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What Your PC Will Need if You Want to Upgrade to Windows 10 3 months 5 days ago v.laurie You have to either enter the command with the full path for the file Coreinfo.exe or run it in a command window referenced to the same folder that contains Coreinfo.exe. See this article - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-open-windows-command-prompt-any-folder.htm. view
How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 8 months 4 weeks 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
Security Attack Called Logjam makes Browsers Vulnerable 3 months 1 week ago v.laurie What happens if you run the test using FF in safe mode? view
Best Free Windows Store Apps 2 years 7 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
Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 3 months 1 day ago v.laurie

I have seen no information on this. If anyone knows more, please let us know.

Update: According to this link, prices will be 119.99 for Windows 10 Home, $199.99 for Windows 10 Pro

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Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 3 months 2 weeks ago v.laurie As far as I understand it, Windows 8.1 with Bing is basically the same as other 8.1 systems. Microsoft says larger tablets (8" and up) will get the free Windows 10 upgrade. If you have an ARM processor I don't know where that leaves you.What OEMs will offer is unknown. At this time, much is still up in the air. view
Best Free Windows Store Apps 2 years 2 months ago v.laurie Adobe Photoshop Express Free is now available at the Microsoft store. view
Windows 10 Editions and Upgrades Announced 3 months 2 weeks ago v.laurie I assume more or less when the PC version is released (end of July?) view
Free Windows 10 Training Videos 1 week 4 days ago v.laurie

Rob, I confess I am puzzled by your request. I have recently written a number of tips about Windows 10. They cover a variety of topics and also include a list of articles to get more information.

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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie That was covered in a previous tip. It is referenced in the current tip as the related tip "How to open a complete list of Windows 8 settings" at http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-tricks-make-windows-8-much... view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Anupam, I had done the previous tip, "How to put commonly used folders and functions on the Desktop", and referenced it. I thought that would cover this method but I guess not. I'll take your advice and add it. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie Tom's Hardware is a well known site but, as you indicate, it is hardware oriented so not really in the same category as those reviewed here. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie All I can say is that it worked for me on Windows 8 64-bit. I made two different shortcuts with no problem. The program itself has to go through a UAC challenge, of course. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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 Use Disposable Email Addresses and Avoid Spam 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 11 months 1 week ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 1 year 1 month 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
Free Windows 10 for Mac and Linux Users? 2 months 1 week ago v.laurie

In this post, Greg Keizer comments:

Still, the lack of clarity about many questions related to Windows 10 at this late date is disturbing, although not rare for Microsoft. At times the company seems entirely unable to come clean about its policies.
 
Computerworld, for example, installed the 10130 build from a disk image onto a new VM on a Mac -- not as an upgrade from one equipped with Windows 7 or 8.1 -- and although it was marked as "Windows is activated," that may not last.
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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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 Use Disposable Email Addresses and Avoid Spam 2 years 6 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
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie I've made several shortcuts on Windows 7 64-bit. Maybe your security software is blocking it. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 1 year 5 months 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
Free Windows 10 for Mac and Linux Users? 2 months 1 week ago v.laurie Personally, I would not upgrade immediately. There is no rush. When Windows RTM comes out at the end of July, I suspect it will still have bugs. Let the dust settle for a couple of months and see what people are experiencing. If you are happy enough with Windows 7, you might even want to wait until it is time for you to buy a new computer. Then you can get Windows 10 already installed. Upgrades can be a hassle. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Many thanks. You made my day. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Are you running in a limited account? view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago v.laurie The article is clear that removing or keeping Flash is up to the individual user. It says, "It is time to assess whether you should keep it." If you need it, that's your choice. It's clear that systems without Flash are more secure and the article gives ways to uninstall Flash for those PC owners who decide that they do not need Flash. If you want to keep Flash, that's your decision. view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 9 months 2 weeks 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 get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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
How to Create Your Own Custom Windows 8 Start Menu 2 years 5 months ago v.laurie This and other mouse tricks are covered in this previous tip http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/secret-mouse-tricks-windows-8.htm view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Thanks for telling us. I always appreciate it when people tell us how things resolved. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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 Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie The developer's site does not say so but maybe the program uses some .NET framework. Have you removed .NET framework components? Otherwise, the only other thing I can think of is that your security software may be blocking it. view
How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 6 months 3 weeks ago v.laurie Unfortunately, we can't give this type of individual support in the comments. If you post your problem in the forum at http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, there will be knowledgeable people to help you. view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 1 year 4 months 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 2 years 6 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
How to Get Your Previous System Back After You Have Upgraded to Windows 10 1 month 5 hours ago v.laurie I haven't actually done it but I think you should be able to go back to Windows 7 with your system image. You probably have to do it with a bootable USB key or DVD since I suspect the image won't work directly from Windows 10 but I could be wrong. Be sure your PC will recognize whatever medium you are using. Another thing I don't know is how activation will work when you try to downgrade after the 30-day period. Your Windows 7 license is converted to a Windows 10 license when you upgrade. Microsoft licensing is always murky so it is conceivable that you might have to do a telephone activation. view
How to Make Your PC Safer by Uninstalling Flash Player 1 month 2 weeks ago v.laurie

If you need to use sites with Flash, then you might want to use a browser that has a plug-in or extension that lets you selectively enable and disable Flash. For example, NoScript for Firefox will let you block Flash except for the specific sites you want to use. There are also a number of general security suggestions in this article that are worth looking at. Also, be sure to update your Flash player every time Adobe releases another security patch.

