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Windows 10 / Re: Windows 10 upgrade issue
« Last post by smestarz on Today at 11:46:45 AM »
Luckily I have my windows 7 as disk which I had kept separately
I conntected my windows 7 HDD as primary and Windows 10 as secondary,
The windows 7 works fine, but I cannot see the windows 10 drive in my computer
but I can see the same in computer management,, and its like it is, is there any way i can recover the data ???
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Windows 10 / Re: Windows 10 upgrade issue
« Last post by smestarz on Today at 10:36:45 AM »
If you assembled the computer yourself, that is a good reason to make sure you have your Windows License Key and needed drivers available.
Good luck.
key
I have the windows 7 key would it work>>
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Windows 10 / Re: Windows 10 upgrade issue
« Last post by Bugbatter on Today at 08:09:31 AM »

If you assembled the computer yourself, that is a good reason to make sure you have your Windows License Key and needed drivers available.
Good luck.

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Current News / Defcon Challenge
« Last post by Bugbatter on Today at 08:03:13 AM »
It's Saturday morning at Defcon, and eight players are racing to solve as many hacking challenges as they can within two hours.
But the crowd at Caesars Palace isn't here for that. They want to see someone's computer get smashed.

https://www.cnet.com/news/defcon-hacking-challenge-swings-a-sledgehammer-at-unlucky-computers/


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Windows 10 / Re: Windows 10 upgrade issue
« Last post by smestarz on Today at 07:46:53 AM »
I assembled the PC myself
After the upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 it did work for sometime

Hello,

You did not mention whether your computer is on the manufacturer's list of models that have been tested to be supported for a Windows 10 upgrade from 7 to 10. Once you do that, if your computer is compatible with Windows 10, I would suggest doing a clean install, using the Media Creation Tool, rather than the Upgrade Assistant online route.
 
If you are unable to download the MCT using on your computer, ask one of the friends who has been bugging you to upgrade to download it for you on their computer.
Make sure you have backed up your documents, music, pictures, etc. because you will lose them with the clean install.
Screenshots and info here: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-download-windows-10-and-create-your-own-installation-media

Microsoft's instructions are here if you need more details:
 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 .
I suggest a USB stick of at least 8 GB. On that page, scroll down to tool to "Create installation media..."  Click on the + to read the directions.

*Do not choose to keep any files when Windows Installer asks, or you may end up keeping some corrupt files. You want a clean, fresh, Windows 10.
Follow the instructions during the installation. If you have an English keyboard, click YES, and continue. It will take a while, so be patient. It would be wise to schedule this early on a day when you have no other plans.

* Assuming that your computer is fairly new, Windows should be able to go online to search for and install drivers during the installation.
If you have an older computer you may need to check the manufacturer's website so you can download and save your system's current drivers on another USB drive. That way, after the Windows installation you can install whatever is needed.

*If the Windows Installation backs out and does not complete, it means that your hardware, drivers, or BIOS is not compatible with the current Windows 10 version 1803.
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In March, the US blamed Russia for attacks on the power grid. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI called it a multi-stage effort by “Russian government cyber actors” who targeted small facilities’ networks with malware, spear-phishing and remote access into energy sector networks.
Nation states using sophisticated cyber weaponry to attack: it’s like a Hollywood plot. In fact, experts believe that the 2015 and 2016 Ukraine power outages were the work of cyberattackers, and that they were a dress rehearsal for doing the same to the US.
But perhaps Russia or other hostile nation states aren’t the threats we should be worried about – we should be more concerned about attacks from our air conditioners.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/15/your-smart-air-conditioner-could-contribute-to-mass-power-outages/
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Current News / FBI warns of choreographed ATM drainage
« Last post by Bugbatter on Today at 07:04:50 AM »
The FBI has alerted banks that in the coming days cybercrooks are planning to spring a highly choreographed, multinational “ATM cashout” that could drain their cash machines of millions within the span of hours.
In an ATM cashout, cybercrooks hack a bank or payment card processor, lift fraud controls such as withdrawal limits and/or account balances and/or number of daily withdrawals, outfit so-called “casher crews” with cloned cards, and send them out to simultaneously descend on cash machines and strip them of money before the banks sound the alarm and slam down the window of opportunity.
Cybercrime journalist Brian Krebs on Sunday reported that the FBI alert to banks indicated that the plot could be triggered any day now.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/15/fbi-warns-banks-that-crooks-are-planning-choreographed-atm-drainage/
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Windows 10 / Re: Windows 10 upgrade issue
« Last post by Bugbatter on Today at 06:15:45 AM »
Hello,

You did not mention whether your computer is on the manufacturer's list of models that have been tested to be supported for a Windows 10 upgrade from 7 to 10. Once you do that, if your computer is compatible with Windows 10, I would suggest doing a clean install, using the Media Creation Tool, rather than the Upgrade Assistant online route.
 
If you are unable to download the MCT using on your computer, ask one of the friends who has been bugging you to upgrade to download it for you on their computer.
Make sure you have backed up your documents, music, pictures, etc. because you will lose them with the clean install.
Screenshots and info here: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-download-windows-10-and-create-your-own-installation-media

Microsoft's instructions are here if you need more details:
 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 .
I suggest a USB stick of at least 8 GB. On that page, scroll down to tool to "Create installation media..."  Click on the + to read the directions.

*Do not choose to keep any files when Windows Installer asks, or you may end up keeping some corrupt files. You want a clean, fresh, Windows 10.
Follow the instructions during the installation. If you have an English keyboard, click YES, and continue. It will take a while, so be patient. It would be wise to schedule this early on a day when you have no other plans.

* Assuming that your computer is fairly new, Windows should be able to go online to search for and install drivers during the installation.
If you have an older computer you may need to check the manufacturer's website so you can download and save your system's current drivers on another USB drive. That way, after the Windows installation you can install whatever is needed.

*If the Windows Installation backs out and does not complete, it means that your hardware, drivers, or BIOS is not compatible with the current Windows 10 version 1803.
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Windows 10 / Re: Windows 10 update issue
« Last post by smestarz on Today at 02:25:16 AM »
it is giving an error
c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable
Hope this can be solved

I am not able to go to my computer also
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