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Security Software That Will Wow You. I Guarantee. 3 years 5 months ago vandamme

"Nobody is listening to your phone conversations" says President Hopey-Changey. True, but they have computers that can recognize your words and sort them into key phrases for further analysis.

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Improve Clarity And Focus Of Your Digital Photos 2 months 2 weeks ago vandamme

Maybe one of G'Mic's eight sharpening filters can do this job. It has 300 filters and I haven't tried them all. Maybe you could do a review if you can find a category to put it in. There's a plugin for Gimp, a standalone program, and an online version.

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Keep This Free Bootable Rescue CD To Hand 1 month 4 weeks ago vandamme

Several times I've used Rescatux (Tux is the Linux mascot). It's a smaller download and doesn't have an antivirus that I know of, but has hard disk utilities, some of the usual fixes like a Windows password remover, and a rudimentary Linux operating system. It includes SuperGrub2 which fixes dual boots that Windows has screwed up so you can't boot Linux.

On UBCD, GParted is just a partition editor; the virus scanner and file manager are separate programs.

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Eight PDF Files You Don’t Want to Open 3 years 6 months ago vandamme

Moral of the story: don't run Windows.

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Are Recent Patches to Windows 7/8 Letting Microsoft Spy on You? 1 year 3 months ago vandamme

You forgot the NSA back doors. I'm an American, and have nothing to hide. But I still run an open source operating system, not Windows or Apple. Bonus: it's better.

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How To Choose A Strong Password 3 years 7 months ago vandamme

I wonder how a dictionary attack would work against a password that's a combination of Flemish, Malagasy, Latin and Hawaiian words?

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Photo Stitching Software Is Completely Free 2 months 3 weeks ago vandamme

I've used Hugin and it's got a lot of tweaks and adjustments (corrects for lens distortion, color balance, vignetting, HDR mismatch). It's the only open source free-standing stitching app, and is cross-platform (Linux, FreeBSD, Mac, Windows).

I also used the Pandora plugin for Gimp. But it doesn't do vertical stitching, so for a vertical pan of a cathedral in France I turned the pictures 90 degrees then stitched them. I've had to do some manual matching as it's tough to see where lines match up on ornate architecture.

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Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? 3 years 8 months ago vandamme

Copy.com is a new Dropbox-like cloud that gives away 5 GB. You can also get an additional 5 GB per friend who signs up. Or enemy, doesn't matter; they get the 5 GB too.

I'm up to 25 GB. Here's my link, so you can get your extra 5 GB:
[edited out. referral links not allowed]

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Free Program To Create Bootable USB Pen Drive 1 year 4 months ago vandamme

"...or whatever"?? You can use this to download Linux! This might be a better alternative to UNetbootin.

Have a look at the bottom of their page for the ISOs it works on.

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Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? 3 years 7 months ago vandamme

I went to Zoolz and tried to sign up, and these are the lies Zoolz told me:

"Linux Soon

Oops! We've noticed that you are on a Mac, we are working 24/7 to release it. It will be out April 30, 2013"

...along with a frowning "Mac" icon. I question if they are truly working 24/7.

Well, I went to a SugarSync features request forum where crowds of Linux users gather to complain fruitlessly about no support, and posted my referral link to Copy.com (where I get 5 GB for each referral). So, I'm up to 125 GB on Copy.com. I uploaded two hours of home movies and due to the slow upload speeds of our cable, it took all night. But at least it works great on Linux, like UbuntuOne and Dropbox.

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Want 100GB Of Free Cloud-Based Storage? 3 years 8 months ago vandamme

Their "Sign Up" button has no link...?

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Disposing Of A PC? Nuke The Drive First. 2 months 2 days ago vandamme

Get a set of torx bits from Harbor Freight for a couple bucks. Take the lid off the HDD and get the magnets out. I reuse the cases for different things, and pull parts off the boards.

PCs that are less than 10 years old and working can be repurposed by installing Linux on them, wiping all the data off. Give it to a kid, Freecycle, school, Salvation Army.

