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  1. I am at the point where I say "why bother with...

    I am at the point where I say "why bother with anything". I jumped on the Windows a bandwagon only to discover that it was a waste of time and money. I understand that Microsoft is going to move off...
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    I have used Acronis, Avanquest Perfect Image, and...

    I have used Acronis, Avanquest Perfect Image, and Paragon disk utilities 15. The last 2 are basically identical in that Paragon is the parent coder for Avanquest. Acronis is much faster but the...
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    I don't use the online password savers because...

    I don't use the online password savers because every week there is somebody being hacked. Even companies that are supposed to be security conscious or security vendors don't seem to be immune from...
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    I used the PDF tools from Nuance. The software is...

    I used the PDF tools from Nuance. The software is not terribly expensive and it has a lot of decent tools. The only problem I have had with this company is that it's customer service has not evolved...
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    CNET download is actually okay. You have to...

    CNET download is actually okay. You have to realize that in PCs there is nothing "free". What bothered me is that CNET, as big as it is, got on the "additional software" bandwagon and when you...
  6. Wireless will so that. USB ports will go out on...

    Wireless will so that. USB ports will go out on you. The case mounted ones are the worse. I use an external USB powered hub now. You can replace the mouse which I have done a few times, AND check for...
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    I'm with the folks who advise a database. The...

    I'm with the folks who advise a database. The thing to understand is that desktop database applications, like all the rest of this techno-wonder, have their own cats and dogs. MS Access WILL choke on...
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    I had trauma with UEFI. I was building on a Z98...

    I had trauma with UEFI. I was building on a Z98 board and it had all kinds of boot problems.If you have a fairly straightforward and generic set up with SATA drives and USB 3.0 cards, you are not...
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    Maybe a desktop database which has indexes and...

    Maybe a desktop database which has indexes and you can embed objects
  10. Thread: SPC Root

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    Thanks for the reply... saw this file in my W7...

    Thanks for the reply... saw this file in my W7 root directory and wondered what it was.
  11. Thread: SPC Root

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    SPC Root

    Hi... what is SPC root and can it be safely deleted
  12. Thank you all for your suggestions. I appreciate...

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I appreciate that very much especially since this appears to be a problem inherent in the new generation of motherboards. I went to the Adaptec site and found that...
  13. Motherboard will not retain CMOS information

    I have an Asus Z87 motherboard with a Haswell i7 CPU and a lot of RAM as well as a new 750W PSU. The problem is that when I do a restart from Windows, the machine is trying to decide whether or not...
  14. There is not going to be any privacy rule reform...

    There is not going to be any privacy rule reform because there is too much money being made without it.

    The shareholders of these companies all lobby Congress to alter or remake the laws in the...
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    One of the things that you have to watch out for...

    One of the things that you have to watch out for is that web applications are still pretty much a wild West show. You can either block them or you can't but it is very hard to modify them. I had...
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    I have used IOLO for years. It has some very...

    I have used IOLO for years. It has some very useful features but I would agree that you have to use them with caution. For example, the global fixing thing I would be very cautious of. This is true...
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    Thank you all for your replies. My son has an SSD...

    Thank you all for your replies. My son has an SSD on his i7 rig and there is no doubt about its speed. What I am observing is that even though the motherboard does not wear out in the traditional...
  18. Ditto.. I remember the RLL as well. External...

    Ditto.. I remember the RLL as well. External drives have the additional hazard of being outside the computer case. When you get past spin times and all the other stuff, you have to remember that an...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9TIeuBF9Ss

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9TIeuBF9Ss
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    I check drivers every 2 or 3 weeks. However, I...

    I check drivers every 2 or 3 weeks. However, I use third-party software such as Driver Genius but I am thoughtful about which drivers I want to update because some of them need to be left alone.
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  21. We are losing the battle with computer games

    This is not a post about violence and all the moral things but I noticed that when my grandkids download web games or install games from a CD from "reputable" game developers, they opened the door to...
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    THANKS... makes sense

    THANKS... makes sense
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    Dual- and triple-channel RAM

    I am thinking of upgrading my motherboard from a triple channel to a dual channel set up. I have a Haswell CPU and Z97 board only has dual channel.If I move from a triple channel to a dual channel...
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    Thanks. I "have" noticed an improvement, but...

    Thanks. I "have" noticed an improvement, but maybe that's because I "wished" to see them. Howvever, you are right; that blazing speed increase didn't happen.
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    Thanks all... I "played around" with them and got...

    Thanks all... I "played around" with them and got them to work.
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