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    Done that and it was no help

    Done that and it was no help
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    New Windows 7 load

    In preparation for a Windows 10 upgrade, I did a new fresh load of Windows 7 Pro SP1 to an HP netbook with no apparent problems. I can't get the machine to update. It reports that it has never...
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    Totally fed up with Chrome

    Is it just me or are other people as fed up with Chrome as I am.

    Apart from what has now become incessant advertising whenever I do a search.

    It updates itself and changes itself with no...
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    I have solved the problem. You cannot download...

    I have solved the problem.

    You cannot download these patches using Chrome. I better not say anything else as I don't want to be accused of posting on the wrong section of the forum.
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    I am not double posting. My post here is a...

    I am not double posting. My post here is a specific request re Windows 8.1. My post in Windows 10 is expressing my concerns.
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    Windows 8.1 Update

    I'm trying to download the Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) from the Microsoft site without success.

    Can someone please provide an alternate location.
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    Windows 10 upgrades

    I have never been a great fan of Windows updates as it seems to me that the structure has become an inverted pyramid the bottom of which is the oldest and creakiest version.

    Take for example my...
  8. Thread: Funny Peculiar

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    Funny Peculiar

    A little while ago I bought a new laptop which, I was assured, had Windows 8.1. Needless to say when I got home and turned it on it had 8. No amount of screaming and shouting at both the retailer and...
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    As a retired geek you should know nothing is...

    As a retired geek you should know nothing is given away for free.

    Google/Chrome users 'pay' for the software by being bombarded with advertising.
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    You are missing my point slighty. Whether I can...

    You are missing my point slighty. Whether I can run or not run Java is of not much consequence to me. What I objecting to is the arrogance of Google to do so with saying so.
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    Chrome, Java, and low expectations

    I received an email to day, from a reliable site, which stated

    "Please do not update your Chrome browser - it will break Java!

    If you already have the newest version of Google's Chrome, we...
  12. Thread: Kb2976897

    by dd_uk
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    Kb2976897

    Is KB2976897 safe or not?
  13. Thread: USB 3.0 problem

    by dd_uk
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    Intenso have admitted it was their drive causing...

    Intenso have admitted it was their drive causing the problem
  14. Thread: USB 3.0 problem

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    USB 3.0 problem

    I have just built a new PC with following (relevant) specs:

    M'Board: Gigabyte F2A78M-DH3
    APU: AMD A8-5600K
    BIOS: F4
    Chipset drivers: ...
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    Seen that link before, went there, tried it and...

    Seen that link before, went there, tried it and it didn't work. So it appears that I am stuck with an out of date os before I even start.

    Acer will take no responsibility for any software sold...
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    Windows 8.1 Update error 8007002

    I keep getting the above error code when trying to update my Acer notebook. I've checked the web and this forum for a solution, but none seems to exist. I read a long thread on this and it seems that...
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    Collusion for IE11

    Due to the vagaries of the UK Companies House, I have had to install IE11 on my machine. On my normal browser (Chrome) I have Collusion, which does an excellent job of blocking trackers.

    Is this...
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    October Black Tuesday updates

    Is it safe to download the Black Tuesday updates yet? I haven't seen any advisory yet

    David
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    No, that's just where the cursor happen to...

    No, that's just where the cursor happen to alight. I'm logged on as me

    David
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    I attach 2 files, 1 showing that the patch IS and...

    I attach 2 files, 1 showing that the patch IS and the 2nd showing my permissions.

    Are they correct?

    David
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    Joe: I press cleanup and wait until it has...

    Joe: I press cleanup and wait until it has finished and I still can't find Clean Up System Files

    BATcher: It might be "just a minor irritation" to you, but I have an SSD and the directory...
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    Yes it is installed Yes I have administrative...

    Yes it is installed
    Yes I have administrative permissions

    When I run Cleanup it shows the files being searched for but it still isn't being shown

    Think I'll take the easy solution - retire and...
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    After installing the patch, I rebooted and got...

    After installing the patch, I rebooted and got the reported result of totally nothing.

    When I booted this morning I got the message about installing updates (which I didn't get yesterday). Tried...
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    How so very disappointing. After all the ballyhoo...

    How so very disappointing. After all the ballyhoo and the angst of trying to download this fix, I managed to run it.

    Size of WINSXS before running fix 7.60Gb - size after running fix 7.60Gb WHAT...
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    Win 7 Pro - 64 bit

    Win 7 Pro - 64 bit
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