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    Issue Solved

    These were the 3 patches, Susan Bradley suggested to wait on applying. I have updated my systems except for these three. Now, when I go to Windows Update, the only one showing is 3097877! Does anyone...
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    FYI: You've inferred incorrectly. I have both a...

    FYI: You've inferred incorrectly. I have both a new AND old Dell desktop system. The new one is what I tried to connect the bad drive to, but it would not get beyond the Windows Starting screen.
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    I copied from Susan's table in Patch Watch. I...

    I copied from Susan's table in Patch Watch.

    I checked and, no, they aren't showing as installed. I have not been able to find any news of them being pulled or anything like that. I unchecked, but...
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    Two Patches No Longer Available?

    These were the 3 patches, Susan Bradley suggested to wait on applying. I have updated my systems except for these three. Now, when I go to Windows Update, the only one showing is 3097877! Does anyone...
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    Thanks for all the replies. Just to restate, I...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Just to restate, I had tried placing the bad drive in my own newer Win7 desktop computer as the 2nd drive. (It "replaced" another 2nd drive on that system.) That...
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    I misunderstood you. I thought you were writing...

    I misunderstood you. I thought you were writing about the Win10 Update and not the normal update notifications.

    An advantage of GWX Control Panel is it makes the changes both ways much more...
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    Have you tried GWX Control Panel?

    Have you tried GWX Control Panel?
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    What I am asking for is software that will fit on...

    What I am asking for is software that will fit on a boot CD as the computer has only CD drives, not DVD.
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    The drive may be in such bad shape that it may...

    The drive may be in such bad shape that it may not run. Besides, my friend was resigned to the fact that the personal stuff may be gone for good. He doesn't have the time to fuss with it. I'm...
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    I have a similar, but slightly older system. Mine...

    I have a similar, but slightly older system. Mine cannot boot from USB--it's that old! That is why I have to go the burned CD route.
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    Accessing (Almost) Dead HDD

    A friend's computer has an (almost) dead hard disk drive. (I could not get my PC to start up with it hooked up as a 2nd drive.) It is ~ 2003 vintage Dell.

    I thought a boot CD with appropriate...
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    I am using GWX Control Panel and it is working...

    I am using GWX Control Panel and it is working nicely for me.

    (I don't want to update to Win10 because of the automatic updates issue. As we are seeing with today's Win7 updates, three patches are...
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    When you get situations like this, it can be...

    When you get situations like this, it can be helpful if you try the site using a different browser such as Firefox, Opera, or IE.

    I cannot say how prevalent it is now, but, in the past, web sites...
  14. @Sudo15, I saw in Susan Bradley's Patch Watch...

    @Sudo15,

    I saw in Susan Bradley's Patch Watch column that Flash is built into IE 10 & IE 11, but she did not indicate that there is also an OS-specific aspect to this, as well.
  15. IE 10 or IE 11, Flash Player & Windows 7

    I found this in an old thread, but, due to its age, could not post my question there.

    Does this mean that we can uninstall the ActiveX version of Flash from our systems if all we have installed is...
  16. HDD 2 SSD: Worth Compressing Drive Before Transfer/Cloning?

    My desktop computer has a 1TB HDD. I have a 500GB SSD. I have transferred my Libraries and such to another HDD in the computer so that only ~350GB is on the 1TB HDD. Would it be worthwhile to...
  17. I had to use the edit registry method to enable...

    I had to use the edit registry method to enable Windows Updates.

    Do you or anyone else know if the group policy editor--gpedit.msc--is or is not supposed to be included with Win 8.1 Home?
  18. Windows Updates Disabled on Administrators Account

    Administrators account is only account on computer. When I go to Windows Updates, the screen shows that Windows Updates are controlled by the system administrator.

    I have found this after doing a...
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    Compared to Firefox, I have always found Chrome...

    Compared to Firefox, I have always found Chrome to be a major RAM hog. From reading other's experiences, it looks like Google is as arrogant about Chrome as they are about Google+, YouTube, and...
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    With OS updates being automatic in Win10...

    With OS updates being automatic in Win10 consumer, I am interested in (I assume) Win10 Pro so I will have the ability to wait to install updates. Did I miss where Microsoft says how (or if it is...
  21. By not allow users to sign up unless they have a...

    By not allow users to sign up unless they have a cell phone, the sites are denying themselves more customers.

    By not allowing users who signed up before the cell phone number requirement to...
  22. Thanks, access-mdb. Do you use any of them? ...

    Thanks, access-mdb.

    Do you use any of them?

    I'm after people's own experiences with webmail other than the well-known ones.
  23. I do have an outlook.com address and did not have...

    I do have an outlook.com address and did not have to provide a cell phone number.

    @BruceR, your question is immaterial to the discussion.
  24. Recommend Gmail, Yahoo, AOL webmail alternatives?

    I am a Gmail user of long enough duration that I did not have to provide a cell phone number, thank goodness. (Same with Yahoo. I have not checked AOL to see if they now require a cell phone number...
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    Let's be honest here. IObit and Revo go about...

    Let's be honest here. IObit and Revo go about getting paid differently. IObit uses the bundled software as a way to generate revenue. Revo uses the restricting of 64-bit uninstalls to its paid...
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