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    Work #1 Dell Precision Workstation 370, XP Pro Service Pk.2, P4 3.00 gigahertz, 1024 ram, Dual Maxtor 80 gig hard drives, ATI FireGL V3100 Display Adapter, Viewsonic 19" Flat Panel monitor, Philips DVD+- RW, No name DVD rom, Conexant D850 V.9x DFVc modem, Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controler, Soundmax integrated audio, Altec Lansing speakers. Work#2 Custom built W2K Pro, IE 6.0, 2.0 GHZ Xeon processor, Radeon 7000/Radeon VE Display card, 1024 ram, Seagate 36gig SCSI 10,000rpm HD,
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  1. Revert back from Windows 10 to Windows 8?

    About the only option you may have at this point would be to restore your laptop by a recovery partition on the laptop or restore CDs if they were included with your Acer when you purchased it. Give us the Model number of your Acer and we might be able to tell if it has a recovery partition or not.
  2. I don't have Office 2016 but in my version when that happens I have to adjust my margins on the original page. That's what works for me. Might have a look at that.
  3. pink screen

    There is a way to kill the program from running ...while at the command prompt type CMD and hit enter. Type "tasklist" without the quotes and a list of everything that is running will appear. look and see if there is something called "slimcleaner" or slimeclean.exe or something to that effect. If there is you can kill it from running. Let's say it's called slimcleaner.exe" for this example. You would type the following: taskkill /C /im slimcleaner.exe and press enter. that should kill the program. Then reboot.
  4. pink screen

    runball try this.. reboot computer and start tapping F8 to get the black screen where you select safe mode but select safe mode with command prompt.once there press enter then type "rstrui.exe" without the quotes and press enter. This should bring up system restore points if there are any at all. Note that there may not be any if they were not set up from within Windows to begin with. I saw where you said that there wasn't any restore points listed in the beginning of your post.
  5. pink screen

    Slimcleaner is a piece of crap! Should never be installed on a computer. It's very misleading in what it does. When you get into safe mode, can you see the start button? If so see if you can go to control panel then to programs and features. If it's listed in the installed programs, try to uninstall the program. Might be a start.
  6. Video Downloader for Youtube

    Glad I could help!
  7. MS Excel Starter slow to open spreadsheets

    Open your Excel App first then open your spreadsheet. See if that helps. You might also see if you can reset Microsoft Office from the control panel. Just highlight Microsoft Office Starter Edition and click change, then click repair. That should reset it and take care of any "bugs" you may have.
  8. Restore point on win 10

    Unless something has changed that I am not aware of, System Restore will only use the C: drive for restore points. That being said you can limit the amount of space being used on the drive for restore points. You can also back up your restore points to a different drive but the original restore points will be on C: drive. Perhaps in a pinch you could back them up then delete them from C drive but I wouldn't recommend doing that.
  9. Video Downloader for Youtube

    No software needed! Just copy your youtube link, open a new tab on your browser, type in "www.ssyoutube.com" without the quotes and paste your copied link into the box. You will see another area open up below your pasted link with options of format and resolution to download. Make your selection and save to computer. No need to download installers or software.
  10. Refurb PC won't update Windows

    If you're still having issues you might give this a try... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-update-issues/en-us
  11. Internet Explorer Not working Correctly

    Update 2: I have solved my problem. I returned my computer to "out of the box" condition again and this time instead of using the usual control panel uninstall followed by the McAfee Removal tool...I downloaded Revo uninstaller and ran it. Although Revo first uses the uninstaller for the program to be uninstalled....it worked. To my amazement...it is fixed! And the best thing about it....it was a free program! I will recommend Revo to anyone that needs to uninstall an unwanted program. Thanks everyone for your help...I greatly appreciate it.
  12. Internet Explorer Not working Correctly

    Update: I Installed Firefox and it works great. I removed IE 10, downloaded it again and installed but it still didn't work. So...I decided to try something. I returned my system to the "out of the box" condition with the factory installed image. After going through the process of starting Windows for the first time..and before I did anything else ...I tried IE 10. It works great. No problems. Then I uninstalled McAfee and now the preview problem is back so ....I did it again ...a total of 3 times. Each time I uninstalled Mcafee..the problem was there. So I can confirm its McAfee breaking IE 10 when its removed. What it removes..I don't know but whatever it is IE 10 and IE 11 needs to function correctly. It must be something in Windows it removes because a fresh download of either browser don't work correctly after removing McAfee. I've posted to Microsoft Community forum but the only suggestion of reinstalling IE 10..don't work. I'm going to check out McAfee's forum and see if I can find anybody else with the same problem.
  13. Internet Explorer Not working Correctly

    Fixit tool didn't work..I just thought of something I didn't mention in my original post. I used McAfee Removal Tool to remove their virus off my new computer. You think it removed something I needed. Maybe I should run scan for changed system files.
  14. Internet Explorer Not working Correctly

    Well everything checks out like it should. I took the time to write down all the settings in internet options from my wife's Windows 7 machine and compaired them to my Windows 7 computer and they match to a tee. I turned off all popup blockers ...even though hers are turned on. I've tried with firewall off...don't make a difference. I don't know what else to try.
  15. Internet Explorer Not working Correctly

    I'll double check everything when I get home. Thanks
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