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  • 04:13:45 pm on August 14, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, One of the few reasons that when the time comes that I have to retire my XP I will be going to Windows 10 rather than 7.
    10 you can run XP programs in compatibility mode rather than firing up a virtual drive.

    The only real problem that I’ve run into (other than the MS “I want to know what you’re doing”) is after installing the Anniversary Update, any MS DRM protected music is rendered unplayable.
    MS has a tool to remove the DRM but so far I have been unable to remove the DRM from anything generated by any MS OS.

  • 03:41:42 pm on August 14, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Pat :-)

  • 03:41:57 pm on August 13, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, when you can’t find a current driver and push comes to shove you can try an XP driver. A couple XP laptops that I changed to Windows 7 didn’t have sound card drivers even for Vista, the XP drivers worked.

  • 12:09:58 am on July 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    That reminds me, I haven’t seen any flying fry pans for a while

  • 12:06:42 am on July 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Ed, sometimes your lucky that you don’t live any closer to me. I’d outfit your bottom side with a 10.5 6E

  • 10:31:33 am on July 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Ed, lol, I’m on prehistoric computers made before they heard of built in mics. They don’t even have cams on them.

  • 08:48:26 pm on July 17, 2017 | 0 | # |

    going to be a bunch of unhappy eBay Sellers.
    Photobucket just went from free hosting to a $399.99 a year for hosting 3rd party photos.
    Notice mine down below disappeared.

  • 08:43:06 pm on July 17, 2017 | 0 | # |

    hi Flute, I’m still typing with my left hand, going to be a while before I get my arm up.

  • 10:11:59 am on July 4, 2017 | 0 | # |

  • 09:26:09 am on June 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    and I’m still reduced to 1 hand typing since the surgery on my right shoulder on May 22nd.
    PT = Pain and Torture

  • 09:17:45 am on April 5, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Oh Well, off to try figuring out my Mother’s Income Taxes. Have to be at Her “Senior Center” before Noon to get Free CPA HELP.
    Which I’m gonna need lol

  • 09:01:54 am on April 5, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, as a precaution you might want to ask the Doctor what to refrain from using or being around that could trigger it.

    My Dad was told no more hand-held power equipment, such as chainsaws or weed wackers, or welders.
    He didn’t have one but around here they also have signs on transfer buses to turn cell phones off due to the possibility of triggering pace makers.

  • 09:11:57 pm on April 4, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, you will probably feel the twinge when it goes off. That is unless you are passed out :-(

  • 09:06:21 pm on April 4, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Flute, I know that you use IE.
    If Flash needs updating, I would bet that your Windows 10 hasn’t been updating either. Microsoft started putting the Flash Updates for IE and Edge in with the Updates for Windows 10.

    Go into Settings > Updates and check for Updates.

  • 09:41:42 pm on March 30, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, at least they found the problem before it was fatal.

    Ed, It’s gets better. I think he now has a boobie.

    My Dad had one of those monitors. All that he needed to do was walk past it and any adverse information was transmitted.

    The State changed their age rules for permits so in November 2015 I talked him into going Deer Hunting by his house.
    On Friday the 13th he got himself a deer, went over got the neighbor and while walking out to retrieve the deer he passed out for a couple seconds.
    He was thinking that he had just over-paced it a tad bit.
    The following Tuesday I had to drive him down for a routine appointment at the Minneapolis VA.
    While we were at the VA the monitoring service called my Mother asking to talk to my Dad because he had suffered a heart attack.
    My Mother told them where to find him and needless to say, we were detained 3 more hours for more tests and the Doctors told him that he shouldn’t expect to survive another one that bad.

    That day came 3/14/16. RIP Angelo, aka “HoneyDear”

    And before anyone asks, that is on the Head Stone.

  • 01:24:24 pm on December 24, 2016 | 0 | # |

    I have to play Chauffeur and put about 200 miles on before 9pm tonight and who knows where I’ll be tomorrow.

    With that being said,

    may everyone have a very

    Merry Christmas


    :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

    :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:

    :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:

    :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:

    :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:

    :lol: :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :lol:

    :oops: :oops:

    :oops: :oops:

    :oops: :oops:

  • 12:51:05 am on December 15, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, at least it isn’t coupled with the 24 to 48° below windchill that I’m supposed to have by morning.
    No power would make for one cool icicle of a house.

  • 02:06:44 am on December 8, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Does any of this sound familiar?

    inability to focus on a given spot, can’t put fingers together with eyes closed, hearing super sensitive, headache like someone spooning your brains out, super tired, and the next day a if you move the head too fast “your brains are leaving your head” headache.

    Haven’t had a full blown since ’93

  • 03:35:11 pm on November 29, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Nope, not going to happen. All the wood that we cut from the storm last July is sitting in the field in front of my house. That includes about 2 cord that wasn’t split from before my Dad died.
    My Brother WILL NOT haul it back and is looking for an LP stove.

    I have 16 foot GREEN logs laying all over.

  • 12:32:17 pm on November 29, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Run into another problem, seems the Windows 10 Anniversary Update did away with DRM for the Media Player. It will no longer play Protected Music.

    MS says they are working on it, yea right. Around half of the music at the bar is unplayable.

  • 12:25:12 pm on November 29, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, did you ever get that wireless card to work?

  • 12:24:16 pm on November 29, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I’ve been around, wellllll most of the time. Can’t be away more much more than a day at a time or my house will freeze.

    Put on around 500 miles last week from Tuesday until Friday driving my Mother to Doctor appointments in Bemidji, to my Brother’s place for Thanksgiving and back home again.

    I can see already Holidays are going to be a bear.

    Brother has been trying to convince her to stay with him for the winter and hasn’t been too successful.

    Wouldn’t be so bad but she’s 83, has rheumatoid arthritis in her hands and insists on using a wood stove for heat when she can’t lift much more than a very small block of wood to put in the stove.
    If a chimney fire were to start the house would burn because she couldn’t do anything to put it out and the response time for the fire department is at best 30-45 minutes.

    At best there’s only a months supply left, I wonder what’s going to happen when she runs out.

    It isn’t that she will be cold or anything, there is electric heat in the house. I think it’s more a psycho problem left over from the Depression era and the added electric bill seen as excessive.

