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    Most important is the you make a Backup Image of...

    Most important is the you make a Backup Image of your 8.1 installation, before you wipe it out with Windows 10.
    Then if for some reason, Windows 10 is not to your liking, or it won't run correctly...
  2. And...... if you let Windows 10 install over...

    And...... if you let Windows 10 install over Windows 7....Windows 7 is History. (GONE, KAPUT!)

    Back up your Windows 7, just in case something goes terribly wrong.

    Back when we were testing...
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    As with any major upgrade coming from Microsoft,...

    As with any major upgrade coming from Microsoft, Windows 10 can be fraught with trouble.

    Be safe and backup your current OS to an external or second Hard Drive before you ever accept the upgrade...
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    Sorry for the long quote, but I just wanted to...

    Sorry for the long quote, but I just wanted to comment on the part in RED.

    That is just not true! Let me say, before I go further, that I've tried TB and found it seriously wanting. It's a...
  5. Thread: Google ads

    by DrWho
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    You'll get better answers if you give more...

    You'll get better answers if you give more information.
    First off, where are you....put that in your profile, so it will show up with every post.

    Next what OS are you running, and what Browser...
  6. The answer is fairly simple..... Change the way...

    The answer is fairly simple.....
    Change the way you (or she) get the MS Updates.
    If anyone just blindly lets MS (or anyone else) update their PC, without any oversight at all, then they deserve...
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    Well, yes, you can uninstall flash totally from...

    Well, yes, you can uninstall flash totally from your computer and it will not work in Firefox either, but,,,,,,,
    You'll play heck watching any U-Tube videos, which many of us like to do, almost...
  8. Thread: Ethernet

    by DrWho
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    In this day and age, I can't even believe that...

    In this day and age, I can't even believe that question was asked? A web search would have instantly provided every bit of information available on the topic.

    Besides being more stable and...
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    I'm a little bit surprised, in this day and age,...

    I'm a little bit surprised, in this day and age, that there is only one program that we can use to view U-Tube Videos.
    For several weeks now, I've been getting all sorts of error messages when...
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    I'm running AVG 2015 FREE on most of my 12 PC's...

    I'm running AVG 2015 FREE on most of my 12 PC's and they have reported NO such problems. As an old PC Tech, I'd have to suspect a Virus or Trojan putting out those error messages. In the many years...
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    [SOLVED] Besides vid cards, there are several things about...

    Besides vid cards, there are several things about older PC's that Windows 10 won't like.

    I tried to install 10166 on an older (spare) HD and Win 10 refused to install...... because the HD was...
  12. Thread: New W-10

    by DrWho
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    Jean, What build did you download? You didn't...

    Jean,
    What build did you download? You didn't say, and it DOES make a lot of difference.

    For instance, when I got build 10166, I installed it as an upgrade on my HP Laptop, and it required NO...
  13. My favorite email provider is GMail. Just...

    My favorite email provider is GMail. Just recently I read a news release where they are even improving their already Good spam remover.

    I have five Gmail addresses and within the last year I...
  14. Thread: Oldie, like me !

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    Hi Jean, I'm sitting here in my easy chair, with...

    Hi Jean,
    I'm sitting here in my easy chair, with my keyboard on my lap working on a PC that I built a while back, out of spare parts. The motherboard is a 2002 version, by Compaq. the cpu is an...
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    I use the same RULE with Flash Drives that I used...

    I use the same RULE with Flash Drives that I used for years with Floppy Disks.....that being,,,,,, if the light is on, in the Flash Drive, don't remove it, because it's either reading or writing...
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    I'd love to see that.....because Windows Mail...

    I'd love to see that.....because Windows Mail works GREAT for me, whether it's in Vista, Win-7, Win-8.1 or even Win-10.
    Of course, I do have to tweak it some, to get it to work in any OS above...
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    An old saying says "ignorance is bliss" but...

    An old saying says "ignorance is bliss" but definitely NOT in this case.

    Years ago, before most of you even owned a computer or knew how to spell it,
    Microsoft provided us with a great little...
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    How many times do we have to say that, before...

    How many times do we have to say that, before people start to get the message?
    It's not that difficult of a concept. Really! I've been doing it for 35 years.

    I never do anything with my...
  19. Thread: No twin here.

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    On my Powerhouse PC, the one I call the "HAL...

    On my Powerhouse PC, the one I call the "HAL 9000" I'm currently downloading a single copy of 10147 that claims to be both 32 bit and 64 bit compatible.

    I guess I'll find out when I go to install...
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    Like with so many apps and programs, it's...

    Like with so many apps and programs, it's important, if not Critical, to keep things up do date.

    File hippo lists all the latest Flash updates in their daily software update newsletter....
  21. What bothers me, is when you said "PDF file from...

    What bothers me, is when you said "PDF file from WORD".
    How did WORD get into the mix? I'd have to think that could be the crux of the problem.

    Two things:
    I gave up on Adobe reader, several...
  22. I wasn't so hesitant..... evaluating programs is...

    I wasn't so hesitant..... evaluating programs is what I do for entertainment.
    So, I got the ISO, burned it to a CD and booted up my Windows 10 PC with it.

    Then the fun began! Endless text menus...
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    Interesting topic! I just installed Malware...

    Interesting topic!

    I just installed Malware Bytes Pro (Trial) and got the updates and it's running its first scan now.

    It worked as easily as if I were installing it to Windows XP. No problem....
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    I got my 10130 last night via a download from a...

    I got my 10130 last night via a download from a Cloud download site.
    I needed the ISO, because I always do a CLEAN Install from a DVD, letting the installer RE-Format the C: partition so there is no...
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    In XP, Pro, SP3 the default, for over a decade is...

    In XP, Pro, SP3 the default, for over a decade is "Outlook Express 6". Rock Solid and used by millions.

    In 7, 8, 8.1 and Now Windows 10, my choice is "Windows Mail".
    It's deactivated by default,...
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