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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Mar 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By jharris1993
After I thought about this. . . . ...

After I thought about this. . . .

Translation:
Walked away from the computer, cursed everyone at Microsoft to the blackest pits of hell, split some firewood, and took a nap. ;)

. . . . I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Mar 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By jharris1993
Win7 Update downloads stuck at 0% for extended periods of time

After reading all the suggestions on the "Windows Update Posting Instructions" - and having done them - I still have this issue.

Issue:
When selecting one or more updates to download, the...
Forum: Software 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By jharris1993
Alejandro, Thanks for an excellent link! +1...

Alejandro,

Thanks for an excellent link! +1 for you.

The "help" (/? switch) for the copy command gives this:COPY [/D] [/V] [/N] [/Y | /-Y] [/Z] [/L] [/A | /B ] source [/A | /B]
[+ source...
Forum: Software 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By jharris1993
Berton, You saw everything I saw, and that...

Berton,

You saw everything I saw, and that article doesn't say anything new that you or I don't already know.

These instructions go all the way back to DOS 4 and 5, maybe even earlier. ...
Forum: Software 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By jharris1993
"Copy" command in command prompt generates 0x1a artifact?

Hello Everybody!

I don't know if this is a real issue, or just one of those "What the . . . .!!" situations. You judge.

Situation:
I was working on a batch file that combines two .txt...
Forum: Software 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
Carwiz, Though I think this is all wide of...

Carwiz,

Though I think this is all wide of the point, CNET, Downloads.com, MajorGeeks, et.al., are not the only fish in that particular pond. There are many, many "legitimate" web sites that do...
Forum: Software 27 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
A quick fix - once and for all

OK, everybody!

For the last seven pages or so, we've all been talking about how to "solve" the problem with these [$%#&^@!!!] gadgets that M$ has so, so very thoughtfully decided to depreciate on...
Forum: Software 27 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
Gabee, I am not sure what you are trying to...

Gabee,

I am not sure what you are trying to tell me here. Let me see if I understand.

You tried to:


Install a new weather gadget to replace the original weather gadget supplied with...
Forum: Software 25 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
As the late Dr. Edward Teller once said: "Of...

As the late Dr. Edward Teller once said: "Of course, not true." (Trinity and Beyond)

Source #1: The Internet Wayback Machine
Internet Archive Wayback Machine...
Forum: Software 25 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
It is from MICROSOFT.....as in above <from MS>. ...

It is from MICROSOFT.....as in above <from MS>.
It was on the ORIGINAL gadget gallery....no longer available. Will never (to my knowledge) be able to view original source. It is CLEAN (no virus,...
Forum: Software 24 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
Can someone cite the original source for this...

Can someone cite the original source for this file? Maybe I'm paranoid, but I'd like to see the original download site rather than someone's upload. Not that I don't appreciate it, but. . . .
...
Forum: Software 24 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
Not true. At least not in my case. My...

Not true. At least not in my case.

My Win7-64bit laptop is running IE-9, My wife's system (Also Win7-64bit), is running IE-10, and we both experience the same problem. And we both have the same...
Forum: Software 24 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
@gregrocker: "Like you read my mind!" ...

@gregrocker:
"Like you read my mind!"

(Potentially off topic)
One of the things that totally burns my biscuits about Windows - and software in general - is that "legally" they have no desire to...
Forum: Software 23 Feb 2015
Replies: 102
Views: 143,583
Posted By jharris1993
Hello Everybody! First: I absolutely agree...

Hello Everybody!

First: I absolutely agree with gregrocker. Since I work with, and test, AV software I see infected systems every day, and no - I do not know of one single instance of a computer...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Nov 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By jharris1993
Ranger, What you describe is exactly the...

Ranger,

What you describe is exactly the issue I am experiencing. . . .

Yes, I know that I can access that feature by clicking on the little triangle next to the system tray. I also know that...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Nov 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By jharris1993
"Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" keeps vanishing from systray

I have noticed this on several systems - one in particular is a Toshiba Sattelite A505-S6980 - where I "Customize" the icons that appear in the system tray.

One icon that I like to appear is the...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Nov 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By jharris1993
Win7 shows vista boot screen only on system reboot

Issue:
I have clients with certain machines - one in particular is the Dell Inspiron Duo - a "flippy" tablet that has a rotating screen.

When starting Win7 (32 bit), either Home Premium or Pro, a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By jharris1993
Windude99 Thanks for your reply, it is...

Windude99

Thanks for your reply, it is appreciated.

I already understand about the lock-ups. I strongly suspect that it is related to attaching and removing devices like external hard-drives...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 02 Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By jharris1993
Can I run chkdsk on system startup page after a forced power-off?

Greetings, and a huge thank-you to everyone of the form for all your help!

Here's the deal,

I have a Toshiba laptop (A505-S6980) with a 1 t hard drive running Win7 Personal. (Which IMHO, is not...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Mar 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,270
Posted By jharris1993
How to categorize or manage multiple font language types

Greetings to everyone!

First of all, let me thank everybody here for all the help you've given me as well as others. Often I have had a knotty problem and have done a web-search and found the...
Forum: Tutorials 29 Nov 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 349,252
Posted By jharris1993
Thanks for saving my @$$

@Brink,

This is TOTALLY WIZARD!

I'm in the process of setting up two machines for a client of mine - both machines identical HP OEM Win7 Home Premium boxes, so I set one up soup-to-nuts and...
Forum: Microsoft Office 09 Nov 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 36,294
Posted By jharris1993
I tried that in my copy of Outlook 2010 and did...

I tried that in my copy of Outlook 2010 and did not see what you suggested was there.

Note my copy of Outlook uses local account and local .pst file info - instead of server based mail.

When I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Sep 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 32,634
Posted By jharris1993
@hcurry, I just wanted to reiterate a...

@hcurry,

I just wanted to reiterate a statement I made in my first posting:
You may wish to run the tool more than once, as absolutely insane as this may sound at first glance.

This tool...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Sep 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 32,634
Posted By jharris1993
An HOUR? Wow! I have never seen a "first run"...

An HOUR? Wow! I have never seen a "first run" take less than that - often several - even on an apparently good system. Though I can understand your reticence, normally things don't take that long and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 11 Sep 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 32,634
Posted By jharris1993
Like I said above - before re-reading your post...

Like I said above - before re-reading your post and noticing you tried this - the system update rediness tool can take extreme lengths of time depending on how badly barf'd up the update store is. I...
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