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by rec7
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 question
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Windows 10 question

Try this. In search box type POWER OPTIONS Power Options box should open Left hand margin,select: Click "Choose What Closing The Lid Does" Look at "When I press the Power Button" :happy I have done all that. It works great until the computer goes to sleep. Once I wake it the com...
by rec7
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 question
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Windows 10 question

Does it shutdown properly when you click Shutdown from the start button? Yes. I only have a problem with the power button. It is a desktop. I have put windows 10 on some other computers this is the only one I am having a problem with. If I press the power button and hold it down the computer will s...
by rec7
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 question
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Windows 10 question

Some of my power issues over the years have been fixed by updating to the latest BIOS. Check the manufacturer's web site to see if you're running the latest. Also make sure you're running the latest video, sound, network, etc, drivers. In the faint recesses of my memory, I think there used to be a ...
by rec7
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 question
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Windows 10 question

Does it shutdown properly when you click Shutdown from the start button? Yes. I only have a problem with the power button. It is a desktop. I have put windows 10 on some other computers this is the only one I am having a problem with. If I press the power button and hold it down the computer will s...
by rec7
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 question
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Windows 10 question

I have the power button set to shut down but it will not do that after I wake it up from the sleep cycle. It will shut down before the sleep cycle by pressing the power button.
by rec7
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 question
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Windows 10 question

I updated an old computer to windows 10 works great except for a power button problem. After the sleep cycle press the power button the computer wakes up but the power button does nothing after that any ideas?
by rec7
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you think this is a bad time to enter the market? With the dow at 18,000
Replies: 89
Views: 7241

Re: Do you think this is a bad time to enter the market? With the dow at 18,000

I got scared in 08 and sold the total market. After 1800 posts, its clear you have not learned much here. That's fine, the investing process is difficult for many people. My emotions might have a strong hold on me but to say I have not learned much here that would not be true. I feel that I have le...
by rec7
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you think this is a bad time to enter the market? With the dow at 18,000
Replies: 89
Views: 7241

Re: Do you think this is a bad time to enter the market? With the dow at 18,000

I know it seems like a silly question. I just have got burned bad before so I am super careful. I think I will dollar cost average over a longer period of time maybe 7 years.
by rec7
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you think this is a bad time to enter the market? With the dow at 18,000
Replies: 89
Views: 7241

Do you think this is a bad time to enter the market? With the dow at 18,000

Do you think this is a bad time to enter the market? With the dow at 18,000
by rec7
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer driver question
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Computer driver question

The strange thing is when I use the dell program to detect the drivers it says the drivers are all up to date. That is with no drivers installed by me only installing windows 10 on the computer.
by rec7
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Security features of a good front door
Replies: 34
Views: 2476

Re: Security features of a good front door

Burglars love the back doors. How is your back door? I would guess they use the back door 10 times for every time they use the front door.
by rec7
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer driver question
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Computer driver question

Thanks everybody I learned a lot.
by rec7
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer driver question
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Computer driver question

In your Device Manager do you have missing drivers? Are you saying the sound driver did not install? No sound? Windows 10 should be able to locate the drivers for most items.Perhaps pick a specific item/driver so we can narrow down the information. I have sound and everything seems to work fine. I ...
by rec7
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer driver question
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Computer driver question

This is my first time doing this so I did not word the question very clear. I was talking about computer only drivers. (sound, audio, chipset, ect.) These drivers http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/optiplex-780/drivers#div_MSE-Drivers Do I need these or are they built ...
by rec7
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer driver question
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Computer driver question

I bought a old computer with windows 7 on it. I updated to windows 10. The computer maker only has drivers for windows 7. There are no drivers for windows 10. I guess their is no need to down load the windows 7 drivers? I did update the bios. It seem to work ok. Am I doing something wrong?
by rec7
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: new credit card and credit score
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: new credit card and credit score

My score dropped about 10 to 12 point when I get a new card. By the end of 12 months I would have 1/2 to 3/4 of those points back.
by rec7
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updates on the status of Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 4324

Re: Updates on the status of Linux

Linux is good. But I upgraded to windows 10 so if there was a problem at a brokerage I could prove my security. That might be a problem if you were using Linux and had money stole from your brokerage account.
by rec7
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Calling all estate planning lawyers for a question
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Calling all estate planning lawyers for a question

celia wrote:Why would your father pay your sister's utilities? Does he pay it for all his children?


