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    OK, so I have an answer/solution. First, this...

    OK, so I have an answer/solution.

    First, this very useful functionality was apparently removed by Microsoft in Win7. Why? Who knows [shrug].

    Here is an article that points to freeware called...
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    Desktop toolbars

    I want to put a toolbar on the left side of my screen (NOT the taskbar, which is on the right side already).

    I have had this for ages on my old XP machine but I can't seem to get it to work in...
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    I don't need UAC. It is annoying and apparently,...

    I don't need UAC. It is annoying and apparently, does not inform one when it blocks things. UAC is just another MS patch that isn't designed very well. Most everyone just checks yes/ok to every...
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    I turned off UAC, put the shortcut in the global...

    I turned off UAC, put the shortcut in the global startup folder and gave it admin privileges. Now it seems to work!

    So it seems like UAC had something to do with the problem. BUT why didn't it...
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    I used a shortcut in that folder and it did not...

    I used a shortcut in that folder and it did not work for me. Have not tried using the full program yet.
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    I have the shortcut in the startup folder.

    I have the shortcut in the startup folder.
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    OK, it seems the only way to make Realtemp work...

    OK, it seems the only way to make Realtemp work in Win8 seems to be to drive it from the Task Scheduler.

    However, I don't understand WHY it won't work in either of the Startup folders (and why...
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    I removed admin privileges but this did not auto...

    I removed admin privileges but this did not auto start.

    I tried moving from the user startup folder to the global startup folder. Did not auto start.

    I tried with and w/o compatibility but...
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    The program will run out of the User startup...

    The program will run out of the User startup folder if I double click it.

    I will try turning off admin priv and see what happens then.

    The eightforums link is helpful. Thanks.
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    Auto startup in Win 8.1?

    Where do you put programs you want to auto-start in Win 8.1?

    I have tried dropping a program into the STARTUP folder but it won't start. The startup folder I am using is:
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  11. I am deleting from the navigation pane. Didn't...

    I am deleting from the navigation pane. Didn't have this problem in WinXP. So why is it cropping up now?
  12. How to control place in structure after folder deletion?

    I am switching to Win 8.1 currently on a new machine. I have very organized hierarchical folder structures, which works for me.

    Here's the problem: I might have some folder with 50 or more...
  13. Amazing that Microsoft continues to build on top...

    Amazing that Microsoft continues to build on top of the 25 YO Win NT code.

    About time to code a new OS from the ground up and take advantage of modern technology, I say.
  14. I posted this over in Fred's Wi-FI column section...

    I posted this over in Fred's Wi-FI column section but I think this tip fits into this area also. So on the premise that some people might miss this, I post the link to the original here:
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  15. Here's another security concern when using...

    Here's another security concern when using external networks that few people are aware of.

    If you use Outlook desktop and the standard SMTP port 110 to connect to your email provider, then your...
  16. Android security settings

    The problem with Android security is that the user doesn't have a choice about what individual security settings to allow. It's an accept all or exit w/o installing choice.

    There is an app called...
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    1and1 has not given me any problems either but...

    1and1 has not given me any problems either but they are getting expensive for domain names, going up to $14.99/year now. I am looking to move some I am siting on but GoDaddy certainly isn't going to...
  18. The solution is simple. Use USPS snail mail. If...

    The solution is simple. Use USPS snail mail. If the communication involves something important, then use certified mail.
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    Tried both settings. Still stuck at 10Mbs. ...

    Tried both settings. Still stuck at 10Mbs. Guess I will have to call what passes for Dell support. Oh noooooooooooooo.....
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    I have just noticed that on the physical ethernet...

    I have just noticed that on the physical ethernet cable connection between the router and the laptop, when I look at the status window, the speed is shown as 10Mbps.

    I tried another cable but no...
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    Interesting but I don't want to spend any...

    Interesting but I don't want to spend any additional money at this point for one of these converters.
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    Copying image files that range in size from 5GB...

    Copying image files that range in size from 5GB to 50GB.

    I already back these up to an external drive. The reason I want to do this copy over Ethernet is that if there were any errors on the...
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    Performance slowdown

    I have a Linksys EA2700 router (1Gb max speed). I also have a desktop computer running WinXP (1Gb network connection) and a Dell laptop (100Mb network max connection) running Win7.

    I want to...
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    Had not heard of this product. But the trial...

    Had not heard of this product. But the trial version is pretty limited ( http://www.hdsentinel.com/store.php ) and I don't want to buy a version at $23 minimum.

    But thanks anyway.
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    Trying to get an absolute ID on the problem hard...

    Trying to get an absolute ID on the problem hard drive is driving me crazy! I have been doing a lot of Googling and link following, finally coming up with something that sound sensible.

    Found...
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