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    A really good Backup Program should have a...

    A really good Backup Program should have a "Check" procedure built into the program.
    I use Ghost 11.5, run from a DOS boot disk. After I've created a Backup Image of C:, I first run the Check...
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    It might just be simpler to go into your Control...

    It might just be simpler to go into your Control Panel and "Sounds" and check out all the sounds that are set up to come on at different events, and reprogram most of them to "NONE" except the ones...
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    Alberto, Do you have another computer, so you...

    Alberto,
    Do you have another computer, so you can test whether it's something special with your one computer, or if it's something common over a wider area.
    Check with friends or neighbors who...
  4. Thread: whereis ANSI.SYS

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    True, Ansi.sys is an old driver used in DOS, to...

    True, Ansi.sys is an old driver used in DOS, to allow you to program colors and special characters into batch files, menu text files, etc.
    I used it extensively myself, and still do, on bootable DOS...
  5. Thread: Solitaire

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    The Sol.exe from Windows XP, the old original...

    The Sol.exe from Windows XP, the old original version, will run just fine on later versions of Windows, even W-10.

    All that's required is to copy Sol.exe and Cards.dll from XP and put them in the...
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    That's only YOUR definition. Most of the world...

    That's only YOUR definition. Most of the world defines a CLEAN Install to be an install to a clean hard drive, even when the installer does the cleaning.

    That's the only way I'll install any OS,...
  7. Like, forever, there are two things that I...

    Like, forever, there are two things that I disable on every new OS install.....one is sleep and the other is Hibernate.
    Both have been buggy since their arrival many years back.

    My computer(s)...
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    Beta software can definitely put your feet to the...

    Beta software can definitely put your feet to the fire, so to speak.

    But, what I'm finding, is that even though MS has changed the look of Windows, the underlying core of the OS has not...
  9. Thread: Build 10074

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    To avoid any confusion with what sound means...

    To avoid any confusion with what sound means what, some time ago (years, actually) I captured a sound from Compuserve, that says, "You've got mail", in a very friendly female voice. It's a pleasant...
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    Welcome to the REAL world. The world of the...

    Welcome to the REAL world. The world of the Clean Install.

    Likewise, I'm running Windows 8.1 as of Thursday, when I built this new Desktop PC. And testing Windows 10 on a separate HD, sitting on...
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    I used a similar site to check my own passwords...

    I used a similar site to check my own passwords and got a very similar result.
    I just figure in a trillion years, I won't care if my password is broken or not. rofl

    :cool:
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    After seeing a disk printed with Lightscribe, I...

    After seeing a disk printed with Lightscribe, I quickly made up my mind I didn't want any part of it.

    For years before Lightscribe ever showed up on the scene, I used labels printed in my Color...
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    Unlike another member, I use tons of .vbs (Visual...

    Unlike another member, I use tons of .vbs (Visual Basic Script) files, especially in my Setup or Tune-Up of a computer.
    They are great for setting or changing Registry Entries, and that keeps me out...
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    Most monitors will have a Auto Reset function...

    Most monitors will have a Auto Reset function that can be accessed by the buttons on the monitor.

    OH....and shutting off the flash on your camera, will give you much cleaner photos of your desktop...
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    Just for future readers looking for a simple way...

    Just for future readers looking for a simple way to run a home-made batch file....

    I almost never run a batch file directly, but from a shortcut, where I can right click the shortcut, click on...
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    Give me your name, I can already determine your...

    Give me your name, I can already determine your ISP, and with that info, I can find YOU, from either the phone book or public records.
    If you want to be found by every hacker, spammer or sicko in...
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    I discovered many years ago now, that my life...

    I discovered many years ago now, that my life with my computer is so much more enjoyable and a lot safer, if I just keep One OS on One Hard Drive.
    I have several different OS's that I use from time...
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    It would seem to this old programmer/tech, that...

    It would seem to this old programmer/tech, that the goal of any good programmer would be to write his/her code to be as compact and free of redundancy as possible.
    I used to work on a computer...
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    I get laptops all the time, where one person is...

    I get laptops all the time, where one person is done with it and another person will take it over.
    Changing owners of a PC is fairly easy.
    I just create a new user, with Administrator privileges,...
  20. AVG 2015 FREE, still supports Windows XP with no...

    AVG 2015 FREE, still supports Windows XP with no problems, and if you upgrade to a newer OS, it will protect that OS too.

    I'm running it on every OS from XP to Windows 10 TP, both 32 bit and 64...
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    AVG 2015 FREE, works just fine on XP. That's...

    AVG 2015 FREE, works just fine on XP. That's what I use.
    And that's what all my customers use to remain virus free.

    It actually works equally well on every OS from Xp to Win-10, TP, 32 bit or...
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    For security reasons, both email addresses and...

    For security reasons, both email addresses and passwords, should not contain your name, and should both be over eight characters in length and contain both letters and numbers.

    Those rules go all...
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    lol lol Sorry, I couldn't resist! Read...

    lol

    lol

    Sorry, I couldn't resist!

    Read my Signature Line, that I've had for Years.

    With an external (USB) hard drive, your backup options are many and varied.
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    Recently I had a customer call me, telling me...

    Recently I had a customer call me, telling me that when ever she downloads any Office Document from an email, that her Office 2007 refuses to open it.
    Even saving it to her My Documents folder made...
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    It's not worth the time and effort, to try to...

    It's not worth the time and effort, to try to second guess the System Restore process. It works just fine, as the MS programmers designed it.
    Some of those folks actually know what they are doing. ...
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