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Hi everyone! It's been a long time, since I've been around. So hi to those such as my darling Corrine :rose:, who's still here from back in the day when I was a regular here.

My Swedish boyfriend is in the process of upgrading his desktop from Windows 8.1 pro (originally Win7 Pro), to the new Windows 10.  I'm having a bit of difficulty in helping him with this issue, since his OS was installed using the Swedish language. I've tried to get answers thru the Windows Support, but a bit more difficult again with the language barrier.

He followed the instructions after clicking the icon near the clock, which in Swedish says Skaffa Windows 10 (Get Windows 10). It was downloading. Everything seemed to go well.  We decided to just let the pc run, thru the night since we were going out and would return today.  Upon returning, it was still in the same status of downloading.

During this process both yesterday & today, if we click that same windows icon near the clock, it pulls up a window stating the download is in process. Then we click the link provided to check the download status it says to reboot the system for the updates to be activated.  He would reboot, and after the reboot, again he gets the window to reboot over and over again.

We just found a link on the window that comes up to reboot, to check update history. It states that the download has failed. Upon clicking that, it shows the following...

Uppgradera till Windows 10 Pro
Installationsdatum: ‎2015-‎07-‎31 12:57
Installationsstatus: Misslyckades
Felinformation: Kod 80240020 Få hjälp med felet. (Get help with the problem)
Uppdateringens typ: Viktig
Installera nästa version av Windows.
Mer information:
Hjälp och support:

We clicked the link provided next to the Kod (I put in bold, italicized & underlined) Next it gave us this window & link...
Felsöka problem med att installera uppdateringar (Search & fix problems with installing updates)
Läs mer om vanliga problem med att installera Windows-uppdateringar och vilka åtgärder du kan vidta för att lösa dem och hålla Windows uppdaterat.

Clicked this link...
Här är lösningar på några vanliga problem när du installerar uppdateringar. Du kan ibland automatiskt lösa vissa problem genom att köra felsökaren för Windows Update. (Run the troubleshooter for Windows Update)

We let it go thru its scan, it showed a few things saying that the problem is solved.
Rebooted and tried to start over, by clicking the icon to Get Windows 10 (near the clock) and nothing changed. It shows that the download is in process, but when clicking to check on the download status, we get the reboot thing over and over again, and the download history shows download failed but with yesterdays date. As if we didn't attempt it again.

HELP! Any ideas or suggestions as to what to do next?
Thanks in advance! Amy aka Skittles

Meet & Greet! / Hello AGAIN Everyone!
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:03:38 AM »
I'm back!!!

Just thought I would pop in and say hi to everyone!

Nice to see many faces whom I recognize here and to those who I've not met yet, Hello! And Welcome to Landzdown!

I hope everyone is well and had a great Hoppin' Happy Bunny Easter Day!!!

We are getting ready to purchase a new computer. We are looking into this one.

3. Spel, DirectX10 and Windows Vista. (planning to request Home edition and in english)


- In-Win C603 Midi Tower ATX Svart Chassi, 2xUSB 2.0, U/fläkt 350W Nätagg
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Socket AM2,2MB, BOXED m/fläkt
- Crucial DDR2 PC5300 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched DDR2 PC5300 1024MB CL5
- MSI K9VGM-V, VIA K8M890, Socket-AM2, m-ATX, DDR2, SATA, LAN, VGA, PCI-Ex16
- Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM
- XFX GeForce 8600GT 540M 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, 2xDVI, 540/1400Mhz
- Samsung DVD-brännare SH-S202H IDE Svart OEM

The site I got this from is in Swedish, so I translated all that I could, so I am sorry if I missed something and you don't understand it.

My biggest concern right now is the graphics card. I know NOTHING about hardware at all.

The purpose for our computer is internet surfing, forum admins and mods, support forums, creating tutorials, playing games such as Sims, and simular. I am usually always multitasking, so I need a computer that will be fast enough to handle a lot of tabs open at a time. My husband might also be getting into playing games too such as Pirates and Age of Impires 3 or 4. But not the serious gamer type of games.

Please do not tell my your "dream" machine specs, as we cannot afford it. We are just getting so tired of freezes, and the computer running so slow. Needs more Memory and a better processer. So we are just going to buy new.

I am also looking at a custom build computer and I am trying to distinguish between these two motherboards. Can someone help me? Please tell me which is the better one?

