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This is my last post on this thread because I solved my problem.
Through 3 months of working the problem doing troubleshooting and OS installs, including a "Clean Install" which did not help.  I narrowed the problem down to Windows 10 having a random bug when using 2 Graphic Cards and a specific Motherboard.  I say random because it affects different machines differently, depending on the Motherboard.  On my particular MOBO (ASUS Z87 Deluxe/Quad) W10 could not handle 2 graphic cards and 4 Monitors.  I had Microcenter run a verification check on this.  I said depending on the MOBO because I have an older machine with an ASUS (P5N32-E SLI), also with 2 graphic cards and it runs the exact same OS with no problems.
Once it was verified, the only solution left, albeit an expensive one, was to go to a single graphic card that could handle 4 monitors (ZOTAC GTX 1060).
The machine has been running day and night, stable since.
This speaks loudly about the quality of the microsoft releases.  The company has not changed.  They just changed tactics when they  decided to copy all the capabilities of Apple OS; but kept their Strategy, of using their user base as Ginny pigs for "improvements." Why should they pay their programmers for extensive testing if they can have us do it?

Thanks.  I wrote to ASUS (not that they will respond) and asked them if their drivers were good for W10, they don't say that and I am thinking that also could be the problem.

I will see if they respond

I have exhausted help at several Forums trying to solve this Windows ten issue, the layest at Ten Forums ( I copied the site here because there is historical files attached there.
I Have replaced Memory, downloaded W10 twice two different ways, have ran the Tweaking Windows Repair Toolbox, and updated all the drivers possible.  I found out that Windows for some reason (unexplained) does not work well with 2 GTX630 cards side by side (I am now operating with one card with no issues),  I ran a test in both slots with each card individually; as long as they were there in a single slot, they worked fine.  When I put in either card, with the second NOT connected to monitors, the Desktop froze.  I have attached some relevant files of the Desktop as is today here, for those who can read Windows native logs.
Any ideas or help from people that know more than me will be welcome.

Attached is the story of the latest upgrade to Windows 10 machine.

This are two different desktops with each having its own backup drive.

Bottom line is windows 10 cannot backup a machine that was upgraded from windows 7.

I'd ask again - has anyone have or had this problem?
If you did and solved it, how did you do it.

I upgraded 2 desktop machines and have not been able to backup either one of them.
One quits the update after a while ("the backup was cancelled"), the other says, it does not recognize the external drive as the backup drive.
Has anyone had or have a similar problem and solved it?

Any help is welcome,

General Computer Support / PUP.Optional.DeskBar Fixes
« on: June 19, 2016, 07:23:55 am »
Is there any way to NOT allow this program to install itself in my machine?  Malware finds it weekly at least twice.
Attached please find a snag of the find.
I am running W7 64bit professional OS.

General Computer Support / Re: Cannot Uninstall Skype
« on: March 14, 2016, 06:50:29 am »
Thanks ALL.  I got into the Skype forum and was given this tool that does work in Windows 10
Run the following removal tool:
SRT (.NET 4.0 version) [ - latest]

Thanks Again :smiley:

General Computer Support / Re: Cannot Uninstall Skype
« on: March 12, 2016, 06:44:13 am »
Sorry, I did forget.  It is W10, when I tried, the link it came back saying that "Fix it" does not support W10.

General Computer Support / Cannot Uninstall Skype
« on: March 11, 2016, 03:54:20 pm »
When I try to Uninstall, it gives me the message attached to this note.
Has anyone seen this and what do I need to do to uninstall it?

General Computer Support / Re: Deleting Microsoft Defective Updates
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:56:48 pm »
Thanks Shane,  I checked twice and I don't see the updates.  May be because I have a 64 bit System?
I will study the link you sent me and see if is actionable in my machine.

General Computer Support / Re: Deleting Microsoft Defective Updates
« on: September 02, 2014, 03:49:29 pm »
Same difference, I do have any of the listed updates.

General Computer Support / Deleting Microsoft Defective Updates
« on: September 02, 2014, 06:42:54 am »
I have learned that MS has released several defective updates that create issues with some Apps.  In particular with an app I use daily called Ninja Trader.  Here is a thread from an announcement made in a pertinent Forum: " Open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel, and then click View installed updates. Find and then uninstall any of the following update that are currently installed:
Restart the computer.
My "Programs and Features" does NOT list these updates, does that mean I don't have them?  Or, does it mean I have to dig a different way to find them?

Everything Else / Re: Countdown clock Programming
« on: August 09, 2014, 09:02:19 am »
Thanks a ton Shane,  :artist:
This is a good solution.

Everything Else / Re: Countdown clock Programming
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:19:23 pm »
Thanks Shane.  It is a very simple countdown clock (attached).  I just wanted to put a default to 30 minutes instead of 3 and fix the alarm since it doesn't work.  I am happy enough with it live it as it is.

Everything Else / Countdown clock Programming
« on: August 08, 2014, 07:25:13 am »
I have a freebie countdown clock I use daily.  There are a few things I would like to add to it; however, I do not know what it was programmed with, or how to find out.  Is there a way to get to the software that drives it?

