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Forum: General Discussion 03 Sep 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By FDM
Thanks for the assistance thrashzone. I am at a...

Thanks for the assistance thrashzone. I am at a dead end regarding how to see which updates have been installed. Since I disabled windows update and configured it to never download or install updates...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Sep 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By FDM
followed your suggestion and when resource...

followed your suggestion and when resource monitor opens the window is empty? I have disabled windows update becasue it was not working since then a noticeable imprisonment in CPU usage.
Forum: General Discussion 31 Aug 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By FDM
Need help with slow laptop

I have an older laptop that I use on limited occasions - it is running Win7 64 bit Premium with a Celelon 900 CPU, 250GB HDD (68GB used) and 3 GB ram.

I know that the Celeron 900 is no noted for...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jul 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,347
Posted By FDM
Help with Windows Fix It Center

Trying to resolve windows update issue and attempting to run Windows Fix It Center - following installation it begin gathering information about the computer but a popup windows appears telling me...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Jul 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By FDM
Request help with failed system restore

I am running Win 7 Home 64 bit and have encountered windows update failures. All suggested fixes have failed to resolve the problem so I tired to run system restore back to a date that I believed...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Apr 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By FDM
Thanks Callender, tried locking and alternately...

Thanks Callender, tried locking and alternately unlocking the taskbar but opened windows still cover the pinned desktop icon at the left side of the taskbar. The only time I see the desktop icon is...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Apr 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By FDM
Thanks for the comment and link, Callender. ...

Thanks for the comment and link, Callender.

Yes I am able to right click and move the pinned icon to the left but only if/when it is visible - most of the time it is unavailable and/or covered by...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Apr 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By FDM
Thanks to responders - yes I am aware of the far...

Thanks to responders - yes I am aware of the far right taskbar button which opens the desktop. What I was referring to is the little app that allows one to pin a desktop icon to the taskbar. Here is...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By FDM
Taskbar help requested

I have a few programs and apps pinned to my taskbar. One of these is the desktop and of late it either disappears or is obscured by an opened task. If I close out the opened tasks the desktop icon...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Mar 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By FDM
CHKDSK question

I have tried running chkdsk /f /r from command prompt and access is denied because of insufficient privilege - "you have to invoke this utility runnning in elevated mode."

Can someone explain...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Feb 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By FDM
Thanks indianacarnie - I will give it a try

Thanks indianacarnie - I will give it a try
Forum: General Discussion 11 Feb 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By FDM
Unable to Move or Copy Some Files to a Folder

I have numerous family genealogy files/folders on a thumb drive that I want to copy to an existing folder on a HDD, but when I attempt the process it starts and stops at an annoying number of files...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Feb 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By FDM
Need assistance with .asf file deletion

Thanks for the suggestion mitchell 65 - very helpful.
I did finally succeed in deleting the .asf file with Unlocker, but will try Take Ownership in any future delete issues.

Frank
Forum: General Discussion 10 Feb 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By FDM
Need assistance with .asf file deletion

Somehow I unknowingly downloaded a media file that has an .asf file extension.
I am at my wits end - the file will not open nor can I delete it. A window opens when I try to delete it and it hangs...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Jan 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By FDM
Thanks Baddog for the additional input on the...

Thanks Baddog for the additional input on the error message. Luckily nothing on the drive is of major consequence.

Frank
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By FDM
Help with non working external drive

thanks whs - you confirmed my fears
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By FDM
Help with non working external drive

I have an problematic Iomega 298GB USB connection/powered external drive - model LPHD-UP P/N 31769900
The referenced external drive has a Win 7 backup made with the Win 7 backup application. When I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Nov 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By FDM
Thanks wben353, was able to get windows update...

Thanks wben353, was able to get windows update working again.
Forum: General Discussion 15 Nov 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By FDM
Many thanks to all the posters - very useful info

Many thanks to all the posters - very useful info
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Nov 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By FDM
Unable to install latest windows updates

Don't see my post of one hour ago? Will try again: I do not have the update icon in the system tray despite the fact that it is activated in the tray notification configure setting and when I check...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Nov 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By FDM
Strollin and Ztruker, Thanks for the...

Strollin and Ztruker,

Thanks for the response and assistance. I will have her try your two suggestions. Am I correct in thinking that if the optical drive is selected as first boot it will only...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Nov 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By FDM
Need assistance entering the bios in Win 7 Pro

My daughter has Win 7 Professional running on a 2013 vintage Dell desktop and would like to make sure that the bios is configured to start from the optical drive when a CD or DVD is in the optical...
Forum: Software 18 Sep 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By FDM
Question on latest Java install

Tried to post this thread the other day but apparently it did not go through - will try again:

After trying unsuccessfully to install the latest Java to my Win 7Pro pc running Firefox browser, I...
Forum: Software 17 Sep 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By FDM
Questions on installation of Java's latest version

I have Win 7 Pro with Firefox for internet browsing but have IE 11 as well. I currently do not find any version of Java on the pc, but something I was running activated a popup telling me to update...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Sep 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By FDM
Thank you MoxieMomma, will try your suggestions. ...

Thank you MoxieMomma, will try your suggestions.

FDM
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