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  1. That was a quick and easy piece of advice from...

    That was a quick and easy piece of advice from the home of one of my favorite footballers, the fleet Mr Gareth Bale.

    I purchased 2 Gb of memory from Crucial and we'll see how much faster this...
  2. Will more RAM speed up my ACER Aspire 3680

    I'm hoping by adding maybe 4 Gb RAM I can get my friend's ACER Aspire 3680 to actually do some work. If that's possible, I plan to dump the Windows Vista Home Basic operating system and replace it...
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    Ahhh, you guys are great, as always. I'll get to...

    Ahhh, you guys are great, as always. I'll get to work scrubbing fugdownload out of my system by following the instructions and report back when I have finished.

    Thanks. I feel a little smarter...
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    Java is out of date?

    All day I have been getting a reminder that my Java application is out of date, and it's coming from some site called "fugdownload." Could this be legitimate? I don't remember if I even use Java any...
  5. OK end of week report: I seem to have fixed something with the fan.

    perhaps something was slowing up the fan and it needed a blast of canned air to get it rolling again. Anyway, there is nowhere near the amount of heat collecting at the bottom of the laptop.

    I...
  6. Hold on!!! I may be all wrong. The fan seems to...

    Hold on!!! I may be all wrong. The fan seems to be working now. More to come...
  7. I found one issue - is this the ONE? - the fan stops.

    I cleaned out the inside of the laptop with canned air, and found no appreciable dust accumulation.

    So I figured my heat issue might have another cause. Leaving the case bottom off, I started...
  8. OK, here's what I plan to do: I've taken the...

    OK, here's what I plan to do: I've taken the bottom panel off the Latitude E6410. One side issue has been that the machine seemed to be running hot. I went to the store and got some canned air...
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    Sticky: Thank you. I hope it helps.

    Thank you. I hope it helps.
  10. Oh, I'm sorry, I should have made it clear at the...

    Oh, I'm sorry, I should have made it clear at the start. Despite my handle, I don't have the VAIO any longer. I am running a Dell Latitude with the Win10 installation that's having the trouble. This...
  11. Installed the new updates and everything went nuts, so here's how:

    I made an installer out of a 4g thumb drive and put Win10 on my Dell Latitude. All seemed to be going well until this afternoon when I started to customize and personalize the machine. I saw I had...
  12. I'm a little late to this party, but I got to...

    I'm a little late to this party, but I got to agree with the guy who recommended chkdsk /r and sfc /scannow before doing ANYTHING.

    When I was desperate....when I was barefoot and had nothing.......
  13. [SOLVED] Yep, thanks to BruceR for this amazingly rapid...

    Yep, thanks to BruceR for this amazingly rapid response! I appreciate it, brother.

    Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah to you & yours.
  14. [SOLVED] Can't access Windows Explorer the usual way(s)

    I have the usual "folders" icon on my taskbar, and "Windows Explorer" + "folders" icon on the Start menu.

    Each time I click either of the spots, I get the attached message:

    Anyone have an idea...
  15. [SOLVED] Anyone ever find him(her)self behaving in such a...

    Anyone ever find him(her)self behaving in such a strange fashion that you need to tell others, "Well, I haven't been myself lately?"

    Well, I'm at that point, only I'm learning that this behavior...
  16. [SOLVED] I can't access BIOS; wireless keyboard is dead during startup

    Hi, I'm running Win 7 64 bit on a system I built six or seven years ago. It runs fine, but I have a nagging issue: I cannot access BIOS. During startup, I press Delete as I am supposed to, but...
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    We have a router and an extender to get wireless...

    We have a router and an extender to get wireless signal through all these thick old walls.

    The priority is a strong signal to my wife's home office. My office is at the other end of the house.
    ...
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    DNS server is not responding....

    DNS and DHCP are different values. Here is the output of my ipconfig /all:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ...
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    DNS server is not responding

    I'm back again. People will start thinking I only come around when I got trouble. Wait a minute! That's what everybody does!

    I am using Chrome 34.0.1847......

    I am unable to connect to any...
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    Hey Jerry. Thanks for confirming my fears. It's...

    Hey Jerry. Thanks for confirming my fears. It's dumb and bad business for MS to not provide for substitutions with their USB key. That thing is so tiny it's so easily overlooked, especially when...
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    MS wireless keyboard: Can't find USB key

    I have an almost new MS keyboard that my wife wants. We can't locate the USB key/stub that came with it.

    Are we totally screwed forever?

    Remedies???

    Thanks

    DeadVAIO - Phoenix
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    thanks ruirib. I should have said that I checked...

    thanks ruirib. I should have said that I checked the adapter's driver and it is the latest one.

    As for the location of the computer, it's a desktop in my office about 30' from the modem/router...
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    Computer constantly drops Wi-Fi connection

    I have Win 7 Pro, 8 GB RAM, a Netgear Wi-Fi receiver.

    While I am working on the 'net, my computer consistently drops the signal. It soon signs itself back and continues so long as I am actively...
  24. The Doctor's diagnosis is spot on! Rather than...

    The Doctor's diagnosis is spot on!

    Rather than thinking too much, I did the simple thing and followed Medico's instructions:
    - perform all Win 8 upgrades
    - disengage AntiVirus
    - go to Windows...
  25. Trying to upgrade Win8 but "Setup has failed to validate the product key"

    Hi guys. Back again.

    As you probably deduced from the title, I'm trying to upgrade my OS to 8.1.

    I have no product key. But the instructions I followed told me it was unnecessary in order to...
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