• mbhelwig

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    • in reply to: Moving away from basic auth #2440132

      At home, we have Thunderbird POP email accounts with out internet provider here in Australia – one account for my wife, one for myself, and one solely for communicating with my internet provider.

      I have a free protonmail account for all my regular newsletters etc., and I guard it carefully.

      I had a Gmail account for a long time, until recently – I used it where an email account was requested and I was not sure if I would be flooded with spam or not. Well it was not long before the Spam box was full on a daily basis (100+). I have now deleted my Gmail account completely. Google threatened to disable some programs on my android tablet if I deleted my Gmail account, but I went ahead and deleted it anyway.

      POP accounts are ok for me as any emails I want to keep, I save them to my desktop, move them to a folder on my D drive, which is backed up to my NAS. It is crazy to leave important emails on someone else’s server “somewhere out there in the cloud” and not expect to lose them or have them hacked at some point.

       

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    • in reply to: Falling for the scams #2430878

      Not everyone — I still use cheques which are much safer than banking through your computer.

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 1: Business patchers be on alert #2418306

      Thank you. I will wait for MS to sort it out.

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 1: Business patchers be on alert #2418275

      Apparently there are reports that VPN is not working on machines after January updates. Can anyone confirm. I have removed the January 2022 update KB5009566 from my experimental computer running windows 11 home.

      PS I do not use VPN so it does not effect me directly.

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    • in reply to: Tip for the weekend – you got a Win11 #2409925

      Works fine here on Win 11 home and pro.

       

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    • in reply to: A rolling release to Windows 11 #2394829

      To deliberately bypass Win11 hardware and Internet requirements.

      I did the following on a home built computer some 10 years old with a Haswell CPU, 16Gb RAM, and no TPM or Secure Boot.

      Download Win 11 64bit to a USB memory stick using The Microsoft Creation tool.
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      1) install to an SSD to the point where you see the “This PC can’t run Windows 11”

      2) start a command prompt with Shift+F10

      3) regedit. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup

      4) right-click on the “Setup” key (left column) and select “New > Key”. Name the new key “LabConfig”

      5) right-click on the newly created “LabConfig” key and select

      A) “New > DWORD (32-bit)”. Name the new value “BypassTPMCheck”. Set it to 1.

      B) “New > DWORD (32-bit)”. Name the new value “BypassRAMCheck”. Set it to 1.

      C) “New > DWORD (32-bit)”. Name the new value “BypassSecureBootCheck”. Set it to 1.

      6) Close regedit; close the command prompt (“exit”)

      7) On the open window “This PC can’t run Windows 11”, Click the back button arrow (top, upper, left).

      8) proceed as normal with installation

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      Wait till you hit the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen during the install.

      Disconnect computer from the internet by removing the Ethernet cable.
      Install will detect that their is no internet and Offer you the opportunity to create a local account.

      Leave internet disconnected until install is complete.

      Reconnect internet

      Check for and install updates.

      Play with it.

      First impressions — Win 11 looks much better than the Ugly Win 10 which in my opinion was worse than win 3.11 which I started with.

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    • in reply to: News and Interests is not a new feature #2366070

      So that thing with the weather that you think is the new thing with 21H1? It’s actually not new for that feature release. Rather it’s included in all [See the full post at: News and Interests is not a new feature]

      I have 2 machines, both with win 10 home installed. One shows the “weather thing” which I turned off. The other machine has been updated to 21H1 but the “weather thing” is absent. I am not complaining but MS what does “consistent” mean…………….

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    • in reply to: So can you fix line spacing please? #2361499

      For those who do not like the ribbon menu in MS office — Try this little addon —

      https://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/

      I use MS office 2007 where I do some voluntary work but I dislike it greatly.

      At home I used OpenOffice for years and now LibreOffice.

      M.B. Helwig

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    • I installed KB 5000802 on my test machine. After reading about the problems, I decided to uninstall  it. The OS says that “It is not able to be uninstalled”.

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    • in reply to: When do you prefer a reboot? #2341151

      I always turn off my computers when not in use. I do not sleep or hibernate my computers ever. I select when I update my computers and then reboot (twice) and then check that everything is working properly. A monthly update from microsoft can take about 2 hours. on my linux mint 20.1 machine it is done and dusted in 15 minutes max.

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    • in reply to: Gunter Born reports issue with chkdsk #2320885

      On My Win 10 pro experimental computer KB4592438 installed OK.

      Using WUMT I tried to uninstall KB4592438 but it messaged that the KB was uninstallable.

      Fortunately I have not used Chkdsk on any of my machines since using SSD drives, as I understand it is not necessary.

      Maurice Helwig

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    • Re the WIN 7 Error — “you don’t have permission to shut down this computer”

      Only one of our computers is exhibiting the above fault from time to time. The regular user just does a “forced shutdown” to solve the problem.

      The computer is a Win 7  64bit with all updates applied up to December 2017, when we stopped updating due to the large number of problems with the MS updates.

      This is the only computer that has Adobe Indesign version 6 installed on it. All computers have Avast Free Antivirus installed on them.

      I am posting this information here in the hope that it may be of help in finding and fixing the problem.

       

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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – World Book encylopedia never did this #2136197

      There is another answer to this problem — Use Libre office — been using it for years

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    • My test computer is running win 10  1903 and it breaks a vital piece of custom software written in VB6. The program worked in 1809. Is MS going to fix this. It appears to be fixed in all other OS’s.

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    • An excellent article —

      I have eight computers I look after — my own, my wife’s, and 6 others where I do voluntary work twice a week. All are running Windows 7 pro 64bit OS. I stopped updating in December 2017. I am now moving to using Firefox browser on all the computers (IE is finished). All is well so far.

      As an aside — Yesterday I went into the office of a hire car company near us and was surprised to see two high end big screen iMac Apple Desktop computers being used in stead of the usual Microsoft windows, as I would have expected. May be companies are moving away from Windows 10? I was impressed — I wish I could afford an Apple iMac.

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