Operating sysem

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  1. just.a.pillo

    [SOLVED] Live boot USB

    Hello, I bought a new 64gb high speed flash drive and I wondered if I could split it into 2 partitions so that one would be used for a live boot os (puppy linux probably) and the other one as a normal USB. Would this work?
  2. K

    Question Windows 10 OS Product key trouble

    I am trying to reinstall windows on a new m.2 drive that I have and I cannot locate my product key. I bought a physical copy from best buy and it is on a flash drive, but I lost the box and am trying to locate the key. I seem to remember years back being able to look in my computer "properties"...
  3. P

    [SOLVED] Windows 7 to Windows 11 on a new SSD

    Hi, I am still running Windows 7 on my machine, but I'd like to jump directly to Windows 11. I have a new SSD that I'd like to use for my OS, but I'd like to keep everything else on my HDD. Should I clone my current HDD ? Is it better to just backup all my documents, pictures etc. (which I've...
  4. C

    [SOLVED] How to install OS on one drive and everything else on another.

    Hi all. I am about to reset my computer entirely and install new drives. My plan is to: Drive C: (256 GB NVMe M.2 SSD) - OS only Drive D: (1 TB NVMe M.2 SSD) - everything else In the past, I have a hard time understanding how to configure Windows such that by default I am working with my D...
  5. aayushdn

    [SOLVED] How to remove os from hdd as i clone to ssd

    I have cloned my OS to SSD from HDD now I have windows in SSD and hdd both now I want to delete the windows of HDD how can I do it and there is boot manager also in both disk so I can boot windows from both SSD and hdd how can I delete it too? Help!
  6. H

    [SOLVED] Trying to recover data. No S.O found.

    Hello! So I have this laptop that for some reason won't boot, I could format it and make it work, but I want to know if there is a way to recover the data in the hard drive. Here is what I have tried so far, I tried to attach the images but can't...(I apologyze for the screeshoots, they are in...
  7. iamktk

    [SOLVED] About previously installed applications and drivers

    I had an HDD for over a year and bought a M.2 NVMe SSD. I am planning to fresh install Windows 10 on the SSD. I need help regarding the following- What would be the status of the OS that exists on my HDD? Would I still be able to use the already installed applications on my HDD if I have the...
  8. I

    Question My PC won't boot OS after installing a second HDD

    I recently bought a 2TB Barracuda HDD because my current 1TB HDD was too small for all the games I like to play, and after screwing it into the tray and connecting the SATA cable, my PC wouldn't boot my OS, it just loaded into the Aorus Easy Safe Mode, even though the original HDD (where the OS...
  9. itmesoham

    [SOLVED] Disable or end antimalware service

    So I've recently freshly installed Windows 10 on my PC. I've disabled all the windows defender settings but still there's this antimalware process which stays on all the time and uses about 250-350Mb of my memory. When I try to end it, it just says cannot end the process permission denied. I've...
  10. abbyt

    [SOLVED] What PC can I buy if moving from a Mac?

    I have had a MacBook for years that stopped working well about a year ago. Luckily, I had been regularly backing everything up on an external hard drive and had a work computer that I continued to use instead. My MacBook has just been sitting around unused for about a year. I would like to now...
  11. euphoria4949

    [SOLVED] Help and advice needed please with OS backups & system images

    Hi everyone, I need some help and advice regarding OS backups and images, but please (ELI5) explain like I'm 5yo as my knowledge is very poor on this subject. I'm a little embarrassed to say that after more than 2 decades of being a techy PC nerd/enthusiast, I've never actually done any OS...
  12. E

    [SOLVED] Swapping O.S from an SSD to HDD so the SSD can be wiped clean

    Afternoon all! I am in the process of selling an old gaming laptop. I used the Windows tool to reset the laptop to factory settings in an attempt to wipe my old sensitive data clean. Well as you all know that process truly doesn’t wipe the drives “clean” and when I actually went through the...
  13. D

    Question Windows won't load after I disconnect second HDD

    So, I decided to install Linux Mint on the second HDD which is 80GB big. Windows 10 is installed on the 500GB HDD. Of course I went with dual boot. Now, I want to revive my older system just to play music from it, so I decided to take out 80GB HDD with Linux. Linux runs smoothly on that older...
  14. B

    Question SOLVED: NVMe SSD With OS Not Recognized as a Bootable Device After Clearing CMOS

    EDIT: Looks like I am a noob and I posted this in the CPU forum? Idk how that happened but I meant for this to go in either the MoBo or Storage category. FINAL EDIT: Ok so this is my only, and final edit to this post. I got no replies but I am editing it now in the event someone has this...
  15. [SOLVED] ''An Operating system was not found'' on ssd but boots when I use another hdd window's dual boot.

