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Forum: General Discussion 05 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By GRoston
whs - thanks for the reply. I just checked and...

whs - thanks for the reply. I just checked and both screen and standby are set to 20 minutes as expected.
Forum: General Discussion 04 Mar 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By GRoston
Computer unexpectedly going into standby

My computer (Win 7 x64 Pro, fully patched) has recently started exhibiting a highly undesirable behavior: Three times over the past several days, the computer went into standby mode (I presume S3...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Feb 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By GRoston
Sorry about the ugly formatting - for some...

Sorry about the ugly formatting - for some unknown reason, none of the formatting buttons are working for me...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Feb 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By GRoston
User cannot login - lesson learned

All, I am sharing this anecdote because I have not seen a similar incident reported elsewhere and perhaps this will be useful for someone. My Dad called the other day to indicate that he could not...
Forum: System Security 24 Nov 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By GRoston
Question: How to remove security certificate?

All, I recently configured a VPS for my website and email. Once I got things working, I created a MS Outlook account to send/receive email from the server. However, when I did this, I had only a...
Forum: Microsoft Office 01 Aug 2013
Replies: 44
Views: 13,790
Posted By GRoston
I need to install this service pack on multiple...

I need to install this service pack on multiple computers. So, I downloaded the file and installed it on one of the machine in question. The 'problem' is that MS Update is still indicating that the...
Forum: Gadgets 29 May 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 8,662
Posted By GRoston
936 days later - timeless - great answer, worked...

936 days later - timeless - great answer, worked perfectly. Thank you.
Forum: Microsoft Office 02 Feb 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By GRoston
Neutron16, Awesome answer! I had never...

Neutron16,

Awesome answer! I had never before tried the Style Inspector, nor had I known about the hidden tab. Very cool! I assume there is some related trick for simply removing the Asian...
Forum: Microsoft Office 01 Feb 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By GRoston
Strange Word 2010 paragrph formatting behavior

All,

While working on a document the other day (the original of which came from a colleague who uses a bibliographic management system), I stumbled across a very weird issue with paragraph...
Forum: System Security 30 Oct 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 4,562
Posted By GRoston
Help needed: Installing certificate for IPsec VPN

I have a Win 7 x65 Pro computer on my home network (set up as a work group, not a domain) to which I want to be able to connect using an IPsec VPN. Based on my review of the Event log, I believe that...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Oct 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By GRoston
logicearth, Thank you. I 'discovered' this...

logicearth,

Thank you. I 'discovered' this about an hour after posting. Still requires some effort to see the details, but at least the active tasks are easily identified.
Forum: General Discussion 28 Oct 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By GRoston
Utility for viewing scheduled tasks?

One of my computers was resuming from StandBy unexpectedly. After some digging, I found the cause to be a scheduled task. I also noticed two other things:
1. Under Windows 7, there are numerous...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By GRoston
Good suggestion - I followed the instructions...

Good suggestion - I followed the instructions provided. I expect to use Google Voice this Thursday, we'll see if that resolves the issue.
Forum: General Discussion 21 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By GRoston
Golden - On occasion, yes. Next time I use it, I...

Golden - On occasion, yes. Next time I use it, I will see if that is the cause. Thx.
Forum: General Discussion 21 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By GRoston
How to determine what program is creating a file

Every so often, I see the file debug.log appear in /Users/<me>/Documents. The file has a size of zero bytes. I delete it and it eventually reappears. I do not believe that this is virus related, but...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Aug 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By GRoston
No place in the documentation do they say that...

No place in the documentation do they say that manage local groups and users is disabled from within computer management.
Forum: General Discussion 11 Aug 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By GRoston
Win 7 Home Premium - A Rant

It was time to upgrade the old XP machine that had been our server for years. In order to preserve useful licenses, I decided to use Win 7 Home Premium. What a huge mistake - this OS should properly...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Aug 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By GRoston
All, The follow-up I promised: With the...

All,

The follow-up I promised: With the graphics card in, current draw was 0.78 amps. With the graphics card out, current draw was 0.56 amps. I set the BIOS to ignore all errors, and I did hear a...
Forum: System Security 30 Jul 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By GRoston
All, Sorry for the missed replies. I think...

All,

Sorry for the missed replies. I think that hroush9037 may be on to something. The problem seems to re-occur after rebooting, which seems to coincide with the "Mozilla Safe Browsing" being...
Forum: System Security 25 Jul 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By GRoston
Yes, this may not be the most appropriate forum,...

Yes, this may not be the most appropriate forum, but the folks here seem to be better informed than most.

This morning, Avast A/V started popping up Malicious URL alerts for most of the major...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Jul 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By GRoston
HonorGamer: I understand that the graphics...

HonorGamer: I understand that the graphics card/monitor will be needed for the install. I question was related to post-install.

kegobeer: Your reply is not the answer I wanted. Guess I can always...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Jul 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By GRoston
Is a display device needed for Win 7?

I have a computer that I intend to make into a server. I would like to remove the graphics card, if for no other reason than to reduce power consumption. The motherboard does not have built-in...
Forum: Microsoft Office 25 Jun 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By GRoston
There is no way to do this. What I have done is...

There is no way to do this. What I have done is written a macro to replace cells with their values - painful, but it gets the job done.
Forum: General Discussion 25 Jun 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By GRoston
Just a follow-up - those registry keys have...

Just a follow-up - those registry keys have disappeared. Very strange...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Jun 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 8,367
Posted By GRoston
Brink, Given that this is the Guest account,...

Brink,

Given that this is the Guest account, I do not think that deleting the files, etc., is a prudent move. Guest is special and my reading suggests that it will not be recreated properly.
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