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in How-To - 01 Aug, 2017
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There comes a time when you need to change out a drive or you want to sell or donate your computer, but don’t want to leave any personal data behind.  You see, when you “delete” files, they’re not really deleted upon emptying the trash can.  They’re still on the drive, but they’re just not listed […]

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in How-To - 11 May, 2016
by vickie.rock - no comments

Do you love listening to your favorite music while working at your PC, or from PC connected to your home entertainment center?  Do you hate all those ‘system’ sounds that get blasted away at you each time a new email arrives in your inbox, or any time you PC wants to relay a message to […]

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in PC Trouble - 18 Aug, 2015
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I recently updated my trusty Windows 8.1 Media Center Pro workstation to Windows 10 Professional.  All went well with the upgrade, or so I thought until I tried to save documents to my OneDrive folders or to my windows Library folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, Video) and got this pesky little dialog window that promptly proclaimed: […]

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in How-To - 03 May, 2015
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Have you ever wanted to print out a list of files in a given folder?  More specifically, have you ever wanted to print or save a list of your MP3 files along with all the ID3 information?  Well I did and went looking for a way to do that. We spend a lot of time […]

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in How-To - 27 Nov, 2014
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In my first article, I talked about using a separate drive to store your system backups and that if your PC didn’t have a second drive in your PC/Laptop, that you should consider buying a USB drive.  That being the case, this article presumes you’ve taken care of that task and now you’re ready to […]

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in Backup - 25 Nov, 2014
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Each of us save a large amount of data in the form of files and photos to our PCs, much of which we’d hate to lose … a daughter’s wedding, the birth of a new addition to the family, the annual tax files, your mail, your contacts.  And PCs aren’t infallible.  Sectors on a hard […]

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in PC Security - 11 Jun, 2014
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— by Kristin Keckeisen, AARP Fraud Watch Network  In the past 12 months your personal information has likely been stolen, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft. About 432 million online accounts belonging to 110 million Americans — roughly half of all adults — were hacked in cyberattacks during the past year, according to new findings by the […]

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