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  1. Thanks for the review. First thing I'd say is I...

    Thanks for the review.
    First thing I'd say is I quite disagree about system images. A reinstall of the OS, all apps and then data has typically taken me several days. Would your business handle you...
  2. Wow - I didn't know people were still doing all...

    Wow - I didn't know people were still doing all that junk mail filter stuff. I let that go years ago when I migrated to Gmail. They have excellent spam filters. After you add people and newsletters...
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    Sorry, but that's not a step further. In fact its...

    Sorry, but that's not a step further. In fact its now a dinosaur and makes you progressively more likely to be an infection vector.

    UAC has been almost invisible on my Win7 system, aside from a...
  4. Thread: Downgrading

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    Just to throw in a couple of suggestions that may...

    Just to throw in a couple of suggestions that may or may not be useful.

    1 - if you're going to develop for an older platform, it might be easier to recreate that platform in a virtual PC and work...
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    On my system (Win7 64), KB 2949927 was...

    On my system (Win7 64), KB 2949927 was deselected by default. All else was pre-checked as usual.
    In the past, deselection has usually indicated problems...
    Thoughts?
  6. On YouTube downloaders, I've used Firefox plugins...

    On YouTube downloaders, I've used Firefox plugins with no malware issues.
    Often, the uploaded file is MP4, making that an easy selection option - no conversion required (which can tend to reduce...
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    I'll add that its an optical mouse - if its going...

    I'll add that its an optical mouse - if its going nuts like that, its probably not the scroll wheel.
    Typically, such devices are sealed and not very cleanable inside. The wires can also wear out.
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    I laughed reading the article. On the weekend, I...

    I laughed reading the article. On the weekend, I was chatting with a friend. He had learned some of a foreign language with the help of a female friend before he headed off on a trip. We he got...
  9. Bibblelc The energy is wasted because while they...

    Bibblelc
    The energy is wasted because while they may produce heat, thats not their design so they're very inefficient about it. Trickle-level power also produces very little heat, except for in...
  10. My solution is a little simpler. I have a couple...

    My solution is a little simpler. I have a couple of good APC surge suppressing power bars. After I shut down the system, I turn off the one power bar. Then everything is completely off. Have done...
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    Thanks, Susan. Great to have a nice summary. ...

    Thanks, Susan. Great to have a nice summary.
    What I found in searching was either a lot of noise (fog) or an absence of info. It also seems some "tech" sites are using peoples concerns to garner...
  12. One thing about Windows Update thats really...

    One thing about Windows Update thats really annoying -
    While it was running Update, I was typing away online. The screen popped up saying they were installed and do you want to reboot now? It took...
  13. Wayne She says it's optional. But the trick is,...

    Wayne
    She says it's optional. But the trick is, if you don't keep your world time settings updated, it can cause unexpected problems later. Like you visit a web site thats in English but hosted in...
  14. In Win7 64, I also got an update for the new...

    In Win7 64, I also got an update for the new Russian Ruble symbol.
    KB2970228
    This was one of several tied into problems with the kernel-mode update

    And an offer to upgrade my video card driver...
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    I was recently obliged to put in .net 4.5 for...

    I was recently obliged to put in .net 4.5 for some software I needed. I was surprised to discover it took out all the old versions. So now I only have the one to update. It did need a batch of both...
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    On Banking - My experience has been that if...

    On Banking -

    My experience has been that if it's "their mistake" - like someone hacking a pad and stealing your bank card credentials, they'll quickly replace the funds. (though I had to remind...
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    Yeah, I've installed a wide range of OS's into...

    Yeah, I've installed a wide range of OS's into VirtualBox. There can sometimes be a little tweaking needed to get it sharing, printing and such. But its not much different from simply installing an...
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    An interesting read. Home Internet setup became...

    An interesting read.
    Home Internet setup became very simple here at one point when the ISPs started providing modems with routers built in. Of course they had to be better configured than the...
  19. Just a note about mirrored drives. Many NAS units...

    Just a note about mirrored drives. Many NAS units have the option of mirroring the drives. Thus you copy to the NAS and it automatically mirrors everything to a second drive. They're on the network...
  20. I've adopted StartPage to use Google Search...

    I've adopted StartPage to use Google Search without user tracking.
    I considered going back to using personal domain email to avoid that one but then I realized the majority of people I correspond...
  21. Yep - I have clients who do NOT want their...

    Yep - I have clients who do NOT want their customer data stored on US servers due to Homeland Security. They seek web hosting elsewhere.
  22. Nice idea, but some security features require it...

    Nice idea, but some security features require it and as Satrow notes above, its not the only way you're tracked. Wifi, Cell towers, and IP too.
  23. Thanks - great article and I agree. I write, so I...

    Thanks - great article and I agree. I write, so I maintain a searchable digital library on my computer. Very handy for references, quotes etc. I load stuff I want to read elsewhere onto a cheap...
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    Sorry, mbiggs but its just a Ford vs Chevy...

    Sorry, mbiggs but its just a Ford vs Chevy argument. Each has their pros and cons. And you way overstate your case. I've maintained many Linux systems, both server and desktop and they certainly...
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    I learned long ago that many of the general...

    I learned long ago that many of the general repair tools were mostly useless. And some caused more problems than they fixed. Registry repair tools in particular. Many have all those lame warnings,...
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