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  1. Two replies pointing at USB, thanks But I...

    Two replies pointing at USB, thanks

    But I wonder: if it is a USB problem why is the keyboard affected but not the mouse? (I use a plug in USB trackball - as the trackpad on my laptop failed about...
  2. Thanks, I have set both options to disabled - and...

    Thanks, I have set both options to disabled - and will wait to see if the problem recurs.
    (With an intermittent issue it will be a matter of time before I think "Oh I have not had that problem for...
  3. Thanks, I will have a look at this when it next...

    Thanks, I will have a look at this when it next "misbehaves" - at the moment there are no device manager issues.
  4. Losing Keyboard when awaking W7 (HPx64) from Sleep

    Sometimes (frequently enough to be annoying) when trying to rouse my laptop from sleep mode, I find the keyboard is not recognised - which means logging on is difficult!

    I end up using the...
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    SSD or +RAM

    Presumably Hybrid drives speeds things up because of the most frequently accessed file being on the SS bit. The most frequently accessed file however is likely to be the pagefile especially if you...
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    Not sure that current Norton (NIS v21) is the...

    Not sure that current Norton (NIS v21) is the resource hog that it used to be. I think my major resource user is Firefox.

    From Process on TaskManager Top 5 Processes by Memory (Private Working...
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    Oh, dear another processor architecture to try...

    Oh, dear another processor architecture to try and compare!
    Pentium, Celeron was difficult.
    Intel i3, i5, i7 is moderately self explanatory, but
    Intel vs AMD?
    And now Skylake vs i7?

    But I...
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    I will probably buy new this year; but I am...

    I will probably buy new this year; but I am tempted to wait until Windows 10 comes out, get a view on what people think of it (i.e. not a turkey) and what hardware specs are required for effective...
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    Supressing the unwanted

    I have been through the startup programs and pruned the "obvious". Malwarebytes and Norton are also hopefully keeping on top of any unwanted stuff. Some I am not sure about (e.g. 3 instances of...
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    +RAM or new laptop?

    Thanks, however

    In UK 2x4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 512Meg x 64 • (Series: Crucial) costs £185.99 ~ $300 (US). At that price I wonder whether the money...
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    Security & Privacy?

    What are the comparative merits of Windows 8.1/10, iOS, Android, Ubuntu and FirefoxOS in respect of security and privacy? (See for instance recent reports of tracking Android phones merely by...
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    I keep getting the [Not responding] temporary...

    I keep getting the [Not responding] temporary hang. Resource Monitor shows that my RAM is maxing out so I suspect upping it to 8GB may have more effect than anything else. But 2x 4GB of RAM is...
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    My bank uses: Place of Birth (per FreeBMD.org)...

    My bank uses:
    Place of Birth (per FreeBMD.org)
    Date of Birth (per Birth Certificate)
    Mother's Maiden Name (per FreeBMD)
    Plus a memorable place and a memorable date.
    Random selection of letters...
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    Hospital data security - post contract testing

    "I told my colleague that his “unofficial” testing was probably illegal. While under contract, he had permission to connect to and analyze the hospital’s network. But once he’d submitted his report...
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    Exactly! Is this a US fight affecting only the...

    Exactly!

    Is this a US fight affecting only the US, or
    Is this a US fight that will affect all of us, or
    Is this a global fight in which we can all take part?
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    Security Questions

    My bank requires me to answer some questions truthfully as they match to the data they hold when they validated me as a customer for the purpose of meeting UK money laundering rules.

    I have to...
  17. What about Linux? Go for it!

    As #5 says, Linux needs to be considered.

    It suffers from not having a single promoter (MS, Apple, Google etc.) and a variety of versions that can be confusing, but:
    - It is robust and used by...
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    Re Backups for security

    I would welcome a more detailed article revisiting the whole question of backups in the light of current threats.

    I started (in the days of DOS) using "xcopy /s/e/m" daily with a monthly run after...
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    Disk Space and Aero

    I have found (Win 7 Home Premium 64bit 4G Ram 2.1GHz Dual Core Pentium) that running with less than about 100GB of spare disk space starts to give me problems - a lot of disk thrashing and Not...
  20. Caused Trouble with Firefox

    On an otherwise fully up-to-date W7 Home Premium set up, I had trouble with this update.

    Using Firefox 17.0.1 (in a user account) I lost the ability to store configuration information and...
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    Stripped Down Keyboard Driven Win 7 - Advice?

    I am trying to configure my mother's Win 7 laptop (Toshiba Satellite C660-220) for maximum ease of use and would welcome advice.

    She needs one clear way to "do things" - she learns procedures...
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    Has the ribbon interface driven a lot of Office...

    Has the ribbon interface driven a lot of Office users to Open/LibreOffice?
    Will the Metro UI drive a lot of Windows users to Linux?
    (Currently installing Ubuntu 12.04 / OpenOffice / Mozilla...
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