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Forum: News 14 Jul 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,854
Posted By Stevekir
How true. How very true. The difference between a...

How true. How very true. The difference between a techie and an ordinary person is that when the techie explains something, he/she draws on a part of his mind called "everything he knows", which...
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Jul 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By Stevekir
Backup and Restore Confusion

On page 517, the Visual Quickstart Guide "Microsoft Windows 7" shows the usual Backup and Restore window at Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore. It firmly states that "Backup and...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Apr 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Stevekir
I agree. You have been, and still are, a huge...

I agree. You have been, and still are, a huge help.
Forum: General Discussion 17 Mar 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9,707
Posted By Stevekir
I am astonished. I always thought that if W7 is...

I am astonished. I always thought that if W7 is not updated every time MS sends out one, I would be at risk from some malware exploiting a weakness that has been discovered, which updates remove. Is...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Mar 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9,707
Posted By Stevekir
My daughter has a laptop, bought about 4 years...

My daughter has a laptop, bought about 4 years ago. I learned recently that she has never updated Windows, nor has she installed any anti-malware. No problems. Me, I have Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.
Forum: General Discussion 02 Mar 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,085
Posted By Stevekir
Default Windows 7 Start Menu Power Button Action

Whatever I try (both ways as advise here) to make the default at the Start Button (Sleep/Restart/Shutdown etc.) it doesn't stick, stay on Shutdown. Annoying. It's like the old days of Mircrosoft Word...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 24 Feb 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By Stevekir
How to copy a video DVD that I have made

Totally legally, I have downloaded a TV program broadcast by the BBC. This is for watching with friends in the future on a DVD player. One of them has asked me to make a copy for him. I checked that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Feb 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Stevekir
I spent hours going through the Canon and...

I spent hours going through the Canon and Microsoft on-line advice on how to re-install the driver: 5 different methods. Eventually I rang Canon and, after a second call I was given instructions on...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Feb 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By Stevekir
I have read all this (and some of the referred...

I have read all this (and some of the referred long discussion), and have returned my machine to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.", as it used to be. In practice, I will...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Feb 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By Stevekir
How to delay Windows auto update

As we all know, Windows interrupts a shutdown, usually at the end of a day, to start downloading an update. I want to be able to delay this to give me time to create a Restore Point, in case the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Feb 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Stevekir
Can't get my printer to work. It is in working order.

After a clean re-install of Windows Home Premium by my computer shop who built my comp. 11 months ago), everything else works OK except printing. The printer worked perfectly a week ago (6 months old...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Feb 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,897
Posted By Stevekir
Thanks postto ad Brink. I have been pestered by...

Thanks postto ad Brink. I have been pestered by this for a year. It's gone now!
Forum: Software 12 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stevekir
Thanks. I will be using Restore Points from now.

Thanks. I will be using Restore Points from now.
Forum: Software 12 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stevekir
Thanks for the help folks. Following my post...

Thanks for the help folks. Following my post about all the glitches that I was having, my computer shop called in my computer and re-installed Windows 7 (a clean install) and reinstalled my four...
Forum: Software 11 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stevekir
You can't just delete that one. It should...

You can't just delete that one.

It should appear in Control Panel.

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My suggestion is to download the installer again and run it, You should get the following option......[/QUOTE]...
Forum: Software 11 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stevekir
I assume so. I leave the innards of the box to my...

I assume so. I leave the innards of the box to my computer shop. I will mention this but he will probably say "of course"! I have told him he must solve the problem (he built it!).
Forum: Software 09 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stevekir
Yes! Since the comp. was built for me last March...

Yes! Since the comp. was built for me last March (its a simple W7 machine, no frills), yesterday it has come back from the shop, for the third time, to get the ever-changing variety of glitches...
Forum: Software 08 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stevekir
Uninstall programs not needed

Following some recurring glitches I want to remove programs that are not needed (although I realise that a program not being used is unlikely to effect computer performance). **

Program Files:
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Forum: System Security 25 Jan 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,618
Posted By Stevekir
I will go for Ksspersky. However, as always, they...

I will go for Ksspersky. However, as always, they have a confusing way of titling their products:

Purchase Security Software for Home | Kaspersky Lab UK...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Jan 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,592
Posted By Stevekir
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Jan 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,592
Posted By Stevekir
SUCCESS! I searched for *.ffs_tmp during four...

SUCCESS! I searched for *.ffs_tmp during four tests of 50 each, testing my main programs, then all the rest. It took over 20 minutes and everything works.

Many thanks to you and the others for...
Forum: System Security 25 Jan 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,618
Posted By Stevekir
I will go for Ksspersky. However, as always, they...

I will go for Ksspersky. However, as always, they have a confusing way of titling their products:

Purchase Security Software for Home | Kaspersky Lab UK...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Jan 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,592
Posted By Stevekir
PROGRESS ! Please see images 001, 002, 003...

PROGRESS !

Please see images 001, 002, 003 (003 shows part only). 003 has corralled all my FFS files. 004 shows a similar run but for the C drive and the two files there are clearly associated...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Jan 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,592
Posted By Stevekir
Ccleaner refused to accept...

Ccleaner refused to accept [dot]FFS[underscore]TMP, stating it was "unsafe", so I had to include the [asterisk].
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Jan 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,592
Posted By Stevekir
OK. Here goes again. I did the above, (without...

OK. Here goes again. I did the above, (without excluding C drive and got a load of files in C: ! Images 01 to 03.



I excluded C drive (I typed "C:", no quotes, and it chose "C:\*.*" no quotes....
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