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  1. Thread: WDA is actively functioning by devnull
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    Thank you, but what I was getting at was, *why*...

    Thank you, but what I was getting at was, *why* is WDA actively functioning when I have Norton security installed?
  2. Thread: WDA is actively functioning by devnull
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    WDA is actively functioning --- Why?

    I have recently begun better acquainting myself with Windows Defender Antivirus (WDA), a component that I've generally ignored because I've had Norton Security installed, and it had long been my...
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    General Tips FWIW. . . I decided to experiment with the...

    FWIW. . . I decided to experiment with the HKLM|||WOW6432Node|||{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag subkey by *deleting* the "ThisPCPolicy" value in the subkey. I then checked the...
  4. Replies 429 Views 411,328

    General Tips Re the possibility of a typo, I don't think...

    Re the possibility of a typo, I don't think that's it, because I copied/pasted "ThisPCPolicy"; the only word I typed was "Hide". But the proof is in the photos: unless I'm missing something, all of...
  5. Replies 429 Views 411,328

    General Tips @Shawn...

    @Shawn
    Well, your .reg file worked, of course. ;) But here's the thing, the data in my manually edited subkey HKLM|||WOW6432Node|||{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag ("|||" pipe...
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    General Tips Thanks, Shawn. I did the same thing as the .reg...

    Thanks, Shawn. I did the same thing as the .reg file, but manually. I'll recheck my work, though, and see if I missed something.

    - - - Updated - - -
    UPDATE:

    Shawn, Hi. I checked my work,...
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    General Tips Prior to my updating to Win 10 v.1903 (build...

    Prior to my updating to Win 10 v.1903 (build 18362.267) earlier today, I was able to remove the Desktop folder from the "This PC" window by creating the "ThisPCPolicy" String value in the...
  8. Replies 36 Views 5,242

    Solved Indeed! For a few minutes today, after having...

    Indeed! For a few minutes today, after having edited the Registry, seen the settings reappear, and then configured the two settings again, I thought that this @#$% thing had somehow been truly fixed...
  9. Replies 36 Views 5,242

    Solved Bree, Thanks, but you'll want to recheck your...

    Bree, Thanks, but you'll want to recheck your edited summary post---need to delete the "s" in "Features", and add the missing "i" in "Qualty" (the latter of which I missed myself the first time I...
  10. Replies 36 Views 5,242

    Solved Thank you, Bree, for the excellent summary of a...

    Thank you, Bree, for the excellent summary of a workaround.
    I'll mention that the value names listed in your post as "DeferFeaturesUpdatePeriodInDays" and "DeferQualtyUpdatePeriodInDays" are listed...
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    Windows Update & Activation Thanks, Brink! Sorry for the late acknowledgment...

    Thanks, Brink! Sorry for the late acknowledgment but just saw this.
  12. Replies 527 Views 309,107

    Backup & Restore Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. It...

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. It just seems to me that as a matter of logical consistency, they should've used a different (i.e., neither blue nor red) color to indicate the...
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    Windows Update & Activation Hi, Shawn. Thanks for your answer. That's what...

    Hi, Shawn. Thanks for your answer. That's what I was thinking, but because there are the two separate tutorials both dealing (mainly) with driver updates I thought perhaps I was missing something.
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    Windows Update & Activation Would someone please clarify what the difference...

    Would someone please clarify what the difference is between the effect of this tutorial's actions and the effect of the actions described in the tutorial "How to Enable or Disable Including Driver...
  15. Replies 43 Views 46,465

    Windows Update & Activation Yeah, it's always good to have multiple options...

    Yeah, it's always good to have multiple options when dealing with problems in Windows.

    It shouldn't be long before we have a chance to find out first hand whether the Pause button will do what...
  16. Replies 43 Views 46,465

    Windows Update & Activation Don't know the answer to your question, but are...

    Don't know the answer to your question, but are you interested in any alternative solutions? For example, some sites say that stopping the Windows Update service will do it (if only temporarily).
  17. Replies 43 Views 46,465

    Windows Update & Activation Thank you, I didn't know there was a Group Policy...

    Thank you, I didn't know there was a Group Policy setting for that. I'll want to configure the setting that way myself. I'll be interested to see what it does.
  18. Replies 43 Views 46,465

    Windows Update & Activation I appreciate this question, but I'm wondering,...

    I appreciate this question, but I'm wondering, what are the chances that a user will be watching the WU screen at the same time that the download is occurring? Is there some way of monitoring for WU...
  19. Replies 527 Views 309,107

    Backup & Restore Thanks, but I'm not following your thinking...

    Thanks, but I'm not following your thinking regarding blue being a "logical" color for a partition with no data. The other partitions (1,2, and 4) *do* have data, and they are the same blue color.
  20. Replies 527 Views 309,107

    Backup & Restore Thanks. Is the other partition that is 100%...

    Thanks. Is the other partition that is 100% "full" and shown with a blue bar shown with that blue color instead of red because it's unformatted? (BTW, my Macrium Reflect shows the same thing for a...
  21. Replies 527 Views 309,107

    Backup & Restore What does the red color of the space usage bar...

    What does the red color of the space usage bar (or whatever it's called) shown for a partition under the "Create a backup" tab signify? I've looked through the Macrium help docs (user guide and...
  22. Replies 2 Views 681

    Although Lite-On indicates in their specs that...

    Although Lite-On indicates in their specs that SMART is supported, my Speccy app indicates that the Lite-On SSD does *not* support SMART. (Speccy does, btw, show SMART info for the Toshiba HDD.)
  23. Replies 2 Views 681

    SSD w/ OS "disappears"; Macrium disk image restore brings it back[?]

    A couple of days ago, I booted up my PC, which has an SSD OS C drive and a conventional D drive for data storage, and the boot failed. So, I booted into Windows RE/Troubleshooting. "Reset this PC"...
  24. Replies 105 Views 27,125

    Solved I don't know, but have you verified that the...

    I don't know, but have you verified that the drive identified by Command prompt as your C drive is actually your C drive? Do you have a second hard drive?
  25. Replies 105 Views 27,125

    Solved Thanks, Layback Bear. On the basis of the...

    Thanks, Layback Bear. On the basis of the recommendations here, I bought and used Macrium Reflect for the first time yesterday, and was very pleased with it.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed...
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