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Microsoft confirms there will be no Windows 11
By Chuong Nguyen May 08, 2015

A new Windows era begins

https://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/microsoft-confirms-there-will-be-no-windows-11-1293309

 

WSL 2 Support is coming to Windows 10 Versions 1903 and 1909

Tyler

August 20th, 2020

Support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 distros is being backported to Windows 10 version 1903, and 1909! Yes, you read that right. We heard how much you liked WSL 2 and wanted to expand its accessibility, and over the last few months we worked on bringing it back to 1903 and 1909.

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/wsl-2-support-is-coming-to-windows-10-versions-1903-and-1909/

 

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How to use God Mode in Windows 10  

Really no need to use dodgy activation methods(KMSPico et al) when you can pick a key up for 80 baht or where you can use the OEM activations of older laptops to upgrade to Windows 10.    

It won't hurt to disconnect from the Internet before you apply the generic key. Once applied and you have rebooted(if necessary), you can check the version is correct, then reconnect and apply the key

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Looks like a Windows 10 OS is upgraded around every 18 months.

 

 https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/12/windows-10-version-1903-support-end-is-near-december-2020/

 

I'm wondering if the continual release of new OS builds, and the ending of support for not so old Windows 10 builds, will cause problems with some older hardware, and force hardware upgrades as well.  

 

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somewhat off-topic. I cannot locate the discussion about getting a ''your Windows 10 licence is about to expire'' message. I have received it, on my old PC box. I do believe that my computer shop installed a volume version, when doing a clean instal for me. Here I am, looking over what Lazada has to offer for Win 10Pro. My research tells me I want to buy a FPP version. The retail shop Banana wants  9,500 baht. Can anyone advise me exactly what to look for when buying at Lazada, please? Thanks. . Obviously there is some <deleted> there, in the hundred baht price range.

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10 minutes ago, paddypower said:

somewhat off-topic. I cannot locate the discussion about getting a ''your Windows 10 licence is about to expire'' message. I have received it, on my old PC box. I do believe that my computer shop installed a volume version, when doing a clean instal for me. Here I am, looking over what Lazada has to offer for Win 10Pro. My research tells me I want to buy a FPP version. The retail shop Banana wants  9,500 baht. Can anyone advise me exactly what to look for when buying at Lazada, please? Thanks. . Obviously there is some <deleted> there, in the hundred baht price range.

 

Don't spend more than 100 baht, unless you are running a business and need to be audited.

 

The media for installation is exactly the same, whether you spend 100 or 10,000 baht.

 

So my suggestion is to download and create the media for yourself and buy a cheap key via eBay or perhaps Lazada(79 baht or thereabouts when I looked a while back) to activate it.

 

Creating the Windows 10 USB flash drive

  1. Visit the  Microsoft Media Creation Tool website
  2. Click Download Tool Now.
  3. Save the Application.
  4. Plug your USB Flash Drive into the PC where you saved the application.
  5. Run the Application.
  6. Accept the EULA
  7. Select Create installation media for another PC and click Next.
  8. Choose the correct settings for your version of Windows 10
    1. Language (Country)
    2. Windows 10
    3. 64-bit (x64)
  9. Select the Flash Drive and click Next.
  10. Select USB Flash Drive and click Next.
  11. Click Next.

Allow the application to complete. You will be prompted when it is finished and has successfully created the bootable drive.

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54 minutes ago, paddypower said:

somewhat off-topic. I cannot locate the discussion about getting a ''your Windows 10 licence is about to expire'' message. I have received it, on my old PC box. I do believe that my computer shop installed a volume version, when doing a clean instal for me. Here I am, looking over what Lazada has to offer for Win 10Pro. My research tells me I want to buy a FPP version. The retail shop Banana wants  9,500 baht. Can anyone advise me exactly what to look for when buying at Lazada, please? Thanks. . Obviously there is some <deleted> there, in the hundred baht price range.

First just try to activate your current installation using a new valid key. Example procedure using Home:

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/234946/how-to-upgrade-from-windows-10-home-to-windows-10-professional/

 

https://softwaregroup.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115012409747-How-To-Upgrade-Windows-10-Home-to-Pro-using-an-OEM-key

 

Aliexpess currently has a key for USD0.01. Quite affordable, no? While you're there, get Office 2019 Pro as well.:)

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1 hour ago, paddypower said:

somewhat off-topic. I cannot locate the discussion about getting a ''your Windows 10 licence is about to expire'' message. I have received it, on my old PC box. I do believe that my computer shop installed a volume version, when doing a clean instal for me. Here I am, looking over what Lazada has to offer for Win 10Pro. My research tells me I want to buy a FPP version. The retail shop Banana wants  9,500 baht. Can anyone advise me exactly what to look for when buying at Lazada, please? Thanks. . Obviously there is some <deleted> there, in the hundred baht price range.

 

Use the money you have saved to fit an inexpensive solid state drive as your Windows 10 Boot drive. 

