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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1511

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This list originally was compiled for Windows 7, however Windows Vista, 7 all are based on the same code base (Longhorn) and the issues presented are consistent for all versions. We have another list of games with known issues from Windows 8. We have many old games. Unfortunately some games are not compatible with Windows …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1511

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Windows 10 version 1511 is also known as the November update. See the details for Windows 10 version 1507. This version was released as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Microsoft distributed this version with Windows Update which caused more than a few problems. Version 1511 is available as an ISO …

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LENOVO X220 AND WINDOWS 10

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Our Lenovo X220 originally came licensed with Windows 7 Professional. The machine is used in the field as it is very light weight and easy to transport. This laptop was expensive when it was new as it is a high-end mobile machine. Windows 10 version 1511 was delivered over Windows update to every machine that …

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MAP ONEDRIVE AS A NETWORK DRIVE

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Some users have desired to use OneDrive like a network drive. For example subscribers can use it for backups with file history as the storage is remote and it and be recovered. First open up onedrive.live.com and copy the number on the URL that comes after the CID= Next open the file explorer and right …

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WINDOWS KB3086255 MS15-097

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Microsoft KB3086255 deals with the security bulletin MS15-097 which identified secdrv.dll as a risk. The real problem is that this was provided by Sony long ago as an API DLL to their SecuROM disk check copy protection product. Open an elevated command prompt and run: sc config secdrv start=auto This will fix the problem and most games …

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WINDOWS 10 & THE HP STREAM 7

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Microsoft put Windows 10 on Windows update and started rolling it out for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Machines line our HP Stream 7 however have only got 32GB of storage and there are even some machines with only 16GB. Windows 10 made a mess of the HP Stream 7 so we ended up …

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WINDOWS 10 MEMORY COMPRESSION

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One of the new features first introduced in Windows 10 build 10525 is memory compression. In effect this works to almost double the effective memory available. Windows memory compression takes advantage of dual core and faster processors. The way that 64-bit Windows 10 works to manage memory calls for a lot of moves. This has …

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REPLACING A SYSTEM DISK WITH WINDOWS 10

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Windows 10 uses your Microsoft account to activate your licenses. We own serveral machines and Microsoft has the ability to manage with up to 10 machines. Occasionally we see forum posts asking about what to do when the system disk fails. This is rather rare as hard disks are a very mature technology and SSD …

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ERROR CODE 0XC004C003

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Error code 0xC004C003 arises from attempting to activate Windows 10 with a duplicate license key. Product keys are unique—assigned to a specific user to install on a single PC.  If a key was used (or attempted to be used) on multiple PCs, it’s marked as not valid. To activate Windows, you’ll need to provide a different product key unique to your PC. If …

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WINDOWS 10 HELLO

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Windows Hello is a new biometric framework designed to make it easier to use a PC. By using facial recognition or a fingerprint, Windows can bypass the need for passwords and PIN codes. We have several Lenovo Machines from the T series and X series which are their top corporate and government models. They all …

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