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  1. "With this acquisition, there will be some...

    "With this acquisition, there will be some changes in the newsletter, designed to make our information even more useful and timely."

    I wasn't aware of the acquisition. In talking about "some...
  2. Who ever heard of a service being free in the...

    Who ever heard of a service being free in the business world, at least over time? What other Microsoft services are free vs. paid? My assumption of their point is that Windows as a service will be...
  3. Yes, I think the live LPS with a power line to...

    Yes, I think the live LPS with a power line to the USB audio card is likely the culprit. The person who checked the mobo for me also checked the peripherals and said they were ok. The unfortunate...
  4. Thanks for your replies. Had someone look at it...

    Thanks for your replies. Had someone look at it and he reports the PSU is fine, but noticed that the mobo as a burn spot near the USB busses and that further testing shows the board is bad...
  5. Your reply raises two questions I've been...

    Your reply raises two questions I've been wondering about:

    - if the PSU was off, how could something past it in the cirucit have been affected?
    - if there's a short down the line, wouldn't there...
  6. No electrical response to starting desktop compter

    Here's the scenario, short version... Start with homebuilt i7-2660K desktop that works fine electrically (and otherwise).

    - computer electrical cord from 120v outlet, Seasonic 650W PSU switch off...
  7. I've long used autoruns and MinimServer.lnk it is...

    I've long used autoruns and MinimServer.lnk it is checked there. My understanding is that programs that don't normally open at startup need to be put in the Startup folder, located at...
  8. Program in startup menu doesn't start on boot

    In the attached screenshot, MinimServer.lnk used to open in the sys tray on computer startup, but I think it was after a system restore last week it stopped doing so and I haven't been able to find a...
  9. A glitch like that could occur with most any...

    A glitch like that could occur with most any program.
  10. Postings crossed. See my update. I like IZArc...

    Postings crossed. See my update. I like IZArc for everything.
  11. Follow up: To test Paul's suggestion, I went to...

    Follow up: To test Paul's suggestion, I went to change the Windows default association back to IZArc, but there's no "zip" listing there anymore. I rebooted a couple of times and...
  12. Thanks for the suggestions. I had run scannow and...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I had run scannow and Windows 8 Mgr, but to no avail. I'll give the other a try. In the meantime, I tried another approach that I should have thought of first: change the...
  13. "The requested operation requires elevation" error with zipped files

    Win 8.1 Pro x64 (clean install Dec 2014). After years of no problems with zipped files, since Feb 3 I've been getting an "elevation error" when trying to open them in Windows Explorer directly or...
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    Hard to know what to take seriously. With Opera...

    Hard to know what to take seriously. With Opera 12.17 on an i7-2660K desktop computer, Charter uses OOKLA and returns 66+ mb/s down, 4.4 up and ping 9 ms, while OOKLA's own site, depending on the...
  15. For those who have treated Win 8 as an update of...

    For those who have treated Win 8 as an update of 7, there's been nothing dreadful about it. On the contrary...

    Woody, your write up leaves out the big qualifier about Win 10 upgrades/updates: the...
  16. A three-install copy of the perfectly adequate...

    A three-install copy of the perfectly adequate for the vast majority of people Student & Home 2010 cost between $110 and $140, depending on when and where one got to it. I'm missing the math of...
  17. Follow up: I called Charter and they did a "hard...

    Follow up: I called Charter and they did a "hard reset" of the modem and then we tested speeds using the Charter system with the direct connection (no router). Mine were above Charter specs, 64 mb/s...
  18. Roland, I think you misread more than "cable." ...

    Roland, I think you misread more than "cable." You wouldn't know that I've set Windows updates on notify for what seems well over a decade. However, my speculation about the impact of the latest...
  19. Re Wondering about remanufactured ink cartridges:...

    Re Wondering about remanufactured ink cartridges:
    As for aftermarket cartridges for non-ink jet printers, I've had good success paying close, critical attention to user reviews, especially on sites...
  20. As I said, cable, Charter. The downloads are...

    As I said, cable, Charter. The downloads are running through Internet Download Manager, so I've excluded its executable, as well my main browser, Opera 12.17, in Comodo and MBAM. That said...

    I...
  21. Slow web page loading while downloading large files after clean install

    A week ago I did a clean install of Win 8.1 Pro x64 on a desktop i7-2660K machine. Since then, there's been a new problem, namely web page loading is very slow while downloading large files, a few...
  22. Fred, Helpful article for me. About 10 days ago...

    Fred, Helpful article for me. About 10 days ago the update from Comodo CIS premium 7 to 8 failed, as did their GeekBuddy phone support. Uninstall/reinstall didn't help and system restores failed,...
  23. One caveat not mentioned - never mentioned - is...

    One caveat not mentioned - never mentioned - is that the A-V comparison tests don't include all anti-malware software, typically because the company hasn't or doesn't want to submit for comparative...
  24. Thanks for the article. One area not touched on...

    Thanks for the article. One area not touched on is how many bank credit cards and other firms using credit cards include the full account/card number on their statements. This not only opens the...
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    On the 15th, Opera developers remotely changed...

    On the 15th, Opera developers remotely changed the settings in Opera 12.17 and 25, disabling SSL and enabling TLS 1, 1.1 and 1.2. However with 12.17, those latter two TLS settings caused multiple...
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