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  • DooDahMan

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    • in reply to: April Updates Failing #2358120
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      Thanks, I’ll give this a go over the weekend.

      in reply to: April Updates Failing #2358119
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      Yes, I downloaded the MSU file and ran it as an admin but it failed.

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      in reply to: POP3 Versus IMAP #2336201
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      Yeah, to maintain a single PST file with emails from multiple email accounts combined when retrieved from Outlook isn’t doable in the iMAP environment. Sorry Comcast, I’m headed back to POP3.

       

      in reply to: POP3 Versus IMAP #2336189
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      For years I’ve used Outlook 2016 via POP3 with Comcast. I was able to direct mail onto my local PC and into a PST file that can easily be copied to and external HDD. Recently I noticed that Comcast recommends replacing POP3 with iMAPI for a number of reasons and benefits. I’ve deleted my local POP3 accounts in Outlook and replaced them with iMAPI accounts. All was good except I can no longer deliver incoming mail to the PST file; Outlook insists on using a OST file hidden deep in the …\Users\AppData folder. I have made the PST my default data file but Outlook does not allow me to select it for my mail account.

      Am I missing something or is iMAPI not compatible with Outlook 2016 PST files?

      in reply to: Patch Lady – saying goodbye to Flash #2321584
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      Anyone run across the Flash files in \Windows\system32\macromed\*.* that won’t delete?

      I ran Adobe’s Flash Uninstaller and rebooted without difficulties. However, the …Macromed\Flash\ folder and content files will not delete even after I took ownership and removed the RO attribute.

      Anyone experience this and were you able to resolve the issue?

       

      in reply to: Backup Utility for Win10 #2290823
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      I’ve used a number of backup program over the years but for the home environment Cobian Backup 11 has been the easiest and most reliable for me. Its free though no longer actively supported; no support is no problem as I’ve never had an issue with it after four years of use. Some may find it a little light in features for home-office PCs but for a retiree like myself its a good fit.

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      The BleepingComputer article fixed my standalone Outlook 2016 of which I am very grateful. I have daily and weekly backups of my PST, contacts, rules, etc. but not of the Outlook profile itself. There are four email accounts configured in the profile so it would take a while to get everything rebuilt if the profile became corrupted. Can the profile be backed up and, if so, how can it be restored if Outlook can’t launch?

      in reply to: ‘Overprovisioning’ your SSD #2256039
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      Looks like I’ve been fooled again… Yeah, and my sincere apologies to Mr. Petty. You had a lot more songs in you and I deeply regret you passing.

      Meanwhile, what I really don’t appreciate is my surprise following Woody’s and Ms. Bradley’s advise in their  latest newsletter to check over the hard and SSD drives – you know, in preparation for the latest upgrade on Win10. Theirs is very good advice. I purchased a (refurbished) Dell XPS 8700 tower a few years back and it’s been a mainstay of my home office every since. Like all Dells (new or used) I’ve purchased over the years its a solid computer.

      Imagine my surprise when I ran a Belarc Advisor inventory of the PC and discovered that rather than the Samsung SSD listed on the spec sheet I originally purchased, I’ve got something called a “LITEONIT LMT-256M6M mSATA 256GB [Hard drive].”  My oversight, obviously.

      All the data, including the user profiles, were moved to the SATA data drives many years ago. The SSD drive isn’t causing me problems as yet but it’s been running 24/7 for over 5 years. Is it possible to clone the system drive (LITEONIT) to a new Samsung drive? Can it be done without voiding my Microsoft software licenses?

      Any info is greatly appreciated.

       

      in reply to: Two free, full-blown alternatives to MS Office #1387673
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      The ribbon interface is another example of taking a good product with a good design and making it clumsy to work with. I have to search through 3 or 4 ribbon displays in order to locate and use features that are always in front of me with LibreOffice (or Office 2003 for that matter). The ribbon is a productivity killer as far as I’m concerned.

      in reply to: Windows Secrets special issue on Windows 8 #1355024
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      Since Windows 3.0 my motto when introducing a new version of Windows into the corporate environment has been to “wait for the first service pack.” This doesn’t apply to home PCs where an initial Windows OS release affects only 1 computer and myself should things not go right. Supporting 5, 10, or 100 workstations with Microsoft’s latest and greatest isn’t my idea of fun although some folks seem to thrive in being first adopters. They call it “bleeding edge” for a reason.

      in reply to: Building your own XP Service Pack 4 #1312794
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      I’m an technical services administrator for a small company (less than 150 PCs) most of which will continue to use XP Pro SP3 until the workstations fail completely. This will be most likely well after Microsoft’s end-of-life for XP. I’ve tried to download the individual critical updates from Microsoft but they apparently throttle back the bandwidth to this web site so dramatically that even with a T3 connection its painfully slow. I’ve given up on saving WCUs for future XP reinstallations using this option.
      Do you know of a legitimate method that I can use to download or purchase an optical disc that contains all the security updates that have been released since Service Pack 3? I have approximately 10 different Gateway and Dell models currently running XP SP3 that would make it extremely difficult to create a SP4 image for each model and application combination. (To be clear, those 10 different models relate to approximately 80 different workstations so this is not a trivial task.)

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