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    Appreciate your words of encouragement, F....

    Appreciate your words of encouragement, F. Nation, and thanks for all the good tips.



    I'd never owned an expensive laptop prior to this one. None of the others cost more than $1,000, and all...
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    Rick, you've made my day. Very kind of you! So...

    Rick, you've made my day. Very kind of you!

    So I guess the hard drive doesn't just "snap in and snap out," but the process doesn't look too daunting either. I'd be chary nonetheless of taking the...
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    I greatly appreciate the time you guys put into...

    I greatly appreciate the time you guys put into sharing your thoughts with me.

    I should have mentioned that my hard drive is still chugging along, and that my laptop is only two and a half years...
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    New laptop versus new hard drive: thoughts?

    I'm woefully ignorant regarding the inner workings of a computer, so please forgive a remedial question!

    When a laptop with an old-fashioned spinning hard drive finally dies, what other...
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    As always, thanks for the help, RT! Brooks ....

    As always, thanks for the help, RT!
    Brooks . http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa130/SBrooksB/ToastBeer_zps70bd9e45.gif
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    Thanks to all who recommended Pale Moon, and my...

    Thanks to all who recommended Pale Moon, and my apologies for the slow response. It's been a busy holiday week! As soon as things quiet down, I'll give Pale Moon a spin.

    Thanks again, and Happy...
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    43.0 may be my last upgrade, if that's the case....

    43.0 may be my last upgrade, if that's the case. BUMMER. Before running that fix, a full third of my add-ons were disabled. I like my add-ons, and want to keep 'em!
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    From this page.... ...

    From this page....

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-on-signing-in-firefox

    ....comes this:


    "Override add-on signing (advanced users): You can temporarily override this setting by...
  9. You've been a great help, Jim, and I appreciate...

    You've been a great help, Jim, and I appreciate your advice.
  10. Great thanks to you both for taking the time to...

    Great thanks to you both for taking the time to help me.

    Last night I found a Dell System Update utility buried in my Start Menu, and ran it for the first time ever. It updated the BIOS, a ton of...
  11. Thank you, lumpy95! When I open the Network...

    Thank you, lumpy95!

    When I open the Network adapters "Properties" window, it's empty. What might that mean......if anything?

    Here's a shot of the expanded Network adapters tree in Device...
  12. Locating a network card and updating the driver

    Forgive me if I've posted this to the wrong board. Am not quite sure where it belongs.

    I've installed a VPN client (CyberGhost), but it's not working yet. The support rep has asked me to "...check...
  13. Just the info I needed. Thanks, Berton!

    Just the info I needed. Thanks, Berton!
  14. Safe to delete older System Restore points?

    Hi, all.

    Are System Restore points self-contained snapshots, or do they build incrementally on the restore points that came before? I ask, because CCleaner makes it possible to selectively delete...
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    +1 for Download Helper with Firefox.

    +1 for Download Helper with Firefox.
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    Wow-zee-zow, Coochin! That sounds like quite a...

    Wow-zee-zow, Coochin! That sounds like quite a storm. You know the damages will exceed the $100 million estimate. Don't they always? (In the US, at least, they always do.)

    Didn't mean to bash the...
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    Just took a cursory spin around the Adobe support...

    Just took a cursory spin around the Adobe support forums. The Creative Cloud looks to be a fee-based Adobe desktop app/service that updates Adobe software and offers "cloud access" to various Adobe...
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    You're all ACE. Thanks so much for your help. ...

    You're all ACE. Thanks so much for your help.

    I enlisted WinRAR last night to see if I could view the contents of that file. It showed me a few folders, then spit up an error message: "Unexpected...
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    Hi, and kind thanks for pitching in. Adobe's...

    Hi, and kind thanks for pitching in.

    Adobe's presence on my computer is represented by Adobe Elements and Adobe Flash. No "Pro" versions of any software.

    Nor, to the best of my knowledge, am I...
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    Can anyone ID this file?

    During a boot scan, Avast! reported a corrupted ZIP file. In white letters on a black screen, it said:

    - - - - - - - - -

    ACCCx181.zip.aamdownload |>ACCCPackages\HEX\HEX.pima Error...
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    The thread wouldn't accept more comments this...

    The thread wouldn't accept more comments this morning. I did try!

    Thanks for the help, Bruce.
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    IHHComponentActivator - Postscript

    Comments are closed for this old thread, but I wanted to say thanks to Clint.

    Clint, please accept my apology for having taken so long to respond to your post. A health crisis put my life on...
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    As always, thanks CLiNT. CCleaner does list...

    As always, thanks CLiNT.

    CCleaner does list the entry as "IHH...."

    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa130/SBrooksB/CCleanerMissingLibraryReference_zpse11ec181.png

    I can't recall there ever...
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    IHHComponentActivator (?)

    A routine registry scan with CCleaner has turned up something new -- an item categorized as a "Missing Type Library Reference." The name of the item is:

    IHHComponentActivator

    The registry key...
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    If I'm to be honest, Miv, "remedial" is too lofty...

    If I'm to be honest, Miv, "remedial" is too lofty a term for what I am, but it's a gentler word than "simpleminded."

    Ah, well. A tip o' the hat to the simpleminded! ...
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