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  1. Hi Michael: Kudos for your review of the three...

    Hi Michael:
    Kudos for your review of the three Windows 10 books. "Very useful" would be an understatement.
    If possible, I'd also like your views of two others - Windows 10 Inside Out and Windows 10...
  2. Win 10 on Surface Pro 2 Display Driver Issue

    G'day:

    My Surface Pro 2 updated from Windows 8.1 to 10 with seeming ease. BUT... after a few weeks I found it could no longer connect to an external monitor or projector using the mini DisplayPort...
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    Thanks for your help. That did the trick. The...

    Thanks for your help. That did the trick.
    The reason I was using the N version is that my Windows 8/8.1 was from a Microsoft TechNet Subscription, so of course the Windows 10 upgrade is 10N as well....
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    Edge browser won't open a PDF

    I just upgraded from Win 8.1 Pro N to Win 10 Pro N. The Edge browser won't open an online PDF, returning the message:

    Something is Missing
    To view a PDF, you need some media functionality that...
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    Windows 10 Microphone - Recommendation?

    Greetings,
    I want to test drive Cortana in Windows 10, but have never had a microphone on a desktop. Anyone have a recommendation that isn't too $$ (under $35, let us say) suitable for a desktop...
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    Word 2013 Split View

    Greetings,
    I've had this highly annoying Word 2013 "feature" since the first time I used it. Help would be much appreciated.

    In a long document (maybe 80 pages), if I go to, for example, page 40...
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    If by "Pictures" you mean the Windows Explorer...

    If by "Pictures" you mean the Windows Explorer Pictures Library, the answer is yes. The same is true of the Windows Explorer alternative I use (Directory Opus) for file management.

    The reason I...
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    Word 2013 - Drag & Drop Image File

    Until recently, it was possible to drag and drop an image file from MS Photo Gallery into a Word file on my Windows 8.1 64-bit system. This no longer works, but returns no error message. It simply...
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    I think I got it figured out. (Thanks,...

    I think I got it figured out. (Thanks, RetiredGeek - I did try your solution, but no cigar.)
    The mobo is an Intel DP965LT with LGA775 CPU slot that was born as a DIY Windows XP system. Intel's...
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    Clean Windows 8/10 Install Problems

    Greetings,
    I'm attempting a clean Windows installation on a test PC and having no success - same problem with Windows 8 as now with Windows 10 "beta."
    The system has 6 GB RAM, dual core 2.5 GHz...
  11. Maybe I should expand on the original post a bit....

    Maybe I should expand on the original post a bit.
    I see this on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 systems.
    All systems are connected to a hub via ethernet cable; nothing is wireless. That includes...
  12. How to stop "could not connect to all network drives" at startup?

    Greetings:

    I'm running Win 8.1 (64) and have three mapped drives from an HP MediaSmart file server that I connect to at startup.
    (BTW, this issue is also evident on Windows 7 desktops.) The...
  13. How to delete "Choose an Operating System" from Win 8.1 startup?

    In a DIY desktop I initially installed Windows 8, then Windows 8.1. So far so good, but I have this annoyance during bootup. It pauses on the blue screen for up to 30 seconds while giving me a choice...
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    Adding a third monitor

    For years my spouse's system has had two 19" Dell monitors, both connected to an ATI FireGL V3350 card which has two DVI connections. Works great as extended display with DisplayFusion on Windows...
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    Thanks JoeP517 and Medico for your responses. The...

    Thanks JoeP517 and Medico for your responses. The Surface Pro 2 came with Windows 8.1 Pro preinstalled. As far as both suggestions, I couldn't try them because I can't enter Internet Options from IE;...
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    IE 11 Freezes on startup

    I'm using a Surface Pro 2 purchased less than a week ago, and now IE 11 is useless. No matter how I run it, it freezes a few seconds later, without loading the home page. It displays the "Your last...
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    Joe: Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I...

    Joe:
    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I think you are correct. Here is what RoboForm Support told me on 10/8/13:

    RoboForm can only work in Chrome running in the desktop mode.
    Win8 mode will...
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    Win 8.1, Chrome and Roboform

    I've hit a vexing incompatibility. After installing Windows 8.1, then Chrome and Roboform, I find the last two won't work and play well together as they did in Windows 8. The Roboform plugin won't...
  19. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    It WILL wipe your applications installed on...

    It WILL wipe your applications installed on Windows 8 if you do as I did (rather foolishly) and download the ISO file for Windows 8.1 (I have a Technet subscription) and install that in Windows 8.
    ...
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    OMG! Woody Leonhard, my Go-To Guru since Word...

    OMG!

    Woody Leonhard, my Go-To Guru since Word for Windows 1.1 (I bought and loved every version of WOPR - remember that?) has gone over the the Google Dark Side, (not to be confused with the Apple...
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    Good gracious, Woody! For someone who has read...

    Good gracious, Woody!

    For someone who has read you avidly since the days of the first version of WOPR, to hear you've gone to the "dark side" is unnerving.

    Maybe my days as a Windows-only small...
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    I think you've nailed it. The original Excel...

    I think you've nailed it.

    The original Excel file is just over 10MB. I tried the same paste from a new Excel file containing just the table I wanted - the original had about six tabs with other...
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    Recently my Word 2010 docx files are becoming...

    Recently my Word 2010 docx files are becoming huge the moment I use Paste-Special to embed an xlsx table (Excel 2010).

    For example, a 15 KB text only document became a 10,205 KB file with only one...
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    Great freebies, Woody! Here are my additions:...

    Great freebies, Woody!

    Here are my additions:

    1) WizMouse (no sniggering, please) makes the window active when your cursor is in it, without having to click in the window. It's amazing how...
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    Greetings: System parameters: Win 7 - 64...

    Greetings:

    System parameters: Win 7 - 64 (clean install, dual boot with XP Pro); Office Pro 2007 (clean install) version 12.0.4518.1014

    Problem: If I open more than one file in Excel 2007, the...
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