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    I see in my crystal ball the need for another...

    I see in my crystal ball the need for another Windows utility just for WS subscribers - install only Susan's recommended Windows updates. 8-)
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    So now that I have swapped out my C: drive and...

    So now that I have swapped out my C: drive and installed a new hard disk, how did I get on? Here is my experience following the arrival of my new Seagate Constellation ES replacement drive.

    I...
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    Many thanks for the tips. It sounds like the the...

    Many thanks for the tips. It sounds like the the upgrade should proceed with fewer problems than I was anticipating. I'm just waiting for the new disk to be delivered, then I will be under way.
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    Windows C: Boot Drive Swap-out Tips?

    After two failed Seagate hard disks in the past month I purchased HD Sentinel. It now rates my four year old C: boot drive as critical and gives it a 9 percent reliability rating and says it could...
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    I tend to agree. However we are all vulnerable...

    I tend to agree. However we are all vulnerable to attack, no matter what strategy and tools we use to protect ourselves. As I discovered, whatever strategy and tools we use we will still get...
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    MADAM to the Rescue!

    After reading all the helpful suggestions posted here I was, admittedly, a little overwhelmed. What should I do next was the immediate question. How do I implement the best solution/s and avoid...
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    Hi, thanks for the advice. I am studying it...

    Hi, thanks for the advice. I am studying it carefully. You are the only one to answer my original question about the effectiveness of restricting Internet access to a Windows non-admin account. ...
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    It's not often appreciated that defragmentation...

    It's not often appreciated that defragmentation consists of two aspects:

    1. Consolidate each fragmented file into contiguous segments rather than each being spread across two or more...
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    I followed your advice. HD Sentinel is so good I...

    I followed your advice. HD Sentinel is so good I purchased it on the spot! It told me something very interesting - see attachment. It seems I am headed for another meltdown in the next few days. :(
  10. Windows Secrets Newsletter Issue 333 2012-04-05

    Outstanding! Worth my entire year's paid subscription for this one issue alone.
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    In the past 5 days I have had two Seagate...

    In the past 5 days I have had two Seagate Barracuda SATA hard disks fail. That makes my tally now four in the last two years. And I'm just a mostly home user. All four were covered by warranty and...
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    OK, if you insist. 8-) I guess the main...

    OK, if you insist. 8-) I guess the main culprit is my expensive, fully paid up copy of AVG Internet Security 2012. I was also using Mozilla Firefox 3 at the time, which they continue to apply...
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    Virus attack experience: What more can we do?

    I am just recovering my main PC from an attack of the virus "Smart HDD". It rendered my computer 99 percent unusable displaying continual fatal error messages telling me that me C: drive has failed...
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