  • 12:57:28 am on November 20, 2016 | 0 | # |

    In March of 1965 we had a doozy. I was going to School in a one room Schoolhouse. They wouldn’t let us out for recess to play because the snowbanks were within inches of the power lines and they didn’t want anyone to climb them from fear of what might happen.

    My Dad didn’t make it home from the Post Office for over a week on that one, and when he did it was to grab more clean clothes because another storm was heading in and was afraid the roads were going to drift in again, which they did.

  • 07:34:59 pm on November 19, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, lol, Back in the ’60s and ’70s when we used to get some snow, there was a shortage of Whip CB antennas. People were buying them and putting orange balls on them so that they could be seen coming into a corner where the snow banks were too high to see oncoming traffic until you were in the middle of the intersection.

  • 01:28:59 am on November 19, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Wood pile is buried under a snow bank.
    My car almost as bad. A drift is even with the door handles with 2 ft. of snow on it.

    Good thing I put my blade on the tractor yesterday, now all I have to do is find it. It’s sitting somewhere in front of the barn in the middle of a snow drift that’s as high as the tractor.

    Got more snow today than the last three years combined

    Be on the lookout, it’s heading East.

    Yup, tis gonna be a fun day tunneling.

  • 04:12:48 pm on November 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

  • 03:45:04 pm on November 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, by finding the original, LOL

  • 07:21:11 am on November 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Got some sad news yesterday. I will not be deer hunting on Friday because I will be attending a funeral of a GREAT friend of the family whom had been in rather bad health for a while. 86 years old.

    What makes him special to me is that he was the owner of the D2 Cat that I’m driving in my avatar. Taken in 1959.

  • 09:31:09 pm on November 4, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Our Minnesota holiday starts 1/2 hour before Sunrise tomorrow.
    Just as much or more traffic on the roads today than Memorial Day and Labor Day combined.

    I’m in good shape this year,
    I’s got my bullets
    I’s got my gun powder
    I’s got 3 licenses
    I’s got 9 days to fill them
    I’s even got new spectacles, all the better to see them with.

  • 08:42:45 pm on September 30, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, The rumor is that Windows 10 will be the last Windows on PC based OS that can be owned.
    The full rumor seems to be a monthly/yearly rented Boot to the Cloud OS and apps. Don’t pay the rent, you don’t get to boot or use MS apps.

    No more COA’s

  • 09:53:12 pm on September 23, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, The Hp M1522NF isn’t supported :-(

    What I think I’m going to try is installing the full feature Windows 7 program and see if I can get it to run in Windows 7 Mode.

    I know that the Bar Owner bought it new less than 2 years ago but when I look at the © on the manual it says 2008. Must have been a carryover.

  • 11:33:21 am on September 23, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, I have found that installing Classic Shell on 8.0, 8.1 and 10 ease some of the learning curve. Depending on what you want it puts the XP, Vista or Windows 7 style Start Menu on them.

    Edge is a push for the Bing search engine. I hate address bar searches, but then some people like being told what they are looking for.

    Also am finding problems such as newer HP scanner-printers not having support (drivers) for the scanner.

    Windows 10 also eliminated the onboard games. You now have to go online and put up with ads.

  • 01:41:14 am on September 23, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Big Hammer

  • 04:06:52 pm on September 22, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Desktop not a Lappy?

    I turned a couple desktops off so that they couldn’t go wireless.
    DM will still show it’s working.
    If that’s the case you should be able to go into Network Connections and turn it back on.

    Laptops if they don’t have a separate button use a Fn+(an F number) to toggle the wireless. It might work on a desktop too if the keyboard is set up for it.

  • 10:41:03 am on September 18, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Sounds like one of mine when one of the RAM chips decided to go on strike.

  • 04:36:53 pm on September 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, not me, I was still under the long short arm of parental control in ’69. Never heard of Woodstock until after the music was recorded.

  • 10:05:21 am on September 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

    or were you referring to Woodstock?

  • 09:53:05 am on September 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, does my 1959 toy look any better?

  • 03:57:50 pm on September 9, 2016 | 0 | # |

  • 02:05:17 am on September 3, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Got your pumps running?

  • 12:32:02 pm on September 1, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Hoping Yardbird just went on a Vacation and nothing serious. I went back to 2008 and I don’t have one either.

  • 12:25:53 pm on August 16, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I wish I could but as the saying goes, life gets in the road.

    Great Friend of the Family passed last Saturday at 93yo.
    And my Mother has an appointment with the Funeral Directors to get her arrangements in order.
    It’s going to be another one of those 1000 mile + weeks
    I can’t even think about leaving until Friday night and by then I’ll be too broke to even have Ramen Noodles.

  • 12:26:39 pm on August 11, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Well that was a fizzle, :-) nothing major, only a couple jackknifes down by MSP.
    After thunder boomers all night I only got 9/10 of an inch. The flooding is to the South and East into Wisconsin. The heaviest that I’ve heard so far is 7 inches.

  • 10:39:59 pm on August 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I’m getting tired of Wednesday nights :-(
    Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warnings AGAIN.

    I think Soundgod sent this one so it might not be as windy, but some areas are predicted to get 3-4 inches of rain an hour for 5 or so hours.

    I might need waders and an air snorkel for my chainsaw.

  • 11:46:45 am on July 28, 2016 | 0 | # |

    It could take some looking and may only show when the mouse is connected
    But a lot of newer laptops have a program that runs the Touch Pad with options to turn off the Touch Pad when an external mouse is connected.

  • 10:57:09 am on July 4, 2016 | 0 | # |

  • 10:20:49 pm on June 8, 2016 | 0 | # |

    8 gallons of gas later, I finally got the first mowing done. Now I can start round 2 which is already 10 inches.

    Wouldn’t be bad, but they came out this morning and put a hand full of wire flags in my yard. As if the trees aren’t enough to mow around.

    By the end of summer I’ll have Fiber. They also said that 3 years ago.

  • 01:17:44 pm on May 31, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, The No. 5 doesn’t have a tractor to put it on. My Dad relocated his 520 20+ years ago and dragging it back here would only fuel an unneeded war with my youngest Brother.

