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    • in reply to: How many items can be pinned to taskbar icons? #2264307
      rog7
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      Ah!  I’ve just discovered that the list of pinned files scrolls.  There are six items in my list, not two!

      However:

      1/  Can the scrolling be stopped, i.e. just get the full list?

      2/ Is there a maximum that can be pinned, and how to increase it?

      Thanks

      Keith

      in reply to: Personal accounting software #1994125
      rog7
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      I’m still using Quicken 2004.  Tried many others, none of them can match it even in it’s out-of-date state.

       

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      in reply to: Windows Defender stopped scanning automatically #1590571
      rog7
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      If CCleaner, then [SOLVED] Windows Defender needs to scan your computer (#11)

      Yes, I do have CCleaner and, thanks to your reply, I’ve unchecked Windows Defender in CCleaner and the “WD needs to scan” messages have stopped.

      However, I also looked at the WD entry in Task Scheduler and there was no trigger for running WD so I set one up for 01:00 every day. The rather confusing situation now is that when I open WD, at the foot of the Home tab under Scan Details it shows last scan 06/02/2017 at 22:03 but in Task Scheduler the WD Scheduled Scan entry lists last scan at 07/02/2017 01:00 and the other three WD entries (Cache Maintenance, Cleanup, Verification) all show 06/02/2017 at 22:03.

      Is everything running as it should?

      in reply to: Windows Defender stopped scanning automatically #1590486
      rog7
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      Thanks, JoeP517, I’ve set it up and we’ll see what happens later tonight.

      in reply to: Windows Defender stopped scanning automatically #1590484
      rog7
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      Real-Time Protection turned ON.

      in reply to: Windows unfilled & mouse-click time-lag #1581876
      rog7
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      Thanks for that advice, RockE, I’ll certainly consider that if the problem reappears but, happily, it has completely disappeared since the moment I started this thread!

      I have, however, created another restart point.

      N.B. The two .Net packages I mentioned have been successfully updated 12 out of 18 days this month (exact same versions).

      in reply to: How do I revert to logging on with a Local Account? #1569073
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      Thanks.

      I went ahead with “Settings/Accounts/Sign in with a local account instead” and chose a new log-on name and then the process just took a few moments, plus logging-on again with my new name and password.

      My fear of C:Usersoldname… being changed to C:Usersnewname was completely unfounded, C:Usersoldname still exists as before.

      in reply to: Keying text very very sluggish, pop-up windows/menus blank #1548645
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      Yes, System restore is turned on and I could go back to the 14th but the system has been perfectly OK since the last Restore (on 23rd just before starting this thread) so I’ll wait until the problem returns.

      I’ve run SFC /SCANNOW and “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations”.

      Keith

      in reply to: Taskbar in Windows 10 freezes #1548524
      rog7
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      I have this problem plus one or two others so have started another thread: “Keying text very very sluggish, pop-up windows/menus blank”

      Keith

      in reply to: Desktop Window Manager causes crash during start/restart #1466465
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      I didn’t know Reliability Monitor was available in Vista. Thanks for that.

      After rolling back the display driver I spent a few minutes in RelMon looking for driver updates. Last February 2nd there were ten driver install failures for USBVID_OFCE&PID_5156&MI_016&9D1C54&0&0001 and another two on Feb 16th and one on Feb 26th. The stability chart plunged on March 18 when there were updates for Windows Defender and Firefox, Malicious Software Removal Tool was installed and there were four disruptive shutdowns.

      Thankfully all is fine now.

      in reply to: Desktop Window Manager causes crash during start/restart #1466464
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      Thanks, Jerry, it was the display driver.
      Roll Back Driver took it back to Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (it was SiS Mirage 3 Graphics Properties) and it is now working beautifully with Normal Boot.

      Keith

      in reply to: Desktop Window Manager causes crash during start/restart #1466463
      rog7
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      Thanks, Joe, it was the driver (see later post)

      Keith

      in reply to: Desktop Window Manager causes crash during start/restart #1466416
      rog7
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      I haven’t, but I don’t know what my neighbour or the previous owner have done.

      Is there an easy way to check?

      Keith

      in reply to: Desktop Window Manager causes crash during start/restart #1466398
      rog7
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      Thanks, Joe.
      I’m not familiar with the themes but I went to Control Panel>Personalization>Window Color and Appearance. Then I Set Color scheme to Windows Vista Basic, went to Effects… and unchecked all 3 boxes. (I trust this is what you intended)
      I set the Boot back to Normal, but it still failed on the Welcome screen.

      Keith

      in reply to: Fact or myth: Never switch off computer #1459700
      rog7
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      For what it’s worth (and this info. goes back 25 years so probably not much) a large computer manufacturer once showed me their stats. on maintenance call-outs.

      By far the busiest day of the year was Easter Tuesday because more companies shut down their computer systems over Easter weekend than during any other holiday period. December 27th was also very busy indeed. The cause? Mostly fans not restarting after being shut down for a couple of days, also some problems with power surges at power-on.

      Consequently I got into the habit of keeping everything powered on and frequently vacuum the dust out of my desktop’s fans. I’ve never had a power-on failure and the only time I’ve ever had a heat failure was when my router fried.

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