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    If the Touch Screen is a problem, (it was for me...

    If the Touch Screen is a problem, (it was for me on an HP AIO) the touchscreen driver can be disabled.
    It looks like just another mouse driver, in the Hardware Manager.
    But don't remove the...
  2. Basically true......but not 100% true. In...

    Basically true......but not 100% true.

    In Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 you will find a folder labeled "Windows Mail".

    But, in MS's infinite wisdom, they left it there however it's disabled.
    ...
  3. Yes, because of all the built in redundancy,...

    Yes, because of all the built in redundancy, windows does take too long to boot.

    But you can shorten the boot time of Windows by 27 seconds, by incorporating this little tweak.

    Shorten the Boot...
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    The Windows Firewall that comes with Windows XP,...

    The Windows Firewall that comes with Windows XP, is more than satisfactory. No need to look elsewhere.

    I and many of my customers still run XP and we all use AVG 2014 FREE.
    Worrying about just...
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    Yes, but if I give the details here, some Grand...

    Yes, but if I give the details here, some Grand Poobah will tell me I'm violating forum rules.

    So all I can say is that I found the secret on the internet. Google it?
    That's where I found it.
    ...
  6. I must ask...... "are you using any email program...

    I must ask...... "are you using any email program on your computer, or are you going directly to GMail? (webmail)

    I ask, because I have several GMail accounts and I send and receive with them all...
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    For years, we (at least some of us) used Windows...

    For years, we (at least some of us) used Windows XP and Outlook Express 6 to do all our email.
    Then in Vista there was no more O.E.6 and it was revamped and called Windows Mail. Worked just like...
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    [SOLVED] I'd just boot up the computer with my DOS Utils...

    I'd just boot up the computer with my DOS Utils disk, making sure that the main OS drive is disabled so it cannot be written to. Then using FDISK, i'd remove all the partitions on the target disk,...
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    From someone who uses them both, I don't...

    From someone who uses them both, I don't understand your question. The two programs have nothing to do with one another. Malware Bytes is not an AV or AS program so it should not be something...
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    That was the accepted wisdom, back in the day,...

    That was the accepted wisdom, back in the day, when HD's were still in the Megabyte range. It's one of the first things I learned about hard drives, about 34 years ago. I still do that now, when...
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    Having a Hard drive manager, like EaseUS...

    Having a Hard drive manager, like EaseUS Partition Manager on a boot disk, is also very helpful in times like this.

    Fix the XP hard drive, by incorporating all the unused space into C: before you...
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    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Co...

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Computer%20Stuff/7dbGain.jpg

    What's this?
    Well, it's my Acer One Netbook, with a Dynamode, 11N-150, USB adapter and 9DB gain antenna.

    As was...
  13. Thread: Cloning software

    by DrWho
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    It's good, because it's actually "Acronis True...

    It's good, because it's actually "Acronis True Image"..... or at least it was, the last time I used it.

    Cheers!
    :cool:
  14. Thread: DataVac Update

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    I must admit to some ignorance (lack of...

    I must admit to some ignorance (lack of information) about a DataVac, but I'm definitely an old hand at cleaning PC's (electronics in general).
    Been doing it for way too many years.

    A shop vac...
  15. Thread: Backups

    by DrWho
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    +1 !

    +1 !
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    To "Backup" or not to backup, is not even the...

    To "Backup" or not to backup, is not even the question. The only real question is 'what program do I use' ?

    A $49.95 program would surely do the job. Right? Well, maybe, but there are also FREE...
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    Poll: As another elder, over 70 and a PC builder/tech...

    As another elder, over 70 and a PC builder/tech for over 34 years, I agree with the "turn it off when you're done with it" idea, like any other home appliance.

    Home PC's, not servers or...
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    Time, and abuse, can turn any OS into a Monster. ...

    Time, and abuse, can turn any OS into a Monster.

    I was given a perfectly good Laptop, because it was so slow as to be utterly painful to operate. This lady's friend told her that the...
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    Well, it's similar, but the script is much...

    Well, it's similar, but the script is much larger, so it actually does more. I call it "Take Ownership On Steroids" .

    If I have to run one or the other, I want to run the most powerful one. They...
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    Regardless of the OS, "the only bad backup is the...

    Regardless of the OS, "the only bad backup is the one you decided NOT to make"

    There are many very good backup programs and some of them are FREE. (my favorite)

    I prefer to do a whole partition...
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    Poll: I only Quote when there is something Profound...

    I only Quote when there is something Profound that I want to stress, or add to.
    I'm in total agreement with what 'BATcher' said, above.
    On most desktop PC's the power switch is indeed "a bit...
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    When I was still Beta Testing Windows 8, I was...

    When I was still Beta Testing Windows 8, I was introduced to a very helpful program called "Grant Admin Full Control".

    I tried it, I loved it and now I won't set up any Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 PC...
  23. Much to my surprise, I found out that although...

    Much to my surprise, I found out that although Windows 7 does not support really old 16 bit software.....
    Windows 8.1 does. I comes with a 16 bit compatibility pack. It's not installed by default,...
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    After almost nine years, of downloading,...

    After almost nine years, of downloading, installing and uninstalling a g'zillion programs, my XP PC was really messed up.

    Then it started dropping BSOD's randomly. I found out that the BSOD's...
  25. Backups come after you've set up your desktop,...

    Backups come after you've set up your desktop, (Install the Classic Shell 4.0.4) to blow right past the Metro Screen to your desktop on bootup, as you'll probably do almost everything on the desktop...
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