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    • in reply to: Advice on Choosing Win 10 Version #2087299
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      Ha! Ha! Mine was only 14 years ago.

      Thanks again for the advice. I see that I have a lot to ponder.

      in reply to: Advice on Choosing Win 10 Version #2086860
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for the information. I suppose that I should have pointed out that I have a “one-user” computer and no need to access any corporate networks. I’m retired. So, I’m not sure why I would be interested in Group Policy.

      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks, so far. Still doesn’t give me the warm fuzzies for upgrading in place. Not an easy decision to make! (In my book, Microsoft stopped enhancing my user experience with XP and Office 2003.)

      in reply to: Outlook 2013: “view in browser” #1454425
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      I conclude the problem may be with the way Outlook 2013 displays some messages. I cannot find any option in Outlook that will change this. I also cannot readily find anything in Microsoft’s support websites that helps. The displayed message for the images: “The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location.” Browers have no problem finding the link. This is all quite frustrating!

      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      I also have Outlook 2013 with the same issue. After a few seconds, it will only show the one message (without going to a different folder). For now, I have learned to live with it.

      in reply to: A last reprieve for the enduring Windows XP? #1437472
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      It would be nice if Microsoft offered an inexpensive way for XP users to keep getting XP support, but I also think that is not likely to happen. I recently “upgraded” my primary computer to a new one with Windows 7 Home Premium after Microsoft announced EOL support for XP. My XP Home machine was about 8 years old, so I was in need of a more powerful computer. I also got Office 2013 as a replacement for my old Office 2003. I do not like Windows 7, but did not want Windows 8, as I am mainly a desktop user. I also intensely dislike Office 2013! My old XP machine will be handed down to my infrequent-user wife to replace a 12-1/2 year old Windows 2000 Pro machine. I love Windows XP and do not think Microsoft has done me any favors by rolling out Windows 7 and Windows 8.

      in reply to: XP Stopped Getting IP Address from DHCP Pool #1436924
      w7340
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      I downloaded the McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool and ran it. Now System Restore is back to normal. I will now try to reinstall my VirusScan Plus. I thank all of you who provided information and a lot of patience. Apparently, my installation of the the new McAfee version broke something, which is now fixed. That magic word “McAfee” did the trick.

      in reply to: XP Stopped Getting IP Address from DHCP Pool #1436913
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      McAfee was the magic word. See my last posts below.

      in reply to: XP Stopped Getting IP Address from DHCP Pool #1436910
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      “McAfee” was the magic word. I had renewed my subscription to VirusScan Plus and downloaded the new version. My network connectivity problem started after that. I did a System Restore back to before I downloaded the new VirusScan Plus, my network connectivity is restored.

      HOWEVER, McAfee no longer works (not an immediate problem), BUT System Restore just shows a blank pop-up screen. I do not want to try reinstalling McAfee without being able to create a restore point. I did a restart on System Restore Service, but that did not help. Any suggestions now?

      in reply to: XP Stopped Getting IP Address from DHCP Pool #1436699
      w7340
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      O.k., I checked Device Manager as you suggested. I found the following yellow alerts: IP Network Address Translation, McAfee Inc. mfeapfk, TCP/IP Protocol Driver. All of the associated *.sys drivers exist in Windows/System32/drivers. McAfee Inc. driver is started and other two, stopped. Each has following message in General tab: Device is not present, is not working or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24). IP Network Address Translator will not start: the dependency service or group failed to start. However, I cannot find any place that shows the dependencies. TCP/IP Protocol Driver will not start: system cannot find file specified. This driver seems to be causing problems with some of the services you have listed above. I tried disabling and enabling the two stopped items without luck.

      Now, the services. First, I have no wireless adapters. Com+ Event System, Computer Browser, Network Connections, RPC, Server, and Workstation are started. Network Location Awareness and Wired Autoconfig are manual and I believe both started. DHCP Client, DNS Client, and TCP/IP Netbios Helper were auto and would not start, because of dependencies issues. Dependencies are AFD, IP SEC driver, and TCP/IP Protocol Driver. Except for TCP/IP Protocol Driver (mentioned above), other dependencies are o.k. IP SEC Services, not shown above, had the same dependency issues.

      Not sure where to go from here.

      in reply to: XP Stopped Getting IP Address from DHCP Pool #1436578
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks to all who responded. The sequence of commands is what I figured. However, I am now ready for a “Plan B.” The first two commands were o.k. Anything with ipconfig, including after reboot, gives the following error message (edited): Windows IP Configuration. The request is not supported. Contact Microsoft Product Support. Addl. info.: unable to query host name.

      in reply to: XP Stopped Getting IP Address from DHCP Pool #1436506
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      My ” batch” skills are a little rusty. How do I enter these commands as shown, without hitting Enter?

      in reply to: Removing Desktop File Icons #1433545
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for the info. I am one of those folks who likes to see everything in Windows Explorer. However, I do not want to see them on my desktop. This did not happen with Windows XP. Is there any way to keep them off of the desktop with Windows 7?

      in reply to: Moving data from XP computer to Win 7 HomePro computer #1433486
      w7340
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      I started out with Windows Easy Transfer, using a USB external hard drive, but I am still trying to find out where they ended up on my new computer. I had to fall back to your method. Now I will have a lot of clean-up to do!

      in reply to: Moving data from XP computer to Win 7 HomePro computer #1433485
      w7340
      AskWoody Plus

      I used Windows Easy Transfer, but i am not certain as to where the files ended up on my new computer. I am still looking for some of them. I had to fall back to “plan B”, which was to move files using a USB external hard drive.

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