Lounge Life

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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How to stop malware-prone employee downloads?

A Lounge member asks how to protect a work computer containing valuable data from an employee who has repeatedly downloaded Trojans and other malware onto it.

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Comparing notes on Office on Windows 10

Lounge member JytteC has three new PCs, all equipped with Windows 10.He bought Office 2016 and installed it on all three machines, with such unhappy results that he took off the new Office and reinstalled the old Office 2003!

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When U.S.-based browsers think they’re in Canada

Lounge member Kmatlock lives in Texas, but his browsers all believe that he and his family are located in Ottawa, Canada. What’s confusing his browsers? He presents the problem to fellow Loungers.

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You, too, can donate your old PC responsibly

Lounge member wenkoe plans to donate an old PC, and he plans to install a version of Linux to introduce new users to that popular OS. But first he invites comments from his fellow Loungers about the procedure he intends to follow.

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