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  1. I find it interesting that you don't remember...

    I find it interesting that you don't remember Windows Secrets offering to send you Win Deals flyers on an opt-in / click here to subscribe basis.

    " You are receiving the WinDeals Newsletter...
  2. LOL - yes, i smelled a rat on "deals" like this...

    LOL - yes, i smelled a rat on "deals" like this years ago and try to warn unsuspecting friends before they get sucked into these semi-scams. But, i was frankly surprised and disappointed that Windows...
  3. OK, i did.

    OK, i did.
  4. Windows Secrets Promotes Another Scam

    Windows Secrets sends out a flyer every couple of weeks called Win Deals. The flyer offers supposedly offers a deal on some piece of software. Recently they sent out one offering a duplicate file...
  5. Why assume all those Dell pre-installed programs...

    Why assume all those Dell pre-installed programs are crapware? Why assume they will slow down your computer's responsiveness? We've had several Dell PCs in the past which all came with a variety of ...
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    And having government with little money or power...

    And having government with little money or power is like letting all teenage boys run wild. ;)
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    I'd say that such a smooth, easy restoration...

    I'd say that such a smooth, easy restoration might merit sipping a single malt scotch.
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    This was touched upon by pheberer when he mention...

    This was touched upon by pheberer when he mention using an Atom 1.6GHz processor. My point is that almost any old PC can be configured as a server. It doesn't have to be powerful or have a lot of RAM...
  9. [SOLVED] Here's an alternative workaround. Open a new tab...

    Here's an alternative workaround. Open a new tab in IE and go to google.com. Then go to Internet Options in IE and, on the General tab, click on "Use current". Now, whenever you open your browser...
  10. Dell still has couple of configurable models...

    Dell still has couple of configurable models available. Check it out here: http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-8700-se/pd?ref=PD_Family
  11. When faced with a roomful of wi-fi users in a...

    When faced with a roomful of wi-fi users in a public place your two best options are an eBook reader or, dare i suggest it, an actual book!
  12. My lips are sealed ....

    My lips are sealed ....
  13. Thanks for cracking the whip on satrow ;) ...

    Thanks for cracking the whip on satrow ;)

    Already get plenty of junk mail offering to enlarge my mortgage or shrink my willie, don't really need any more!
  14. Hey, thanks very much for removing that third...

    Hey, thanks very much for removing that third image! How did you do it?
  15. Oops! Just tried to delete the image but it came...

    Oops! Just tried to delete the image but it came back ...
  16. Yes, Windows Secrets has an "extra" newsletter...

    Yes, Windows Secrets has an "extra" newsletter which is really just a flyer for a piece of software (or maybe hardware) that they send out every 2 to 4 weeks. Over the past year or so i think i took...
  17. Easy Duplicate Finder "Free" Download in WinDeals newsletter is a semi-SCAM

    The latest WinDeals newsletter from Windows Secrets offers WebMinds' Easy Duplicate Finder free download.

    The app will scan your computer (or any folder you choose) and locate duplicate files....
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    How do i tell if the recording is in a DRM format?

    How do i tell if the recording is in a DRM format?
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    OK, thanks. We discovered some time ago that WMC...

    OK, thanks. We discovered some time ago that WMC is convenient but not necessary. Convenient because if your home network is correctly set up you can configure WMC to look in a shared folder on...
  20. Xfinity Streaming TV Locks You Into Commercials

    Xfinity/Comcast.net has on-demand streaming of many TV shows. When watching on Windows 7 the commercial breaks are just a momentary blank then the show continues. When watching on Windows 10 all of...
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    Streaming Over Home Network

    Can we stream our recorded TV shows (recorded with Windows Media Center) over the old Windows Home Networking or must we use Homegroup? Our gigabit dual-band router handles everything OK so no...
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    [SOLVED] Other things you might try: Go to Starbucks or...

    Other things you might try:

    Go to Starbucks or anywhere they have free wi-fi. You could sit near their wi-fi source and run the speedtest at www.speedtest.net , then move further away and test...
  23. How do you get away with referring to your wife...

    How do you get away with referring to your wife as "spousal unit"? Maybe you should upgrade your reference to something more personal and human like she-who-must-be-obeyed ....
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    I would say that having to walk upstairs to the...

    I would say that having to walk upstairs to the kitchen may be part of the problem .... :cool:
  25. Thanks BHarder, Paul T and wavy for your kind...

    Thanks BHarder, Paul T and wavy for your kind assistance. It's much appreciated!

    Yes, that has always been my understanding, too. We also have an add-on SATA controller card and a hard drive dock...
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