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    Solving File History's 'excessive saves' bug




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    Solving File History's 'excessive saves' bug



    By Fred Langa

    Some hard drives are filling up fast the result of a flaw in Windows 8's backup system that causes multiple, unneeded backups. Plus: Alternatives to Secunia's OSI/PSI, living with a malfunctioning monitor, and tools to migrate email from Thunderbird to Outlook.


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    I solved the exact same problem with my monitor as you wrote about by finding and replacing the swelling capacitors on my monitor's power supply PCB. I replaced all the caps with better quality ones since I had access, and I have had no more problems. In fact I repaired two more monitors that were having the same problem while at it. That was almost three years ago and they are still working fine.

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    Fred,
    Regarding Don Taylor's issue with his monitor, couldn't he just turn off the monitor using the power button on the front instead of adding a power strip? Faster, cheaper and he gets the same power off to power on cycle. Plus he'll save a few pennies a year by not having the monitor in sleep mode overnight.

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