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How to Restart Windows 10 Upgrade After It Fails On Windows 7 & 8

The Media Creation Tool released by Microsoft is doing a great job at helping users from Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 migrate to the new version. Unfortunately, it isn’t all smooth sailing. Some systems have hardware and/or app compatibility issues that are holding users back from the upgrade whereas some are experiencing failed upgrades midway through. The Windows 10 upgrade might fail when it’s gone as far as 75% in terms of completion. When it fails, it rolls back everything and takes you to the Windows version you were previously using with all your files and settings intact (but back your stuff up, just in case). Naturally, you’ll want to restart the upgrade and here’s how you can do it.

How to upgrade to Windows 10: A step-by-step walkthrough

As someone who signed up as a Windows Insider some months ago, I was near the top of the list for the free update to Windows 10. So, I took advantage of the situation and opted to get Windows 10 as soon as I possibly could. Here's a step-by-step walkthrough of the upgrade process I went through upgrading my Windows 8 machine to Windows 10.

How to Clean Install Windows 10

The Windows 10 upgrade process drags old files, settings, and programs from your previous Windows system to your new one. Microsoft allows you to get an entirely fresh system by performing a clean install, but the activation process can be a bit confusing. This is also useful if you’ve purchased a new Windows 10 PC and it includes manufacturer-installed bloatware you don’t want. Or, you may need to perform a clean install on a computer without an existing Windows system after installing a new hard drive.

What's the Difference Between Express or Custom Setup?

When you first set up Windows 10, Microsoft is going to want to rush you through the process with “Express Settings”. We recommend taking a little time and stepping through the customized setup instead.
This setup process has been in place since Windows 8, and it’s been our experience that most of the time users are going to just choose the easy way. There are, however, some really important privacy items you want to pay attention to.

How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or 8

First, you’ll need to make space for Windows 10 on your hard drive. If you have two different hard drives in your computer and one of them is empty, you can skip this part. But you’ll probably want to install Windows 10 alongside Windows 7 or 8 on the same hard drive...

How To Download Windows 10 And Create Your Own Installation Media

As everybody knows by now, Windows 10 is available, so anyone eligible for upgrade can install it. If you reserved your upgrade you probably already have it on your hard drive, waiting for you to start installing it. However, if you didn't reserve your Windows 10 copy, the fastest way to still get it on your computer or device is to download it from Microsoft servers. Fortunately, Microsoft offers a tool called Media Creation Tool, which you can use to create a Windows 10 ISO file, a Windows 10 flash drive or directly upgrade your current computer or device to Windows 10.

How To Upgrade Your Windows 8.1 / 7 PC To Windows 10 Right Now!

Windows 10 is officially launched and it's already on its way to many people's computers or devices. If you are eligible, you can go ahead and upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer or device to Windows 10, either by using the reservation app, or the Media Creation Tool offered by Microsoft. If you are not satisfied with how the reservation app works and the fact that it is slow to provide you with an upgrade, then the Media Creation Tool is your only chance of getting Windows 10 today.

How to List Categories in WordPress Using the Categories API

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Like the Links Manager API, the Categories API is a big topic, even bigger in terms of the number of functions available. In this article, we’ll be covering one function that is useful when we want to list our categories. In the Links Manager API we find an important function that allows us to list our links. It’s no surprise therefore that we find the same thing in the Categories API...

How to Install Libreoffice on Ubuntu

LibreOffice 4.3 is a free office suite application with very clean interface. It has included lots of tools, which becomes office management very easy. It is the most powerful free & open source office suite specifically for Linux desktop users. For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise) Libreoffice 4.3 is available under PPA. So use this article to install Install Libreoffice 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 12.04 LTS systems.

The Difference Between Minification and Gzipping

These are both things that you do to assets on your website (things like .css files and .js files). They are both things that reduce the size of the file, making it more efficient in crossing the network between servers and browsers. As in, good for performance. The network is the speed bottleneck of the web and reducing file size helps. But these two things are distinctly different. If you didn't already know that, it's worth understanding.

Generate multiple indexes in the same document

One index is usually enough, but when you need more, use these two tricks to generate exactly the indices you need. I'd like to show you how to add to individual indices using special switches. You can bookmark sections and index the bookmarked section. Or, you can identify specific terms. In both cases, you selectively index the document to create multiple indices.

Password Protect the Back End of a Database

There are two parts to the following video tutorial explaining how to password protect the back end of your Microsoft Access database where your first need to split the database and then exclusively open the back end database to apply an encrypted password. You can also manually link and re-link tables from other databases which will in turn need to be individually password protected should you require the added protection for the more sophisticated system.

Managing DSN-Less Connections

Until just recently, I would use system DSNs for all of my MS Access databases that connected to MS SQL Server backends. It is really easy to setup and didn't require all the code that I was seeing online for the DSN-Less connections. However, it is a pain to try to switch to a test server, make sure that you have the correct DSN setup on the client computer (changes depending on 32 or 64 bit client system), etc. So now I have made the switch to DSN-Less connections and decided to post how I did it (since I can't find everything that I need online).

How To Create User Permissions and Customized Menus

Seldom does a Database Designer build a Database for themselves and themselves alone. It’s usually built around the requirements of a Customer. Many times, the Database will have multiple Users, and these various Users may (or may not) perform different functions within the Database. MS Access offers a bit of security with passwords that can encrypt the Database (both the Front and/or Back End) to limit who can open a Database...

Creating a Menu Form

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a main menu form in your Microsoft Access Database. Ignore the general look and feel of the forms demonstrated but more importantly, notice how easy it really is to create command buttons using the built-in wizard generator tool.

Creating A Many-To-Many Relationship

Let’s revisit a popular aspect to your Microsoft Access database design; Creating a many-to-many relationship. In order to create this type of relationship, it’s now clear we need an interceding or junction table to handle the two-way joins of the outer tables with the option of setting referential integrity option which tightens the operational side of when entering data.

Building a virtual softphone in C# that works as a ring group in your call center

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This article focuses on the development of ring groups in C#. The effectiveness of any call center not only depends on the operators’ behaviour but also the technical background of the call center as well. After studying this guide you will be able to create a ring group extension (that is a „virtual softphone”) that can be used to transfer incoming calls to one of the selected call center agents based on a predefined ring group strategy.

Validation Rules In Tables

A validation rule restricts or controls what a user can input in a table field. You can think of it as a set of layers which ensures that your users input data properly. Here’s a quick video tutorial to get you going and very easy to apply. Microsoft Access provides several ways to validate data: data types, field sizes, table properties, and input masks. Among these, table properties provide specific types of data validation.

Working with Front and Back-Ends

A long-understood, good practice for Database design is to “split” the database into a Front End (FE) and a Back End (BE). The FE contains all the Queries, Forms, Reports and Modules needed to make your Database work. The BE contains all the Tables that house the data for your Project. The FE is linked to the Tables in your BE, so that there appears to be a seamless integration between the two. The reasoning behind this (among other things) is that, most often, when an Access Database crashes, it is due to the Queries, Forms, Reports and Modules failing to function properly, which may cause the program to close unexpectedly or, more likely, hang endlessly and require the killing of the program through your Task Manager. If this happened with your BE, there are much higher chances that you would lose your data or even that your data tables would become corrupted, thus making your Database unusable.

Programmatically obtain a request-mapping URL for a module in Spring

In this article, we will discuss how to programmatically obtain a request-mapping URL for a module in Spring. Java developers know that all versions of Spring from version 3.0 onward, allow the developer to manage handler mapping by defining it in the controller class using an @RequestMapping annotation as an alternative to the XML configuration file.