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    Malware removal

    I have removed this malware 4 times in the last two weeks. Infected machines may have a variety of other problems, including inability to run Windows update, missing files, and inability to run any...
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    I'm surprised you didn't mention Picasa Web...

    I'm surprised you didn't mention Picasa Web Gallery, the only such service I use.
    They don't try to sell anything, you 2 GB free, 20GB is only $5.00/year, and coordinates with Google Docs.
    The...
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    This thread is very interesting to me as I have...

    This thread is very interesting to me as I have been roped into malware removal as a consequence of being the go-to guy among my friends. At one time I cleaned these infections for free, but the...
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    Disk Defragmentation Background and Engineering the Windows 7 Improvement

    The MSDN article below provides a lot of info and advice on this subject.
    "Best practices for using defragmentation in Windows 7 are simple you do not need to do anything."...
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    This MSDN article should (But won't) put this...

    This MSDN article should (But won't) put this subject to rest for all time. I've never understood the defrag obsession, and have only rarely seen real improvements from frequent defragging.

    "Best...
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    I'm 66, and I go back to the DOS days, which I...

    I'm 66, and I go back to the DOS days, which I suspect helps in dealing with Linux' command line.
    OTOH, I hardly ever need it.
    My Linux experiments started with Fedora in various versions, brief...
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    MSE updates are automatic from within the app...

    MSE updates are automatic from within the app itself.
    It seems to me it would be unusual to update from Windows update.
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    What bertie91 said. This will give you a dual...

    What bertie91 said. This will give you a dual boot, and you'll be able to select a drive at boot.
    There's no problem with legality as it's the same OS on the same computer and only one copy is being...
  9. You could use Filezilla Server, but it would be...

    You could use Filezilla Server, but it would be far easier to just network the machines, or use some of the other suggestions in this thread.
    Google Docs is also good.
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    Mpeg is a video file. You need to rip this to an...

    Mpeg is a video file. You need to rip this to an MP3 or other audio format.
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    Maybe. See the section on bridging here:...

    Maybe.
    See the section on bridging here:
    http://agaric.com/note/how-setup-linksys-router-verizon-fios
    Verizon usually expects these routers to be returned when service is terminated, so your...
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    I've seen two onboard NICs stop working. I agree...

    I've seen two onboard NICs stop working. I agree it's unusual, but in both cases I grabbed a used one from my parts collection and solved the problem in a few minutes.
  13. Thread: Notebook Set-up

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    I hear this very often, and it's always puzzled...

    I hear this very often, and it's always puzzled me.
    Verizon FIOS uses WEP by default, and I suspect it's for compatibility. For instance, I have a mixture of Mac, Linux, XP and Win7 computers and...
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    This Ubuntu doc should help:...

    This Ubuntu doc should help:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide
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