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Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2016
Replies: 200
Views: 20,880
Posted By sgage
You have had no problems (you say), therefore...

You have had no problems (you say), therefore there are no problems. This anecdotal nonsense is the bane of tech forums. People have very real problems with Win10. Glad that you don't, but just...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2016
Replies: 200
Views: 20,880
Posted By sgage
You have had no problems (you say), therefore...

You have had no problems (you say), therefore there are no problems. This anecdotal nonsense is the bane of tech forums. People have very real problems with Win10. Glad that you don't, but just...
Forum: General Discussion 24 May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By sgage
Back in the day, Windows had a thing called...

Back in the day, Windows had a thing called 'Active Desktop' that would make your desktop display an HTML page. Not sure when they discontinued it - probably would have worked for what you want to...
Forum: General Discussion 24 May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By sgage
Hi Jeff, I empathize with your family member...

Hi Jeff,

I empathize with your family member - my vision is going downhill year by year. The only thing I can think of are the stock Windows 7 Time and Calendar Gadgets - don't know if they are...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By sgage
The latest Preview Build of Windows 10 has a full...

The latest Preview Build of Windows 10 has a full implementaiion of the bash shell and some command line programs - the first thing I tried was vi, and it worked!
Forum: General Discussion 21 Mar 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 5,406
Posted By sgage
If they were to pull the plug on Win7 support...

If they were to pull the plug on Win7 support tomorrow, they would lose whatever crumbs of trust and goodwill people might still have towards MS. There are many businesses that have only fairly...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 20 Mar 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By sgage
I'll bet the shots are a nuisance, to say no...

I'll bet the shots are a nuisance, to say no more. We carry on as best we can...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 20 Mar 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By sgage
Just FYI: ...

Just FYI:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/macular-degeneration-cure.html?hpw&rref=science&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0
...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Mar 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 5,406
Posted By sgage
If this 2008-era rig is still running in 2020, I...

If this 2008-era rig is still running in 2020, I will be delighted! It runs Windows 7 to perfection. To be honest though, it runs Windows 10 perfectly well, too, though I don't much care for it on...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Mar 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By sgage
Did you try a different browser? Maybe the...

Did you try a different browser?

Maybe the YouTube server was simply having problems - 'try again later' :)
Forum: General Discussion 09 Feb 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By sgage
When I do computer help for my friends, they...

When I do computer help for my friends, they insist on paying me. Unless what I did was utterly trivial, I let them. My family, OTOH, doesn't need much computer help - many of my nieces and nephews...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Feb 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By sgage
Well, I started messing around with what we used...

Well, I started messing around with what we used to call 'microcomputers' back in the late 1970's. I learned from years and years of experience. I learned from each and every client. You learn...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Jan 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By sgage
It almost sounds like a hardware thing. Did it...

It almost sounds like a hardware thing. Did it just pop up all of a sudden? Does this glitch appear in safe mode?
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jan 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By sgage
Have you tried a Linux LiveCD? I've had really...

Have you tried a Linux LiveCD? I've had really stubborn files that were easily dispatched from Linux...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jan 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By sgage
Well, they are quite different beasts. Might as...

Well, they are quite different beasts. Might as well have a single forum for PC's, Macs and Linux. :p
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jan 2016
Replies: 61
Views: 2,569
Posted By sgage
I think that's a bit much. Look, the updates that...

I think that's a bit much. Look, the updates that do all the Win10 update stuff are well known and publicized all over the place. There are batch files you can use to remove them. Then you hide them....
Forum: General Discussion 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,569
Posted By sgage
Thanks bigmck That's exactly what I'm doing. I...

Thanks bigmck
That's exactly what I'm doing. I keep all my personal data on a separate drive so restore takes about 5 minutes tops.

Unfortunately if it's downloaded it's going to cost me some...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Dec 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,569
Posted By sgage
Linux works very well on my current machine - I...

Linux works very well on my current machine - I dual boot with Win7. When this machine dies, we'll have to see what happens. Win7 is available OEM until next October 31...

I gave Win10 a huge try...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Dec 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,569
Posted By sgage
As obnoxious as this Win10 business is (and I...

As obnoxious as this Win10 business is (and I find it extremely obnoxious and disappointing), nobody is taking anything away from you. Just don't say yes to the install, if somehow the bits got...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Oct 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By sgage
I have the Windows 7 UI totally tweaked to my...

I have the Windows 7 UI totally tweaked to my preferences, and to me, it's the best UI there is. I've tried just about everything over the years (many years, like since 1978). Apple's vaunted design...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,603
Posted By sgage
MS has always reserved the right to install...

MS has always reserved the right to install updates without user intervention.
Tough[/QUOTE]

This is getting ridiculous. I have always reserved my right to not use Windows, and if MS keeps up...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,603
Posted By sgage
Yes, there is a certain amount of mystery around...

Yes, there is a certain amount of mystery around the way this stuff gets pushed out. It seems to come out in waves. I was in the Insider Program (still am I supposed), and each time there was a new...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,603
Posted By sgage
Sgage: What's the name and location of that...

Sgage:

What's the name and location of that 3.4 GB folder? GWX in C:\Windows\System32? Or?

Do you have any insight into how or when those Win 10 installation files were downloaded?

I've...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Sep 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,603
Posted By sgage
Well, of course the huge story right now is that...

Well, of course the huge story right now is that MS is downloading Windows 10 to Windows 7 systems that did not in fact opt in. My first thought was 'the hysterical anti-MS fanbois are at it again'....
Forum: General Discussion 08 Sep 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By sgage
I very much fear that you will have to reinstall...

I very much fear that you will have to reinstall the programs. When you install a program, it creates registry entries and entries in AppData and ProgramData and such, and you can't simply copy them...
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