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    • in reply to: Data Recovery Software (suggestions?) #1918406

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Try this to be able to see the recovered file folder in Windows:

      Control Panel\Folder Options
      On the View tab
      Check “Show hidden files, folders”
      Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
      Click “Apply”

      When you get through, re-check “Hide protected operating system files.” Otherwise you will see stuff you do not need to see.

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    • in reply to: AVG Free Upgrade in 2019 #1916866

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      AVG and Avast used to be top-rated free AV until they got so bloated.
      Perhaps not installing the bloat is the answer.

    • in reply to: Glacially slow at low resource utilization #1916865

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Hidden stuff:

      System Protection. Restore points what percentage of disk?
      Pagefile size?
      Shadow copies – how many?

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    • in reply to: New : Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac #1918415

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      There IS an option to buy on the Parallels website – $79.99 . $49.99 to upgrade version. This is for the boxed version, but I always just download mine b/c it’s quicker.
      Screen-Shot-2019-08-24-at-4.26.14-PM

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    • PKCano
      Da Boss

      Please check your system and be sure KB4490628 (March Servicing Stack) and KB4474419 (SHA-2 update dated 8/12/19) are installed on your system before installing KB4517297.

      For reference see this article on ghacks.net

    • in reply to: New : Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac #1918291

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      I don’t “rent” Parallels. I bought Parallels a few years back for the full purchase price (whatever it was then). I am currently using Parallels 14. Parallels 15 just came out but I don’t install the first issue of any software, so I’m waiting. I can get the upgrade to 15 for $49.99 when I get ready. Last year, they even gave me a $10/seat gift card – And I have Parallels on 5 Macs.

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    • in reply to: New : Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac #1918254

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      My suggestion is for you to find one of your associates who has a VM installed and get them to show it to you. It doesn’t matter which OS is the host and which OS is the guest. All of them basically work the same way. My impression is you have never seen a Virtual Machine and do not have a clear understanding of what it is or how it works, in spite of what you read.

      A VM is a complete installation of the guest OS, just as if it were installed in its own computer. EXCEPT – it has no actual  hardware. The Virtual machine software (Parallels, VMWare, etc) provide a container (big file – think bubble) for the guest OS to operate in. It operates the same as it would anywhere EXCEPT – it has no actual hardware. The Tools are simply a program that provides the the interpreter between the guest OS and the host OS (among other things) so the guest can use the host’s hardware. The VM doesn’t work right without this – not Patallels, not VMWare, not others.

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      During an install of the guest OS on a Mac, Parallels provides the container (bubble) in which to install the guest OS. With a Windows install, it goes through the normal install steps and reboots to the login screen when finished. Immediately after you reach the desktop after login, Parallels automatically installs the Tools, essentially swapping out the Windows installed drivers where necessary and replacing them with Parallels drivers so the Windows installation can use the external hardware. This requires another reboot so the guest can start using the Parallels drivers.

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    • in reply to: Report: The new .NET updates break Veritas Backup Exec #1918097

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      I have not been installing .NET on Win7/8.1 yet.
      I have not dealt with it on Win10, but it is installed with v1903 as part of the v1903 install.

      Rule of thumb:
      Install CUs and .NET Rollups from Patch Tues. when Woody gives the go-ahead. They are considered Security updates.
      Anything else issued later in the month (or before Patch Tues of the next month, considering MS’s inability to release patches on a schedule) as a Preview for testing purposes (such as IT Dept with a bunch of PC and they can sacrifice a few for test)

      Unless it is a hotfix for something MS broke and you have to have.

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    • in reply to: Report: The new .NET updates break Veritas Backup Exec #1918038

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      The .NET Rollups consist of a bundle of updates, one for each version of .NET.
      The KB number for each of the individual updates is different than the bundle KB number.

      When you install the .NET Rollup through Windows Update, WU looks at which version(s) of .NET are installed on your computer and installs the appropriate individual update(s). If you do not have a version installed, the update for that version is not installed.

      If you try to install a .NET Rollup manually, on the other hand, you have to know what version(s) is installed and install the individual updates accordingly.

      So, to answer your question, best to install .NET through WU, as it will install what you need and not install what you do not need.

    • in reply to: How do I enable VBScript? #1917959

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Try

      cscript D:\My_Data\Desktop\clear-notification-items.vbs

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    • in reply to: New : Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac #1917894

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Not to be answering for Nathan, but providing some information.

      A driver is a program that allows the software OS to “talk” to the computer’s hardware. Each OS has its own set of drivers that interpret the OS’s software instructions in order to be able to provide functionality for each of the hardware components.

      The drivers for MacOS don’t work directly in Windows or Linux. And drivers for Windows and Linux don’t work directly in MacOS.

      In the case of Parallels, where you have MacOS as host and you install Windows in a VM, the Windows guest has to use the Macs hardware (b/c it has no hardware of its own). When you install Windows in the VM, Windows senses the Mac’s hardware and installs Windows drivers for the hardware. But Windows drivers can’t directly control the Mac’s hardware. MacOS has to control the hardware.

      So Parallels installs Parallels Tools, part of which are the “pseudo” drivers that translate Windows instructions to the hardware into commands that MacOS can understand and the MacOS then provides the expected functionality. The Tools allow Windows to operate as if it were installed directly on the hardware itself.

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    • in reply to: Asking for a Favor About updating my Win 7 #1917856

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      So, should I delete this and manually select All my stuff inside my HDD and copy/paste into my portable HDD ?

      NO. You should not delete your backup. Backup software creates a single image file of your system.
      You CANNOT just copy/paste the contents of your hard drive to a backup drive. It will not work if you copy it back.

    • in reply to: New : Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac #1917240

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      You can drag and drop
      You can also copy and paste because the clipboard works across the two platforms.
      And with Parallels, the other OS is just a three-finger swipe away.

      I used to struggle networking all my Windows computers back before I started using Macs. Now I just AirDrop between the Macs and copy/paste between the Mac hosts and the Windows VMs.

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    • PKCano
      Da Boss

      I think I’ll wait for further clarification.

      And who or what is going to give you the clarification that you will believe?

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    • PKCano
      Da Boss

      The Aug. 2019 Security-only patches KB4512486 and KB4517297 DO NOT contain telemetry.
      KB4517297 fixes the VB problems caused by KB4512486.

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