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    LANGALIST PLUS

    More on where Windows 7 puts important files


    By Fred Langa

    PC users who have made the jump from Windows XP to Windows 7 are in for a surprise when they go looking for temporary files.

    In the Feb. 25 Windows Secrets newsletter, I answered the question, "Where did 'Documents and Settings' go in Win7?" This week, a subscriber wants to know where Win7 puts temporary Internet files.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/2010/03/04/05 (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.


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    With regard to BIOS updating, I do wish that it be made known that not all BIOS updates are free. Phoenix/Award, for example, charge ca. $30 for the pleasure.
    It would also be an improvement if the manufacturers/sellers of mother boards were to give information on the type of BIOS installed. This information is often not available
    or very difficult to access.

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    Hi John, and welcome to the Lounge!

    I had not heard of having to pay for BIOS updates. Do you know if computer manufacturer support sites, such as Dell, Toshiba, or HP now pass along Phoenix/Award BIOS update charges? I would hope not, especially if the manufacturer strongly recommends an update to fix some problems due to a buggy BIOS.
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    After doing a recent BIOS update to a HP server, we had fan problems eventually traced to the need to do a second firmware update. On the HP download webpage, there were two downloads listed under the BIOS section. They both had to be done. We initially thought the two were just different methods for the same update. HP tech support was not aware of this. We discovered it on our own.

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    Hey Fred...

    Make sure you tell people that AppData is a hidden folder. In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options. Then click the View tab. Under Files and Folders > Hidden files and folders, select the option "Show hidden files, folders, and drives."

    Don't forget to turn that option off after you are done with it unless you are all right with files like "desktop.ini" showing on your desktop.

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    The article stated that RevoUninstaller is not free. This is not true -- at least the 32-bit version. Since Office 2007 does not come in a 64-bit version, Revo Free will do the trick, and it never costs anything.

    Another super-uninstaller which is free in all versions is GlarySoft's Absolute Uninstaller, one of Gizmo Richards' favorites.
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    Hello, I have been using the Revo uninstaller on Windows 7 64bit since installing and it works real good and it is FREE. There is a paid version but for most people the free version is all they need. The flac format for audio is supported by MediaMonkey and it will record and save in that format if you want to use it.

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    Fred, have been an avid fan of your newsletter for years. Thanks! I am one to always go for the new thing, upgrade my BIOS or firmware when there is a new version. That has not always paid off, but makes me feel like I am up do date. So much for the, "If it ain't broke.....
    Asus now has a bios program integrated into the CMOS setup on their new motherboards. Very slick, not having to have anything but the new bios file, which it reads from a flash drive or the hard drive on the computer.
    I am also not aware of having to pay for a bios, unless the CMOS chip has become defective and a new, programmed one has to be installed.

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    Fred suggested trying to use Revo Uninstaller to remove leftovers of a possible Office '07 trial version. He said it was free for 30 days, then $39.25. That's the Pro version. The basic version is free. From experience it works beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Boriskin View Post
    Fred suggested trying to use Revo Uninstaller to remove leftovers of a possible Office '07 trial version. He said it was free for 30 days, then $39.25. That's the Pro version. The basic version is free. From experience it works beautifully.
    I too am an advocate of Revo. I've never had a bit of trouble with anything it removed; however, I do check to make sure that the bolded items it finds are indeed associated with the program being uninstalled (Advanced Mode)

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    The free version is only compatible with 32-bit systems, whereas the Pro version is for 32- or 64-bit. It is an excellent program.

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