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  1. Update from 8.1 Pro Failed with error C1901-20017

    To my surprise, my system invited me to update this morning. I backed up my system and started the process. Everything went well - no error messages - but after the final reboot, I was back in 8.1...
  2. This article is interesting, but misses the main...

    This article is interesting, but misses the main point, I think. The most important variable here is user behavior - don't navigate to bad sites! I run Windows Defender, and have never had a virus...
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    The best Mac OS X (and iOS) training I know of is...

    The best Mac OS X (and iOS) training I know of is the Take Control eBooks (www.takecontrolbooks.com). These cover the OS, major Apple built-in applications, and some key third-party products that...
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    Mentioned briefly in the original article is the...

    Mentioned briefly in the original article is the fact that these registry cleaners can actually damage systems. I used jvPowerTools for many years, mostly on XP systems and some on a Win7 system (I...
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    Check Woody's site this morning. He has a link...

    Check Woody's site this morning. He has a link to a script on the Windows Answers site (page 90 of the thread about the missing reservation icon) that seems to work (it did for me - I think my...
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    No errors, just Information: "Information...

    No errors, just Information: "Information message: GWX Main: No existing tray window found". I found 12 of those messages for today after start up.

    David
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    That KB is for Win7. I am running Win 8.1. ...

    That KB is for Win7. I am running Win 8.1.

    David
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    Same here - I have the gwx tasks defined, and...

    Same here - I have the gwx tasks defined, and they have all run and completed normally.

    I also tried installing KB3050267 and KB3068708 because I read somewhere that they were also required. No...
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    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/w...

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/i-want-to-reserve-my-free-copy-of-windows-10-but-i/848b5cce-958b-49ae-a132-a999a883265b (81 pages of posts, the last time I...
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    My system is genuine, and has all the required...

    My system is genuine, and has all the required Windows updates installed (including the two "optional" updates that are supposed to be involved here: KB3022345 and KB3035583). This is not a company...
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    Nope. I have a number of other icons showing...

    Nope. I have a number of other icons showing when I click the little up-arrow - but nothing about reserving the Win 10 update.

    David
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    Reservation Notice Not Showing Up

    Should I be surprised that the "reservation notice" is not showing up on my system? It is an 8.1 Pro, and I have installed KB3022345 and KB3035583 (which were presented as "optional" on my system). ...
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    Update: I just let Outlook sit open for the past...

    Update: I just let Outlook sit open for the past hour or so with nothing else happening, and I don't get the "indexing" message any more. Very strange. This has happened before, and then the issue...
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    Items are being Indexed

    I use Outlook 2013 as my PC email client. I have some very large mailboxes with several years of (old) email. Whenever I search any of my mailboxes (using the Search Current Mailbox) I get a...
  15. Multiple Windows Defender updates offered: One fails to install

    Over the past few days when I run Windows update, I am offered _two_ Definition updates (with different Definition numbers). For example, this morning, I was offered 1.197.2102.0 and 1.197.2109.0)....
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    Thanks. Clicking on the "ethernet" text shows...

    Thanks. Clicking on the "ethernet" text shows the speed as 1.0Gbps, which is what I was curious about. For the other posters, I was not asking about throughput - I just wanted to know if the...
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    Determining Ethernet connection speed

    Does anyone know how to determine the actual speed of the ethernet connection to my PC (Win8.1/64)? The PC network adapter (and the Cisco router) supports up to Gigabit speeds, but I believe the...
  18. One additional note about the Ethernet connection...

    One additional note about the Ethernet connection to my Sun Power solar panel system... (This forum thread was mentioned in the current Windows Newsletter, so I guess there is general interest.)
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  19. Paul: You are correct - for some reason (about...

    Paul:

    You are correct - for some reason (about every 30 days) the Cisco Modem/Wi-Fi router stops issuing IP addresses and everything fails. I generally notice this first on my iMac, which is...
  20. The Cisco is a Docis 3 modem with Wi-Fi. One box...

    The Cisco is a Docis 3 modem with Wi-Fi. One box - it can't be separated. The other issue is that I have to reboot it about once a month because it looses all internet connections. That happened...
  21. Here is what I got when Ethernet was connected...

    Here is what I got when Ethernet was connected via the switch (and not working). (Below this, I have pasted what I got with the N300 connected (via Ethernet). Thanks for your help.

    David

    Via...
  22. Ethernet connection not working (sometimes)

    I am running Win8.1/64 Pro. I have a Dell XPS 8700 that has a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Ethernet controller. It also has a Wireless controller, but I have been using only the Ethernet connection. A...
  23. Thanks for the comments. I am going to try...

    Thanks for the comments. I am going to try Amazon and see how long it takes to upload a relatively small set of photos. Amazon is nice because it is free and unlimited for Prime members (I am) and...
  24. Are Cloud Backup Services Really Practical Now?

    This question concerns Mac hardware, but, I think the issue transcends the specific platform.

    I have almost 2 TB of photos and documents that I can't loose and need to be backed up. Right now,...
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    I posted my question on the Microsoft support...

    I posted my question on the Microsoft support forum - that was where I was told to run the internet "repair" to re-install everything. There was another poster with the same issue, and here is what...
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