In the past, every time I've upgraded Windows (3.11 to 95 to 97 to XP to 7) I've done a clean install. For the first time, I'm considering upgrading (to Windows 10) with an in-place (overwrite) installation, not a clean install. My Windows 7 has been acting badly lately, probably due to various registry cruft. Does an in-place install take care of that, or is all the registry cruft carried over, and should I do a clean install instead? (A clean install would involve many hours more work)
Having my first kid. Need to get stuff. Looking for for some tips! [more inside]
I want to know how can I manually configures the session restore files and key values in case they got corrupted/messed up/erased? Suppose I was able to save all content in the "Active" and "Last Active" folder. [more inside]
Difficulty level: Dutch/Canadian/Australian. Mr Fish and I are getting married in July. A lot of Mr Fish's Canadian family are coming, and this is my first time meeting a lot of them. We absolutely do not expect gifts but we're already getting questions about registries. Do international registries exist? [more inside]
“Cash is an option too! Don’t forget that!”. Help us come up with proper cash gift language to put on our wedding registry website. [more inside]
I am getting married in the middle of July 2014, and have a link to our gift registries on our wedding website. We sent out "Save the Date" cards in January that had the URL for our website printed on it. So it is now the end of February, and we are already starting to receive giant parcels of food processors and other household items which we have put on our registry. Should we wait until after our wedding to start using these items, or should we treat these items in the same way one would treat a wrapped Christmas gift, and wait until the actual event for which these gifts were purchased for has transpired? What's the normal etiquette for a thing like this?
My girlfriend and I put an offer on a house two weeks ago, and only thought now to check the sex offender registry. Turns out the guy next door was convicted in 2004 of aggravated sexual battery. Is this a deal breaker? I can't imagine her being alone at home with someone like that so close by. I really think we need to get out of the deal and look for another place but we really like this one and it's a bummer to start the whole process again.
A couple of months ago I found a nontraditional/alternative wedding registry website which was perfect for me, and which I'd like to use. Apparently I failed to bookmark it, and now I can't find it again. Googling is not working for me and I'd love your help. Details inside. [more inside]
I'd like to completely disable the hardware buttons on my CanoScan LiDE 600F scanner. I never use them, and they are constantly getting pressed accidentally. May need a registry hack. [more inside]
My close friend is getting married in a few weeks, no registry. I'm traveling to the wedding. Cash is cold, no? What's a bridesmaid to do? [more inside]
Which Canadian company (or companies) would you recommend as a reliable and affordable organization to host my e-mail? [more inside]
We just took in an 11 month old foster baby. People want to give us things but we have no idea what we really need. What do you (and your one year old) love to use and consider essential? [more inside]
I don't want to register for the upcoming birth of my child. Nothing against people who do it, but (1) I am a minimalist; (2) I enjoyed the wedding gifts I got that didn't come from my registry (heartfelt, unique, awesome); and (3) what I do need is on the more expensive side (so I can either load up the registry with crap I don't want or come off looking greedy). Am I making a big mistake? [more inside]
So I have a copy of Simcity 4 for Mac OS, and the patch to run it on Intel. I'm looking to switch the language from US to UK English (I want left-side traffic) but all of the instructions I've found online to do such a thing are for the Windows version, and involve modifying the Registry, which by definition ain't gonna happen for the Mac OS version. What can I do? How do I change the game's language settings on Mac OS?
Small baby that grows, small apartment that doesn't? [more inside]
Ideas for gifts for a road-tripping couple? [more inside]
I'm building a baby registry. a) What was your absolute most-used, wouldn't-survive-without-it thing you had on your baby registry? b) And what were you absolutely certain you'd use all the time that just gathered dust? [more inside]
As a "grown up", which dinnerware (plates, bowls, etc.) do you actually use? Or have, but never use? [more inside]
Is there a very good, full-featured wedding gift registry site (allows you to add items from any website, allows people to buy a portion of a gift, allows cash gifts, etc.) that's free? No? How about cheap? Thanks!
