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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I run Windows 8 on an Acer Aspire 5515 laptop with a Broadcom 802.11 network adapter. I have a modem about 50 ft. away from my laptop and until today my WiFi signal strength for my LAN was 5 of 5 bars and I was picking up 8 or 10 different wireless networks. Suddenly, this afternoon my signal...
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    Solved Flash video streamed from the web is not smooth. It moved

    When I stream television shows from the web, the picture is not smooth. It moves in spurts. It appears to move at normal speed for a microsecond then another, and another, ad infinitum. Flash player if comletely up to date. Any suggestions?
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    Hiding my computer from other computers on the LAN

    My neighborhood shares a wi-fi connection. When some neighbors see my computer is connected to the network, they assume I'm awake and accepting visitors. I want to prevent my computer from appearing when you click on Network and all PC's and connected devices appear. I'm running Windows 8. I...
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    Solved All files show Read Only in Properties- I cannot change

    Virtually every file shows read only when I right click on it and choose properties. In uncheck read only, then click apply and choose applies to all subfolders and files. Windows appears to change the properties (a window opens up and a green progress bar fills). But if I click OK and close...
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    Max of 4 partitions on HD- Need another one. What should I

    I am attempting to create an NTFS partition in the unallocated space on my hard drive to be used as a shared data partition between Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8. I have attached a screen shot from Disk Management to show my current hard drive status. My problem is there is a maximum number of...
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    Solved Mail App- Adding other e-mail addresses to the app

    I was setting up the mail app that came with Windows 8, adding the e-mail addresses I wanted the app to access. After adding my Yahoo Mail address, the app went straight to my Yahoo Mail, and gave me a fleeting message, stating something like: If you wish to add other email addresses to Mail...
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    ATI Catalyst software vs. Windows display manager

    Is it possible to force Windows 8 to relinquish all control over the management of things like screen resolution and color control, picture quality, etc. and let the Radeon Catalyst software handle these functions? It seems to me that there is overlap of functions here and both are trying to do...
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    ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 driver for 32 bit Windows 8 Pro

    I have an Acer Aspire 5515 with an AMD Athlon 2650eprocessor (64 bit) however, I have installed the 32 bit version of Windows 8 Pro. I cannot locate a driver for the ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 Graphics card that is compatible with Windows 8 32 bit. Acer's website is no help, since they only ever...
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    Time and date keep changing

    I recently installed Windows 8 Pro on my Acer Aspire 5515 notebook. I set the time and date on the desktop clock, and every time I log in, the time and date are wrong and I have to reset them again. I have a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on one partition, and Ubuntu 12.10 on the other. It...
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    Can my Ubuntu computer join my Homegroup?

    I would like to be able to share files among the computer on my LAN. Unfortunately, the are not all running Windows 8. My question is can my Ununtu 12.10 based laptop be set up to join Homegroup? I'd like to share files on my LAN without needing to build a network server, or anything crazy.
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    Solved Need to force full shutdown of Windows 8 instead of hibern

    I have a dual boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 system. Windows 8 is on a seperate partition, but occassionally when I'm running Ubuntu, I need to mount this partition to get a file. But Windows 8 hibernates the partition on shutdown, so I am unable to mount it. I need to know how to make this...