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    I might call it "spyware", because Google's whole...

    I might call it "spyware", because Google's whole business model is to vacuum up as much information as they can from everyone, particularly from those who use their products, and then resell that...
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    Chances are, if you've ever traveled and...

    Chances are, if you've ever traveled and connected to a hotel wifi, it will be listed there. If you've ever been to a friend's house and connected to his wifi, it will be listed there. So you may...
  3. So far, I've had good results with Lexar flash...

    So far, I've had good results with Lexar flash drives, but mixed results with some other brands.
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    The fact that two IDE drives had the same...

    The fact that two IDE drives had the same identical failure, and then a SATA drive worked without error, led me to conclude that perhaps there was some issue with IDE on my computer. I suppose it's...
  5. I had to completely block my son from the...

    I had to completely block my son from the internet a few times as a disciplinary measure. I also cut off his cell phone a few times. Modern technology affords parents some new ways to get their...
  6. As the article stated, MAC address filtering is...

    As the article stated, MAC address filtering is appropriate in some cases, such as if you have a son or daughter who is not very tech-savvy, but whom you want to block from the internet. It works...
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    Try NAPS2...

    Try NAPS2. It is free, extremely simple to use, and it will scan multiple pages into a single PDF document.
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    I agree fully with the Irfanview recommendation. ...

    I agree fully with the Irfanview recommendation. The only thing I would add to it is that you should also install the Irfanview addins. If you happen to have a picture that is too big to email, the...
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    Identity theft insurance isn't sufficient, in my...

    Identity theft insurance isn't sufficient, in my opinion. You should have active protection and monitoring. I use Lifelock, which not only monitors my situation, but also offers the insurance if my...
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    IDE is old technology, and Windows 10 is new. My...

    IDE is old technology, and Windows 10 is new. My gut feeling is that there may be an incompatibility there. It may be that if you replace the IDE drive with a SATA drive, your problem will be...
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    Why does the milk carton always sit sideways in...

    Why does the milk carton always sit sideways in the bag when I buy milk?

    When I pull my keys out of my pocket, why are the buttons on my car key always facing down?
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    No matter which one you get, you probably won't...

    No matter which one you get, you probably won't have perfect scanning. You'll need to verify that the info scanned accurately.
  13. If you have a monitor available, plug it into the...

    If you have a monitor available, plug it into the external monitor connector. Perhaps you will get video that way.
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    Why History Needs Software Piracy

    http://www.technologizer.com/2012/01/23/why-history-needs-software-piracy/
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    I also use Thunderbird, and I have for about two...

    I also use Thunderbird, and I have for about two years. I have Windows 8.0 32-bit, and I have both IMAP and POP3 email accounts set up in it. Both work perfectly.
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    If you absolutely cannot get it to run in Windows...

    If you absolutely cannot get it to run in Windows 8.1, there are two things you could try. In either case, you would first uninstall Legacy.

    Try this first --> Reinstall Legacy in "compatibility"...
  17. If you had Group Policy Editor on your computer,...

    If you had Group Policy Editor on your computer, you could change whatever group policy is causing this issue. Unfortunately, you will need to upgrade to Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate (and...
  18. Seems to me that you should be able to do this. ...

    Seems to me that you should be able to do this. What will happen is, after installing your hard drive into the new computer, you will have to update most or all of the drivers in Windows --...
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    I just bought a Cisco Linksys Factory Refurbished...

    I just bought a Cisco Linksys Factory Refurbished RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender on Amazon.com for $23.97, with free shipping. It was extremely easy to set up, and it works very well. It uses the...
  20. FUN: The person who wiped his drive and...

    FUN:

    The person who wiped his drive and reinstalled Windows is a hardware tech, not a software tech. Perhaps he installed a utility which restores things to their previous state, with the idea...
  21. I checked my friend's copy of Windows, and it...

    I checked my friend's copy of Windows, and it does not appear to be a bootleg copy.

    Further detail about this problem: It appears that every day, Windows resets itself to new, out-of-the-box...
  22. You sound like someone who likes the traditional...

    You sound like someone who likes the traditional start button and desktop of Windows 7 and prior versions of Windows. As I see it, if you go with Windows, you can either try to find a Windows 7...
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    The only time I've ever seen a situation similar...

    The only time I've ever seen a situation similar to this one was when I had a computer which had an IDE CD/DVD drive in it. I was unable to install Windows 7 using that CD/DVD drive, nor another IDE...
  24. I can't test this for XP, because I don't have XP...

    I can't test this for XP, because I don't have XP available, but here's what you would do in Windows 7 Enterprise: To give her an account with no rights, right-click on My Computer, and choose...
  25. Standard user profile keeps disappearing

    I have a customer who has Windows 7-64 bit. About two weeks ago I wasn't available to fix his computer, so he took it to a friend of mine who basically wiped the drive and reinstalled Windows. Now,...
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