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Recent content by harry manback

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    Which age category do you fall in?

    Thank the Gods!!! Kids are destroying the internet. You can't find a comments section ANYWHERE anymore that some 13-year-old gamer hasn't polluted. IMO they cn go fk themselves!! ( the lazy-ass "typing" was added there intentionally. I hate that crap! )
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    Forced 8.1 upgrade

    I would not have ever guessed! I'm only 50 and already just about to the point of "technology overload". It's great having all this information literally right at your fingertips but sometimes I just miss having to walk across the room and change channels on the TV. And if there's nothing...
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    Forced 8.1 upgrade

    Thanks for mentioning that. It never would have occurred to me that I can't just format & lay on a fresh Windows7 installation. I've always preferred to have separate, full disks of whichever operating system I'm using. Somehow it just doesn't seem like a good idea to have everything you need on...
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    Forced 8.1 upgrade

    Thanks guys. That would have been my guess as this machine came from a Toshiba sales rep pre-loaded with Windows 8. It's full of their bloatwear with constant reminders to update programs that I don't use and an occasional nag to "get more features with a new version of Windows". It doesn't...
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    Forced 8.1 upgrade

    Thanks for your replies. That's a good piece of advice & I will definitely get it done. I've run it and sfc didn't report any problems. Thanks for getting the links for me, cbwilsha. The thing is, I didn't know I was upgrading & only had maybe 30 minutes notice before it happened. Silly me...
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    What made you pick your screen name?

    I was listening to tool's AEnima album when I signed up. There is a track called "Message To Harry Manback". It's very profane & a bit gruesome. Poor Harry. Anyway, I just thought it was funny if a bit less than unique.:D
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    Forced 8.1 upgrade

    Howdy folks, hope everyone is doing well. A couple of weeks ago I suddenly got a countdown timer to Win 8.1 upgrade. I didn't choose to upgrade and there was no way to abort that I could find. I was due a free upgrade on this laptop but hadn't taken advantage of it as I was just fine with...
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    Solved Problems after CCleaner update

    Thanks for your reply Nuccii. I read through the discussion from the link in post #128 in the CCleaner sticky at the top of this page and it cleared up some of the mystery about CC's "System monitoring". In the meantime, version 4.19 has been released. I downloaded & installed it and made sure...
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    Solved Problems after CCleaner update

    Hello everyone! About three weeks ago I updated CCleaner to v 4.18 with the new system monitoring feature and after it was installed, all kinds of strangeness - to the point where I uninstalled it, did a system restore, and basically went into "paranoid mode". The main problem was a...
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    Welcome to Eight Forums [2]

    Hello to all! I've lurked here for a couple of years and benefitted greatly from the knowledge you've all provided.