Basic Apps (notepad, calculator) not starting


RuffHi

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The basic apps like notepad and calculator have stopped working. I can see the old version of notepad with the 'install new version' option. I also d/l and tried to install notepad from the windows store (it said it couldn't install it).

What is going on? Any suggestions?
 

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Hi, RuffHi
rather than see you unanswered:

Is it only “notepad & calculator” not working? If so, have you tried repairing or resetting them?

My favorite question at the moment is; do you have update KB5035853 installed? If so, try uninstalling/rolling back and see if that helps. There have been reports that this update is causing problems. See if that fixes your problem.

Please type “Winver” into search and opening it. Please add the version and build that it reports to your “System Specs” OS section (first on the list where you have placed Win 11)
For example: Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build 22631.3296

This link will open your System Specs.
 
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    …still on a horse.
Good advise from @antspants. If you do not know how to reset an app, Settings>apps>installed apps. Find calculator (and notepad) in the list. To the far right of the app click 3 dots. Select advanced. Select reset.
 

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    Defender+MWB Premium
Thanks for the reply. I updated my system specs with my Win version. I do have KB5035853 / uninstalling that now.

Is it only calc / notepad? Those are the only 'micro' apps that I have noticed.
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
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    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
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    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
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    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
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    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
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Removing that patch didn't bring back calc or notepad.

I couldn't reset notepad as it is not on the list of installed apps.
Resetting calc (I tried repair first) didn't work.

The one change I got is that I get a little progress bar under the app on the start menu when I click on it
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
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    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
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    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
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    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
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    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
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    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
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    Gig
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    Yes
You could try running a DISM
Go to search, type cmd, right click on the icon, open cmd as admin

Type or copy/paste

DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Click enter on your keyboard. (Be patient with it)

That fails you could try removing them and re-adding them from Microsoft store perhaps.



Failing those, a repair install might do it.

 
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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    Onboard
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
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    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
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    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
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    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
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    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
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    100/40Mbps
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    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
DISM completed clean but no impact on calc or notepad. Installing them just results in a loop where the PC is trying to take me to the MS Store App. I did manage to get there and now Calc install is stuck checking my system requirements :).

I will try the in-place repair.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.3374
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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
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    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
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    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
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    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
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    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
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    Gig
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    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
DISM completed clean but no impact on calc or notepad. Installing them just results in a loop where the PC is trying to take me to the MS Store App. I did manage to get there and now Calc install is stuck checking my system requirements :).

I will try the in-place repair.
That's a shame,RuffHi.
In-Place repairs are harmless if you follow the tutorial properly. If followed properly all your file/software/apps should be as they were.
Read, it, then when you've read it follow it. Always good to read first then apply. Let us know how you go 🙏
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    PC/Desktop
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    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
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    I’m on a horse.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    Laptop
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
7:15 - Repair install started
7:16 - Option 2, Step 1 - remove AV programs
7:30 - removal complete ... one more reboot for super clean system
bitlocker not relevant
I have win 11 on USB
7:33 - step 5a - open Win 11 USB
7:34 - step 6 - run setup.exe
7:36 - finished preparing, not right now selected
... and we are off
... accepted terms
... making sure you're ready
(7:38 - nag from windows 11 about firewall)

7:40 - install process started

and now I wait. Or (re)read Dune. Or both.
 

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    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
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    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
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    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
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    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
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    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
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    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
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    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
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    Gig
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    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
Screenshot 2024-03-22 200716.png
Google suggests that my Win11 install file might be an older version. I will create a new USB with the latest install version and try again.
 

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    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
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    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
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    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
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    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
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    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
    Internet Speed
    Gig
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
Just tried again with the correct version ... this time it failed in the SECOND_BOOT.

I did get a boot menu with 5 options (Win10, Win11, Win11 setup, Win11 backup and something else that I couldn't remember). Which should I pick? I tried Win11 setup and got the 'failed with 2nd boot' that I mentioned above.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
    PSU
    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
    Internet Speed
    Gig
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
Just tried again with the correct version ... this time it failed in the SECOND_BOOT.

I did get a boot menu with 5 options (Win10, Win11, Win11 setup, Win11 backup and something else that I couldn't remember). Which should I pick? I tried Win11 setup and got the 'failed with 2nd boot' that I mentioned above.
Which option in that tutorial are you using? Option One or Option Two?
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Option Two - install from USB.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
    PSU
    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
    Internet Speed
    Gig
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
Option Two - install from USB.
My apologies, I hadn’t quite finished my first coffee before asking that silly question. You obviously stated the steps you took.
I am not sure what happened there.
Could be a driver issue… but first
What is your internet speed like?
Perhaps you could try option one?
However if you have driver (or other issues) it might yield the same result. But it would possibly be faster to try Option One before tackling the FIRST_BOOT issue.

There is a thread here, but again, I would rule out Option One as yielding the same result before trying anything in this post… Or you could just try what is in post number 1 in this thread.

 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
    PSU
    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
    Internet Speed
    Gig
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
I might reinstall Win11 and go from there.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
    PSU
    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
    Internet Speed
    Gig
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
I don't think that Option One is an option for me as I don't have the required build. It isn't in my settings.


Well that’s new to me 😵
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I only swapped to Win11 earlier this year. I have a multi-boot system that can boot to Win10, Win11 and a Win11 backup. All of my data, config files, etc are stored away from by system implementation so swapping OS is fairly straight forward.

I am going to run two Win11 installs, one on a Samsung SSD and one on a WD SSD (easier to tell apart in Disk Manager / BIOS than two Samsung SSDs). One will be called Win 11 ODD and the other will be Win 11 EVEN. They will have different lock screens (hence, different log-in screens) and I can put a file in each Win11 folder that my rainmeter setup will display (eg Win11-Samsung - EVEN.txt). That way, I know which system I am logging into (March is ODD, April will be EVEN) and I get visual clues to which system I am in.

The plan is to keep them in sync and have a fall back when (not if) my system is borked and something simple like calculator.exe stops working. It will also force me to keep a record of program installation details.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
    PSU
    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
    Internet Speed
    Gig
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
Update: I am really close to having a system where I can swap back and forth between two windows disks at the beginning of a new month.

Background: I have a multi-boot system (Win10 and a couple of Win11 SSDs). One of my Win11 SSDs got borked (calc, notepad, snipper stopped working) so I reverted back to an older SSD, got that updated and behaving very nicely. I am now ready to clone this new Win11 SSD to my old SSD.

I have Acronis HO (something) that says it can clone a disk - didn't work.
I also tried backup up my system drive, then restoring it to the new disk - didn't work.
EaseUS Partition Master Pro (Plus?) has the ability to clone a system disk - it sort of worked

But - while I can boot to my new, shiny Win11 SSD, I can't boot to the new (cloned) SSD. I have ready and executed way too many bootrec commands lately.

From what I can see, the two drives (C and D) look identical (compared using 'Beyond Compare'). D reports a boot issue with file in D:\EFI\Boot

Edit:
It is actually \windows\system32\winload.efi
error code: 0xc0000225

Edit2: googled that error code and found this
... which suggested that my boot menu (editbcd) was borked (it was - fixed the device and osdevice) - trying a reboot now :|

Edit3: Hot diggity dog - this is a post from the other Win11 environment.

Any suggestions?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz 16-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 128GB (4x32GB) 5200MHz CL40
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24 GB Video Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Samsung 34" Odyssey G5
    PSU
    SeaSonic PRIME PX-1300 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Anidees AI CRYSTAL XL PRO LITE ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Underwater, Heatkiller, EK, Alphacool
    Internet Speed
    Gig
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Yes
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