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[Win10] What service branch or insider are using?

Q: [Win10] What service branch or insider are using?

(I hope to be in right section, this time ^^)

* Fast ring = Insider with latest updates.
* Slow ring = Insider newer than CB.
* Current Branch (CB) = Standard win10 updates. By default on 1703 (Creator Update)
* Current Branch for Business (CBB) = By default on 1607 (Anniversary Update)
* Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) = 1607 or 1507 (Anniversary or RTM)

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Preferred Solution: [Win10] What service branch or insider are using?

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I have some old instructions on how to do this (I currently have Win 7 and Win 10 and want to add Win 10 insider version) but they do not work with Win 10.
The instructions I have involve a command prompt to rebuildbcd. But with Win 10, when I get to Troubleshoot/Advanced Options there is no command prompt option.

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To cut a long story short, I reinstalled Win 10 from an image and on booting it goes to a "preparing for automatic repair..." message which either stays there forever or quickly opens a new screen with options to continue booting, advanced boot option or close the computer. None of these are of any use.

If I go into my UEFI, and look at Boot and at the bottom at Force boot, there are three options, only one of which is valid. Choosing that one boots OK.

Looking at Disk Management applet, I see the C: drive has three healthy UEFI partitions. Clearly two are redundant but which ones to remove???

I really, really don't want to do yet another clean install and go through reinstalling all my programs and settings. The reason I've had to do this several times recently is part of a long story I'll save for another day!

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Error message on my Windows Update page:

"Theres a problem getting preview builds
your preview build settings nned attention. go to advanced options to fix this issue"

I go into advanced settings, and see that my MS Account is linked correctly.

"Your security settings need attention to get preview builds."
"fix this issue" button, click this, and it says in order to make this change it needs to restart the PC. I do this, but it doesn't fix the problem

The problem of not being able to get Insider Preview builds persists after a "reset windows 10 and remove everything" reset.

A:Win10 refuses to get Insider Preview Builds

If you don't mind reinstalling all the 3rd party programs you have installed, then do a CLEAN install.
Backup your personal files to an external hard drive or an USB flash drive.
Download the current Win 10 ISO from Tech Bench link below > burn it to a bootable DVD or USB > then do a clean install.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
If you are asked for a product key, just click the SKIP option and continue.
Activation will be automatic.

Once you have a clean copy of Windows 10 running, then enable the Get Insider Preview Builds option.

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I can't really find the best way to do this and be sure i'll retain a license - it's not very well documented it seems.

My machine just did to upgrades in a row to 14926 and now I can't use it to do my development work. It sounds stupid but the last two builds disabled the way the context menus and file/edit/ etc menus work in the Unreal Engine editor where i do my development. I'm now stuck unable to regress to the working build and have decided it's probably best to install a fresh build that's not on the insider builds programme.

What's the simplest way to do this? I understand i'll probably lose all of my app installs which i'll just have to suck up. Do I use the 'clean installation' tool? Will it save my license for me? Will it just reinstall the insider build?

Please help! I've lost hours of time already on this - i'm really cheesed off with the pushy upgrade.

Thanks!

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I have a computer that is running Insider Preview 10.014971 Build 1471.

I have a New Computer which I will run the Insider Program on!

How to I revert my old computer back to Win 10 from the preview version as above.

I want to give the old computer to another member of the family.

Tully
That Old Fart
The Oldest Member of Win 10 Forum (87)

A:Revert back to Win10 from Insider Preview

The only way to go back is to erase the insider preview and do a clean install of version 1607.

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Hello.

I've Windows 10 Insider Preview 14279 but it has several bugs that affects me.
I'd would like to remove it.
I've tried to install Windows 10 (the regular version) but it doesn't offer me the option to keep all my apps and personal settings.
How can I force it to keep everything and just upgrade?

Both are the Professional and x64 version.

I don't have the backup folder anymore.

regards.

A:Replace Insider with regular Win10 keeping your apps?

You can't.

To opt out of Insider Preview, you will need to do a Clean Install.
Clean Install does not allow keeping files, nor settings, nor apps.
Backup the files you want to keep first.
You will have to reinstall all your 3rd party programs after clean install.

