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    Martin, thanks for your post. In response to...

    Martin, thanks for your post.

    In response to your 5 recommendations:

    1. Already doing that.

    2. Already doing that.

    3. Already doing that.
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    Thanks for replying, BHarder. Backing up the...

    Thanks for replying, BHarder. Backing up the registry is not the issue (I already knew how to do that). My concern is if the registry gets modified and I don't know about it (and therefore don't use...
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    Thanks, wavy.

    Thanks, wavy.
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    Thanks for the suggestion, brino. I looked at...

    Thanks for the suggestion, brino.
    I looked at their web site, and there's a lot of info there that I need to look into before I try Sandboxie (including info about conflicts with some software)....
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    Rick, thanks for the links. IObit's unlocker...

    Rick, thanks for the links.

    IObit's unlocker sounds like it can allow unlocking without a reboot, which would save time.

    Emco's MoveOnReboot doesn't sound like it'll save me time or effort, but...
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    Thanks for the info. Is it possible to set up...

    Thanks for the info.

    Is it possible to set up my computer to only use the hidden admin account, and then delete my current admin account, so that the hidden (or unhidden, as would be the case)...
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    Thanks, Sudo. How can I set up my computer to...

    Thanks, Sudo.
    How can I set up my computer to always boot into the elevated admin account without human intervention (no user name or password required)?
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    Rick, thank you for that helpful information. I...

    Rick, thank you for that helpful information. I am certainly running an account that I created in the Administrative group, not the hidden actual Administrator account.
    However, as the title of this...
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    RG, I understand why you suggest using a standard...

    RG, I understand why you suggest using a standard account. However, I prefer an administrator account (which I've set up my machine to automatically boot into without a password), since I'm the only...
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    Holdum, if I came across at being upset at your...

    Holdum, if I came across at being upset at your suggestions, that certainly wasn't my intent. I appreciate your input. You've seen the precautions I take (in my other thread), and I'm wondering if...
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    Sudo, I do regular system imaging using Acronis...

    Sudo, I do regular system imaging using Acronis True Image, and create frequent restore points between images.

    I use Avast antivirus (continually active in the background), and do on-demand scans...
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    Sudo, I don't know about Safe Mode. Because yhis...

    Sudo, I don't know about Safe Mode. Because yhis happens so infrequently (maybe 2 or 3 weeks between problems), I don't want to run in Safe Mode for that length of time.

    Because I have a smooth...
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    Exactly my question, Roland. In any event, I...

    Exactly my question, Roland.

    In any event, I dropped back to my last restore point (only 4 days ago), so problem resolved.

    Thanks for the suggestions, Holdem.-
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    Sudo, re-booting resets my permissions. However,...

    Sudo, re-booting resets my permissions. However, I occasionally (not frequently) lose them again. Is there any reason to assume that using Windows Repair to reset my permissions will prevent this...
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    File Association question

    I recently wanted to look inside a .db file (which was a "system" file), so I chose to "open with" Notepad. However, I neglected to uncheck the box that said "Always use the selected program to open...
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    holdum333, Thanks for the link. It is quite...

    holdum333,
    Thanks for the link. It is quite long, so it'll take a bit of time for me to get through it, but it looks like it might provide a solution for my issue.
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    Is there any way to lock down the Registry?

    I recently went to a an apparently reputable website to do a search for an old friend. However, the site was asking too many questions, and I didn't feel comfortable continuing, so I left the site.
    ...
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    Losing Permissions

    I'm running Win 7 Pro, SP-1 as Administrator. This is my home computer, and nobody else uses it.
    Occasionally, when I try to perform some action (for example, dragging a folder to the recycle bin),...
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    Thanks for that link, Paul. The Cipher command...

    Thanks for that link, Paul. The Cipher command (didn't even know it existed) worked like a charm, and identified a bunch of encrypted files, all part of a driver that I downloaded (but never...
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    Martin, thanks for your reply. Here's some...

    Martin, thanks for your reply.

    Here's some additional information.

    After changing the EFS service to manual start yesterday (using services.msc), the stop function was unavailable (as I...
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    Paul, I regularly make image backups, so no...

    Paul, I regularly make image backups, so no problem there. Thank you for the suggestion to use JPG or PNG instead of DOC for attachments. I didn't realize that it made a difference.

    Martin, I have...
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    What does this mean?

    I'm running Win7 Pro-SP1.

    Today, a new icon showed up in my SysTray (never appeared before). Clicking on it brought up the attaced dialog window.

    As far as I know, I have never knowingly...
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    Thank you all for your replies. BHarder, yours...

    Thank you all for your replies.

    BHarder, yours seems to be the ideal technical solution. However, I doubt that it comes under the Freeware category, and I also doubt that it would do exactly what...
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    Need advice on movie making program

    I have a bunch of JPEG's from a recent trip that I'd like to burn as a video slideshow (i.e., a movie playable on my TV via a DVD player). The pictures are excellent quality, from a good camera, and...
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    Thanks. I have done as you suggested, as well as...

    Thanks. I have done as you suggested, as well as replacing my 32-bit version of IrfanView with the 64-bit version.

    The camera software and the scanner software were not involved when the problem...
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