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  1. Thread: Virtual tryout

    by DrWho
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    I have six OS's that I work with on the same...

    I have six OS's that I work with on the same Desktop PC, but..... each one is on it's own hard drive.

    I just plug in the one I want to work with. The OS under test never sees the other OS's. So...
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    If you used and liked XP, then you probably used...

    If you used and liked XP, then you probably used Outlook Express 6. Eh?
    I used O.E. all the way back to day one (whenever that was...I forget) because it just worked and it was so easy to set up and...
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    I recently had a friend who could not send any...

    I recently had a friend who could not send any email through GMail, using any email client on her computer.
    But when logging in to Web-Mail, everything worked OK.

    There is a security setting at...
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    Thunderbird can be somewhat difficult to set up...

    Thunderbird can be somewhat difficult to set up for the novice. (non techie)

    I see you're in Jacksonville. Eh?
    If you'd care to make a little trek to the Ocala area, I'd be glad to set you up...
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    With XP officially abandoned by MS, it should be...

    With XP officially abandoned by MS, it should be legally declared as 'Abandonware'. Eh?

    It should be no longer proprietary, any more than a 49 Studebaker.

    So wherever a person could get a...
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    Grrrrrr! Programs that I've downloaded and used,...

    Grrrrrr!
    Programs that I've downloaded and used, for years, now come bundled with CRAPWARE.
    I sometimes have to wade through five or six PUPS to get down to the actual program that I want.

    I...
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    Hmmm! I thought the word of wisdom was to "Never...

    Hmmm!
    I thought the word of wisdom was to "Never accept driver updates from Microsoft". Eh?
    But, always get drivers ONLY from the manufacturers web site.
    I seem to remember reading that from...
  8. Of the five new OS's since XP, Windows 10 will...

    Of the five new OS's since XP, Windows 10 will probably be the ONE that is the best upgrade for XP.

    I have the Windows 10 Technical Preview running here on several PC's that were originally...
  9. "wot yo talkin' bout, Willis?" With Windows...

    "wot yo talkin' bout, Willis?"

    With Windows 8.1 already on the store shelves, the VA in 2014 upgraded their thousands of computer terminals (PC's) from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7.
    I was actually...
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    Well this is my first test with an SSD drive, so...

    Well this is my first test with an SSD drive, so I'm experimenting with everything I can think of, to see what it will do and what it will not.

    If I trash the drive, it won't be the first Piece of...
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    Those who are easily befuddled, will find this...

    Those who are easily befuddled, will find this very disturbing indeed:

    Since I've heard that an SSD should not be defragged by the normal method, I called on an old trick that I've been using on...
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    NO, but it sure would give you one FAST van! Eh?...

    NO, but it sure would give you one FAST van! Eh?

    I just figured, that if I wrote about something that works wonders for my ten year old PC, y'all would give me a hundred reasons why it wouldn't...
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    New Life for the old PC

    Today, I got a new SSD drive for my ten year old AMD based Desktop.

    I've tried several things to get some more life and performance out of my old PC.
    But programs just keep getting bigger and...
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    As a working Computer Tech., I have to secure...

    As a working Computer Tech., I have to secure hundreds of computers, in homes, offices and even one in a Corp. CO's office.

    I'm constantly telling my customers, "the best security software in the...
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    There are also High Gain antennas that can be...

    There are also High Gain antennas that can be effectively used to push a WiFi signal hundreds of feet away.

    Using a USB WiFi devise and a Nine db gain vertical antenna, I can pick up signals from...
  16. Thread: Firefox waffles

    by DrWho
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    I recently had a very similar problem, where I...

    I recently had a very similar problem, where I kept getting those error messages about certificates not being current, etc.
    I thought my PC was having a mental breakdown. lol

    After trying...
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    Going all the way back to ?????? I've always...

    Going all the way back to ?????? I've always installed Beta versions of new OS's on spare hard drives that I have laying around.
    And, after being a computer tech for 35 years, I have lots of spare...
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    I upgraded several years ago, from Office 2003 to...

    I upgraded several years ago, from Office 2003 to Office 2007. Then Office 2007 seems to be easily upset, possible by HD cleaning that has removed some little thing that Office wanted to hang on to....
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    As my old memory serves......every problem I've...

    As my old memory serves......every problem I've heard about with the TP Link routers, has come from the UK.

    In every case, replacing that router with a different Name Brand router has solved the...
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    With some tweaks, I have Windows Mail working...

    With some tweaks, I have Windows Mail working just fine in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

    But, I cannot get it working in Windows 10 Pro, Technical Preview (Beta). The tweaks for Windows 8.1, don't work...
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    Trickery? Oh it's worse than that! It's...

    Trickery? Oh it's worse than that! It's downright CRIMINAL, that they can't give you what you want without including CRAPWARE or even worse, SPYWARE.

    Now as for Auslogic's Defrag..... I've...
  22. Thread: Keep Visual C++?

    by DrWho
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    I try to keep my XP PC free of unneeded BS, so...

    I try to keep my XP PC free of unneeded BS, so I've had the same question as the OP.
    I thank y'all for the very good explanation. I guess I'll just keep my own C++ files, like I do the Dot Net...
  23. Thread: Enabling Cortana

    by DrWho
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    "Open the pod bay door, HAL" That worked fine...

    "Open the pod bay door, HAL"

    That worked fine in the movie '2001, a Space Odyssey' but I can't get my own HAL 9000 to respond to me, when I address him verbally.
    Maybe because he's just a desktop...
  24. Thread: Backup to DVD's

    by DrWho
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    I would use Nero to just do a data file copy to...

    I would use Nero to just do a data file copy to DVD. It's just a matter of burning the data files to a DVD. I do it all the time and it's no big deal.
    That's how I make my Utilities Disk that I...
  25. Without you even saying where you live, I suspect...

    Without you even saying where you live, I suspect that it's in Central FL somewhere, because I'm very familiar with the companies you mention.

    When I was deemed too far from the nearest Switch to...
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