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Joe C

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  1. This place is no longer PC Pitstop, in fact it is not called PC Pitstop either..... Why are you still here if your not employed by PC Matic?
  2. Not if you installed v5.33. It was Piriform's servers that were hacked and that malicious payload came from piriform. You can read the update from yesterday here https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/ccleaner-malware-outbreak-is-much-worse-than-it-first-appeared/ The story of CCleaner being hacked first broke on the 18th from a blog by Cisco Talos http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/avast-distributes-malware.html
  3. This is a very common problem as Bruce stated. I've noticed this started around November of '15, after Windows 10 came out. It's almost impossible to get all Windows 7 updates after a clean install of Windows 7 today, because WSUS hangs. You'll notice that you'll have a higher cpu usage and no hard drive activity Someone named Moab came up with this solution that works for me:
  4. Be nice to your bro and he might let you have access
  5. I think what worries most, is that it is encrypted and nobody knows what M$ is doing with all that data except to sell it to advertisers and NSA. M$ wants your nekid pics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gghj03J_ri0
  6. Joe C

    Windows 10

    Microsoft does not use a key to activate your pc, It uses a hardware ID specific to only your pc because each pc has it's own ID number. Once you activate the pc through the upgrade option, you'll be activated on that pc until the end of that pc's life (motherboard). So it does not matter if you replace the hard drive or do a clean install because the minute you go on line, Microsoft's servers will find your hardware ID and will auto-activate you.
  7. It appears that manually turning things off does not seem to help for pirvacy http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/ O&O software would like to help you tell Windows 10 to shut up http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NL2262-weblink&utm_campaign=oonewsletter2262
  8. I honestly don't think you can run '95 on any motherboards that they make today, or even from the past couple of years. The drivers simply are not there for '95 to run even in a vm. I'd be surprised if you could get XP to work on any newer boards they make today Edited on 8/22 to clarify my post
  9. How to Upgrade: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-from-within-windows/21b5cd8a-d96d-4cda-a9aa-7d936a9a0b88 You should back up all your docs/pics/media files and remove your antivirus before you get the upgrade, of course continue to use you antivirus until you are ready to upgrade. If you do not want to wait for Microsoft to deliver the upgrade, you can get the Media Creation Tool and Upgrade using that. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Research your third party software to see if there will be any conflicts with Upgrading to 10 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/program-compatibility-assistant-faq#1TC=windows-7 There is already a known problem if you have Nvidia graphics
  10. I've installed/upgraded of several pc's with 10 on my own network and so far, I can not tell if there's any slow down on the internet. There are some folks like I mentioned earlier that are disabling telemitry that prevents M$'s spying practices, but if you use this I would recommend that you do it with extreme caution: As time goes on, I'm sure some one will come up with a more stable version of something like that
  11. terry, I stated that it would be up to rgsmile. I do not know his internet connection speed or what he does on line as far as watching video's or whatever. Personally it might not be an issue for me: I'm not using 10 on my personal pc but my grandson's pc is, I do have everything disabled but I still see the routers lights blinking an awful lot
  12. if you have a DSL or dial up connection, Then it could be an issue. But if your on a hi speed cable connection then it's up to you if you want to upload updates to your neighbors
  13. yup.... my bad. This is more aimed at windows 10..... http://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/ Using a BitTorrent type of application might be an advantage to some for updates....but that means putting your trust in M$ that there won't be a flaw in the near future, and if your concerned about M$ using your bandwidth without asking first
  14. Read: http://www.itechtics.com/enable-disable-metered-connection-windows-8/
  15. If these pc are on the internet, then you are uploading updates and letting M$ steal your bandwidth. Enabling that your on a metered internet will prevent this
  16. I have an issue with 10 and it's privacy for the users. http://lifehacker.com/what-windows-10s-privacy-nightmare-settings-actually-1722267229 When you install 10, it would be in your best interest to disable anything that you are not comfortable with Let apps use my advertising ID This helps Microsoft present you with more personalized ads in apps. Send Microsoft info about how I write This feature improves text completion suggestions when you handwrite or type Getting to Know You. This is probably the most sweeping privacy setting on the system, and even after turning off Cortana Cloud Info Turning off Getting to Know You removes info from your device, but you’ll have to remove it from the cloud separately This, coupled with the “Send Microsoft info about how I write” setting mentioned earlier, is the biggest privacy concern in Windows 10, primarily because the language is so vague There's more on the URL I posted, and what you need to do to disable these features I've seen peeps creating bat files to edit the registry in order to remove telemitry and everything that is associated with it but I think it's too early to implement it on any pc's just yet
  17. have you reserved your upgrade to 10? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-win_upgrade/how-to-reserve-your-free-upgrade-to-windows-10/6c5fa167-467a-42f4-b4d2-91ac2be43c31 http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-from-within-windows/21b5cd8a-d96d-4cda-a9aa-7d936a9a0b88 you'll need to either dis-able your antivirus or best to uninstall it until you can get 10 upgraded. You can not download the .iso and install 10, you must use the upgrade option first. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 After you have upgraded to Windows 10 and activated, Microsoft will have your hardware's ID on their servers and then you can format your hard drive and do a clean install with the .iso. Click "Skip" when it asks you for the license and it will finish your install, once you get on line your pc will auto-activate. Then check with your antivirus vendor to see if there is a compatible version of their software for Windows 10 and download and install that version
  18. If you check AV Comparatives, you would find that of top AV's, Bitdefender would be one consistently on the top. They do provide a free version but the free version does not offer any options, it's basically "set and forget" http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html Bitdefender won the top AV award for 2014 AV Comparatives is an independent av test site, so you'll see different "top" av's for each yearly quarter, but look for the constant top av's and you'll be o.k. http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparatives-reviews/
  19. Try clearing out the cookies and cache and see if that helps. CCleaner can help you do that if you need it
  20. An antivirus or a third party firewall might also be blocking that site
  21. 403 error: You should call Charter and see if they are blocking it and then you can ask why. If Charter is not blocking it them your not getting permission from Media Fire
  22. EX7forW8 completely takes the whole metro thing out, but you need a Windows 7 disk to install it. It basically puts the Windows 7 gui on Windows 8 http://microsoft-news.com/ex7forw8-windows-7-explorer-for-windows-8-hack/ Get it here http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/35189-Windows-7-explorer-for-Windows-8
  23. I've given up on windows 8|8.1, Waiting to see what M$ does with 9 I've been recommending Shell, Start is Back or EX7forW8 for those that get frustrated with Windows 8|8.1, so far it's been making folks happy
  24. Thanks for giving us the heads up on dism
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