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Comment by SkipM on The Web’s Creator Is Doing Us A Solid (October 21, 2018 11:20 PM)
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Comment by Cranky on [BROWSER WARS] Vivaldi 2.0 Takes on Chrome (October 21, 2018 03:29 PM)
All very well, but a browser with no inbuilt language translator is destined to end up being unused by me, so I'll pass....
Comment by Joseph on The Web’s Creator Is Doing Us A Solid (October 21, 2018 10:27 AM)
Diane, David, the reason one has loads of ads and the other only has PC Matic is that Dave probably has Duck Duck Go Privacy Essentials (or similar) a...
Comment by Gloria Huffman on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 20, 2018 10:00 PM)
Thank you, Bob, for this easy to understand abstract of MMA. I glazed over when I saw the full text. No way was I going to read all that. So I'm truly...
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In my previous entry, I typed *Buth* instead of Butch--lack of proofing. However, I think "Roadmap" was the original name for the cooperative efforts ...
Comment by Patrick Shane on [BROWSER WARS] Vivaldi 2.0 Takes on Chrome (October 20, 2018 06:52 PM)
Yeah, - but does it have a 'Microphone' for asking your questions, and dictating your emails, etc.?? - (Just asking for a friend who is NOT a keyboard...
Comment by SamG on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 20, 2018 02:13 PM)
After having items stolen from my motorhome, i.e.- cds. dvd, vhs tapes and other items, I visited flea markets and pawn shops. Learned that cds and dv...
Comment by cal67 on Will Streaming Music Soon Cost More? (October 20, 2018 02:54 AM)
Of course costs will go up. RIAA has never been about fairness to artists, they are all about maximum monetization for the record companies. I don'...

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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