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  1. Strange things going on. For a little-used...

    Strange things going on. For a little-used Windows 7-64 ASUS Zenbook, I took the advice to install KB 3161664 first, so I downloaded the Windows 7 version from MS but when I went to install it I got...
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    Well, DUH on me! Thank you Thank you Thank you....

    Well, DUH on me! Thank you Thank you Thank you.
    That IS what I was missing! I don't know how it was "On", but I never thought to look at that. Obviously.
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    "Desktop" nowhere to be found

    I'm setting up a brand new W10 Home desktop for my daughter; a Dell XPS8900. Knowing how she's been using Windows 7 for so long, I want to make it easy on her, so I installed Classic Shell. However,...
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    I started this thread, but I'm not saying I don't...

    I started this thread, but I'm not saying I don't like Windows 10. I've mentioned that I have a laptop dual booting Windows 10 and Mint 17. I play with it once in awhile and have gotten used to it....
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    Yes, judging by their determination to give many...

    Yes, judging by their determination to give many of us something we don't want, nothing would surprise me. In fact, I'll bet they have a plan to "deal with hold-outs". Being the suspicious type,...
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    Sure; I've updated GWX Control Panel on both my...

    Sure; I've updated GWX Control Panel on both my wife's W7 computer and my primary W7 computer. Neither KB3035583 nor KB2952664 are installed on either machine. After changing her Windows update...
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    Understood, but XP is not "gone". Many people and...

    Understood, but XP is not "gone". Many people and businesses use it today and will be using for a long time, if they so choose.
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    I'm afraid that's not true. Is XP gone forever?...

    I'm afraid that's not true. Is XP gone forever? Is Windows 98 gone?

    Look, I have Windows 10 running on an extra laptop, dual boot with Mint 17. I play with it once in awhile, and it's not that...
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    Understood, and GWX Control Panel is updated on...

    Understood, and GWX Control Panel is updated on two machines so far.
    Has anybody ever heard of Windows Update installing an update (KB3035583) even though it's set to NOT install updates? Again,...
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    I guess I took GWX Control Panel as a...

    I guess I took GWX Control Panel as a set-it-and-forget-it-tool, not expecting settings to change by itself or more likely as if it were hit by malware! I have several computers to monitor both home...
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    Getting fed up with it!

    I've had GWX Control Panel set up on my wife's Windows 7 computer for several months now. Tonight, for the second time, she showed me a notification because the "Disable Operating System Changes in...
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    Yeah, just add "if not necessary"

    Yeah, just add "if not necessary"
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    I've got a 2005 Dell Inspiron 600m with a 2006...

    I've got a 2005 Dell Inspiron 600m with a 2006 battery (the huge Sony-made battery recall). I hardly use it anymore, but the battery is still going strong. When I dig it out after a few months, the...
  14. SO, if I put data on one of these disks, and...

    SO, if I put data on one of these disks, and after only 12 billion years it becomes un-readable, can I get my money back?
    P.S.- I do save receipts!
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    Can you tell how many Office activations?

    Is there a way to determine how many activations are left, if any, for an Office product key before installing? What happens is, if you can pick up a previously owned Office disk with key at a good...
  16. Thread: MS Outlook scam

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    And Microsoft uses a Google Plus account?

    And Microsoft uses a Google Plus account?
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    Thanks for bring that to my attention. I went...

    Thanks for bring that to my attention. I went back to Post #2, used the link, and I'm good.
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    Having switched to SSDs on a couple of Windows 7...

    Having switched to SSDs on a couple of Windows 7 computers earlier this year, I can add a few points. I used an Apricorn cable and software to clone my HDs. It was quick, simply, and worked great....
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    If you're referring to the Barbie thing, then...

    If you're referring to the Barbie thing, then sure, it'll happen again. It just seems like such an either ignorant or irresponsible thing to do. Anybody with the tech knowledge to include those...
  20. Nothing to do with the books themselves, but I...

    Nothing to do with the books themselves, but I chuckled when I read the comments about Settings vs. Control Panel. Yes, MS scrambled up the controls again, making it harder to find what you need....
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    That should make solving crimes simple; witnesses...

    That should make solving crimes simple; witnesses to everything, right? Maybe even preventing them, too.
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    Right now, I wouldn't have any use for an...

    Right now, I wouldn't have any use for an internet connected household item. Too many security risks, including data collection. I'm not sure I would trust the reliability either.
    By coincidence I...
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    Totally agree with you on driving. I've survived...

    Totally agree with you on driving. I've survived 47 years of driving a motorcycle in addition to a million+ miles in cars and trucks. And my 23 times being stopped for speeding says it ain't cause I...
  24. No Imaging Devices listed. Could be the Unknown...

    No Imaging Devices listed. Could be the Unknown Device, but I thought that was the Swipe thing. No matter. That's fine with me. I just want things I might actually use to work.
    Guess I'll have to...
  25. You're being sarcastic, aren't you :). I've never...

    You're being sarcastic, aren't you :). I've never used one of those laptop pinhole "cameras" for anything. The only time I've ever seen a photo taken with one is when my boss had his picture taken...
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