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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Computers &Tech Issues  So here I go again....Win 10 Updated/upgraded my computer and left my email and internet NOT the way they found it. WHY do they do that? I'm having a hard time reconstructing those pages!!! Makes me not accept any more changes from them. StormCnter gave me instructions once before and I LOST them! Bwah!HELP!
April 19 at 22:22 EST .

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   Tulsa  I believe she tells people to turn off automatic updates. MS only puts them out monthly. I know you can search for monthly updates and pick and choose which ones to download, if any.

We both had to upgrade to win.10 as everything stopped working in win. 7..thx to MS.

I'm getting ads all over the home page and I have ABP enabled. I've reported it to ABP once. All that needs to be done to remove them is to click 'refresh' and they disappear. The ads are disgusting.
April 20 at 18:18 EST .

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   Daisymay  I'm the last person to give advice on Computer stuff, but I can tell you that I finally couldn't take those nasty ads anymore, so I downloaded Firefox as my Browser. BOOM! Not a single ad! I'm happy to sign on to Lucianne again! Worked for me.
April 21 at 11:14 EST .

   StormCnter  Tulsa is right. I have had Microsoft updates turned off for a very long time. That prevents accidental upgrades I don't want. I'm running Windows 7, RWB, so I can't help you recover from Windows 10. I don't think you can roll the computer back to an earlier date because the system has been changed with the update to 10.
But if your question was about turning off updates, go to Control Panel and Windows Update. When it comes up, click on Change Settings from the menu on the left. When this comes up, Click on the little bar and from the menu, choose Never Check for Updates. Then click Ok and exit.
You can always go back and check for an update you need without allowing MS full access to your computer.
April 21 at 14:47 EST .

   Tulsa  I do want to say that we turned off downloads in Win 7 when MS was pushing 10 and Updates for MSSE stopped working, MS updates stopped working for Win 7, then Win. Live Mail in 7 stopped working.

The updates build on each other. And updates for Security and MS Office which included mail, Word and Excel are all packaged together. They could not be sifted out for download.

So instead of helping, Win 7 stopped working, which meant buying a new desktop and laptop with Win 10.
April 21 at 17:39 EST .

   StormCnter  I don't use MS Mail or Windows Firewall, but I do use Excel and Word without any problem with those programs from my blocked Windows updates. I did, however, have to abandon Mozy because its latest update wouldn't work without one particular Windows driver. The driver apparently couldn't be downloaded as a stand-alone. So, I cancelled Mozy and signed up with Carbonite for my huge backup requirements.
April 22 at 06:29 EST .

   Tulsa  We don't have a firewall as we're a whopping secure network of 2. I am amazed 7 is still working for you. I wish we had been able to keep it. The laptop lasted idea why.

10 wants to be my Momma. lol Our tech deleted all tiles. I turned off all notifications and deleted more things after the tech set us up. He did a great job. 10 isn't bad. It is overkill on everything and I resent MS forcing it on us. Cortena? is nothing but a link to Bing. Deleted that. The screen is plain and simple like Win. 7

If we had used the mail program on the web and paid for virus protection, we still lost MS Office. Rock/hard place.

Must use a card reader for pictures, so we bought an extra mem. card I can erase after each use...for show and tell to our peeps in South Carolina.

We like MS Mail on the pcs so we never have to sign in. MSSE is gone and replaced with Defender, which is free.

Always good to get your input.
April 22 at 10:29 EST .

   StormCnter  When my Win 7 finally succumbs, I may have a computer built instead of having to upgrade or buy a new one with Win 10. There's a local computer repair/refurbish shop with a very competent manager who insists he can build a better one for me than I can buy. I don't have enough know-how to build one myself, but every tech I have ever asked (no matter the employer ) has told me he/she built his/her personal computer. But, I don't have to think about it yet.
Sunday at 05:18 EST .

   Tulsa  That is an excellent idea. I have no doubt any pc tech would build their own.
Sunday at 09:36 EST .

   RedWhiteBlue posted on Jokes  My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds … only 15 to go ...

