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James Lamb

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A few new computers arrived this morning!! 
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Oh man! I work in a call center and we just got 242, that will replace about a third. We refresh every 5 years....let the imaging begin!
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Bryan Law

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Does anyone have experience with the legalities of using webcams feeds of images from office windows shared internally.  The project we are considering is to place a screen in each of our offices and feed views from selected locations in a rotating manner.  With the purpose of bringing the offices together virtually and building more community.  Is it legal to point a webcam out of my office window, at the train station for instance, and share that image with co-workers?
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+Bryan Law Best advice I can give, is to ask a lawyer, online. Try something like: https://www.jamesmorgan.attorney

I bet you’ll find that if the camera is recording the same view that a naked eye can see, either from a public space or, from private property with the permission of the owner. And this footage is not used in a commercial way. You’ll be ok.
Again, ask a layer.
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Bogdan Stetco

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How to force Windows to start downloading the Windows 10 update fies
Is your Windows still not giving you the option to download Windows 10? Here's a way around that.
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Viktor Masnyy's profile photoSai Kumar's profile photoPieter van Tonder's profile photoBrian Schapper's profile photo
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I used windows updates and it worked fine.
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HotHardware

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No need to wait. Get #Windows10  now with USB stick utility included. #Microsoft  
Today is the big day for Microsoft; the day that it replaces its oft-maligned Windows 8 operating system with Windows 10. Windows 10 takes the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and combines into one kickass operating system that will run the gamut from smartphones to notebooks to convertibles to desktops. While existing Windows 7 and Windows
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Devon Edwards

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 use this tool to download windows 10 directly in ISO format 
Before you begin. Make sure you have: An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply). Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download. A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media.
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Tomas Valainis's profile photoBenjamin Walburn's profile photoBob Looter's profile photoTorix RM's profile photo
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How do I know if I have an internet connection?

Edit: I'll Google it.
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Jason Witten

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I will be attending a Windows 10 Corporate Launch Event on Friday. Is there anything important or interesting people here are looking to hear about? I can do a short write up next week sometime.

Not sure if this is the proper place to ask, but I'd rather hear your questions than the rubbish I would get posting this in a Windows group. 
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I will try Bitlocker with pro this evening, if I get to install win10 final on my pc. First upgrade attempt failed because the 100mb system partition was full/too small. Resized it to 500MB and started a new try right now, but got to go to the next customer...
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CertMatch.com

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What would be the main reason why you would not fill out a contact form on an IT training website?
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Endless Marketing Emails
59%
Annoying Sales Calls
32%
Website doesn't seems to meet needs
9%
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Spam comment filled with nothing but random disassociated words used in tech.
That was a new one. 
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guille rdguez

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I need to add another hard drive to this "thing". It has only 1 hdd bay. Suggestions? 
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+Bruce Stevenson nah, I will just order an adapter and that's it, don't want to risk damaging the HDD with homemade solutions lol
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Paul Rodgers

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Upgrade or clean install Win 10? I know in the past it was recommended to clean install Windows as opposed to upgrading. Is this still the case? Especially when going from 8.1 to 10.
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Sidenote: Regardless, always make an image first. Always. The first rule of IT is "it will work for a million people, but fail for you."
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Josh Frye

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Quick question, does anyone have a nice quick description document or website for all the different windows 10 versions? I have access over dreamspark for a number of them and not wanting to spend all day downloading versions I will never use.
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Thanks guys.
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Randy Hudson

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Has anyone here even seen a Wifi enabled USB Flash drive that can do both simultaneously? The SanDisk Connect cannot. If you plug the drive into USB the Wifi shuts off.
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Randy Hudson's profile photoBen Saini's profile photo
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An 02 or AT&T broadband sim dongle with a MicroSD slot comes to mind. Wireless communication with storage.
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Mike Parker

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Only issue with update to Win 10 was the Asus Smart Gesture for the multi touch mouse pad needed to be uninstalled and reinstalled with an updated version. All in all pretty painless for an in place upgrade. 

I know, I know, never do an in place upgrade, but I can state with confidence that absolutely NONE of my clients will adhere to this rule, so, I decided to experience it for myself as an exercise in experience
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Honestly, all the reports I've seen, including Gizmodo's indicate that the in place upgrades are going smoothly, with the exception of some specialized apps that need to be reinstalled. Honestly, if that's the biggest problem, it's a minor one. 
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Jason Williams

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Windows 10 downloading ... anticipation ...
FYI - This seems to be the best way to get going - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
You don't have to download the ISO, just upgrade your PC - saves messing around with Windows Update.
#windows10  
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Henrique Weiler's profile photoSal Celli's profile photoTony States's profile photoShah Saraan's profile photo
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My windows 10 upgrade failed twice on my PC (dual boot, secure boot off, libvirt VM, had no "icon") with the windows update approach (forced) and with the Windows Media Creation tool.

It also failed on my laptop (single license, dual boot, secure boot off, with icon)

On my PC I did fresh install of Windows 8, upgraded to 8.1 (still getting all updates as of now) hopefully it will work now (secure boot on)

I haven't seen any reference of secure boot having to be on, but I'm sure it is related and indirectly to dual boot because of that as well (windows boot loader being replaced by systemd-boot)
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Tom Wisniewski

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Anyone here work for Microsoft? Just curious how badly the Microsoft servers are being hammered for updates to Windows 10. 
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+James Parnell apple updates are also more incremental
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Jonathan Martin

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I'm never first! I've not been on any beta program. It just arrived! I did have to go click the icon though - it hadn't prompted me.
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Google: "How to force Windows 10 update"
Then you don't have to wait :-)
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Chuck Houghton

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Are any of you a member of HDI or have you attended the conference? If so, do you like what HDI offers? Is the conference worth attending?
http://www.hdiconference.com/
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I was active with HDI throughout the 90's. Used to attend their monthly chapter meetings in NE OH at Progressive Insurance's corporate HQ. Also attended one of their conferences. I found HDI a good way to network with other helpdesk/tech support professionals, and it helped a great deal when I was setting up a helpdesk for a public university. Also, meeting with other local members and surveying their helpdesk operations helped a great deal as well at the time. I Didn't realize they were still around. Might be worth it to see if they have a local chapter with monthly meetings somewhere nearby and attend. YMMV. As I live and work near Orlando, Orlando's always a good town for a conference regardless.
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timothy wilson

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As a help desk tech I see a lot of different problems but there is one issue that has been puzzlingly. In Outlook 2010 I had a user that got "Outlook could not finish configuring the account until the account is re-configured. If the problem persists please contact your local administrator."

Any thoughts?
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+timothy wilson
bad idea. Bad, bad idea... I've lost count on how many times this has saved me...
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Larry Frazier

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I am trying to free up a bit of space on my Windows Server 2012 machine on my test network.  Looking around I came across the "Windows.old" file.  I should have done my installation on a clean hard drive, but I didn't so now I want to clean it up.  So my first thought is to use Disk Cleanup, but that is not an installed program.  I do some searching and come across the suggestion to install the "Desktop Experience" feature.  The problem is that installs a whole bunch of crap I don't want along with Disk Cleanup.  I thought about installing it, then using Disk Cleanup, then uninstalling it, but my gut tells me that is a bad idea.  I could just blow away the partition and do a real clean install, but if I can easily avoid that I would like to. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do here? 
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Benjamin Lindner's profile photoDennis Wells's profile photo
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Just copy the files from the "winsxs" folder (2 files)
Copy those 2 files to these locations:
%SystemRoot%\System32\cleanmgr.exe
%SystemRoot%\System32\en-US\cleanmgr.exe.mui
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