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Forum: General Discussion 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By Gorham
Well, as others before me I think, all of a...

Well, as others before me I think, all of a sudden the problem went away. Maybe the threat of action? I have no idea!


If it rears its head again, iko22, I'll give it a try. Thanks for helping....
Forum: General Discussion 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By Gorham
Hi Nic, Sorry I missed your first post....

Hi Nic,


Sorry I missed your first post. Most of what came up on Google was the shortcut icons on the desktop, not in the menus. There was this one: How to Fix Black Desktop Icons in Windows 7:...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Sep 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,613
Posted By Gorham
Selective black icons in explorer and themes

Windows 7 Pro; Dell OptiPlex 5050

I have black shortcut icons but not all of them; the fixes I've found here haven't worked.

I'm trying to narrow it down. When I hover from start menu, all...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 08 Aug 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By Gorham
Hi again, I can't find that section of...

Hi again,

I can't find that section of eventViewer. But I really do think I need to stop spending so much time on this. I'll either leave the machine on or heed the little box for now.

I wish...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 08 Aug 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By Gorham
You may have a point. But I have rebooted and it...

You may have a point. But I have rebooted and it didn't solve it. Oddly enough, when I went to my log-in screen yesterday, the "!" was there. This morning it wasn't. Would it be possible for a...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 07 Aug 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By Gorham
Okay, I may have inadvertently hit on my problem....

Okay, I may have inadvertently hit on my problem. I'm always in admin mode so notifications aren't the problem and, as I said, I have updates set to automatic but lookie, lookie what I found when I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Aug 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By Gorham
Okay. I just took the shot but all is reasonably...

Okay. I just took the shot but all is reasonably quiet just now. Do you want me to take it again when I'm having the problem?

I did resize it a bit but wanted to leave the data large enough to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 Aug 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By Gorham
Well it happened just this morning and it would...

Well it happened just this morning and it would seem to be soon enough to reopen the thread. Hope I'm right about that.

Anyway, same situation. Warning. I ignored so I could go get the screen...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Aug 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By Gorham
You're saying there might be updates that don't...

You're saying there might be updates that don't show the normal windows "don't shut off" screens either before or after reboot? I hadn't realized that. But it does seem odd that this happens every...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Aug 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By Gorham
Change users logon corner button says updates but there are none

This is a "cry wolf" situation that isn't causing me any problem except when it did.

Running Windows 7 64-bit.

I run a, to me, complicated set up where, in addition to my "C" drive, I have...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Aug 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By Gorham
Well try though I would I couldn't get it to that...

Well try though I would I couldn't get it to that point. I really overloaded Firefox with more tabs than I usually open and it slowed down in rather a nasty way but didn't crash or give me warnings....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Aug 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By Gorham
I did run the Temp File Cleaner but only netted...

I did run the Temp File Cleaner but only netted 47 MB out of it. I do keep the machine clean. One way I manage Firefox is to run PurgeFox frequently; it's set to clear out the cache as well as clean...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Aug 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By Gorham
Windows 7 64-bit - keep getting out of memory message

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with 3GB memory and everything up to date.

I suspect Firefox in this but I keep getting a running-out-of-memory message and Windows asks to shut down offending...
Forum: Software 30 Jun 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 5,146
Posted By Gorham
Oh my goodness. I solved the whole thing. Without...

Oh my goodness. I solved the whole thing. Without going into detail, I had to do another uninstall of word and repair install of Windows. Then when I couldn't get Office 2007 to install at all, I...
Forum: Software 30 Jun 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 5,146
Posted By Gorham
Sigh. If I get back to that point again, I'll...

Sigh. If I get back to that point again, I'll give those a try. Incidentally, it did seem that it was the same files seeking permission over and over.

Now I have a new problem and it's so stupid...
Forum: Software 29 Jun 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 5,146
Posted By Gorham
After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the...
Forum: Microsoft Office 24 Jun 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gorham
Okay. Finally an update. I tried registry repairs...

Okay. Finally an update. I tried registry repairs (which is what got me into the problem to start with, I think) but to no avail.

Finally, I backed up that entire partition, made emergency disks...
Forum: Microsoft Office 19 Jun 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gorham
Well I have tried installing 2007 (after...

Well I have tried installing 2007 (after completely uninstalling any lingering bits). I've tried a lot. Here's what didn't work:
-Restore. My options don't go back far enough thanks to some...
Forum: Microsoft Office 16 Jun 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gorham
Can't install Office 2000; seven errors then fatal error message

Phooey! I had trouble with my Office 2007 and finally gave up on it, switching to LibreOffice. As might have been predicted, I'm quite frustrated with that on (although, give it credit, it *does*...
Forum: Microsoft Office 10 Jun 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By Gorham
Thanks for being interested. I did do a...

Thanks for being interested.

I did do a complete uninstall and reinstalled it. Ended up much worse; it wouldn't open files it created and the install thing happened again anyway.

So I got uh......
Forum: Microsoft Office 08 Jun 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By Gorham
I guess I will have to uninstall/reinstall. What...

I guess I will have to uninstall/reinstall. What a bother. First I thought I'd try repairing Word. But I couldn't find any trace of MS Office at all in my Control Panel/Programs and Features. Which...
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Jun 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By Gorham
I'd already tried both of those. No joy. ...

I'd already tried both of those. No joy.

Thanks for trying.

-G.
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Jun 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By Gorham
Last to first. I did save as a DOC and the...

Last to first. I did save as a DOC and the problem still exists. :cry:

But I have no idea what the difference between DOC and DOCX is. I guess I thought it was just Microsoft being Microsoft. If...
Forum: Microsoft Office 02 Jun 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By Gorham
Word 2007 goes to install every time I open a docx file

Hi all.

First off, I'll say I can open word fine from a shortcut or using the EXE file. But when I click on a DOCX file, I get a window that word is preparing to install, then it gathers...
Forum: Tutorials 05 May 2015
Replies: 45
Views: 719,542
Posted By Gorham
Way after the fact but I just came upon this...

Way after the fact but I just came upon this after googling "msc commands". I'm making a PDF and saving it. Oh so helpful when I need to get under the hood. And just as pertinent now, six years...
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