Ate salad for dinner … Mostly croutons & tomatoes ... Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce ... And cheese ... FINE, it was a pizza ... I ate a pizza …

How to prepare Tofu:
1. Throw it in the trash.
2. Grill some Meat.

I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web ...

I don't mean to brag but … I finished my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes ...

A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it ...

Kids today don't know how easy they have it ... when I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel ...

Senility has been a smooth transition for me ...

Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero out they closed school? Me neither.

I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented … I forgot where I was going with this ...

I love being over 50 … I learn something new every day … and forget 5 others ...

A thief broke into my house last night … He started searching for money … so I woke up and searched with him ...

My dentist told me I need a crown … I said, “You bet, pour mine over rocks” …

I think I'll just put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day ...

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."
April 18 at 20:01 EST .

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   NotaBene  Thank you for these jokes. I had a big laugh.
April 19 at 18:59 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Politics  “A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing,” a chilling look at the impact of Community Activist Saul Alinsky ...
IN light of what is happening in our country this is well worth watching.
Share with friends and family...
March 25 at 17:00 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Jokes  Faster Flight?

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned
to her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike
up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total
stranger, "What would you want to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God,
or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" as he smiled smugly.

"Okay," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me ask
you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence,
thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss
God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don't know sh!t?"

And then she went back to reading her book.
sorry about the ''bad'' word.LOL
December 13 at 13:01 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  "This is PARIS Today - October 2016" on YouTube
December 9 at 00:12 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  I hope this email I got is right...

The best explanation of why the Founders had unbelievable wisdom in designing the Electoral College.
It also illustrates that the Democratic Party does not represent the country, just the heavily populated east
and west coast mega cities which are out of touch with the vast majority of the country.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
****************************** ****
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.
****************************** ****
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens ) Clinton received
well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties, Trump won Richmond )
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those that encompass a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
December 6 at 02:11 EST .

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   GO3  I think your numbers are good, because I saw something similar the other day, but I can't remember the source. Anyway, I agree; we can't have big blue cities dictating what's best for the country.
December 6 at 07:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks for posting, shared w/the hope of it going viral.
December 6 at 13:25 EST .

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   GO3  I was wrong - maybe. AP says the numbers are Hillary 487 to Trump 2626. My project in the next few days is to count each state on NYTs election map. AP could be right, but I think Hillary's count is too high.
December 7 at 04:58 EST .

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   GO3  I was wrong again. I went over the NYT election map here
in detail. By my count Hillary won 634 counties. That's still way lower than Trump, but certainly not 57 as the email says.
December 8 at 00:28 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Jokes  Why things went the way they did on election day.

It was pointed out to me that on election day the Democratic vote started out with a pretty healthy lead – and then the Republicans got home from work.
December 2 at 15:18 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Jokes  True Golfing Buddies
This guy brings his best golfing buddy home, unannounced, for dinner at 6:30, after enjoying a day of golf.
His wife screams her head off while his friend sits open mouthed and listens to the tirade.
"My hair and makeup are not done, the house is a (*&$%#$ mess, and the dishes aren't done.
I’m completely exhausted!
I didn’t get enough sleep last night.
Can't you see I'm still in my @#$%^ pajamas??
I can't be bothered with cooking tonight!
Why the heck did you bring him home without letting me know ahead of time,
you stupid idiot?"
And the husband replies,
“Because he’s thinking of getting married..."
December 2 at 15:17 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Jokes  A Guy Bought A Dead Horse Without Knowing. What He Did With It Is Genius, And Hilarious!

A young man named Chuck bought a horse from a farmer for $250. The farmer
agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day, the farmer drove up to
Chucks house and said, “Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse
Chuck replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.”
The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”
Chuck said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.”
The farmer asked, “What ya gonna do with him?”
Chuck said, “I’m going to raffle him off.”
The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!”
Chuck said, “Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”
A month Later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, “What happened with that
dead horse?”
Chuck said, “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at five dollars a piece and made a
profit of $2495.”
The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?”
Chuck said, “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his five dollars back.”
Chuck grew up and now works for the government.
November 29 at 23:44 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue posted on Main Page The Lobby  For some reason all of a sudden I was forced onto windows10? Now that I'm wading through it all you apparently have to log on every time you get on the computer! That's annoying all by itself! Is there a fix for this that is easy, simple and quick? Am I asking for too much?
May 19 at 13:37 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Ooooops, I should have posted this on the computer area. Sorry : )
May 19 at 13:38 EST .

