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  1. 2016 04 30: Thanks to everybody who responded...

    2016 04 30:
    Thanks to everybody who responded to my original request for help with lockups after boot, apparently involving Internet Explorer. My wife recently asked me again to fix it, since her...
  2. [SOLVED] Thank you, geochemster, for your response. It...

    Thank you, geochemster, for your response. It turns out I was too impatient. After about 11 hours, Windows 10 DID finally come up, preserving my desktop, WiFi connection, and networked printer. ...
  3. [SOLVED] Windows 10 Upgrade stuck on "Preparing to Install..."

    Windows 10 Upgrade stuck on "Preparing toInstall..."

    I intentionally waited for a while in the hope that Windows10 installation problems might be resolved before I tried it. Unfortunately,...
  4. Is there any easy way to discover (and fix) why IE 11 occasionally locks up my entire PC?

    Is there any easy way to discover (and fix) why InternetExplorer 11 occasionally locks up my entire PC for around 40 seconds? Even the cursor will not move during thislockup. This is annoying, but...
  5. What's the EASIEST to use reliable Backup system?

    What's the EASIEST to use reliable Backup system?
    Every time I read about Full Backups, I know it's a good idea but I never do it because the instructions are always pages long involving detailed...
  6. Here is the response from the Teamviewer ticket: ...

    Here is the response from the Teamviewer ticket:

    "Thank you very much for sending us these Feature Requests.

    We do not have a solution at the moment.
    I will forward your suggestion to our...
  7. Can Teamviewer control a Windows PC with a 17 inch screen from an iPad ?

    I would like to use Teamviewer with an IPad mini tablet tocontrol my home PC, which has a 17 inch screen.

    The iPad is a ME033LL/A model with a resolution of 1024x768 anda 7.75 inch diagonal...
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    Thanks BATcher, for your suggestion. I made a...

    Thanks BATcher, for your suggestion. I made a ZIP folder and sure enough, it's only 8% smaller so that's not much. In fact, I WOULD be prepared to remove some detail from this video. It's only a...
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    Thanks CLint, I downloaded Handbrake, it's free,...

    Thanks CLint, I downloaded Handbrake, it's free, and it does work, so that's great. The instructions in the above link are also very clear and helpful. Unfortunately, the MP4 file did not shrink...
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    Any free way to compress MP4 videos?

    Is there any free way to compress MP4 videos? I googled the question, found something called iSkysoft that was advertised as free, downloaded it and tried it. But after the hassle of installing it,...
  11. How to download Gmail Inbox into an editable MS Word .doc file?

    How to download Gmail Inbox into an editable MS Word .docfile?

    I have a Gmail Inbox with a number of messages from variouspeople. I would like to download theentire Gmail Inbox into a MS Word...
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    How well do any of these backup-synching services...

    How well do any of these backup-synching services protect against cryptolocker type viruses that actually encrypt files on your hard disk?
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    Great ! Thanks - works like a charm.

    Great ! Thanks - works like a charm.
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    Fred Langa suggested a screen shot program called...

    Fred Langa suggested a screen shot program called Greenshot. So I downloaded it, installed it, and started it up on my Windows 7 system, and pressed PrntScr. Now there is a something that looks...
  15. Thanks to all who replied. For some reason, the...

    Thanks to all who replied. For some reason, the automatic email notification didn't work this time so I didn't know anybody had responded. Yes, my question was about the "Restore Previous Version"...
  16. Do "Restore Previous Versions" options repair Cryptolocker infections?

    Do "Restore Previous Versions" options repair Cryptolocker infections, or at least enable recovery of files?

    I've been reading about the horrors of Cryptolocker infections. But Windows 7,...
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    I recently installed an Ubuntu based distribution...

    I recently installed an Ubuntu based distribution called LXLE alongside Windows XP on my old desktop. Installation worked like a charm and now I can boot to either one. In addition, my wireless...
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    Well, I spoke too soon. After moving both PC's...

    Well, I spoke too soon. After moving both PC's to within 6 feet of the router, the problem returned. Then I turned off wireless access and attached network cables and the problem went away. With...
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    Thanks to scaisson and your suggestion to check...

    Thanks to scaisson and your suggestion to check the PING status. I am hopeful that the problem may be solved !!!!

    Both PC's are wireless. I checked the PING times from both PC's to the other...
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    Thanks to F.U.N and Scaisson for your helpful...

    Thanks to F.U.N and Scaisson for your helpful suggestions. However, although intermittent hardware failure is always possible, there is no other evidence of it besides the current problem that I...
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    Thanks for all of your responses. However, here...

    Thanks for all of your responses. However, here is a clearer description of the problem, which just occurred this morning:

    I brought up both of my home PC's, each of which has a folder shared...
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    RG: I'm using Work Groups, not HOme Groups. I...

    RG:
    I'm using Work Groups, not HOme Groups. I have also found the Home Groups seemed to be less reliable than Work Groups. I'm not sure I understand what you are suggesting: the PC's have...
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    Can network sharing problems be understood?

    Can network sharing problems be understood?

    I'm trying to diagnose occasional network sharing problems between my two home Windows 7 PC's. I realize that there are lots and lots of problems on...
  24. How can I find the PC/device that's using all the bandwidth to access the internet?

    How can I find the PC/device that's using all the bandwidth to access the internet?

    I am trying to find out why a small network that I support often experiences drastic slowdown in its access...
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    The simplest thing to do is to buy a new laptop...

    The simplest thing to do is to buy a new laptop with Windows 7. I'm 66 years old and have the same concerns as the original poster. Three days ago (late January 2014) I helped a friend buy a new...
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