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I definitely have ageing batteries. My performance has really slowed down.  Do you suppose they could help me?

General Discussion / Re: Spectrum Internet Service
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:55:13 PM »
Thanks Earl.  Good and useful information. I also had noticed that you get this automatically when you buy or change to a new program and wondered how I could manage it.  I suddenly feel the urgent need to call Spectrum about my account!

General Discussion / Re: MEM TEST
« on: November 06, 2017, 02:14:31 PM »
Never mind.  I found the results in Event Viewer.  Memories all O.K.

General Discussion / MEM TEST
« on: November 06, 2017, 02:04:20 PM »
I tried the built-in Microsoft Memory Test mentioned at our November 5 meeting. It ran and said  it would display results upon re-start.  Upon completion I waited, nothing happened, so I re-started.  No results were displayed.
What did I do wrong?

General Discussion / Size of Acronis BU since 1709 install
« on: October 30, 2017, 10:28:57 PM »
Since I did my Win 10 V 1709 Creators Update install, my Acronis Back Up has been over 10 GB larger.  Has anyone else had this happen?  Is it a Microsoft choice of holding on to the last Version for a while in case of a need to return to the last version, or is V 1709 really that much larger, or have I just held on to too much email or new programs? (I noticed that the last SLOBytes Newsletter seemed longer.....).
I would appreciate hearing any thoughts on this.

I guess I don't really understand the Public versus the Private settings for one's Network.  For example, my computer is set for Public, which it states it can't be used for printer and file sharing.  Yet I am able to use my printer on both of my Windows 10 machines, and via AirPrint on my Apple iPad. Also, I can share my Roboform logins on my main Windows machine with my other Windows machine.
Can someone find a nice simple explanation?  Thanks!

Useful!  Thanks Ralph.

General Discussion / Installing new Windows Fall Creators Update
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:40:19 AM »
This morning I unexpectedly installed the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Version 1709. I was trying to update my Windows Defender Definitions and it wouldn't, so I went to the Windows Settings page and tried the Updates request there.  Next thing I knew it was working on the 1709 update!  After a while it advised me it had problems and to check error 0x80070020.  I did and it said it could be a conflict with my other virus protection (Malwarebytes). Then I noticed it was just after 7:00 AM when I have Malwarebytes scheduled to do its daily morning scan, and that was the problem.  When Malwarebytes was done I restarted Windows and again went to the Settings page and got the 1709 update underway with no problems.  It took  around 45 minutes or less and I had no further problems.
 Warning:  When you try to  use the new Defender Antivirus the first time and run a Quick Scan, instead of my usual 2 to 3 minutes, it automatically runs a first FULL scan which took my computer about 13 minutes.  The next Quick scan was back to just a couple of minutes.
Good luck!

General Discussion / Re: iOS 11 Coming Soon
« on: August 25, 2017, 07:27:34 AM »
Looks good!

General Discussion / Re: Planned Obsolescence
« on: August 24, 2017, 09:22:51 AM »
How many of our members are obsolescent, besides me!

General Discussion / Re: PDFs of APCUG's Webinars Held 08/19/17
« on: August 22, 2017, 04:16:18 PM »
I found Brown's one on Security useful, but only after a lot of searching to find what to click to get to it!

General Discussion / Re: Page size of some desktop programs
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:23:32 PM »
 :D  Here is a solution.  While in Minimize position, use the top left corner arrows to adjust the top and left positions you want to keep.  Then go to the bottom right corner arrow and make your final adjustment.  You may now go to Maximize and back to Minimize and it may hold these dimensions on this and your other apps!
You may still make other changes, and as long as you do not use the bottom right corner arrow last, you will keep the desired size for the Minimize window.
This usually works for Windows 10.  I do not know about prior O S's.
Note:  Sometimes this doesn't seem to work until the next AM when I turn the computer on.

General Discussion / Re: Page size of some desktop programs
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:58:29 AM »
Again, I tried lots of things to solve this yesterday and none seemed to work.
This morning, as far as I can tell, ....
 I do not know why.     I wish I could tell you which of the many things I tried solved it.  I worked with my WIN 10 Settings, I tried various "Printing" things, I tried various IrfanView things.
In any case, I am delighted and very thankful!!
Obviously, it is now time to do a new Back Up
 :) :) :D :D ;D ;D !!!!

General Discussion / Re: Page size of some desktop programs
« on: July 27, 2017, 12:10:35 PM »
I now think this change MAY have been made when I was editing a photo's size and shape for Printing, probably with IrfanView.  I remember the last change I made on the photo I was working with, AGAIN just before printing, it gave me another additional option of Landscape or Portrait. Since I felt checking Landscape would give me the width of area I needed in the Print, I clicked Landscape and it gave me what I needed, so I successfully printed it.  When I then closed my pictures down, I discovered that this problem change had been made in several of my apps (including this one), but by no means ALL of them.
I cannot figure out how to return these apps to giving me their normal size and shape in Maximize and Minimize.
Does anyone have any ideas about how I can safely proceed without messing up things further? My last Full Acronis BU was July 11 and I would rather not go back that far and loose that much email (and other stuff). For example, is there any way to cancel Recent IrfanView changes? OR, do you have any other ideas?  "Resetting" my Windows 10 leaves my files, but removes all installed programs and Settings.  Too drastic.
Any Help is appreciated!

General Discussion / Page size of some desktop programs
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:04:29 AM »
I have somehow managed to change the page size of several of my desktop programs when opened in the reduced size, from my preferred 1/2  of the vertical screen, to 1/2 of the horizontal screen.  I somehow did this when working with the size of a photo I was printing and changing from Portrait to Landscape. I used to know how to change this back and then keep the change, but can no longer remember how to do it.  Can someone help?  Thanks.

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