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Old 03-26-2016, 10:39 PM   #21
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I am still waiting for my ISP to let me know what the password is for my Tbird account (I don't see why this should be hard) - I will hassle them again after Easter. In the meantime I have modified it so all new messages which arrive there get automatically forwarded to my Gmail account and then get deleted from it. This works - today the standard "There is a new post in a NT thread that you have contributed to." advisories appeared in my Gmail account.

The other thing that I have learned through trial and error is that System Restore is not the same in Win10 as it is in Win7. In Win7 it just removes new programs and program updates but does not touch new datafiles but in Win10 it removes new datafiles as well. Grrr...

Everything was backed up on my external HD so I spent a tedious few hours putting everything back.
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That's a long time to wait for a response from an ISP..
[ Tbird account ] ??
This is confusing to me. The Tbird program has a master password option - but your ISP wouldn't have that , it is only on your computer when you install Tbird and set a master password..( if you have to type a password to open access to the program.).

So I'm thinking you are calling it Tbird account password... but it is the password for your email account @ISP?? to get the pop mail into the Thunderbird program?
If that is the case, do they have a forgot password option on their website?

You didn't want to attempt the copy/paste from the old Tbird profile into the new installation of Tbird? It seems daunting the first time, but doing step by step it isn't so bad..

But it really will save you a lot of time & headache if it is only the email password you need, the old passwords and all saved emails are saved inside the old profile files..
Unless I am missing something...

how to find saved passwords in thunderbird
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...ird&gws_rd=ssl
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My friend called me at 8AM and telling me Microsoft was attempting to download Win 10 and she does NOT want it. She's very content with Win 7 as am I. She was alerting me that I could be faced with this. So far not the case. I use the computer for so little and don't keep anything important on it. She on the other hand has worked with computers since the 60's but still does not want Win 10.
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My partner has had similar issues - she is happy with Windows 7 though will probably have Windows 10 on her next new machine.

She found the information in this link helpful; http://www.cio.com/article/3048822/c...indows-10.html.
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My friend has an extra laptop and going to install Win 10 to see how she likes it etc. For her desk top, she is happy with Win 7.
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People hoping to continue with Win 7 should read this:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/24527...abandoned.html
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I really don't miss Windows at all...Linux OS's have improved /simplified so much from when I first started playing around with it The top distros are very close to looking & feeling like Windows XP.

Some info links for those that might want to explore Linux.

[What's the best Linux distro for beginners?
By Shashank Sharma & Nick Peers January 19, 2016Operating systems
If you're a Linux novice, you've come to the right place]
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/sof...nners--1213490

https://www.linux.com/news/best-linux-distros-2016

http://www.datamation.com/open-sourc...newcomers.html

http://lifehacker.com/5993297/ubuntu...-for-beginners

My fav is Mint Mate on desktop & Zorin Lite on the older laptops.

more info if interested-
https://distrowatch.com/

If you want to try some & don't know how to burn an ISO image to CD , there is site to order- approx 5.95 each...
Some Libraries have computer magazines or books that will have a Live bootable cd inside - you can run from your cd drive to see if you like it..
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