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  1. I agree wholeheartedly with that scenario. It...

    I agree wholeheartedly with that scenario. It works even if Windows is corrupt and cannot boot the system.

    I get Windows 100% out of my way, when doing my backups, because I boot up with a DOS...
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    Maybe in Australia, but certainly NOT here! I...

    Maybe in Australia, but certainly NOT here! I guess MS Office works better upside down. lol
    But honestly Office 2007 was driving me crazy till I just got tired of the BS and deleted it.
    No more...
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    What's with yous New Yorkers.... yous always have...

    What's with yous New Yorkers.... yous always have to bad mouth someone, Eh?
    I still have all my hair, and it's pure white. No hair color wanted or needed here!
    After more than 35 years in the...
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    [SOLVED] AVG 2015 FREE, had become so annoying with all...

    AVG 2015 FREE, had become so annoying with all the ad/pop-ups that I had just UN-Installed it and reverted to Windows Defender.
    But AVG was not my ONLY Anti-Malware program, , , I have several, and...
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    Not if you use a Script, , , and YES I can't...

    Not if you use a Script, , , and YES I can't actually SEND you the script, but I can Print it here, and you can copy and paste it into a Notepad doc and save as a .vbs file.

    There is a lot more...
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    Obviously, you don't Understand, what a tracking...

    Obviously, you don't Understand, what a tracking Cookie is. Eh?

    What's the first word in the name......."Tracking"!!!!!

    It makes it possible for someone in China or Russia to track what you're...
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    XP is like a well cared for antique auto. A...

    XP is like a well cared for antique auto. A little TLC will keep it running as long as the owner wishes.
    And there's no reason why XP can't run today as good or better than it did 15 years ago.
    ...
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    Steven, Wasn't my explanation of yesterday...

    Steven,
    Wasn't my explanation of yesterday sufficient? Need more help?

    :cool:
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    I think what you're trying to say, is that you...

    I think what you're trying to say, is that you can set up different cleanup options, by using different numbers for different options.
    But for must users, having just ONE Disk Cleanup to get rid of...
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    Yeah, the specific numbers are not important,...

    Yeah, the specific numbers are not important, just that they are the same, for both sageset and sagerun.

    Y'all have a great 2016!

    :cool:
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    Run Disk Cleanup in Extended Mode

    Set up “Disk Cleanup” to run in “Extended Mode”

    Here's how Disk Cleanup comes from MS:
    %windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe

    When run like this, its Cleanup is very limited.
    Create the above...
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    Well, you're not 100% wrong, because "Disk...

    Well, you're not 100% wrong, because "Disk Cleanup", the way it comes, set up, from MS, is pretty wimpy.
    However, if you'll set it up and run it in "Extended" mode, it's a whole different program...
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    Well, if you just use the VBScript, you won't...

    Well, if you just use the VBScript, you won't have to do all that manual Restore Point creating.
    That can sure save you a lot of time. Unless, of course, you're not turning off your PC when you're...
  14. Wow! Steve Gibson....now that's a name I've not...

    Wow! Steve Gibson....now that's a name I've not heard in a long time, even though I use several of his programs on every new PC that I set up, or old PC's that I do a first tune-up on.
    Years ago I...
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    [SOLVED] I believe you're right! I had looked at that...

    I believe you're right!

    I had looked at that location before, but Text Box Width is not well denoted.

    Under "Icon Spacing" I changed the -1125 to -1155 and got a wider box. That's what I...
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    [SOLVED] Desktop Icon text box size?

    I really do like Windows 8.1 Pro, but....
    One of the big take-aways is not being to manually set the size of the text box for the desktop Icons.
    That was really easy in XP, but NON-Existent in 8.1....
  17. I've been using the GWX Control Panel for some...

    I've been using the GWX Control Panel for some time, but I find the NEW and improved version much more user friendly.
    A tutorial or even release notes are not necessary. Everything you need, is...
  18. Sleep is and has always been problematical. (it...

    Sleep is and has always been problematical. (it may work OK, and then it may not)

    You're a lot safer, if you just go into power management and set the Laptop to Do Nothing when you close the lid,...
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    Can you be more specific..... just what restore...

    Can you be more specific..... just what restore points are disappearing? Old ones or more recent ones?

    In practice, you'd probably NOT want to restore back more than a day or two, to fix a recent...
  20. Poll: I just got the latest GWX Control Panel from...

    I just got the latest GWX Control Panel from 'Major Geeks' today.
    It's an improved version of the original and well worth the time to download.

    I've already had to use it (the original version)...
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    Windows 10 is a Black Hole, security wise. WUDO...

    Windows 10 is a Black Hole, security wise. WUDO and Cortana need to be disabled.

    I tested Win-10 for over six months and when the test period was over, I removed it from all my test PC's and...
  22. Inexpensive? Most backup programs can be had for...

    Inexpensive? Most backup programs can be had for FREE. How's that for inexpensive?

    I've tested many backup programs over the 35+ years that I've been a Computer Tech, but with all that...
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    Dang, I knew I was in a minority, by using...

    Dang,
    I knew I was in a minority, by using Windows Mail (NOT Windows Live Mail) for all my OS's from Windows 7 to Win-10.

    But now it seems I'm not even in the top 10. sniff

    Y'all have a great...
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    One thing to consider, is that Netbooks are very...

    One thing to consider, is that Netbooks are very NON-Standard little PC's with NON-Standard hardware that requires some pretty Proprietary and hard to find Drivers.

    I have a Netbook running XP...
  25. Thread: Using xcopy

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    I've been using XCOPY since the DOS days, to copy...

    I've been using XCOPY since the DOS days, to copy or backup files.
    It's amazing how it still works, even under the latest OS's.

    One of the neatest things about it, is that's it's available for...
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