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Comment by Old Man on [ALERT] The Video Blackmail Scam (August 19, 2018 01:59 AM)
I didn't get an email, but I did get a pop-up saying they knew my password (which was valid for a couple of sites, but any I normally use), and would ...
Comment by Titus on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 18, 2018 11:08 PM)
. Another 'Thumbs up!' to Geoff Harris. The link you posted worked just fine. ....
Comment by Myrtle Michael on Is PeekYou Evil? (August 18, 2018 03:36 AM)
Peekyou is located in NYC, I think a good strategy is to have thousands of unhappy people enter complaints with NY Better Business Bureau and contact ...
Comment by Therrito on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 18, 2018 12:03 AM)
Great article, Bob! Do you have a "fix" for Win7 Pro?...
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Federal Law should definitely require the A.I. to state emphatically that it is an A.I. calling and request permission to be able to continue....
Comment by Michael Luschies on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 17, 2018 11:42 PM)
Bob, gpedit.msc'' and group policy edito''r can't be found on my windows 10 settings....
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My HP 8620 will not recognize my 950XL ink. I have the Z10 (US&Canada) but I constantly get an error message. How do I roll back the firmware? I tried...
Comment by JimP on Does Chromebook Deserve Laptop Respect? (August 17, 2018 08:44 PM)
I have an "Acer Chromebook 14 for Work" model CPS-471, and I use it for all my tasks. It is about 2 years old, has 8G of Ram, 2 USB 3.1 ports, 1 Type ...
Comment by misterfish on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 17, 2018 08:28 PM)
Thank you Bob for another peep into the entrails of Windows. I hadn't seen the screen that set you off on this investigation, but I followed your ins...
Comment by jonniebgood on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 17, 2018 07:54 PM)
Mister Beans, "Classic Shell" will give you the "Start Button" similar to the one in Win 7. But it will not solve all the strange nuances of Win 8 or ...

Windows-8 Articles

 

Cheap Windows 8 PCs

Earlier this year, Microsoft began to offer a variant of Windows 8.1 to PC vendors at a special, super-secret price that is rumored to be “practically zero.” This “Windows 8.1 with Bing" license has brought a crop of low-cost PCs to the market. Here's the scoop, and what you need to know about the Bing thing...

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3 Ways to Repair Windows 8

If your Windows 8 computer isn't working properly, there are three new tools built into the Windows 8 operating system that you can use to attempt repairs. Read on to learn about Restore, Refresh and Reset...

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Uninstall These Windows Patches NOW!

On August 2, Microsoft began pushing out its monthly bundle of Windows security patches and feature updates via Windows Update. By August 5, hundreds of users’ PCs were failing to boot after being powered off; the infamous Blue Screen of Death appeared. Some tech-savvy users traced the problem to a handful of patches in the August 2 release. On August 15, Microsoft pulled the flawed patches from Windows Update and advised users to uninstall them. Here is what you need to do:

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Crazy Eights? Come on, Microsoft!

Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Even I was confused at first about how they differ, and the mess about 'no more updates unless you install the Update update.' Hopefully, this will clear it all up...

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Switching to Windows 8 Made Easier

A reader asks: 'I really need a new laptop computer, but all of them come with Windows 8 now. I've heard many negative things about Windows 8, but my friend says it's not so bad once you get used to it. Are there any tips or tricks you can share to ease the transition to Windows 8?' Actually yes! Read on for my tips on restoring sanity to Windows 8, and some surprising things you'll actually LIKE in Windows 8...

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Chromebook Versus Windows 8

There are signs in the market that Chromebooks are preferred as an alternative to laptops running Windows 8. If you’ve been looking for a new laptop, but don't want the learning curve of Windows 8, you may find a Chromebook is the right choice for you. Read on to learn more...

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Windows 8 Pricing (Plus Other Confusing Facts and Rumors)

Windows 8 is coming to market on October 26, and Microsoft is doing all it can to urge users to upgrade to its radically new operating system. That includes dropping the cost of a Windows 8 Pro upgrade to unprecedented lows. But will the lower price tag be enough to entice people to switch?

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Why NOW is a Good Time to Buy a New PC

If you're currently using Windows XP or Vista, and wondering whether you should buy a new PC with Windows 7 now, or wait for Windows 8 in October, here's my advice...

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Windows 8: Will You Be Pleasantly Surprised?

The run-up to Windows 8's release (tentatively in October) has made everyone nervous -- or excited -- depending on how one feels about radical changes to the world's most popular operating system. As pundits probe the beta versions of Windows 8, surprise features and Microsoft policies are greeted with delight or dismay. Here are some of the current rumors surrounding Windows 8...

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Laptops for Windows 8

My laptop is five years old and still runs XP. I'll be buying a new laptop before summer ends, and I want to make sure it's compatible with Windows 8. Are there any specific features, brands or models you can recommend?

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Download the Free Windows 8 Consumer Preview

On February 29, Microsoft made the beta version of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system software available to the public. You can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for free and install it on a PC or tablet device. Here's what you need to know...

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New Features in Windows 8

Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 at the D9 conference in early June, 2011. CEO Steve Ballmer hints that Windows 8 will be launched in late 2012. The next generation of Windows will be a radical departure from the past for users and software developers. Here is what we know about Windows 8 so far...

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Windows 8 Preview

The development of every new version of Microsoft Windows is accompanied by speculation, hope, and advice for Microsoft. We don't know anything, for sure, about what will be new in Windows 8. But here is what the rumor mill is grinding out right now...

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