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    • in reply to: Hello? Is there anybody out there? #2169949

      geekdom
      AskWoody Plus

      Use all your resources. Read here and there’s a chapter on computers:

      User’s Manual for the Physically Challenged

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    • in reply to: new to win10 upgrade issue "black screen" #2169948

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      This might help:

      2000009: Getting out of a no-boot situation after installing Windows updates

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    • in reply to: Questions about KB4532693 #2169559

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      We are at MS-DEFCON 2 as shown at the top of the page. Patch reliability is unclear. Unless you have an immediate, pressing need to install a specific patch, don’t do it.

      Wait to patch.

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    • in reply to: Update QB3205972 #2169555

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      Do you have Microsoft Security Essentials? Some information on KB3205972 is shown at this AskWoody link, but I’m not sure why you are seeing this update now:

      The new Microsoft Security Essentials, KB 3205972, fixes the right-click scan bug

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    • in reply to: Windows 10's new icons are rolling out #2169351

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      Games? Buzzwords?

      Any other Microsoft concepts?

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    • in reply to: Windows 10's new icons are rolling out #2169294

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      I would prefer working updates with supporting documentation. Where are priorities?

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    • geekdom
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      Now might be a good time to build a spare profile. The instructions below say Windows 7, but work for Windows 10 and are quite explanatory. Especially useful is how to move documents, pictures, and other such information from private profile to Public profile.

      Creating and using a Standard User Account on Windows 7

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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – so about that profile issue #2157213

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      6)      If you still can’t sign in, try creating a new local administrator account, log in to that new account, then follow the steps in Fix a corrupted user profile to copy your personal data from the old profile into the newly created one.

      Repair instructions are: create a new profile, populate it with old profile data, and reinstall software. This process is time-consuming and rather intense. In the absence of further information, there are no measures to prevent this “profile corruption” occurrence with future updates.

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    • in reply to: Questions about KB4532693 #2153665

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      Reasons for failure have not yet been disclosed nor verified; there are, however, known and unresolved problems.

      MS-DEFCON 2 remains in place. Wait to patch.

      If KB4532693 was installed on your system and you are not having difficulties with user profiles, I would leave the patch in place.

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    • geekdom
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      FreeMake is explained here:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemake_Video_Converter

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    • in reply to: Is Microsoft messing with your Win10 Search box? #2169385

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      The best answer I can give is that Windows is unstable. There has been silence and little documentation from Microsoft personnel regarding any number of widespread problems.

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      The awkward fix may be beyond the skills of the average client.

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    • geekdom
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      The problem was not Bit Defender. The problem is that you had other unessential software running which was not noticed by you.

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    • geekdom
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      Third-party software can be very problematic.

      • Make sure all software is quality.
      • Make sure no software has been bundled and installed on your system.
      • Check to see what is running when your computer starts.
      • Check to see what is running in the background.

      Practice safe computing.

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      Please research further to determine if this software is part of the FreeMake family.

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