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    Thanks, automatic updates are on. I'm not in a...

    Thanks, automatic updates are on. I'm not in a rush but just wondered if there was a way you could tell that something is being downloaded in the background.
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    How do you know Win 10 is downloading

    Running Win 8.1. Signed up for upgrade and so far nothing. Is there a way to tell if it has started downloading?
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    Per the link that BruceR gave here is a quote...

    Per the link that BruceR gave here is a quote from the FAQ.

    Delivery Optimization downloads the same updates and apps that you get through Windows Update and the Windows Store. Delivery...
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    I understand that the information exists. It does...

    I understand that the information exists. It does concern me that it is turned on by default with no warning.

    The average user simply isn't going to know about this and not everyone online has...
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    Win 10 bandwidth

    Haven't gotten the upgrade notice yet. Someone sent me this link from a Kim Komando article. It says that Win 10 enlists your computer for torrent transfers to other Win 10 users to spread updates.
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    Are you saying it isn't required any longer on...

    Are you saying it isn't required any longer on Win 10 or that I didn't have to with Win 8? If the latter, I saw no alternative during each step in the process.
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    In event viewer under system this is what I found...

    In event viewer under system this is what I found just prior to the forced shutdown.

    Name resolution for the name win8.ipv6.microsoft.com. timed out after none of the configured DNS servers...
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    User account issue

    Wondering if this remains the same with Win 10?

    Have been using a Win 8.1 laptop since last November. Didn't like being forced to log in with my Microsoft account and changed that then to a local...
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    Can't Open Anything

    I have used every version of Windows and believe that my greatest frustration is with Win 8.

    This is a Dell laptop 8.1 64 bit. Something that happens from time to time. Today I opened the lid and...
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    1Password multi-platform

    I have been using Roboform for many years. I now find myself using Win 7, Android phones and an Ipad. I realize that Fred Langa uses RF everywhere but given the almost daily breaches you read about I...
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    I agree that I would not use Roboform's online...

    I agree that I would not use Roboform's online storage either. I understand the reasons for using them across devices, however, the risk is more than I am willing to take. I have wondered how the...
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    It is my understanding that RF versions older...

    It is my understanding that RF versions older than 7 will not work with IE9 or FF 4 and that Roboform version 7 also works with Google Chrome which the older versions did not. I am in the same boat...
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    External Drives Forgotten

    I have used multiple external hard drives and secure digital cards on Windows XP, Vista and now 7.

    However, on the Win 7 laptop from time to time I will plug in one of the ext hard drives and it...
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    Svante, Thanks for the answer. That answered...

    Svante,

    Thanks for the answer. That answered part of my question but the other was if I decrypt all files then uninstall Axcrypt does will my files still be encrypted? I just did exactly that and...
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    That would mean once you use the program you have...

    That would mean once you use the program you have to stick with it and is what I was afraid of. I will have to decrypt the files then uninstall and see what happens. I tried Encrypt On Click before...
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    Axcrypt Encryption Software

    I started another thread about file encryption in general and appreciate the answers I got there.

    I have been working with Axcrypt and it does what I was looking for and has good reviews, what few...
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    I decided to give Encrypt On Click a try. I...

    I decided to give Encrypt On Click a try. I encrypted a folder within the documents library. It appears that it leaves that file decrypted even after the file is closed. That is ok but what seems...
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    Now, I have a question regarding MEO. It...

    Now, I have a question regarding MEO. It indicates it can encrypt email. However, short of downloading and installing there is no info on how this works on the recipients end. I assume that the...
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    Thanks for the detailed response. This is the...

    Thanks for the detailed response. This is the info I was looking for.
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    Want to encrypt files

    Reading Fred's article today on the Lizamoon virus/malware reminded me that I have been wanting to find a simple way to encrypt either my entire documents folder or at least some of the files.

    I...
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    Don't mean to divert the topic but I am leery of...

    Don't mean to divert the topic but I am leery of online password keepers. I realize that supposedly you create a master password that only you have but after all they own and have physical access to...
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    When I installed this it also installed and ran McAffee Scanner. It would have been nice to have known that in advance. While I understand their reasoning I don't like programs that take these...
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    There are several options including synchronize....

    There are several options including synchronize. Here is the information they provide for echo and mirror.

    "Echo
    When executing job, the software copies the new files or updated files in the...
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    Based on Lincoln's review in the October 14...

    Based on Lincoln's review in the October 14 letter I gave this program a try. Seems to work well for what I want. However, I still don't understand the difference between Echo and Mirror. It would...
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    I was curious about one thing with FileGee. I...

    I was curious about one thing with FileGee. I uninstalled the program for an unrelated reason. Ran CCleaner and removed a couple of registry entries found related to that and restarted the computer....
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