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  1. Linux programs I use for the purposes listed by...

    Linux programs I use for the purposes listed by the OP here:

    (I don't do everything the OP does, so this is only a partial answer.)

    Backup in Linux is easiest for me by working from an external...
  2. Lincoln, I have an ASUS t100ta with 64GB storage...

    Lincoln, I have an ASUS t100ta with 64GB storage which seems to be the same model as yours. One difference. I found out that my motherboard was defective (the on/off and volume buttons were not...
  3. Check out Woody's report of using the tool at...

    Check out Woody's report of using the tool at Infoworld.
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/2951214/microsoft-windows/on-the-road-to-windows-10-problems-with-forced-updates-and-kb-3073930.html

    and...
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    I don't know why you think the Windows 10...

    I don't know why you think the Windows 10 download started by itself without your intervention. This has not been the experience of the vast majority of those in the Lounge who did accept the...
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    Install Macrium Reflect Free, then burn the CD of...

    Install Macrium Reflect Free, then burn the CD of its WinPE Rescue Disk, and you should be able to use the Rescue CD in place of the installed program. Maybe a few features would go missing, but it's...
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    Is activation an issue? The Win 7 license key...

    Is activation an issue? The Win 7 license key should have been taken over by Windows 10 when Win 10 was installed as an upgrade. This would render the existing Win 7 installation, even in an...
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    The Windows Connected term was provided by...

    The Windows Connected term was provided by NirSoft's ProduKey utility. What I have looks like this description of Windows 8.1 with Bing:
    ...
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    One thing which has put me more solidly into the...

    One thing which has put me more solidly into the Macrium Reflect camp than before is that Version 6 has recently improved their bootable WinPE Rescue environment. I have a tablet, and its display...
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    Genreally, this was a reassuring article,...

    Genreally, this was a reassuring article, especially for upgrading from Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10. Still, I have some lingering doubts about the upgrade and future MS Updates.

    As for forced...
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    There's still the Upgrade readiness Tool, isn't...

    There's still the Upgrade readiness Tool, isn't there? Again, not infallable, but a good place to start.
  11. Every time I renew, the most recent paid edition...

    Every time I renew, the most recent paid edition of Windows Secrets Newsletter, complete with Susan Bradley's column when it appears, is resent to my Inbox at the email address I provide with the...
  12. Nope. It's been enabled since before Firefox 37....

    Nope. It's been enabled since before Firefox 37. But I'm running Firefox under Ubuntu Linux. Maybe this is a different Firefox from the Windows Firefox, but I am definitely not on Nightly Builds.
    ...
  13. I have two ways to restore drivers. (I don't...

    I have two ways to restore drivers. (I don't know exactly how Fred Langa does his restorations. But the article was focused on just using the Device Manager and leaving all drivers in place as a...
  14. Hee-hee! ;)

    Hee-hee! ;)
  15. But why force-feed Pro users? Many of those, and...

    But why force-feed Pro users? Many of those, and some Home Users as well, are well aware of the pros and cons of waiting to apply MS Updates. We just do not desire to be treated as cannon fodder when...
  16. I chided Woody Leonhard for calling Windows 10 an...

    I chided Woody Leonhard for calling Windows 10 an Update. It is an Upgrade, and should be treated with all the seriousness and respect of a System Upgrade. This is no ordinary Windows Update.

    In...
  17. Car Hacking: I saw on the national news the...

    Car Hacking:

    I saw on the national news the Wired demo with the actual video of what happened. So far it's only been proven for a few Jeep models, but this is a Brave New World.

    I am not happy...
  18. This article brings a bit of new perspective to...

    This article brings a bit of new perspective to what could turn out to be a pretty good fig leaf to cover any Windows 10 automatic patching failures. As patches move from the Fast Ring out t o...
  19. Actually, multi-engine testing is the idea behind...

    Actually, multi-engine testing is the idea behind Virus Total, for individual files up to a certain size.

    For whole computer scanning, Hitman Pro ( info ) is one of a few multi-engine products...
  20. Or, as an alternative, Microsoft has historically...

    Or, as an alternative, Microsoft has historically had two main solutions to patches which have not worked well with some PCs or some software:

    (1) issue a KB with workarounds; or,

    (2) issue a...
  21. Resetting Hardware Using Device Manager

    I have run the Device Manager quite a few times over the years. Sometimes a new driver update fails to work, and sometimes some seemingly unrelated Windows Update wrecks a Device Driver or other...
  22. Flash Player Alternative -- Firefox Shumway

    For a few iterations now, Firefox has included the Shumway plugin which operates by default last I tried it. The plugin does an on the fly transcoding process, so that Flash Videos become HTML5...
  23. Yeah, that makes it clear that there is no...

    Yeah, that makes it clear that there is no additional cost to the new update option for businesses.

    What is not clear, is how to sign up for the Current Branch for Business and the Business...
  24. In response to the detailed post by BruceR: I...

    In response to the detailed post by BruceR:

    I can't address all of your points, as I haven't actually installed and used Windows 10 in any form. How exactly updating will really work is terribly...
  25. Careful copy/paste from Web forum posts about my...

    Careful copy/paste from Web forum posts about my issues has eliminated about 90 percent of my typing in my Ubuntu Linux Command Line. I occasionally have to type long, detailed paths, but I do that...
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