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  1. Thread: Is Windows Defender an AV program, and is it enough? by Bree
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 7 Views 267

    Yes, MS used to deserve a poor reputation. With...

    Yes, MS used to deserve a poor reputation. With W10 that have worked hard to make sure that is no longer the case. Defender is all I ever use in W10.


    I hadn't spotted that, surprised me too....
  2. Thread: Reset your PC by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 522

    Actually 7.2 has been out for quite a while...

    Actually 7.2 has been out for quite a while now....



    So do I. These MS C++ redistributable libraries are often installed by older software that requires them. While the latest versions are...
  3. Thread: Memtest86 by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 628

    If its F8 that lets you choose to boot from a...

    If its F8 that lets you choose to boot from a CD/DVD on your PC then yes, it should also let you boot from a USB. You will need to insert the USB before you begin the startup sequence in order for...
  4. Thread: How to free up space on computer? by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 20 Views 1,793

    Yes, it should be automatically removed after 10...

    Yes, it should be automatically removed after 10 days, after which you will no longer be able to roll back to your previous version. Sometimes the automatic deletion doesn't work, in which case see...
  5. Thread: Free upgrade? by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 800

    The news is even better than that. When you took...

    The news is even better than that. When you took the free upgrade to Windows 10 your PC got a digital license for Windows 10 linked to its unique hardware ID and stored on the Microsoft activation...
  6. Thread: Weird gpedit entry by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 4 Views 439

    The weird text in your first screenshot is...

    The weird text in your first screenshot is actually recognisable as being the same spelling as the English text, but displayed with a weird character set full of accents on the letters and some...
  7. Thread: Is Windows Defender an AV program, and is it enough? by Bree
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 7 Views 267

    The confusion is due to the fact that in Windows...

    The confusion is due to the fact that in Windows 7 Defender was a rather limited anti-spyware program. You needed a proper AV as well and the Microsoft one was called Microsoft Security Essentials...
  8. Thread: How to free up space on computer? by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 20 Views 1,793

    That is mostly in a folder on C: called...

    That is mostly in a folder on C: called Windows.old. This is only of use to you if you have recently had a Feature Update (to 1903, probably) and want to go back to your previous version of Windows....
  9. Thread: Memtest86 by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 628

    Exactly how you do that depends on which make and...

    Exactly how you do that depends on which make and model of PC you have. Many have a one-time boot menu you can get to at start up by pressing a function key, often F12, as soon as you see the OEM...
  10. Thread: Windows 10 cleanup keeps finding Windows Update by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 28 Views 1,467

    Yes and no. Yes, no cumulative update is that...

    Yes and no.

    Yes, no cumulative update is that large. But no because the component store is 'special', it uses hardlinks so one file can appear to be held in many places. This can make the update...
  11. Thread: Restore from WindowsImageBackup by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 23 Views 950

    Yes, it mounted successfully when you tried...

    Yes, it mounted successfully when you tried earlier. The error message you saw then was because it didn't have a drive letter.

    Right-click anywhere on the partition called bootcamp on Disk 2, that...
  12. Thread: Windows 10 cleanup keeps finding Windows Update by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 28 Views 1,467

    Whether you start it by Windows or DISM, the...

    Whether you start it by Windows or DISM, the clean up uses the same process. Once cleaned they should not return, unless you have some 3rd-party software that's restoring a previous state.

    ...
  13. Thread: Restore from WindowsImageBackup by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 23 Views 950

    I think you will find that it has mounted, but...

    I think you will find that it has mounted, but the partition doesn't have a drive letter. Open Disk Management, right-click on the partition without a drive letter and assign it one.
  14. Thread: Windows 10 cleanup keeps finding Windows Update by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 28 Views 1,467

    However you try to remove windows update files...

    However you try to remove windows update files (Disk Clean up or Settings) the underlying mechanism is the same: TiWorker runs as a process to clean up the component store.

    You may get a better...
  15. Thread: Restore from WindowsImageBackup by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 23 Views 950

    No you didn't. This is your largest .vhdx at some...

    No you didn't. This is your largest .vhdx at some 220GB.

    244311
  16. Thread: Creating rescue media with Macrium Reflect by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 10 Views 771

    Yes, good point. It is very important to test...

    Yes, good point. It is very important to test that you can boot from the rescue USB before you need to use it for real. perkinw did not say that it had been tested, only that it had been built.
  17. Replies 7 Views 1,800

    I'm having problems trying to reproduce that. I...

    I'm having problems trying to reproduce that. I can connect the first time, but when I close the RDP client and try to connect again it says it cannot connect. When I then connect to the VM on the...
  18. Thread: Restore from WindowsImageBackup by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 23 Views 950

    Scroll down a bit, Disk 0 is your internal drive...

    Scroll down a bit, Disk 0 is your internal drive and Disk 1 is your external HDD (Disk 2 may be your DVD, if you have one). You should find the mounted drive below that as the next disk, Disk 2 (or...
  19. Thread: Memtest86 by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 628

    The USB contains Linux boot files and the Linux...

    The USB contains Linux boot files and the Linux executable for MemTest86+. You must boot from the USB in order to run MemTest86+ under Linux. Just boot from it, MemTest will run automatically on boot.
  20. Thread: ShowKeyPlus by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,124 Views 1,230,817

    Sticky: Good, so I'm not going mad then :D I haven't...

    Good, so I'm not going mad then :D

    I haven't tried to fix the one machine this happened on, so I can still investigate this. I signed into another administrator account on the machine and...
  21. Thread: Restore from WindowsImageBackup by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 23 Views 950

    Then open Disk Management. For any partition on...

    Then open Disk Management. For any partition on the virtual disk without a drive letter, right-click on it and assign a drive letter. Then you should be able to explore it in File Explorer.
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    You have all the tools you need to explore where...

    You have all the tools you need to explore where the differences may be. Have you tried exploring the All folder and its sub-folders in both File Explorer and TreeSize Free? TreeSize says it contains...
  23. Thread: Show off your internet speed! by Bree
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 938 Views 201,889

    Sticky: in a word - infrastructure If you have copper...

    in a word - infrastructure

    If you have copper wires all the way back to the exchange then 20Mbps is actually quite good. If you have optical fibre all the way to the house then hundreds of Mbps is...
  24. Thread: Restore from WindowsImageBackup by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 23 Views 950

    Oh dear, it appears from the title...

    Oh dear, it appears from the title 'WindowsImageBackup' that you used the built-in Windows system imaging to make this system image. This is possibility the worst and least user-friendly system...
  25. Replies 7 Views 407

    Solved Probably meant that by default a user doesn't...

    Probably meant that by default a user doesn't have permission to see another user's profile folder. As an administrator Phil would have been asked if you want to gain permanent access when you first...
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