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    Ah, but you're forgetting one thing...the shear...

    Ah, but you're forgetting one thing...the shear satisfaction of knowing it will never bug me again! That's priceless!

    It didn't have any manual of any sort, just a single sheet, "Get started..."...
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    Yes, it was installed before all this drama, and...

    Yes, it was installed before all this drama, and I am logged in using the same account. When I go to the Store and find Solitaire it says "You own this app". Well maybe, but I can't find it anywhere,...
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    Tweaking.com! Hmmm, never heard of it but I'll...

    Tweaking.com! Hmmm, never heard of it but I'll definitely take a look,

    Thank you. David
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    It was Sudo15 who posted 2 links, both good...

    It was Sudo15 who posted 2 links, both good stuff, but by the time I saw them the damage had been done. And as for the imaging I've been doing that religiously, but I only keep the 2 most recent...
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    Following the instructions in the handbook I got...

    Following the instructions in the handbook I got to the "Choose an option" screen without the intermediate steps. So I chose the "Troubleshoot...Refresh or Reset you PC". From this I chose Refresh...
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    I had major problems after falling for the iYogi...

    I had major problems after falling for the iYogi scam. (I only got involved with them because their link was the first one when I searched for 'HP Support' and I assumed that HP had outsourced their...
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    What a can of worms! The irony of this situation...

    What a can of worms! The irony of this situation is that I have been making images religiously, but the update to 8.1 problem has been going on since 8.1 was released. The oldest images were being...
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    This pesky machine came with no handbook, and...

    This pesky machine came with no handbook, and shows no start options when booting up, just password screen then Windows opens. I haven't paid much heed to it since it seemed to boot okay, and my wife...
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    Wow that was quick! The problem is that cmd.exe...

    Wow that was quick! The problem is that cmd.exe will run, but not as Administrator. Trying to run any command as Administrator brings up the device not ready pop-up.
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    What a comprehensive lot of suggestions, thank...

    What a comprehensive lot of suggestions, thank you all very much. But, isn't there always a 'but'? I tried the Event Viewer first, got the familiar pop-up:

    C:\System32\eventviewer.msc
    The device...
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    Thank you for the responses. I agree with you...

    Thank you for the responses. I agree with you David when you say 'laptop' is a misnomer, but the machine has never been used as a "laptop" per se, always on a desk. And as I said the case was never...
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    Black screen for no apparent reason

    My wife has an Asus laptop, 12 months old, Win 8, very basic installation. Just lately it has been shutting down, sometimes as she is writing an e-mail, or it may just be idle. There is no warning,...
  13. Windows Server 2008 has stopped working...

    I am using Win 7x64 Pro. From time to time I get a flag in the Tray, a message that says:-

    "Download a hotfix from Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Server 2008 R2 has stopped working properly.
    ...
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    Thanks Coochin, but I had already launched into...

    Thanks Coochin, but I had already launched into the Delete/Format before I saw your response. I don't suppose Boot & Nuke would find much now.

    David
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    Thanks for that quick response, and it worked!...

    Thanks for that quick response, and it worked! Brilliant.

    David
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    Deleting files from removable drive

    I am trying to wipe a hard drive from a Win 7 laptop that died. (There was a lot of financial information on it.) I am using Win 7x64 on the new machine, and have a gizmo that accepts the bare drive,...
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    Ah! Not dual booting, but never noticed that...

    Ah! Not dual booting, but never noticed that "Show more..." check box. I see that there is a whole long list. As I said I've never used System Restore, maybe I should just try to restore, a dry run,...
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    System Restore failed

    I'm using an HP Envy laptop, Win 7 Pro x64, 250GB SSD for C:, 1TB USB 3 drive for data, 16GB RAM, 4GB VRAM. It has worked perfectly for a year, then one day the bootup hung with just the Desktop...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks Sudo15. Before reading your last post I...

    Thanks Sudo15. Before reading your last post I got a copy of Revo, worked like magic, found a load of files and registry entries that had been left behind by the BBC uninstaller. After that the setup...
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    I have been using the paid version of Roboform...

    I have been using the paid version of Roboform for many years. What hasn't been said is that Roboform is much more than just a password manager. Using Safe Notes, you can keep all manner of...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks for your response. I'm in California at...

    Thanks for your response. I'm in California at the moment, just got back, but I am in the UK at frequent intervals which is where I have used it successfully in the past. I haven't used a third party...
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    I'd get rid of Adobe Reader for sure, Foxit does...

    I'd get rid of Adobe Reader for sure, Foxit does everything you'll ever need with far less bloat.

    David
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    [SOLVED] Cannot install a program

    I am trying to install BBC iPlayer on a Win 7 machine, have the same problem when I try it with Win 8.0 on another machine. For most of the world who've never heard of BBC iPlayer it is a small...
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    Thanks for all the responses. After the upgrade...

    Thanks for all the responses. After the upgrade assistant found no problems I tried the upgrade again, a sure sign of madness? Probably. I was watching it churn away to see how far it got with the...
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    Thanks to both of you for the information. I...

    Thanks to both of you for the information. I turned to Asus, the manufacturer, to see what they had to offer. The first agent thought it was a problem with the Chipset driver and spelled out how to...
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