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  1. MikeHawthorne

    Cautions Email Scam...

    It must be the season, my friend got one on his credit card today too, had to go to the credit union and change his card number. The weird thing is, I have two cards, one I never use online and one I only use online. The online card has a low limit. I've had my number stollen twice both times...
  2. MikeHawthorne

    Cautions Email Scam...

    Hi Today I have received two email messages one ostensibly from Amazon and one from Microsoft. Both names you think you can trust, both were fake invoices for things I haven't purchased. Both invoices are in the same format and are obviously from the same sender. I copied the first one and...
  3. MikeHawthorne

    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Hi I came back to say that I finally found a solution. I had tried many solutions that people suggested, it seems I'm not the only person to have this problem. None of them worked for me. I found many people complaining until I found this answer. Open Task Manager. Click on File. Select Run...
  4. MikeHawthorne

    Chrome not opening?

    Hi Guys... Google Chrome won't open, this happened yesterday and I downloaded and reinstalled it and after syncing everything was working again. A few minutes ago it happened again. When I click on it nothing happens. I went to the start file in its folder and it does not respond to Open...
  5. MikeHawthorne

    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Yes I'm already Admin, but it used to be that the hidden Admin account would let you bypass things that you still couldn't do as admin. Like a folder that Windows had decided to not let you access for no known reason or delete things it said you couldn't. There were a lot of things like that it...
  6. MikeHawthorne

    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Windows Key Plus X opens the same menu that you get from the start button when you right-click on it. That's kind of where I started the menu opens with "As Administrator" on it but when you click on it nothing happens. I guess I'll just ignore if for a while and see if I find a solution, if I...
  7. MikeHawthorne

    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Yes, I can get to that screen but if I click Command Prompt it takes me to the prompt if I click Run as Administrator nothing happens. I'm running version 2004. I think this started when it updated. How did you get the screenshot, everything I did to take one caused the window to close? All...
  8. MikeHawthorne

    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    When I right-click on it puts in whatever is on the clipboard. I don't get the window with the option, cmd takes me right to the prompt. I have found a link on my start screen that takes me to the command prompt but no access to anything else. I am the Administrator, I can't seem to get to a...
  9. MikeHawthorne

    Can't open Admin Prompt?

    Hi Guys... Since the last update I can't open the Command Prompt from the Start Menu. When I click on it nothing happens. If I open the Run window, and type "Command" I get the option to click on it and it opens. But I want to run SFC /scannow and I need to be logged in as Admin. I can't...
  10. MikeHawthorne

    fan failure

    Hi Download Cpuid HWMonitor it's free. https://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/hwmonitor_1.38.zip It will tell you everything about what's going on in your computer, temps, if the fans are running the speed the fans are running at core usage Temps, etc. I've used it for years, it's one of...
  11. MikeHawthorne

    Windows 7 So What Are You Playing Right Now?

    Hi I have a new game that's fantastic, it's called Horizon Zero Dawn. It's kind of like the Witcher 3, Tomb Raider, Skyrim, and a SciFi game all rolled into one. Set in the future after humans have been reduced to living like it was 1,000 years ago, with modern stuff still lying around. It's...
  12. MikeHawthorne

    Having trouble selecting data & text

    If you have another mouse try it and see if it makes a difference, also do you use a wireless mouse, I'm had problems with them, I'm a graphic artist and gave up and stuck with a wired mouse. With me it's like I get interference sometimes. Also, my mouse has its own settings and what have you...
  13. MikeHawthorne

    I've tried to set my computer to login without a password, need help?

    I think that you can turn the chime on and off. You used to be able to use your own sound, mine used to say "Hi Mike playing games again!" in a snooty British women's voice. But in Windows 10 they won't let you change the sound without hacking it. I have a custom sound for all my Windows...
  14. MikeHawthorne

    Having trouble selecting data & text

    Try going to mouse settings and changing the double click speed down a little, try changing some options like pointer precision etc, to the opposite of what ever they are set at and see if it makes any difference. I don't really know what could cause this except the way the mouse is working...
  15. MikeHawthorne

    Having trouble selecting data & text

    I run into that too sometimes, but I've never found a way to fix it when it does it, sometimes I just copy and paste the first half part and then come back to the original and select and copy the rest of it. I have the same problem on my tablet with Android.
  16. MikeHawthorne

    I've tried to set my computer to login without a password, need help?

    Yes, I use a pin too, it's just that I hear the desktop chime while I'm still on the login screen and I assume that if I could skip it I would be at the desktop in half the time.
  17. MikeHawthorne

    I've tried to set my computer to login without a password, need help?

    Thanks, Norway, that probably is the reason that I'm having problems. The reason that my computer came with an account already on it was that it's made by a custom builder Falcon Northwest and it comes all setup and already registered to me. Otherwise, the computer comes free of any other...
  18. MikeHawthorne

    Scam Alert, this just happened!!!

    Thanks for the comment, I'm a dog person too, I had 18 Scottish Deerhounds over 40 some years (as many as 5 at times), plus and Irish Wolfhound and a couple of Whippets. My last Deerhound Oliver died over a year ago and I decided not to replace him, at 82 I'm just too old to start over with a...
  19. MikeHawthorne

    Scam Alert, this just happened!!!

    Hi I never would have touched it if I had noticed that it didn't say it was from Amazon, I just read Prime Alert and since I buy stuff from Amazon almost everyday I clicked on it before I realized it was a spoof. I get these constantly that say they are from my bank, I used to tell my bank...
  20. MikeHawthorne

    I've tried to set my computer to login without a password, need help?

    Hi Yes I'm using netplwiz and all I'm doing is unchecking the check box and confirming it by entering my password. But when I reboot my computer will not accept the same password that I just used to uncheck the box, and my account "Mike" that I did it from doesn't show as a login alternative...
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