Search results

  1. S

    8.1 just for fun

    Sometimes a BIOS update may allow a newer OS to work. Not often, but maybe worth a try.
  2. S

    I'm using 8.1 and I want to delete my D partition with a USERS folder in it

    Here's something to try. Also, please note that there are other tutorials shown in the list on the right-hand side of the page:
  3. S

    I'm using 8.1 and I want to delete my D partition with a USERS folder in it

    First, run a full anti-virus scan on all drives. Next, make sure you're using an Administrator account. Open drive D: Open the Users folder. Open each sub-folder. Move all data that you want to keep to similarly named User folders on drive C: Check for any other wanted data on drive D: and move...
  4. S

    Media Center Not Displaying Correctly

    Fixed it. WMC program listings has an "Info" option on our remote control. "Info" mainly provides a brief plot synopsis, but there are a couple of other options if you arrow right. One of those options in smaller print which I never noticed before is "Zoom", and it was set to Zoom 3 (wide )...
  5. S

    Media Center Not Displaying Correctly

    This weird behavior only started a few days ago. The picture is too wide when viewed on Media Center. It happens on both live TV and on TV programs we have recorded. Details: Windows 8.1 Media Center on PC with Nvidia GTX-1050Ti graphics card with HDMI-out connected to HDMI input on Pioneer...
  6. S

    Post beeps on Medion PC

    One other possibility to check and that's the power switch on the front or top of the computer. I've seen the front on/off switch fail on a couple of PCs. Check your motherboard specs. There's either a simple on-off pushbutton or, more likely, a set of small pins pointing upward two of which...
  7. S

    Laptop buying help

    You're right, it's very unlikely you'll find a laptop with that many USB ports, especially USB 3.1 or 3.2 Type-A. It's usually limited to 3 ports, and 1 of those is usually the older USB 2.0 I have exactly that layout on my laptop, so I got more Type-A ports by adding a small hub. The clever...
  8. S

    How to reinstate WinMail onto Windows 8/10/11

    My question is tangential to the main discussion here. Not challenging anyone's taste or preference, yet I wonder: Why is it a big deal? I mean, why not use Outlook.com webmail? It seems secure enough. We began using Hotmail in 1999, and it has remained reliable through its various...
  9. S

    Best Anti-Virus?

    Good question. I'm not an expert on this. What I do know is that the main Windows Update on my laptop is set to "Pause updates" (in 7-day increments) for about four weeks at a time. During that time there's a popup message every few days to tell me that Defender needs to update itself...
  10. S

    Best Anti-Virus?

    At home we use AVAST Free anti-virus. It offers very good protection, and it comes with their own Avast Secure internet browser. The browser is a customized version of Google's Chrome browser, and it's designed to protect you from dangerous / fake / malware websites. If it blocks a file, or an...
  11. S

    Security policy

    I cleaned a very dirty laptop in the dishwasher once. Strangely, it refused to boot up afterwards. Subsequently, the owner decided to take my original advice and buy a new one.
  12. S

    Security policy

    I've only been at this computer thing for about 38 years; thus, I must bow to your vastly superior experience. By the way, thanks for reminding me to clean the cooling fan .... Not the first one I worked on, but the first one I owned:
  13. S

    Security policy

    Maybe we can compromise on the time needed to reset. According to Intel it should be: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025368/processors.html
  14. S

    Security policy

    What about resetting the CMOS? Unplug power cord. Remove battery. Hold down power on/off button for 10 seconds. Remove bottom panel screws. Locate and remove CMOS battery. Wait a few seconds then reinsert the CMOS battery. Reinsert main battery. Turn the computer ON and see if that cures the...
  15. S

    Can't delete file

    Why couldn't the OP just renamed the file with a shorter name?
  16. S

    Album Re-naming Problem in Windows Media Player

    Here's the problem: In Windows Media Player 12 Album listings I can edit/change an Album title on our computer no.1, but the change isn't recognized by our computer no. 2 or no. 3. Does anyone know how to fix this, please? Comp. no. 1 - Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit PC. Comp. no. 2 - Windows 8.1 Pro...
  17. S

    Windows Media Player - Editing Album Names

    Here's the problem: In Windows Media Player 12 Album listings I can edit/change an Album title on our computer no.1, but the change isn't recognized by our computer no. 2 or no. 3. Does anyone know how to fix this, please? Comp. no. 1 - Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit PC. Comp. no. 2 - Windows 8.1 Pro...
  18. S

    ROKU Ultra Streaming TV Box Has Been Hacked!

    Interesting observation, yet it seems unlikely. The TV and Roku box use the friend's home wi-fi which is the newest Xfinity gateway with a long, strong passphrase. Avast Premium anti-virus reports the wi-fi network as secure, no problems. His network monitoring app (Netshark maybe, not sure?)...
  19. S

    ROKU Ultra Streaming TV Box Has Been Hacked!

    Thanks for your reply. I clicked on the link you provided. Three "solutions" are highlighted. The "solutions" note that it's a scam by 3rd parties, that Roku doesn't charge an activation fee, and that Roku would like more details so they can look into it. There's NOTHING about the true source...
  20. S

    ROKU Ultra Streaming TV Box Has Been Hacked!

    I'm posting this as a Buyer Beware warning. Not certain it should be posted here, but wanted to let everyone know what's going on. ROKU Ultra has been HACKED! Purchasers of a brand new ROKU Ultra are encountering a "Locked" screen during initial setup out of the box. The message on the screen...
Top