How many versions of Windows have there been to date. Too many, Windows 1, Windows 2, Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows 95, Windows 95a, Windows 95b, Windows 95c, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Server / Windows Home Server, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windoes 7. Are free anti virus programs as good as the paid versions? They perform the same function so they do protect you. Since you do not have to part with money they are probably better ..... you are protected but get to keep your money. Should I turn my computer off at night? Yes, you should. This will mean that you do not consume electricity so turning off makes a positive social contribution. Turning off also means that your computer will last longer but most people do not use a computer to the extent of its full life. How I can I see how long a web page is before I print? Use the Print Preview feature in your web browser. Click File and then click Print Preview. be sure to pay attention to the number of pages contained in the document where it says "page 1 of _______." What is a zip file? A computer file that contains one or more files are compressed for storage or transmission. The file extension for this type of file is "zip." What is a "Quickie"? A "Quickie" is a short question about General topics. Why does my computer clock lose time? The CMOS battery needs to be replaced. What does ASCII stand for? American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is the current standard for text encoding used by computers. Is Windows Complete?? If you run sfc /scannow from a terminal it will check if your key system files are present. Remove a virus. A very good idea. Perhaps the free on-line scan from Trend called HouseCall could help you. Google will show you the way. For complete help go to http://www.protonic.com/index.php?page=ask Does Excel worksheet have to be open to quickly update link. Your question has a number of different facets depending on what is a link. The following article may help you though ... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327006 Hi, I have an Occigen monitor and want to use the intrgated speakers There should be no problem in doing this if you simply connect it to the Speaker output of the computer. If you already have speakers connected you can get a "Y" splitter at a local Radio Shack etc. How do I see the calendar in Windows? Right-click on the time on the task bar and then left click on "adjust Date/Time" options. How do I get a menu for Word 2007 that looks like the Word 2003 menu? Install and use a program named UBIT found here: http://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/ What is a computer bug? It WAS actually a BUG that was found in a relay contact of an early computer causing a malfunction. However it has come to mean anything that causes a piece of hardware or software to malfunction. How does a computer virus spread? http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4579979_computer-virus-spread.html Int. Explorer will not play my .ppp files. -- I can save and the play. Details of ppp files are here http://filext.com/file-extension/ppp IE is not the right program to open them. What is an external hard drive? This is a normal hard drive but held in an enclosure which connects to the PC by a USB cable so the drive is always external to the computer. Is an Acer H243H LCD Monitor compatible with a Radeon 5570 video card? The monitor will work with just about any video card. My folders wont get smaller when I click.i am using Vista First step check for spyware infection. Use the free version of http://www.superantispyware.com/ If that does not help please open a detailed ticket ... How do I shut off the caps lock screen icon in windows 7? gateway pc The suggestions in this thread may assist you http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/caps-lock-notification-appears-on-the-screen-when/285a5edf-eb03-4e19-93c3-63e869486180 After upgrading IE i lost my tab for adding favorites You may need to open a ticket. Please try this first http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378 If I uninstall Itunes will my ipod classic still work? Yes. Your iPod will still work just fine. You just cannot sync or manipulate your music until iTunes has been reinstalled. How can I get my mic to work on my laptop it was working before? Check that it is not muted in the sound settings. Check the sound device drivers. Perhaps open a detailed ticket? Will Photoshop 7 work with Mac 10.5? http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=603579 My hard disk --SATA 160GB -- is 5 year, do need to go for a new one? If it works and does not make any noises there is no need to get a new one. If you need further information please post a ticket at http://www.protonic.com/index.php?page=ask . How do I compress multiple files into one file? Use a file compression program to make an archive file. zip files are an example. A free program such as 7-zip will help http://7-zip.org/ How can I quickly increase or decrease the font size on a web page? This depends on the browser you are using. Holding the Windows key and moving the mouse wheel can quickly resize a page. See also http://www.ehow.com/how_4877692_adjust-browser-font-size.htm How do I fix the 2011 browser redirect virus? In the first instance use ComboFix http://download.cnet.com/Combofix/3000-8022_4-75221073.html Where is the internal antenna on my laptop? It is most likely internal to the screen near the top when it is unfolded. However depending on the brand and model it can be located elsewhere. 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A detailed description is found at this link http://searchcio-midmarket.techtarget.com/definition/Pentium Can anyone help with an Excel formula? Yes no problem - our techs are used to answering these questions but we may need to see the spreadsheet to be able to advise fully. Post the question and we will look at it for you. What are free trial cloud servers ??? Cloud - simply a storage space based on the Internet, It allows users to store data, files, pictures etc for use / retrieval later from the cloud. Many of the main companies offer so much space free What is Open Office.org? OpenOffice.org is the website of OpenOffice which is the free equivalent of Microsoft Office. In Corel Word Perfect - Keystroke options not working Have a look at http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1153321168236 for details - if that is not the answer post a question on our main site and one of our techs will investigate for you Do i need ms product code key to reinstall/repair Vista If you restore from a Factory Restore disk you probably do not need the CD Key. If you want to reinstall from a Setup / Install disk you need the key. If you want to repair it is usually not needed. I keep getting the wromg home page where did I go wrong? You probably have a spyware infection. You may want to run the free version of superantispyware just to check your machine is clean. http://www.superantispyware.com/ Windows Media Player windows 7 says insert blank disk even after I do. You may want to run a lens cleaning CD to check that your drive is working properly. If that does not work then open a detailed question ... How do I move forward and back in my browser using the keyboard? Go to the next page - ALT+RIGHT ARROW Go to the previous page - ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE Go to your Home page - ALT+HOME For Internet explorer should be the same for them all Is there a way of typing on a pre-printed Adobe (.pdf) form? The commercial "FormTyper" part of "PDF Converter" (http://www.nuance.com/) will do this. I am not aware of any free program that does this. Saving Email Attachments in Eudora Please follow the suggestion in this link http://email.about.com/od/eudoratips/qt/et051703.htm How do I find my Macs IP address? Go to http://www.whatismyip.com/ to see it.on the top of tha page. How come a shortcut (Google) wont pin to taskbar? Other shortcuts do. If you use Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9 you can do this. Otherwise you cannot. For more information please go to http://www.protonic.com/index.php?page=ask to post a more complete question. How to remove "Personal Shield Pro" from Windows XP computer? Use the free version of superantispyware http://www.superantispyware.com/ How do I export Windows Live Mail address book to Thunderbirds address book Assuming you are running Windows 7 proceed as discussed at: http://www.timesnews.net/blogger.php?id=5&postid=7647 I have 2 copies of windows on my computer. how do I get rid of one of them The instructions in the following link should help you http://www.ehow.com/how_7248191_delete-second-copy-windows.html I can not start Windows Live Messenger and other Windows Live (Windows 7) If none of the Windows Live programs will start, you should reinstall them all. Somehow, they have experienced file corruption and need to be refreshed. Password Protect USB Drives Please see the discussion at: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=144508 you should find an answer therein. Some USB drives are available that are password protected in hardware, I need a backup program - free or otherwise. SecCopy not good. Please take a look here: http://www.ghacks.net/2009/04/26/the-10-best-windows-backup-software-programs/ Turn on/off popup blocker Several different pop up blockers available common one is on google toolbar - switch it on or off, simply click it. If you want more control it does have a drop down box for more. If not this ask more May i hide my IP without proxy use? No. Even if you use a proxy your IP address is only partially hidden. It is often still possible to trace back to your connected IP. Your ISP always knows what you are doing ... in detail. Compaq nc6220 laptop - a couple of keys dont work can I repair myself? Yes, this is a relatively cheap and easy fix - see http://www.batterycentury.com/hp-business-notebook-nc6220-keyboard-p-76748.html for the method. You can buy a replacement keyboard online. How do I set up a shared network drive between windows 7 and Vista? Please read through the following guide http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/ If you need further assistance please open a detailed question. How do I put an icon on the desktop for protonic.com? Assuming you are using Internet Explorer or FireFox (you did not say) simply drag the icon that is to the left of our address in the address bar to your desktop. How come whenever I try to download, its says "error 1606", please help me! Microsoft offer a solution for "Error 1606" on the following http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549 - run the Fix it program offered, if that fails post a question on our site for a tech to help you. Does MS NET Framework in Win XP have any function for home user? .NET is a library of functions that many developers use to write software. If it is not on a computer on which you choose to run the program it will not function. Therefore you MUST have it installed. Where to find online volunteering opportunities available for a newbie? A lot depends on what sort of volunteering opportunities you are looking for. Perhaps google would be a good place to start your search? Win XP & NET Framework: is it a browsing app? I want to eliminate it! .net framework is on your system to allow many Microsoft programs to run correctly. I have Fix It utilities, but computer still slow, Why? You probably have a virus or spyware infection. Check for that first.......... 2003 slow to load Check that you have a machine free of spyware infection. If you do ... open a detailed question. Outlook 2003 slow to load Check that you have a machine free of spyware infection. If you have a clean machine then open a detailed question. Computer wont run DVDs Try running a cleaning CD to clean the lenses. It may be that the drive is partially dead though. The JPG extension refers to what kind of file? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG What is a print queue? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/View-the-print-queue In Office 2010 Excel, how can I make the home tab my default? Right click on the ribbon and de-select "minimise". Can you stack external hard drives on top of each other? As long as they are in an external disk carrier making them protected. Any easy way to install a router so it will work? If this article doesn't help, please fill in a ticket here on the site: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/wirelesssetup.aspx I receive message: "CMOS ckecksum error". Replace the CMOS battery on motherboard. http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosreplace.asp I am trying to download iTunes, but can't break out of a loop. Can you give me a valid link please? Please try the following link: http://www.officialdownloadstore.com/itunes10.htm Can I use two versions of Google at the same time on my monitor? Yes, if you switch to tabbed browsing. See this link: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Tabbed%20browsing What is 000000048? