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    Damned humorless people (or bots). Windows 7...

    Damned humorless people (or bots). Windows 7 works just fine on both machines. My intention was to joke about a "notwork" as opposed to a "network." Guess I'm not allowed.
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    I printed out the checklist and have been going...

    I printed out the checklist and have been going through it. The two computers talk to each other just fine. The one big change since they were networked is that I had to set up a VPN with my...
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    The rebuilding machine has two accounts, admin...

    The rebuilding machine has two accounts, admin for me (no pw set yet) and user for Elaine. I have complied with all of the requirements set out in the help page on why networking is notworking...
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    Windows 7 not working

    Not usually being this inept, I am at my wits end with a rebuilt machine (my wife's) and a clean install of Win 7 Home. It is located 6 m (and two walls) away from the wireless router and shows good...
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    DISM finished. reporting that things were fixed...

    DISM finished. reporting that things were fixed but TiWorker remains, hogging CPU cycles, 40-50%, more than system idle in an otherwise untasked computer. It drops out sporadically but TiWorker is...
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    Mine came up with the figure 20% about half hour...

    Mine came up with the figure 20% about half hour ago. Presumably it's still running as there is no command line yet.

    Thanks for the help.
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    I started out as a geologist, became a geek, and...

    I started out as a geologist, became a geek, and now I'm trying to be a geologist again. When I typed in the command at first, I did not put spaces in front of the slashes because I've forgotten a...
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    Thanks, Jerry, I got the admin command prompt...

    Thanks, Jerry, I got the admin command prompt only to find that "the online /cleanup-image /restorehealth option is unknown." DISM help is no help.

    It's looking more and more like windows 7 is...
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    It isn't just that I don't know how to open an...

    It isn't just that I don't know how to open an administrators command prompt but I don't even know how to look for such a thing in windows 8. I realize that, in a certain sense, 8 is "safer" than 7...
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    The saga continues ..... Preparing to put...

    The saga continues .....

    Preparing to put Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion that lacks a DVD drive, I am trying to put the win 7 home iso I just got from Digital River on a flash drive using rufus 1.4.9...
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    TiWorker - Microsoft's malware

    How TiWorker.exe ate my computer and Mark Russinovich never told me about it.

    <Guitar chord> Sung with Hollywood-ish western accent

    OH, listen to my story and I'll tell you a tale,
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  12. I thought there was something but I'm a...

    I thought there was something but I'm a geologist, what do I know?
  13. Win 8.1 mounting a bluetooth GPS with no passcode

    HP Pavilion DM1 and a Holux 1000 bluetooth GPS.

    The holux worked with an older XP portable, it may be 4 years old. I had to separately install a driver for it.

    When I try to use the GPS with...
  14. HP Pavilion dm1 slower than the first PC.

    I have an HP Pavilion dm1 laptop running Win 8.1 that is not so much slow as almost stopped. I click on an icon and set it aside. Maybe in a couple of minutes (or ten) I will find that it has reacted...
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    Start-up failure

    Ah ain't nevvah seed nothin' like this b'fore. My wife called tech support this morning, "Hey, Daniel, why is the welcome thingie still going round and round after 5 minutes?" That was the last I saw...
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    Close, but no cigar, CLiNT! I was able to find...

    Close, but no cigar, CLiNT! I was able to find everything but "services" in my Media Player and my failure to find it led to the fight this morning between wmpshare and wmpnetwk that was,...
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    The link goes to a discussion having 2007 dates...

    The link goes to a discussion having 2007 dates so the OS is probably XP. I am running Win 7 pro on an Asus P55 mobo with an obscene amount of ram.

    The first two lines did not apply to my W7...
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    wmp and wmpnetwk seize my computer

    Sometimes, everything just stops. The little blue circle goes 'round and 'round, nothing will work, nothing will close. If I have Process explorer open, I can see that System idle is at or near zero...
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    Recalcitrant hard drive

    When I rebuilt my wife's computer two years ago, I installed a fresh copy of Win 7 home in a new drive, thinking to use the old drive (with windows on it) as a back-up, which I did.

    Now I want to...
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    svchost goes wild!

    My wife (using W7 home premium 64) tried to shut her computer down last night, was stopped by the update window, and forgot it. This morning it was still "installing update 1 of N" which suggested...
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    OK, it was at 3.5% now 10. When I get time, I'm...

    OK, it was at 3.5% now 10. When I get time, I'm going to figure out how to move the restores off onto another disk because C is solid state and small relative to the spinners.
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    I guess I didn't make my post very clear. That...

    I guess I didn't make my post very clear. That button is the first thing I click when the screen comes up and, occasionally, there will be more than one item in the list. Usually it is only the most...
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    Restore points - where do they go?

    My plan was to establish a restore point every week or so to have a choice in case I needed to use one. When I open "Recovery" after booting and "choose a different ..." it commonly shows only one....
  24. Interesting. I returned to the Major Geeks...

    Interesting. I returned to the Major Geeks website and found a smaller (in size) link the actually led to the Tweaking.com site and that permissions grinder. The much larger "Start download" button,...
  25. Similar problem, my box will not run...

    Similar problem, my box will not run Paint-dot-net because I don't have permission. When I tried to get the Major Geeks tool, Vipre blocked the download as an adware installer even though it had...
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