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    Windows 10 compatible programs

    I use Vipre Advanced Security and have for many years. I use CCleaner and Malwarebytes. I had no problem with programs not working until I updated to Creator's update. In fact, the programs were working well until I had to do the reset of my Windows 10 Creator's update. Does not seem right...
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    Windows 10 compatible programs

    Yes, I have tried setting the compatibility for the one program I especially need to use and have it set for Window 8. It did work with Windows 10 prior to updating to Windows 10 Creators, but now the troubleshooter comes up with result "incompatible program". The program is still installed and...
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    Windows 10 compatible programs

    I have checked for updates several times and it shows I have the latest version. The troubleshooter shows incompatible program but the website shows the version works with Windows 10. My question is does Creator's Update not allow some 3rd party software work? Seems a shame to cancel out lots...
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    Windows 10 compatible programs

    I have several programs which were working fine with Windows 10 before update to Creator's update. They now show as incompatible. Is there some way we can restore function of those programs without having to purchase all new software?
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    Friends PC keeps restarting randomly after shutdown for the night

    Hello, My friend recently (in the past month) bought a refurbished Dell computer from Wal-Mart. Everything seems to work fine. The problem she is having with it is that when she does 'shut-down' for the night it randomly restarts. No set amount of time just it restarts. They keep the PC in...
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    Chkdsk runs everytime computer is boot up

    Hello, My daughter's PC, Windows 7 32 bit, all of a sudden started running chkdsk everytime it is booted up. How do we stop this behavior? Her antivirus is up to date and very efficient so we don't know what the computer is checking for. Please advise as it is driving her crazy. Thanks, pvanc
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    Is there a way to install an old program which works on Win7 32-bit onto Win7 64-bit?

    Just an update....I tried the Virtual Windows XP and could not get it to work with the old DOS cookbook. So I finally installed DosBox on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop. Carefully followed the commands and lo and behold I now have access to my cookbook on the 64-bit computer...
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    how do I replace the main gateway PC in my home network

    Drew, You must work 36 hours a day!!!!:redface: Thanks for your response and instructions. You know....pvanc
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    how do I replace the main gateway PC in my home network

    Hello, I am replacing my main computer which is connected to router in home network and wonder if all I have to do in put new tower in place of the old and the computer and router will read each and network will be set up. Thanks
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    How to do an upgrade install of Win7 Ultimate over Win 7 home premium

    Drew, Thanks for your directions. I was able to get my Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit on desktop back up and running to some extent. It is still acting funny. I would like to just do an upgrade installation of Windows 7 Ultimate, have the disk and key. I got the install going and it went...
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    How to do an upgrade install of Win7 Ultimate over Win 7 home premium

    I have a 32-bit copy of Windows7 Ultimate which I tried to use on the 32-bit desktop. I have a 64-bit copy which I used on the 64-bit laptop. I now am unable to get the desktop to boot up. And I have a key for the Anytime Upgrade for both 32 and 64 bit, different key for each computer. That...
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    How to do an upgrade install of Win7 Ultimate over Win 7 home premium

    Drew. I am now trying to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop which is 32-bit. I tried doing it by using Windows Upgrade Anytime. Tried several times and after a few minutes the upgrade fails ( it went smoothly on the 64-bit laptop). So I tried doing the...
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    Is there a way to install an old program which works on Win7 32-bit onto Win7 64-bit?

    Cat, I inserted my key and it upgraded to Ultimate just fine. I am the one Drew is speaking of as I had another question about installing an old DOS program onto a Win 7 64-bit system. That is why I wanted to upgrade to Ultimate since I knew I could run in XP mode and my old program would...
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    How to do an upgrade install of Win7 Ultimate over Win 7 home premium

    I did not realize that all I had to do was insert my Windows 7 Ultimate key and it would upgrade to Ultimate. So I am all set. Thanks for your answer pvanc
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