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  1. Thread: Stop updates by RolandJS
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 8 Views 1,883

    dalchina, you are being critiqued for doing a...

    dalchina, you are being critiqued for doing a good deed, eh? :)
    Now, back on topic: SecurityXploded has a Windows Updater Disabler for both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
    While I know W7 WU Disabler...
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    Gals, Guys, would VirusTotal be helpful to the...

    Gals, Guys, would VirusTotal be helpful to the OP? Of course, OP would have to send files in small clumps?
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    dalchina, just a wild idea, if someone is using...

    dalchina, just a wild idea, if someone is using any sort of anti-ransomware utility, and that utility is in control of designated folders and files, would those folders and files be "invisible" to...
  4. Thread: URGENT!! Decrypt files after deleting encryption certificate by RolandJS
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 3,387

    "...unfortunately the recovery apps are just...

    "...unfortunately the recovery apps are just giving me the files that are currently on the drive..." Do you mean files that can be presently recovered by said utility? There is no reason for any...
  5. Thread: URGENT!! Decrypt files after deleting encryption certificate by RolandJS
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 3,387

    There is a very slim chance the recent writes did...

    There is a very slim chance the recent writes did not overwrite the certs yet. I have no more advice for you on how to check further. Deep scans from a few data/file recovery utilities might or...
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    "If the files are on a separate data partition,...

    "If the files are on a separate data partition, you can clean install Windows 10 without touching the data partition. I did so several times before." Matt, as long as one pays attention to the...
  7. Thread: URGENT!! Decrypt files after deleting encryption certificate by RolandJS
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 3,387

    I take it your Recycle Bin does not have that...

    I take it your Recycle Bin does not have that file anymore? If that is so, the best way I know of:
    -- using another computer, download, install, any one of a number of file undeleters
    -- from that...
  8. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by RolandJS
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 4,803

    Size of the CPU and/or GPU and of the hard-drives...

    Size of the CPU and/or GPU and of the hard-drives will be very critical if one is going to mine various digital coins. Googling bitcoin mining, cryptocurrency mining, etc. is a real eye-opener of...
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    Don't worry about using DVDs. DVDs hold 4.xGB...

    Don't worry about using DVDs. DVDs hold 4.xGB plus/minus. There is no need to buy a pack of blank DVDs.
    I do recommend making "twin" USB flash drive backup/restore boots, that way, if one usb fd...
  10. Thread: Hidden software found in 20H2 update. by RolandJS
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 32 Views 4,421

    I remember running into AdGuard, I found out it...

    I remember running into AdGuard, I found out it is "two products", an extension and a separate installable. Unless things have changed, the extension is free, the Windows-installable EXE (which then...
  11. Thread: Lost rescue media by RolandJS
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 16 Views 924

    KCav, as a firm believer in external usb HDDs for...

    KCav, as a firm believer in external usb HDDs for backups myself, I applaud your backup plan! I think your adding OneDrive probably will work just fine! Did you solve that pesky user profile on the...
  12. Thread: Lost rescue media by RolandJS
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 16 Views 924

    NavyCLDR, I missed it, thanks for the heads-up! ...

    NavyCLDR, I missed it, thanks for the heads-up! Now, continuing, an interesting follow-up from KCav:
    "The problem I was having with user names no longer exists on this notebook, however, I have 2...
  13. Thread: Lost rescue media by RolandJS
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 16 Views 924

    I need coffee, I thought somewhere inside of W10,...

    I need coffee, I thought somewhere inside of W10, one can make a Rescue DVD and/or USB flash drive? Long ago, I was able to do that from within Windows 7 Pro, make a rescue device, which can also do...
  14. Thread: Merging two(?) partitions by RolandJS
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 632

    Absolutely follow dalchina's advice concerning...

    Absolutely follow dalchina's advice concerning making full image backups of your OS partitions onto external media. And, make it a habit to do so at least on a bi-monthly basis. Over the years, a...
  15. Thread: Thunderbird as a replacement to Outlook by RolandJS
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 28 Views 6,779

    "...z3r010 said: Depending on how many email...

    "...z3r010 said: Depending on how many email accounts you need (free for up to two) eM Client is an awesome Outlook replacement. eM Client | The Best Email Client for Windows and Mac"
    I have...
  16. Thread: How to Change Default Drive by RolandJS
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 1,227

    "...but I have a question; what is the purpose of...

    "...but I have a question; what is the purpose of having a 1TB hard drive if you cannot access it?"
    That problem must be solved. At school, cannot stay consistent in these forums.
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    JoshuaM said: "I do not have access to DVDs."...

    JoshuaM said: "I do not have access to DVDs."
    Denis said: "Personally, I would not make it on DVD even if I still had any."
    Because I have DVD blanks, I always make both DVD boots and USB...
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    "What is a system image? Will this save program...

    "What is a system image? Will this save program files? What about the hidden Office 2007 files, fonts, and certain system files? What does a system image do, and how is it made?"
    A full image, a...
  19. Thread: Defrag SSD by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 58 Views 13,039

    Thanks, Kado! I learn something new every day :)

    Thanks, Kado! I learn something new every day :)
  20. Thread: Defrag SSD by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 58 Views 13,039

    "Please explain how it is possible to defrag a...

    "Please explain how it is possible to defrag a backup? And how a backup can be "stalled" on an HDD?"
    The only fragmented backup that I know of: a set of simple but lengthy folders/files copy and...
  21. Thread: How to Change Default Drive by RolandJS
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 1,227

    My laptops each have one internal 2TB HDDs, C and...

    My laptops each have one internal 2TB HDDs, C and D are partitions residing side by side. However, I do make bi-monthly, more or less often, full image backups onto two, in rotation, external usb...
  22. Thread: How to Change Default Drive by RolandJS
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 1,227

    Changing default from C to D may not be the...

    Changing default from C to D may not be the solve-all answer that many believe it is.
    Some software installs insist on C, some don't care. Any major Windows reinstall puts you back to square one....
  23. Thread: Changing the name of user under C:\users by RolandJS
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 8 Views 670

    I learn something new every day in this and other...

    I learn something new every day in this and other forums! Let us know after getting that name-change for that stubborn account done. :)
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    Immediately! get to the nearest computer and...

    Immediately! get to the nearest computer and change your main email password. Changing the email password is critical!
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    f14tomcat -- How to restart your graphics driver...

    f14tomcat -- How to restart your graphics driver instantly with a key combination -- what keystroke combo works for most Windows 7?
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