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Updating Windows 10 Build

I have 8 PCs that have Windows 10 pro build 18362. I would ideally like to downgrade/upgrade them to Windows 10 LSTC 1904 in place. If I can't do that then I would like to upgrade to Windows 10 ...
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Why my PC says I cannot run Windows 11 [duplicate]

I keep heading over to the settings page of my PC and keep seeing this notification that my PC cannot run Windows 11. The specifications of my PC are listed below. a) Processor: Intel Core i5 7th gen(...
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High kernel usage in Windows 10 (after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10)

TL;DR; There are high kernel usages all the time (I have other Win10 installations I could compare it to) and I've tried to do as much of my own investigation as possible (screens included). At... ...
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reinstall windows 10 after windows7-to-10-upgrade - how to do it

While reading superuser's suggestions for my question, I noticed there are 2 ways of reinstalling win10 after win7-to-10-upgrade some superusers' users suggest to just install win10, directly and don'...
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reinstall windows 10 after windows7-to-10-upgrade - what serial number to use

I received a notebook with a Windows 7 serial number (SN from now on) sticker on it, which I need to upgrade to Windows 10. Now, as a I understand, I could use this SN for activating the win10. My ...
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How to Repair System Files on Windows 7, after sfc /scannow fails?

I'm trying to upgrade Windows 7 (x64) to Windows 10. The upgrade fails. I've followed most of the suggestions from Microsoft, including running SFC. When I run SFC /Scannow it fails with the error: ...
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Can I upgrade the RAM on my HP Pavilion Elite HPE-112y

This is a follow-up to an earlier question. I'm a bit of a newbie with computers. I went into the bios which shows: 8192 MB/PC3-8500 Memory Bank 1 thru 4 with 2048MB DDR3 SDRAM I assume this means ...
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Slow performance after upgrade to Windows 11

After upgrading to Windows 11, my cursor is sometimes frozen and if I am able to see which task is occupying more recourse, it is the HP UWP service that handles the keyboard functions (such as fn). I ...
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CAN'T UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 8 TO WINDOWS 10

I have a Lenovo laptop that is currently running Windows 8, and it is not a bad laptop: When I try to run the Windows 10 setup I get this error when it's almost done: I am using the 21H1 update ...
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Can't seem to upgrade Windows 10 - Error 0x8007000d

I've been struggling for a while with this - I've tried every article I could find. Just can't get Windows to update :( When I use Windows Update, I get: Error Code 0x800700d When I created a ...
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Upgrading Windows 10 to the 2021H1 update with only 32GB of disk

I've got a machine that unfortunately only has a 32GB SSD. It was sold bundled with Windows 10 so I was assuming this would work just fine. However I'm unable to install the latest 2021H1 cummulative ...
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WiFi (SSID) name not showing after upgrade to Windows 10

I have Windows 7 Home Premium laptop. Using MediaCreationTool21H1, I upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10 and upgrade was done successfully. After upgrade, I see all nearby available wifi but I don’t see ...
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Cannot upgrade windows 10 home to pro using retail product key

I bought a new laptop with pre-installed windows 10 home. I have Windows 10 Pro product key on another laptop, so I detached and copy product key from the old laptop. When I try to activate the ...
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Sound does not work / “No Audio Output Device Is Installed” after 21h1 (May 2021) windows update

After installing the lastest windows update, my sound does not work. It shows a red X in the taskbar and on hover it says "No Audio Output Device is installed.": How can I fix it?
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Lenovo P71 Windows 10 Pro Upgrade from 20H2 to 21H1 fails with Intel RST: The inbox storage driver iastora.sys doesn't work on these systems

Trying to upgrade Windows 10 Pro from 20H2 to 21H1, actually trying to fix another issue (Lenovo P71 (Windows 10, NVidia M620 graphics card) with an external Dell U3818DW 21:9 monitor changes ...
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No internet connection

Installed windows 10 Pro version 21H1 Already connected but windows shows no internet connection Already tried reinstalling adapter driver ipconfig and winsock solutions resetting the network none of ...
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Safe to delete Windows10Upgrade at 11.0 GB?

