Night Hawk

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About Night Hawk

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  • Birthday 03/13/1955

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    Windows 10 Professional
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    Dual boot Windows 10 Professional x64/Windows 7 Ultimate x64 accompanied by Windows 10, 7, 10 10565 Windows Insider Build 10565 VM Player, Linux Mint Debian 17.2 Cinnamon VM. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hyper-V VM
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    CPU: AMD Phenom II 975 X4 - Board: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4- Video: AMD/ATI Radeon 5750 1gb - Sound: Creative PCIe Xtreme Audio- Memory: 16gb(4x4gb) Kingston KHX1600C903/4G DDR3 1600 1.5v Optical Drives: LG DVD-R/RW burner -2, Hard Drive(s): WD Black Edition Sata II 1tb OS drives -2 - WD RE Enterprise "Heavy Duty" 2tb -2

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  1. To further update the requirements for all new members we are now requiring that all that chose to join the WF Community at this first introduce themselves on the recently updated WF Welcome Thread FIRST! before being allowed to post out on the main forums! This has come about as a method of separating those with sincere intent on being WF members and those who simply arrive here to harass others with forum spamming and other rule violations! We have 0% tolerance for SPAM! Sorry the operations of this site are maintained by an already authorized paid sponsorship!
  2. Ok I am bumping this for you at this time. GameX Just remember the instructions I gave you and see if you are still having any problems posting a reply at this since the updates were applied.
  3. The latest news from the Windows Insider Program. Hello Windows Insider, As usual, we’d like to kick off this newsletter with highlights from our latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for PC and Mobile. This build provides another wave of exciting new Windows preview features — available only to Windows Insiders. As an Insider, you also have the opportunity to try new Microsoft Edge extensions before the general public. For example, these extensions were first made available to Insiders: Turn Off the Lights, Tampermonkey and Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant. Extensions are a quick and easy way to customize your browsing experience. You can get other free extensions for Microsoft Edge here like AdBlock and Microsoft Translator. Let us know what you think via the Feedback Hub or contact @MSEdgeDev on Twitter.* If you haven’t yet seen what the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile brought to us, check out some of these highlights, including Panorama mode in the Camera app — a new way to see notifications on the lock screen — and cool updates to Cortana**, the Windows Store and more. Here are a few other items that might interest you: See what’s next for Windows 10. Join us online for a special Microsoft event planned in New York this week. We’re keeping details confidential for now, but you’re invited to watch the livestream at 10 am EDT on October 26, 2016. Windows Insider T-shirts now available. A few months ago, we ran a global competition inviting Insiders to come up with a new design for the next Windows Insider T-shirt. Congratulations to our winner, E. Bautista from the United States, and to all of our finalists — and thanks to everyone who participated. The T-shirt is available for sale on the eCompanyStore. Info for Developers The Windows Desktop Bridge is now live. The Desktop Bridge enables you to bring your existing apps and games to the Universal Windows Platform. The Desktop App Converter is now available. The converter turns standard Windows desktop applications into Windows 10 apps, allowing you to add UWP features such as Live Tiles, notifications and app services. Download it from the Windows Store.*** One Dev Minute videos. These short videos give Windows developers a quick look at how to use different Windows technologies to build great Windows apps. The videos cover a variety of topics — from implementing In-App purchases, to using Ink, Voice and Face Recognition, or to integrating with Cortana. Got an idea for another topic that you’d like us to cover in the future? Vote for your favorite topics here. Info for IT Pros Microsoft Ignite 2016 sessions on demand Watch over 800 hours of idea-provoking content including Microsoft Ignite keynotes, overviews, deep dives, and more. Windows 10 Management and Deployment Lab Kit. Recently updated with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, this lab kit features a pre-configured virtual lab with the latest version of Windows 10, SCCM, MDT and more. Also included are over 600 pages of illustrated lab guides covering key management features and scenarios. Microsoft Tech Summit. Get free, in-depth technical training on Windows 10 productivity, security, and deployment. There’s still time to register for sessions in cities around the world. Get more details and register here. You can follow the lead for the Windows Insiders Program, Dona Sarkar, on Twitter @donasarkar. For other updates on the program, including special events and activities, follow us on Twitter @windowsinsider. Thanks! The Windows Insider Team
  4. Be sure to read the latest pm! That has some updates about a few items I wanted to get back to you on.

