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Free Browser Extension that Efficiently Blocks Ads Using Less Memory 1 year 3 months ago v.laurie The extension is now available at Mozilla: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock/ view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 2 years 9 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
How to Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems 2 years 5 months ago v.laurie http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-windows-8-1-help-sticker-notificat... view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie Well, that is not what happened on my system. view
How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie I have also had times when a non-responsive mouse or keyboard could be fixed by disconnecting and reconnecting but this has not always worked. Then I had to restart to get it to work. view
How to Check the Size and Reclaim Disk Space from WinSxS in Windows 8.1 1 year 2 months ago v.laurie Whoops! I am becoming dyslexic in my old age. Thanks, Joe. view
An Important Disk Cleanup Job after Upgrading to Windows 8.1 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the information about a tablet, Jojo. I added a note to the tip. view
How to Make Managing your Installed Programs Easier in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie Neither do most people. I only ran across this by accident. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 2 years 9 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 Get Help with Windows 8.1 Upgrade Problems 1 year 6 months ago v.laurie This type of problem requires more detailed discussion than can be given in the comments here. Please post the details of your problem in our forum http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. Our expert members will be glad to try to help you. view
How to Make Managing your Installed Programs Easier in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie Please post your question in the forum (http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/) which is a better place for this type of inquiry. view
How to Restore the Google Chrome Browser New Tab Page to the Previous Appearance 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie There is the obvious suggestion that maybe you accidentally clicked the wrong thing.Take a look at your flags again. If anybody has any other possible ideas, let us know. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 2 years 9 months ago v.laurie Don't call the new folder "Desktop". Why not maintain the old folder structure? It will keep things clearer. If you are moving "Documents" why not stick with that? view
Easy Way to List the Details of All the Drivers on Your PC 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie Unless you are familiar with drivers, you should probably leave them alone. Drivers have many functions and should be uninstalled only by someone who is knowledgeable about its specific purposes. The yellow icon on a driver in the list created by this utility does not mean the driver should be uninstalled. Added: Here is a little discussion about "kernel mode" http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff554836%28v=vs... view
Easy Way to List the Details of All the Drivers on Your PC 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie For help with questions about individual systems and drivers, please post in our forum for general computer support: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie Thanks, Joe. I have added that a restart may be required. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 2 years 8 months ago v.laurie Have you checked the space on your C: drive before and after the move? The point of this move is to maintain the references to the old location even when folders have been moved elsewhere by creating symbolic links. Otherwise, you would just move the files the conventional way. Symbolic links are explained in this article: http://windows7tips.com/symlinks-definition.html view
Make Your Windows 8/8.1 Computer Act Like New with the Refresh Feature 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie What text is it exactly that you are entering? Are you using the elevated command prompt with administrator privileges? view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie This is part of Windows Update. Are you not able to get the updates? view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 2 years 8 months ago v.laurie The point of this move is to maintain the references to the old location even when folders have been moved elsewhere by creating symbolic links. Otherwise, you would just move the files the conventional way. view
How to Check the Size and Reclaim Disk Space from WinSxS in Windows 8.1 1 year 2 months ago v.laurie This article (as it says) is for Windows 8.1. If you want something for Windows 7, the article points to http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-free-more-space-your-hard-dr.... view
How to Block Ads on Adblock Plus Paid Whitelist 1 year 3 months ago v.laurie I don't have a copy of IE9 to look at but the procedure is likely to be similar to that for IE11. Maybe someone with IE9 can verify. view
How to Make a Quick and Easy Online Antivirus Check of a File or App Before Downloading it 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie The VirusTotal site has an option "Go to downloaded file analysis". view
How to Check the Size and Reclaim Disk Space from WinSxS in Windows 8.1 1 year 2 months ago v.laurie I understood you to be trying the Dism method. Sorry, if I misunderstood. The method for Windows 7 uses Disk Cleanup and if that is not working for you, more information about what is happening might help. Please post your problem in the forum where help with individual problems can be given. view
A Superb PC Troubleshooting Tool 1 year 3 months ago v.laurie Also see http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-find-out-which-windows-proce... and this previous article http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/powerful-free-windows-system-too.... view
How to Check the Size and Reclaim Disk Space from WinSxS in Windows 8.1 1 year 2 months ago v.laurie Yes, dism.exe is in Windows 7 but they added new switches in Windows 8.1. These commands are not available in Windows 7. view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Not that I know of. view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie If you are using Sandboxie, there could be a conflict. Try posting in the forum where one of our members who is a Sandboxie expert can help you. view
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie One way or the other, I think everyone with any Google account should check their account settings after Nov. 11 to make sure what it is they are agreeing to. view
