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Issue #726: June 20-26 2021

Q: I tried submitting this before, but if you responded I did not see it, so here goes again. I handed down my older computer to my wife, who uses it in our home office primarily to play games and an occasional check of Facebook. Several years ago, whenever we started her computer, we would […]

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Issue #725: June 13-19, 2021

Q: How do I delete and remove old unused websites and the associated passwords? I’m trying to clean up my passwords.  – Sam D.Niceville, Florida A: It must be spring cleaning time!  Your question makes an excellent follow-up to last week’s question from Reader Marianne K. on freeing up hard disk storage.  As usual, some […]

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Issue #724: June 6-12, 2021

Q: I’m trying to keep my laptop clean and fast, and I notice that the Downloads folder has a lot of high MB files. I’ve deleted the easy ones – like the puzzles from the Daily News that I print in the AM. But what about old ZOOM calls, and updates such as Dell Display […]

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Issue #723: May 30 – Apr 5, 2021

Q: I am seeking help with getting older PC legacy games to run under Windows 10.  I’m talking really old ones — going back to earlier versions of Windows prior to XP even all the way back to DOS 6.22 and Win 3.11. I have numerous older PC games that I would like to re-visit […]

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Issue #722: May 23-29, 2021

Q: Several of the companies from which I regularly receive email send me information that I need to scroll through to read each part of the items they are trying to sell me. Many times, when I get to the bottom of the email it says “[Message clipped]” with a link next to it that […]

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Issue #721: May 16-22, 2021

Q: I know this letter is hopelessly NOT as “brief as possible”, but I thought I’d write it anyway.  My Dell Windows 8.1 laptop’s C drive has recently started filling up for unknown reasons, sometimes as much as 1 GB a day. I’ve tried some of the fixes like disk defrag/cleanup, disabling hibernation, uninstalling old […]

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Issue #720: May 9-15, 2021

Geek Note: The following came about as a result of a reader query and subsequent e-mail exchange.  I took a few liberties in editing to present them as a question and an answer, but I don’t want to falsely take credit for the solution.  In the end, the reader solved his own problem, and was […]

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Issue #719: May 2-8, 2021

I’m going to take a break from answering questions this week to talk about an issue that affects every single one of us, and that’s passwords.  Industry studies, as well as my own personal experience show that most people simply do not take seriously the issue of securing themselves with strong, hard to guess, frequently […]

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Issue #718: April 25 – May 1, 2021

Q: I have been having issues with attempting to access Facebook after failing to remember my old password.  I stumbled without success through many attempts at following messages sent to help with obtaining a new password.  After a few days I am now not able to access Messenger.  I am completely lost with what I […]

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Issue #717: April 18-24, 2021

Q: For about two weeks, I have had a problem with the e-edition of the Daily News. When I click the e-edition it’s a blank page that says to clear my cookies, and that I have re-directed too many times. I can bring it up all day but if I try after 6:00 p.m. I […]

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