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    Swuff-- I would love to do off-site storage on...

    Swuff--
    I would love to do off-site storage on my own property. I had a laptop and both external hard drives (plus the usual jewelry, etc.) stolen before I installed security with monitoring. I have...
  2. I'm sorry., but I don't understand what you said....

    I'm sorry., but I don't understand what you said. The individual words make sense but the sentence is a foreign language.

    I'm not sure this is pertinent: DSL, so that's wired. My desktop connects...
  3. That's what I thought. I just wonder if...

    That's what I thought. I just wonder if "overnight" is going to be long enough. What happens if it's still downloading when I want to download something? Will I be able to pause and resume? (And why...
  4. Very slow DSL--what happens with Win10 download?

    My DSL connection is about as slow as can be. It's top download is supposed to be 700+, but it never even reaches 500 whatevers. I can't do anything that streams (time out every 1-2 seconds to...
  5. I used "Default Programs" to set Firefox and...

    I used "Default Programs" to set Firefox and Picture viewer as the defaults and now that's all happy. Thank you very much everyone.
  6. Well, I reinstalled 4.3.1 and the same thing is...

    Well, I reinstalled 4.3.1 and the same thing is happening again. Now I think it's a problem with the computer. Since I got this used laptop only about a week ago, I believe I'll head back to the...
  7. The newest: 4.4.3. Or rather, I was until right...

    The newest: 4.4.3. Or rather, I was until right after I wrote that last post. Right now I have no LibreOffice installed and all is as it should be. My old one was 4.3.1, and that's what I'll install,...
  8. I tried that. I don't get an option to do...

    I tried that. I don't get an option to do anything but choose whether it will handle the various MSOffice file types. I unchecked all, let it finish, restarted my computer and it's still hijacking...
  9. Thanks for your reply. I *always* use a custom...

    Thanks for your reply. I *always* use a custom install, unless it's not available, and then I think about whether I really want to install that program at all. Usually all I do is change the install...
  10. LibreOffice has taken over from Windows Picture Viewer

    I got a new (used) Windows 7 laptop last week and until I installed the newest LibreOffice, if I clicked on a picture file, Windows Picture Viewer (I think that's the right Windows feature!) would...
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    I found a local independent shop that deals in...

    I found a local independent shop that deals in used Mac and Windows computers and they can come to my house if I can't get my network working. The guy listened to what I said and said it sounds very...
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    Thank you for your reply. When I said I can't...

    Thank you for your reply. When I said I can't afford a new computer, I meant exactly that: I'm retired on fixed income and simply don't have that kind of money lying around, not with 3 things dying...
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    I'm amazed you could pull that much info from the...

    I'm amazed you could pull that much info from the data I sent you. I will still try "my" computer shop first. Even if I bought one of the amazon.com ones, I'd still have to find a reputable,...
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    Doubly bad news, but thank you

    The hard drive is not replaceable because no one makes one that fits the space. The shop has searched for me because I wanted something substantially bigger. I will contact the shop and see if they...
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    Thank you for help but ??

    I downloaded and ran the program, but I'm not sure how to post the results back, so I can only hope it happens correctly. That's one of the things I haven't had to do before.
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    Win7 apparently dying by inches

    My HP Elite Book laptop running Win7 freezes (any and all programs) randomly, opening a program can take up to 3 minutes, even if its the first one I open, Firefox 38 often slows to a crawl, I've had...
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    I have had update problems, and there's no way...

    I have had update problems, and there's no way I'm going to allow MS to make me install things like Silverlight or Skype when I don't want them. It was bad enough when they gave us the update that...
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    Thank you. I will keep looking into Linux as a...

    Thank you. I will keep looking into Linux as a possible replacement. If there's something like Wine (for Mac computers to use Windows software) available for it, then I can keep my favorite Windows...
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    Windows 10--no choice about updates?

    My local independent computer store is firmly against Windows 10 because they say that all updates will be forced on you, whether you want or need them, including the optional ones. Tell me it isn't...
  20. I check "Disable everywhere and it makes no...

    I check "Disable everywhere and it makes no difference: still getting the subscribe ad on every forum page. Any other suggestions?
  21. Thank you for your quick reply. I already have...

    Thank you for your quick reply. I already have "Adblock Plus" installed. I don't know about any "additonal helpers". All the options are checked except 'Disable everywhere'. I will try checking that...
  22. Why do I get a subscription ads after clicking to read forum posts from paid Windows Secrets?

    I have a life-time subscription to Windows Secrets newsletter. I open the newsletter in my email client and then click the link to read the newsletter in Firefox. I read a lot of the forum posts...
  23. Sorry; this doesn't change anything. There was...

    Sorry; this doesn't change anything. There was already a check beside the AiOS toolbar.

    But it was a good idea. I'd completely forgotten to check that.
  24. Customised Firefox doesn't show the sidebar with direct links: no sidebar or completely open

    My Firefox is up to date, but it's been updated so many times I can't count. At some point I accidentally turned off the thin column/sidebar that shows icons for bookmarks, history, downloads, add...
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    I'm a long time fan of COMODO Programs Manager...

    I'm a long time fan of COMODO Programs Manager. It doesn't add anything extra, as far as I can tell, and when it finishes with a program's built in uninstaller, it shows you every single registry...
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