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  Topic: Forced shutdown, Windows
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 11
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 17 Jan 2017 9:09 am   Subject: Forced shutdown, Windows
You just have to make sure that the fan on the bottom or side isn't blocked.
  Topic: Forced shutdown, Windows
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 11
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 16 Jan 2017 5:27 pm   Subject: Forced shutdown, Windows
Is there any harm in leaving the laptop awake? Seems to idle coolly. Seems to cure the issue.

Just keep the bottom lifted or sitting on a cooling surface with ventilation holes in it and set the d ...
  Topic: Forced shutdown, Windows
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 11
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 9:55 am   Subject: Forced shutdown, Windows
The normal shutdown process does a bunch of important tasks that closes open processes, flushes out data from your RAM and updates time stamps of system files and previously opened files (last modifie ...
  Topic: How to copy all files except OS to a new XP computer
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 15
Views: 696

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 8 Jan 2017 7:30 pm   Subject: How to copy all files except OS to a new XP computer
Yep, that program is called [url=http://www.laplink.com/index.php/specialpages/branded-PCmover-012014?nobundle]PCMover, by LapLink. It costs about $60 for a one-time move of as many programs as it can ...
  Topic: How to copy all files except OS to a new XP computer
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 15
Views: 696

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 3 Jan 2017 9:30 am   Subject: How to copy all files except OS to a new XP computer
If you leave Windows XP on the internet you may be asking for trouble! It is an insecure operating system as it no longer receives security updates. If you are not connected then all should be fine. ...
  Topic: Posting pictures?
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 3
Views: 200

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 3 Jan 2017 8:54 am   Subject: Posting pictures?
All digital can be plugged into a computer so you can upload or transfer your photos to either a computer, storage drive, or website. But, the camera itself must be recognized by that device or comput ...
  Topic: Free Steel Guitar Chord and Note finder
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 23
Views: 1851

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Dec 2016 4:21 pm   Subject: Free Steel Guitar Chord and Note finder
As a followup to a discussion about Windows Defender flagging the download as malicious, Jack and I have confirmed that it was a false positive detection by Windows Defender. There is nothing wrong wi ...
  Topic: Which program ???
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 5
Views: 294

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 13 Dec 2016 8:29 am   Subject: Which program ???
Thanks Wiz. I will stick with the firefox because I have been happy with it. I am going to get a paid antivirus program but I am not sure which to get. If and when I do get one and if it will cover mo ...
  Topic: Free Steel Guitar Chord and Note finder
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 23
Views: 1851

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Dec 2016 8:07 am   Subject: Free Steel Guitar Chord and Note finder
I just downloaded the program on December 13. I tested both the zip file and the extracted .exe with both Trend Micro and Malwarebytes and neither found any problems. No warnings either. I suspect tha ...
  Topic: Which program ???
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 5
Views: 294

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 12 Dec 2016 3:41 pm   Subject: Which program ???
I use [url=http://www.wizcrafts.net/tmis]Trend Micro Internet Security on two computers and still have one license left for a third.

As for Malwarebytes, I am trying out the newest version, 3.0, wh ...
  Topic: Which program ???
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 5
Views: 294

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 12 Dec 2016 3:36 pm   Subject: Which program ???
I have four browsers installed on my Windows 10 Home PC. Despite this, I prefer Firefox to Chrome, which I prefer over Edge or IE.

One reason I prefer Firefox is due to the numerous Add-On extensio ...
  Topic: Chrome Suddenly Will Not Open-Win7
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 255

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 9 Dec 2016 4:57 pm   Subject: Chrome Suddenly Will Not Open-Win7
Wiz,
I have another question for you.
I like to watch Fox News and oft times there is something posted on the right side of the page that I want to watch. I bring it up and the commercial will play ...
  Topic: Chrome Suddenly Will Not Open-Win7
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 6
Views: 255

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 9 Dec 2016 8:21 am   Subject: Chrome Suddenly Will Not Open-Win7
If Chrome refuses to open, or crashes upon opening, uninstall and reinstall it, keeping your bookmarks and logins in place (which is an option). The program files are kept in a different file system l ...
  Topic: Can I just drop .....
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 11
Views: 348

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 9 Dec 2016 8:19 am   Subject: Can I just drop .....
You have to use software to clone your existing drive onto a blank drive. I use [url=http://www.wizcrafts.net/acronis]Acronis True Image to do this.

