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    • in reply to: Windows 10 1903 now missing printers #2001709

      TonyS
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      “There is a setting in the Settings app that allows you to uncheck Windows managing your printers. Settings\Devices\Printers and Scanners”

      I’ll second that!

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    • in reply to: Synctoy Incompatible #2001570

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      I use AllwaySync https://allwaysync.com/

      Very flexible and very reliable but a lot of options so suggest you play with it using a test file and remote folder  and make sure the remote drive always take the same reserved drive letter, before you commit anything important. Once you’ve got it up and running to your satisfaction, the profile can be copied to another machine or OS as required.

      I think there’s a limit on file transfer per month on the free version so check the website.

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    • in reply to: Windows 10 1903 now missing printers #2001560

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      I had a similar problem after installing 1903 October updates. I could print from Win7 machine and android phone, but not from Win10 (Pro) despite seeing printer (Canon Pixma) in devices. Can’t remember the exact error message but something like ‘printer not on line’.

      To echo @pkcano suggestion, I solved it by downloading and installing Canon device software instead of relying on plug’n’play which was how it was set up initially.

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    • in reply to: Windows TenTen #1973290

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      Anyone remember Rin-tin-tin? 🙂

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    • TonyS
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      Just updated to 18th Sept signatures and quick scan ok again.

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    • TonyS
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      Noticed this, this morning. (W10 1903). Scanned about 29 files then exited. Thought no more about it as I needed to get on with things. Since I’ve got updates disabled I never thought (or had notice of) a silent update.

       

      Thanks for the explanation!

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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – master patch lists #1944778

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      I’m happy with the pdf format, I like the colour coding as well 😊

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    • in reply to: Patch Lady – looking for options? #1944774

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      OpenOffice and Sumatra pdf for me. I also use Cutepdf which appears in my printer list, to quickly save anything in pdf format.

       

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    • TonyS
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      Last month I took the leap from a very old, slow and about to be terminated Win7 x32 system to a shiny new Win10 Pro 1903 installation. With all data and settings previously backed up, and the old drive still available on a usb connection, I have to say that I found the change relatively simple and the experience positive. I’ve spent the past few weeks clearing out the cr*pware, getting to know my way around all the back streets that I could find, and battening down the hatches ready for Patch Tuesday. I also bought a new tin hat, just in case. Everything bar Defender updates paused until 1st September, SSD cloned to spare  and so far holding steady at anchor.

      Thank you Woody, Patch Lady and all the other major contributors to these forums.

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    • TonyS
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      Thanks Woody et al 🙂

      Successfully updated two Lenovo laptops (W7 x64, Group A, atheros athrx.sys driver) and one HP (W7 x64, Group A, broadcom bcmwl664.sys driver). No issues spotted so far.

      Initial restore point set and Bob99 advice followed to make note of the drivers.

      Now only an old desktop beast remaining (W7 x86) but the hard drive is cloned on a regular basis anyway.

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    • in reply to: Breaking: Susan Bradley to contribute to the AskWoody site #169448

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      Great news. Susan’s column was the main reason I subscribed to WS and the main item I missed after I jumped ship to AskWoody following Penton’s takeover.

      @woody – given the significant slowdown in site response time in the past 24 hours (following news of Susan coming aboard?) maybe it would be a good time to remind new- (and old)-comers that contributions are welcome and keep this site going?

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    • in reply to: The Week: Windows is doomed #131622

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      Thanks for that link – not in the UK edition!

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    • in reply to: And so it goes … #127448

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      @brundlseth that is so familiar to me!

      My setup is similar (home network, three W7 machines and Android portables instead of Apple). I migrated to OpenOffice some years ago, plus Gmail contacts/calendar, Thunderbird for email and Firefox for browser. I use the NAS to store and auto-sync various data and also use off-line backups and disk clones. But I am still using a VERY old copy of Quicken (2001), plus no doubt a few other non-standard Windoze programs which I would be loathe to jettison.

      I have experimented with Linux of various flavours but so far have not felt at home with it (I know, practice makes perfect etc). So I have been toying with the idea of keeping one ‘off grid’ W7 machine for legacy programs and doing all the browsing and email stuff on a Mac or ChromeBook. Hopefully in due course I’d find enough replacement compatibility to be able to ditch the Windoze machine.

      I’d be especially interested if you have managed to find a replacement for Quicken which did not entail a complete rebuild of historical data and/or a nervous breakdown!

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    • in reply to: Personal accounting software #1985413

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      You and me both. I’m still using Quicken 98. Although I am keeping backups offline and a Win7 laptop in the cupboard if Win10 refuses to run it.

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    • in reply to: Any Good FREE AV's out there for WIN 7? #1944783

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      I use BitDefender Free. Very little impact on the system.

      I agree. Avast has got too large and unwieldy for me. I also run Malwarebytes Pro

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