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    Hi I am Bruce Banks and I fix PCs for free

    I guess I am dating myself as my first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000 followed by a TRS-80.! Later I got a TI99/4A so the kids could play with plug in cartridges and leave "my stuff" alone Of course I subscribed to all the magazines, bought several books and joined computer club. I thought I...
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    Hi I am Bruce Banks and I fix PCs for free

    Ah University ,Fortran 4 with punch cards - Do Not use I = E/R You can't use Integer as variables, don't you know! Wastes reams of paper! Good thing I switched to trade school & TV repair
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    Your "essential" software?

    Back on topic ? I have a bunch of personal favotites: (Many commercial) Nuance - PDF utilities / conversion tools (I like Omnipage) Vmware - I Like old dos / 9x games NTIUS - comersional media maker burner tool I personally like - been using forever DVD Fab - got in early - DVD, Blu-Ray...
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    Your "essential" software?

    Oh, I am so envious of all your learning opportunities. I spent my time writing / maintaining Mainframe processes for a Telephone company's customer service department (COBOL, MFS, IMS DB2, Easytrieve, with a touch of DB2, Visual Basic, C++, etc.as we were moving toward adding internet access...
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    Only receiving some of my email

    Yeah but, back in the early days it was subscription service. I still pay yearly fee to keep my hotmail name. The name I have been using since Windows 9x. It is in too many places to risk losing it I guess the question I should have asked was if Thunderbird had a Junk folder that grabs email...
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    Ethernet unidentified network

    Please I G N O R E previous ramble Suffice to say Cox is affiliated with Rogers who , I am told, are upgrading to IPv6 Check link :<http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ipv6-ipv4-care-user-makeuseof-explains/> Check out per Trouble's post
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    Only receiving some of my email

    Actually, I have used Hotmail since it was a paid for service. Recently I was informed that all Hotmail, Live, gmail,etc are processed by Outlook As to Thunderbird I did a search on "Thunderbird not working in windows 10" and found many articles / proposed fixes. As for me, I added all my email...
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    Ethernet unidentified network

    I just noticed you found an IPv6 address.and wonder if this is new . A lot of high usage folks seem to be upgrading to higher capacity IPv6 ( see article below) and not all modems are created equal Here in NB Cox is affiliated with Rogers who use IPv6 for TV, internet & phone bundle. I am with...
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    Password problem

    I guess I'm just lazy! I use Ophcrack to recover and or reset password. I also use a utility called Recover Keys lo list all keys to software ion the PC. Seems I have a knack for breaking things so this lets me keep a record of what software is on what PC Also,a number of years ago I got...
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    Ethernet unidentified network

    You did not mention who the Internet provider is. One of the local New Brunswick suppliers sometimes provides a disk for use with Ethernet connection. Sometimes the installer does not leave the disk. A call to supplier sometimes fixes the problem and sometimes a house call is needed, especially...
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    How to upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version

    Thank You Wolfie. I just bookmarked this page for future reference. About 6 months ago a neighbor brought me a laptop with EUFI settings. Company he worked for hated "the odd ball" and were going to throw it out in the trash. He asked and was given it to take home Took me 1.5 days to find the...
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    SOLVED Thumbnails replaced by blue mountain Photo's icon

    Wolfie - in thread " SOLVED Explorer Thumbnail Preview Randomly Stopped Working.yes I tried Folder Options" said : HI Bruce, start a new thread and we can discuss it further. :):):):) Refer to this link iif you want to! (assuming that is indeed what you mean?)...
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    SOLVED Explorer Thumbnail Preview Randomly Stopped Working. Yes I've tried folder options.

    Link is Thumbnails replaced by blue mountain Photo's icon I think my unset and your reset defaults need a closer look.
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    SOLVED Thumbnails replaced by blue mountain Photo's icon

    Thanks, another entry into my bag of tricks :~) In my case I like the small thumbnails as they let me get more objects per page. Probably because I only dump my Pix when flip phone (no SD slot) starts whining about low memory
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