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  1. I have had to force my way into setup by removing...

    I have had to force my way into setup by removing and reinstalling the battery on the motherboard.

    Don in Austin
  2. I had a similar problem with my favorite...

    I had a similar problem with my favorite voice-mail software. Runs fine in XP but not so good on Win 7. Did not try it on Win 10. So I just dedicated an old cheap notebook to run that software...
  3. Well that article tells me I am doing the right...

    Well that article tells me I am doing the right thing by NOT backing up to the cloud. I have 3 little USB 3.0 1 tb HDs. I perform daily backups of everything vital at my business, occasional...
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    Using Windows 10 is not that different from Win...

    Using Windows 10 is not that different from Win 7. (I never really used Win 8)

    I installed "ClassicShell" and took all those garbage MS store tile apps off the desktop. Also hid Microsoft Edge...
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    Net Op does load automatically during the boot...

    Net Op does load automatically during the boot process. Then you can log in without anybody at the host end needing to do anything. PCI compliant? I don't know. But I have had no problems when...
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    I upgraded 7 desktops, 5 at my shop, 2 at home...

    I upgraded 7 desktops, 5 at my shop, 2 at home and two laptops. All from Windows 7. My wife's desktop had AVG, the others had Norton. Here is my experience: two or three of the computers fought...
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    Yes you can do this. I upgraded some of my shop...

    Yes you can do this. I upgraded some of my shop PC remotely. But I am only fifteen miles away. Not so good for you if something gets totally hung and the the PC no longer boots up!
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    Media Creation Tool RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR can do...

    Media Creation Tool RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR can do an in-place reinstall of WIN 10 without removing any programs at all. I just did this on three PCs. Had to refresh a couple of minor settings only.
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    Am I the only one that has three printers in my...

    Am I the only one that has three printers in my office because the trays contain different things?

    1--Plain paper -- This was, and is again (NOT MUCH THANKS TO MICROSOFT) the DEFAULT printer.
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    I just found that out when reports and work...

    I just found that out when reports and work orders kept coming out of my check printer trashing expensive computer checks!

    I would change the printer back but didn't know why I had to do that.
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  11. Thread: Reset W10

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    Download the media creation tool from MS. When...

    Download the media creation tool from MS. When you start "Setup" make sure to RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. This will give you the option to do an in place re-install of Windows 10 and keep all your...
  12. Tell me more! I have Quickbooks 2013 and was...

    Tell me more! I have Quickbooks 2013 and was thinking of "upgrading!"

    Don in Austin
  13. Solved!

    OK. I renamed my machine from "SERVICE" to "SERVICEDESK" and tried again. Now I was not there to see much of it because I am at home and I operated the PC with remote control. But I was surely...
  14. I do NOT see the message "Something Happened." ...

    I do NOT see the message "Something Happened." Not that that's worth a damn thing, anyway!

    Don in Austin
  15. "Do not save anything" is not very attractive! ...

    "Do not save anything" is not very attractive! Might live with it for now if that is the only option. Since the install kept going a little while after the SQM error I don't know if that is even...
  16. Flakey WIN 10? Repair installation aborts

    A business program that I use on two other WIN 10 PCs with no problems intermittently crashes on this Win 10 Home workstation. I don't use other programs much on this workstation with the exception...
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    I would not expect CCleaner to help at all...

    I would not expect CCleaner to help at all --snake oil! Could you have a hardware problem?

    Don
  18. No dice there. A couple of months ago I was...

    No dice there. A couple of months ago I was forced to wipe this HDD and install Win 10 from scratch. I made a rescue DVD at that time. I attempted to re-install that earlier version. ...
  19. Right now I am not up for re-installing all my...

    Right now I am not up for re-installing all my business apps, much as I would like the update.

    Thanks for the response, Don
  20. Cannot install Nov update to save my life!

    Ironically, this is on the freshest of my PCs that was recently wiped and Win 10 installed from scratch. I have purged software distribution and catroot 2. I have done a reset of Windows Update. ...
  21. How to block ALL internet traffic except one port and app

    I have a business voice-mail program that runs poorly on windows 7, but great on XP. So I have it standalone on an old netbook running XP SP3. Is there a way to configure the windows firewall to...
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