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  1. Normally Win-X produces the same list of things...

    Normally Win-X produces the same list of things that right clicking the Start button does. Does Win-X also fail to work properly when right clicking the Start button isn't working properly?
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    Yes, good point which initially concerned me. In...

    Yes, good point which initially concerned me. In my case, I found Win 10 compatible drivers for my 7-year old Epson printer and 5-year old Epson scanner, both of which work fine.
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    I have a 2010 HP desktop which came with and has...

    I have a 2010 HP desktop which came with and has been running Windows 7. I decided maybe I'd like to try Windows 10 on this PC to familiarize myself with it rather than possibly having to eventually...
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    That, I fully understand, but neither do free...

    That, I fully understand, but neither do free upgrades to windws 10.
  5. Wow! An answer to my question months after it...

    Wow! An answer to my question months after it was asked.

    In the meantime, I decided I wasn't willing to risk my working Windows 7 installation, so I bought a new Windows 7 license for $60,...
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    I agree with most of that, but forsee one...

    I agree with most of that, but forsee one potential problem. If you do get a bad update that kills Windows 10, you can boot the other system, work, and restore Windows 10 to a good state, yes, but...
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    Yes, they can, but whether it's right or not,...

    Yes, they can, but whether it's right or not, that isn't really an answer, factual or speculated, to my wondering why they would want to.

    A previous reply gave some reasonable possibilities.
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    Yes, I suppose that makes some sense.

    Yes, I suppose that makes some sense.
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    WHY the push to Windows 10?

    I wonder why Microsoft is so eager to get everyone on Windows 10. I understand not wanting to have to support older operating systems, but isn't Microsoft committed to supporting Windows 7 and 8.1...
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    Though this article was mostly about cleaning up...

    Though this article was mostly about cleaning up winsxs, it was motivated by a desire to clean up before installing Winidows 10.

    Fred recommends cleaning up, creating a backup, upgrading to...
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    Standard User/Admin User/UAC

    There has long been, and I guess still is, advice to use a standard user rather than administrator account to limit the things that can be done by malware. Until recently I've always used an...
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    I agree completely. I also don't bother about...

    I agree completely. I also don't bother about the pagefile anymore (partly because I currently have only one HD), but I keep Windows and programs on one partition, personal data on another. I...
  13. Regarding PostBox, for now I just tested it...

    Regarding PostBox, for now I just tested it briefly and went back to Thunderbird.

    The lack of customer support is a good point. Of course Thunderbird doesn't really have support either, but we...
  14. At least in the case of Gmail, Thunderbird, and...

    At least in the case of Gmail, Thunderbird, and POP, yes, Thunderbird saves the downloaded mail in the profile, so if you backup the profile, you will have backed up the downloaded mail. I have no...
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    But it's not all bad!

    For whatever it's worth, I installed SP1 without a very good reason, but got an unexpected benefit.


    I did have a few failures in downloading from Windows Update. It seemed to want to fail at...
  16. Questionalbe results from Sophos Anti-Rootkit

    Well, all previous comments are about browsers, but Sophos Anti-Rootkit was recommended in the same column, so I guess this is the place for comment about it.

    I installed and ran Sophos...
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    It may be that there is no solution to this...

    It may be that there is no solution to this problem of accumulation of whatever corresponds in some vague sense to the "$NTUninstall{xxxx}$" Files, but my concern isn't performance or the space that...
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    To admittedly stray a bit off topic here, does...

    To admittedly stray a bit off topic here, does anyone know how to perform an analogous operation in Win 7.
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    I'm not sure, but I suspect this was related to...

    I'm not sure, but I suspect this was related to the no longer existing ability to uninstall the updates.

    When I used to run XP and delete these files, I then always went to Add/Remove Programs and...
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    Perhaps Fred said "for non-Win7 Systems" because...

    Perhaps Fred said "for non-Win7 Systems" because BootItNG may not be required on Win 7 systems because Win 7 has its own capability to create images. At least that's what Fred said. I wasn't aware...
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    I've also found Windows File Types Configurator...

    I've also found Windows File Types Configurator ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/types/ ) which, among other things, can change the icon associated with a file type. I didn't figure out any way to...
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    Too bad something like this would be removed from...

    Too bad something like this would be removed from Windows, but FileTypesMan does seem to be a good replacement.

    I found Default Programs Editor lacking. For at least one filetype, the command...
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    In XP, one can go to Control Panel -> Folder...

    In XP, one can go to Control Panel -> Folder Options -> File Types, choose an extension, then choose Advanced and typically see a list of actions associated with the file type. One can change the...
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    I had the same problem (re-booting) as well as, I...

    I had the same problem (re-booting) as well as, I think, some unexplained system hangups. This combined with the difficulty of interpreting scan results combined with the relative lack of...
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    I'm doing some research prior to possibly buying...

    I'm doing some research prior to possibly buying a new computer later this year. I've come across the following two CPU specifications:


    Intel® Pentium® Processor E5400
    (2.70GHz, 2MB L2 cache,...
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