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  1. Thanks for the help. Win10 was up to date. That...

    Thanks for the help. Win10 was up to date. That was one of the 1st things I did when I powered it up. As suggested I left the homegroup on the Win 7 machine. This, in effect, got rid of it. Then went...
  2. Can't connect a new Win10 Home PC to an existing Win7 Homegroup

    A brief history: Up until Sat I had 2 Win7 PC's in different rooms, both connected to an AT&T modem with ethernet cables. A Homegroup had been established for a couple of years with no problems....
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    Started up Windows Update again around 6 PM to...

    Started up Windows Update again around 6 PM to download and install the 4/14 updates, walked in the kitchen to eat supper. When I came back to the PC about 15 minutes the downloads and installation...
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    I have tried only installing a couple of the...

    I have tried only installing a couple of the smaller updates but it still just hangs in the download mode showing 0%m even after 90 minutes. I'll take a look at the SURT
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    Another Win 7 update problem

    I've got a Win 7 Pro PC that was up to date with updates as of 4/7. When I tried to download and install the updates from 4/14 this morning, I can't get past the downloading screen. It just stays at...
  6. Thanks.

    Thanks.
  7. That article doesn't apply to my situation. As I...

    That article doesn't apply to my situation. As I said in my original post, I haven't and don't think I will get the message that "my upgrade to Windows 10 is ready". Steps 2 thru 4 in the article...
  8. Getting rid of Win 10 icon in system tray and any related stuff

    It doesn't appear that Lenovo will provide any necessary mods to allow my Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B PC to upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10, at least according to their web site. The gwx icon in the system...
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    ? about win 10 clean install

    If I upgrade Win 7 to Win 10 retaining my data and settings, run Win 10 for a couple of months and then decide to go ahead and use the Win 10 .iso to do a "clean install", will I have to search out...
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    OK, thanks for the info.

    OK, thanks for the info.
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    Question about .iso install

    I've got a desktop that was running Win 7 home premium (64 bit) but the motherboard had problems so it was retired 4-5 months ago. I do have the Win 7 key for it. Can I download the Win 10 .iso for...
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    Does anyone have a list of sites that are...

    Does anyone have a list of sites that are "vulnerable"? Wading thru the long list that shows "no ssl" and "not vulnerable" takes a while.

    Does anyone think that "vulnerable" sites will notify...
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    Losing size of Windows

    I'm running a Win7 PC (64 bit) with Home Premium. All of a sudden I'm having trouble with a few pieces of software keeping their windows size. I used the cursor months ago to drag vertically and...
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    Decided to just keep Password Safe and use it's...

    Decided to just keep Password Safe and use it's "synchonize" feature after I set the password file on each PC to share. It's not automatic or scheduled but for wife and I and 2 PC's, it will work...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. In my research, I've...

    Thanks for the suggestions. In my research, I've run across a piece of open source software - FreeFileSync. I may just try it. I can get by with running the sync manually (not that many changes on...
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    Suggestions for Password Manager

    I've been researching software for a Password Manager. Read all the info in Windows Secrets for the last year or so. I've been using Password Safe for more than a few years and it's done me good BUT...
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    Fred, I'm using a PC with Win 7 Home Premium...

    Fred,

    I'm using a PC with Win 7 Home Premium and have been doing backups (on an external HD) using the MS backup software since I got it. In the section "The back-door way to access your backups",...
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    Everything working great as a network printer. No...

    Everything working great as a network printer. No problems of any kind yet. I have shutdown both PC's, booted up with printer on and off, and all seems good. No problems with finding IP address. I'll...
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    Thanks again, guys. I'm gonna work on it this...

    Thanks again, guys. I'm gonna work on it this evening. I had forgotten about the IP addressing and hexidecimal. Worked in the mainframe computer field from 1963 until 1990 when I retired. Lotta water...
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    In looking at the "connection configuration"...

    In looking at the "connection configuration" section on the router, it shows the "DHCP start IP address" as 192.168.1.64 and the "DHCP end IP address" as 192.168.1.253. AT&T uses 192.168.1.254 as the...
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    Thanks for the info, guys. The DSL wireless modem...

    Thanks for the info, guys. The DSL wireless modem I have is a Netgear ADSL2+ 7500 modem. How do I reserve the IP address of the printer??? Trying to use google to find out but no luck yet.
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    Win7: Sharing a wireless printer

    I've got Win 7 Home Premium on 2 PC's (separate rooms) that are ethernet hard wired to a AT&T DSL wireless modem. I've also got a wireless printer operating in wireless mode in the room where the...
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    Notepad shows this at the beginning of the file:...

    Notepad shows this at the beginning of the file:

    CreateFile(\\.\F:) -> e4 at .\Win2kdll.c 3367
    Handle Count = 1
    DeviceIoControl(IOCTL_STORAGE_GET_DEVICE_NUMBER) at .\Win2kdll.c 3411...
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    what is formatter.log file?

    I have this file in the root of my C drive on Win 7 Home Premium. It is 12,286 KB in size. I'm curious as to what it is and do I need it. It appears it was only written to and used on one day.
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    Thanks, Bruce. I've been a CCleaner user for...

    Thanks, Bruce. I've been a CCleaner user for years but had forgot about that option. Probably just what I need.
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