  • 09:30:15 pm on May 30, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Dropped the propulsion belt twice and two tanks of gas later I got my front lawn mowed for the first time this year. Think it would have been faster if I took a couple lessons from Ed and hooked up the brushhog.

    Hey, it’s the first day since I got the plowing done, May 6th, that it hasn’t rained when I’m home. I hate plugging the mower up with wet grass.

  • 03:07:39 pm on May 30, 2016 | 0 | # |

    One day Ed, Uncles B’d is January 18th, My Dad’s was the 19th. I think he’s the one having the most problems. No brothers left to talk to and it looks like he put 20+ years on in the last 2 1/2 months.

    I don’t have the picture loaded but 3 of the 4 Inlaws also served.
    All of them owned multiple firearms, I would have never made it close to the wrong side of thinking.

    I’m having a H of a time getting my Mother to save ALL of the receipts to keep track of her finances. More paperwork Wednesday.

    I might be done with maybe a third of the scanning.
    When my Aunts found out that I was scanning all of the pictures, guess what, they want there share of them too.

    I even come across a pair of my Grandparents’ 1920 Wedding License and the Church Document, wrapped up in an old newspaper tied with a piece of home spun yarn. No one knew that they were there.
    The Holy Grail find of the Century so to speak.
    I opened it thinking my Grandmother saved it because of a news story, possibly one she had written. Was I ever surprised.

  • 10:03:44 am on May 30, 2016 | 0 | # |

    On this day let us remember all that have served this Country,
    Some paying the ultimate price, never returning Home


  • 12:18:02 pm on May 26, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, all that I can say is Good Luck.
    I was scoped twice for torn cartilage, ’90 and ’93. 14 years of misery until I finally got a Total Knee Replacement in 2004 when I couldn’t walk more than 50ft without tears.

    By the way, I’m in a Dr’s office using their free WIFI, waiting for my Mother to get done with her every 2 month infusions for rheumatoid arthritis in her hands.
    In the land of RMorrison, Bemidji.

    I don’t see him hiding.

  • 10:53:54 am on February 13, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, maybe this will cool you down :-) -11 °F got down to -18° last night

  • 01:36:36 pm on February 5, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Amtrak is often delayed because of the back log of crude trains coming from Williston ND.

  • 01:22:56 pm on February 5, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Ed, most of Towns around here are supplied by truck from a pipeline terminal in Alexandria, 60 miles SW of me, but have been known to load at Fargo/Moorhead terminal or St. Paul where the refineries are located.
    The Fargo/Moorhead terminal could be coming from Mandan but I think the pipes are connected.

    Towns around here that have NG come from a Canadian line.

    A couple years ago they laid a crude pipeline about 5 miles from me.
    It’s totally unbelievable how fast they can lay pipe and not disturb a road or creek bed.
    Kinda fun watching them go across wet swamps with excavators and cranes.

  • 05:11:27 pm on February 4, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Needed to go to town today so I decided I had better pick up some gas for my 4 wheeler and chainsaw.
    After filling up the 5 and 2 gallon jugs, being my car was under half I filled that too.
    I needed to do some serious clicking to get to the $20 mark. That’s the first time in quite a while.
    Kinda got the felling that I was forgetting to pay for something.


  • 01:59:19 am on January 21, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, around here they call it rooster comb. Three weekly injections.
    Works a lot better than cortisone but my knee was so bad neither worked further than the trip to the car and the liquid freeze wore off.

    Concrete, the number one enemy of knees. Weight doesn’t help either.

  • 01:24:01 pm on January 20, 2016 | 0 | # |

    SG, have you tried a knee brace? There is a type that slides over the knee with a hole for the kneecap that has springs on the sides for support.

    The last couple months before my knee went total, I got the most relief by cutting the bottom off of a thigh high Ted Sock, sliding it up and gluing it in place with water soluble glue. The glue came in a roller head bottle that I got at the medical equipment store where I got the Ted Socks.

  • 12:27:05 pm on January 10, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Nice weather arrived just in time for the Frost Your Digits Bowl.
    Vikings vs Sea Hawks

    Emergency rooms are in waiting for idiots mode.

    I had a cool brisk -17° last night

  • 02:55:58 am on January 1, 2016 | 0 | # |

    Happy New Year 2016

  • 12:08:28 am on December 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Merry Christmas

  • 12:05:28 am on December 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Did my normal Christmas Eve routine. hit the bar for a free one, went to my ex neighbors, partied with their kids (late 40′s) for a while, with most calling it an early night with other places to be and go.

    I get home to a cool house. The fan on the heat exchanger burnt out while I was gone.
    Guess I get to buy a new box fan for the summer :-( but I got heat again. :-)

  • 01:58:43 am on November 28, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I flunked, :-( only got 37%. :-( Most I haven’t seen and and the ones I did were some 50 odd years ago when my legs weren’t long enough to drive.

  • 10:10:42 am on November 26, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone :-)

  • 10:45:52 am on November 21, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I think winter is here, got down to 7° last night.

  • 02:19:02 am on October 1, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Looks like it should work.
    In my ventures I found where one person had a 1gb and a 512mb and it was working. He was going to try 2 1gb but never reported back. (June 2009)

  • 06:55:30 pm on September 30, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, the part I’d worry about “High Density”. Some won’t take it.
    as for the 400mhz, if the MB can’t handle it, it will run at 333mhz.

  • 01:49:56 am on September 30, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Your guess is probably as good as mine

    I’ve tried 1gb (2 x 512mb) in a 512mb MB (DDR).
    Only one computer would read only 512mb and boot up, even after switching around and swapping one with a 256mb.

    The others gave a beep code for no RAM until I removed the excess.

  • 03:11:20 am on September 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    In MN you don’t need State licenses to hunt small game or waterfowl on your own land provided it has your residence on it. But to hunt waterfowl you do need a Federal Waterfowl Stamp which took a nasty jump this year. From $15 to $25.

    For a normal resident over 18 to hunt waterfowl anywhere but their own land they will need
    $25.00 Federal Waterfowl Stamp
    $22.00 State small game license
    $7.50 State Waterfowl Stamp

    + $2.50 service charge for each separate purchase.