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Hi Everybody,

I apologise for asking such an inane question and I am probably being thick. On the weekend I decided on installing Windows 10 (Clean Install) and I downloaded Windows 10 Creation Tool and created a bootable USB which installs the default build10.10240 and I have set everything up for Windows Insider yesterday and put it on the Fast Ring but still noting coming through. I know it can take hours or even days after setting up Windows Insider and changing from Slow to Fast... I had the same problem on my MS Surface Pro 3 which is also running Windows 10 but that is on 10.10547.

It does not make any difference, if the profiles are identical on each device does it? When I say identical, both my MS Surface and my Main rig are running Windows 10 Pro on the same profile which shouldn't make any difference because each Product ID and registration key is unique to each machine that the OS is installed on. Windows is activated on both my MS Surface and my Main rig.

I had the same problem on my MS Surface, as it took over a week before the 10.10547 finally showed up in Windows Update. Unless I wait for 10.10558 which I would estimate possibly the end of October or the beginning of November.



Thanks
Mel

A:Winsowa Insider Win10 10.10547 not coing through Windows Updates.

Originally Posted by Mel Jones


Hi Everybody,

I apologise for asking such an inane question and I am probably being thick. On the weekend I decided on installing Windows 10 (Clean Install) and I downloaded Windows 10 Creation Tool and created a bootable USB which installs the default build10.10240 and I have set everything up for Windows Insider yesterday and put it on the Fast Ring but still noting coming through. I know it can take hours or even days after setting up Windows Insider and changing from Slow to Fast... I had the same problem on my MS Surface Pro 3 which is also running Windows 10 but that is on 10.10547.

It does not make any difference, if the profiles are identical on each device does it? When I say identical, both my MS Surface and my Main rig are running Windows 10 Pro on the same profile which shouldn't make any difference because each Product ID and registration key is unique to each machine that the OS is installed on. Windows is activated on both my MS Surface and my Main rig.

I had the same problem on my MS Surface, as it took over a week before the 10.10547 finally showed up in Windows Update. Unless I wait for 10.10558 which I would estimate possibly the end of October or the beginning of November.

Thanks
Mel



Hi there, Mel. No, it won't make any difference with identical accounts for the reasons you gave.

A device is placed in a queue and is subject to first come, first serve basis. Hang in there. It'll come soon... Read more

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Hello!

I have been a Windows 10 Insider since the beginning. My main "test" machine for the builds is on my Mac but in Parallels Desktop. I'm considering moving to Boot Camp instead and just use Parallels to boot from the Boot Camp partition if I need OSX and Windows 10 side by side for specific tasks.

My question is this: Will I still be considered an Insider (or rather, still activated) if I install a fresh new insider build on Boot Camp and just sign in to my MS account? I'm planning to use the ESD file that updated my build to 10240. Once that is done, I'll just delete my current VM. Just to be clear, I am not trying to migrate the Win10 VM itself to a Boot Camp partition. Since that in itself is quite a hassle to do and considering a boatload of hurdles to overcome.

Oh and please tell me if I posted this question on the correct category thread and move it accordingly if needed.

Thanks! ^_^

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Should the Windows Insider Program be replaced with the Microsoft Insider Program?

Gabe tweeted this:

A:Should Windows Insider Program be replaced with Microsoft Insider Prog

What's the difference ?
Different label, same content. Is it ?

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I'm trying to help my father upgrade his computer from win7 to win10, but service pack 1 in windows update keeps failing. I tried downloading and running the separate application for installing the service pack, but that fails as well. I even found another microsoft application that claims that it can prepare your system to accept the service pack 1, but that fails as well. (Despite all this, windows runs normally in all other respects that I have noticed). So it looks like updating to windows 10 using windows update is not going to happen.

My plan now is to use the media creation tool to download the .iso, burn that to a disk, and boot to it. Will that allow me to install windows 10, or is it still going to insist that I need service pack 1?

If that won't work, are there any other methods I could use?

