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    What really is under the cover of my laptop?

    I have acquired a laptop that was among the first to come from the factory with Windows 8. And I know for a fact that it has had at least two previous owners. So, there are no instruction manuals with it, and those available online do not list the specifications for this machine. And indeed...
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    Updates mangled Windows

    This is not really a solution to my problem, but rather a jury rigged work-around. More on this at the end. SETTING THE STAGE The underlying task was to install as many of the outstanding updates as possible without contaminating my laptop with the disastrous Microsoft Edge commercial, and with...
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    Updates mangled Windows

    I'm sure this issue as been discussed a million times already, but at age 77 I don't have the time to waste to search through nearly a hundred pages of posting titles and maybe get nothing for it. And I'm sure this is the wrong forum to post this, but it IS about updates. I reinstalled Windows...
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    Solved Changing your account name in File Explorer

    Yay! Thank you Brink. Your suggestions worked like a charm! I no longer have visions of the grim reaper standing behind me, looking over my shoulder, nervously checking his watch, impatiently waiting for me to reinstall the whole blamed operating system and it's aps!
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    Solved Changing your account name in File Explorer

    Long story short - In an effort to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Kubuntu 20.04 on a relatively unsophisticated ACER Aspire E17, I managed somehow to get the name on my account folder different from the name that I use for all my file permissions and a lot more (I'm gradually accumulating a list) -...
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    Defining default Windows Explorer's column configuration.

    Frustration! It seems that about 90% of my interactions with Windows Explorer (a.k.a., File Explorer) involves only seven, key, column types. And I need them arranged in only one particular order. But the programming engineers have seen fit to define about 70 different formats/combinations, a...
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    Solved Oneway communication between laptops.

    One and All - Taking someone else's lead I checked the properties of the Acer's (laptop B) network adapter. "File for printer sharing for Microsoft networks" wasn't installed. (It was installed in laptop A.) I installed it on laptop B and rebooted. Now I can see all the partitions on laptop A's...
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    Solved Oneway communication between laptops.

    Samuria - First, let me say that I really appreciate you taking the time to respond to my query, and come up with meaningful responses! New Developments: 1) In further poking around I found that in Laptop 'A's Services listing (Right-click the Taskbar > Task Manager > Services (tab) > Open...
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    Solved Oneway communication between laptops.

    I come before you with yet another issue with my problem child. Basically, I have two laptops, an ASUS-G750JM (hereinafter called laptop 'A' in an effort to avoid confusion because their brand names are so similar), and an ACER Aspire-721-492 (hereinafter called laptop 'B'). Laptop 'A' works...
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    Solved Best 3 AV packages to cure virus/Trojan infection

    It occurred to me that I never got back to this forum about the outcome of my anti-Trojan campaign. Well, I tried Kaspersky because it was relatively inexpensive at Walmart, but it was almost as much of a nuisance as the Trojan because every second time I touched the keyboard it interrupted...
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    Solved NIC won't work.

    I have an ACER E5-721 laptop with a Realtek NIC that wasn't working. (In a hurry? Skip to the bottom line ... at the bottom, of course!) I had been considering installing Linux on it for some time, and last December finally did so. (This is about the fifth time in the last 30 years that I've...
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    Solved Best 3 AV packages to cure virus/Trojan infection

    Yes, I did a stupid thing and now I’m paying for it. I downloaded installation packages for Burn4Free and Magic DVD Cloner. One or both were infected with what appears to be a Trojan. The problem is that Windows Defender found it, and quarantined it, and I removed it, but it was either a botched...
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