    It had better be one tasty duck

  • 02:42:32 am on September 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ducks – 6 per day but no more than 4 mallards (2 hens), 3 scalp, 3 wood ducks, 2 pintails, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks or 1 black duck.

    Canadian geese – 3 per day

    all with a 3 day possession limit.

    Haven’t seen a lesser Canadian since the early 80′s when we started seeing the greaters. The greater canadians don’t seem to migrate as far south and stop where ever they find open water. ie dams and power stations.

    With the early youth hunt 2 weeks before regular season and the early goose hunt (Sept 5 – Sept 22 for extra $) ducks take the hint and head for better eating in ND or head South leaving me with 1 or if really lucky, 2 to shoot at until the tundra ducks come down and usually they don’t schedule a rest stop.

  • 03:14:57 pm on September 24, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Wow, just got a bomb shell dropped on me.
    The Fed’s must think I’m rich, my average 1 duck a year now cost me $25 plus the steel shot shells.

    And then they wonder why less people are hunting :-(

  • 09:44:13 pm on September 17, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, around here you pour ice cubes if the lines aren’t 8ft down.

  • 01:29:01 pm on September 17, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Don’t have any submersibles left around here. They kept the water heated just fine until you noticed that the water level wasn’t going down like it should or you put your hand in to check the temp and you would get that tingling feeling from your hand to your toes, and say a couple choice words referring to a male offspring of a female dog.

  • 08:17:43 pm on September 16, 2015 | 0 | # |

    My heated dog dish is 50 watt. Skims over at 20° below. 30° below I can poke a hole in the middle and as long as I don’t fill it to the top, stays liquid.

    The barn we had fans running to keep it 50-55° to keep the condensation on the walls down and the cows seemed to produce more.

  • 02:12:12 am on September 16, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, that’s normal.
    Food and water must be available 24/7/365
    Heated water dish is a necessity.

    It’s nothing to go through 2 gallons of dog/cat food a day, more if Mr. and Mrs. Stinky show up. And if the Bandit family shows up they’ll empty the dishes out in an hour.

  • 05:24:54 pm on September 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, ifin I answer that I just might need medical attention from an incoming flypan

  • 01:46:23 am on September 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Kitchie’s hiding and it’s her Birthday

  • 01:47:25 am on August 18, 2015 | 0 | # |

  • 02:58:49 pm on August 11, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, I guess what I was wondering was if you used the website or used a program on the computer.

    A website you must always log out or the “keep me logged in” cookie is a giveme when on other sites.
    They take the cookie and exchange it while on their account and instantly have access to yours because it still says you are logged in.

    That’s how they were able to hack in Jayne’s, Ed’s, and my Yahoo accounts. Since then Yahoo has changed some of their login tactics.

  • 11:47:58 am on August 11, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, Which email program do you use or do you use an online email?

  • 10:15:06 pm on August 4, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Could also be a left over from before you finished installing the All In One.

  • 10:13:17 pm on August 4, 2015 | 0 | # |

    You could try that,
    You could also try right clicking on the one that’s yellow and choose Uninstall and see if it comes back when you click on Check for Hardware Changes. Have your driver disk handy.

    All In One would require drivers not just for the printer but also the Scanner. Does it scan?

  • 06:30:20 pm on August 4, 2015 | 0 | # |

    If you double click on it a window should open, under Details it should give you a product ID.
    Write down that number and Google it.

  • 08:56:01 pm on August 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Sorry, I miss understood you, I thought that it was showing yellow in device manager.

  • 08:00:58 pm on August 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    The only thing I can think of that would need a driver that Windows 7 might not carry and you wouldn’t notice it missing
    Dialup modem – I have more than one that isn’t supported
    LAN connection – have you tried it with just the cable, turning off the WIFI

  • 07:41:51 pm on August 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Uninstall it and reboot, see if it comes back

  • 03:58:12 pm on August 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, have you checked the hidden icon’s? It may be behind the > or ^.
    I got mine on a fresh install of 7 Pro as soon as I finished the updates.

  • 11:55:08 am on August 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, With the reserved copy I don’t know if that burns or not.
    I just went to the website, downloaded the Windows 10 Media Creation tool which gave me the choice of an ISO file, Loading to a bootable USB drive or directly to the computer.

    Note: There are 3 versions of each download. In addition to Windows 10 there are N (Europe) and KN (Korean) versions so make sure you choose the correct one. Both KN and N come without the Medea Player and some other goodies depending which one you get.

  • 02:48:59 am on August 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    In the process of Windows Updates there is an icon left down by the clock to tell you that you are eligible for the free copy of Windows 10.

    MS didn’t want everyone downloading at the same time so they put in a reserve system that would download it to your computer when the loads weren’t so heavy and then notify you by email that the download was complete.

  • 10:00:15 pm on August 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Great News
    It lets me run my MS Money 3.0 on my flash drive and that’s a Windows 3.1 program.
    Windows 7 and 8 wouldn’t

  • 09:46:08 pm on August 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Just improved this contraption 10,000 times over. I now even have a Control Panel :-)
    I can now live with Windows 10
    added Classic Shell

  • 09:23:14 pm on August 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, here it’s impossible to get a same day postmark unless you hand deliver it to the Post Office before 1pm to make sure it gets on the truck heading to the sort facility in Minneapolis.

  • 09:09:02 pm on August 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I’m waiting for MS to pull a quick one,

    Being that we have given all the Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users an opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for Free, we will no longer support any previous versions. :-(

  • 08:55:40 pm on August 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I found a little trick that may come in handy.
    If all the upgrade machines are the same such as Home or Pro and are all 64 bit or 32 bit you can get by with one download by burning it to DVD. Saves on bandwidth.

    Another thing I found out about the Upgrade from Windows 7 is that you can’t install from booting the disk. The Win 7 COA doesn’t register when entered. It has to be installed from a running updated Windows 7 OS.

    Windows 8.0 and 8.1 may be different in that most of those the COA is imbedded into the BIOS chip and don’t have a COA sticker.

    And by the way, do a Custom install to get rid of most of the phone home goodies.

  • 06:04:25 pm on August 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    My Back & Forward buttons work just fine. Right click to jump a couple.