    So before getting into anything I want to give a little history of my ssd. I have formated it multiple times and once converted its partition style from MBR to GPT using easeUS software to find out that my mobo/bios dosen't support it. So I installed windows on it again and formatted it during...
  16. D

    [SOLVED] New SSD for gaming load times. Should I also install Windows on it?

    So I got an NVMe SSD today, 1TB. Install was fine, however I realized getting windows onto it isn't a simple copy+paste (unless you want to add everything from your boot drive) so I haven't really done much with the SSD so far other than benchmarking it. I'll be using it primarily for games and...
  17. taha fareed

    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade to windows 10 on old rigs?

    Hello, Windows 7 is going to end its support on Jan 2020, I was planning to upgrade the OS. I've two options, should I upgrade to win10 or 8.1 because of my PC old hardware I'm worried that if I upgrade to win 10 then I should face many issues like performance drop most probably drivers...
  18. austin199

    [SOLVED] Moved my OS to an SSD, now files on HDD are not showing when I search for them. Please help!

    After booting off my new SSD, I no longer can find files in my HDD. It’s like they no longer exist. When I click on windows and search for applications and files that I have on my HDD they do not show up but hey are still there. I can still find the HDD applications that I have on it but when I...
  19. M

    [SOLVED] Should I take Internal/external HDD,SSD or flashdrive for linux?

    Sup, I want to start learning linux, and want a safe environment which I can play with, for this I want a seperate storage device from my windows.. now, I tought about buying some cheap 160-120gb internal HDD for that which I can format incase of trouble easily.. use it mostly for linux...
  20. D

    Question Problem after installing new HDD

    got a new hard drive for my desk top with no OS, and on the screen says" "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key", I cant even get to the bios menu becuase it quickly starts up. help please!
  21. J

    [SOLVED] System file always gets corrupted..!!

    Hey guys, So I have been using my computer running on windows 10 home for a couple of years now, and for the past couple of months I started getting a lot of BSOD. Some of them saying "MEMORY MANAGEMENT", "CRITICAL PROCESS DIED", "STORE EXCEPTION" and sometimes "REGISTRY ERROR". Now when...
  22. taha fareed

    Question Does asus p5g41t-mlx supports windows 8.1

    Windows 7 ends support on 2020 and before that I want to upgrade my os, I want to know that does my mobo supports win 8.1. On the asus site it shows only win 8 drivers but not 8.1. I'm bit worried about this. I don't really like win 10 also win 8.1 ends on 2023...
  23. S

    Question Windows 10 DVD installation trouble (Asking for an upgrade?)

    So, I've had this PC for quite a few years, kept it updated for most of its life. Originally had Windows 7 on it, then upgraded it to 10. Recently, my hard drive decided to burn out and I lost everything. I've bought a new hard drive and tried to restore my OS by using a recovery drive I...
  24. duraszess

    Question What would be a good PC build for digital artists?

    What would be a good (insert list of computer component/software/peripheral that will be listed below) for a digital artist working for a video game company and if you can, please explain why it would be suitable. List: -processor -ram -hard drive -graphics card -monitor/screen -printer...
  25. Yehezkiel

    Question WebUI File Share System?,Help me...

    Hi,did anyone know system like Rockstor,FreeNas or etc,that can locally share file via SMB + Browser (like local cloud),coz they only can share SMB and NFS. i don't know using OwnCloud, im using HyperV on win server 2016,i don't wanna to messing with the main system and will use the HyperV,and...
  26. N

    Windows 8.1 right click

    Hi, I just updated Windows 8.1. Now when I right click an app in Start nothing happens it only puts a check mark. It was working fine before the update. Any ideas? I saw some posts about missing folders but none of my folders are missing.