Added later: Flashblock is another Firefox add-on. 

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How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 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
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Yes, they have some interesting stuff. view
How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Thanks, Joe. Those are good additions. Your #3 is very important. view
How to Make Hibernation Work Better on Your PC 1 year 10 months 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 Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc 1 year 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
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie The developer does not say it works on Vista but I haven't tried it there. view
Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 12 months 1 day ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an active editor. view
How to Repair a Windows 7 System with an Installation Disc 1 year 3 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 Defer Installing Updates in Windows 10 3 weeks 1 day ago v.laurie

You are right, Joe. This tool is of limited use but I thought it should be pointed out. Microsoft needs to come up with something better. Although (as you pointed out in the forum) those who have the Pro version of Windows 10 can use the Group Policy Editor to block updates, owners of the home version are up the creek if Microsoft botches an update.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Right-click the EXE file and choose "Pin to Taskbar". view
How to get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 1 year 9 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
Best Free Hex Editor 1 week 1 day ago v.laurie

I am only a caretaker and this review is in need of an editor. Perhaps you could help us out and bring the article up to date? You can help us by clicking here.

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Are Recent Patches to Windows 7/8 Letting Microsoft Spy on You? 5 hours 36 min ago v.laurie What is the source of your "understanding"? Do you work for Microsoft? Could you please document the exact purpose of the updates? Can you tell us what the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) actually does? How does the "experience' of a customer get "improved"? Wouldn't monitoring what the customer does be necessary in order to "improve" their experience? Labeling concerns as FUD without explanation is not helpful. Instead you could do the PC community a service by making it clear for average users what these updates are for. And no - vague terms like CEIP are not an explanation. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Disabling UAC removes a line of defense. That may be OK for experienced people but I think average PC users should keep UAC. view
How to Ask a Question When You Want Technical Help 2 years 5 months ago v.laurie Sorry, but we do not provide individual support in the comments. Please post your question 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 2 years 6 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
Improve the Looks of Your Windows Desktop with the Hidden Collection of Icons that You Didn’t Know You Had 2 years 5 months ago v.laurie Creating a new toolbar was mentioned in this previous tip - http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/three-more-ways-make-your-favori... view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie Disabling UAC removes a line of defense. That may be OK for experienced people but I think average PC users should keep UAC. If you want to debate the usefulness of UAC, try posting in the forum. You could start an interesting thread there. view
Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 1 month 1 week ago v.laurie

As I understand it, you don't have to install the upgrade as soon as it is downloaded to your system but can install later. Others are asking similar questions and some answers are at this Microsoft site

