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    An old saying says "ignorance is bliss" but...

    An old saying says "ignorance is bliss" but definitely NOT in this case.

    Years ago, before most of you even owned a computer or knew how to spell it,
    Microsoft provided us with a great little...
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    How many times do we have to say that, before...

    How many times do we have to say that, before people start to get the message?
    It's not that difficult of a concept. Really! I've been doing it for 35 years.

    I never do anything with my...
  3. Thread: No twin here.

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    On my Powerhouse PC, the one I call the "HAL...

    On my Powerhouse PC, the one I call the "HAL 9000" I'm currently downloading a single copy of 10147 that claims to be both 32 bit and 64 bit compatible.

    I guess I'll find out when I go to install...
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    Like with so many apps and programs, it's...

    Like with so many apps and programs, it's important, if not Critical, to keep things up do date.

    File hippo lists all the latest Flash updates in their daily software update newsletter....
  5. What bothers me, is when you said "PDF file from...

    What bothers me, is when you said "PDF file from WORD".
    How did WORD get into the mix? I'd have to think that could be the crux of the problem.

    Two things:
    I gave up on Adobe reader, several...
  6. I wasn't so hesitant..... evaluating programs is...

    I wasn't so hesitant..... evaluating programs is what I do for entertainment.
    So, I got the ISO, burned it to a CD and booted up my Windows 10 PC with it.

    Then the fun began! Endless text menus...
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    Interesting topic! I just installed Malware...

    Interesting topic!

    I just installed Malware Bytes Pro (Trial) and got the updates and it's running its first scan now.

    It worked as easily as if I were installing it to Windows XP. No problem....
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    I got my 10130 last night via a download from a...

    I got my 10130 last night via a download from a Cloud download site.
    I needed the ISO, because I always do a CLEAN Install from a DVD, letting the installer RE-Format the C: partition so there is no...
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    In XP, Pro, SP3 the default, for over a decade is...

    In XP, Pro, SP3 the default, for over a decade is "Outlook Express 6". Rock Solid and used by millions.

    In 7, 8, 8.1 and Now Windows 10, my choice is "Windows Mail".
    It's deactivated by default,...
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    A batch file can only remove files and folders,...

    A batch file can only remove files and folders, but if the program (junkware) in question has already been installed into Windows there's those (maybe) thousands of Registry Entries that will remain,...
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    EaseUS is a great program! I have the free...

    EaseUS is a great program!

    I have the free version that I can install on any number of PC's and I use it almost daily, for partitioning hard drives, reformatting partitions and Flash Drives,...
  12. To jump to the front of the line..meaning no...

    To jump to the front of the line..meaning no disrespect to anyone else.

    I have done that very thing many times, using the last DOS version of "Ghost 11.5".
    I run it from a DOS boot CD or Flash...
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    And why just 'useless' ? How about all the...

    And why just 'useless' ? How about all the blatant "Spyware" that's pre-loaded by HP and other manufacturers?
    DO, get rid of "Wild Tangent Games"....= SPYWARE!

    Yes, there are already programs...
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    A really good Backup Program should have a...

    A really good Backup Program should have a "Check" procedure built into the program.
    I use Ghost 11.5, run from a DOS boot disk. After I've created a Backup Image of C:, I first run the Check...
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    It might just be simpler to go into your Control...

    It might just be simpler to go into your Control Panel and "Sounds" and check out all the sounds that are set up to come on at different events, and reprogram most of them to "NONE" except the ones...
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    Alberto, Do you have another computer, so you...

    Alberto,
    Do you have another computer, so you can test whether it's something special with your one computer, or if it's something common over a wider area.
    Check with friends or neighbors who...
  17. Thread: whereis ANSI.SYS

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    True, Ansi.sys is an old driver used in DOS, to...

    True, Ansi.sys is an old driver used in DOS, to allow you to program colors and special characters into batch files, menu text files, etc.
    I used it extensively myself, and still do, on bootable DOS...
  18. Thread: Solitaire

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    The Sol.exe from Windows XP, the old original...

    The Sol.exe from Windows XP, the old original version, will run just fine on later versions of Windows, even W-10.

    All that's required is to copy Sol.exe and Cards.dll from XP and put them in the...
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    That's only YOUR definition. Most of the world...

    That's only YOUR definition. Most of the world defines a CLEAN Install to be an install to a clean hard drive, even when the installer does the cleaning.

    That's the only way I'll install any OS,...
  20. Like, forever, there are two things that I...

    Like, forever, there are two things that I disable on every new OS install.....one is sleep and the other is Hibernate.
    Both have been buggy since their arrival many years back.

    My computer(s)...
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    Beta software can definitely put your feet to the...

    Beta software can definitely put your feet to the fire, so to speak.

    But, what I'm finding, is that even though MS has changed the look of Windows, the underlying core of the OS has not...
  22. Thread: Build 10074

    by DrWho
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    To avoid any confusion with what sound means...

    To avoid any confusion with what sound means what, some time ago (years, actually) I captured a sound from Compuserve, that says, "You've got mail", in a very friendly female voice. It's a pleasant...
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    Welcome to the REAL world. The world of the...

    Welcome to the REAL world. The world of the Clean Install.

    Likewise, I'm running Windows 8.1 as of Thursday, when I built this new Desktop PC. And testing Windows 10 on a separate HD, sitting on...
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    I used a similar site to check my own passwords...

    I used a similar site to check my own passwords and got a very similar result.
    I just figure in a trillion years, I won't care if my password is broken or not. rofl

    :cool:
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    After seeing a disk printed with Lightscribe, I...

    After seeing a disk printed with Lightscribe, I quickly made up my mind I didn't want any part of it.

    For years before Lightscribe ever showed up on the scene, I used labels printed in my Color...
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