Thanks
~Paul

A:Win7 to Win10 upgrade without service pack 1

You don't need service pack 1 to upgrade to Windows 10 using a DVD, USB flash drive or ISO file. It is only required to get it to show up in Windows update. The alternative method is a clean install:
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

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Am not on Insider builds. Getting Error on Updates Your Insider Build Needs Attn........
Not logged in to a MS account.
Running anniversary ed upgrade from last release clean install, valid retail key win7
Running Norton Utilities 16, Spybot Anti-Beacon and O&O Shutup10, registry hacked to turn off Cortana
Everything Win10 that can be uninstalled is or is turned off in settings.

All I have seen is to fix if on Insider Build Program, any suggestions ?

A:Not on Insider Build but error message: Your Insider Build Needs Attn

Hello Pkshadow Welcome to the Ten Forums!

The prompting you are seeing is most likely to get you to notice and install updates that have been accumulating. Otherwise that is a strange one. You might have to sign into an MS account if you already had one setup in order to see that account's information updated on the change from Insider to Anniversary. That would then see everything synced properly.

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ZDNet blog article here.

Paul Murphy (pseudonym) continues his discussion about development languages, and asks a potentially embarrassing question: has the whole object orientation business been both a functional and a conceptual failure?

After reading his article, what do you think? {Agree, Disagree, Other Point-Of-View}

-- Tom
 

A:Is OOP a branch to nowhere?

I dissagree in some part.

To say OOP as a whole is a failure i tihnk would be over generalising things. In some respects there has been no visible use for it. But in terms of some software devlopment it has been a vast improvement.

For example since switching all of my PHP web applications to a OOP scheme has enabled me to create moremodular designs capable of greater flexibility and scalability. Also i have noticed significant speed and efficiency increases over traditional code schemes.
 

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ive heard that there is going to be a new company working on a OS thats supposed to be a lot better than windows and because windows linux and mac os are really the only three majot os i wonder how its going to impact the os industry.
 

A:A new Branch of OS

it has a wierd code name, like all other os in development but i cant remember where i saw it, but then again i saw it on the web so for all i know its a big joke, but that would be intresting if its not.
 

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looking for replacement screen for my (HP Pavilion x360 Convertible) laptop?

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Hi

I want to connect my main office with 5 branch offices, all branches have windows 2000 or 2003 server, wich would be the best way (and economic) to do this...

-Via Sofware (ISA Server or Windows) or
-Via Hardware ($$$)

What would be the mains problems of doing it via software???
 

A:Connect Branch Office Via VPN

The way I do it for a chain of doctors offices is through linksys VPN routers. Yes there are better ways, but we run a practice management software on a unix server using an emulation software so we don't send and recieve a lot of data. But the linksys VPN routers also use netbios so the machine son the other end are in your network neighborhood. It just depends on what you need to do over that VPN connection. Oh, and you need a static WAN IP address from your ISP at the main location.
 

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Hi guys

I have dragon branch installed on my computer. i dont know how it got installed in the first place. i uninstalled it but now it keeps on popping up. Does anyone know what to do about it. ??

Thanks

A:How to remove dragon branch

Suggest you download and run Malwarebytes Free, not the trial version
Malwarebytes | Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, & Anti-Malware Software

Also see this for further assistance:
Remove Dragon Branch Ads (Adware Removal Help) | Tips to Remove Malware

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Hi all,

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which uses HD Graphics 4400. I'm running Windows 10 64-bit. I noticed the drivers in the Windows Update channel are dated newer than what is on Intel's site and the version on my system is 20.19.15.4352. The version on Intel's site for the 4th Gen is 15.40.10.64.4300 and some older versions on my system are 10.18.10.4xxx.

What's the deal with these version numbers? More importantly, which ones do I use?

I'm also trying to troubleshoot some glitchy picture out of my system at 3840x2160/30Hz (4K UHD). Doesn't seem to be bad HDMI cables. Anyone else have issues?

A:Intel Drivers - Which branch?

I have the same 20.19.15.4352
I'm leaving it as is. most updates don't really add anything other than newer graphic cards and its running great

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Hi...

