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    turn off logon password in windows 10

    i hate the login screen on windows 10. it'd be fine if it was that simple. but often my computer gets stuck on the login, i see a blank screen, it gets frozen, all sorts of issues. so i went to user accounts to turn it off. this computer used to belong to my dad so in user accounts i see his...
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    how to stop a site from reloading which takes a long time

    I would assume that it's displaying all the questions except the ones I answer. For example if it shows question numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and I answer #3, then in the next refresh it'll show 1,5,7,9, ie displaying all the questions I haven't answered.
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    how to stop a site from reloading which takes a long time

    Thanks. I've got two laptops both on wifi. Just tested both, ~84 Mbps download, 18 Upload. I also did so on bing.com (they have a speedtest apparently) and that only gave me 27 Mbps download for some reason. Are you able to tell me how you got the vimeo link via inspect element? (on which...
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    how to stop a site from reloading which takes a long time

    Here's a couple links though these might not be streaming. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a58gQRcCnwLTttTL0p59NPf1Yiy9KR0K/view?usp=sharing https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwnw7im9tb8iheq/okc%203bece9d1-9310-4800-a6b8-f914850c63f5.webm?dl=0
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    how to stop a site from reloading which takes a long time

    Huh? It's appearing fine for me. I even tried in incognito mode to test. OK I'll try it again in the daytime just heading to bed right now.
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    how to stop a site from reloading which takes a long time

    Correct. Well, correct as in pressing escape doesn't work. Fraid not. That's what I tried multiple times. As soon as I answer one of the questions the whole thing automatically 'refreshes' and I'm back to seeing 5 at a time. No I don't believe this is related to peak-timing. Is there a way I...
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    how to stop a site from reloading which takes a long time

    i use okcupid quite a bit. in that when i'm going through a match's questions and answers it typically shows 5 questions at a time. if i want to see more i scroll down, then more loads, i scroll down, then more loads, etc. sometimes this can take a whole minute or more. now the problem is if i...
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    how to load a youtube history faster

    it was something from the channel 'the young turks' where they discussed the democratic socialists of america. im not sure that's in the title though which is what complicates things. and i'm also not sure it's still online.
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    how to allow location sharing on microsoft edge

    I use Tinder on my computer. It works fine on most browsers but on Edge I can't get it to go. I've enabled location sharing but that didn't fix it. I turned off Tracking Prevention but that didnt fix it either. Can anyone advise?
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    how to load a youtube history faster

    I have to go through my youtube history to find a video from a few years ago. That's going to take a loooong list to load. I don't know what the bottleneck is - I'd guess that it's showing thumbnails and that's slowing it down? It could also be some other reason. Anyway I was wondering if...
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    can someone explain how to download the audio files here?

    I've sometimes found that by going to Inspect Element in your browser you can download the background media files that are streaming on a page. I'd like to download the audio file in the background here. How would I do so? https://www.prankowl.com/reaction/10052925
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    auto-populate feature

    When I'm filling in forms online my browser often has the answers and suggests them to me. For example when I click on email I get an auto-populate option where it just displays my email and I can click on that to fill that in, rather than typing it up. How would I go about adding more options...
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    when filling in forms I'd like to be able to choose my name from a dropdown

    I assume this is a simple question. When I'm filling in forms online if I get to email I get a kind of pop-up where I get to choose which of the emails I've used in the past I'd like to use. For name I don't have that option since I've always used the same name, but I'd like to change that now...
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    is my external hard-drive corrupt? or...

    OK did so, Windows found no problems
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    is my external hard-drive corrupt? or...

    OK that's good news! It's an external HDD. Connected via USB. I bought it last year but that was from Craigslist so it's probably much older. No idea when it was last formatted. It's quite possible that when I got it last year I formatted it but even that I can't be sure of.
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    my computer time is apparently a few mins behind

    done! apparently the autoupdate service had been shut down. thanks!
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    my computer time is apparently a few mins behind

    I thought my computer pulls time from the online database. It adjusts during daylight savings time on it's own so it's a fair assumption. But apparently its a min or two behind. How do I fix this? Windows 7 PC
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    is my external hard-drive corrupt? or...

