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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 22 Nov 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By MightyDrake
Just wanted to thank Brds7t7. Downloading the...

Just wanted to thank Brds7t7. Downloading the updated installer fixed the problem, and Windows is downloading its hundreds of updates as I type this.

I altered the URL to en-us, for my machine,...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Jun 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,755
Posted By MightyDrake
*slaps forehead* I installed Teamviewer at...

*slaps forehead*

I installed Teamviewer at one point. I don't remember if I did so after the Windows reinstall. I keep forgetting about it.

Thanks, I'll try to get myself into the habit of...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Jun 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,755
Posted By MightyDrake
I'll swing by her place and give that a try. ...

I'll swing by her place and give that a try.

But, the hidden behavior I'm seeing is inconsistent, depending on how I navigate to the enclosing folder. Is that something you've seen before?
...
Forum: System Security 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 18,196
Posted By MightyDrake
I have UAC turned on at default level. But,...

I have UAC turned on at default level.

But, in the few years that I've been using Win7 I can not remember UAC ever popping up unexpectedly. That makes me question it's actual, practical...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,755
Posted By MightyDrake
Folder shows in Recent Places, but not when navigating directly to it

This is on my mom's laptop. It has a fresh Win 7 install on it about four or five months old. It has very little 3rd party software installed on it. Avast, Office 2007, Firefox, Irfanview, and her...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Apr 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 19,582
Posted By MightyDrake
I tried the .reg file. Ran sfc /scannow. I...

I tried the .reg file. Ran sfc /scannow. I tried dropping a shortcut in the User Pinned\Startmenu folder. None of those worked. Dragging onto the Start button is ignored. (I am running Actual...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Nov 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
*slaps forehead* What a great idea. I have...

*slaps forehead*

What a great idea. I have a former colleague who used to do that sort of thing. He called it "Shaking the box" to see if he could alter the behavior in a way that provided...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Nov 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
I promised I would come back and report. I...

I promised I would come back and report.

I never did figure out what was wrong. I was just living with it. I set up a .bat file to run most of the stuff for me each time I booted.

Last week,...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Thanks. I'm familiar with that. My preference...

Thanks. I'm familiar with that. My preference isn't for *no* smilies. It's for non-animated smilies. The animated ones are cute. I don't mind seeing them in a message for a little bit. But...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Odd. You used msconfig or some similar utility...

Odd. You used msconfig or some similar utility to disable them? I guess the updates rewrite part of the registry and don't honor those settings.

Drake
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
I guess you're right. I see DU Meter and Steam...

I guess you're right. I see DU Meter and Steam under Services, and neither appears to be running. I don't see any pattern to which is running and which isn't.

Drake
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Installed Saluto. It had recommendations, of...

Installed Saluto. It had recommendations, of course, but nothing noteworthy. There were a few things I could remove if I were in the mood to optimize, like Google Updater and Windows Media something...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
By "failed" I mean exhibited the behavior we've...

By "failed" I mean exhibited the behavior we've been talking about. The Startup programs not loading.

Drake
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
One of the times it worked briefly was when I...

One of the times it worked briefly was when I disabled an old wireless keyboard that I'd had plugged in. It worked for a few boots and I thought that had fixed it. Then it failed again. At that...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Which programs are you disabling that come back? ...

Which programs are you disabling that come back? If that's happening with me, I'm not noticing it. Albeit, I can't think of any standard programs that I've purposely disabled.

Is it your Startup...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
I think you're focusing on worst-case examples. ...

I think you're focusing on worst-case examples. And, I can't tell if you've conflated spyware with programs that just phone home with internal data. Can you give me some examples of programs that...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
I have an ATI Radeon card too. A few driver...

I have an ATI Radeon card too. A few driver versions ago, it randomly deactivated the mouse (or keyboard) at startup before login. It was fixed by the subsequent update. So, it's not improbable that...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
I think I prefer the terms spyware or malware,...

I think I prefer the terms spyware or malware, depending on the behavior. Freeloader implies to me a lazy kid. These aren't put together by lazy kids. They're jerks who don't care how much their...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Managed to get Process Monitor...

Managed to get Process Monitor (http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2007/06/01/troubleshooting-with-process-monitor.aspx) to run after a couple of attempts. It's quite a flood of information....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Off topic of the thread, but I hope Greg doesn't...

Off topic of the thread, but I hope Greg doesn't mind a little feedback on his presentation.

First, it's good to hear that he's generally active and helpful on the board. And, I certainly...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Okay. Whew. Glad we got that cleared up. I...

Okay. Whew. Glad we got that cleared up.

I don't think that I'm guilty of excessive tweaking. Back in the DOS days, when some of the games I was playing struggled to hit 20 FPS, I had a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Depends on what you mean by "impacts performance...

Depends on what you mean by "impacts performance noticeably." The computer will take longer to finish booting. But once it's running, most of my programs sit idle for most of the time. That takes...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Um. Wow. I hardly know how to answer that. It...

Um. Wow. I hardly know how to answer that. It sounds like you're calling me a fool for running anything besides an anti-virus program. Apparently I need to justify my choices.

I listed a few...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Freeloaders? Is that the term here for Possibly...

Freeloaders? Is that the term here for Possibly Unwanted Programs? That doesn't apply in this case. This machine didn't have any shovelware installed originally, and all the programs I'm running...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 21 Aug 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,214
Posted By MightyDrake
Startup programs not starting on boot

Win 7 Pro 64

I've seen some other threads on this, and I've been searching the 'Net for a couple of days. But I haven't found a solution, yet.

Starting a couple of weeks ago, (around Aug 3) I...
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