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    That was the accepted wisdom, back in the day,...

    That was the accepted wisdom, back in the day, when HD's were still in the Megabyte range. It's one of the first things I learned about hard drives, about 34 years ago. I still do that now, when...
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    Having a Hard drive manager, like EaseUS...

    Having a Hard drive manager, like EaseUS Partition Manager on a boot disk, is also very helpful in times like this.

    Fix the XP hard drive, by incorporating all the unused space into C: before you...
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    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Co...

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Computer%20Stuff/7dbGain.jpg

    What's this?
    Well, it's my Acer One Netbook, with a Dynamode, 11N-150, USB adapter and 9DB gain antenna.

    As was...
  4. Thread: Cloning software

    by DrWho
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    It's good, because it's actually "Acronis True...

    It's good, because it's actually "Acronis True Image"..... or at least it was, the last time I used it.

    Cheers!
    :cool:
  5. Thread: DataVac Update

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    I must admit to some ignorance (lack of...

    I must admit to some ignorance (lack of information) about a DataVac, but I'm definitely an old hand at cleaning PC's (electronics in general).
    Been doing it for way too many years.

    A shop vac...
  6. Thread: Backups

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    +1 !

    +1 !
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    To "Backup" or not to backup, is not even the...

    To "Backup" or not to backup, is not even the question. The only real question is 'what program do I use' ?

    A $49.95 program would surely do the job. Right? Well, maybe, but there are also FREE...
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    Poll: As another elder, over 70 and a PC builder/tech...

    As another elder, over 70 and a PC builder/tech for over 34 years, I agree with the "turn it off when you're done with it" idea, like any other home appliance.

    Home PC's, not servers or...
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    Time, and abuse, can turn any OS into a Monster. ...

    Time, and abuse, can turn any OS into a Monster.

    I was given a perfectly good Laptop, because it was so slow as to be utterly painful to operate. This lady's friend told her that the...
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    Well, it's similar, but the script is much...

    Well, it's similar, but the script is much larger, so it actually does more. I call it "Take Ownership On Steroids" .

    If I have to run one or the other, I want to run the most powerful one. They...
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    Regardless of the OS, "the only bad backup is the...

    Regardless of the OS, "the only bad backup is the one you decided NOT to make"

    There are many very good backup programs and some of them are FREE. (my favorite)

    I prefer to do a whole partition...
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    Poll: I only Quote when there is something Profound...

    I only Quote when there is something Profound that I want to stress, or add to.
    I'm in total agreement with what 'BATcher' said, above.
    On most desktop PC's the power switch is indeed "a bit...
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    When I was still Beta Testing Windows 8, I was...

    When I was still Beta Testing Windows 8, I was introduced to a very helpful program called "Grant Admin Full Control".

    I tried it, I loved it and now I won't set up any Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 PC...
  14. Much to my surprise, I found out that although...

    Much to my surprise, I found out that although Windows 7 does not support really old 16 bit software.....
    Windows 8.1 does. I comes with a 16 bit compatibility pack. It's not installed by default,...
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    After almost nine years, of downloading,...

    After almost nine years, of downloading, installing and uninstalling a g'zillion programs, my XP PC was really messed up.

    Then it started dropping BSOD's randomly. I found out that the BSOD's...
  16. Backups come after you've set up your desktop,...

    Backups come after you've set up your desktop, (Install the Classic Shell 4.0.4) to blow right past the Metro Screen to your desktop on bootup, as you'll probably do almost everything on the desktop...
  17. The most simple answer is NO! Data on any hard...

    The most simple answer is NO! Data on any hard drive is never safe. Every hard drive in the world, of the home computer type, either mechanical or solid state, will crash someday. Even the big,...
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    Incredimail is total crap! Some anti-malware...

    Incredimail is total crap! Some anti-malware programs will flag it as Malware. Been there, done that!!

    Yes you can Activate 'Windows Mail' in W7, by just replacing the msoe.dll file with the one...
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    Yes they ARE! here too. That's pretty much...

    Yes they ARE! here too. That's pretty much Universal.

    The problem at floor level is not so much static electricity as DIRT.

    The two things that kill most computers is HEAT and DIRT!
    Keep'em...
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    Has anyone ventured to actually define what a...

    Has anyone ventured to actually define what a .tmp file is?

    Look up the word "temporary" in the dictionary.

    Coffee grounds are only Temporary, till the coffee is brewed. An egg shell is also...
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    In most computer's BIOS, there is a setting under...

    In most computer's BIOS, there is a setting under "Power" as to how you want the computer to act after a power failure. You can set it to stay off or Turn On.
    If you set it to Turn On, and sometime...
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    I suspect that there are more than one "Temp File...

    I suspect that there are more than one "Temp File Cleaner" out there floating around.
    The one I use has a Donald Duck head for an Icon. It cleans out the TEMP folders for all users and then empties...
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    Not necessarily so! Windows Mail, yes the same...

    Not necessarily so!

    Windows Mail, yes the same one that works in Vista, has been made inoperable in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, but....
    With a little program trickery and persistence, Windows Mail...
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    I'm sorry! I just had to add this little tidbit:...

    I'm sorry!
    I just had to add this little tidbit:

    The batch file as posted by our English friend,
    DEL C:\*.tmp /s

    can be enhanced to look for and delete a whole gaggle of junk files.
    For...
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    God love the batch file!!! I was writing and...

    God love the batch file!!!

    I was writing and using Batch Files before Windows ever reared it's ugly head.
    I too use a batch file to clean out CRAP, including all .tmp files from my hard drive....
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