I want to get some help from this forum. In my company we are using Fortigate Firewall Device that supports SSL VPN capacity. We have an Oracle Application installed on an Application Server. There is an inbuilt DHCP Server in the fortigate firewall device that supports upto 25 Users worldwide. hence when the overseas users connect to the VPN, they are automatically in a single network and are able to use the Oracle Application.

Now we are grown to more than 7 Locations overseas and average of upto 10 users in each location.
We are now confused to choose options in changing the Infrastructure of our company.

Please tell us what is the standard that is followed in Enterprises that have overseas branches.

The one it comes in my mind is IPSec VPN Connectivity. please help me in this problem.

Thank You

Regards

Syed Mohammed Sirajuddin
 

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Hey I am helping a family member setup a network and need help.

the setup is as follows

Store "A"
Store "B"
"Main office"

He wants to let Store A & B use the main sale software which is located in the Main Office. How can we do this, should I just setup a VPN for both stores so that they can login to the main office or would I need a back-end server. Thanks
 

A:Setting up branch office need professional ITs

And they are in the same building or contiguous?

I would to with the VPN... unless there are a lot of computers, meaning more than 8
 

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I have run AVG, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Adaware, Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, Ccleaner and Cloud System Booster. A few of these found files in C:\Users\Derrick\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage called https_dragonbranch-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage-journal and https_dragonbranch-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage. Both files have been deleted but they just came back. It came with a 'free' facebook video downloader a few days ago.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-05-2015 01
Ran by Derrick (administrator) on DERRICK-HP on 28-05-2015 13:13:53
Running from C:\Users\Derrick\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Derrick (Available Profiles: Derrick)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Adobe Systems Incorporated) C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\E... Read more

A:Unable to Remove Dragon Branch Ads

I should also mention that it's not in my add/remove programs list or chrome extensions. Tried all the 'guides' I could find, none worked. They all seem to recommend Spyhunter 4, which is suspicious to me.

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Hello all, and thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Seems like a simple enough question, but not one I'm easily finding an answer to - either here or in Google. If I'm the 4,376,124th user to ask this question, then please be done with me and point me at the right link. I'd appreciate it.

I'm doing a clean install of Windows 7 and, at some point, plan to branch off from Administrator and create a Standard User account which I will use thereafter. Many people seem to believe this is the safest way to run - though in the past I've always just done the simple thing and run as Admin all the time. If you think this is a bad idea, point me to a link or tell me why. I'd really appreciate it.

Otherwise, my question is this: When do I create and make the switch over to the new Standard (non-Admin) account? Right after I've install W7 and all the drivers and all the updates, OR later after I've installed Office, Photoshop, and all my various utilities? Not having done this before, it's unclear to me whether everything I install with just the Admin account will be visible with the Standard User account. It'd be nice to make the switch AFTER I've installed essentially everything I plan to use so that all the software would be accessible to both Admin and Standard user. Does that make sense?

You'd think Microsoft would have a simple discussion about this on their website since they really push not running all the time as admin. Perhaps I'm just not finding it, though I thin... Read more

A:On a new install, When do I branch off to Standard User?

The standard user account will constantly be badgering you for the admin password to install apps and do various things.

I would at least suggest creating a second user account with admin privileges, this way if there is a problem, you can always return to the clean main admin account to troubleshoot and attempt resolution.

If you are the only person using the machine and plan on installing an antivirus application I really don't see the harm in using a user account with admin privs, I would not use the primary admin account though.

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It has been confirmed by Gabe that the rs1_branch is definitely the Redstone update, however this is only available to a small portion of people at the moment. I must be the luckiest person among the few to receive this update.



Well what would I expect I have been a loyal Microsoft customer for years now

I am no longer on th2 as of 29/11/2015, but still on 10586

A:Confirmed: Windows Branch Set to rs1_branch.

So if I press the Check for Updates now probably a 50/50 chance it will pop up?

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I have been trying to confirm whether Win10 support BOPD printing in the same way as Win8.1 did and described here;

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../jj134156.aspx

All the references I can find talk about win8 and 8.1 and none mention Win10.

If Win10 doesn't support this does anyone know of a utility that can replicate this feature? I have lots of small offices on thin WANs that will need to print and I would like to get rid of local print servers when we move to Office 365.