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The New York Times Is Free For The Next Few Days 1 month 18 hours ago vandamme

Free Democratic propaganda? No thanks.

I get the headlines from the NYT for free, but GMail clips it off right about at the editorials, fortunately.

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Keep This Bootable CD Handy For Troubleshooting 2 years 9 months ago vandamme

I like Rescatux because it's a small download, yet contains a complete operating system. I use it to restore bootloaders and erase windows passwords.

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/rescatux/

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Best Free Specialised Web Browser 2 years 2 months ago vandamme

Kidzui looks like a plugin for Firefox; at least that's what it tells me (I'm running FF on LinuxMint).

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

There's a new version of Lite out, and the long review at Distrowatch is required reading:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20151019#lite
Lite is underappreciated, probably because it uses an older version of Ubuntu as a base (because it Just Works). And the help system is great.

If you like a bit more cutting edge and visually appealing, try Elementary.

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It Rhymes With Oink And Could Just Make You Famous 1 year 2 months ago vandamme

".... there are lots more that are actually useful." And that's why SETI is a waste of time. However, if it gets people interested in science, gets them to install BOINC, then that's good.

Most people have no idea how lonely and empty the universe is. They've seen too many star trek/star wars movies. What have we done to broadcast ourselves? We've only spent 100 years transmitting at higher power levels and now we're starting to tone it down and transmit information to where it needs to go. That is a very small part of the history of the universe; we may have missed other civilizations by a million years or a billion. Another problem is that unless we figure out "warp drive", there's no way to get there or even converse unless they're very close.

So why try? Perhaps some people think that finding extraterrestrial life will prove the Judaeo-Christian bible is erroneous somehow. It wouldn't, but would invalidate some fundamentalist interpretations.

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Still Got An XP Machine? Turn It On Now. 2 years 7 months ago vandamme

"Buy Windows 7 or buy a new PC" is what Microsoft wants you to do. Well, I took off their handcuffs a couple years ago and haven't looked back. Zorin, Linux Lite, or Mint will look most familiar to XP users and are easy to install.

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Full-Featured Desktop Publishing. Free And Open-Source. 1 year 4 weeks ago vandamme

Scribus runs great on Linux, and is included in some distros and just about all distro repositories.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

Wifi dongles are a big sticking point for Linux. Most just plug in and work (check mfrs. website for compatibility). The driver is part of the Linux kernel.
The others, sometimes you can install Windows XP drivers using a package called ndiswrapper. Best to search forums at your Linux distro or your dongle maker.

All my PCs were Windows machines and now dual boot. Over the years I've reduced the Windows partitions to the bare minimum... just in case I need it or sell it. Hey, I paid for it. Mostly I run Mint because it looks like a clean version of XP.

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Are Ads Coming to the Windows 10 Start Menu? 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

I also have CRS Syndrome, which means Can't Remember Stuff. I don't do well remembering long commands and their switches and syntax.
Linux has a GUI for just about anything you want to do, but it also has terminal commands to do the same thing, but usually more powerful and faster. I can type "sudo apt-get install" faster than I can open up a software chooser program and find the app I want, but if I don't remember the name I have to use that app store. I can click the "windows" button and type in a program name and it loads right up, but if I forget the name I have to rummage through the menus to find it. That's why I like Mint; it has a menu tree like XP or Windows 7, but is much better organized without all the useless extra stuff.

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Forgot Your WiFi Password? How to Find It in Windows 8 months 3 days ago vandamme

On Ubuntu, it's in the System Settings --> Connectivity.
On Linux Mint, System Settings --> Networking.

No extra software required.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Autumn Leaves 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

I have a lawn full of those, and they're maple leaves, not oak. That's what is on the Canadian flag.

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Compose Music Directly On Your PC. No Paper Required 2 years 7 months ago vandamme

MuseScore is a blast. I used Finale for many years, but I finally converted to Linux.

In other news, LMMS has finally reached version 1.0.0. So I can write scores, and render them.

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Microsoft Solitaire Collection now available for Android and iOS 1 week 1 day ago vandamme

So beginning next year it will have ads, and I have to give my address to Microsoft.

