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  1. I read the message about the Outlook...

    I read the message about the Outlook junk/phishing filter that satrow posted, as well as the link in his message, and it doesn't seem to apply to my case. Except for the fact that the links are...
  2. I'm running Windows 8.1. I tried disabling...

    I'm running Windows 8.1. I tried disabling SmartScreen, rebooted, and it made no difference. Didn't help.

    I did try logging into web mail. When I do so, the links are there and they work. It's...
  3. I have read the above replies and they don't seem...

    I have read the above replies and they don't seem to apply to my case. Bypassing Smart Screen or any other fix relating to a browser doesn't apply, because it's not a browser issue. If I open the...
  4. Outlook 2016 strips links from Windows Secrets newsletters

    Beginning about a week ago, Windows Secrets newsletters have arrived in Outlook without active hyperlinks. I'm referring to the links following the title of each thread in the newsletter. Oddly...
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    Thanks for this information, Rui. I have the HD...

    Thanks for this information, Rui. I have the HD LTE X150Q.

    Fafner
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    Could I jump in here with a related question...

    Could I jump in here with a related question about the upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile? The Lumia phones get all the attention, but the Microsoft Store also sells a much less expensive phone by Blu,...
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    What do I do with WMC? I use it to record the...

    What do I do with WMC? I use it to record the occasional TV program, via cables connected to my satellite receiver, and then to play the recorded program. I don't use it for playing DVDs.

    Fafner
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    I'm running 8.1 on a desktop machine that shipped...

    I'm running 8.1 on a desktop machine that shipped with Vista and that I subsequently upgraded to 7 and then 8. The reason I haven't upgraded to 10 is simple: I use Windows Media Center and Windows 10...
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    I read this thread with interest, and I must be...

    I read this thread with interest, and I must be missing something. I have installed all those updates and am not at all bothered by any undesired efforts to install Windows X (I'm running 8.1). It's...
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    No, because it doesn't include Windows Media...

    No, because it doesn't include Windows Media Center.

    Fafner
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    I'm never bothered by the sound of a flash ad...

    I'm never bothered by the sound of a flash ad and, in fact, was not even aware that there was an audio component to these ads. But then, I keep the sound turned off on my computer. You could try that...
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    Yes, as I indicated in my first post, I have...

    Yes, as I indicated in my first post, I have tried to have Task Scheduler do this, but it still doesn't happen. I followed all the steps in the link you posted, but no luck. Update still doesn't run...
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    Thanks for the replies. No, I don't have Windows...

    Thanks for the replies. No, I don't have Windows Update set to run automatically, and I never have. I gather from your replies that in order to get Defender to download definition updates...
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    no auto update for Win Defender

    Every morning, when I turn on my computer, I manually apply updates to Windows Defender. It's not a huge burden, but it would be nice if it updated automatically, like it is supposed to. But it...
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    My desktop machine does the same thing, but that...

    My desktop machine does the same thing, but that doesn't bother me. What I find strange is that the computer sometimes turns itself on from a turned-off state. What could be the cause of that?
    Fafner
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    My desktop computer shipped with Vista when Vista...

    My desktop computer shipped with Vista when Vista was just released, so it's an old box, but I have consecutively upgraded to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and now 8.1.1, all without a hitch....
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    Thanks, Jerry. I ran the troubleshooter. It says...

    Thanks, Jerry. I ran the troubleshooter. It says it detected problems, but the apps still don't work. The text of the troubleshooter message is as follows:

    The troubleshooter made some changes to...
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    Several days after my last post, the problem has...

    Several days after my last post, the problem has become worse. Before, I could fix the apps by uninstalling them and then reinstalling them. This no longer works. After reinstallation, they still...
  19. Thread: newdev.exe

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    Thanks, Rui. I clicked on the Fix button in...

    Thanks, Rui. I clicked on the Fix button in Action Center, and the message went away, although I can't tell if anything actually happened. Subsequently, I looked at the printer in Device Manager, and...
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    There's an error report in the Event logs for...

    There's an error report in the Event logs for each time I tried and failed to open one of the apps. To pick one at random (they all have similar details):

    Faulting application name: wwahost.exe,...
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    Joe, thanks for this tip. I think I knew that but...

    Joe, thanks for this tip. I think I knew that but forgot it. However, the strange behavior of some of my apps still stands. I am able to fix by uninstalling and reinstalling, but the geek in me wants...
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    In windows 8.1, as opposed to 8, the apps keep...

    In windows 8.1, as opposed to 8, the apps keep themselves updated, and manual updating isn't an option. Closing them with task manager doesn't help, either. They still don't open. It seems I have the...
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    windows 8 apps won't open

    Today some of my windows 8 apps started acting strangely (in windows 8.1). When I click on certain of the tiles, the app starts to open and then reverts to the start screen. Apparently the app is...
  24. Thread: newdev.exe

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    newdev.exe

    A new message has appeared in Action Center under the heading "Finish installing device software." Investigation of details points to a file and path called:
    "C:\Windows\System32\newdev.exe" 6
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  25. I have been a long-time reader and infrequent...

    I have been a long-time reader and infrequent poster in these forums and have been reading Windows8-related posts with great interest. After my recent experiences (details to follow) I have been...
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