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    With 1TB drives and beyond becoming common and...

    With 1TB drives and beyond becoming common and people worry about a 8 gig pagefile? Get serious. That is a drop in a very large bucket. Set the min and max to the same amount of memory in your system...
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    LastPass also provides another level of...

    LastPass also provides another level of protection that not many know about. If you travel overseas LastPass will not allow you to access your vault from the foreign country. It is necessary to...
  3. Fred needs to get a different internal drive,...

    Fred needs to get a different internal drive, configure the system properly or do better extrapolation.

    I can backup 300GB of data in considerably less time than 9 hours copying from one internal...
  4. It should also be stated that with the latest...

    It should also be stated that with the latest iTunes update, version 11.1.4, there is a problem if you are running Norton Security. iTunes will no longer be able to connect to the iTunes store. You...
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    Do you seriously think that a bolt of lighting...

    Do you seriously think that a bolt of lighting that has traversed several miles of an air gap is going to be stopped by a surge protector with a spark suppression gap that may be measured in...
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    I came across an interesting problem/feature in...

    I came across an interesting problem/feature in Windows 8.

    I have a spare system that I use for testing. The system has three drives, one to boot Windows, the two other drives configured as a...
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    Then just drill a hole through them or hit them a...

    Then just drill a hole through them or hit them a couple of times with a sledge. Or just toss them in with your trash. No one, unless they are into misery, will want a drive less than 320 GB. Such...
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    You can use the WAN port as long as you configure...

    You can use the WAN port as long as you configure the router with a fixed IP address as long as you are only using the devices on that router to access the net. Any devices on the router, such as...
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    You should also have spent a little extra money...

    You should also have spent a little extra money and gotten a router that supports dual band operation. 5G provides better coverage and (debatable) better speeds.
  10. I am surprised you did not consider RichCopy from...

    I am surprised you did not consider RichCopy from Microsoft for copying many files and large files. It is an unsupported product but does work well. The application can run multiple copies at the...
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    Oh, and one last piece of very important advice....

    Oh, and one last piece of very important advice. Call your credit card companies and tell them you will be traveling overseas and give them the names of the countries. Failure to do so will be a rude...
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    Having just returned from Europe on a 21 day trip...

    Having just returned from Europe on a 21 day trip I can add my experience.

    Do not use a US provider for cell and data. They are too expensive. Instead get a SIM (GSM) that works in Europe. You...
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    Ryan Pierson states: "Keep your wireless router's...

    Ryan Pierson states: "Keep your wireless router's firmware updated."

    That is bad advice. You should only update the firmware if there is a problem or a specific security issue that is being...
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    Cloning Windows 8

    Interesting article on how to access the feature to clone, and thus completely backup, your Windows 8 installation. The feature is in Windows 7 but remains in Windows 8 in a not so intuitive...
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    Thank you for the suggestion but I have done all...

    Thank you for the suggestion but I have done all that. I am quite well versed in configuring Intel machines and their BIOS configuration. The boot device on any of my machines is always limited to a...
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    This behavior also happens on my system which is...

    This behavior also happens on my system which is an Intel motherboard. I can boot with thumb drives plugged in but not a USB hard drive. It is a problem with the BIOS looking for some boot code and...
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    MSWord Files stuck in Read Only Mode

    Had a problem with several MSWord files that I was unable to rename, delete and when opened from Explorer were always indicated as in use by MSWord. Checked permissions on the files and folders,...
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    MSWord 2010 Files are Read Only

    Had a problem with several MSWord files that I was unable to rename, delete and when opened from Explorer were always indicated as in use by MSWord. Checked permissions on the files and folders,...
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    Never mind. I see the point I was trying to make...

    Never mind. I see the point I was trying to make was already raised.
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    Are you running wireless? If you are then see if...

    Are you running wireless? If you are then see if the problem happens when you use a wireless phone. Older phones in the 2.4Ghz region will step on a lot of wireless connections. You may want to...
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    Keyboard Issues

    The ability to not use any keys during the BIOS screen display does not indicate a bad keyboard. All it indicates is that the BIOS is not able to communicate with keyboard and this happens with many...
  22. Thread: USB Drives

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    Check at the following to check your system...

    Check at the following to check your system policy for autoplay.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/27544-autoplay-enable-disable-autorun.html
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    Found a solution

    I decided to try something first as I had nothing to lose. I uninstalled SP1 and naturally restarted the system. I then redid the SP1 update. Now the problem seems to have dissappeared. I suspect...
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    Windows 7 Repair Install

    Well, I would do that. But I don't have the right DVD image to a repair install. I am running SP1 and my DVD is the original disk, SP0 I guess. I would have to slipstream or find an ISO image with W7...
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    Windows 7 Explorer Problem

    SFC did not find any problems and did not solve the problem with explorer crashing.

    I really want to avoid doing a bare metal reinstall of everything. Any other ideas.
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