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    • in reply to: Can not enter Wifi Password #1960559

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      It appears the Microsoft-approved method of disabling a touch screen (if you have one) is via Device Manager:

      Enable and disable your touchscreen in Windows 10

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    • in reply to: Can not enter Wifi Password #1960525

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      Interesting. Congrats on tracking down such an obscure fix.

      (Sorry my suggestions were way off; just my best guesses.)

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    • in reply to: Can not enter Wifi Password #1960166

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      Presumably your keyboard layout is not English (US)?

      Can you type into the wi-fi password field and character blobs appear, but the password is not accepted?

      Have you tried clicking and holding on the eye icon at the end of the password field to view the characters which have actually been entered? (If only one or two characters are being entered incorrectly it may be possible to learn which they are and make suitable adjustments to your key presses.)

      You could try the on-screen keyboard (Win+Ctrl+O) in case that is more successful.

      Although it’s probably a nasty bug which has been around for at least three years, were you aware that if you type anything into any program after signing into Windows but before entering the wi-fi password, then it may work OK?

      In the future, type in an app before typing the wi-fi password. This will prevent the issue from coming up.

      Wi-Fi password not accepted in Windows 10 using non-QWERTY keyboard layout

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      MS says there’s Start/Search bug in this month’s Win10 1903 cumulative update

      Did you omit “NOT a” from the headline?

      MS says there is NOT a Start/Search bug in this month’s Win10 1903 cumulative update, which I confirm.

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    • in reply to: Re-making an Outlook user account #1958174

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      But, if I remove the user, will that delete all the messages from the IMAP/Exchange server?

      No.

      Remove or delete an email account from Outlook

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    • in reply to: Folders locked #1958060

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      There’s a range of suggestions to solve “unable to display current owner” here:

      Fix: Unable to display current owner

      Perhaps Method 2, Allowing full access to authenticated users?

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    • in reply to: Folders locked #1958051

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      Data or System folders?

      Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10?

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    • in reply to: Windows 10 Default Printer Management #1957951

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      I believe it’s a common problem since the crazy “default printer = last one used” setting was introduced four years ago. It’s only ever useful for road warriors, so why make it the default?

      Managing your default printer: We are introducing a new mode that makes your default printer the last printer you used. This change helps ensure the best printer is preselected in inbox print dialogs. You can manage this behavior in Settings > Devices > Printer & Scanners to change this to the previous way Windows handled default printers. The ability to set a default printer by network location has been removed.

      Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 (OCTOBER 12, 2015)

      Several people at BleepingComputer.com used a VBS script called by a scheduled task to check and if necessary reset the default printer every minute, and it seems to have worked well for a bunch of them; the script is in post #22: Default printer keeps changing
      (Ugly but practical?)

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    • in reply to: The sad saga of Surface problems continues #1958399

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      No one said anything about laptops: Surface Hub US$21,999 (84-inch model)

      Fake Rolex watches in Hong Kong do Rolex no good at all, and the watch companies spend a lot of money trying to get rid of them:

      According to the Swiss watch industry, the replica watch market costs them billions of dollars each year, and efforts are made to confiscate fake watches and destroy them in spectacular ‘demonstrative’ ways. One of my favorite examples was from 2010 when about 7,000 replica Rolex watches were smooshed with a steamroller in front of press cameras as the culprit was sent to jail for six months. [Photos in article.]

      Working closely with customs officials in major markets, the luxury industry does play a large part in the successful seizure of fake goods. Though, very many still make it through to market. It is just too difficult to catch them all.

      Walk down specific streets in major cities such as New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to find known “fake districts” where everything from replica sunglasses to timepieces are peddled to consumers looking to find them. … Fake watches are found in places where you expect to find a fake watch.

      The Truth About Replica Watches

      But I haven’t heard of any counterfeit Surfaces (yet).

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    • in reply to: The sad saga of Surface problems continues #1958364

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      $1.11 billions worth. I don’t see how the actual number of units sold is meaningful when their price varies from $400 to $22,000.

      My point is that despite you saying, “MS is not very good at making things.” they seem to be very good at selling the things they make year after year:

      In less than six years, the Surface business has grown to roughly 20 percent of the size of Apple’s entire Mac business.

      So what accounts for this steady success in a market where other OEMs are struggling? In a word, good products.

      Surface by the numbers: How Microsoft reinvented the PC

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    • in reply to: The sad saga of Surface problems continues #1958288

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      That’s nice for MS. Now, a 14% growth over how many, in absolute terms, that were previously sold, would that be?

      Lots and lots.

      And what is that in terms of Surface’s current share in the market for similar gadgets?

      Define similar.

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    • in reply to: The sad saga of Surface problems continues #1958040

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      They’ve done quite nicely with the Surface segment recently:

      Surface revenue has grown by 14%, totaling $1.3 billion. Microsoft says the growth is driven by strong growth in its commercial segment, and it’s pretty impressive considering we haven’t seen the launch of a major new Surface device in recent times.

      Microsoft Q4 2019 Earnings Show Growth in Surface As Azure Growth Slows Down

      So it’s not all pie in the cloud.

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      Looking at some of the posts in this thread, it would appear that Windows Defender has been completely broken. I anticipate that hackers will figure out how Microsoft themselves broke Windows Defender. I consider this to be a security breach which was created by Microsoft, since the files needed to recreate this scenario are within Windows Updates. Say what you will in response, yet I will not reply.

      It was never completely broken (custom scans and active protection always worked), and other scan methods were fixed within about 16 hours. I don’t see how this could help hackers to break Windows Defender:

      Microsoft confirmed the bug and said the company was working on a fix. The company said that only manual or scheduled scans were impacted, and that Windows Defender’s real-time scanning protection was not impacted, and should detect malware once it reaches a system.

      Windows Defender “Quick” and “Full” scans stop after a few files and a few seconds.

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      Why “partly”? Quick scans are now fast.

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      I’m annoyed that this incident happened again – and I’m pissed that they failed again to document that antimalware engine update in a proper way.

      If we knew it was coming six weeks in advance, and KB4052623 was published as it happened, what was the problem?

      It seems now, that blogs and forums are becoming the first source for information about issues with Microsoft products.

      Isn’t that the way it’s always been? What did you expect?

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