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  1. What Tracey needed was a program which could use...

    What Tracey needed was a program which could use Windows formatted backups. Last I knew, Macrium Reflect Free cannot find nor restore from Windows Backups. Acronis True Image Home can do this. Hence...
  2. The "free" link says in fine print that it is a...

    The "free" link says in fine print that it is a free trial only. InSSIDer is not free.

    Personally, I like Acrylic WiFi's presentation better than InSSIDer. Where applicable, Acrylic also handles...
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    One additional browser add-on category is...

    One additional browser add-on category is represented by HotCleaner's Click and Clean. This add-on lets you go to one site which requires allowing cookies, but as soon as you leave, you can go to a...
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    Those are also called 2-in-1's.

    Those are also called 2-in-1's.
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    In most cases...

    In most cases...
  6. My two cents worth: Yes, multi-partition and...

    My two cents worth:

    Yes, multi-partition and multi-boot disks, especially those with NTFS Partitions locked up by Windows Fast Startup (not Fast Boot or UEFI Boot or WIMBoot, which can cause other...
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    Those Nir Sofer utilities are still useful tools....

    Those Nir Sofer utilities are still useful tools. And they still drive antivirus programs crazy. But I still love the tools, so I make exceptions in my Windows and AV security settings where...
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    Inserting the "www." in there should never have...

    Inserting the "www." in there should never have gotten you into a secure and well managed site. This is not their top-level domain you are trying to access, so the "www." should never have been used...
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    Ironic, isn't it! :confused:

    Ironic, isn't it! :confused:
  10. I assume you are citing criteria when the media...

    I assume you are citing criteria when the media are removable USB media. This is probably true.

    I can also tell you that in my Ubuntu Linux the labelling of volumes for removable media can be...
  11. Then in your Windows version (Is it Win 10 you...

    Then in your Windows version (Is it Win 10 you run?), the Smart Screen Filter does pop a warning for some Nir Sofer utilities, but now it does have an override option. Not convenient, but I guess...
  12. Well, I find that many times the columnists do...

    Well, I find that many times the columnists do incorporate corrections from readers posted in the Lounge. Granted, some, like Fred Langa, do a better job of updating their info than others (not...
  13. Second question first -- I find two places where...

    Second question first -- I find two places where Smart Screen Filter is enabled by default in Windows 10. One is in the general settings for the OS. The other is in the browser settings for IE...
  14. Windows itself usually maintains the same drive...

    Windows itself usually maintains the same drive letter, once assigned using the Disk Management tools in Windows, and retains this information based on the device ID. Works better for drives (SSD and...
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    When doing productivity work, both the author and...

    When doing productivity work, both the author and I use full-sized keyboards and either keyboard shortcuts or a USB mouse.

    In my case, the built-in t100ta keyboard dock's USB3 port works nicely...
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    While my upgrade was from Windows 8.1 to Windows...

    While my upgrade was from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, the ASUS Transformer Book t100ta has served me very well. Most of the observations in the article also apply to my own experiences.

    "Unlike...
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    There are some things which may allow CCleaner to...

    There are some things which may allow CCleaner to clean Edge in Windows 10.

    First, Edge is not by default included in the Applications Tab for CCleaner cleaning. You have to select it and its...
  18. Internet Explorer, Windows 10 and Smart Screen Filtering

    I do not recommend enabling SmartScreen Filtering in either the Windows 10 OS or the IE 11 and Edge Web Browsers. The reason is simple -- the reputation service aspect (the blacklist/whitelist...
  19. ProduKey and PUP Flags: There's a reason...

    ProduKey and PUP Flags:
    There's a reason antimalware programs use the term PUP, which says Potentially Unwanted Program. You can decide whether or not these programs are Actually Unwanted Programs....
  20. InSSIDer Not Free Following the link in the...

    InSSIDer Not Free
    Following the link in the listing in the article, I find that InSSIDer by MetaGeek is NOT Free, and hasn't been free in quite some time. For this reason, I have switched to using...
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    [SOLVED] Using AVG Free Intelligently in Windows 10

    I dumped Avast Free for its overbloat and tendency to interfere with web page loading and following of Google Links.

    So I started using AVG Free 2015. Due to AVG Zen's behaviors, I consulted...
  22. Third parties already supply the majority of...

    Third parties already supply the majority of working drivers for most PCs. Microsoft only supplies generic drivers in most cases. So nothing about drivers depends on Microsoft.

    What has happened...
  23. Cranking out those articles in the new format...

    Cranking out those articles in the new format seems to have taken a toll on proofreading of articles. The Kangaroo Mini-PC has 4 hours of battery life, according to a redirect page from the...
  24. The official donwload page often experiences...

    The official donwload page often experiences excessive amounts of traffic. Other issues can also prevent downloading or even viewing the download page. IE 11 works best for a browser both for the...
  25. Such support is available for free if you are...

    Such support is available for free if you are lucky enough to live close to a Microsoft Retail Store. I do, and I had a nasty Windows Store App updating disaster. Wrecked the entire Windows Store...
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