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    • in reply to: Update BIOS? If it ain't broke…… #2007972

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      Your system’s BIOS (and all other firmware) is simply software that is encoded in a chip (the simple explanation). It can have just as many bugs and vulnerabilities as software that is loaded by the end user.

      One man’s experience: I’ve never bricked a system doing a BIOS update in over 30 years. Your mileage may vary.

    • in reply to: Music Artist Picture Quiz #2005876

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      The easy one – 50 Cent.

    • in reply to: Our RSS feed isn’t working properly #2005816

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      RSS just updated for me (Outlook 2016) – maybe someone kicked the correct server?

    • in reply to: Continous CAC Pin prompts #2008165

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      1809 and specifically it’s KB4519338. I should also mention, this is when accessing my military email via OWA. My system is managed by my IS dept and they are not likely to remove the KB.

      Furthermore, I’ve since had the November updates applied and saw no change in the behavior.

      Use a web-based tool like Zoho Assist (or something similar) to remote into a PC/laptop at home, then hit your .mil OWA from there.

    • in reply to: Setup Multiple computers with Win10 #2008164

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      Go in with a domain-granted admin account and set it as disabled? Worked last time I tried. As in 5 or so minutes ago.

      Can’t you just disconnect it from the  network and use cached credentials?

    • in reply to: Update BIOS? If it ain't broke…… #2008007

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      Tex, you should contact your system manufacturer – that shop specializes in overclocking and that sort of happiness, and you’ll definitely want their opinions on BIOS updates. I wouldn’t blindly go with the motherboard manufacturer’s recommendations without checking with Maingear first.

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    • jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      It considers Windows 7 a huge risk because the market still has something like 35% Win7 after 4 years of not being able to buy a Win7 system.

      Windows 7 market share is now below 28% – and I’ve seen no evidence that Microsoft considers Windows 7 to be any sort of “risk.”

    • in reply to: All roads lead to Win10 1909 — but you can take your time #2007374

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      Just curious. Why did you upgrade to 1909?

      Woody, I’m not Mr./Ms. Anonymous above, but here’s my reason for installing 1909:

      • I support a bunch of Windows 10 installs at work, and plenty outside of work. Installing 1909 on my personal machines (and a few at work) gives me the opportunity to review it and see what it breaks, if anything.
      • If 1909 installs easily and works as well as 1903 (so far, it has), working all the bugs out of a 1909 install package buys us six more months of supported runtime without major changes.
    • in reply to: Boot manager missing #2007318

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      Plus, I went into the hospital for surgery, and while I was on the way into the OR, the surgeon went postal- histrionics and all- and cancelled the surgery, leaving me to start over with a new doctor.

      Poor timing, for certain – but so much better than if your doc had a melt-down during the procedure.

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    • jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      People might have read the EULA or just clicked the “I Agree” button.

      From Google Chrome’s Terms of Service:

      4.2 Google is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which Google provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you.

      4.3 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that Google may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at Google’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform Google when you stop using the Services.

      11.1 The Software which you use may automatically download and install updates from time to time from Google. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit Google to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Services.

      13.2 YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”

      13.3 IN PARTICULAR, GOOGLE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT:

      (A) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,

      (B) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR,

      (C) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND

      (D) THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.

      14.1 SUBJECT TO OVERALL PROVISION IN PARAGRAPH 13.1 ABOVE, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GOOGLE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR:

      (A) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY.. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS;

      (B) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF:

      (I) ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY ADVERTISING, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR WHOSE ADVERTISING APPEARS ON THE SERVICES;

      (II) ANY CHANGES WHICH GOOGLE MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICES);


    • jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      I really hope the EU steps up with some regulations and the US as well but It’s getting a little bit excessive with the experimentation foisted onto the end users at no small cost for fixing the disruptions by Google/Other too big interests.

      This is not a problem for government to “solve” – unless you’d rather be stuck with something like Internet Explorer 6.

      How much do you pay to use Google Chrome? Exactly.

      If you’re not forking over cold, hard cash to use a software package, you and your information are the product.

      If you don’t like it, switch. If you’d prefer a browser that gives you more control, use one. If you think one of the big data mining companies owes you something, complain to them (like the admin quoted in the article).

      Nobody forced these companies to use Google Chrome, and nobody is forcing them to continue using it.

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    • in reply to: Are discount versions of Office OK? #2005429

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      I have purchased nearly 200 licenses and had 1 license that had already been licensed, I called microsoft to register it and it works.

      Had my sell rep at a major pc supplier check ont his with heo MS rep and they said it is a valid company.

      saved my company $30k easily.

       

      It’s going to be fun at audit time.

    • in reply to: error 0X800CCC1A #2005338

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      Gmail should support auto-discover; I’d go to the Control Panel, launch Mail, and configure a new Outlook profile. It’ll probably just ask for your email address and password.

      If it builds the profile correctly and it functions properly, you could compare the settings with your existing profile (if you want to keep the other settings/rules you might have in place), or just stick with the new profile.

      Btw, that server timeout that Gmail says it prefers (up to five minutes!) is a bit on the crazy side… but maybe it’s necessary for them.

    • in reply to: error 0X800CCC1A #2005323

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      Who is your email provider? Have you checked their support website to see what ports they use for secured email connections?

    • in reply to: Getting to the Real iCloud Drive Folder on a Mac #2005076

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      From a command shell.

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