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Forum: Fix Me 16. Nov 2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,351
Posted By v.laurie
It's been fixed.

It's been fixed.
Forum: ChitChat 14. Nov 2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By v.laurie
Are there drivers available for USB in Windows...

Are there drivers available for USB in Windows 3.1? I remember trying to get DOS 6 to work with USB and it was not easy.
Forum: ChitChat 13. Nov 2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By v.laurie
I still remember a lot of the old skills myself,...

I still remember a lot of the old skills myself, IRQs, autoexec.bat, config.sys, etc. The point is amusement(?) that an important facility is still using Windows 3.1 software.
Forum: ChitChat 13. Nov 2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By v.laurie
Call for Windows 3.1 experts

Here is a report (http://consumerist.com/2015/11/13/lack-of-windows-3-1-technicians-causes-traffic-backup-at-french-airport/) that many flights were grounded at Orly airport outside Paris because a...
Forum: System 05. Nov 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
I saw it in the installer version.

I saw it in the installer version.
Forum: System 05. Nov 2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
The program should indicate which settings have...

The program should indicate which settings have already been configured. As far as I know, it should not conflict with previous manual settings. As far as Microsoft returning the telemetry in...
Forum: System 04. Nov 2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
I agree that it is a good article. I have also...

I agree that it is a good article. I have also written a tip (http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/use-free-spybot-utility-block-microsoft-monitoring-windows.htm) about the Spybot utility...
Forum: System 03. Nov 2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 893
Posted By v.laurie
New public version of Windows 10

There has been a lot of speculation that a new public version of Windows 10 called "Threshold 2" would be released this month. WinBeta...
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 16. Oct 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,168
Posted By v.laurie
Unfortunately, we have opted for an Internet that...

Unfortunately, we have opted for an Internet that is basically supported by advertising. We all want free stuff but the content of the Internet has to be paid for somehow by somebody. Advertisers and...
Forum: System 15. Oct 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
This is getting to be a surreal tug-of-war with...

This is getting to be a surreal tug-of-war with Microsoft. Microsoft puts in updates on my Windows 7 systems that will lead to the installation of Windows 10. I make settings changes so I don't get...
Forum: System 15. Oct 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
Thanks for the information, Joe. Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the information, Joe. Unfortunately, as you note, home versions of Windows don't have the Group Policy Editor. I believe that one of the things GWX Control Panel does is add the Registry...
Forum: System 14. Oct 2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
The latest monthly Windows update seems to be...

The latest monthly Windows update seems to be trying hard to get Windows 7 systems to upgrade to Windows 10. I just avoided my wife getting Windows 10 when she didn't want it. See the latest Woody...
Forum: System 10. Oct 2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,922
Posted By v.laurie
The pinball game seems to be from Microsoft:...

The pinball game seems to be from Microsoft: http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/10/09/pinball-fx2-windows-10-edition-is-now-available/
Forum: System 10. Oct 2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,922
Posted By v.laurie
There is a new pinball game for Windows 10 that...

There is a new pinball game for Windows 10 that is 1 GB.
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 16. Sep 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By v.laurie
Epsilon, I don't know if this is what you want...

Epsilon, I don't know if this is what you want but there is a Tech Tip, How to Find Out if a Program or Executable File is 64-bit or 32-bit...
Forum: System 14. Sep 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By v.laurie
To quote Woody Leonhard...

To quote Woody Leonhard (http://www.infoworld.com/article/2983777/microsoft-windows/how-to-clean-the-windows-10-crapware-off-your-windows-7-or-81-pc.html):

His post describes how to keep Windows...
Forum: System 10. Sep 2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,922
Posted By v.laurie
It now seems that Microsoft may be downloading...

It now seems that Microsoft may be downloading (but not installing) Windows 10 on some systems whether it was asked for or not. There is a report...
Forum: System 28. Aug 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By v.laurie
I have written a Tech Tip about the Windows 7/8...

I have written a Tech Tip about the Windows 7/8 patches. The posts from you guys have been very helpful. There are too many of you to acknowledge individually in the article but I'll say thanks to...
Forum: System 25. Aug 2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,658
Posted By v.laurie
Here is another possibility. This one is from...

Here is another possibility. This one is from AnandTech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/9543/the-windows-10-review
Forum: System 23. Aug 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,658
Posted By v.laurie
I don't know how much detail you want. Whole...

I don't know how much detail you want. Whole books are being written but Microsoft has some short PDFs. They are about the preview version so some things may have changed, One is...
Forum: System 19. Aug 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
There is a lot of useful research and interesting...

There is a lot of useful research and interesting analysis in this thread and it deserves a wider audience. If there is no objection, I am going to write a tip based on much of what's been posted...
Forum: System 16. Aug 2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,844
Posted By v.laurie
Maybe I am wrong but I got the impression that...

Maybe I am wrong but I got the impression that product keys were now passé. The id for your system is stored on the Microsoft activation servers. Here is Ed Bott's explanation...
Forum: System 15. Aug 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,481
Posted By v.laurie
I have no special insight into the thinking at...

I have no special insight into the thinking at Microsoft but my experience with them over the years suggests to me that the corporate thinking goes something like this:
1. Microsoft is offering you...
Forum: System 05. Aug 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,119
Posted By v.laurie
Big update to Windows 10 today:...

Big update to Windows 10 today: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2957239/microsoft-windows/microsoft-official-windows-10-patches-kb-3081424-kb-3081427.html. I am currently downloading. Will see if...
Forum: System 15. Jul 2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,119
Posted By v.laurie
Insiders are now getting the RTM version (build...

Insiders are now getting the RTM version (build 10240). I am downloading.
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