NVMe drive missing or not booting? There’s a simple fix!

NVMe inaccessible boot deviceOn the one hand, NVMe drives are blazingly fast. On the other hand, getting them to work with Windows – or even your BIOS – can be a bit of a nightmare.

I recently upgraded several computers that had SATA SSDs. I wanted to upgrade each one to an NVMe drive.

So, I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager and just copied the SATA C: to the new NVMe drive, upgraded the hardware in each puter, and then tried to boot: NO DICE!

Windows 10 kept giving me a blue screen at boot with the message: INACESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

Worse yet, it seemed the BIOS/UEFI wouldn’t even detect the NVMe drive properly. WTH?!

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Cloudless Windows backup that’s RELIABLE and FREE

Windows RoboBackup ScriptEverybody needs a backup, but not everybody wants all their data stored in the cloud. Until now, File History was good enough.

Starting with Win 11, it’s effectively crippled to push everyone to use OneDrive. Ug.

So, what to do?

I’ll tell you what: Back up Windows like a Pro! The robocopy command and a handy script I wrote is all you need.

And it only takes 5 minutes to set up!

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Windows 11 is here, and well… It’s okay

Scottie's Windows 11 ReviewIf you’ve read my earlier article, Will Windows 11 run on your PC? November 2021 Update, you probably decided you don’t want Windows 11 after all.

Well, I just upgraded my main puter to a new 12th gen Intel Core i5-12600K processor… And I REALLY needed to do a clean install. It’s been awhile.

So, I decided to take The Windows 11 Plunge!

Surprisingly enough, if it runs on your machine, Win 11 is not bad. It’s really not that great, either.

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Taking screenshots is easier than you think

5 easy screenshot methods in Windows 10Every now and then, you need to make a snapshot of what’s on your screen – or maybe just the content of a single application window.

Most people think you need some kind of special software to take screenshots, but the truth is that it’s actually a whole lot easier – and cheaper!

Windows 10 has five simple ways to take screenshots.

That means you’re literally a keystroke away from taking as many screen captures as you want!

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Windows won’t update? Fix it fast!

Fix Windows can't updateThese days, you might not want too many Windows 10 updates given all the problems they tend to cause.

But the fact remains that if you can’t update Windows at all due to some cryptic error message, you’re still in trouble.

You’re missing out on security and reliability updates that you obviously need!

What to do when Windows Update keeps giving you the dreaded ‘Retry’ button along with an obscure error message that it can’t update??

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Windows Updates broke your PC? NO PROBLEM!

Restore your PC after a bad Windows UpdateIn recent years, Microsoft hasn’t done a very good job with updating Windows 10.

Even those updates that are ‘fully tested’ often end up royally screwing up some computers. Everyone just assumes that a new Windows Update means crashes, blue screens, and stuff that doesn’t work anymore.

What if you could just roll back your PC to before the update, and prevent it from installing again?

Well, you can!

And it’s much easier than you think…

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3 methods to print an image on multiple pages

Print a pic on multiple pagesSometimes, you just need to Print Big.

Historically, this was done with Microsoft’s Paint application. But recently, they noted that Paint will be getting an update.

If recent Microsoft ‘innovations’ are any indication, they’ll remove this terribly useful feature.

What are we supposed to do then?!

It turns out you already have 2 other methods to turn a photo into a giant multi-page poster. You just don’t know it yet!

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No Cloud: Go for an EASY private backup!

Easy Private Full Backup: File History SetupThe Cloud may be handy for backups, but what if you don’t want all your stuff sitting on Big Data’s servers forever and ever?

In the past, the best Windows provided was Backup and Restore. Frankly, it was crap.

With Windows 10, things changed: Now with a cheap external hard disk and just a few clicks, you can have a full, incremental, reliable local and PRIVATE backup of all your data.

It’s much easier to set up than it sounds!

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How to fix File History backup errors in Windows 10

Fix File History Errors for good!File History is pretty cool. It allows you to automatically and incrementally backup all your files.

That means smaller backup sizes, easy restore if your puter crashes, and it’s literally ‘set it and forget it’.

The trouble is that File History likes to crash – it just stops backup up your stuff.

There are tons of solutions out there, but this one is the ONLY one I have ever found to work.

It’s a bit tedious, but who cares when it’s free and easy to fix?!

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