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  1. Thread: PC rebooted and now only Bing - FF gone by alternety
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 9 Views 24,231

    The small computer is working. I had...

    The small computer is working.

    I had previously set up all of the FF settings. I went back and looked around after the update and found things changed. There was a FF update a few minutes before...
  2. Thread: PC rebooted and now only Bing - FF gone by alternety
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 9 Views 24,231

    My conclusion

    I have moved on. Thanks for looking at the problem.

    So far I have figured that MS has now required a non-removable version of Bing (or whatever) into FF. Don't want it. Can't stop it. I actually...
  3. Thread: PC rebooted and now only Bing - FF gone by alternety
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 9 Views 24,231

    PC rebooted and now only Bing - FF gone

    A couple of hours ago my computer rebooted and updated while I was sitting here, without any particular reason. I am using Win 10 Pro. V 10.0.18363

    When The system came back - the only browser in...
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    Thanks dalchina. I appreciate your response. My...

    Thanks dalchina. I appreciate your response. My fault; I think I have not described the situation properly. Let me try again. I may well still be off the track.

    I do not want to install 1903...
  5. Replies 4 Views 4,272

    Unable to use Win 10 PC after Dec update - no access to internet

    I thought I had 1909 installed in my senior computer. Turned out to not be true; still 1903. I have spent a really large amount of time trying to figure figure out what is happening. I am not even...
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    The last post joggles my mind. It may be a boot...

    The last post joggles my mind. It may be a boot setting in the bios. In mine there are options for setting whether you want to boot from both legacy and new devices. If you can get in one of those...
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    A useless answer: Sorry, mine got fixed. But I...

    A useless answer: Sorry, mine got fixed. But I forgot to post it here and don't remember what fixed it. Just posted to apologize.

    I went through the suggestions in discussion above. My keyboard...
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    I have not even gotten that far. All the...

    I have not even gotten that far.

    All the things that used to work to set defaults have eluded me. Win 10 either offers only to uninstall (or re-install for some bizarre reason) an existing...
  9. Thread: Appear to have been attacked with Bitlocker by alternety
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 20,057

    Sorry it took so long. I finally wiped everything...

    Sorry it took so long. I finally wiped everything with drive cleaning.

    I saved all the contents of the infected (or not) drives. I had a power blip, and after rebooting, it would accept none of my...
  10. Thread: Appear to have been attacked with Bitlocker by alternety
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 20,057

    Something else I found. Something has turned...

    Something else I found. Something has turned protected boot on in the BIOS. I have never enabled that. Does that feel like an attack vector could change it; or is someone trying to help.

    I have...
  11. Thread: Appear to have been attacked with Bitlocker by alternety
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 20,057

    OK. Got the files. I can only get to files if I...

    OK. Got the files. I can only get to files if I use Revo or some alternate access. I can't get explorer to work.

    184389
    184388

    I am not sure this worked.
  12. Thread: Appear to have been attacked with Bitlocker by alternety
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 20,057

    Just saw the posts above. Unfortunately it will...

    Just saw the posts above. Unfortunately it will take a bit to download the file indicated. I just can't seem to win.

    I recently installed a new router. Asus has included a TrendMicro service....
  13. Thread: Appear to have been attacked with Bitlocker by alternety
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 20,057

    The computer runs. It is the machine I am typing...

    The computer runs. It is the machine I am typing this on. That is part of the puzzle.

    When I try to open C or D with explorer, I get a message about needing a password.
  14. Thread: Appear to have been attacked with Bitlocker by alternety
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 20,057

    Appear to have been attacked with Bitlocker

    Today I started my computer and shortly thereafter, Bitlocker was running and going through my drives. I am running Malwarebytes and Bitdefender. No apparent protection. I presume it is a malicious...
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    Fixed the static IP thing, now I can't achieve admin power

    After much hassle with the static IP thing, I figured I was OK. Now when I try an elevated command as admin, I don't get there. If I try to use "settings" all I get is control panel without obvious...
  16. Thread: Can not get Office 2016 home to install by alternety
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 1 Views 1,154

    Can not get Office 2016 home to install

    I have 2 PCs. One let me load Office just fine. MS really seems to want you to use a MS ID so I used one of my email addresses. I am on the current release of Win 10 on both PCs. All reasonably new...
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    Broken 1511 - add VM and install Creators, then replace ?

    I have a 1511 install that simply does not work in any number of ways. Much time spent to trying to fix 1511. MS updates and support failed to fix.

    I have a plan. I would like to know if it is...
  18. User Accounts When MS says Use my sign-in info, are they taking...

    When MS says Use my sign-in info, are they taking about the local account the user has set up or the one MS keeps pushing that is a MS login.
  19. Thread: Need safe 1511 ISO by alternety
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 5,295

    Wow, this certainly started a bunch of messing...

    Wow, this certainly started a bunch of messing about. I really appreciate the effort everyone making. We lost power yesterday so I was not looking at the thread. It came back sometime late last...
  20. Thread: Need safe 1511 ISO by alternety
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 5,295

    Need safe 1511 ISO

    I need a safe 1511 ISO to do a repair. My PC just will not upgrade to newer releases. Hours with MS support.

    My current belief is that key parts are missing from my installed 1511. I thought I was...
  21. Replies 8 Views 1,874

    jl2509, Discard attempted humor about music....

    jl2509,

    Discard attempted humor about music. When I get to where you pointed, there are just strings of hex characters for each drive. They vary from short to longer than can be displayed.

    My...
  22. Replies 8 Views 1,874

    Thanks, I got to the register entry and there are...

    Thanks, I got to the register entry and there are entries for D and the E that I got as the default when trying to create a D drive.

    Unfortunately I have no idea what to do next.

    Should I...
  23. Replies 8 Views 1,874

    It is an external RAID - visible to the computer...

    It is an external RAID - visible to the computer as a single normal disk. his is not related to the problem with the missing D.

    Disk manager knows the problem drive is there and shows properties...
  24. Replies 8 Views 1,874

    OS believes I have used the letter D for drives and won't give it back

    I have been trying to recover from a broken 1511, 2 apparently failed drives (not real sure about one of them), and getting the OS to have the double secret administrator activated.

    There are so...
  25. Thread: Stuck in a broken 1511 by alternety
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1 Views 2,341

    Stuck in a broken 1511

    I have a machine with 1511 on it. Upgraded from 8.1 keeping files and applications. Was working fine. Then >10 MS tries at updating to 1607; all failed with nothing useful I could understand...
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