  5. Hello Random Welcome back to WF! I think some basic information of just what the System Restore feature is and how and what the total amount of drive space reserved is designated for will help clear a few things up for you. First let's cover a small list of essentials. Sound good? 1)Restoration of system registry to a previous point before a problem was seen. This may also entail removal of a troublesome update or problem having an installation problem. 2)Option to remove any type of malware infection in the event the present condition of the system registry is compromised in any form by some type of virus or malware. 3)In order for the System Restore feature to function properly as far as seeing new restore points created and when limiting the drive space used see older points replaced by fresh new ones the amount of drive space reserved is first set by Windows by default. The user however can elect to either increase that amount if needed for more frequent software changes or limit that space when using smaller size drives. Keeping those things in mind one fast option to nuke all points in one stroke would be to turn off the SR we shall refer to as the System Restore feature by either selecting the "Disable system protection" option or reducing the drive space reserved to 0%. How to do we see that done? To arrive at the correct screen found in the Control Panel>System>System protection section of the CP there you can either hit the Windows Key & R key to bring up the Run command line, Right click on the Start button to select the Run command, or right click and choose the Control panel option and navigate to the section needed. Note the drive space reserved is not for each individual point but for all restore points to be seen on the drive where the space will be reserved. In fact some might have space reserved on more then one drive in order to avoid seeing any one drive in particular lose too much work space just to restore points.
  6. One thing I should add here is in regards to the latest version of Windows 10 you may wan to consider upgrading to. A PC World video published back in February explains how with 10 you no longer have to worry about being locked out forever with the new reset feature in Windows. I forgot my Windows 10 password! IDG.TV | Feb 8, 2016 Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works. http://www.pcworld.com/video/61943/i-forgot-my-windows-10-password
  7. Attention Windows 7 and 8.1 users before reading the article being quoted here you may or may not already be aware of it now being a 10 day countdown before the free upgrade to 10 offer expires on July 29, 2016. You may or may not end up seeing the full screen indicator of this appearing on your system. Time is running out! and MS wants you to know that. The text that appears in the fine print at the bottom of that page has changed slightly over the past year. Here's how it now reads (emphasis added): SEE FULL REPORT
  8. Oh well so much for the hubla of one billion device goals!
  9. The reason for this is to prevent the older thread here from going too far in a not so good direction. Besides anything you would download there are other alternatives for reset or recovery by use of the Command line. Note this next guide refers to the 7 Home Premium edition since the OP didn't never specified which edition the HP was running and still needs to update the thread again regarding any progress if any made so far. In order to get past the built in protections MS incorporated into Windows this guide has several steps that would need to be followed. A guide to recovering from Windows 7 Home Premium User Account lost password, cannot login, login problem The last part of the page sums up why the lack of having a reset disk or Windows media doesn't necessarily mean turning to other means? If the OP has a friend with either the 7 dvd of same edition or a reset disk to boot from or could make one up for him on another machine that would be one option while the guide at the MS Answeres site would seem to be a bit more encouraging as far as potentially seeing results. "None of these recovery methods involve any password cracking. Whilst such utilities can apparently be found online, any utility capable of doing this might also be doing something else behind your back such as planting malware to subvert the system or steal information. Protecting your system against such utilities, and others, is discussed briefly in Precautionary measure 6 - Secure your PC." as quoted from MS page. As for OEM Recovery disks like for a 7 HP Laptop one very familiar programming site offers Windows Recovery and Repair Disk images for just that purpose of rescuing OEM preinstalled copies of Windows. http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/ With the original Digital Rivers site shutdown some time back OEM ISO downloads are still available on a mirror site. The site is legit and carries the OEM form of ISO disk images you can use to make up live 7 media either for Repair installs or for a seeing a fresh copy of 7 put back on the laptop. The only folders effected by a clean install are those in the Program Files, Program Files(x86), and users folder packed up into the Windows.old folder. Other folders outside of those three MS created folders are left untouched during a clean install if necessary. http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/ Where problems have been seen with upgrades to the newer versions(8 swiftly replaced by 8.1 and 10) of Windows some may have gone back to a clean install of the previous version in order to work out a good upgrade to the newer. These see SP1 included so if the laptop was pre-SP1 the OEM product key on the sticker should still work. You can't use an SP1 key on a non SP1 7 install however. These are some of the alternative options the OP can look over if he replies back. The repair install and full install options of course would be strictly the last resort options for the machine he owns.
  10. Since you are new here that is simply a friendly reminder to abide by the rules there. Sorry! Did you know you can reset your Windows password while booted live from a Linux distro? On review of several non intrusive guides you may find a bit more helpful and for those familiar with the Linux live distributions at all Ubuntu is one of the more popular for debugging and solving problems in Windows. http://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-Windows-7-Password-Without-a-Password-Reset-Disk-or-Windows-CD The MS Answers site had a rather lengthy thread about this where a few posts were moderated for content there too! But there are some interesting references to note if you are still not able to boot into 7. That's provided you haven't by this time decided to grab the free upgrade to Windows 10 before the July 29 expiration date on the free upgrade offer that is. The MS Answers thread can be looked over at: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-do-i-reset-my-forgotten-administrators/945fcc2f-e10c-45ac-9a7f-cd4c328dd063