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  1. Retired Geek - thank you for the comprehensive...

    Retired Geek - thank you for the comprehensive solution, which I may take a few days to contemplate. It's fairly far into my confidence boundary and I assume that I can just delete the script if it...
  2. Paul - I thanked you for the multiple SSID...

    Paul - I thanked you for the multiple SSID question. That was the easy one, but this one is a bit more of a challenge to implement.

    Thank you for this, too; it will keep me quiet for quite a bit!
  3. Force computer to connect wired, rather than wireless

    From what I can read elsewhere, this Windows 7 issue appears to be a hardy perennial.

    I have a dual channel (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) router hard-wired to my fibre broadband. That is connected to my...
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    I seem to be plagued by WiFi dropouts too. ...

    I seem to be plagued by WiFi dropouts too. Connected to my fibre broadband is the primary router, I have a second router, configured to act only as a switch, and two powerline extenders, with the...
  5. This thread may have run its course. The OP...

    This thread may have run its course. The OP appears to have solved his problem, but I should like to share an Android app that I found - thanks to my techie son - a most useful Android app called...
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    Syncing Outlook with Android has many pitfalls. ...

    Syncing Outlook with Android has many pitfalls. After using several generations of Windows Phone, the quality of syncing with Android is just not the same - and I was not going to place my calendar...
  7. Issue 416 - 2014-01-16 working fine, so it...

    Issue 416 - 2014-01-16 working fine, so it appears to have been something particular to that Newsletter.
  8. Links not working in WS Newsletter - Issue 415 - 2014-01-09

    I cannot click on any of the links in the most recent Windows Secrets Newsletter. All that happens is that I get a beep, regardless of which browser is the default.

    Is this particular to me, or...
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    BSODs sometimes do not last very long, i.e. the...

    BSODs sometimes do not last very long, i.e. the system moves on. One way of capturing the error is to take a cell phone shot of it. That, at least, is permanent, if you need to refer to it. This...
  10. Solved - I had not typed a comma as the list...

    Solved - I had not typed a comma as the list separator in Control Panel > Region and Language > Numbers. Duhhh!
  11. Excel formula wizard - not inserting commas between arguments

    I have just done a complete clean re-install of my entire system, Win 7 Pro (64-bit), MS Office Pro 2010.

    One point that is causing problems is the Excel 2010 formula composing wizard. ...
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    I note that this thread is over two years old...

    I note that this thread is over two years old now, and the OP may have found what he needs, or else given up and hired a professional website designer.

    What struck me was how poor some of the...
  13. Microsoft surface pro - power adapter voltage

    I am visiting the USA in October, thinking of buying a Microsoft Surface Pro - they are about dollar for pound, and we are visiting two of the zero sales tax states!

    Can any US Loungers help with...
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    DenRoy - you started me thinking again! As i...

    DenRoy - you started me thinking again! As i said, Android Sync was OK, but possibly not the last word.

    See this Lounge thread on the subject...
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    DenRoy - I moved from a Windows Phone to Android...

    DenRoy - I moved from a Windows Phone to Android (Samsung Galaxy S3), and wanted to find the same quality of synchronisation of Outlook mail, contacts, calendar, etc, between my desktop Outlook 2010...
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    Satrow - I did as suggested, CHKDSK and SCANNOW. ...

    Satrow - I did as suggested, CHKDSK and SCANNOW. Neither reported any problems, but I have run for nearly a week, with several restarts, and no recurrence of the problem originally posted.

    Thanks...
  17. Thread: New scam?

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    I invited him to give me the reference number of...

    I invited him to give me the reference number of the issue that I had opened, which he did. You can't be too careful!
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    Satrow - many thanks. At a quick look through...

    Satrow - many thanks. At a quick look through the Autoruns returns, I could find no entry for igfxtray.exe. Moreover, Autoruns' search facility showed no entry for igfxtray.exe.

    See attached the...
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    Thank you both. I have removed the startup...

    Thank you both. I have removed the startup pointer, as suggested, also unticked the "Tray Icon" box in Preferences of the Intel Graphics & Media CP icon.

    Igfxtray.exe is still on the...
  20. Thread: New scam?

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    I have been getting these calls for years. At...

    I have been getting these calls for years. At one point, several years ago, they were especially active, one a day or so. The phone went, "I'm calling from Microsoft . . . . ". I cut him off as...
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    IGFXTRAY.EXE - Windows cannot find

    On start-up, Windows 7 gives me an error message - "Windows cannot find 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\IGFXTRAY.EXE'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

    Trouble is, Windows...
  22. I do not use Trusteer Rapport for most of the...

    I do not use Trusteer Rapport for most of the reasons outlined above. What concerns me is that the banks (both sides of the Atlantic) are so universal in pushing it that, should my machine be...
  23. Jack Murphy - I do remember becoming stuck in an...

    Jack Murphy - I do remember becoming stuck in an endless reboot cycle. It was a long time ago, and before I discovered Windows Lounge. Somehow (and I cannot now remember how), I discovered the...
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    From my own observation, thus a small sample, too...

    From my own observation, thus a small sample, too small to be statistically significant, all of my friends and other contacts who have their accounts hacked are on Yahoo.
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    My vote goes to Roboform, which I have been using...

    My vote goes to Roboform, which I have been using for over ten years, good value at US$ 29.95, or else subscription at US$ 9.95.
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