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    You seem to have disregarded my post #3, so I can...

    You seem to have disregarded my post #3, so I can only wish you good luck.
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    In addition: history (so often omitted) - when...

    In addition: history (so often omitted)
    - when did this start?
    - what happened before this started?

    Any software or hardware changes?

    Have you done RAM and disk checks? Which?

    Does this...
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    I don't think you understand. That 'big box' is...

    I don't think you understand. That 'big box' is presumably your start menu.

    It's broken. Damaged. Corrupt.

    What did you do that might have caused that?

    And it doesn't look like you're...
  4. Thread: Disable Microsoft Edge by dalchina
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 35 Views 3,791

    A lock screen precedes that. It has no login...

    A lock screen precedes that. It has no login prompt. With Spotlight, it offers the opportunity to 'Like' what you see and get info on it. You dismiss the lock screen to see the login screen.
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    Good- never before this did I have 'rain stopping...

    Good- never before this did I have 'rain stopping soon'...etc..
  6. Thread: Restore last data on external HDD by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 117

    There are tools that attempt to rebuild the MFT.....

    There are tools that attempt to rebuild the MFT.. depends on damage. Random example:
    Advanced NTFS Boot and MFT Repair - CGSecurity
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    Same as ever.. continually varying with...

    Same as ever.. continually varying with the...yes... variable weather... sudden thunderstorm and blustery breeze now after a bit of sun. Shows cloud, 1 drop.
  8. Thread: Laptop Boots Slow After Windows Update by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 4 Views 295

    Result of search for Windows Performance...

    Result of search for
    Windows Performance Analyser

    341736

    result of search for
    slow boot
    t341737

    Result of search for
  9. Thread: Update TMP from 1.2 to 2.0 on HP 8460p by dalchina
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 196

    Hi this appears to be from around 2011, and HP...

    Hi this appears to be from around 2011, and HP offers some drivers to Win 8.1, a full set for Win 7:
    https://support.hp.com/gb-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-elitebook-8460p-notebook-pc/5056942

    Have...
  10. Thread: how delete folder by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 245

    If you care to search the forum you will find...

    If you care to search the forum you will find this question answered in the same way time and again.


    And thank you for your reply. Courtesy helps.
  11. Thread: how delete folder by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 245

    See your similar thread: deleting file...

    See your similar thread:
    deleting file

    Other ways:

    Emco Unlock It (free)
    - includes restart to delete, context menu option
    - both files and folders (unlike some).

    Boot to a command...
  12. Hi, agreed it's annoying there's a column...

    Hi, agreed it's annoying there's a column 'Comments' with no GUI access in Windows.

    There is only 1 utility I found that supports this- there may be more...
    341694

    - Stylefolder - via rt click...
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    Hi, that looks like a blank start menu - compare...

    Hi, that looks like a blank start menu - compare
    341692

    You might try
    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10

    You say this occurs - do you mean from sleep?

    I.e. can you otherwise open the start...
  14. Thread: Random reboots, where to post? by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 202

    a. Note the time of a restart b. Open event...

    a. Note the time of a restart
    b. Open event viewer
    c. Look for event at that time related to restart.

    If you like a linear list of your events, try Fulleventlogview (free).
    What are the event...
  15. Thread: Random reboots, where to post? by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 202

    Hi, what's the history please? (So often omitted...

    Hi, what's the history please? (So often omitted by posters).

    E.g.
    Is this a new build?
    If not, when did this start?
    What happened before this started?

    How does it shut down- does it shut...
  16. Thread: Updated to Win 20H2 but can not sign in to my local account by dalchina
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 19 Views 1,038

    You can upgrade to 21H1 assuming - no...

    You can upgrade to 21H1 assuming
    - no compatibility holds by MS
    - that it succeeds
    - that you are offered it by MS

    by
    - Windows Update
    - downloading the iso and using the instructions I gave...
  17. Thread: Need 'Pin To Taskbar' Option ... by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 18 Views 762

    One way: Create a 1 line Autohotkey file to...

    One way: Create a 1 line Autohotkey file to launch the bat file.

    Create a shortcut to its exe file. You can pin that.

    E.g. bat file mybatfile is on my desktop so Autohotkey line is

    run,...
  18. Thread: Updated to Win 20H2 but can not sign in to my local account by dalchina
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 19 Views 1,038

    It's entirely your choice... you have the...

    It's entirely your choice... you have the simplified instructions to use an iso file to perform an in -place upgrade repair or install.

    No guarantees of course.
  19. Thread: Updated to Win 20H2 but can not sign in to my local account by dalchina
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 19 Views 1,038

    You have 20H2. Therefore you need a 20H2 iso...

    You have 20H2. Therefore you need a 20H2 iso file. If you use the MS media creation tool that will give you 21H1, so if you wish to stay with 20H2, use the other options e.g. Heidoc iso downloader in...
  20. Thread: Disable Microsoft Edge by dalchina
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 35 Views 3,791

    Then you presumably have configured your PC so...

    Then you presumably have configured your PC so you do not see a lock screen - i.e. a non-default setting - or you do not have Spotlight enabled.

    Doesn't Edge launch by default for web searches...
  21. Thread: Disable Microsoft Edge by dalchina
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 35 Views 3,791

    E.g. Win key +L ? then click in the middle and...

    E.g. Win key +L ? then click in the middle and after logging in, a browser should launch with info about the pic.

    By default it's also shown if you log off, on of course.
  22. Thread: Laptop Boots Slow After Windows Update by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 4 Views 295

    Hi, diagnosing slow boots is usually done by...

    Hi, diagnosing slow boots is usually done by using the Windows Performance Analyser and Recorder, free from MS, a technical tool that presents events graphically. Most members here are not very...
  23. Thread: Tweaking a Scheduled Restart by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1 Views 169

    I suggest you would need to write a script which...

    I suggest you would need to write a script which would be launched by the task scheduler to prompt you appropriately.

    It would include the command
    shutdown /r

    Obviously you can add a condition...
  24. Thread: Disable Microsoft Edge by dalchina
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 35 Views 3,791

    What actually happens then if, for example, you...

    What actually happens then if, for example, you click on the lock screen to find out more about the spotlight image (which would normally open Edge)?
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    Hi, apologies for delay. On your wife's netbook...

    Hi, apologies for delay. On your wife's netbook install a copy of Autohotkey (free).

    Download and unzip the attached source code.
    Rt click the ahk file, click 'Compile'.
    That should create an...
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