How to Free Up More Space on Your Hard Drive with the Updated Windows 7 Disk Cleanup 2 years 7 months ago v.laurie Disk cleanup is not supposed to remove files you might need. As I understand it, only older update files that have been superseded by newer update files are removed. Updates from the most recent batch should still be there. If you go into Control Panel you can find a list of updates that have been installed together with an option to uninstall them. view
How to Move Windows 7 Personal Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive 1 year 6 months ago v.laurie Cerainly sorry to hear you are having problems. Did you do a system backup before making changes? I don't use Outlook so I don't know the tool in this reference (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/microsoft-office/fix-your-broken-outlook-...) but you might look into it. view
How to Make a Quick and Easy Online Antivirus Check of a File or App Before Downloading it 2 years 5 months 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
Need To Browse The Characters In A Font? Here's How. 1 year 3 months ago v.laurie Also see http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-easily-insert-special-symbol... view
Powerful Free Microsoft Security Tool EMET has Been Updated 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie I guess you'll have to balance the possibility that .NET might have security problems unknown to Microsoft against the protection that EMET provides. There are, of course, a variety of approaches to security. For example, many alternatives are discussed at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-stay-safe-while-online.htm-0 view
Excellent Free Media Player VLC Gets Substantial Cross-Platform Update 1 year 2 months ago v.laurie There is a link to a 64-bit 2.2.0 version on this page: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html view
Best Free Windows Apps 2 years 11 months ago v.laurie Adobe Photoshop Express Free is now available at the Microsoft store. view
How to Fix Problems When Windows Installer or Uninstaller Doesn’t Work 3 years 2 months ago v.laurie Do you mean the link isn't working? I just tried it and it worked fine. view
How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware 1 year 11 months ago v.laurie Depending on the nature of the infection, you may or may not be able to access the play store. For more information, try going to this Avast site where you can leave comments: https://blog.avast.com/2014/06/17/avast-kills-android-ransomware-with-ne... view
Best Free Windows Apps 2 years 10 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
How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware 1 year 11 months ago v.laurie I have seen a clarification of what Avast was referring to as remote log in and will add it to the article. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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
How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 1 year 5 months 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 2 years 6 months 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
How to Extract Files from Almost Any Kind of Archive 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie The developer's download link says, "Current Version: 1.6.1, Released: 05/12/2010". That is over three and a half years ago. The date you give seems to refer to when the web page was updated. Note that the phrase "Universal Extractor" is all the way on the left side of the page and "Last Modified: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:57" is all the way on the right side of the page. The two phrases are not written together as you indicate. view
How to Reveal Your Windows Product Key in All Current Versions of Windows 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie Thanks for telling us about this. It is becoming all too common for developers to bundle utilities with unwanted stuff. A note has been added to the article. view
How to Deal with the Ransomware Called CryptoLocker 1 year 11 months ago v.laurie Thanks for pointing out the omission. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 3 years 2 months ago v.laurie Glad the article was helpful. Thanks for pointing out the typo. The good writing comes from Gizmo's original article. view
Automatically Make Continuous Backups of Personal Files with Windows 8/8.1 File History 2 years 3 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
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the useful question. Non-English language links are given at the page below. (I haven't checked them out personally. however.): http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/28517-Windows-7-w-o-SP1-and-SP1... Added 02/07/13: The link given above no longer seems to work. Here's another: http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t1232... view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie It has Service Pack 1 but there will be recent updates that it is missing. view
What is “Freeware”? 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie The PC users group I went to back in those days had a lending library of shareware on 360 KB 5 1/4" floppy disks. Those were the days when people really knew how to code and you could get a surprising number of programs even in such a small capacity. Of course, DOS itself only had 512 KB of memory to work with. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 2 years 7 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
Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 2 years 8 months ago v.laurie The Registry is too complex for specific questions like this to be answered here. Please, post your question in the General Computer Support forum view
How to Quickly Shut Down a Hung or Unresponsive Application 6 months 1 week ago v.laurie Using Task Manager is certainly one of the standard ways of dealing with hung programs. Personally, I don't find it any quicker but I do use Task Manager sometimes. One advantage of the command line is that a batch file can be created, reducing the procedure to one step of clicking the file. In Windows, there are often multiple ways to do the same thing. view
Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 1 year 5 months ago v.laurie Local machine (HKLM) edits generally require a reboot. Current user edits (HKCU) generally require log off and on. When in doubt, just reboot after an edit. But always back up before editing. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie As long as you are using it on the same machine you got from Dell, it is supposed to work. But be aware that there may be proprietary Dell drivers that the disk won't have. You should make a backup of your drivers as part of regular maintenance. See this link http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-windows-driver-backup.htm view
