Top

's Homepage...Mouseing over many icons, buttons, and links on this page gives additional help.
Mouseover help is ON... Click here to change it to OFF... (via "My Site Settings")


 

 Ask a Quickie...

Perhaps you have a short simple TECHNICAL question.  If so consider asking a "Quickie". A "Quickie" is a short question of 70 characters or less that can be answered quickly in 350 characters or less.

Typically "Quickies" are answered within one day.

ask a "quickie" (view "quickies")

 Daily protonic.tips...

Mouseover to see FULL tip title.
Click Tip Title to preview the Tip.

  How to revert back to your previous OS after a Win...

NOTE This can only be CLEANLY done within the first 30 days of upgrade

Let\\\'s face it - Windows 10 may not be for everyone.

It might be incompatible software, hardware or any other number of things that is not liked but bottom line is they want to go back to the operating system they upgrade... Show More
  How to maximize your first 30 minutes with Windows...

Windows 10 is here! Windows 10 is here! Now what?

By now, you’ve seen our review of Windows 10. It’s one of the best operating systems Microsoft has ever produced, and it’s worth the download. But if you’re new to Windows 10, it can feel a bit daunting.

Actually, it’s more familiar t... Show More
  How To Stop Windows 10 From Phoning Home

Ever since ET coined the phrase in the 1980s, programs which attempt to contact their creator's server in order to send back information about the user are said to be "phoning home". Such behaviour is not uncommon. Adobe Digital Editions, for example, which is a free program for reading protected e-... Show More
  Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation ...

Linux Mint is one of the top free operating systems widely used in the world and currently receives the highest hits at DistroWatch.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1JSNWJq
  New Free Tweaker from Winaero for Windows 7/8/10

Winaero Tweaker is a portable program that contains tweaking features applicable to Windows 7 on up.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1cftzsj
  How To Play DVDs or Blu-ray on Windows 8

Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and you may be surprised to find that you can no longer play video DVDs or Blu-ray. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 10 don’t include built-in support for playing DVDs.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1ML9vNI

 Latest Industry News...

Mouseover to see FULL title.
Click Article Title to see News item.

  How to Ready Yourself for Linux: Nine Tips

The better you prepare, the more easily you can decide if Linux is for you.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1VmLT3B
  5 Reasons Why Firefox is Better than Chrome

As of August 2015, it is reported that this Chrome browser has a market share of about 56%, making it the most dominant web browser on desktops.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1hLU5Mo
  It’s not just Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8 are al...

Windows 10’s warm reception has been sullied by concerns over data collection, usage tracking and spying, which is enabled in the new operating system by default.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1VmLqOE
  Pinguy OS linux

Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks
This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when installing a fresh copy o... Show More
  Happy Birthday to Linux!

24 years ago yesterday, Linus Torvalds released Linux to the world with a simple email. In the ensuing years, Linux has grown to be one of the most significant economic achievements in the past 20 years and has revolutionized the way we use open source to drive innovation.

This quick video demon... Show More
  Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10 released...

The program is a classic tweaking software that serves a different purpose than the half dozen privacy programs released for Windows 10 in the past couple of weeks.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1NAhZaJ
 

 What Our Clients Say...

Quick, accurate reply. fixed my problem straight away. thank you.  August 25th, 2015

Great help here thank you

" Super help "  August 17th, 2015

Paul responded quickly and provided exactly what I needed. thank you so much! I mailed a donation to you june 29th...i hope you received it. you guys are the best!  August 1st, 2015

Paul is very knowledgeable and helpful. I appreciate his help very much.

" You guys have always been so helpful. I have used protonic many times over several years and have always received expert advice. thanks carolyn "  July 25th, 2015

Thanks so much!

" Thank you for this service! "  June 28th, 2015

Here is a random sample of a Quickie:

Q:

Sat, 02 Jul 2011 - Password Protect USB Drives

A:

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,

 Quickies are for TECHNICAL questions only.  For web site help please click here

  Ask a Quickie...  You've asked 2 "Quickies".     
display my quickies
    
  send it  

    You have   chars. left.

There are 297 "Quickies".

display / search all 297 quickies

 What Would You Like To Do?

Click an activity icon below.
 
You nave NO unanswered questions (open tickets).

You have no tickets that have been answered within the (past days).

Change my Website Preferences. (if you would like to change number displayed.)
View my Question History.

 

  protonic.poll...  

To help keep us running, if a we offered a "Subscription Service" where you receive preferred service, would you be interested?

Yes, but not more than $3.00 (USD) per month.

Yes, but not more than $2.00 (USD) per month.

Yes, but not more than $1.00 (USD) per month.

No... Even if it

vote