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General Discussion / Change the Audio-Video program to MPC-HC.
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:32:17 PM »
Ralph, First, to mention that the new MS Comfort Mouse 4500 is working great and presumably the double loads and error message problem is a thing of the past.  Doug

Now, another item that I replaced was my audio video player. The foistware "offerings" from the GOT player finally "got" to me alright, so I searched for a replacement. After uninstalling GOT from my computer, I installed the MPC-HC player and got away from the irritation of foistware put over by them, with their every upgrade. I then installed MPC-HC and found that there is no foistware, as advertised, and the video playback is much improved. Video imagery with jerking and interruptions can really detract from the experience. So, if you wish to consider an alternative to the foistware peddlers, with what I found to be improved performance, you might try MPC-HC:


Download Webpage:  https://mpc-hc.org/


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Hello again Ralph,

I think that the cause of the error message is associated with my mouse malfunctioning. It has been producing either multiple clicks or no click from time to time, suggesting that I need to replace it. The error message was the probable result of the mouse sending a double signal in very rapid fashion. The BB program would have been unable to act upon the second signal as it was still reacting to the first one, resulting in a malfunction.

I think this solves the mystery. Thanks for your input.

Doug


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Hi Ralph,

Thanks for your offer. Lets wait for a bit and see if I can be sure that it isn't something that I am doing. If it continues, we might set up a second account just to see if it happens with that one also. More than likely, I am the culprit, if no one else is having this problem. I will keep you posted.

Thanks for your help.

Doug

PS: I just logged out OK, without mishap. It might be that I was mouse clicking too fast when the error message occurred. 

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Ralph, It happened again. The error message offers a "back" click option, which I took and then logged out again and got the same error message. So, I clicked the "Home" button and logged out just fine. It appears that this is not causing me any problems, other than wondering about it. I had just finished adding the post on installing programs in WIN10 on other drives (or partitions) and moving installed drives (nice). Usually, this message comes up as I log out after putting up a posting.

So, there you have it. Doesn't seem to be anything to worry about as I can exit by clicking on "Home", from within the error message screen.

Ralph, as long as this isn't a problem, I guess there is no need to be concerned about it. If there are any further aspects to this, I will let you know.  Doug

A snipping of the error message is attached.

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How to Install Modern Apps on an External Drive in Windows 10 (This includes moving an installed application to another partition or drive, and back again, if you change your mind). Very convenient!

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-modern-apps-external-drive/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15012016

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Hi Ralph,

I just logged out twice with no problems. If it happens again, I will let you know what was going on.

Thanks,

Doug

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Ralph, I have gotten this error message several times. I wonder if anyone else is having the same problem and what it means? 

Message appears as I sign off:  "Session verification failed. Please try logging out and back in again, and then try again."

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2016 -

There are six critical and three important updates.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-jan.aspx


1-13-16:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/january-2016-patch-tuesday/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f

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Support Ends for Older Versions of Internet Explorer.

"Microsoft officially drops support for most older versions of Internet Explorer today (January 12, 2016). That means no more security updates for tens or hundreds of millions of Windows users, many of whom will be blissfully unaware that they're in danger."

Ed Botthttp://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-users-face-a-dangerous-world-with-end-of-support-for-older-internet-explorer-versions/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61



1/13/2016: http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-best-web-browsers-to-replace-obsolete-internet-explorer/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

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Still running Windows 8? Time to upgrade, or else!  Yup, that's the heading of the article that explains that Windows 8 will no longer get security updates after this month's patch Tuesday. WIN7 still has five years to go, and Vista runs out in April of 2017.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/still-running-windows-8-time-to-upgrade-or-else/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

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General Discussion / Loads of Weather, etc. Site URL's listed here.
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:49:55 PM »
This website has lots of interesting info about various topics, specifically lots of weather site URL's.


Colin Andrews Official Sitehttp://www.colinandrews.net/WeatherObservatory-ColinAndrews.html

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1-16-2016:  More Info - from MS:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351


1-14-2016:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-expands-get-windows-10-program-to-domains-publishes-opt-out-instructions/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61


Here is a free (donation accepted) program specifically designed to block Microsoft's persistent attempts to convert earlier versions of Windows to Windows 10:

GWX Control Panelhttp://www.techsupportalert.com/content/dont-want-windows-10-yet-heres-how-stop-nagging.htm


Prior postings:
 
How to Block the Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrade on Windows 7 and 8.1

This article explains the desperate effort of Microsoft to expand the market share of Windows 10, vis-a-vis Windows 7 and even 8.1. Windows 10 is just beginning to pass WIN XP in percentage of use. The upgrade is being foisted upon the users of earlier versions without obtaining consent. If it weren't so unwarranted an insult and a serious inconvenience to the user, it would be a colossal joke. 

Make Use Ofhttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/block-aggressive-windows-10-upgrade-windows-7-8-1/

PC Worldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/3014238/windows/get-windows-10-prompt-adopts-malware-like-tactics-to-trick-you-into-upgrading.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

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Are a lack of prudent decision making and foolish mistakes causing Mozilla to begin falling apart?


ZDNet.comhttp://www.zdnet.com/article/is-firefox-the-walking-dead/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

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General Discussion / Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2015.
« on: December 10, 2015, 10:21:41 PM »
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2015. Version: 1.1

There are (now) eight critical and four important updates.


https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-dec.aspx

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