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    Windows Update & Activation Well, Tsunami, I think we know that the Home...

    Well, Tsunami, I think we know that the Home Edition has some parts and functions that are either abbreviated or missing, and I really advise upgrading the OS to the Pro version. That's what I did,...
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    Hey, Wynona, Thanks for that, but not working...

    Hey, Wynona,

    Thanks for that, but not working here. When I hover over Search after right-clicking the Start menu, all I get is this:

    244389

    ...nothing comes up anywhere on the screen. This...
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    That did it, thanks, Dude!

    That did it, thanks, Dude!
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    Brilliant! Thanks, all... Brink to the rescue...

    Brilliant! Thanks, all... Brink to the rescue once again. Like ThrashZone, I went with the bar with rounded corners. Now, how does one enable the little magnifying glass icon in the tray? So far...
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    Ah, that answer inspires great hope. I will...

    Ah, that answer inspires great hope. I will "stay tuned," as the radio announcers used to say. Godspeed and thanks!
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    How to get rid of 'Top apps' display, Win10 Ver 1903

    When Cortana is dismissed, she's replaced with a useful Search function that heretofore was simple and unobtrusive. With the upgrade(?) to Version 1903, the Search box is now much wider and has a...
  7. Thread: Browser Cache files by Electrojim
    Forum: Browsers and Email
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    Hi, Motim. I am definitely not an expert on this...

    Hi, Motim. I am definitely not an expert on this subject, but have similar concerns. Evidently the Windows 10 Operating System independently caches Web information regardless of what browser you...
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    Well, that was easy! I knew there had to be a...

    Well, that was easy! I knew there had to be a way, thanks very much for the simple instructions. That did make the native drive G disappear, and my USB external CD/DVD drive now comes up when I...
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    How to remove built-in DVD drive from 'Devices and Drives'?

    My Dell 4650 has a built-in CD/DVD drive that works just fine, but the computer is on a shelf under a desk and facing the wrong way, so using the drive is awkward. So I bought a Toshiba 'external'...
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    How do I get USB ports to respond when computer is asleep?

    I've got two Win10 desktop computers, both running Version 1803. Both use wireless keyboards and mouse, and the device Properties for those I've got them so they won't bring the computer out of...
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    Performance & Maintenance Automatic Maintenance turning itself back on!

    Brink's Reg edit file to halt Automatic Maintenance worked a treat until recently. The way I test for AutoMaint being off is to try to start it manually; sure enough, nothing happens. Maybe I'm...
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    Solved Fixed!

    das10, that did it! I found this post in the thread you steered me to:
    210696
    So I went to the Start menu, right-clicked the WLM entry, navigated to its folder, right-clicked the .exe and set it...
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    Okay, here's a demonstration. First, I generated...

    Okay, here's a demonstration. First, I generated a bogus 'AAA' Word .docx and placed it in my C: > Documents > WORD Docs folder, which is visible on the right. Then I opened my mail program, and...
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    Thanks, Burton; understood. My original location...

    Thanks, Burton; understood. My original location for the PDF was buried here:
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    It disappeared from that location when the 'copy' was moved from the mail program to the Desktop.
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    Question about a file in two places... or not.

    I've always assumed that any Windows file can be in two folder locations at the same time using the same file name, but I just noticed something strange and wonder what's going on.

    If I send an...
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    Solved Most attachments no longer open through mail client program.

    I'm running Windows Live Mail (the 'client' program) under Windows 10 Pro. Even though it's not supported anymore, I like that mail program.

    Up until just quite recently, and not associated with...
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    Windows Update & Activation Changes in behavior

    My post of a few days ago, #591, gives kudos to Brink's semiautomatic reg-edit utilities. Although my trust is unerring, I did notice something odd only today that I thought I should mention. By...
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    Windows Update & Activation Just a word of thanks here... I've been using...

    Just a word of thanks here... I've been using Brink's registry macros for more than a year now on two Win10/Pro computers, and they continue to hold the update-download and auto-maintenance functions...
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    In answer to NavyLCDR, the subject computer had...

    In answer to NavyLCDR, the subject computer had never been logged in with a Microsoft account, but to make my purchase of the Win10 Pro upgrade visible to Tech Support (who was sharing my screen and...
  20. Thread: Windows is not activated - Error 0xC004F012 / 0xc0020036 by Electrojim
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
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    Solved I have an activation issue too and looked where...

    I have an activation issue too and looked where you told Vellaura to look. There's nothing after the colon there, except a quote mark, which appears after every entry on the list. What does this...
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    Re-activating Windows 10 Pro after a motherboard replacement

    I think I'm royally screwed here, but want to confirm with you guys who are far move savvy than I am.

    I had an Asus Eee (mini) with Win7 that I upgraded (and I use the term loosely) to Win10 a...
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    Kyhi, that first part in the PDF you sent seems...

    Kyhi, that first part in the PDF you sent seems the exact ticket. I'll try it in the morning and report back. It would solve a plethora of similar problems here.
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    Cereberus, that's an interesting bit of kit. ...

    Cereberus, that's an interesting bit of kit. From the title in the Amazon listing, it seems that little box would solve the world's woes in one small package. Sadly, it's not available in the US,...
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    Can't Windows support Wi-Fi and LAN simultaneously?

    This is tangentially a Windows 10 issue; I experienced the same thing under Vista previously. Obviously I just need to understand how Windows, in general, handles this.

    My Dell desktop, running...
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    Windows Update & Activation Great, thanks!

    Great, thanks!
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