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    Thanks to both of you. Was it just chance that...

    Thanks to both of you. Was it just chance that Penton made the reset the password? Maybe.

    Browni you hit a nail on the head, just one of the many left-overs after the BIOS debacle was the date and...
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    Security Certificates broken

    After a disastrous BIOS update which went horribly wrong (ended with "No operating system found...") it took about 100 posts on assorted HP forums to get it back to life. The solution was to enable...
  3. If you mean the information regarding Open...

    If you mean the information regarding Open Office& macros I got it from one of the experts who answers questions like mine in their forum. He was quite specific, could not be done, and to prove his...
  4. Seems to me that the hype about updating to Win...

    Seems to me that the hype about updating to Win 10 is getting rather too shrill. What's the big deal? If I "upgrade" now from 7 to 10 I'll have to shell out for a new version of Office, or pay a...
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    Thanks Paul, I did click on 'Yes' after the first...

    Thanks Paul, I did click on 'Yes' after the first warning, then came the next one, clicked on 'Yes' again, then I'm left with the failure warning.

    However, I do like the look of FossaMail, not...
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    Thanks for the replies. For me Eudora has...

    Thanks for the replies. For me Eudora has continued without a hiccup since Win 3.0, through Win 7, dial-up, DSL and now 200mbs cable. Then these errors appeared without any changes to anything.

    I...
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    Does anyone remember Eudora?

    Yes I know it's the equivalent of a clay tablet, but look how well they have lasted. It's ancient, so am I, so it suits me perfectly. But just lately I've run into a problem getting mail. I was in...
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    You are a mine of information... "Amazed the...

    You are a mine of information...

    "Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around,
    And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew
    That one small head could carry all he knew."

    Oliver Goldsmith never...
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    I am inclined to agree with you, restoring the...

    I am inclined to agree with you, restoring the image is the easiest way out of the hole "When you're in a hole...stop digging!" comes to mind.

    I might even go the whole hog and re-install Win 7...
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    And the plot thickens.... Can't get it to start...

    And the plot thickens.... Can't get it to start in Safe Mode, F8, which I've used in the past does nothing, just continues to boot up to Windows log-in.

    And RockE, I did remember to backup all...
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    Ah yes! Avast seems to be well adapted to getting...

    Ah yes! Avast seems to be well adapted to getting in the way. Will try Safe Mode.

    Thanks Sudo15
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    Thanks guys. There are no new profiles, created...

    Thanks guys. There are no new profiles, created in the past year. I tried System Restore, have never once managed to make it work, and so was unsurprised when it failed yet again:-

    "System restore...
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    I do have a touch-screen laptop, not that I've...

    I do have a touch-screen laptop, not that I've ever used it that way, I'd break the wrist of anyone who poked at with a grubby finger. So that "feature" has been disabled since new. I do use a Wacom...
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    Another clue???? The Time and Date have been...

    Another clue???? The Time and Date have been re-set to the US mm-dd-yy and the absurd am/pm format. I have always had the 24 hour format. I have used Control Panel > Clock... to re-set it, however,...
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    Curious loss of programs and settings

    Can't work out what happened to this Win 7 SP1 laptop. I was using it Dublin (Ireland), used it on the flight to SFO yesterday, there was WiFi on board which I didn't use. Everything was normal when...
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    I just read the article about ransomware...

    I just read the article about ransomware protection. Fred wrote:

    "But before running my monthly whole-system backups (to a different external drive), I verify that the PC is truly clean by...
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    [QUOTE=BruceR;1051587]The article was in the...

    [QUOTE=BruceR;1051587]The article was in the newsletter four days ago:/QUOTE]

    Ah! Thanks, I have been in Bali for the last 4 weeks and haven't seen that article. Will have a look.

    David
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    Thanks Paul. It might make a good article in the...

    Thanks Paul. It might make a good article in the Win Secrets Newsletter.
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    Thanks Paul. I'd have to agree that not getting...

    Thanks Paul. I'd have to agree that not getting infected is a "good" idea. However, "In the unlikely event..." as we say in the airline industry, of someone clicking on a link with mind in neutral it...
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    Ransom protection

    I'm looking for some reassurance. With ransom ware becoming ever more prevalent, I'm wondering how safe my drive images are. As I understand it the malicious software encrypts all drives that are...
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    Thanks for the help, I'll let it do its thing.......

    Thanks for the help, I'll let it do its thing....

    David
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    Thanks for your response. I do seem to remember...

    Thanks for your response. I do seem to remember being sent some documents in .docx format a while ago, and I might have installed it then. How would I find out? Or maybe I don't need to, just let the...
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    Do I need Office 2007 updates?

    I have a Win 7 SP1 machine. I had Office 10, briefly, didn't need 99.9% of it and un-installed it. So I reverted to Word 2003 which does everything I need. However, I keep being offered Office...
  24. 13.8 billion years might be a bit over the top....

    13.8 billion years might be a bit over the top. As I understand it the sun is scheduled to expand into a red giant in only 5 billion years and fry the Earth to a crisp. Do you think anyone will...
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    I am using Win 7 Pro, and have the same list of...

    I am using Win 7 Pro, and have the same list of security programs running as the op. Boots up in less than 20 seconds (SSD System drive) No problems at all.

    David
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