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Feb
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asked Win7 install keeps saying it needs drivers for the SATA controller, even after it finds the drives
Feb
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Feb
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comment Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?
@CharlieRB Yes, but those solutions still require changing the user name, which I'm trying to avoid.
Feb
2
comment Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?
Is there any way to just use a local password instead of the online one? I don't mind having the accounts linked, I just hate entering my online password every time I unlock my PC because it is 16 characters long and very complex (numbers, symbols, etc.) while my preferred Windows login is significantly less so.
Feb
2
comment Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?
@Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Not really a duplicate because that one wouldn't work for my situation. #1 because he had an old local account to fall back on (I don't since the online option was set up from the start) and #2 because I don't want to change my user name since it will mess up other stuff (that solution had him change to "Mark Local", he was only concerned with losing profile data).
Feb
2
comment Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?
@Ramhound Apparently, but they don't really tell you that up front. So how can I undo this? Is a format/reinstall the only option if I want to have just one account on the computer and not use my online password every time I log in to my computer?
Feb
2
comment Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?
Yes, that's exactly what it's doing. The problem is that the user name I pick is already in use because it tied that to my Microsoft acct.
Feb
2
comment Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?
That's pretty much what I tried to do, but it requires me to create a new account when I hit disconnect. Wouldn't be such a big deal except it won't let me use the user name I want because it says it's already in use.
Feb
2
asked Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?
Jan
13
comment Add Danish Dvorak keyboard layout to OSX
Have you tried using Ukulele to create a custom layout?
Jan
9
comment Expanding abbreviated text with Substitute formula in Excel
If the spaces don't work (such as the word being at the end of the field) you could do one replace of "sauv" with "sauvignon", then do a 2nd repcale of "sauvignonignon" with "sauvignon".
Jan
7
comment Microsoft OneNote files in the future
If your notes have data that is not suited to plaintext (ie, graphics) you might try putting them into PDF/A format (a PDF format specifically intended for long term storage). Also consider using a cloud storage company like DropBox or OneDrive for additional redundancy, independent of failing media (though still susceptible to failing business). OneNote is specifically geared to use OneDrive, so the two could be easily used together.
Jan
7
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Jan
7
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Jan
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
6
comment The control key appears to act like it is being pressed when it is not
Have you checked your Ease of Access Center settings in Control Panel? You might have accidentally activated the Sticky Keys option.
Jan
6
comment Black Screen afet ram upgrade on acer aspire one
Adding to Ramhound's comment, you might want to run the memory profiler on www.crucial.com and see if the RAM you bought matches the settings and speeds it suggests you need.
Jan
5
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
3
comment TeraCopy not being used as default copy handler
Suspending or exiting AV made no change. Even tried re-registering the copy handler while AV was off but no change.
Jan
3
comment TeraCopy not being used as default copy handler
It's random enough that I haven't found a pattern. A reboot does not appear to fix it (just tried that before posting). I have not tried disabling the AV, but it seems to me that this was happening before I installed the AV after my last reinstall (about a month ago).