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    Elly

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    • As to #4- it is actually sometimes helpful, to have a second Windows account… like if you ever get hit with the empty desktop after an update, or to compare settings/behavior, or to diagnose whether something is Windows in general or something specific to a particular account… as well as running in a standard account, rather than an administrative account for security reasons.

      Every account allows for individual adjustments regarding name, picture, password, and settings.

       

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • I have always kept at least three accounts- Mine, Administrator, and Guest, so hadn’t thought through your use circumstances.

      However, if you can get past having to initially choose which account to open, you can share a folder in File Explorer, with another account. Right click folder for menu, choose Give Access To. Selecting Everyone will allow access without using a password. Select Permission Level (Read, Read/Write) and then click Share.

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • in reply to: Old iTunes backup #2312603

      Are you looking for device back ups, or the actual media?

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • Hi @glnz-

      I understand not wanting a password when accessing your home computer…

      Have you thought about making a separate account, just for the printer? That way you can continue to access your current account the same way as always… and have a password protected account for the printer, that you need only access rarely? Then share the folder between the two accounts?

      Even reviews don’t cover this kind of set up detail…

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • in reply to: User Account Control question. #2312584

      Some browsers trigger UAC by requesting permission to install updates, where automatic updates have not been enabled… Opera may be doing that, rather than triggering UAC each time it is opened.

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • in reply to: Windows 10 (2004) or (1909) download iso #2312580

      See .Bat file download any Windows 10 version ISO from Microsoft

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • in reply to: Cookies and other site data #2311567

      Hi there Slowpoke47-

      I’m thinking your question is more about surveillance and privacy issues than just removing tracking cookies.

      EFF has a thoughtful outline of issues, including how to assess your personal risks and steps you can take to mitigate them, in their section on Surveillance Self Defense.

      Educating ourselves is important, and you aren’t going to find the needed info in any corporate ‘privacy policy’.

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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    • in reply to: Good Habits to Follow when Upgrading to New Windows Version #2311279

      Making driver back ups will not change, only copy, what drivers you currently have installed. I suggest you make a driver back up folder, and take a look at how your drivers are named. It will vary depending upon the components making up your computer…

      Or… you can go to OEM site and download the most up to date drivers for their particular components to a folder, and take a look at their names once downloaded.

      Neither action will change anything on your computer, but will allow you to make your observations regarding naming, ‘seeing’ the real things for your computer. Much better, and more accurate than someone here saying you will see numbers and letters as driver ‘names’.

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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    • in reply to: Good Habits to Follow when Upgrading to New Windows Version #2311256

      If you need to restore a driver (say, that newer one turns out to be problematic)… Go to Device Manager. Right clicking on a particular device will bring up a menu. Choose update driver, then choose to ‘browse my computer for driver software’. You can then point to the folder the drivers are saved to, and it will ‘update’ the driver from there.

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 2: Windows and Office patches out Nov 10 #2311094

      To navigate manually go to top of page, select Forums, AskWoody Support, Non-Windows Operating Systems, macOS…

      MacOS for Windows Wonks

      You’ll find a lot of information there…

      To start a new topic, select appropriate Forum, scroll to bottom of page, and create a new topic…

      Quite a few people have found happiness with a Mac… but will not comment further, here, as this topic is about DEFCON 2 and Windows…

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    • in reply to: Windows Live Mail stoped sending after updating to W10 2004 #2310846

      Microsoft discontinued support for Windows Live Mail in 2016, so it is not surprising that it would have problems eventually.

      They have replaced it with the Mail app… available in the Microsoft Store, if not already on your system.

      May I suggest trying Thunderbird? It is free, updated regularly, and works reliably. You can download here, and instructions for migrating your mail over are found here.

      As much as you have relied on Windows Live Mail for years, it is important to have an e-mail client that is regularly updated… so it is time to switch, for your privacy, and security, even if you can find a way to make it work on 2004.

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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    • in reply to: Internet Security Providers #2310822

      Welcome to AskWoody @d3nzen!

      Twice (#2310812, #2310814) you have indicated that there is interference with a VPN. Is that your experience, or can you give us a reference regarding that conclusion?

      Also, in Post #2310811 you state your opinion, but do not give us an indication of what influenced you in making such conclusions… you don’t trust ISPs? you are bashing Norton (not that there aren’t good reasons to avoid them)? Malwarebytes is certainly well regarded, but not usually recommended as a stand alone product?

      People learn from the discussion as much as someone just giving a vote for or against particular products… so help us out here…

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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    • in reply to: new computer-start out right #2288926

      Photoshop is going to need the most resources. It says the minimum is 2 GB RAM, but W10 doesn’t run well on less than 8 GB. If you want W10 and Photoshop to run well, I’d look at 16 GB RAM.

      Photos can fill up storage… and you are going to want the speed of an SSD drive… so get a bigger, rather than smaller, SSD drive.

      Photoshop is going to make demands on your machine… and you will not be happy with its performance on the minimum specs. Look to meet or go higher than the recommended specs. Minimum system requirements for Photoshop

      Adobe has listed tested graphics cards… but pay attention to the list of cards it no longer supports.

      Any computer that meets the requirements for Photoshop will work fine for your other needs.

      You might also check out how repairable a certain computer is, once you’ve narrowed down your selection. There are some laptops that are sealed, and you cannot even replace the battery yourself.

      Photoshop can be used with Windows or Mac… do you have an operating system preference?

      When working with photos, whether on Photoshop or Gimp or other program, you are going to want screen space… a nice big screen. There may be specs for a screen that someone with more knowledge in that area could help with…

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • in reply to: new computer-start out right #2288893

      Hello, Karen!

      To start out with, people need to know what you will be doing with your computer… and your budget…?

      For example, if you are just surfing the internet, checking e-mail, and shopping on-line, a Chromebook would be fine.

      If you are needing to run specific programs, their needs may determine the specs you need.

      What is it you expect from your computer?

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

    • in reply to: ESU August updates #2288737

      Look up on top of every page where it says Forums:

      Forum

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