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Issue #483: October 23–29, 2016

Q: In answering a question recently (I.G.T.M. #474, August 21-27, 2016), you told the questioner that he should replace the Windows Vista operating system. Your comment seemed to imply that there was a security issue. I too have Windows Vista in my computer (a Gateway lap top). I would appreciate a few word concerning the […]

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Issue #482: October 16–22, 2016

Q: I generally read all your columns in our paper and learn so much just reading them. But I have never seen this particular subject: My father, who is 84 years old, is forever having problems with his computer. I live 800 miles from him. This is his link to the world for him since […]

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Issue #481: October 9–15, 2016

Q: You recently replied to a writer that s/he should discard the ten-year-old Vista immediately. Last March I bought a Dell which came with Windows 10. After two days I disconnected and began using my old Vista. Earlier this month I bought a flash drive, copied my emails, documents, etc. and loaded them into Windows […]

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Issue #480: October 2–8, 2016

  Q: I upgraded to windows 10 from 7. My computer doesn’t recognize d drive or e drive. I insert disk, nothing happens.  Virtual disk manager cannot find file. Device SCSI\Disk&Ven_&Prod_\4&14b0e2e7&0&010000 was configured. – Denise T. Mossy Head, Florida A:  This looks to me like an installation that either locked up, or was otherwise interrupted […]

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Issue #479: September 25 – October 1, 2016

Q: First I would like to thank you for your time and dedication. I have been reading your column every week since I moved here 6 years ago and truly appreciate it. My dilemma is I’m trying to install Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3176493). It starts downloading and stops […]

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Issue #478: September 18–24, 2016

Q: I was recently on a business trip and I could not get a wireless connection even though the hotel wireless was up and running. Upon returning home, I have been unable to connect to my home wireless. The wireless icon in the task bar shows wireless is not available. The computer is not in […]

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Issue #477: September 11–17, 2016

Q: I sent you a question a couple of days ago about how to recover Windows 10 after a computer hardware failure. (Geek Note: See last week’s edition) I would like to add to that question. I have since heard that Microsoft claims that they can identify all computers that have legally updated to Windows. […]

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Issue #476: September 4–10, 2016

Q: Yesterday I upgraded my third (and last) computer (2 laptops and a desktop) to Windows 10. I had a little problem that lasted about 24 hours and then went away. The problem was that after it had initially worked, I could not left click the windows icon nor on Cortana. This afternoon this went […]

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Issue #475: August 28 – September 3, 2016

Q: I’ve tried several times to install the update for Windows 10, but continually get the error code 80070570. The report prior to installation states my computer checks out in terms of the compatibility report. I’ve checked a Microsoft Community for this error code, but still I’m not sure of the fix needed as I […]

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Issue #474: August 21 – 27, 2016

Q: I want to have my computer always connect to the 2.4 GHz band when I turn it on. It frequently connects to the 5 GHz band. (maybe 70% of the times). I have to go through the exercise of “disconnect from the LINKSYS 08301_5GHz”, and then “connect to the LINKSYS 08301” band. Sometimes it […]

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