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    This thread made for excellent reading (for me). ...

    This thread made for excellent reading (for me). Thank you all for your good question and the good discussion/suggestions and answers.
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    Recommended anti-virus software?

    jwitalka answered a specific question for me and when I tried to respond but Lounge wouldn't let me. Anyhow, this was the question I had:

    Thank you for helping confirm my feelings abt PCMatic. I...
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    This sounds interesting to me (I'd never heard of...

    This sounds interesting to me (I'd never heard of Eudora). I've used Yahoo.com since 1998 as my email. Yahoo makes "improvements" about every 6 months and screws up everything. I also have agmail...
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    Enjoying this talk about replacing XP with Linux....

    Enjoying this talk about replacing XP with Linux.

    So, I wondered if there is a way to replace Windows 8 (with its nasty BIOS hardware)? I am sad to say that I bought a laptop and don't like Win...
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    thanks again, ruirib I agree the danger is...

    thanks again, ruirib

    I agree the danger is having it stolen. However, as I said, I don't keep serious secret data on my system. It's just lots of photos of family, my mango tree or black Lab...
  6. Suggestions to improve current update method

    I travel between Florida and North Carolina (houses in both states) about every 6 weeks. There is a Win 7 computer in each house. I bring with me data backups on a couple of USB drives and use them...
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    As I read about the need for off site copy, it...

    As I read about the need for off site copy, it occurred to me that I could put a copy into bubble wrap and keep it in my glove compartment or spare tire compartment. I don't keep serious secret data...
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    Thank you ruirib, Further on COA, I recently...

    Thank you ruirib,

    Further on COA,
    I recently unfortunately bought a Toshiba laptop with Win 8.0 installed. I didn't think to search for the COA but when I saw I needed it to upgrade to 8.1, I...
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    cmptrgy: Thanks for this article - Several...

    cmptrgy: Thanks for this article -

    Several questions: 1) How big of an ext HD do you think I should get (or how do I tell) for the Win 7 backup? I assume you backup and then disconnect. How...
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    What Bios will allow Win 7 (not just Win8)?

    When I buy a new motherboard, I want to be sure I don't get forced into Win 8 by the BIOS, like I did when I recently bought a laptop. I was just looking at NEWEGG's mobos. Some talk about the BIOS...
  11. Sticky: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I can see I...

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I can see I will be bust trying nearly all of these much needed "fixes" to Win 8. Maybe I will even like what's left?
  12. Success, I think, iminent was removed from...

    Success,
    I think, iminent was removed from Chrome when I finally found it under the tools; extensions tab and removed it. Some kind soul had suggested I check this (extensions) which I had skipped...
  13. Although I had no real need of the info...

    Although I had no real need of the info mrjimphelps has provided, I just wanted to add my thanks for his patient tutelage and what appear to me to be excellent suggestions (from what little I know...
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    Migrate from Word 2003 to free sw?

    I just got a laptop with Win 8. My use of Word 2003 is very minimal, mostly just writing notes and letters to print or reading the Word 2007 documents from my wife to proofread. I then send back...
  15. Whether or not you are able to recover, I...

    Whether or not you are able to recover, I suggest that you search for geek type help on translating your database (s?) to a current supported [modern]database. I barely remember FoxPro (I'm 76) but...
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    Wow, I wish I could say I understood, maybe, 30%...

    Wow,
    I wish I could say I understood, maybe, 30% of this. I am just a dabbler - I have built my last 5 PCs and don't have any "trouble" with changing some BIOS settings but this long thread was...
  17. Asking for help from rated loungers : Is...

    Asking for help from rated loungers :

    Is this above recommended SW, AdwCleaner, known to be safe? I probably got search.iminent.com from a suggested fix by a [un-named] well known security...
  18. the various solutions all seem to start with...

    the various solutions all seem to start with removing the software from the Windows XP Control panel/add or remove and this Imminent Search is not on there and never was.

    Has anyone actually...
  19. Help getting rid of search.iminent.com (WIN XP)?

    I have googled it but the "get rid of" this bad boy software looks to me more dangerous than Iminent itself.

    Does anyone know how to uninstall it? Its not in the Windows Add of Remove Programs.
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    My experience, a while back, was that they did...

    My experience, a while back, was that they did not try to screen the advertisers at all. Money talks to Window Secrets management and it is difficult for a small company to police advertisers.
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    JoeP517, I apologize profusely for forgetting to...

    JoeP517,
    I apologize profusely for forgetting to come back and thank you. I was so relieved when your suggestion worked that I immediately went about whatever thing I was trying to do - Something...
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    Change Normal to Arial 12, Word 2003?

    I would like for my Normal font to always be Arial 12 not Times New Roman 12. I can't remember how to do that. I didn't see how in Windows Word 2003 HELP.
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    Bios doesn't show on screen

    When I power up, I get the MSI screen but then it goes right to the welcome screen for WIN XP and works fine from there. Result is I cannot see the "Press DEL to enter SETUP" msg on the screen.

    I...
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    Just Plain Fred gave us a detailed recipe for...

    Just Plain Fred gave us a detailed recipe for testing whatever imaging sw we chose, but it seems to preclude using an external HD as the storage for the image. Isn't that how most people save their...
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    As I commented in another thread, I have found...

    As I commented in another thread, I have found it worth the less than $5 to buy a CD of SP3 from Microsoft. I am a dabbler and have one computer I re-install from time to time. The CD works fine...
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