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    This seems like a need with a simple solution. ...

    This seems like a need with a simple solution. Why isn't someone selling a small air compressor/blower for cleaning computers? There are small vacuum cleaners available for cleaning computer key...
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    Try the "MIT Guide to Lock Picking". If you can't...

    Try the "MIT Guide to Lock Picking". If you can't stop spam, maybe just pick it.
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    I have had an HP Photo Smart ink jet printer for...

    I have had an HP Photo Smart ink jet printer for a couple of years. I do not print much and sometimes go a week or more without printing. I have never had the ink dry up. Maybe using cheaper...
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    If you do not have the manual for your computer,...

    If you do not have the manual for your computer, just log in to the manufacturers web site and download it, or E-mail their support and ask how to get to the bios screen.
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    You do not change the BIOS. You only tell it...

    You do not change the BIOS. You only tell it which device to boot from. When you restart the computer, as soon as the screen goes blank start tapping the F12 key. The start up process only gives...
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    To find out the size of the drive, on the desk...

    To find out the size of the drive, on the desk top click on the "Computer" icon. This will give you a list of your drives. Right click on a drive and select "Properties". This will show you the...
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    I use Windows 7 Image backup all the time and no...

    I use Windows 7 Image backup all the time and no problems. I have even needed to use the Image once after a bad program installation, and back to where I was, no problem.
    First, the image backup is...
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    Hopefully when you unplug the drives you click on...

    Hopefully when you unplug the drives you click on the drive and eject the drive. If you just unplug it maybe that is why the drive letters are still there?
    You might try clicking on the drive...
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    The recovery drive/partition holds files needed...

    The recovery drive/partition holds files needed to recover your computer. It is usually not accessible by users. Any messing with this area can make a real mess of your computer if you ever need to...
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    missing icon,

    I also get the problem. I have found that changing user and then back SOMETIMES makes the missing icon appear.
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    Catch error message

    No. You just have to be ready and fast with the camera.
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    Catch error message

    I had a problem once where the error message flashed to fast to write it down.
    Someone suggested taking a picture of the event with a camera.
    With a picture of the error message it was easier...
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    System Repair Disk

    Doing a Windows 7 Image backup is great, and easy. It allows you to recover from a disaster back to a previous good state. Restoring your system after a disaster from the hard disk is easy. But...
  14. Micosoft system cleaner?

    Hi Fred,

    Microsoft used to have a site "Windows Live OneCare Safety Cleaner" with a computer cleaner. Among the things it did was do a registry cleanup. It seemed to a good job of removing...
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    You might try the "Microsoft Standalone System...

    You might try the "Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper". It boots and runs off a USB pen drive (requires 1GB).
    On Windows 7 hitting the F12 key when booting puts the boot into the select device...
  16. Thread: Yahoo bookmarks

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    I like my Yahoo home page and don't want to go...

    I like my Yahoo home page and don't want to go through the hassle of setting up my home page on another site. So I have just finished setting up a Bookmark in the Google Chrome Bookmarks with all my...
  17. Thread: Yahoo bookmarks

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    Yes, But if they didn't think enough of me to...

    Yes, But if they didn't think enough of me to give me the option to op-out of the change, I doubt my complaining will do anything.
    Maybe a sit in like is going on at Wall Street would get their...
  18. Thread: Yahoo bookmarks

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    Yahoo bookmarks

    For over 5 years I have been using Yahoo as my home page. I have it set up just the way I want it. I have the bookmarks with the sites I visit daily showing on the right side of the page. Now...
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    Better solution

    Erasing Quicktime might be a mistake. I think you should Uninstall it instead. Uninstalling a program will remove it gracefully. Erasing a program might cause problems with things left behind.
    A...
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    Readability

    For printing web pages I use Readability from :

    http://lab.arc90.com/2009/03/02/readability/

    It allows you to print pages without the ads and other junk on the page.
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