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    Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems...

    Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719)
    Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2989647)

    Last night I was unable to print wireless. Then this morning, both Firefox and IE...
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    My situation may not imply, but IE stopped...

    My situation may not imply, but IE stopped working for me too. Kept trying to connect, but failed. No message like "404", just blank white screen.

    Same for Firefox. I run Win 8.1 Update.
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  3. I see it like drugs. Some require a prescription,...

    I see it like drugs. Some require a prescription, ie. a protection or identification, for use.

    Because of the internet, I want protection and identification for some things. So as others have...
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    For long or complex PDFs, I don't think there's...

    For long or complex PDFs, I don't think there's any easy way to "fix" the PDF in the PDF.

    This may be a start. For PDFs, I always start at the source, ie. Adobe.
    Convert PDF to Word...
  5. I think "database design" is more useful than...

    I think "database design" is more useful than "Access". I humbly suggest considering a more generic starting point than an application. When I think database design, I think of relational databases...
  6. Edit: I agree. My backup solution is...

    Edit: I agree.

    My backup solution is file-based and driven by the structure of my directories. I maintain file copies on three computers - one at work and two at home. All three have different...
  7. Bothered me too. Try this after you have arrived...

    Bothered me too. Try this after you have arrived at a story you want to read - [down] arrow. Then, the [up] arrow.

    I think it works. Thinks? Heck it's Sunday.

    I should add that I also use a...
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    Aside from Windows' share of the desktop market,...

    Aside from Windows' share of the desktop market, remember when Microsoft speaks of it's 'partners', that's application developers and hardware vendors.

    Like print newspapers, over-the-air radio,...
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    ... replace mouse? I agree, I do left-hand...

    ... replace mouse? I agree, I do left-hand keyboard and right-hand mouse often. I do not want to give that up. I suspect such a practice is low priority for touch.

    ... copy a link to a new...
  10. I enjoy listening to Susan Crawford about the...

    I enjoy listening to Susan Crawford about the internet in the US.

    Full Show: Is Net Neutrality Dead?
    May 2, 2014
    http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-is-net-neutrality-dead/
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    For Windows XP Embedded, I think the retirement...

    For Windows XP Embedded, I think the retirement date is different. Are these control systems Windows XP Embedded?
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    Acknowledging another Win 8 advantage. But first,...

    Acknowledging another Win 8 advantage. But first, the reply.

    Bruce R - My error. With a different app, I was able to highlight, copy, and then paste text. Tried a page in News again, was able to...
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    I tried three apps - Help+Tips, News, and Photos....

    I tried three apps - Help+Tips, News, and Photos. Twice - with and w/out internet.
    Help+Tips runs without the internet.
    News continues to display content even without internet.
    Photos runs without...
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    Hello Bruce 'Super Moderator', Pardon my...

    Hello Bruce 'Super Moderator',

    Pardon my somewhat off-topic question here, but I now question my assumption that Windows 8.1 Update would aid my education about 'apps'. And I'm embarrassed to...
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    I agree with a different attitude. Not because...

    I agree with a different attitude. Not because Win 8 is a better OS, but because Win 8 is trying harder to place itself in the future.

    I look at Win 8.1 Update at home, and think about work where...
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    Hmmm .... Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone...

    Hmmm ....

    Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview
    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/bill-gates-the-rolling-stone-interview-20140313?curator=MediaREDEF
    Jeff Goodell | Rolling Stone | 13th...
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    Thanks. Periodically, when I have the...

    Thanks.

    Periodically, when I have the strength, I visit here -
    Internationalization Techniques: Authoring HTML & CSS
    http://www.w3.org/International/techniques/authoring-html#charset

    At this...
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    Like many other 'innovations', once it's out of...

    Like many other 'innovations', once it's out of the box, creative and resourceful minds find unexpected applications. Some enhance the common good, some don't. Consider fast food - breakfast, lunch,...
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    Best one I remember is a one MB PCMIA card for...

    Best one I remember is a one MB PCMIA card for storage on an HP 95 LX @ $500. Remember then, when modem access to the pre-web was per minute?

    I noticed the item on Powershell earlier. I should...
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    There are many ways to see our internet world. Or...

    There are many ways to see our internet world. Or 'social media'. Or 'privacy'. Or 'security'. In the last year, went through three books which I relate to much of the fluff and fancy of our media...
  21. Sticky: In my Win 8.1 Update'd taskbar, I tried...

    In my Win 8.1 Update'd taskbar, I tried right-clicking some icons - I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely some new-found utility with - Start, File Explorer, and an open Notepad file.
    I also have...
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    Thanks Drew. Yes I noticed the Taskbar Store icon...

    Thanks Drew. Yes I noticed the Taskbar Store icon and the two icons on the Start screen. I'll take those appearances as signposts.
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    It's occurs to me that I never really get into...

    It's occurs to me that I never really get into most the new features of the OS. When I moved from XP to Vista, I denied myself the "Classic" desktop, and stuck with the Vista desktop. In XP, I had...
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    I wonder why the Win 8.1 Update does not show in...

    I wonder why the Win 8.1 Update does not show in Control Panel | System Security | Update? Under "Windows Edition", all I see is "Windows 8.1 Pro".

    In order for me to discover/check, I need to...
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    Rmonroe36, I agree with Drew1903. Thanks fpr...

    Rmonroe36,

    I agree with Drew1903. Thanks fpr the anecdote.

    I would not have thought it possible, nor considered Win 8 on a vintage XP machine.

    Sounds like a way to reuse vs. recycle. Like a...
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