Author Archives: Fred Langa

Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.

AV Tools Block Good Software

Fred: In hopes of preventing frustration on the part of other
subscribers I want to share this story.

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Lightning Veteran Speaks

Hi, Fred.
I’ve been a subscriber for many years, and have sent quite a few friends and
fiends in your direction.

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USB Chicken/Egg Solution

Fred, A solution to your reader’s need to back up files from
his damaged 98 system

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Help System Needs Help

Fred,
The information you provided for "How To Safely Add Or Replace A Hard Drive"
with photo illustrations (
http://www.informationweek.com/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=181502411 ) is what I needed when I replaced my first
hard drive. The Disk
Management Tool is, indeed, a jewel – I use it for changing drive letters for my
DVD-ROMs so they can retain their identity when I use a Media Card reader or USB
drives. However I needed more hand-holding when I partitioned my hard drives  –
I used Partition Magic 8.

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Music File Sizes

Hi Fred, I’ve been a Plus subscriber for some time and
learn something new from each newsletter.

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A Year’s Worth Of Updates on Reyna

Remember Reyna, a teen girl who lives in Guatemala? Some time ago, she
became one of the dozen kids supported on an ongoing basis— each and every month— through the
LangaList Plus subscription fund.

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Update Takes Over

I have two computers connected to one
monitor, mouse and keyboard with a KVM switch. At night I typically fall
asleep to music playing in WinAMP and my times the player is on one computer
and the music is on the other. Last night I awoke at 3:00 in the morning
with the computer playing the music continually repeating a half second part
of the song that disappeared when the computer with XP on it rebooted all by
itself.

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