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Comment by Sandy Jewell on [IFTTT] Here's Your Personal Virtual Robot (December 12, 2017 11:55 PM)
The app will only download if you are using Google Chrome. I've found that Google Chrome on other people's laptops is opening with NEW TAB sometimes....
Comment by NB on [IFTTT] Here's Your Personal Virtual Robot (December 12, 2017 08:06 PM)
Bob, I use Google Alerts to track news stories about my larger clients. It let's me send congratulations for good news and makes me aware of bad new...
Comment by Jay R on [IFTTT] Here's Your Personal Virtual Robot (December 12, 2017 07:17 PM)
The growl of a handsaw???? If you are ever in Memphis, I'd be happy to let you hear the growl of an 18V cordless circular saw or sliding miter saw (7....
Comment by RichF on [IFTTT] Here's Your Personal Virtual Robot (December 12, 2017 05:59 PM)
Sounds neat but I can see myself getting swamped with all the notification emails!...
Comment by Brian on Most Dangerous Security Threats of 2018? (December 12, 2017 05:41 PM)
Bob, you really do absolutely rock! Thank you so much for all you do by freely sharing your knowledge with those of us less technically gifted. I love...
Comment by RandiO on Most Dangerous Security Threats of 2018? (December 12, 2017 05:33 PM)
To be more precise, I am inclined to think that the biggest security threat, which will continue to confront us, stems from our inadequate understandi...
Comment by SharonH on Most Dangerous Security Threats of 2018? (December 12, 2017 02:12 PM)
Bob, you rock! Can't thank you enough for all you do keeping us up-to-date and safe. May you have the happiest of holidays. As far as security proble...
Comment by bb on Most Dangerous Security Threats of 2018? (December 12, 2017 01:27 AM)
Microsoft added new ransomeware protection in the Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 v1709. Called "Controlled folder access" is it *off* by default. ...
Comment by Rich on Most Dangerous Security Threats of 2018? (December 12, 2017 12:12 AM)
I continue to use (with acknowledgement of course) your great advice in my monthly newsletter for seniors. Many thanks as usual. Rich...
Comment by Jeri on Most Dangerous Security Threats of 2018? (December 11, 2017 11:44 PM)
Hey Bob, Merry Christmas! Enjoy your Tennis Lesson!...

Vista Articles

 

Cannot Connect to Wireless Router

I ran into a very odd problem with a public WiFi hotspot recently. I learned from it something I didn't know about Windows Vista and Windows 7: their default configuration settings don't work with older wireless networking equipment. Fortunately, there is a fix. Here are the symptoms I encountered and the solutions I found...

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Recovery Disc for Windows Vista or Windows 7

When you buy a new PC these days, it is rare to receive a bundled CD-ROM or DVD disc containing the Recovery Disc software that you can use to try to repair or reinstall your operating system in the event of a catastrophe. Here's how to create a Recovery disk that you can use when your computer won't boot up normally from the hard drive...

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Repair Vista or Windows 7

A hard drive glitch, virus, or other data catastrophe can delete or damage critical system files in any operating system. Windows Vista and Windows 7 offer new repair procedures not found in earlier versions of Windows. Here are a couple ways to attempt repairs of Vista and Windows 7 installations without having to reformat and reinstall Windows from scratch...

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Upgrading to Windows 7

Will I be able to upgrade my XP system to Windows 7? I'm hoping I don't have to upgrade to Vista in
order to install Windows 7. What's the scoop?

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Windows 7 is Coming

Windows 7 does not sleep... it waits. Will the eagerly awaited successor to Vista be a winner in the marketplace? Read on for a preview of what to expect in Windows 7...

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Make Vista Look Like XP

I just got Windows Vista, after using XP for many years. Frankly, I'm not crazy about the Vista look and feel... are there some tweaks I can use to make Vista look more like XP?

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Vista ReadyBoost

What exactly does ReadyBoost do? Is it the same as adding RAM, or is it more like a disk cache? I've read varying reports as to whether or not it really boosts performance on Vista or Windows 7. What do you know about ReadyBoost?

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Disable Vista UAC

I'm getting popups on Vista saying Windows needs your permission to continue. Is this spyware or something I need to deal with? If it's part of Vista, can I turn this annoying 'feature' off?

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Vista SP1 - Do You Need It?

I've heard that Microsoft just released Vista SP1, a package of updates that will make Vista run faster. Should I install it? If so, how do I get Vista SP1?

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Vista to XP Downgrade

Windows Vista was launched with much fanfare and was touted as the operating system for a new generation with a slick graphical interface and many new features. But the reaction to Vista has been mostly lukewarm, and many customers are looking for a way to downgrade from Vista to Windows XP.

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Upgrade to Vista?

I'm confused about upgrading to Windows Vista. There are so many options, prices, and new features. Which ones are really important, and is Vista ready for prime time?

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