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July, 2017

Issue #523: July 30 – August 5, 2017

Q: My WiFi works perfectly. When I have visitors, they often ask to use it. I don’t mind them doing that, but I don’t remember the WiFi password. My computer obviously “knows” it because it connects automatically whenever I power it (the computer up). Is there some way to find where the password is stored […]

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Issue #522: July 23-29, 2017

It’s a week of celebrations here at Geek Central.  Why?  Well, it’s the column’s birthday again!  Of course, this isn’t just any birthday.  It’s one of those birthday numbers that ends in a big, round digit that makes it seem that much more special than the others.  Personally, I’m more than a bit surprised, but […]

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Issue #521: July 16-22, 2017

Q: I’m always getting pop-ups regarding “updating my drivers”. I don’t know if there is really a problem with them or not. How would I know if my drivers have a problem? My PC is working fine. I have a Toshiba Laptop running windows 7. Please advise. – Teresa F. Odessa, Texas A:  Hello, Texas!  […]

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Issue #520: July 9-15, 2017

Q: I enjoy your column and read it every Saturday. Your Geek Lights are fantastic as well. The motherboard in my laptop died of old age and I successfully replaced it myself with a new, not refurbished, motherboard. However, I’m not sure if that relates to the problem I’ve had which started a couple weeks […]

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Issue #519: July 2-8, 2017

Q: Good afternoon. It has been awhile since I have bothered you. I now have a new problem.  I keep getting a pop up with the warning; “Shockwave Flash has quit working.”  I have uninstalled and re-downloaded both Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave Player. I still get the problem and the browser hangs up.   I […]

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