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331484 Upgrade ME to XP. I install over ME or new Hard Drive? Reformat the hard drive then install XP. How to delete sound from a video (.mov or MP4) file? Imtoo MPEG Encoder www.imtoo.com, import video files, Disable Audio option in the right setting area, just check True, audio removed but not free. Free ones - www.virtualdub.org or www.erightsoft.com Why does my monitor make screeching sounds when on a white screen? Your monitor is starting to die. Replace it. If I install a USB 3.0 card wil that give me a working USB 3.0 port? Not at this time. Windows 8 will support USB 3.0 when it comes out. There are rumors that Win 7 SP2 will carry the needed updates to allow Win7 to utilize USB 3.0. Save AVG updates? http://globalrecordings.net/docs/au/updating_avg_manually.pdf After how much times should i make program updates of an antivirus program? A week is good enough but if you change the settings to auto update then you will not have to worry and always have the latest definitions installed. Where to download a trial version of Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit? There is no trial version available for download at this time. Microsoft are the only legitimate source of such downloads. How to recover windows password? Use google for help. Due to password protected stolen laptops surfacing we cannot for legal reasons help you. Which is the best free antivirus software at present? http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/5928/2011_free_av.html Does privacy software like easy-hide-ip do any good, or is a router better? At the end of the day neither will fully protect your privacy since your ISP will still have full information. Best to do only things you are happy to be seen doing. On privacy issue below-how do I otherwise stop ads/pop-ups on my computer? Scan for and remove all spyware and virus infections. Then regularly scan with and update the protection software. Fresh install Windows if problems remain. How do I start my PC w.o. it beeping once in the DOS mode (have 2 HDs) This is NOT DOS Mode, it is the BIOS. The ONLY way to do this is to disconnect the speaker. This is not recommended since the BIOS uses the speaker to signal BOOT errors as a sequence of beep I have Avast free and Comodo firewall installed.Am i safe as home user? Yes, as long as you update Avast regularly and stay away from questionable websites. No one is 100% safe, but you are as close to 100% as you can get. iIs Maftoox Antivirus a good antivirus? It has received fairly good reviews and is on a par with AVG Free. Does Microsoft Security Essentials remove all malware? No one scanner will remove all malware, use Anti-Malware in conjunction with MSE: http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free New computer, password wont work, help to open laptop A laptop without a password is often stolen. Please go back to the person you bought it from and ask them. I hI ve Bitdefender 2011..How necessary is it to upgrade to 2012 ver Entirely up to you: http://www.bitdefender.com/support/How-to-Upgrade-from-BitDefender-2009-2010-2011-to-BitDefender-2012-711.html How to transfer Thunderbird emails, etc to Outlook 2010 quickly and easily? http://blog.nektra.com/main/2009/04/14/export-messages-and-folders-from-thunderbird-to-outlook-outlook-express/ A public computer has no security software.What precaution should i use? Use this public PC to look up items on the internet, view web pages, and check your favorite teams scores, but do NOT use this public PC for ANY transactions with ANY personal info. Can i use "Epson Stylus TX121 " printer to print digital photos? Yes you can. Product details at the following link http://www.epson.com.ph/epson_philippines/printers_and_all_in_ones/inkjet/product.page?product_name=Epson_Stylus_TX121 Can i print photos with "HP Photosmart C4388" printer? Yes you can but please note that HP have discontinued sales of this printer. What software is easy to use and can get data off an HDD. http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm?language=1 ... but click on EN in the top right corner if the site loads in German. Disable Win Messenger in XP? See this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302089 Is it possible to sync Outlook (folders, etc) between 2 computers? http://www.outlookipedia.com/outlook/synchronize.aspx http://freelanceswitch.com/working/two-ways-to-sync-outlook-between-computers/ Are there any advantages to upgrading from Win XP to Win 7? Windows XP is about to be unsupported and except for security upgrades will not have support from Microsoft. IF YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE WILL SUPPORT IT,Windows 7 it is an essential upgrade. Avast or AVG what is the best free AntiVirus I personally recommend AVGFree but it is down to personal preference as both have good reputations. This might help: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/free-anti-virus-software?gclid=CIKDuuPNg Is "soluto" a safe download and is it usefull The program has been rated good on CNET so it is certainly worth a try: http://download.cnet.com/Soluto/3000-18512_4-75446583.html What is error 1068 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827328 Will Microsoft LifeCam Cinema work with AOL AIM 5.9, or need update? See the MSKB article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969275 How to Send an email in Thunderbird 11. http://www.columbia.edu/acis/software/thunderbird/basics.html Does MacKeeper really work? Up till now my preferred choice has always been CleanMyMac but for the price this "new kid" looks very good and for the price has a lot of features I would change and go for it so YES Are the motherboards on all Dell C400 laptops compatible? They are compatible to a point. Since C400 computers can be ordered with multiple features, peripherals, and processors One may or may not be able to directly replace another. MS Word will not print on Canon780; other sources & test page normal Uninstall the printer & printing programs(s), reboot. Reinstall printer & program(s). What is the best FREE on line storage? Google or Dropbox work well. www.dropbox.com or www.google.com Both have the ability to store different kinds of files indefinitely and allow access from virtually anywhere. How do I get my menu back on my newly installed Google Chrome? While in Chrome press the "Alt" key on your keyboard and it will show up. Why does my laptop save a scanned document to my pictures? That is the default "save" location for Windows. You can tell the program to save them somewhere else if you so desire. Is it easy to scan a document and convert to PDF format to save? Yes, your manual that came with your scanner should have all the info needed to enable you to do this. What is the best website to buy custom pcs from? (ie ibuypower) Please review the items in this link: http://bit.ly/HP2PMU What is pre-BIOS failure ? If you have this post a question to us for one of our Techs to look at. Generally it is a fault with the system occurring before startup checks, the power supply or mother board main areas to look at. Is an administrator user account required on Windows 7 computer? The REAL Admin account is hidden by default. But, all others, can be restricted users. Do you help with virus removal from my computer? Yes, we can. You'll need to fill out a ticket with some specs and a few more details so we can better help you with this. My hp 5600 printer went offline. How can I get it online? When a printers starts acting up, the VERY first thing to do is uninstall the printer and ALL its programs from your PC, reboot, then reinstall like you did the first day you owned the printer. Besides the fasterfox addon is there a way to speedup firefox startup? Yes there is. Try Speedyfox. This program optimizes the SQL databases inside Firefox to make it start faster. http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox Chrome crashes(or at least fakes it) when downloading files, any help? Try uninstalling Chrome, rebooting, then reinstalling with a new installation file from Google. How do I get the program off my computer which is slowing it down? The EASIEST way is to run a system restore back to a day BEFORE this program showed up. In Windows 7, where is the "Run" command on the start menu, as in XP? The easiest way to the Run command is using the Win Key + R buttons. This opens up the Run command instantly. How do you "clean" out a system other than files, cookies, history? http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/maintenance/speed.aspx How do I get rid of Babylon? http://deletemalware.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/remove-babylon-toolbar-and-search-web.html How do i play 2 videos at same time side by side synchronized? Please either refer to this thread http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=138430 or take a look at a program called Avisynth. How can I tell for sure if I have a virus on my computer? Generally, run a good-quality anti-virus software (some free ones are Avira, AVG, or Avast!). These will catch most viruses. If you have a specific symptom or issue, then please open a ticket. Is there a battery in the Dell Inspiron 518 tower? http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp518/en/sm/techov.htm How do I changed my unsecured wireless internet back to secured? http://www.wikihow.com/Secure-Your-Wireless-Home-Network How do i use Outlook Express? Search on Google for "Outlook Express user manual" and you will find several pdf manuals available to guide you. Where can I find a manual for mcp61pmgm c1.8676 gateway motherboard. A Search for this results in no manual though Google responds with many links to the board itself. It is probably best to contact Gateway (now via www.acer.com) What is nginx ? nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server. Details at this link http://nginx.org/en/ Adobe flash player installed but doesnt run. Uninstall Adobe Flash Player from your Control Panel/Add Remove Programs or Programs and Features, Depending on your version of Windows. Reboot when finished and try reinstalling Adobe Flash again. Desktop icons began ending in .lnk, why? Now cant open them. A .lnk file is a shortcut or link file. It links to a file in some other location on your computer. That the shortcut no longer works normally means that the linked file has been moved. Can my computer be hacked if its off? No, it cannot be accessed if the power is off. How can I open a ".wdb" file that I saved on a floppy disc years ago? This is a Microsoft works Database file. Please see http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/wdb for instructions on how to open it. Can I re-install iTunes without losing my songs? Backup your music BEFORE the reinstall, just in case. Then, you cannot lose your music. How can the Bookmarks in PMac IBM 10.4.11 be transfered to MBP 10.7 Copy the Bookmarks.plist file from Home Directory/Library/Safari. to a different location (usb), install the new system and then copy the file Bookmarks.plist in to the same folder in the new system How can I stop PriceGong from continually popping up on my screen? http://www.pricegong.com/Remove_PriceGong.aspx Charge Tablet and use or always plugged in better for battery life? Allowing a NiCad battery to run down completely WAS considered he best practice to maintain battery life. Now with Lithium Ion batteries it makes little difference if it is always plugged in or not. How can I clean up registry errors on my computer/ Simple answer would be to use a product such as ccleaner from -http://www.piriform.com/ and select registry then analyse and fix. But it depends on the errors you find and if you need more help Is it true you can put a PCI sound card in a PCI-e slot? No, this cannot be done. A PSIe card has a different form-factor than a regular PCI card. Has anyone had a problem installing the Ant.com program? ant.com is a video downloader and we are not aware of any problems with its installation or use. It appears to have a good reputation ... Internet Explorer is taking over a minute to open. Why? See