Help me find the Ultimate Special Snowflake Online Gift Registry Website. [more inside]
What have you bought and loved from Target? [more inside]
What should we name our non-awkward cash registry website? [more inside]
Does anybody have any current information about snagging an expiring domain name? I have read some articles but the information is a few years old. Specifics inside. [more inside]
I'm on a company provided Windows 7 laptop. Here's what I know: When using the "Windows Classic" Theme (right click on desktop>personalize>select "Windows Classic" theme), Windows Explorer does NOT hang/hourglass for ~30 seconds when accessing files/navigating folders. All clicks to save files, navigate through local and distributed files (our MyDocs folder is stored on the Company's distributed file system), etc., are immediately responsive. When using ANY other theme, clicking on navigation of files (local and DFS, even when not connected to the company network) hangs for 10-30 seconds. What gives? Do all of the themes (minus the "Classic" theme) have some sort of "network call" that look through My Docs (which is technically on the DFS/my company's servers, that has a 30 timeout if the network doesn't respond?) Any ideas how to fix this (change a registry setting, ask the company IT team to make a change to a group policy setting, etc.)? What's so special about the "Windows Classic" theme? It's ugly, but it saves me 30 seconds every time I touch a file, open windows explorer, etc. Thanks in advance!
I feel there should be out there, a site where people share their adm/admx files that they use to import custom controls for Group Policy, to avoid everyone constantly reinventing the wheel. Does such a wonderland exist? [more inside]
I have an idea for a gift registry. What are the nuts and bolts of bringing it to fruition? [more inside]
Where should I register my .rs domain, so I don't get ripped off? [more inside]
We're getting married! We're young and sort of poor, but so are most of our friends. Do we still get registered? What are the pros and cons? Married peoples, did you regret having a registry or not having one? What are the alternatives to traditional registries? [more inside]
What should I give a friend and her husband as a very late wedding gift? [more inside]
We're getting married, and we're registering at Bed, Bath and Beyond for the usual housewares, but we need advice about cookware. [more inside]
Help me send my friend a gift -- he lives in Canada and I live in the US. [more inside]
We want an online searchable artist registry for our small-town art council. Wave our magic wand and we'd have something just like this or this. But we have to be realistic. Bottom line, we have $1k. What do you suggest? [more inside]
Help us fill our registry! [more inside]
The wedding is in Europe. Most of the guests are coming from the US. What to do about a registry? Alternative registry ideas? [more inside]
What does the Registry Key for COMClassStore for? Why does it make my machine boot up much faster? [more inside]
I'm having some problems will changes I've made to my Windows registry "sticking." I'm running Windows XP SP3. [more inside]
We're getting married! GREAT. Now, what do we register for? [more inside]
How exactly does one go about fixing a corrupt XP registry or reinstalling XP on a device with no optical drive? [more inside]
Registy editing permissions, group policies and Windows Defender, I think... [more inside]
I would like to dowwnload a registry cleaner, but find all the comparisons seem to be sponsored by a software company trying to sell THEIR cleaner, which of course, is "the best" of those compared. Is there a truly independent comparison I can refer to? Or, is RegCure REALLY the best one to try or do they just have a huge marketing budget!?? My problem is the stupid flash player ver 10 won't download properly, and I'm hoping a reg cleaner will help. Anyone know?
Planning our wedding registry. What's your most favorite kitchen /cooking item? Do have a utensil, tool, pot or pan that you LOVE to use and couldn't imagine cooking without? [more inside]
What software should I add to my Windows diagnostics/antispyware/antivirus kit? [more inside]
I need to scan an XP registry BEFORE an installation, then rescan the registry AFTER the installation, and end up with a merge-able reg file that I can then apply to multiple computers via AD or startup script. [more inside]
Is there a way to find organisations that have registered an .org domain within certain geographical boundary (country, region, town)?
What site offers the best baby registry service? Special difficulty - the parents-to-be are in the Philippines, the friends and relatives are scattered everywhere else. [more inside]
Please help me find something decent to get my sister & brother-in-law as a belated wedding gift. [more inside]
Help me furnish our new library by making an online registry! [more inside]
How can I move application data to another drive? [more inside]
How do I change a registry value that is user-specific? The location is different on every computer, due to the use of the SID in H_Key Users. Look inside for boring specifics. [more inside]
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