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Forum: General Discussion 07 Oct 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By awindowsdummy
Taskbar shortcut disappears due to confusion with button of open app?

I made a quick launch button (shortcut) on the taskbar that used cmd.exe to run a program like this:
%windir%\system32\cmd.exe /K myProgram
(I need to do this to retain the cmd.exe window to see...
Forum: Graphic Cards 07 Sep 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 858
Posted By awindowsdummy
Laptop reset to internal display (from external HDMI) at admin event?

Laptop reset to internal display only (from external HDMI) at admin event?

This problem has been bugging me for a long time and I hope I can get a solution here. I have a Fujitsu "convertible"...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Jun 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By awindowsdummy
The laptop's manufacturer?

The laptop's manufacturer?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jun 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By awindowsdummy
Kingston/Ricoh SD card 8 GB always warns to scan but no problem found

I have a Kingston/Ricoh SD card (8 GB). When I eject it via "safely remove hardware" tray icon and then insert it to another laptop, it always warns to scan for errors but after scanning there is...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Jan 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,041
Posted By awindowsdummy
Shortcut/QuickLaunch turned into fileopen dialog after cleaning fakeMS

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. My son's standard user account got some of those fake security scan windows popping up. I closed those windows (is that bad?), restarted the machine, logged into my...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 27 Dec 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 742
Posted By awindowsdummy
BSOD after Firefox update, now can not boot even after system restore

Today Firefox popped up an update (3.6.25 IIRC) and I installed it. A few minutes later I got a BSOD. After reboot the screen shows the windows icon but not the log in screen. I forced shut down and...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Dec 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By awindowsdummy
Dual boot (7&Linux), hibernation, unmount/mount HDD storage partition?

I set up a netbook dual boot to Win 7 Starter or Lubuntu. It would be convenient to hibernate one OS when switching to the other. I made a partition on the hard drive for data storage and transfer...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Dec 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By awindowsdummy
The netbook had MSE since day one and the home PC...

The netbook had MSE since day one and the home PC is running Avira free version. Neither of them complained about the things that MBAM would find though. Sometimes I wonder if MBAM is too aggressive...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Dec 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By awindowsdummy
Thanks! I suppose Microsoft Security Essentials...

Thanks! I suppose Microsoft Security Essentials is good?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Dec 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By awindowsdummy
MBAM did find some known issues with some...

MBAM did find some known issues with some messaging and streaming software. I removed all of them and rescanned clean. They seem unrelated to the original issue of delayed appearance of SP1 though.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Dec 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By awindowsdummy
Win 7 SP1 not auto-installed & old updates popup after manual install?

Just found out Win 7 SP1 was not auto-installed in a netbook and a home PC today, even though both machines were set up to auto-update. The SP1 was sitting in the Windows update notification. Is this...
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