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    It's not difficult to delete these old uninstall...

    It's not difficult to delete these old uninstall files. When I get around to it, I'll click the column heading so there're listed by date, then start deleting, but only for those older than 3 months-...
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    Totally agree there. I'm surprised nobody...

    Totally agree there. I'm surprised nobody suggested cleaning out around the laser light until now. I've had my mouse "go crazy" a few times, which always means there is a bit of dust or hair...
  3. When Windows 7 came out in 2009 I installed it on...

    When Windows 7 came out in 2009 I installed it on an extra computer, followed by all my favorite programs including my beloved Office 97 (just Word, Excel & PP). Soon afterwards, I noticed some...
  4. Thread: Lost password

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    Well, there are isolated cases where passwords...

    Well, there are isolated cases where passwords are a good idea - like the time our visiting teenage grandson "called" 900 numbers on my computer after we had gone to bed.
    But on the original...
  5. Any time I see a new program with the word...

    Any time I see a new program with the word "search" or "research" I know it's not good.
  6. Thread: Phishing message

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    I got the same message last week. I use Windows...

    I got the same message last week. I use Windows Live Mail for my email accounts. Windows Secrets arrives via Comcast mail. I OK'd WS as safe, but also wondered why I had to after 3 years.
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    With a name like Enhanced Mitigation Experience...

    With a name like Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, it's no wonder most people would think EMET was a tool for enterprise IT. Ask somebody who never heard of it "what is it?" and you'd probably...
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    Well, that's what I suspected. It didn't sound...

    Well, that's what I suspected. It didn't sound like the machine was yours, so what happened before you got it was unknown. Unless somebody can find that needle in the haystack (as in registry?) then...
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    This type of problem seems familiar; you've tried...

    This type of problem seems familiar; you've tried everything without success. I'm also a troubleshooter but don't call myself an expert, so when it gets to this point (most always with other people's...
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    I was an original Windows 8 hater. I despised it!...

    I was an original Windows 8 hater. I despised it! After a few friends asked for help on their W8 machines and I embarrased myself by having to ask "how do I ...", I picked up a refurb laptop, bought...
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    Enacting privacy legislation would be fine, but...

    Enacting privacy legislation would be fine, but who would think it would eliminate all the data collection it would be aimed at? Afterall, how is the "Do-Not-Call" law working?
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    It's been a few months now since I've had Mint...

    It's been a few months now since I've had Mint running on the Dell laptop. In the meantime, since I already had Windows 7 on a few other computers, I re-did this one. I got a deal on a Windows 8.1...
  13. I'll try the Avast app. It's only that one pop-up...

    I'll try the Avast app. It's only that one pop-up that I get on my Nexus 10 tablet, and yes, when I'm internet connected. As I pointed out, it never happened until I installed Lookout- and I don't...
  14. Yeah, I wasn't too worried about theft. Is there...

    Yeah, I wasn't too worried about theft. Is there a trusted app that could either get rid of the "3 viruses" or the fake notification? I'm a PC guy with no smart phone, so I'm not very familiar with...
  15. I know I'm a little late getting into this forum,...

    I know I'm a little late getting into this forum, but I'm reporting my experience using the recommended "Lookout" on my Nexus 10. Not sure why I put it on there, as I haven't had any problems in the...
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    I know what you mean about needing to find...

    I know what you mean about needing to find drivers when you have no internet connection. I used to find drivers on another computer and load them on a USB drive, then transfer them to the...
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    I'm not an expert on this, but I know if you...

    I'm not an expert on this, but I know if you suddenly lose power while the computer is booting it's bad news. I'm thinking the battery had just enough power to begin the boot before dying. Several...
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    I used Foxit for a few years until it's latest...

    I used Foxit for a few years until it's latest update sneaked in Conduit Search, including changing my homepage!!! I still don't know how it happened, as I thought I knew all the tricks they use....
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    I went with Cinnamon. It's got an i5-540M but...

    I went with Cinnamon.
    It's got an i5-540M but only 2GB RAM - easily fixed, of course. The geek in me really got excited to see the entire back cover comes off with the removal of just two screws.
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    I just got a 3 year old refurbished Dell Latitude...

    I just got a 3 year old refurbished Dell Latitude E6410 from Newegg for $209 that looks and works perfectly. I installed Linux Mint 17, dual boot, partitioning the HD in half. It seems to be working...
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    I'd be attracted to the price tag for a brand new...

    I'd be attracted to the price tag for a brand new laptop, not the Chrome operating system; no use for that. I was thinking it may be unsuitable because of reasons similar to a Windows 8 RT machine.
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    Computer to play with Linux Mint 17

    I like to play with computers, not just use them. I learn from it. The last time I tried Linux, it was Ubuntu 10. Now I'd like to try Mint 17. I've run it from a DVD on one of my newer computers,...
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    FUN, Don't air compressors use some air-tool oil?...

    FUN, Don't air compressors use some air-tool oil? Unless the outflow is filtered, that would not be good for use on electronics.
    As long as you're on the Wal-Mart site, I've always bought my cans...
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    I also use Office 2003, although only Word,...

    I also use Office 2003, although only Word, Excel, & PP are installed. Checking MS update history for Office 2003, I see only one update so far this year(Jan), and only 10 updates since late 2011....
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    Just reading all comments when I recalled a...

    Just reading all comments when I recalled a desktop computer that a woman brought to me about a year ago. Skipping the details, (much of it I've forgotten), the problem stemmed from a similar...
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