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  1. There are a lot of problems with KB2918614...

    There are a lot of problems with KB2918614 breaking Windows Installer Service ==>>...
  2. I use the excellent ConEmu command window...

    I use the excellent ConEmu command window replacement, mutitab, unicode fonts are what I like.

    nw
  3. I doubt Fred mis-understands the meaning of Date...

    I doubt Fred mis-understands the meaning of Date Created, rather he, like you, falls into the trap of not being precise.

    In essence a file has two parts - a directory (folder) entry, referred to...
  4. Why waste a task icon and a whole screen just to...

    Why waste a task icon and a whole screen just to see the weather - install sweather, show temp in notify zone, click to pop up 5 day forecast, hit escape to dismiss.

    seems to me that all this...
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    Some satellite based service providers will...

    Some satellite based service providers will suspend your email account if you persist in flooding the transponders with mail.

    The US Government can effectively suspend your account by issuing...
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    OK I tried that, didn't fix it But it gave me...

    OK I tried that, didn't fix it

    But it gave me the idea to uninstall everything that I've installed/reinstalled since Dec 1st 2013 (including Office & WU updates) - didn't fix it.

    I'm...
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    Windows 7 - File Associations

    I'm getting the error message shown in the attachment whenever try to do anything with Open With...\Choose default program or Control Panel\Default Programs\Set Associations

    I've run SFC scannow...
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    Have you tried 'reinstalling' the indexing...

    Have you tried 'reinstalling' the indexing service, you'll have to rebuild the indexes after you do it. Go to Control Panel->Programs & Features->Turn Windows features on or off (its on the left) -...
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    It is a heck of lot of something over a flaky 64...

    It is a heck of lot of something over a flaky 64 Kbps satellite link with 3 sec (72,000km) round trip latency delay - especially my time and patience :lol:

    nw
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    Hi Rui, I tried a couple of things that made no...

    Hi Rui, I tried a couple of things that made no difference

    My friend has a several odd gadgets (eg foot control for audio playback control), and specialised software (eg experimental text to...
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    Thanks Rui, that's given me two possible...

    Thanks Rui, that's given me two possible candidates - I'll update if I find cause.

    nw
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    Vista Performance

    Friend asked me to 'clean up her computer' which was running really slow. Its a Toshiba Portege R600 so its not real powerful - U7600 CPU with 2G RAM.

    Main problem was running 3 AVs, I got rid...
  13. If compression result is unsuitable split the PDF...

    If compression result is unsuitable split the PDF - pdfsam usually does a good job. http://www.pdfsam.org/

    NW
  14. :)I could and I did - thanks mate NW

    :)I could and I did - thanks mate

    NW
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    Actually it was Gary Kildall, and I have a...

    Actually it was Gary Kildall, and I have a suspicion he might have got the idea from whoever wrote RT11 at DEC.

    NW
  16. Word 2007 - Dismiss Properties Panel via Keyboard

    If there is one thing I 'hate' about Word 2007 and DOCX files is that wretched Properties panel thing that comes up in File->Prepare->Properties

    The only way I have found to close the darn thing...
  17. I've been using Free Download Manager since 2005...

    I've been using Free Download Manager since 2005 - never had a problem with it or doing upgrades etc.

    Before settling on FDM I tried a number of alternatives, freeware and payware, at the time...
  18. The only download site I use regularly is...

    The only download site I use regularly is FileHippo never had any of the issues one gets at CNET and similar places at Filehippo.

    If something is not at Filehippo I try to track down originators...
  19. Thanks macropod & EricFletcher - between the...

    Thanks macropod & EricFletcher - between the search strings provided here & the macros in the 2011 thread I'm sure I can create an acceptable solution.

    Revising dialogue can often result in...
  20. These always work for me, without me doing...

    These always work for me, without me doing anything - since 2003 at least

    em = ctrl/alt/numpad -
    en = ctrl/numpad -

    nw
  21. Thanks If the quoted text does not start a...

    Thanks

    If the quoted text does not start a paragraph, then your first search term finds complete blocks and split blocks - so the Hello world will be found in para 1 but not in para 2. Your...
  22. Thanks, that works better than anything I tried -...

    Thanks, that works better than anything I tried - I'm not looking for anything that will detect the errors, or fix them, just to find blocks within the quotes

    Your string finds well formed and...
  23. Word 2007 - Find quoted (dialogue) text

    How can I find dialogue in a Word 2007 .docx document

    I want to search for text enclosed in so that I can see any mismatches or splits

    I tried doing a wildcard search for []*[], and...
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    I use Forecaster, sits in the tray - use...

    I use Forecaster, sits in the tray - use Customise-> Show Icon & Notifications to keep it visible

    On Win 7 I much prefer minimalist tray applications to the obtrusive gadgets I used on XP and...
  25. Good solid advice - especially re drivers...

    Good solid advice - especially re drivers
    Drivers were a major source of problems, 20 years ago.
    But these days they are rarely a problem, and even more rarely a solution.

    I took PSI 3.0 for...
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