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  1. Thread: Windows 9

    by tbbennett
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    Since Windows 8 would actually let you download,...

    Since Windows 8 would actually let you download, start the upgrade, and even keep using Windows 'til the reboot, I wouldn't be surprised if upgrades didn't continue to work as they always have.
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  2. A lot of this article focuses on the cloud in the...

    A lot of this article focuses on the cloud in the context of apps and the individual user experience. In that sense, it does explain why Microsoft views the cloud as a Windows appendage (OneDrive,...
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    Content.IE5 is usually Temporary Internet Files,...

    Content.IE5 is usually Temporary Internet Files, which means if you open your browser, got to Tools-->Options and delete temporary files--don't be surprised if it appears to freeze and takes a long...
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    On a side note, if you do get all your files and...

    On a side note, if you do get all your files and decide to do the reformat you're asking about, that should work--since you say the disk has multiple partitions on it, I just wanted to add that when...
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    I don't want to get into the war (I've seen both...

    I don't want to get into the war (I've seen both sides, I promise), but I do want to offer some suggestions to our original poster in the hopes that they help.

    I've noticed Windows Update problems...
  6. Great article! Your bit at the end about privacy...

    Great article! Your bit at the end about privacy is an important one, so I thought I'd add one tidbit for you: right now Microsoft is trying not to invade users' privacy, even when the government...
  7. Bobdog, lifespan is a valid concern, but these...

    Bobdog, lifespan is a valid concern, but these days the reliability of SSDs has dramatically improved. For example, I believe the Samsung EVO 840 series the author mentions notes an average of one...
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    For the bit you mention where you have problems...

    For the bit you mention where you have problems knowing which is which drive in the BIOS, depending on the motherboard you may be able to tell with a quick peek in the case. Some motherboards will...
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    I periodically experience this issue because some...

    I periodically experience this issue because some (random) USB device is holding up the boot process--like my PC decided this time that the USB hub is a bootable drive, or some USB device I have is...
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    Couldn't agree more with DrWho's post about...

    Couldn't agree more with DrWho's post about keeping a PC elevated above the floor: the foot-shuffling traffic at that level kicks up a lot more dust than you'd realize.

    Thought I'd also mention...
  11. Great article! I've been enjoying SSDs for a...

    Great article! I've been enjoying SSDs for a while now, and like the author says, you never want to go back. I thought I'd add some additional thoughts for the laptop user, since options are a...
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