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    Slow USB drive

    I just bought a USB 3.0 flash drive that says it can transfer at 120 MB/s, and I formatted it as NTFS so I can copy a large (16 GB) file onto it. When I start copying the large file from my laptop...
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    OK thanks. I clicked on "Reset to available"...

    OK thanks. I clicked on "Reset to available" under "SSD Configuration", then followed prompts to re-enable acceleration, and everything seems to be back as it was now.
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    Thanks for your further replies. I am fairly...

    Thanks for your further replies. I am fairly computer literate but have no experience in this area so detailed guidance is appreciated.

    I managed to find an "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" setup...
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    Thanks for your reply. I tried the link you...

    Thanks for your reply. I tried the link you suggested, and the process appeared to freeze while installing Support Assist, but it is already installed on my laptops, so I ran the checkup process in...
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    Hard disk issue

    I have two Dell laptops running Windows 7, and just now, a message appeared in the system tray on one of them about a hard disk issue, potentially affecting disk performance. I can't remember the...
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    I have attached the sfc outputs for this computer...

    I have attached the sfc outputs for this computer (sfcdetails1.txt) and for my other Vista computer (sfcdetails2.txt), which also reports some (but fewer) errors and isn't exhibiting any problems.
    ...
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    I gathered that but wondered whether Windows...

    I gathered that but wondered whether Windows Update will now download/install further updates based on the previous updates that are listed in the history (none) or based on the ones that are...
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    Thanks for your further replies. I tried the...

    Thanks for your further replies.

    I tried the System Update Readiness Tool webpage with Firefox, and that worked OK (I wonder why it wouldn't work with IE?); however, this program ("Windows Update...
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    Thanks for your replies. Coochin, I can get to...

    Thanks for your replies.

    Coochin, I can get to the System Update Readiness Tool webpage on another computer (this one, running Windows 7), but on the computer concerned, it just says "Internet...
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    Windows update problem

    I have two old Dell laptops with Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. I have not used them for a year or so, and when I fired them up recently, they were both working OK, but when I ran a Windows Update...
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    OK thanks.

    OK thanks.
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    That works fine, thanks. (Why couldn't I get the...

    That works fine, thanks. (Why couldn't I get the macro recorder to create this?)
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    Macro for file property

    I sometimes receive Word files with the "File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Privacy Options >
    'Remove personal information from file properties on save'" option ticked, and if...
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    Thanks for your reply. I've since discovered that...

    Thanks for your reply. I've since discovered that Windows Update already downloaded 6 GB (!) of installation files onto both my computers a couple of weeks ago, automatically, even though I didn't...
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    Thanks for your reply, Coochin. I was still...

    Thanks for your reply, Coochin. I was still wondering why my computers (both I now see) apparently attempted (and failed with error 80240020) several times (last week but not since then) to install...
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    Thanks for your replies. Re GWX Control Panel,...

    Thanks for your replies.

    Re GWX Control Panel, this seems to provide a way to hide or disable the Get Windows 10 icon, but given that I have not requested Windows 10 on either of my computers,...
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    Windows 10 upgrade option

    I have two identical laptops running Windows 7 Pro. A while ago, a "Get Windows 10" icon appeared in the system tray. It reports that my computers are compatible and has a "Reserve your free upgrade"...
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    Thanks for your further replies. After some...

    Thanks for your further replies. After some experimentation, I managed to get the result that I wanted, by creating a crosstab query to display the scores for each Name in columns, and a total query...
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    Thanks for your replies. I tried deleting all...

    Thanks for your replies. I tried deleting all connections from Manage Wireless Networks and re-adding this one, and I keep changing the password there to the new one when it reverts to the old one,...
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    Old wireless password keeps returning

    I just replaced my old wireless router with a new one. I gave the new one the same name (SSID) as the old one, but a different password. The new router works fine, but sometimes after disconnecting...
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    Thanks for your reply. I gather I will need to...

    Thanks for your reply. I gather I will need to use a crosstab query in Access, but I am hoping for some help with setting it up.
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    Query to sum and average scores

    I have a table in Access 2010 with data like this (the score field contains one of five values, A-E).

    [Event], [Name], [Score]
    1, Tom, A
    2, Dick, E
    3, Harry, B
    4, Dick, D
    5, Harry, B
    6, Tom,...
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    Yes ... 20% to make it bugproof, 80% to make it...

    Yes ... 20% to make it bugproof, 80% to make it foolproof. :)
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    Thanks again, RG. This file works OK; in fact, it...

    Thanks again, RG. This file works OK; in fact, it allows more extensive multiple pastes than an ordinary file!

    Multiple pastes in ordinary file:
    - Ctrl+V: Yes
    - Right-click > Paste: Yes
    -...
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    Thanks again, RG. This file works OK. I...

    Thanks again, RG. This file works OK.

    I changed the message from "Paste operation Probited" to "... prohibited", and I noted the same differences as before between an ordinary file and this one...
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