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  1. Sticky: I have often said that drivers, especially...

    I have often said that drivers, especially graphics drivers should probably be left alone unless there is a specific problem that a user is attempting to fix. The user should then check the PC...
  2. We have often discussed Cloning and Imaging in...

    We have often discussed Cloning and Imaging in these forums. However for simply moving data cloning seems like hunting a mouse with an elephant gun to me. Now if the OP had wanted to move his entire...
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    Be careful, Avast is a true AV app, MalwareBytes...

    Be careful, Avast is a true AV app, MalwareBytes is not. MalwareBytes is a great add-on to work with your AV app. I might try a different AV app. You say you turned off Avast. If so, WD would not be...
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    Unless you have replace the Win 8.1 Start Button...

    Unless you have replace the Win 8.1 Start Button with a Start Menu Replacement App as many of us have done. In that case Bruce's method is the easiest.
  5. If all you wish to do is move the data from one...

    If all you wish to do is move the data from one PC to another, the method outlined by DrWho is easy and never fails.

    Just look for the same data folders in Win 7 under C/user/"user name". You...
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    I plug my Ext HD into my PC once per month,...

    I plug my Ext HD into my PC once per month, create my Image, then run File History. If the proper device is plugged in then File History will find it and all you have to do is choose Run.
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    You seem to have been trying to fix this since...

    You seem to have been trying to fix this since 12/27. I suggest that a reinstallation, even from scratch, could have been accomplished in one day.

    Save all your data to an external source, either...
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    I have this notification on any and all sites,...

    I have this notification on any and all sites, and just click out of it. It sometimes happens when closing a tab as well. Funny, it does not occur on my wife's PC, which is almost identical to mine...
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    In IE 10 and IE 11, flash has become an integral...

    In IE 10 and IE 11, flash has become an integral part of IE and is updated through WU, almost monthly. I am unsure if Flash can be removed. I also do not believe Flash can be updated outside of WU in...
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    The Repair Install is a different creature from...

    The Repair Install is a different creature from the original install. An original install does not care where you have your data placed. It will just create new folders which you then change to point...
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    It might be worth opening an Elevated Command...

    It might be worth opening an Elevated Command Prompt (type cmd in search, Right Click and choose Run As Admin) and typing "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. (notice the space between c and /)
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    From my experience using Norton products several...

    From my experience using Norton products several years ago, I will always suspect Symantec of causing these strange failures. On one machine only try to create a full system Image, then completely...
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    Yes, if you select the installation partition,...

    Yes, if you select the installation partition, even if you use the optional Format during the installation, only the partition you have chosen will be formatted and the installation will only affect...
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    I would go into the Advanced Startup Options...

    I would go into the Advanced Startup Options then use the Startup Settings. From here you can launch Safe Mode, or Safe mode with Command Prompt, or Launch Recovery Settings.
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    First, do not attempt a large upgrade (Win 8.1)...

    First, do not attempt a large upgrade (Win 8.1) on a system that is not pristine to start with. You are just asking for problems.

    If you just removed your old HD, reinstall it. The OS should still...
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    Any manually installed AV app will disable...

    Any manually installed AV app will disable Windows Defender. This is done automatically by the system. Avast is a pretty highly rated AV app. I would keep it for a while and see how things go. You...
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    Turn off winning graphics in MS games

    Many players, like myself, like to play either the Solitaire card games or Mahjong games. They however are turned off by the graphics displayed after winning one of the MS collection of games, either...
  18. See if this article ...

    See if this article might help.
  19. Mine showed an unsuccessful attempt from Italy. I...

    Mine showed an unsuccessful attempt from Italy. I have never been out of North America. Hmmm.
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    I have used Team Viewer from NY to Florida, but...

    I have used Team Viewer from NY to Florida, but never tried across the Atlantic. Should work though. It is very easy to use. The remote PC would sign on, you sign on, she gives you her Partner ID...
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    Sorry about that. Try this site....

    Sorry about that. Try this site. I just checked and it does work if you use the Softpedia US site.
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    I have on occasion had to set up sharing on each...

    I have on occasion had to set up sharing on each PC. If you right click the folder you wish to share, click on the Share option and go from there.
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    If you Right Click in an open area directly above...

    If you Right Click in an open area directly above the Navigation Pane you will see the options.

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    This seems to be the quickest way to accomplish this.
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    Just to clear things up a bit, I do move all...

    Just to clear things up a bit, I do move all moveable files to a separate partition. I have been doing this since Win XP. When I installed Win 7, I continued this. Win 8 was a Clean Install, but I...
  25. Thread: Classic Shell

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    We have been discussing these Start Menu...

    We have been discussing these Start Menu replacements since well before Win 8 was officially released. We use both Classic Shell (wife's PC) and Start8 (my PC) in out household. These are the first...
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