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    Repairing a Win 10 install

    I've been having trouble with my Windows 10 Start Button and Cortana Search. I ran the Windows troubleshooter and got the following error message:

    "Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost" and...
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    Speaking of being old, I can recommend SpinRite....

    Speaking of being old, I can recommend SpinRite. it will do amazing things for drives but you have to part with $89 to get it. I don't know whether it's worth the money because you can get a new...
  3. Thread: Slow USB drive

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    Why don't you enlighten us?

    Why don't you enlighten us?
  4. I often just double-click on the desktop to get...

    I often just double-click on the desktop to get there. Try telling that to someone who doesn't have a sense of how many little tricks are built into Windows. Note their skepticism before they try it.
  5. Why does no one ever mention Winkey + Pause/Break?

    I was looking at Woody's Windows 10 for Office users and he talked about various ways, all kind of cumbersome, to get to Device Manager. Can it really be true that no one but me knows to press WinKey...
  6. Thread: Apple's vs FBI

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    Poll: Apple is not disobeying a court order. Apple is...

    Apple is not disobeying a court order. Apple is appealing it. This is how it's supposed to work in America.
  7. Thread: Apple's vs FBI

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    Poll: The feds have been playing fast and loose with...

    The feds have been playing fast and loose with the rules for a long time. Your having nothing to hide doesn't mean you're safe. Privacy gets reduced little by little until there's nothing left for...
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    [QUOTE=Ruuc;1045611] Ruuc, the problem with...

    Ruuc, the problem with iBackup -- as you describe it -- is the possibility that files altered by the malware will be seen as updated by iBackup and uploaded to your account. If they replace older...
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    The trick is to catch the malware and get rid of...

    The trick is to catch the malware and get rid of it before any disconnected backup media are connected again. It would be a problem if it's not caught right away.
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    Okay the encryption programs discussed in the...

    Okay the encryption programs discussed in the column are good, but they wouldn't be any protection against ransomware, would they? It seems like my encrypted files would just have another layer of...
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    There is no such thing as bug-free. ALL software...

    There is no such thing as bug-free. ALL software has bugs. With millions of lines of code there's just no way to find everything.
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    Poll: What's the difference between the $25, $39 and $59 subscription levels, if any?

    What's the difference between the $25, $39 and $59 subscription levels, if any?
  13. Thread: Win 7 to Win 10

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    Supposedly you can remove that Win10 icon just...

    Supposedly you can remove that Win10 icon just like any other icon by changing the settings on the task bar. Right click on the task bar and choose Properties. However that didn't work for me. The...
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    Did that, no joy. All the permissions were...

    Did that, no joy. All the permissions were already checked. I finally gave up and switched to Thunderbird. I've always considered Outlook bloatware, but that's of course mattered less as my computers...
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    For some reason I only see books not magazines in...

    For some reason I only see books not magazines in my Kindle for PC app (I have it installed but don't use it very much). When I go to the amazon website to manage my Kindle the Kindle for PC is...
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    Here is my opmlog.log file: 2015.09.03...

    Here is my opmlog.log file:

    2015.09.03 18:21:12 <<<< Logging Started (level is LTF_TRACE) >>>>
    2015.09.03 18:21:12 Resource manager terminated


    2015.09.03 21:20:24 <<<< Logging Started (level...
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    Great information. Do you know if Thunderbird...

    Great information. Do you know if Thunderbird will import Outlook email (not a big priority I guess) or sync with the iPhone calendar app?
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    Okay, now where do I find the logs?

    Okay, now where do I find the logs?
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    Take ownership per #4 just gets me to a webpage...

    Take ownership per #4 just gets me to a webpage not available or similar error in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. Yes, I get all kinds of error messages when I try to send or receive....
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    I came here with exactly your problem. Outlook...

    I came here with exactly your problem. Outlook 2010 on Win 10. By screwing around with things I found I can open Outlook after moving the .PST files to a new folder. Outlook says it can't find them...
  22. Is there any way to revert to my old local login,...

    Is there any way to revert to my old local login, now that I've seen what it means to log in with my Microsoft account?
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    [SOLVED] Thanks to you both. That's very helpful. ...

    Thanks to you both. That's very helpful.

    Erik47
    Curmudgeon in Chief
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    [SOLVED] Bringing back the Win 7 Start Menu

    Is it possible to do anything with the left side of the Win 10 Start Menu, to customize it as in Win 7 so that it's more useful than just a lot of blank space with a mystery program at the top, with...
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    An internal drive will always be faster than an...

    An internal drive will always be faster than an external drive or NAS. At least one saving grace is that you can do mostly incremental backups once that first backup is finished.

    Also, others here...
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