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 1 year 5 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 get a free legal copy of a Windows 7 installation disk 2 years 6 months ago v.laurie It has Service Pack 1 but there will be recent updates that it is missing. view
How to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a File 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie The download link is in the article about Process Explorer that is referred to in the beginning of the tip. However, for convenience, I have now added a link to the Microsoft download page. view
Best Free Search and Replace Utility 12 months 2 days ago v.laurie Thanks for the information. This category is currently without an editor. view
Best Free Disk Space Analyzer 1 year 5 months ago v.laurie There is a Trojanized version of WinDirStat out on the Internet. http://blog.windirstat.info/20130717/windirstat-detected-as-trojan-right... Be very careful which download site you use and check with VirusTotal. view
Five Things that Every Windows PC Owner Must Do 1 year 8 months ago v.laurie The same reference contains information about preparing two different kinds of disk. view
Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC 1 year 6 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 a Quick and Easy Online Antivirus Check of a File or App Before Downloading it 1 year 9 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
How to Extract Files from Almost Any Kind of Archive 1 year 7 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
What is “Freeware”? 1 year 8 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
Make Your Laptop Easier to Use with Windows Mobility Center 1 year 7 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
How to Check for Hacker Activity in Your Microsoft Account 1 year 7 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
What is “Freeware”? 1 year 8 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
Free Offer of a Normally Very Expensive Full-Featured Screen Reader for a PC 1 year 7 months ago v.laurie Thanks for the useful information. It is interesting to hear that Windows 2003 is sufficient. view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 2 years 2 months ago v.laurie That's a good suggestion. I will add it to the tip. Thanks, Anupam. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie You can check if sites are updated as described in links given in the preceding tip -http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-check-if-website-has-been-af.... view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 1 year 6 months ago v.laurie According to Microsoft, Math Input Panel is in Windows 7 Home Premium,Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/use-math-input-panel-to-writ... view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie I am sorry but there has been a misunderstanding. I have not "advocated" changing passwords at infected sites. Let that be plain. With that made clear, let us call an end to this thread. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie I did not miss your point. The problem with unpatched sites is discussed in references given in my first reply above. Also, if you read the referenced Mashable article that is the basis for the present article, you would see that the sites that are listed as needing a password change are sites that have patches for the bug already in place. view
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie You can go to https://gist.github.com/dberkholz/10169691 and find sites that test as vulnerable in the list given there. However, I do not know what else is on these sites so you are on your own if you want to try them. I tried one in Firefox and the extension duly turned red. view
Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 1 year 5 months ago v.laurie What hard links are you referring to? As far as I know, none of the items in the article involves hard links. Windows uses "junctions" for some things but these are not hard links and anyway are not involved in this article's discussion. See http://windows7tips.com/symlinks-definition.html view
Use the Search Engine Called StartPage to Protect Your Privacy 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie Look, you can't go on the Internet without some sort of risk. Nor can you use your phone, your charge card, or drive a car totally risk-free. If you are really concerned, maybe you should try anonymizer services. (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anonymous-surfing-service.htm) But then you have to trust the service. view
How to Zoom the Entire Screen on Your Smartphone or Tablet 1 year 6 months ago v.laurie Take a look at this great collection of free iPhone apps: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-iphone-apps.htm view
Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 1 year 5 months ago v.laurie You are right that Windows does not always report hard links correctly. Perhaps you are thinking about the WinSxS directory, which does use hard links. view
Eight PDF Files You Don’t Want to Open 2 years 3 months 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
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie Thanks for telling us your experience. Others have also found that you have to reload. I haven't seen this problem in my own tests and I don't know what particular browser configuration or combination of add-ons causes what you experience. view
Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie Tony, there are people here who will be glad to help you. We have a forum for just that purpose. Go to http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/, log in and describe your problem there. Also, check your bank account right away by phone to make sure nothing is going on there. These articles can help you: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-know-if-your-computer-infect... and http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-clean-infected-computer.htm Don't use your computer for banking or other sensitive business until you have made sure it is secure. You are right to be concerned about getting messages about the Group Policy Editor. view
How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 2 years 1 month 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
Firefox and Chrome Browser Extensions that Check for Heartbleed 1 year 4 months ago v.laurie You are right that there is considerable confusion about http vs. https sites. As to the Akamai patch, I am no expert in this area, but I believe they have said that the original bug has been rectified and they have reissued SSL certificates. Whether the update has been applied by everybody I don't know. Also, while Akamai is a major service in this area, there are others. Whether the various tests for the Heartbleed bug are 100% effective, I don't know. This whole situation continues to be a big mess. view
How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 2 years 1 month 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
Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About 1 year 5 months ago v.laurie Metadata in photographs is mentioned in the second paragraph of the article. view
How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make 2 years 1 month ago v.laurie See the article http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-harden-your-browser-against-... view
How to Print from Your Android Tablet or Smartphone 2 years 2 months ago v.laurie I haven't tried it but thanks for the information, bernardz. view
How to Disable JavaScript in Popular Free PDF Readers 2 years 3 months ago v.laurie Scripting will be controlled by your browser settings. If you want to disable the Chrome reader, enter "chrome://plugins" in the address bar, find the entry for Chrome PDF viewer, and click "Disable". There might also be an entry for an Adobe or Foxit plug-in. That can also be disabled if you choose. view
What to Do with a Hung or Unresponsive Windows 7 Program 2 years 5 months ago v.laurie I assume you mean the email that goes out to Gizmo subscribers. I don't see the email but all the links pertinent to tips are in the body of the article. view
What to Do with a Hung or Unresponsive Windows 7 Program 2 years 5 months ago v.laurie You can always go to the website if there are email problems. Have you by any chance tuned off HTML in your email client and are reading things in plain text? view
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads 1 year 10 months 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 Cancel Online Accounts the Easy Way 2 years 1 day ago v.laurie Anupam, I apologize for not mentioning your article. I am afraid I overlooked it. view
Help Guard Your Online Privacy with this Nifty Firefox Add-On 1 year 10 months 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 1 year 10 months ago v.laurie This isn't new in Windows 8. view
How to Fix an Annoying Windows USB Problem 1 year 10 months ago v.laurie Or restart. The type of problem described in the tip is annoying but not permanent. view
How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 1 year 12 months ago v.laurie You may have to start the uninstaller service. See what I have added to the tip. view

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