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unable to run HALO in Windows 10

04 September 2017 - 11:46 AM

I wanted to re-play my old copy of HALO COMBAT EVOLVED and installed it on my rig which is now Windows 10 (used to be Windows 7). The installation seemed to preceed normally, but when I used the desktop icon to start the program it told me to log in as administrator. So, I did a right-click and selected "Run as Administrator". It looked like the program was starting to work, but then it popped-up a troubleshooter. After running the troubleshooter, the result was "Incompatible program".


Is there a work-around for this? Seems like I should be able to run older programs on Windows 10.........maybe not??

how to search for icons on my computer

28 June 2017 - 08:50 AM

I am running Windows10 and have tried to use file explorer to search my computer for icon files, but it is a clumsy operation and I'm not having much success. Is there an easy way to search the entire c: drive (or d: drive, or g: drive) for ALL the icons that are currently on the drive? It would be nice to be able to locate every icon that is currently on the computer, or on a thumb drive, etc.

Flash Player problems?

08 January 2017 - 08:59 AM

I haven't been following the issue at all, so I'm approaching this with very little info.


First question: Is there a problem, or a danger, using Adobe Flash Player? I would like to use an on-line electronic circuit design program that requires Flash Player to be installed in my Opera browser, and I've downloaded Flash Player ver did I make a mistake by doing that? I also installed the same version on Firefox.


Second question: What is the danger, if any?


Third question: Should I remove, or disable, Flash Player?

Is there something about Windows 10 that makes Thunderbird slow?

12 August 2016 - 05:51 PM

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 several months ago, and have been noticing what I think is a problem with my email (I have a charter.net account).


My regular email program is Thunderbird, which has worked well for me for very many years. However, when I moved to Windows 10, I set-up the MAIL program as a second email program, so that I could compare its operation to Thunderbird. I've decided that I still prefer Thunderbird to the MAIL program, but I am still using them both.


Here is the problem: My emails seem to be delayed before they arrive, and they seem to arrive first in the MAIL program (but still take way too long to arrive), and then much later in the Thunderbird program, sometimes several hours later.


I began to notice this whenever I had to wait for a web-site to email me a confirmation of a sale, or an access code for a secure site, or an email to reset a password, etc. In the past, these kinds of emails arrived almost immediately in Thunderbird, and if I didn't see them I would just click the "Get Messages" button and they would be there. Now, it takes hours before I see them in MAIL, and then hours later they show in Thunderbird. I have checked the settings and adjusted to "Check for new messages every 1 minute".


So, how do I troubleshoot this? Is the problem with charter.net? If so, why does MAIL seem to receive everything faster than Thunderbird?

Could MAIL possibly be interfering with Thunderbird?


Help please, I'm not sure how to proceed to troubleshoot this.

recent Windows 10 install.....problems with shut-down

31 May 2016 - 06:18 AM

I recently have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but now I have noticed that the desktop computer does not appear to shut down completely. Here is what is happening:

  1. from the Windows 10 start menu I select "Power"
  2. a box pops up with 3 choices: Sleep, Shutdown, or Restart
  3. I select Shutdown and the computer appears to shut down
  4. When I return to the computer, if I hit any key on the keyboard, the computer now performs POST and then starts Windows


This seems like the computer had gone into hibernation, rather than a shutdown. It seems to me that after a "Shut down" you should be required to hit the Power button to start the computer. Am I missing something here? What is going on?