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    Failed update "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home"

    I just noticed that everytime I hit "check for new updates" a failed update is added to my update history called "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" (3 so far). It has no KB number. The error number is 80240020. When I click on more info or help it goes to the microsoft "Windows 10 Insider Preview"...
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    Windows 9 FREE for Windows 8.x users

    Seems like the rumors are firming up. Windows 9 will be free to Windows 8 owners, according to report | PC Gamer
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    Google Chrome 64 bit released

    See here: Google Chrome 64-bit Arrives for Windows 7 and Windows 8 To install it, open the page below and click on the link "You can also download Chrome for Windows 64-bit", then click on the download button. Note that the article points to a bug list which shows some issues for the metro...
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    MCafee vs Windows Defender?

    I am currently using Windows Defender in both of my home PCs. My ISP (Cablevision aka Optimum Online) now offers the full McAfee AV suite for free. Looking at some test data, McAfee is not the greatest, but it has a better protection rates than WD. It is also said to use more system resources...
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    Malwarebytes Free version defunct?

    This morning when I started Malwarebytes free it downloaded an update and turned itself into a new version that was a trial version of the paid program. I was attempting to find information on whether the free version was still available when Windows crashed with an IRQ error of some kind...
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    Solved Macrium Reflect: Update rescue media?

    I am using Macrium Reflect Free to make weekly images of my PC. Every few weeks Macrium provides updates to the program with bug fixes and even feature enhancements. This is great for a free program and I immediately update my installation. When you make a rescue disk that will be used to boot...
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    Mozilla kills Firefox for metro

    Mozilla kills Firefox browser for Windows 8 Metro | PCWorld
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    Relaunch Google Chrome to keep it updated

    I rarely shutdown or reboot my laptop, I put it to sleep when I am not using it. This results in sometimes weeks going by without shutting anything down, including Google Chrome. Today I noticed that the little 3 bar menu thingie on the right side of the upper toolbar was red instead of black...
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    Triple tap new tab tip

    My laptop has an "Elan" touchpad for mouse cursor control. I found that there is a setting for a 3 fingered tap and I set it to "Middle Button". Now when I triple-tap a link in Chrome it opens that link in a new tab instead of the current tab, a feature that I use all the time. I think this...
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    Windows 8.1 will encrypt everything by default - yikes!

    This is the first I've seen this. Seems like it should have been publicized more. I'm not sure I want Microsoft or anyone else holding my encryption keys. Luckily, this only applies to computers with a TPM, which I don't have. Do you? Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default...
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    Solved File History Question: Restore from HD crash

    I have a (big) question about file history. I have file history set up and running to an external hard drive, happily saving each version of any changed or new data files in the various libraries. I am able to go back and recover older versions of edited or deleted files. All of this I think I...