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  1. I recently had a high speed Verizon FIOS...

    I recently had a high speed Verizon FIOS internet (30/x) with a Verizon supplied modem/router/WiFi. We also have a WD N900 router used for PS3, PS4 and android connections that was piggy backed to...
  2. used to stop web robots, rawlers etc from...

    used to stop web robots, rawlers etc from searching your web pages generally for for indexing
    See http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html
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    Hate Office 2007 and 2010 ribbon. Prefer 2003 keyboard shortcuts for faster editing

    I have Office 2010 and 2007 in addition to 2003, but use Word and Excel 2003. I drive the 2003 and previous versions mostly with the keyboard, mousing only when necessary. I hate the ribbon and...
  4. FIle/Directory copy: Rich Copy, Linux/cygwin DD

    Noticeably missing: Rich Copy, another unsupported Microsoft toy. Multiple file copy copies several directories and files at once, keeping the disk queue rather busy. Note that it is so busy on my...
  5. Zip update temporary space needed

    most zip programs will create a new file for the update operation, and then delete the old. If you are short on disk space then the update will fail. Some zip programs create the temporary file in...
  6. Recommend not using your ISP's email service - what if you move,...?

    I made the mistake once of using my ISP's email service. Then I moved and had to switch ISPs. I tried using a free email forwarding service that was "guaranteed for life", but then it closed down...
  7. Why I chose Weebley free hosting & 1and1 domain registration

    I have been using Weebly since Microsoft started charging more than $20/year when they changed their website hosting (with no preservation or transfer capabilities).

    My target was lowest cost web...
  8. Fast file copying with lots of options: Microsoft's RichCopy

    Microsoft's most recent bulk file copy tool is RichCopy, in use inside Microsoft since early 2000'x, and released to the public in 2009 as an unsupported tool. It allows parallel file and directory...
  9. increase swap file and installed memory, check for failing memory, autoruns

    Initial comments based upon 32 bit Vista and prior Windows versions. Some notes applicable to 64 bit versions follow.

    Sometimes the disk thrashing is caused by not enough memory, and/or a swap...
  10. FreeFile Federal and some states too if you qualify

    Depending upon your income level and other qualifications you might be able to file your taxes for free. Start at your states tax web site and see if there is a free file option that you qualify for...
  11. Susan's list does not include all windows offered updaes; .net 2 wait not?

    Although I try to match up Susan's list with Windows Update, there are frequently a hand full of Windows Updates that don't appear in Susan's list. Would be nice if a cumulative list was available...
  12. Soluto nice idea but. Prefer Sysinternals autoruns

    I tried Soluto after it was first mentioned in WS. At first I thought that the information and adjustments would be useful, but the Soluto recommendations were too aggressive and would have disabled...
  13. No problems in Microsoft and other memory tests , but full POST found some

    I was having some mysterious problems that I thought might be due to defective memory. Neither Microsoft’s memory tool (including the extended tests) nor the vendor’s memory tester and another tester...
  14. "disabled by malware, excuse to get new..." first try Knoppix or other

    "If your machine is truly disabled by malware, you'll also need another way to get on the Net. It's a good excuse to get that new UltraBook or tablet PC you've been thinking about."

    Not so fast!
    ...
  15. RoboCopy, RichCopy, utlities such as manufacturer, Knoppix "dd" to ISO

    You have several options:

    For reliable Windows folder copying you can use the command line Microsoft utility Robocopy, or the GUI Microsoft utility RichCopy, both available on the Microsoft site...
  16. Save yourself time - use a 2nd hard drive

    You can get 1 to 2 TB hard drives for around $100+-, either internal or external USB. This will give you plenty of room for your movies and if you don't want one anymore, it is very easy to erase....
  17. I use the Windows "start button" Classic

    I use the Windows "start button" all the time, configured for "classic" so that my applications are only another key stroke or two away Eg Word is "start", W, Excel is "Start" X, Outlook "Start" O,...
  18. Add a USB or internal drive that is "Yours and Yours alone"

    Get your brother to agree that if you purchase a flash drive, external portable drive, or an internal drive to add to the system you can keep anything that you want on it, subject to virus and...
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    Domain registration (or transfer) and free or low cost web hosting

    I had two domains from Microsoft Live. I am very price conscious having been unemployed for some time now. The $15 per year for the old Microsoft Live would have been barely acceptable, but $6 to $8...
  20. Replicating system disk to new disk

    I had a failing hard drive (too many bad disk block reallocations). Bought a 2TB Seagate drive (it was actually on sale at the time for less than 500 GB and smaller drives), created a Seagate tools...
  21. sparking house power caused drive to fail, despite batery backup system

    About a year ago I experienced apparently extremly slow hard disk operation. I did not know it at the time but I had a failing main circuit breaker that apparently sparked intermittently before it...
  22. Downloading Headers or complete messages

    Although this addresses Outlook 2010, the same features are available in 2007 and 2003. The menu selections are a little different for 2003, as it has no "Ribbon" (and in my opinion much nicer for...
  23. short files content is stored in the MFT table entry

    To further complicate matters, short files content is stored in the MFT table entry for the file instead of a separate cluster (typically under about 900 bytes per Microsoft or 700-800 per...
  24. Other Copy utilities: SyncToy, RichCopy, RoboCopy

    I usually use SyncToy (Microsoft power toy) to sync files between my desktop and backup USB flash drive and USB HDD. With its preview option I can see if there are any problems. The one observed...
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    CNET TechTracker, Secunia 2.0.0.4003 installs configured not automatic

    I have downloaded a number of programs from CNET's download page, http://download.cnet.com/windows. CNET has a tracker program, TechTracker, that provides a listing of which programs are out of date....
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