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Recent content by alkaufmann

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    Solved Popups Enabled

    This thread is not about ad blocking. It is about having your Internet browser hijacked to make it useless and having bad programs installed on your machine without permission. The help I got is appreciated and it is why I use this forum. If it is possible, I will return the favour.
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    Solved Popups Enabled

    Thanks for your help! My IE is back to normal and it is useable again. No new unknown programs have been installed on my system. I do wonder how this stuff got on my system, I am normally very careful about Internet surfing and installing programs. I have my suspicions, I installed a driver...
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    Solved Popups Enabled

    Restore seemed to work for a short time then it was back to crazy IE popups. I tried to uninstall strange programs that I did not recognize and they uninstalled but a short time after a reboot they were back. :-( I was using Windows defender and I guess I need to retire it. I installed and...
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    Solved Popups Enabled

    This morning I turned on my machine and everything seemed fine until I started the Internet Explorer. I got Pop-Ups all over the screen, I was told Pop-ups had been enabled and that to disable them to call some number. I had to use the task manager to shut down the Internet Explorer. I...
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    Solved Can't delete file in print que

    Thanks for that link to clear the print spooler queue. A couple of friends of mine both running Windows 8.1 managed to lock up their HP printers. Both had one document that I could not delete. I even tried removing and re-installing the device but the HP printer would not install fully. As...
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    Changing name of User to match MS Office

    I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro and I installed it using my Microsoft Hotmail account. My profile in the Microsoft Hotmail account was "Alfred H.W. Kaufmann". The Windows install program created a user folder called "AlfredH.W". Normally I could care less about that but when I use...
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    Internal drive repeatedly repaired by Windows

    I have a similar problem with Windows 8.1 on an SSD with Windows 10 on an HDD. Windows 10 starts up with no problem but then when I re-boot to start Windows 8.1, it does a scan on the HHD that has Windows 10 on it.
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    Solved Outlook 2013 uses Word to open PDF attachment

    Thanks for that suggestion, I was wondering where Windows 8.1 kept those file type associations. For some reason the default for PDF was set to WORD.
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    Solved Outlook 2013 uses Word to open PDF attachment

    I have a computer running windows 8.1 and Office 2013. Every time we double click to open a PDF attachment in Outlook e-mail, Outlook tried to convert it to Word format to open it and it makes a mess of it! I can save the file and then the system uses Adobe to open it, but that seems a bit...
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    Tasteless In Your Face Ads

    I've had MSN.com as my home page for as long as I can remember. Today I have finally had enough of their tasteless social ads. Maybe it would not be too bad if there were one ad offering to meet men or meet women on my home page but when it is at the top, side and bottom, it is too much. Good...
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    EXE program suddenly on desktop !!

    I just did a search and I wanted to download a document. When I clicked to download it wanted to install something to help me, I clicked no thanks and that did not help, another requestor came up. I had to start the task manager and end the program. Even then it left an install icon on my...
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    Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8

    I just updated from 347.09 beta to 347.09 whql. I would have thought that the installer would detect that everything is the same and quit installing. Obviously there must be differences between the beta version and the whql version - the file sizes are not the same. Am I wrong in thinking...
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    Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8

    That sounds almost exactly like the type of problem I was having with my display. 344.75 seems to have fixed the problems I had but I will give this beta driver a test... ... Work OK for me. Thanks for the info.
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    Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8

    344.75 works for me! Guess they fixed something. Ak
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    Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8

    Did they start using speed after 344.11? I will try 344.75 and hope they got it right. Ak