this link for more info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969938 My computer is a mess can you help?? I am sure we can but in order to do so you will need to open a detailed question giving as much information as possible so that our Technicians can assess your challenge. I have Norton 360 version 6.2.x.x. Do I need additional protection? With the latest anti virus product installed on your machine AND you keep it up to date with the latest virus signatures AND you are cautious about sites you visit, files you open etc you should be ok Can you help someone learn to use a software program called Yardi? Have a look here: http://www.ehow.com/how_7480066_use-yardi.html How can I take my mp3 music and add them to my Ipod or Itunes library? Please see this link for more information: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1473 I keep getting a message saying your windows its not gunuine. it's likely that your copy of Windows was not properly activated. To fix this, click the notification and follow the steps to repair Windows or post a question for our techs to help you Is there anyway around Windows 7 logon when password is forgotten Yes there is but for legal reasons (many forgotten passwords relate to stolen laptops) this type of question is beyond the scope of our service. How to backup my computer to a external hard drive Purchase and use backup software and designate the external drive as the target, keeping in mind that it is no more reliable than any other mechanical hard drive. What type of anti virus protection do you recommend? Microsoft Security Essentials has been winning the free program category for a while now. Symantec's Norton AV wins the paid version category. Windows 7 doesnt recognize me as administrator. How do I change that? Here's how to change your user account type in Win7: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/103538-user- account-type-change.html How to print color screens in black&white, to save on expensive ink? Please follow the directions here: http://www.worldstart.com/save-color-ink-print-in-grayscale/ Can I install windows on a MacBook Pro?If so how? With Intel-based Mac using OS X v10.5 or later you can use Boot Camp Assistant which is located in /Applications/Utilities make sure you install the latest updates available for your Mac first Monitor is black, green light flashes This means that the monitor has power but it is not receiving a video signal from the computer. So first step .. check your video card. Second step .. open a detailed ticket for our help. Can windows 7 write a CD-RW that will be readable by XP? Yes, if you are using the correct media and burn the CD correctly. How can I tell if a program on my computer is an antivirus, antispywar Go to www.google.com and look up the name of the program in question. You'll know in just a few minutes of reading if it is a antivirus or antispyware program, or exactly whay it is. How can I get rid of a rootkit virus in windows 7? Different approaches and really no single full-proof method but formatting the drive and completely re-installing the operating system is the recommended answer My computer is so slow and have to wait untill it unfreezes You may be experiencing the effects of spyware or a virus infection. Removal can take a few steps so you may like to open a question in our system so that we can give you detailed help. How do I fix "Microsoft jscript compilation error? Download and install the latest version of java from the link: http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp If this fails, see this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308260 HP f1503 monitor menu keeps popping up. Solution? It sounds like there is a fundamental hardware defect with the monitor. Please take it to qualified repair technician and let him offer advice. How do I open Registry to search for and delete some files? On your Start menu, go to Run, then type in "regedit" without the quotes and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. Just remember, there is no "undo" button when using regedit. Why do my laptop speakers crackle when I listen to something? This would appear to be a hardware problem. Since this is a laptop you should probably seek the advice of a qualified laptop repair company. Where can I find a free, simple to use, fax program to download? Try the Google search: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-2434300511542223:hv1p4kpyfrx&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=free+fax+program#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=free%20fax%20program&gsc.page=1 Are there still free internet services in the us? Generally not as a public service. You will find some free wireless Internet but not as a Metropolitan Area Network. Some cities intend to offer this but we wait for deployment. How do i become a tech support volunteer for this site? Log into your account @ protonic and go here: http://www.protonic.com/?page=join Lost HP Photosmart Essential in move items box This can be found at the HP site under "Photosmart Essentials). It can also be reinstalled from the disk you received with your printer. How can I check a Vista Desktop for improper internet browsing? Look at http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html for a history of sites visited download tool, also check the temp folder on the computer and cookies files, but you may not see it all if hidden Is there any way to tell if my memory is bad? You can download this program and make a bootable CD of it. Leave the CD in the drive and reboot to the CD. It will test the RAM and tell you if it fails. http://memtest86.com/memtest86-4.0a.iso.zip Is removing and re-installing IE8 on XP pc easy to do? It is not really easy but the site at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969358/en-gb should give you the solution. Whats the default English font on windows 7? The default font when it is first installed is Segoe UI 9pt, not bold, not italic. (All the settings in a default Win7 or Vista machine will be Segoe UI 9pt.) Cant get sound on my computer. Can you help? You have to ensure the correct device drivers are installed for the sound card in the computer. You need to find out the manufacturer of your sound card and download the drivers according to the specs How do I open/access/use paint.NET? http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/FAQ.html Are there keyboards with big keys like on some telephones? Yes, there are many of these available. Here you go: http://tinyurl.com/ctkkard this link leads to a google search that will show you lots of different keyboards with oversized keys and many sellers How to get a new IP address on my startup,with Windows XP? Left click Start menu, left click run. In the open box type command and press enter. At the DOS prompt, type the command IPCONFIG /renew to acquire a new IP address. Is it safe and simple to use the restore in windows XP? Yes it is safe to use. The catch is, depending on how far back you choose to restore, you MIGHT lose some files in the process. Files such as emails, word docs, and other such files. How to turn off google double click http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html How much does it cost for a store to change a video card £? This is a task you can easily tackle yourself. Please fill out a ticket and well happily give you step by step instructions. How can I recover photos that were deleted from my memory card? http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/power-data-recovery-free-edition.html How to reformat an MacBook then install Snow Leopard http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3910?viewlocale=en_US Is the MAXTOR one touch 4 plus a modem? No, it is an external hard drive. 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The short answer to this is "no". There are many different registry scanners out there and each of them will find what other programs will not. If you decide to use such a program, use it carefully. How do I get rid of exclamation marks next to iTunes songs? The problem and solution are discussed in the following thread. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4014573?start=0&tstart=0 Do you advise changing to IE9? You can upgrade to IE9 if you are using Win Vista or Win 7. If you are using Win XP, youre out of luck. Microsoft is not allowing this for XP. Please read through this link: http://bit.ly/fNteaQ While installing drivers for smartphone, MTP driver fails. Any ideas? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1824420 in Fire Fox, how do you limit the number of tabs to be closed The answer is at: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/760500 and at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/window-and-tab-limiter/ Looking for a great anti virus software. All the well known products are great. They all work but none is perfect, they all let something through. The free versions are good enough for proper protection. Can Internet Explorer 9 be safely removed from Vista and re-installed? Yes have a look at the Microsoft site to see how:- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9 how do I send someone a link from my website to add to their website Highlight the address of your site in the explorer bar, Copy it (ctrl +C) and then paste it (ctrl +v)in to the email you send them. They then do the same on the web page it is to go on to. How can I reopen a closed ticket? The only way to reopen a ticket is by using the links in the bottom of the email you received when that ticket was closed. Option 2 is to open a new ticket and reference the closed ticket number. Can i plug a powered device, eg printer, into a powered USB Hub? Yes. you can do this without any problem. 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The following is an example http://www.freelancer.com/ How can I prevent some programs from loading automatically on startup If you download and install ccleaner from piriform.com there is an option to stop some programs at startup in the tools section and its easy to use the product rather than changing registration How can I continue to use Hotmail? As far as I have read Microsoft is not discontinuing Hotmail but has expanded it and calls it Outlook Mail. Hotmail users who want to stick with Hotmail can do so withouty problems. Whats the replacement with spell-check for NotePad ? For windows you have several choices - ones you pay for such as Microsoft Word, or free ones such as Libra office or Open office - all ofer spelling checks. Plus they offer much more than notepad. Is it possible to trace a virus/malware to the URL it came from? It is but an individual user does not have the resources or global reach in order to do this. The process is very difficult and requires the ability to process huge amounts of data. What's the best way to image a new notebook before regular use? The best is a commercial program TrueImage (www.acronis.com),. However there are 7 free programs at:http://diggfreeware.com/7-best-free-disk-image-software-true-image-norton-ghost-alternative/ How can I get spell check in Outlook Express? It is faded out Spell Check in OE is only available if you have Microsoft Word installed on the same computer. Another solution: http://www.pcworld.com/article/167715/Add_a_SpellChecker_to_Outlook_Express.html Should I buy Windows 8? If you have no particular reason for doing so then the answer is No. You may like to give more details and open a question ticket though, if you are running XP perhaps an upgrade is good. i get a message "virtual memory is low" but i have 2 GB of memory. Virtual Memory is NOT RAM memory allocated Disk Memory that is paged into and out of RAM. You will get this message if you do not allow enough of your disk to the Swap File. Has anyone figured out what to do about a sticking cursor in Win 7? This is not a common event. It may be the effect of spyware. Best to open a dedicated ticket and we will help find out. Does a youtube video need a video_ts folder before burning to dvd disc It all depends on the video player you will use and what formats that will support. youtube videos are commonly saved as either a .fla or .mp4 ... will your player support those formats? How do I know if I have an updated driver for Windows 7? If you have upgraded to windows 7 you can find out through "Windows Update" in Control Panel. Also you can get updated drivers from the website of each of the manufacturers of each peripheral. What's needed for Win8 pro upgrade from Win 8 on a new computer? All you need is the proper CD Key for the Pro Version upgrade through Control Panel "Anytime Upgrade". This can be obtained via the Microsoft site or from any retailer. What to do when my Explorer is taking over, forcing me to use Firefox Uninstall Firefox with a utility such as Revo Uninstaller. My laptop stops charging when powered on. Will a new battery help? Perhaps, however since a new battery is quite expensive you should perhaps have it looked at by a person where you purchase the battery to eliminate a problem with the computer's charging circuit. How do I uninstall the Ask.com toolbar and Search.Conduit.com? Go to the Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features section of the Control Panel and remove them, or go here: http://philliprearick.