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  1. With a little snoking I discovered that the OS is Windows 10. Even with a 46" tv, I don't find working from my sofa at 3 m distance as comfortable as I would like. I am used to having a 20" monitor on the desk right in front of me. Maybe glasses designed for just that distance might be useful. I am trying to redesign my home for my new life since my wife now is in a nursing home with Alzheimers and she won't be coming back. It is a terrible loss. she's been a wonderful companion for 60+ years. I'll see her tomorrow but all she's talking about is why can't she come home with me? Well, I hope I'll get used to the new system, and I'll have to accept that there is nothing that can be done with the slightly oversize image bitmap that extend beyond the frame. It seems finding the ideal H and V parameters is not as easy as with a proper monitor.
  2. I got me a new mini pc, Acer Aspire XC-710 with Windows 8.1. It works reasonably, but at the recommended resolution of 1920 x 1080, the image stretches a little beyond the limits of the Samsung tv screen. I don't know if there are ways of getting an exact fit of image on the screeen? But since I don't care much for Win 8.1, what would happen if I tried installing XPSp3 (or Sp4) instead? If unsuccesful, I suppose the machine will be spoiled without any means of getting it back to life again? EDIT January 19, 2017: i returned the machine, didn't like it.
  3. I am afraid I am unfamiliar with System Restore. Can you show me how?
  4. Q: What happens if you do that? A: Nothing.
  5. I see this thread as my home at MSFN - and have a problem not related to SP4: I have done it before and have managed to fix it but this time I didn't have any luck with it. I managed to make the taskbar at the bottom of the screen double height, and I can't get it back to normal. It is not locked. How can I get it back to normal again?
  6. SP4 has been working quite fine for a long time but has developed some problems lately. 1. Spooler Subsystem error msg on startup, but ok at restart. 2. Updates been ok, but now the same 5 updates are being offered for installation again each time I shut down the machine. From July 14 ... July 17: KB3123055 ... KB3135986 I can chose not to download and install, or downlad without automatic installation. I now have turned auto updates off. I might perhaps be better of without SP4, using POS updates only?
  7. Any problem uninstalling SP4 and get back to SP3?
  8. The options are: 1. Working without problems. 2. Working but with some problems. 3. Not working I hope for #1. If not, I'll do it the usual way and be a little wiser.
  9. There's nothing to lose, I'm going to start all over again with a clean slate. As long as I do nothing else than installing Windows (XP) on an empty disk, I presume I can move it to any other machine to install motherboard drivers and everything else?
  10. Should be RPC, in SP3. Can't find it.
  11. RPC Server is not available when I try to install a printer on Sp3. Any fix available? (Am tired, just installed installed scanner/I.R.I.S) Why am I doing all this?) I did a great mistake when I disposed of the old HP ink/deskjet 380, I used it only as an OCR scanner and it worked like a charm. But I was stupid enough to think that a new Brother Laser printer/scanner would be a full replacement.
  12. Aha, there is no entry like "Print Spooler". I have copied to the System32 folder some missing files Spmsg.dll Spnike.dll Spnpinst.dll Spoolss.dll Spoolsv.exe Sprestrt.exe Sprio600.dll Sprio800.dll Spupdsvc.exe Spxcoins.dll But that was not enough. What more is there that I can do short of reinstalling?
  13. I presume the msg is right, the spooler is not running. How can I verify status and eventually start it?