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  1. Thread: Replacing old HD with SSD - product key question by mbratch
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 1,126

    I bought a Samsung SSD. It came with a piece of...

    I bought a Samsung SSD. It came with a piece of software that made the change over from my old HDD practically trivial. You just need a little box (available from Amazon for about $20 give or take)...
  2. Thread: I'm about to get 1803 -Should I be worried? by mbratch
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 846

    I have an older laptop and 1803 took a long time...

    I have an older laptop and 1803 took a long time but seemed to install fine, other than now my screen is always on 100% brightness and I am unable to adjust it any more. Just that one problem may...
  3. Replies 0 Views 2,573

    Unable to adjust screen brightness after Windows 10 Pro 1803 upgrade

    I have an old Lenovo T510 laptop running Windows 10 Pro. Yes, I know, it doesn't officially support Windows 10. But I've been running Window 10 Pro on it happily and reliably for quite some time.......
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    Solved I think it's a bit of both. ;)

    I think it's a bit of both. ;)
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    Solved That worked. As you said, taking those actions on...

    That worked. As you said, taking those actions on those two services caused my shared servers to show up immediately.
  6. Replies 43 Views 421,911

    Solved From your link: "Enable ALL the SMB V1 items...

    From your link:

    "Enable ALL the SMB V1 items not just the top 3, AND enable the SMB direct - both in Turn Windows on and off"

    Where do I do this at? "top 3"? Where are these items?
  7. Replies 43 Views 421,911

    Solved From your link: "Enable ALL the SMB V1 items...

    From your link:

    "Enable ALL the SMB V1 items not just the top 3, AND enable the SMB direct - both in Turn Windows on and off"
    Where do I do this at? "top 3"? Where are these items?
  8. Replies 43 Views 421,911

    Solved Well, after having this problem resolved for a...

    Well, after having this problem resolved for a long time by disabling SMB2/3 and enabling SMB1, the problem is now back on Windows 10 Pro version 1709, build 16299.192. The problem, again, is as...
  9. Replies 1 Views 3,394

    Solved Well... after some period of time, it...

    Well... after some period of time, it mysteriously cleared itself up.
  10. Replies 1 Views 3,394

    Solved Windows 10 Mail Indicates Phantom Unread Message

    I am having a problem with Windows 10 Mail in which the icon in my task bar, and the icon in the start menu, indicates that there is one (1) unread message available. However, all messages have been...
  11. Replies 8 Views 4,631

    Solved Tried uninstalling Chrome with a couple of...

    Tried uninstalling Chrome with a couple of different uninstaller apps and cleaning associated registry entries, but that didn't fix the issue.

    What I tried, which fixed it, was to remove the...
  12. Replies 8 Views 4,631

    Solved I'll try that. I don't think Chrome is corrupted....

    I'll try that. I don't think Chrome is corrupted. The context menu is the responsibility of Windows, not Chrome, so it's probably at least one registry entry that's gotten munged. Revo will indeed...
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    Solved Thanks, this is handy. But now I've discovered...

    Thanks, this is handy. But now I've discovered that the real issue is the Chrome icon won't give me a right-click context menu even in the start menu, not just the task bar. So this doesn't address...
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    Solved Just tried that and same result: Chrome doesn't...

    Just tried that and same result: Chrome doesn't give a popup menu, but all the other program icons do.
  15. Replies 8 Views 4,631

    Solved Unable to unpin a particular item from taskbar in Windows 10 ver 1607

    I just upgraded to the anniversary edition of Windows 10 (ver 1607).

    I pinned Google Chrome to the task bar but then have decided I'd like to unpin it. However, right-clicking the Chrome icon on...
  16. Thread: Taskbar/Start button not working! by mbratch
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 303 Views 937,606

    Solved Sadly, after a couple of days, the problem came...

    Sadly, after a couple of days, the problem came back. KB3152599 was also already installed on 5/12, but didn't seem to fix anything visible.

    Since rebooting Windows 10 seems to make the problem go...
  17. Thread: Taskbar/Start button not working! by mbratch
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 303 Views 937,606

    Solved Interestingly, after installing latest Windows 10...

    Interestingly, after installing latest Windows 10 updates about 2 days ago, I have not had a recurrence of the start menu and Windows 10 native app issues. Both have issues have disappeared. It used...
  18. Thread: Taskbar/Start button not working! by mbratch
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 303 Views 937,606

    Solved In my case, not only did PowerShell not fix the...

    In my case, not only did PowerShell not fix the start menu problem, the PowerShell "solution" had its own problem in that it would hang in the middle of execution. So that's just yet another problem....
  19. Thread: Taskbar/Start button not working! by mbratch
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 303 Views 937,606

    Solved Unfortunately, the powershell method: ...

    Unfortunately, the powershell method:


    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"*}

    Didn't work for me at...
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    My fast startup is already turned off.

    My fast startup is already turned off.
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    Windows 10 Start Menu stops working until re-login

    I have read many posts about the Windows 10 start menu not working, but they all seem to be chronic failures. In my case, the failure is present until I re-login, then it's OK for a short time.

    I...
  22. Thread: Why is the Windows 10 Mail app so slow? by mbratch
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 21 Views 50,327

    Solved I've been running with these settings for a...

    I've been running with these settings for a couple of days and the behavior is greatly improved. In the few instances I do need to hit the "yin yang" icon and ask it to resync, it does seem to take...
  23. Thread: Why is the Windows 10 Mail app so slow? by mbratch
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 21 Views 50,327

    Solved I noticed an update to Mail in the last couple of...

    I noticed an update to Mail in the last couple of months where they introduced some useful changes that I griped about back then. They added multi-select, and the "empty this folder" command. Two...
  24. Thread: Why is the Windows 10 Mail app so slow? by mbratch
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 21 Views 50,327

    Solved OK, I'm blind. I see the option now for my Gmail...

    OK, I'm blind. I see the option now for my Gmail account, but not on my TWC account. It was at the very top of the list of choices and I just missed it. I'll give that a try. I'll set TWC to be...
  25. Thread: Why is the Windows 10 Mail app so slow? by mbratch
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 21 Views 50,327

    Solved Thanks for the suggestions. I tried Office...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I tried Office Outlook, but it doesn't actively sync with Google calendar. You can only import a static snapshot of the calendar. I did some research and there are some...
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