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    This doesn't answer your question but it may be a...

    This doesn't answer your question but it may be a work around: -

    You state "In the past, when we close a word document, Word Application remains open, call this Idle Window" so instead of closing...
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    Thanks for the quick response which supports my...

    Thanks for the quick response which supports my thoughts. Why bother fixing something that ain't broke?

    I was just after other people's thoughts so thanks again.
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    Crucial Storage Executive (CSE) and External Crucial SSDs

    I have two Crucial MX500 SSDs which were installed internally and CSE was useful for checking the health of the SSDs and installing firmware updates. CSE includes five modules that support the SSDs:...
  4. Thread: Context menu ugly by wiganken
    Forum: General Support
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    Seems like you have too many apps installed that...

    Seems like you have too many apps installed that can be used for editing. This is creating the long list. Uninstall some apps that you do not need.
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    Very strange. I assume it is a HDD that you...

    Very strange.

    I assume it is a HDD that you are checking and not an SSD? See ChkDsk damages file system on SSDs
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    Could there be something else that is set to run...

    Could there be something else that is set to run at startup and the two things are in conflict?

    For example, my Norton 360 anti-virus is set to 'Aggressive' mode, which I believe kicks-in before...
  7. Thread: Startup Program Needs Elevation by wiganken
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    When you say "via the shell:startup command" do...

    When you say "via the shell:startup command" do you mean "Windows PowerShell"? If so then did you run PowerShell as Administrator?
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    You state "circle with dots never ends" so could...

    You state "circle with dots never ends" so could it just be taking a lot longer than you expect?

    Microsoft web page does warn about the 'f' switch: - "If you use chkdsk /f* on a very large disk or...
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    Compumind - Thanks and you are almost 100%...

    Compumind - Thanks and you are almost 100% correct.

    It seems to have been DELL SupportAssist (DSA) v3.9 wrongly detecting that my machine needed the "SA OS Recovery" update. Explanation: -


    I...
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    DELL SupportAssist 'Recommended' update fails to install

    DELL Inspiron 15-3576 laptop, running Windows 10 Home (64-bit) v20H2, Build 19042.928 with “Core i5-8250U” CPU and “Intel UHD Graphics 620” display adapter. Norton Security installed.

    I have...
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    I had trouble with 'Your Phone' and switched to...

    I had trouble with 'Your Phone' and switched to MyPhoneExplorer. I can definitely recommend it after switching. See my threads: -

    I am finding the Windows 10 ‘Your Phone’ (WYP) app unstable .
    ...
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    OK. I'll call it a day on this thread.

    OK. I'll call it a day on this thread.
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    My fault really for knowingly taking ownership of...

    My fault really for knowingly taking ownership of a system folder. I wonder if future Windows 10 Feature Update(s) will change things back to how they were before I took ownership?

    Thanks to all.
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    No, no more keyboard pop-ups and the security...

    No, no more keyboard pop-ups and the security alerts only happened when the computer was changing ownership to TrustedInstaller and these stopped after cancelling the procedure.

    So, yes the...
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    Yes, I am still the owner. For clarity here are...

    Yes, I am still the owner. For clarity here are the steps I took: -

    1. Before I created the MR backup I was the owner.
    2. After the backup I followed the steps to give ownership to...
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    Wisewiz - Thank you. I took ownership again as...

    Wisewiz - Thank you. I took ownership again as you suggested but it did not fix the keyboard pop-up issue so I restored from the MR image and that fixed the keyboard pop-up issue.

    I am stuck with...
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    Wisewiz and Mcd73165 I wish I hadn't taken...

    Wisewiz and Mcd73165

    I wish I hadn't taken ownership (my post #7) now. I tried Mcd's link which did give ownership to TrustedInstaller but there were many errors and I could only 'Cancel' the...
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    Wisewiz - Thank you. I'll leave things as they...

    Wisewiz - Thank you. I'll leave things as they are until after my next Macrium Reflect backup on 1st May then try Mcd's link.
    Mcd73165 - Thanks for the link.
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    In your first post #1 you say "...because I've...

    In your first post #1 you say "...because I've done this each time a file type lost its preview pane ability. One day there was no PDF previews (uninstalled Adobe Reader hoping Libre/Open offices...
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    Wisewiz - Referring to point 2 in my post #7 and...

    Wisewiz - Referring to point 2 in my post #7 and your reply in #8: -

    What I did was to right-click on the WindowsApps folder and took ownership of the whole folder and subfolders. This involved...
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    OK. I'll leave things as they are then. Thanks...

    OK. I'll leave things as they are then. Thanks for your help.
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    Wisewiz - Thank you. I "Took ownership" and...

    Wisewiz - Thank you. I "Took ownership" and folder now shows as 3.30 GB so that answers my query but raises two questions: -
    1. Will taking ownership away from Windows affect the way Windows...
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    The following doesn't answer your query but...

    The following doesn't answer your query but introduces a new angle on it: -
    On my PC the "C\Program Files\Windows Apps" folder is empty. Could it be that the folder content is random which would...
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    Photo 1 - I just noticed that the "Preview pane"...

    Photo 1 - I just noticed that the "Preview pane" icon is not highlighted in pale blue as it is in my photo. Are you saying that you have clicked on it to select it but it is not working? Maybe try...
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    Sorry about that. It was caused by your photo...

    Sorry about that. It was caused by your photo uploads not showing on my screen when I answered your post. All I could see were links but now I see the photos. If I had seen them I would not have...
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