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  1. Thread: Type Of Computer by margrave55
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 554

    Hosting a web site on your home computer? Big...

    Hosting a web site on your home computer? Big risk!

    Instead just buy service from a hosting provider. It's VERY CHEAP these days. And they do a better job than you or I can.

    For very few bucks...
  2. I should point out that a Shortcut is not the...

    I should point out that a Shortcut is not the same as an Internet Shortcut. The former is a .lnk file, the latter a .url file.

    You said you tried "new shortcut from right click, pasted in the...
  3. Thread: Rogue icon on taskbar by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 408

    Rogue icon on taskbar

    How did this rogue icon get onto my task bar?
    353029

    It used to be the Firefox icon. It deleted it ... and it's still there as a blank gray box.

    Its right-click context menu looks like this:...
  4. Replies 2 Views 189

    I found the answer. Never mind.

    I found the answer. Never mind.
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    Can anyone help me get the gdrive.exe program working?

    gdrive is a command-line program that lets you access your google drive from the command line.

    For example:
    To list all your files on your google drive:
    gdrive list

    To get the google file-id...
  6. Thread: Google drive videos won't play on Chrome by margrave55
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 8 Views 618

    @MaloK...

    @MaloK: I stated that mine is broken. You said that yours works. Why do you bother posting useless information?

    @idgat: You suggested disabling extensions. So I disabled them all. Then I closed...
  7. Thread: Google drive videos won't play on Chrome by margrave55
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 8 Views 618

    Google drive videos won't play on Chrome

    Google drive videos won't play in Chrome ... but they play just fine in Firefox.

    The only recommendation I've found is to clear the Chrome cache. But no luck with that.
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    I tried once again to create the printer ... and...

    I tried once again to create the printer ... and it worked.

    Why now and not before? Dunno. Another case of spooky Windows nonsense.

    Anyway ... case closed.
  9. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    I tried once again to create the printer ... and...

    I tried once again to create the printer ... and it worked.

    Why now and not before? Dunno. Another case of spooky Windows nonsense.

    Anyway ... case closed.
  10. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    Here's the laptop update history. I don't know...

    Here's the laptop update history.
    I don't know why it only shows the latest few.
    We got the laptop in 2016 and it had updates enabled until sometime in 2020.

    So why are updates from 2016 through...
  11. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    I disabled updates quite some time ago. That's...

    I disabled updates quite some time ago. That's why I have none of the update-related problems that other people have.

    But I still have to get to that laptop and look at its update history.
    It too...
  12. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    Earlier I reported the updates based on a script...

    Earlier I reported the updates based on a script I found online.
    For some reason that failed to report lots of updates. I found many more updates in the control panel.
    Here are the ones from the...
  13. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    I don't have any of those, either: KB5006670...

    I don't have any of those, either:
    KB5006670
    KB5006667
    KB5006672
  14. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    OK. The laptop has these KB's: KB4569745...

    OK. The laptop has these KB's:
    KB4569745
    KB4561600
    KB4570334
    KB4584229
    KB4566782

    The desktop has these:
    KB4565632
    KB4470788
  15. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    Thanks. My desktop is on 1809. I don't update it....

    Thanks. My desktop is on 1809. I don't update it.

    But the laptop is probably at a newer revision. I'll take a look to see whether KB5005565 is present.
  16. Thread: Cannot set up printer by margrave55
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 867

    Cannot set up printer

    From my desktop PC I use a remote printer attached to a laptop via USB. It worked for months, but not anymore.

    So on the desktop PC I removed that printer, intending to recreate it. But I cannot....
  17. Replies 4 Views 518

    Anybody?

    Anybody?
  18. Replies 4 Views 518

    Update: If I log in as Administrator, I don't get...

    Update: If I log in as Administrator, I don't get that error.
    And if I log in using my wife's account, I don't get that error.
    Does that help pinpoint the problem?

    Anyway ... logged in as either...
  19. Replies 4 Views 518

    Problem when setting up remote printer access

    From my desktop PC I use a remote printer attached to a laptop. It worked for months, but not anymore.

    So on the desktop PC I removed that printer, intending to recreate it. But I cannot.

    From...
  20. In your second code snippet ... The...

    In your second code snippet ...
    The run-hidden.exe program is given 8 arguments:
    1 --> C:\Tools\scripts\singleinstance.exe
    2 --> %1
    3 --> powershell.exe
    4 --> -file
    5 -->...
  21. Thread: What do I have to do to update from 1909 build 1863.1139 by margrave55
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 2 Views 223

    Count yourself lucky. The heavens have smiled...

    Count yourself lucky. The heavens have smiled upon you, saving you from update troubles troubles troubles troubles and more troubles.
  22. Replies 24 Views 1,100

    Get the combined modem/router. One piece of gear...

    Get the combined modem/router. One piece of gear doing the job of two is better. And cheaper. And less equipment to fail.
  23. Replies 21 Views 3,677

    A faulty two-week-old computer? I would have...

    A faulty two-week-old computer? I would have taken it back, as you did. But I would not have had it repaired. I would have taken a refund ... and bought something else.

    When you buy something new...
  24. Thread: Disappointments with Windows 10 by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 961

    If you've run a computer with Windows 7 for nine...

    If you've run a computer with Windows 7 for nine years, it's not time to install Windows 10.
    It's time for a new computer.
    And the list of problems would not have surfaced.
  25. Replies 10 Views 510

    I use a program called HideTaskbar.exe I got it...

    I use a program called HideTaskbar.exe
    I got it online for free.

    Press Ctrl-Esc to hide the taskbar.
    Press Ctrl-Esc again to bring it back.

    It's available at Hide Taskbar - The Portable...
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