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    • in reply to: Color code an Excel 2016 cell to be permanent #2371211
      cmptrgy
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      Problem solved.
      Just fill the cell with the desired colored. It’s as simple as that.

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      in reply to: 64GB flash drive shows only 32GB #2370588
      cmptrgy
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      The first thing to check is how your 64GB USB flash drive is formatted.

      If it’s formatted as FAT or FAT32 then that’s probably the problem – neither format can create a partition larger than 32GB using Windows’ native tools. In this case Disk Management should show an ‘unallocated space’ for the remaining ‘missing’ 32GB.

      Fortunately there are 3rd-party utilities that will format past the ‘nomimal’ 32GB limitation of FAT/FAT32.

      If, however, it is formatted as NTFS (or exFAT) then, as @Ascaris has pointed out, time to check your flash drive for its REAL, not REPORTED, capacity. Have a look at this raymond.cc article: 5 Tools to Test and Detect Fake or Counterfeit USB Flash Drives.

      Hope this helps…

      Hope this helps…

      Hi Rick, I didn’t see your post in time.

      I solved the problem
      Went to https://www.partitionwizard.com/resizepartition/64gb-flash-drive-only-showing-32gb.html
      Method 2. Restore the 64GB Flash Drive to Its Original Capacity and used diskpart.

      Now that it is formatted as NTFS, are there differences on how to use it vs. FAT32?

      Usually I use flash drives to save data for those who I help.

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      in reply to: 64GB flash drive shows only 32GB #2370584
      cmptrgy
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      Where did you get it?

      It’s possible that it is a fake 64GB, and it really is 32GB.
      Otherwise, it is probably only partitioned to 32GB, with the rest unallocated or an unknown partition type.

      If you enter diskmgmt.msc into the search box in the start menu, and select that, it will bring up the Disk Management dialog. If it is 64GB, you should see the unallocated or unrecognized area to the right for that drive.

      You are correct, the remainder is unallocated.

      I went to Computer Management > Run as administrator > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management. Right clicked the D partition, Extend Volume is greyed out.

      According to this article
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/extend-a-basic-volume
      If Extend Volume is grayed out, check the following:
      “The volume is formatted with the NTFS or ReFS file system. Other file systems can’t be extended,”

      Also I bought it at Amazon back then along with some 16GB flash drives.
      I do remember the cost of the 64GB was lower than expected.

      With those factors, I’ll just use this one as is. Thanks Ascaris.

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      in reply to: malwarebytes popup #2369770
      cmptrgy
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      @wavy are you still receiving the Father’s Day sale: 50% off popup?
      — If so, is it at start-up or an occasional popup?

      When you close it in the goto tray, are you able to use the upgraded’ free version on demand as usual”?

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      in reply to: malwarebytes popup #2369303
      cmptrgy
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      Emsisoft Emergency Kit free works for me
      https://www.emsisoft.com/en/tools/emergencykit/

      I use it on a USB flash drive a few times a year: it automatically asks me if I want to update to the latest version each time: I accept.

      I find it also very helpful when helping others whose systems are infected even w/o Emsisoft on their PC’S.

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      in reply to: This on-line article doesn’t print #2365226
      cmptrgy
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      Thanks for that information. I understand but didn’t know how to query what the problem was. I’m not concerned about bypassing the plug-in as this is only a one-off situation.

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      cmptrgy
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      See if this works for you
      settings > system > notifications & actions > scroll down to Microsoft Store > turn it off
      I’m not sure, but if it doesn’t work within the 30-day free trial period, try it afterward.

      About being overly cautious, I’m not overly cautious but I don’t want to be nagged as time goes on since I don’t need the Microsoft Store on my Dell PC.

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      cmptrgy
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      Thanks Alex5723, I disabled the “News and Interests” by following your links.

      Coming soon to a Windows 10 near you
      https://www.askwoody.com/2021/coming-soon-to-a-windows-10-near-you/

      TenForums has a tutorial on how to disable the taskbar “News and Interests”

      In addition I also disabled Let’s finish setting up your device
      Settings > System > Notifications & actions > Uncheck suggest ways I can finish setting up my device to get the most out of Windows

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      in reply to: A true what the heck moment helping out a friend #2359041
      cmptrgy
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      brian1248, bottom line is
      If her PC isn’t upgradeable for the drive and RAM, replace it with a new or refurbished PC or laptop.
      Discuss the options to her to help her decide her preference: stay with Windows, go with a Chromebook, maybe an Apple or decide on Linux.

