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    RG - ditto. I think you have to do this now...

    RG - ditto. I think you have to do this now through Settings / Update & Security / Windows Update, but this doesn't seem to offer the option of a desktop shortcut as in previous versions.
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    Another convert from Acronis to Macrium, and,...

    Another convert from Acronis to Macrium, and, yes, I think that Premium (four licences) was worth it.
  3. Try using Key Finder from Magical Jelly Bean...

    Try using Key Finder from Magical Jelly Bean (yes!) - https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

    That should give you your Win 8 key.
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    Just out of curiosity, I opened my Chrome...

    Just out of curiosity, I opened my Chrome installation, which has a number of extensions, ten in all. Chrome has opened twelve instances of itself, total memory used, according to Task Manager,...
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    Speedball - not quite sure whether your question...

    Speedball - not quite sure whether your question relates to my point (1) or (2).

    You will find Task Scheduler under Administrative Tools. Find the scheduled tasks that I mentioned in my post,...
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    1) - Go to Task Scheduler and edit two tasks,...

    1) - Go to Task Scheduler and edit two tasks, GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore and GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA. Note, edit the task, don't just delete it, as Google Update will just replace it if it finds...
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    Sudo - many thanks for this, I'll give it a try....

    Sudo - many thanks for this, I'll give it a try.

    Thanks also for the word about Silverlight.
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    Kb2952664 - keeps asking to be installed

    Reinstalling my wife's system (Win 7 Ultimate), all the updates go in apart from two. KB2952664 does install, but then asks again - and again and again - ad infinitum, ad nauseam, to be installed. ...
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    There WAS a service that uniquely appended the...

    There WAS a service that uniquely appended the name of the domain where you were registering so that, when spam showed up, you knew exactly who had "dobbed" you, even though their privacy policy was...
  10. Consider using InSSIDer. They try to push quite...

    Consider using InSSIDer. They try to push quite expensive paid versions at you, but there is a free version, for personal use, and this will show you if some other user is camped on your channel.
  11. Thread: Bonjour

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    You must have installed iTunes or something...

    You must have installed iTunes or something similar from Apple. You are not given the option not to install Bonjour when you install iTunes. Your post made me check exactly what Bonjour did; it's...
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    If you think that your ISP is blocking your...

    If you think that your ISP is blocking your access to webmail because you are in Mexico, have a look at Zenmate, a free VPN that can make you appear to be in the USA. It is a browser add-on for all...
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    Try this link instead, save the flashplayer...

    Try this link instead, save the flashplayer installer to your drive, and run it from there:

    http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

    This is for UK installation, but no...
  14. nzo - I checked my log today, and PowerDesk has...

    nzo - I checked my log today, and PowerDesk has not tried once to "phone home" since I first posted here, in answer to your first post, and started monitoring the behaviour of PowerDesk, on 17 March,...
  15. Are you quite sure about this? I use PowerDesk,...

    Are you quite sure about this? I use PowerDesk, version 9.0.1.10, as you use, and I value it as a file manager, just as you do.

    Curious about the "phone home" feature that you described, I...
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    Gene J - it's interesting that you use NVU, still...

    Gene J - it's interesting that you use NVU, still available though not developed further since September 2006. Kompozer is a derivative of NVU, though development of this has also slowed, with no...
  17. I am following this thread with interest. I...

    I am following this thread with interest.

    I see that gSyncit says that it syncs Outlook data (Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Tasks) with your Google account, from which your Android device then reads...
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    Dick-Y - I spent UKP 57.95 on four licences. I'm...

    Dick-Y - I spent UKP 57.95 on four licences. I'm not sure on the update yet, but these guys have to make their money somehow.

    Macrium was a vast improvement on my previous backup program. No...
  19. Rick Corbett - thanks for alerting me to the...

    Rick Corbett - thanks for alerting me to the malfeasant behaviour of FileHippo, which I use quite regularly. Their AppManager is the best that I have found for taking updates, but it seems to a...
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    To modify Google updater settings, I use Task...

    To modify Google updater settings, I use Task Scheduler (in the Windows admin tools), rather than WP. I find Google Chrome's repeated, hourly checking for new versions just a bit too obsessive - by...
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    You don't say which browser you are using,...

    You don't say which browser you are using, Internet Explorer or something else, such as Firefox.

    Firefox has an excellent extension (add-on) called "Copy As Plain Text" that will do exactly what...
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    Flash Player is not universally beloved -...

    Flash Player is not universally beloved - http://occupyflash.org/
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    Have you tried downloading the Flash Player...

    Have you tried downloading the Flash Player installer executable, just Flash Player - rather than what Adobe wants you to run, with all the related junk-ware, which is different? Do NOT go to "Adobe...
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    Kb3006137 - out-of-band update

    Coo-er - I just took KB3006137 out-of-band update, which turned out to change Windows default currency symbol in Lithuania to the euro .

    Now I KNOW why I do not leave Windows Update on "Install...
  25. If I may offer a word of caution, RAID comes in a...

    If I may offer a word of caution, RAID comes in a variety of different versions, related to the design of the motherboard to which your drives are attached.

    I had a motherboard failure, an old...
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