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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – Choosing a home backup solution #1911749

      Chris B
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      I use Acronis to back up 3 PCs in my home. Each PC backs up to a Synology Diskstation NAS, and then I back up the whole NAS to a separate external disk, held in a fireproof safe, on a monthly basis. My main PC backs up the full disk monthly and the data daily, both on version chains, and my wife’s is similar but weekly on data. I have a separate backup of email because I have an IMAP setup.

      This routine has worked well for me. I have had two big disasters – once when my previous NAS had both disks fail simultaneously (yes -really), and once when my previous main PC failed to boot. In both cases I was able to recover with no  loss of data.

      The weakness in my system is ransomware – if I got caught I would have to rely on the monthly external disk and my IMAP. I try to be careful!

      I started with Acronis on versions 2010 and 2011, which worked fine. I tried to go onto 2015, but hit bugs and heard of worse, so I rolled back to the earlier versions. I moved onto 2019 earlier this year (Feb). I have not seen any of the problems in this edition that others have reported and nor have I been forced to give Cloud credentials (as far as I can remember).

      Fingers crossed!

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

    • in reply to: Patch Lady – Windows 10 patching podcast #1905925

      Chris B
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      Thank you Susan. Even though I have been following Patch Watch for several years, I found it useful to pull it all together. It was particularly useful for me at the moment, since I am in the process of moving from Win 7 to Win 10 as I buy new PCs.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A


    • Chris B
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      Just installed the July updates on Win7 64bit. All installed except the Security Intelligence Update KB915597 v 1.299.1066.0, which failed with code 80070650. Windows gives no real help on that code. I tried it several times – always failed.

      I’m just reporting the issue. I don’t really care, since I use Kaspersky as my primary defence.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

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    • in reply to: Can't connect via network to Win 10 PC #1896799

      Chris B
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      OK – I think we’ve cracked it.

      I was logging in to Win 10 with a Microsoft account. In my previous post, I was getting confused between the Microsoft account password and the “pin” used to log onto the Win 10 PC by its normal user (something that I would refer to as a logon password). It was this “pin” that I was using to try to gain access, and Win 10 was having none of it.

      I switched to using the full Microsoft password, and the log on in the form COMPUTER_NAME\USER_NAME and it let me connect. I checked the “remember credentials” box so I only have to do this once.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

    • in reply to: Can't connect via network to Win 10 PC #1894691

      Chris B
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      @pkcano Firstly, please forgive my ignorance. This is the first Win10 machine for us, partly set up for my wife by my son, so I am not quite sure of the correct answer. The login is the same as the Microsoft ID, and the Settings>Accounts screen implies it is a Microsoft account, because it gives the option of switching to a local account. However, the password used to log on is simpler than the complex and secure Microsoft account password. So I think the answer to your question is Microsoft account.

      Chris
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    • in reply to: Can't connect via network to Win 10 PC #1894599

      Chris B
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      One other feature. I notice that, when I try to connect, it shows the user as being from the domain of the email address used for the Microsoft login. It happens to be my own domain, but I am not trying to connect via a corporate domain. Might it be looking for a corporate domain, and might that be my problem? This is just a small home network that I am running via my router.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

    • in reply to: Can't connect via network to Win 10 PC #1893300

      Chris B
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      Alex 5723 Yes it is, which surprises me since I am on 1809.

      Chris
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    • in reply to: June 2019 Patch Tuesday is rolling out #1841831

      Chris B
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      I have just noticed that Microsoft Outlook 2010 junk mail filter junked the regular Microsoft email advising of the monthly rollup patch. Microsoft junks Microsoft. In my slightly twisted mind, I find that quite funny!

      Chris
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    • Chris B
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      Installed updates on 2 machines without problems to date.

      Neither offered me 4493132 – perhaps MS has worked out who reads AskWoody and has given us a miss!

      Both offered 4474419 first time around. Second time of checking for updates, the PC with Office 2007 offered 4490628 and installed fine. The PC with Office 2010 did not, because the non-security update 3114559 released yesterday, that WU itself unchecked, blocked it. I  hid 3114559, WU found 4490628 and installed it OK, then I restored 3114559, in its unchecked form. All seems fine.

      MS – your really make this intuitive for us, don’t you!

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

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    • in reply to: Outlook 2010 cannot see messages in the Sent folder #340515

      Chris B
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      Lugh

      Sorry Chris, I should have been clearer. I meant just the physical act of changing the default account, and restarting Outlook. Sometimes that kind of thing ‘kickstarts’ a function which has become ‘stuck’.

      Nice idea but, for me, no cigar.

      I rebuilt my mail account. By that I mean:

      1 I backed up the pst file in my current IMAP account.

      2 I built a new email account with identical parameters to the original IMAP account.  This account can now see the missing messages in the Sent and Sent Messages folders.

      3 I restarted Outlook to force it to sync the new account and rebuild the pst file.

      4 I set the new account to be my default, and removed the old account from the send/receive groups.

      5 I will also need to rebuild my email rules that filter incoming mail. Also my Favourites, short-cuts, Outlook today and perhaps the odd other convenience factor that I have currently forgotten.

      6 After a testing period of untroubled running, I will delete the old IMAP account, the pst file behind it and the backup.

      So the problem appears to be solved. The conclusions I reach are:

      Sometimes Outlook gets its unmentionables in a royal twist. When it does so, there is no point in trying to untwist them – that road leads to insanity and assured failure. The only thing to do is to rebuild, and delete the mess that Outlook created!

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

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    • in reply to: Outlook 2010 cannot see messages in the Sent folder #339601

      Chris B
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      Lugh

      Thanks for your thoughts.

      Setting up a separate profile for each account would, as you suggest be a pain – worse than the work around I have going at the moment (the setup in the 4th para of my original post).

      Changing the default account – if I interpret properly what you mean, that would just mean that all my outgoing emails would go from my POP account at my ISP, and is much the same as the current workaround.

      I think I am going to set up a new email account with identical setup to my current IMAP account, see if that works and, if it does, delete the old account. My son tells me that worked on my wife’s machine on Outlook 2007 some time ago. I’ll post back here with the results.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

    • in reply to: Win10 1903 Pro Windows Update advanced options — WUH? #338109

      Chris B
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      Anonymous – Unfortunately, I think you are right. I am going to have to replace hardware soon, and that means I will be right into the Windows 10 pickle.

      It seems to me we are getting into the realm of abuse of market dominance, since most ordinary users do not have the realistic option of moving to Linux. In that case, the monopolies people ought to be getting interested, but I suspect that they have too much else on their plates, on both sides of the Atlantic, for there to be a realistic chance of them acting. Quel dommage.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A


    • Chris B
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      Elly – yes 7345. Sorry about the fat finger.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

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    • Chris B
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      @microfix Thank you – you have given me hope. My two PCs are 8 years old (laptop) and 7 years PC. Perhaps I can keep them a bit longer than I thought and put off the transfer to Win10. My only concern is for failing hardware – I can live with slower performance for the time being.

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

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    • Chris B
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      Thanks for your help PKCano – it’s all fixed now. I had made exactly the mistake you thought I had (please try to pay attention next time, Chris)!

      Chris
      Win7 Home Premium 64 bit Group A

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