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bucksfanjimj last won the day on October 30 2015

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  1. bucksfanjimj

    Silverlight, and Driver updates

    Whenever, someone will be around if I'm not. I'll be back at work next week so I can't guarantee when I'll be around after Sunday.
  2. bucksfanjimj

    Silverlight, and Driver updates

    Software updates and wi-fi issues tend to be fixed in the same manner regardless if it's W10 or Windows 98. The troubleshooting process doesn't change. The only real changes are some of the pathways for getting to things. That's why I linked you to that. It's kind of for both of us. My wife now has 10 on an older laptop, but I have not had an opportunity to play with it. Everything else in the house is W7, and one Vista laptop.
  3. bucksfanjimj

    desktop short cuts

    Lots of documents come in pdf format. Some correspondence form your insurance companies will come that way if you allow them to email you. Online User Manuals would be another example. There are plenty of uses for it, you may not use it everyday, but it's nice to have. Foxit is just a little bit smaller than Adobe for example, and because it's not as widespread as Adobe, it's not used as a vehicle to spread malware and such if you don't keep it updated. Let me try to explain that better. Adobe is a fully competent and legit software company. The programming language they use to create their software is widely used and has been and continues to be exploited by those who wish to do bad things. Therefore glitches are always found in the software that a bad guy can try to use to his/her advantage. That's why Adobe products continually get updated. It's to fix those potential exploits. Yes sometimes there will be functional improvements as well. Since for example, Foxit isn't as widely used, it's not seen as a vector for bad guys to exploit like Adobe products. That's one reason I use/recommend it. Security. Also it's a nice little program that does just as well as Adobe Acrobat Reader for my and most people's general need for a pdf reader. Plus, you can't beat free.
  4. bucksfanjimj

    Silverlight, and Driver updates

    Seems like this is the best/only way. I'm not personally running 10 so how it works vs. 7 I'm not real familiar with. http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10
  5. bucksfanjimj

    desktop short cuts

    If you don't want them or use them, go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall them. CCleaner should also be able to remove them. Nitro is a pdf reader to replace Adobe Acrobat. I prefer Foxit instead. Voxox is service similar to Skype and Vonage. So it's up to you if you want them. You don't have to have them.
  6. bucksfanjimj

    Silverlight, and Driver updates

    Full User Guide for the Surfboard- http://www.surfboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ARRIS_SURFboard_SBG6580_User_Guide.pdf For now I would like you to see if it does run better wired. This is just temporary. A day or two perhaps. If you choose to buy a long cable. Try Amazon or Monoprice.com. Skip Home Depot or Lowe's. 75ft. Cat6E cable, also comes in 100ft length if needed - http://www.monoprice.com/product?pg_no2=3&c_id=102&cp_id=10232&cs_id=1023214&p_id=5027&sortby=&period=&rating=&seq=1&format=4#feedback Definitely run Avast and Malwarebytes. I would run them in "Safe Mode with Networking". That will allow only the necessary items to run. Those messages you're getting sound a little fishy to me as well.
  7. bucksfanjimj

    Silverlight, and Driver updates

    Your most welcome for the help. That's what we're here for. So how are you connecting the laptop to the internet? Can you give a complete description of your network setup? If you would, also include the full model number of the laptop. We'll need the specs on it, particularly the OS and what wireless card it's using. Assuming you are using it's wireless capabilities. Just for kicks, how is your connection if you used a cable from the laptop to your router/modem? Is it stable and fast or is slow and flaky?
  8. bucksfanjimj

    Silverlight, and Driver updates

    I would just uninstall Lenovo Updates. You don't really need it. I too have a Lenovo laptop and I uninstalled all of that bloatware after I got it home. Sadly all laptops/desktops come with that crap. As I said earlier, unless you're actually having an issue with a certain piece of hardware, no sense in continually updating drivers. PCDecrapifier is a free program (at least I believe it's still free) that I use/recommend to uninstall the bloatware. Once that's done, run cCleaner again to remove any remaining leftover junk. "Software update 2015 06 27 Which seems all well and good to me. However up in the right hand corner under the X is the word check I clicked on it and got network problems. Does that mean I have to call Time Warner Cable,or what?" Is that notice in the Lenovo Updates prog? If you are connecting to the net ok otherwise I wouldn't worry about it since you should be uninstalling that prog anyhow.
  9. bucksfanjimj

    Silverlight, and Driver updates

    If you stream Netflix on your laptop, you will need to have Silverlight updated. Try uninstalling it and then use cCleaner to clean up the registry and any leftover crumbs from the uninstall. Then go to MS and download it again. As for drivers, in your case, go to Lenovo's support site. 3rd party apps are absolute junk. Typically if they find any, they want payment for you to access them or they install hidden malware on your system. Always, always go to the manufacturer's website for the latest/current drivers for any device. With the exception of video, (Nvidia/AMD), you'll likely find that drivers don't get updated all that frequently. When I ask someone to update drivers it's usually an attempt to fix a problem. So if you're not having a problem, don't fix it.
  10. bucksfanjimj

    Microsoft Edge

    You are stuck with it. Windows 10 only supports Edge. IE is officially dead. IE11 will only be supported on Vista thru Windows 8.1. You can still use Chrome or Firefox or a few of the other lesser known browsers that are available though.
  11. bucksfanjimj

    Driver update

    If your concerned about having the correct drivers for W10, go to the website of the manufacturer of your pc. Or, as Dave suggested, let Windows Update get them for you. I never trust 3rd party driver locators.
  12. bucksfanjimj

    Fastest Way To Install Win10 Via A Fresh Win7 ReInstall

    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for after all. Might be useful later though. http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-turn-your-windows-10-upgrade-into-an-iso/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f
  13. bucksfanjimj

    Fastest Way To Install Win10 Via A Fresh Win7 ReInstall

    A) It's free as you say. B) Most don't understand the difference between an "upgrade installation" and a true "fresh install". Therefore they don't understand the potential risks. Good to see you MIchale! How ya been? To answer your question Michale I think there is a way. I think I read about it somewhere and saved the info. I'll have to do some digging and see if I can find it. I'll keep ya posted.
  14. bucksfanjimj

    Id like to schedule a time....

    Actually Dave, Roadrage and I were helping him last night. I had to check out around 1am. RR posted in Brien's thread that they got it taken care of and that they would post later on what they did. http://www.pctechbytes.com/forums/index.php/topic/47276-trouble-with-installation-of-windows-7-64-bit/
  15. I'm going to sticky this. Let me or Dave know when you're done adding on and we'll close it.