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    Poll: I think this was more of a problem with the old...

    I think this was more of a problem with the old thermionic valves (tubes to you Americans) than with modern electronic circuits. The threat of global warming is a far more real one -- I switch off at...
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    Eraser (http://eraser.heidi.ie/) has options to...

    Eraser (http://eraser.heidi.ie/) has options to wipe unused space and the recycle bin as well as files and folders. And it's free.
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    These people are clever. They don't start the...

    These people are clever. They don't start the conversation saying, 'This will take 4 hours and cost you $200," they start with something small and credible and slowly draw you in. They keep asking...
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    If I understand this correctly, you currently use...

    If I understand this correctly, you currently use mail merge to create a set of cover sheets, then use "another program" to combine that cover sheet with the manufacturer's specifications and the...
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    Pls post screenshot

    I am just a bit concerned that the D: drive may not have been what other posters assume is an OS recovery drive. Usually, in my experience, recovery drives do not appear as a drive letter in My...
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    Just to be clear. Sudo15 didn't tell you to...

    Just to be clear. Sudo15 didn't tell you to search for %temp% but to enter that as the folder name in the address field of Windows Explorer. It is a system variable that will resolve to the current...
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    I have to confess I last used compression over 20...

    I have to confess I last used compression over 20 years ago, when it certainly did slow down the PC (as well as its being slowed by an over-full disc that was hard to defragment). I have avoided it...
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    1. What kind of computer is this and what sort of...

    1. What kind of computer is this and what sort of use do you put it to?
    2. How old is the machine?
    3. How many discs / partitions do you have? Is everything on C: ?
    4. How quickly are your data...
  9. Our local talking newspaper copies 70 to 100 USB...

    Our local talking newspaper copies 70 to 100 USB sticks every week. We started with a few USB hubs plugged into the PC but soon obtained a standalone USB copier that can do 10 at a time. Expensive,...
  10. Look for the little USB icon in the system tray,...

    Look for the little USB icon in the system tray, click it and point to Eject <whatever your USB drive is called>.
    Actually, Windows disables write caching for USB drives (unlike the Mac), so you...
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    Speaking as a novice here, could one use VB .NET...

    Speaking as a novice here, could one use VB .NET Express to pop a date picker control in a project that interops with COM, generate a DLL and reference that object in your Excel project? I guess it...
  12. The barg graph used in that article...

    The barg graph used in that article (http://blogs.technet.com/resized-image.ashx/__size/550x0/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-50-43/57625.Untitled.png) is interesting. At...
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    ... which goes for any open source software. I...

    ... which goes for any open source software. I recall a while ago someone took Audacity (sound recording and editing software), compiled it with a load of malware and dangled it in front of people on...
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    I recall upgrading Vista 32-bit to Windows 7...

    I recall upgrading Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 (64-bit). I put the relevant DVD in the machine and rebooted and started the OS installation in the normal way. It went on for a good while before...
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    We desperately need a screenshot or the original...

    We desperately need a screenshot or the original document here. I wonder if the image is floating and the cursor is behind it. How is the picture entered? If you change its wrapping attribute (in the...
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    Windows has done this to me when I was closing...

    Windows has done this to me when I was closing down at the end of the day and had a train to catch. I didn't have a choice - I had to power off the laptop (it would overheat in its bag). Fortunately,...
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    Well, that just about wraps it up for Google,...

    Well, that just about wraps it up for Google, then.
  18. This isn't just Google or just web mail. It is...

    This isn't just Google or just web mail. It is email as a whole that is broken. It just wasn't designed for the modern internet. People talk about running their own email servers to avoid using...
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    My strategy is to use both (though I use Paragon...

    My strategy is to use both (though I use Paragon for my images). As Paul T says, they cover different scenarios. If a disk breaks I need an image. If I lose / overwrite a file, I need a file backup...
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    The default is to reboot without asking...

    The default is to reboot without asking permission. I was caught out by Windows 2008 a couple days ago -- left a job running overnight and came back in the morning to find the PC had rebooted and I...
  21. Try CDex

    CDEx does just what you want and is free. It can rip individual tracks or a range to either WAV or MP3. I have just used it to rip an entire CD to a single file. It is a bit slow, but OK if you let...
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    I was going to recommend Scratch. The other thing...

    I was going to recommend Scratch. The other thing you might try (for a more Java-like language) is Greenfoot (http://www.greenfoot.org/door), but for quick gratification try Scratch.
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    Unable to save

    Win XP SP3 (32-bit)
    Firefox 18.0.2, Java disabled
    IE 7.0 (Java enabled)

    I keep the OS and FF pretty up to date, though this was before I applied this month's batch of Microsoft patches. I have...
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    Lounge Bug - Unable to save edited post

    The following message was sent to you via the Windows Secrets Lounge Contact Us form by arowland

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    Trying...
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    Hello Kobs, Firstly, you don't need the line...

    Hello Kobs,

    Firstly, you don't need the line 'intCount = Convert.ToInt32(dirInfo)' and I am not sure what it is supposed to do. You initialise intCount to zero, and every time you meet a file...
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