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    Windows Vista just updated but shows old date

    @flavallee Yes, I'm running the latest Firefox, as well, always keep it up to date, and it works great! I keep Chrome around for testing and it's unfortunately the only alternative for one site I use regularly; the site stopped supporting Firefox long ago, grrrrrrr. Thanks for the info about...
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    Windows Vista just updated but shows old date

    @flavallee Thank you very much! That's a great idea, to download from the Microsoft Update Catalog and installing the updates singly. Running Windows Update hasn't worked in a long time. Anytime I'd tried running it, it never did anything. That's why I was surprised there was an update that...
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    Windows Vista just updated but shows old date

    I booted up today (January 16, 2017) and found there was a Windows Vista update in progress. This was interesting, as I hadn't seen an update since July of '16. The system chugged and chugged away. There was a "Windows Update" in the taskbar, but it wouldn't show until update was finished. I...
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    Windows Vista - Caught incorrectly changing filename!

    I'm still having many problems with Windows Vista and file manipulation. To recap: first, Vista is changing filenames when I create a folder. I believe this is linked to the error of (sorry, don't remember exact wording) "Do you really want to change this filename?" It takes the name I've...
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    Strange things happening with Windows Vista

    Thanks, @lunarlander I do have Malwarebytes on my system and ran it. I won't be able to tell for some time whether or not the things removed had an effect on the file renaming issue, since that doesn't happen all the time. It didn't change the problem with the width of the folders and it...
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    Strange things happening with Windows Vista

    One other thing that's happening and forgot to mention. My folders themselves are very messed up, not just icons. Folders that always displayed 5 icons across to represent files in the folders are now sometimes showing 6 icons across. But not all folders. Sometimes they show 5 across, sometimes...
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    Strange things happening with Windows Vista

    I've noticed some very strange things happening with Windows Vista. The most annoying and invasive to my work is when I happen upon a file with a strange name, no extension. Like "M." Or "Br." I've determined the files are always valid files. I discovered they always show up when I've opened...
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    Creating a backup on an Acer M1610 (Windows Vista)

    DoubleHelix, Sure they will...but if I'm going to throw good money after bad, I might as well get away from Acer, anyway. And it still may not resolve the issue, so I'd be out the money for something the program on my computer SHOULD be able to do without incurring any extra charge. I'd...
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    Creating a backup on an Acer M1610 (Windows Vista)

    Thanks for your response! :) I'm sorry if I was unclear. Other than Windows, there's nothing from Acer that I want to recover, because it was all "free trial" software. LOL, I admit to being an anachronism when it comes to computers...most of my software is literally from the late '90s...
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    Creating a backup on an Acer M1610 (Windows Vista)

    I'm having a huge problem with my Acer M1610 desktop computer. Over 7 months ago, the hard drive started going out. My husband (who has done many, many computer repairs in the past) has been fighting with it ever since. According to him (also verified by Acer), there is NO provision to make a...
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