    Not too sure if I like this version they call Winders 10 or not.
    The so called Start Button looks like they took the Start Screen from Windows 8.1 and moved it to the Start Menu without the Menu.

    Ad yes, there’s a lot of opting out. Seems MS is attempting to Cloud everything.

  • 12:05:05 pm on August 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, it might help if you right click on top and give yourself a Menu Bar.

    If you think IE 11 is bad you ought to try Edge. I sent a suggestion to MS to scrap it, fire the idiots that invented it and start over.

  • 10:22:50 pm on July 30, 2015 | 0 | # |

  • 10:35:31 am on July 30, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I had to convert when we came to this board, it didn’t like IE6 or Firefox which is all I could run on my ’98

  • 11:17:06 pm on July 29, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, What, and give up on my perfectly good XP

  • 05:39:50 pm on July 29, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Haven’t even seen a Windows 10 machine yet

  • 01:37:14 pm on July 29, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, the heat finally getting to ya, cooking the grey matter causing steam lol

    my low last night was a nice sleeping temp of 60°

  • 03:20:00 am on July 29, 2015 | 0 | # |

    It’s a toss up, I’ve had some that the MB had 1gb max limit. 2 512mb sticks worked fine, put a 1gb stick in and it worked but it didn’t work if I put a second 1gb in or try to add 512mb to it. It was limited to 1 gb.

  • 01:54:09 pm on July 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I don’t think that was meant as a question and left off “That’s”. If it was, you forgot the ? :-)

  • 01:10:06 am on July 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, a lot is dependent on what version of Win 7 you have loaded.
    32 bit is limited to 4GB,
    64 bit Home Basic – 8GB, Home Premium – 16GB,
    Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate – 192GB

    None of that is any good if the MB doesn’t support it.
    Most times on dual channel RAM if you don’t have matching dual channel sticks the BIOS will revert back to single channel mode which will also slow you down.

  • 06:19:09 pm on July 21, 2015 | 0 | # |

    ought to see what happens when a silver toothed gopher cuts the neutral between the yard pole and the house.

    If one 220 appliance is turned on all 110′s turn to 220′s. Makes for some awful bright lights and if lucky a bunch of blown breakers on everything else that’s on.

  • 01:34:21 am on July 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    During the WWE PPV we have been streaming on Chrome. With a bar full with drinks in hand isn’t the time to be having an oops it doesn’t work :-(

  • 09:11:51 pm on July 14, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Why would I install something I haven’t seen. If it’s anything even resembling 8 or 8.1 I’ll leave it be. I then wouldn’t need to give free lessons to 10 people after I figure it out, and that would all need to be done in one week.

  • 08:18:45 pm on July 14, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Thanks Soundgod, you (the flash news) just made my week a total disaster. I now have until Sunday 3pm to come up with a substitute for streaming WWE.

    Yardbird, if you check under System it might tell you what flavor you have. Belarc didn’t tell me what I have.

    Ed, the original Windows 7 minimum was 1Gb for 32 bit and 2Gb for 64 bit.
    If it ends up like XP did (128Mb), 8 times that isn’t going to be enough.

  • 11:39:29 am on July 4, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Monday provided they don’t make it an extended holiday.

  • 04:11:43 am on July 4, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I’ve had a great day today
    Couldn’t see trees at a half mile all day and now a Red/orange moon tonight.
    Blew half the steel off a rear tire, And what’s open to get anything fixed after 6pm tonight?
    And now I just got home from a newly appointed job which I may need some pointers from Soundgod on how to remember song titles and artists :-(

  • 10:24:57 pm on June 26, 2015 | 0 | # |

  • 11:19:17 pm on June 20, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Jayne, waiting isn’t an option.
    eBay only gives 3 days for a Seller to respond to a case that is opened before the Buyer can escalate.
    Did they file with eBay or Paypal? They would be the first to call.

  • 07:29:52 pm on June 20, 2015 | 0 | # |

    #6 is close if it were a Ferd. Looks like my TRX 200 in November.
    Although I could put that half track to good use. Wonder what kind of tow package it comes with? Think it’ll pull 4 16′s in mud?

  • 10:13:42 pm on June 18, 2015 | 0 | # |

    eBay was down earlier. Q&A is buzzing that it was worldwide for a couple hours

  • 02:31:22 pm on June 16, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, you violated rule number 1. LOL. If the popup for Adobe or Java isn’t within the first 5 minutes of when you turn the computer on, it’s FAKE.
    Was it the site or an Ad company’s ad.

    Those Ad companies are about as good at policing their ads as laws are forbidding criminals from carrying a firearm while committing a crime. Little to none.

  • 05:22:50 pm on June 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I would never send you to my porn site. I wouldn’t want to give your young wife a reason to hate me. It might be worse than Kitchie’s fry pans.

  • 02:11:10 pm on June 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, the problem isn’t will the AV’s, anti-Malware and Smart Screen filters protect you
    but rather how to protect the AV’s,anti-malware and smart screen filters from the operator without being intrusive, annoying or in most cases, repetitious.

    Repetitious – How many times have you read the warning “This program wants to make changes to your computer” and clicked OK without reading the full message or even thinking about it.

    The OK just shut down all your protection because it wasn’t the program you thought it was.

    Or clicking on links that don’t go where you think they do

    Ed, I bet you don’t end up where you thought :-)

  • 02:50:04 am on June 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Donna, you’re not going to like what I have to say.

    Crypto Locker is a potent Malware/Virus. The instant you download it, it starts encrypting document files which can only be recovered by paying for the key provided the website is still live.
    The files it goes after are almost anything a person might put in My Documents. Doc’s, text, pdf, pictures, music, movies, spread sheets, database files, almost anything you would send someone including emails.

    It searches and encrypts files on all drives hooked to the computer so don’t even bother trying to save anything until you know the computer has been cleaned. All you will do is infect the flash drives as well.

    If you back up the computer to the cloud, unless you find out about the infection before it backs up and replaces all the files, chances are they are infected as well.

    I haven’t heard of anyone that has cracked the latest version yet.