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Remove-the-Conduit-Virus Is there a marwear for MAC users for free Best Free Mac Software - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2369643,00.asp - gives a good guide to free products for your computer How do I quickly copy contacts from one Gmail account to another? You need to export from one gmail account to a local disk and then import in to the new account - https://support.google.com/mail/answer/24911?hl=en - reverse this and select import to other account How can I synch my Gmail calendar with my Outlook 2010? This is no longer supported for free Gmail accounts. Details at the following link http://archives.salvereginablogs.com/tech-tips-syncing-google-calendar-and-microsoft-outlook-2010/ Took a video, when viewed is sideways. Is there a way to rotate it? The page at: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14751/rotate-a-video-90-degrees-with-vlc-or-windows-live-movie-maker/ shows you just how to do it. How do I make Outlook.com my default email Take a look at this http://www.guidingtech.com/15789/set-different-default-email-account-outlook-com/ You may need to open a detailed ticket since there are different ways to understand your need. Can a virus still get on a DVD rom disk while burning a movie? Yes. Indeed many viruses are designed to install on any removable media. If you are infected it can happen and act as a vector to infect others. How can I save my Picasa albums to another computer? Review the various solutions found here: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/picasa/X57yQGsCD4k, taking special note of the very good solution mentioned by user Robert Brown. Battery indicates fully charged but computer dies when mains are off This seems to suggest that you have a defective battery. It is suggested that you test using a different battery. Is there a removal tool available for ConduitSearch? this toolbar/ malware software needs to be removed slightly differently depending on the browser you use as we can not see which browser you have please open a ticket for more help. 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Yes - Have a look at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/how-connect-multiple-monitors Will Micorsoft Release service pack 4 when they end support for XP The simple answer from Microsoft today was - There will NOT be a Windows XP SP4 - they prefer you move to newer versions of windows - so no new development on XP exists to that level remove windows 8.1 password start This link tells you how http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/disable-remove-password and so does this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rai8a763USQ How do I turn off my antivirus program? Where do I find it? Often you right click the icon in the system tray and then Disable. But this is really not a good idea. Perhaps you should open a ticket to explore this further. I have used microsoft MSE as my AV for some time now , how good is it? You identify no objective measure ... MSE is good, most of the protection programs are. No program gives perfect protection. 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How to import bookmarks from Internet Explorer to FireFox Have a look at the step by step guide at http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-internet-explorer - if you struggle after that post a question on our site and one of our techs will help What is the best free spyware program? There really is NO BEST one. It all depends on what OS you are using and what you need. The website at: http://tinyurl.com/ke4ph6m should be of great help. I need a cure for CRYPTO Virus The page at: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Crypto+virus&form=IE10TR&src=IE10TR&pc=MASAJS gives many cures for it. Usually one or another will do it. Is is safe to uninstall HP Active Support Library? Yes it is. Is it safe to uninstall HP Photoshop Essential? Yes it is. Using Windows 8, which control key(s) allow you choose the boot sequence? Look here: http://grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleId=17293 Is it safe to delete the Old Firefox Dataxxx folder from desktop? Yes it is, as long as you are sure it is not being used. Best to rename it first and reboot, if Firefox still works then, yes, delete it. Do I have to pay for this? No. Protonic has always been, and will always be, free of charge. I do not like windows 8. Can I install windows 7 from a new CD? http://lifehacker.com/5974318/downgrade-your-new-windows-8-computer-to-windows-7-for-free http://www.abc15.com/news/data-doctor/hate-windows-8-3-ways-to-downgrade-to-windows-7 Are there still free website builders with no ads? No. All the free websites support themselves by having ads run on your pages. Can the font size be changed in a pdf document? PDF documents can only display the contents so no changes can be made without copying the text to another document and then editing in another format. You can however zoom in to see the content Are there any free DNS Providers for home use? There are. OpenDNS is probably the most well known, information here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDNS Some others are here http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/a/free-public-dns-servers.htm Should I run "quick scan", "full scan", or both in Malwarebytes, ? Run a full scan and you will be assured of being thorough. If you are pressed for time but suspect a problem then run a quick scan. Can I install Ubuntu and still keep access to win-XP? If so, how? The page at: http://www.wikihow.com/Dual-Boot-Windows-XP-and-Ubuntu gives written instructions and the page at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yiZ3rDm99E is a video telling how. I have down loaded several versions of CCleaner Can I safely DELETE earlier Versions Yes you do not need older versions on your system for it to work. Automatically when you update it deletes the older versions. Updates are a better way of keeping the system fresh Is it a good idea to download and use a free windows boot cd-rom? It would be illegal to use a "free" version of windows from the net - it is to buy from Microsoft. But if you have a legal copy of windows on your computer you can make a bootable disk from the system Is there a list of keyboard shortcuts for windows 8.1? Here are some keyboard shortcuts: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts/#!NbXit http://theultralinx.com/2014/01/15-windows-81-keyboard-shortcuts.html Will creating a spanned volume from 2 disks cause all data to be lost? Please see the description of spanned volumes at: http://www.free-online-training-courses.com/spanned-volumes/ Can you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 using Windows Wpdate? You can download the free update from the Windows Store more details here at - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/update-from-windows-8-tutorial I keep getting survey pop ups when I go to sites Depending on your Internet browser you can usually switch these off or stop them - tools and internet options - pop up blocker - failing that free products are available search through the Internet Should straight or crossover cable be used between new router & modem? A straight thru cable would normally be used. Just check that you are using the correct port on the router. If you get stuck please open a ticket and give details ... Do you support Windows 8.1 over Windows 7? Win 8 and 8.1 have not been well received. Win 7 is still being sold because people are not warming up to Win 8. Go with what YOU like best. I'm asking quickie questions but not receiving any answers back yet. "Quickies" are answered within one day with a short answer. Like this one. :) Where did you move the download page? We found that is was better to get your downloads directly from the source. How do I stop AVG PC Tuneup pestering me to buy their program? Since it is a "Try before you Buy" the only way to do this is to purchase their program. There are many similar programs that are free have no nags. Use "Ask a Question" on this site for for more. How do i uninstall the torntv V10 You will find a description and removal instructions in the following link http://malwarefixes.com/remove-torntv-v10-extension. If you need further assistance please open a detailed question. Is the Adobe Flash Player update safe? Yes, Adobe Flash Player is safe at the moment. But, as soon as the hackers have figured a hack for it, Flash Player could be deemed unsafe. As always, keep your anti virus program updated. 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GUI method: System > Administration > Update Manager. Click "Check". Or, In a terminal type: sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude -y -s safe-upgrade What do you think of comodo ice dragon browser It's good. You may want to try several--Whitehat Aviator is quite secure, and Epic Browser provides speed and security features. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/list-of-25-alternative-browsers-for-windows Best Clone software Clonezilla, Aomei Backupper, Macrium Reflect, EaseusToDo Visit https://www.raymond.cc/blog/10-commercial-disk-imaging-software-features-and-backuprestore-speed-comparison/2/ My computer takes to long to boot up. Try this FREE product: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/features/ccleaner-optimizes Can you link 4 wire case fans in series? No. If they were wired in series the wrong voltage would be delivered to each and if in parallel 1 wire carries a signal relaying Fan RPM and the other allows the Motherboard to control speed. Internet Explorer, how to cancel asking for security certificates Visit the site at http://www.ehow.com/how_7242443_fix-windows-security-certificate-warning.html for how to do it. Run Quicken Medical Expense Mgr. on Windows 8.1 ? Quicken stopped this program in 2007 so NO it will not run in windows 8 but may in fact work using compatability mode right click select Properties click the Compatibility tab Hello. Does anyone anyone have any information about a program called Zenmate? ZenMate encrypts and secures your connection. It protects your internet privacy while browsing. https://zenmate.com/ How do I delete a corrupted and unreadable folder? This program will fix this for you: https://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin/ How do I add a web site to compatibility view in IE? Please follow the directions give in this link: http://www.its.hku.hk/faq/personal/pc/ie11/compatibility Hi, is it possible to move "hyberfil.sys" to another drive? Nope-- http://superuser.com/questions/402768/can-i-set-hiberfil-sys-to-another-drive Why would you keep it? Hibernation takes resources--delete it. The computer should be booting in 30 seconds. Selecting "No Sounds" in Control Panel does not eliminate sounds. If you want to completely silence your system you can simply click the volume icon and then select Mute. Can I run a Vista laptop hard drive on an HP windows 8.1by a usb port? No, Vista doesn't have a Windows-to-Go feature. But Windows 7 and higher, yes! How? http://www.intowindows.com/4-tools-to-create-windows-to-go-usb-of-windows-10/ What is netengine.exe? Do I need it as a process on my computer? netengine.exe is adware so you do not need it. If you scan with your anti spyware software it should be removed. Is running a VPN within a virtual machine w/ NAT insecure? No, the security of the VPN host and the servers in use would determine the security. The security would = or perhaps be better than simple VPN use by the host. Will Windows Defender run on Windows XP? Please see the information at: http://tinyurl.com/pjmuwew Should you use a 64 bit browser with a 64 bit operating system? Yes it would result in faster browsing. However you can, and SHOULD use the latest version of any browser be it 32 bit or 64 bit for the most security. Will external drive compatible with Win8 be compatible with