TIA

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Hi all

I have a branch office that uses a low grade home router vpn link to connect to our main office this causes very slow response time when users are connecting to mapped drives.

Im thinking of going the rodc route further down the road when we go to server 2008 to improve log on times, but a rodc to my understanding does not have anything to do with the mapped drives as its not a full copy of the main office DC.

For now id like to speed up the access times to the mapped drives for the branch office users, Im musing over having them stored locally on a pc hooked onto their network and then somehow have the changes mirrored to the main office.

Anyone got an idea?

Thanks for reading
 

A:Branch office slow link

What are the specifics of your branch office's internet connection? What is slow for the users with mapped drives? Is it mounting the network share and/or the actual file transfers? What router are we talking about?

I hope you're aware that many low grade VPN routers suffer drastic performance issues when they have to do any type of encrypted traffic. You can have a VPN router perform at say around 20 to 30 Mbps of routed throughput but only do about 1 to 2 Mbps when moving data across a VPN tunnel. Also, you may have to manually adjust your MTU settings on both ends of the VPN tunnel to account for fragmentation and overhead of the VPN tunnel.

Depending on the speed of your remote branch Internet connection, it may be worth the expense to upgrade the router to see if this helps. It'll be cheaper than the other alternative which is to implement a WAN acceleration product.
 

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I have one office with a 2K3 small business server, 9 nodes and getting broadband
via router with built in firewall.

Another branch office is opening soon, that will have a 8 more nodes (computer) and
again this office will have its own ADSL connection via a router.
I want to have it so, users in the new office van VPN on to the 2K3 small business server and operate as if they were sitting in the main office.

What is the best setup/good piece of kit to use for this purpose?

I take it I will need a VPN router and some VPN client software on the PCs?

Can anyone recommend me some products?
Thanks for any help and assistance.

PS:- I am quite new to VPN, but know about OWA and OWW
EN4
 

A:VPN Link between Main and Branch Office > HELP

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First thing, I know next to nothing about computers.
We have a problem with our monitor switching off after start-up. The only way we can turn on the computer is by disabling the video card (Radeon x1300 pro).

Last thing that we did before the computer stopped working was to load suggested Windows Updates.
"Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - August 2009 (KB890830)
Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [August 2009] (KB905866)
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB973540)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB972691)
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB973507, KB971657, KB971557, KB956744)"

We have tried updating the Radeon Video card which is now updated.
We tried re-installing the Viewsonic monitor wizard cd and it said that we had to manually install a component (display optimization files)for Vista but then it wouldn't complete the installation. The viewsonic file in program files is there but empty.

Now I've found that the Monitor device in Device Manager is gone so I can't try to enable or change anything to do with monitors.
Help!!

A:No monitor branch in device manager

I have no access to another monitor to see if the problem is with the monitor itself.

Just wondering if I should spend the $200 on a new monitor or getting the computer fixed by tech guys?

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Firefox 3.5 was updated to preview status yesterday (version 3.5b99) ahead of the planned release of the release candidate.

release notes (Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Preview) are rather bare atm but likely to be updated.

Download: ftp.osuosl.org :: Oregon State University Open Source Lab

A:Firefox 3.5 branch updated June 8th.

I'm running 3.5 Beta 4 and it's been solid.

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Trying to create a sheet whereby I can direct traffic or run macros from 2 different cells (not at the same time) see file.

So if 1 is entered into cell C5 then it runs macro a, if it is 2 it runs macro b etc etc
&

So if "fred" is entered into cell e5 then it runs macro barks, if it is "son" it runs macro "zoo" etc etc

Would like to be able to do this on more that 2 cells if possible.
 

A:double case or if statement branch

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Hey guys

Our company has a few branches located in the Midwest. One of the branches has a bad connection through the local ISP and they seem to lose it a lot.

They were considering getting a cable back up connection because right now they use a telephone based DSL.

I was wondering what kind of equipment do I need to make a VPN tunnel, that way I dont need to VPN each individual computer. If someone is a PRO in VPN please do let me know what is all required ie router, switch etc to have like a VPN box to avoid VPNing individual computers and the VPN will run over the cable internet backup.
 

