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    This collection...

    This collection from SoftMaker might interest you - it's Mediaeval but certainly eye candy, with the features you want.
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    I agree with Joe, but the OP had decided on a...

    I agree with Joe, but the OP had decided on a clean install.

    Edit: Joe's route has one important benefit, and that is registration. If you try a clean boot and don't have a valid serial, or have...
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    You might check around for prices and...

    You might check around for prices and alternatives, but I think you picked the worst time to start shopping.

    I think Easeus has an alternative, but it seems to take some explaining

    Zinstall is...
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    To cheer you up, I might remind you that when...

    To cheer you up, I might remind you that when Windows updates your machine, it looks to see what needs updating, hem hem, and that sort of thing, you know, and with Windows 10 you will have no choice...
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    To answer the second question first, no, XP is...

    To answer the second question first, no, XP is supported as well, but there may be complications depending on the age of the computer. I installed one each (bought separately and presumably not...
  6. Solving problems and finding explanations is a...

    Solving problems and finding explanations is a laudable practice that is to be encouraged, but leaving it at that may leave you missing things you would welcome if you explored a little further.
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    What an agonizing thread. So far as I know,...

    What an agonizing thread.

    So far as I know, any upgrade path from Microsoft requires nothing more than sufficient free space, which isn’t much. The recovery partition is irrelevant and can be...
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    All USB ports are compatible. Certainly, the...

    All USB ports are compatible. Certainly, the drive will work perfectly from within Windows, but you are taking a performance hit in the form of longer transfer times when you try to connect a fast...
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    That rang a bell that might interest you:...

    That rang a bell that might interest you: something like 90 percent of all patents granted are improvements on previous designs.
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    The quickest way to solve many mysteries is to...

    The quickest way to solve many mysteries is to try a different backup.

    You might download something like EaseUS Todo Free backup to install on the system, and see if that will work at all with...
  11. In the photo at the link, there appears to be a...

    In the photo at the link, there appears to be a camera in the picture on a Manfrotto tripod identical to mine. A lot of cameras these days have WiFi (as well as a built-in mike) – a couple of mine do.
  12. I'd suggest trying an open source or other...

    I'd suggest trying an open source or other third-party alternative: VLC and MediaMonkey are both excellent (and free).
  13. There was also a fair bit of talk about the...

    There was also a fair bit of talk about the download size and time in this thread; I have no idea how common this is, but to the best of my understanding my fastest personal download device is my...
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    Monopoly busters

    For those who keep track of the competition in lower-priced alternatives to the major Office suites (MS and WordPerfect), both Ashampoo and SoftMaker have issued a new Office 2016 at the same time....
  15. There is something else, applicable at both ends...

    There is something else, applicable at both ends of the pipeline, respecting loads: I have more than one eligible computer, and it would make a lot of sense to both MS and to me to have me download a...
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    Hey, that's a different Lightning from...

    Hey, that's a different Lightning from WordPerfect Lightning or Avanquest Lightning PDF or who-knows-how-many-other Lightnings.

    I think I'll take a look at that - I recently discovered and began...
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    Membership in the local public library here is...

    Membership in the local public library here is free, and a great many DVDs, including opera, are available to borrow free of charge.
    That sort of puts a damper on downloading, I know, but it is one...
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    It was with X3 that I purchased Mail, and it has...

    It was with X3 that I purchased Mail, and it has its own serial number. Some or all of my installations are of the Home and Student variety, and I have a nearly-forgotten four-CD Family Pack that...
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    A wider audience might like the (25th and tenth,...

    A wider audience might like the (25th and tenth, consecutively) anniversary concerts from the Royal Albert Hall of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.
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    Lightning has long been a feature of WordPerfect...

    Lightning has long been a feature of WordPerfect Office, for which Thunderbird is the recommended mail client. WP had their own Mail at one time, but I think it was a flash in the pan (for which I...
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    I have PowerDesk 9 on the present machine and...

    I have PowerDesk 9 on the present machine and Free Commander on another, but I don’t believe they have the indexing and search capabilities of Copernic Desktop, and the trial I suggested costs...
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    You might give Copernic Desktop Search...

    You might give Copernic Desktop Search ‘free trial’ a try. Version 4.3 is the latest I am certain of (and have myself), but they also have a version 5 on the site without calling it a beta.

    That...
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    My apology: I have looked it up (which was long...

    My apology: I have looked it up (which was long overdue), and the correct term for ‘photo scheme’ is the Avatar in the Signature. I should add that I had Microsoft’s extensive use of the word ‘theme’...
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    Those are the sounds that go with your photo...

    Those are the sounds that go with your photo scheme - they're from Gallopin' Gertie.
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    Roll your own with FontCreator...

    Roll your own with FontCreator


    Tomsguide appears to offering it for free (What’s the catch?).

    Oil thigh.

    EDIT: My mistake. I was confusing the source with the reputable Tom's Hardware - it...
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