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Forum: Windows 7 Forum April 6th 18, 02:12 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 29
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Thinking of updating my MS Office?

Per Good Guy:
And you were so stupid that you didn't even think of telling them that
Ribbon is very intuitive if the users have some common sense. Idiots
should stop using all Microsoft...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum April 5th 18, 10:15 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 29
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Thinking of updating my MS Office?

Per Char Jackson:
Couldn't you collapse the ribbon unless/until you actually need it?
It has 3 display settings:
Auto-Hide
Show tabs
Show Tabs and Commands

I think the issue with my bond...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum April 5th 18, 10:12 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 29
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Thinking of updating my MS Office?

Per Java Jive:
Whereas splurging the desktop with multiple windows and the task bar
with multiple icons for the same app makes me crazy.

Maybe it has something to do with multiple monitors?

Do...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum April 5th 18, 10:09 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 29
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Thinking of updating my MS Office?

Per Mayayana:
Is there a reason not to use the latest --
5.4 for XP or 6 for Win7+? I use LO for everything
office-esque, but my needs are minimal, so I
haven't really looked into differences...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum April 5th 18, 01:37 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 29
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Thinking of updating my MS Office?

Per Char Jackson:
One of my favorite and most-used features. I frequently have two or more
workbooks open at once and it's very useful to be able to move them
around to any of my 3 displays.

+1 -...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum April 5th 18, 01:33 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 29
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Thinking of updating my MS Office?

Per Steve Hayes:
Office 2007 was the one that introduced the ribbon bar.

When I was developing ad-hoc Access apps for bond traders (who were using
Office 2003 at the time), people would tell me...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum March 30th 18, 02:30 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 7
Views: 72
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Firefox: Import Saved Links From Chrome?

I come away from reading the "Best Browser?" thread thinking that I should
switch over to FireFox as my primary browser.

I am already using it in situations where Chrome keeps throwing...
Forum: Windows 10 Help Forum March 27th 18, 11:10 PM Posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.internet.wireless,alt.home.repair
Replies: 57
Views: 111
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Can a Roku streaming stick be used to get free TV stations?

Per Bod:
I watched some TV whilst I was in the States and I found the amount of
adverts intolerable, especially as I mostly watch the BBC channels in
the UK which are all ad free here.
I found...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum December 27th 17, 10:27 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Start 10 ?

Per Ken Blake:
Also, if I'm not mistaken, Start8 works with Windows 10.

That has been my experience: had a laptop w/Win8 and Start 8.

Had to "upgrade" to Win 10, and Start8 just kept on...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum November 11th 17, 04:42 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 16
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
.BAT File To Copy Files from Many Subdirs Into Single Dir?

Per J. P. Gilliver (John):
I'm puzzled by the "only one directory deep" comment.

(I recently was looking for a scan I'd done around a certain date, but
couldn't remember the name I'd given it; I...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum November 10th 17, 04:17 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 16
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
.BAT File To Copy Files from Many Subdirs Into Single Dir?

Per Puddintane:
Get "Everything". free to use.

Set it up (Tools\Options\NTFS etc) to look at all drives and wait for
it to complete.

That did the trick - albeit only one directory deep.......
Forum: Windows 7 Forum November 9th 17, 06:45 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 16
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
.BAT File To Copy Files from Many Subdirs Into Single Dir?

Per NY:
So are do the files in all the various folders have names that are
completely unique, or will there be any duplication between a file in folder
A and the same filename in folder...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum November 9th 17, 05:05 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 16
Views: 198
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
.BAT File To Copy Files from Many Subdirs Into Single Dir?

Thousands of photos - all in subdirectories like "2010 04-06 Easter At
Angela's"

I want to copy all photos into a single directory/share so they are
visible in a totally-flat file...
Forum: General XP issues or comments November 7th 17, 03:14 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
I never see the CHKDSK results

Per :
CHKDSK seems to run in a DOS prompt, and as soon as it finishes, it
closes that dos window and I never see the results of the check.

In addition to the advice in the other...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum October 20th 17, 03:31 PM Posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.windows7.general
Replies: 136
Views: 1,522
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Per Ken Blake:
removing a few hundred (at most) won't give you an
increase in performance. Registry cleaners can accidentally remove
important registry values, however, so there’s risk with...
Forum: Windows 10 Help Forum October 20th 17, 03:31 PM Posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.windows7.general
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Per Ken Blake:
removing a few hundred (at most) won't give you an
increase in performance. Registry cleaners can accidentally remove
important registry values, however, so there’s risk with...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum September 4th 17, 10:01 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Installing Home Premium over Pro?

Per (PeteCresswell):
Case Closed:

NewEgg emailed the Pro product key within less than an hour of purchase.

Did the slmgr.vbs thing with /ipk, /ato, and /dlv and all looks well.
--
Pete Cresswell
Forum: Windows 7 Forum September 4th 17, 03:39 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Installing Home Premium over Pro?

Per philo:
You do not need to reinstall pro, all you need is a valid key.



At any rate you cannot as you say install Home Premium over Pro


Case Closed: I pony up the extra fifty bucks for...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum September 2nd 17, 10:05 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
OEM Disk Sleeve: Product Key Obscured?

Per (PeteCresswell):
Done - Thanks.

Dunno why that wasn't the first thing I did.... cuts right to the chase.

I think the process has run to completion with B&H: they have no more
product...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum September 2nd 17, 10:03 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
Installing Home Premium over Pro?

I know this sounds weird, but I have a bad copy (MS had decided it does
not like the key) of Pro installed and I am trying to purchase a copy
that MS likes.

Pro is becoming hard to find from...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum August 26th 17, 05:34 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
OEM Disk Sleeve: Product Key Obscured?

Per Paul in Houston TX:
You did not say how you contacted B&H.
Part of my work consists of dealing with regulators, vendors, contractors, and company
executives. I either call first then email...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum August 24th 17, 03:41 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
OEM Disk Sleeve: Product Key Obscured?

Per VanguardLH:
Start a return. Bet that'll get their attention.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/HelpCenter/ReturnExchange.jsp

Done - Thanks.

Dunno why that wasn't the first thing I did.......
Forum: Windows 7 Forum August 23rd 17, 10:02 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
OEM Disk Sleeve: Product Key Obscured?

Sounds like I am not the only one:
http://tinyurl.com/yco9gh4t
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Pete Cresswell
Forum: Windows 7 Forum August 23rd 17, 09:55 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
OEM Disk Sleeve: Product Key Obscured?

My copy of Window 7 OEM finally arrived from B&H Photo.

But the Product Key had a grey sticky (*real* sticky... not the rub-off
stuff" grey "Microsoft" label obscuring it.

I tried to scuff it off...
Forum: Windows 7 Forum August 13th 17, 02:15 PM Posted to alt.windows7.general
Replies: 16
Views: 238
Posted By (PeteCresswell)
8-TB Hard Drive: Doable on my Win 7 Box?

Per Paul:
I think two 4GB drives might be OK. If you spend $164 CDN,
you get a 5400RPM 4TB drive. If you spend around $275 CDN,
you get a 7200RPM 4TB drive that runs hot. Those are
examples. I've...
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