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Daily Archives: May 1, 2021

  • Tasks for the weekend May 1, 2021 – How to remove IE

    Posted on May 1st, 2021 at 23:48 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    (YouTube video here)

    So now that new Edge is out you may ask yourself … “Self? Is it wise to keep Internet Explorer 11 on my Windows 10?”

    Some people have indicated that they proactively have removed IE from their systems and then realized some applications demand – even now – that Internet Explorer is still kept on the system. The biggie in the small business space is QuickBooks. Yes indeed, it still demands that Internet Explorer is installed.

    IF you want to proactively remove it here are the steps:

    20H2 instructions:
    Open Settings.
    Click on Apps.
    Click on Apps & features.
    Then on optional features.
    Click on Internet Explorer 11 option.
    Click to Uninstall.
    Click the Restart now button.

    Consider this an “optional” task for the weekend for those that have a backup and are in a beta testing mood. If you find a key application needs it just go back through the steps above and this time click to add features and choose Internet Explorer 11. Reboot again and it’s back on your machine. Remember to not have the “metered connection” trick enabled otherwise the reinstallation will fail.

  • What would you suggest?

    Posted on May 1st, 2021 at 19:31 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Patrick writes…..

    At the present, I am running a desktop 11 year old Dell Studio 540 with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 at 2.50 gHz (purchased in 2009). The HDD is beginning to run less than quietly. It is running Windows 10 20H2 (OS Build 19042.964). I just took almost 2 days (not full time, but agonizing anyway) to get iCloud for Windows working again with my Outlook 2016 after a Windows Update.

    When we recently got AT&T Fiber installed, I tried to connect with the Cat 5 cable installed in the house – to no effect, so I added a Mesh system. It works, but the signal is pretty low where the computer is installed.

    Which would be the better choice for me – (1) replace the HDD (I’ve been using a Seagate Portable 2 Gig SCSI disk to image the internal drive which is partitioned into C:,H, and J), or just buy a new computer and start over?

    So what would you do?  I’ll add my recommendation in the comments.