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    Solved Solved - access to extended PDF metadata

    Solution!

    On another forum, I was (slowly!) persuaded that this wasn't about Windows as such but that some utility must have been giving me the capacity to access additional PDF metadata. I...
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    Solved To update on this... While Sendkeys "works" up...

    To update on this...

    While Sendkeys "works" up to a point, it depends very much on the right window being open at the right time, which in practice seems to mean putting in Application.Wait...
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    Solved Most backup software, even free stuff, offers...

    Most backup software, even free stuff, offers incremental backups without compression. I don't overwrite older versions but presumably that can be done too if wanted.
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    Solved On a quick inspection, File Association Manager...

    On a quick inspection, File Association Manager would enable me to add a Title but not to view the Title that already exists. I could be wrong...

    ... but to my surprise I find I can use good ol'...
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    Solved Thanks Dalchina. I'll try that tomorrow,...

    Thanks Dalchina.

    I'll try that tomorrow, though it will be a very pleasant surprise if I can operate it from within VBA!

    Is this a known issue with 1809? Unless there is a security issue with...
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    Solved Cannot access file metadata from Windows v1809

    This is a bit of a head scratcher.

    I am migrating from one PC to the other, both using Windows 10, but different builds. My problem is that I cannot access some of the file metadata from Windows...
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    Solved Morning all Thanks for everything. These...

    Morning all

    Thanks for everything. These forums offer good advice and spark off fresh ideas about solving the problems. Even if they don't hit the nail on the head they offer some reassurance the...
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    Solved I'll start off by saying thanks for all your...

    I'll start off by saying thanks for all your advice, as I hadn't done earlier.

    The restart installed 2018-11 for v1709 and nothing shows a restart needed.

    As far as I can see the laptop has all...
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    Solved To get the simplest thing out of the way first,...

    To get the simplest thing out of the way first, HD Sentinel reports the hard disk as PERFECT. No point in posting an image of that.The Windows installation is now v1709. This morning it was v1607. So...
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    Solved Astonishingly, it seems to have just sorted...

    Astonishingly, it seems to have just sorted itself out. So I'm happy at the outcome, if not at the obstructions and blind alleys that were in my way. Most of what follows is posted as potential...
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    Solved Just looked at the link. Laptop came with Win 10...

    Just looked at the link. Laptop came with Win 10 installed so no previous version of Windows to go back to. I'm assuming the link does not cover rolling back to earlier versions of Windows 10.
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    Solved Thanks, Dalmina My daughter has (had?) Windows...

    Thanks, Dalmina

    My daughter has (had?) Windows 10 Home. As laptops tend to be, it was bought off the shelf. I always customise my desktops and paid a little bit more for Pro. (After booting from...
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    Solved Windows 10 update bricks HP laptop - no Office, Settings, Wifi...

    Last week my daughter's laptop initiated a Windows Update. This appeared to OK until the restart, when it entered a loop - “Attempting to recover installation”, “Restoring previous version of...
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    Yes, I saw that when I was checking threads...

    Yes, I saw that when I was checking threads before my Office problem decided to explain itself. Excel 2003 still works for me. Might be worth anyone affected checking add-ins?

    I use Excel 2003 a...
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    Opening Office 2010 docs after 1803 update set off Windows Installer

    Posting for others' information rather than help as it resolved itself, eventually.

    After updating to 1803, if I tried to open a Word or Excel document, Windows Installer popped up, trying to do...
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    Trouble is, the Feature Updates come in the same...

    Trouble is, the Feature Updates come in the same way as patch updates and if you are not concentrating (or if you are most users?) they just sort of happen.

    Now I am wise to it I do have a list of...
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    And another thing...

    I forgot one other annoyance! The Feature updates also seem to reinstate hybrid shutdown, something I had switched off because the first boot after a shutdown was frequently failing. Again, easy to...
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    Thanks for responses. Very much as I feared. ...

    Thanks for responses. Very much as I feared. Before I upgraded from Win 7 the compatibility tool assured me that all my kit was compatible with Windows 10. The Canon website was insistent that the...
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    Windows Update reinstates settings that I had deliberately changed

    The big Windows updates seem to think they know better than me!

    I have set Windows Update not to download driver updates. This is because I have had problems losing sound (on a laptop) and with...
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