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    I used an unique email address (only for EaseUS)...

    I used an unique email address (only for EaseUS) to order from EaseUS. Now I receive spam using this email address.
    Either EaseUS has lax security or they sell the email list for extra profit.
    I...
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    I simply run web browser exclusively in sandbox,...

    I simply run web browser exclusively in sandbox, or from VM (virtual machine).
    My wife, had been hit by drive-by, now runs web in sandbox 100%.
    Better still, as RG says: Backup, backup, and...
  3. Question A is like this: 1. Like free software...

    Question A is like this:
    1. Like free software
    2. Apple is 2X Windows PC price
    3. Install some software yourself

    And question B:
    1. Mostly boot up and use the web exclusively
    2. Seldom...
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    I'm not aware you can run both audio hardware....

    I'm not aware you can run both audio hardware. (Yes, it is 2 hardware: one on the motherboard and one in a sound card). BIOS toggles one or the other.

    However, if you buy another brand of sound...
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    'External' I take it to mean USB2.0 hard drive....

    'External' I take it to mean USB2.0 hard drive. You can format to exFat; I assume then the OS is Win7 and up.
    Still, sometimes the PC hardware maybe old. It may have limit on hard drive size: no...
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    Let the thread die, guys. It is now 'out of tune'...

    Let the thread die, guys. It is now 'out of tune' (out of focus).
    Windows Secrets is for fixing, repairing, info, etc.
    Just like a car driver may not care how an engine works but needs to fix it....
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    I don't know exactly what the request is. If it...

    I don't know exactly what the request is. If it means playing music, and at the same time, allowing talking/singing/rapping through the microphone (similar to Karaoke), then it could be done in a PC,...
  8. Agree with Aczer. Better, longer, after-market...

    Agree with Aczer.
    Better, longer, after-market antennae are the way to go. Best and cheapest.

    But do not buy antenna that has cable. Buy the one that can directly attach and replace the stock...
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    May I say there is confusion here. In system...

    May I say there is confusion here.
    In system point of view, and the inventor of the name CMOS, was by PC systems people ... for PC system, not for the component chip.
    It's meant to be the...
  10. This is an unknown gem for quite a while. PS2...

    This is an unknown gem for quite a while.
    PS2 ports have 5V output. (Pin-9 of VGA too!)

    Yes, mouse PS2 specification says its 5V is only 275mA (0.275A) capable. In 'modern' PCs, it is rarely...
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    @Coochin Great post. Reminder: PC/laptop is...

    @Coochin
    Great post.

    Reminder: PC/laptop is hardier than you think.
    When lightening strikes, or power line spike hits, and your PC/laptop does not boot, don't immediately go out and buy a new...
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    In theory, reading does not alter life of SSD....

    In theory, reading does not alter life of SSD. Only write cycles do.

    In reading, it senses the voltage of the memory cell only. In writing, it alters the states as well as physical properties of...
  13. Sometimes the earphone jack/plug is the problem....

    Sometimes the earphone jack/plug is the problem. Earphone jack/plug is the most inferior design ever made, IMO. But its use is the most widely spread and longest lasting.

    Some solutions:
    1. Twist...
  14. I downloaded Stylepix Portable free version and...

    I downloaded Stylepix Portable free version and tried it. (The paid Pro version is not portable.)
    Resizing by dragging corners does not work. Width sizing does not work. Only vertical sizing works....
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    I change FF29 to 'default 29.0.1' theme, with...

    I change FF29 to 'default 29.0.1' theme, with dark blue menu bar. The active tab now stands out in light blue.
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    First, if it works, don't mess with it. Second,...

    First, if it works, don't mess with it.
    Second, if you want to, or have to update BIOS, then do a complete backup first. Verify it as well. Better, do a drive image of your entire hard drive. Your...
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    I cannot help to smash a myth: Spinning a fan...

    I cannot help to smash a myth:
    Spinning a fan externally will not damage the fan, electrically or its electronics.

    I knew it was not true but needed data/experiment to verify. So ...
    Cut the...
  18. Even if under admin user mode, we seldom need...

    Even if under admin user mode, we seldom need admin rights while surfing. Lower your admin rights to limited user rights on the browser(s). It will increase security further under admin mode.
    For...
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    I try separating desktop from mobile (cell,...

    I try separating desktop from mobile (cell, tablet).
    On desktop, it shows Chrome is the win and still rises fast, the rest falls. IE falls fastest. Firefox slowly.
    On mobile devices (including...
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    In public hot spots, traffic maybe congested. ...

    In public hot spots, traffic maybe congested.
    The 'gatekeeper' may allow a set-limit number of log on users. Once it is full, no more entry. (Think of a full parking lot). From time to time,...
  21. Thread: Super backup

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    People of today may forget that tape is a...

    People of today may forget that tape is a 'linear' device:
    Tape goes in from one side, comes out from another side.
    This shortcoming (slow) is also its strength!

    Read and write heads are...
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    You can always enable back the built-in MS...

    You can always enable back the built-in MS Messenger service. It is still there. But need to setup group policy for security.

    Congrats Starvinmarvin re passing Gibson ShieldsUP test.
    I think your...
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    I have seen error like that. Reproducible too ......

    I have seen error like that. Reproducible too ... due mostly to new USB boxes with recent controller chips, especially for USB3.0.
    If your USB hard drive box is USB 3.0, plugging into USB2.0 port,...
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    Please be aware that it 1. opens port 2xxx 2....

    Please be aware that it
    1. opens port 2xxx
    2. uses TCP/IP UDP protocol

    It means a port is open to possible intrusion. Please visit Gibson Research web site for details re the vulnerabilities....
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    Very interesting problem. I re-read your post....

    Very interesting problem.
    I re-read your post. May I suggest this:
    1. Connect a wired mouse and a wired keyboard.
    2. Uninstall, using RevoUninstaller or equivalent, to completely remove Logitech,...
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