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  1. @wenkoe: I have good experiences with Linux...

    @wenkoe:

    I have good experiences with Linux Lite; suggest you give it a try. It brings everything a new computer user might want along like LibreOffice, VLC and 'my kind of customer' (the computer...
  2. @access-mdb Why do you read "hate Microsoft"...

    @access-mdb
    Why do you read "hate Microsoft" into my words? Is it "Fine if you are okay with this" that irks you?

    I only observe MS since about 1977/78 when I first worked with MS software on...
  3. I know I come late but anyway... If someone...

    I know I come late but anyway...

    If someone has some older software that they can not run on a newer hardware/OS combination then they just need to keep the"old" box with W7 running.

    Otherwise...
  4. OneNote, just as Windows 8.1 and Windows 10...

    OneNote, just as Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 require a so called Microsoft account. I assume we all know what that entails.
    Fine if you are okay with this;but some people at least don't want to go in...
  5. doPDF rocks

    Read this thread with interest and compassion (lots of the latter).

    For years (how many I don't know) I use doPDF. It gives me a "virtual printer" that I can select in any standard Windows print...
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    @Pheasant: Have seen that quite often. It always...

    @Pheasant:
    Have seen that quite often. It always was the USB port(s) on the computer.
    Some PuPs seem to mess with them.
    Some cases got remedied by uninstalling the USB hubs in Device Manager and...
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    Adblock?

    Do you have an adblocker installed?
    I use Adblock Plus in Firefox and never see that behavior.
    When I test a "safe" setup on customer's machines turning Adblock Plus on and off for demonstration...
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    Since XP SP2 all my customers and I myself use...

    Since XP SP2 all my customers and I myself use the stock Windows firewall(s) ONLY. No problems whatsoever, absolutely no "configuration" necessary, it just works - since SP2...
  9. Re. Tips for setting up a new Windows 10 system

    Lincoln Spector writes in his article "Tips for setting up a new Windows 10 system" the following:


    Install the anti-malware programs of your choice. (Never rely solely on one.)

    I beg to...
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    It gets even better: Future (forced) updates of...

    It gets even better: Future (forced) updates of Windows 10 will include support for new Intel architectures (Skylake anyone?).

    Machines that upgraded from "older" Windows 7 or Windows8/8.1...
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    Can the sender of the emails check what file type...

    Can the sender of the emails check what file type the attachment actually has AFTER attaching it but BEFORE sending the email?
    It's kind of hard to believe that M$ would change or wrap an...
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    [SOLVED] Oh YES, certainly! No doubt about it!

    Oh YES, certainly!
    No doubt about it!
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    Really?

    I don't think so, really.
    A long time ago I recommended it to a few customers, luckily only a few.
    Second Copy had a tendency to make the box REALLY slow, especially at startup/log on to the...
  14. I know I am late to this thread, just back from...

    I know I am late to this thread, just back from vacation.
    Just recently I had VERY GOOD experiences with Recovery Force out of Guelph (?) in Ontario.
    Highly recommended.
  15. A typical case in this new brave world

    @beachboybogart
    All too often it even depends on where you download the Google Chrome web browser from; that is what we are talking about, correct?

    Most download portals now put wrappers around...
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    Old drive death?

    Man, that drive is AT LEAST 7 or 8 years old!

    Maybe admit that the drive just by being moved around a lot (removed from old PC, installed inn enclosure a.s.o.) may have finally have given up it's...
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    Sorry but I truly do not understand why you trust...

    Sorry but I truly do not understand why you trust a registry hack with all it's inherent risk factors (you had to "figure it out") instead of running a free and many, many times proven effective...
  18. Or how's about Tracker Software's free...

    Or how's about Tracker Software's free PDF-XChange Viewer that now is part of their PDF Editor?

    During install you get asked for a registration code or you choose the "Free version" radio button...
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    +1 for GWX_Control_Panel IF you read and...

    +1 for GWX_Control_Panel
    IF you read and follow the instructions!
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    That's life

    Paul T,
    the disk drive driver is a 2006 MS AHCI driver.

    The controller driver is a RAID driver from Intel. Before I started this thread I had tried to change the BIOS way from Raid (don't recall...
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    And AFTER the reboot: 45195 No comment. ...

    And AFTER the reboot:

    45195

    No comment.

    Again, thanks to all and to Paul T a special extra one!
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    @Paul T and @Retired Geek THANKS A BIG BUNCH...

    @Paul T and
    @Retired Geek

    THANKS A BIG BUNCH for pointing me to trimcheck.

    The first test without a reboot shows that in my Samsung SSD the TRIM command actually IS NOT WORKING!
    Despite...
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    fsutil doesn't do it

    CLiNT, as I quoted in post #12 fsutil only checks whether TRIM is enabled in Windows; it does not check whether the SSD is actually capable of TRIMming correctly.
    While I type this trimcheck has run...
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    Really TRIM?

    A complete column of "old age" on a two year old Samsung SSD? I don't believe it.

    I had done that and it showed enabled.
    But then I read on Hard Disk Sentinel's FAQs:

    The fsutil shows if the...
  25. Thread: SSD life

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    Thank you!

    @petesmst:

    Thanks a big bunch for that tip.
    You could read here why.
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