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Forum: General Discussion 12 Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 5,635
Posted By swiftie
It would be interesting to find out why the grace...

It would be interesting to find out why the grace period (which was set to 1200 seconds) has no effect - I'm prompted for my password after 30 minutes; the "wait+grace" should have equated to 50...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 5,635
Posted By swiftie
I really appreciate your help - it keeps me going...

I really appreciate your help - it keeps me going when I loose interest in things; this is happening a lot as I get older... things just don't seem as important any more.

Anyway, in the interim I...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 5,635
Posted By swiftie
My problem is that with my memory (the one in my...

My problem is that with my memory (the one in my head), I can't remember how long it's been since I left my PC.

With the screensaver and power set to trigger after 10 minutes of inactivity, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 5,635
Posted By swiftie
Thanks for reminding me of this. I've recently...

Thanks for reminding me of this. I've recently done a test of the grace period, and found that it didn't work at all. Unfortunately, I can't remember if this was on my previous XP system or my newer...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Feb 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By swiftie
I'm clearly losing my grip. I'd found that...

I'm clearly losing my grip. I'd found that command, and was using it to verify that the Maximum Password Age was changing.
I'm all set now. Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion 05 Feb 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By swiftie
Determine Maximum Password age?

Is there a command I can issue which will display the current system Maximum Password Age?

I'm trying to write a script to display how long I have before my password expires.

I can use...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 5,635
Posted By swiftie
Turn off display after 10 mins; lock desktop after 30 mins?

Is it possible to turn the displays off after 10 minutes of inactivity, but for the display to lock only after 30 minutes of inactivity? The numbers are examples, but probably close to what I'd set....
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Feb 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By swiftie
Reading saved WiFi Connection Details

I've offered to help a complete stranger with a problem in their laptop's WiFi. To test the system, I'll end up attempting to connect their laptop to my WiFi.

I'm not concerned about this; I have...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Jan 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By swiftie
Sort order of Directory Symbolic Link

I've just moved a directory from C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Probate to \\PROLIANT\Probate (a share on my WHS2011 server).

I created a Symbolic Directory link from \\PROLIANT\Probate in...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Jan 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,825
Posted By swiftie
Thank you for your suggestions. I'd already taken...

Thank you for your suggestions. I'd already taken ownership of the files on the drive.

What I'm still looking for is some way of finding files/directories whose access permissions contain the...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jan 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,825
Posted By swiftie
Finding (and removing) "Account Unknown"

16 months ago, I retired and replaced my companies old WinXP PC with a PC of my own running Win 7 Ultimate.
I transferred my external USB disk enclosure, which is formatted NTFS, to my new PC.
In...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
See: Swifty's words of wizdom...

See: Swifty's words of wizdom (http://www.swiftys.org.uk/wiz?780)
You'll be as old as I am, one day.
Forum: General Discussion 26 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
I only restart when forced to, which these days...

I only restart when forced to, which these days is mostly when Windows Update requires one. I can go weeks between restarts.

I found the VBS script which generates a restore point, and added it...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
I'll answer your question with another question: ...

I'll answer your question with another question:

Would you be upset if you lost everything that you'd done yesterday?

I take daily backups of nearly everything on my system, cascaded across...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
Because the last software I installed didn't...

Because the last software I installed didn't create a restore point, and nearly destroyed my system.
Because my most recent Restore point was three days old.
Because, when I screw up my system, I...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
I'm nearly done. I did the restore, and it...

I'm nearly done.
I did the restore, and it fixed the initial problem. However, the restore point was three days old.

I'd like to schedule a task to take daily restore points. I'm fine with...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
Can I do a daily System Backup?

On my old XP system, I had a scheduled task to create a daily restore point.

I couldn't find a mechanism (read "command prompt syntax") to do this under Windows 7.

Is it still possible, and...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
I was quoting the restore point data; my most...

I was quoting the restore point data; my most recent restore point was from 22 Nov with a description of "Windows Update" and type "Critical Update"
I now have two newer restore points, both today...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
I take daily Macrium backups, but I've never done...

I take daily Macrium backups, but I've never done a restore, and I'm so addled, I doubt I could cope at the moment.

My last restore point is from 22 Nov, and I know precisely when my problem...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By swiftie
Will a system restore recover system %PATH%

A software install I just did has wiped out my system %PATH% variable... will a System Restore recover this for me?

My most recent System Restore point is the Windows Critical Fix from 22 November...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 20 Nov 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By swiftie
Thanks. It seems far more accurate now.

Thanks. It seems far more accurate now.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Nov 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By swiftie
Windows Media Player displays "Parental rating" How? They're both dead

When I select a playlist, it appears in the main body of WMP 12.0 - and the column "Parental Rating" is NOT displayed.
When I start playing it, the main section is blanked and shows "You are...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Oct 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By swiftie
I've bought a replacement mouse, but Logitech...

I've bought a replacement mouse, but Logitech will send me a replacement mouse free of charge once they know the cause is hardware.

And the item I was looking at was a solitaire diamond ring for...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Oct 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By swiftie
Finding something that responds to double mouse button 2 clicks

Normally, the left mouse button is mouse button #1 and the right button is button #2. When configured for left-handed use, the relationships are reversed.

My left button sometimes generates two...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Aug 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By swiftie
Visual Basic WshShell.Popup TOPMOST flag behaviour

I'm not sure if this is a Win7 topic or a VBS topic, so I'll start here as I don't know any VBS forum (yet).

The VBS statement WshShell.Popup has "FLAGS" as argument 4. The TOPMOST flag has a...
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