How to Check for Hacker Activity in Your Microsoft Account 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie Hackers do not always lock the legitimate owner out of a compromised account. That warns the owner that something is wrong. The hacker may prefer to quietly use the account and keep the legitimate owner unaware. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie Unfortunately, using upgrade disks involves too many factors for this limited comment space. Please post your question in the forum {http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/} where there are a number of experts to help you. view
Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie Windows 8.x is not my favorite operating system either but a better place for this type of discussion is in our forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/11659-windows-8-1-.... If anyone else wants to express an opinion about Windows 8.x, please post it there. view
What is “Freeware”? 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie From the ads that you will see. For example, if Ask becomes your search engine, search pages will have ads that bring revenue to Ask. view
Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie "%1" is a placeholder for whatever file is the object of the executable. If you are unfamiliar with this type of notation, please be very, very careful with the Registry. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie If you mean a product key, no. You have to buy that from Microsoft or already have one for a previously installed valid copy. You can install and use this download for a trial period of up to 30 days. Then you must activate it with a valid product key or it stops working. view
How to Insert an Image into a Gmail Message 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Google has completely revamped the email interface since I wrote this tip. All I do now is drag an image file and drop it on an email I am composing, view
Best Free Microsoft Downloads 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie I have just become the editor of this article but almost all the material is due to the previous editor. I will be gradually updating and adding as time goes on. Any suggestions you have are welcome. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie I don't believe that it is possible for the general public to get a Windows XP disk from any Microsoft site. I don't think they will even sell you one. Businesses with support contracts might have access but not individuals. Microsoft very much wants to kill XP. If anybody knows otherwise, please let us know. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie Microsoft seems to be playing games with the Digital River download links for Windows 7 SP1 ISO files.They are back up. This is the second time Microsoft has disabled the links and then restored them. How long the links will continue to work this time, I don't know. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie Many thanks. You made my day. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie I am afraid I am not sure exactly what you are describing. Do you mean that you scanned three different exe files from other programs with this utility and it indicated they were trojans? Or do you mean you sent the files to VirusTotal using PeStudio and got a trojan report? PeStudio itself does not report trojans per se. view
How to Find Out if a Program or Executable File is 64-bit or 32-bit 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie Just make sure it has the right permissions and all the paths are complete. view
How to Find Out How Fast Your USB Flash Drives Are 1 year 1 week ago v.laurie Offhand I don't know what the problem might be. The utility does read larger drives. view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie Do you have Home Premium? view
How to Create a Custom Hotkey for Your Favorite Application or Folder 6 months 1 week 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 get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie Microsoft's policies can be very murky. Although an OEM disk is certainly tied to a specific piece of hardware as far as installation is concerned, I have no idea if it is legitimate to try to extract individual files for use in repair elsewhere. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the update. I have corrected the version. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie I certainly knew what West Swan was asking. Since it would be illegal for someone to try to install an OEM disk on another machine, I saw no purpose in his giving it away unless it was possibly to use for a system repair on another system with a valid XP license. Hence my remarks about extracting files. Microsoft's licensing rules are Byzantine and capricious. If we ever meet, I'll buy you a beer or a lassi or whatever and regale you with stories about weird Microsoft licensing I have run into. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie OK, "never run" is perhaps better if you consider reading the contents of an executable file to be opening it. view
Nifty Free Application Lets You Control Hundreds of Windows System Utilities in One Convenient Place 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie Several of the Nirsoft utilities are known to trigger false positives from antimalware programs. However, these programs are perfectly safe. The ones you mention are password revealers and some antivirus programs see password activity as malware. Just skip the flagged utilities if you prefer. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie There are a variety of things that could have gone wrong with a download this big. The ISO may be corrupted. The big download can be a pain but did you try downloading another copy of the ISO? As to alternate DVD burning software, many PCs with a DVD drive come with some third-party software and you could try that if you have if you have it. If you continue to have trouble, please post the details of your problem in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie As I have said in a another comment, Microsoft's licensing is murky and confusing. The object of this tip was to provide a way to get a Windows disk for use in repairing systems that already had a valid product key. view
