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    Microsoft support sucks

    I would not call Microsoft. I think there must be a worldwide network of support whereas your call could be routed to India or any of the Asian countries. This has already happen to me. I do not want foreigners to answer my support questions. I find their accents hard to understand. Some cannot...
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    Reviews of Products and Services

    When I am thinking about purchasing a product or service, I check out the reviews. So how does one determine which reviews are self serving ( those placed by the manufacturer or service organization) and which are legitimate? I recently was searching for an internet provider to replace Verizon...
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    My computer's Windows UI freezes

    This might help. See my post "Does Your Windows Freeze Up" If that does not fix it, then someone else will have to step in.
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    Does Your Windows Freeze Up

    Thought I would pass this on. For weeks, I have been trying to find out why windows would freeze up when I either moved my mouse quickly or jumped from one search to another. I use Yahoo as my search engine. While I was doing this, I had to put up with the Yahoo toolbar hi-jacking my searches. I...
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    Solved Usb 16 gb

    Having two flash drives is a good Idea and I will get another one. My backup using flash drive only took 45 seconds with windows 10. Strange that with windows 7 & 8, it took much longer using cd's. Then again, I may have been backing up other files I was not aware of; even though I checked off...
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    Solved Usb 16 gb

    I just do partial backups. When I was using cd's for backups, the volume would only amount to about 1.2 GB. I back up the following: Desktop,, Music, Documents and Downloads.
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    Solved Usb 16 gb

    I switched from using CD's for backups to USB. So when I do another backup; will the existing backup be updated with new or changed files or do I need to delete the old backup first.
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    Solved Paying To Watch TV Ad's

    Update: Well I decided I do not need their phone service nor their cable. Some of the shows on cable, I can view using the internet and using electronic means to send the signal to my tv. I will not miss getting 230 channels because I do not have 230 televisions. Now I have to wait...
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    What Equipment Do I Need?

    True, But I won't be paying to watch them; that's the difference. Next June, I'll be watching vhf & uhf television with any online shows I can find.
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    What Equipment Do I Need?

    There is a early termination fee that Comcast charges. My service indicates that I am under a 12 month agreement. So it looks like I will need to wait until June 2016 to cancel part of my service.
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    What Equipment Do I Need?

    Thanks. A relative of mine who is a Comcast employee got me signed up and I get 230 channels that cost me 101.00 per month. And getting all these commercials cross the line. Today, I timed their interruption of the programming. After watching 7 minutes of a show, I then got 5 minutes of...
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    What Equipment Do I Need?

    Hello. I am at odd's with my cable provider and I do not think they can solve my problem but I believe that I can. Long story short: I no longer am willing to pay a premium if the networks force commercials on me and as many as 6 in a row. I find that there are TV channels on line. So I...
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    Solved Paying To Watch TV Ad's

    I just posted a message on the "Comcast forum" and would like to know if you agree? here is the message: Hello to all subscribers, You all pay a premium to watch the shows that is not on regular tv ( antenna reception) and the differance is you have to put up with as many as 5...
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    Ccleaner vs SpeedyPc Pro

    Thanks all, I will make a copy of all replies.
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    What's in my OS that's taking so long to scan?

    Not a computer guru but I see that you are using a "Free Virus program". Now windows updates contain some very big files and Your virus program will take longer to scan. So a free virus program is not going to give the same performance as those that you buy. Do you know that "Comcast"...
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    Ccleaner vs SpeedyPc Pro

    I switched from SpeedyPc pro to Ccleaner on the advice from this website. But soon after, my computer started to slow down and then would freeze up and stay that way for about 1 to 1-1/2 minutes. After a couple of weeks of trying different things to solve it and sometimes they appeared to work...
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    Solved Can "Old.Windows" Be Removed To The Recycle Bin

    Thanks; I removed it with no problem and marked the thread as solved.
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    Solved Can "Old.Windows" Be Removed To The Recycle Bin

    My security and virus program used to take about 15 minutes or less to scan. I used Norton 360. Now it takes about an hour or more. I think it is because I performed some trouble shooting that resulted in Old windows being created and thus the scan process now takes longer. So can I removed Old...
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    Solved Computer Freezes UP

    I'll give Malwarebytes anti malware a try. I used to have Ccleaner but it removed files that were ok. If I use it again, I will have to better understand its language as to what gets cleaned. Update: After running the Malware, the problem seems to have ceased. I'll wait a day or two before I...
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    Solved Computer Freezes UP

    Hello, I am now using windows 8.1 after trying out windows 10. Windows 10 on my machine was less stable then windows 8.1. But on both versions, my computer would freeze up if I worked my mouse quickly over my choices. Then I have to wait up to 2 to 5 minutes and then its ok again...