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    439 GB is a lot. Have you considered partial...

    439 GB is a lot. Have you considered partial backups and full backups?

    On my home Win 8.1 Update laptop I only have 32 GB on my data drive F:. I only backup F:. I have mainly small files, so the...
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    Boy. this is a long thread. I read pages 1 and...

    Boy. this is a long thread.

    I read pages 1 and 2, the skipped to the end. Don't know if anyone has already shared my viewpoint.

    My concern is not hardware longevity. Both at home and office, at...
  3. Visual Basic and Visual Studio Community 2015

    Posting this in the spirit of Microsoft's open source efforts. About Visual Basic in the Visual Studio Community 2015. BTW, in the following, no paid time was involved.

    My interest was to renew my...
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    Win 10 Stream 8 Error 800706BA

    The following is my log of upgrading an HP Stream 8 running Win 8.1 to Windows 10. I was able to download and complete the installation.

    By the way, the laptop on which I am composing this email,...
  5. I run four browsers and four users, and after...

    I run four browsers and four users, and after uninstalling the two updates, one standard user ran Opera and IE okay while one admin user only ran IE. The difference was confusing. So I did the...
  6. Happy Easter all. Update - Able to connect...

    Happy Easter all.

    Update - Able to connect again on all four browsers with standard and admin users.

    Solution - Reinstalled Norton Internet Security. Thank you to Microsoft tech Kevin.

    Note:...
  7. Thanks satrow. Odd that it is, when I follow the...

    Thanks satrow. Odd that it is, when I follow the link to support.microsoft.com/kb/3035583, I do not see anything like this. I asked the tech at the Microsoft store about the support link. I asked him...
  8. Happy Easter all. Or, if else-wise aligned, Happy...

    Happy Easter all. Or, if else-wise aligned, Happy Sunday.

    Visited the Microsoft store Saturday. I was able to make an appointment in the store, and due to some happy circumstance, I was able to...
  9. Trouble with two optional upates: KB 3048778 and KB 3035583

    Happy Easter everyone.

    I have trouble from these two updates, KB 3048778, KB 3035583. But remember, they were noted as optional. I read one support document, learned nothing, but went ahead...
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    gsmith-plm - My apologies if you feel I strayed...

    gsmith-plm - My apologies if you feel I strayed off-topic. This will be my last entry in this thread.

    kevmeist - Thanks for the link.

    "educationally stated" is not me. I'm not credentialed.
    ...
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    I think the reason to use styles in Word is...

    I think the reason to use styles in Word is similar to using Codd's rules to normalize a database. Spend some time upfront to ease things down the road.
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    Web browsers have default styles too.

    Web browsers have default styles too.
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    I'm not a real software developer. I once delved...

    I'm not a real software developer. I once delved into tools like Turbo Pascal, then three versions of C++ Builder, but gave up. My interest now lies more in personal productivity like Perl scripts...
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    I am unable to discern if the challenge is in the...

    I am unable to discern if the challenge is in the application or the task.

    What can you change?

    What's more important - writing, revision, or publishing?
    What about reading and/or reusing old...
  15. My problem is not displaying my emails, but...

    My problem is not displaying my emails, but remembering what they are about.

    So ... I delete mostly everything. But the ones I "want to keep", I export as plain text and stored topically in...
  16. I don't have Word. Would I be able to work your...

    I don't have Word. Would I be able to work your form?

    If you have Acrobat, this may help -
    https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/filling-pdf-forms.html
  17. This doesn't seem right. I use Thunderbird on...

    This doesn't seem right.

    I use Thunderbird on my computer as aggregator. I "tell" Thunderbird what feeds to watch for, ie. I input a URL. This idea, that I select what RSS feeds to watch is what...
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    I do PasswordSafe. passwordsafe.sourceforge.net...

    I do PasswordSafe.
    passwordsafe.sourceforge.net
    And Disk-on-Key - PasswordSafe2Go.
    I prefer to keep this kind of data local.
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    Been using Acrobat since 3. I use Acrobat...

    Been using Acrobat since 3.

    I use Acrobat features like Comments, page inserts, page numbering, and the Accessibility Check.

    Does anyone know if the other PDF creators include these features?
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    For basics, like a JPG in web page, try Paint or...

    For basics, like a JPG in web page, try Paint or Photo Gallery. I think Photo Gallery is in XP.

    For me, I like to size my JPG by pixel. In Win 8.1 Update, Paint and Photo Gallery allow resizing by...
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    Recognizing the question is about Word, the...

    Recognizing the question is about Word, the following will be meaningless to many. No one seems to have concerns about accessibility issues.

    If you need to deal with accessibility, in MS Office or...
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    Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems...

    Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719)
    Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2989647)

    Last night I was unable to print wireless. Then this morning, both Firefox and IE...
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    My situation may not imply, but IE stopped...

    My situation may not imply, but IE stopped working for me too. Kept trying to connect, but failed. No message like "404", just blank white screen.

    Same for Firefox. I run Win 8.1 Update.
    ...
  24. I see it like drugs. Some require a prescription,...

    I see it like drugs. Some require a prescription, ie. a protection or identification, for use.

    Because of the internet, I want protection and identification for some things. So as others have...
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    For long or complex PDFs, I don't think there's...

    For long or complex PDFs, I don't think there's any easy way to "fix" the PDF in the PDF.

    This may be a start. For PDFs, I always start at the source, ie. Adobe.
    Convert PDF to Word...
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