Issues with Microsoft Update have been slowing down computers for the last
There are some things you can do now to help solve the problem, and a complete
fix will be out soon.
Although some missing patches are more important than others, and some
have lain undiscovered for years, none of them should be ignored.
This week, flaws in MS Word and Internet Explorer could cause you trouble.
Here’s how to avoid system upset.
Some days it seems like there’s an
invention for everything. A case in point: The Mouse Jiggler, a USB device that
keeps your pointer in motion so your screen saver never kicks in
when you wander away from your computer
The device is being marketed to computer forensics experts and IT professionals
who don’t want a laptop to lock them out with a password-protected screen
saver. There must be a lot of people out there who don’t know how to
disable password protection on their screen savers! Maybe you need yet
another USB gizmo, but wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to just use
the Display control panel?
Following last week’s
story on OEM software, readers raised legitimate
concerns about OEM discounts and some crippled academic software.
Other readers offered even more ways and places to get software with a
whopping educational discount.
Newer processors, such as those from Intel and AMD, support a useful
feature that Microsoft calls hardware Data Execution Prevention
Unfortunately, it’s not enabled for all the software you may be
running. Here’s how to remedy that situation.