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  1. 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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  2. Possibly useful links: ...

    Possibly useful links:

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/clean-install-Windows-10/
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  3. 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,...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  11. 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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  12. 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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    The Word Art layout options appear to have...

    The Word Art layout options appear to have changed, and Grouping and Order are no longer available. However, Overlap is available, and you should still be able to get the same effect by overlapping...
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    I have not used a managed switch on a home...

    I have not used a managed switch on a home network. They are usually considerably more expensive, and I have not needed one. Your router may have an option to set up 2 different LAN segments. If...
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    For drivers, I would check the hardware...

    For drivers, I would check the hardware manufacturer's web site. What happened when you tried to download the drivers for your model computer from Lenovo?

    When you boot the computer, there should...
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    Possibly useful links: ...

    Possibly useful links:

    https://lifehacker.com/navigate-files-like-a-pro-with-these-windows-explorer-t-1466669311
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    I have used LibreOffice and WPS Office...

    I have used LibreOffice and WPS Office alternatives to Microsoft Word and Excel, although the WPS Office version is probably more like the Microsoft version.
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  19. Possibly useful links: ...

    Possibly useful links:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-activate-windows-10-after-re-installing/d3bda3c2-de54-41c6-bc15-6447462cc06b
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  20. You don't, at least not easily. Use the sfc...

    You don't, at least not easily. Use the sfc /scannow command to see if that restores it. If it doesn't, there may be another way, but it might require either reinstalling it (see the link below),...
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    Note: That file you deleted may have to be...

    Note:

    That file you deleted may have to be restored for things to work again.

    Try an sfc /scannow command to replace it.
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    Possibly useful links: ...

    Possibly useful links:

    https://discuss.cakewalk.com/index.php?/topic/9794-unable-to-register-the-dllocx-regsvr32-failed-with-exit-code-0x3/
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    Word Art has changed from version to version of...

    Word Art has changed from version to version of Word. It would be nice if Microsoft retained consistent behavior, but they always think they need to "fix" and "enhance" things.

    You can still do...
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    It might be time now to consider some sort of...

    It might be time now to consider some sort of password manager software. That way, you only have to remember one password, and that one does not need to be changed periodically as long as you are...
  25. The software installation setup packages are what...

    The software installation setup packages are what put the files where they need to go and set up registry entries, etc., and then Windows takes care of creating the Winsxs links. Windows also...
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