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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Apr 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By weamish
At the very least, the offending update should be...

At the very least, the offending update should be auto-uninstalled. The OS is qualitatively different from other software. There's something very wrong if Microsoft can effectively brick a few...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Apr 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By weamish
Yes, but there are bugs and there are bugs. In...

Yes, but there are bugs and there are bugs. In this case, MS destroyed peoples' ability to use their computers, while taking no responsibility. Gotta wonder how many folks figured their PC had simply...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Apr 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By weamish
Sorry, but "bugs happen" just shouldn't cut it....

Sorry, but "bugs happen" just shouldn't cut it. 30 years into the era of personal computers, a user shouldn't have to worry that explicitly following Microsoft's instructions could turn his PC into a...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Apr 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By weamish
His computer did not have Kaspersky installed. ...

His computer did not have Kaspersky installed.

There's simply no way that a non-techie would be able to diagnose this. Without help, they'd be forced to do what my friend was about to do - trash...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Apr 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By weamish
Say no to automatic updates?

A friend of mine called because his computer was freezing every few minutes. He was in the middle of an online exam, due the next day. He was tearing his hair out, ready to go purchase a new...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Nov 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,854
Posted By weamish
I installed SkyShellEx, then right-clicked the...

I installed SkyShellEx, then right-clicked the Photos folder and chose Sync To Skydrive. But nothing happens, even when I shut down and restart Skydrive. Must be missing something...

Steve
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Nov 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,854
Posted By weamish
If I move the folder to Skydrive, will the files...

If I move the folder to Skydrive, will the files still be on my computer, or only in the cloud? I copied the Photos folder to Skydrive, but when I add new photos to the original folder, they're not...
Forum: Network & Sharing 31 Oct 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,854
Posted By weamish
If the folders don't autosync, would need to...

If the folders don't autosync, would need to manually upload each new file? Feels like I must be missing something here.

The MS description of Skydrive is a bit confusing in this respect -...
Forum: Network & Sharing 31 Oct 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,854
Posted By weamish
Skydrive - how to sync folders

I have Skydrive for Windows installed. Copied a folder to the Skydrive location, shows up as a Skydrive sub-folder. All the files in the folder were immediately uploaded to Skydrive, but new files...
Forum: Software 26 Mar 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By weamish
Installing program from USB

I'm trying to install Microsoft Streets & Trips from a USB drive (the netbook has no CD drive). There are two installation discs. Installation runs fine from disc 1, but then it asks for disc 2, and...
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