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  1. i upgraded to teh paid version and then the...

    i upgraded to teh paid version
    and then the latest update

    it only did it once

    not sure what their algorithm is
    because i thought i had it fixed so i had to start it
    as we power off around...
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    even if they work elsewhere there can still ...

    even if they work elsewhere

    there can still be DRIVE-MEDIA issues that prevent them from working on his pc
    not all of them play nice together
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    newer drives often work when older ones wont

    newer drives often work when older ones wont
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    are you sure the drive handles both types ? ...

    are you sure the drive handles both types ?

    the CDs are most likely bad
    but it is often a DRIVE-MEDIA combination that does not play nice together
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    i get that with about 5% of the blanks buy the...

    i get that with about 5% of the blanks
    buy the best media possible and cut that to <1%
    but never zero


    it means the blank is bad
    or at least that your drive thinks it is bad


    TURN OFF...
  6. then why not just post the headers already ? ...

    then why not just post the headers already ?

    my experience with paypal is very bad
    VERY bad

    www.paypalsucks.com

    if you want to risk it then you do need to be very careful about scammers
    ...
  7. thanks we are not that low just squeezed on...

    thanks

    we are not that low
    just squeezed on our budget
    so will let those worse off have that help instead of us taking it

    the county still has outrageiously high taxes our house even though...
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    it depends: on the language the tools that come...

    it depends:
    on the language
    the tools that come with it
    your debugging tools

    in general

    note what is wrong
    read the source code carefully
    often the answer pops right out
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    i suspect ms will have one opsys under the hood...

    i suspect ms will have one opsys under the hood
    and provide on UI for tablet type touch screen users
    and a real UI for people that need productivity on a real pc
    although it may take them until 12...
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    one article claims that xp still has 25% of all...

    one article claims that xp still has 25% of all pc users
    and android has the most for tablets (all versions) beating apples stuff by a good margin

    some of us are still using 98se

    i would be...
  11. toshiba c55b5299 backup function and usb do not work.

    new laptop
    toshiba c55 b5299

    many things do NOT work according to how their manual claims
    tried their backup first advice which i agree is a good idea
    but it failed to work

    tried to use a...
  12. if microslop does not get back to a real pc...

    if microslop does not get back to a real pc operating sytem then in the future we will be linux/android type users

    not using some hoked up tablet interface on a real pc
    win81 takes for ever to...
  13. i am finding a lot of things that are not...

    i am finding a lot of things that are not compatible with 8 accordign to the web
    have finally been updated and do work find with 8.1 now

    (or maybe they fixed 81 so they work. whatever. things...
  14. i suspect win10 is going to more like xp and not...

    i suspect win10 is going to more like xp and not crippled like 8.1 is

    hopefully they wont let the vendors tailor it to make it 'easier'
    (for them to lock you in)
  15. thanks not practical as the old xp pro pc is...

    thanks

    not practical as the old xp pro pc is still in use
    so cant take the disk to move to the laptop

    we need to get word functions on a new laptop
  16. thanks when we figure out how to make toshiba...

    thanks

    when we figure out how to make toshiba do the backup function
    that totally fails when following their manuals instructions

    we will start downloading otehr programs like apache or...
  17. thanks we are trying at last to get the...

    thanks

    we are trying at last to get the laptop working
    unfortunately many of the things toshiba says to do in their manual do NOT work at all

    but we do know how to search now on win81
    so...
  18. did not ask for a hack asked if it would work...

    did not ask for a hack

    asked if it would work

    i speculated that at most it might need a new dll
    that is not a hack in my book

    i appreciate your concern for my safety and privacy
    but we...
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    we had the same problem with 5" floppies and...

    we had the same problem with 5" floppies
    and diskettes too

    they did not get killed off

    just practice safe computing
  20. this is not a start up at boot problem this is...

    this is not a start up at boot problem

    this is a full bore all out SCAN of the pc
    that sucks up so many cycles that i can not do any work

    i have the autoscan set at 4am so it wont conflict...
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    we get 10-20 of those or similar every day all...

    we get 10-20 of those or similar every day
    all with suspicious attachments

    why would you ever click on it at all
    or try to reply
    let alone click on the attachment ?
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    are you sure i was led to believe that it...

    are you sure

    i was led to believe that it would wear out the indexing 'tracks' faster

    side note
    back in dos
    one bbs wore off the magnetic material from the first track of a floppy drive...
  23. good ideas but alas the win8 is a laptop with no...

    good ideas but alas the win8 is a laptop with no real hd just some ssd
    so we would have to find out how to fake it with a usb drive attached
    whcih might just be doable if i take time to think...
  24. well we dont want outlook or access and can live...

    well we dont want outlook or access
    and can live without help

    somehow we killed clippy long ago and any other irrating things billyg threw in because his wife thought it was nice

    you gave us...
  25. not sure what is insecure about ofc 97 we never...

    not sure what is insecure about ofc 97
    we never had any problems with it

    we are thinking that we are broke and my wife knows how to use it
    learning is a big issue
    i bought my wife a table two...
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