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    Jim Used the "print as image" & success! While...

    Jim

    Used the "print as image" & success! While not ideal, it is legible & a significant improvement. Thanks for the tip.
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    Increase contrast of printed .pdf

    I have a line drawing (black on white) in a PDF document that appears ok on-screen; however, when actually printed the drawn lines and dimensions appear too faint for easy reading. Similarly, other...
  3. Thread: Wi-Fi dongle?

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    Wi-Fi dongle?

    I am looking for a USB dongle that can provide Wi-Fi. I do not have it in my router (nor do I want it enabled full-time). Purchasing a new router to have Wi-Fi all the time when all I need to sync...
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    Got it going... thanks anyway

    Got it going... thanks anyway
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    Bluetooth probs

    Trying to pair a Windows 8 (not 8.1 - another story) desktop (Asus P8Z68, Rev 3) with an Asus TF101 tablet. Wi-Fi, while available, is off for both devices.
    Bluetooth is on for both the desktop...
  6. Thread: Upgradeable?

    by Duncan_1
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    Upgradeable?

    I am running Windows 8, upgraded from Windows 7 Pro. I have attempted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 multiple times but at the end of the process it reports an error & reverts to 8.0. I have tried various...
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    Thanks all... off to Easeus

    Thanks all... off to Easeus
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    Cloning probs?

    Upgraded from a 128 GB ssd to 256 GB ssd. Used Macrium Free. Clone worked perfectly - too perfectly! My newly cloned drive shows:
    System Reserved - 28 MB NTFS
    C:\ (Windows 8, 64 bit) - 111.76 GB...
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    You got it! Thanks, jwitalka

    You got it! Thanks, jwitalka
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    OneDrive on the Desktop?

    I have an existing account on my desktop system (using Windows 8) and wonder if there is a method to create a shortcut (icon on my desktop) as I have with Dropbox? I went to the location that...
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    Time of day differences

    Sent an email from Outlook (in Firefox) and noted in the top right corner of the Outlook window that the file was automatically saved at 3:25 pm.
    I have no problem with the auto save but my system...
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    Thanks for the replies. Unit has separate power...

    Thanks for the replies.
    Unit has separate power supply & it is good - I can hear the drive spin up.
    I had tried the different usb port approach - no go.
    Now all is OK (few days later). I gave it a...
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    USB drive hiccup

    Running Windows 8. Have an external sata drive that I connect intermittently using usb (external box houses sata drive but connects to system via usb cable). Until today, it would show up as an...
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    Image editor features

    Wondering about the differences of Corel PaintShop Pro X6 (PSP) & PhotoPaint (included in the CorelDraw X6 suite). Are the feature sets identical? If not, what are the major pros/cons? Tried on the...
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    Thanks for the instantaneous replies!

    Thanks for the instantaneous replies!
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    Is this legit?

    I have a popup from http://ca.java-updating.com/k210sbpgb6r1usko2sh7psjcp5
    stating that it is a Free Java Security Update (Ver 7, Update 21) that is *Required*

    It isn't kidding! I can not remove...
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    Win 8.1 problem

    Running Win 8 Pro, 64 bit. On visiting the Windows Store (to obtain Win 8.1) I do not see the download option.

    I return to Windows 8 & run the updater. This has returned "Failure configuring...
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    Thank you for the suggestion. Ran it, said it...

    Thank you for the suggestion. Ran it, said it repaired some configuration issues but did not not specifically stated which one(s).
    Will attempt to re-update.
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    Tried "sure fire" method... nothing (neither via...

    Tried "sure fire" method... nothing (neither via IE-Metro nor "run" command line. System is Win 8 Pro 64 bit.
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    Windows 8 Update Error

    Allowed it to do the latest update(s). Updates completed d/l with no errors reported. Rebooted to allow reconfiguration. After a significant wait (~20 minutes) I got this error message: "Failure...
  21. How up-to-date should Windows 8 be before upgrading to 8.1?

    Does the 8.1 update (my system is Pro, 64 bit) include all the previous updates to Windows 8? If not, should I allow all previous updates to be installed before going to 8.1? Or...?
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    Visual C++ redistribuables

    My Win 8 Pro system has 16 variants starting with 2005 & going to 2010 - some even have 32 & 64 bit variants (system is 64 bit).

    Are all these necessary? Would the 2010 versions not be backwards...
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    Sound... or the partial lack of

    My system used to offer sound while browsing the Internet in IE10 (happens also in Firefox). Without changing any settings (that I am aware of) all browser-related actions are silent. Movies on...
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    Free space on a SSD

    Have noticed that my boot drive (128 GB SSD) is getting a little full. My system is a desktop with a non-touchscreen monitor. This boot drive holds Windows 8 & apps; data & backups are on other...
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    Mouse problems?

    Running Windows 8 Pro (upgraded from 7 Pro) on a desktop (non-touch screen). Infrequently (once, every 7-10 days) when I cold boot the system (this is a real cold boot; the system is on a UPS that is...
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