Win10? Yes. It is more of a hardware issue than a software issue. Windows 10 is a software upgrade so any hardware that supports it now will support it under Windows 10. Current free firefox extension similar to what coolpreviews ext did Don't we wish! I never realized how much I used the extension until one day it vanished. I think there is Swift Preview for Chrome. Stardock may be making an extension for a few dollars--pure rumor. When is using indexing on external drive useful or is it? It's a matter of debate; some users like turning indexing off for a perceived performance gain. I don't use indexing; I prefer "Everything" by Void Tools. Where can I get a Moto G Lollipop 5.0.2 user guide or manual? A great place to start is at this URL: http://tinyurl.com/k239kcc Can I download antivirus software without it competing w/preloaded one? No. You have to uninstall the preloaded AV first, then install the new. Should i upgrade from windows 8 to windows 10 Preview? IMHO--absolutely not. Windows 10 Preview and the final release of Windows 10 will continue to have problems for at least six months. If you would like to use a Virtual Machine, it's fine. Cyberfox or Chrome? Your opinion. Chrome repeatedly trounces FF/Mozilla-based browsers. Best bet is to have both of them installed and make your decision based on usage. Is Windows Defender still the best protection for Windows 10? As of this moment, there are no third-party anti virus programs that will work with Windows 10. In the meantime, keep Defender updated, so you will have AV protection. Reset Numlock ON as default start in Windows 10 This is set in the BIOS of most computers. Consult your computer's manual to see how to access BIOS settings. How can I prevent Microsoft's offer to download win 10 when I boot up? http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/10/i-dont-want-windows-10-removes-upgrade-notifications-from-windows-7-and-8/ where can I get windows 10 themes? will windows 8 themes work? There are many at: http://windowsthemesfree.com/ . Some Windows 8 themes will work but it is best to get those for Windows 10." Windows 10 mail wont work can you sugest a replacement app . Simple answer would be to use thunderbird which is free. But you can post a question and one of our techs will look at why your mail is not working with you Since Windows 10, my second internal hard drive is not recognized I would perform a clean install, but here are some options: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/windows-10-does-not-recognize-my-second-hard-drive/11f1cf28-0320 How can I change the IP address of a router (also DHCP addresses)? Many ISPs allow a static IP address and yours may. If that is he case you need to contact them. Otherwise your IP is changed periodically on a rotational basis. In this case you cannot change it. What content blocker works on iPad 4 with iOS 9? Here's a starting point, but I think "Peace" may have been pulled from the store. http://www.cnet.com/news/ad-blockers-top-apple-charts-as-ios-9-debuts/ Looking for a recording device for Samsung TV with Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with the Samsung Monitors remote. The Anynet+ system can usually be used only with Samsung devices, but Samsung TVs sometimes are able to use devices like the Amazon Fire TV and see it as an Anynet+ device. can someone tell me where i can download kodi v14 not v14.2 or higher http://filehippo.com/download_kodi/59670/ What is the last version of java available for Mac Power PC? Go to http://www.java.com and let it detect the version you have and let it install the one it recommends. How to make Windows Live work on Windows 10. It works well on Windows 10. I have it on my Windows 10 computer and it works well. Go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows- live/essentials and download the installer and install it. Why cant I get the Windows 10 update? "Not Ready" Waiting a long time for it to be ready is not unusual, MS is staging its release. Its at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software- download/windows10. Our help page is at http://protonic.com?page=win10 . Best FREE registry cleaner? CCleaner just doesnt clean deep enough RegSeeker http://www.hoverdesk.net/ SlimCleaner Free for general files, etc. http://slimcleaner.com/ Are there any functional reasons to leave an empty key in the registry None of which I know: http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Are-Empty-Registry-Keys-and-How-to-Get-Rid-of-Them?&id=3762099 However, there is considerable debate on the efficacy of deleting the keys. How do I remove iTunes from my Windows 10 PC You should simply be able to do it via Start (button) Settings / type "Control panel" in the box on the top right. Then "Programs and Features" Delete from there. If this does not work please post a Ticket. How to default e-mails to Html in Outlook 2013 converts to text\ In the message window, click Format Text > HTML. see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Change-the-message- format-to-HTML-Rich-Text-Format-or-plain-text-338a389d-11da-47fe-b693-cf41f792fefa How do you hide sidebars on a netbook to read text without scrolling? You can usually put the page in and out of "Kiosk Mode" by pressing the "f11" key. This may not remove the bar it will improve things. The size of a page is only able to be changed by the sites author.If you have a laptop, you MAY be able to resize the page by "pinching" the Touchpad. See your manual on how to "pinch". Do you advise on updating to Windows 10 now? Please see our Windows 10 guide at http://www.protonic.com/?page=win10 . Also Personally I feel that windows 10 is good at this point and if you have a Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 computer that is relatively new you can upgrade. How to secure my PDF documents - against copying, printing, etc. If you have a copy of the full version of adobe acrobat - before saving the file - Select Document > Security > Restrict Opening and Editing - enter the password and then save the file - you will then need the password to open or edit - depends on what you set at the last stage How to disable touchpad on HP Pavilion notebook? Open the Control Panel, then go to System > Device Manager. Navigate to the Mouse Option, right click on it, and click Disable. Having trouble changing themes in Win 7, 64bit. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2009/11/unlock-hidden-windows-7-themes/ Is the upgrade version of Windows 10 the same as a new computer? Most probably it is. It all depends on when the computer was produced. If it was produced before the upgrade was released in November The upgrade version is newer. The newest version is 1511 Build 10586.104 Best Wireless Driver for IBM Thinkpad T41 2273-7FU (WinXP Pro SP3)? One needs to find drivers by make/model of wireless card, not by computer make/model. From the information given, one can go to Lenovo support and find the original drivers--several are offered: http://lnv.gy/1p4cwzo Is there any need/point to install .NET if you dont need it Yes, install NetFramework and keep it updated. Many, many programs require it, but users won't ever know unless they are extremely astute at programming. Later version of Windows have NetFramework listed in Features, not Programs. Do you have a tel number for Microsoft to comment on software problems If you go to the web site www.microsoft.com and select contact us - each country has a different method of contact and some do not give out a number - others do. But there is a email address and contact details depending on the service you are looking for. What do you think about the Vivaldi browser ? This browser is still in Beta. As a rule we do not recommend Beta software. As to what we think of it, that is a personal decision, It seems safe and configurable. I would say..once it is in production release Try it. You may like it. Better to rip dvd to harddrive then external OR dvd to external? Using a good ripping program the results will be the same. Please give me a reference about Smart Phones. Can they operate alone? http://cellphones.about.com/od/smartphonebasics/a/what_is_smart.htm Can smart watches be operated alone? Does it need other device to work http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/clocks-watches/smart-watch.htm Where can I find guidelines to clean and protect a Windows 7 laptop? http://www.iobit.com/en/index.php http://www.howtogeek.com/school/pc-maintenance-for-beginners/lesson2/all/ How do I get Google homepage to show in Mozilla Firefox? In Mozilla Firefox, click the "Tools" menu from the menu bar at the top of the homepage. Under the "Tools" menu, select "Options.” On the options screen, select "General" from the menu options along the top of the screen. Within the "General" screen next to "Home Page," enter "https://www.google.com" to set Google as your homepage. Im searching for a computer. Do you give opinions? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372609,00.asp http://www.cnet.com/topics/desktops/best-desktops/ http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing/pc/10-of-the-best-desktop-pcs-of-2015-1304391 Should I be purchasing added protection from McAfee & Avira? Unless you are very careless as to what sites you visit on the internet and open and install evrything you see, it should not be necessary to add protection. Personally I have NEVER needed anything more than the tools offered by WIndows. Do you recommend an an antivirus program to replace Defender W10 ? Windows Defender is very good IF you practice "Safe Computing". If however you visit unsafe sites, open every attachment that is sent you from unknown sources, install every program you find, visit sites that have a great deal of popups etc., There is NO AV that will protect you. Personally I use Windows Defender only and have NEVER had a problem. How to disable winsat in Windows 10? To turn it off: Start > Task Scheduler (taskschd.msc) Find Task Scheduler (Local) Task Scheduler Library Microsoft > Windows > Maintenance Right click WinSAT Select disable. Should I delete ALL partitions before clean install of windows 10? No need to go through rebuilding the partitions. Just format the partition that has Windows installed on it. My system has been terribly slow. Kindly help to make it faster. Thns. What we typically recommend, and what we typically practice on our personal computers when they are "slow," is a complete, fresh reinstall of the OS. One may want to increase RAM and install a SSD for more speed. We also recommend users of older machines to use Linux--Mint or Linux Lite or Ubuntu. Clients seem to prefer Mint. How do I get rid of a tab in Mozilla Thunderbird? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/message-tabs Can you confirm that "WPS Office 2016" by Kingsoft is safe to use? It is safe to use. I use it often, as do a million others. Do you help with TV and Netgear range extender? Yes we do. Please sign into your protonic account and fill out a support ticket for this request. The procedure entry point sqlite3_wal_checkpoint could not be located http://www.howtogeek.com/97004/how-to-fix-the-applesyncnotifier.exe-entry-point-not-found-error/ PC Mechanic ! Good or Bad? If Bad how to get rid of? Some sites online consider it a PUP; others claim it's fine. http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/PC-Mechanic-128715-program.aspx http://pcfixhelp.net/pcfix/401-how-to-remove-pc-mechanic To uninstall use Revo free or IOBit free--be careful and untick boxes for trialware. How can I run a Windows 98 program on windows 10? Will VMWare do it?? http://www.howtogeek.com/228689/how-to-make-old-programs-work-on-windows-10/ How can I play a Win XP 32 bit game on Win 7 64 bit computer? You MAY be able to do it is a Virtual machine such as VM ware. However video quality may suffer and the gaming experience will probably be not as great as it would with an updated version of the game What is your opinion of Bit Defender as computer protection? It's one of the top three free antivirus programs. Great for smaller machines because it isn't a resource hog. For a desktop solution with lots of processing power, a user may want Avira, but more settings means having to learn the program. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-5.html should I leave my computer on 24/7 or turn it off It's entirely up to the user. If one thinks he/she has a legitimate need to leave the computer on [e.g. runs a server] and doesn't mind the increased electric bill and wear/tear on the computer hardware, leave it on. Others prefer to give the computer a rest and save electricity. No right or wrong.

