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  1. Stan Schultz

    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...
  2. Stan Schultz

    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...
  3. Stan Schultz

    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) -...
  4. Stan Schultz

    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...
  5. Stan Schultz

    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...
  6. Stan Schultz

    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...
  7. Stan Schultz

    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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