No thanks, AisleRiot runs fine on my Linuxes and has dozens of game versions.

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Get 30 New Fonts For Your PC, Completely Free. 1 year 2 weeks ago vandamme

I wish they had put these fonts all in one folder instead of each one in its individual folder. But hey, free.

Fonts are one of my weaknesses, and after getting these 30 free ones I went through and uninstalled a few ....dozen....that I'll never use again. They take up time and HDD space.

And it also bears mentioning that of course these fonts also work in Linux.

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 3 years 3 days ago vandamme

I still think OcenAudio beats Audacity, most of the time. Better set of tools, and smaller download. I just installed the latest version on LinuxMint, piece of cake.

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 2 years 5 months ago vandamme

I just did this with a cassette tape of our choir. I connected my cassette player into the line in of my pc, and recorded it to one file (didn't need to babysit it, just let it run). I opened the file and by zooming in I can see where songs begin and end. I highlight what looks to be one song with the mouse and copy and paste that one song (and a little extra) to a new file. I trim it to just the right length, apply any filters etc. then save as a mp3 and wav file (for CD).

I used OcenAudio on LinuxMint, but Audacity should work the same way.

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Is Your PC Updating Correctly? Are You Sure? 2 years 5 months ago vandamme

My operating system updates itself PLUS all my installed apps, does it on my schedule, asks politely, and tells me what each one does (if I really want to know). And that's why I switched from Windows to Linux.

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Create Reminders On Your Desktop. No Software Required. 2 years 7 months ago vandamme

Clever (works in Linux too, of course). But I'm addicted to Tomboy Notes.

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Control Two PCs From One Mouse With This Freebie From Microsoft 2 years 5 months ago vandamme

What's the latest Linux equivalent? x2x was first developed in 1996. I wonder what happened to it.

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Best Free Project Manager 6 months 2 weeks ago vampeo

We have just published out fully 100% open-source project management & ticketing system in Kickstarter! Its called Zookeeper and its now on Kickstarter. I can't post a list but you can view the Kickstarter link for our website: Vampeo dot com
We believe it will make the top of your list!

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Best Free Remote Access Software 2 years 10 months ago VAM

Like many on here I used teh free version of LogMeIn for many years and now find myself looking for another provider. Can anyone make a suitable recommendation please? My requirements are:

1 Simple remote access of my home pc, from my laptop and/or ipad when I'm away from home
2 Unattended access of my home pc
3 Just need simple access to my documents etc on my home pc. Don't need options to print to local printer, file share etc
4 Speed and smooth operation is important. I don't want to wait several seconds for a responce after clicking mouse
5 Free
6 Easy set up

There seems to be so much on the market and as I'm not the most IT literate, any help would be appreciated.

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 1 year 6 months ago valcoff

Do they know what the W10 will cost after the year has come and gone?

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How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 2 years 1 month ago v85michele

I Changed the color as indicated on both
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors.
But every time I hibernate the PC (Win 8.1) the windows go back to white background, only the log-off log-on actually works.
I tried changing the color even in all the HKEY_USERS but nothing changed.
Any idea?

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How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 2 years 4 weeks ago v85michele

No, again every windows goes back to white after a screen lock or PC hibernate, only the logon gets the wanted color.
Any idea how to make the system reconsider the colors in the registry without having to close every program and logoff?

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How To Change The Windows 8 Background Colour 2 years 1 month ago v85michele

I did find a way to keep the colors, have no image at all as desktop background, pretty soon we'll go back to dos, sure pc would be faster.
Thanks Microsoft..

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 6 months 3 weeks ago V12RR

Downloaded the Comodo software but the website is degenerate. You cannot create a User Account - just loops back to the Sign In Page... contacting Comodo is also difficult and when you do they just say there nothing we can do?

Does not deserve 5 stars!

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Optimizing Bittorrent Clients for Speed 3 years 7 months ago v.v

I changed internet service recently..Now I have 512 kbps connection.
My previous connection was 256 kbps. and in torrent it used to give down speed of 60 kbps.
However for new connection I am not even getting down speed of 60 kbps.. :(
Is it a problem of my connection or do I need to delete cookies or something. If that is the case does anyone know how to do that?
I always make sure that seeds to peer ratio is high..
on speedtest.net download speed is . 0.51 Mbps upload speed is 0.21 Mbps.

