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  1. Thanks, guys, but I’ve had no success. I changed...

    Thanks, guys, but I’ve had no success. I changed the boot order to my USB stick but when I go to create the system repair disk I get the same message saying that there’s no CD burner, even though the...
  2. Creating rescue media on a USB stick on a computer with no DVD burner

    I have a small Acer netbook, running Windows 7 Starter. This is my secondary laptop. It doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive. This means I’ve never been able to create a rescue disk if I’m unable to start the...
  3. zzzzzz! zzzzzz! Sorry! I know I really needed to...

    zzzzzz! zzzzzz! Sorry! I know I really needed to know this.
  4. NEC USB 3.0 Host Controller Utility Program 2.x (and others)

    I hope I'm posting this in the correct place. If not please re-direct me. Thanks.

    I run Secunia PSI to keep my laptop up to date. Just recently although Secunia says I'm 100% up to date it shows a...
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    Thanks, Dean-S, for your comment. Here was I...

    Thanks, Dean-S, for your comment. Here was I thinking how smart I am with my system images, which I do fortnightly only to find they also might be at risk. That's a bit of a blow!
    Something else I...
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    Many thanks, Paul. You've put my mind at rest....

    Many thanks, Paul. You've put my mind at rest. I'm using MSE and Malwarebytes. I'll keep in mind to make sure the Windows Firewall is on.
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    Unsecured network use

    I’m sure this question has been raised and answered many time, so please forgive me if this is a re-run.

    I’m planning to occasionally use some hotel networks in the U.S. I realize these networks...
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    Thanks for the great article. It just shows how...

    Thanks for the great article. It just shows how careful and attentive we have to be before we madly click away! One thing that Woody didn't mention as a solution was the matter of backups. Wouldn't...
  9. I'm not sure if it's OK to pick up this thread...

    I'm not sure if it's OK to pick up this thread again after it seems to have been fixed, but if not please re-direct my post to the appropriate place.

    Having the same problem I deleted the...
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    Thanks for your responses. I had hoped that it...

    Thanks for your responses. I had hoped that it might be possible to encrypt stuff on SkyDrive but had the feeling it might not be possible without encrypting before uploading files. It's the Dropbox...
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    Microsoft skydrive javascript problem

    It looks like I’ve solved my own problem. In spite of considerable searching previously I came across something that said that JavaScript also has to be enabled in IE, which I don’t use. I tried it...
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    Microsoft skydrive javascript problem

    I’m having a problem with Microsoft SkyDrive. When starting it from my laptop I get the “Welcome to SkyDrive” box, but on clicking on the “Get started” button I get an error message saying…
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    Thanks for the helpful info. As both my bank and...

    Thanks for the helpful info. As both my bank and ISP's webmail uses https it look like I'll be OK. I'll just have to remember not to use websites that I have to log in on which won't be a problem. I...
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    VPNs: How, which, why?

    I’m planning a trip and want to use hotel wi-fi and ethernet internet connections (in US and UK) to access my bank accounts, webmail, and log in websites. I understand using bank HTTPS connections,...
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    Hi Guys I tried RetiredGeek's F12 idea but...

    Hi Guys

    I tried RetiredGeek's F12 idea but with no luck I'm afraid. Jerry's link to ifitjams.com/lcd.htm certainly looks like it might well be the solution. I don't feel confident to try changing...
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    Thanks. I'll try both ideas.

    Thanks. I'll try both ideas.
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    Dell Inspiron “Dead” Screen Problem

    I wonder if some one can help me with my problem. I have an old Dell Inspiron laptop running XP. The screen has stopped working, although the machine boots OK. The screen display actually shows but...
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    Can't open a website link from Excel 2010

    Thanks for your responses. After posting I eventually came across the Microsoft page and the Fixit. I used it and the problem was fixed. Thanks for your help.
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    Can't open a website link from Excel 2010

    I have a Excel 2010 spreadsheet in which I have several links to exchange rate websites. By just clicking on these links I can quickly check the current rate of exchange for a particular currency...
  20. Is there a smaller (narrower) VGA connector?

    Thanks for the suggestions. The idea of cutting off the screw flanges had already occurred to me. I tried it but unfortunately all it does is to destroy the connector as this involves cutting thru...
  21. Is there a smaller (narrower) VGA connector?

    I have an external screen connected to my laptop with a 15 pin VGA connector. The socket on the laptop is next to an HDMI connector which I use to connect to my HD TV. Unfortunately the VGA plug...
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    Connecting a laptop to an HDTV wirelessly

    Sometimes I want to use my HDTV as my computer monitor to surf the internet. I do this by connecting the laptop to my TV by HDMI cable. This works well, but as my TV isn’t that close I have to take...
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    Many thanks for all the help. My problem is...

    Many thanks for all the help. My problem is solved, frustration relieved, and sanity restored! It's very easy when you know how. Thanks for showing me the way.
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    Importing old Word templates into Word 2010

    I have some old templates stored in several folders that I’ve created over the years and used in earlier versions of Word. I’ve now moved to Word 2010 but can’t find how to import my old templates so...
  25. Connecting a Canon printer to my wireless network

    I am trying to connect my Canon 5250 printer to print wirelessly but it keeps telling me that the printer is offline. So far I've set up the printer using a USB cable and then the wireless...
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