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie As indicated in the article, PeStudio has an option to send files to VirusTotal that can be turned on or off. If a file is flagged by VirusTotal, you have to look further to see if it is a false indication by a few of the many programs that VirusTotal uses or a real indication. See this article for more information: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-tell-if-file-malicious.htm view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie There is nothing to keep you from using the download as a repair disk. As I have said, I intended the tip to be used for repair purposes. Repair functions do not require a product key. If your system is so badly damaged that it needs a full re-installation and activation, then this quote from the tip applies: "According to what I read at Microsoft sites, these disks are the same as those sold online by the Microsoft store and installations can be activated with a valid product key that you already have." There are apparently examples of people using an OEM product key that worked. Whether this will be the case for all OEM systems, I don't know. If you have a fully functioning system now, be sure to make a full disk image before trouble hits and you won't have to worry. See this link: http://windows7tips.com/windows-7-backup.html or this link http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm view
Easy Way to Customize the System Folders “Computer” in Windows 7 and 8 and “This PC” in Windows 8.1 1 year 10 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
A Gem of a Free Tool to Check Out a Program Before You Open or Install it 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie You have hit on one of the problems with any malware detection method. All detection schemes have grey areas. This software provides warnings but not decisions. There will always be times when additional information, judgment, and experience is required. This program is only one security tool and has to be used in conjunction with others. I wish there were a black and white procedure but security isn't that simple. Maybe this reference will help: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-tell-if-file-malicious.htm You could also go to one of the security forums like Wilder's and ask for help in interpreting the kind of warnings you got: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php view
Best Free Windows Apps 3 years 4 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
Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 1 year 11 months ago v.laurie Various different .NET Framework versions are used by many applications. Usage varies widely from system to system. Unless you have a specific problem with a particular version, it is probably best to just leave things alone. view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie Maybe you have the Home edition. view
Best Freeware Download Sites 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look. view
How to Clean and Protect Your Android Device Against Ransomware 1 year 11 months ago v.laurie As the article says, this is for one-time use to clean an infected system. If it finds ransomware, it removes it and decrypts any encrypted files. If it finds nothing wrong, then it gives a message to uninstall it. As the article says it isn't for preventing infection but for removing an infection and there is another app for prevention. Why you can't just leave it installed, I don't know. view
New Free Suite of Windows System Utilities 3 years 1 month ago v.laurie @MikeR: I appreciate and understand your points. Thanks for your interest in the integrity of TSA and your suggestions. What gets included here is an individual editorial decision and in borderline cases reasonable people can sometimes come down on different sides. This program is new, in a popular category, and has been mentioned in various places on the Internet and that is why it is in Hot Finds. Your concern about newbies is shared by us all and was one of the reasons I wrote about it. Several well-known sources have given this program good reviews and I thought it should be mentioned here so that people would get another point of view. This is not the venue for full reviews but I tried to indicate that it was not a top pick. view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 2 years 8 months ago v.laurie I am sorry to hear of your problem and it is because of problems like this that I strongly urge making emergency repair discs as discussed here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-create-recovery-discs-or-usb.... The comments are not the place for discussing specific individual problems but you can get help in the General Computer Support forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ You should be able to get some good advice there. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 2 years 8 months ago v.laurie I don't have an enterprise system to check. Are you in an environment where there might be a policy setting? Or maybe you are using safe mode with network? If you are using the safe mode with network, there is another Registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\MSIServer view
How to Create Recovery Discs or USB Keys in Windows 8 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie Actually,there is still something called "System image backup" but it has been moved to a location different from Windows 8. What with travel and the holidays, I haven't gotten around to updating the article. view
How to Pin Anything to the Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8 the Easy Way 2 years 9 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 Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 2 years 10 months ago v.laurie I turned off the Web History long ago and it never came back. Maybe you are deleting a cookie that indicates the setting. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 2 years 8 months ago v.laurie Great! I am glad we got that solved. view
How to Create Recovery Discs or USB Keys in Windows 8 2 years 4 months ago v.laurie A section on Windows 8.1 has now been added. view
How to Pin Anything to the Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8 the Easy Way 2 years 9 months ago v.laurie Thanks for pointing that out. view
Eight PDF Files You Don’t Want to Open 3 years 4 days ago v.laurie Any PDF reader with JavaScript enabled might be vulnerable, There are also other possibilities. Several years ago Foxit had a stack overflow problem. Only read PDFs from known sources and scan them with your anti-malware software first. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 3 years 3 months ago v.laurie What is your operating system? It works fine for me on Windows 7 or 8. view
How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 2 years 10 months ago v.laurie This turns off one particular tracking function. You are correct that there are other tracking methods that may be at work even when you are not logged in to Google. view

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