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  1. Not sure why you did all that so HARD! In...

    Not sure why you did all that so HARD!

    In transferring to a smaller SSD you should, first, take off everything that doesnt NEED to be there on the SSD from your existing normal HD. Store pictures...
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    I have to say that I am astounded at this column....

    I have to say that I am astounded at this column. I encountered the same virus/whatever called Cryptolocker about 3 weeks ago. I know it has been out a fair long time. I got rid of it easily in under...
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    Here is something I did for my wife. I have my...

    Here is something I did for my wife.

    I have my own domain and she had a free email address elsewhere and was getting endless spam. I set her up an email account on my domain and as I host my own...
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    You should look at Viber which allows you to use...

    You should look at Viber which allows you to use your mobile phone through wi-fi to anyone else's mobile phone. It is on Android and I am sure it should be on the smaller Apple App store, too. Do...
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    PSTs Vs "cloud"????

    Just got my latest email from W.S. In it was an article with a comment saying how Woody Leonhard doesnt want PSTs "Because I don't want the overhead or expense of running Exchange Server, all my mail...
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    Larry, When I need to do that and having my...

    Larry,

    When I need to do that and having my own domain, I simply ftp the file to my domain then copy the link - eg, www.domain-name.com/filename and send that to the people I want to know it is...
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    Sorry to say this but that is just rubbish! If...

    Sorry to say this but that is just rubbish! If your domain was being held hostage you can complain to Icann. It is illegal to do that. I cant even deny a domain being taken away from my control when...
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    I'd be filling up a lot of space here if I put...

    I'd be filling up a lot of space here if I put everything in. I lowered the number on my SpamAssassin to 3 and then I went about with the obvious things and put them in there for SPAM notation. I...
  9. My dirt cheap and dirty answer to networking...

    My dirt cheap and dirty answer to networking problems if you arent able to do it yourself and arent willing to pay me to fix it ;-}) is to set up the same user name on both computers with the same...
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    You really cant seriously believe that Microsoft...

    You really cant seriously believe that Microsoft has the disk space to record and keep forever, non-subscription info?

    There has to be a point in time where they just kick off old data meaning...
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    Android picking up mail from Gmail

    I just thought I would mention this - please put this in the right area in the forum:

    Many people are complaining that with Gmail being picked up on their Android device using the stock standard...
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    Fake PayPal

    While I realise that there are people without any real interest in I.T. in the world and thus the scams, spams and spoofs that arise all the time, what gets me is that if we go back to the 1970s, for...
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    A few things: 1) I do web site hosting myself...

    A few things:

    1) I do web site hosting myself but please dont take this as me trying to get your business. I just wanted to point that out so you dont think I dont have a clue.
    2) SpamAssassin is...
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    Dont know why you would bother. Just set yourself...

    Dont know why you would bother. Just set yourself up as a reseller with your domain registrar you like the best then go set up your own domain names and even those of friends and add a few bucks to...
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    Dont use GoDaddy. If you subscribe to anything...

    Dont use GoDaddy. If you subscribe to anything important, you may not get it. I was getting jobs from the local government owned lottery agency and one day I stopped getting anything at all. After a...
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    I read in the newsletter this was solved but I...

    I read in the newsletter this was solved but I thought I would add my bit:

    In 2002, I bought my first Laptop a Pearl (AKA Clevo) 2200T. It was 5Kg and it ran HOT. In fact, turn it on and have it...
  17. You also ought to consider the fact that the...

    You also ought to consider the fact that the newer SATA drives can break Windows Update when you move your Win 7 from an older drive to a newer one. I had all sorts of trouble, couldnt do a darned...
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    However, really GOOD and KNOWLEDGEABLE I.T....

    However, really GOOD and KNOWLEDGEABLE I.T. person, I.T. adept, general person or "afraid to touch the keyboard" user, it doesnt matter. You need to have at least AV protection. Of course, running...
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    Fred, Thanks for the reply but you couldnt PAY...

    Fred,

    Thanks for the reply but you couldnt PAY me to put Nortons on my computer. At a rate constantly over 81% it doesnt find viruses in my testing, even some it was supposed to know. I realise...
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    Microsoft Security Essentials

    Well, as recommended by the newsletter, I tried MSE out. I originally had AVG free 64 bit on the laptop and it wasnt giving me any trouble but I had noticed, of late, that AVG wasnt finding new...
  21. I second Revo. I especially urge you to download...

    I second Revo. I especially urge you to download the TRIAL PAID FOR version and then go to your c:\Program Files\ dir and look for leftover entries in there of things you know you have uninstalled...
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    Fred, Thanks for that info but that has never...

    Fred,

    Thanks for that info but that has never been a real problem. What *IS* a real problem is this:

    Under Win XP, let us say you have a damaged Windows that wont even boot into Windows or...
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    Wrong. The best way to back up is to decide what...

    Wrong. The best way to back up is to decide what is important and your statement doesnt even begin to address that. What is important for "Mr. Joe Averageuser" may well be only his pictures if he is...
  24. First off, I have been doing PC repair for 10...

    First off, I have been doing PC repair for 10 years. In that time I have learned that a Symantec product is not a good product, excepting their uninstallers which I recommend to everyone.

    I have...
  25. Thread: Shutdown time?

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    If you go to the start button and in the box at...

    If you go to the start button and in the box at the bottom of it (like a RUN area command) you type shutdown /f /p and time the shutdown, does it take less time to shut down and if so by how much?...
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