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    The most common connection setup in the USA? ...

    The most common connection setup in the USA? I've never seen this type of setup. I've never done this kind of setup.

    It is good to know, however, that you in AUS are a bit more advanced than we...
  2. I run Windows 8.0 32-bit, because the maximum...

    I run Windows 8.0 32-bit, because the maximum amount of RAM I can run in my machine is 2 GB.

    If everything is working fine with 32-bit, I'd leave well enough alone. If some day you have...
  3. Thread: System 32

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    I see no reason why minor children are entitled...

    I see no reason why minor children are entitled to a computer. The only reason they have one is because of the extreme generosity of their dad. Same applies to cell phones, etc.

    In light of...
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    Click Start, then Devices and Printers. Does...

    Click Start, then Devices and Printers. Does your scanner show up in the list of devices?
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    CPU usage looks very reasonable. When it gets in...

    CPU usage looks very reasonable. When it gets in the range of 80% or higher, then you should be concerned.

    If you'll click on the Processes tab, you will be able to see if there is a specific...
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    Linda: A really easy thing to do is run Task...

    Linda:

    A really easy thing to do is run Task Manager. Task Manager will show you which processes are running, and how much percent of CPU resources that the processes are using. Click on the...
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    If the disk is a CD-R or a DVD-R, you can't erase...

    If the disk is a CD-R or a DVD-R, you can't erase it. I believe you can make the data on it inaccessible, but you can't erase it, because it is read-only, and the data is permanently written to it....
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    You could go into your router and block it there,...

    You could go into your router and block it there, in the security settings. That would block the website on all computers and all browsers.
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    If you go with 8 or 8.1, you can get one of the...

    If you go with 8 or 8.1, you can get one of the add-ons, such as StartIsBack or Classic Shell. It will make 8 or 8.1 look and feel just like 7.

    At home I have 8.0 with StartIsBack. At work I...
  10. For me, a keyboard / mouse / monitor will always...

    For me, a keyboard / mouse / monitor will always be essential. It is a lot easier to do all of the tasks I do on a full-size keyboard than on a touchscreen virtual keyboard.

    What would work for...
  11. No more secure login to Windows Secrets Lounge

    I used to be able to get a secure login to Windows Secrets Lounge by logging into https://windowssecrets.com/forums/login.php?do=login. But now, when I try to log in that way, it takes the "s" off...
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    Many people don't secure their Facebook profile...

    Many people don't secure their Facebook profile -- they let anyone and everyone look at everything, regardless of whether or not they are a FB friend.

    Also, many people seem to play every game and...
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    Poll: A LOT more research! I can see the need for...

    A LOT more research! I can see the need for hiring a lot of others to assist with the research.
  14. The only thing I would add would be, make sure...

    The only thing I would add would be, make sure that you have good anti-virus / anti-malware protection installed and running on the computer, with regular updates.
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    Poll: I leave my computer on 24/7 for this very reason,...

    I leave my computer on 24/7 for this very reason, unless I will be gone for a few days, in which case I shut it down and unplug it from the wall.

    On the other hand, there is benefit to restarting...
  16. Check to see if the access list is active in your...

    Check to see if the access list is active in your router. The access list is a list of allowed MAC addresses. If the list is active, and if your wireless MAC address isn't in the list, you won't be...
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    It's possible you can find the needed drivers...

    It's possible you can find the needed drivers from the manufacturers' web sites. If you will go to Device Manager, and look at the properties of a device (say, the Network Interface Card), you will...
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    The interface is pretty much the entire...

    The interface is pretty much the entire experience to the average user. That's like saying "WalMart is not much different than JCPenny, once you get past the huge number of people usually in...
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    Here are some tips for making Office 2013 work...

    Here are some tips for making Office 2013 work like previous versions of Office. Perhaps you will find what you need here.
    ...
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    Great tips! I found some items which were set to...

    Great tips! I found some items which were set to "sleep", which I have since changed: Lid closing now does nothing; power button now turns computer off.
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    With Word, you must set the printing properties...

    With Word, you must set the printing properties in Word and in the printer setup screen. It may be the same way with Outlook.

    In other words, see if you can set duplex printing both for Outlook...
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    "Hi, I'm from Microsoft, and I need to remote...

    "Hi, I'm from Microsoft, and I need to remote control your computer - we have detected several viruses!"
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    Chuck: I believe I know what you are asking. ...

    Chuck:

    I believe I know what you are asking.

    The format for the shortcut is <program path and name> <filename>.

    Therefore, the first thing you will need to do is to get the location of the...
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    If one or both drives are either Maxtor or...

    If one or both drives are either Maxtor or Seagate, you can get the free Seagate DiscWizard software:...
  25. "Bi-directional printing" was something that you...

    "Bi-directional printing" was something that you saw back in the days of parallel vs serial printers. "Bi-directional printing" was a feature which was available for parallel printers. Since "LPT1"...
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