Steve

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  1. Steve

    Windows 10 to 7

    Hi @metzu - unfortunately, it's not that simple. Depending on how long ago you upgraded your OS to Windows 10, you may or may not be able to do a downgrade. Here's a few articles on the topic which explain things in detail. These are our own Articles on the topic: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/downgrade-windows-10-to-windows-7-windows-81/ https://www.groovypost.com/howto/downgrade-windows-10-previous-windows-version/ Give these a read and report back if needed here. Thanks! -S
  2. Are these laptops or desktops? Sounds like they are desktops given you mentioned (mouse and keyboard). That's really funky. The update for windows should not impact video or keyboard during the boot process. Are you not getting anything during the post/boot cycle before windows? If it's an OS issue, you will get video in BIOS at least... If you're not, I'd verify the monitors are plugged in correctly and hard reboot the boxes. If you still can't get video you either have an issue on the motherboard, video card or monitor. If it's happening on two individual boxes..... that's a huge coincidence. You might have had a power event that fried something on box boxes. Again, very rare but not impossible. True to rule out each of those items individually before doing any replacement of the computers.
  3. OK got it. Makes sense. Smartscreen isn't something I ever enable on IE/Edge etc... But if you nuke it, shouldn't hurt anything I can think of.
  4. Here's an article with the latest version of Office - https://www.groovypost.com/howto/microsoft-word-mac-mail-merge/
  5. No, you shouldn't be getting CERT issues. You should first check with your email admin. And then, I would remove the mailbox from outlook and re-add it again. See if that fixes it.
  6. There are a few tools out there you can search for, however, in most cases, the data will be lost if the ZIP file is corrupted. WinZip has a KB article on how to repair a ZIP file. You might check it out: After installing WinZip, using the following commands: http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/126/
  7. Steve

    self-introduction

    Welcome to the site Theo. Hope to see you around!
  8. @tlpmap Did they replace your MB or are you still having issues? Although it says it will only work with Windows 8, sometimes the FLASH will still work... You might try it if you're dead in the water..
  9. Hi @JennyR - Nope. Nothing yet. I'm still waiting for MS to fix this. Will keep you updated here however if I find something.
  10. Steve

    My Introduction

    Welcome to the forum. Interesting name...
  11. Really depends which services you disabled/stopped. Most of the items I normally turn off are 3rd party tools and software packages which have no business running in the first place at startup. If I want them to run, I'll launch them. Take a screenshot of your services from Task Manager > Startup so we can see what you have Running vs. Disabled. Should be able to assist @harored .
  12. So.... that's not good @tlpmap First, I would start by unplugging everything from the computer except the monitor and keyboard. See if that helps. If not, goto the MSI website and download the latest Motherboard FIRMWARE and flash the board. If you're already running the latest bios, I would still flash it to see if that clears up the issue for you. Something is obviously wrong. Here's a link to the BIOS - https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/990FXA-GD80.html#down-bios
  13. Don't forget, you need to set permissions on both the SHARE and the FILES. Be sure you assigned proper rights in both places.
  14. Thnx @Sam Malone - I'm glad you enjoy the blog!
  15. November 1st was a big day at groovyPost. Along with optimizing the site optimizing the site top-to-bottom, we also changed almost every site aspect of the site including our home page. Since then, we've received several comments from our reading including a very important question from our read, Paul Newton: That's a great question, Paul. You can find the latest articles on the home page, on the LEFT sidebar under "Latest Articles". They are sitting under our featured content. See screenshot below. I know the site has a bit more going on than it did previously. Hopefully, this helps you find what you were looking for! Any additional questions, just let me know here or on the site! -Steve
  16. I love the new Focused Inbox feature from Microsoft. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Focused-Inbox-for-Outlook-f445ad7f-02f4-4294-a82e-71d8964e3978?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US However, I'm trying to find the Keyboard Shortcut Key so I can jump through my inbox a bit faster vs. Right-Click > V (Move to Other). If anyone out there finds it, let me know. -Steve
  17. Hi @tlpmap - Welcome to the forum! In most cases, the best service will be based on where you live and which ISP (Internet Service Providers) are available in your area. Comcast for sure is one of the big boys out there and you can usually bundle the service with other services like phone or cable TV to get further discounts. $115 a month sounds a little high to be honest for just Internet Access. If you can get other services like Verizon FIOS, Frontier or Centurylink, you might want to give them a call and ask how much straight internet costs. Also - be sure to call back at least every 6 months and ask if your price is the best price they can offer. This always helps me get a discount.
  18. Heya @theo - Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. What I was going to suggest merging partitions together vs. going down the storage spaces route. We talked about the free tool which can do this here: https://www.groovypost.com/reviews/easeus-partition-manager-professional/ The app is called EaseUS - here is a link to the free edition which allows you to Merge partitions. Hope that helps Theo! BTW: Welcome to the forum!
  19. Hey there. To be clear, your computer is connected to WIFI at work and you are trying to figure out what that WIFI password is? Have you tried asking the Network team at work for the WIFI password? I assume they are not too keen on giving it to you?
  20. Article originally published: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/request-amazon-price-change-refund/ If you purchased something on Amazon and the price drops within a week of buying it, you can request a refund for the difference. Here's how.
  21. Just got prompted to update my softphone/headset software and it reminded me (to remind all of you) that this is a good example of why it's important to keep all the software on your Windows/Mac box fully updated. In my case, the Plantronics Hub software is the brains behind my Headset which I use for all things Audio and Mic on my work Mac including Cisco Jabber or Skype, WebEx, Slack calls and a few other apps. It also updates the firmware on my headset and Plantronics Bluetooth headset. So, it's fairly important. Here are the release notes for the V3.9.4 update.
  22. Awesome! Glad we could help!
  23. Hi Chevron, Yeah I don't have one of those myself. I have an ASUS Wireless Router (and love it)..... Sorry I don't have more info. Have you tried to FLASH the bios on the router? Perhaps it just needs an update.