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  1. Do you have automatic updating turned on?

    Do you have automatic updating turned on?
  2. There IS, in fact, a site called Microsoft...

    There IS, in fact, a site called Microsoft Updates but, if you have automatic updating turned on, it opens the Windows Update screen accessed from Control Panel. If not, it gives instructions on how...
  3. To the Windows Update screen accessed from...

    To the Windows Update screen accessed from Control Panel.
  4. Not on my computer ... I don't deny that there's...

    Not on my computer ... I don't deny that there's something called Microsoft Update, but I can type either windowsupdate.com or microsoftupdate.com in my browser's address window, and it opens the...
  5. Maybe it's because I'm running Win7, but my...

    Maybe it's because I'm running Win7, but my Control Panel shows "Windows Update".
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    Because I use 64-bit Win7 Pro, I run Pale Moon as...

    Because I use 64-bit Win7 Pro, I run Pale Moon as my primary browser and Firefox as my secondary browser; they can be open at the same time, and run side by side very nicely. They use identical (but...
  7. Not true, Ted. I'm a "present user", having used...

    Not true, Ted. I'm a "present user", having used True Image and Disk Director for years, and my experience has been that upgrades from Acronis usually cost more than buying the new version from User...
  8. I received the same offer from Acronis, but none...

    I received the same offer from Acronis, but none of the added "features" in TI 2014 were of any interest to me, so I'm continuing to make my manual backups with TI 2013 (no PlusPack ... don't need...
  9. Thread: Boot times

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    You must be running a super fast computer, Doc. ...

    You must be running a super fast computer, Doc. It takes my 3 1/2 year old PC 22 seconds to get from power on to the point where Windows begins to load, but I'd think that has to do with the...
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    I, too, am a "Auld Phart", in the retired...

    I, too, am a "Auld Phart", in the retired category. Color me impractical, out-of-date, or stupid (take your pick :)), but I'm still using Office 97, even though I'm running Win7 Pro on a desktop...
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    No, I wasn't, and the update to IE 10 via Windows...

    No, I wasn't, and the update to IE 10 via Windows Update began late yesterday, if I remember correctly.

    Trying to get IE 10 installed and working properly has been an exercise in futility. I have...
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    I have 64-bit Win 7 Pro SP1 installed. I've...

    I have 64-bit Win 7 Pro SP1 installed. I've installed 64-bit IE 10 a couple of times, both by Windows Update and from the downloaded file. It simply will NOT display images. Uninstalling it...
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    decibelle ... Download the free program ERUNT...

    decibelle ...

    Download the free program ERUNT, available in both installer and portable versions. It automatically makes a backup of your complete registry on the initial system boot each day,...
  14. My 2 worth ... Recently I upgraded my system...

    My 2 worth ...

    Recently I upgraded my system with an Intel SSD as the boot drive, and wanted to make sure that my three year old MSI 785GM-E65 (MS-7596) motherboard's BIOS was current, as there...
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    KenWA ... Glad you got it figured out. I'm...

    KenWA ...

    Glad you got it figured out. I'm not sure I could have explained to you exactly what I've done, as it's been awhile, and I neglected (foolishly, I suppose) to take notes as I did it. ...
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    Hi KenWA, Sorry to have been so long in...

    Hi KenWA,

    Sorry to have been so long in replying, but other things have occupied my attention for the past few days.

    You probably have to take ownership of the folder. See this article for...
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    Hi KenWA, I'm not sure I understand your...

    Hi KenWA,

    I'm not sure I understand your question. If I remember correctly, the Start menus (there's more than one, unfortunately) in XP are located in the Users folders in C:\Documents and...
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    Hi KenWA, It's actually easy, but you need to...

    Hi KenWA,

    It's actually easy, but you need to do it in the Start menu folder in Windows Explorer. First of all, using the Windows Secret > Special Folders section of TweakNow PowerPack I moved my...
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    I have to confess that I'm not interested in Win...

    I have to confess that I'm not interested in Win 8, although that could change as the OS matures.

    I never have liked the Windows "out of the box" Start Menus. I work primarily from within Windows...
  20. Yes.

    Yes.
  21. The other partitions are owned by Administrators...

    The other partitions are owned by Administrators (me). I changed the ownership of the C: partition on each of the two computers to the same, but was still unable to access it from the other...
  22. Unable to open partitions on networked computers

    I am the only user of my two computers, a desktop running 64-bit Win7 Pro SP1 and a laptop running 32-bit Win7 HP SP1, each with four partitions, on a home network. The computers see each other in...
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    Hi Jack, I have two computers, a desktop...

    Hi Jack,

    I have two computers, a desktop running 64 bit Win7 Pro, and a laptop running 32 bit Win7 HP, and use the Classic Shell on both, as I do NOT like the "out of the box" GUIs installed by...
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    Not a dumb question, at all. Would you believe...

    Not a dumb question, at all. Would you believe that I never even noticed that checkbox?
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    Moon ... In Firefox, go to Tools > Options >...

    Moon ...

    In Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Privacy. Check the box in the "Tracking" section at the top of the window.
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