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    That's interesting. How do you tell from the...

    That's interesting. How do you tell from the screen shot that MSE might be the problem?
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    I have 2 cores, both equally hit. There is a...

    I have 2 cores, both equally hit. There is a definite impact on performance, and I think you suggestion about Malwarebytes is probably correct. I may try running for a day or two without it
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    You are quite correct, but I have windows update...

    You are quite correct, but I have windows update set to entirely manual, so all it could be doing is checking for updates?
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    Massive SVCHOST CPU Usage - Win 7 SP1

    I notice that SVCHOST is using a lot of CPU. attached screen shot from Process Explorer indicates 50% and lists some 15 services. I am not sure if any of these are a problem, but a the time I took...
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    Re Post 23. I have no hidden files or folders. ...

    Re Post 23. I have no hidden files or folders. I found the Automatic Destinations folder, but it is unused and empty
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    I found your reference...

    I found your reference C:\Users\[MyUserId]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent, but NO automatic Destinations folder, just a long list of ALL recent files and folders. I also found...
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    I got rid of the space -...

    I got rid of the space - %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations - and got "no items match your search ??
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    Thanks for a very detailed refresher course on...

    Thanks for a very detailed refresher course on setting up Recent Items. What are your thoughts as to why the Recent list in Excel randomly comes up empty?
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    Which thread?

    Which thread?
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    Both checked as you suggest. ONLY happens in...

    Both checked as you suggest. ONLY happens in Excel
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    Excel Recent List (Excel 2007 - Win 7)

    When I click the Start Menu and hover the mouse over a program, a Right pane opens showing recently opened worksheets and those pinned to the list. Every few weeks this list of recent items...
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    So! ! It seems I need to buy a full Win 10 for...

    So! ! It seems I need to buy a full Win 10 for the new machine? Where can I find pricing and version options?
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    Yes I do have a valid license key on my old...

    Yes I do have a valid license key on my old machine - but I want to keep it as Win 7. I seem to remember that once you have upgraded, you can download an ISO file to do a full new installation? If...
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    Windows 10 and retaining win7

    I have a Win7 desktop which I would like to keep as a second or backup machine. I plan to buy a new desktop but it appears dealers want to charge me for Win 10. Is there any way I can use my...
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    Thanks. I assume "net user administrator...

    Thanks. I assume "net user administrator /active:no" turns off the admin account?
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    Users and Groups not available

    I read Issue 480 about accessing Admin account via lusrmgr.msc and was denied. I then tried Computer Management and also could not find User Groups. Attached snips indicate results of my attempt. ...
  17. Thread: USB Devices

    by dpollock
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    USB Devices

    Is there a tool to list all USB devices attached and give details more than the limited information in Device Manager. Getting "Properties" from each item in Device Manager really does not tell me...
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    Well! There's a solution. I used SCANPST and...

    Well! There's a solution. I used SCANPST and then compressed the data file ( a few errors found). And the problem has gone. I do use icloud for my contacts, and suspected that may have been the...
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    Outlook startup problem

    Outlook 2010. Every start up attempts to contact "\\pixel.mathtag.com" and this can take up tp 25 seconds. What is this site? I cannot find anything like in the COM addins listed
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    Ghost drive letter

    On a windows Vista machine, I get an error message at random intervals to the effect "Cannot read from Drive K" I do not have a drive K. What suggestions to get rid of this message??
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    Multiple Clipboard

    I seem to remember that in earlier versions of Windows there was a utility which remembered the last 10 copy operations ane could relpay them for a subsequent paste operation - or perhaps it was an...
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    Outlook 2007 email lists

    When creating a new email, and starting to type a name or email address in the 'To' box, Outlook displays a list of recently used emails. Can this list be accessed and edited - as I need to remove...
  23. Thread: Chkdsk

    by dpollock
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    Chkdsk

    Win 7 x64. When using chkdsk, does Windows save a logifle somewhere - the details vanish from the screen immediately the check finishes. If not, is there a parameter for holding the display when...
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    What is using the Internet

    Win 7 x 64. I notice activity lights on my modem/router when I am not actively using the internet. Is there a utility which can analyse what programs or processes are using the connection
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    Open With Context Menu

    Win 7 x 64. I have one program which somehow has duplicate entries on the right click 'Open With' menu. Trivial but irritation. Can I perhaps edit this list of entries in the Register?
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