 

Cheapest options from HIKVISION and Silicon Power, from around 500 baht.

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On 11/7/2020 at 6:04 AM, KhunHeineken said:

Looks like a Windows 10 OS is upgraded around every 18 months.

 

 https://www.ghacks.net/2020/09/12/windows-10-version-1903-support-end-is-near-december-2020/

 

I'm wondering if the continual release of new OS builds, and the ending of support for not so old Windows 10 builds, will cause problems with some older hardware, and force hardware upgrades as well.  

 

At older machines, yes. There do not seem to be drivers for bluetooth and other applications. 

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17 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Use the money you have saved to fit an inexpensive solid state drive as your Windows 10 Boot drive. 

 

Cheapest options from HIKVISION and Silicon Power, from around 500 baht.

It's amazing how the technology has changed. I started off in Thailand with a 64 GB HD on Windows XP and 256 MB of memory.

 

Now even 4 GB of memory can be not enough. 

 

    

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8 minutes ago, teacherclaire said:

At older machines, yes. There do not seem to be drivers for bluetooth and other applications. 

 

There are almost always Drivers available. I don't think I come up against a situation where there wasn't an option to use an older Driver.

Do you have a device with an issue?

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1 minute ago, Eindhoven said:

 

There are almost always Drivers available. I don't think I come up against a situation where there wasn't an option to use an older Driver.

Do you have a device with an issue?

Yep, I do. No way to find a Bluetooth driver for my 10 to 11 year old DELL Inspiron 1440. 

I was one of the first who upgraded the existing W 7 to W 10 Pro. And there were already problems with the right Bluetooth driver a long time ago. But I could find a Lenovo driver that worked well.

 

Now, I gave up on it. 

 

One more issue we have at school is that the giant board with an Android and also running W 10 Pro now, there's no way to find the right sound driver.

 

It's got its own OS and speakers work when connected via HDMI. I did all possible troubleshooting and even a MS guy took over, but i could see him doing the same steps i had already tried.

 

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59 minutes ago, BigStar said:

First just try to activate your current installation using a new valid key. Example procedure using Home:

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/234946/how-to-upgrade-from-windows-10-home-to-windows-10-professional/

 

https://softwaregroup.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115012409747-How-To-Upgrade-Windows-10-Home-to-Pro-using-an-OEM-key

 

Aliexpess currently has a key for USD0.01. Quite affordable, no? While you're there, get Office 2019 Pro as well.:)

 

 

If you are suggesting that, firstly find out which edition is installed, rather than blindly entering numbers and hoping for the best.

 

The most simple way is to: Press the Win  + R keys to open Run, type winver into Run, and click/tap on OK.

 

or About in the search area of Windows 10 then to choose About Your PC, then scroll down to the bottom of the generated page.

 

 

But my suggestion would be to: Press the Win  + R keys to open Run, type cmd into Run, and click/tap on OK.

Then next to the flashing cursor, cut and paste or type in: slmgr.vbs /dli then hit the Enter key.

 

 

Though with unverified media, a clean install should be the step taken.

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2 hours ago, paddypower said:

Here I am, looking over what Lazada has to offer for Win 10Pro. My research tells me I want to buy a FPP version. The retail shop Banana wants  9,500 baht.

The correct price for a retail (non OEM version) of Windows 10 Pro is around 5000 Baht give or take, check out 'Invade IT'.

 

9500 Baht is a complete rip off, there's something very wrong with that price.

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17 minutes ago, teacherclaire said:

Yep, I do. No way to find a Bluetooth driver for my 10 to 11 year old DELL Inspiron 1440. 

I was one of the first who upgraded the existing W 7 to W 10 Pro. And there were already problems with the right Bluetooth driver a long time ago. But I could find a Lenovo driver that worked well.

 

Now, I gave up on it. 

 

One more issue we have at school is that the giant board with an Android and also running W 10 Pro now, there's no way to find the right sound driver.

 

It's got its own OS and speakers work when connected via HDMI. I did all possible troubleshooting and even a MS guy took over, but i could see him doing the same steps i had already tried.

 

 

Odd, the built-in Bluetooth function of my ACER laptop from 2007 works fine on Windows 10.

 

Did you upgrade over the top or run a clean install? 

 

What happened to the Lenovo Driver, since you state that worked?

 

Have you tried the Toshiba Bluetooth stack after removing the current Driver?

 

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7 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Odd, the built-in Bluetooth function of my ACER laptop from 2007 works fine on Windows 10.

 

Did you upgrade over the top or run a clean install? 

 

What happened to the Lenovo Driver, since you state that worked?

 

Have you tried the Toshiba Bluetooth stack after removing the current Driver?

 

I upgraded as one of the first when W 10 was announced, before running W 7 Ultimate. It was a fishy (Thai) version, but activating it just for this upgrade works well.

 

I deleted the Lenovo driver after it didn't work anymore, perhaps time to give it another try?

 

I think I've tried Toshiba drivers as well, almost all. Thank you for your great knowledge. 

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