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Forum: News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By mrjimphelps
They never talk about the "elephant in the room"...

They never talk about the "elephant in the room" - Facebook is continually getting ever more of your personal data. For me, that is a major security breach.
Forum: Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By mrjimphelps
I would remove Flash 16 and 21. It is unlikely...

I would remove Flash 16 and 21. It is unlikely you will ever need the old versions if you have a newer version installed.

Visual C++ is different - you may have a program installed on your...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By mrjimphelps
Go to a known clean computer and create a Windows...

Go to a known clean computer and create a Windows Defender Offline (WDO) CD.

Go to the following web site:
Access Denied...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By mrjimphelps
You can hit F12 (F10?) as the computer boots, and...

You can hit F12 (F10?) as the computer boots, and choose the CD at that point. Or you can go into the computer's BIOS and (1) tell it to treat the CD drive as a bootable drive and (2) put the CD...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you are a really savvy technician, then you...

If you are a really savvy technician, then you might be able to clean the computer. Basically, you restart the computer in Safe Mode, and you then disable all start-up items and services that you...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By mrjimphelps
Go here: Microsoft Windows and Office ISO...

Go here: Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool (https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool)

Download the Microsoft...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By mrjimphelps
Also, you could free up some space on your hard...

Also, you could free up some space on your hard drive.

Here are some tips for doing that from Microsoft:
Access Denied...
Forum: System Security 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By mrjimphelps
I suggest that you run several different full...

I suggest that you run several different full scans, using different products for each of the several scans. Most a/v companies offer a free manual scanner, either downloadable or run online.
...
Forum: News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By mrjimphelps
I have no idea. I asked him about it, and his...

I have no idea. I asked him about it, and his answer was that the computer got bricked by the upgrade. I wanted to see if it would boot to Linux Live, but he had put the computer into storage, so I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By mrjimphelps
Check this web page: The 7 Best Digital...

Check this web page:
The 7 Best Digital Converter Boxes to Buy in 2018 (https://www.lifewire.com/best-digital-converter-boxes-3276142)

Any of these converter boxes should work for you. As long...
Forum: News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By mrjimphelps
The "icing on the cake" for me was when, in spite...

The "icing on the cake" for me was when, in spite of the GWX Control Panel being installed on his computer (and set to block a Windows 10 upgrade), Microsoft upgraded my father in law's computer to...
Forum: News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By mrjimphelps
I did onsite desktop support for many years. I...

I did onsite desktop support for many years. I was at one point part of the outsourced IT, and at another time a company employee. When users call the helpdesk, they expect an IT Tech to show up at...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By mrjimphelps
It sounds like Microsoft is figuring on the...

It sounds like Microsoft is figuring on the corporate customer doing his own IT work while on the phone with a Microsoft tech, and then bringing or shipping his own computer to the Microsoft repair...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By mrjimphelps
Since when does "today" equal "16...

Since when does "today" equal "16 months"?
Forum: System Security 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try reinstalling the program, so that you can log...

Try reinstalling the program, so that you can log into it and put in your PIN.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 13,430
Posted By mrjimphelps
Can you be more specific on exactly what law or...

Can you be more specific on exactly what law or laws Microsoft has violated with Windows 10?
Forum: Browsers & Mail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By mrjimphelps
Check this out: 5 best video blocker extensions...

Check this out: 5 best video blocker extensions for your browser (https://windowsreport.com/video-blocker-extensions/)


I can't comment from having personally used these products, but perhaps...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,357
Posted By mrjimphelps
I momentarily considered doing that, then I...

I momentarily considered doing that, then I realized that if the host doesn't work, the VM isn't going anywhere.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,357
Posted By mrjimphelps
Make sure you get plenty of memory - 16 GB...

Make sure you get plenty of memory - 16 GB minimum. And get a big (at least 500 GB) PCI3 NVM3 SSD (Solid State Drive) rather than a mechanical hard drive. Both the memory and the SSD will hugely...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By mrjimphelps
Boot with Linux Live. Run GPARTED. Delete...

Boot with Linux Live.
Run GPARTED.
Delete whatever partitions are currently on the drive.
Create one new partition for the entire drive.
Format the partition with FAT32.
Exit GPARTED.
Open...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By mrjimphelps
Apparently Newegg.com is still selling Windows 7...

Apparently Newegg.com is still selling Windows 7 OEM licenses:
windows 7 oem - Newegg.com (https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=windows%207%20oem&Submit=ENE)

At...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By mrjimphelps
How in the world will a regular user know that...

How in the world will a regular user know that these people are scammers? They have the word "Microsoft" as part of their web address.
Forum: System Security 12 Sep 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By mrjimphelps
First of all, you are not stupid. However, you...

First of all, you are not stupid. However, you are not a geek, so there is no way for you to have a good understanding of these issues. The bad people know that, and that's how they are able to...
Forum: Microsoft Office 12 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By mrjimphelps
The easy way to search for these marks is to...

The easy way to search for these marks is to highlight one of them, then choose COPY. Now open the Find and Replace window, and paste it into the Find field. Now click Search.
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 9,357
Posted By mrjimphelps
I have a W7 VM and a W8.1 VM. Both Windows...

I have a W7 VM and a W8.1 VM. Both Windows installs are 32-bit. My Linux host is 64-bit. The W8.1 VM is slower than the W7 VM; the W7 VM runs fast. The computer has 4 GB total of RAM, and I have...
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