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    Hi, Speedball. The OP mentioned that Google...

    Hi, Speedball.

    The OP mentioned that Google was too intrusive for him, so I figured that if he was concerned about privacy, he might try an email service which specializes in privacy. I am very...
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    Maybe you could play Gorillas on it.

    Maybe you could play Gorillas on it.
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    The way I've done it in the past was to plug in a...

    The way I've done it in the past was to plug in a USB ethernet adapter, and do the update that way.

    The phone is a good option, because most people have wifi hotspots in their phone.
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    Larry Osterman explains...

    Larry Osterman explains why we don't find Easter Eggs these days in Microsoft software.
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    Are you zipping the emails, or just the email...

    Are you zipping the emails, or just the email attachments?
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    If you are able to install whatever app you...

    If you are able to install whatever app you choose, then I recommend Trend Micro Maximum Security. I use it on Windows 8 and 8.1. I am pleased with its effectiveness, as well as its efficiency (it...
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    From what I understand, startmail.com not only is...

    From what I understand, startmail.com not only is very secure, but also they have gone to great lengths to make it very easy. And they store your email in Europe, where privacy laws are stronger.
    ...
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    I suggest you go with www.startmail.com. They...

    I suggest you go with www.startmail.com. They are very secure and very private. And their email servers are in Europe - the NSA can't get to them.
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    You stated, in your original post, "I'd like to...

    You stated, in your original post, "I'd like to open a new, web-based email account, so that I can have an account that will follow me if I change service providers. I looked into gmail, but being...
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    Get your own domain (for example, LesF.com or...

    Get your own domain (for example, LesF.com or LesF.org). You can host it with anyone you want. As long as you pay the +/- $15 per year domain registration fee, it is yours forever. If you host it...
  11. Yes, because you will boot from the Win 8 install...

    Yes, because you will boot from the Win 8 install disk. The install disk will be managing things until Windows 8 is installed on the drive.

    The only possible glitch is that if your copy of...
  12. When you first run Windows 7 (before the slowdown...

    When you first run Windows 7 (before the slowdown occurs), run Task Manager, and click on the Processes tab. Sort on CPU, with the highest number at the top of the list.

    When the slowdown occurs,...
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    I might have guessed, when you said that it was a...

    I might have guessed, when you said that it was a Toshiba.

    What about this? A USB audio adapter.
  14. Thanks for the insights that you shared, Marvin....

    Thanks for the insights that you shared, Marvin.

    Over the past few years I have seen stories of problems with SSDs. (I don't remember specifics right now, but rather that sometimes people had a...
  15. George, I gather from the above that you don't...

    George, I gather from the above that you don't want to purchase a new HD, but rather that you want to stick with the old one.

    I am concerned that you apparently weren't able to get a good backup...
  16. George: Sometimes SSDs have problems. They...

    George:

    Sometimes SSDs have problems. They can be complicated to set up. A traditional hard drive, on the other hand, is very simple and straightforward. Because of the simplicity of a...
  17. Excel is basically spreadsheets on the computer. ...

    Excel is basically spreadsheets on the computer. If they would design some paper spreadsheets, and keep their books on them, they could probably do very well, except that all the books would be kept...
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    Actually, they do. If you go to their web site,...

    Actually, they do. If you go to their web site, you will find two types of support: free support for Avast only, and a paid plan for more complete computer support.

    The paid plan is called Avast...
  19. What happens if you log out of A and then log...

    What happens if you log out of A and then log into B?
  20. I think you should start with Excel. Get...

    I think you should start with Excel. Get everything as refined and simplified in Excel as you can, and work it that way for a while. You may find that Excel will give you everything you need. Best...
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    I use Trend Micro. Each license allows up to...

    I use Trend Micro. Each license allows up to three devices to activate the software. Recently I had to log onto my Trend Micro account and delete a couple of unused licenses, in order to activate...
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    Jean, you still have some sort of audio hardware...

    Jean, you still have some sort of audio hardware on your motherboard. If you see nothing in Device Manager or in the optional Windows updates, then your audio hardware is defective. In this case,...
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    Actually, there is a program called Avast Total...

    Actually, there is a program called Avast Total Support which gives general computer support (not limited to Avast) for a fee. They didn't say what the fee was. It may in fact be $179 per year.
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    Browni got VIP status because those who manage...

    Browni got VIP status because those who manage this blog felt that his posts contributed a lot to the blog.

    I am quite sure that he didn't give freely of his time in thousands of posts just to get...
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    Jean: I believe there are two ways to fix...

    Jean:

    I believe there are two ways to fix this:

    1. Do a Windows Update. Check the optional/hardware updates, to see if there is one for your audio. If so, install it, then reboot it. That...
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