Those links are in Swedish but the specs should be easy to understand.

Am I correct in assuming that the first one has a graphics card onboard? Graphics card and Video card is the same thing right?

But if it does have an onboard graphics card is it good enough? I was looking towards getting this graphics card. or

I am not good at telling the difference. The second one is the graphics card that came with that complete system that I spoke about above. But it is expensive, but not sure if it is overkill.

But I am thinking that the graphics card onboard the motherboard probably isn't good enough? Is that correct?

What do you think?

Thanks in advance for your help.


LandzDown Lounge / Zone Blue theme
« on: September 20, 2006, 08:10:02 AM »
I was checking out the different themes and I really like ZoneBlue.  Altho I also like the Dilber one too.

But I had the ZoneBlue one, but I could not for the life of me, find anywhere to access private messages.  Does it not have a link to view private messages?  Or am I blinder than a bat and cannot see it?

LandzDown Lounge / The Last Word!
« on: May 17, 2006, 04:12:45 AM »
This is something that is very fun yet very silly!

I have played it before at another forum, and at first thought it was going to be pretty stupid but found it was my favorite.  Especially for someone who loves to TEASE the daylights out of other ppl!  :hiz: :whistle:

Basically all you do is to have the last word.  Being the last one to post IS the last word.  But have some fun with it!

here are some examples

Ripley posts first....  The last word is MINE! mine MINE!

Skittles posts....  That is what YOU think, as it is MINE!

Ripley posts....  Ripley walks up to skittles, points in the other direction, saying LOOK!, then grabs that last word and runs for dear life!

Skittles posts....  That ripley doesn't know who she is messing with!  Skittles runs after Ripley, flinging snowballs at her, after knocking her down, Grabs the last word and is taking it to bed with her, as it is bedtime.

Ripley posts...  I sneak into that Skittle's bedroom and swipe the last word BACK!  It's mine all mine!

DieHard posts....  Thats what YOU think, as I swiped it from you as you were leaving.

Ripley posts.... Think again! I have it NOW!

Corrine posts.... No! You are both wrong as it is MINE!

Graph posts.....  It's MINE!


so on and so forth!

It is kind of a stupid game but it is pretty fun. 

And I guess this means that I have the last word NOW!  :hiz:

I dare someone to try and take it from me!  Go ahead, I dare ya!!  :muahaha:

Jokes / Classes for MEN
« on: March 28, 2006, 03:37:14 PM »
Monday, Jan. 23, 2006


Class 1
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays --- Step by Step, with Slide
Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at
7:00 PM.

Class 2
The Toilet Paper Roll --- Does It Change Itself?
Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3
Is It Possible To Urinate Using The Technique Of Lifting The
Seat and
Avoiding The Floor, Walls and Nearby Bathtub? --- Group
Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor
Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5
After Dinner Dishes --- Can They Levitate and Fly Into The
Kitchen Sink?
Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning
at 7:00 PM

Class 6
Loss Of Identity --- Losing The Remote To Your Significant
Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7
Learning How To Find Things --- Starting With Looking In The
Right PlacesAnd Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.
Open Forum .
Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8
Health Watch --- Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your
Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9
Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost --- Real Life
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.

Class 10
Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel
Driving Simulations.
4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.

Class 11
Learning to Live --- Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.
Online Classes and role-playing .
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12
How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion
Relaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at
7:00 PM.

Class 13
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy --- Remembering Birthdays,
Anniversaries and Other Important Dates and Calling When You're Going ToBe Late.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 14
The Stove/Oven --- What It Is and How It Is Used.
Live Demonstration.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.

Upon completion of any of the above courses,
diplomas will be issued to the survivors.

Jokes / A guy walks into a bar...
« on: March 24, 2006, 08:45:37 PM »
A guy walks into the bar, holding a piece of asphalt under his arm.

He orders 2 beers.

The bartender, puzzled by this, asks why he ordered two beers instead of one.

The man for me and one for the "road"!

LandzDown Lounge / Good Samaritan today!
« on: March 24, 2006, 05:26:20 PM »
Tonight as the sun was starting to go down and getting colder by the minute, I was on my way home....when I saw behind the square by our apartment, a very elderly man (80-90 years old) whom I was positive had fallen.

He was laying on the truck dock with his legs hanging over, I saw a large gash/scrape on his forehead, and a lady that was standing there talking to him, as he was attempting to get up, but was struggling.

