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    otuatail: Stop being such a cry baby. Yes, things...

    otuatail: Stop being such a cry baby. Yes, things change.

    That menu you don't like? I don't like it either. But it's been with Windows 10 and 8 for, what, six years. Quit crying about it.
    Don't...
  2. Thread: Cannot share USB drive by margrave55
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 9 Views 690

    Solved I found the answer ... I checked for all the...

    I found the answer ...

    I checked for all the recommended registry entries and they were all present ...
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing] ...
  3. Thread: Cannot share USB drive by margrave55
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 9 Views 690

    Solved FreeBooter: You were right. There is a G$ share...

    FreeBooter: You were right. There is a G$ share ...
    Share name Resource Remark
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ADMIN$ ...
  4. Thread: Cannot share USB drive by margrave55
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 9 Views 690

    Solved Does it really require third-party software to...

    Does it really require third-party software to share a drive?
  5. Thread: Cannot share USB drive by margrave55
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 9 Views 690

    Solved Cannot share USB drive

    I have shares set up on my internal C: and D: drives.
    But now I want to share my G: drive, which is a USB-attached WD Elements drive, 8 TB.

    I'd expect to use the Share configuration panel for...
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    ignatzatsonic: You are wasting your breath. In...

    ignatzatsonic: You are wasting your breath.

    In another thread Pauly spent ten months asking question after question after question after question about how to buy a UPS.
    And he ignored answer...
  7. Thread: Bitlocker Enabled on New HP Laptop - Disable or Keep? by margrave55
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 1,958

    Good choice. If you do not have a dedicated IT...

    Good choice. If you do not have a dedicated IT staff, bitlocker is nothing but a catastrophe waiting to happen.

    Bitlocker is not available in Win 10 Home. So you have Pro, right?
    So I'm left to...
  8. Thread: Enviroments Variables Help by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 373

    Did you check your user env variables AND the...

    Did you check your user env variables AND the system env variables?
  9. Thread: OK to Remove Duplicate Files? by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,255

    And there is an even better and safer way ... do...

    And there is an even better and safer way ... do nothing.
    PCs don't need to be "cleaned".
    The obsession to clean them is just a psychological quirk. Fortunately this condition does no bodily harm.
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    So ... your update fails? That is ... you have a...

    So ... your update fails?
    That is ... you have a defect that prevents you from downloading all the new defects ... errr ... features. Yeah, that's it. Features.
  11. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by margrave55
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,585

    Or just don't update at all. I'm running 1709 at...

    Or just don't update at all. I'm running 1709 at work. No problems.
    <awaiting rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants rants>...
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    I keep my computer clean, but I don't use...

    I keep my computer clean, but I don't use ccleaner. I use a dust cloth. Actually, my wife does that for me.

    She doesn't try to install third-party software ... but she does move around all the...
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    Or just do nothing. Faster. Cheaper. Easier....

    Or just do nothing. Faster. Cheaper. Easier. Stress free.
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    In corporate IT when serious faults like this...

    In corporate IT when serious faults like this occur we just re-image the machine.

    That takes under an hour ... compared to an unknown amount of time to fix the problem ... much of which involves...
  15. Thread: Water drops under cpu fan by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 577

    Or ... aim more carefully? :-)

    Or ... aim more carefully? :-)
  16. Thread: How best to sort icons in a folder by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1 Views 171

    I can't help you with this problem. But I have to...

    I can't help you with this problem. But I have to show some appreciation for your comment:
    "Win10 changes its underwear every six months or so and everything breaks." :-)
  17. Thread: A question about 64bit vs 32bit by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 2,075

    Five years is about all I can tolerate from a PC,...

    Five years is about all I can tolerate from a PC, even a high-end desktop. But a five-year-old laptop is just firewood. (Or plastic to be recycled.)
  18. Thread: A question about 64bit vs 32bit by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 2,075

    I was going to say that you need a new laptop...

    I was going to say that you need a new laptop because I think yours is old.
    Then I read your last post. It's Windows 8 makes it clear that your laptop is VERY old.
  19. Thread: Microsoft account or local account ? by margrave55
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 12 Views 994

    I don't have a solution, sorry. But there's the...

    I don't have a solution, sorry.
    But there's the obvious prevention: Never get a Microsoft account.
    It offers no benefit. None.
    And, as you've discovered, it creates problems.
    Just don't do it.
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    Solved I like this idea ...But I would leave Acronis...

    I like this idea ...But I would leave Acronis installed ... and just not use it. If the system then functions properly, s'good.

    If the software runs background services and you cannot tolerate...
  21. Thread: Are these sites legitimate? by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 2,278

    Yes, Faith. The part where I spoke about the $28...

    Yes, Faith. The part where I spoke about the $28 should not have been attributed to you. But I stand by the notion that a stolen key (whether for free or for $28) is piracy.

    Your part about using...
  22. Thread: Are these sites legitimate? by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 2,278

    Yes, let's download a pirated copy of windows and...

    Yes, let's download a pirated copy of windows and become a thief ... and let's pay $28 for the privilege. Smart!
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    Solved I said it, so it's not mute. But it might be...

    I said it, so it's not mute.
    But it might be moot.
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    Solved This thread is titled After upgrade to 1903...

    This thread is titled After upgrade to 1903 problems encountered.
    That statement falls into the same group as ...
    - Roses are red, violets are blue.
    - The sun rises in the west.
    - Nothing is...
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    Don't use the computer when you are feeling...

    Don't use the computer when you are feeling fatigued.
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