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    This is annoying the hell out of me....

    This is annoying the hell out of me. ElevatedShortcut does give me access to FastPictureViewer (FPV) without the UAC warning but the joy of FPV is in linking it to image files. Dbl clicking on an...
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    As always, it's damned if you do, damned if you...

    As always, it's damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    FastPictureViewer does to a linked image file exactly what its name implies - double click on a file name and the image appears, rikki tik....
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    Admin? Admin? Who the hell is the admin? Me? No,...

    Admin? Admin? Who the hell is the admin? Me? No, only when it lets me.

    I log on using the "admin" account (I do know that's a bad idea). BUT some of my programs will not run normally from that...
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    The only true errors came from Hugin, the latest...

    The only true errors came from Hugin, the latest version installed within the past month. The attached file is a list of those errors.

    I am guessing that the FastPictureViewer errors are in the...
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    Registry follies

    Intel Core i5 CPU K655 @3.2 GHz x64
    P7P55LX mobo
    Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit patched to date

    My registry is throwing some strange errors and I don't understand either them or it. These errors are...
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    OK, thanks for the help. I think I am going to go...

    OK, thanks for the help. I think I am going to go with the rule that sends stuff to the trash directly. I'll not miss this address.
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    This has been growing over the years and has...

    This has been growing over the years and has gotten bad only in about the past two. I gave up using Outlook that mollified some of it. If I send the spam directly into the trash, nobody will notice...
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    "dan at" is a spam magnet, what to do

    I have been accumulating spam for June and have, by today, 1500 messages addressed to dan at my domain. Which is better; establish a rule to send all messages with this address directly to the trash...
  9. I have separated (as much as I can) my OS from my...

    I have separated (as much as I can) my OS from my data, by booting off a 240G SSD reserved for system files (along with application data, of course). When I finally upgrade to Win 10, I would like to...
  10. Thank YOU, Paul T! Your suggestion sent me to...

    Thank YOU, Paul T!

    Your suggestion sent me to "Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with NAS4Free" on lifehacker and I now have a better use for the old...
  11. I will happily install a separate RAID controller...

    I will happily install a separate RAID controller card if that will make for a more stable array. Any recommendations?

    This whole project got started with an ad for sub $100 3T drives and the...
  12. I use Backblaze as well as keep an external one T...

    I use Backblaze as well as keep an external one T drive in my wife's pottery studio a block away that I write to regularly.

    I have just been thinking that drives are cheap, a pair of 3T for less...
  13. Can I set up a new raid (1) array on an old computer?

    I'm out of my comfort zone, again.

    I'm planning for inevitable disk failure by purchasing a pair of identical 3Tb drives that I would set up as a mirror raid array for my data, only. The mobo is a...
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    Old Outlook out of control

    1. Does anybody know of any new g-mail or Outlook malware out there?

    2. Can anybody suggest an e-mail client that works like outlook without the whistles and bells that I can import my outlook...
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    [SOLVED] The "HowToGeek" article seems to have been...

    The "HowToGeek" article seems to have been written for the beta version of windows 8, 8.1 behaves differently.

    Windows startup settings is no longer one of the Advanced options and that screen is...
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    [SOLVED] Coochin sent privately:

    Coochin sent privately:
    <<<I have seen this problem a few times on customers' Win8/8.1 computers after running "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor" (Petter Nordahl-Hagen). From memory there was...
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    [SOLVED] What the hell, why not? Went back to zero,...

    What the hell, why not?

    Went back to zero, removed and scanned the disk, reinstalled and then re-ran WCP.

    Because of the hibernation problem, I had to blow it off. At step 4 - Writing back...
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    [SOLVED] Back to the original problem. I finally got a...

    Back to the original problem.

    I finally got a chance to mess with it today and, at first, I searched for a way to open the screw-less laptop. Using two less-than-stirling youTube videos (both came...
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    [SOLVED] Coochin, Mine is a Pavilion laptop which,...

    Coochin,

    Mine is a Pavilion laptop which, unlike my older laptops, has a cover on the bottom and I don't know how to get the drive out.

    I have a version of Bart's PE on my W7 machine that I...
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    [SOLVED] Alas, this is the one I referred to as Petter...

    Alas, this is the one I referred to as Petter Nordahl-Hagen's "Windows Change Password," a name I read from the text file. It found the system hibernated and when I clicked on "bust the hibernation,"...
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    [SOLVED] Password reset Win 8.1

    HP Pavilion, Windows 8.1 will not accept last known password after regular update session; need help as usual.

    My HP Pavilion, started with W8 and upgraded to 8.1, is a never ending problem for...
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    network state of grace

    Does win 7 have a "state of grace," some function of network protocols where all sins are forgiven, where we can go back to zero and start over?

    Simple things like printing to a wireless printer...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks to all, I think I have what I need. Nobody...

    Thanks to all, I think I have what I need. Nobody is going to look at deleted files or what's in the free space. He's so damned old I can't imagine what he's worried about but he's worried.

    This...
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    [SOLVED] What am I trying to achieve? I want to leave...

    What am I trying to achieve?

    I want to leave his computer in a state that a casual family member, not an expert, would not stubble upon something that would cast my friend in a bad light. He's...
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    [SOLVED] To be a friend

    "They" say, "A true friend is somebody who will go in and delete your internet history when you die."

    A colleague is in hospital with a small but non-zero chance of coming out in a box. I have...
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