Lounge Life

Questions about new Win7 cumulative update

Microsoft has just released a major Windows 7 roll-up update, designed to make clean installs of SP1 go faster. A Lounge member asks whether others have tried the patch.

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Where is the best place to store passwords?

A Lounge member wants to transfer collected passwords from FireFox to Chrome, but the general consensus is to use a more portable, third-party password manager.

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Win10 might be free, but it’s not always easy

There is a belief that upgrading to a newer OS will clear up problems with the old one. That was one Lounge member’s thinking — until things went wrong.

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Why is Skype flagged as a malicious website?

Lounger macko1944 asks for help with a frequent message from Malwarebytes that the app has blocked a malicious website — Skype.

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Rated download speed versus actual speed

Lounger cornfield set up a new router; now he wonders why he’s not getting better download speeds. That sets off a discussion about how to measure the download performance you’re actually getting.

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Can older PCs happily run Windows 10?

One of the most common questions asked about Windows 10 is whether it’ll run on aging machines.

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Is Microsoft Security Essentials effective?

Few things in computing generate more discussion than the effectiveness of anti-malware applications.

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Plan ahead if you want to change your ISP

Lounge member mike21 wants to switch his ISP when his current contract ends. How does he most effectively avoid losing his contacts, any new mail sent to his old email address after he makes the switch, and his old emails, too?

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Payment processing for a small business

Lounge member Drewski runs an IT-support service and needs to be able to accept credit cards.

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