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  1. Sticky: SSD or large drives

    Very nice post, but I wonder if you can add information about additional steps for an SSD drive or a drive larger than 2TB.
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    Oh I see. Susan Bradley said that TrueCrypt was...

    Oh I see. Susan Bradley said that TrueCrypt was never *officially* made compatible with Win 8.1. I mis-remembered as though it wouldn't run on 8.1. So I'm left with Caveat Emptor I guess. Maybe I'll...
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    Replacement for TrueCrypt?

    I'm still using the once revered and now discontinued TrueCrypt under Windows 7 because it meets my needs and doesn't seem to be any sort of liability on my home machine. I automated it a long time...
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    Installing an SSD in a laptop

    I'd like to replace the hard drive in my wife's laptop with an SSD drive and I think I remember some installation issues to look out for in an old Fred Langa column. For example, I think Fred had an...
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    Do you remember how much everyone complained...

    Do you remember how much everyone complained about Windows for a long, long time? It's a hog, it's too slow, it's a kludge, multitasking is a fantasy, and on and on. How times change...
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    I agree with you about LastPass. I use it all the...

    I agree with you about LastPass. I use it all the time, although I've found one or two sites that won't even allow a password to be pasted into their dialog boxes. Still, LastPass works perfectly...
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    I use LastPass not RoboForm, but I wanted to...

    I use LastPass not RoboForm, but I wanted to point out that both Firefox and Chrome have easy sync capabilities; changes to your browser on one computer, including bookmarks and add-ins like...
  8. Fred, further down in your column you give some...

    Fred, further down in your column you give some advice about printer ink. You describe it as ridiculously expensive which, when you think about it out of context, it most certainly is. Your advice...
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    It must be something. Keep us posted lol

    It must be something. Keep us posted lol
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    Thanks for the link. I'm interested to see what...

    Thanks for the link. I'm interested to see what that involves.
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    Well I guess it was a newbie mistake even after...

    Well I guess it was a newbie mistake even after all this time :(

    It was the fan in the door to the (minitower) case. I guess I have not been careful enough to make sure all wires and connectors...
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    Thanks that's very helpful. I'm really hoping it...

    Thanks that's very helpful. I'm really hoping it isn't the CPU fan because I've never removed a CPU without damaging it, or tried to remove a CPU fan, which I assume pretty much sticks to the CPU...
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    Diagnosing a noisy - fan?

    Two questions, the first is more important.

    1. My DIY desktop computer has begun sometimes making lots of noise on bootup. It sounds like a fan loudly out of alignment. This has been getting more...
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    I've gotten that phone call too. I believe...

    I've gotten that phone call too. I believe there's no way someone could know that and that they were calling random numbers to, in effect, rob people. IMO they are criminals not techies.
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    I also like Carbonite but would like to add that...

    I also like Carbonite but would like to add that there are additional options beyond the $59/yr option. A little more money gets you backup of one computer plus one external hard drive, and for about...
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    Syncing desktop with laptop

    What is the best solution people have found for syncing desktop and laptop computers? I've never much liked laptops but with my daughter leaving for college with her shiny new machine, I find we have...
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    Never mind, it was apparently a sharing issue.

    Never mind, it was apparently a sharing issue.
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    Batch file can't access USB drive

    I have a batch file that I use to copy files from an internal hard drive (D:) to an external USB drive (Q:). Since my machine crashed and I've reinstalled Win 7 Professional x64, the batch file does...
  19. Secunia PSI flags Acrobat Standard 9: security risk?

    Secunia PSI has flagged Acrobat Standard 9 (actually it's version 9.5.4) as needing updating. Acrobat just gives me a message that no update is available, but Secunia tells me "This program is no...
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    One thing the article didn't address is security...

    One thing the article didn't address is security in context. What I mean is, I want my wife to be able to easily access our (financial, mostly) data in case something happens to me. I've made it easy...
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    It occured to me that I'm too desktop-oriented in...

    It occured to me that I'm too desktop-oriented in my thinking. I've never liked laptops although I will probably inherit this one when my daughter leaves for college next year. It probably won't be...
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    Laptop non-starting issue - power supply??

    My daughter has a Gateway laptop that I'm guessing is around three years old, with 4gb RAM, running Win7x64. This weekend it began not starting up; what happens is the power light is on but the...
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    Flash error message

    Does anyone know how to fix this? I get it at startup. Removing and reinstalling Flash did not fix it. I'm running Windows 7 x64 and I can see that the path DOES exist on my machine. Thanks.
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    Do you know which line of the batch file caused...

    Do you know which line of the batch file caused the error messages? You can generally see how it's going if you don't set it to run minimized if you don't use "@echo off". Get rid of that line...
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    I use a simple batch file with the XCOPY command....

    I use a simple batch file with the XCOPY command. Click on the batch file or schedule it to run every night. You can use XCOPY to copy only new or changed files, so it's very quick after it's run the...
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