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    Excellent recommendation. We are seriously...

    Excellent recommendation. We are seriously considering replacing the Adobe Reader with PDF-Xchange Viewer at work. It also has an occasional vulnerability but the vendor is very quick to release...
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    Antiquated how? Unless you are a professional...

    Antiquated how? Unless you are a professional graphic artist most of the enhancements aren't going to be used by the average hobbyist or amateur artist and photographer. And there is no upgrade path...
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    My favorite is Password Safe...

    My favorite is Password Safe. Its open source and free.
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    Download the OpenSource and free program Audacity...

    Download the OpenSource and free program Audacity. Launch Audacity and start a capture, play the video and you can save the audio in a variety of formats.
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    This is no real surprise. Several people on this...

    This is no real surprise. Several people on this forum including myself predicted that MS would have to do something with the release of what amounts to SP1.
  6. Here's a pretty balanced article on the subject:...

    Here's a pretty balanced article on the subject: http://mashable.com/2013/04/12/windows-8-pc-sales-woes/
  7. And I can't image that would be hard to implement...

    And I can't image that would be hard to implement either.
  8. mrjimphelps hit right on the head. That...

    mrjimphelps hit right on the head. That interface, while not inherently bad IMO, is far too dramatic of a change for many users. Bringing back the option for a Win7 style desktop would do wonders for...
  9. Windows 8 is neither dead nor is it a complete...

    Windows 8 is neither dead nor is it a complete flop. The economy is a major factor, I heard on the news this morning that PC sales are down 14% from last year. That's significant. And also a large...
  10. Another thing to consider is that most new TV...

    Another thing to consider is that most new TV shows are available for free streaming on network web sites 3 days to 2 weeks after they air. I've been considering giving up cable for a while now. We...
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    You can also try the MS Security Baseline...

    You can also try the MS Security Baseline Analyzer tool which lists patches along with links to the Microsoft documentation. It also gives more in depth information about potential security holes.
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    Some where not too long ago I read something to...

    Some where not too long ago I read something to this effect, that you can't directly promote 2012 in a 2003 domain.

    @mscheidler, nice write up. but I might suggest rather than upgrade a 2000...
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    We use Microsoft System Center Configuration...

    We use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, but its far too expensive for a small environment like yours. Prior to going with SCCM we looked at a lot of options. vCenter Protect Standard...
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    I find it rather humorous that one of the most...

    I find it rather humorous that one of the most vulnerable pieces of software is flagged as "suspicious software". Not sure if Trend Micro does this intentionally or not, but you might try disabling...
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    Unless I'm missing something it looks like it...

    Unless I'm missing something it looks like it should work. Also, it appears both of those are in stock right now.
  16. How is a large public WiFi network more...

    How is a large public WiFi network more susceptible to malware and hacking as opposed to private?
  17. Roderunner, is it XP or Win7? I'm not sure that...

    Roderunner, is it XP or Win7? I'm not sure that MBSA works properly on Windows 7. I suggested it to the OP because he was dealing with XP.
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    If, and this is a big if, the motel/hotel uses a...

    If, and this is a big if, the motel/hotel uses a password for accessing their WiFi, you are much more secure than an open network because at a minimum your WiFi connection is encrypted and very hard...
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    Don't use WINS. Its antiquated and fraught with...

    Don't use WINS. Its antiquated and fraught with problems. Use only DNS (Domain Naming Service) and DHCP. DHCP does not have a "higher" or "lower" priority than DNS. They are separate technologies for...
  20. Try the Microsoft Security Baseline Analyzer...

    Try the Microsoft Security Baseline Analyzer. Its a good tool to identify missing patches not correctly reported by WU, can help pinpoint WU issues, and link to the missing patches to manually...
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    In Task Manager look for msiexec running. It...

    In Task Manager look for msiexec running. It could be that something is trying to install and hasn't completed. If a reboot doesn't kill msiexec just kill it in Task Manager.
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    Paul pretty much covered it. But MS licensing is...

    Paul pretty much covered it. But MS licensing is very complex. You'll also technically need a Server CAL for the users to access resources on the server. That part is an honor system thing. The...
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    Good link. Anything Mark Russinovitch writes is...

    Good link. Anything Mark Russinovitch writes is worth paying attention to.
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    Good point about proprietary and specialty...

    Good point about proprietary and specialty applications. A GUI front end to a client server application can be written for any platform. I've supported the Windows side of apps where the back end ran...
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    Best of breed is what most IT shops do, so there...

    Best of breed is what most IT shops do, so there never really was a such thing as brand loyalty. What was the best tool 3 years ago has been superseded by something else today. And MS has always...
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