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    Does processing speed really matter?

    Assuming that all other things are pretty much equal (OS, Graphics Card, RAM, etc.), will I really see a performance difference between my old computer (2.93 GHz processing speed) and a new one I am...
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    Dear bbearren BULLS EYE! Finally, after all...

    Dear bbearren
    BULLS EYE! Finally, after all this time, everything is deleted and the *@#$! icon is off my desktop. I have tried Revo Uninstaller before but without using the Advanced options. ...
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    I Uninstalled the program using Programs and...

    I Uninstalled the program using Programs and Features in the Control Panel.
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    OK, RolandJS. That's as good an explanation for...

    OK, RolandJS. That's as good an explanation for the problem I am having as any I guess.
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    Now I have an unlabeled empty folder on my...

    Now I have an unlabeled empty folder on my desktop. I can't open it like a normal folder because, for this folder, I get a message that there is no program associated with it. Every other folder on...
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    Thanks for the tip, RolandJS. When I ran EMCO,...

    Thanks for the tip, RolandJS.
    When I ran EMCO, it asked me to specify a file, and I simply cannot find this icon name anywhere. Not on the Desktop directory or anywhere else. I'm wondering how...
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    If I right click on the icon, there is no...

    If I right click on the icon, there is no "properties." All the drop-down list displays is "Open", "Uninstall", and "Create Short Cut." And, trust me, the "Uninstall" command does nothing!
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    Well, Bruce, it looks like I'm doomed to live...

    Well, Bruce, it looks like I'm doomed to live with that *&^%! icon forever. I'll just slide it down into a corner of my screen and live with it.
    Thanks.
    Mike Rapp
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    The icon in question does not appear in the...

    The icon in question does not appear in the directory list of my desktop after step 4. It looks like this is some sort of "ghost" icon, and I say the hell with it. If this is the only problem with...
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    Hi Jerry! It doesn't matter if I right click on...

    Hi Jerry!
    It doesn't matter if I right click on the icon and try to delete it that way. Don't I wish! I get a message asking whether I want to "uninstall" the product. When I indicate that I do,...
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    Can't remove icon from desktop

    I am running Win 8.1. I recently installed a program (Bears DeskSite) and in doing so, an icon was created on my desk top. The program wasn't what I was expecting, so I deleted it. However, the...
  12. Maintenance While Computer is In Sleep Mode

    My laptop is running Win 8.1. My question is: Will maintenance tasks like the automatic back-up and defrag run while the laptop is closed and in sleep mode?
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    How Much RAM Can my System Support?

    I am running Win 8.1 with 16 GB of RAM. How can I determine how much RAM my system can support? Should I add more if I can?
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    How to Delete Internet Explorer?

    I have decided to just delete Internet Explorer off my machine since I use Firefox with Windows 8.1. However, IE doesn't show up in the Control Panel under "Programs and Features", and if I try to...
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    Running simultaneous virus checkers

    Hello Lounge Lizards
    Please settle once and for all the debate my computer group is having about virus scanners. Is it OK to run more than one virus scanner at the same time? We pretty much agree...
  16. Can Windows 8 Documentation Be Used For 8.1?

    Can the documentation and tips, tricks, etc. for Windows 8 also be used for Windows 8.1, or are they too different?
  17. The most recent example I can give you is that I...

    The most recent example I can give you is that I downloaded an airplane model from Flightsim.com. When I tried to move that model (which contained several sub-files) to the aircraft main folder in...
  18. Why is Administrator's permission necessary when I am administrator?!!

    Often when doing tasks such as moving file or saving file I get the message that "administrators permission" must be obtained. Since my profile states that I am the Administrator on my PC, why do I...
  19. Is the an Error Log for a frequntly crashing program?

    I have forgotten where to look in Windows 7 for an Error Log (or maybe it's called something else) for a program that crashes frequently. I would appreciate any information someone could give me...
  20. Is Maintenance during Sleep or Hibernation possible?

    I've wondered for a long time whether a computer will be able to preform scheduled maintenance tasks (i.e, Defrag or Backup) while the computer is in Sleep Mode or Hibernation. Will the task "wake...
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    Many restarts damage hard drive?

    Hi All! Maybe someone in this Lounge can settle this issue once and for all. My brother restarts after installing a new application, after uninstalling an application, after a defrag, after a...
  22. Thread: Driver Updates

    by MDRapp
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    Thanks, Ted. I have heard of Secunia PSI so I'll...

    Thanks, Ted. I have heard of Secunia PSI so I'll give it a try. I appreciate the tip!
    Mike Rapp
    McLeansboro. IL (The actual Middle of Nowhere)
  23. Thread: Driver Updates

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    Driver Updates

    Does anyone have suggestions on safe, effective methods to check for outdated drivers? Will Windows Update do the job? There are plenty of "driver checkers" available, but are they necessary?...
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