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  1. Re: finding the Recycle Bin. This is an example...

    Re: finding the Recycle Bin. This is an example of why so many people get so mad at Microsoft. What was wrong with the way it's been for so many years? Obviously nothing; so they changed it,...
  2. Everybody who uses Facebook should read the...

    Everybody who uses Facebook should read the linked Yahoo article and make changes to their settings if they care about their privacy. Being the suspicious type, I never use Facebook to "sign in" to...
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    I'm still waiting for my Windows 10 D/L on my...

    I'm still waiting for my Windows 10 D/L on my spare "play with" laptop, but I've been reading plenty about it in the meantime. The one thing that strikes me about every new Windows OS is how menus,...
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    For the past few years, I've used Chrome about...

    For the past few years, I've used Chrome about 90% of the time and don't have problems with it. Chrome is always quicker and more responsive than Internet Explorer. I do, however, HATE the...
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    I've noticed that when I get the "drive is in...

    I've noticed that when I get the "drive is in use" message, if I close my browser it will then say it's ok to remove. For some reason.
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    Two thoughts- I'm a firm believer that my best...

    Two thoughts- I'm a firm believer that my best defense against malware is my own very suspicious nature. It's extremely rare that something appears on my computers that I'm not sure if it's OK or...
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    Well, two slightly different opinions, but with...

    Well, two slightly different opinions, but with near opposite results. If I expect Mint will be rendered useless, then I should eliminate it before upgrading. Heck, I could wipe the entire HD and...
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    Windows 10 upgrade on a dual boot machine

    I see lots of discussion about installing Windows 10, including with a secondary operating system on a dual boot machine. I have an extra "play" machine with Windows 8.1 and Mint 17 on it. I have no...
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    Here's one that I've wondered "What For?" for...

    Here's one that I've wondered "What For?" for awhile now. Speaking of Windows 7 machines; you're setting up your new computer, adjusting settings to your liking, such as "Power Options", which...
  10. Thread: Delay sending

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    This gave me a thought. I use Windows Live Mail...

    This gave me a thought. I use Windows Live Mail for my Comcast, Outlook.com, and Gmail accounts. I went to Options-Mail and unchecked "send immediately", which will then "send" at whenever the next ...
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    I had this happen to me with a new computer a few...

    I had this happen to me with a new computer a few years ago. When I got my new Dell desktop, it had a USB 3.0 card/port in the back. At that time, I didn't have any USB 3.0 devices, so I switched...
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    My router is a D-Link DIR-655 Gigabit, which has...

    My router is a D-Link DIR-655 Gigabit, which has 1000 Mbps speed. I've read that any router will cost the user a little speed, and it seems true. Also, I just checked my wireless speed on an ASUS...
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    My Comcast here in NH advertises 105 Mbps. Using...

    My Comcast here in NH advertises 105 Mbps. Using either Speedtest, Speakeasy, or Comcast testers gives me about 90 to 94 Mbps. But if I bypass my router and plug the ethernet cable directly into my...
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    I must be on the wrong subscription list now....

    I must be on the wrong subscription list now. Last week the feature report was on Linux, this week it's phones.
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    A few years ago, I was using Revo to uninstall MS...

    A few years ago, I was using Revo to uninstall MS Office on a computer I picked up. I must have accidently clicked "next" before the program's own uninstaller was done, because Revo then showed over...
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    No, of course I don't totally trust MSE, or any...

    No, of course I don't totally trust MSE, or any A/V program. I was actually asking "wavy" about his need for Norton.
    By the way, I get all of my virus/malware experience from working on other...
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    Let me ask you this - how many times has your A/V...

    Let me ask you this - how many times has your A/V warned you about a malware infection? Do you really need one of those all-encompassing take-over-your-computer paid programs? I know I don't.
    In...
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    For me, that was an unexcusable mistake. All I...

    For me, that was an unexcusable mistake. All I could think of when I was uninstalling Foxit was they could go to hell. What got me really p'd about it is, it was the only time I've ever had a PUP...
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    . That situation obviously changes from time to...

    . That situation obviously changes from time to time. When Foxit installed Conduit Search on me several months ago, it was more than just a nuisance. Ya know, this whole thing where "free software"...
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    I too, once dumped Adobe Reader for Foxit but...

    I too, once dumped Adobe Reader for Foxit but went back after Foxit somehow snuck in Conduit Search during an update, changing my default search plus my home page setting. Congratulations to them for...
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    I still want to hear an apology from Microsoft...

    I still want to hear an apology from Microsoft for not only ignoring the billion Windows users who didn't ask for or want the kind of changes they got with Windows 8, but also for jamming it down our...
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    Short answer - no way of telling for sure if it's...

    Short answer - no way of telling for sure if it's legit.
    It doesn't look like a typical scare tactic, but trusting unexpected notices will get you in trouble sooner or later, for sure. Always be...
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    In those very few rare instances that I've got a...

    In those very few rare instances that I've got a notice of infection or other problem from MSE, I never click "OK", "Clean", "Fix it" or anything in the notification. I just ignore or close the...
  24. Good news for sure that Microsoft is trying to do...

    Good news for sure that Microsoft is trying to do something about this, but it's worse than a game of wack-a-mole. First of all, the crooks that call me say they are from "Windows", not Microsoft....
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    Real Player

    I use Real Player to download and save any/all videos I want from websites including You Tube videos- but only with Internet Explorer; Chrome doesn't let it work. Despite all the bad things said...
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