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    Compatibility was never the main problem with...

    Compatibility was never the main problem with I.E.
    But security certainly was, and still is in most peoples view.
    I have not used it in many years, just for that very reason.

    You really...
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    Know, that if you had System Restore turned ON,...

    Know, that if you had System Restore turned ON, with your old OS, Windows 10 turned it OFF.

    So if you want to be protected against an update messing things up for you, Turn ON System Restore.
    ...
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    When things like MS updates have the possibility...

    When things like MS updates have the possibility of messing up something in your OS, it's important to have a new System Restore Point created every day.

    I do that on all my computers, by running...
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    Unless your PC is one of those specially designed...

    Unless your PC is one of those specially designed "Servers" that cost up in the $3000 to $5000 range, then it's made with Hobby Grade components that were never designed for 100% duty cycle. By...
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    I.E. in any version or form, has been a problem...

    I.E. in any version or form, has been a problem since it's birth, many years ago now.
    Glitches and security holes run rampant. Edge is the worse of the bunch. I can see
    why dyed in the wool I.E....
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    Jagworld...... I've been playing MS Solitaire...

    Jagworld......

    I've been playing MS Solitaire since the DOS days (1990) and still do at least 30 minutes a day, just to keep the old "hand to eye" thing working.
    In Vista, MS in their infinite...
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    Thank you Clint! That is a great tutorial, and...

    Thank you Clint!

    That is a great tutorial, and With Pictures!

    I've forwarded that link to all my techie friends, here and in Canada, Au. etc.

    Thanks again!

    The Doctor :cool:
  8. And yet, MS releases Windows 10....the OS to end...

    And yet, MS releases Windows 10....the OS to end all OS's and it's got more security holes than one could count.

    Go figure!

    :cool:
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    Always the detractor! I'm just glad you don't...

    Always the detractor!

    I'm just glad you don't work on MY computer.

    :cool:
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    I have over ten running PC's, and two of them...

    I have over ten running PC's, and two of them still run XP, very well, as a matter of fact.
    I turned off Auto Updates years ago, when updates from MS were trashing PC's all over the place.
    Windows...
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    Some of those Registry Tweaks, which work by the...

    Some of those Registry Tweaks, which work by the way, I've been doing since Windows XP.
    I put them all into a VBScript so I can do them all in about 2 sec's.
    There are more similarities between XP...
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    Most important is the you make a Backup Image of...

    Most important is the you make a Backup Image of your 8.1 installation, before you wipe it out with Windows 10.
    Then if for some reason, Windows 10 is not to your liking, or it won't run correctly...
  13. And...... if you let Windows 10 install over...

    And...... if you let Windows 10 install over Windows 7....Windows 7 is History. (GONE, KAPUT!)

    Back up your Windows 7, just in case something goes terribly wrong.

    Back when we were testing...
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    As with any major upgrade coming from Microsoft,...

    As with any major upgrade coming from Microsoft, Windows 10 can be fraught with trouble.

    Be safe and backup your current OS to an external or second Hard Drive before you ever accept the upgrade...
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    Sorry for the long quote, but I just wanted to...

    Sorry for the long quote, but I just wanted to comment on the part in RED.

    That is just not true! Let me say, before I go further, that I've tried TB and found it seriously wanting. It's a...
  16. Thread: Google ads

    by DrWho
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    You'll get better answers if you give more...

    You'll get better answers if you give more information.
    First off, where are you....put that in your profile, so it will show up with every post.

    Next what OS are you running, and what Browser...
  17. The answer is fairly simple..... Change the way...

    The answer is fairly simple.....
    Change the way you (or she) get the MS Updates.
    If anyone just blindly lets MS (or anyone else) update their PC, without any oversight at all, then they deserve...
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    Well, yes, you can uninstall flash totally from...

    Well, yes, you can uninstall flash totally from your computer and it will not work in Firefox either, but,,,,,,,
    You'll play heck watching any U-Tube videos, which many of us like to do, almost...
  19. Thread: Ethernet

    by DrWho
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    In this day and age, I can't even believe that...

    In this day and age, I can't even believe that question was asked? A web search would have instantly provided every bit of information available on the topic.

    Besides being more stable and...
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    I'm a little bit surprised, in this day and age,...

    I'm a little bit surprised, in this day and age, that there is only one program that we can use to view U-Tube Videos.
    For several weeks now, I've been getting all sorts of error messages when...
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    I'm running AVG 2015 FREE on most of my 12 PC's...

    I'm running AVG 2015 FREE on most of my 12 PC's and they have reported NO such problems. As an old PC Tech, I'd have to suspect a Virus or Trojan putting out those error messages. In the many years...
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    [SOLVED] Besides vid cards, there are several things about...

    Besides vid cards, there are several things about older PC's that Windows 10 won't like.

    I tried to install 10166 on an older (spare) HD and Win 10 refused to install...... because the HD was...
  23. Thread: New W-10

    by DrWho
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    Jean, What build did you download? You didn't...

    Jean,
    What build did you download? You didn't say, and it DOES make a lot of difference.

    For instance, when I got build 10166, I installed it as an upgrade on my HP Laptop, and it required NO...
  24. My favorite email provider is GMail. Just...

    My favorite email provider is GMail. Just recently I read a news release where they are even improving their already Good spam remover.

    I have five Gmail addresses and within the last year I...
  25. Thread: Oldie, like me !

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    Hi Jean, I'm sitting here in my easy chair, with...

    Hi Jean,
    I'm sitting here in my easy chair, with my keyboard on my lap working on a PC that I built a while back, out of spare parts. The motherboard is a 2002 version, by Compaq. the cpu is an...
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