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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...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  7. Thread: A BI Article

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    Cortana

    Well,
    There is a very different view of Cortana, at least in one of the old countries.

    Kind of amusing to read, and IMHO not only for gems like "digital vomit" and "devoid of any IQ < 100...
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    "News since last visit" button missing

    I remember in other forums seeing and using a button "New threads since last visit".

    I don't find it in the WS Lounge.
    Am I overlooking something?
    Are there any plans to implement such a thing?...
  9. Thread: Linux

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    Since your reasoning is so complete and eloquent...

    Since your reasoning is so complete and eloquent I could, repeat "could" (meaning: but don't) say sackbut sucks.
    Same justification ;-)
  10. Panda and others

    @JohnMGoodman:

    John,
    You touch on one of my pet peeves.

    For many years in an ancient past I used and recommended SpywareBlaster in the mix of tools I recommended. I don't even know anymore why...
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    Lucky you. TB seems to look at the email header...

    Lucky you. TB seems to look at the email header and if it comes from some known mass email system (Constant Contact anyone?) it may get flagged.
    I believe - by pure observation only - that my own...
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    Nick, I totally understand where you are coming...

    Nick,
    I totally understand where you are coming from. BUT:
    That would be like allowing car traffic only on "approved roads" and to "approved retail outlets".

    My take by now is:
    If you don not...
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    Automatic updates

    Well,
    However this may pan out in the end:

    I have seen a Microsoft statistic claiming that over 95% (?) of virus infections happened only because the Windows system was not up to date!

    My...
  14. That's because you don't live in the US of A. ...

    That's because you don't live in the US of A.
    Consumer Reports is in the US about as close as you possibly can get to Stiftung Warentest.
    For non Germans Wikipedia's article about SW.
  15. AV program or Security Suite?

    Thanks for this excellent article. Finally something I can point those (few) of my customers to that want such information.
    And I like the comments that clearly state that many choices will be...
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    Why not WPS?

    Why even pay upgrade prices or the like if there is a free suite around?
    Ever tried WPS?
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    MSE not compatible

    To all who followed this thread: I am surprised, amazed and grateful for everybody's interest and most enlightening comments.
    And: Boy, was I wrong. There really is change in Microsoft, WOW!

    I...
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    Names please!

    Names, PLEASE names!
    What programs, what versions?
    PLEASE Pete, please.

    It is always better to be warned that the dark waters may be shallow before jumping in head over!
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    I second this recommendation.

    I second this recommendation.
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    jwoods, you don't know what I mean with "home...

    jwoods, you don't know what I mean with "home user" and what they mean with "computer illiterate". Trust me, they are correct.


    I totlly agree but, see above...
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    The vast majority has computers that just "hum...

    The vast majority has computers that just "hum along". If they did something careless and get sufficiently annoyed they call me and I am there, remotely or in person. That is my job.
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    Free as in NO MONEY? REALLY?

    Drew,
    This is a very interesting view, thanks for the comment.

    There is a lot of talk out there about MS switching to a subscription model. One example is here and another one here.

    From my...
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    That is exactly what I can not do on 8,000 to...

    That is exactly what I can not do on 8,000 to 10,000 computers in private households distributed over ca. 2,500 square miles.
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    @JoeP517: That's exactly the background for my...

    @JoeP517:
    That's exactly the background for my question.

    My customers mostly are, in their own words, computer illiterate. They simply can't give me a sort of complete list of what they are...
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    Will there be compatibility issues?

    I remember MS saying that everything running under Win 7 would run under Win8 - and it it did, for me at least.

    Since Microsoft will offer "free (for one year)" seemingly in-place updates from Win...
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