He and my sister live in the same house. The utilities are still in his name that is the part that concerns me.
by rec7
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Calling all estate planning lawyers for a question
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Calling all estate planning lawyers for a question

I think my sister should start paying the utilities so it would not blur the lines of ownership. I don't know about the rent part. That is why I am calling on the lawyers of this great site. This is over my head and I need help.
by rec7
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Calling all estate planning lawyers for a question
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Calling all estate planning lawyers for a question

I am reposting a questions to make it clearer. My father six years ago gave his house to his daughter. He did not get an appraisal he used the country value which is market around here. My father filed a IRS form 709. My sister paid the taxes and insurance for the past six years. My father paid the ...
by rec7
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?
Replies: 526
Views: 57633

Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?

I went from Vista to windows 10 looks like I know how to pick them. LOL
by rec7
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?
Replies: 526
Views: 57633

Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade, Yes or No?

Not on an older (5 Yrs Asus) machine..I just got a surprise with my win 10 upgrade. I converted from win 7 3 months ago and it said all went well. Last week Win 10 failed to install a download update. I called Microsoft and they said if a couldn't confirm my computer was compatible, they could not ...
by rec7
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicaid look back question
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Medicaid look back question

Thank You arcticpineapplecorp. that is good news I will have to tell my sister when I see her.
by rec7
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicaid look back question
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Medicaid look back question

Bumping to see if anybody know more about Missouri state laws on medicaid look back.
by rec7
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicaid look back question
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Medicaid look back question

Missouri
by rec7
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicaid look back question
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Medicaid look back question

My mother gave my sister her house over five years ago. My mother and sister both have lived in the house for a long time. I heard on a talk show that it would not be looked at as a gift under medicaid rules unless my mother paid rent to my sister. Is that true? Right now my mother only pays the uti...
by rec7
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 54
Views: 5199

Re: Windows 10

I upgraded a low-end (2Gb ram) laptop from Win 8.1 to Win 10 a few weeks ago. I didn't have a ton of apps on it, so didn't really care one way or the other about the user interface. Win 10 just seemed (in) consistently slower, especially on startup. I ended up reverting it back to Win 8.1 I did con...
by rec7
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Well, I caved [bought new car]
Replies: 38
Views: 4776

Re: Well, I caved [bought new car]

Congrats but you could have got a camry for that much change.
by rec7
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ebay question
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Ebay question

I have already received a refund so as far as I understand this would give the seller back his listing fees. But I lost money paying shipping both ways. I don't like that part. The mistake was not his fault so I think I will do that. But have not pressed the button yet.
by rec7
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ebay question
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Ebay question

They wrote me back because the item did not fit they will refund the price of the item but not the shipping fees should I let him cancel the transaction?
by rec7
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ebay question
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Ebay question

This is my first return so I am new to this. Here is what the return policy says Return policy After receiving the item, contact seller within Refund will be given as Return shipping 30 days Money back Buyer pays return shipping Return policy details Returns are accepted on all items sold and will b...
by rec7
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ebay question
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Ebay question

I bought an idem on ebay. The idem did not fit. I send it back for a refund. I payed the shipping back plus paying to ship it to me. Now the seller wants to cancel the transaction. Will this help or hurt me?
by rec7
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 54
Views: 5199

Re: Windows 10

I have a Dell XPS of 2009. One month ago I had updated from Windows Vista to Windows 7. Since I read here that someone had a similar machine of same age and updated successfully from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I just did that too. I had no problems and my access to my files and internet (via Google C...
by rec7
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 54
Views: 5199

Re: Windows 10

My old computer runs better on Windows 10 than vista. Just something to think about.
by rec7
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you frugal with, what are you not, but still buy?
Replies: 53
Views: 4698

Re: What are you frugal with, what are you not but still buy?