    What the bug does is rewrites the files into the encrypted form and then deletes the original file.
    The only known way to recover the files is to hope that they haven’t been written over and do a full scan with file recovery software. So the less you use the computer the better until you get what you can off of it and the drives that were hooked to it.

    And only then do a format of the drives and start over.

  • 12:53:04 pm on June 9, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, being you missed out on all the unjoys of edgeication I’m starting to feel sorry for you. NOT

  • 11:36:44 pm on June 8, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, are you trying to tell me you aren’t old enough to have used a slide rule.
    My Senior year it was mandated equipment for Trig

  • 11:08:05 am on June 8, 2015 | 0 | # |

    So you finally got tired of doing math the old way, paper and pencil and the slide-rule lol

  • 11:04:00 am on June 8, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, to figure that out one must know what was the bid showing at the time you placed the bid.

    The bid showing was $49.99 and that bidder had placed a max bid of $55.33.
    You were required to bid at least $50.24
    But since you placed a max bid of more than one increment it over rides the system and goes automatically to one increment over the second highest bidder or your max bid whichever is less.

    You could have won with a bid of $55.34 and if you had placed a max bid of lets say $100 you would have won it at $55.83
    Bid increments – under $50 (25¢) $50 – $99.99 (50¢)

  • 01:31:53 am on May 27, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Chris, are you missing the user name or the password?
    root might be the user name or PW

  • 10:38:04 am on May 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

  • 10:53:06 am on May 22, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, didn’t have the other half to worry about if I did

  • 11:17:27 pm on May 21, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, you don’t need to change the names to protect the innocent.
    Next time don’t lean so far over the edge to see something you shouldn’t be looking at while the other half is present.

  • 01:37:23 am on May 20, 2015 | 0 | # |

    A Dragster, It has wheelie bars :-)

  • 01:36:28 am on May 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Which reminds me, Sunday I need to get 3mbs download speed out of a 1.5mbs service.

  • 09:52:50 pm on May 14, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, with the 3 or 4 days a year we get above 85° I can survive the bar scene.
    After all, they still owe me a quit a few :-) I wouldn’t feel a thing and sleep right through it

  • 01:17:59 am on May 14, 2015 | 0 | # |

    First I’d have to get AC, all that I’m allotted is a fan

  • 08:10:55 pm on May 13, 2015 | 0 | # |

    48° is a heat wave, I had 32° last night and 33° the night before.

  • 02:11:21 am on May 4, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Miick, sorry, but I haven’t found a way to do that yet :-( I wish there were an easier way but I think it would involve storage space that isn’t allocated here.

  • 10:41:48 pm on April 28, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Jayne, Net Framework – it all depends on what programs you have loaded that require it. Being they are there already, leave them and make sure they get updated when you update Windows.

    As for the IE, It isn’t Adobe requiring IE, it’s that 90% of Windows programs require the usage of IE to be able to get them on the monitor.
    MS Office programs such as Word, Power Point, Outlook and others such as Windows Live Mail, MS money, MS Works all wouldn’t work without IE

  • 02:28:32 pm on April 26, 2015 | 0 | # |

  • 10:18:30 pm on April 17, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, only set foot in that State a total of 4 times. That was back in ’86 & ’87, don’t think I enrolled in anything.

  • 01:12:10 pm on April 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I would be wondering about the type of plumbing on the train. Trains in some countries don’t use retaining tanks, open air to the tracks below.

  • 12:24:07 am on April 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Run into Mett on the eBay Answer Center a couple weeks ago when there was a rash episode of pictures not showing up in searches and listings for a bunch of people and he was one of them.

    After some deliberation I sent him in to check the DNS and Proxy settings and sure enough that’s where the problem was.

    Seems a bunch of people picked up some Malware somewhere and it changed the DNS settings.

    If they ran a scan with Malwarebytes it did pick it up, so apparently there were a lot of people out there that hadn’t run it for awhile.

  • 12:03:32 am on April 15, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Must be a DNS problem, I’m able to get on it now :-) Some of the other boards I tried earlier gave me the parked at Go Daddy and they are up and working now.

  • 08:16:22 pm on April 14, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I wonder what’s going on. I can get in here and the Home page but keep timing out on the Q&A

  • 10:05:22 am on April 5, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Happy Easter

  • 07:35:17 pm on April 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Pat, Scrambled or encrypted? Sounds like CryptoLocker in it’s infancy and if that’s the case it will get any drive hooked to it. If you have any backup programs it will replace the good copy with the encrypted ones.

    Worst part if if you have a Restore Partition you may lose files in that too.

    In other words, for a precaution until you get it fixed, don’t backup anything and don’t use any flash drives on that computer.

  • 04:58:26 pm on April 1, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Pat, that file looks to be part of something worse called CryptoLocker.
    You ran Malwarebytes but did you go into Settings and checkmark the Rootkit scan?

  • 04:51:54 pm on April 1, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, for the same reason when you do a search eBay picks up the wrong time on your computer and shows the items as ended when they aren’t.
    The coders that eBay have hired don’t know which end is up and programing with the brains located where the sun don’t shine.
    In the last two weeks they have changed or eliminated so many buttons eBay CS doesn’t even have a clue. Griff was even clueless.

    Needless to say, for some the Feedback doesn’t work either and for about 4 days the Site map wasn’t on the bottom of the pages.
    CS is now Help & Contact. The US eBay time map even took a hike.

  • 02:40:16 pm on April 1, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I don’t know if it’s true but there have been reports that the Print Shipping button being disabled for an hour after the listing ends.

  • 02:34:57 pm on April 1, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Oh the twists that eBay throws at ya.

    Just as if you are a bidder that has been outbid, you are not out of it until the clock goes ding. If the high bidder retracts their bid or the Seller cancels it you are, whether you like it or not, the Winner even if you were outbid 6.99 days before the listing expired.

    eBay gives you one of two choices
    1) Pay for the item
    2) Take a UPI strike. (UnPaid Item) Most Sellers will block Buyers with 2 or more within a year.
    You can ask the Seller to cancel but most won’t, they’d rather give a UPI.

    eBay recently made a change, (but the item still needs to be paid for)

    We’re also streamlining the cancellation process to make it easier for buyers and sellers to cancel a transaction directly from My eBay. Buyers can request a cancellation if they change their mind within an hour after the sale (as long as you haven’t already shipped the item). This will help reduce the hassle of unpaid items and help you get your merchandise back up for sale faster. Sellers will also have the option to cancel transactions directly from My eBay instead of the Resolution Center and, if the buyer paid with PayPal, sellers will no longer need to wait for a response from the buyer.

