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Issue #570: June 24-30, 2018

Q: Dear Geekster, Love your column; been reading it for years online (left Destin in ’04). In fact, I used to read you every Sunday, up until sometime in the middle of last year, when your column disappeared for a while. Then it would appear regularly for a while, then disappear off and on. Or […]

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Issue #569: June 17-23, 2018

Q: I have a problem that is hindering lots of things on my PC. I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. There is the usual circle running on the screen most of the time showing something is busy. We have run Windows Task Manager & Malware Bytes to try to find something running, with […]

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Issue #568: June 10-16, 2018

Q: For quite some time lately, I’ve been getting an error message on boot-up from one computer. It never shows on the other PC. It says I don’t have access to a file, but I haven’t been able find what is calling that file. Today, I dug deeper and found that the file does exist. […]

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Issue #567: June 3-9, 2018

Q: I always enjoy your articles. Thanks for your passion. My question concerns booklet duplex printing to my WiFi HP OfficeJet Pro 8710. I generate a booklet document from Office (Word) 365 on my Dell Desktop-89C8GVE with Win10 Home, but when I print to my printer – both sides, fold on short side, the inside […]

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Issue #566: May 27 – June 2, 2018

Q: Lately I have been getting a reply “invalid username”.  It works on other requests.  How can someone tell me that my user name is invalid?  I have used that username since the internet first started with e-mail.  – Glenn H. Shalimar, Florida A: Your question is missing some contextual information, Glenn.  From whom or […]

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Issue #565: May 20-26, 2018

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron 17.3, 5000 Series, with a precision touchpad. I am experiencing the problems previously reported in your column regarding the highly sensitive touchpad. I cannot locate a TouchGuard, nor is there a picture of a touchpad on any of the function keys. Please address this issue again as well as […]

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Issue #564: May 13-19, 2018

It’s been a rather difficult week for this Geek and my extended family, as we grieve the tragic loss of a loved one.  So, I’m taking the week off and letting you, my dear readers, write this issue of It’s Geek To Me for me.  I must say, I don’t often receive reader communications which, […]

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Issue #563: May 6-12, 2018

Q: My issue is with Windows 10 Update Assistant. Every morning when I turn on the computer it displays the message “This PC is not running the latest and most secure version of Windows 10. This PC is running version 10240. The latest version is 16299. Click ‘update now’ to get started.” I let it […]

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Issue #562: April 29 – May 5, 2018

Q: First, let me thank you for your great column and help to all of us non-techies out here.  My Windows 10 desktop computer has hung up of the first start for about the last 10 weeks. Occasionally it will come on the first time but only maybe about 1 of 20. Any time after […]

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Issue #561: April 22-28, 2018

Q: Long time reader although most of the problems and solutions are beyond my understanding. I have a 6-7 year old Dell laptop running Windows 10. My problem is the system seems to be very slow and if I’m moving from Google mail to Google news, the system hangs and I get a “page not […]

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