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    Wavy asked: >>Is not %localAppData% one of the...

    Wavy asked:

    >>Is not %localAppData% one of the places where we don't want anything to run from??

    Exactly the point! That's why I was getting an annoying notification that picasaupdater was...
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    Well, there's %localAppData%\*\*.exe which...

    Well, there's %localAppData%\*\*.exe which expands to C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\*\*.exe which should work(?). The choices are disallowed, basic user, and unrestricted. At the moment I have it set...
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    Thanks. I couldn't find the setting in the policy...

    Thanks. I couldn't find the setting in the policy editor reference in your link, so I edited the registry after making careful notes as to what I did. I am afraid, though, that all Google updates are...
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    Picasa is still set to not update. Picasa does...

    Picasa is still set to not update. Picasa does not show up in Start Menu folder.

    Picasaupdater gets recreated over and over. If you look earlier in this thread, picasaupdater is in <user...
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    Hi Sudo15, My comment about skydrive and...

    Hi Sudo15,

    My comment about skydrive and onedrive is probably bogus, looks like they are in some sense links to each other. I don't recall using the upgrade assistant, but by and large, my...
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    Thanks for responding. I can't right click when...

    Thanks for responding. I can't right click when running secpol.msc using the windows 8 search. But I get a permission error if I do try to run it that way on my main (temporarily administrator)...
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    Windows 8.1 Can't Run Group Policy Editor

    I am a fairly aggressive Windows 8.1 user. My system started as Windows 7 and was upgraded to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Mostly everything works fine, but there are several nagging problems that...
  8. Dual Monitors (one touch, one not) in Windows 8.1 possible?

    I am running windows 8.1 with dual monitors. If I buy a new touch monitor, will it work to have a dual monitor setup with one touch and one non-touch monitor? Not ready to spring for two touch...
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    I saw the pin feature, but didn't quite...

    I saw the pin feature, but didn't quite understand how it worked, so thanks for the suggestion.

    Anyhow, thanks everybody, I'll check out the various suggestions. I may just just end up keeping...
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    Thanks to ruirib and CLiNT for replying. So if I...

    Thanks to ruirib and CLiNT for replying. So if I use a Microsoft account, I use my Microsoft web password to login. What if I use a strong difficult-to-type password for my Microsoft account? Looks...
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    Pros and Cons of Win 8.1 Microsoft Login

    I just upgraded three computers to 8.1. I use local accounts on all of them. I mostly use the Google ecosystem, haven't yet started to use the Microsoft ecosystem (e.g. Skydrive) much but am open to...
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    This was correct in my case. My Sony TV has two...

    This was correct in my case. My Sony TV has two HDMI connections. The second one has two RCA jacks because it is meant to be used with a DVI-to-HDMI cable that might not support audio. My HDTV has a...
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    OK, I'm part way there. The TV does have a couple...

    OK, I'm part way there. The TV does have a couple of sound rca jacks along with the HDMI connector. I was able to change the PC from Intel Display Audio to Realtek High Definition audio, and got...
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    In reply to F. U. N. Downtown's suggestion, there...

    In reply to F. U. N. Downtown's suggestion, there was no sound coming out of the HTPC's audio jack as long as the HDMI cable was connected.
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    Hi F.U.N. downtown, You raise a good point. I...

    Hi F.U.N. downtown,

    You raise a good point. I will check to see if the Realtek sound is coming out the audio jacks. Thanks.

    Occurs to me if I just leave the HTPC with the windows desktop in the...
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    Windows 8 Media Center Sound problem

    For no good reason other than being a curious geek I upgraded three perfectly good Windows 7 64 bit machines to windows 8, and put Media Center on all three while the price was cheap. Two of the...
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