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  1. MikeHawthorne

    Is this another scam?

    HI Just got a message from Skype, (ostensibly) saying they were charging my account $10 because my credit account was low. I've never seen this before and I never make any pay calls on Skype anyway. I think I make a yearly payment that lets me call any phone in the US or Canada, but that's...
  2. MikeHawthorne

    Just wanted to brag about my new computer!

    Hi Everyone I just got my new Falcon Northwest computer. How fast is it? I just finished making my first System Image of it. I have everything installed now, and it's working great, but even I was surprised at this... For years, I have been telling everyone who will listen to put their...
  3. MikeHawthorne

    I never thought I'd have to ask this...

    I'm trying to activate one of my own themes on my new PC. I've been creating my own themes for decades and I have Named Folders, each one has a theme in it. I click on Personalize on the desktop, and that opens the Personalizations Window. From there I can select Themes, under the title is says...
  4. MikeHawthorne

    How do I disable Edge in Windows 11.

    Hi everyone, I got my new computer, a Falcon Talon, with an i9 processor, an RTX 3080 video card and 64 Gigs of superfast ram. It runs great, but Microsoft Edge is bugging me. No matter how often I make Chrome, my default browser Windows keeps changing it back to Edge. It didn't do this on...
  5. MikeHawthorne

    I have a caution for everyone rebooting in Safe Mode!

    Hi everyone! I don't know how many times over the years I've booted in safe mode, but I don't remember ever running into this before. In an effort to delete my Video Card folder (do to another problem posted here), I went to msconfig and clicked the button to reboot in safe mode. I then...
  6. MikeHawthorne

    I'd like to know if anyone has any ideas about this problem?

    I've already done pretty much everything I can think of, and I can't diagnose this. Every thing seems to revolve around this error... Crash due to D3D device being lost. (Error: 0x887A0006 - 'HUNG') I've even restored an earlier System Image to make sure that something hadn't crept into my...
  7. MikeHawthorne

    Unusual response to sfc /scannow?

    Hi Everyone... I ran sfc /scannow a few minutes ago and after starting the process I got the message your computer needs to restart to complete process. I've never seen that before, it always just started counting down the process. I restarted and then ran it again, it gave my the message...
  8. MikeHawthorne

    Another Scam, watch out for this one!

    Got this one today, needless to say, I don't even use Norton! Nowhere does it even say who the charge is too... Thank you for your Auto-Renewal Order. Your Account/Card has been Debited for $299.00 (charges may appear later) Order Details To find more information on your order and to manage...
  9. MikeHawthorne

    Another New for me, SCAM!

    I just received this email, it's pretty obvious, that it's a scam, it doesn't even say what you are supposed to have ordered? It states at the bottom if you want to cancel this order, download the cancelation form from the link at the bottom of the page, fill it out and return it...
  10. MikeHawthorne

    How do I add some folders to the Start Screen

    Hi I want to add a couple of folders to the screen that opens when I click on the start button. I.E. Healthy Kidney Recipes, etc. that I want to use regularly, that's what happens when you're 83. I've tried saving the folder on Drive C:\ as Start Menus Folder and then clicking on it and...
  11. MikeHawthorne

    New to me, Scam!

    Now people are pretending to be the Post Office! Anyone else seeing these?
  12. MikeHawthorne

    Anyone else running Windows 11 notice this?

    Hi everyone. While Windows 11 has solved several problems that I've had, like not being able to sign in to Widows Terminal as Admin, there is one thing that I think is kind of weird. One is that it will sometimes open multiple copied of programs that it wouldn't do before. I discover that if I...
  13. MikeHawthorne

    Does Anyone know how to remove the Windows Old File?

    I want to remove the Windows.old file. I want to get rid of it before I make my System Image of the C:\ drive. It's 27.4 Gigabytes, and I'd like to not have to back it up. I don't need it, I have a System Image of the old drive already. I used to do it with Cleaner, but it doesn't show it as a...
  14. MikeHawthorne

    Update on Windows 11, and a question!

    Hi again, Well, I'm really liking Windows 11, I like how if you have two windows open, and you click on the one not showing it minimizes the one on top and expands the other, instead of putting the smaller one on top of the larger one maybe Windows 10 would do that two, but it wasn't on my...
  15. MikeHawthorne

    New Scam, at least to me...

    Hi... Anyone else gotten an email saying that my "Order for a new, expensive laptop had been shipped and was sent to some woman in Utah"? Just got the message, and of course there's a phone number to call if you have any question, that's when they try and get your credit card and other info...
  16. MikeHawthorne

    I finally decided that I would go ahead and install Upgrade to Windows 11 and...

    It says my PC, which has about 10 times the minimum requirement, doesn't meet the minimum specification. It upgraded my Tablet without ever checking, and it runs great. I can't find the page I started the process on my laptop, it did the whole process online, I just said go ahead, and it...
  17. MikeHawthorne

    Anyone upgrading to Windows 11 have any issues?

    Hi everyone... I upgraded my laptop, and it was easy, everything went smoothly, and now I'm thinking of updating my PC as well. Has anyone who has tried to update run into any problems with the process? If not, I may update my PC this week after I hear how it went for others, I really do...
  18. MikeHawthorne

    New to me, scam!!!

    I received a new to me email message with an attached image file. I didn't click on the image and researched the senders address. ***6762720@vzwpix.com I entered the stars instead of the area code. This seems to be a new scam, at least I've not run into it before. Just a warning, and I was...
  19. MikeHawthorne

    I don't know if this is really but here's a link to info about a live stream at Microsoft.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/event If it's real its in 4 days from today, 6/20/21, that would be Friday. I didn't click on send me a reminder! Just being careful.
  20. MikeHawthorne

    New Icon on Taskbar?

    Hi everyone. When I logged in to my computer this morning, there was an icon on the task bar that wasn't there when I logged out. It's a Sun with a Cloud over it, to the right is the present temperature. When I click on it a page opens up with current news items. Is this a new Windows update...
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