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  1. My post was intended to troubleshoot specified...

    My post was intended to troubleshoot specified problem(s), and not to recommend any operating system for normal use.

    ‘Down time’ is expensive, and it is more so if your computer is down while ‘on...
  2. In the workplace there are system admins who look...

    In the workplace there are system admins who look after the dirty work of maintaining systems, so everything in the article and the argument applies to home or lone users who try to maintain the...
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    On the road troubleshooting tricks

    When possible, treat the computer that is really messed up as ‘the patient’ on which you are operating. Use a different computer to do the necessary homework and browse for troubleshooting ideas, and...
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    Laptop computer: keyboard, virtual keyboard,...

    Laptop computer: keyboard, virtual keyboard, mouse (mice, given the varieties mentioned); isn’t it high time someone asked about the touchpad and/or the whatchamacallit in the middle of the keyboard...
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    Download managers

    With so much written about transfer speeds, there has been no mention of download managers.

    This is a class of software that I think acts as a multiplexer, giving you multiple streams to reduce...
  6. Thread: Open Office

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    If you have one that is not in the too-distant...

    If you have one that is not in the too-distant past, you might use a restore point.

    Edited: Sorry, that was supposed to be a Reply with Quote of original post.
  7. Thread: Open Office

    by dogberry
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    Along with LibreOffice, you may find such things...

    Along with LibreOffice, you may find such things as LibreCAD for those with a use for such things. Some might skip the office and take the CAD.
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    There is an option 'way back at the beginning'...

    There is an option 'way back at the beginning' regarding updates: you can download Updates for Windows, or you can download Updates for Windows and other Microsoft Products. It is entirely possible...
  9. THIS LINK...

    THIS LINK is the sort of thing you might search for.

    I have accomplished it several times with different versions and it really is easy, but I recently ran into the inevitable problem of slipping...
  10. You have said that *.old is ‘supposed to be’ 6.19...

    You have said that *.old is ‘supposed to be’ 6.19 GB. If you read that from the drive itself, it means that the data is still there – all you have to do is recover it. If you recover it, the files...
  11. Is THIS...

    Is THIS the SSD future?
  12. First, look and see if there is a Windows.old...

    First, look and see if there is a Windows.old folder on the computer you are having trouble with. If there is, pay a visit to Retrieve files from the Windows.old folder.

    Second, I suggest you...
  13. I have before me a desktop HP Pavilion, with AMD...

    I have before me a desktop HP Pavilion, with AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Processor 6000+ 3.00 GHz. It came with 3 GB of RAM, which I have since upgraded to six. More recently, I added a USB3 board with two...
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    The Plot Thickens...

    There was an update to OneNote on the latest Update Tuesday, and I think it was covered in my Windows 7 update, where I have it in Office 2010. Maybe they fixed what was broke for you, or maybe they...
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    Wrong word wrong wavelength

    You had me baffled by something repeated a number of times in your posts until I slapped myself on the head today and groaned. It is even possible that I was your source, since I discussed it in a...
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    I stand corrected. Somehow I got a message to say...

    I stand corrected. Somehow I got a message to say they couldn't help me in my part of the world, and I found myself in a general web search which makes no reference to it, but today I got it.

    That...
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    Not for me it won't. There are plenty of links...

    Not for me it won't. There are plenty of links and references, all of which refer exclusively to previous versions of Windows. I tried creating one from a third-party non-authorized Wizard (AOMEI,...
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    I apologize if I expressed myself poorly, but...

    I apologize if I expressed myself poorly, but since you were talking about the boot drive and I had made reference to Windows To Go, my intended experiment was to unplug the Windows To Go system...
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    Here is an experiment for your wife to try: once...

    Here is an experiment for your wife to try: once Windows is up and running and otherwise unoccupied, pluck the drive from the USB2 port and insert it in the (now functional) USB3 port in less than...
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    Here's another tryout that I'd be curious to know...

    Here's another tryout that I'd be curious to know if anyone has taken a shot at: Windows To Go (on a Microsoft approved drive)? Does Win 10 even have W2G? It strikes me that that would provide added...
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    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by...

    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by Fred Langa in December How to solve UEFI boot and startup problems. I had that on tap but got frustrated when things took an unexpected turn, so I'll go...
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    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by...

    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by Fred Langa in December(?) How to solve UEFI boot and startup problems. I had that on tap but got frustrated when things took an unexpected turn, so I'll...
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    Port port problem

    I have a port port and two starboard ports. The port port, on the left side of the laptop, is USB3, and the two ports on the right side are USB2. The problem is that I can boot with a flash drive...
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    I have just begun running it, but I have taken a...

    I have just begun running it, but I have taken a different route with no virtualization. If you are worried about virtual drives, I am using a real drive, and I would be curious to know if the result...
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    Jarte has gone unmentioned, so far, and it has...

    Jarte has gone unmentioned, so far, and it has had a recent upgrade to 5.3. I highly recommend it in light of the various complaints expressed in the thread to this point. Jarte Featureswill explain...
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