  • 12:06:32 am on April 1, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, They’re in between Weekenders and Texas Snowbirds. Cell phone data plans when those folks are around. Over a quarter mile to the closest permanent residents.

  • 04:53:39 pm on March 31, 2015 | 0 | # |

    The reason I asked is My Folks don’t have internet.
    My Mother doesn’t understand what you’re trying to tell her, hands the phone to My Dad and he can’t hear anyone on the phone unless he pulls out his hearing aid. Shout city.

  • 01:14:47 pm on March 31, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, being you’re doing all the reading, does it need an internet connection? Or will it work on a wired phone connection with no internet?

  • 11:20:38 am on March 31, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Jayne, you must remember that the sun comes up and the sun goes down but not at the same moment as it does for you.

    Seems I have had strange goings on the past few days – PC will freeze up… moving mouse does no good… have to shut down and restart…. or do you have a Quick answer??

    Quick answer: 5 pound hammer.

    To answer correctly: Which OS?
    Which browser and version were you using?
    How many tabs/windows did you have open and to what web sites?

    And the most important one: When was the last time you updated everything manually? (Hint: That’s where the program that Troubleshooter posted comes in handy) :-)

  • 01:44:24 pm on March 28, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Google the full links Pat posted. 2011-12

    I don’t know what I did different other than it was setup in Compatibility Mode because of the AV and I removed Web Companion first. That is what hijacked the Home Page and Search engine.

  • 05:19:43 pm on March 27, 2015 | 0 | # |

    One thing I found out the other day when I installed Ad-Aware which the last time I tried it out it was just an anti-spyware but now is an anti-virus package.
    It gave me the thumbs down for trying to install with MSE and had to be installed in compatibility mode.

    If it didn’t give you the same warning with Avast I too would suspect a phishing website.

    Troubleshooter beat me to TDSSKiller, a rootkit remover :

    found hidden under : 1. How to disinfect a compromised system

  • 09:23:24 am on March 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I would but anything older than Windows 2000 doesn’t work on this chat. :-(

  • 11:36:51 pm on March 24, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Started up my Win 7 and almost had to borrow Pat’s big hammer.
    It wouldn’t fire up, it wouldn’t even get to the Windows screen and it would recycle.

    Pulled the RAM from slots 3 & 4 and it works fine. The RAM is OK, the slots don’t work.

    After 5 hours of updating everything it’s working. It’s only been off for 319 days :-)

    I installed Ad-Aware, the first problem I run into is it changed my Home Page and installed itself as my Search. The first thing I entered into it’s search was f this page and it came back with no results due to foul language. LOL

    It wouldn’t even let me change the Home Page or Search without nagging me to let it change back every time I went to open the Browser or search.

    Any questionable redirect page it wouldn’t load which may be what was happening with your vids. They may have had commercials.

    Went up to the Control Panel and removed Web Companion (I think that’s what it’s called) and all the fun disappeared.

  • 04:37:25 pm on March 22, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Maybe give me the download link you used and when I have nothing better to do for S&G I’ll dig out my 7 putter and choke it. :-)

  • 04:32:17 pm on March 22, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Well I’m sure you checked your Add/Remove programs for anything you don’t know about.
    How about Toolbars? Or Add-ons in the browser.

  • 11:25:21 pm on March 20, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Does Malwarebytes catch any of it?

  • 09:37:46 pm on March 20, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Hi Pat, Have you tried Restore to an Earlier Date?
    What version of Winders are you using?

  • 01:57:51 pm on March 19, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Jayne, in case you forget how to change the font size

    Holding the Ctrl key tap the + to make bigger, – to make smaller

  • 10:23:09 pm on March 17, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Sorry Ed, maybe I assumed too much, I thought everyone here had the VLC media player. It plays darn near every video & audio file you can throw at it.

  • 05:42:52 pm on March 17, 2015 | 0 | # |

    VLC plugin works for me.

  • 10:37:03 am on March 13, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, that was so she could recognize you when you bent over to moon her

  • 05:39:29 pm on March 12, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Finally got my inhouse working again, :-) I get to wear clean clothes again :-) :-)

  • 12:08:01 am on March 10, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I believe it was you that was wondering how big a potato digger was.
    That is a potato/beet digger at 2:06

  • 07:49:59 pm on March 7, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Soundgod, was that before or after the reboot? If you think that’s fast you must have used a K instead of a M.

    Down in Minneapolis, Centurylink is putting in 1 gig service. Is there a home computer that will handle that?

  • 07:43:12 pm on March 7, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, I’d need your backhoe, it’s under 3 ft of clay.
    If the pump quits, it’s the septic guy’s problem. 20 year guarantee don’t ya know and I gots the papers with his signature and the bond number.

    Ya, sure

  • 12:36:08 pm on March 7, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, All the Farmers around here have gone to pits and it’s awful hard to keep the liquid stuff in one spot.
    Most just take 10 bales of straw and cover the mounds to hold the snow but when there isn’t any snow it doesn’t do much good on stopping the frost.

    I haven’t had the need to fire the tractor up this winter to push snow, yet. It isn’t the 25th yet either. 1965 was a dozy.

  • 01:03:37 am on March 7, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Reminds me of the days of when they were switching from can milk to bulk.
    One of the rules was that you needed a separate room for the milk tank and equipment used for the milk handling.

    This one farmer thought that he’d really upgrade and put a bathroom in the milkhouse too.

    Well that was OK for awhile until the milk inspector came around on one of his tours and noticed the door open on the bathroom.
    Seems you can’t have a bathroom door opening into the milkhouse, so the farmer was given a citation and told to have it fixed before the next 6 month inspection.

    The inspector come by 6 months later and noticed the bathroom wasn’t there anymore and inquired why the bathroom was removed when all he needed to do was move the door to open into the barn.

