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Microsoft tests a Windows 11 reinstallation method via Windows Update - faster than the current 'in-

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by ddp, Dec 26, 2023.

  1. ddp

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    still 7 but maybe 10 in a few months.
     
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    The Win10 copy will come on a cheap thumb drive. When you get it make a backup. When my SSD main drive failed(lightning strike, surge protector didn't protect it) after 7 years of use, I grabbed another disk I had and tried to reinstall but the the drive sent by MS was unusable. I had to grab my laptop, download a copy of Win10, make a bootable thumb drive, and then install. A complete pain in the......!
     
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    for lightning strike protection, you want a spike protector not surge protector. i know what to do as have the iso's saved on my data drive, external drive, flash drive & dvds.
     
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    A Strike Protector is a surge protector, and mine worked well for everything but my Solid State Drive which was wiped. Because of the type of storage SSD drives are susceptible to even small surges. None of the platter drives were harmed by the strike. I live in Florida which is the lighting strike capital of the U.S.
     
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    Florida?.. Otter Creek by any chance? (explains a lot)
     
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    Meaning? :D Tampa fl.
     
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    What do the last two posts have to do with the original question?
     
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    Flori
    Think of it as the Domino Effect. ddp posts a link on Windows 11 reinstallation. I ask him if he's ready to move to Windows 11. He says no, but that he might consider Windows 10. I respond to that with a caution about Windows 10 dongles failing, and then described my experience with it failing for me when a lightning strike destroyed my SSD drive and how my surge protector failed to protect it. ddp then suggested that "for lightning strike protection, you want a spike protector not surge protector." I replied that a lightning strike protector is a surge protector. Then I mentioned I live in Florida which is the lightning strike capital of North America. Then ps355528 mentions Florida?.. Otter Creek by any chance? (explains a lot), which is a small village in Florida. I replied with Meaning? Tampa fl.

    So you see it's like a chain with each link connected to the previous or the Domino Effect. Now all we have to do is wait for ddp to tell us that he built a rig and installed Windows 11, on it. then ps355528 will bestow the benefits of Linux, and a new direction will flow out of it. Use mental quotes. :D
     
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    I'm waiting for the 2 computers I am supposed to be getting maybe minus the hard drives from a customer when he goes upstairs to be with his wife who went up last spring.
     
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    Why am I waiting for Rod Sterling emerging from the wardrobe?
     
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    If everyone is wondering why ddp hasn't been on lately it's likely because he lives in Ontario, his porch iced over, and he....?
     
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    I've been on the site all the time so don't know what you are talking about. shovelled my driveway this morning from the couple of inches of snow we got yesterday as I had a customer supposedly come at noon ended up at 12:45pm to drop off his 2 computer towers to work on.
     
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    When you're on the site you hide your presence which begs the question. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it (see it) does it make a sound? Is it really there? :D
     
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    remember I am a ghost so you do not see me unless I want you to.
     

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