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Issue #462: May 29 – June 4, 2016

Q: I do not believe I have ever missed an article you have published. I hope you have a long career with our local paper. About a month ago, whenever I opened a word doc (Win 7, Office 2010) I got the spinning circle/jumping cursor problem. I have read numerous “fixes” from Google with people […]

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Issue #461: May 22–28, 2016

Q:  Recently, I had no access to my Windows (10) start button, it was “grayed-out” and I was not able to see my tiles, etc. The only remedy was to restore to an earlier date, but my question is, why did this happen and is there another way to remedy this?  Also, I think it […]

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Issue #460: May 15–21, 2016

Q: Using Windows 7, is there any way to absolutely know when a restart is complete? Sometimes, well always, it’s maddening if you try to do something before it’s done. – Dave F. Destin, Florida A:  To be clear, I’m going to change your word “restart” to “boot”, since for all intents and purposes it […]

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Issue #459: May 8–14, 2016

Q: I finally went ahead and downloaded Windows 10. Ever since I have I can no longer play music or watch any of the videos I have downloaded. I get the message Invalid value for registry when I try to watch a video. I have tried all I can think of but to no avail. […]

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Issue #458: May 1–7, 2016

Q: I have a PlayStation issue. I reached out to Sony on Facebook and haven’t heard back from them and don’t know if it’s something you can help me out with. I bought my PlayStation 4 shortly after launch and set it as my primary PlayStation 4, which allows me to play downloaded games when […]

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Issue #457: April 24–30, 2016

Q: I bought a new second 4 TB hard drive and when I went to install it, I found that there were no spare cables to make connection. One cable is used for the current hard drive and the other is for the CD drive. Is there an expansion slot or cables that can be […]

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Issue #456: April 17–23, 2016

Q: My sister switched over to Windows 10 from Windows 7 the Windows mail didn’t transfer. Is there a way to get Windows mail back? Everything else transferred. – Howard S. Valparaiso, Florida A: Windows Mail is a built-in part of Windows 10, so of course your sister has it. It may not look the […]

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Issue #455: April 10–16, 2016

Q: Like many would be geeks, I have an accumulation of power cord adapters from old components that I no longer own. They vary in size, shape, and ratings. Can you please help me by explaining the differences in the ratings such as amps, hertz, watts, allowable differences, etc.? How can I know which can […]

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Issue #454: April 3–9, 2016

Q: I have a Netgear router that I bought a few years ago. How can I find out whether or not people are logging on to my network? I have both bands password protected. – Judie D. Navarre, Florida A: As with most technology questions, there are several possible answers to yours, Judie. Checking for […]

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Issue #453: March 27 – Apr 2, 2016

Q: How to get rid of BrowseFox.m – Mike O. Freeport, Florida A: You know, I receive a lot of e-mail, with a lot of reader questions in them. If I had to guess, I’d say that I immediately place almost half of them in my “Can’t Use” folder because the author has written something […]

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