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    Windows 8.1 has a defrag task scheduled in the...

    Windows 8.1 has a defrag task scheduled in the Task Scheduler to run automatically.
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    The start menu can be organized into a personal...

    The start menu can be organized into a personal hierarchy; it is a folder, after all, and can have subfolders like any folder (I use StartIsBack in Windows 8, and dual boot Windows 7). I have some...
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    I don't necessarily disagree, Zig, but there are...

    I don't necessarily disagree, Zig, but there are advantages, depending on one's use and practices.

    For example, I have a motherboard/CPU upgrade planned for my desktop, expect the hardware to...
  4. The "real" memory optimizer is more memory. RAM...

    The "real" memory optimizer is more memory. RAM is relatively inexpensive; the best way to optimize your system memory is to max out your RAM.

    My Inspiron 580 has 16GB, my Latitude E5420 has 8GB,...
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    @Coochin I think you missed his point - "as to...

    @Coochin

    I think you missed his point - "as to the quotes you have attributed to both bbearren and myself". You pooched it a little. Read your posts, and then read the posts from which you...
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    All of my routine maintenance, disk cleanup,...

    All of my routine maintenance, disk cleanup, AV/AM scans (including full scans weekly), defrag, etc. are fully automated, running in the wee hours when I'm asleep. The only thing I do at the...
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    Windows can do that for you; no merry-go-round...

    Windows can do that for you; no merry-go-round needed.

    Setting up Disk Cleanup in Task Scheduler

    Windows Defender Automatic Update, Scheduled Scans

    Once and done. And many other routine...
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    "Do not end a file or directory name with a space...

    "Do not end a file or directory name with a space or a period. Although the underlying file system may support such names, the Windows shell and user interface does not. However, it is acceptable to...
  9. FWIW, the question mark 'tool' that showed more...

    FWIW, the question mark 'tool' that showed more information on an item was a Windows 98 feature. It may have been in 95 as well.
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    I use a combination of Windows tools and a couple...

    I use a combination of Windows tools and a couple of freeware tools. I also disable some of the Windows built-in maintenance routines. The only "maintenance" chore I handle at the mouse/keyboard is...
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    Take the quotes off the path statement. Here's...

    Take the quotes off the path statement. Here's mine:

    echo Restart began at %time% >> C:\Users\bbearren\Desktop\timelog.txt

    shutdown /f /r /t 0
  12. I don't use libraries, and have them disabled. ...

    I don't use libraries, and have them disabled. There are some members here who do use and like them. Hopefully, someone can chime in on this and give you some useful information.
  13. [SOLVED] Double Doh!!:o: I had the sheet unprotected...

    Double Doh!!:o:

    I had the sheet unprotected without realizing it. Protected the sheet, and it did not work!

    I started over with your macro, Bruce, and did some editing to get the look I want....
  14. [SOLVED] Doh! Turns out to have been extremely simple. ...

    Doh!

    Turns out to have been extremely simple. In the "Format Cells" Number tab, I changed the Category from "General" to "Text". Works like a charm, now.

    Reminds me of the words of wisdom I...
  15. [SOLVED] Merging adjacent unlocked cells in a protected sheet

    I use an Excel spreadsheet for daily reporting of lithology in a strip mining site. The sheet has fields used as checkboxes, with accompanying labeling. The top of the sheet is just date and...
  16. I've used both Image For Windows and Image For...

    I've used both Image For Windows and Image For DOS to migrate to new hardware (with Retail versions of Windows). Boot the Rescue Disc/USB Drive and restore. Update any drivers necessary, and it's...
  17. Welcome to the Lounge! Open Device Manager,...

    Welcome to the Lounge!

    Open Device Manager, click on View, then select "Show hidden devices". Many of these hidden devices will not be connected, but Windows has probably loaded drivers for them....
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    Wireless direct printer...

    Wireless direct printer.
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    This depends entirely on the printer's...

    This depends entirely on the printer's capabilities. I have an HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus (bought on sale for $150) which supports direct printing without an established network or a router; it...
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    Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1

    A friend recently lost his DSL modem to old age. The phone company tech support lady determined that it needed a replacement, and overnighted a new one. His was about 10 years old, a Zyxel 660...
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    Have you tried running sfc /scannow after DISM...

    Have you tried running sfc /scannow after DISM finished?
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    This is one of those @%#$&!~ Windows Processes...

    This is one of those @%#$&!~ Windows Processes that does not have nominal actions across all platforms/OEM's. For some, like the OP, it is a resource hog to the extent that it slows performance...
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    The tool ran to completion for me. I haven't...

    The tool ran to completion for me. I haven't been having any issues, but evidently I did have some corruption I didn't know of, and the tool fixed it.

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    Are you sure you typed the command and switches...

    Are you sure you typed the command and switches in correctly? I'm running the tool now.

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    There is a workaround for the TiWorker issue in...

    There is a workaround for the TiWorker issue in Windows 8. Open an administrators level command prompt and run the command,

    DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    It may take a while to...
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