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Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mrjimphelps
You are always better off getting a powered USB...

You are always better off getting a powered USB hub, rather than one which draws its power from the USB port it is plugged into. Many external hard drives do not have their own power source; they...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By mrjimphelps
Look at the specs on the set of headphones that...

Look at the specs on the set of headphones that you are considering purchasing; then see if your computer is compatible.

Which set of headphones are you looking at? Perhaps we can help with...
Forum: Network & Sharing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By mrjimphelps
Can you create another folder at the same level...

Can you create another folder at the same level as that folder, and then use the new folder as the shared folder? Also, you can probably right-click on the folder with the long name, choose...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By mrjimphelps
If that is all the memory you have, don't even...

If that is all the memory you have, don't even bother trying to run Windows 7.



Check out Walmart.com - do a search on "refurbished desktop computers" (without the quotes). Narrow the search...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By mrjimphelps
If she is running 32-bit Windows, then the MOST...

If she is running 32-bit Windows, then the MOST memory she can use is 4GB.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By mrjimphelps
Reboot the computer to Linux Live. Run GPARTED. ...

Reboot the computer to Linux Live. Run GPARTED. Delete the partition on the SD Card, then recreate it. Then format it to FAT32.

Be careful that you delete the partition on the SD Card and not...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 438
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 579
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 24 Sep 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 553
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 24 Sep 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
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 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,335
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 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
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 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
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 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
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 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 7,262
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 20 Sep 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 414
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 20 Sep 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 7,262
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 20 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 314
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 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 314
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 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 7,262
Posted By mrjimphelps
Since when does "today" equal "16...

Since when does "today" equal "16 months"?
Forum: System Security 17 Sep 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 532
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 17 Sep 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 13,683
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 15 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 540
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 15 Sep 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 9,461
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 14 Sep 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 9,461
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...
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