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  1. At the risk of showing my age... The old...

    At the risk of showing my age...

    The old school solution to a situation like this was printer emulation. Many printers used to explicitly emulate a different make and model of printer. The price...
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    Here's some newer content. PS v4.0: ...

    Here's some newer content.

    PS v4.0:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42554

    PS v3.0:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30002
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    weyrman, That last post filled in a lot of...

    weyrman,

    That last post filled in a lot of blanks. It seems that you've got a viable systems administration strategy in place and that's seriously deserving of a shout-out:

    - you're making...
  4. There are a couple of things that spring to mind....

    There are a couple of things that spring to mind.

    My first thought was that you had a text format e-mail. These will not accept graphics paste commands no matter what you do. However the fact...
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    One other large-scale issue probably should be...

    One other large-scale issue probably should be talked about here.

    You are facing, in this one system, the same set of choices that thousands of organizations face. That choice is between Build or...
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    Hi, It's a good question, and a good time to...

    Hi,

    It's a good question, and a good time to ask it.

    Access has a bit of a reputation among computer pros, to the point that some think it should be banned or something. I don't agree, and...
  7. I've been around some seniors and their...

    I've been around some seniors and their computers. Have you considered just going with a tablet?

    Tablets have a simplified user interface that can be appealing. The keyboard itself can be a...
  8. Yes, support for gobs of RAM is one of the best...

    Yes, support for gobs of RAM is one of the best reasons to go to 64-bit software. 32-bit software is confined to a 4 GB box due to addressing limitations and that 4 GB is partitioned between the OS...
  9. I'm going to suggest that the impulse behind...

    I'm going to suggest that the impulse behind "...first I have to know..." may be misplaced.

    Most professional computer techs don't really bother much with the Upgrade Advisors. RetiredGeek is...
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    I'll finish with a tidbit that might interest...

    I'll finish with a tidbit that might interest some.

    That metric that doesn't exist in XP, Total Disk I/O Per Interval? Well a corresponding metric does exist right next door, so to speak. On the...
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    I've gone back and checked the XP TaskMan 'Select...

    I've gone back and checked the XP TaskMan 'Select Columns' feature more closely.

    There is a problem still. While this option is certainly better than nothing, it's not exactly ideal. The column...
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    Re: "... XP has an option to select which...

    Re: "... XP has an option to select which columns ..."

    Darn it, I knew that but forgot!

    One thing about this capability, it matters what TaskMan tab you are on. You must be on the Processes...
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    Re: "When I say this slows down the computer, I...

    Re: "When I say this slows down the computer, I mean it will take more than a minute to respond to any mouse or keyboard commands, though it will do so eventually."

    Yes, this is exactly what I...
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    From your first post, "... after I finish...

    From your first post, "... after I finish watching a video ".

    Where to start? OK, know that Task Manager, while great, has some functional holes in Windows XP. And this is one of them. It's...
  15. Microsoft has a system specifically created to...

    Microsoft has a system specifically created to support Windows on flash devices. It's called Windows To Go.

    From what I've been able to find out, WinToGo is only supported for Windows Enterprise...
  16. I'm not aware of anything like this in the PC...

    I'm not aware of anything like this in the PC space, at least not as a fully automatic, integrated solution. It's like you want persistent directory caching to support offline use.

    In the...
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    I decided to do a bit more digging. There is...

    I decided to do a bit more digging. There is indeed a Metro RDC app available, and it's from Microsoft:
    ...
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    Thumbs up on this response. It is more efficient...

    Thumbs up on this response. It is more efficient and more readable than my solution. I tend to be very conservative with code because there are a lot of extensions to ANSI SQL and the OP's runtime...
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    First of all, make a backup that is 100% certain....

    First of all, make a backup that is 100% certain. You need something to go back to should anything go wrong. Do not skip this step FOR ANY REASON. If you have doubts then make 2 backups.
    ...
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    As far as I've ever been able to determine, the...

    As far as I've ever been able to determine, the "-t" option on the shutdown is entirely, well, optional. It creates a time window during which nothing else pertaining to the shutdown happens. It's...
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    Re: "Does Microsoft have any plans to roll out a...

    Re: "Does Microsoft have any plans to roll out a more Metro-like (tiled) interface for servers in the near future--something that would work better with touch screens?"

    Yes, it's called Windows...
  22. Why not just use [Windows-#]? The applications...

    Why not just use [Windows-#]?

    The applications are assigned in, I believe the order they were opened. As long as the active application set is stable, then [Windows-1] will always be the same...
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    Great answer. This solution hints at one...

    Great answer. This solution hints at one important matter. The underlying tables do not need to have identical structure, only the final union set. Archive tables often have some additional fields...
  24. OK, I did some searching. This problem was just...

    OK, I did some searching. This problem was just too interesting.

    There are some rather daunting suggestions on the web! Many of these are service specific too. Understand that I have not tested...
  25. I tried that too and got the same result. Too...

    I tried that too and got the same result.

    Too bad you can't set your browser as the default program for the MailTo protocol. The way I imagine that working is that you'd append a URL to the...
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