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22 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know Facebook is the principal digital public square of today. Well, it's the principal digital public square for those of a certain age (i.e. post-college, the young'ns aren't into it). But Zuck & Co's site is still an extremely integral virtual venue and will continue to be for some time.

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6 Reasons to Start Your Kids Off With Linux Do you know how to use a computer? Under a certain age, that question sounds ridiculous. Those words will be even more foreign by the time your kid becomes an adult. Using computers is something people simply do.

But not all computers, or the operating systems that run them, are created equal. Nor are they neutral. The software we use influences our values, assumptions, and skills. What habits and morals do you want to pass to your kids?

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OpenShot adds animation tools, extends audio support OpenShot Studios has shipped OpenShot 2.1.0, the latest release of its cross-platform open-source video editor.

The big news this time is the addition of many animation features, including layers, transparent image sequences and keyframe support.

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SBGuard Anti-Ransomware is a one-click malware blocker Australian backup vendor Sydneybackups has released SBGuard Anti-Ransomware 1.3.0, claiming it "protects your Windows PC against all known Ransomware malware, such as CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt, CryptoXXX, CTB-Locker, Zepto and many others".

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Microsoft: Windows 10 on 39% of all PCs You have several options if you want to know how well -- or not -- an operating system is doing. One option is to use usage tracking companies and their data. Firms like Netmarketshare release stats every month publicly that are based on hundreds of millions of user interactions.

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Samsung Milk Music closes its virtual doors September 22 Samsung will discontinue the streaming service to instead focus on partnerships with other music streaming companies.

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How to check the Microsoft Update Catalog with any browser Microsoft says it'll fix the Update Catalog's dependency on ActiveX someday, but you can bypass IE right now if you know the trick.

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1.7 Million Opera Browser Users Told To Reset Passwords Opera Software is warning 1.7 million users of its Opera web browser sync feature of a possible attack that exposes passwords to hackers. In a security bulletin posted on Friday, the company said its Opera sync system showed “signs of an attack” and asked users to change their Opera sync passwords in addition to any third-party website the sync service was linked to.

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Parents, beware of this SMS scam We’ve recently been alerted to a scam circulating within the UK and causing distress to parents or adults who knows someone by the name of “Sarah”.

The scam comes in the form of an SMS, which contains a message stating that “Sarah”, the purported sender, has been in a “small accident” and is asking the recipient to text back once they’ve received her message. The Teignmouth Police in Devon has shared the below tweet from someone who appears to have encountered the message himself:

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10 easy ways to prevent malware infection Yes, it’s possible to clean up an infected computer and fully remove malware from your system. But the damage from some forms of malware, like ransomware, cannot be undone. If they’ve encrypted your files and you haven’t backed them up, the jig is up. So your best defense is to beat the bad guys at their own game.

While no single method is ever 100 percent fool-proof, there are some tried and true cybersecurity techniques for keeping malware infections at bay that, if put into practice, will shield you from most of the garbage of the Internet.

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16 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues & How to Fix Them With the Windows 10 free upgrade offer now expired, Microsoft has released the latest major update for the operating system (OS). Since Windows 10 is constantly evolving, this release brings many new features and fixes to issues that people had with prior versions.

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The FreeBSD Project FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

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Web Literacy and a framework for entry-level web literacy & 21st Century skills Mozilla's framework for students and teachers responsible for developing 21st Century Technology Skills

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The one big reason to switch to Windows 10: Security Security is a mess. Windows 10 offers promising solutions -- with features based on Hyper-V that will fundamentally change enterprise security

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A Linux-powered world There is no longer any denying that Linux has, in many ways, achieved world domination. On the web, it powers more than 95 percent of the top 1 million domains. Most of the world's financial markets run it, and so do 98 percent of the top 500 fastest supercomputers. More than 75 percent of cloud-enabled enterprises say it's their primary cloud platform. And for its next trick? Linux is already being used in space, so it will surely find new challenges to tackle on the final frontier.

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Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now

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Linux at 25: Linus Torvalds on the evolution and future of Linux The creator of Linux talks in depth about the kernel, community, and how computing will change in the years ahead

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The essential 2016 back-to-school technology shopping guide The end of August is approaching, signaling the end of summer vacation for many students around the USA. This is the time when those learners, and -- depending on student age -- their parents, begin shopping for back-to-school items.

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Linux celebrates its 25th birthday today! But can it survive another 25 years? Today, Linux celebrates its 25th birthday. This is certainly cause for celebration in the open source community. Surprisingly, however, after all this time, many people don't understand that Linux is simply a kernel, and not an operating system. Yes, it is used as a component of operating systems, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Android, Tizen, and more, but a kernel alone does not an OS make.

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4 Best Free Media Center Software For Windows 10 Here’s a list of 4 free media center software for Windows 10 which can be used to turn your Windows 10 powered device into a media center. These applications will allow you to view your TV shows, movies, homemade videos, pictures, play music and any other type of media that you can think of. Some of them even support TV/radio tuner cards, which then makes it possible for you to watch terrestrial and satellite TV channels.

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Best Free Program Uninstallers The Windows Add/Remove Programs applet in the control panel constantly annoys more advanced users with its limitations. Its load time and lack of features are parts of the problems to say the least.

Thankfully, many freeware programs have emerged that allow for full deletion of programs, including those files, folders, shortcuts and registry entries that are left behind.

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LibreOffice Impress for Better Slide Shows Every hour of the work day, hundreds of presenters begin a slide show – and, as the presenters begin to drone, thousands of listeners lean back and do their best to stay awake and not look bored. Just as many users of word processors fail to learn how to use them properly, very few presenters ever learn a way to create a slide that holds an audience’s interest or conveys information successfully.

Why are slide shows so hard to pull off? According to information expert Edward Tufte, the problem is that slide shows allow only for an exchange of information from the presenter to the audience. Two-way conversations are so difficult that in The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint, Tufte compares slide shows to a Soviet MayDay rally.

To make matters worse, most presenters reduce their entire talk to a series of slides, each with six or seven bullet points.

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Linux Turns 25 Linux has evolved from a “won’t be a professional” project to one of the most professional software projects in the history of computers.

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds made an announcement about a project he was working on. He wrote on the Minix mailing list that he was working on a free operating system for 386/486 AT clones, which he stated was just a hobby and wouldn't be big and professional like GNU.

It’s been 25 years since that announcement, and today, Linux is a dominating presence in the IT world. Linux powers a huge chunk of the Internet, as well as data centers, mission-critical operations like stock exchanges, supercomputers, mobile phones (Android), consumer desktops (Chrome OS), embedded devices, and much more.

Linux has become so dominant in the enterprise space that even Microsoft is now investing in Linux;

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Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that helps you unlock the screen after ransomware attacks.

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Scam alert - Neither Microsoft nor Apple will call to tell you your computer has a virus An old scam is making the rounds again, and it’s one that you really need to be aware of.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Many Webcams If your webcam freezes, crashes your system, or just doesn't work, you have Microsoft's recent Anniversary Update for the Windows 10 operating system to blame.

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Windows Update update -- you're welcome It took Windows 7, for example, an hour and 45 minutes to install the six bug fixes released in July, and an hour and 49 minutes to install the six released this month. Most of that time was spent figuring out which bug fixes to install.

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Ransomware: How to identify the threat and protect yourself against it Ransomware has affected over 13.1 million US citizens. That’s 4 percent of the entire US population. Half of those people will pay a steep ransom of up to $500 to retrieve their information.

Do not let this be you. Arm yourself against the epidemic and read on to find out how keep yourself from being a part of the statistic.

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Lithuanian Police switches libre office and Linux to replace Windows applications The Lithuanian police force has switched to Free and Open Source office suite LibreOffice. LibreOffice will be replacing proprietary productivity suite on over 8000 workstations. This migration was completed in the month of June.

This is not the only implementation, Lithuanian police department is also testing the use of Ubuntu Linux to replace Microsoft Windows.

Open Source adoption is a growing trend in Europe and several European government departments have switched to the free and open source alternatives in recent years, mainly in order to save money in licensing costs.

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Can I play games on Linux? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by people who are thinking about switching to Linux. After all, gaming on Linux often termed as a distant possibility. In fact, some people even wonder if they can listen to music or watch movies on Linux. Considering that, question about native Linux games seem genuine.

In this article, I am going to answer most of the Linux gaming questions a Linux beginner may have. For example, if it is possible to play games on Linux, if yes, what are the Linux games available, where can you download Linux games from or how do you get more information of gaming on Linux.

But before I do that, let me make a confession. I am not a PC gamer or rather I should say, I am not desktop Linux gamer. I prefer to play games on my PS4 and I don’t care about PC games or even mobile games (no candy crush request sent to anyone in my friend list).

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Best Linux Gaming distributions That time has long gone when gaming on Linux was next to impossible. In fact, gaming on Linux has grown quite stable in recent years.

