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  1. Thread: Is There Any Way To Override This Error? by RickC
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 407

    The 64-bit version of Windows 10 lacks a 16-bit...

    The 64-bit version of Windows 10 lacks a 16-bit sub-system... which is what the error means.

    If you're lucky it's just the installer which is 16-bit. If so, you may be able to unpack the setup.exe...
  2. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    TL;DR - I don't think anyone can give a...

    TL;DR - I don't think anyone can give a definitive answer to your question. There are no hard and fast rules about how, when and where temporary files are created. It's always a personal decision...
  3. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    Windows' TEMP/TMP environment variables are there...

    Windows' TEMP/TMP environment variables are there for conforming apps to dump their temporary files in. Well-written apps clean up after themselves. Unfortunately there are a myriad of apps which...
  4. Thread: Disappearing Files & Programs by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 3,179

    @p33pm3...

    @p33pm3

    Whilst malicious, I don't think it's malware (which you have already checked for).

    Just a few thoughts...

    The slowness of the devices suggests a background process, perhaps using...
  5. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    Personal preference. If I have to carry out an...

    Personal preference. If I have to carry out an action more than once and am likely to do so again in future then I prefer to script it to save all the messing around clicking in GUIs. :-)

    Hope...
  6. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    My understanding is that it never runs until you...

    My understanding is that it never runs until you have a cellular connection, e.g. a laptop with a built-in modem... which are still available.

    (I have one... but I've only once put a live SIM in...
  7. Thread: Installing Linux? by RickC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 2,914

    I've tried numerous Linux distros and always come...

    I've tried numerous Linux distros and always come back to Linux Mint.

    Your Dell XPS 8100 will run the latest Linux Mint Cinnamon flavour (version 20.1; codename Ulyssa) just fine.

    (For less...
  8. Replies 3 Views 780

    Foxit Reader bug lets attackers run malicious code via PDFs

    From BleepingComputer:



    For more info, see Foxit Reader bug lets attackers run malicious code via PDFs

    Something that I had never noticed before... my installed version of Foxit Reader has...
  9. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    I created a new VM so I could screenshot the...

    I created a new VM so I could screenshot the default states of both provisioning tasks.

    I use a custom AutoHotkey script that, amongst other things, disables the tasks:


    RunWait,schtasks...
  10. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    Microsoft\Windows\Management\Provisioning\Cellular...

    Microsoft\Windows\Management\Provisioning\Cellular
    Microsoft\Windows\Management\Provisioning\Logon

    331846
  11. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    IMO, Windows 10 has been broken since its...

    IMO, Windows 10 has been broken since its inception... and each iteration has never fixed the stability of Windows 7... just mucks it up even more, every single CU.

    Ah well, we all must make the...
  12. Thread: Can't remove network printer by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 21 Views 15,235

    You're very welcome. :party: Thank you for...

    You're very welcome. :party:

    Thank you for posting back... perhaps it may help others.
  13. Thread: Can't remove network printer by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 21 Views 15,235

    @GerryPeters...

    @GerryPeters

    I made a mistake interpreting your results... it looks like the device has 6 'printers', not 5 (I missed the 'OneNote for Windows 10' pseudo-printer that was enumerated... my bad >>>>...
  14. Thread: Can't remove network printer by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 21 Views 15,235

    OK, bit of a mess... but I think we can fix that....

    OK, bit of a mess... but I think we can fix that.

    The first part shows that you have 5 print devices:
    331634

    Unfortunately, PowerShell's output has concatenated the printer names for devices 4...
  15. Thread: Problem Ejecting External Drive by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 1,781

    To answer your question, there's several ways to...

    To answer your question, there's several ways to determine what process has a file or folder open on the external drive.

    Perhaps the easiest is:

    1. Press a Win key + r key together to open a...
  16. Thread: Can't remove network printer by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 21 Views 15,235

    From the same Admin-level PowerShell console as...

    From the same Admin-level PowerShell console as above, the following cmdlet should remove ALL network printers, leaving locally configured ones alone:

    Get-WMIObject Win32_Printer |...
  17. Thread: Can't remove network printer by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 21 Views 15,235

    1. Right-click on Start and choose Windows...

    1. Right-click on Start and choose Windows PowerShell (Admin).

    2. When the console appears, enter Get-Printer.

    3. That should show all printers, both local and network... including...
  18. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 48,199

    There have been many posts about these tw-***.tmp...

    There have been many posts about these tw-***.tmp folders here and on other forums.

    The folders are created by two 'provisioning' tasks run at logon, executed using provtool.exe.

    You can either...
  19. Thread: Microsd Slot on Computer/Laptop? by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 877

    You already have two SD card readers... you don't...

    You already have two SD card readers... you don't need a third, portable SD card reader. (It would be an amazing coincidence if neither of your existing SD card readers worked.)

    The Samsung...
  20. Thread: Microsd Slot on Computer/Laptop? by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 877

    Your Dell XPS 8100 has a 19-in-1 media card...

    Your Dell XPS 8100 has a 19-in-1 media card reader. It looks like the SD slot is top right.

    You will still need a microSD adapter for it to fit in either the laptop or desktop SD card slots.
    ...
  21. Thread: Microsd Slot on Computer/Laptop? by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 877

    Your laptop has the SD slot you need on its...

    Your laptop has the SD slot you need on its right-hand side.

    331415

    The Samsung 32gb microSDHC card (with adapter) that you were looking at is all you need... although that particular card is...
  22. Thread: Are these usb flash drives any good? by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 1,870

    Oops, you're right. I've corrected my post.

    Oops, you're right. I've corrected my post.
  23. Thread: Are these usb flash drives any good? by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 1,870

    Have a look at Nir Sofer's USB speeds reported by...

    Have a look at Nir Sofer's USB speeds reported by users.

    I have several Kingston DT3 and DT4 USB 3.0 sticks and think they are great... but none are as fast as my 256GB M.2 drive mounted in a USB...
  24. Thread: Open Office by RickC
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 5 Views 420

    Just be aware that many OpenOffice...

    Just be aware that many OpenOffice developers jumped ship when Oracle ceased development and gave OpenOffice to the Apache Foundation. Its development cycle has slowed as a result. Unfortunately this...
  25. Thread: ctrl + c ctrl + v not working by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 16 Views 1,638

    Q1. Are you using Synergy mouse/keyboard-sharing...

    Q1. Are you using Synergy mouse/keyboard-sharing software?

    (In my experience its shared clipboard can clash with Windows' enhanced Clipboard User Service rendering the clipboard unresponsive in...
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