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Issue #792: Sep 25 – Oct 1, 2022

Q: I recently bought a new HP desktop computer and a HP laptop both running Windows 11. I use them both for business. I have 4 businesses that I manage using my computers. I use mostly use Excel programs. I have about 60 program icons on my computers. My 2 computers have about 90% the […]

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Issue #791: September 18-24, 2022

Q: I am hoping you can give me some information on the Zero-Day virus.  I try to follow technology news and trends of malware threats, and they often mention the Zero Day threat.  Any information you can provide will be appreciated.  – John R.Crestview, Florida A: I feel like I’m being set-up here, but just […]

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Issue #790: September 11-17, 2022

Q: I don’t have a question but wanted to tell you Happy Birthday!  I read your column every week in the Odessa American and always look forward to it. And I sometimes will learn a thing or two.  So, thank you for your column. – Judy W.Odessa, Texas (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. had its 15th birthday […]

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Issue #789: September 4-10, 2022

Q: I am having trouble syncing my Windows 10 HP laptop with iCloud photos. I have spent hours on the phone with Apple help and haven’t solved the problem. I have about 80,000 photos on my computer and decided to use the iCloud to facilitate sharing the photos with our family who use Apple devices. […]

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Issue #788: Aug 28 – Sep 3, 2022

Geek Note:  This week, I received multiple reader e-mails asking about issue #787, which was supposed to publish the week of August 21-27, but which apparently didn’t make it into at least one of the newspapers in which it normally appears. If you were denied your weekly dose of Geekdom, I sincerely apologize.  I assure […]

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Issue #787: August 21-27, 2022

Q: Hello! I remain a dedicated reader of all your columns.  Since downloading a Microsoft update over a year ago I have had problems with my system starting and running slow. Disk check on C: drive shows no problem. Running “sfc /scannow” shows 34% completion before failure. Running “DISM /Cleanup Image /Scanhealth” fails after 54%, […]

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Issue #786: August 14-20, 2022

Q: My question is about email storage, Gmail in particular. Gmail is, as everyone knows, watching people’s email storage most likely in hopes of beginning an incremental charge for stored or undeleted emails.  I get a “Gmail almost full” warning every week or so which prompts me to dump my junk into trash and then […]

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Issue #785: August 7-13, 2022

Q: Dear Geek, I have a tower running Windows 10. Windows Update tells me that the PC doesn’t meet minimum requirements to run Windows 11. PC Health Check tells me my CPU i7-7700@3.60 GHz does not support Windows 11. I called Dell fully expecting them to sell me another CPU, but they made it clear […]

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Issue #784: Jul 31-Aug 6, 2022

Q: Thanks for answering my question (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. #778, June 19-25, 2022). The “tracert” worked and helped with some of my questions. The time to the first server was <1 ms and 19 ms.  Then the problems start several ‘Request timed out’ then a few more location in 39 ms 37ms 67 ms 65 […]

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Issue #783: July 24-30, 2022

“Need a GEEK?  We got one for you!”  That was the headline splashed across the front page of a now-defunct magazine insert called NEXT, that was part of the Thursday, July 26, 2007 edition of the Northwest Florida Daily News.  It was inside that magazine that the very first edition of It’s Geek to Me […]

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