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  1. Thread: RDP left computer without local access by pokeefe0001
    Forum: Network and Sharing
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    RDP left computer without local access

    OK. That's a pretty lame subject line. I'll expand it a bit.

    I wanted to check a Remote Desktop function so I issued a Lock on my desktop PC, fired up my laptop, got an RDP connection to my PC,...
  2. Thread: Some general questions about Bitlocker by pokeefe0001
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 401

    Dyslexia strikes again. Yes, I meant TPM. ...

    Dyslexia strikes again. Yes, I meant TPM.

    Upon reading the overview again, and comparing it with the VHD / VHDX tutorial pointed to by Steve C, I'm pretty sure my worry about the USB key for...
  3. Thread: Some general questions about Bitlocker by pokeefe0001
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 401

    Some general questions about Bitlocker

    Today I was told I should look into Bitlocker so I'm trying to determine if it fits my needs and can be implemented without too much pain.

    I currently have a 20GB VeraCrypt "container" on a NAS...
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    TCPView is, indeed, easy to use. And I tend to...

    TCPView is, indeed, easy to use. And I tend to trust the Microsoft Sysinternals programs.
    NirSoft's NetworkTrafficView is also easy to use. And I tend to trust Nirsoft (for no particularly obvious...
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    OK, I'll give TCPView a try, too. I'm having...

    OK, I'll give TCPView a try, too.

    I'm having a bit of trouble installing Process Hacker. It's the first program I've run into in over 10 years whose installation was blocked by my security...
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    OK. Another possible solution. I'll try Process...

    OK. Another possible solution. I'll try Process Hacker, too.

    I've decided to try these by installing (and removing) them one at a time in case they don't play nicely together.
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    OK. I'll give Glasswire a try, too. I cannot...

    OK. I'll give Glasswire a try, too. I cannot find a description of the free version and I see that it starts as a 7-day trial version before changing to the free version. I suspect I'll like it...
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    Thanks. I'll give Network TrafficView a try. ...

    Thanks. I'll give Network TrafficView a try. Selecting traffic by IP address should be sufficient.
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    Thank you for your suggestions. It looks like...

    Thank you for your suggestions. It looks like Resource Monitor just displays traffic rates rather than total traffic counts. Unless I've missed an option that doesn't give me what I'm looking for. ...
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    How to get traffic count on a specific IP connection?

    Win 10 20H2 Build 19042.928

    Is there any way to collect traffic statistics for a specific IP connection (not for the whole adapter)?
    I know I can run Wireshark or Netsh Trace to collect a packet...
  11. Thread: How does the MS RNDIS driver work? by pokeefe0001
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 0 Views 133

    How does the MS RNDIS driver work?

    I recently purchased a 4G/LTE USB modem to use on a laptop. It uses the MS generic RNDIS driver. I can also attach my cell phone (in "tether" mode) to the laptop. That also uses the RNDIS driver....
  12. Thread: Taskbar icons changing position by pokeefe0001
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 0 Views 144

    Taskbar icons changing position

    Win 10 Pro 20H2

    I often let my "production" PC got to sleep (or manually put it to sleep) with 2 or 3 applications running - email and some other stuff. In the past the Task bar icons for these...
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    Yes, I have access to them. As I said, I have no...

    Yes, I have access to them. As I said, I have no problem if I first copy the files to a (local) intermediate folder.

    However, I checked permissions of one of the config files and the results seem...
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    Well, I guess it depends on exactly what you are...

    Well, I guess it depends on exactly what you are asking. The account has administrative privileges and I get the UAC prompt asking for permission (which I give). This is the case on both the...
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    I'd like to resurrect this thread, get it back on...

    I'd like to resurrect this thread, get it back on topic, and provide more accurate information.

    I have (at least) 3 products that save configuration data in their "Program Files" folders. When...
  16. Thread: OT - Front panel speaker by pokeefe0001
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 429

    I think you misunderstood my question (which...

    I think you misunderstood my question (which Spunk answered). The motherboard has (obviously) has the speaker pins as part of the front panel header. The old case had a speaker - which I removed. ...
  17. Thread: OT - Front panel speaker by pokeefe0001
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 429

    Thanks for confirming my guess that the speaker...

    Thanks for confirming my guess that the speaker is what produces the POST code beeps.

    That image looks almost exactly like what I removed from my old case - an Antec Sonata II that I got around...
  18. Thread: OT - Front panel speaker by pokeefe0001
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 429

    OT - Front panel speaker

    This obviously is not a question about Windows but I don't know where else to ask.

    I just moved the guts of a computer into a new case and noticed the new case does not have a front panel speaker....
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    Sorry, but I gave 2 very legitimate examples of...

    Sorry, but I gave 2 very legitimate examples of copying into system folders.

    Firefox looks for a "Distribution" folder in its Program Files folder and reads policy files from it if present. ...
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    Puzzling "Z:\ is unavailable. ..." mesasage

    I keep a set of setup and configuration files on a NAS drive mapped to drive letter Z:. And I have some programs that configuration files in system folders - Firefox references a user-provided...
  21. Thread: Windows activate - clarification by pokeefe0001
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 752

    This is an OEM installation on a Dell laptop. ...

    This is an OEM installation on a Dell laptop. Win 10 is installed but not activated. (In theory, Office 2-19 is also installed.)

    I'm about to power it on, but the 1st thing I'm going (to try) to...
  22. Thread: Windows activate - clarification by pokeefe0001
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 752

    I might as well try it disconnected even though...

    I might as well try it disconnected even though this is Pro. I won't attach an Ethernet cable and the laptop won't yet have any valid WiFi profiles.
  23. Thread: Windows activate - clarification by pokeefe0001
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 752

    Thanks. I wouldn't have guessed the...

    Thanks. I wouldn't have guessed the disconnecting from the internet step.
  24. Thread: Windows activate - clarification by pokeefe0001
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 752

    Windows activate - clarification

    It's been a long time since I've activated Windows 10 on a new computer, and the last time things did not go as I'd hoped, so I have a question.

    I use local accounts on my computers. I'm getting...
  25. Thread: OEM Ofiice 2019 & clean reinstall of Win 10 by pokeefe0001
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 13 Views 1,689

    In addition, my original question had nothing to...

    In addition, my original question had nothing to do with the Windows license. I assume Dell will give me a perfectly valid OEM license for Window, and that license will work both before and after a...
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