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2015 in Review

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6 comments on “2015 in Review”

  1. For several years, Pasaca had been used very successfully (excuse my shocking spelling though Speller is great help, due to a Stroke in May last) loading photos from C813 Kodak to this XP or my ASUS Laptop and I have one spare of same model unused C813 so Cord is easily tested but the loading to Computer has beater me and bettery not the trouble.
    Regardless of 20 ot so photos, 1 then 0 appears instead of 20 start..Any Pascaca data I can find hasn’t evealed the answer..Perhaps Goolge would know the answer……K.L.McG.

  2. Having got rid of those annoying exhortations from Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10 (KBs 2952664, 3021917 & 3035583) I find that I have another little ‘Windows’ icon lurking in the ‘Hidden Icons’ (Windows 7) which will intrude onto my desktop without being bidden.

    Should one get rid of it again (if you know the KB number) or is Windows 10 really going to become the OS of the future?

    Have a great Christmas Leo – you deserve it – and I hope that, like me, you’re looking forward to a prosperous 2016.

  3. may you & yours enjoy a wondrous & happy Christmas season filled with many blessings;
    and may you continue to stay up to date on these machines for the benefit of all of us who count on your advice.

  4. By biggest fear going into 2016 is whether Microsoft will just start installing Windows 10 without my permission. We see they started downloading it without people’s permission. So I don’t have any faith that one day they won’t just start installing it.

    • Yes, I’m finding out that unless I check each and every KB update before letting my machine continue the updates and installs, they WILL install Win10. On 12/8/15, there were 10 KBs to be updated/installed, the first being KB3112343, which, after looking it up, discovered it was “Getting Ready for Windows 10”, and the rest was preparing the rest of my Win7 OS for Win10. Of course I didn’t know all this until after they all had installed. I uninstalled all these new updates to no avail…..they were back wanting to be reinstalled in 2 days time. And now I don’t know if one day I’ll wake up, power up my laptop to find that I now have Win10 OS instead of Win7. It won’t be the end of the world, of course, but after reading the reviews of the affects of Win10 on my laptop, I just don’t want to download it to my machine yet.

  5. Dear Leo,

    Just to say an enormous thank you for your thoughtful and informative articles and videos – they’ve been so helpful.

    May you and your family have a wonderful 2016.

    All the best,


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