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  1. I got the error mentioned above in Win 8.1 Home...

    I got the error mentioned above in Win 8.1 Home Prem.
    So I followed Fred's second way and used the command line. That worked fine. And I created the batch files after to turn it off and on. That...
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    Home is the key word here. If it's not available...

    Home is the key word here. If it's not available in Home, it isn't available to home users.
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    Right. It's also not just an App Whitelister but...

    Right. It's also not just an App Whitelister but also an AV product. I would not install this on a computer with an existing AV product as a test or you may have nasty problems. I would further not...
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    I got a version of free Acronis recently and it...

    I got a version of free Acronis recently and it wouldn't work on Win8.1
    I've also tried the Seagate version and it didn't have the features.
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    Thanks, Lincoln. I was using Win7's Imaging tool...

    Thanks, Lincoln. I was using Win7's Imaging tool but don't find Win8's meets my needs. I've been using AOMEI and it does concern me that it just keeps filling the drive. I'll give EaseUS a try.
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    Depends on what you're doing. If you're...

    Depends on what you're doing. If you're transferring large files over the net, like video, high end graphics, or original loss-less audio, the more speed, the faster you can work.

    If you watch a...
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    In N. America, we refer to: - coax as "cable"...

    In N. America, we refer to:
    - coax as "cable" per "cable TV" to which Internet was added
    - "fibre", which is an optical fiber cable, available in some areas. It's way faster. Great for downloading...
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    Save As of web pages is a possible solution but...

    Save As of web pages is a possible solution but it creates subfolders of images, etc. Its easy for those to get broken if you rename or move the file. Much more effective in my experience is Save As...
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    On Weather Underground, I use the Forecast Plus...

    On Weather Underground, I use the Forecast Plus Firefox plugin. It displays an icon in the browser. A click reveals the current weather from WU.

    I used to use another plugin - it would pop up a...
  10. Talk about lingering issues re: KB2919355. I...

    Talk about lingering issues

    re: KB2919355. I have a new Win8.1 machine and this update wouldn't go in. error 80070002

    I tried downloading the update manually but that also failed.
    I then...
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    Thanks for the various links, everyone. Shedding...

    Thanks for the various links, everyone. Shedding some light on this may help educate a few people. But if Microsoft really wants to keep users, they're going to need to look at this problem. It's...
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    Sheesh Why would you install an anti-ad tool...

    Sheesh
    Why would you install an anti-ad tool that puts new ads in?
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    Sounds like the webcam drivers are missing or...

    Sounds like the webcam drivers are missing or wrong or not for that OS version. My webcam simply worked when I plugged it in.

    However, getting the Logitech software in to manage it and use other...
  14. Myself, I'd be happy to have a phone that is...

    Myself, I'd be happy to have a phone that is similar to using the desktop. But so far, the experience has been more than underwhelming. I recently migrated to Win8.1 and have not been near apps since...
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    Thanks for the article Fred. But I've continued...

    Thanks for the article Fred. But I've continued my old traditions, originally based on your advice.

    My new Win8 system has an amazingly fast SSD boot drive which I want to image. Why did MS go...
  16. Just a note on the first section. While I...

    Just a note on the first section. While I appreciate you were directing him elsewhere, it is more than possible to take an existing OS installer and Slipstream in the SP1 Update, thus giving you an...
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    Great tip. Thanks for that, ruirib. I'd been...

    Great tip. Thanks for that, ruirib. I'd been toying with splurging on a new 4K but it looks like that will be for movies rather than computing.
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    Funny, looking over the list. I use and recommend...

    Funny, looking over the list. I use and recommend many of the same apps. In some cases, I needed an upgrade and tried your suggestions. In many other cases, I used a couple of other sites I like and...
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    If you use a free Wordpress blog or related web...

    If you use a free Wordpress blog or related web site that doesn't have Contact forms available, you can use Contactify. They give you a unique URL which you link from your site (as in "Contact Us")....
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    If you Google SpamAssassin Whitelist, you'll get...

    If you Google SpamAssassin Whitelist, you'll get instructions. I also use Thunderbird.

    I much prefer just using Gmails spam protection. If email is showing up in spam, you just add the senders...
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    I use a distinct email address for newsletters,...

    I use a distinct email address for newsletters, forums and such. It gets lots of spam but Google usually handles that well. Googling the address, I found today that someone is using the front part of...
  22. Thanks for the review. First thing I'd say is I...

    Thanks for the review.
    First thing I'd say is I quite disagree about system images. A reinstall of the OS, all apps and then data has typically taken me several days. Would your business handle you...
  23. Wow - I didn't know people were still doing all...

    Wow - I didn't know people were still doing all that junk mail filter stuff. I let that go years ago when I migrated to Gmail. They have excellent spam filters. After you add people and newsletters...
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    Sorry, but that's not a step further. In fact its...

    Sorry, but that's not a step further. In fact its now a dinosaur and makes you progressively more likely to be an infection vector.

    UAC has been almost invisible on my Win7 system, aside from a...
  25. Thread: Downgrading

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    Just to throw in a couple of suggestions that may...

    Just to throw in a couple of suggestions that may or may not be useful.

    1 - if you're going to develop for an older platform, it might be easier to recreate that platform in a virtual PC and work...
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