ShockerSH

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  1. Over the last few years I've been a loyal Crashplan customer. It does the job. The client can be a bit think (Java based I think) but other than that, it gets the job done. Anyone out there have any experience with Backblaze? Other that reading their quarterly HD reports (Latest), I've never played around with the service. Anyone have any feedback? Experience with them vs. Crashplan? Thnx! Shocker
  2. You guys probably saw the news a few months back -- Google has dropped the entire Picasa product line https://picasa.google.com/ - If you hit the site they tell you "sorry dude, no dice. You need to use Google Photos". Well, the issue with Google Photos is I want the images on my main box and don't want to upload them into the Google cloud. So -- Does anyone have a good list of alternatives to Picasa I can test out on a Windows box or a Mac? I would prefer to stick with Windows for all my photography (I know, that sounds odd) but, If I need to flip to my Mac for my photo archive, I guess I can do that... oh - and although I would like to stay with Freeware, if I have to spend under $100, I guess I'm OK with that also. Thoughts?
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    Windows 10 on iMac

    Yeah - USB3 is pretty good. Might even be as fast as eSata (might have to google that). I have Mac and Windows. I find that I use Mac for more non-work stuff - just surfing online... Windows is where I get my work done. Great tips tho @Dell. Thnx for sharing.
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    Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 Deals

    I grabbed one of these today - Amazon Echo Dot. It's 20% off and I've been wanting one of them for my kitchen. I already have one for a few othe places so this will be nice. $39.99 so I grabbed two of them.
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    Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 Deals

    $349.99.... not bad. I might just need to take a look at it. I need something for the TV room...
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    Long time for upgrade , 3 days

    Hi @Roger B - Welcome to the forum. Did the upgrade finish? I personally had to restart my Anniversary Update..... it sat at 99%. Same thing happened to a few users here - https://windows10.help/topic/503-ug-freezes-ay-99/?do=findComment&comment=2093 So don't give up!
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    Windows 10 on iMac

    Awesome. What OS do you find that you use more? Windows of MacOS? I have both myself and these days, I can't say if I really have a preference anymore. So what interface is being used to connect that external drive? Is it Thunderbolt or USB or what is it?
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    Star Trek Turned 50 this week

    Yeah @Brian Burgess it's a great show hehhe pretty funny!
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    windows 10

    Reminder @joyce ultsh, at least for now, if you are back at Windows 7 or 8, you can still do a free upgrade by following these instructions. Hope that helps.
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    UG freezes ay 99%

    I just upgraded an old DELL (Latitude e6420) to Windows 10. It was an upgrade from Windows 7. I used the Accessibility link from @adacosta so thanks to you and @Vadim!
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    Ransomware Hates Emsisoft

    LOL nice... yeah, that's why I have a "NO DEVICE AT THE TABLE" law.
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    Major Virus Infestation

    Unfortunately.... I pay for it. I was using the FREE version. I bought a 1TB drive for my parents and backed up my PC to them and their PC back to me. However, they kept turning off the external drive or the laptop (or both) and it just became a pain for me always calling them.... (sigh). So now I'm using the family edition. I pay like $50 a year or something. That said, I do backup 3 computers to my main box and then back up that main box to Crashplan since it's unlimited data, versions, deleted files. Love it.
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    Major Virus Infestation

    Nice - Yeah great tip. Did the users have any backup? I was using Backblaze however for awhile now I'm using Crashplan for this very reason. I love how you can be really granular on changed files/version history.
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    Star Trek Turned 50 this week

    it's good. Watched it a few times. Tokyo was great... Really funny.
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    UG freezes ay 99%

    What did you do exactly? Are you upgraded then?
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    New Forum Name!!

    Working! Nice. Looks like you finished. Working for me.
  17. Just read this article from Jack Busch http://www.groovypost.com/reviews/asus-chromebook-flip-laptop/ Anyone have any experience with a Chromebook? I'm actually tempted to have one of these to replace my iPad as my "Couch-Surfing-Box". Can you use 1Password and Dropbox on it? Anyone know?
  18. Great point. Reminds me, when I upgraded to stopped everything running possible via WINKEY+R > Type Services.msc > Stop any 3rd party apps you don't need running. > Perform Upgrade
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    num lk key light won't shut off

    1 - I'm sure you already did this but, have you flashed the BIOS on the machine before or after the update to Windows 10? I ran into a lot of issues on my Lenovo until I did this. 2 - Next question - do you have any Virtual Machines on this laptop? This could also be impacting your HOST laptop ie: Do Guest VM's have Num Lock enabled? 3 - Check your BIOS. Sometimes Num Lock and Caps Lock settings can be configured in your BIOS settings on the laptop. 4 - Here's some additional data re: Num Lock and Caps Lock Lock Keys To enable NUM LOCK before a user logs on, follow these steps: Run Registry Editor. Move to: HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators using setting below: 0 – Turn all indicators Off (Numlock, CapsLock, ScrollLock) 1 – Turn CapsLock On 2 – Turn Numlock On 3 – Turn CapsLock and Numlock On 4 – Turn ScrollLock On 5 – Turn CapsLock and ScrollLock On 6 – Turn Numlock and ScrollLock On 7 – Turn all indicators On (Numlock, CapsLock, ScrollLock)
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    groovyPost Giveaway - EaseUS Partition Master Pro

    Looks clean: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ae466cff474e9fd3e95a6ea56ec76cce5efd8e79099665c54a900a5eb36d2bca/analysis/1470278813/ Just installed and running great. Awesome @Steve K.!
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    What's your thought on a Chromebook?

    Lastpass..... yeah.... not a fan. OK. Good to know. Will check out the family version.
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    What's your thought on a Chromebook?

    Well, from what I can read, there is no great option for 1Password on a Chromebook. They have an option https://1password.com/families/ however I don't like that option... Subscriptions suck. So it's a bit of a non-starter for me (sad).
  23. Well, it is all about the cash after all. Microsoft isn't a charity. I'm sure it's all part of a larger strategy. In the end, the upgrade is great but all new boxes will be shipped with Win10 so over the next few years, I'm guessing it will get better and better and penetration deeper and deeper.
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    Difference in forum and forums

    100% different websites.
  25. For what it's worth @Mandy.... if you are still having problems after the 29th, I'll put money on it that Microsoft support will let ya upgrade for free. I have nothing in print to tell me that however, if you point to this forum post, no intelligent human would say - Sorry, deadline is over!