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      in reply to: A true what the heck moment helping out a friend #2358368
      cmptrgy
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      Please post the make/model. A link to it’s user manual if possible.
      — Save her data ASAP.

      How to Find Windows 10 Computer Specifications & Systems Requirements
      https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/windows-10-specifications#sysreqs
      Hard drive space 16 GB for 32-bit OS 32 GB for 64-bit OS
      The drive in her device is 28GB. Is her device 32-bit or 64-bit?
      How much RAM is on her device?

      Refer to my topic to see if these specs are similar to her device.
      HP tablet OS partition only 1.69GB free of 27.89GB

      HP tablet OS partition only 1.69GB free of 27.89GB


      — The device original OS is Windows 10 Home
      At first I was hoping to upgrade the 29 GB Hynix HBG4a2 (SSD) & 2GB RAM.
      — I found out it wasn’t possible because the device isn’t accessible to do any of that.
      — There are slots to use SD memory cards to manage data and I’m pretty sure your friends device has those also.

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      in reply to: When I start my pc screen says “shutting down”. #2357051
      cmptrgy
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      @krissysmom, I’m wondering if you are closing the lid too soon for the shutdown procedure to be completed.
      — I always wait until the shutdown is completed before closing the lid.

      Alex5723’s post #2355596 appeals to me as my settings are the same.

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      in reply to: How to set MLB homepage in Edge Chromium #2357042
      cmptrgy
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      Thanks again b. It worked out fine, my brother is a happy camper now. I like to read articles like the one you posted: I’m not an expert and even though I can usually follow instructions as long as they aren’t too advanced but getting an understanding of the basics is important to me.

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      in reply to: Dell Latitude E5450 Swollen Battery #2355309
      cmptrgy
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      It’s good that you know that the Dell price is $120 and I imagine you probably found out via
      https://www.parts-people.com/.

      When I help someone who needs a replacement laptop battery, that’s the first thing I do: find out what it costs via Dell parts or the original vendor when possible.

      I prefer the original OEM vendor whenever possible and in your case, you really like your Dell Latitude E5450 laptop which is an incentive beyond just getting a replacement battery.
      — Dell usually has a full year warranty and if I remember correctly, the first 30-days is an absolute returnable warranty.

      With that said though
      ascaris post #2355246 includes an excellent statement
      “Both replaced the thing under warranty with no difficulty.”
      In my experience, that’s been very successful when dealing with reliable 3rd party vendors.

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      in reply to: Annoying notification: Microsoft account problem #2354937
      cmptrgy
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      @compiler opening #2290896
      “BTW, my computers are set to boot right up, no pw, no pin, which is how I want it.”
      I wasn’t aware that it’s possible to boot directly into a Microsoft account w/o a password or pin.

      However, I vaguely recall reading how to do that but it was via Windows Hello Sign-In options?
      Do you recall how you were able to boot directly into a Microsoft account w/o a password or pin.?
      Whatever method was used is what probably needs to be double-checked?

      In my case, I have a Microsoft account and used a password and one time I had to verify my account.
      — All I had to do was enter my code
      — Are you being asked to verify your Microsoft account code?

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      in reply to: RAM sticks soldered in? #2353774
      cmptrgy
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      I was under the impression that all new laptops and even some desktops were going the soldered in RAM route.  I’ve not personally seen any online computer stores that give you that kind of detailed information, and if you asked that question to the typical sales person in a brick & mortar store, they probably wouldn’t know either.  So it’s all up to you to do the research and find out somehow which computer fills the bill.

      As I said before, I’ve never seen or thought about soldered in RAM and I consider myself just a little above the average computer user/tinkerer these days. It takes a bit of doing to keep up with all the new things.

      That’s why I’m doing the research now. I went through the specifications & details of a laptop today and naturally the virtual agent wanted to help me. Right now I still don’t know enough of the big picture but I’ll get there.

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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