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    • in reply to: Office 2016 shortcuts keep reappearing #2270414
      aaron451
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      So, I guess no on has run into this issue?

      in reply to: Will a RAM upgrade speed my computer? #2174945
      aaron451
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      I you’re going to add RAM, get enough so you can turn off the paging system. That was one item that I saw significant performance increases from.

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      in reply to: How to xfr software+data frm W7 LT to Win10 LT #2087572
      aaron451
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      Your fallback option is to create a virtual copy of your windows 7 machine and run the software via Virtualbox. I’ve used this method for years – still have functioning WinXP, Win98 machines.

      in reply to: Patch Lady – did Xfinity go too far? #1986443
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      The question I don’t see answered with cord-cutters is how do you replace your DVR? I’ve had DirecTV for years mainly because of the DVR service. I’ve tried the streaming services but they all fall WAY short of my current DVR. Even tried the HULU full package. Some programs you can record/watch without commercials, but most NOT.

      in reply to: Custom Ribbon in excel 2013 template #1958856
      aaron451
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      Customize Excel ribbon with your own tabs, groups or commands

      Build from bare template, and save as a different name from the regular template, so you can perform both.

      Thanks, problem is it ONLY customizes MY ribbon. It does not attach to the template file for others to use.

      in reply to: XP no longer on network after Sept Win 10 update #1954868
      aaron451
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      MS recommended SMBv1 be disabled.

      Why and how to disable SMB1 on Windows 10/8/7

      in reply to: VirtualBox Install Issue #1952711
      aaron451
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      Check your available network adapters. VB installs a couple and doesn’t do a good job of removing them.

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      in reply to: Let's debate password managers #1945328
      aaron451
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      A lot of comments about Keypass, but what about Lastpass? No one like that?

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      aaron451
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      Your router should have a display to show you which device is connected where. Doesn’t it have a map of devices connected to the wireless? My Netgear Nighthawk does.

      in reply to: Office 2013 Question #331281
      aaron451
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      Seems Nirsoft’s ProduKey only gives you the Microsoft product keys. I use Belarc Adviser and it gives me licenses for all installed products.

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      in reply to: Gave Up on SSD #1583908
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      I ran the Crucial diags on it when it first failed and it was okay. I quick formatted it like you’re supposed to and then cloned my hard drive to the SSD w/o issue. What I did see however was the recovery partition on the SSD was huge. On my 1 TB drive it’s the standard 450MB. On the SSD 40% of the 512MB drive was recovery partition…like 180GB, yeah GB not MB. The conclusion that the drive may be ill, might be correct. On the bottom of the EaseToDo back up there’s the note that Win10 AU requires sector by sector backup. I didn’t allow the update installation because I never did install AU. I don’t know why the huge recovery partition. Space was not an issue on the SSD even with the humongous recovery partition because I’ve only got 134GB of stuff on my hard drive, so why did the cloning process create that huge of recovery partition…..Anyhow, with all the issues and the painful morning, I’m back up and running with my trusty, dusty WD Black and I’ve mothballed the Crucial SSD.

      Diane

      You did not mention HOW you cloned the drive. It’s important to make sure the clone software is SSD aware an re-aligns partitions to the proper sector size for the SSD. If you have sectors across multiple SSD blocks you are writing many extra blocks and will use up life on the SSD.
      I used Casper to move a RAID0 set to a single SSD and got a 4X speed improvement.

      in reply to: What AV are Windows 10 folks using? #1576258
      aaron451
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      I use McAfee mostly. I have a “whole house” license covers computers/tablets/phones. The real nice one is Peerblock. Blocks IP addresses and has a subscription to many lists you can choose from. Been using it for years – even paid for it and the list subscription.

      in reply to: Replacing hard drive #1537078
      aaron451
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      I found a great cloning program called Casper. I now make a complete clone once a month along with my daily backups. I used it to convert a RAID0 machine to a single SSD without issues.

      aaron451
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      One thing I learned a hard lessen about with an old Verizon Westell changing to bridged mode and letting my TL-Link router take over is to MAKE SURE you “release” your dynamic IP address BEFORE converting to bridged mode. Otherwise you have to wait for the lease timeout of your modem (can be several hours).

      All the hours I spent researching on-line before doing it didn’t include this one simple step and it caused hours of grief.

      aaron451
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      Andrew, I’m creating the cross-references.

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