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Windows Vista Preflight Checks

Following our discussion of the free Vista beta (

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-06-15.htm#2 ):

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Divide And Conquer

Fred,
You have discussed (repeatedly) the need for backup of important data. You

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Google Earth, Without the Huge Download

I used to have Google earth on my laptop, but it was a  bit
much for it so I removed it. It was a shame as I really enjoyed using it. Then one day I ran across this website  –
http://www.flashearth.com 
Now I can use Google Earth and do not have to install it. Do not know how long
the site will be there after reading the disclaimer:

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Still *Another* Code Load Success Story

After his site was listed in the last "Load The Code" section, this reader

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8-bit Colors In A 32-Bit World

Hi Fred, I have an older program, Crazy for Ragtime, that
was delightful, with MIDI, movies, and lots of history. Recently, I tried to
install it on XP Pro. I also have 2 LG Flatron LCD monitors. The program
would always crash. One day I discovered that it wanted to display in 256
colors. My monitors don’t display that low. Is there any way to get around
this problem. I have tried the Compatibility method without success but I
hate to lose such a valuable program. Any thoughts? —Hal Allert

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As Win98 (Finally) Fades Into The Sunset…

Dear Fred, Thanks so much for the Plus! help over the last
several years. With your help, I support the personal computers of a number
of family members and friends, about five of whom still run 98SE and do not
have the resources to upgrade at this time. I have kept them free firewalled, free anti-virused, and hotfixed, but the schedule has been
somewhat erratic as it depends upon when I can get to them, and some are out
of town. So far, they have had no problems that I can’t correct.

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