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  1. See Configure Windows 8 for Comcast Email...

    See Configure Windows 8 for Comcast Email

    But ignore step 6 about username.

    This setup works for me.

    Bruce
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    Flash Player updates, but not installs, via...

    Flash Player updates, but not installs, via Windows Update for Windows 8/10; but not for Windows 7 even with IE11.

    Bruce
  3. [SOLVED] I don't think a large number of fonts has much...

    I don't think a large number of fonts has much effect on Windows 7 speed like it did on XP. Most of those fonts (235) came with Windows 7 anyway. Foreign fonts should be hidden automatically, and you...
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    The Master Patch Watch Chart now says that it was...

    The Master Patch Watch Chart now says that it was updated on February 20, 2015 (although it hasn't been mentioned in the newsletter for months):

    Windows Secrets’ master Patch Watch chart

    No...
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    No.

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  6. Thread: IE11 on Taskbar

    by BruceR
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    Yes: Tools (or Control Panel), Internet...

    Yes:

    Tools (or Control Panel), Internet Options, General, Tabs button, uncheck Show previews for individual tabs in the taskbar* (*Takes effect after you restart your computer)

    Bruce
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    [SOLVED] They weren't specifically for IE9, just...

    They weren't specifically for IE9, just recommended back then along with IE9. They fix Windows 7 issues, so would almost certainly be equally recommended when using IE11.

    Bruce
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    It was only available pre-installed on netbooks,...

    It was only available pre-installed on netbooks, as it was a cheaper OEM license for manufacturers, but had many restrictions.

    For consumers it was an option above XP for only $30 extra, but you...
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    It has been quietly abandoned and is no longer...

    It has been quietly abandoned and is no longer mentioned in the newsletter. It hasn't been updated for eight months. I wish I understood why.

    Bruce
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    It's to do with disk IDs after you clone a USB...

    It's to do with disk IDs after you clone a USB drive to a hard disk: My computer thinks it's a Windows To Go computer but it's not...

    You need to search the registry for PortableOperatingSystem...
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    It's IObit (no r). I find it to be a useful free...

    It's IObit (no r). I find it to be a useful free tool with no disadvantages.
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    Only Enterprise and RT have been excluded. ...

    Only Enterprise and RT have been excluded.



    Yes, but it's not there.
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    Windows 7 Starter Edition does not include the...

    Windows 7 Starter Edition does not include the snipping tool (as stated in the question you quoted).

    And even if it did, typing snip at a CMD prompt would only get you "not ... recognized ......
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    Google serves up misleading ads marked...

    Google serves up misleading ads marked "(Recommended)" above real results:

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    ... and this Error-Toolkit leads to a RegServo download.
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    I think you could use DOSKEY /LISTSIZE=:...

    I think you could use DOSKEY /LISTSIZE=: Microsoft DOS doskey command

    But in Windows 7 or 8 you can set a buffer size with Command Prompt Properties: Windows 7 - Increase the buffer size of the...
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    No one is pushing anything. And yet you...

    No one is pushing anything.



    And yet you found it necessary to use a registry hack to revert to the previous version Start Menu which you rarely use.


    Bruce
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    [SOLVED] Tools, Options, Contact Options controls the...

    Tools, Options, Contact Options controls the Contacts order.

    Tools, Account Settings, Address Books, Change should control the To: button order:

    Outlook Contact & Address Book Options

    Bruce
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    [SOLVED] I think this should fix the default sort order: ...

    I think this should fix the default sort order:

    How to display the Contacts list in the last name, first name format in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003

    Bruce
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    Windows too: Windows To Go...

    Windows too: Windows To Go
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    I've been involved with Linux at work, but not...

    I've been involved with Linux at work, but not out of choice.

    In the unlikely event that I ever use it at home, do I really have to start saying "distro"? :(
  21. Set View, Details (towards the left of the...

    Set View, Details (towards the left of the ribbon) first, before using that sequence to apply to all folders. (I just gave the Windows 8.1 equivalent of Tools, which you didn't find.)
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    Clicking Next twice is not really jumping through...

    Clicking Next twice is not really jumping through hoops.



    What does it say on the Step 3 of 3 Summary?
  23. The .vmcx file is required for XP Mode. It can be...

    The .vmcx file is required for XP Mode. It can be recreated, but only from the .vmc file you're going to delete:

    Windows XP Mode has disappeared from the Virtual Machines folder. How can I recover...
  24. You can still run it from command prompt though:...

    You can still run it from command prompt though: Find your Windows Experience Index scores in Windows 8.1
  25. Thread: Browser checker

    by BruceR
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    You would need to have a good memory. The last...

    You would need to have a good memory. The last times it was mentioned in the Lounge and Newsletter were 11 or 12 years ago.

    But it still looks like a useful tool, and now I'm considering using the...
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