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January, 2019

Issue #601: January 27 – February 2, 2019

Q: Please provide me a check list of steps to activate my new Dell Windows 10 laptop just received for Christmas. I would like to transfer all data from my ten year old Toshiba with Windows 7 without losing anything personal or necessary to the change over. The box store that sold me the computer […]

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Issue #600: January 20-26, 2019

Q: Switched to SSHD as backup medium, but read a disturbing piece stating that if left dormant too long (time frame NOT given), since it’s not hard/physical medium with hard state changes (ones & zeroes on a platter), one might find a drive essentially worthless if not used on a regular basis. Can you enlighten […]

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Issue #599: January 13-19, 2019

Q: When and why have web sites that you are just searching for information asking you to download their complete program first? Sure would not take long to fill a hard drive. – Glenn H.Shalimar, Florida A: Glenn, I wrote back to you asking for an example of what you’re talking about, but didn’t receive […]

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Issue #598: January 6-12, 2019

Geek Note: A couple of weeks ago, I answered an e-mail from reader Gary S. (I.G.T.M. #596, December 23, 2018).  Gary had several topics on his mind, and I didn’t have the space in that issue to address all of them.  I promised to cover his request to “discuss dual band wifi…to educate [my] readers” […]

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