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Old 25-07-2020, 15:14   #2941
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Just a thought, if you create a second user profile on your PC does the taskbar problem still happen when logged on to that?
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Old 25-07-2020, 15:45   #2942
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I've been using AI Suite fine for years with windows 10. Most recently I did a fresh install in September 2018.
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Old 25-07-2020, 17:15   #2943
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2018 or perhaps 2017 was when AiSuite Died on me after a windows update, tried all finalised versions at that time and none worked, but discovered there was a “recent” beta that worked, but it periodically crashes. Just reload and you’re good to go though.

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Just a thought, if you create a second user profile on your PC does the taskbar problem still happen when logged on to that?
Yeah it still happens. Been through so many online solutions over the last year and the only “fix” that works is switching to Safe mode.
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Old 26-07-2020, 06:41   #2944
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> Yeah it still happens.

Have you rebuilt your PC from the ground up? (ie, Total Reinstall). Keep taking images and notes, and there might be a driver you install or software package that then corrupts it. Total pain-in-the-rear, but depends on how annoying the taskbar issue it...
If you imaged what you have now, then reinstall completely, you can put back what you have now if you don't find anything - all you've lost is a couple of hours.
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Old 28-07-2020, 18:40   #2945
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I built my PC from scratch, but I haven't formatted/reinstalled windows since that original build a few years ago. Still putting it off. This is an issue that occurred after a windows 10 update last year and I have exhausted every avenue online for fixing the issue outside of replacing my operating system.

I'll get round to it eventually, at the moment a cluster of little things are putting me off. One is that I don't have a physical copy of Windows 10 (upgraded from 8), so I don't know how that works.
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Old 28-07-2020, 19:44   #2946
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> so I don't know how that works

Grab yourself a USB stick, go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10, download the ISO, download an ISO-to-USB burner (eg http://www.isotousb.com/ or Rufus) and away you go. You're already 'activated', so just reinstall.
I'd just burn an image using Macrium Reflect (free) before and after 'just in case' - nothing worse than staring at a blank install and then needing your PC to do something...
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Old 28-07-2020, 20:22   #2947
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Doesn't he have to use a slightly different method if he wants GPT to enable UEFI?
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Old 28-07-2020, 20:23   #2948
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You don't need Rufus or any image burning tools. The Microsoft download does it all. Just download it and point it at a blank usb.

Gpt requires turning off all 'legacy' boot and OS options in the bios, and deleting all partitions from the disk before install. Also good idea to unplug any additional sata drives until after windows is installed.

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Old 28-07-2020, 20:28   #2949
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> so I don't know how that works

Grab yourself a USB stick, go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10, download the ISO, download an ISO-to-USB burner (eg http://www.isotousb.com/ or Rufus) and away you go. You're already 'activated', so just reinstall.
I'd just burn an image using Macrium Reflect (free) before and after 'just in case' - nothing worse than staring at a blank install and then needing your PC to do something...
Rather than image the drive, I'd advise just buying a new one and keeping the old disk to the side. Much quicker and more reliable if you want to go back to get something you've forgotten.

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Old 28-07-2020, 20:35   #2950
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You don't need Rufus or any image burning tools. The Microsoft download does it all. Just download it and point it at a blank usb.

Gpt requires turning off all 'legacy' boot and OS options in the bios, and deleting all partitions from the disk before install. Also good idea to unplug any additional sata drives until after windows is installed.

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I had to do all that because I was installing an Nvme drive via PCI-e adapter. It was necessary in order to get the BIOS to recognise it as a bootable drive. Oh and manually edit the BIOS file and flash that. Bit nervy but it worked!

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Old 28-07-2020, 22:40   #2951
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Is there a problem with simply burning the ISO to disc? I don't really have any spare USB sticks knocking around, they've all been snatched by friends except for the one in my car, which is my all important music USB. What format would I have to save to if I went the USB route for a bootable ISO? Would it be best as FAT-32?
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Old 29-07-2020, 00:27   #2952
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You only need a 4GB stick. They are given away in cereal these days... 32GB one is £3.40..

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-DT...00C5K8E1A?th=1

The ISO is in the same download as the USB stick. It simply asks what you want to create... Windows can just mount or burn an ISO these days. Disks don't have a file system like fat32 which you can change. Just got to burn it...

Microsoft can't make it easier these days, literally download from the link above.. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10 and run it. You don't need to know about formatting at all.

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Old 29-07-2020, 02:55   #2953
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Sorry I meant bootable USB not ISO, would the USB stick need to be in FAT?
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Old 29-07-2020, 05:02   #2954
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> would the USB stick need to be in FAT?

That's where the ISO-to-USB creator comes in (which apparently you don't need). There was a Windows 7 USB tool that was quite good, but as usual, was never updated, and third party ones overtook it.

> Is there a problem with simply burning the ISO to disc?

Installing from USB is a lot quicker than DVD, but yes, burning to DVD is possible. The end result is the same.
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Old 29-07-2020, 09:51   #2955
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Sorry I meant bootable USB not ISO, would the USB stick need to be in FAT?
It shouldn't matter. The creation tool will format and overwrite the stick any way. But the norm is FAT32 for UEFI bootable USB drives.
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Old 03-08-2020, 15:33   #2956
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From DOS 3.0 to Windows 10, at this point DOS is looking a better bet.
Windows 10 is hot garbage.
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Thanks guys, probably won't put the plan into action until later in the year though!
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Old 04-08-2020, 08:24   #2958
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While you're bored and waiting, download and install this ... Win to HDD.
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wintohdd/

I've used this before, and allows you to plug in an HDD (via USB) and point it at an ISO (on any drive) and it installs it very quickly. Useful tool to have.
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Rufus was referenced above.. this can make a bootable Windows on USB, it's super simple and open source.

https://rufus.ie/

As above, that is specifically for 'running' windows 10 from USB. The Microsoft download creates a bootable 'installer' for windows just fine without any other software.


Wouldn't touch whatever 'wintohdd' is with a barge pole. Looks like it's fetid with spyware.

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> As above, that is specifically for 'running' windows 10 from USB.

No, it installs.

> Looks like it's fetid with spyware

Of course its not got spyware. Good grief. The ISO I used probably did though...
All I was suggesting, is that if Shingster didn't have a spare USB ("I don't really have any spare USB sticks knocking around") then this software could help. Twas only a suggestion.
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