Although there are hundreds of Linux distros, all with different mantras and for various purposes, distros made for the sole purpose of Gaming are not so common. But, of course, there are some really great options available. We are going to list the best Linux gaming distributions today.

These distros are equipped with various drivers, software, emulators and things for convenient gaming experience so you can just install it and get the gaming going.

Distros listed here is not in any specific order. It is totally up to you which distro best suits you needs.

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Things to do after installing Linux Mint 18 Sarah Linux Mint has gotten mintier with the new Sarah update. Graceful animations, softer performance and a whole lot of Xenial software.

Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and also features the long awaited Cinnamon 3.0 desktop environment. Linux Mint 18 will be using the Linux Kernel 4.4.x and currently comes with Cinnamon and Mate desktop environments and Xfce in beta.

Here is my list of things to do after installing Linux Mint 18 to get a power packed experience out of Your Mint.

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The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User There are three questions that I am asked quite regularly:

The questions are as follows:

Which Linux Distributions would I recommend to new users?
Which Linux Distributions should the average user use? (not necessarily asked in that way but in a way similar to this)

The list will contain just 5 distributions because I believe that the Linux distributions that suit new users to Linux are the same that will suit people who just want to go about their day without overly customising and administering their systems/

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An Alternative List Of The Top 3 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User David has come up with three Linux distributions: Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Damn Small Linux.

Ubuntu MATE would definitely be close to reaching my top five and I would recommend Lubuntu for low end computers and older netbooks.

Damn Small Linux might be a bit daunting for non-technical users and for something of that size it might be worth thinking about a Puppy Linux such as Simplicity.

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Microsoft to push all-in-one Windows updates Microsoft announced yesterday that it plans to change how patches for previous versions of the company's Windows operating system are made available.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing: Microsoft offers temporary fix Microsoft confirms that some Windows 10 devices are freezing after installing the Anniversary Update and suggests ways around the issue while it investigates.

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Major Hotel Chains Hacked, Credit Card Details Stolen If you stayed at a major hotel chain in recent months, you might want to check your credit card statement.

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What is Edubuntu? Edubuntu is a grassroots movement, we aim to get Ubuntu into schools, homes and communities and make it easy for users to install and maintain their systems.

We are students, teachers, parents and hackers who believe that learning and knowledge should be available to everyone who wants to improve themselves and the world around them.

Our Goals

Our aim is to put together a system that contains all the best free software available in education and make it easy to install and maintain.

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Microsoft creates Secure Boot backdoor, leaks golden keys Microsoft has created a backdoor in Secure Boot, the security feature designed to ensure that a device can only run the operating system that it is meant to. And, to make matters worse, it has just accidentally leaked the "golden keys" needed to bypass it.

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Linux vulnerability lets 'anyone in the world' hijack Internet traffic Security researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have uncovered a major Linux vulnerability that enables hackers to hijack Internet traffic which, if exploited, can be used to intercept communications, launch targeted attacks, and lower Tor's anonymity.

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10 Ways to free up hard drive space on Windows 10 Ways to free up hard drive space on Windows lists ten methods to analyze and clear used hard drive space on Windows computer systems.

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No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the Quadrooter monster Another day, another overblown Android security scare. Who's ready for a reality check?

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Microsoft patches 27 flaws in Windows, Office, IE and Edge Microsoft released another batch of security patches Tuesday, fixing 27 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and its new Edge browser.

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Linux Mint 18 - Fresher Than Ever The Linux Mint 18 Sarah will please long-time users and impress new adopters for its growth in features and overall consistent performance.

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Vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm chips could leave 900 million Android devices open to attack Security researchers have discovered serious flaws in Android phones and tablets with Qualcomm chips that could allow hackers to take control of a device.

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9 Features that make Microsoft Edge a better web browser than others Microsoft Edge, the youngest web browser from the Redmond giant, wants to be the strongest and the fastest of all web browsers for Windows. Although it has its flaws, Microsoft Edge actually is in many ways a better browser than others and, in this article, we want to show you some of those features that make it great.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update causing big problems for many users The latest version of Windows 10 has undergone rigorous testing at the hands of Windows Insiders, but with so many different configurations of PCs it was inevitable that some users would encounter problems following the update.

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Firefox/Chrome Is Draining Your Battery Faster On Windows 10 PC Millions of PC users have already installed the recently rolled out Anniversary Update for Windows 10. The Anniversary Update brings tons of improvements and tens of features to the operating system. Many users who have upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary Update have reported that they are now seeing “Chrome is draining your battery faster.

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Comparing Free Password Managers: Which One Is the Best for You? Passwords are a necessary evil. It is recommended to create a strong and unique password for every online account. The problem is it’s difficult to remember the random string of letters, numbers and symbols for every one of your site log-ins. That is why we strongly recommend the use of a password manager, as it can quickly generate and store strong and secure passwords without you having to remember any of the passwords (other than the master password).

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How to Install Extensions in Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge finally supports browser extensions thanks to Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. Edge extensions are now available in the Windows Store, although only a few are initially available.

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Saddest Dude You've Ever Seen Almost Dies Waiting 10 Days In Airport For Internet Girlfriend I don’t know how any of your lives are going at the moment, but I’m pretty confident in saying that, whatever’s happening, you’re doing better than this poor pathetic Dutch guy, 41-year-old Alexander Cirk, who almost died while waiting ten days in a Chinese airport to meet a girl he’d been talking to online.

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Security and Linux Mint: a brief history Version 18 of the popular Ubuntu derivative Linux Mint was released in late June, bringing with it a much-needed emphasis on security, and a refocusing of organizational resources to deliver a more polished distribution. While Linux Mint 18 moves in a positive direction overall, the direction that founder and project leader Clement Lefebvre envisions is likely to raise some eyebrows.

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Avast users, if your Windows 10 Anniversary Update is failing, here's why Users who have Avast’s antimalware solution on a PC with Intel microprocessors are reporting Blue Screens of Death (BSODs) when installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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NET Framework 4.6.2 released NET Framework 4.6.2 released NET Framework 4.6.2 released Microsoft released the .NET Framework 4.6.2 yesterday for most supported versions of Microsoft Windows featuring "dozens of bug fixes and improvements".

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Revo Uninstaller 2.0 with full 64-bit support released Revo Uninstaller 2.0 Free is the latest version of the popular software uninstallation program for Windows that performs clean-up operations afterwards.

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Microsoft is giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10 Microsoft has hidden a new downgrade policy within the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Once you’ve installed it, you’ll only have 10 days to downgrade to an earlier version or build, rather than the 31 days provided before.

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Firefox/Chrome Is Draining Your Battery Faster On Windows 10 PC Millions of PC users have already installed the recently rolled out Anniversary Update for Windows 10. The Anniversary Update brings tons of improvements and tens of features to the operating system.

Many users who have upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary Update have reported that they are now seeing “Chrome is draining your battery faster. Switch to Microsoft Edge for up to 36% more browsing time” notification while using Chrome browser. Similarly, “Firefox is draining your battery faster” notification appears while using Mozilla Firefox browser instead of the default Edge browser in Windows 10.

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Find out if Windows 10 is limiting your Internet speed If you noticed an Internet speed drop after upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10, the following troubleshooting guide may help resolve it.

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Mint 18 review: Linux doesn't get any better than this The newly released Mint 18 is a major upgrade. Not only has the Linux Mint project improved Mint's dueling desktops (Cinnamon and MATE), but the group's latest work impacts all underlying systems. With Mint 18, Linux Mint has finally moved its base software system from Ubuntu 14.04 to the new Ubuntu 16.04.

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The 5 Best Laptops Under $500 in 2016 It’s surprising how little you have to spend to get a good laptop these days. Whether you’re getting ready to go back to school or just need a new notebook PC for work, you can get something that meets your needs for less than $500.

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Hundreds of questions on upcoming SAT test have leaked Reuters said on Wednesday that a person with access to the sensitive testing material provided them with hundreds of confidential test items including 21 reading passages with questions and answers as well as around 160 math problems.

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The Fermi Paradox Deals With What Scientific Matter? Where is everybody?

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How to Free Over 10GB of Disk Space After Installing Windows 10’s Anniversary Update Did you just install the Anniversary update? If so, there’s more than 10 GB of data wasting space on your hard drive. On a laptop or tablet with a limited amount of storage, this can fill up your device quite a bit.

If you have a computer with a large amount of available storage, you might not even notice this useless data. It’ll stick around for 10 days until Windows automatically cleans it up. But, if you’re pressed for space, you’ll want to clean it up as soon as possible.

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Revo Uninstaller 2.0 with full 64-bit support released Revo Uninstaller 2.0 Free is the latest version of the popular software uninstallation program for Windows that performs clean-up operations afterwards.

The new version of Revo Uninstaller free,, first update in more than 3 years, does away one of the biggest complaints that free users of the software had for a long time: limited 64-bit support.

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Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce released! New features in Linux Mint 18 Xfce
Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use.

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Here Is A Chrome Os Theme For Linux Desktop Want to give your desktop Linux a Chrome makeup? I’ve got a theme that might suit you.

Chrome OS, a derivative of open source project Chromium OS, is a far-distant cousin of desktop Linux. It has grown somewhat popular recently. Chromebooks (devices preinstalled with Chrome OS) have outsold MacBooks in America.

Many Linux users have liked Chromebooks for the facts that it is cheap, good-looking, lightweight and gives you access to command line (you’ll have to put some effort for the command line). In an earlier post, we have seen how to install Linux on Chromebook. But this post is not about Chromebooks.

But this post is not about Chromebooks. This article is about a new theme that changes the look of your current desktop Linux environment to make it look like Chrome OS, or so it tries.

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Best Linux Distributions For Hacking And Penetration Testing In 2016 Looking for best Linux to learn hacking?

