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  1. It's been a few years but I usually used whatever...

    It's been a few years but I usually used whatever the latest video software from Ashampoo - Burning Studio, I think it is. Never had problems, even got the paid version a couple of times. While...
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    FWIW, I started separating data from system files...

    FWIW, I started separating data from system files on my Atari ST and have usually continued the habit - it's saved a lot of grief along the way. Although it's actually easy, the hardest part for me...
  3. First, thanks to Fred for a great survey of OO...

    First, thanks to Fred for a great survey of OO and LO.
    I've used Microsoft Office here and there over the years and mostly liked Office 2003. While my normal needs are modest it was good to have...
  4. @Bronze Lounger MIght not have to uninstall it,...

    @Bronze Lounger
    MIght not have to uninstall it, just shut it down manually beforehand. Should work. Shutdown network connection first, of course. [grin] If must needs, one could kill that...
  5. More issue than bug, most of it. From years back...

    More issue than bug, most of it. From years back there are some good kb articles on various aspects of and situations found with service_host. There was a lot of stuff that could be dug out of MSDN...
  6. Thread: KB updates

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    I had a tale to tell, and was sorely tempted to...

    I had a tale to tell, and was sorely tempted to post it, but it was going on for five paragraphs, so I won't.

    Suffice it, paying attention to Susan would have saved me a lot of aggravation a few...
  7. Around the turn of the century when I was gifted...

    Around the turn of the century when I was gifted with a friend's surplus Toshiba laptop with Windows 95 I set about making it run faster, leaner, meaner. Apart from the wonders of 95 itself, I ended...
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    Lot of good posts, great! Cloud = other...

    Lot of good posts, great!

    Cloud = other people's servers. Speeds tend to be slow and slower.
    Treat storage kinda like backup - local, external, off-site, protected off-line site.
    Anything you...
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    Depends. Some storage places have you download a...

    Depends. Some storage places have you download a client or browser plug-in that encrypts your files before sending them - you only have to decide if you trust the company, and let's face it, a...
  10. Collusion is an add-on for several browsers -...

    Collusion is an add-on for several browsers - Firefox and Chrome that I know of - that shows in real time the connections to you and the page you're browsing.

    I use Ghostery, and AdBlock Plus for...
  11. Thanks for the good explanation of these things. ...

    Thanks for the good explanation of these things. Also for reminding me of Comodo DNS; I usually set DNS to Google, and run the namebench utility once or twice a year to look for local changes and...
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    Nice feature; indeed, Comic-Con these days...

    Nice feature; indeed, Comic-Con these days generally does have the best cosplay; years back, I would have said GenCon. Too bad the reporter was basically an idiot - and I'm being kind, this being a...
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    Where did you get that from? In all the posts...

    Where did you get that from?

    In all the posts I've read about reimage that's the first I've seen about it holding one's computer to ransom. I call ****.

    I remember when reimage was first...
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    A surge protector is a surge protector - there's...

    A surge protector is a surge protector - there's nothing to suggest it does anything else. The numbers on the label and in the fine print matter. Some claim, and a few do, reduce noise as well.
    ...
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    @tosim Dual boot is not a bad way to go...

    @tosim

    Dual boot is not a bad way to go depending on one's needs and wonts. The main drawback is having to choose one or the other on system boot. Of course, if one has money and space, a...
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    Hi, Rufus, You didn't give a reason why you...

    Hi, Rufus,

    You didn't give a reason why you are considering using a Linux distro from a thumb drive. So I'm curious about that.

    Anyway, there are several distros (consider a "distro" to be a...
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    For the record, I agree in the essentials of...

    For the record, I agree in the essentials of images as foolproof full OS partition backup - given a trustworthy tool. For years I used DriveImageXML, a free, reasonably fast, clean, easy-to-use...
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    Well, now you got me to wondering. Since I had a...

    Well, now you got me to wondering. Since I had a little time I did a cursory search and a bit of reading to come up with some possibles.

    My searches: "ubuntu search text insided zipped file";...
  19. Thanks, Jack. But, whoa. With respect to...

    Thanks, Jack.

    But, whoa. With respect to re-installing IE8, I don't know if it's one of them, but Microsoft states clearly for several of the IE versions that once installed _you can not go...
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    To add to starvinmarvin's list, one might try VLC...

    To add to starvinmarvin's list, one might try VLC also. There's very little it can't play, capture, or stream.
  21. Since your router now correctly points to the DNS...

    Since your router now correctly points to the DNS servers you've chosen, one quick thing to check is your internet connection setting - look to see that under the IPv4 tab it's set to "auto DHCP". ...
  22. I've read the thread and am a bit lost with the...

    I've read the thread and am a bit lost with the sophisticated methods suggested so far. Had a similar problem on my Vista install (64-bit) that I ran for three years.
    Given some of the things...
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    Since standard backup files are zipped, then one...

    Since standard backup files are zipped, then one should be able to search text-based files with any search tool that offers to search within archives instead of blindly slogging through *1.zip,...
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    If they're vhd files, I have to wonder if one...

    If they're vhd files, I have to wonder if one has, say, an XP virtual machine that runs under VirtualBox, if one could then mount and access a given vhd from the backup folder?
  25. Wow, Ron, I looked your Sandboxie forum posts,...

    Wow, Ron, I looked your Sandboxie forum posts, and it looks as though by trying to answer your own question you're becoming 'the expert' on your own - especially since there haven't been any replies...
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