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May, 2021

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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