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    Trying to fix files SFC cannot repair

    Thanks for your reply. I found and pasted this into the command line -- it worked: net stop wuauserv cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution ren Download Download.old net start wuauserv net stop bits net start bits net stop cryptsvc cd %systemroot%\system32 ren catroot2 catroot2old net start cryptsvc
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    Trying to fix files SFC cannot repair

    I ran SFC /scannow and got this error message: The text is truncated because the Command Window was not wide enough. I looked at the CBS log file but couldn't figure out how to find the problems. Here is a link to the CBS log it produced: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6246962/CBS.log...
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    How do I boot from a thumb drive?

    Thanks for your reply. If I understood that procedure it must be done in a working Windows envoronment and will only allow you to boot to the USB drive once using Restart. That is, you cannot power off the computer and still boot to the USB drive. I need to change it so every time the...
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    How do I boot from a thumb drive?

    I have an H4 series Lenovo desktop. I cannot figure out any way to get it to boot from a flashdrive. I appears to be set up to go to a CD first but I can't find a way to add USB thumb drive before the OS in the boot sequence. Anybody know how?
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    Does Win10 support the old Windows FTP?

    Since I can't get on the 10 forum I'm asking this here. I've written a couple of utilities for my wife's club (upload passwords, upload newsletter) that uses the Windows FTP facility. They quit working for the two users who have upgraded to 10. Has it changed or have they quit supporting it?
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    Solved Does it really require a different registration?

    Does it really require a new registration for the tenforums? If so, it will, will, will not accept my registration attempt saying I didn't do the captcha correctly when all you do is click a box and a big green checkmark appears ????
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    Safe Download Site?

    I'm well aware of the uncheck issue. The incident with CNet I refer to it did not provide a decline box, it just silently installed an intractable piece of junk.
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    Safe Download Site?

    I think download.com is CNet. It did awful things to my computer and a friend's.
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    Safe Download Site?

    Since CNet stung me with tenacious Adware installed with no notice or opportunity to refuse I now fear all software collection download websites. But, some programs (e.g. Unlocker) redirect you to these. Is there a safe/adware/malwarefree download website anymore?
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    Conversion to 8.1 Blocks Access to Printer from Wife's Com

    Thanks for your suggestions. I don"t have homegroups> I've never been able to get homegroups working on 6 different machines.
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    Conversion to 8.1 Blocks Access to Printer from Wife's Com

    I assume the WindowsEight forums are WindowsEightPointOne also. I was very reluctant to convert from 8 to 8.1 but a couple of friends kept needling me about pointless concern. They assured me the conversion would be smooth as silk with no problems. Well, no. Since the conversion my wife's...
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    How Do I Change the Com Port Win8 is Using for My Modem?

    How do I change the Com port for my modem in Windows 8? When I google around the instructions say to reinstall the modem, but I just installed it and it has the wrong port. It seems to default to Com 1 and my modem is on Com 4. So, how do I change the modem com port from Com 1 to Com 4? If...
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    Solved Can't Delete Files Because They're in Use -- NOT

    I now use Unlocker and I have to use it a lot.
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    Solved Can't Delete Files Because They're in Use -- NOT

    exscentric What does F5 do. I'm not familiar with that.
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