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    • in reply to: Task Bar Sound Test Button No Longer Works #1848228

      curtjones
      AskWoody Lounger

      I has a similar problem with with a software package to edit music. The solution was as follows:

      – Bring up the main Settings screen within Windows.
      – Proceed to the “Privacy” section.
      – Click on “Microphone” in the left-hand list.
      – Modify the settings here to allow apps to use the microphone.

      This should resolve the problem in Cleaning Lab, resulting from the restriction on the access of the sound hardware resources.
      Not sure about why this happened but it worked.

       

    • in reply to: 1903 Oddities. #1821263

      curtjones
      AskWoody Lounger

      I just tried to update to 1903 using USB media as well on two laptop system and got the same message.  It seems 1903 will not upgrade from a USB media and will fail if you have an SD card plugged into the system.  Once I removed the SD card and copied the files to the local drive the update installed ok.

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    • in reply to: Out of support experiences #220875

      curtjones
      AskWoody Lounger

      One note of interest on MS out of support operating systems. I recently had to re-install a licensed version of windows XP, the install went perfectly until I tried to activate it. It seems that MS has shut down the activation servers and I could no longer activate the license. Had to go into the registry and kluge up a work around.

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    • in reply to: Third Party Antivirus for Win10? #198956

      curtjones
      AskWoody Lounger

      I would recommend a review of the AV Comparatives test results for both consumer and enterprise. They update the tests quarterly. The April 2018 results (using WIN10) just came out. Note that MS Defender is included and compared against a host of other AV Programs.

      I am using ESET because it does a pretty good job and it has a minimum impact on the system


    • curtjones
      AskWoody Lounger

      An interesting update to the issue above.  My problem was escalated to the MS Level 2 tech support team after the Level 1 team could not solve it.  The level 2 tech went through a lot of work to make sure that the previous office installation and installation attempts were totally removed (ran the MS tool for removal of office, removed all references from the registry, deleted all possible file and program references, cleared the temp and prefech areas, etc.) , then upgraded my office 2007 license to Office 2013 , and it installed correctly.  He did not even try to install Office 2007 or 2010.  My take on this is that MS has decided to not support installations of Office 2007 and 2010 although they say it is compatible with WIN10 1703.  I suspect a difference in the 2007/2010 installer programs. If you have it running I would suggest not trying to reinstall or mess with it very much or you may end up not being able to repair or re-install like I did.

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    • in reply to: win 10-creators update #119403

      curtjones
      AskWoody Lounger

      I am running both WIN10 versions on different systems. Frankly, I do not see a lot of difference and taking into consideration the problems I have had with MS Office on vers 1703, I would recommend holding off on this upgrade for a while.

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