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  1. My computing includes much financial "stuff" that...

    My computing includes much financial "stuff" that I wouldn't want in the cloud. I want to keep it on my own SSD, encrypted, and with redundant backup. A cloud-only Chromebook is not an option. Plus,...
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    I use Password Safe, which requires you to select...

    I use Password Safe, which requires you to select your site to be accessed, then click-and-paste your username and password. A bit longer than the tools that automatically paste in these items, but...
  3. This may be a bit tangential, but ANY document,...

    This may be a bit tangential, but ANY document, spreadsheet, or other material I want encrypted, I encrypt with the same, separate program-7-zip, in my case, but there are many other good programs...
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    StarLounger is right- some people are just...

    StarLounger is right- some people are just gullible. Others are lacking in confidence- they don't really know squat about computers, scams, etc., but don't want to admit their ignorance, so someone...
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    I've posted this basic info before, but it bears...

    I've posted this basic info before, but it bears repeating in this post.

    Like kgiov, I always create a logical D partition on my laptop drive, when I get a new one, to hold all my data, keeping...
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    Another factor to consider in a 90-year-old,...

    Another factor to consider in a 90-year-old, besides cost and (in this case) volume occupied by the device, is readability. Whatever device you choose, make sure you adjust the settings in the...
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    It Depends

    If you're buying a new computer, especially a laptop/notebook/ultrabook, go Win8. It's what they offer now (unless you're picking up a refurbished or leftover model where you might still get Win7 as...
  8. Thread: Disc burning

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    AutoPlay is probably turned off, which is why...

    AutoPlay is probably turned off, which is why you.'re getting no prompt when you insert a disc. Type in AutoPlay in the Start menu window, click on AutoPlay in the Control Panel listings, and choose...
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    My Backup Schedule

    I use a fourfold backup schedule on my rather-new Win7 laptop:

    MONTHLY drive image backup, using the Backup and Restore program native to Win7, AND direct copy of my data files (on a separate...
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    I have a NEAT desktop scanner that says to plug...

    I have a NEAT desktop scanner that says to plug it into ONLY a USB port on the computer, not to a USB hub- and this is USB 2.0! I've heard of other users that have had problems with external HD's...
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    I still have a laptop running Wn98! However, I...

    I still have a laptop running Wn98! However, I use it only to play older, compatible 16-bit and 32-bit old favorite games, and NEVER connect it to the Internet!

    My wife's desktop runs XP. For her...
  12. P.S.- I realize my post was focused on the...

    P.S.- I realize my post was focused on the individual user, not the small business with multipe computers/workstations. Still, I would wait to install Win8 until there's real-world experience with...
  13. I would install Win8 as a dual-boot program,...

    I would install Win8 as a dual-boot program, until you're sure you're happy with it. If you have a desktop, or the rare mega-laptop with 2 HD's, and keep your OS/programs on 1 drive and your data on...
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    I think ALL form factors have their place. What...

    I think ALL form factors have their place. What percentage each occupies will vary as products- and the needs of the individual consumer-change.I myself just bought a new laptop- mainly to "lock in"...
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    BIOS/Windows Power Management conflicts

    If you're having any power management conflicts, including screen saver probles, go into your BIOS at powering on, and make sure it is set so that Windows, not the BIOS, is doing your power...
  16. I may be admitting to dinosaur status, but I...

    I may be admitting to dinosaur status, but I mainly use my computer for bookkeeping functions, including Quicken & spreadsheets, other Office applications, online financial transactions, research on...
  17. Multiple Backup Strategies

    I also apologize for the lenght of my post, but I wish to be thorough. I use several backup strategies:

    1. I use Acronis TrueImage 11 (henceforth TI 11) to make images of my laptop hard drive to...
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