A:Solved: VPN Equipment for Branch Loaction

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Ever since I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, this SoftThinks Agent Service is taxing my HDD to 100% slowing things down.
This is related to Dell Backup and Recovery software. I can kill this service and that's that but every-time I start up, this happens.
As for sleep mode, I will come back to my laptop and raise the lid, hit the keys, move the mouse, nothing. I hit the power button and nothing. So I hold the power button and then hit it to boot up, so clearly there are issues in relation to sleep mode and something shutting it off. (others have posted the same)
I installed all newest Intel drivers on your site and I read 1 user stated to uninstall Intel Rapid Storage, which I did. Intel Management Engine remains as I am still trying to troubleshoot. Are you testing all these new drivers you are putting out for download? Do I need to go back to Win8.1, your site said my laptop could be upgraded.
Please advise and "do the needful".

A:Inspiron 3542 - Win10 upgrade issues - SoftThinks Agent Service utilizing 100% HDD & sleep mode/power issues

same thing here as far as the power issues. you must remove the 2 other intel things that were installed along with the Intel rapid storage
intel security assist
intel management engine something or other (cant remember the exact name) 
i still have the intel graphics and chipset drivers installed without any problems. it was just the intel rapid storage stuff that caused all the power , sleep mode problems..

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Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic


You ought to start a thread in the Sound forum on this site and hope to get a response from "Fireberd". He has a recording studio and should be able to straighten you out on what your software can utilize.



Original thread: New Build, Nerd Crisis

Premise of this thread: ignatzatsonic brought up the i7 6700K and said it may be better for a workstation than the i7 5820K, referred me here for more specialized help.

So what do you all think? For an audio production workstation, would the i7 5820K be a good fit? Would Avid Pro Tools be able to utilize all 6 cores? If not, the 6700K may be a better fit when it comes out. But I would definitely like some input from people who know the software well may be able to tell me how it interacts with the CPU and whether I should go the quad core route or the 6-core route.

The 6700K does score higher on the PCMark, which is good for the creative side of things. But I want to know if it'll really be better in the long run. Of course, this depends on price as well (dollars per performance vs dollars per longevity).

Peace.

A:Planning an Audio Production Build (branch)

I have a Sonar (Platinum) studio.

My recommendation when someone asks me about computers is to buy "overkill" or as much as your wallet can stand. This holds true for a DAW workstation or any PC. Thus if it were me and $$ is no object I would go with the 6700.

A good place to discuss recording hardware is the www.gearslutz.com forum.

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Hi All

Using Windows XP Home and having installed SP2 a few weeks ago, this problem has appeared during the last few days : the branch indicators on the Favorites menu in IE disappear.

MS Help and Support suggests this may happen when using a colour scheme that uses extra large fonts. But I don't -- I use the Windows Classic Scehme with normal fonts. Have also tried it out with the Windows Standard Scheme without any luck.

The branch indicators just appear and disappear.

Any help appreciated.
 

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Hi,
The backstory is... I clicked on a close pop-up X on B&H Photo's website and Chrome was quickly covered in ads. I had Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 on my pc but it didn't detect anything before then. I tried system restore to the day before but it didn't solve the issue. After upgrading to KIS 2016 it found Dragon Branch and treated it. After a reboot it was back.

So I went into safe mode, disconnected from the internet and uninstalled it (it looked like it was installed with another program back in April), reset my browsers to their defaults, deleted temp internet files and emptied the recycling bin. I thought it was gone for a while, but then I noticed that files were missing from at least one of my internal hard drives. The files would be gone in a folder, but sub-folders remained (but were empty). For other files, I could see them but they won't open. While others were unaffected.

I saw on one of the forum pages to rebuild the search index. I started that but after 12 hrs, it was still less than 1/3 the way through (I have a lot of photo files). So I paused that and ran Malwarebytes - it found DragonBranch.A, OpenCandy and AceWebExtension.A. It treated them and after a reboot, rerunning Malwarebytes didn't find anything.

