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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    Bassfisher: I wanted to report back to you on my chronic "failure to be able to restart the PC" problem. As reported before it got worse during March 2021 and eventually a full power down/up cycle would not fix it. I have read a large numbers of articles, hints and theories and finally came...
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    SOLVED Edge Auto Starts

    Fine. But that leaves these questions -- 1) Is Autoruns or Autostart an App that must be downloaded? 2) Assuming I had one, does it offer the ability to prevent Edge from starting at power up?
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    SOLVED Edge Auto Starts

    I have the exact same issue. I cannot find any setting with Edge to stop it from starting up every time I power on the pc. Google Chroime is my default browser. I do not know what autostart is. Is that an app one must download? Even if I had autostart and found Edge listed does that provide...
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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    LoL to you too Walldoo... First, I find "you clearly know little or nothing at all about Lenovo Thinkpads" or about anything else a comment I would not make to anyone. You know nothing of which you speak. I have owned nothing but Lenovo Thinkpads and my 3rd one is in GREAT shape right now...
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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    Waldoo99 -- Your experience differs from mine. I have had 3 or 4 desktop HP in the last 20 years. My wife's (which I installed for her) is coming up on 13 years of age now with zero HW problems. The only HW problem I ever had was about 15 years ago a motherboard burned up in an HP early in...
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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    I'm talking MS Edge not IE. MS is not shoving IE at you now & instead does that with Edge. No user should have to go around playing PC technician to keep a simple desktop running. I have not checked for driver updates for anything. No idea how to look for BIOS update. The PC is an HP...
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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    On the 3rd day of mass silence... there is a lot of credence to the several guys mentioned "never run Sleep" policy. [Whether that had much of a role in my original catastrophic bug/failure we may never know.] However, the core point that power up from Sleep starts ANYTHING that was running at...
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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    There have been numerous updates never at my request and never notifying me. As usual. The Settings show version 2004 and OS build 19041,867 The machine is about 15 months old. What is a 20H2 and why would I need to know?
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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    Fresh info: It got worse the last few days. Got so bad today 4/2/21 that even a full power down cycle would not clear it. Essentially at that point I had totally lost the machine. My problem (likely differing from others who spoke) is clearly multi-monitor related. By experimenting I...
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    PC Hangs and Full Power OFF/ON is only way out

    I run Win 10 Home which came pre-installed on the HP pc I have been using since 1-13-20, a little over a year. I have never intentionally installed an update. The disease I am chasing is: Oct 2020 first incident. I run 2 screens. Left one went black, right one went greyish blue. Stayed...
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    How to Avoid requirement for Pin or Password?

    I do not believe I was offered any alternative during setup of the machine. The only obvious alternative was to avoid entering a long password and instead enter a Pin, which I chose to do. What is a "Local Account?" I am concerned that deleting my current "Account" in effect probably...
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    How to Avoid requirement for Pin or Password?

    Sitting here in my heavily fortified compound with no visitors allowed near my billion dollar PC and in full control of everything else in the the house, the whole property AND this room... a password or even a Pin is nothing but an unjustified pain in the ass. How does one change the...
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    SOLVED Windows 10 email

    So Outlook 2016 (which I have no way to observe, just your description) was apparently the old school full-featured flavor Outlook. You will be shocked then to see what the new outlook under Win 10 is like ! I have played with the pay-for-it version at my neighbors and used the free version...
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    SOLVED Windows 10 email

    I am really glad to hear you praise eM Client as that is where I am headed. I meant "new outlook" to be that which you can download currently for free (and came with my new PC Win 10 preloaded) called Outlook.Live or that which you pay for only by buying Office. Both have identical interfaces...
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    What Can You Load into Win 10 ?

    Interesting Bighorn. Encouraging. Do you have one of the older full-featured versions of Outlook (or Win Mail or Windows Live Mail) on any of these Win 10 machines ?
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