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Forum: General Discussion 10 May 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By GRoston
Is Win 7 getting slower?

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you wish, but recently, all of my Win 7 machines seem to be behaving strangely. Simple tasks seem to hang the computer for a period of time and there is excessive...
Forum: Microsoft Office 09 Jan 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By GRoston
I have been using the free version of Panda for...

I have been using the free version of Panda for more than a year and it works just fine.
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jul 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
The reason that the updates keep reappearing is...

The reason that the updates keep reappearing is that MS, in full evilness mode, republishes them with a new publication date. As such, previous attempts to block the update are bypassed.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jul 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
Just an update: Several of the unwanted updates...

Just an update: Several of the unwanted updates have reappeared despite being hidden. Clearly, MS has a way to ignore the 'hide this update' directive. Be careful!

For those who care, here is my...
Forum: Microsoft Office 01 Jul 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By GRoston
Ranger4 - Thanks for the prompt response. It is...

Ranger4 - Thanks for the prompt response. It is apparent that my question was not clearly asked.

For the presentation in question, the presence of the animation icons suggests that there should be...
Forum: Microsoft Office 01 Jul 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By GRoston
Animation icon showing in PowerPoint 2010

All,

I am editing a PowerPoint presentation that was originally created by someone else. In the slide view (left side pane), there is a small 'animation on this slide' icon visible next to each...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jun 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
Sorry - no idea

Sorry - no idea
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jun 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
dancing leaves, Not sure what to recommend....

dancing leaves,

Not sure what to recommend. I just searched my C;\Windows folder and the only file or directory with gwx in the name was a log folder that was easily deleted. Have you rebooted...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 May 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By GRoston
Been there, done that...

Been there, done that...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 May 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By GRoston
Microsoft is playing dirty pool

All,

Just a warning regarding the GWX ConfigManager. IMO, this is malware that serves no useful purpose. I removed it from my machines after mistakenly installing it without first having...
Forum: General Discussion 05 May 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
An update: Hiding this update DOES NOT WORK. On...

An update: Hiding this update DOES NOT WORK. On every computer it has reappeared in the important list despite having been hidden.
Forum: General Discussion 28 Apr 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
Trax - I what directory was the log file located?

Trax - I what directory was the log file located?
Forum: General Discussion 27 Apr 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
Removing the update works - just confirmed this.

Removing the update works - just confirmed this.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Apr 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 89,748
Posted By GRoston
Stopping GWX ConfigManager

All,

While working on some stuff this evening, nothing computer intensive, I noticed that my hard drive started thrashing. A quick check of the Task Manager showed that gwxconfigmanager.exe was...
Forum: Microsoft Office 13 Apr 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,921
Posted By GRoston
Windows Sniper, Thank you. You are...

Windows Sniper,

Thank you.

You are probably correct about moving it, but I could not come up with a better fit. My reason for posting here is that this forum's regulars are amongst the most...
Forum: Microsoft Office 13 Apr 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,921
Posted By GRoston
I left out one, potentially important bit of...

I left out one, potentially important bit of info: Outbound emails from my server are routed through MandraillApp. Some further testing seems to suggest that MandraillApp is the culprit. Has anyone...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Apr 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By GRoston
Application keeps recreating Start Menu entry

I recently switched to Panda Free Antivirus as the previous product I had used started causing problems. thus far, Panda has been great - until the most recent update. With the most recent update,...
Forum: Microsoft Office 06 Apr 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,921
Posted By GRoston
Outlook 2010 calendar invite being recieved as plain text

When Outlook calendar invitations are sent to certain recipients, they receive a plain text email as opposed to an actual iCal file. I have been doing my research on this, but have yet to find an...
Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Mar 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By GRoston
I got fed up with this so I cheated - I added an...

I got fed up with this so I cheated - I added an entry to the hosts file. Problem 'solved'.
Forum: Network & Sharing 19 Mar 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By GRoston
Rich, Strange suggestion! I looked into this...

Rich,

Strange suggestion! I looked into this and it does not seem to be the cause of the problem. Also, the name of the server has never changed.

I did some more digging, this time using...
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Mar 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By GRoston
Cannot access LAN computer using computer name

All,

I have a LAN in my house. The LAN comprises about six computers, one of which serves as a local server. For experimental purposes, I run a web server on the local server. For years,...
Forum: Microsoft Office 06 Feb 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By GRoston
I took a quick stab at editing the XML files, but...

I took a quick stab at editing the XML files, but that got me no place. Would have to study this in more detail to figure it out. There must be some way to accomplish this as the default is clearly...
Forum: Microsoft Office 05 Feb 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By GRoston
Major problem - no. Annoyance - most definitely.

Major problem - no. Annoyance - most definitely.
Forum: Microsoft Office 05 Feb 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By GRoston
Ranger4, You are correct - one can select...

Ranger4,

You are correct - one can select the entire worksheet and update the font. The problem arises if you do a 'Clear Formats' or 'Clear All'. In this case, the original default font is used...
Forum: Microsoft Office 04 Feb 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By GRoston
Ranger4, Thanks for the reply. I take it,...

Ranger4,

Thanks for the reply. I take it, based on your comment, that once a workbook is created, it is not possible to change the default font? While technically this would not be a bug, it is a...
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