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About GB2064

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  • Birthday 05/25/1943
  • Age 74

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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Interests
    Photo and Video editing
    Target shooting
    Control line model airplanes
  • OS
    Windows 10
  • Computer specs
    Lenovo Ideacentre 700/90 TR59P
    Intel Core i5 6400
    1TB HDD
    8GB SSHD
    8 GB RAM
  • Age 74

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  1. Control panel and then Screen saver

    Thanks Shay! I guess they thought it was much too easy to access before the "update", or should I call it a "downdate?"
  2. Hello, it's been a while! Well Windows has done it again! Ever since the last major update of my Win 10, I can not access the control panel by right clicking on the Windows logo anymore. And then when I finally open what is left of the control panel by typing "control panel" into the "run" box, there seems to be no way to select any screen saver options. How do I access the screen saver settings, or did Windows decide that I no longer need a screen saver. PS, Why do they keep changing these things, "if it aint broke, dont fix it!"
  3. Anti-exploit

    Is there some way to disable that annoying Malwarebytes Anti Exploit banner that pops up every time I log onto a website? I know that I have it installed on my machine, I do not need to be told that it is protecting my machine every time I log onto a site.
  4. Is there a free version of Malwarebytes Anti Exploit, or just a "free trial"?
  5. Windows Defender

    The Mcafee security suite that came installed on my new Windows 10 rig has notified me that my subscription has expired. I do not want to continue with Mcafee. How do I access Windows Defender to make sure it is turned on? Also, how do I make sure the Windows Firewall is on? Update, I found the answers myself, and un-installed McAfee.
  6. USB overload message

    My new rig is a Lenovo 90EDZ1DQUS Windows 10 Home Intel Core i5 6400 @2.70 GH 8GB RAM 1 TB HDD 8 GB SSHD This rig is brand new (about one week old) Sometimes, when booting up, I get the message. Power Surge on USB Port An unknown USB device needs more power than the port can supply. The problem it that there are only two devices plugged into USB ports. One is my printer that is not turned on. The other is the brand new keyboard that came with this computer. They are both plugged into a group of four USB ports in the rear of my rig. How could this be overloading anything? I did a search online, and this seems to be a common problem,. After coming up several times at boot up the message goes away and the computer runs fine. Any ideas on how to deal with this message? Thanks,Gary
  7. Windows 10 Log on

    How do I up Windows 10 so that I do not have to log on with a password every time I start up my rig. False alarm, I figured out how to do it myself! Thanks anyway, Gary
  8. Hard Disc Scan

    Thanks for the information!
  9. Hard Disc Scan

    Windows really has this operation well hidden! I have done it before, but I'll be darned if I can remember how I scheduled a hard disc scan to be run on the next Windows startup. Can someone remind me where this operation is located? It sure is not very well listed in the Control Panel! Thanks GB
  10. Attention AVG Users

    And they have the nerve to call it their "privacy" policy. It seems to me that a better name would be their "snooping" policy.
  11. I agree with JohnT. I have never seen so much confusion and "BS" involved in an upgrade! Even if you are looking to buy a new desktop at Best Buy, they are telling you that they still only come with Windows 8.1 installed, and you can "upgrade to windows 10 for free". If they call all the "BS'", and problems I am reading about "free", they can keep their machines. If they think I am going to spend six to seven hundred dollars on a new HP "envy" desktop only to go through their upgrade nightmare they are nuts. They are just trying to unload all the Windows 8.1 rigs before they sell any factory installed Windows 10 rigs. Here we are over a month since Windows 10 came out and most of the HP desktops Best buy on line has listed are Windows 8.1. I'll do like JohnT, and wait them out!
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  13. Windows 10 install

    Woodworker I saw those two at the HP site, but with that dopey new tower I can not tell if they have an extra optical drive bay. On the old "Envy" towers you could see the extra bay. And if you read their spec. sheet they do not even list that. That's why I like to shop in a retail store, and be able to see what I am getting.
  14. Windows 10 install

    I for one, am still waiting for some HP "Envy" models with Windows 10 factory installed to hit the shelves of my local retailers. At this point I do not want to invest in a new rig, only to have to upgrade. But I guess from Best Buy's perspective, they want to unload all of the hated Windows 8 machines they can before restocking. I'll just have to wait them out!
  15. I am waiting until some new rigs are available, and probably will buy one, my current rig is about twelve years old.