• dmt_3904

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    • in reply to: Outlook on Mac #2523521

      thanks. what is an ‘olm’ file?

    • in reply to: Let your PC start the new year right! #2514603

      My usage demands have not increased with time; it’s the OS that continues to gobble up more resources one edition to the next.

      Well, that is an interesting comment and quite true! I based my decision on current laptop usage, and like you, my usage demands have not increased over time.  But I don’t know how much of the base model resources the OS will eat up.  I have to check that out!

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    • in reply to: Let your PC start the new year right! #2514436

      This laptop is not Win11 ready, either. Let us know what you got. I’ll be looking for others’ experience on that.

      ok I will! I have researched it and think the MacBook Pro 14” – base model will work for me.  If you do a lot of gaming, video editing or have heavy graphics usage, you may want to consider a more powerful machine.

      My Dell is connected to a monitor and keyboard – I don’t use the laptop itself.  I will need an HDD formatted for time machine backup, DVI cable to connect to the monitor, USB hub.  Not going to get touchpad mouse, planning to use my wireless keyboard. All my apps should migrate and work on Apple.

      I understand nothing is perfect and Apple will have its own set of issues & problems – but my expectation is it will be better than Windows.

    • in reply to: Let your PC start the new year right! #2514361

      The software is unreliable. Use instead the free portable CrystalDiskInfo.

      Where do you get this? thanks

    • in reply to: Let your PC start the new year right! #2514356

      Offline scan. I found the result in the event log.  I was asking if the results for Offline scan are posted like other Defender scan results. But I can find it in the event viewer.

    • in reply to: Let your PC start the new year right! #2514354

      I’m not anxious to get a new battery, because I don’t intend to use this machine after Jan 2025, when Win10 support expires. So, I am thinking that the sleep-at night/wake-up-in-the morning/afterwards-restart-in-the morning will work as a stop-gap measure to get me to Jan 2025, without any problems that I might otherwise foresee. I’m pretty much convinced that I would be better off to turn to Apple within the next 18 months, instead of getting a Win11 laptop.

      I am in the same boat as you – my battery is not at issue, but my laptop is old (not Win11-ready) and I do not want to replace it with a Windows machine after Jan 2025.  I am planning to get a MacBook soon – just been delayed by some important life issues taking up all my time – but I will get there b4 1/2025!!! I think I will be better off with Apple too.

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    • in reply to: Let your PC start the new year right! #2514304

      Thanks for the great info!  I really appreciate it and am trying to do what I can to care for my old Dell laptop.  I ran an offline scan and didn’t stay to watch it complete, so maybe it popped up a result and booted, but I could not remember/find an easy way to obtain the results.  Kinda annoying that MS can’t just show us the results!! I landed on a site that said to check the event log – which I did.  mssssWrapper.log shows 0 threats found.  I checked Defender->Scan options->Allowed threats -> No threats.  Is it recorded here & is this an easier way to check next time? thank you! Donna

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 2: The maintenance window for Windows closes #2505994

      oh duh. i did have a gp edit setting. Preview builds and feature updates was set to ‘1’. I removed that and 22H2 came right up!

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 2: The maintenance window for Windows closes #2505991

      thanks none of that stuff running. just ran wumgr again – nothing but defender.  why do i have to update b4 patch Tuesday?

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 2: The maintenance window for Windows closes #2505979

      thanks i ran it and nothing came up.  i don’t have anything hidden that should prevent it from coming up.  why should I do it b4 patch Tuesday?

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 2: The maintenance window for Windows closes #2505884

      Hi so I’m confused, again!  What does ‘another maint window will open up’ mean?

      If you haven’t had a chance to update your Windows 10 to 22H2 yet, don’t worry: another maintenance window will open up at the end of the month. For now, I recommend that you prepare your systems to defer updates until later this month.

      I think I missed the OK to update to 22h2, but I removed the GP Edit setting to stay on 21H2.  I have not received any updates yet.  I assume my machine will search and pick up the update after 12/13.

      Why does the alert say the “this is your last call to install updates”? Ugh, I thought I understood this stuff after all these years!   My updates will not auto-download and I have  WUMGR. I am going to leave my system open to receive updates and check what I get against the MPL.  That should allow my system to update to 22H2, when it’s offered, correct?  I have a Dell Latitude E5470 Win10 Pro.  I didn’t understand the alert that came out on 12/8 for Consumers.  thanks, Donna

    • in reply to: TransUnion LLC Confirms Recent Data Breach #2500507

      Because there is no federal data breach law

      This is because our elected officials, more often than not, do nothing to protect us.  Which is their job!!!  It’s just terrible that in 2022, there still isn’t any protection (with teeth) for us. I have had our credit files frozen since Equifax.  We have an ID monitoring service (mostly to help if we are breached so I don’t have to do it myself).  I try to use disposable emails. But our data is out there and I can’t do anything about it.

      The breaches continue, people suffer great harm/damage while those responsible for the breaches (criminals and companies) are not held accountable.  For companies, it seems it’s just a cost of doing business at this point and the cost isn’t that great – for them! Donna

       

    • in reply to: Outlook on Mac #2500467

      Sorry I didn’t respond, been busy – thanks for your feedback. I haven’t switched yet and I hope I don’t regret it!!  I am used to full features and have used Windows, Outlook, Office, MS365 all my computer life (personally & professionally).  But, my Dell Laptop is nearly 5 years old, I am just waiting for the hard drive to fail!! (yes I have backup).  I really do not want to buy another Windows machine so……gulp! I’ll try it.

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Install or defer updates? Your choice. #2491832

      I ran wumgr and the only update was KB5018410, which I hid based on the Patch list.  Wasn’t sure what other updates you are referring to that should be installed, but if anything comes up, I will check it against the patch list.

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    • in reply to: Delete Microsoft email alias #2488632

      I really want the emails to bounce, they’re almost all junk and phishing!! I would only want legitimate emails, but I’ve waited a while before deleting the id so anything that came in  I updated/changed/notified.

      There is a possibility I get a legitimate email (you know when you use an email for over 15 years it gets put in so many places, it’s hard to uncover them all).  I agree people should have another way to contact me – I guess it depends on who it is and what they want if I care 🙂!  The thing is, once in a while something important still shows up.  E.g.I did not realize the id was the recovery email for my husband’s email account, found out by chance and updated it.  It’s also probably imbedded in the systems of my old employers.  But I won’t worry about it. 😁 Nothing I can do! This email has got to go – the baddies have it. Thanks.

       

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