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    For a long time, my search engine of choice and...

    For a long time, my search engine of choice and home page for my browser, was Google.com

    Then earlier this summer Google announced that they would be gathering information from our Google...
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    It's not only advisable but CRITICAL, that when...

    It's not only advisable but CRITICAL, that when you're downloading and installing anything, that you carefully read every word of every line of every little window that pops up on your screen. It's...
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    +1 They're a scam at best and Malware at worse...

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    They're a scam at best and Malware at worse and a total waste of time and money.

    The Doctor :cool:
  4. I keep images of C: on D: on the same drive, for...

    I keep images of C: on D: on the same drive, for a quickie restore if something gets messed up on my OS partition.
    But recently I got what I think was a boot sector virus, and my Backup/Restore...
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    It's an age old problem, that if one OS on a...

    It's an age old problem, that if one OS on a computer can see another OS on the same computer, it will futz around with it, and may even try to "FIX" it.

    I had problems with that fact some time...
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    Just for general information. As files and...

    Just for general information.

    As files and programs get bigger and bigger, the old USB 2.0 just isn't fast enough.
    So I've sworn off buying any more USB 2.0 drives of any kind.

    For the past...
  7. If you have AVG installed and running, (it should...

    If you have AVG installed and running, (it should now be ver. 2015) I would disable Windows Defender. OK?

    If you start your programs from a desktop shortcut and go into the properties of the...
  8. Correct! Circa 1990. It's a great game, to...

    Correct! Circa 1990.

    It's a great game, to promote Hand to Eye coordination, for us old timers.

    And, it's a timed game so you can play it against the clock or against another person.

    It...
  9. Thread: Windows 9 ?

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    Windows 9 has died on the vine. The next version...

    Windows 9 has died on the vine.
    The next version of Windows will be Windows 10, which is already out in Beta test.
    Reports about it abound on other forums.

    Hurry up and wait! OR, get into the...
  10. I have a DOS game, that I bought on a single 3.5"...

    I have a DOS game, that I bought on a single 3.5" floppy disk, back in 1990, pre-windows.
    It runs just fine on Windows XP but not on Windows 7.

    Then I tried to load it on Windows 8.1/32bit, and...
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    All the way back in the '98 days, I wrote my...

    All the way back in the '98 days, I wrote my first Cleanup.bat program and shared it with all my customers.
    I put it in their Startup folder for a free daily cleanup. That won't get everything, but...
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    Depends on how much money you have. No money? ...

    Depends on how much money you have. No money? Then clean up your mess.
    Got lots O money? Buy a 3 Terrabyte drive. They are getting real cheap now.

    I clean up peoples computers for a living...
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    Just earlier this year, the VA finally upgraded...

    Just earlier this year, the VA finally upgraded from Windows XP-Pro to Windows 7.
    I doubt they will be upgrading again any time soon. That costs them Millions of $'s.

    Who me? Oh, heck, I'm...
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    If the Touch Screen is a problem, (it was for me...

    If the Touch Screen is a problem, (it was for me on an HP AIO) the touchscreen driver can be disabled.
    It looks like just another mouse driver, in the Hardware Manager.
    But don't remove the...
  15. Basically true......but not 100% true. In...

    Basically true......but not 100% true.

    In Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 you will find a folder labeled "Windows Mail".

    But, in MS's infinite wisdom, they left it there however it's disabled.
    ...
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    Yes, because of all the built in redundancy, windows does take too long to boot.

    But you can shorten the boot time of Windows by 27 seconds, by incorporating this little tweak.

    Shorten the Boot...
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    The Windows Firewall that comes with Windows XP,...

    The Windows Firewall that comes with Windows XP, is more than satisfactory. No need to look elsewhere.

    I and many of my customers still run XP and we all use AVG 2014 FREE.
    Worrying about just...
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    Yes, but if I give the details here, some Grand...

    Yes, but if I give the details here, some Grand Poobah will tell me I'm violating forum rules.

    So all I can say is that I found the secret on the internet. Google it?
    That's where I found it.
    ...
  19. I must ask...... "are you using any email program...

    I must ask...... "are you using any email program on your computer, or are you going directly to GMail? (webmail)

    I ask, because I have several GMail accounts and I send and receive with them all...
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    For years, we (at least some of us) used Windows...

    For years, we (at least some of us) used Windows XP and Outlook Express 6 to do all our email.
    Then in Vista there was no more O.E.6 and it was revamped and called Windows Mail. Worked just like...
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    [SOLVED] I'd just boot up the computer with my DOS Utils...

    I'd just boot up the computer with my DOS Utils disk, making sure that the main OS drive is disabled so it cannot be written to. Then using FDISK, i'd remove all the partitions on the target disk,...
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    From someone who uses them both, I don't...

    From someone who uses them both, I don't understand your question. The two programs have nothing to do with one another. Malware Bytes is not an AV or AS program so it should not be something...
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    That was the accepted wisdom, back in the day,...

    That was the accepted wisdom, back in the day, when HD's were still in the Megabyte range. It's one of the first things I learned about hard drives, about 34 years ago. I still do that now, when...
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    Having a Hard drive manager, like EaseUS...

    Having a Hard drive manager, like EaseUS Partition Manager on a boot disk, is also very helpful in times like this.

    Fix the XP hard drive, by incorporating all the unused space into C: before you...
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    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Co...

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Computer%20Stuff/7dbGain.jpg

    What's this?
    Well, it's my Acer One Netbook, with a Dynamode, 11N-150, USB adapter and 9DB gain antenna.

    As was...
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