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  1. Chung, Thanks for the very well written post. It...

    Chung,
    Thanks for the very well written post. It is much appreciated.
    For the record, both PhotoRec and Recuva are available in portable form. They can be found at the Portable Freeware...
  2. +1 This cannot be over emphasized. This is a...

    +1 This cannot be over emphasized. This is a great time to purchase a new portable for current use. Put your important one aside. If/when you get your data back, you will be in a great position to...
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    [SOLVED] I once encountered this problem on a new retail...

    I once encountered this problem on a new retail package that was purchased at Office Max. How could anything go wrong with a printed key from a company like Office Max? HA.
    My solution was to call...
  4. This isn’t going to be any immediate help, but,...

    This isn’t going to be any immediate help, but, for future consideration you might want to consider keeping 2 copies of all important data. For $70 you could easily purchase a 2nd portable HD. You...
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    In many cases these programs can also be...

    In many cases these programs can also be uninstalled with IObit Uninstaller. However, it is good practice to never install anything without first creating a system restore point.
    My habits use both...
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    Apparently superfish has lots of cousins, nephews...

    Apparently superfish has lots of cousins, nephews and neices. See this HowToGeek Article.
    Not a good time to cheer.
    Michael
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    +1 on that one. +5 on the story. Michael

    +1 on that one.


    +5 on the story.
    Michael
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    Thats great. I never looked at my newer sata...

    Thats great. I never looked at my newer sata computer since it replaced the old IDE that burned up.
    The next question would be--How do you fit 5 drives inside your computer. better yet, how does...
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    I am curious about this. I was under the...

    I am curious about this. I was under the impression only 4 drives can be on a computer. Anyone care to explain???
    Giving clear details on how to recover from a disaster is always honorable IMHO....
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    My apologies for slow getting back. It’s been a...

    My apologies for slow getting back. It’s been a very busy holiday for me.



    I did get some time to try this. There was not much noticeable dust removed. The cold start noise seems somewhat...
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    The OS and any utilities are backed up. My wife...

    The OS and any utilities are backed up. My wife uploads and downloads daily to Facebook. Those photos are mulled and culled approximately monthly. Only a few do we save. Sounds like I should keep a...
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    Strange sound when laptop starts

    My trusty laptop is now 3 years old. Last week it started making a strange sound when turned on cold. It lasts only 10 seconds. The sound is some like a louder grinding whirr which progressively...
  13. CCleaner has Options to include and exclude any #...

    CCleaner has Options to include and exclude any # of files and/or folders. The option is located at;
    Options>>Include.
    I add 3 folders that I want deleted every time I use CCleaner.
    Michael
  14. I received same call yesterday. My first with...

    I received same call yesterday. My first with this oldie. My response = "hello". I just kept repeating "hello" to every comment or question he asked. He seemed confused and kept going in circles....
  15. T.K. I have checked my computer manual. I...

    T.K.


    I have checked my computer manual. I have 6 installed USB 2.0 ports. None are listed as charging ports.




    This sounds very interesting. However, I am totally NOT familiar with...
  16. My reason for considering a USB 3.0 hub would be...

    My reason for considering a USB 3.0 hub would be to get the current up to 1.0A available each port. A "Y" on those would get me past the Samsung spec of 1.4A
    Ah well, it's just a thought now. Thanks...
  17. My laptop only has USB on left and right. There...

    My laptop only has USB on left and right. There are no rear connectors. My desktop has 4 rear connectors. The specs however don’t show any difference in power.



    I was surprised by this. The...
  18. Seek comments about USB DVD drive on Win7 computer

    My computer OS is Win7 Home Premium. Feel free to comment even if your OS is different. Portable USB DVD drives are becoming more popular. I decided I would, “get with it”, so to speak. I ordered a...
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    +1 from me. There are plenty of better options...

    +1 from me.
    There are plenty of better options out there.
    Michael
  20. One method to find network usage is to use...

    One method to find network usage is to use sysinternals Process Explorer. It will require a little setup though. First you must open it as Administrator. Next you should right click any column and...
  21. I remember reading about a similar problem. That...

    I remember reading about a similar problem. That user booted with a linux disk. It turns out that linux cares not about windows permissions. I never did that, but, I remember reading about it.
    Good...
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    The little icon that shows which search engine is...

    The little icon that shows which search engine is to be used might help. If you click the down arrow right next to that icon, a menu will pop up listing all the search engines. The bottom option is:...
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    Treesize Free is available as a component of both...

    Treesize Free is available as a component of both PortableApps and Liberkey. Its portable use has a large following.
    Michael
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    My laptop has a keyboard wifi on/off switch....

    My laptop has a keyboard wifi on/off switch. Clicking it off makes the laptop unavailable for all wifi usages. It should be OFF when you are not using it.


    + one for this. Always use manual...
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    I have received about half dozen of these in the...

    I have received about half dozen of these in the last 2 weeks. They always wind up in my spam folder.
    They get deleted without opening.
    Thanks for the post.
    Michael
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