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General Discussion / Size of Acronis BU since 1709 install
« Last post by dickJ 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!

Thanks for the great video.  My problem is that after I click on "Change connection properties" I get a different page than you showed in your video. 
The page that I get has a section about Metered Connections and a section labeled Properties which shows the properties of the NIC.  I have searched the internet and found a couple of suggestions similar to yours, all showing a page that I don't have.  It looks like I will have to talk to Microsoft.

General Discussion / A reliable weather radar website.
« Last post by Doug on October 25, 2017, 06:36:18 AM »
A reliable weather radar website.
Ralph did a great job on the video.

I used the Microsoft Steps Recorder to do the same thing but displayed in a different fashion.
Hi Larry,

Here's how I accessed the network configuration allowing me to change from public to private or vice versa.
Hopefully, you have the same experience.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Win 10 Fall Creators Update Changed Network Connections to Public
« Last post by Larry on October 22, 2017, 08:19:11 PM »
I recently installed Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on all 3 of my computers (1 desktop and 2 laptops).  On 2 of the 3 computers I found that my network connection had been changed from private to public.  The public connection prohibits my syncing files on that machine with files on other machines.  I have tried to follow several instructions on the internet but all of these instructions ended with a screen that did not appear on my computers.  I have tried to delete and forget the network connection but the new connection also come up as a public one.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Larry Green
Hello All,

I am running Windows 10 Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299 (aka Fall Creators Update) on all my Windows computers.
Doing so was particularly challenging for my HP ProBook 640 G1 laptop.  I purchased the machine from WOOT several months ago.
It is a refurbished unit that came with Windows 10 Pro installed.

I created an additional partition on the solid state hard drive and installed Ubuntu 17.10 in that partition.
When I turn on the machine, it gives me the option of booting into Windows (the default) or Ubuntu.
Initially, I was able to update/upgrade Windows 10 normally.  However, the computer repeatedly failed
to update beyond version 1607 (Anniversary Update) despite reassurances from the update dialogue that
my computer was capable of being upgraded.  Updates failed with a cryptic message that I had to restart my computer
to complete the update.  No amount of restarting or whispering Redmond backwards got behind that obstacle.

When all else failed, I told the computer to Reset This PC, opting to keep the data files that I had created but removing all of the programs that I had installed.
Learn how to do that at

It was a several step process.  First I had to update the computer to the latest version of the original operating system.  When that succeeded, I kept updating until I finally ended
up with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Ralph Sutter

General Discussion / Re: Launch a Portable App from the Windows 10 Start Menu
« Last post by dickJ on October 20, 2017, 07:11:34 PM »
Useful!  Thanks Ralph.
General Discussion / Launch a Portable App from the Windows 10 Start Menu
« Last post by rsutter on October 20, 2017, 04:29:03 PM »
Hello All,

I recently downloaded a portable app and wanted to be able to launch it from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Start Menu
Unlike installed programs, portable applications don't automatically show up on the Start menu nor can they be added by right clicking them and opting to add them to that menu.
Here's how I was able to launch a portable app from the Start menu.
1.  Locate the portable app
2.  Create a shortcut to it by right clicking on the file's .exe file and choosing Create shortcut
3.  Navigate to %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs on your computer.
     One way to do that is to simply paste %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs into the Type here to search window
     That window is the one immediately to the right of the Start button in the lower left corner of the taskbar
4.  Paste the shortcut created in Step 2 above into %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
5.  That portable application will now appear on the Start menu.

Ralph Sutter
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