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  1. Talk about lingering issues re: KB2919355. I...

    Talk about lingering issues

    re: KB2919355. I have a new Win8.1 machine and this update wouldn't go in. error 80070002

    I tried downloading the update manually but that also failed.
    I then...
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    Thanks for the various links, everyone. Shedding...

    Thanks for the various links, everyone. Shedding some light on this may help educate a few people. But if Microsoft really wants to keep users, they're going to need to look at this problem. It's...
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    Sheesh Why would you install an anti-ad tool...

    Sheesh
    Why would you install an anti-ad tool that puts new ads in?
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    Sounds like the webcam drivers are missing or...

    Sounds like the webcam drivers are missing or wrong or not for that OS version. My webcam simply worked when I plugged it in.

    However, getting the Logitech software in to manage it and use other...
  5. Myself, I'd be happy to have a phone that is...

    Myself, I'd be happy to have a phone that is similar to using the desktop. But so far, the experience has been more than underwhelming. I recently migrated to Win8.1 and have not been near apps since...
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    Thanks for the article Fred. But I've continued...

    Thanks for the article Fred. But I've continued my old traditions, originally based on your advice.

    My new Win8 system has an amazingly fast SSD boot drive which I want to image. Why did MS go...
  7. Just a note on the first section. While I...

    Just a note on the first section. While I appreciate you were directing him elsewhere, it is more than possible to take an existing OS installer and Slipstream in the SP1 Update, thus giving you an...
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    Great tip. Thanks for that, ruirib. I'd been...

    Great tip. Thanks for that, ruirib. I'd been toying with splurging on a new 4K but it looks like that will be for movies rather than computing.
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    Funny, looking over the list. I use and recommend...

    Funny, looking over the list. I use and recommend many of the same apps. In some cases, I needed an upgrade and tried your suggestions. In many other cases, I used a couple of other sites I like and...
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    If you use a free Wordpress blog or related web...

    If you use a free Wordpress blog or related web site that doesn't have Contact forms available, you can use Contactify. They give you a unique URL which you link from your site (as in "Contact Us")....
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    If you Google SpamAssassin Whitelist, you'll get...

    If you Google SpamAssassin Whitelist, you'll get instructions. I also use Thunderbird.

    I much prefer just using Gmails spam protection. If email is showing up in spam, you just add the senders...
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    I use a distinct email address for newsletters,...

    I use a distinct email address for newsletters, forums and such. It gets lots of spam but Google usually handles that well. Googling the address, I found today that someone is using the front part of...
  13. Thanks for the review. First thing I'd say is I...

    Thanks for the review.
    First thing I'd say is I quite disagree about system images. A reinstall of the OS, all apps and then data has typically taken me several days. Would your business handle you...
  14. Wow - I didn't know people were still doing all...

    Wow - I didn't know people were still doing all that junk mail filter stuff. I let that go years ago when I migrated to Gmail. They have excellent spam filters. After you add people and newsletters...
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    Sorry, but that's not a step further. In fact its...

    Sorry, but that's not a step further. In fact its now a dinosaur and makes you progressively more likely to be an infection vector.

    UAC has been almost invisible on my Win7 system, aside from a...
  16. Thread: Downgrading

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    Just to throw in a couple of suggestions that may...

    Just to throw in a couple of suggestions that may or may not be useful.

    1 - if you're going to develop for an older platform, it might be easier to recreate that platform in a virtual PC and work...
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    On my system (Win7 64), KB 2949927 was...

    On my system (Win7 64), KB 2949927 was deselected by default. All else was pre-checked as usual.
    In the past, deselection has usually indicated problems...
    Thoughts?
  18. On YouTube downloaders, I've used Firefox plugins...

    On YouTube downloaders, I've used Firefox plugins with no malware issues.
    Often, the uploaded file is MP4, making that an easy selection option - no conversion required (which can tend to reduce...
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    I'll add that its an optical mouse - if its going...

    I'll add that its an optical mouse - if its going nuts like that, its probably not the scroll wheel.
    Typically, such devices are sealed and not very cleanable inside. The wires can also wear out.
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    I laughed reading the article. On the weekend, I...

    I laughed reading the article. On the weekend, I was chatting with a friend. He had learned some of a foreign language with the help of a female friend before he headed off on a trip. We he got...
  21. Bibblelc The energy is wasted because while they...

    Bibblelc
    The energy is wasted because while they may produce heat, thats not their design so they're very inefficient about it. Trickle-level power also produces very little heat, except for in...
  22. My solution is a little simpler. I have a couple...

    My solution is a little simpler. I have a couple of good APC surge suppressing power bars. After I shut down the system, I turn off the one power bar. Then everything is completely off. Have done...
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    Thanks, Susan. Great to have a nice summary. ...

    Thanks, Susan. Great to have a nice summary.
    What I found in searching was either a lot of noise (fog) or an absence of info. It also seems some "tech" sites are using peoples concerns to garner...
  24. One thing about Windows Update thats really...

    One thing about Windows Update thats really annoying -
    While it was running Update, I was typing away online. The screen popped up saying they were installed and do you want to reboot now? It took...
  25. Wayne She says it's optional. But the trick is,...

    Wayne
    She says it's optional. But the trick is, if you don't keep your world time settings updated, it can cause unexpected problems later. Like you visit a web site thats in English but hosted in...
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