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  1. Yes, the piece was written by a software guy, and...

    Yes, the piece was written by a software guy, and not run by a hardware guy first. The biggest errors concern all the stuff about charging. Meltdowns and fires almost always occur during charge. ...
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    Thanks guys! It makes me feel less a novice to...

    Thanks guys! It makes me feel less a novice to see the experts stumped as I am :-) "Thread of the year" award indeed! The CPU Cycle Eating Monster is still absent, but I have a dreaded fear that...
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    Problem Solved!

    Thanks Retired,
    I have factory installed Win7 on a five year old H-P laptop (dual processor 64 bit).

    I have had the issues described in the first five paragraphs at this link for over a year....
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    ANY control of Antimalware possible?

    When first introduced, Antimalware tool ran appropriately, running once a week at 2:00am as the Task Manager specifies. Now it has gotten a Microsoft "improvement" which runs it every time my...
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    Thanks. Great idea using 7-zip. A lot less...

    Thanks. Great idea using 7-zip. A lot less messing around than TrueCrypt.

    There's nothing contradictory about a volume containing all needed information, but having it organized in such a way...
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    LastPass tip

    I have used LastPass (free) for some time now, and find it to be worth every penny I paid for it. It has the most counter-intuitive user interface I have ever seen. When I have searched LP for...
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    RoboForm update

    The WindowsSecrets newsletter has given RoboForm top kudos more than once. Nonetheless, a Google search of RoboForm seemed sensible before installing it. Here is but one of many surprising results....
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    Thanks folks. Yes, I am in full agreement. I...

    Thanks folks. Yes, I am in full agreement. I failed to communicate well that this is what motivated my original post. It's not about loss of 2-3% of my processor time, but rather why my computer...
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    EaseUS constantly uses computer power

    I use Process Explorer to see who is eating up CPU power. When I first noticed that Todo EaseUS was consuming about 3% of my CPU power, I assumed that some sort of disk indexing was running in the...
  10. At one time PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) had the gov...

    At one time PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) had the gov spooks wetting their pants. After a few years, the whole flap seemed to disappear from mass media attention. I found this to be a very interesting...
  11. As for the "leftover" copy files, of which...

    As for the "leftover" copy files, of which Microsoft is so very fond, I use the free "Secure Delete" http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897443.aspx. Since it is just another Black Box...
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    Oh, I get it. Yes, we're now into a data base...

    Oh, I get it. Yes, we're now into a data base design problem, and I have almost as many bookmarks as you do. I have found few magic answers here. One thing I would like to see is the ability to...
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    I am surprised that Fred Langa did not propose...

    I am surprised that Fred Langa did not propose the simple and obvious thing I do in Chrome, but is applicable to IE and all other browsers. Just shorten the fave/bookmark/whatever label to the...
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    This is an astonishingly common problem, just...

    This is an astonishingly common problem, just Google it. The problem is pretty clearly living in the YouTube player domain. Having read many hundreds of posts, in a dozen locations, I have seen...
  15. Google = Blue Controls All Else = Silver ones Huh?

    With one exception, all of my apps, and all Win7 sys apps, display only silver window control icons, as in the first image. However, when a window opens for Google Chrome, the window control icons...
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    I'm with ya bbearren! My Win7 install corrupted...

    I'm with ya bbearren! My Win7 install corrupted some Library files, and I now stay away from this latest New Whizbang from Redmond. It just destroys robustness, compared to the "old way", and adds...
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    Yep. If you've got a laptop, I highly recommend...

    Yep. If you've got a laptop, I highly recommend DiscountedLaptopParts.com A used H-P CD/DVD R/W cost me $12.20 post paid, installed in 30 seconds, and worked perfectly, both CD and DVD, R and W! ...
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    Thanks guys for your ideas. I'll bet that not...

    Thanks guys for your ideas.

    I'll bet that not very many folks here know that the IBM Service Manual for the brand new Personal Computer contained complete documented source code for their new op...
  19. I was hoping for a tsunami of stuck viewers, but...

    I was hoping for a tsunami of stuck viewers, but alas, not the case. Well, I'm about to try doing a clean install of Win7 and will report back here if the YouTube playback sticking problem goes...
  20. Here's the link http://youtubedownloader.com/ I...

    Here's the link http://youtubedownloader.com/ I think that I found a way to download it as a file (not using somebody's down loader which may carry computer cooties) You have to manually copy the...
  21. You Tube playback sticks part way thru video

    You Tube playback sticks on my H-P laptop with factory Win 7 for the last couple of months. The player does not crash because mouse and everything else I can see is still working. It is as if the...
  22. Clean build Win 7 on laptop with factory install?

    My H-P DTR laptop came with 64 bit Win 7 Home Premium. I have access to a Win 7 install disk. I do not want to re-install because of the PITA of removing gobs of unwanted crapware that H-P shoves...
  23. "Cancel" available in "Post New Thread" function?

    If there is one, I can't find it. If there is not one, might I recommend that one be added? While posting a question, a solution occurred to me, and it worked. The only solution I could find to...
  24. cmptrgy, I already select updates manually. ...

    cmptrgy, I already select updates manually. Unlike yourself, I read Susan's Patchwatch and try to avoid any patch ("Important" or optional) which rates a "Wait" or a "Skip" from Susan. Otherwise,...
  25. How can I use this valuable information??

    IMHO, Susan Bradley's column contains the most helpful and valuable information in the WS Newsletter. I am failing completely to find any workable way to link the endless blizzard of updates that...
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