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    Thanks for those explicit instructions. Sounds...

    Thanks for those explicit instructions.

    Sounds like one needs to be somewhat a computer geek to fully understand all the nuances, and permutations. At age 73 I don't follow it that closely. (I...
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    It gave me a message that AVG blocked some...

    It gave me a message that AVG blocked some portions of the download,...but the program seems to have cleared her computer of W10,...so I don't know if, or what, was blocked?

    If you only download...
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    I went to that site, and i am still a little...

    I went to that site, and i am still a little confused about the 'stand-alone' vs other version (I am not the most computer literate person...ha..ha).

    I just installed that program on my neighbor...
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    Here is that site I saw about the excessive file...

    Here is that site I saw about the excessive file sizes of W10 being loaded on our computers. I responded to that site, but don't know how to access my comment/question i added there (or thought I...
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    I did just find this reference: Steve Gibson's...

    I did just find this reference:
    Steve Gibson's Never 10 vs. Josh Mayfield's GWX Control Panel ...
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    I DO NOT w10 on my computer. And the older lady...

    I DO NOT w10 on my computer. And the older lady next door to me does NOT want anything to do with W10 either. We are both happy with good old W7 (like we were with XP).

    So I'm looking around for...
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    You have a point there Wavy, ....and I may relook...

    You have a point there Wavy, ....and I may relook at the situation after Thanksgiving and other family matters.
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    BTW, be aware that the computer itself was picked...

    BTW, be aware that the computer itself was picked up by the gentleman about a week after I informed him it was unsuitable to be shown to my neighbor lady friend.
    So I am no longer in possession of...
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    This guy is in the business, not just an...

    This guy is in the business, not just an individual who got stuck with a faulty computer

    ....and with a relationship he hoped to establish with me, he wanted recommendations to other residents of...
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    I never did 'purchase' it because: a) it was not...

    I never did 'purchase' it because:
    a) it was not for me but a retired lady that lives very close by (I was looking for her)
    b} I became distrustful of the fellow trying to sell it, as he brushed...
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    Used computer just shuts down

    About 8 months ago I was looking at helping get a used laptop computer for an older lady neighbor. A fellow that presented as a technician with a company name of "Affordable Tek" here in St...
  12. Have you checked your speed to verify that you...

    Have you checked your speed to verify that you are truly getting that 3 mbps?

    And is 3 mbps really just fine for uninterrupted Netflix?
  13. I totally agree with you, these cable companies...

    I totally agree with you, these cable companies (particularly Comcast) are a monopolistic whore.

    I would be VERY glad to see them regulated/deregulated like the old Ma-Bell phone company years...
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    Hibernate (and Sleep)

    I running Win7 on my accer laptop (64 bit I think).

    I used to turn the computer off each night, and then start up new again each morning. I found that it was taking a fairly long time to shut off...
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    Brian replied: I just found this 'review' of...

    Brian replied:
    I just found this 'review' of SourceForge,....not too good at all ??
    Warning: Donít Download Software From SourceForge If You Can Help It...
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    I just found this 'review' of SourceForge,....not...

    I just found this 'review' of SourceForge,....not too good at all ??
    Warning: Donít Download Software From SourceForge If You Can Help It...
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    I'm trying to figure that out. The time is about...

    I'm trying to figure that out. The time is about right, just have not been able to see details of that problem yet.

    In the meantime I did run across these:...
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    Interesting, that "about:crashes" link. I...

    Interesting, that "about:crashes" link.

    I gave it a try. I got this report, but it was taking a really long time to view any of them in particular/detail. Perhaps I can do this a little later...
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    I just clicked on my 'plugins' and there are two...

    I just clicked on my 'plugins' and there are two of them that I can NOT change to 'ask to activate' rather than 'automatically activate'.
    1) some sort of CODEC by Cisco systems
    2) primetime content...
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    This 'bug' has been bugging me for close to a...

    This 'bug' has been bugging me for close to a month now. that is why I thought there just might be some 'purposeful' compatibility problem between Gmail and Firefox,.....perhaps Google is trying VERY...
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    Firefox capability with this Windows Secrets...

    Firefox capability with this Windows Secrets site?

    This morning I came to this site, then made some coffee. I came back to the computer to find a message that there was a script problem on this...
  22. Good find, I had forgotten all about that posting...

    Good find, I had forgotten all about that posting of mine,....memory these days is not what it used to be.


    I just happened to have found the original installation disc that came with that...
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    First off, it appears as though this turned into...

    First off, it appears as though this turned into a quite interesting subject thread.
    This one in particular caught my attention,...posting #11,...thanks Rick...
  24. Learning curve (and connections) for Apple vs. my older familiar Windows OS

    I'm an older retired guy who has a limited understand of this new computer world.

    Yesterday my older HP desktop with XP on it bit the dust,....multiple blue screens with different references. A...
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    What if I do not have any drivers currently...

    What if I do not have any drivers currently installed on the machine? The instructions seem to be directed at only clients that have a driver already installed,...then they are going to update it??
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