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Daily News Stuff 25 January 2020

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1 Bear in mind that Fold review is by Ron Amadeo, whose ideal phone is thinner than a piece of paper and whose screen extends 5mm past the body of the phone in all directions, based on his constant comments about bezels and how think phones are.  (It's to the point where there are ALWAYS multiple people cracking jokes in the comments of his phone reviews.)

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, January 26 2020 06:34 AM (Iwkd4)

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3 Wait, what's that about my Win 7 key and activating Windows 10?

(Just got my Samsung EVO SSD, and I'm trying to figure out how to migrate without losing every setting. But an upgrade looms in the future.)

Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, January 26 2020 04:19 PM (Ix1l6)

4 Eh, looked at the link. Another corporate key leak scheme.

Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, January 26 2020 04:21 PM (Ix1l6)

5 Mauser, you can probably still use Win 7 keys to activate Win 10.  I know you can use Win 8 keys because I just did that this week--got a new, larger SSD,  did a fresh install of Win10 from an ISO I made a while ago, accidentally chose Win 10 Pro, and then realized my spare Win 10 keys were all for Home, and tried using an 8 Pro key on a lark, and it activated first try.
Technically they were supposedly going to stop letting you do that a couple years ago but apparently never did.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, January 27 2020 04:55 AM (Iwkd4)

6 Hmmm, the question becomes how to get the right ISO....
I also need to figure out how to switch between my two bootable drives without having to unplug every time. I've got the SSD running (the clone of the 2 TB I did a clean install on worked the first time). I need to copy all the data from my 3TB WD Red boot drive, but I've run into the issue before of ownership - both drives have accounts by the same name, but they have some different underlying ID. Then there's the matter of re-installing things (I don't even HAVE a uTorrent Installer any more) and transferring browser user profiles and other settings....

I miss MacOS 8.6 at least in this regard.... It was so simple for a single user system. And you could install anything by hand.

Posted by: Mauser at Monday, January 27 2020 11:34 AM (Ix1l6)

7 Getting a Windows 10 ISO is easy, search "download windows 10 iso".  It'll take you to here:
Eventually you'll get asked which edition you want.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, January 27 2020 12:41 PM (Iwkd4)

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