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    Thanks for the info, Prescott. So far I'm...

    Thanks for the info, Prescott. So far I'm getting along without needing to do that. I'm connecting directly to the CD/DVD drive on my old laptop via my WiFi. That wouldn't work for my TurboTax...
  2. Thanks RG for the suggestion. I'll try that for...

    Thanks RG for the suggestion. I'll try that for my stuff. The code windows show vertical scroll bars that indicate that some of the code is not visible in each case. Is this true or is it all...
  3. Well, the msg approach sounded very easy to...

    Well, the msg approach sounded very easy to implement so I have tried it for one message and so far I haven't been able to get it to work! It should have displayed a message this morning and that...
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    Thanks Paul T for that tutorial on how to save...

    Thanks Paul T for that tutorial on how to save and restore scheduled tasks. I may try that on my old laptop and see what I get. Since I can't display messages within the scheduler on Win8 I may not...
  5. Thanks RG. That link you supplied provided the...

    Thanks RG. That link you supplied provided the solution that should work on my laptop.

    Bill
  6. Task Scheduler will not allow Display Message Tasks!

    I am trying to move from my old Vista laptop to my new Win8.1 laptop. I have a lot of scheduled tasks that simply display a reminder message about some specific that I should do. When I try to...
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    Thanks RG. I guess I will just create the ones I...

    Thanks RG. I guess I will just create the ones I need on the new machine and in that process weed out the ones I really don't need.

    Bill
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    Can Scheduler Tasks Be Moved to New PC

    I have quite a few tasks defined in the System Scheduler on my old Vista laptop. Can they be moved as a group to the System Scheduler on my new Win8.1 laptop? If so, how?

    Thanks,
    Bill
  9. Berton & F.U.N., when I got back to this problem...

    Berton & F.U.N., when I got back to this problem again a little bit ago I rebooted the old laptop and then the copying process worked fine! I had closed Excel before trying it the first time but...
  10. Permission Problem Moving File to New PC

    I have been copying files from my old laptop (Vista) to my new laptop (Win8.1) and I have made good progress until now. I copied several whole folders, including my Excel folder, successfully. Then...
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    Paul, I just tried that on my wife's relatively...

    Paul, I just tried that on my wife's relatively new PC that came with Win8.1 and there was no item like that in the right-click menu! I guess your PC has an IOS creating program installed that this...
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    I first tried that approach and tried to install...

    I first tried that approach and tried to install my TurboTax disc onto my new laptop. TurboTax complained that the drive was on a networked computer! I don't know if there is something unusual...
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    Thanks for the update Paul. That is nice to...

    Thanks for the update Paul. That is nice to know. My wife's PC has Win8 and a CD/DVD drive so I'll give it a try.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Thanks Berton. I'll look around for a free one!...

    Thanks Berton. I'll look around for a free one!

    Bill
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    Berton, that doesn't seem to work for me. At...

    Berton, that doesn't seem to work for me. At least when I try to install TurboTax that way. I don't know how the setup program knows where to go to get the other components that it needs. I just...
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    I haven't figured out how to get from a program...

    I haven't figured out how to get from a program installation disc to the input for Rufus, which needs to be a .iso file I believe. Using the Rufus documentation I saw a list of programs that I...
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    Thanks for the suggestions Berton. I'm hoping to...

    Thanks for the suggestions Berton. I'm hoping to avoid spending more money right now but I may have to go this route.

    Bill
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    Yes, I was talking about the CD/DVD Drive. I...

    Yes, I was talking about the CD/DVD Drive. I like the idea you suggested of using a USB thumb drive. I'll look into that subject a little more.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Installing without a Hard Drive

    I bought a new laptop a few days ago and am currently moving things from my old Vista laptop to the new Win8.1 laptop. My new laptop does not have a disc drive which I would normally use to install...
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    I don't remember if I used a fixed IP or not when...

    I don't remember if I used a fixed IP or not when I set up the printer many months ago. I can see the point of both recent messages.

    Thanks to both of you.
    Bill
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    The Restore system was turned off for some...

    The Restore system was turned off for some reason! There were no restore points.

    Bill
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    Kittencat: I didn't have a Restore Point to use...

    Kittencat: I didn't have a Restore Point to use for that purpose!

    Browni: Thanks for the suggestion to use recimg. It looks like a very useful tool.

    Bill
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    There has been no router change or activity that...

    There has been no router change or activity that I know of.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    OK, I have done that and it is working again! It...

    OK, I have done that and it is working again! It had worked fine for 6 months or more and then a few days ago it began this Offline stuff.

    Any idea what made it go offline to be begin width?
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    The printer is connected to the router via WiFi. ...

    The printer is connected to the router via WiFi. It has been working fine for both PCs for 6 months or more but it suddeny stopped working for my wife's PC.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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