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  1. Every time I renew, the most recent paid edition...

    Every time I renew, the most recent paid edition of Windows Secrets Newsletter, complete with Susan Bradley's column when it appears, is resent to my Inbox at the email address I provide with the...
  2. Nope. It's been enabled since before Firefox 37....

    Nope. It's been enabled since before Firefox 37. But I'm running Firefox under Ubuntu Linux. Maybe this is a different Firefox from the Windows Firefox, but I am definitely not on Nightly Builds.
    ...
  3. I have two ways to restore drivers. (I don't...

    I have two ways to restore drivers. (I don't know exactly how Fred Langa does his restorations. But the article was focused on just using the Device Manager and leaving all drivers in place as a...
  4. Hee-hee! ;)

    Hee-hee! ;)
  5. But why force-feed Pro users? Many of those, and...

    But why force-feed Pro users? Many of those, and some Home Users as well, are well aware of the pros and cons of waiting to apply MS Updates. We just do not desire to be treated as cannon fodder when...
  6. I chided Woody Leonhard for calling Windows 10 an...

    I chided Woody Leonhard for calling Windows 10 an Update. It is an Upgrade, and should be treated with all the seriousness and respect of a System Upgrade. This is no ordinary Windows Update.

    In...
  7. Car Hacking: I saw on the national news the...

    Car Hacking:

    I saw on the national news the Wired demo with the actual video of what happened. So far it's only been proven for a few Jeep models, but this is a Brave New World.

    I am not happy...
  8. This article brings a bit of new perspective to...

    This article brings a bit of new perspective to what could turn out to be a pretty good fig leaf to cover any Windows 10 automatic patching failures. As patches move from the Fast Ring out t o...
  9. Actually, multi-engine testing is the idea behind...

    Actually, multi-engine testing is the idea behind Virus Total, for individual files up to a certain size.

    For whole computer scanning, Hitman Pro ( info ) is one of a few multi-engine products...
  10. Or, as an alternative, Microsoft has historically...

    Or, as an alternative, Microsoft has historically had two main solutions to patches which have not worked well with some PCs or some software:

    (1) issue a KB with workarounds; or,

    (2) issue a...
  11. Resetting Hardware Using Device Manager

    I have run the Device Manager quite a few times over the years. Sometimes a new driver update fails to work, and sometimes some seemingly unrelated Windows Update wrecks a Device Driver or other...
  12. Flash Player Alternative -- Firefox Shumway

    For a few iterations now, Firefox has included the Shumway plugin which operates by default last I tried it. The plugin does an on the fly transcoding process, so that Flash Videos become HTML5...
  13. Yeah, that makes it clear that there is no...

    Yeah, that makes it clear that there is no additional cost to the new update option for businesses.

    What is not clear, is how to sign up for the Current Branch for Business and the Business...
  14. In response to the detailed post by BruceR: I...

    In response to the detailed post by BruceR:

    I can't address all of your points, as I haven't actually installed and used Windows 10 in any form. How exactly updating will really work is terribly...
  15. Careful copy/paste from Web forum posts about my...

    Careful copy/paste from Web forum posts about my issues has eliminated about 90 percent of my typing in my Ubuntu Linux Command Line. I occasionally have to type long, detailed paths, but I do that...
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    I think the gist of the above two comments are...

    I think the gist of the above two comments are basically sound reasoning. But I disagree that caching everything they can has much to do with Chrome's performance and resources management issues....
  17. It's rough terrain and steps which have prompted...

    It's rough terrain and steps which have prompted developers to continue thinking along the lines of legs and walking. That and the human bionics /medical applications of improving robotic walking...
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    I think the articles by Mary Jo Foley (cited in...

    I think the articles by Mary Jo Foley (cited in this thread) do a better job of clarifying the actual situation than I or the Microsoft Store employees have done.
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    If even then. So true, as I have read additional...

    If even then. So true, as I have read additional information online in the past few days.
  20. Who pays this kind of money for a mouse or a...

    Who pays this kind of money for a mouse or a keyboard?? Seriously?

    For me, a mouse or a keyboard is just a means to an end -- getting a job done.

    For that matter, the whole PC and its OS and...
  21. Windows 10 Updating -- Still Very Unclear

    The information in the video is in direct contradiction to Mary Jo Foley's articles:

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/piecing-together-the-windows-as-a-service-puzzle-for-windows-10/
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  22. Absolutely not! No third-party site will be...

    Absolutely not!

    No third-party site will be allowed to interfere with MS Updates in Windows 10, and third parties are already forbidden from hosting MS Updates downloads. Windows 10 will be more...
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    That article does a great job of outlining the...

    That article does a great job of outlining the process and the tracks for business editions of Windows 10.

    What I was characterizing is the less-publicized situation with the stand alone...
  24. What amazes me is, given the great complexity of...

    What amazes me is, given the great complexity of staying upright on two legs, that any robot can sustain walking for any distance. Technology has sure come a long way recently!
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    Windows 10 According to The Microsoft (Retail) Store

    OK, folks, about the "forced updates":

    As I posted in the AskWoody blog comments a little while ago:

    (http://www.askwoody.com/2015/windows-10-hubris/#comments)

    (on Wed., June 10, 2015 in my...
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