I must free up hard drive space. What happens if I delete this folder? This Reddit thread has no definitive answer.
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upgrading to windows 11 with "This PC can't run windows 11" [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my windows 10 into 11 but I get this message from the PC health check program that my PC can't run windows 11, It has all of the requirements such as dx12, 12GB memory, Intel i5 ...
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Windows 10 not able to remove read only atttribute of the folders

I have tried all the solutions listed under the [windows-10] tag on superuser. The folder that I am trying to change attribute is "E:/myFolder". This folder is created by me. I am not able ...
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Received key for Windows 10 Enterprise instead of Pro - Implications?

I purchased a key to upgrade my Windows 10 Home OS to Windows 10 Pro. After doing this my computer says I have Windows 10 Enterprise. What are the implications of this? Is there any reason I would not ...
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Windows 10 Update gives error code 0x800f0922 after System Reserved Partition deleted

There are two disk in my computer, Disk 0 and Disk 1. Disk 0 is unused for a long time. One day I move the whole Windows 10 using a certain software from Disk 1 to Disk 0 (due to the lack of space). ...
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Windows 10 folder is more than 100gb and drive is full [duplicate]

My laptop is running windows 10 and everday it goes for update. now whole C:/windows/ is more than 100 GB. I don't know how to reduce this folder size ( don't what folders to delete ). I cannot ...
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Disable Windows 10 Update End of Service Spam notification?

I've been trying to disable windows 10 updates through traditional means by creating registry entries and editing gpolicy but to no avail. I restart yet I keep getting this end of service update ...
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Deleting Windows.old in Windows10 by way of the System Cleanup, less than half of the space expected to be released was

My Windows.old folder was ~26GB. Rather than directly deleting it, I used Windows disk cleanup (CleanMgr.exe) to Cleanup past Windows installations - also showing that it would free 26GB. After doing ...
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Windows 10 upgrade is stuck at 31%

I am trying to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 (yes, I know it is pretty late to do it, but I had my reasons - most of them are related to laziness). So I have found many sites claiming that ...
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Why do I need to download a 'new' version of Windows 10?

My computer has recently been nagging me that my version of Win10 is "reaching its end of service soon" and that I need to download a newer version to continue to get support. I am working ...
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Windows 10 start menu not calculating simple math expressions

I have a couple of computers with windows 10 and on most of them typing a simple expression like 12*5 results in displaying the calculator and I find this extremely helpful. Look at screenshot #1 ...
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Windows 2010 20H2 Update fails with a rollback

Windows 10 update 20H2 update fails everytime with a rollback. Some of the error codes I receive: 0xc1900101 *FAILED* [8024000C] Method failed [CAgentUpdateManager::...
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Windows 10 Home v.1809 in-place upgrade error (aiming to update to 20H2)

I try to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows and I receive the following error 0x080070003 - 0x3000D The installation failed in the FIRST_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation I ...
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Should I uninstall WSL2 before upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Pro

I have a Win 10 home with WSL2 installed with Ubuntu 20.04. Now I wish to upgrade to Win 10 Pro. Will this automatically repatriate the space taken up by WSL2/Ubuntu, since I understand it has this ...
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How to upgrade Windows-10 version, stuck at KB4493440 [duplicate]

As mentioned in my previous question, I can't install a Linux subsystem on my Windows-10 machine, as the version is too old (1709 while at least 1903 is needed). I thought that I could solve this, ...
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Windows setting crash and slows pc

After installing update 20H2 from 1909 I encountered something very odd. I run smoothly after boot for 15 minutes, then the settings app hangs and crashes. This causes search panel to malfunction, pc ...
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Win10 upgrade to version 20H2 failed - how to determine the cause?

