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    I have no idea. I prefer to run lean with just...

    I have no idea. I prefer to run lean with just an AV and occasional Malwarebytes scans - no third party firewall, web or ID protection, or email scanners. I use common sense on what I click on. If...
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    I used to feel the same way but both of these...

    I used to feel the same way but both of these have improved greatly. After reading about the Norton's good scores for malware detection recently, I installed the free Norton Security Suite package...
  3. If you use the automatic setup for a Hotmail...

    If you use the automatic setup for a Hotmail account in Windows Live Mail, you get an HTTP server account. You ne to choose "Manually configure server settings" to use POP or IMAP.

    Jerry
  4. I use a SATA USB dock ($23 US at Amazon). I used...

    I use a SATA USB dock ($23 US at Amazon). I used to use an adapter cable but the associated power supply died after a year. Probably just got a bad one but I find the dock much easier to connect.
    ...
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    Try downloading and installing Everything Search...

    Try downloading and installing Everything Search (WWW.voidtools.com). If the file is on your PC, it will find it even if the file is hidden or OS protected.

    Jerry
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    That seems like a good choice. If you have a...

    That seems like a good choice. If you have a backup external disk, I would make a backup image of your C drive first.

    Jerry
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    The link I gave does that. Jerry

    The link I gave does that.

    Jerry
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    Try a Clean Boot:...

    Try a Clean Boot: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    If that doesn't help, try a System Restore to a date prior to the problem.

    Jerry
  9. While Hotmail and Outlook can be configured for...

    While Hotmail and Outlook can be configured for both IMAP and POP, the default setting in Windows Live Mail for this account type is HTTP.

    Jerry
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    You can't merge accounts on Windows. The best...

    You can't merge accounts on Windows. The best you can do is the procedure Microsoft provides for fixing a corrupt profile here:...
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    Generally true but there are several exceptions -...

    Generally true but there are several exceptions - examples are third party AV startup, mouse/touchpad, and password managers.

    Jerry
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    You have just demonstrated why running registry...

    You have just demonstrated why running registry Cleaners are a bad idea unless targeted to a specific problem like in Revo, Malwarebytes, or AdwCleaner. If you are lucky, they just clean out things...
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    From: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2582176 ...

    From: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2582176

    "This registry key is typically used for 32 bit applications on 64 bit machines. If they are present on x86 machines, they do not cause any issues as...
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    If anything, Windows 8.1 is faster than Windows 8...

    If anything, Windows 8.1 is faster than Windows 8 on my laptop.

    As I have stated many times, I have never found deleting files or cleaning the registry to have an impact on performance unless you...
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    You get that error when the Service Pack level of...

    You get that error when the Service Pack level of the install disk and the current level of the OS do not match. I suspect the disk was not at SP 1. You can find links for the Windows 7 SP1 isos...
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    Yes. I used the same procedure to launch...

    Yes. I used the same procedure to launch explorer.exe after a boot when a piece of malware had disabled it to prevent its removal.

    Jerry
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    Thanks for the correction. I just assumed that...

    Thanks for the correction. I just assumed that from would work as it did in previous versions.

    Jerry
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    See:...

    See: http://wiki-errors.com/physical-memory-dump-and-what-to-do-about-it/

    Jerry
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    Did you try the fix listed here:...

    Did you try the fix listed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505 ?

    Jerry
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    The .Net updates are not just for programmers. ...

    The .Net updates are not just for programmers. Its a runtime language used by some of your applications. I would apply the .Net updates in smll goups of about 5 at a time until you have installed...
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    Windows Easy Transfer comes up on my Windows 8.1...

    Windows Easy Transfer comes up on my Windows 8.1 laptop. Did you try searching for it?

    Jerry
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    Jean, make sure all Windows updates have been...

    Jean, make sure all Windows updates have been installed including any you may have hidden. You could also try the install in a clean boot environment:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Jerry
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    See if this helps:...

    See if this helps:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/your-windows-8-1-install-couldnt-be-completed

    Jerry
  24. Thread: ram info

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    [SOLVED] I basically agree with you Bruce but I don't run...

    I basically agree with you Bruce but I don't run Windows Defender. As long as you don't install the full suite (mail checkers, web and ID protection, and Firewall) I find most third party AVs...
  25. Perhaps your Wireless connection profile is...

    Perhaps your Wireless connection profile is corrupted. Assuming you know your SSID and password follow the instructions here to delete and recreate your connection profile:...
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