Whether you want to pursue a career in Information Security or you are already working as a security professional or if you are just interested in this specific field of knowledge, a decent Linux distro that suits your purpose is a must.

There are countless Linux distros for various purposes. Some are designed for specific tasks in mind and others are for different interfaces.

We have seen weird Ubuntu distributions in an older article. But, today we are going to have a look at a list of some of the best Linux distro to learn hacking and Penetration Testing.

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Things To Do After Installing Linux Mint 18 Sarah Linux Mint has gotten mintier with the new Sarah update. Graceful animations, softer performance and a whole lot of Xenial software.

Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and also features the long awaited Cinnamon 3.0 desktop environment. Linux Mint 18 will be using the Linux Kernel 4.4.x and currently comes with Cinnamon and Mate desktop environments and Xfce in beta.

Here is my list of things to do after installing Linux Mint 18 to get a power packed experience out of Your Mint.

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Run Windows Software And Games On Linux With Crossover 15 One of the most frequently asked questions by beginners, how do I run Windows software in Linux and is gaming on Linux possible?

The answer is, it’s possible to run a number of Windows software and games on Linux. There are dedicated software such as Wine and PlayOnLinux for this purpose.

However, these are more “do it yourself” kind of tool and there is no support available. This is where CrossOver comes into the picture.

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Download and install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Manually While the release date of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is August 2, 2016, not all users will receive the update on that date as Microsoft plans to roll it out gradually.

Microsoft plans to deliver the update via Windows Update starting 19:00 CET, and via the Media Creation Toolkit at around the same time.

Update: The new version of the Media Creation Toolkit has been released. Make sure you check the version after download to make sure it is the updated one. Instructions on how to do so are listed in the download and install chapter.

Using the Media Creation Toolkit has two advantages: first, you may get the update earlier, and second, you may download and create installation media instead of updating the PC directly. This way, you can perform offline updates among other things.

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5 Reasons Linux Can Help You Become a Better Student It’s almost time to go back to school, meaning high school and college students around the world are probably groaning at the thought of studying hard and going to class every day. However, you don’t have to go through school alone! We’ve covered plenty of ways technology can help students.

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How To Install Windows 10 Anniversary Update It’s a year since Microsoft released Windows 10, its newest version of Windows operating system. Today, as promised earlier, Microsoft started pushing out Anniversary Update for Windows 10.

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The Best VPN Service Providers If you are looking to privately browse the web and access streaming media, then these are the VPN providers you will want to consider. These services will cipher your downloads, uploads, emails, messages, and also manipulate your IP address so that you are effectively untraceable.

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Backing up to the cloud? Read the fine print One thing that backups are supposed to protect against is deleting a file by accident. Yet, multiple reviews at the time (Wall Street Journal, Ars Technica and the New York Times) failed to consider this.

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New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

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This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices Over the past two weeks we have, like we do every year, given you a snapshot of the essential apps, extensions, and downloads we think every user of every major platform should try. Miss one? Here they all are, in one tidy package.

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You can still grab a free Windows 10 copy after July 29, 2016 Microsoft made the decision to provide the free upgrade offer to all customers who need assistive technologies. This means that anyone can click on the upgrade now button on the website to start the upgrade process.

A Windows 10 Upgrade executable file is downloaded which users on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 devices can run to start the upgrade process to Windows 10.

Microsoft made it clear that it is not restricting access to specific assistive technologies. In fact, the company is not restricting access at all. You do confirm however that you are using assistive technologies with a click on the upgrade now button.

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The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2016 Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 ends very soon, on July 29, 2016. Whether you take that offer or stick with Windows 8, you do get built-in protection from Microsoft Windows Defender. If you're running Windows 7 or earlier, though, the built-in protection isn't even as effective as the mediocre Windows Defender. Fortunately, you're not stuck with what comes with Windows. The best free antivirus utilities are significantly more effective, and we've collected the best so you can make an informed choice.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: Cortana, Edge overshadow Windows Ink Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update delivers moderate but meaningful improvements to those features you use most, while pointing the way to more substantial improvements down the road.

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Everything You Should Know About Windows Product Keys If you’ve used a Windows product in the past two decades or more, you’ve likely encountered a Windows product key. You may have even found immense frustration as your product key and Windows didn’t play ball. With that in mind, we thought it was high time to give you all chance to understand more about the 25 characters governing your system.

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Lifehacker Pack for Linux: Our List of the Essential Linux Apps With so many flavors of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.

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7 Differences Between Linux and Windows: User Expectations Both Windows and Linux are operating systems -- the programs used to run other applications -- but they often fulfill basic functions in different ways. Like any application, they have their own unspoken logic, and part of learning either is to learn their logic.

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Microsoft in hot water over Windows 10 privacy in France Windows 10 Privacy, it seems like a never ending story that just won't get away. France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) served Microsoft with a formal notice on July 20, 2016 asking the company to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months.

The claim? Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is used for "collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent". Additionally, the commission wants Microsoft to "ensure the security and confidentiality of user data".

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What is Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go is nothing like the Game Boy game you remember -- it's a free mobile game that lets you see tiny creatures called Pokemon through the window of your phone, as if they existed in the real world. Then, you can catch them. ("Gotta catch 'em all!")

It's also wildly popular: Pokemon Go was just released last Tuesday and it only took four days to become the No. 1 free app in the US iTunes App Store.

If you're an absolute Pokemon beginner, here's everything you need to know.

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Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you’ll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free ISO files for downloading; you just have to know where to look.

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Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Windows, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.

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French music streaming service Deezer launches in the U.S. Deezer has been a long-time player in the streaming music market with present in 180 countries around the world, but there’s one notably missing from the list: USA. Today the French company has announced it’s entering the crowded US market for $10 a month through Apple, Android and Windows devices, as well as its own website.

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Windows as a Service: What's it mean? The idea that Microsoft would eventually unveil a subscription licensing model for Windows 10 -- the so-called Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) model -- has been bandied about for a while now. This week Microsoft made that idea real, but only for enterprise customers. At its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, the company announced the details of Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows Enterprise E5.

Both of the new Windows 10 variations will be subscription options for Windows 10 Enterprise (which may explain why Windows in the enterprise was not part of the Windows 10 free upgrade program that ends later this month). Both Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 will also bundle other Microsoft services, and include Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security -- a set of tools for managing mobile apps and devices and integrating them with a range of enterprise cloud services.

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ChaletOS: A Linux for Those Who Miss Windows 7 For many, the computer interface has always followed the same formula: Start Menu Panel System tray Desktop icons With those simple elements, people...

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Dell Black Friday in July Deals Some great deals coming from Dell.

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New! AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.5 adds event-driven backups, improves network support AOMEI has released Backupper Standard 3.5, a major new version of its freeware Windows backup, imaging and cloning tool.

Version 3.5 introduces event-triggered scheduling of backups, support for mapped network drives as backup destinations and various other improvements and optimizations, including a fix that prevents the computer from going to sleep during the backup process.

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Is Linux Finally Good Enough to Replace Windows? According to data analytics company Net Market Share, Linux desktop usage has reached 2%. This is a first time achievement for the open source operating system. This number does not count Android as Linux. That suggests that more users are flocking to the traditional Linux desktop (or that a lower percentage are using others). Does this mean Linux has reached a point where it can replace Windows and Mac OS X for the average user? As a native Windows user who switched to Linux several years ago, I’d say the answer is yes!

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Saving the Windows 10 Upgrade for Later If you’re on Windows 7 or 8.1 and have even the slightest interest in trying Windows 10, you should follow our guide and act now to secure your free upgrade, even if you don’t want to jump to Windows 10 just yet. By doing this, you’ll keep the upgrade free for whenever you want it and can downgrade back to your current system easily.

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How To Set Up A New Windows 10 Laptop Have you bought a new HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, or Asus laptop preinstalled with Windows 10? Not sure how to set up Windows 10 on your new PC? In this article, we will see how to set up a new Windows 10 device.

When you turn on your new Windows 10 PC, you will not be taken to the lock, login screen or the familiar desktop. In order to begin using your new PC, you will need to configure a bunch of settings and need to use a Microsoft account or create a local user account.

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Microsoft gives away lots of free eBooks Microsoft is giving away hundreds of free ebooks currently covering a wide variety of topics that include Windows, Azure, Office, Windows Server, and SharePoint among others.

What's particularly interesting about the giveaway is that it features recent publications as well as older ones.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins July 2016 Welcome to the Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for July 2016. The overview covers July's Patch Day, and all patches released by Microsoft on July 12, 2016 for Windows and other company products.

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Linux Mint 18: The best desktop -- period You could keep worrying about being forced to upgrade to Windows 10, or you could try the best of all Linux desktops: Mint 18.

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ALERT: Privacy warning: Pokemon Go has full access to your Google account data Pokemon Go may be proving jaw-droppingly popular, but in the rush to catch 'em all, it seems that users have overlooked something of a privacy issue with the game. It's not unusual for apps and games to request, or require, access to your Google account but there are usually limits in place.

Not so with Pokémon Go. As reported by Search Engine Journal, iOS users have discovered that the game not only requires access to users' Google accounts, it requires full access. This is the highest level of access available to any app and if it is revoked, the game won't work.

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Why PC Buyers Need to Consider 2-in-1s I explained what I considered to be the most important things to look for in a new PC.

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US Attorney-Generals actively pursuing cases against Microsoft over 'forced' Windows 10 upgrades In an effort to get as many people as possible to upgrade to Windows 10 before the free period runs out, Microsoft has resorted to all sorts of sneaky and unbecoming tricks, including reversing the meaning of the corner X, so that closing the nag screen actually agrees the upgrade.

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