Question: Where can I find logs from Win10 upgrade and how to interpret them? I've attempted to apply the upgrade three times, and I'm trying to get a clue if there's anything I can fix, so that it ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu search not working

My automatic Windows updates kept failing, so I installed the latest Windows 10 update from Microsoft (in-place upgrade). But now, my Start Menu search doesn't work at all, and my search inside an ...
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Are there pitfalls of extending a partition to a space before it in Windows 7 (after Windows 10 upgrade)?

Several years ago, it was impossible to extend a partition to a space directly before it, using Windows 7's built-in Disk Management (case #1 from 2010, case #2 from 2012). This has been possible for ...
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What is the difference between "Apply" and "OK" when changing settings in File Explorer on windows?

When changing File Explorer settings in Windows, a dialog appears, and there are two options: "Apply" and "OK" (image below). However, it seems not to matter which one is clicked. ...
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Windows 10 volume goes low after updating to latest update ver 2004

I just updated windows 10 to build version 2004 and now my sound volume is lower. I tried this and this and all failed to work. And I don't have the "Loudness Equalization" although I'm ...
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Windows 10 task bar crashing when opening explorer and some other applications?

I am running on windows version 1903 and recently my windows crashing when I am opening the explorer, control-panel, task-manger..etc. When I open any of these applications, the task bar will go blank ...
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Windows 10 update assistant stuck at 99 percent when updating 1909 to 2004

after releasing 2004 version of windows 10 i have waited a long time for it to roll out for my device but it did not yet, i checked for update with windows 10 update assistant and it showed me that i ...
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Windows10 upgrade: does WindowsUpgrade9252.exe always use latest version or the one that was current at the day this file was downloaded?

I have two laptops with Win10 Pro, one with version 1809 and the other with 1909. I upgraded the 1909 with the file Windows10Upgrade9252.exe like 6 weeks ago. With the occurring news about problems ...
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Windows 10 failed during update. All fixes I've attempted have failed

Yes I should of made a backup, that was very bad of me. Last night I was attempting to update my PC. The option I clicked was "Restart and Update" (Not exact wording). There was no "...
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Can I upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro version with any key?

I would like to upgrade my Windows 10 Home to Pro, but it is quite expensive, so I looked on some websites. Here, there is two differents versions (https://www.urcdkeys.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro-...
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Upgrading / Changing / Moving Windows 10 License

I've just bought a Windows 10 Pro License because I want to use that on my main PC which currently has Windows 10 Home on it for the extra features. I've upgraded most things over the years so pretty ...
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Upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 fails (possibly due to a faulty graphics driver)

A friend of mine has recently convinced me to finally go through with the upgrade to Windows 10, as it offers WSL technology. I have already spent days trying to get the update to complete, which is ...
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Where to Get Version 1809 of Win 10 [duplicate]

As far as I know, Version 1809 of Windows 10 was the last version that worked for my EMU1212M sound card and EmulatorX3. Both of these are fairly expensive to replace. I have both of them working in ...
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SAFE_OS, REPLICATE_OC errors upgrading Windows 10

I've discovered that a PC is running Windows 10 Pro version 1709 which has been out of support since 2019/04/09 so I'm trying to upgrade it but it keeps failing. Attempting up upgrade via Windows ...
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Force Windows 10 to install automatic WSUS update

A Windows 10 PC is connected to a WSUS intranet server, like a lot of other PCs here which are functioning fine, but others do not receive WSUS updates. I've written .bat file to force remote pc to ...
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Windows Disc Space

I've made a clean install with the new Windows 10, from the offered options I've selected clean start and deleting all the files from the previous installation. After the installation, my disc space ...
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Trying to fix Windows 7 which will not start, with ultimate goal of upgrading to Windows 10. Do I have any options other than a clean install of 10?

I'm working with an HP Pavilion running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. The PC is remote; I'm in New England, the PC is my brother's and he's on the Gulf Coast. I've been trying to assist through ...
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Windows 1809 update always fails with 0x80070490

It always fails at exactly at "Status: Preparing to install - 80%". I have tried everything I could possibly think of: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth sfc /scannow Removing c:\Windows\...
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