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  1. Thread: Windows Insider MVP Award by RickC
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 14 Views 1,165

    Very well-deserved. :-)

    Very well-deserved. :-)
  2. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    I know nothing about system reserved partition...

    I know nothing about system reserved partition being too small but found this link:

    [SOLVED] - System Reserved Partition Too Small | Tom's Hardware Forum

    Dell's fingerprint reader isn't...
  3. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    If it's anything like my own Latitude there's two...

    If it's anything like my own Latitude there's two parts to it in Device Manager (with different device driver manufacturers), one under Biometric Devices and the other under ControlVault Device.
  4. Thread: Google Chrome extended stable by RickC
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2 Views 190

    Check the Google Chrome Stable...

    Check the Google Chrome Stable channel. You'll see that it shows the latest release is version 97.0.4692.71.

    If you manually update or test new releases of Chrome, you can use the existing...
  5. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    ... but didn't uninstall the driver, which - for...

    ... but didn't uninstall the driver, which - for Dell laptops - is often supplied by a third-party. (My Latitude E7450s use Broadcom fingerprint readers and drivers).
  6. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    Here's where it gets weird. Your last USBDeview...

    Here's where it gets weird. Your last USBDeview screenshot shows port 1 on hub 4 as 'Connected' but 'Unknown'... so the hardware enumeration was effective (type) but the full device enumeration...
  7. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    I'm a bit stumped. You've cleared the registry of...

    I'm a bit stumped. You've cleared the registry of any accumulation of USB-related entries and ascertained that the built-in usb.inf system file is OK.

    As I understand it a mainboard has a USB...
  8. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    No. Instead, run sfc /scannow again. I've read...

    No. Instead, run sfc /scannow again. I've read several posts where it's needed to be run twice to be effective.
  9. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    I added some info to my previous post because it...

    I added some info to my previous post because it occurred to me that this may be the result of a little-known USB enumeration bug rather than file corruption of the usb.inf driver file (or - even...
  10. Thread: Unknown USB device by RickC
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 17 Views 571

    USB\VID_0000&PID_0002 is just a standard USB host...

    USB\VID_0000&PID_0002 is just a standard USB host controller, not a USB device itself. The driver (usb.inf) is built-in to Windows.

    Open Device Manager. You will probably see the Universal Serial...
  11. Replies 5 Views 372

    You didn't mention whether the apps are from the...

    You didn't mention whether the apps are from the Windows Store (which are updated automatically and store their update files in the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder) or discrete apps.

    For...
  12. Thread: Hyperlinks in Excel - can I do this? by RickC
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 7 Views 232

    You can prevent entered URLs from automatically...

    You can prevent entered URLs from automatically being formatted as hyperlinks but won't that defeat the purpose?
  13. Thread: Hyperlinks in Excel - can I do this? by RickC
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 7 Views 232

    If you Ctrl+Shift+Click a hyperlink it won't...

    If you Ctrl+Shift+Click a hyperlink it won't follow the link.

    Not quite what you wanted but I know of no setting to change the default behaviour.

    Hope this helps...
  14. Thread: shopping MS Office software, suggestions? by RickC
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 45 Views 3,421

    One thing to remember about the LibreOffice vs...

    One thing to remember about the LibreOffice vs OpenOffice comparisons is their different licensing models.




    See this Wikipedia entry for further background info and history, including the...
  15. Thread: Permission of a folder in Windows.old. by RickC
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 62 Views 3,607

    If S-1-5-21-3946157203-3804477442-1580026413-1007...

    If S-1-5-21-3946157203-3804477442-1580026413-1007 is the SID for the previous user account, why do you want to copy to a completely different filepath rather than the filepath represented by the SID...
  16. Thread: Permission of a folder in Windows.old. by RickC
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 62 Views 3,607

    Sorry but I have no means of duplicating this to...

    Sorry but I have no means of duplicating this to test without installing Minecraft. <shudder>

    At first I thought it was just an issue with the TrustedInstaller owned Windows.old folder... but it's...
  17. Replies 17 Views 975

    TeamViewer is free for non-commercial use, as it...

    TeamViewer is free for non-commercial use, as it states on the company's home page:

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    Another reason I suggested configuring it for LAN use is to avoid using TeamViewer's...
  18. Replies 17 Views 975

    If you end up using TeamViewer's File Transfer...

    If you end up using TeamViewer's File Transfer mode, configure TeamViewer on both devices to use LAN (as well as or, temporarily, instead of Internet). It's faster than using TeamViewer's servers for...
  19. Thread: Linux based windows OS by RickC
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 6 Views 1,475

    The original Windows 10 version of Windowsfx was...

    The original Windows 10 version of Windowsfx was first discussed here back in July 2020. It's moved on since then (and, surprisingly, hasn't been shut down by Microsoft lawyers) with the latest...
  20. Thread: Securing Privacy on Windows 10? Can it Be Done? by RickC
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 22 Views 2,015

    'Cos vendors are wise to that and use constantly...

    'Cos vendors are wise to that and use constantly rotating virtual IP address services like CloudFlare to swap them around, just so you play whac-a-mole or, like Microsoft, just ignore the hosts file.
  21. Thread: Software Recommendation? by RickC
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 11 Views 636

    I've used Screenshot Captor...

    I've used Screenshot Captor for years now (after trying many, many others including Greenshot).

    The number of options for capturing, annotating, editing, saving and posting is amazing and I've...
  22. Thread: Permission of a folder in Windows.old. by RickC
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 62 Views 3,607

    As an aside, I think it's hilarious that...

    As an aside, I think it's hilarious that Minecraft 'saved game' details appear better protected than Windows system files. :-)
  23. Replies 9 Views 516

    TL;DR - After a lot of testing and Googling I've...

    TL;DR - After a lot of testing and Googling I've come to the conclusion that iTunesHelper.exe's ability to auto-open iTunes has been removed deliberately by Apple for end-users' protection. As a...
  24. Thread: Permission of a folder in Windows.old. by RickC
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 62 Views 3,607

    Yes, those are shortcuts, i.e. .LNK files. ...

    Yes, those are shortcuts, i.e. .LNK files.

    I've done a bit of background reading on the Copy-Item : Could not find a part of the path error message and it appears that there are several reasons...
  25. Thread: Before I'm going to try Windows 11 by RickC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 134 Views 13,036

    I think 13 (now 14) pages of posts about an inane...

    I think 13 (now 14) pages of posts about an inane topic is enough conversation... that's what I think. :-)
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