Recent content by Hikermann

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    It All Started With ERROR CODE 800F020B

    Ah, if only life offered many more Very Clear Warning Signs, huh?! Thanks for your response. Appreciated. Hope it's a good 2019 fer'ya. . . .
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    It All Started With ERROR CODE 800F020B

    Windows 7: Checked in at Windows Update and found two that needed to be done; ran the usual "update" click and then was presented with Error Code 800F020B -- which, from a www search appears to be a regular little the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving-all-year-long that Microsoft bestows on people. ...
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    Printing in Black Only

    Windows 7 / HP ENVY 5530 / WordPerfect 12: Have tried every preference setting I can locate, but cannot limit printing to black-only / greyscale; even if the following steps are taken, it still prints with color. - In Devices & Printers / Printing Preferences / Paper Quality / Advanced /...
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    Program Files (x86)

    Thank you / appreciated.
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    Program Files (x86)

    PC / Windows 7: in C:\ there is 1) Program Files and 2) Program Files (x86); why the two and what is the difference; should/could one or the other be deleted? Thank you.
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    Devices & Printers

    Thank you for your response; all has been solved and life goes well. Hope it does for you too!
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    Scan to Text

    Thanks -- found what I needed on-line; appreciate your response.
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    Scan to Text

    Windows 7; HP Envy 5530: Previously had an Epson scanner which offered the capability of scanning a text document, "reading" the scan, and then copying the text in order to paste it into another program for editing purposes. Have not found that capability on the 5530; only that it will scan a...
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    Devices & Printers

    Windows 7 / HP ENVY 5530 / WordPerfect 12: 1. In Devices & Printers, I have only the 5530 showing / default printer 2. When I send something to print from WP12, it correctly shows designated printer as ENVY 5530 3. However, in the WP drop-down list an ENVY 5000 Series shows up; attempting to...
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    Windows 7 : Drive Name

    Terry - Thanks, too, for your info; appreciate. My problem is that from the start my ext-HD has been I: -- which is too close to the beginning of the alphabet as other devices show up and compete with it; so am thinking about designating it as "N" or some such, but that means I have to go...
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    Windows 7 : Drive Name

    Thank you for the info; yes, the Epson printer has a slot, so that's probably what's muscling-in on the Windows processes. I've decided the printer is going to be returned (for various reasons) and am getting something different; so, that means I'll be starting over on this drive-assignment...
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    Windows 7 : Drive Name

    i have a Seagate external drive used as backup; assigned to Drive I:; when I would boot up, that drive was always correct; yesterday, I replaced my printer (USB connection); now, the Seagate shows is as Drive K: and when I go to Disk Management to Change, Drive I: does not show as an option; if...
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    What are STRINGS and why can I not delete the file?

    I use a Seagate external drive for my backup; there is a file called STRINGS (e.g., Strings\3a0729826d2c1d047c0b55); what are these and why can they not be deleted (they're from 2013)? Thank you.
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    Deskjet 5550 has suddenly switched to Very Slow Printing Mod

    Crazy: After trying all of the this-n-thats recommended on several forums, I simply changed the black ink cartridge and . . . YUP! Problem Solved. Hadn't considered that one! Anyhow, many thanks for comments, suggestions and discussions. Very much appreciated. Now go and have yourselves...
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    Deskjet 5550 has suddenly switched to Very Slow Printing Mod

    Windows 7 / HP Deskjet 5550: Printer has been working fine, but for some unknown reason it has decided to change over to Excruciatingly Slow Printing Mode: instead of hearing the carrier busily scurrying back and forth, it now trundles once across, then takes a long rest, then heads back the...