Can anyone help?

The last time upgraded my connection from 128kbps to 256kbps my torrent speed incresed from 30kbps to 60kbps.

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How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie I am puzzled. I have no trouble with this in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I just tried it again. Went into safe mode and uninstalled a program. The msiserver was already running. Here is the REG file exported from my Registry: ---------------------------------------------- Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer] @="Service" ---------------------------------------------- view
How to Pin Anything to the Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8 the Easy Way 3 years 4 months ago v.laurie This sounds like a problem that involves more than can be discussed here. A better place to present your problem is in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. view
How to Pin Anything to the Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8 the Easy Way 3 years 4 months ago v.laurie Thanks for pointing that out. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie Both keys can coexist in the Registry, Because there seems to be interest in safe mode with networking, I have added the registry edit to the tip. Can't you run SFC in safe mode? Just use the command prompt with elevated privileges. view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 3 years 2 weeks ago v.laurie The system has a record of the path to the refresh image. If you put the image on a removable external drive, be sure that the drive assignment is the same if you plug the drive back in to use the image. Or you can use the command line to reset the default refresh image to a new location. Personally, I maintain a variety of backups with several on external removable drives but I have kept this particular refresh image on a second internal drive with a copy of the image file CustomRefresh.wim on an external drive. view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 3 years 2 weeks ago v.laurie I would add that some malware infections will seek out any connected external drives and could possibly infect your backups. That is why I keep a backup drive that I disconnect except when backing up. Some people even keep a backup in a distinct geographical location in case of fire or other disaster. I even have a friend who takes a backup drive to his bank vault. view
How to Restore the Google Chrome Browser New Tab Page to the Previous Appearance 3 years 2 months ago v.laurie Thanks for letting us know. view
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie Leave it unchecked. You should take another look after Nov 11. view
How to Cancel Online Accounts the Easy Way 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie Anupam, I apologize for not mentioning your article. I am afraid I overlooked it. view
How to Make a Quick and Easy Online Antivirus Check of a File or App Before Downloading it 3 years 1 week ago v.laurie The VirusTotal site has an option "Go to downloaded file analysis". view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 3 years 2 weeks ago v.laurie You have to also include the complete pathname of the folder where the image is to be created. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 3 years 2 months ago v.laurie If you have an SSD or one of the common setups on laptops with a rather small C: partition, this is a worthwhile gain in space. view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 2 years 11 months ago v.laurie We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
Help Guard Your Online Privacy with this Nifty Firefox Add-On 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie In effect, Lightbeam is an upgrade of Collusion. view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 2 years 9 months ago v.laurie The image can be pretty big, depending on what you have on your computer. I do not recommend placing the new image on your main hard drive. Put it on an external drive. As the tip says, create a folder to hold it. Also, as the tip says, make sure you have room on the drive where you are putting it. The recovery partition on most PCs is really only big enough to hold the original image. Once you start adding your own programs and files it is going to be too small. The command is "recimg" whch I presume comes from "recovery image". view
How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie I will be curious to hear about your experience. view
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie It looks like anytime you are logged in to any Google account, Gmail or otherwise, your +1 endorsements can be used unless you follow the opt-out procedure given in the tip. Be sure to check the settings in your account on November 11. view
How to Make a Quick and Easy Online Antivirus Check of a File or App Before Downloading it 3 years 1 week ago v.laurie I had no trouble installing the add-on in Windows 7. I was using IE 10. I also had no trouble in FF or Chrome. view
Help Guard Your Online Privacy with this Nifty Firefox Add-On 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie The link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightbeam/ given in the tip has a discussion of the evolution of Lightbeam from Collusion. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie This isn't new in Windows 8. view
Best Free Search and Replace Utility 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an editor. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie You may have to start the uninstaller service. See what I have added to the tip. view
How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie Or restart. The type of problem described in the tip is annoying but not permanent. view
