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    If I'm not mistaken, this might be yet another...

    If I'm not mistaken, this might be yet another manifestation of the Explorer file selection dialog bug, in which the original order of multipy-selected files is corrupted such that the last file...
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    Try Steve Si's "Easy2Boot" (Easy2Boot...

    Try Steve Si's "Easy2Boot" (Easy2Boot).

    Far and away the best platform for multibooting from ISO's.
  3. Thread: Browsers that are lesser-known by mike s
    Forum: Browsers and Email
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    PaleMoon. It's a lightweight browser based...

    PaleMoon.

    It's a lightweight browser based upon legacy Firefox, which means if you have some old extensions that you can't live without, they may work here. Technically Palemoon has its own...
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    You may need to use hardware: Amazon.com:...

    You may need to use hardware:

    Amazon.com: kwmobile HDMI EDID Manager to audio and video control: Musical Instruments
  5. Thread: 40 Free Data Destruction Software Tools - good resource! by mike s
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 359

    The one I always use to do a complete disc wipe...

    The one I always use to do a complete disc wipe is the "Secure Erase" utility that is bundled with PartEdMagic.
    It is payware now, but the "last free version" has this function too and is widely...
  6. The persistence of these products was...

    The persistence of these products was instrumental in maintaining updates for folks holding dearly onto XP.

    A simple registry patch allowed continued security updates for XP past the end of...
  7. Thread: Still haven't received 1809 update as of 1/23/2019 by mike s
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 21 Views 2,131

    The rollout strategy continues to mystify. ...

    The rollout strategy continues to mystify.

    During December's holiday sales I got a Dell Optiplex machine which came with 1709 Pro installed. I left the update settings at default, and over some...
  8. Thread: Drive LG WH10LS30 not recognizing BD. Any fix? by mike s
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 320

    Cleaning the lens under direct vision is not,...

    Cleaning the lens under direct vision is not, technically, a very difficult task.

    Typically the drive mechanism is enclosed in an aluminum clamshell shield which is held together by 4 very...
  9. Thread: Drive LG WH10LS30 not recognizing BD. Any fix? by mike s
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 320

    No idea. These are generic ODD troubleshooting...

    No idea. These are generic ODD troubleshooting strategies which often work.

    It is certainly possible that the BD laser diode has crapped out, but the timing is odd. This type of troubleshooting...
  10. Thread: Drive LG WH10LS30 not recognizing BD. Any fix? by mike s
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 320

    Optical drives use the native Windows storage...

    Optical drives use the native Windows storage drivers by default. There is no specific LG driver for this type of hardware, but there probably is one for the motherboard chipset (e.g. Intel) whose...
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    Solved Wow. Coming back to this thread after a few days,...

    Wow. Coming back to this thread after a few days, I can't understand why this discussion has strayed so far from the OP's original question.

    He is creating a WindowsToGo using the current build of...
  12. Thread: PDF Reader by mike s
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    Solved PDF-XChange Reader also had a lot of PDF...

    PDF-XChange Reader also had a lot of PDF manipulation features built in, even to the free version. In the end they just dropped the other shoe and turned the freeware version of PDF-XChange Editor...
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    Solved There is little you can do to troubleshoot this...

    There is little you can do to troubleshoot this via software. I still suspect this is a hardware/firmware/driver thing and, as a first step, would try installing onto different types of USB storage...
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    Solved What exact USB device are you trying to run...

    What exact USB device are you trying to run Windows To Go from? Some older SATA-to-USB bridge chipsets are incompatible with running a Windows 10 system drive, and an attempted boot will behave...
  15. Thread: 1809: Is Windows To Go still broken? by mike s
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1 Views 916

    1809: Is Windows To Go still broken?

    In the initial wave of reports for things that were broken in the first release of 1809, there was included a fatal BSOD on attempting to boot Windows To Go:

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    It is related to...
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    Solved It's too late for the OP in view of the stated...

    It's too late for the OP in view of the stated intent right now, but the original predicament demonstrates the hazards of "installing" software to a removable drive. The OP would have been much...
  17. Thread: How can I dedicate more RAM to file transfer? by mike s
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 1,358

    Solved Or FastCopy or TeraCopy, which also bypass...

    Or FastCopy or TeraCopy, which also bypass Explorer's buffer allocation algorithms and use their own.
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    WinToUSB appears to have fixed this, without...

    WinToUSB appears to have fixed this, without explaining how, in their 11/19/18 release (V4.5).

    It gets rid of the BSOD after extended boot time:
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    Solved I have seen this result when using Rufus to...

    I have seen this result when using Rufus to create a Windows To Go USB stick. Ended up using gparted (linux) to clean things up in order to re-use it as intended.
  20. Thread: QUESTION: How to make any app PORTABLE? by mike s
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 28 Views 3,619

    I have used the following technique for simpler...

    I have used the following technique for simpler apps. It's a royal pain.

    First do a "mock install" of the app using Sandboxie, and then retrieve the installed files and registry data from the...
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    I am unable to get a working "unofficial"...

    I am unable to get a working "unofficial" WinToUSB installation of 1809 on multiple test PC's using any of several tools including Rufus.

    The installed version reboots twice after the first boot,...
  22. Thread: Is there a M.2 64GB SSD 22x30mm? by mike s
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 829

    I have an HP Stream Mini PC which uses this size...

    I have an HP Stream Mini PC which uses this size of SSD.

    I replaced the drive with a Transcend 128 GB M.2 SSD.

    The box originally came with Windows 8. Before doing anything I used the HP...
  23. Thread: Large file copying speed. Why does it slow down? by mike s
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 10,464

    Wild guess: the initial, faster speed, reflects...

    Wild guess: the initial, faster speed, reflects system buffering of the write operation.
    Once the buffer fills up, the hardware transfer rate is reflected for the rest of the file.
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    What type of device is connected?

    What type of device is connected?
  25. Thread: Office software comparison by mike s
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 9 Views 1,080

    +1 For casual use, it should be fine, although...

    +1

    For casual use, it should be fine, although it is somewhat bloated and a memory hog, and the UI is quite dated.
    My only real issue with LibreOffice would be for document interchange in an...
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