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Forum: Customization 16 Mar 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By pokeefe0001
Some desktop icons disappear at random intervals

I know there have been many reports of (and solutions for) disappearing desktop icons, but I haven't seen a description that matches mine.

Twice in the last week some of my desktop shortcut icons...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By pokeefe0001
The "Published:" date of the new one is...

The "Published:" date of the new one is 2/10/2015. That's no help once it's installed, of course. And it might not be just newbies that would have trouble telling which version they have installed. ...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By pokeefe0001
I decided to try it on an old "backup" PC and...

I decided to try it on an old "backup" PC and nothing bad happened so I've now installed it on my work-a-day PC. All seems well.

Considering the notoriety of the first version, I would have...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By pokeefe0001
Question about KB3004394

I have seen lots of web pages about fix KB3004394 released last December. It sounds like a very bad, buggy fix. Well, I now see a KB3004394, published 2/10/2015 waiting to be installed on my PC. I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By pokeefe0001
No yellow triangle so your explanation applies. ...

No yellow triangle so your explanation applies.

One of the disabled devices is the onboard sound. I kept it enabled in BIOS so I could rapidly switch from my sound card to the onboard sound if...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By pokeefe0001
Device manager: odd behavior

On one of my 2 PCs Device Manager opens with the "Sound, video, and game controllers" list expanded. This is a very minor annoyance, but I'd like to change it if I can. Three sound devices are...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By pokeefe0001
This is an intermittent problem so it will take a...

This is an intermittent problem so it will take a while to see if your suggestion worked. I've made the change and the adapter retained (or re-established) the 1Gb setting after waking, but that is...
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By pokeefe0001
After Windows wakes, my GbE network adapter drops to 100Mb

I have an integrated Gigabit Ethernet adapter - a Realtek 8168, I think. Sometime (but not always) when Windows wakens from sleep the adapter runs at 100Mb instead of 1Gb. Disabling and re-enabling...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By pokeefe0001
Unfortunately, there are hundreds of entries by...

Unfortunately, there are hundreds of entries by Sibelius because that's where it stores most user config options. I'd never be able to identify a broken or mis-set entry. However, if I decide to...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By pokeefe0001
Sibelius 7.1.3. Music notation software.

Sibelius 7.1.3. Music notation software.
Forum: General Discussion 11 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By pokeefe0001
Thanks for your suggestion. I've now turned off...

Thanks for your suggestion. I've now turned off Automatic Window Resizing and Docking. That didn't fix my problem, but it eliminated behavior that has been irritating me for eons. :)

I have...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By pokeefe0001
Program support for docking windows?

Does Windows 7 have a built in function - and API or something - to aid the creation of "docked" windows?

A program I use has recently stopped displaying windows (or "panels" in its terminology)...
Forum: Graphic Cards 01 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By pokeefe0001
Ok. I think I have the answer to my question,...

Ok. I think I have the answer to my question, but I'd like it confirmed. I should be able to boot in safe mode and revert to the previous driver. It's unclear to me whether that works with a...
Forum: Graphic Cards 31 May 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By pokeefe0001
How to undo bad graphics driver update

I see there is a new driver for my Intel 4600 graphics adapter. I assume everything will go well, but I'm paranoid. How do I back out this maintenance (or do anything else, for that matter) if I no...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Nov 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 10,011
Posted By pokeefe0001
I tried rebooting, but the folder is still there...

I tried rebooting, but the folder is still there and still undeletable.

Based on other suggestions I found on the web, I tried deleting it running in Safe mode but with no luck. I tried deleting...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Nov 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 10,011
Posted By pokeefe0001
Need help deleting a corrupted folder

While testing a folder/file security program I've ended up with a folder that cannot be deleted. The folder had been hidden, perhaps encrypted, and (somehow) password protected. It now looks normal...
Forum: Microsoft Office 07 Nov 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 33,595
Posted By pokeefe0001
Thank you. I see that disabling automatic...

Thank you. I see that disabling automatic updates in one Office product disabled it in all.


I appreciate your recommendation, but I think I'll ignore it. I'll occasionally manually check for...
Forum: Microsoft Office 06 Nov 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 33,595
Posted By pokeefe0001
How do I disable automatic updates in Office 2013?

I just downloaded and installed Office Home & Student 2013 several hours ago. A few minutes ago "Click-to-Run" ate up all my (very limited) bandwidth for 10-15 minutes. Because of my limited...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Nov 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By pokeefe0001
The desktop blinks as everything is refreshed,...

The desktop blinks as everything is refreshed, but the big red X stays. (And the drive remains accessible in spite of the X.)
Forum: Network & Sharing 03 Nov 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By pokeefe0001
I should probably add that in the list of drives...

I should probably add that in the list of drives shown under Computer, the drive (under Network Location) is not marked as inaccessible - only the the desktop icon is.
Forum: Graphic Cards 01 Nov 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 10,292
Posted By pokeefe0001
That's the link that got me to the Auto Detect...

That's the link that got me to the Auto Detect and Install utility. That utility did mention the name of the file it was unable to download. I found that file on another AMD web site and downloaded...
Forum: Graphic Cards 01 Nov 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 10,292
Posted By pokeefe0001
I tried. Their web site's wizard doesn't include...

I tried. Their web site's wizard doesn't include an option for the 4300/4500 series (that I could find) other than the very general categories "Auto Detect and Install" and "Not Sure". I downloaded...
Forum: Graphic Cards 31 Oct 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 10,292
Posted By pokeefe0001
Where to get driver for Radeon 4300/4500 cards

I'm confused. I have a driver for my Radeon 4350 card dated 4/19/2011. I've seen an number of download sites with significantly more recent drivers, but the AMD download site isn't one of them. ...
Forum: Network & Sharing 31 Oct 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By pokeefe0001
Network-accessable-storage incorrectly marked unavailable

I recently installed a small network-accessible-storage drive - a WD MyBookLive. When Windows starts up it seems to take a long time to connect to the drive, and I get an alert saying the drive is...
Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Oct 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By pokeefe0001
Never mind. Bad ethernet switch. I got a new...

Never mind. Bad ethernet switch. I got a new one and all is fixed.
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