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    I know what you mean about needing to find...

    I know what you mean about needing to find drivers when you have no internet connection. I used to find drivers on another computer and load them on a USB drive, then transfer them to the...
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    I'm not an expert on this, but I know if you...

    I'm not an expert on this, but I know if you suddenly lose power while the computer is booting it's bad news. I'm thinking the battery had just enough power to begin the boot before dying. Several...
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    I used Foxit for a few years until it's latest...

    I used Foxit for a few years until it's latest update sneaked in Conduit Search, including changing my homepage!!! I still don't know how it happened, as I thought I knew all the tricks they use....
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    I went with Cinnamon. It's got an i5-540M but...

    I went with Cinnamon.
    It's got an i5-540M but only 2GB RAM - easily fixed, of course. The geek in me really got excited to see the entire back cover comes off with the removal of just two screws.
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    I just got a 3 year old refurbished Dell Latitude...

    I just got a 3 year old refurbished Dell Latitude E6410 from Newegg for $209 that looks and works perfectly. I installed Linux Mint 17, dual boot, partitioning the HD in half. It seems to be working...
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    I'd be attracted to the price tag for a brand new...

    I'd be attracted to the price tag for a brand new laptop, not the Chrome operating system; no use for that. I was thinking it may be unsuitable because of reasons similar to a Windows 8 RT machine.
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    Computer to play with Linux Mint 17

    I like to play with computers, not just use them. I learn from it. The last time I tried Linux, it was Ubuntu 10. Now I'd like to try Mint 17. I've run it from a DVD on one of my newer computers,...
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    FUN, Don't air compressors use some air-tool oil?...

    FUN, Don't air compressors use some air-tool oil? Unless the outflow is filtered, that would not be good for use on electronics.
    As long as you're on the Wal-Mart site, I've always bought my cans...
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    I also use Office 2003, although only Word,...

    I also use Office 2003, although only Word, Excel, & PP are installed. Checking MS update history for Office 2003, I see only one update so far this year(Jan), and only 10 updates since late 2011....
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    Just reading all comments when I recalled a...

    Just reading all comments when I recalled a desktop computer that a woman brought to me about a year ago. Skipping the details, (much of it I've forgotten), the problem stemmed from a similar...
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    I have to ask the question, how old is your...

    I have to ask the question, how old is your Windows XP computer? I mean, if you are going to install a non-transferable Windows 7 OEM version, and the computer dies soon or you simply feel the need...
  12. How about using Windows Live Mail; you can then...

    How about using Windows Live Mail; you can then have all 6 of your email accounts right in front of you. I use it for my 3 email accounts with no problems. You can import all previous emails, too. ...
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    What gets me about all this is that most XP...

    What gets me about all this is that most XP "home" users have no idea about the upcoming "end of support" and what it means. Whenever I work with an XP user with a problem, and ask them about it,...
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    I've always used the Advanced setting and also...

    I've always used the Advanced setting and also never had a problem before this. I continue to use it that way but I take a more careful look at what is in bold- as they instruct.
    One more thing -...
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    Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking about the...

    Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking about the reply. I've dug up the final response from Revo, after their "investigation" -
    "Hello again,
    After a lot of tests we have come to the conclusion...
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    When I read the "Revo Uninstaller Question", I...

    When I read the "Revo Uninstaller Question", I thought it might be concerning the incident I had awhile back. I've used Revo Free for several years without a hitch. This time, I needed to uninstall...
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    It may seem like a lot of work, but this always...

    It may seem like a lot of work, but this always works; remove the hard drive, then use a sata to usb adapter to attach the HD to another computer. It will show as an additional hard drive. Open the...
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    After having to pay for some data recovery a...

    After having to pay for some data recovery a dozen years ago, I have become a fanatic about backing up. My desktop has two HDs, which Cobian backs up my personal data every night. I have an external...
  19. Totally agree. The "bad guys" who unleash this...

    Totally agree. The "bad guys" who unleash this stuff are continuously getting better at preventing us from using tools to beat their malware. Lately I've seem some that prevents booting into...
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    JoeP517 - And those HP - and other manufacturers...

    JoeP517 - And those HP - and other manufacturers - system applications are what drives us crazy. A good example is their "Power Plans". What the heck is the matter with Windows 7 power settings??? ...
  21. Re: those "grayed out" "decline" option squares...

    Re: those "grayed out" "decline" option squares ARE clickable! You CAN opt out of all those extras. Downloads at Cnet are getting very, very, sneaky with attempts to load extra stuff you don't want -...
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    I had this problem on a big laptop that I only...

    I had this problem on a big laptop that I only use occasionally. Apparently it started a long time before I knew it, so System Restore didn't work. I Googled "can't create new folder in Windows 7"...
  23. Defragmenting shouldn't take that long. My 1.5TB,...

    Defragmenting shouldn't take that long. My 1.5TB, using Auslogics Defragmenter, only takes about 10 minutes. I'll guess yours is taking so long for the same reason as your other problems. I'm still...
  24. I'll agree this is hard to diagnose, but I think...

    I'll agree this is hard to diagnose, but I think it's a hardware problem. Just thinking about a son-in-law's problem (also a desktop) awhile back that would freeze occasionally; and not long after...
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    I became a hero of sorts at work the other day....

    I became a hero of sorts at work the other day. We had a computer that needed a password entered but nobody knew what it was. I had recently read an article somewhere about how to "fix" these...
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