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    • in reply to: Taskbar freezes #1903365

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      A number of possible solutions are offered here:

      https://howtofixwindows.com/windows-10-taskbar-not-working/

      Note:  It is wise to make a full system backup before you attempt any fixes (JUST IN CASE!!)

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

      1 user thanked author for this post.

    • petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      @anonymous: I tried using only

      bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

      It worked! Many thanks.

      Windows 10 Insider Preview 18922.1000 (rs_prerelease) is currently downloading into the OS in the VM.

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by  petesmst.

    • petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      @cybersar  Thanks.  Initially I was also able to run my Windows 1903 (Insider) VM quite normally within my host Windows 1903.  Two or three days later, all started out OK, and then about three minutes into use, the VM froze.  Now, VMware simply refuses to fire up any VM and posts the error window “VMware workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible …”  The same issue is being reported by users of VMware 15.1

       

      I will try the solution suggested by @anonymous in the previous post #1850010 and will report back.

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.


    • petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      @anonymous:  Many thanks (Sorry for late response, but I did not get an email notification of your reply, despite checking “Notify me …”

      I’ll try what you suggest, but note that this is a major issue reported within VMware circles (incompatibility with Windows 1903).  It is reported that Microsoft and VMware are working together to find a solution; and that it will (eventually) be corrected via a patch.

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

    • in reply to: iCloud for Windows Now in Microsoft Store #1842519

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      I have downloaded the App from the Microsoft Store (I am using Windows 10 1903). I installed it over my existing iCloud for Windows installation and the process proceeded successfully without any hassles. I am still able to sync my calendar and contacts with Outlook 365 and access iCloud as before. (I did, of course, perform a full system backup beforehand, just in case!!)

      The Microsoft Store specifies (amongst other things – see link below for full details) )that

      “iCloud for Windows requires:
      • Outlook 2016 or later (for Mail, Contacts, Calendars)
      • Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 57 or later, or Google Chrome 73 or later (for Bookmarks)”

      Edge is (still) not compatible with iCloud

      Click on “more” at the above link to get the full capabilities/features of the iCloud App

      Clicking on “See System Requirements” at the above link will advise that you need  “Windows 10 version 18362.145 or higher” to utilise the App downloadable from the Microsoft Store.

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

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    • in reply to: Office 365 Autoarchive vs Archive – Confusion!! #1842293

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      I reported my concern to Office watch.com (where the “Archive Button” had recently been reported upon, without mentioning that Autoarchive was still an option), and received the following reply:

      “We’ve updated the article accordingly:

      https://office-watch.com/2019/archive-in-outlook-365-and-outlook-2016-2019-for-windows/

      And you’ll see another article on Archiving in the next few hours.”

      Thanks for that,

      Peter Deegan”

      Office-Watch.com

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  petesmst. Reason: Corrected a typo
    • in reply to: iCloud for Windows Now in Microsoft Store #1838687

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks @Nathan Parker.

      Do you know if this App behaves any differently from  iCloud for Windows that can be downloaded and installed from the Apple web site and kept updated via iTunes?

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

    • in reply to: Improve response time #1758046

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      @woody:  I promised feedback (#1637539) regarding my experiencing extremely slow response times here in AskWoody. As of yesterday (29 May 2019), I have noticed a massive improvement and am experiencing virtually instantaneous responses to clicking on links and the resultant opening of next page.  Excellent, thanks. (Now I can really enjoy my browsing here!)

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

    • in reply to: We were down – but we’re now back up and limping #1743723

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      Yep, no menu options at all visible on the right-hand side “wood panel”.  Site very slow for me (about 1.5 minutes to get logged in).

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

    • in reply to: Improve response time #1637539

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      @woody:  (I am far away from you here in South Africa, so maybe the changes have not reached me yet LoL!!)  I will keep you posted.

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

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    • in reply to: Improve response time #1637441

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      @woody Thanks for the feedback!

      @lugh:  I sincerely hope you are correct.  Getting back to this post from elsewhere in this forum in order to read your response took me nearly three minutes!

      Holding thumbs!!

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

    • in reply to: Improve response time #1636797

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      Slow, slower, slowest?

      This site is still very slow for me:

      Yesterday (15 May 2019): 85 seconds to log in; 30 to 45 seconds to open any other links. Used to be considerably quicker.

      Today (16 May 2019): 127 seconds to log in; ; 60-90 seconds to open other links. (Experienced two “freezes” that I could only resolve by closing my browser and logging in again.

      It is honestly no-longer a pleasure to log in and “look around”.

      (I am using a 20Meg ADSL line that is providing download speeds of around 18-20 Megs for other sites, so I am pretty certain that the issue lies here in this forum).

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.


    • petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      Update:  The “issue” no-longer occurs since the latest update to office 365 (installed on 15 May 2019).

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

    • in reply to: Office 365 Subscription Renewal #907873

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      Perhaps I was too hasty asking the question above before completing an Internet search!
      I have found the following answer:

      “Important: Your Microsoft account can have only one active Office 365 subscription. If you enter more than one product key at office.com/setup, you’re extending the amount of time for that Microsoft account, not increasing the number of Office installs or amount of online storage you get. You can renew and extend the duration of an Office subscription for a maximum of 5 years.    ”

      The source of the above quote is:  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Renew-Office-365-for-home-58f3d0f8-15c4-4ad8-8c5f-16d682e8b545?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1   (For renewal using a purchased product key).

      For more information, see “Frequently asked questions” on http://Office.com/renew

      Hopefully this will assist others with a similar query.

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

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    • in reply to: The Windows Secrets merge is officially over #1628154

      petesmst
      AskWoody Plus

      Well done on a complex task completed reasonably smoothly and quickly!

      This site is still very slow for me:  85 seconds to log in; 45 seconds to open the “reply” link to this post.  30 to 45 seconds to open any other links.  Used to be considerably quicker.

      Hopefully this will improve.

      One other “beef”:  Is this site perhaps not too big now?  I used to get responses to my queries/posts in The Lounge within  24 hours, often much quicker.  I am not experiencing that here; and have even not received a response to a Direct Message posted more than a week ago.

      Hopefully all will now improve as the focus shifts away from merging The Lounge.

      My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof (32-bit); Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2019 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Dell S2417DG G-Sync UHD Monitor.

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