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Chrome:  %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default Firefox:  %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\  Internet Edge: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default

Replace current Drive with SSD

Good article to follow below. Recommended approach is to clone the hard drive so you don’t have to worry about the Windows licence key info  

DVD software

If you are trying to play a DVD on your Windows PC and can not, try this software: If you want to convert a DVD into a digital file that can saved on a USB key or a computer and easily shared and viewed, it must be converted into…

Take ownership of C drive

The easy way is to download this registry hack: From this article:  

Automatically Login In Windows 10

For those folks that do not want to be prompted for a password when logging into Windows 10.  Here is how you can bypass the login and password screens. How To Automatically Login In Windows 10

Windows 10 start menu not working

If your windows 10 start menu does not appear when you select it, try these fixes: Option 1 Start task manager File > Run New Task Type in powershell sfc /scannow into the window and press the [Return] key The scan may take some time and will end with one…

Create Windows 10 Recovery device

Create Windows 10 installation media To get started, you will first need to have a license to install Windows 10. You can then download and run the media creation tool. For more information on how to use the tool, see the instructions below.

MS Edge is missing

How to fix: Win + R and enter: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe At the PowerShell command prompt, enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml”}

Windows 10 profile issues

Some issues can be caused by user profile corruption.  See these articles to assist in cleaning up. scan and restore user profile – MS article If that does not work, or if your missing data, check your windows profile to ensure it’s not corrupted. Follow these directions. Longer instructions here.

How to force upgrade to Windows 10

Go directly to this page to force the process to start.