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Great! I was looking for a particular "Administrative Priviledge" elevation method without having to reinstall an olde software under elevated (to run-as-administrator) CMD ... and seeing the GP Editor interface restored my recollection of having done it before using the very same.
Unfortuneately, this is not going to be easy ... to FIND the cruddy install that is flagging my attempt at running it by right-click elevating and running as administrator (due to drivers THAT WILL NEVER BE SIGNED FOR WINOWS 10; duh!) ... because GPEdit.exe has no immediate facility to look through it's "policies" and get the location where all the unaltered STATES (Not Configured) for the olde app reside. There's a filter mechanism but no dedicated interface to the policies.
Perhaps you might know the exact location under which installed software hoists it's petard so an OWNER can do some mechanical SETTING changes? Administrative Templates, surely ... but where exactly?
(apologies to all ahead of time for hijacking a thread to make my own personal gains expedient)
Here's what I found using just GPEDIT.MSC ... (long story shortened) ... there's no way to do what I want to do because it's already done! Which is what I feared, and what rsop.msc so adeptly makes clear ("snap-in" filter probably), DISABLED is the "User Account Control: Use Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account". And because there's no signed driver there's really only default-at-install behavior going on so the app runs at dismal complete "blocked for your protection" anyway.
That's it. I'll just uninstall it, restart, and run the setup again under elevated command prompt from a DOS window.
(wrt secpol.msc -> it still is weird to me how, under Security Options the Policy "User Account Control:Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode" could be ENABLED but one is getting the big red UAC block anyway)
( I must admit, too, that having just two days ago experienced a Windows 10 blue-screen event where my Video Memory Block got flipped, that doing anything on the computer to show me that Advanced Options screen again so soon, especially on the weekend, is not going to be in my plans ... for a WHILE )
And for you kids out there following along in this thread: be sure, when you go to start/restart Windows 10 after a BSoD event, to be in VGA ONBOARD MODE and have that analog connection to your extended desktop monitor hooked up with power to the display ... because when Win 10 goes into "troubleshoot" mode, you better not be relying on your HD graphics card video and HD monitor to do anything but enable a dance in the darkness ... under a flickering HDD-LED-lit light!
Go ahead, young'n ... hit the reset button on the exterior of your box dispite being warned not to turn yours off during the act of recovery. Make Windows 10's day.
Herself is watching TV, and an advert made me think: "cough and cold" remedy companies must really hate Covid - I've not seen or spoken to anyone with even a sniffle this year, probably because "don't catch Covid" measures are also very effective against colds and flu.
So here's the question: have you noticed a lot less seasonal sniffles? Or is it a local thing / figment of my imagination?
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As a heavy lifetime allergy sufferer, I am acutely aware that my occasional sneezes (always into the sleeve) and throat clears are attracting FAR MORE CONCERNED GLANCES when I'm picking out my produce these days.
Folks with allergies can't always tell when they're sick in the early stages of an illness, because the symptoms of allergies are often similar to colds, flu, pink eye, etc. Always wondering if you're catching something or it's just your normal sinus issues is a bit stressful. It's like being a hypochondriac, except there are actually symptoms.
"The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) observed that the spread of influenza has greatly decreased and that the influenza activity index has been almost zero since last April, both in Quebec and in the rest of Canada..."
"...The low prevalence of seasonal flu in Quebec reflects what happened during the winter that ended in the countries of the southern hemisphere. Australia, New Zealand, Chile and South Africa have all reported a plunge in the number of influenza cases compared to the previous winter."
Flu's down something like 95% in most of the US. Wasted my time, it seems, getting my first flu shot.
But as for colds and sniffles? Where I live, post-nasal drip is a given and the occasional sniffle going along with it; Mrs. Wife has allergies and such.
An interesting thought, however, when we talk about colds. We now know how to virtually eliminate our changes of getting cold/flu - when COVID's finally gone then we may still decide to self-isolate during certain times of the year. Is that a good idea in terms of not exercising one's immune system?
At some point I'll fully accept my real age - but the vaccine's so hit-and-miss, mostly miss these last few years. Mix into that those who get a degree of misery from the shot.
My father had a very bad reaction some years ago and apparently that was common; my wife had a bad enough reaction to say 'never again'. She started taking them, mainly, when she was teaching and it was requires (or wear a mask in class). She's since retired.
So - better safe? Always risk/reward. COVID is life and death, and even should you recover that does not mean you will escape lingering damage. Like polio, tetanus, diphtheria, &etc., It's worth the shot for some reasonably long-term coverage. Flu? It's only good for the current year (maybe) and it's rarely life threatening or prone to leaving lingering damage.
So, for me, flu vaccine is not so clear-cut as many other immunizations.
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A couple days ago it was reported that the total mortality rate in Norway has been almost exactly the same since covid made its entrance, compared month-by-month with 2019.
If I remember the details right: There hasn't been a single death due to the seasonal flu. (Several other common causes of death have seen a reduction.) So the corona measures, such as social distancing and home offices, have significantly reduced the spread of the common flu as well. But corona deaths make up for the "missing" deaths from flu and other causes.
The report mentioned that most European countries have indeed seen a raise in total mortality. Most have similar drops in flu deaths, and other causes, but the number of corona deaths are much higher; Norway is almost at the bottom of the Europe list of corona deaths per million. Apparently, our measures have been quite successful, at least when comparing to the list tops (and, of course, USA with thirteen times as many deaths per million as Norway).
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