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Finally completed all of the actions - all OK. Only issue I have now is that the DOD Certificates for the AKO websites are fighting with IE8, Win7 and Norton.... had it OK before, howeve, it isn't getting OK now .... that is an issue not your worry tho.
Your work was fine, very helpful. I know you put a lot of time in trying to "save" my system...and that the clean install from reformatted HDD was the only workable solution. I will pay, however, I want to "tip" you and I have a number in mind. Let me know your preferences and then I will do it tonight.
Justin: You are welcome.
As for the AKO sites... I have downloaded all four of the DOD Certificates, installed them and set the Security for Trusted Sites down to the lowest level, placing the https link in the list of trusted sites. Does not help. I have to click on hte "not recommended link" in the web response 3 times before I can get past the filter.
Justin: The problem was that although I had installed the certificates in Windows, it no longer populates the IE8 Internet Options. Once I just did that 3 of the 4 certificates would install, and one won't ... it works correctly now. Must not need the 4th one.
Oh yea... Date/Time on Win7Pro is correct, and I had checked all of the certs for their effective start and end already .. and they were OK. Good idea tho....
It is no wonder people still by Macintosh ... all too many little gotchas in Windows... well, not so bad I am ready to dump PC. After all I helped roll out 4000 Dell Laptops to my division of Motorola when Steve Jobs canceled the Chip contract .. I also helped destroy the 4000 Macs replaced ... how the times change.
Thank you again Justin... Jim
To a certain extent I think that may be becasue of the widespread newbies coming in who really no computer background at all.
For 9 years my job included trying to break every new application that HQ sent out. I became pretty good at ThinkPascal. Now with all of the moves to other OS bases and such I would be totally lost.
Heck in college I had to write an ATM program in Fortran 77 on 80 col punched cards. I did drop them between the Terminal building and the Input building ... a block apart... at University of Texas/Dallas. I really, really, don't miss those cards!
Remember Office was originally written for the Macintosh, 2 years later before they ported it to the PC. It was always more stable on the Mac.
No I didn't pay for Vista. I never used it. I have tried to help people with it, usually telling them to roll back to Windows XP. I am still not fully Windows7 ... I have to keep XP going until software for ham radio apps will work on Win7 ... chokes in compatibility mode, and the coders don't want to mess with it yet.
About like the Apollo workstations, later bought by HP, that were advertised to support up to 56 simultaneous routines... and died at 7 .... not ready for prime time. We used those for Network Management of Modems and Stat Muxes in the "day".
Well I am toast still fighting this cold. Will talk again soon. God Bless. Jim