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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    Discovered the real cause- bad connection to Wi-fi Adapter Tightened the two screw holding the wi-fi card in place a quarter turn each. Guess it wasn't grounded properly. Problem solved.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    Well, Spiderbite. I am in complete agreement that a system restore was the next step. But I'm a scorched earth kinda guy. Instead of a system restore, I just formatted the entire hard drive, and reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 x86_AMD 64 bit, and Windows 8 64 bit, since I have a dual core 64 bit...
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    still trying to boot in safemode. Followed all the steps but on restart my screen comes up with my selections (ubuntu 12.10, advanced options Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 8 bootloader on sd4,Windows 8 bootloader on SD5). Luckilly I have the bootloader on SD4 to fall back on because after the changes I...
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I disabled the virtual adapters. What are all these other adapters showing up?
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I uninstalled Avaste per your instructions and this had no effect on the problem.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I tried to start windows in safe mode, but I believe the extra dual boot selection screen has prevented me from doing so. I restarted the machine as directed, but where the machine would start in safe mode, the selection screen where I can choose from Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows 8 came up instead...
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    My machine is dual boot Ubuntu 12.10/Windows 8. Everything on the Ubuntu side is working normally.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I'm using Avaste, but I've used Avaste for 2 years without a problem.
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    Time and date keep changing

    Replaced battery in laptop. Time and date still change if I restart. Stay set perfectly in Ubuntu, so I knew it wasn't the battery. Surely someone else has had this problem and found a solution.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    Here is the information you requested. Wouldn't all fit on the screen, so there are two screen shots.
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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

    I have disabled pepperflash per your instructions. I'll let you know if this improves video performance. Thanks for the reply. I love forums, and the knowledgeable people who participate in them.
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    Solved Flash video streamed from the web is not smooth. It moved

    I usually use Chrome (latest beta) but it does the same thing in IE 10. In Chrome, I can turn the acceleration of using right click when viewing a video, but when you right click in IE10 while playing a video, you get a different set of options from Adobe, non of which are disable or enable...
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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

    There are some on the block who would say it's already named after someone they don't like. :-) Thanks for the insightful suggestions. As usual, the community sharing knowledge concept simply works. Peace. I did as you suggested and changed the name of my networked computers from Workgroup. I...
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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

    Thank you. I feel like a moron, but that's not how things usually work. Kinda strange if you ask me.
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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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    Solved Need to force full shutdown of Windows 8 instead of hibern

    Fellas. I have a shared data partition for files I need to access from Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 in a dual-boot arrangement. The way Windows 8 is setup on initial installation, signing out and selecting shutdown does not actually power down the computer...it hibernates it. So, when I turn the...
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    Force full shutdown of Win 8

    Fellas. I have a shared data partition for files I need to access from Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 in a dual-boot arrangement. The way Windows 8 is setup on initial installation, signing out and selecting shutdown does not actually power down the computer...it hibernates it. So, when I turn the...
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