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  1. Thread: iTunes Discord

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    I finally have an answer in the form of a...

    I finally have an answer in the form of a workaround:

    1. Do not plug your iPod into your PC.

    2. Put your iPod into Disk Mode. This is done by pressing the buttons on the iPod in a particular...
  2. You don't need to reinstall. It takes more time...

    You don't need to reinstall. It takes more time to sort out what goes where if you want a truly custom job. You probably want LibreWrite, LibreCalc and LibreImpress to handle normal Office files....
  3. Thread: iTunes Discord

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    iTunes Discord

    I'm sure someone out there has the answer. There's been nothing in the newsletter on iTunes since 2010 and nothing in the Lounge that addresses my aggravatingly simple problem.

    My computer had to...
  4. A year or so ago I also had this problem. I did...

    A year or so ago I also had this problem. I did several things at once and am not sure which of them stopped it:

    1. A new virus checker was run. There are several good ones as freeware.
    2. I...
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    I considered LibreOffice originally but it had a...

    I considered LibreOffice originally but it had a slightly lower rating. There are some problems with OpenOffice and perhaps you can tell me if LibreOffice can handle them:
    1. A data-intense MSOffice...
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    I'm rebuilding it now. Not too awful. Repaired...

    I'm rebuilding it now. Not too awful. Repaired the horrible file structure the shop left me. Got most major programs reinstalled. I'm trying to find my numbers for Office without success but Open...
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    Well, I got it back from the shop without its...

    Well, I got it back from the shop without its programs and the files are a mess but it does connect. It wasn't hardware. I have an image backup I'm going to install to see if I can get everything...
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    And... The man says it's a hard disk problem. ...

    And... The man says it's a hard disk problem. What I hear as a subtext is that he is sick of it and it's taking too much of his time so why not make a piece of change. As support, he says chkdsk...
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    JWITALKA posted a successful fix to a similar...

    JWITALKA posted a successful fix to a similar problem in another thread. Unfortunately, it didn't fix my problem. Also, it is not a wireless problem. A direct ethernet connection produces the...
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    Did this ever get resolved?

    Did this ever get resolved?
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    Thanks for helping. After two days of fussing...

    Thanks for helping. After two days of fussing and fuming, I turned it over to a pro. They have spent a day running their script of fixes and tests and it still won't connect. It recognizes their...
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    Myriad of connectivity issues

    Turned my laptop off and went on vacation for 4 days. On return, I had a message that my copy of Windows 7 was not genuine and I had no connectivity at all. I plugged in my Product Validation Code...
  13. Thread: ADNXS persists

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    ADNXS persists

    It is now 2015. After about six years from an original post in another thread, ADNXS persists. The original pos said it was attached to FireFox. I have it attached to AOL. It is a very disruptive...
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    Good advice

    Thanks. I will take all these steps.

    BTW, the 'Fixer' didn't work on the problem.
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    I'm taking your advice

    You're right. I was panicked by not being able to get any work done and had to work fast. Thanks for the advice. We'll see how it turns out.
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    Do 'Fixers' fix anything?

    Long story short: I had an annoying problem -- virus(?) -- that caused a pop-up to repeat ads about every ten seconds, bringing productivity to a stop. I searched the root web site and a bunch of...
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    Software for the blind

    A dear friend has recently gone totally blind. It happened overnight and she will never recover her sight. She went for 'computer training' for the blind and -- what else -- they required the users...
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    HP Printers Being Bad

    I'm posting to Windows 7 because my daughter and I both have HP printers and Windows 7 systems and identical problems. Our printers are very different, however, so I'm blaming Windows 7.

    At times,...
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    I've read te comments to this point. There's some...

    I've read te comments to this point. There's some paranoia out there.

    I went with Carbonite about two years ago. Someone above noted it's a resource hog but I only found that a problem on...
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    I don't mind some inconvenience while the war is...

    I don't mind some inconvenience while the war is waged. What we all(?) ultimately want is a system that is seamless. Can this war produce that for those of us near the bottom of the techie pyramid?...
  21. Others have suggested labeling. I learned that...

    Others have suggested labeling. I learned that when I pulled a plug and it was exactly the wrong plug to pull at that moment. Lost hours of work! Now I label BOTH ends and, if there's a power...
  22. Thread: Cursor jumps

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    Sloppy Keyboarding

    I have exactly the same problem, also with a Dell laptop running Windows 7. I have the same problem on my daughter's Dell All-in-one running Windows 7 (no touchpad but it is a touchscreen). It is...
  23. Thread: PDF converter

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    PDF converter

    I've been using PDFill for over a year and have been very happy with it. However, it rides on Java. With Java removed...no PDFill.

    Is there a good piece of freeware that converts Word and Excel...
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    Hot Spot Security

    Because we frequently travel to areas where no WiFi is available, I use a Verizon HotSpot, a small device which provides access via 4G. It's expensive but works fine. I wonder if it is more or less...
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    What's in the log

    This is the last incident. I can't interpret it. It was followed by several messages, the gist of which was that it wan't repeating. Since 9/28 the log contains no further incidents of crashing but I...
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