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  1. You can also disable many startup programs using...

    You can also disable many startup programs using CCleaner, as well as uninstalling what you don't need. I don't uninstall the Dell programs, but I disable at startup if I don't need them. Things like...
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    In Firefox Options under General just uncheck the...

    In Firefox Options under General just uncheck the box that says "Open new windows in a new tab instead".

    That being said, I rolled back to 38 after a couple days with 40 because of "unresponsive...
  3. Ask Dell to send you a recovery USB stick to...

    Ask Dell to send you a recovery USB stick to reinstall the OS. Or if you know your MSFT Key then download an ISO of your OS from Microsoft and install a fresh copy. Dell sent my a USB with 8.1 and it...
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    They are getting harder to find. I bought my...

    They are getting harder to find. I bought my laptop with a custom configuration with Win 7 so I didn't have to worry about uninstalling it 8 or anything. It cost me about $30 more than if I would...
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    I updated an old Asus EeePC that had XP to the...

    I updated an old Asus EeePC that had XP to the Technical Preview and had been testing it. Testers got full Win 10 before general release. It's ok. My goal with that was to get off XP. I also upgraded...
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    Actually, "ours" are SSID 1 : Asus B10 2g CH 1,...

    Actually, "ours" are
    SSID 1 : Asus B10 2g CH 1,
    SSID 2 : Chromecastb10 ch 6
    SSID 4 : Asus B10 5g ch 44
    SSID 6 : TWC B10 2g ch 9
    SSID 7 : TWC B10 5g ext ch 157

    The rest are not from our...
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    here is the Netsh details ...

    here is the Netsh details

    C:\Users\Lizzie>netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

    Interface name : Wireless Network Connection 4
    There are 12 networks currently visible.

    SSID 1 : Asus B10 2g
    ...
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    I will have to check that command line later. I...

    I will have to check that command line later. I just got off work and work all day tomorrow. Not sure if i will get to it in the morning. Killer Networks let me know they do have a newer driver. Not...
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    Ok I got a chance to boot to safe mode with...

    Ok I got a chance to boot to safe mode with networking. The increase is marginally better. I unchecked the IPv6 in the network adapter.

    I will not be able to do more testing this morning as I...
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    I haven't tried Safe Mode with networking. I will...

    I haven't tried Safe Mode with networking. I will try that first. Downstairs is marginally better. One thing I did notice. Should IPv6 be enabled in router settings?

    I appreciate all the tips. I...
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    Sudo15, I do have an Ethernet cable running to...

    Sudo15,

    I do have an Ethernet cable running to her desk downstairs so she can work at the downstairs desk without issues. The problem with that is that I also work from home taking phone calls 10...
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    Paul, Yes, side by side her laptop has issues...

    Paul,

    Yes, side by side her laptop has issues where mine does not. No, have not tried a Windows repair. I will consider that.

    Thanks.
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    Poor network connection

    My wifeís laptop (Asus A73E Win 7 Pro) has had ongoing wireless connectivity issues for a long time. I have tried everything I can think of to improve her connectivity but canít seem to solve her...
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    I've been doing it this way for about a year...

    I've been doing it this way for about a year without issue. Thanks for the tip, though.
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    We both modify it. I don't know what the settngs...

    We both modify it. I don't know what the settngs are , but if either make a change in Keepass we are prompted on exit to save changes to db, then it syncs with Dropbox and we get a Dropbox not...
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    we have our master db in the cloud since both my...

    we have our master db in the cloud since both my wife and I use it
  17. Ooops...I missed that! ;)

    Ooops...I missed that! ;)
  18. Might want to rename title to say ROOTkit instead...

    Might want to rename title to say ROOTkit instead of BOOTkit...unless it was intentional ;)
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    I've been using KeePassDroid in conjunction with...

    I've been using KeePassDroid in conjunction with the PC version for about a year now. Works great!
  20. IAMPCBOB, You're going to ditch a whole laptop...

    IAMPCBOB,

    You're going to ditch a whole laptop because of a failed HDD? It surprises me. There have been several times I have been told a HDD was dead that wasn't. I had a friend send me a less...
  21. I tend to be of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix...

    I tend to be of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought. I do install all of the security updates...after a few days. But I have not seen a compelling reason to upgrade from a great...
  22. Sadly, I was also misinformed, and under the...

    Sadly, I was also misinformed, and under the false impression that it was the "free" version that was getting updates forced on them, not understanding that it is the Home version. But I will still...
  23. You can uninstall the update that enabled the...

    You can uninstall the update that enabled the notification.
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    OIC. Just wondered. Since I have been using...

    OIC. Just wondered. Since I have been using Firefox since about version 3.x I didn't know.
  25. The article I read made no mention of a...

    The article I read made no mention of a distinction. I also had not heard that if you had Pro editions of 7 that you would get Pro editions of 10. I will still stay with 7. I see no reason to upgrade...
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