I live in a very small house (725 square feet) and enjoy the benefits of low property taxes, low utilities, low insurance, etc. But every day I have a cafe mocha from Starbucks for $4.59. Every day. I've tried McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, etc. I've accepted the fact that this is my one daily splurge...
by rec7
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer Question windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Computer Question windows 10

Thanks I loaded windows 8 drivers on the computer. That is the newest drivers for the computer that I could find.
by rec7
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer Question windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Computer Question windows 10

I have a dell optiplex 790 it has drivers for windows 7 and 8. Can I put windows 10 on it?
by rec7
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: does Windows 10 include antivirus??
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: does Windows 10 include antivirus??

Does it also cover chrome when you are using it to browse?
by rec7
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Just lost 4.08% on Forever stamps.
Replies: 63
Views: 6903

Re: Just lost 4.08% on Forever stamps.

The start of deflation.
by rec7
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does everyone really need to save $1 million for retirement?
Replies: 225
Views: 29016

Re: Does everyone really need to save $1 million for retirement?

Non7WoodUser wrote:Most folks retire with much less than $1 million and do just fine. They are smart enough to not pursue a highbrow lifestyle.

Sounds like a Boglehead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woWzNRIBEcI
by rec7
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: NYC Credit Unions - a number are in trouble
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: NYC Credit Unions - a number are in trouble

A church had a very small credit union that failed by us. I was surprised when a rather big credit union bought it very quick. They were not in our country but now they are. That opened up a lot of new members for them.
by rec7
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 66
Views: 5103

Re: Bank Accounts

I had a lawyer tell me that if you got sued a person with a lot of accounts would look like a bigger target. I don't know if this is true but is makes some cents. What do you think?
by rec7
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 66
Views: 5103

Re: Bank Accounts

Does anyone have only one account such as a checking account to keep things simple? Abuss: I have only one bank (checking) account. Our lives are frittered away with detail. Simplify. Simplify. -- Henry David Thoreau Best wishes. Taylor I admire you hopefully one day I will get there. My goal is on...
by rec7
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone question
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Cell phone question

Thanks I am brand new to cell phone and know nothing.
by rec7
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone question
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Cell phone question

For your needs , Yes ,plenty of data :happy Data usage calculator may help :happy http://www.uscellular.com/data/data-estimator.html Thanks everyone and Thanks toons the calculator was neat. I am planning on buying a used cell phone and banking with it. Is that risky? millions of people buy used ph...
by rec7
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone question
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Cell phone question

For your needs , Yes ,plenty of data :happy Data usage calculator may help :happy http://www.uscellular.com/data/data-estimator.html Thanks everyone and Thanks toons the calculator was neat. It looks like 500MB will be more than enough for now. I am planning on buying a used cell phone and banking ...
by rec7
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone question
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Cell phone question

I have heard not to watch videos they eat data. How about surfing? This will be my first cell phone so I have many new questions.
by rec7
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone question
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Cell phone question

Right now I don't own a cell phone. I did not find a need for one. I am thinking about getting one with a 500MB plan. All I would do is banking, email and check the weather. Is 500MB a month enough?
by rec7
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Banned from Home Depot Returns
Replies: 100
Views: 16756

Re: Banned from Home Depot Returns

I worked a HD customer service desk in the DC area for 10 years. HD, Target, and others subscribe to a service that collects and aggregates returns data from participating retailers. It is your returns history from all the retailers combined that matters. The service uses an algorithm to determine ...

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