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  1. Regarding using Windows apps on portable devices,...

    Regarding using Windows apps on portable devices, the answer you gave is incorrect. See: http://portableapps.com It's a whole ecosystem built around the concept of using regular Windows apps on a...
  2. Before I was gifted the laptops I now have, I...

    Before I was gifted the laptops I now have, I called Portable Apps a "poor man's laptop". ;-)
  3. An alternative I use is PortableApps...

    An alternative I use is PortableApps (http://portableapps.com). It is completely free, and has a whole library of "portable-ized apps", including web browsers, office suites (LibreOffice,...
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    Windows 7 XP Mode and database server

    I work in a periodontal (gum surgeon) practice. Our dental practice management software is a Sybase-based database. We use CDR (Computed Digital Radiography - digital x-rays). We have four...
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    It was a clean install from the Windows 8 Pro...

    It was a clean install from the Windows 8 Pro 64-bit disc. Regarding upgrading my own personal systems, I'm thinking I'll be doing a clean install of Windows 8 on my Dell, which is running Windows...
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    Oh, I'll definitely run the upgrade assistant. I...

    Oh, I'll definitely run the upgrade assistant. I don't expect any problems. It ran Windows 7, and actually ran the preview version of Windows 8. Has a dual core AMD Turion 64-bit processor, and...
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    I'm actually considering grabbing the $39.99...

    I'm actually considering grabbing the $39.99 upgrade deal for Windows 8 Pro for my personal systems (I've got two laptops, both of which have run Windows 7 at one point.) My main laptop is a Dell...
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    I generally go with a clean install, but I...

    I generally go with a clean install, but I figured an upgrade from a freshly recovered back to "Out of the Box state" system shouldn't create any problems. The HP system in question had Norton's...
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    An update: I did end up doing a clean install. ...

    An update: I did end up doing a clean install. While I did manage to get Windows Update to successfully run (the problem was with a driver update for our Laserjet 1320 printer - the same driver...
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    I've installed Office XP (at least, the Word 2002...

    I've installed Office XP (at least, the Word 2002 component) on my Windows 8 Pro system at the office, and am using it with no ill effects. I did get the "Can't find Visual Fox Pro" message during...
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    Well, I think I'm probably going to wipe it and...

    Well, I think I'm probably going to wipe it and do a clean install. I did the upgrade to be able to keep some of the software that came with the computer in question, but I think I'll be better off...
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    I just tried installing the four important...

    I just tried installing the four important updates one at a time. Each one of them failed. So, the problem appears to be with Important Updates.
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    We'll see what happens. I know Microsoft is...

    We'll see what happens. I know Microsoft is supposed to have improved Windows Update for Windows 8 to cut down on problems like this. So far, I'm not impressed. ;-)
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    It must be a problem with a specific update. I...

    It must be a problem with a specific update. I just ran the check for updates portion again, and it found a definition update for Windows Defender, as well as driver updates for the sound card. I...
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    I didn't have any problems the first time around....

    I didn't have any problems the first time around. That's what's so puzzling. It worked the first time. Obviously, something is different this time. Whether it's the previously mentioned...
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    I did the upgrade from within Windows 7. This is...

    I did the upgrade from within Windows 7. This is the second time this particular machine has been upgraded from a version of Windows 7 to Windows 8. First time it was from a system upgraded to...
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    Windows Update problem with Windows 8 Pro

    System is an HP Slimline desktop, which *had* been running Windows 8 Pro on a trial basis. Restored/wiped said system (from recovery media) back to Windows 7 Home Premium, and set it up for...
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    I use Keep Tube (www.keep-tube.com) There are...

    I use Keep Tube (www.keep-tube.com) There are web browser add-ons, as well as the ability to paste a link to their web site, for direct download. You have the option to download various quality...
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    Social Fixer

    Another option is a Facebook customization script I run called "Social Fixer". It used to be called "Better Facebook", until Facebook objected to the use of Facebook in the app's name. It's a...
  20. We will see! :-)

    We will see! :-)
  21. I'm a little late in reporting the results of the...

    I'm a little late in reporting the results of the router re-boot, but that did the trick. I don't know why browsing the network neighborhood from the wireless access point would work, yet browsing...
  22. Drat! I *knew* there was something I intended to...

    Drat! I *knew* there was something I intended to do before I left the office last night! Now, I'll have to wait until around lunch time today to reboot the router! Drat again! :-(
  23. It is a workgroup. Although we've got the option...

    It is a workgroup. Although we've got the option to run Active Directory, I haven't made that leap yet, since it's such a small (10 user) network.

    It worked ok when running Vista Business, but...
  24. I've already reviewed the steps in your File...

    I've already reviewed the steps in your File sharing article you linked to, just to make sure I wasn't missing something. I know how to share files, folders, and printers on a network. That's not...
  25. Windows 7 Computer can't see or connect to other computers on network

    The computer in question is a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. It started out running Windows Vista Basic. It was later (a few years ago) upgraded to Windows Vista Business. It was subsequently upgraded...
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