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   StormCnter  RWB, I am still using Windows 7, but I did some research for you and found this set of instructions for bypassing the logon screen permanently in Windows 10. I read through the instructions and the steps are clear and simple. Print out the page before you do it, though, so you won't have to flick back and forth.
May 19 at 15:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  One more tip. When you are typing in (per the instructions ), don't include the apostrophes. They're only there to highlight the instructed type-ins.
May 19 at 15:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  Here are the instructions from CNet. They are basically the same as the above, but give illustrations you can follow:
May 20 at 15:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  StormC is it possible to do a system restore to the day prior to the change? Then redownload all updates but the Win. 10. Otherwise I'd call our tech who makes house calls for $20 an hour and let him do it.

I removed the MS update that would have allowed the change back in July.

Just this week a window popped up saying Win 10 was scheduled to download on Sat. blah, blah. Select ok or no. We selected no

I set the desktop and the laptop to no, then went to 'customize' the tiny up arrow lower right and at GWX (Get Win. X (10 ) I chose hide icons and notifications.

I would be livid if MS changed Win 7 to Win 10. Win 8 was out when we ordered Win 7. We do not want touch.

My goodness, RW&B. I'm so sorry this happened to you.
May 20 at 17:09 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  StormCnter - Thank you so much for all that you did for me. I always said that you the best! : )

After I got on the page and printed it out like you said I found not much that resembled what was on that page. LOL. My luck. They assume that we know what they are talking where's the START menu button. And then once I googles that I got no where since nothing really looks and reads like the instructions. I have to study this thing before I make ANY changes. It's a different animal all together. And I'm not sure I want/need all these window things to use. Sigh....I saw nothing wrong with my win 7. I will dig into it though....thank you so much. I'll be back...
May 20 at 20:09 EST .

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   Mildred  RedWhiteBlue. When Win 10 debuted last year, I purposely got a new laptop with Win 7 but decided to let the old laptop install Win 10. Within days I knew I didn't want anything to do with Win 10. I found these instructions. They were easy but be aware that this was last year and Win 10 may have changed. You could also google 'Go Back to Windows 7 or 8.1. If you can't do that in Win 10, borrow someone else's computer!
If you've upgraded to Win 10 (not performed a clean install ) this allows you to to revert to the last version of Windows. Open the Start menu and select Settings. Click the 'Update and security' icon and select 'Recovery'. You should see a 'Go back to Windows 7' or 'Go back to Windows 8.1' option. Click the Get started button and you are good to go. Microsoft may ask why you want to go back.
This works as long as the update was installed within the month. Good luck with whatever you do. I hate Win 10 and may seriously consider a Mac the next time I get a new computer.
May 20 at 21:41 EST .

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   Mildred  RedWhiteBlue. Once you get back to Win 7 you need to change your update schedule. Click Start, then all programs, and Windows Update. When the update window opens, on the left side, click Change Settings. Then choose How Windows Can Install Udates. On the Important Update drop down, Click 'check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.'
You will need to check 'Windows Update' often and then google the update 'KB####'. If Win 10 is mentioned, uncheck the update before installing any other updates you want. So far, I've been able to stop installing updates to the 'update/install to Win 10.' I keep a list of updates that I have found to be Win 10 related--Microsoft tries to get you to install them even though you've stopped them before. Also, after unchecking the update, right click on the update and click 'hide this update.'
This is really annoying but it is easier than you think
May 20 at 21:50 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thank you, Mildred. My tech savviness (is that a word ) has its limits, but I agree a System Restore to an earlier date ought to work just fine. Good luck, Tulsa and RWB.
May 21 at 05:28 EST .

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