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Forum: News 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By michael diemer
Than you, I have a system image from une 2017...

Than you, I have a system image from une 2017 that I recently installed temporarily, to see if it had a working version of a program I can't seem to activate anymore. I suppose I could use that image...
Forum: News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By michael diemer
Just curious, if I wanted to roll back to the...

Just curious, if I wanted to roll back to the last update that behaved itself, what would that be?
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By michael diemer
The best preventive strategy is to start using...

The best preventive strategy is to start using Linux now. I just put Kubuntu on my wife's laptop, along with Windows 7. By the time next year rolls around, she will be comfortable with Linux and...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By michael diemer
Wife's laptop got the "not genuine windows"...

Wife's laptop got the "not genuine windows" message, and it has been crashing frequently since the update. I'm about to put Linux on it to free her of this continuing windows update madness.
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By michael diemer
Success! I did a few more tweaks as suggested by...

Success! I did a few more tweaks as suggested by the Macrium forum, but I think what did it was running checkdisk again, but this time checking the box to repair bad sectors. Why did I not check it...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By michael diemer
I checked into Macrium Support, and they say the...

I checked into Macrium Support, and they say the error is due to faulty throughput, and the fault is Windows'. It advised to adjust settings on Device Manager, Performance instead of Quick Removal. I...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By michael diemer
OK, checkdisk completed. On the C drive, I did...

OK, checkdisk completed. On the C drive, I did not get the message that "no errors were found and the disk is ready to be used." The computer restarted before I could absorb all the info, and is...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By michael diemer
Thank you Alejandro! I am running checkdisk to...

Thank you Alejandro! I am running checkdisk to see what that shows. In the meantime, I have checked the backup, which is well over 100 GB, and it appears to have worked. I can pull it up on two...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By michael diemer
Thank you samuria, will do! And thanks for such a...

Thank you samuria, will do! And thanks for such a quick answer!
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By michael diemer
Backup Did Not Complete, I/O Error

I got my wife a Seagate 6TB Backup Plus Hub. I ran a Windows backup with image overnight, and when I checked it this morning it said it did not complete due to an I/O error. However, there is a 96 GB...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By michael diemer
I don't. But one thing you can do with Chromium...

I don't. But one thing you can do with Chromium is to not use the Chrome Store. That may be opening a door. Just keep it simple, don't download alternate themes etc.
Forum: News 14 Dec 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,881
Posted By michael diemer
As for Aero glass, which I love, I have a...

As for Aero glass, which I love, I have a beautiful glass theme on my Kubuntu desktop. It is even better than Windows 7's version. As is the Start Menu, which is breathtaking. And it comes with Libre...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Nov 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By michael diemer
You might consider Chromium. Not the same thing...

You might consider Chromium. Not the same thing as Chrome, but similar. My understanding is that Chromium is the open-source project that Chrome is based on. Theoretically, it doesn't track you, at...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 20 Nov 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By michael diemer
For desktop-based email for Windows, you can't...

For desktop-based email for Windows, you can't beat Thunderbird.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 13 Nov 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By michael diemer
You really need to change your email program as...

You really need to change your email program as Windows Live is essentially Dead. you will continue to have problems with it. I recommend Thundrbird. It is a desktop email, like Live, as opposed to...
Forum: News 04 Nov 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By michael diemer
It's what I've been saying for years: technology...

It's what I've been saying for years: technology is making people stupider.
Forum: News 24 Oct 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,881
Posted By michael diemer
Yeah, it's an operating system. Most of the...

Yeah, it's an operating system. Most of the distros are too hard to set up, but there are a few user-friendly models. The best was True OS. I say was, because it is currently being forked to a server...
Forum: News 21 Oct 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,881
Posted By michael diemer
If Linux is too bloated, there's always BSD. But...

If Linux is too bloated, there's always BSD. But it's not for the faint of heart.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 30 Sep 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By michael diemer
Try Proton Mail.

Try Proton Mail.
Forum: News 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By michael diemer
Thank you. If my computer works ok, I'll call it...

Thank you. If my computer works ok, I'll call it good and only do the Security Updates. That's what I had been doing in the wake of GWX, then a few months ago I decided to follow someone's advice and...
Forum: News 20 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By michael diemer
I am confused. What is this a preview of? I...

I am confused. What is this a preview of? I thought the September rollup already came out. In fact, I already installed it. And had to do a System Restore because it slowed my computer down so...
Forum: News 16 Sep 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,881
Posted By michael diemer
Right on, Sandra. I plan to continue using W7 on...

Right on, Sandra. I plan to continue using W7 on my music computer, keeping it offline most of the time, while doing my internet surfing on Linux. Which is what I already have been doing for a few...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Sep 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 9,917
Posted By michael diemer
Hi there Swarf. I am looking forward to the next...

Hi there Swarf. I am looking forward to the next Zorin release, slated for the Fall (?). As you may remember, I had to give up on Lite 12 as it just would not work right on this machine. But I have...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 9,917
Posted By michael diemer
I would have stopped using Windows 7 already if I...

I would have stopped using Windows 7 already if I didn't need it for my music creation software. And to keep up to speed with it so I can care for my wife's laptop. We have three computers: a Windows...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,312
Posted By michael diemer
Just to complete my detour of this thread: I have...

Just to complete my detour of this thread: I have succeeded in having a nice dual-boot of W98 and Puppy Linux. Actually, it's a triple-boot, as I have W98 on the original HDD, and two versions of...
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