    I was editing a txt file on my external E drive. when I tried to save it I got an error: The operation could not be completed because the volume is dirty. Please run chkdsk and try again. I ran chkdsk but it didn't ask me which drive to check, so while it's running right now that seems...
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    inherited a 6 month old laptop that is super slow. are the specs bad or is

    Is there a way to tell if I can expand the ram without opening it up? And when I said it's functioning at 40th percentile I believe that was compared to other laptops with the same configuration, which I would assume is also the same ram. So I was wondering what I could do to boost performance...
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    inherited a 6 month old laptop that is super slow. are the specs bad or is

    Ahh crap. Oh well what to do I went to a site today that does performance benchmarks and it said this was functioning way below how it should be, ie it's in the 40th percentile. Is there something I can do to make it perform the way it's actually supposed to, however limited that may be?
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    is there a site that i can use to compare different computer configurations to see which is faster?

    i don't really know how to understand computer configurations. how does one intel chip stack against a different amd chip. whether chip speeds matter more or ram. etc etc. is there a site i can enter various specs into and it tell me how they would compare against each other? it would make my...
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    inherited a 6 month old laptop that is super slow. are the specs bad or is

    My Dad gave me his slightly used laptop. It's functioning way slower than I'd expect a lightly used one to so I'm wondering if there's some kinda problem that can be fixed (viruses etc) or whether it's the specs themselves that are a problem. I've done a virus and malware scan so that's not...
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    how to transfer files between computers

    I've just inherited a 6 month old computer from Dad. I'm trying to figure out how to move files between computers when I need them. I could just copy everything over but not too interested in that. Essentially I want to be able to access files from my old computer (or at least the files on the...
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    is there a way to set a primary gmail account / other google accounts?

    how do you log out of gmail though? i cant find a way to do so without logging every single account off. writing a script sounds interesting. can you expand?
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    is there a way to set a primary gmail account / other google accounts?

    I now have a work gmail account setup at home. Problem is whenever I now open a google service the work one opens up. I have gmail, google calendar, google photos, google drive. Anytime I open any of these my work account opens up. It's annoying. Is there a way to set a primary one? Also, the...
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    'new' computer functioning very slowly

    OK thanks. So how do I fix it?
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    'new' computer functioning very slowly

    ps - is there a site I can input various data (essentially chip speeds and ram) and compare how the 2 configurations would perform, which would do better? so if im considering 2 computers i can see which is actually better and perhaps to what degree.
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    'new' computer functioning very slowly

    Thanks guys. That definitely helped! To replace the HD with an SSD can I do that myself or do I need to get a technician to do so? If that'll cost more than a hundred I wonder if a new computer might not make more sense, unless this computer is still pretty current? For the new computers that...
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    'new' computer functioning very slowly

    I've inherited my Dad's computer. It's technically 2 years old but only be used for 6 months and been sitting in a drawer since. \ Here's the specs:\ AMD Dual-Core A9-9420 with turbo core technology upto 3.6 GHz AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 6 GB DDR4 Memory 1 TB HDD I dont really know how to read...
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    how do i access my Dad's computer?

    My Dad is very technologically unsavvy and gets pretty stressed out over computer questions. In a conversation we just had he doesn't even know how to use NetFlix hahahah. Unfortunately he's across the world so I can't help him in person. What software could I use to do this? I'd need it to be...
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    how big should System Volume Information be?

    i believe i do have system restore enabled. shouldn't everyone?
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    file associations

    For some reason my file associations are messed up. I have this program called WPS which seems to like to take over everything for some reason. I went to my PDF's and made the default PDF program Adobe. Yet as you can see in the attached screenshot when I try to save a new PDF file it tries to...
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    how big should System Volume Information be?

    I've downloaded a tool to see where all my space is being used up. Disk Analyzer. I have a 1 TB hard drive. When I look at the biggest files on my hard drive, I'm seeing a number of files with really weird names (starting with a '{' symbol and a mix of alphanumeric with like 20 characters). The...
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    how do i find all the files in one folder that aren't in another?

    I'm unzipping a huge amount of files right now and this has taken hours. Who knew unzipping takes so much processing power. Is there a way I can see all the files that are now in one folder (and it's subfolders) that aren't in another folder hierarchy? Essentially I want to copy certain folders...
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    how to set default programs

    There are these things called 'magnet links' which seem v similar to torrents but technically i think are different. When I click on them they have now started opening in a program that I dont want to use. I want them to open in qbittorrent. I went to Default Programs. But don't see any kind of...
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    how to see a website that no longer exists

    thanks carnage. i did think of that but i don't think that would archive super specific things like random reddit links. google seems to do that frequently though. essentially im wondering how does one get to that google cache if we know the original url instead of the search term? do you know...
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    windows guest account has some odd behaviours

