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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Fix “UPDATEBIOS.exe – The application could not be started” error on MSI PCs

UPDATEBIOS.exe ErrorIf you have an MSI puter that you upgraded to Windows 11, you probably noticed an annoying little error. Every time you boot up, you got a popup window that states:

UPDATEBIOS.exe could not be started. Do you want to view information about this issue?

So of course you click Yes, and then you get another error message.

Obviously, the problem has something to do with the built-in Dragon Center software trying to do a BIOS update check – and failing.

Not to worry – the fix is pretty simple!

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How to make your PC work with Windows 11

This PC Supports Windows 11Windows 11 has been here for awhile, but it’s not available to everyone.

There is a list of requirements that are quite confusing – and changing.

What’s worse, certain Win 11 requirements seem like they’re too much trouble to fix. I mean, who wants to risk converting their MBR drive to GPT and borking everything?!

Well, it turns out it’s not that hard – if you have Scottie’s Guide To Making your PC work with Windows 11!!

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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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Will Windows 11 run on your PC? November 2021 Update

Windows 11 - This Changes NothingYou might have heard that Windows 11 officially launched a month ago.

You might also be wondering (still) if Win 11 will actually run on your puter. Well, you’re not alone!

Things are pretty much as murky as before.

In fact, they’re so confused that even though Windows 11 is officially out, you probably won’t get it until next year… Which means it’s not really out.

SIGH…

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Will Windows 11 run on your PC? YES!!

Will Windows 11 work on your PC?Microsoft can’t seem to get Windows 10 right, and maybe now we know the reason: because they just announced Windows 11!

Coming sometime around the end of this year, Windows 11 promises to be everything Win 10 is not.

There’s only one problem: Everyone is claiming (including MS) that you’ll need a super-modern puter to run it. In this vid, I take a look at Windows 11 and its system requirements. I also review past Windows releases, and how each time, the same thing happened.

In short, YES, your computer will run Windows 11 just fine! Nothing to see here…

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