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    See it's tough for me to know what to make of all...

    See it's tough for me to know what to make of all these stats and differing points of view. But I've had cell phones and other devices where the Li battery has lasted for literally 6-7 years and is...
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    " For example, Battery University states that a...

    " For example, Battery University states that a battery charged to 100 percent will have only 300-500 discharge cycles, while a battery charged to 70 percent will get 1,200-2,000 discharge cycles."
    ...
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    Yeah, as expected... no consensus. I would get...

    Yeah, as expected... no consensus. I would get another vendor battery in a heartbeat if I believed at -all- in the computer's self-diagnostics. I've gone through the calibration and remote testing...
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    Replacement laptop battery?

    Hopefully this is not off topic.

    I've got an HP Pavilion laptop I've had for 3 years and it has had nothing but battery issues since I got it... basically the battery never seems to hold a charge,...
  5. Thanks. At the risk of sounding ungrateful, two...

    Thanks. At the risk of sounding ungrateful, two concerns:
    1. One of our licenses is from Technet. Will or will that not be portable? My guess would be -no-.

    2. Although your reply makes sense, it...
  6. Portability?

    I run a recording studio. I have 4 PCs running Windows 7 and 8 with, using your nomenclature, 'portable' licenses. We upgrade the machines at least once every two years... mobos, SSDs, etc.

    From...
  7. Need new router to replace LinkSys WRT54: Need more power

    I've got 3 windows PC in a small (1800 sq ft) house. All work OK with old LinkSys. But it has weak spots in my home, which never bugged me because I have Cat-5 everywhere.

    But I just got an...
  8. After Windows 8.1 Update Re-Start Sticks At UEFI

    For weeks I've thought my motherboard was dying, but now I suspect this is some Windows Update issue.

    I -think- after last months Tuesday patch, the following started happening:

    When I restart...
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    As the o/p.... I migrated to Thunderbird. It's...

    As the o/p.... I migrated to Thunderbird. It's tolerable. There is simply no solution to #1 or #2 for Eudora. I believe that this is simply a case of a creaky database... after it reaches a certain...
  10. Thanks for that. Boy is that disquieting. Every...

    Thanks for that. Boy is that disquieting. Every so often, I pull one out and it works, but I've also had a few that are filled with errors after only a few months. And there doesn't seem a way to...
  11. Thread: Hesitation

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    Hey thanks. The power setting was set to 'Always...

    Hey thanks. The power setting was set to 'Always On' but when I looked under 'Advanced'... the setting for HD was sleep after 20 minutes. Weird. I thought 'Always On' meant, 'Always On'. Didn't...
  12. Thread: Hesitation

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    Hesitation

    Since updating to Windows 7... and then Windows 8, I've noticed that after I leave the machine for a while, when I come back to it, even though the screen and keyboard are 'alive', when I do...
  13. I do a LOT of video, WAVs and hi-res photos. It's...

    I do a LOT of video, WAVs and hi-res photos. It's literally terabytes over the years. I've put everything on DVDs because they're cheap and standard. I'm constantly stunned at how little thought is...
  14. Thanks. But... you lost me at 'cloud'. That's...

    Thanks. But... you lost me at 'cloud'. That's exactly what I do NOT want to do. There are -way- too many places I go where the internet connection is crap. I may be the last old fart out there who...
  15. Send DOC or Text File To iPhone For One Button Access?

    This may be the wrong place to post this but it's been driving me NUTS as long as I've had any kind of mobile phone.

    What I have done for 20 years is keep an outline document of my 'todos'. For a...
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    I was wondering if that might be part of the...

    I was wondering if that might be part of the problem. But still, shouldn't I be able to -still- 'remember' credentials... whether the user name/pw are the same or not? Seems like a security risk to...
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    Windows 8 Remember Credentials Never Works

    Hi,

    I previously had an XP machine that was networked to 2 other machines running Win7. I recently upgraded the XP machine to Windows 8.1.

    Whenever I would start either of the Win7 machines,...
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    DVD Drive Doesn't Eject When Button Pressed

    This is something that's been driving me nuts for years. Not a current problem, just a -why-?

    Every PC I get... the DVD drive begins to stop responding to the manual eject button. When pressed the...
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    Do I really need Java?

    I just installed Win8 and it seems to install Java. Why? Do I actually -need- this for anything useful? I'd rather dump it if not.
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    I got 8.1 to work! Woo Hoo! See my post #31...

    I got 8.1 to work! Woo Hoo!

    See my post #31 here: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/157430-Failing-Windows-8-1-install/page3

    Installed Ubuntu 13 alongside (WOW, Linux distros have...
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    I'm stunned, but the following WORKED for me: ...

    I'm stunned, but the following WORKED for me:
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    Win8 New Install Crossroads Blues

    Hi,

    I understand this is a broad question. Sorry in advance for the windiness.

    I have a machine that still runs XP (don't laugh) which I use for web development. I got one of the $30 Win8...
  23. Will I Be Able To First-Time Install Directly From 8.1 Update?

    Hi,

    I bought the original $30 download way back in October. Never installed it as I just found the whole 'tiles' thing so obnoxious. Apparently, 8.1 will bring back a start menu. Huzzah!

    I...
  24. Interesting. I guess I -could- do that. I figured...

    Interesting. I guess I -could- do that. I figured that would make the 'controllee' PC run slow as molasses. I guess I could give it a shot. Thanks.

    Any other suggestions? I know there used to be...
  25. Is There A Way To Shut Down A Specific Program Running On Another PC?

    Hi,

    I have a big house and I'm partially disabled so it's kinda hard to get around. I have a few programs that are loaded on a 'server' (actually running Windows 7) but which can only safely be...
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