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    Here's the answer. It comes from F. Michael...

    Here's the answer. It comes from F. Michael Covington, PhD, the long-serving Windows OS course writer and instructor for Learning Tree International (and with whom I co-taught a Windows 95 course as...
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    Yes, but that is not the point. With earlier...

    Yes, but that is not the point.

    With earlier Windows, it was very easy to run whatever while logged on as user, so long as I was able to provide admin credentials. Win 8.1 provides a dialog box...
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    Yes it does, but that's not the point here and I...

    Yes it does, but that's not the point here and I don't want this thread hijacked. That said, both REGEDIT and its counterpart are displayed exactly the same, so I'm left wondering if MS retired the...
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    Yes. Although instead of a shortcut, I just tried...

    Yes. Although instead of a shortcut, I just tried Run As Administrator after right-clicking REGEDT32.EXE.
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    User Account Control Problem

    I'm running 8.1 on a laptop and have two accounts, Admin and User. There are many times when, using my regular user account, I need to do something that requires admin credentials. When this happens,...
  6. Word 2013 update today: progress impeded!

    I'm working on a several hundred page document. Yesterday Word 2013 worked fine on this Windows 7 Enterprise platform.

    This morning I diligently installed about 27 M$ updates on this box. Now Word...
  7. At first I was unable to even open the resultant...

    At first I was unable to even open the resultant CBS.LOG file as admin.

    But I tried again several hours later as STD_USER, successfully instructing the OS to allow me to do so using my admin...
  8. "I do this and then NOTHING happens." What...

    "I do this and then NOTHING happens."

    What part of this is confusing? Sorry, but your assessment is correct... the app does not run. When I wrote that "NOTHING happens," that's what that means....
  9. No, it's already entered.

    No, it's already entered.
  10. If only it were so easy. (This is not the...

    If only it were so easy. (This is not the solution I'm seeking.)

    When I'm logged on using my standard user account and an app requires admin rights, it lets me pop up a box that is divided...
  11. Obtain temp admin rights with standard account?

    It used to be that, when required, a standard user who knows the admin password could enter those credentials on the fly whenever required, such as to install a new piece of software or an update.
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    I couldn't agree more. Twenty years ago I was a...

    I couldn't agree more. Twenty years ago I was a Zen master of batch file programming (and was even an uncredited technical editor of the MS-DOS 6.2 User Guide). I've never seen anything like it,...
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    Problem solved. This works (Win XP): set...

    Problem solved. This works (Win XP):

    set "path1=C:\Documents and Settings\"
    set path2=%username%
    set "path3=\My Documents\Downloads"
    set path4=%path1%%path2%%path3%
    echo %path4%
    pause
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    I wish it were that simple. Paul, Notepad did...

    I wish it were that simple.

    Paul, Notepad did not add any characters. I've viewed my test file in Notepad++ and engaged Show All Chars, but there is no spurious character added by Notepad.

    And...
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    Again, I've been testing this on three machines,...

    Again, I've been testing this on three machines, created the CMD from scratch each time and also testing many versions in an attempt to find something that works. In answer to your question, then,...
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    My real question is how do I test for the...

    My real question is how do I test for the %userprofile% and then be able to CD to that test result?
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    This isn't really the answer to my problem....

    This isn't really the answer to my problem. Consider a one-line CMD batch file:

    echo %userprofile% [or any other sysvar]

    This returns:

    ...
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    Nope. I've created the file from scratch in...

    Nope. I've created the file from scratch in Notepad several times on both machines. The spurious character is only introduced as the command interpreter attempts to run the file.

    The crazy thing...
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    Odd batch file error (Vista & XP)

    I'm having a problem with a CMD-style batch file on both Vista and XP machines where the SysVars check out fine (using the SET command at a prompt). PAUSE isn't helping at all, either, in that the...
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    Freeform pasting? (2003 SP2)

    Is there a way to set the properties of a DOC in advance, such that anything pasted into it is "freeform" by default? That is, we want to make it so the user doesn't have to right-click each object,...
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    Join lines into a shape? (2003)

    I'm trying to take an internal slice of a 3D cube and shade it. To create the slice (a parallelogram), I only knew to draw the four lines, then perform an Operations > Join on them in the hope of...
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    Re: Using ENV vars in PPT (2003/SP3)

    Here's the problem: each PPT slide features two buttons. One button opens a PDF to a given page, while the other opens an exercise<n>.PDF displayed on one-half of the screen, a URL displayed in the...
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    Using ENV vars in PPT (2003/SP3)

    I want to make use of the %HOMEDRIVE% and %HOMEPATH% environment variables in the Action Settings > Run field connected to a button on a slide. Unfortunately, I've been unable to use these with any...
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