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    I will stick with Firefox at least for the time...

    I will stick with Firefox at least for the time being. I have a lot of add-ons that I don't think have Edge equivalents.

    The fact is, for many years, probably back to Windows 95, I have tolerated...
  2. Thank you!! I will definitely download that...

    Thank you!! I will definitely download that generic manual
  3. I haven't tried restore points. In all my...

    I haven't tried restore points. In all my computing, back to the DOS days, I've never needed to use a restore point. The really bad things which a restore point would have helped all happened before...
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    Thank you. Since I plan to never buy anything...

    Thank you. Since I plan to never buy anything from MS again, the inability to use the Store is irrelevant to me.
  5. Nothing's changed after changing the wake...

    Nothing's changed after changing the wake settings on my mouse and touchpad and correctly typing in the shutdown command (I don't know what I mis-typed, but the third try worked correctly.)

    I...
  6. Thank you. My mouse and trackpad were both set...

    Thank you. My mouse and trackpad were both set allow them to wake the computer. That's now turned off. I'll see what happens.
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    I goofed in my initial message. I didn't do this...

    I goofed in my initial message. I didn't do this step, from a July 7 Windows Secrets article:

    When initially setting up Win10, use your Microsoft Account username/password as the primary sign in....
  8. The powercfg command does work (that option isn't...

    The powercfg command does work (that option isn't there any more) and the shut the lid default action changed to "shut down", but it doesn't help: when I close the lid absolutely nothing happens--the...
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    Am I permanently unable to re-upgrade?

    I tried Win10 on my laptop with a repair shop having reformatted my hard drive (they said a clean install of Win10 was best) and then installing Win10. The repair shop did not save my C:\Data folder...
  10. Hibernate has turned into hibernate + immediate resume

    Within the past week my Win7 laptop has stopped hibernating correctly. It does it's thing, the sreen goes dark and all the lights go off and then, within a couple of seconds it starts up again. It's...
  11. Thank you all! I will now slog thru downloading...

    Thank you all! I will now slog thru downloading the 2+G upgrade file. Then I will rename my C:\Data folder so the upgrade doesn't mangle it, image my current status, upgrade (the local indy computer...
  12. Actually, it's everything that uses icons. Among...

    Actually, it's everything that uses icons. Among my peeves about icons is that they're ordered horizontally, not vertically, and even if you make them very small, you still can't get the same number...
  13. Can I upgrade again for free after the deadline if I upgraded and rolled back?

    I upgraded one of my computers to Win 10 and gave it a several-days try. Note that I don't have any touch-screen computers; all mousing. I hated it because it's too "busy". I prefer all text, no...
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    Thanks to all for this interesting thread. I'm...

    Thanks to all for this interesting thread. I'm incredibly leery of trying the automatic update due to an abysmally slow DSL connection (i.e., the original DSL speed on an old phone line that has no...
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    Interesting. Another reason to dislike Win 10,...

    Interesting. Another reason to dislike Win 10, but if I don't want to move completely to Linux (and at this point I don't), I'll have to get used to it. One of the nice things about old, old Windows...
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    Yup; that's what I had to do for backups.

    Yup; that's what I had to do for backups.
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    Right now I have one program that I use multiple...

    Right now I have one program that I use multiple times a day that won't let me customize where it saves info. It does use a "standard" location in my user folder so I'm not worried about it. However,...
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    Thank you!! I will rename my data folder before...

    Thank you!! I will rename my data folder before upgrading.
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    I've been backing up daily since DOS days,...

    I've been backing up daily since DOS days, because the person who taught me (he owned an independent computer shop) was was a fanatic about safety and privacy (hence, DR DOS rather than MS DOS, files...
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    Thank you. The next time I reinstall Win 7 (soon,...

    Thank you. The next time I reinstall Win 7 (soon, as I'm having problems) I'll do that so I'm ready to update to Win 10.
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    I know my system isn't like Windows'. That was...

    I know my system isn't like Windows'. That was exactly the reason it was recommended way back when. I guess I should rephrase my question as: is it still *safer* to store my data away from the...
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    Where to save files in Win 10

    In early mailware days, the recommendation was to not use the default Windows locations to save anything. Ever since I've been saving things, including Firefox and Eudora 7 data, to various...
  23. So simple, compared to the directions I had been...

    So simple, compared to the directions I had been looking at. Thank you!
  24. I switched from PowerDesk Pro to FreeCommander XE...

    I switched from PowerDesk Pro to FreeCommander XE some years ago rather than pay for the newest version of PD Pro for each of my 3 computers. The only thing I haven't figured out how to do in FC XE...
  25. I tried a lot of free PDF readers and I have 2...

    I tried a lot of free PDF readers and I have 2 installed: Nitro Reader for regular use because it can--usually--extract content which I can then paste into LibreOffice Writer and rearrange. I need...
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