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  1. I went to my Win8.1Pro install and was able to...

    I went to my Win8.1Pro install and was able to obtain the experience scores using the command prompt route.

    I also tried that on Win10 Technical Preview. The data collection part worked, but the...
  2. Thanks for your reply. Indeed, I got snookered...

    Thanks for your reply. Indeed, I got snookered on the download link. I failed to check the URL and the keyword 'alldownloads' appears for both. Further, the signer was Digest Algorithm, which in a...
  3. Microsoft Office OneNote screen capture key sequence

    On Win7, with OneNote installed as part of Office, I can use the key combination of the Windows-key + 'S' to initiate a screen capture operation, which is then stored in a OneNote database.

    That...
  4. Win10 Technical Preview Attempted Crapware Install

    I have dowloaded and installed two packages to my Win10 TechPreview partition: Firefox 35 and Windows Essentials (formerly Window Live Install). These produced the following during the install...
  5. "What me worry?" You don't indicate what...

    "What me worry?"

    You don't indicate what version of Windows that performance report comes from, but I expect it is Win7 since that selection can't be made from Win8.
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    My Win10 TechPreview (as it is properly labeled,...

    My Win10 TechPreview (as it is properly labeled, not Win10 Beta) is installed on a separate partition on drive 1 (drive 0 is the drive that came with the vendor installed base software). It runs via...
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    With Win10 TechPreview, Windows Update will not...

    With Win10 TechPreview, Windows Update will not let you select which updates to apply (it does all that are available). In particular, there was an issue with Win8.1 on an Inventec fix for a RealTec...
  8. I have been running Win7 and Win8 in dual boot...

    I have been running Win7 and Win8 in dual boot mode for as long as Win8 has been available in the preliminary test releases. My node is a 32-bit computer with MBR formatted disk (GPT formatted disks...
  9. Thanks for the info on Resmon for Win7. I have...

    Thanks for the info on Resmon for Win7. I have hit a problem that actually goes beyond the capabilities you pointed out.

    After first boot each day on my 32-bit Win7 system (fully patched), when I...
  10. @BruceR: Did you contradict yourself? ...

    @BruceR:

    Did you contradict yourself?

    "...any failed update gets an error code with a help link which leads absolutely nowhere."

    Maybe that is why there are no confirmed instances of malware...
  11. From JoeP517: "...disable driver updates...

    From JoeP517:

    "...disable driver updates in Windows Update"

    There is NO specific item in Windows Update to disable driver updates. That is what I asked for.

    The response:

    "...turn...
  12. I checked on Win7 and Win8.1Pro, and did not find...

    I checked on Win7 and Win8.1Pro, and did not find any feature in Windows Update that could be set to specifically "disable driver updates". Can you please describe how to set Windows Update to...
  13. A better position would be: Beware of driver...

    A better position would be:

    Beware of driver updates as vectors for malware intrusion.
  14. A seemingly suitable response... ...

    A seemingly suitable response...

    http://www.pcbanter.net/showthread.php?t=1092537

    Yet, it makes one wonder if shortcomings as this update seems to have, could be used to spread malware just by...
  15. Your response begs the question: why is...

    Your response begs the question: why is MicroSoft Windows Update offering a fix for a vendor that is unrecognized by the general community? Why does the update list that you have a fix for an...
  16. The offer was from Windows Update. Here is the...

    The offer was from Windows Update.

    Here is the URL for the Microsoft site discussing the iissue (others can be found via Google search):
    ...
  17. Windows update for Inventec LAN real or bogus?

    I received an offered update for my Win8.1Pro system as follows:

    41302

    From feedback on the Microsoft site, this appears to be a bogus update, which is causing problems for users that have...
  18. There is an aspect here that seems to have been...

    There is an aspect here that seems to have been left out or perhaps ignored. It involves GPT formatted disks (versus MBR) and if the UEFI equipped computer came with a version of Win7 that is vendor...
  19. An interesting thread, while I think most points...

    An interesting thread, while I think most points were covered, one may have been overlooked.

    That would be to install the Win8 system (8 or 8.1 or 8.1 Pro) in a separate partition. That would be...
  20. Visual Studio 2010 Express C program compile issue

    On my Win7 32-bit system (fully patched), I have run into a problem with Visual Studio 2010 Express compiling a C program. The program is small and I can rapidly make changes to the source file,...
  21. In this post, the article is tagged as paid...

    In this post, the article is tagged as paid content: "The full text of this column is posted at ... (paid content, opens in a new window/tab)."

    It is the main article in the free edition as...
  22. August patch Tuesday fixes recalled by Microsoft:...

    August patch Tuesday fixes recalled by Microsoft:

    http://hothardware.com/News/Windows-81-Update-Crippling-PCs-With-BSOD-Microsoft-Suggests-You-Roll-Back/#!bFveQp

    From the web page:

    The...
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    [SOLVED] I just went throught the Aug patch Tuesday...

    I just went throught the Aug patch Tuesday updates for my Win8.1 32-bit system. There were 15 available and 1 optional.

    One of the available updates, 2962409, was the June 2014 rollup of updates...
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    [SOLVED] Mystery update KB976932... I have two installs...

    Mystery update KB976932...

    I have two installs of Win7 32-bit (different partitions) on my 8 year old HP workstation.

    My production install DID NOT get this update, while my clean install (just...
  25. The newsletter is called Windows Secrets for a...

    The newsletter is called Windows Secrets for a reason. Has it now become Android Secrets? If your leading (and essentially ONLY) article in the free edition is about Android, then you have lost...
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