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  # 1356110 31-Jul-2015 15:06
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coffeebaron: Once you've done the upgrade, is there a way to find your Windows 10 product key? E.G. if you wanted later to do a full offline reinstall, or your hardware changed so it couldn't match to your key stored in the cloud?



I used https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/   to grab my key from win10 install 


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Use the latest Piriform Speccy (free) and look under "Operating System".   Great freeware  smile

(Older versions of Speccy do not play nicely with Windows 10)





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  # 1356115 31-Jul-2015 15:14
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Axeman480:
coffeebaron: Once you've done the upgrade, is there a way to find your Windows 10 product key? E.G. if you wanted later to do a full offline reinstall, or your hardware changed so it couldn't match to your key stored in the cloud?



I used https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/   to grab my key from win10 install 


OR

Use the latest Piriform Speccy (free) and look under "Operating System".   Great freeware  smile

(Older versions of Speccy do not play nicely with Windows 10)



does it pull the key out OK?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1356118 31-Jul-2015 15:16
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I'd like to know where my Key is stored if I am on a Domain Computer with no MS Account associated?
Why does the Start Menu still show under the task bar? It's really poor.

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  # 1356127 31-Jul-2015 15:29
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networkn: I'd like to know where my Key is stored if I am on a Domain Computer with no MS Account associated?
Why does the Start Menu still show under the task bar? It's really poor.


"In the Cloud" - Microsoft will activate your copy of winders 10 after the upgrade based on your hardware.

They key you can extract appears to be a generic install key, nothing more. It's your hardware that depicts whether you will activate or not.





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  # 1356139 31-Jul-2015 15:47
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nathan:
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Axeman480:
coffeebaron: Once you've done the upgrade, is there a way to find your Windows 10 product key? E.G. if you wanted later to do a full offline reinstall, or your hardware changed so it couldn't match to your key stored in the cloud?



I used https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/   to grab my key from win10 install 


OR

Use the latest Piriform Speccy (free) and look under "Operating System".   Great freeware  smile

(Older versions of Speccy do not play nicely with Windows 10)



does it pull the key out OK?


Yes - and a lot more info if you want it.
Works perfectly for me.




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  # 1356177 31-Jul-2015 16:58
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Behodar: My latest question is around how to either check for app updates, or show a list of installed updates.
with anything you cannot immediately find how to do, click the start menu and start typing.  for example, for updates, type 'update' or to quickly give the correct result, type windows update. ditto for other control panel settings, for example typing 'proxy' gives results for adding what looks like a global proxy setting or the connections tab for IE settings.

While a search for "update" returns an option for "View installed updates", this only includes Windows updates and not app updates (which are delivered through separate mechanisms).

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  # 1356191 31-Jul-2015 17:19
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freitasm: Will the Windows 10 have updated the recovery partition on my HP laptop (or anyone else's), is this something we have to find out how to do, or are we stuck with a recovery partition that contains an old Windows version?




 

No, it doesn’t, it doesn’t need to.

 

 

 

The recovery process on Windows 10 reconstructs the OS from the \windows\winsxs folder structure, not from a recovery image.  In fact, the recovery environment doesn’t support recovery images.

 
 
 
 


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Upgraded from USB to Win 10 Pro from Win 7 Pro 32-bit on HP laptop. A couple of users were (Win7) and still are (Win10) registered (with passwords). The Sign In screen lists each user by name on the  bottom left hand side but now also shows an additional list of users each with the same identifier "Password" (literally) and a door-key symbol. Clicking on any of these "Password" items brings up a password entry panel identified by the same user name as in the original list. What's that about? Can the superfluous list be removed?

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  # 1356331 31-Jul-2015 20:43
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maybe a photo as I have no idea what you're describing

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  # 1356349 31-Jul-2015 21:08
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I have a puzzling problem.
5 minutes past each hour the start menu pops up.

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  # 1356358 31-Jul-2015 21:39
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nathan: maybe a photo as I have no idea what you're describing

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  # 1356368 31-Jul-2015 22:21
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How do you add more wallpapers to theme in Windows 10? At the moment, changing background only allowing you to select one background, in Windows 7/8.1 you could select a bunch of them and they just rotates through them.

Edit: Ah! Instead of "Picture", "Slideshow" is what I needed...




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  # 1356388 31-Jul-2015 23:08
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just curious. can anyone tell me if you can immediately "roll back" to a windows 8 driver after upgrading to 10?

The OS updated everything when it upgraded. Unfortunately my computer has something special that the company no longer uses - ie their only updates are lousier than the one that came with the computer.

i'm a bit silly to wipe all the System temp files (which I presume also removed old driver versions). i do have an image of the 8.1 prior to updating to 10, but i'm not sure if i want to go thru the hassle of restoring to 8.1, reupdating to 10 just to see if it will successfully roll back to the covetted original sound DSP.




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  # 1356391 31-Jul-2015 23:25
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joker97: just curious. can anyone tell me if you can immediately "roll back" to a windows 8 driver after upgrading to 10?

The OS updated everything when it upgraded. Unfortunately my computer has something special that the company no longer uses - ie their only updates are lousier than the one that came with the computer.

i'm a bit silly to wipe all the System temp files (which I presume also removed old driver versions). i do have an image of the 8.1 prior to updating to 10, but i'm not sure if i want to go thru the hassle of restoring to 8.1, reupdating to 10 just to see if it will successfully roll back to the covetted original sound DSP.


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  # 1356392 31-Jul-2015 23:26
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nathan:
freitasm: Will the Windows 10 have updated the recovery partition on my HP laptop (or anyone else's), is this something we have to find out how to do, or are we stuck with a recovery partition that contains an old Windows version?



No, it doesn’t, it doesn’t need to.   The recovery process on Windows 10 reconstructs the OS from the \windows\winsxs folder structure, not from a recovery image.  In fact, the recovery environment doesn’t support recovery images.


This means I can remove the recovery partition then...






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