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    Sigh. Had the machine sent back to HP (after...

    Sigh. Had the machine sent back to HP (after many, many hours and five separate re-installations of the OS). They found the motherboard was defective and replaced it. Got the machine back...
  2. FireFox and its nicer cousin Pale Moon both allow...

    FireFox and its nicer cousin Pale Moon both allow you to set Flash to "Ask to Activate" which is an extremely handy feature. I use it all the time with no problems at all.
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    A few years back I had occasion to change from...

    A few years back I had occasion to change from one Yahoo account to another. I'd had the previous account since 1998 - I use it, partially, as a free online storage system, literally have thousands...
  4. For some reason there is no run as option with...

    For some reason there is no run as option with those files, only run or install, from Explorer unless I am in the hidden administrator account, then that works fine. So it was a good thing to see...
  5. I figured that out too. I have one system using...

    I figured that out too. I have one system using Win 7 Home Premium and one using Win 7 Pro. I found that I could only use the elevated command prompt to access the hidden administrator account. I...
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    Another update. Recovery manager didn't work,...

    Another update. Recovery manager didn't work, running it from the D: partition - twice. Once with HP remoted in (system is still under warranty). So they overnighted me a new set of recovery...
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    I've a new HP Pavilion which I had built last...

    I've a new HP Pavilion which I had built last winter in anticipation of Win10, I was told by HP product support to NOT grab or accept the MS download but to wait for HP to roll out its version as...
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    An update. After a lot of trial and error,...

    An update. After a lot of trial and error, mostly error, I decided to dump the whole thing in HP's lap. Spent two hours on the phone with them, actually did have to do a full system reinstall, but...
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    Time/date are okay. Odd thing. When I ran sfc...

    Time/date are okay. Odd thing. When I ran sfc it created a log, CBS.log which I can't open from my normal administrative account. Access denied. But I'd used Fred Langa's suggestion and created a...
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    I actually did do that sfc found corrupted...

    I actually did do that sfc found corrupted Windows files but could not repair all of them it says. Didn't try chkdsk though, will. If some system files are corrupted, the system does still work,...
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    kernel-power crash

    I've got a relatively new (Feb 2015) HP Desktop running Win 7 Pro, 8 GB ram - in the last couple of weeks it has been crashing in the middle of the night. I've tried a few things, got rid of a...
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    I switched to Pale Moon a bit over a year ago...

    I switched to Pale Moon a bit over a year ago when FireFox sprung Australis on us without warning and then scrambled to make a "classic theme restorer" available so you could almost have what you did...
  13. That's what I understood too. I clicked the...

    That's what I understood too. I clicked the little box and read about the plan on Microsoft's site. But I don't plan to do the actual upgrade until after the first few months at least, as there is...
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    Oh, I did do a search both here and the net and...

    Oh, I did do a search both here and the net and didn't find anything. Similar things, but not this one. And here is where all the experts are. :^)
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    C:\Program error message

    I have an old, very old, HP Slimline Pavilion with 5 MB ram, that I use for nothing, apart from occasionally firing it up just to see if it still works.

    Every time I've done that it has done so...
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    [SOLVED] I have noticed this happening with multiple sites...

    I have noticed this happening with multiple sites in the last month maybe. I can get to the site okay but can't get deeper in and it always says it is a certificate problem. I've sent screen shots...
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    I gave up on FF a year or so ago when they went...

    I gave up on FF a year or so ago when they went all Australis on us and turned it into a Chrome look alike, though they did eventually create some addons to let you make it look like the old FF. ...
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    [SOLVED] I use Pale Moon as my main browser too. I have...

    I use Pale Moon as my main browser too. I have for a full year now, ever since Firefox turned itself into a Pale, pun intended, version of Chrome. No issues with Pale Moon at all and I think it...
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    I devised a way to make an easily remembered but...

    I devised a way to make an easily remembered but tricky password or set of passwords all using the same technique. The one I use on my router I tested at: https://howsecureismypassword.net/

    It...
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    I built my own site, after first getting domain...

    I built my own site, after first getting domain name(s), I have two, one parked, using a free open source site builder called NVU. Then selected a hosting company, Bluehost is mine - though I do...
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    I agree with most of what everyone's said here. ...

    I agree with most of what everyone's said here. I go back to Multimate actually, before Wordperfect, and have used most versions of Office - currently on 2013. What I do is what Ruirib does -...
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    Another solution to Google searches is a...

    Another solution to Google searches is a different search engine. I've been using Ixquick for quite a while, advanced, and it works perfectly with Web of Trust which I find to be a really useful...
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    I use Gadwin Printscreen on my home system and a...

    I use Gadwin Printscreen on my home system and a paid program Hypersnap on my work machine. I prefer Hypersnap because it is so customizable and you can grab just a pixel if you want, but the free...
  24. Since Fred recommended MSE so strongly a while...

    Since Fred recommended MSE so strongly a while back, I've been using it, with no problems. Then again, in 20 years online I've never had a virus. I don't use IE for anything, not using FF either, I...
  25. And I quit FireFox after version 28, which I...

    And I quit FireFox after version 28, which I still have, moved to Pale Moon as if I had wanted a Chrome look alike, I would just have used Chrome. I do have FF on another work related machine and...
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