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    The www.winhelponline.com regedit fix seems to...

    The www.winhelponline.com regedit fix seems to help, but W10 still resets the associations; but much less frequently, so it's worth doing.
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    I've found some leads, for example:...

    I've found some leads, for example:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/windows-10-resetting-file-associations/
    and...
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    I'm running current 64-bit W10 upgraded from W8.1...

    I'm running current 64-bit W10 upgraded from W8.1 and I'm having the same problem. I've been through the cycle of switching the preferences by hand three times now and they just got reset again.
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  4. I take your point about not running as...

    I take your point about not running as Administrator, but I've done a lot of customization of my account. Is there a way to drop it to a User account without upsetting anything? (I understand I...
  5. Is there a recommended dual wireless access point configuration?

    My current wireless router is unreliable and I want to replace it. My house is sort of long and narrow and a single wireless box does not cover it all with an adequate signal. I have two...
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    No luck with that, alas!

    No luck with that, alas!
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    So much for that. Six hours later it started...

    So much for that. Six hours later it started crashing again. (I wish I understood why it doesn't start crashing immediately.)
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    Interesting. I disabled three addons which...

    Interesting. I disabled three addons which looked problematic, restarted Firefox, and -- knock wood -- it's working again. The addons I disabled were VLC Web Plugin, Adobe Acrobat 9.5 (I also had...
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    How do I do that? I know how to capture screen...

    How do I do that? I know how to capture screen images, but I don't know a tool which will give me a list of programs on my PC. I suppose I could use the control panel's uninsiall feature and take...
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    Well, that's odd!

    For two days Flash worked without issues. Then it started crashing. Then it worked for a few hours. Now it works sometimes and crashes sometimes. I see no pattern whatsoever to when it works and...
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    That appears to have worked -- thanks! (I've...

    That appears to have worked -- thanks! (I've only used the new setup for five minutes, but previously I'd have had multiple crashes by now. If the problem turns out later to still exist, I'll post...
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    Flash still crashing in Firefox

    I'm running FF 19.0 on W7 (fully up-to-date) and Flash 11.6.602.168. I've disabled hardware acceleration in Flash. But it still crashes. There seem to be lots of suggestions out there on what to...
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    I'm late to this party, but I needed a good...

    I'm late to this party, but I needed a good backup solution and tried using Windows 7 Backup. It worked beautifully for a few weeks and then started failing with no information but an error code...
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    A useful column, as always. You mention briefly...

    A useful column, as always. You mention briefly password managers and say you recommend third-party password managers. I'm using Roboform (and love it) but am a bit queasy about its security. I'd...
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    Comparison of password tools

    I've become convinced that I need unique passwords at each important site, and that means I need a tool to track them for me -- my memory is not good enough to deal with five complex passwords, never...
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