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  1. Thread: Penton Privacy

    by JorgeA
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    It tells me that the new owners of Windows...

    It tells me that the new owners of Windows Secrets are not as solicitous as the previous ones of their customers' privacy... or of the time that we'll need to spend sifting through the vendor e-mails...
  2. Thread: Penton Privacy

    by JorgeA
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    Well, that IS pretty disturbing. Which statement...

    Well, that IS pretty disturbing. Which statement is the customer supposed to believe?

    At renewal time, I will have to decide whether to keep my subscription. "Yes" used to be a no-brainer, but not...
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    Yes, it does help to keep things calm, doesn't...

    Yes, it does help to keep things calm, doesn't it?

    Still, I'm surprised that nobody else has commented on the Penton notification. I can't be the only one who received it, or the only one...
  4. Thread: Penton Privacy

    by JorgeA
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    There seem to be screenshots missing from your...

    There seem to be screenshots missing from your post. Can you try again and see if the shots show up? It would help us to know what you know.

    Thanks!
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    "Penton Notification"

    This morning I received an e-mail from penton(at)pentonmeddirect.com, inviting me "to receive valuable, carefully-screened offers from Windows IT Pro." The e-mail also said that in order to stop...
  6. Thanks, I wasn't aware that there had been an...

    Thanks, I wasn't aware that there had been an Acrobat XI. Maybe I'll suggest that (the PC isn't mine).

    I can report it to Adobe, but hopes aren't very high that they'll do anything about it,...
  7. Thanks very much for asking. I babysat the whole...

    Thanks very much for asking. I babysat the whole transfer process, so I can answer these questions:

    * He's not using cloud storage of any kind.
    * There's nothing fancy or esoteric about where...
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    Poll: I'm not delighted at being asked for a set amount...

    I'm not delighted at being asked for a set amount for the newsletter, but my main beef with this year's changes was the requirement to go online in order to read the full articles. Now we can read...
  9. HELP! IE11 "Save As" dialog can't see most folders

    Hello,

    I have a neighbor who just bought a new Windows 10 PC and I've been helping him to transfer his applications and set up the computer.

    The other day we ran into a bizarre problem. He uses...
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    I had to look up Sod's Law...

    I had to look up Sod's Law -- LOL :D



    This is reassuring, thanks for the tip!
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    Upgrading IE: Does it keep settings?

    I know that when you move to a new version of Internet Explorer, the Favorites are kept. But, what about the many settings in Internet Options -- are they maintained, or do they revert to defaults?
    ...
  12. As not an IT professional, I have to admit that...

    As not an IT professional, I have to admit that this .NET Framework business is mysterious to me. Susan's post this week leads me to a question.

    Based on the following statement by Susan...


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    Poll: Where can I read the whole WS Newsletter together?

    One difference about the way the WS Newsletter was presented online, relative to the previous format, I'm hoping will turn out to be an oversight rather than a deliberate design decision.

    Up until...
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    The exact same thing happened to me with Google...

    The exact same thing happened to me with Google on IE9 around the time of the original post. I thought that maybe it was time to reboot the computer (weird things tend to start happening when I...
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    We never heard anything more, one way or the...

    We never heard anything more, one way or the other, about KB3042058. At least, not that I've seen.

    Does anybody know if this update has been given the green light? It's not in Susan's Patch Watch...
  16. So then there could be a listing for [for...

    So then there could be a listing for [for example] "Windows 10, released in May 2018" that would have its own separate lifecycle? That would be stretching the meaning of the declaration that "Windows...
  17. Well then, it sounds like the MSFT right hand...

    Well then, it sounds like the MSFT right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. We are being told two seemingly incompatible things: that Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, and that...
  18. Hmm... According to the Windows lifecycle fact...

    Hmm...

    According to the Windows lifecycle fact sheet (linked to upthread by @JoeP517), Windows 10 reaches end of mainstream support on October 13, 2020, and end of extended support on October 14,...
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    Just to make sure I understand -- you're saying...

    Just to make sure I understand -- you're saying that Insiders are no longer getting new builds via Windows Updates, right?

    Been wondering about this, because I've been on build 10240 (Slow ring)...
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    Cool, thanks!

    Cool, thanks!
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    Hmm... just to make sure I understand: there was...

    Hmm... just to make sure I understand: there was no newsletter, but Susan's column was published online?
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    I just looked there, and there's no mention of...

    I just looked there, and there's no mention of 3088195. Was it removed?

    What's the current status of this Update? The November updates are coming next week already and I still don't have word on...
  23. I've been trying out HitmanPro.Alert...

    I've been trying out HitmanPro.Alert and Heimdal Pro on some of my systems, although not on XP. In my Web research, I haven't come across any indications that they don't work on XP, so if I were...
  24. Thread: Gadgets

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    Yeah, that jibes with how I view it. If you're...

    Yeah, that jibes with how I view it. If you're using a gadget that merely displays info that it reads off your own PC, it's not clear how that could be a problem.

    I find that CPU/RAM gadget...
  25. Thread: Gadgets

    by JorgeA
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    I have a CPU/RAM usage gadget installed from...

    I have a CPU/RAM usage gadget installed from Microsoft's own repository back when they still offered Windows Gadgets. How could this represent a security threat?
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