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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1935 on: March 13, 2019, 04:52:07 PM »
Upgrade to Windows 10 and the nag screens will stop.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1936 on: March 16, 2019, 04:08:02 PM »
Coming Soon Microsoft Chromium based Edge Browser
Once it arrives, here are some of the extensions that are already available.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1937 on: March 17, 2019, 04:24:14 PM »
Is anyone using this ???

It's available as a stand alone in Edge or an add on for Firefox and/or Chrome.
https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/17/a-look-at-windows-defender-application-guard-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know/activation
« Reply #1938 on: March 23, 2019, 08:39:59 PM »
Every day and sometimes 4 times a day it shows at the bottom of my screen "go to settings to activate windows"  I do that and click on trouble shoot and every time I do that I get some kind of error message.  It shows go to the store and upgrade to windows 10 pro and I can't even do that.  This computer is at least 3 years old so I don't know where to find the product key.  When I restart my computer it doesn't show go to settings to activate windows. Now it's showing again.  Can anyone tell me why I keep getting this activation message?  Is this something I should be concerned about?

EDIT  additional info
I bought this computer from Dell so I know it's a genuine copy of windows. 

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1939 on: March 24, 2019, 01:08:51 AM »
@  -midnight
Normally your product key is:
1.  On a label stuck to your system.
2.  If you got a CD/DVD copy of the OS with the system then it could/should be on that.

Outside of that perhaps Dell can help out with information based on your purchase. 

I don't know why you should be forced down the route to purchase Windows 10 Pro.  The real problem, issue is activating Windows 10 Home.

Have you tried the Troubleshooting option and if so what were the results ?
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1940 on: March 24, 2019, 04:31:00 PM »
Contact Dell Customer Service.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1941 on: March 29, 2019, 12:50:09 PM »
Contact Dell Customer Service.
I will but since the warrenty has expired don't know whether or not they would help me.  It was activated for several days but not today.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1942 on: March 29, 2019, 04:13:13 PM »
Contact Dell Customer Service.
I will but since the warrenty has expired don't know whether or not they would help me.  It was activated for several days but not today.

Surely it shouldn't take much to check their records your order and what was supplied.  I would guess that they have to account for the windows licenses that they use on systems.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1943 on: March 29, 2019, 06:50:51 PM »
Now it's showing windows is activated.  Who knows for how long though. It shows it's not and shows it is.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1944 on: March 29, 2019, 08:51:58 PM »
Restart the computer and see if it still states the copy is genuine.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1945 on: March 29, 2019, 09:06:17 PM »
Now you are at least up and running and Windows is Activated, you might want to find and save your license, product code - Google search https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+find+product+key+windows+10.

Also check this out - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install-winpc/how-to-recover-your-windows-product-key/8687ef5d-4d32-41fc-9310-158f8e5f02e3.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1946 on: March 29, 2019, 09:10:27 PM »
If it applies, you may also want to do this:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-link-your-windows-10-product-key-microsoft-account
My systems are registered in that way.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1947 on: March 29, 2019, 09:42:28 PM »
If it applies, you may also want to do this:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-link-your-windows-10-product-key-microsoft-account
My systems are registered in that way.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1948 on: March 30, 2019, 07:14:49 PM »
Would it be okay to do this?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1949 on: March 30, 2019, 07:30:13 PM »
@bob3160  I have restarted and it's still activated