm missing something silly.


    Edit: it looks like I can use Macrium Reflect to do this while Windows is running, so never mind I guess.

    yea, that problem was solved a long time ago. any good tool just works, and again usually comes with most SSD's now.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx And I said, hol up Registered User regular
    wunderbar wrote: »
    Mugsley wrote: »
    True, but you can't clone a Windows drive if you're in Windows at the time. Unless I'm missing something silly.


    Edit: it looks like I can use Macrium Reflect to do this while Windows is running, so never mind I guess.

    yea, that problem was solved a long time ago. any good tool just works, and again usually comes with most SSD's now.

    Yeah the Samsung clone tool works as well. I'm actually about to do that, moving my 256gb SSD boot to a 500GB NVME boot.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx And I said, hol up Registered User regular
    As soon as I get done making a Windows 10 USB at my work computer because like an idiot I didn't do it at home, and I'll be damned if I'm swapping all that hardware back out

    Make. Time.
  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Had one of the big number updates bug me for getting installed, and now I've been having overnight reboots. Assuming it's just catching up on whatever needed the big update first, haven't cared enough to dig into logs and check.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    True, but you can't clone a Windows drive if you're in Windows at the time. Unless I'm missing something silly.


    Edit: it looks like I can use Macrium Reflect to do this while Windows is running, so never mind I guess.

    Just to heap onto the chorus, AOMEI has been doing this for years. Though there are probably simpler, more direct tools out there now.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Had one of the big number updates bug me for getting installed, and now I've been having overnight reboots. Assuming it's just catching up on whatever needed the big update first, haven't cared enough to dig into logs and check.

    I don't know what you're seeing, but this morning my system was telling me it needed a reboot to install some update.

  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Had one of the big number updates bug me for getting installed, and now I've been having overnight reboots. Assuming it's just catching up on whatever needed the big update first, haven't cared enough to dig into logs and check.

    I don't know what you're seeing, but this morning my system was telling me it needed a reboot to install some update.

    yes, this week was patch tuesday, so there would have been an update.

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    Hope they fix the accent color not sticking to the color you pick. At least mine keeps reverting to dark red from dark grey.

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