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Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Jul 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Got it fixed

thanks. pretty cool way of responding!
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Jul 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Why is tab History (disabled) in SR Properties

I am trying to verify my restore points but the History tab is disabled. I cannot find a setting to enable the History. How can I enable it?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Jun 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
OK, can you coach me or refer to a tutorial on...

OK, can you coach me or refer to a tutorial on how to back up from command line
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Jun 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Last known good configuration does not work. It...

Last known good configuration does not work. It only restarts and cycles back to BSOD.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Jun 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
still will not boot

I only thought it was cured. After shutting down for the night, the next morning no boot is possible. Same symptoms, a quick flash of BSOD then the start-up repair starts. It does not show restore...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Jun 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
THANKS! I don't want to admit it, but I had not...

THANKS! I don't want to admit it, but I had not tried "Last Known ..."
So I am now booted up, updating AV data bases and so forth.
I assume I should take updates off 'automatic.'
Other...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Jun 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
I have now run Start Up Repair 3 times in...

I have now run Start Up Repair 3 times in sucession, no change.
Safe mode pops the BSOD for an instant then starts the Start Up Repair module. Safe Mode with Command Prompt does the same.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Jun 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
the system will not boot to safe mode

the system will not boot to safe mode
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Jun 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
first my apologies for letting this post go so...

first my apologies for letting this post go so long without reply. The troublesome machine was not my only computer so I just used others. But the troublesome computer has accumulated software that I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 20 Apr 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By GranPaSmurf
finished automatic update this morning - now BSOD

Lenovo G 570 laptop running Win 7 Home Premium SP1 normally for about a year.will not start after recent update. A BSOD flashes on for fraction of a second, too fast to read error code. Computer will...
Forum: Chillout Room 05 Dec 2014
Replies: 274
Views: 29,223
Posted By GranPaSmurf
i'm 74

WOW! Only 9 other folks here have the accumulated experience of missteps that 74 years brings. You've heard advice that goes something like, 'do it right the first time...' well for most of my life I...
Forum: News 28 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 11,787
Posted By GranPaSmurf
The fault is the fonts

Information that came out yesterday makes sense. Adobe or Bitstream fonts loaded outside the 'fonts' folder of Windows are the culprit. In my case it probably was Adobe Photoshop that loads fonts in...
Forum: News 27 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 11,787
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Thanks for the info. Being just an end user, I...

Thanks for the info. Being just an end user, I can't understand any of it. So I guess it will trickle down, right? Also, it seems MS says they have fixed the issue when they pulled the update. As for...
Forum: News 27 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 11,787
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Sorry for being away from the forum for a few...

Sorry for being away from the forum for a few days. FYI both my machines are laptops. I don't think it has much to do with being junked up with stuff. My 5 year old Lenovo has lots of stuff, graphics...
Forum: News 17 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 11,787
Posted By GranPaSmurf
thanks

Now I have a direction to work...
I will post again when I have worked through this.
Forum: News 17 Aug 2014
Replies: 81
Views: 11,787
Posted By GranPaSmurf
2 Win 7 machines killed by update, 1 OK

Wednesday my grandson brought his laptop to me, Win 7 would not start and went to ' startup repair' program. However no repair worked. When I tried to go to a restore point, the only one there...
Forum: Themes and Styles 20 Apr 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,818
Posted By GranPaSmurf
I solved the problem of screensaver not running....

I solved the problem of screensaver not running. I deleted a 'gadget' that was keeping screen active.
I still want to know where Bing puts images to repopulate the 'themes'...
Forum: Themes and Styles 26 Feb 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,818
Posted By GranPaSmurf
screensavers not doing what I want

BACKGROUND
I have 3 computers here on my desk, linked with Synergy:

TOP- Win 7, Home Premium
CENTER - Linux Kubuntu 13.10 - Synergy server
LEFT - Laptop, Win 7 Home Premium

WHAT I WANT...
Forum: Network & Sharing 12 Aug 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 10,573
Posted By GranPaSmurf
New Linux computer will not show in my network

I just got a Linux box up and running. Kubuntu 12.1. It has internet connection and my router shows the machine. Windows 7 Network does not show it.

Attached are IPCONFIG and info from Linksys...
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Jul 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,427
Posted By GranPaSmurf
How can I get rid of old network drive 'shares'?

I inherited a Win 7 PC that is now working well in my network. However it was mapped to 4 network drives in its earlier enviornment. Now on every startup Win 7 dutifully reports to me "could not...
Forum: General Discussion 13 May 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Reset Windows 2000 password?

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but since it is a question about Win 2k, I thought I should start here. If a forum administrator moves this thread, that's a good thing.
I am trying to help a...
Forum: General Discussion 13 May 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,938
Posted By GranPaSmurf
As mentioned above, I ALWAYS log out of my online...

As mentioned above, I ALWAYS log out of my online banking sites.
I use LastPass and allow it to create long & strong passwords and I set them to force a new one every 30 days.
as for...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Apr 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,534
Posted By GranPaSmurf
BSOD - unable to do new install Win 7 on new SATA

Using Tyan K8W Thunder s2885 in rack mount case. The board is over 10 years old. Dual AMD Opteron 250 processors, 64 bit. RAM 8 Gb. ATI Radion HD 3650, AGP. There is only the video card, driving a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Feb 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 6,603
Posted By GranPaSmurf
add a network drive to 'Libraries?'

recently moved a 1 Tb drive off my main computer and set it up as USB external drive on my Linksys E4200 router.
I would like to add a folder on this drive to my 'pictures' library in Win 7....
Forum: Graphic Cards 28 Nov 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,675
Posted By GranPaSmurf
Good ideas both, Thanks Ivan and Roderunner. I...

Good ideas both, Thanks Ivan and Roderunner. I will post results
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