I then ran sfc /scannow - it found corrupt files but couldn't repair them all. So I ran it two more times (the post suggested that it may take 3 or more runs). At this point, I went to see if the files were back, but the hard drive ... Read more

A:1st files gone, now the drive - cleared Dragon Branch & ran sfc

Hi all,
Looks like they were two separate events happening at the same time. I starting going down that line of thought thinking the hard drive simply failed. But on some reboots I get an error message that no keyboard is found, even with a usb keyboard. I read in a different post that that is a sign that the motherboard is failing. When I plug the usb keyboard into a usb slot on a pci card, there is no error.
I had tried reboots before and it made no difference with the current issue. Then, when I thought I was taking out the defective drive just now, I took out the boot drive instead. A reboot quickly pointed that out. When I put it back in, the missing drive was back!
So, I'm now thinking its a motherboard issue. I'm copying the files across to another drive, as I type, in case it is the drive and I got a lucky window of access. Its probably time to build a new PC.
Thanks

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?

Thanks

baumgrenze

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My son has a business with about a dozen Windows 10 workstations. So far, he has done well with a common home-type router and a sixteen-port switch. He blocks sites in the router's blocked list; but, he has discovered his Netgear router has no provision for blocking https sites.

Time for a new router and he has asked my help in selecting one.

I Googled and found there are several kinds of routers and I have no idea of their features and which type is best for his network. Of the Branch, Edge and Core Routers, which one is the common home-type? If none are, what should I look for in a home-type router for his business?
 

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I went to customize the start menu and checked the "Show as a menu" option under Computer. So now when I go to start menu> Computer, a menu pops up showing my drives, etc. My question is how can I make it branch out all of my folders and not only My Computer? Thank you

A:How to make Windows Explorer branch out in Start menu?

Have a look at ANN: Classic Shell 2.9.3 is out - Now with Search!
Jerry

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why is this not there and how do i get it back?

A:there is no USBIO Controlled Devices branch in device manager

no one??

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My son has a NDS Action replay and while trying to get it to work he removed the USBIO-Controlled Devices branch where the driver was located. How do I get USBIO-Controlled Devices branch back in device manager???

A:No USBIO-Controlled Devices branch in device manager

Remove the USB hardware. Restart the computer, plug the USB device back in. You will get the new hardware found wizard and it will ask for the CD to install the driver.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

So I downloaded DaemonTools Lite for free and went for the express install (I realise now that this was a massive mistake). My computer now can't search on google without a bunch of ads (Dragon Branch), and I can't click anywhere on any webpage without being redirected to a site asking me to install malware removal software.
It's taken me several attempts just to make this post, and I need this computer to get coursework done for university, I have deadlines coming up next Friday and everything takes twice as long as it should to do. Does anybody know what I should do? I don't even know what information to provide here.

A:Downloaded DaemonTools Lite and got nasty malware (Dragon Branch Ads)

Hello, and welcome This should not take long - stay with me, and we'll get it done.MiniToolbox by FarbarPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.===Security Check by screen317Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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Is it possible to create a shortcut to Open Device Manager with the Ports branch expanded?

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Hi all, I'm sure my specific issue has been covered, but this is my problem:

I restarted my computer due to running slowly, when it was starting back up, it prompted me to either "Run Startup Repair - recommended" or "Start Windows Normally." When opting the latter, the screen would go black, then go back to the same prompt. When selecting the startup repair, the screen goes to a blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch on it (wtf?!) and stays there for a long, long time. Is this repairing? How long do I wait? Is there anything I can do?

I've also tried restarting and trying F8 to get to Last Good Configuration, but that doesn't work either Please help!
TIA!

A:blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GPerry79


Hi all, I'm sure my specific issue has been covered, but this is my problem:

I restarted my computer due to running slowly, when it was starting back up, it prompted me to either "Run Startup Repair - recommended" or "Start Windows Normally." When opting the latter, the screen would go black, then go back to the same prompt. When selecting the startup repair, the screen goes to a blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch on it (wtf?!) and stays there for a long, long time. Is this repairing? How long do I wait? Is there anything I can do?

I've also tried restarting and trying F8 to get to Last Good Configuration, but that doesn't work either Please help!
TIA!


