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    Thanks Paul, for clarifying where Wine fits into...

    Thanks Paul, for clarifying where Wine fits into the possible picture.

    I've read through the VHD info you provided the link for and I certainly should be able to create a VHD from the old disk. ...
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    wavy, thanks for the info on Wine. Is that a...

    wavy, thanks for the info on Wine. Is that a version of Linux or a completely different program?

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Paul, I see my reply to your message isn't in the...

    Paul, I see my reply to your message isn't in the thread so I didn't get it posted properly! Thanks for the info. I was able to create the ISO file but I keep running into instructions that use...
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    Yes, I thought Linux supported Windows programs?...

    Yes, I thought Linux supported Windows programs?

    If that isn't possible, is there any other operating system short of Windows itself that can run a Windows program? I don't have a Windows program...
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    Need Help on Virtualbox/Linux

    I am moving from my old PC running Vista to a new laptop running Win8.1. One old program on the Vista machine that I don't want to give up will not install on Win8.1 so I decided to install...
  6. Creating New Account and Changing Existing Account

    I got this laptop a couple of weeks ago (running Win8.1) and have been gradually moving my stuff to it. So far I've been working in an Administrator account. Yesterday, I tried to create a new...
  7. Yippee! Now it works with the 4-line message! ...

    Yippee! Now it works with the 4-line message! I would never have gotten here on my own so I really appreciate your effort on this.

    Thanks,
    Bill

    PS: I don't know why my latest version...
  8. RG, I used your revised Power Shell code in place...

    RG, I used your revised Power Shell code in place of the one I have been using. I still get a Power Shell error about a missing string terminator. Can you post the Arguments section of your Task...
  9. Thanks Paul T and Sudo15, I'll get rid of...

    Thanks Paul T and Sudo15, I'll get rid of GeekBuddy and then do the suggested cleanup.

    Thanks,
    Bill
  10. Comodo Antivirus Notices about Problems

    I am transferring from an old Vista laptop to a new Win8.1 laptop. I've looked for a good free antivirus and Comodo was recommended by an article in the Widows Secrets newsletter so I have installed...
  11. Well you are very persistent! :) That's great! ...

    Well you are very persistent! :) That's great! I haven't had a chance today to update to your new code but I will tomorrow. This single message approach does have one advantage for me -- I am not...
  12. Yes I have the same objective and on my old...

    Yes I have the same objective and on my old laptop I used the multiline message and moved the pointer along each time so I would know which one to contact the next time. I'll go ahead and set up the...
  13. Thanks for the effort RG. I'll wait to see if...

    Thanks for the effort RG. I'll wait to see if anyone else chimes in with a good idea. I am inclined to look for a different approach for this periodic reminder related to getting my credit reports...
  14. OK RG. There aren't any code and /code (don't...

    OK RG. There aren't any code and /code (don't know how to include the [] without having the forum software use them!) key words in either one so I'm going to attach the entire Power Shell routine...
  15. Ooops! I knew there was a different, backwards,...

    Ooops! I knew there was a different, backwards, single quote and I wondered if that was what you were using but I didn't remember that it is actually on the keyboard! So, I just went with the...
  16. Thanks RG for the help again. In order to put...

    Thanks RG for the help again. In order to put the 'n in the middle of the text string I changed the enclosing quotes for the string from the single ' to the regular quote ("). Then I put the 'n...
  17. A couple more questions about Power Shell. I...

    A couple more questions about Power Shell. I tried to look this up online but was unsuccessful.

    1. Is there a way to embed a new-line character in the text string that is to be displayed in the...
  18. Thanks RG! Bill

    Thanks RG!

    Bill
  19. RetiredGeek, I have used your PowerShell code...

    RetiredGeek, I have used your PowerShell code and task script above to get several reminder messages working on my new laptop. Thanks so much for the code routines.

    Do you know if there is any...
  20. Thanks for setting me straight, Paul. I believe...

    Thanks for setting me straight, Paul. I believe I am all set now.

    Bill
  21. RG: I'm back on this subject again and I've...

    RG:

    I'm back on this subject again and I've decided to go with your suggested approach in your message earlier in this thread. I'm not completely clear on where I am to put the PowerShell script...
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    Thanks for the info, Prescott. So far I'm...

    Thanks for the info, Prescott. So far I'm getting along without needing to do that. I'm connecting directly to the CD/DVD drive on my old laptop via my WiFi. That wouldn't work for my TurboTax...
  23. Thanks RG for the suggestion. I'll try that for...

    Thanks RG for the suggestion. I'll try that for my stuff. The code windows show vertical scroll bars that indicate that some of the code is not visible in each case. Is this true or is it all...
  24. Well, the msg approach sounded very easy to...

    Well, the msg approach sounded very easy to implement so I have tried it for one message and so far I haven't been able to get it to work! It should have displayed a message this morning and that...
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    Thanks Paul T for that tutorial on how to save...

    Thanks Paul T for that tutorial on how to save and restore scheduled tasks. I may try that on my old laptop and see what I get. Since I can't display messages within the scheduler on Win8 I may not...
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