I just watched for a moment to see exactly what was going on. I called my husband to come, since our apartment was just around the corner. The lady acted like she didn't really know what to do.

My husband came, and we both went and checked the man out and got as much info as we could, and called an ambulance.

His cheek was very swollen and a big knot on his head and blood on his face. He had urinated all over himself, probably more then once. So his pants were completely wet! He was becoming hypothermic! His skin was starting to look so pale and almost bluish.

A very young girl came by and she said she noticed him here almost 2 hours ago!!! She said that someone was talking to him at the time, so she didn't think much about it.

We could tell that the man was in worse shape then he first appeared. He didn't even realize that he had fallen and hit his head. He didn't want us to call an ambulance, he just wanted help to get home, but we insisted.

We got him to completely lay down. Another lady who came by had a towel that we rolled up and put under his head and my husband took of his coat and covered him.

Both me and my husband each took one of the mans hands to try and warm them. He could hardly move his fingers, they were so cold!

We even called a nearby neighbor to come with blankets since the ambulance was taking sooo long! Altho she came down the same time the ambulance showed up.

Finally when the ambulance came, and one of the paramedics said "he's colder then S#&@ !!" So they quickly wrapped him up and got him in the ambulance to get him warmed up.

I just could not believe that as busy as this square is, that NO ONE bothered to stop and help him. He was just laying there on the concrete for a long time, in the parkinglot! Before he managed to try and get himself up on the dock.

I hope he is okay.

LandzDown Lounge / Vinegar - Many Uses
« on: March 22, 2006, 02:53:31 PM »
Vinegar is one of those products that has soooo many uses! Whether White or Apple Cider.

I am amazed at some of the uses. So I thought we could share them here.




Remove lime build up on dishes in the dishwasher. Every 3 or so uses, put a cup of white vinegar in the dishwasher during the rinse cycle. It will make those dishes sparkling clean.

Jokes / Brains of a Woman
« on: March 22, 2006, 02:04:12 PM »
Bubba and Earl, mechanical engineers, were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A blonde woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

"We're suppose to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba, "but we don't have a ladder."

The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement, announced "eighteen feet, six inches," and walked away.

Earl shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a dumb blonde? We asked for the height, and she gives us the length!"

I am having something popup on my pc now twice, after the strangest noise coming from my tower.

It is in swedish, so I am not sure what it is, but I think it is a tangent type downloader.

This is what pops up...

Tröga tangenter

Om du trycker ned Skift tangenten 5 gånger aktiverar du funktionen Tröga tangenter.  Denna funktion läter dig använda Skift, Ctrl-, Alt-, eller Windows - tangenten genom att trycka ned dem en i taget.

Klicka på OK om du vill att Tröga tangenter ska vara aktiverat.


While I was writing this info down, the popup disappeared.  I am hoping it didn't decide to install itself.  The other options that I didn't have a chance to finish typing was

Klicka på.... (cancel) to not, do what clicking OK would do), and the other option was to click Install.


I have run all my scans but nothing is coming up, so what is this?


Jokes / ONLY a GUY would do this!
« on: March 19, 2006, 05:38:41 PM »

The Pocket Taser Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. This was submitted
by a guy who purchased his lovely wife a "Pocket Taser" for their

Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked
my interest. The occasion was our 22nd anniversary and I was looking for a
little something extra for my wife Toni. What I came across was a
100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser were
suppose to be short-lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your
assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety.... WAY TOO

Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two
triple-A batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I
was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND
pressed it against a metal surface at the same time, I'd get the blue
arch of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. Awesome!!!

Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Toni what that burn spot is on
the face of her microwave.

Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it
couldn't be all that bad with only two triple-A batteries, right?!!!

There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting
little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I
really needed to try this thing out on a flesh-and-blood moving target. I
must admit I thought abo ut zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and
thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to
give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I wanted
some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong?

So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading
glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions
in one hand, taser in another. The directions said that a one-second
burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was
supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a
three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the
ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would
be wasting the batteries.

All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5" long,
less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute, really, and loaded
with two itsy , bitsy triple-A batteries. I'm thinking to myself, "no
possible way!"

