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    If you go with 8 or 8.1, you can get one of the...

    If you go with 8 or 8.1, you can get one of the add-ons, such as StartIsBack or Classic Shell. It will make 8 or 8.1 look and feel just like 7.

    At home I have 8.0 with StartIsBack. At work I...
  2. For me, a keyboard / mouse / monitor will always...

    For me, a keyboard / mouse / monitor will always be essential. It is a lot easier to do all of the tasks I do on a full-size keyboard than on a touchscreen virtual keyboard.

    What would work for...
  3. No more secure login to Windows Secrets Lounge

    I used to be able to get a secure login to Windows Secrets Lounge by logging into https://windowssecrets.com/forums/login.php?do=login. But now, when I try to log in that way, it takes the "s" off...
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    Many people don't secure their Facebook profile...

    Many people don't secure their Facebook profile -- they let anyone and everyone look at everything, regardless of whether or not they are a FB friend.

    Also, many people seem to play every game and...
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    Poll: A LOT more research! I can see the need for...

    A LOT more research! I can see the need for hiring a lot of others to assist with the research.
  6. The only thing I would add would be, make sure...

    The only thing I would add would be, make sure that you have good anti-virus / anti-malware protection installed and running on the computer, with regular updates.
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    Poll: I leave my computer on 24/7 for this very reason,...

    I leave my computer on 24/7 for this very reason, unless I will be gone for a few days, in which case I shut it down and unplug it from the wall.

    On the other hand, there is benefit to restarting...
  8. Check to see if the access list is active in your...

    Check to see if the access list is active in your router. The access list is a list of allowed MAC addresses. If the list is active, and if your wireless MAC address isn't in the list, you won't be...
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    It's possible you can find the needed drivers...

    It's possible you can find the needed drivers from the manufacturers' web sites. If you will go to Device Manager, and look at the properties of a device (say, the Network Interface Card), you will...
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    The interface is pretty much the entire...

    The interface is pretty much the entire experience to the average user. That's like saying "WalMart is not much different than JCPenny, once you get past the huge number of people usually in...
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    Here are some tips for making Office 2013 work...

    Here are some tips for making Office 2013 work like previous versions of Office. Perhaps you will find what you need here.
    ...
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    Great tips! I found some items which were set to...

    Great tips! I found some items which were set to "sleep", which I have since changed: Lid closing now does nothing; power button now turns computer off.
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    With Word, you must set the printing properties...

    With Word, you must set the printing properties in Word and in the printer setup screen. It may be the same way with Outlook.

    In other words, see if you can set duplex printing both for Outlook...
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    "Hi, I'm from Microsoft, and I need to remote...

    "Hi, I'm from Microsoft, and I need to remote control your computer - we have detected several viruses!"
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    Chuck: I believe I know what you are asking. ...

    Chuck:

    I believe I know what you are asking.

    The format for the shortcut is <program path and name> <filename>.

    Therefore, the first thing you will need to do is to get the location of the...
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    If one or both drives are either Maxtor or...

    If one or both drives are either Maxtor or Seagate, you can get the free Seagate DiscWizard software:...
  17. "Bi-directional printing" was something that you...

    "Bi-directional printing" was something that you saw back in the days of parallel vs serial printers. "Bi-directional printing" was a feature which was available for parallel printers. Since "LPT1"...
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    Reasons to stick with 32-bit: * Old peripherals...

    Reasons to stick with 32-bit:
    * Old peripherals which don't have 64-bit drivers available.
    * Old software which won't run in a 64-bit environment.
    * Motherboard won't allow for 4 GB or more of...
  19. I have a Dell Latitude E6510. When my battery is...

    I have a Dell Latitude E6510. When my battery is completely dead, I can plug it in and turn it on immediately.
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    I use Task Manager to close windows which are...

    I use Task Manager to close windows which are suspect, so I don't have to touch them.
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    Good luck with that!
  22. I recall also having various issues when I ran IE...

    I recall also having various issues when I ran IE 11 with Windows 7. (I don't recall what they were; it's been a while.) I uninstalled IE 11 and went back to IE 10, and the issues disappeared.
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    Is it possible that you are a member of a cloud...

    Is it possible that you are a member of a cloud network, and those three folders are part of the cloud network? If so, then that may explain why they keep reappearing.

    The reason I would doubt...
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    There are at least four Radio Shacks in my city...

    There are at least four Radio Shacks in my city which have been open for a very long time. They seem to be doing well.
  25. For a time, Microsoft was pushing everyone from...

    For a time, Microsoft was pushing everyone from "Windows" updates to "Microsoft" updates. But it has been several years since I have seen "Microsoft" updates. Seems that it is back to being...
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