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  1. Thread: Windows Defender

    by DrWho
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    Testing to me, a working computer tech, means...

    Testing to me, a working computer tech, means test the new OS as if I were installing it for one of my elderly customers, who have no knowledge of what is safe and what is not. They search, email...
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    When I first installed Windows 7, I found that MS...

    When I first installed Windows 7, I found that MS in its infinite wisdom, had modified my old favorite game, Solitaire.

    I started playing that way back in the DOS days. I was used to the way it...
  3. Thank you Bruce..... I think! :rolleyes:

    Thank you Bruce..... I think! :rolleyes:
  4. I'm always reluctant to do that, on certain...

    I'm always reluctant to do that, on certain forums, where moderation is always in High Gear. :rolleyes:

    But as of now, MS has finally gotten up off of their (whatever) and posted the official link...
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    What can lengthen a shutdown is the number of...

    What can lengthen a shutdown is the number of drives on a system. Each one must be "Closed" before a proper shutdown can take place, regardless of what Shortcut you use.

    Having said that, I...
  6. Georgelee, you asked: "QUESTIONS The idea of...

    Georgelee, you asked:

    "QUESTIONS
    The idea of the slow reformat testing each sector and taking any that are damaged out of use appeals, especially if will indicate whether there were many bad...
  7. Well put Roland..... Just a little bit of...

    Well put Roland.....

    Just a little bit of History, not opinion.
    There was one HD sold by IBM called the "Deskstar", but was better known to Computer Tech's around the world as the "Death-Star",...
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    The old DOS "FDISK" command will remove ANY...

    The old DOS "FDISK" command will remove ANY partitions on a HD. (DOS, NTFS or Linux)

    And the DOS Format command will scrub a HD, writing over every sector, to prove whether the sector is 100%...
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    The evolution of computers, from ones that could...

    The evolution of computers, from ones that could heat a five story building (NCR 315 system, at Iowa Southern Utilities Co., in Davenport, Ia.) to the notebooks of today, has been a really wild...
  10. Thread: Java(TM)

    by DrWho
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    Java is not something to be feared! It's a...

    Java is not something to be feared! It's a programming language used in many electronic devices worldwide.
    If you buy a Smart Refrigerator, it probably has Java in it.

    Without it, many web pages...
  11. What data loss? Gee..... all you have to do is...

    What data loss? Gee..... all you have to do is copy your data files to an external HD or a Flash Drive of appropriate size.
    That takes only a few minutes.

    I ALWAYS DOS format every drive, before...
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    The other side of the coin: I've used Java and...

    The other side of the coin:

    I've used Java and Flash for years, without ever any problem, except for those obnoxious update schedulers, which I always disable.

    But those are just two of a half...
  13. Addendum: It's only a suspicion, that when...

    Addendum:

    It's only a suspicion, that when someone has problems installing a new OS, and they know that they are following the correct procedure, then it all comes back to the PC itself. I've...
  14. I got 9926 from MS, but when 10041 came out, I...

    I got 9926 from MS, but when 10041 came out, I couldn't get it by Upgrade from MS.
    So I did what I always do..... I went on a web quest. (Search)
    I found a site with nice clean (no viruses, spyware...
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    In every version of Windows 10, and I've...

    In every version of Windows 10, and I've installed several, there is always a way, if you read carefully, to opt out of logging in with a Microsoft Account. I don't have one, and I don't want one,...
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    I don't understand MS saying that the only way to...

    I don't understand MS saying that the only way to upgrade to 10041 is through the MS Update process. ???
    That's crazy! Someone at MS must be off his meds! :)

    The only decent way to install a...
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    [SOLVED] My router not only MUST stay on, but it's on a...

    My router not only MUST stay on, but it's on a UPS for continuous operation, even during a line-power failure.

    With no router, I have no phone (Magic Jack= VOIP). I also supply WiFi to a neighbor...
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    As easy as it is to 'bork' (mess up) a CD, make...

    As easy as it is to 'bork' (mess up) a CD, make multiple copies of your Rescue CD.

    :cool:

    PS: Save multiple backups, not just one! If a backup image goes bad for any reason, and you have...
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    As a working tech, of 35 years, the biggest...

    As a working tech, of 35 years, the biggest fallacy (disambiguation) that I find is that any ONE program can adequately protect a person's PC.
    "Sorry Charley, it ain't a gonna happen".

    On...
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    I found out many years ago, that life is a whole...

    I found out many years ago, that life is a whole lot simpler if I just let Windows manage things like the Pagefile. Some software was actually written to use the Pagefile and if it's not there, the...
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    Before the latest ver of Flash will install, you...

    Before the latest ver of Flash will install, you MUST remove the older version. Adobe even provides the UN-Install program.

    They want to make sure that ALL of the old version is completely GONE,...
  22. Thread: GMail

    by DrWho
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    Works great for me, here in Central FL. Bing? ...

    Works great for me, here in Central FL.

    Bing? I'd get rid of that!
    I take Bing and Chrome off of all my customer's PC's, because they don't know where they came from or what they are, etc.
    They...
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    I too used Outlook Express for years through...

    I too used Outlook Express for years through several versions. By far, it's the most easily set up and easy to use and problem free of any email program I've ever used or had to work on for others. ...
  24. Thread: Virtual tryout

    by DrWho
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    I have six OS's that I work with on the same...

    I have six OS's that I work with on the same Desktop PC, but..... each one is on it's own hard drive.

    I just plug in the one I want to work with. The OS under test never sees the other OS's. So...
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    If you used and liked XP, then you probably used...

    If you used and liked XP, then you probably used Outlook Express 6. Eh?
    I used O.E. all the way back to day one (whenever that was...I forget) because it just worked and it was so easy to set up and...
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