What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my

I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one
side as if to say, "don't do it master," reasoning that a one-second burst
from such a tiny little ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad..... I decided
to give myself a one-second burst just for the heck of it. I touched the
prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and HOLY MOTHER,

I'm pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me
up from the recliner, then body-slammed us both on the carpet over and over
and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position,
with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles
nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest
position, and tin gling in my legs. The cat was standing over me making
meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly
thinking to herself, "do it again, do it again!"

Note: If you ever feel compelled to "mug" yourself with a taser, one
note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap
yourself. You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from
your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three second
burst would be considered conservative.

SON-OF-A-...... that hurt like hell!!! A minute or so later (I can't be
sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what
little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading
glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they get up there??? My
triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt
like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88

I'm still looking for my testicles. I'm offering a significant reward
for their safe return.

Still in shock.

LandzDown Lounge / Ergonomic Computer Area
« on: March 16, 2006, 12:18:44 PM »
It seems that our beloved Corrine and Ripley are ergonomic experts.  Or at least they know alot about it.

Ripley brought my attention to this thread , where a great and information discussion about this took place, in Ripley's thread about trackballs.

I never noticed it before, probably cause I didn't think to look in a thread called trackballs...hehehe.  So I thought I would restart the conversation because this is something that I really need to pay attention to more.

I have not worked now for 2 years.  Altho there are many health problems that I suffer from, the main problem that caused me to stop, was tendonitus or just plain PAIN in my wrists and the area of the hand between the thumb and index finger.  I was at the time an assistant manager at a convenient store, and using the register ALOT!

I have always used computers pretty much in every job I have had, not to mention the use of computers at home.

Probably the first time I was introduced to ergonomics was when I worked for the US Postal service doing nothing but computer input.  We would get images of mail that the computers could not read, and we were to try and decifer what it said, and put in the info, so that the mail could be sent out. It was extremely fast work.  And we had to type extremely fast.  If you didn't keep up on your speed and little errors, then you were risking your job.You had to type non-stop for 50 mins.  We got a 10 min break every 50 mins.  We also were taught about monitor position as well.  BUT I can't remember any of it.  lol

Now that I have my computer at home and online, I am experiencing the same symptoms once again!

Even the area under my thumb is swollen from the inflammation.

It is true that my posture is not good.  I am a sloucher.  I hate that I am, but no matter how much I try to correct it, I notice that when I am not thinking, I am right back to it.  :(

Right now I have just a plain mouse, with a wheel.  And just a regular keyboard.  My goal has been to get one of those logistic wireless mouses, like Corrine spoke of in the thread I linked above. 

I don't seem to have the problem as much with the left hand, just the right.  So I think that my main problem is mousing.  hehehe

I know when I type and mouse, my wrists hang down....resting on the desktop.  I guess it would help to get one of those gel type pads that goes in front of the keyboard and mousepad?

When I move my mouse, I rarely move my entire arm, it is all wrist movements.

The top of the monitor is not at brow level for me.  Brow level for me is about in the center of the monitor.  YES!  I AM short!  Somebody get me a booster chair!  :tease:   Or maybe I just need to  :hammy: and everything will be okay!  hehehe

btw...there is no tingling or numbness in the fingers or hands.  Just pain, that feels like a horrible bruise..and ache.

LandzDown Lounge / Coffee Table Talk, pull up a chair, lets chat
« on: February 26, 2006, 08:41:48 AM »
In the short time that I have been here, you all have become like family to me.  I really enjoy my time that I spend here, chatting, teasing, joking, etc.

I thought it would be nice to have a thread, where we can just ramble on about whatever is on our mind.  Just as if we were sitting around a table having a cup of coffee or tea, having a nice chat.

So pull up a chair, sit a spel, and lets chat!

Hmm now what to start with!

Well as you know we have just moved to Sweden.  And recently got our own apartment, which is still not fully furnished.  Today I am going with a friend of mine to a home decor/jewelry/wedding/party exhibition show, today.

I am hoping to get more ideas of what I would like to get, and hopefully find an inexpensive microwave.

You know there are just so many things that are difficult to reheat on the stove without burning it. A microwave would be very beneficial!

Now if I get one today, the real trick will be getting it home!  lol  I am going to bring my wheeled bag, but I don't think it will fit!  hehehe  Maybe I could balance it on my head!

LandzDown Lounge / Let's Play Hangman!
« on: February 19, 2006, 07:27:13 AM »
This is how we play.

Here are the links for when we ask for the wrong letters. one missed letter two missed letters three missed letters four missed letters five missed letters six missed letters and


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