Blue screen is a screen for when your computer crashes but no hummingbird. You can check by going to c:\windows\minidump and seeing if there are files with the extension *.dmp. If so upload them to us.

No DMP files included in upload please try this method

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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DELL Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7
Purchased Aug 2009
I know there is spyware virus, when my wife logged on to pay bills some very suspicious pop-ups appeared asking for ss #, etc.
The real problems began when I tried to load Avast. Now when I turn it on it goes to a blue screen with the white bird and green olive branch. There is nothing to click on. I tried pressing F8 while turning on and I get to the black screen where I can choose safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc..It doesn't matter what I choose, it always ends up at the same blue screen with the bird.
I can't even see the system info to see if it's 32 or 64 bit. I know I need this to see which Windows Restore disk to create. I'm thinking it's 64 but not 100% sure.
When it's been sitting awhile, a dialog box comes open. I took a pic of it:

A:Inspiron 1545- BS w/ dove/ olive branch & Startup Repair

  
Quote: Originally Posted by thomis


DELL Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7
Purchased Aug 2009
I know there is spyware virus, when my wife logged on to pay bills some very suspicious pop-ups appeared asking for ss #, etc.
The real problems began when I tried to load Avast. Now when I turn it on it goes to a blue screen with the white bird and green olive branch. There is nothing to click on. I tried pressing F8 while turning on and I get to the black screen where I can choose safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc..It doesn't matter what I choose, it always ends up at the same blue screen with the bird.
I can't even see the system info to see if it's 32 or 64 bit. I know I need this to see which Windows Restore disk to create. I'm thinking it's 64 but not 100% sure.
When it's been sitting awhile, a dialog box comes open. I took a pic of it:



Hello there!

See if you can do a System Restore from System Recovery System Restore (Follow Option 2)

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I've learned now heavily about the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. I've also learned about the USMT, which I've not yet used in practice, but learned the basics of in the .inf version. Studying that was how I was able to learn this deep into the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Basically, the two have similar, but not exactly the same configuration.

Now here I'll post the configuration for the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. I took what I found already there, and was adding features to it. I didn't create this from scratch, and it would've been silly to, as it's a configuration file.

My issue is that whenever I'm saving settings, anytime I tell it to save something from HKEY_CURRENT_USER in the registry, it does not work. I was needing to know if anyone knows why, so I can correct it please.
 

A:Files and Settings Transfer Wizard - Not Saving HKEY_CURRENT_USER Registry Branch

I just learned of this file. It might help too. I was repeating the options I used to see if this file came out or not for saving it. It did. Hopefully it will help, and reveal the issues.
 

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Hi everyone,

 - Start with Vista 64-bit SP2 on PC with two drives - OS on Disk0 - working fine for years
 - Downloaded Win10 64-bit English-International ISO image from MS on 23 March
 - Installed on Disk1 as Home edition on 24 March
All works fine with dual boot Vista/Win10

 - Win10 Update arrived on 25 March (I think Win10 Cumulative Upate, but can't be sure)
 - Update installed with Shut Down on 25 March
Now fails at dual-boot time:
  PC/Device needs to be repaired
  Required device isn't connected or can't be accessed
  Error code:  0xc000000e

Fortunately F9 boots Vista correctly.  I conclude that either the dual-boot is messed up OR it recognises that the Win10 OS is messed up.
I'm a hesitant to go further without expert advice as I'd hate to mess up the Vista possibilty ! ! !


Many thanks for any help - David

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Hi,
My disk contains 5 partitions:
part1 = ntfs-win10 free upgrade of win home premium (primary)
Part2 = ntfs-win7 home premium (primary)
Part3 = ext3-Extended (logical)
Part4 = ext3-LM rafaela (extended)
Part5 = swap (extended)
This setup worked good.

Part2 win7 got buggered, and reinstalled (nvidia chip-set melt down during win7 boot). The MB was replaced.

I can no longer get to win10 boot Part1. Booting to Part1 or Part2 results to booting the newly installed win7. Rafaela boot did not change: still working.

How can I reclaim my win10 boot? I can't upgrade for free anymore so I'm hoping there's a way to work with what's there.

Thanks,
Keith

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