Automatically Make Continuous Backups of Personal Files with Windows 8/8.1 File History 2 years 10 months ago v.laurie There are several ways to make use of File History. On all my laptops I have a slot for an SD flash card. There are 32 GB SD flash cards for sale for less than $20. If you aren't backing up videos or thousands of pictures, an inexpensive SD card or USB flash drive can be used. Also, you don't have to always have the backup device connected. The File History function detects when you attach a drive. view
What is “Freeware”? 2 years 11 months ago v.laurie Although there is some overlap between the freemium and crippleware categories, they differ in how useful the free software is. The free software in the freemium model provides substantial value and is sometimes almost the same as the paid version. Crippleware is generally not all that useful and often has the best features missing. view
Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center 2 years 10 months ago v.laurie Thanks for your advice to look into Control Panel. All I can say is that it is usually thought that Mobility Center is disabled on desktops. It was missing on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit system and several other desktops that I took a quick look at. Microsoft says "Windows Mobility Center—included on laptops running the Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions of Windows 7—puts commonly used laptop settings in one spot so you can access them easily on the go." (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-mo...) view
What is “Freeware”? 1 year 9 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, FileHippo has also fallen into the practice of using wrappers on some of its offerings. view
Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC 2 years 10 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the useful information. It is interesting to hear that Windows 2003 is sufficient. view
Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC 2 years 10 months ago v.laurie You could try downloading and see what happens. The consumer does have to have a licensed copy of Microsoft Office installed. view
How to Make Hibernation Work Better on Your PC 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie Being just logged in as administrator isn't sufficient. You have to also specifically run the command line as administrator. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 2 years 5 days ago v.laurie Is the laptop going to sleep or just turning the screen off? Have you tried running Defender while the laptop is plugged in to a power source? view
Easy Way to Customize the System Folders “Computer” in Windows 7 and 8 and “This PC” in Windows 8.1 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie Will the person who gave this article a rating of "1" please tell us why such a poor rating? If a utility that is described is not good or the article is incorrect, it would be a courtesy to us all to have the details. Exchanging information is very important. view
Use These Tricks to Recover Lost Files In Windows 7 3 years 10 months ago v.laurie If you are willing to pay up, there are professional services to recover lost files but they are not cheap. You may have to go to a local PC repair shop and seek advice. We can't make commercial recommendations here. view
Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie Rick, it is true that the Winkey+I opens a somewhat different Charms bar depending on whether you are on the Desktop or Start screen. However, the procedure described in Tips 1 and 2 works from either the Desktop or the Start screen. Tips 4 and 5 give explicit directions about where to begin. You mention RT. These tips were not tried on Windows RT. view
Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie Did you click "Change PC settings" at the bottom of the Charms bar? view
Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET is Upgraded to Version 5.0 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie There are some people who might feel EMET is a sufficient defense but the general answer to your question is that it does not replace antivirus programs. view
Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie File Meta enables a capability for certain metatags already built into Windows. You cannot create new ones with it. However, there are several useful editable fields that will be added to context menu. One is called "Comments" and gives you plenty of flexibility. Other useful ones are "Tags", "Subject", "Categories". Hope that answered your question. view
Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie There are several ways to get to the settings. Here is one: Control Panel--System and Security--Windows Update--Change Settings Also see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-automatic-updating-on-of... view
Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie I appreciate that you want to be helpful and I don't want to drag this out but your reference to RT is puzzles me. Also. I have no problem starting from either the Desktop or the Start screen. Maybe you could send me an email? view
Ten Top Windows Tips 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie Many thanks, Sgluber. view
Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie The only place I know of that routinely and systematically reports on the updates to avoid is in the paid version of a well-known newsletter. Maybe some of our members know of a free one. However, there are numerous forums and blogs where problems with updates are often reported. This is not done in a systematic way but here are some suggestions: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us http://www.infoworld.com/blogs/infoworld-tech-watch http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/ There are many others and readers may have other suggestions. view
