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  1. No problems with reverting to old OS

    JC,
    two of my customers actually had to revert back to their respective previous OS. One was Win7, one case was Win8.
    Both times I started the process for them; both are very happy because...
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    [SOLVED] @dogberry: 30 buck for something you can have...

    @dogberry:
    30 buck for something you can have for free? WOW!

    For many years I use DownThemAll, an add-on in my Firefox browser.
    It cuts the download by default only in 4 chunks but that...
  3. Reset to 8.1

    Ms. Karen, I feel your pain.
    Maybe this page can help.
    In Win10 you have 1 month after the original install to revert back to the previous operating system.
    Good luck!

    And BTW: If you liked...
  4. Yep, that's the brave new world of Windows 10...

    Yep, that's the brave new world of Windows 10...
  5. tsutton, Just this morning I was at a brand...

    tsutton,

    Just this morning I was at a brand new customer's; a heavy desktop publisher and genealogy user.

    His upgrade went straight south. No support for his three monitors, only one works in...
  6. Modon, If you see the Windows 10 upgrade...

    Modon,

    If you see the Windows 10 upgrade listed as an optional update UNcheck the check mark, RIGHT click on it and click on Hide Update.

    If you already have reserved the upgrade I can not...
  7. Plus the fact that MS seems to have done a...

    Plus the fact that MS seems to have done a somersault and landed on their big belly.
    Read details here.
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    Microsoft Gaffe

    jgk,
    I believe that this is a Microsoft gaffe.
    Please read this post on my blog.
  9. Speedball, You are just too fast here I am...

    Speedball,

    You are just too fast here I am afraid.

    I use 2FA for years for my Google stuff because I often use that from customers computers. Works like a charm EVERY SINGLE TIME!

    If I...
  10. Bruce, thanks for pointing out my omission. And...

    Bruce,
    thanks for pointing out my omission. And yes, the link at the end of your reply is the one I intended to have in the posting.
    Sorry if it caused anyone any grief.

    Oh, yes, I have used...
  11. Microsoft issues the wrong Flash Player update

    Susan Bradley (who I respect highly) states in this article that there is no way to uninstall Flash Player.

    Sorry Ms. Susan, but that is not totally correct.

    There is a Flash Player...
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    Agreed - BUT

    Bruce,

    My not insignificant experience with 1000s of home users show that they rather ignore UAC warnings just like they do with other messages they "don't understand".

    Crazy, a pop up(!)...
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    I second that motion!

    The title says it all...
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    There is. In the window for "reserving" an...

    There is.
    In the window for "reserving" an upgrade is a link to the test program.
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    New HDD

    Dennis,

    when your drives are that full and depending on what your time is worth (in $) a new drive from current production seems advised.
    500GB+ are available for around $50 on Newegg and...
  16. Good idea, that just might work. Good luck to...

    Good idea, that just might work.

    Good luck to both of you!
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    BIOS - Explained

    Dell usually gets you into the BIOS with F2.

    That means that you have to press F2 repeatedly right from the moment you tun the power on, until you see a text "Entering Setup" or similar, mostly in...
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    Wires required

    Seems you need a wired keyboard AND a wired mouse for that.

    I had similar problems about 8 to 10 years ago. It's a BIOS issue.
    The BIOS of your machine can not handle USB connected mice or...
  19. Hmm, cmptrgy, She can't log in any more? Tough...

    Hmm, cmptrgy,
    She can't log in any more? Tough nut I am afraid.

    Maybe this link can help? https://www.accountkiller.com/en/delete-aol-account

    I sure hope she gets that resolved.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have a few...

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
    I have a few more machines to upgrade to Win 10 and will on the next machine try the cleanup tool and on on anther one Total Commander.
    I hope I'll remember to post...
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    File Manager needed

    Hello;

    I do not have or know a file manager that allows to easily delete old files owned by MS's Trusted Installer.
    Case in point is file cleanup after Upgrade to Windows 10.
    Any tips?
    TIA
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    Bob, I agree with you, they (MS) takes...

    Bob,

    I agree with you, they (MS) takes defenses away from the knowledgeable ones.

    From MS's point of view 100s of millions of punters with un-patched systems do more harm to the whole than a...
  23. F.U.N., did you run the compatibility advisor and...

    F.U.N., did you run the compatibility advisor and have you read it's output?

    Either way, PLEASE give names, names, names!
  24. Jerry, +1 I am with this stuff only since...

    Jerry, +1
    I am with this stuff only since Windows 3.1 but my experiences AND those of my many customers are the same.

    I can only imagine how partially crippled the boxes must have been where...
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    @don332: On other forums they explained in...

    @don332:
    On other forums they explained in detail that you HAVE to do the in-place upgrade FIRST to maintain the activation status of your current system. And that is not trivial!

    AFTER you have...
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