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    Sudo15, the solutions in that link refer to...

    Sudo15, the solutions in that link refer to external USB drives. My problem has been none functioning USB ports. I can't see the relevance.
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    Ah, those hubs. These are the USB devices on...

    Ah, those hubs.

    These are the USB devices on my machine. The first and last in the list have their Power Management boxes unticked.

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    Of course. I will have to wait until (if) the...

    Of course. I will have to wait until (if) the problem manifests itself again.




    I have unchecked the "Allow computer etc" boxes.

    I do not have any hubs.

    I have copied the URL to that...
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    It's the two ports into which the keyboard and...

    It's the two ports into which the keyboard and rodent are plugged.
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    Neither Joe. I have the power settings not to...

    Neither Joe. I have the power settings not to sleep or turn of the display, and as far as I know not to hibernate either.
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    USB stops working

    I experienced this problem several times on Windows 8.1, and it happened again today on Windows 10, just a couple of days after upgrading. I have to switch the PC off and on again to get it working....
  7. Thank you to all for your help and patience. ...

    Thank you to all for your help and patience.

    The download and installation of Windows 10 went smoothly without a hitch. I am pleasantly surprised that all my applications and files have been...
  8. I have tried searching for those (apparently...

    I have tried searching for those (apparently dire) warnings with no luck.

    Never mind though, I've made an image of the PC's hard drive on my external one now.
  9. I don't remember where I saw those warnings. ...

    I don't remember where I saw those warnings. Perhaps, as you suggest, I was/am confused.

    My PC's hard drive has 703GB free of 930GB, and my external drive 419GB free of 465GB.

    From what I've...
  10. I'm confused. I recently saw a couple of...

    I'm confused.

    I recently saw a couple of warnings saying that an external hard drive connected via USB won't work.
  11. Thank you both. The idea of an external, non...

    Thank you both.

    The idea of an external, non USB, hard drive is attractive. However, on my machine I have 3 USB ports and one DVI port, nothing more except the normal audio jacks, so I that rules...
  12. Sorry, not very well explained was it? I had...

    Sorry, not very well explained was it?

    I had intended to put the image on d.v.d.s, but since trying I have wondered if my external hard drive might be a better option.

    No response yet from...
  13. I tried to make an image on disc with Acronis...

    I tried to make an image on disc with Acronis 2016, but encountered what I call user hostility. It seems determined to store the image in the cloud and I see no way of selecting disc.
    I've asked on...
  14. Thank you lumpy95. Not feeling very well...

    Thank you lumpy95.

    Not feeling very well lately, I will make a system image a bit later and perhaps continue with the update.
  15. "Locking in" the free Windows 10 upgrade and retaining my old Windows version.

    With reference to http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-lock-in-your-free-windows-10-upgrade-and-keep-using-your-old-windows-version/.

    After some deliberation I have decided to do this. However, I...
  16. [SOLVED] Thank you RetiredGeek. No, I've never seen...

    Thank you RetiredGeek.

    No, I've never seen anything in Win 8.1 reading the riot act about password complexity.

    I don't understand what your command does I'm afraid, but assume that I won't be...
  17. [SOLVED] As far as I can tell, trying in Safe mode made no...

    As far as I can tell, trying in Safe mode made no difference.

    This is the command line result:

    47932

    This is the accounts list:

    47933
  18. [SOLVED] Good evening Sudo15. Yes, I've tried the command...

    Good evening Sudo15. Yes, I've tried the command and according to the response I should, presumably, have access to the master admin account.

    I'm afraid that Event Viewer is a mystery to me.
    ...
  19. [SOLVED] Can't activate Windows hidden, master admin account.

    My operating system is Windows 8.1 (x64) (build 9600).

    I have tried both the point and click and the command line methods, as described by Fred Langa in his Newsletter article dated May 14, 2015,...
  20. I uninstalled it again, from both accounts. ...

    I uninstalled it again, from both accounts.

    Then I ran JV16's Power Tools "Uninstall software and leftovers". I found two entries related to PSP and deleted them.

    Then reinstalled PSP...
  21. Thank you again Rick. I installed PSP on the...

    Thank you again Rick.

    I installed PSP on the default Administrator account and it behaves in exactly the same way.

    Clicking the program's icon opens it up. Once it's open I can click on File,...
  22. Thank you Rick. My PSP is version 7.04...

    Thank you Rick.

    My PSP is version 7.04 Anniversary Edition. I tried ticking and un-ticking the boxes but it hasn't had any effect.

    It's so annoying that it was fine until, presumably, a...
  23. Paint Shop Pro 7 not working correctly after Win 8.1 repair.

    I have had to reinstall and repair the system a few times. Paint Shop Pro 7 was reinstalled several times as necessary and it worked well.

    Since the last repair it doesn't work correctly. When I...
  24. That's been done Sudo15. I had Blue Coats'...

    That's been done Sudo15.

    I had Blue Coats' K9 web protection installed (http://www1.k9webprotection.com/) and it opened up with some message (which I forget) when I tried to scan after a clean...
  25. Thank you Sudo15, I will check later when I have...

    Thank you Sudo15, I will check later when I have more time.
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