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  1. Using Double Driver 2.0 and another driver backup tool, I've tried exporting and integrating into the Windows 8.1 setup files the USB drivers for the two USB controllers I have on my motherboard (Intel and ASmedia) but Windows 8.1 still won't install from a USB 3.0 multi-card reader (Transcend), only works with a USB 2.0 card reader., Any suggestions?
  2. @jaclaz. Thanks for that link. I'll give that solution a try.
  3. Can anybody recommend a modern Windows 8 compatible laptop, a laptop that allows a user to downgrade to Windows 8? I currently have an LG Gram and it's not possible to downgrade that laptop. It won't boot to an external CD or a USB.
  4. I was about to join in the fun and rollback from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 Pro. I did so successfully last week with the retail version I purchased years ago. But I did a reinstall after an errant driver hosed the OS and now Microsoft said it won't activate and I must upgrade. Anybody else have this issue?
  5. @jumper, yes, I've tried that. It doesn't work. Even after un-registering and re-registering the .dll. I think Microsoft is so insistent that users upgrade Outlook 2003 and Word 2003, that the only way to install higher versions of office without over-writing Outlook 2003 is to do it manually. Oh well...
  6. I have created unattended install packages for MSO 2003 Word and Outlook (because I prefer those versions over their counterparts in MSO 2010) and for Office 2010, from which I install Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher and instruct setup "do not remove previous" office versions. But if I execute the automated 2010 install after 2003 I get the infamous "mapi32.dll corrupted" error when I try to launch Outlook 2003 and neither reinstalling or repairing Outlook 2003 or any of the online fixes floating around on the Internet work in restoring Outlook 2003 functionality. In addition, Outlook versio
  7. There's a mistake in the uninstall path and display icon entries for scheduled tasks. But this is a pretty nice collection of tweaks.
  8. Yeah I ended up doing something similar: creating a hotkey from my clip app to autopaste the path I want into the dialog windows. The problem with the suggestion above is that windows clears those file location crumbs when I reboot or weed out my registry. But thanks for the suggestion
  9. I'm interested in fixing this default icon browse location, too. It would save a whole lot of mouse clicks. I suspect in six years there's no solution but, ANYBODY, got a clue?
  10. ... meanwhile in the UK , JFYI: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3200291/Farmer-sick-poor-internet-signal-built-DIY-mast.html jaclaz Oh yeah! My kind of hacker
  11. We'll see. It's one thing to say to 20-somethings and the tech cognoscenti "we want your personal data as a trade off for using our OS." But it's a whole different thing to say to enterprises and folks with little bandwidth: "we want access to your intellectual property and precious bandwidth resources in exchange for using our OS." I see significant potential for consumer backlash. Apple iPhone/Android got away with this because cellphones with online mapping, mobile retrievable email and cloud backup offered what many saw as a significant consumer benefit but imposing this on a non-mandator
  12. How do you do that? Are there Win 10 discs in shrink wrap on shelves? It's a cloud-integrated OS. There's no such thing as a non-network environment as far as Microsoft is concerned. -Noel So if Harry Homeowner in rural North Dakota goes to his local Walmart and buys a new Windows 10 machine and he doesn't have broadband...how does Microsoft deal with that? While the vast majority of people in urban areas have broadband, I'd say a good chunk of customers in rural or remote areas do not and could acquire Windows 10 on a new PC or tablet bought at a local store. The question is, looks li
  13. Aside from not being able to phone home, what happens when Windows 10 is used in a non-network environment, as might be the case if it is installed in a home or business with dial-up access or a classroom with no networking or restrictive networking? Does the OS react as if network access is being intentionally blocked and stops working normally? Even with network access, what happens when you don't have enough bandwidth for large daily or even weekly updates?
  14. @Tripredacus. Sorry. That's what I get for speed reading posts early in the morning.
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