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  1. Thread: delete contact by mrgeek
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 386

    For gmail, follow the directions in post #2/ #3...

    For gmail, follow the directions in post #2/ #3 to either delete all Contacts or just the ones you don't want to appear
  2. Thread: delete contact by mrgeek
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 386

    No name or email address should appear...

    No name or email address should appear automatically unless they are on your contact list or you are replying to them. Are you saying if you 'Compose' then click to and type 'Al' that Alice or Alan...
  3. Replies 5 Views 343

    I had this issue a few yrs back. They track your...

    I had this issue a few yrs back. They track your connection ip addresses so if you have more than a few locations, they will think you're using it for business. In my case, I was supporting a dozen...
  4. Replies 10 Views 550

    I used to have this all the time, probably...

    I used to have this all the time, probably related to a usb hub but can't disable since mouse and keyboard are attached to it. Laptop fans would be roaring and computer slows down.

    My solution...
  5. Thread: Malwarebytes Premium Turned Off Windows Defender?? by mrgeek
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 23 Views 2,074

    Thanks mrgeek. I switched off "always register...

    Thanks mrgeek. I switched off "always register Malwarebytes in the Windows security centre" on Malwarebytes. When I checked on Win Security (see my attachment below) it looks like Defender is now...
  6. Thread: Malwarebytes Premium Turned Off Windows Defender?? by mrgeek
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 23 Views 2,074

    I don't understand how to change the settings and...

    I don't understand how to change the settings and make sure I still have full protection. How can I run things so Defender handles the anti virus and Malwarebytes just does the malware?

    I only...
  7. Thread: Unexpected download by mrgeek
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 903

    I tried the link, download blocked as unsafe....

    I tried the link, download blocked as unsafe. Went to synthzone.com which was also blocked. It has a security certificate issue. I ignored the unsafe message and got the link to email your webmaster....
  8. Thread: Office 2013 not working by mrgeek
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 4 Views 764

    "i am setting thing up and installed office 2013...

    "i am setting thing up and installed office 2013 on it"

    Q's- Is this a retail copy of Office, did you deactivate license on desktop, what did you use for installation files? Did the laptop EVER...
  9. Thread: Unexpected download by mrgeek
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 903

    What is the host sites for your songs? post a...

    What is the host sites for your songs?
    post a link to a song that someone can test
  10. Thread: User account name changed by mrgeek
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 2 Views 732

    "However, when I open windows power shell and...

    "However, when I open windows power shell and type command Get-LocalUser, I can see in the list old name."

    Are both names there? Are both 'enabled'? What does Win+R netplwiz show?
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    To expand on post #28 which is worth trying...

    To expand on post #28 which is worth trying before a complete Repair Install of Win10 -
    How to reset NTFS permissions with ICACLS | The Solving
  12. Thread: Install windows 10 without windows.old by mrgeek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 1,904

    Read and understand Step 14/15 whichever applies...

    Read and understand Step 14/15 whichever applies to your device. Megahertz link tells you how to delete .old folders. if that's simpler.
  13. Thread: Install windows 10 without windows.old by mrgeek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 1,904

    A clean install will leave NO folders or programs...

    A clean install will leave NO folders or programs behind. Otherwise, .old folders are a mandatory part of the rollback, in case something goes wrong or you're not happy. Of course, backup your data...
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    oldyoungguy...

    oldyoungguy how long have you had this Surface? Did you ever have Sleep option? If so, did this issue start after a recent update?
    May/may not help- I have an older HP which lost it's Sleep option...
  15. Thread: Edge Making "Suggestions" How To Stop ? by mrgeek
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 5 Views 674

    Go to Edge Settings in hamburger drop down menu....

    Go to Edge Settings in hamburger drop down menu. Type 'suggestion' in search box, scroll to bottom to get this page in screenshot which seems to address your concerns

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  16. Thread: Connecting two computers to the Internet by mrgeek
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 5 Views 977

    your Amazon link is defective

    your Amazon link is defective
  17. Thread: Microsoft Edge Chromium extended stable by mrgeek
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2 Views 543

    as of 1.22.22- Version 97.0.1072.69 (Official...

    as of 1.22.22- Version 97.0.1072.69 (Official build) (64-bit)
  18. Thread: Possible printer issue with KB5005565 by mrgeek
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 210 Views 95,485

    IMHO; I think uninstalling the cum update from...

    IMHO; I think uninstalling the cum update from yesterday via Control Panel will be more reliable than using System Restore. Once done, you can test your printer and if working again, you'll know the...
  19. Thread: windows 10 home skip password by mrgeek
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 19 Views 2,316

    Navcdr. i dont have a scenn like that. Paul. i...

    Navcdr. i dont have a scenn like that.
    Paul. i do not get those screens.
    thanks guys

    What is your Win10 version/build? Hit Win+R, type winver then Enter to get this screen

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    Do you...
  20. Thread: Should I upgrade from Win 10 20H2, to 21H1? by mrgeek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 8,986

    The upgrade is very minor. You can quickly do it,...

    The upgrade is very minor. You can quickly do it, if your 20H2 is updated to July '21 by downloading and running this tiny (166kb) file in the link. I have used this on at least 6 pc's that I support...
  21. Thread: Updated to Win 20H2 but can not sign in to my local account by mrgeek
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 21 Views 3,087

    Just for kicks, I booted into safe mode and I was...

    Just for kicks, I booted into safe mode and I was able to sign in perfectly. What does that mean? :sarc:
    When something works in Safe mode but not in normal Windows it means that third-party...
  22. Thread: Screwed Up! by mrgeek
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 1,325

    Good work! As a PS; I have also experienced...

    Good work! As a PS; I have also experienced System Restore issues that are almost always resolved by running it in Troubleshoot mode. All settings/Windows update/Recovery/Advanced startup. Reboots...
  23. Thread: Reset Windows 10 prior to selling laptop by mrgeek
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 1,851

    I would disconnect internet when doing the setup,...

    I would disconnect internet when doing the setup, then turn off when you get to the 'Who will be using this computer' dialog. At that point the buyer can enter their credentials and connect their own...
  24. Thread: How can I "permanently" disable Windows Defender? by mrgeek
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 18 Views 5,264

    That will not disable WD, I have it set that way...

    That will not disable WD, I have it set that way and run both side-by-side
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  25. Thread: My sign-in email is inextricably linked to the wrong account. by mrgeek
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 11 Views 2,361

    What you're experiencing is that the aol is your...

    What you're experiencing is that the aol is your Windows device alias, which is separate from your Outlook acct which is for MS services but can also serve as your device id. If you bought a 2nd PC,...
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