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    Here's one that I've wondered "What For?" for...

    Here's one that I've wondered "What For?" for awhile now. Speaking of Windows 7 machines; you're setting up your new computer, adjusting settings to your liking, such as "Power Options", which...
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    This gave me a thought. I use Windows Live Mail...

    This gave me a thought. I use Windows Live Mail for my Comcast, Outlook.com, and Gmail accounts. I went to Options-Mail and unchecked "send immediately", which will then "send" at whenever the next ...
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    I had this happen to me with a new computer a few...

    I had this happen to me with a new computer a few years ago. When I got my new Dell desktop, it had a USB 3.0 card/port in the back. At that time, I didn't have any USB 3.0 devices, so I switched...
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    My router is a D-Link DIR-655 Gigabit, which has...

    My router is a D-Link DIR-655 Gigabit, which has 1000 Mbps speed. I've read that any router will cost the user a little speed, and it seems true. Also, I just checked my wireless speed on an ASUS...
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    My Comcast here in NH advertises 105 Mbps. Using...

    My Comcast here in NH advertises 105 Mbps. Using either Speedtest, Speakeasy, or Comcast testers gives me about 90 to 94 Mbps. But if I bypass my router and plug the ethernet cable directly into my...
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    I must be on the wrong subscription list now....

    I must be on the wrong subscription list now. Last week the feature report was on Linux, this week it's phones.
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    A few years ago, I was using Revo to uninstall MS...

    A few years ago, I was using Revo to uninstall MS Office on a computer I picked up. I must have accidently clicked "next" before the program's own uninstaller was done, because Revo then showed over...
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    No, of course I don't totally trust MSE, or any...

    No, of course I don't totally trust MSE, or any A/V program. I was actually asking "wavy" about his need for Norton.
    By the way, I get all of my virus/malware experience from working on other...
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    Let me ask you this - how many times has your A/V...

    Let me ask you this - how many times has your A/V warned you about a malware infection? Do you really need one of those all-encompassing take-over-your-computer paid programs? I know I don't.
    In...
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    For me, that was an unexcusable mistake. All I...

    For me, that was an unexcusable mistake. All I could think of when I was uninstalling Foxit was they could go to hell. What got me really p'd about it is, it was the only time I've ever had a PUP...
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    . That situation obviously changes from time to...

    . That situation obviously changes from time to time. When Foxit installed Conduit Search on me several months ago, it was more than just a nuisance. Ya know, this whole thing where "free software"...
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    I too, once dumped Adobe Reader for Foxit but...

    I too, once dumped Adobe Reader for Foxit but went back after Foxit somehow snuck in Conduit Search during an update, changing my default search plus my home page setting. Congratulations to them for...
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    I still want to hear an apology from Microsoft...

    I still want to hear an apology from Microsoft for not only ignoring the billion Windows users who didn't ask for or want the kind of changes they got with Windows 8, but also for jamming it down our...
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    Short answer - no way of telling for sure if it's...

    Short answer - no way of telling for sure if it's legit.
    It doesn't look like a typical scare tactic, but trusting unexpected notices will get you in trouble sooner or later, for sure. Always be...
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    In those very few rare instances that I've got a...

    In those very few rare instances that I've got a notice of infection or other problem from MSE, I never click "OK", "Clean", "Fix it" or anything in the notification. I just ignore or close the...
  16. Good news for sure that Microsoft is trying to do...

    Good news for sure that Microsoft is trying to do something about this, but it's worse than a game of wack-a-mole. First of all, the crooks that call me say they are from "Windows", not Microsoft....
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    Real Player

    I use Real Player to download and save any/all videos I want from websites including You Tube videos- but only with Internet Explorer; Chrome doesn't let it work. Despite all the bad things said...
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    I'm thinking I probably didn't get them RAM...

    I'm thinking I probably didn't get them RAM sticks back in right, that's why I has nothing at all on the screen for awhile. No beeps, like a desktop to give me a hint.
    Seems like it was using...
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    Pulled out the optical drive. No difference. I...

    Pulled out the optical drive. No difference. I already gave up on the Vista USB drive. It didn't work when I tried it. The whole thing is getting worse. I tried running the machine with the Linux...
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    The battery is in it now, but I've run it many...

    The battery is in it now, but I've run it many times without.
    Just after my last post, I restarted it. It's been just over a half-hour, all I've done is wiggle the mouse once in awhile, and it's...
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    HD removal is pretty simple. I had already...

    HD removal is pretty simple.
    I had already blown out everything I could get at and checked to make sure the fan was spinning (it is). It's very quiet and hard to see through the vents. It's...
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    Two of the three HDs checked out OK; the third...

    Two of the three HDs checked out OK; the third one, although it was spinning, didn't even show up when plugged in and connected with my USB to SATA cable. So the two good HDs were both used to...
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    I thought of that awhile back, so I replaced the...

    I thought of that awhile back, so I replaced the CMOS battery, and the BIOS settings reverted back to 2006. Right now, I'm running disk checks on the original HD, plus another one (both formatted &...
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    No sir, that wasn't mentioned, but I think the...

    No sir, that wasn't mentioned, but I think the patient is just about ready for an autopsy.

    Update - I removed the RAM sticks again and cleaned them with alcohol. That helped get me to the point...
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    No-go; I think the patient is dying. When...

    No-go; I think the patient is dying. When booting, yes the CD/DVD drive clicks continuously, but now nothing comes up on the screen. Nothing at all, so I can't change the boot order. If I pop the...
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