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    Try the upgrade with Secure Boot enabled first.

    Try the upgrade with Secure Boot enabled first.
  2. Thanks, fink. This will be helpful for future...

    Thanks, fink. This will be helpful for future setups.
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    On the Windows product key, if you have not...

    On the Windows product key, if you have not re-installed Windows since the computer was set up at the factory, then the key should be whatever is on the label or document that you received. The key...
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    The 30 GB flash drive is adequate as a temporary...

    The 30 GB flash drive is adequate as a temporary setup. If you wanted to receive updates on it, it would be short of space.

    As for the boot sequence, if your system has a boot menu available, you...
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    If you can get your Windows 7 OS working again,...

    If you can get your Windows 7 OS working again, your best bet is to not install drivers for the motherboard USB ports. Instead, get an add-in USB port card that does have Windows 7 drivers.
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    How did you manage to get unsigned drivers...

    How did you manage to get unsigned drivers installed in the first place? You should have gotten an error message when you tried to install them.
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    The methods do work from Recovery Mode. You need...

    The methods do work from Recovery Mode. You need bootable recovery media for the Windows 7 system, boot from that, then they should work.
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    1 GB is not enough space for an installation of...

    1 GB is not enough space for an installation of Windows. Even 24 GB would be too small to be usable.

    You could use this:
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    Possibly useful link: ...

    Possibly useful link:

    https://www.drivethelife.com/windows-drivers/how-to-disable-driver-signature-enforcement-on-windows-10-8-7-xp-vista.html
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    I was referring to Windows 11. ...

    I was referring to Windows 11.

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-11-microsoft-deletes-these-windows-10-features-and-apps/

    Note: I recommend installing Windows 11 Pro. Windows 11 Home...
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    TPM is a hardware item, although you can get a...

    TPM is a hardware item, although you can get a software version.

    You can also set Windows 11 up in a VM, or, there is a way to get it to run on unsupported hardware:
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    If the 2-factor verification is set up and is set...

    If the 2-factor verification is set up and is set to use text messaging, it will go to the associated phone number.

    There is a way to get it to work for multiple users. See the link below. You...
  13. Are you referring to just Microsoft updates or...

    Are you referring to just Microsoft updates or updates for all software that you have installed?

    Note that for Windows 7 there are some Microsoft updates that you do not need or (probably) want.
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  14. Possibly useful links: ...

    Possibly useful links:

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/clean-install-Windows-10/
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  15. Did you install Windows on a clean, newly...

    Did you install Windows on a clean, newly formatted drive, or to a drive that had a previous Windows installation still on it?

    Do you actually have a Windows folder on both drives?

    As a test,...
  16. How to export Firefox bookmarks: ...

    How to export Firefox bookmarks:

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer

    Note: Firefox can store other file sand settings that you may want to...
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    When upgrading to Windows 10, you want to make...

    When upgrading to Windows 10, you want to make sure that you have a way to go back to a working Windows 8.1 system in case something goes wrong during the process. The method I outlined was just one...
  18. HP motherboards and BIOS settings do not...

    HP motherboards and BIOS settings do not generally allow for much customization, especially on the Pavilion line of computers. It reduces support calls to HP. And yes, their BIOS screens look like...
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    The general rule is that if the computer is...

    The general rule is that if the computer is running OK, then you do not need any driver updates.

    Third party programs that claim to be able to provide you with driver updates are usually just a...
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    Driver Identifier? That does not sound like a...

    Driver Identifier? That does not sound like a Lenovo utility. Where did you find that?
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    The BIOS version you currently have and any...

    The BIOS version you currently have and any updates should work with Windows 8.1 or 10, since the BIOS runs before any operating system is loaded.

    If you do not have the latest BIOS version, I...
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    Drivers link: ...

    Drivers link:

    https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-h-series-desktops/lenovo-h50-50-desktop/90b6/90b6006gix/r300hp06/downloads/driver-list

    BIOS update...
  23. More links that might work: ...

    More links that might work:

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/22/that-time-i-got-locked-out-of-my-google-account-for-a-month/
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  24. That $150 charge definitely sounds like a scam. ...

    That $150 charge definitely sounds like a scam.

    Possibly useful link:

    https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-gmail-password-or-reset-it
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    How to find the current driver versions: ...

    How to find the current driver versions:

    https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht074186-how-to-find-the-existing-driver-version-in-windows-1087

    You could make sure that you have the latest...
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