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Windows 7: Hotmail and Explorer

07 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Hotmail and Explorer

Hello Win 7 MSIE9

I could not sign out of Hotmail until I went to the general tab>browsing history and deselected the last four as I had all 8 checked. I was then able to sign out, after a days worth of searching.
Which of the four made the difference and why?
When you perform weekly maintenance which of the boxes do you select to delete?
Thank you
Peter

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07 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven2 View Post
...I could not sign out of Hotmail...
There is a sign-in or sign-out link in the upper right of the Hotmail web site. But it's not just for Hotmail: "One Windows Live ID gets you into MSN, Hotmail, Messenger and other Microsoft services". The web-page links should work regardless of the state of your browsing history.
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07 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

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Which of the four made the difference and why?
If I had to guess, I would say "Cookies", but cleaning out the top four doesn't hurt anything. You can set it up to "delete browsing history on exit" if you wish. You would just need to close and then reopen your web browser.

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When you perform weekly maintenance which of the boxes do you select to delete?
Actually I run the "Cleaner" tab from Ccleaner once a day to clean up my PC.
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08 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
hotmaail

I guess I will let it go.
I can only repeat what happened and really think one of those was the reason I could not sign out as it was too coincidental. I'll go with cookies too.

I can only add that unless you are using Windows or applications with Ccleaner you are going to have a problem using the regular registry cleaner. Ask someone who is proficient and they will dissuade you from reg cleaners.
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09 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

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I can only add that unless you are using Windows or applications with Ccleaner you are going to have a problem using the regular registry cleaner. Ask someone who is proficient and they will dissuade you from reg cleaners.
I personally don't use the "Registry Cleaner" tab very often, and when I have, it gave me the option to back up the registry first, although I have never had a problem after running it. I have read opinions both ways on the viability of registry cleaners, so the only way to know for sure is to experiment for myself after backing the system up.
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10 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
registry cleaners

They do more harm than good;think of it this way, later you may find some program or function does not work because you have dropped a file. The cleaner is enticing house keeping but not worth damaging your registry.
Tweaking.com has a new registry back up you may be interested in.
Take a look and I hope you heed my words about the cleaners even Ccleaner.
If you drop a file you can try to retrieve it with recuva -a program designed to find lost files.
I hope you are imaging your pc with Win 7 native imaging program or Acronis or a free one even to an external place like a usb drive or even a cloud. It is advice worth heeding.
Good luck
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10 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I agree about system images, and have used them for years. I enjoy testing new software on my PC, including registry cleaners, and if something goes wrong, it is much easier to restore a system image than do a clean install. If used right, I have found that a good registry cleaner helps to keep my PC running better, than leaving lots of useless entires that cause conflicts. Just my personal opinion based on my own testing. That being said, I agree that most average computer users would do well to avoid using registry cleaners.
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11 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
virtual machines

May I suggest you use virtual machines to test new things. That way if you get malware or something goes wrong you can just remove the virtual(as in make believe) machine and there is no harm done to your pc. Google vitual machines and you will find among others Oracle's box, VMware etc.
Peter
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11 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven2 View Post
May I suggest you use virtual machines to test new things. That way if you get malware or something goes wrong you can just remove the virtual(as in make believe) machine and there is no harm done to your pc. Google vitual machines and you will find among others Oracle's box, VMware etc.
Peter
I test the software that I feel might be riskier on my Windows installation that has Returnil installed on it. One of the things I do to help contain risk is having Windows installed on 2 separate HDD's, with my system images stored on another 2 HDD's not connected to my system. I also keep the system bios backed up on two separate flash drives and also on a CD. My Asus motherboard has a feature that makes restoring the bios from flash drive or CD really easy. I don't ever advocate that others treat their computers like I treat mine, but I've always had a fascination with figuring out how things work. I hope you have a great day! Its been fun chatting back and forth.
Jay
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12 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Wow!

That is all I can say. You certainly know your way around - good for you. And i thought i could be of help.
I am pretty secure with Acronis for my system and 2 flashdrives for private data.
Take a look, for fun at Tweaks new reg back up - another toy to play with!
Great day back at you.
Peter
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