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Yes, all true. But current BIOSes don't have the necessary code put in. The question was why they don't do disk to disk copies natively, and the answer is still "Because they are not designed to do that". You could; but that's not the point of a BIOS, and the end result would be a booted system, kind of like Safe Mode.

Does anybody have a simple guide to set up a LAN with Windows 10? I've never been able to get one working last time I tried it a few years ago but now I've got more computers running in the home.

Norfair wrote:

Does anybody have a simple guide to set up a LAN with Windows 10? I've never been able to get one working last time I tried it a few years ago but now I've got more computers running in the home.

Can you outline in a little more detail what you're trying to do? IE, number of PCs, whether they'll have internet access, if you're utilizing a switch, etc.

If they're all on the internet already and going through a router, then the LAN is already there. PurEvil got to the point from the get-go. What do you want them to do on your LAN?

Norfair wrote:

Does anybody have a simple guide to set up a LAN with Windows 10? I've never been able to get one working last time I tried it a few years ago but now I've got more computers running in the home.

Once you enable file sharing on the PCs on your network you can usually access them just by typing \\PC-NAME into a run box.

Started a new remote helpdesk contract and they issued us a surface laptop.
So the first thing I did was research and buy a usb-c docking station on amazon.
I got this for $60 and it is so far fantastic:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

Once you enable file sharing on the PCs on your network you can usually access them just by typing \\PC-NAME into a run box.

If you want to access a specific drive then use the $

So if you want the c drive then use:
\\pc-name\c$

The way I normally set up a Windows LAN is to use Samba on Linux.

I use the same dock at home for my work laptop. It's great. My only complaint is that it gets pretty darn warm. I keep mine in a drawer that I feed all of the cables into.

Have you tried not keeping the thing that gets warm in a drawer?

I haven't noticed that the docking station gets warm but I have it laying out in the open air and I am only currently using the displayport and 2 USB's. So far I haven't needed to use the network port as wifi is stable for work. But it is nice to know I have it if call connectivity becomes a problem.

FYI for those interested, the docking station comes with a nice variety:
1x displayport
2x hdmi
3x usb-a (2x 3.0, 1x 2.0)
network
2x sd card ( 1x big, 1x little)
2x usb-c (1x male, 1x female)

I tried, but it's so much nicer in the drawer. It's not the worst. There's a little ventilation in the back. And I turn off the power strip (that's also in the drawer) when I am done. On the plus side. No cables?

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