Ten Top Windows Tips 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie The list was not specifically directed at Windows 7. It is based on popularity as measured by number of reads. Windows 7 is considerably more popular than Windows 8. If you are interested in Windows 8 tips, you can find plenty of them by looking at past Tech Tips or doing a site search. view
Give Your Gmail Messages a New Look with this HTML Formatting Tip 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie My face is red. I goofed big time and left out a crucial point. You can't enter HTML into a Gmail message directly but have to copy and paste from a browser or HTML editor. I will correct the tip. Thanks, Mike, for waking me up. Firefox should work then. view
Severe Problems with Windows August Updates 1 year 10 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we can't provide individual support in the comments. Try describing your problem in our forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 2 years 2 months ago v.laurie Is it only when you move the mouse that the PC wakes up? I am not sure why that would be a problem unless the PC wakes up when you are not there. Did you check the settings in the Logitech software? Otherwise, I don't have an answer to your problem but maybe another member can help. view
Best Free Windows Apps 3 years 10 months ago v.laurie Stanford University has an app that allows you to watch video lectures. Go to the Windows store and look for Stanford University view
How to Create a Custom Hotkey for Your Favorite Application or Folder 1 year 2 weeks ago v.laurie Off the top of my head, I don't know a quick way. Maybe someone else has a suggestion. view
How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we cannot answer individual support questions like this in the comments. Please post your question in the forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
Get a New Look on the Windows Desktop with More Interesting and Colorful Cursors 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie CursorFX is not compatible with Windows 8 according to the Stardock site. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 3 years 5 months ago v.laurie We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post your question in our forum. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Use Disposable Email Addresses and Avoid Spam 3 years 10 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie I am certainly sorry to hear that something went wrong with the move. This procedure is very well established. It has worked for many people. Did you accidentally choose the root of H:\ instead of H:\My Documents for the new location? I do hope you made a backup. The procedure creates a symlink (http://windows7tips.com/symlinks-definition.html) pointing to the new location. The symlink means that all old references to My Documents should continue to work. The whole point of the procedure is to maintain all the old references while actually moving the files. Again, I am sorry that the tip blew up on you. I guess I fell into the water this time. view
Best Free Windows Apps 3 years 6 months ago v.laurie Adobe Photoshop Express Free is now available at the Microsoft store. view
Protect Your Online Privacy and Speed up Browsing with Privacy Badger 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie It works for me. view
How to Use Disposable Email Addresses and Avoid Spam 3 years 10 months ago v.laurie In view of the comments here and a check elsewhere, I am removing Gishpuppy. I apologize for putting up a bum recommendation. Thanks to the commenters for the heads-up. view
Best Free Windows Apps 3 years 4 months ago v.laurie Take a look at Microsoft Research Video Library app: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/microsoft-research-video-lib... view
Protect Your Online Privacy and Speed up Browsing with Privacy Badger 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie Privacy Badger is different. Which of the various add-ons to use is a matter of personal choice. Personally, I still use Adblock Plus. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie jimjsquared and mannaoz, I feel very bad when people put their trust in me and I fail them. All I can say is that Microsoft didn't make this problem with using the root of a drive clear either. But that isn't much of an excuse since Microsoft is no model of clarity. view
How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 2 years 4 days ago v.laurie I have Windows 7 Pro and it works the way I have described. I don't know why it is different for you but thanks for pointing out an alternate way to get to the folder. In Windows, there are always several ways to do anything. view
Best Free Windows Apps 3 years 3 weeks ago v.laurie If you happen to have a 3-D printer, Windows 8.1 now has an app for that: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/3d-builder/75f3f766-13b3-45e... view
Protect Your Online Privacy and Speed up Browsing with Privacy Badger 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie Offhand, I don't know of conflicts with other add-ons but it is always possible. I have tried it on FF with Ghostery, ABP, and No Script all running without noticing any conflicts. On Chrome, I have it and ABP running together. On another subject, there are comments at Mozilla that say Privacy Badger breaks Reddit. I haven't personally looked into this. Privacy Badger is labeled "beta" so problems are always possible. view

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