A lot of new hard and solid state drives (SSD) i ...
  Topic: Win 10 scattering icons
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 7
Views: 314

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 5 Dec 2016 6:36 pm   Subject: Win 10 scattering icons
I found the icon saver program I mentioned in my earlier reply. It is called according to a notice on the bottom of the page).

All I can say Bill is try it and see if it works on your computer and ...
  Topic: Win 10 scattering icons
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 7
Views: 314

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 5 Dec 2016 12:09 pm   Subject: Win 10 scattering icons
Icon re-positioning has happened to me on every version of Windows, from 3.11 onward. It always happens after I alter the screen size. It sometimes happens after I (or a Windows Update) update the di ...
  Topic: Windows 10 question ....
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 15
Views: 611

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 3 Dec 2016 10:30 pm   Subject: Windows 10 question ....
Always keep in mind that Microsoft owns all Windows license keys, no matter who built your computer. Windows operating systems are leased to users, with a lengthy contract stating who owns what and ca ...
  Topic: This topic can be closed
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 2
Views: 226

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 3 Dec 2016 10:21 pm   Subject: This topic can be closed
I can't see any problem with the website. I looked up Home Depot, whose website is www.homedepot.com and searched for an 800 watt speaker. That Pyle speaker was the first result, among other speakers.
  Topic: IMPORTANT. Update Firefox on Windows NOW
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 12
Views: 2278

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 30 Nov 2016 4:03 pm   Subject: IMPORTANT. Update Firefox on Windows NOW
Happy about the update, but this zero-day was specifically written to expose the location of users of the Dark Web (Tor). There was no malicious code involved, just IP leakage. [url=https://blog.malwa ...
  Topic: IMPORTANT. Update Firefox on Windows NOW
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 12
Views: 2278

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 30 Nov 2016 9:43 am   Subject: IMPORTANT. Update Firefox on Windows NOW
Ok. That was startling. Done (switched to Chrome.)
Been on FF for around 6 hours today including an update this morning. Wonder how to tell if I've been bugged.

Did you visit any Onion websites ...
  Topic: IMPORTANT. Update Firefox on Windows NOW
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 12
Views: 2278

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 30 Nov 2016 9:38 am   Subject: IMPORTANT. Update Firefox on Windows NOW
This 0-day is targeting a specialized version of Firefox, known as the Tor Browser. It is redirecting Tor users to a now offline server in France. This is a JavaScript exploit, which is fairly common ...
  Topic: Android Issue
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 15
Views: 769

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 23 Nov 2016 9:04 am   Subject: Android Issue
Firefox is still working perfectly. Must have been a Chrome issue.

You could go into your Settings > Application Manager and Force Stop Chrome. Then clear the cache and try using it again. Or un ...
  Topic: Windows 7 pro wanted on new laptop that has Windows 10
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 18
Views: 937

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 22 Nov 2016 4:10 pm   Subject: Windows 7 pro wanted on new laptop that has Windows 10
Wiz ,
Thanks for the info ....I was unaware of this info ...As I said , I've been a Mac user for years ... Live and learn ...I'm sure that I'll still be able to work something out with this computer ...
  Topic: Windows 7 pro wanted on new laptop that has Windows 10
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 18
Views: 937

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2016 9:48 pm   Subject: Windows 7 pro wanted on new laptop that has Windows 10
With each new release of Windows and the hardware that it runs on, backward compatibility has become more spotty. Sometimes the limiting factor is drivers for audio, video, controllers and output port ...
  Topic: Windows 7 pro wanted on new laptop that has Windows 10
Wiz Feinberg

Replies: 18
Views: 937

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 21 Nov 2016 4:53 pm   Subject: Windows 7 pro wanted on new laptop that has Windows 10
To expand on my last reply about Windows operating system disks not supplying specific drivers for specific hardware, think about this example.

You buy a particular brand of computer from a retail ...
 
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