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    TO TonyL-- Many Thanks! Your one-piece post-SP3...

    TO TonyL--
    Many Thanks! Your one-piece post-SP3 update pack is exactly what I need. And due to the fact I had stumbled upon my old friend nLite earlier, as I wandered Google in search of a solution,...
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    TO BruceR-- Many thanks! I called MS tech...

    TO BruceR--
    Many thanks! I called MS tech support on this issue, claiming my last Windows Update session was April 8, but the session never completed properly, and continually prompted me to...
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    According to industry lore, Microsoft's Bill...

    According to industry lore, Microsoft's Bill Gates once observed, "It's software. It's buggy-- get over it!" Meaning, moving to another verison of Windows does not assure safety. Likewise, remaining...
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    "Gene Splicing" with XP Patches

    Just before all the Windows Updates were turned off, I managed to patch completely an XP Pro machine. Because Windows Update tends to move like an ox cart, I did not have time to finish a second XP...
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    And no more taps on shoulder from Windows Genuine...

    And no more taps on shoulder from Windows Genuine Disadvantage that it has decided (in its infinite wisdom) your copy of Windows is illigitimate!
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    All good points, especially the idea of using a...

    All good points, especially the idea of using a Linux Live CD during web exposure. and the idea of creating a "good image" of the system, against the day when infection or other disaster strikes....
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    RESOLUTION-- USB Ports 2.0 "Come back to Life"

    This is difficult to explain, but after putting away the laptop in its case, after discovering an intractible problem with all USB2.0 ports (would not recognize known good USB2.0 ext USB hard drive),...
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    It turned out this unit-- which has not been out...

    It turned out this unit-- which has not been out of its case very often-- was not clogged with dust, and the fan was OK. However, your suggestion about thermal grease on the heatsink is a keeper.
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    Thank you-- that is a good suggestion, and I do...

    Thank you-- that is a good suggestion, and I do have the standard PCMCIA slot.
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    I was afraid of that, but will keep you posted

    Yes, I guessed I was in trouble with the Acer laptop when it refused to recognize the external USB driver plug. This is astonishing, since the ACER has had so little actual combat exposure.
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    Acer laptop 3690-2972-- USB ports ?

    My Acer laptop 3690-2972 lost all its USB2.0 ports. When I connect a known-functional USB2.0 device to any of the four USB2.0 ports, the laptop (XP32bit) does not even note a device has been...
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    My Favorite Column

    Many of us are especially appreciative for all the hard work that goes into writing what often amounts to a post-mortem on a bad Windows patch. It's one thing to boost new products, and gleefully...
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    TO FORUM ADMINISTRATOR For a one sentence...

    TO FORUM ADMINISTRATOR

    For a one sentence comment, formatting line after line works fine. But the current HTML setting does not consistently separate paragraphs with a blank line after a hard...
  14. With All Due Respect

    My response and comments were directed to BackSpacer, not to yours (which, by the way, DID address hoarding and greed). However, because the issue of computer vendor and market abuse is very...
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    TREE SIZE is wonderful for every storage...

    TREE SIZE is wonderful for every storage allocation "problem" to identify anomalies and correct them. I have a physical drive of relatively limited storage capacity, and periodically use TREE SIZE to...
  16. ON MARKET GREED . Your commentary on mystical...

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    Your commentary on mystical "market forces" cannot disguise the pathological opportunism of greedy speculators. Consumers are not deceived by magical mythology of supply and...
  17. SEAGATE REPUTATION AT STAKE . Seagate once...

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    Seagate once enjoyed a good reputation, but not because it claimed a higher Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) than other OEMs, but (in part) because it provided a...
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    Tree Size Excellent in Controlling Bloat

    In a few seconds, Tree Size reveals (in descending order) the chief offenders in hogging disk space. Since Windows is a bloat machine, Tree Size is a vital tool in trimming wasted space.

    The...
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    Ted, you did not mention how long you have done...

    Ted, you did not mention how long you have done USB data transfers, but all equipment begins to lose its performance specs over time. In my case, I did whole-system image backups of 100-110GB...
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    As I said I would, I checked out Scott Moulton of...

    As I said I would, I checked out Scott Moulton of MyHardDriveDied.com. Moulton, who normally runs a computer tech road show out of Atlanta, Georgia (I believe), very kindly gave me a quick tip on...
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    Thank you for your post-- I can only hope some...

    Thank you for your post-- I can only hope some vendors actually care about quality, despite the production disincentives, but it runs against nature that the field should be all one, or the other....
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    Thanks for your response, Byron. As you advise, I...

    Thanks for your response, Byron. As you advise, I do have a group of trusted, reliable programs, but am very careful about apps which do not contribute to productivity and introduce needless risk....
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    My post pleased the gods of equanimity, and...

    My post pleased the gods of equanimity, and roused an entire caste of users, from a part-time prophet of low-wattage despair to one, like yourself, who does not see much of an issue here.

    You...
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    Good points-- Ray Ozzie and his widening...

    Good points-- Ray Ozzie and his widening influence in the Microsoft orbit is a sign Microsoft of old has learned at least a few more user-friendly behaviors. Ballmer is probably nearing retirement...
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    Clint, I had higher hopes for you than this raft...

    Clint, I had higher hopes for you than this raft of preening cynicism. My principal, first and major point is unless users continue to insist on higher standards, nothing will change for the better....
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