General Computer Support / Re-partition my HDD
« on: June 21, 2014, 04:50:37 pm »
I successfully cloned the C:. I am currently running off of the SSD.
I copied all my data files offsite and now I need to re-partition my Hard Disk. 
When you intervened in my last machine, you did this very easily with a native program in Windows. 
Can you let me know how I can do that? 
One more question (if you don't mind), I do not have a partition D: right now.  I tried to use Norton's "Partition Magic"  But it complained that I did not have a partition D:
How do I reshuffle my partitions?

General Computer Support / Re: Moving OS W7 from HDD to SSD
« on: June 20, 2014, 04:56:54 pm »
Good idea!   I think I will do that.

General Computer Support / Re: Moving OS W7 from HDD to SSD
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:46:37 pm »
Thanks Shane.  I just want to move the OS,  leave the rest of the stuff in the HDD.  The EVO came with a cloning disk.  it is just that they do not explain how to move only one partition of the HDD.  It seems to be all or nothing.  They talk about a case where all the HDD may not fit in the SSD, but it gets messy from there.

I just want to move C:

I think I can do an internal connection for the cloning operation.

General Computer Support / Moving OS W7 from HDD to SSD
« on: June 20, 2014, 08:48:32 am »
His Shane, in view of my last experience moving the W7 OS with the Windows App., I am writing to ask you How can I Move (with less pain), my Window 7 64B from the HDD (now) to a Samsung 840 EVO SSD?  This is for the Old Desktop; I am refreshing it.
Otherwise My plan is to leave the HDD there with the Data it contains.  Right now the HDD is partitioned as: C: OS; D: Data; E: Internal Backup.
My specific Questions:
What app would you recommend to use for the C: move?
Would you recommend I "re-partition" the drive? (I only want to keep data there).  However, I don't to lose the data I have there.

Thanks for the help, always.

General Computer Support / Windows Update Question
« on: May 08, 2014, 08:13:53 am »
I am having C# programming failures that are hard to explain.  I went to check on the .NET updates and saw an update that failed on April 4.  However, I also saw that Explorer 11 update was successful.  Are these the same update or 2 different updates?

General Computer Support / Re: Start Menu Fixws Programs Jump Needed
« on: April 21, 2014, 03:28:20 pm »
I understand, thanks. 
I won't use CCleaner so often then (LOL).

General Computer Support / Re: Start Menu Fixws Programs Jump Needed
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:28:57 am »
Thanks Shane, I tried that potential solution, however, it did not fix the items pinned to the start menu.  My Start Menu still looks as it did before (see "?" in attached image).
Some other sites suggested I "reload" MSO; I tried to "repair" it did not do the trick.
There is something I am missing here.

General Computer Support / Start Menu Fixws Programs Jump Needed
« on: April 20, 2014, 09:00:36 am »
I have W7 64Bit Professional and use MSOffice with my system.  Last time I had this system running, the MSO programs all had the "jump to" file arrow like the one in "Getting Started." I have studied how to put them back on the MSO programs but cannot find a process that works to do this.

Please Help.

Feedback & Suggestions / Thank you Shane a Vexing Problem Solved
« on: April 20, 2014, 08:49:07 am »
The Problem(s): 1. a Windows "This files might be harmful to your computer" Security message showed up every time I tried to move a file from one my folders to a parent or other folder.  2. Windows updates would fail.
Solution: 1. I made the mistake of going to MS Technical help -  they kept trying to "patch" for the update issue (it kept happening); they tried to solve the "harmful" message by deleting all kinds of stuff in regedit which really messed up my OS.
2.  Started talking to Shane when I noticed the MS Tech help went to his site to pick up and use his tools.
3. For those interested you can read the whole sordid story at,1900.0.html
4. Please note the speed of Shane's responses in the post.  I wrote the original post on March 28 and Shane solved the problem by April 2nd; and, there was a weekend in the middle of that.

I want  repeat my exuberant note in  that post here:

" :smiley: :cheesy: :wink: :artist: :tongue:
There aren't enough Icons to thank Shane for solving the Problem I listed here.
Shane solved it!!

I had been to Microsoft Technical Help and all they did was destroyed the OS in my machine without solving the problem.
The problem has its roots in using Microsoft's "Windows Easy Transfer" to move data files from an old ONE Hard Drive desktop to a new 2 Storage device Desktop (an SSD + HDD).
On the new Machine, I installed the SSD first, loaded the new OS and programs I needed.  Afterwards, I installed the HDD and used Windows Easy Transfer to capture my data.
In addition to move what I needed, Windows Easy Transfer also moved some system files.
My new OS (C Drive) thought anything in the HDD (E drive) was a foreign machine.

The solution was to move the Data out of E, kill the system files and recreate E, then move the Data back.
I have Shane to thank for the detective work and cleanup.

If you don't want this problem, be careful on this type of transfer and avoid the issue I just described.

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