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  1. After seeing a disk printed with Lightscribe, I...

    After seeing a disk printed with Lightscribe, I quickly made up my mind I didn't want any part of it.

    For years before Lightscribe ever showed up on the scene, I used labels printed in my Color...
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    Unlike another member, I use tons of .vbs (Visual...

    Unlike another member, I use tons of .vbs (Visual Basic Script) files, especially in my Setup or Tune-Up of a computer.
    They are great for setting or changing Registry Entries, and that keeps me out...
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    Most monitors will have a Auto Reset function...

    Most monitors will have a Auto Reset function that can be accessed by the buttons on the monitor.

    OH....and shutting off the flash on your camera, will give you much cleaner photos of your desktop...
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    Just for future readers looking for a simple way...

    Just for future readers looking for a simple way to run a home-made batch file....

    I almost never run a batch file directly, but from a shortcut, where I can right click the shortcut, click on...
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    Give me your name, I can already determine your...

    Give me your name, I can already determine your ISP, and with that info, I can find YOU, from either the phone book or public records.
    If you want to be found by every hacker, spammer or sicko in...
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    I discovered many years ago now, that my life...

    I discovered many years ago now, that my life with my computer is so much more enjoyable and a lot safer, if I just keep One OS on One Hard Drive.
    I have several different OS's that I use from time...
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    It would seem to this old programmer/tech, that...

    It would seem to this old programmer/tech, that the goal of any good programmer would be to write his/her code to be as compact and free of redundancy as possible.
    I used to work on a computer...
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    I get laptops all the time, where one person is...

    I get laptops all the time, where one person is done with it and another person will take it over.
    Changing owners of a PC is fairly easy.
    I just create a new user, with Administrator privileges,...
  9. AVG 2015 FREE, still supports Windows XP with no...

    AVG 2015 FREE, still supports Windows XP with no problems, and if you upgrade to a newer OS, it will protect that OS too.

    I'm running it on every OS from XP to Windows 10 TP, both 32 bit and 64...
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    AVG 2015 FREE, works just fine on XP. That's...

    AVG 2015 FREE, works just fine on XP. That's what I use.
    And that's what all my customers use to remain virus free.

    It actually works equally well on every OS from Xp to Win-10, TP, 32 bit or...
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    For security reasons, both email addresses and...

    For security reasons, both email addresses and passwords, should not contain your name, and should both be over eight characters in length and contain both letters and numbers.

    Those rules go all...
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    lol lol Sorry, I couldn't resist! Read...

    lol

    lol

    Sorry, I couldn't resist!

    Read my Signature Line, that I've had for Years.

    With an external (USB) hard drive, your backup options are many and varied.
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    Recently I had a customer call me, telling me...

    Recently I had a customer call me, telling me that when ever she downloads any Office Document from an email, that her Office 2007 refuses to open it.
    Even saving it to her My Documents folder made...
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    It's not worth the time and effort, to try to...

    It's not worth the time and effort, to try to second guess the System Restore process. It works just fine, as the MS programmers designed it.
    Some of those folks actually know what they are doing. ...
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    Discredited by whom? YOU? I still use it,...

    Discredited by whom? YOU?

    I still use it, because it still works a treat and does things that most NEW programs won't or can't do.
    It does as good now with its weekly updates, and immunizations,...
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    I added my Spybot 1.6.nn Setup instructions to my...

    I added my Spybot 1.6.nn Setup instructions to my Drop Box.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7oa4jmmzpyq3ta/Setup%20Instructions.rtf?dl=0

    Spybot 1.6.2 can be downloaded from File Hippo, here....
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    "That's why it's called TESTING", because all...

    "That's why it's called TESTING", because all versions won't work on all Computers.

    I have 9926 installed and running great on an old Dell laptop, with an Intel cpu.
    I just tried to do a Clean...
  18. Thread: Registry backups

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    There is a VB Script, that has been updated to...

    There is a VB Script, that has been updated to backup the Registry in Windows 10.
    I set it to run on every boot-up, from my "Startup" folder. Then if ever I need to do a registry Restore to get out...
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    I don't even give my customers Malware Bytes...

    I don't even give my customers Malware Bytes (free) anymore. It puts on a good show, but doesn't do a lot.
    However, our old friend, "Spybot S&D, ver 1.6.???? still works and does a credible job of...
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    Truly.....that's totally beyond the capabilities...

    Truly.....that's totally beyond the capabilities of most PC operators today.
    Manually operated, like a John Deere Tractor, you gotta be kidding! rofl

    If it ain't totally automatic, it ain't a...
  21. Thread: Windows Defender

    by DrWho
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    Testing to me, a working computer tech, means...

    Testing to me, a working computer tech, means test the new OS as if I were installing it for one of my elderly customers, who have no knowledge of what is safe and what is not. They search, email...
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    When I first installed Windows 7, I found that MS...

    When I first installed Windows 7, I found that MS in its infinite wisdom, had modified my old favorite game, Solitaire.

    I started playing that way back in the DOS days. I was used to the way it...
  23. Thank you Bruce..... I think! :rolleyes:

    Thank you Bruce..... I think! :rolleyes:
  24. I'm always reluctant to do that, on certain...

    I'm always reluctant to do that, on certain forums, where moderation is always in High Gear. :rolleyes:

    But as of now, MS has finally gotten up off of their (whatever) and posted the official link...
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    What can lengthen a shutdown is the number of...

    What can lengthen a shutdown is the number of drives on a system. Each one must be "Closed" before a proper shutdown can take place, regardless of what Shortcut you use.

    Having said that, I...
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