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    I think that the Windows 10 upgrade is only...

    I think that the Windows 10 upgrade is only available for non-enterprise versions of Win7 and Win8.1. According to Microsoft, the free Win10 upgrade is not available for Vista users unless you buy a...
  2. Holy cow. Do you realize how many Windows Error...

    Holy cow. Do you realize how many Windows Error Log entries that is? I'm guessing two or three trillion.

    Seriously, have you guys LOOKED at your error logs lately?
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    I'm going strictly on memory here, but I believe...

    I'm going strictly on memory here, but I believe the free upgrade will be available through about the end of July, 2016. I want to say July 23 or so.
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    I would generally agree, with one huge caveat: If...

    I would generally agree, with one huge caveat: If you run Quickbooks, don't do it for a while. As soon as you start Windows 10, you'll find out that Quickbooks 2014 and earlier are not compatible and...
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    If you're a small business, do you run Quickbooks...

    If you're a small business, do you run Quickbooks for accounting?

    If you do, stay with Windows 7. QB 2016 is a train wreck under Windows 10.
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    Happy to help: Outside of a dog, a book is a...

    Happy to help:

    Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.
    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
    - Groucho Marx
  7. It's easy enough to fix if you use File History...

    It's easy enough to fix if you use File History or have a backup.

    Simply restore normal.docm and normalemail.docm from backup.
  8. Good advice.

    Best advice today. I had to roll back one of my clients to Windows 7 after Quickbooks 2016 completely lunched Windows 10. I didn't have a recent system image, and I wish I had. Took me two days to...
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    But wait! There's MORE!

    Just to follow up, I did that clean install of Windows 7-64 on a brand new hard disk, installed all 225 Windows updates, and then installed Quickbooks 2016 and the R3 Quickbooks update. No other...
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    [SOLVED] I use Windows Repair Tool on every machine before...

    I use Windows Repair Tool on every machine before I even attempt an upgrade to Windows 10. Be sure you run it in safe mode.
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    I had upgraded about a month and a half before I...

    I had upgraded about a month and a half before I installed Quickbooks and Build 1511, so rolling back to Win 7 is not an option.

    My client's machine had Windows 7 issues before I upgraded to...
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    Heads up: Windows 10 / Quickbooks 2016

    If you're a small business user about to switch to Windows 10, and you're a Quickbooks user, you might want to wait a while.

    First, you can only use Quickbooks 2015 or 2016. 2014 and earlier...
  13. The Build 1511 update is a persistent bugger. You...

    The Build 1511 update is a persistent bugger. You can spurn it, you can uninstall it, you can cuss at it, but it comes back, over and over.

    I'm working on a machine that installed it twice,...
  14. Like many internet giants, as a matter of policy,...

    Like many internet giants, as a matter of policy, Google presumes ownership of anything and everything they touch. There's a reason their privacy options are so convoluted and changed so often.
    ...
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    I would think that Windows Secrets would insist...

    I would think that Windows Secrets would insist on vetting advertisements and advertisers, if for no other reason than to protect your own reputation. I would allow nobody to use my business name...
  16. $25.00 might buy you a semi-experienced 8th...

    $25.00 might buy you a semi-experienced 8th grader, Bob. Around here, figure $100.00 per hour. If it's a Mac guy, figure $160.00.

    Unless you want amateur hour, make your bet on the first tee.
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    Maybe it's more than skipped updates. Went...

    Maybe it's more than skipped updates.

    Went through this with one of my machines. It may be that Windows update doesn't recognize your machine at the moment, which shouldn't surprise anyone,...
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    Sticky: Good article. Thanks.

    Good article. Thanks.
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    Automate saved import

    Many thanks. I needed that, Bill.
  20. Ain't gonna happen, Woody. Business runs on...

    Ain't gonna happen, Woody. Business runs on Windows platforms, and will for a long time. The notion that Linux will replace Windows in the business world is preposterous. And expecting Fortune 500...
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    I'll try that. It's been a while since I worked...

    I'll try that. It's been a while since I worked in Access. Meantime, I found another way to do it, although I like yours better.

    The form containing the parms I need is the one calling this...
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    Access 10 variable report titles

    How do I pass a variable to a report text box? Specifically, I want to pass "Event1" to a textbox in the report header. It's silly to create a separate identical report for each query. I've done this...
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    Sometimes it's best to avoid going overboard with...

    Sometimes it's best to avoid going overboard with security stuff. I advise all my clients to avoid encryption and compression like syphilis for their home machines and ask if they really think that...
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    Do a little sleuthing. I'm short on details here,...

    Do a little sleuthing. I'm short on details here, so in no particular order:

    When does the failure occur? Does Outlook refuse to connect to your SMPT server, or do your messages get rejected after...
  25. I like the idea, but I've seen some real horror...

    I like the idea, but I've seen some real horror stories about SSD performance declining over time, and a high failure rate. I hate to play Russian roulette with my business. I presume the newest...
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