    The Farmer replied: That’s OK, no one used it anyway.

  • 12:13:56 am on March 7, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I have the newer invention.

    60 ft of garden hose, a 5 gallon pail and a sump pump. I should be though the last 3 ft of ice tomorrow and then I’ll need to thaw the tank. A computer case fan hooked to the cleanout in the house should do it in a day or two.

  • 01:10:43 am on March 3, 2015 | 0 | # |

    I run into a fun ordeal this past weekend :-(
    Had to do a system restore to factory condition on a Windows 8 HP laptop.

    That in itself wasn’t too bad until it wouldn’t let me into Admin on first boot, I was locked out.

    So I run a repair on it which took over 2 hours and when it came up it told me the COA was invalid upon validation. Ok, went looking for the COA to reenter and couldn’t find one on the laptop. Called the owner up, nothing on the box or paperwork.

    It turns out that Windows has changed to a No COA policy on OEM products starting with Windows 8.
    The COA code is locked into the BIOS chip and when you install Windows 8 it’s first supposed to check there before putting up the “enter the COA window” which it didn’t do.

    I had to download a program to read the BIOS chip. Good thing there was a warning that came with it saying that the Anti-virus might give a False positive to it because right after I downloaded it my AVG went ballistic.

    After I used it I did a full scan and the laptop was clean :-) but it lit up on that file again. So all is now good.

  • 08:24:10 pm on February 28, 2015 | 0 | # |

    This lack of snow and the cold have now gotten totally out of hand.
    I have water but no outhouse :-(

  • 12:57:10 pm on February 22, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, what browser do you use>
    For Windows, FF only comes in 32 bit so there should be no problems there.

    If you use IE, try using the 32 bit version. Windows 7 64 bit should have both loaded.

  • 01:11:59 am on February 22, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Maybe because you’re viewing all those naked people videos :lol:

    Could it be that you’re having trouble with the 64 bit version. I run the 32 bit all the time without any trouble.

    Could also be you are trying to run mismatch 32 bit Flash on a 64 bit browser or vise versa.

  • 10:08:16 pm on February 14, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Yardbird, MS might know your IP address but don’t know your phone number and if there were a problem with you sending viruses or spam they would contact your ISP and have you shut down, they wouldn’t call.

    I have dealt with the after effects of those scammers. The first thing they do is to have you turn control of your computer over to them where they show you some script errors, password the system before the Windows login screen and then ask to bill your credit card for $600+ to fix it.
    One case I know of was $1200.

    Of course if you don’t pay up you are left with a computer you can’t log in to. A $400 computer lol

    New Jersey, naw, try India, they can’t even spoof the right phone number.

    I concur with Ed on Malwarebytes

  • 12:32:23 am on February 11, 2015 | 0 | # |

    some programs that run in Vista don’t work on Windows 7.
    Was the Vista a 64 bit?

    When you say slow, does it speed up after it’s been on for 1/2 to 3/4 hour?

    The reason I ask is Malwarebytes and some AV’s have a Trail Scanner that install if you don’t uncheck them when installing and run on startup.
    The Malwarebytes scanner will take over a half hour to scan every time the computer is turned on. It slows the computer so bad that if you click to open a browser you could almost eat a whole Thanksgiving dinner before it opens and if it’s still scanning, go back for seconds before it opens the web page.

  • 07:23:12 pm on February 2, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Oh I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get the last twofer but I’ll survive.

  • 08:37:56 am on January 30, 2015 | 0 | # |


  • 12:10:17 pm on January 29, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Jayne, open Firefox go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Network
    Towards the top you will see “Configure How Firefox Connects to the Internet”. Click on “Settings”, and make sure “No Proxy” is ticked.

  • 11:48:22 am on January 28, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Just guessing, one had the arms in front of the axle and the other behind or were the arms on the box one forward and the other on the back side, a complete 180° position.

  • 11:07:35 am on January 28, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Or a steering wheel that you turned 10° each way to keep it going straight down the road.

  • 11:02:55 am on January 28, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Yup, life wouldn’t be so interesting if it weren’t for all those hair pullers.
    Nor would there have been the improvements made in the vehicles we drive today.

    It’s been a long time since I’ve heard of a snapped king pin, dropped tie rod end or a brake shoe coming unglued.

  • 11:34:03 pm on January 27, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, They do make something called chains which I haven’t used for the last 15 or so years. Used to use 3/8 inch nylon rope for going down the highway.

  • 02:54:34 pm on January 27, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Upper right corner

  • 01:03:55 pm on January 27, 2015 | 0 | # |

  • 09:39:39 pm on January 26, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore

  • 09:23:08 pm on January 26, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Thought they said by Wednesday morning you’d have 17 inches. But looking at what went through here last night you might get a round 2.

    With 30 – 50mph winds you shouldn’t need a bucket on the tractor, I think a boring machine would be in more appropriate or maybe a D8.

  • 01:03:24 pm on January 26, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Ed, Just seen the latest computer model forecast. You had better put the heater on your Kubota.

    They’re already canceling flights your direction.

  • 12:55:43 pm on January 26, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Jayne, when was the last time you did a full scan with Malwarebytes?

    If it comes out clean I suggest doing a System Restore to an earlier date. I would think somewhere around the 1st of the year but for sure before you started getting the cmd box.

  • 01:28:54 pm on January 25, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Mother Nature vs Weather Forecasters
    Mother Nature threw a fast ball and the Forecasters struck out. Again :-)

    As of Friday I was supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow last night and another inch after noon today. I’m still waiting and it’s sunny outside and still brown.

    It all went West and South of me, mostly in the form of wet South of me.

  • 08:18:58 pm on January 23, 2015 | 0 | # |

    Guessing about 685

    About the only thing it gets used for is WWE PPV about once a month.
    When it came in on satellite it was $59 a show. Now that it’s internet only, $9.95/month.
    On WWE night a slow night turns about $2000 and a standing room only, probably $4000. 5-10pm with the show starting at 7pm.

    It’s supposed to snow Sunday, I just hope it doesn’t interfere with the wireless signal. :-( I need all the speed I can get, even after locking all the smart phones out and a 25 second buffer it stopped once last time..

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