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  1. Thanks, Lincoln, for your report on the ordeal with Windows 10

    Thirty-day Win10 experiment lasts only a week


    http://windowssecrets.com/images/wsn/Lincoln-Spector-1.jpgBy Lincoln Spector

    Using savvy security software is an important part of staying safe...
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    I Tried Blur, but Had a Better Idea

    I tried Blur (formerly, "DoNotTrackMe"), but while the idea is basically good, an automatic computer alias creates problems, on occasion. Suppose you enter a contest and the entry form requests your...
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    Yes, time and date are correct. Thanks for...

    Yes, time and date are correct.
    Thanks for confirming that the CMOS battery may be on the way out with 3.0v remaining.
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    Sudo15, you are very close to my own findings....

    Sudo15, you are very close to my own findings. Here is what I already have done to confirm a startup-phase battery voltage drop.

    After pressing the start button with both power adapter and...
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    In reference to your suggestion (number)-- 1....

    In reference to your suggestion (number)--
    1. First thing I did was to reinitialize everything possible.
    2. Also done in early phase, to bleed residual voltages at likely problem points. That step...
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    1. Disconnecting the AC adapter does not shut...

    1. Disconnecting the AC adapter does not shut down operations, although it consistently dims the display noticeably, perhaps revealing insufficient charge for this "fully charged [100 percent]"...
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    Thanks for the HWMonitor link, and I'll try that....

    Thanks for the HWMonitor link, and I'll try that. Meanwhile, I did remove the adapter, and the laptop continues to run, although its screen dims noticeably.
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    "New battery fully charged"-- I have charged...

    "New battery fully charged"-- I have charged completely the newly-purchased, newly-manufactured battery in the laptop with the problem, if its screen report of battery status is accurate. However, I...
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    HP Laptop will not boot with battery

    This HP laptop, model DV2125NR, running XP Media Center, cannot boot from its battery, alone. Yet, the battery is known to be in good condition and fully charged.

    To make matters more...
  10. Thank you, Paul, for such an innovative...

    Thank you, Paul, for such an innovative response-- I'll look into it immediately.

    In terms of only hardware, do you believe 4gb is enough to handle modest video streaming? The cable signal is...
  11. Minimum Hardware Requirements for Streaming Video

    On Home Network

    On home networks, many people like to stream music and video. At my house, we have kids who like the music video, and do not want the video stream to become balky, freeze or...
  12. Fosshub is an interesting site, and I very much...

    Fosshub is an interesting site, and I very much like its opposition to spam and bundling. Although a few sites claim to oppose bundleware, most quietly profit from it-- only Fosshub appears...
  13. Thanks! to IPW

    You can rest assured I believe in prevention and proactivity over damage control, any day. The problem is my customers seldom do.

    Thanks for the links!
  14. Thanks! to Calimanco

    I may be late to the party but the party continues at full blast, apparently.

    Prior to my question, I never had been forced to consider using a flash drive, but the material sent promises to be...
  15. Flashdrive-hosted Windows for safer malware removal

    Booting Windows from a write-protected flash drive, rather than booting normally, should bypass all infected files on a suspect machine. From that Flash-based instance of Windows, anti-malware...
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    TO TonyL-- Many Thanks! Your one-piece post-SP3...

    TO TonyL--
    Many Thanks! Your one-piece post-SP3 update pack is exactly what I need. And due to the fact I had stumbled upon my old friend nLite earlier, as I wandered Google in search of a solution,...
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    TO BruceR-- Many thanks! I called MS tech...

    TO BruceR--
    Many thanks! I called MS tech support on this issue, claiming my last Windows Update session was April 8, but the session never completed properly, and continually prompted me to...
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    According to industry lore, Microsoft's Bill...

    According to industry lore, Microsoft's Bill Gates once observed, "It's software. It's buggy-- get over it!" Meaning, moving to another verison of Windows does not assure safety. Likewise, remaining...
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    "Gene Splicing" with XP Patches

    Just before all the Windows Updates were turned off, I managed to patch completely an XP Pro machine. Because Windows Update tends to move like an ox cart, I did not have time to finish a second XP...
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    And no more taps on shoulder from Windows Genuine...

    And no more taps on shoulder from Windows Genuine Disadvantage that it has decided (in its infinite wisdom) your copy of Windows is illigitimate!
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    All good points, especially the idea of using a...

    All good points, especially the idea of using a Linux Live CD during web exposure. and the idea of creating a "good image" of the system, against the day when infection or other disaster strikes....
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    RESOLUTION-- USB Ports 2.0 "Come back to Life"

    This is difficult to explain, but after putting away the laptop in its case, after discovering an intractible problem with all USB2.0 ports (would not recognize known good USB2.0 ext USB hard drive),...
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    It turned out this unit-- which has not been out...

    It turned out this unit-- which has not been out of its case very often-- was not clogged with dust, and the fan was OK. However, your suggestion about thermal grease on the heatsink is a keeper.
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    Thank you-- that is a good suggestion, and I do...

    Thank you-- that is a good suggestion, and I do have the standard PCMCIA slot.
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    I was afraid of that, but will keep you posted

    Yes, I guessed I was in trouble with the Acer laptop when it refused to recognize the external USB driver plug. This is astonishing, since the ACER has had so little actual combat exposure.
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