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    I had a similar problem with Flash and Firefox,...

    I had a similar problem with Flash and Firefox, and after some searching I fixed it by turning off "protected mode". You can do this by going to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash, and in there you...
  2. You can look at a .PST file from outside of...

    You can look at a .PST file from outside of Outlook, using this free viewer: http://www.freeviewer.org/pst/
    You can also check the file for errors, again from outside of Outlook, via SCANPST, as...
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    Some propriety computer brands, e.g. Toshiba,...

    Some propriety computer brands, e.g. Toshiba, include their own power management schemes, which may take priority over the Windows settings. Check if anything like that is running, and if so either...
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    [SOLVED] I turn my router off whenever it is not in use,...

    I turn my router off whenever it is not in use, even during the day but always overnight. For two reasons, (a) to save power, and (b) for security. I have security wound up, and I doubt if anyone...
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    The only small benefit in having your page file...

    The only small benefit in having your page file in a separate partition on the same physical disk is if you use a disk activity monitor (such as DriveGLEAM). If you set up a separate partition (call...
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    Firefox: secure connection failed

    I normally use Firefox (currently 36.0.1) on Windows 7, and lately when trying to open some websites I get the following error message:

    "Secure Connection Failed. The connection to the server...
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    Unable to open Local Security Policy

    I have Windows 7 64 bit, and recently upgraded from Home Premium to Professional. The upgrade worked in general (it now says I am running "Professional"), but one of the "Professional" features I...
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    I use Emsisoft anti-malware, and find it...

    I use Emsisoft anti-malware, and find it excellent. They don't call it anti-virus, because as they say, malware includes more than just viruses, and they emphasise PUP detection. You have to pay...
  9. [SOLVED] I did not install 3021917, as I am suspicious of...

    I did not install 3021917, as I am suspicious of this kind of "enhancement" and not sure if I need it. It is supposed to diagnose performance issues for upgrade to a newer version of Windows (I have...
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    Susan Bradley did warn about 3034196: "This...

    Susan Bradley did warn about 3034196: "This round of IE updates is a bit more complicated than usual for those who manually download and install patches. If you're running IE 9 or higher, you must...
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    Last year I went through the same exercise when I...

    Last year I went through the same exercise when I ditched my old XP computer and bought a new one with Windows 7. I just installed Office 2003 on the new computer, and then for Outlook I did the...
  12. Thread: Backups

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    Probably not essential, but it would be a good...

    Probably not essential, but it would be a good idea to partition your external hard drive into separate logical drives, one for each type of backup, e.g Drive X for Macrium backups and drive Y for...
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    When I had XP I used Raxco's PerfectDisk, but on...

    When I had XP I used Raxco's PerfectDisk, but on upgrading to Win7 I ditched it, because PerfectDisk was becoming bloated and I think the Win7 defragger is good enough. I don't use the scheduler, I...
  14. A new version of MSRT is issued each month, along...

    A new version of MSRT is issued each month, along with the other updates, on Patch Tuesday. It is always KB890830, but it is a new version each time. It seems to run in the background upon...
  15. I have Macrium Free, version 5.3.7220, and if I...

    I have Macrium Free, version 5.3.7220, and if I go into Other Tasks > Edit Defaults > Verify File System, I see a check box to "Verify file system before backup", with some text explaining what it...
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    In addition to disabling items in Autoruns, you...

    In addition to disabling items in Autoruns, you could also look at Services (as mentioned previously). I have not used Easeus, but in my experience some programs install services which run all the...
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    You could try Emsisoft's Online Armo...

    You could try Emsisoft's Online Armor, a type of firewall which will alert you whenever an installer tries to run, or if a program you have previously trusted has changed, or if something wants to...
  18. Windows Update can only run if the service is...

    Windows Update can only run if the service is running. On my Windows 7 system, the service is called "Windows Update" and has the service name "wuauserv". To put Windows Update completely under...
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    There is a free utility available which will...

    There is a free utility available which will remove selected $NTUninstall folders, AND their corresponding registry entries, from Windows XP. I used it for years, when I had XP, and it worked as...
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    As Susan Bradley mentions, browsers can also be...

    As Susan Bradley mentions, browsers can also be affected by their add-ons. In the case of Firefox, there is an element called Plugin-container.exe, which must also be defined to Emet 5 - sorry, I...
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    Are we missing the point here? The original post...

    Are we missing the point here? The original post said: "the photos were viewable in Windows Photo Viewer. now the same photos are not viewable. what he gets is a small white box with a red cross in...
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    I have found that EMET 5 is very sensitive to the...

    I have found that EMET 5 is very sensitive to the settings on the "Application Configuration" screen. If you get these wrong, sometimes you get an error message (e.g. application has detected...
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    Something weird is going on here. I use...

    Something weird is going on here. I use KeyScrambler and have the spacebar encrypted, and it works fine. In earlier versions I sometimes saw characters in search boxes etc. appearing in their...
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    Can you see the old drive in Windows Explorer? ...

    Can you see the old drive in Windows Explorer? If so, search it looking for *.doc, *.pst, *.xls, any other file types you want to recover. The search will show you where the files are located, then...
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    I had a similar problem where Flash would not...

    I had a similar problem where Flash would not work in Firefox, causing Plugincontainer to crash, and eventually I found a solution - which is to do with Flash using something called "Protected Mode"....
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