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    No, it was definitely an MS number I called

    No, it was definitely an MS number I called
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    I did use both the MS site and their telephone...

    I did use both the MS site and their telephone number. However, I am a firm believer that what is done by man can be undone by man. With all the attacks, hacks, phishes, etc around today I would not...
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    Was it Microsoft?

    I have had a most disturbing encounter with Microsoft. At least I think it was Microsoft.

    I contacted them to clear up the pinning of folders within Office 2016 and I ended up chatting on the web...
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    Pinned files in office 2016

    Does anyone know how to add folders to the pinned files list in word/excel 2016?

    This used to be available in 2013 but I fear it may have be improved out.
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    Windows 10 and new motherboard

    Motherboards come with DVD's that contain all sorts of goodies including the chipset drivers, etc.

    With Win 10 delivering drivers as well as updates, do we now ignore the DVD and hope Win 10 will...
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    And I thought to keep things simple. Single...

    And I thought to keep things simple.

    Single disk, one partition for clean install.
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    How to partition new SSD?

    I am about to use a brand new SSD and have seen, in the past, all sorts of warnings about using Windows 7 tools for partitioning and formatting.

    Or should I use something like Partition Master?
    ...
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    Windows 10 and new HDD

    At the same time as upgrading to Win 10 (from 7 Pro), I want to upgrade my HDD.

    I think I understand how to do a clean install, but can I do it to a new bare drive or do I have to do a clone...
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    Microsoft Win 7 ISO download language

    When I went to the Microsoft site to download an ISO file, it verified my Product Key, but will only allow me to download either the French or Korean version of the software. I can confirm that I am...
  10. Totally confused on Windows 10 upgrade licensing!

    Having read Susan Bradley's excellent article "Sorting through the changes in Windows licensing" I am now even more confused that I was before.

    I will be upgrading from Windows 7 Pro. This was...
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    Recommend alternative to Outlook?

    It really is time that I left Palm Desktop and Eudora behind. Both still work very well in Windows 7 and have heard they still work under Windows 10.

    Most of the alternatives I have found leave a...
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    windows 7 ISO file

    I have a perfectly legitimate legal (if rather old) copy of Windows 7 Pro SP1.

    I decided to reload the notebook on which it was loaded. All went well (including activation) until it came to...
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    Done that and it was no help

    Done that and it was no help
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    New Windows 7 load

    In preparation for a Windows 10 upgrade, I did a new fresh load of Windows 7 Pro SP1 to an HP netbook with no apparent problems. I can't get the machine to update. It reports that it has never...
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    Totally fed up with Chrome

    Is it just me or are other people as fed up with Chrome as I am.

    Apart from what has now become incessant advertising whenever I do a search.

    It updates itself and changes itself with no...
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    I have solved the problem. You cannot download...

    I have solved the problem.

    You cannot download these patches using Chrome. I better not say anything else as I don't want to be accused of posting on the wrong section of the forum.
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    I am not double posting. My post here is a...

    I am not double posting. My post here is a specific request re Windows 8.1. My post in Windows 10 is expressing my concerns.
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    Windows 8.1 Update

    I'm trying to download the Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) from the Microsoft site without success.

    Can someone please provide an alternate location.
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    Windows 10 upgrades

    I have never been a great fan of Windows updates as it seems to me that the structure has become an inverted pyramid the bottom of which is the oldest and creakiest version.

    Take for example my...
  20. Thread: Funny Peculiar

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    Funny Peculiar

    A little while ago I bought a new laptop which, I was assured, had Windows 8.1. Needless to say when I got home and turned it on it had 8. No amount of screaming and shouting at both the retailer and...
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    As a retired geek you should know nothing is...

    As a retired geek you should know nothing is given away for free.

    Google/Chrome users 'pay' for the software by being bombarded with advertising.
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    You are missing my point slighty. Whether I can...

    You are missing my point slighty. Whether I can run or not run Java is of not much consequence to me. What I objecting to is the arrogance of Google to do so with saying so.
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    Chrome, Java, and low expectations

    I received an email to day, from a reliable site, which stated

    "Please do not update your Chrome browser - it will break Java!

    If you already have the newest version of Google's Chrome, we...
  24. Thread: Kb2976897

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    Kb2976897

    Is KB2976897 safe or not?
  25. Thread: USB 3.0 problem

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    Intenso have admitted it was their drive causing...

    Intenso have admitted it was their drive causing the problem
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