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  1. Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up...

    Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby

    Bruce
  2. For Windows 8.1, try the Windows 8.1 Field Guide...

    For Windows 8.1, try the Windows 8.1 Field Guide (590 pages, PDF or e-book for $2) by Paul Thurrott and a.n.other.

    It has plenty on the basics of setting up, so you could extract or print just...
  3. Thread: Anti-Virus

    by BruceR
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    Java was a much bigger hazard than anything else...

    Java was a much bigger hazard than anything else last year: Java flaws were responsible for 91 per cent of all web-based exploits



    Installed with what by default? Java doesn't come with Windows...
  4. Thread: Is IE safe?

    by BruceR
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    As the safest browser *...

    As the safest browser *, IE knows best:

    • SmartScreen checks files that you download from the web against a list of reported malicious software sites and programs known to be unsafe. If it finds...
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    I think the problem is caused by ANTI-malware:...

    I think the problem is caused by ANTI-malware: could i've gotten a false positive from avg 2013

    I don't think Microsoft Security Scanner replaces a corrupted file with a good copy.

    I believe...
  6. Is ActiveX Filtering...

    Is ActiveX Filtering on or off?

    Bruce
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    Opinion seems divided: Yet Another Cleaner...

    Opinion seems divided:

    Yet Another Cleaner (Wikipedia)

    YAC is (yet another) Windows maintenance tool


    But I think it's scareware: How to remove the YAC virus
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    Aren't you thinking of System File Checker...

    Aren't you thinking of System File Checker there? Microsoft Safety Scanner is just a virus and spyware scanner.

    Bruce
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    MSXML 6.x is included with Windows (XPSP3, Vista,...

    MSXML 6.x is included with Windows (XPSP3, Vista, 7 and 8): MSXML Versions



    Where's the Show Windows Components check box?

    Would MSXML 4.2 be listed there anyway?

    (It was not a Windows...
  10. Jump to the information you want right from the...

    Jump to the information you want right from the search snippets (Official Google Blog)

    Bruce
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    Apparently not: • On September 9, 2014,...

    Apparently not:

    • On September 9, 2014, Microsoft released the 2982378 update for supported editions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The update adds additional protection for users’...
  12. Which month?

    Which month?
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    This doesn't describe what happened. Anything?...

    This doesn't describe what happened.

    Anything? Error? Message?

    Bruce
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    That's a good explanation of the fact that you...

    That's a good explanation of the fact that you can have both a default or no-user lock screen, as well as one for each user.

    But I was attempting to answer the second part of your question about...
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    The name of the requesting website is in the...

    The name of the requesting website is in the dialog box each time. In theory, with recent versions of Flash, there should be a "Never ask again" check box:

    Flash Player Help: Local storage...
  16. Could you be specific about which download link...

    Could you be specific about which download link you used and what secret program was added.

    I just downloaded and installed Produkey from that site and nothing was added to my browser.

    Bruce
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    Under Lock screen settings, click on each icon...

    Under Lock screen settings, click on each icon (up to nine) and change to "Don't show ..."

    39629

    Bruce
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    Yes. The article says; "On Vista and Win7...

    Yes. The article says;

    "On Vista and Win7 systems, the techniques are nearly identical to those used for Win8. Microsoft offers concise information on using ICS in Vista and Win7.

    See, for...
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    That works fine in Windows 8.1 too. Bruce

    That works fine in Windows 8.1 too.

    Bruce
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    After you have chosen to quarantine it? Bruce

    After you have chosen to quarantine it?

    Bruce
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    If you had Windows 8.1 Pro, including Remote...

    If you had Windows 8.1 Pro, including Remote Desktop host, it would say Pro under Windows edition at Control Panel, System.

    Bruce
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    No. The license says one computer, and you...

    No. The license says one computer, and you wouldn't be able to activate a second copy on different hardware.

    Bruce
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    Is running MSE and Avast at the same time really...

    Is running MSE and Avast at the same time really such a great idea, when they both recommend against it?:

    1. Can I have more than one real-time anti-malware product installed?
    No. Having more...
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    See Who Your PC's Talking To...

    See Who Your PC's Talking To

    Bruce
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    Nothing more recent than Windows 7 existed when...

    Nothing more recent than Windows 7 existed when the article you linked to was published, but SCM is also available for Windows 8 or later and server editions :

    Setup Requirements
    The supported...
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