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  1. Welcome to the forum, and the "MS Zone". ...

    Welcome to the forum, and the "MS Zone".
    Windows updates have been messing up peoples computers for years. Nothing new.
    But today the conspiracy theorists are saying that MS is deliberately...
  2. The solution is very simple..... Just set up...

    The solution is very simple.....

    Just set up your wife's account on "OE Classic (FREE)" email program. Once you put in the GMail name and password, the program will set up the ports, etc, by...
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    Hi Bill, Happy 4th! I ask out of...

    Hi Bill, Happy 4th!

    I ask out of curiosity..... where does iDrive store your backups?
    And, how do you access those backups, to restore your computer to original condition when your hard drive...
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    [/COLOR][/B] It may seem that way, but it's NOT....

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    It may seem that way, but it's NOT. If it's run correctly and completely it does not need to be run again.
    It would be nice, if it would run all of its modules automatically, but it...
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    It really doesn't matter! Junk is Junk and...

    It really doesn't matter! Junk is Junk and should be removed on a regular basis. All temp files are JUNK!

    I run a temp file remover every day, from my Startup folder and once a week I run Disk...
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    I sure can't tell you what changed, as I have...

    I sure can't tell you what changed, as I have Windows Auto Update turned OFF for Windows 7.

    But I do have to ask.... "Have you ever heard of "Take Ownership", or "Grant Admin Full Control" ??...
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    Reading about GWX Control panel on several...

    Reading about GWX Control panel on several different forums, it appears that it's a bit much for many casual users.
    Many bloaks just can't handle anything with more than one option. :rolleyes:
    ...
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    Years ago, I tried Eudora because a friend...

    Years ago, I tried Eudora because a friend suggested it, but....
    no more than I had it installed, my Anti-Spyware program deleted it. Hmmm!

    Well, of course I didn't want Spyware on my PC, so I...
  9. Has it even dawned on anyone, that any Backup and...

    Has it even dawned on anyone, that any Backup and Restore program that runs on your C: drive is 100% busted, when that drive squalls, howls and smokes? (also known as CRASHING)
    It would seem, NOT!
    ...
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    First let me say, "I don't, and will NEVER use MS...

    First let me say, "I don't, and will NEVER use MS Office" and having said that, I'm wondering if you have ever installed the program, "Grant Admin Full Control" or even "Take Ownership" ??
    I install...
  11. Windows will assign a drive letter to the USB...

    Windows will assign a drive letter to the USB drive, when you plug it into your PC, and the drive letters given will depend on what drive letters are already used on your PC. That will probably...
  12. Thread: Windows Defender

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    I'm nearly perfect, but..... I could still use...

    I'm nearly perfect, but..... I could still use some improvements! I can't play a piano, or fight a Bull, but I'm still a pretty good Computer Tech. So, just like I have my weak points and my strong...
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    Not being a BD fan, I'd uninstall it completely,...

    Not being a BD fan, I'd uninstall it completely, like with Revo Uninstaller, and activate Windows Defender, at least for troubleshooting purposes.

    Malware Bytes is NOT an Anti-Virus program, as...
  14. And, maybe the large group of people saying,...

    And, maybe the large group of people saying, "dang it, Windows 10 just ate all my data files!".

    There is a fairly new email handler that mimics the old and very popular "Outlook Express" and it's...
  15. I still have several PC's that very happily run...

    I still have several PC's that very happily run Windows XP/Pro/SP3, x86.
    The default browser on all of them as well as my Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PC's, is Firefox.

    It just WORKS, and never acts...
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    Yes! All you have to do is backup your registry,...

    Yes! All you have to do is backup your registry, and that is something that everyone should be doing anyway, on a regular schedule.

    Even Windows will back up its own registry when certain EVENTS...
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    MS would be committing suicide, by totally...

    MS would be committing suicide, by totally dumping Windows 7 anytime in the foreseeable future.
    I already have, but that's a whole different story.

    There's one little user of Windows 7 that...
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    I'm just sitting here, reading all this and...

    I'm just sitting here, reading all this and wondering, "what difference does it make what folder your data is in, when the HD screams at you and then Smokes! ???"

    Let Windows and your Programs put...
  19. Most folks getting a free computer won't care a...

    Most folks getting a free computer won't care a whole lot, what the user name is, as long as it's not a well known mass murderer. Eh?

    In an extreme case, you can always create a New User and give...
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    Going back many years, I've been a real Steve...

    Going back many years, I've been a real Steve Gibson fan. The first expensive piece of software that I ever bought was Spinrite. I use it very little now-a-days, but his little utilities get used...
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    Pale Moon, does seem to work well with this and...

    Pale Moon, does seem to work well with this and several other forums that I work.
    Maybe bringing up web pages a little faster than FF.

    :cool:
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    So apparently, I'm not the only one giving Pale...

    So apparently, I'm not the only one giving Pale Moon a test drive. Eh?

    I've been a staunch Firefox user since it was still in Beta Test. But recently I had an opportunity to download and try...
  23. I have 20 computers, and selecting an appropriate...

    I have 20 computers, and selecting an appropriate User Name has always been somewhat of a chore for me, when doing a fresh install.

    If you're just going to use it yourself, then it shouldn't be...
  24. In reply to "How to make a bootable USB...

    In reply to "How to make a bootable USB Drive".......

    There is a program from HP, that will format a Flash Drive and make it bootable.
    Sorry, you'll have to Google that one too. I've used it...
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    There is one major advantage to being just plain...

    There is one major advantage to being just plain OLD. My first OS was DOS 2.0 way back in the very early 80's.

    When I come up against a drive that's been snafued or one that I've inherited from...
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