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  1. TheFlash1300

    Question Is Windows XP ISO still available for download from the official source?

    Is the .ISO file of Windows XP still available, or is it gone? I would like to download it, so I can install Windows XP, but I don't want to download the file from unofficial/risky sources. I prefer to download it from Microsoft's servers (or Catalog Update Microsoft"), if the file is still...
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    Question How to see what format type my SSD and HDD use?

    Hello. I tried to check the format type by opening the following path: Properties -> Hardware -> Properties -> Volumes, but it didn't show me any details. View: https://imgur.com/a/c5ROWvt I also need to know how to see what format type is Windows 10 adapted for - for MBR or for GPT. Can...
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    Question Windows 10 can't load correctly, if the Legacy Support is disabled - the screen remains off

    Hello. So, the problem is recent. I used Windows 10 and various Linux distributions on the laptop, and they always loaded correctly, without any problems. The problem happens when the UEFI mode is enabled, while the Legacy mode is disabled. If both modes are enabled, there won't be any...
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    Question Did i got a virus from Windows Updates?

    Hello. Today, i decided to install Windows 10 on another computer that uses Intel CPU, and not an AMD CPU as the computer I created the Windows 10 installation media on, by using the media crating tool. When I started the installation, the computer spent longer than usual time in "Getting...
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    Question How to download Windows ADK for Windows PE?

    Hello. I want to download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), because I want to create a bootable USB drive with Windows PE (Windows Preinstallation Environment). The problem is that I can't find the ADK kit for Windows 10. On Microsoft's official website, I was able to find...
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    Question Does Windows 10 keep logs of Firmware events and changes?

    Does Windows 10 record all events and changes occuring in the Firmware, so the user can check what happened on X date? Events - changes and operations performed by the code in the BIOS chip. Changes - acts that change the default state of the BIOS program, changes introduced by the user, not...
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    Question Will my "unsupported" computers receive updates, if i install Windows 11?

    I have two CPUs that support TPM 2.0 and have 2 cores, meaning they cover the recommended system requirements of Windows 11. However, the CPUs are considered "unsupported", not because they are too weak, but just because they aren't listed in the list of supported CPUs for Windows 11. Those are...
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    Question Is clean install the same as secure erase?

    If i use the Reset option you can find in the Recovery section in the Settings of Windows 10, will it have the same effect as the Secure Erase option you can find in the BIOS, will it erase all information, format the HDD/SSD, and install a new, fresh copy of Windows, without leaving traces of...
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    Question N4020 vs N4120 vs AMD A4-9120e

    Hello. I want to buy two new laptops for basic use (LibreOffice, web browsing, downloading, making archives, using Camtasia Studio, etc...). I got a list of different laptops, and all of them have one CPU, which is one of the following three: Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4120 AMD...
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    Question Can the main system get infected, if the OS on virtual machine or on the USB flash drive gets infected?

    Hi. So, if i install Linux Mint on a USB flash drive, connect the USB flash drive to my Windows 10 laptop, start surfing dangerous websites and Linux Mint gets infected with a virus, could Linux pass the virus to Windows through the USB port? If yes, what component will get infected, the BIOS or...
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    Question How do i see my Windows activation key? How to know if my key can be moved to another computer?

    Hi. My Windows key is Retail, according to the results I get from typing "slmgr.vbs /dlv " in CMD. However, someone told me I can't transfer the key, even if it's Retail, if Windows was pre-installed. In fact, Windows 10 was pre-installed and ready to use when I bought the laptop. According to...
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    Question The "System Settings Change" window appears every time i start the laptop, after i turned on the Core Isolation on Windows Defender

    A few days ago, i opened Windows Defender, and turned the Core Isolation on. Since then, each time I reboot or turn the laptop on, the following window appears: Window's name: "System Settings Change" Windows's text: "Your hardware settings have changed. Please reboot your computer for these...
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    Question Security with absolute certainty ?

    I have very important files on my laptop , and I want to keep them safe from viruses and ransomware that can encrypt them and steal them from me. I have several back-ups, but I'm still paranoid. My question, is how to have absolute certainty that my laptop definitely doesn't have viruses? As...
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    Question How do i add Legacy mode to my BIOS, so i can install Windows XP and 7?

    Hello. The BIOS Mode Menu of my BIOS has only one option - UEFI. My question is, how do i add a second option, Legacy mode, so i can run the BIOS in Legacy mode, too? I heard that BIOS Legacy is the only way to make Windows 7 and XP to work on my laptop. I would like to install Windows 7 and XP...
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    Question How do i transfer my Windows 10 to another lapto/desktop?

    Several weeks ago, it was saying "Windows is activated with a digital license", now, it says "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account". My question is, can i transfer the Windows 10 i have to another device, without having to buy another Windows 10? Someone...
  16. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 doesn't save the update history

    When i open Settings -> Windows Update -> View update history, i see the following: Feature Updates (1) Quality Updates (15) Driver Updates (12) Definition Updates (50) Other Updates (17) The problem is that the numbers never change, they never grow, despite the fact new updates are constantly...