    I'm stuck on something. I can login to Windows using my main account or a guest account. The guest account has some peculiarities. In the bottom right corner there's an arrow to see what's in the system tray. but for some reason when I click that it takes up half the screen. pic attached...
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    my keyboard keeps screwing up

    So every so often my keyboard kinda screws up. Instead of typing a question mark it types this symbol É I know how to fix this (just press Ctrl Shift - if that doesnt work type it again). But its annoying that this keeps happening. Any ideas on what's going wrong? I cant imagine I just keep...
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    find image in my cache that is no longer online

    Thanks Carnage. Yes I should've mentioned I already tried that tool before posting here. Not sure why it's not working. I'm using a browser called Torch which is based on the Chrome engine. This tool only gave me old IE images - which is confusing because I've used all the major browsers in the...
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    how to see a website that no longer exists

    So sometimes when I google something and the page from which it sources no longer exists I can click 'cache' on the google results page and see the result. Great! What happens if I know the exact address it used to be at, but not what terms to search for? How do I find the google cache of it then?
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    find image in my cache that is no longer online

    saw an image on Reddit a few days ago that's no longer online. How would I find it in my cache? I use the Torch browser which runs on the Chrome engine, so essentially I'm using Chrome.
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    recommend me a light-weight virus scanner?

    Is Windows Defender good enough? I thought it wasn't. I'm on Win 7 btw, forgot to mention. I saw someplace recommending Microsoft Essentials for that yesterday, but I remember reading a few years ago that that sucks. Is it now considered good enough?
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    recommend me a light-weight browser?

    I'm on Windows 7. I wonder if someone can recommend a very light-weight browser, that is still, you know, good to use. I googled a list and installed a bunch of crap. Took a lot of experimenting but they were just unpleasant to use. Examples like 'Min Browser' and 'Moon Browser' etc. Yeah, just...
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    recommend me a light-weight virus scanner?

    I had the premium version of virus scanning provided from my last company. We were with Trend Micro. But apparently that licence has expired. I've tried googling this but for some reason I'm getting complicated answers. Can someone recommend a *light-weight* virus scanner for me please? My...
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    taking over someone else's computer

    I'm taking over my Dad's old computer. There's a few snags I'd like to figure out. Firstly, it seems to be functioning much slower than I would've expected it to. It was bought from BestBuy in Jan 2018. I've had this computer since summer 2018 and haven't really used it, so essentially this...
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    i can see a file on my google drive on my phone but not on my computer

    I've uploaded a file to google drive from my phone but i don't see it on my computer. at first i thought it was a timing lag but there's no reason there should be a lag since it's a web-based application. plus it's been a while and the file still hasn't appeared. can anyone advise? btw the only...
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    Google drive icon on desktop isn't connected to my Google account

    It's not an app it's an icon on the PC desktop. When I double-click on it (just did) it opens what seems to be an explorer window. Though the icon in the start bar doesn't have a folder icon the way most explorer windows do. This is the path that opened: C:\Users\BigDan\Google Drive
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    Google drive icon on desktop isn't connected to my Google account

    thanks. That link opens up my own Google Drive, yes. However it doesn't tell me what the Google Drive icon on my desktop is linking to.
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    How to put various clickbait pages into one page

    With a website like this: GasBuddy - 50 Best Websites 2008 - TIME You can see that if you want to see the contents, you have to press the Next button 50 times. That can be very annoying. I'd like to get all the information into one page. Is there a way to make this happen? There's a Chrome...
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    Google drive icon on desktop isn't connected to my Google account

    I have a Google drive icon on my desktop. I must have set this up a year or two ago. When I click on it a folder opens up and I can see if you filed in there. This must have been done when I first set this up just to experiment. I'm now actually trying to use Google Drive. However when I log...
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    reinstalling windows

    I bought my Dad a computer from BestBuy in Jan. I'm guessing Windows is pre-installed in all laptops from there. Dad has decided to give me his laptop. Great! Windows is registered under his name. I'd like to either re-register it to me or reinstall Windows. I think I'd prefer the latter...
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    Gmail message sometimes doesn't open

    When I'm going through my email in Gmail I often tend to open the messages by pressing Control and clicking on the few emails of interest, which opens each of these emails in a separate tab. For the most part this works fine, but once in a while when I get to one of these tabs, the email wont...
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    startup programs

    I'm on Windows 7
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    cant download anymore on Chrome

    Will I be losing anything? The main thing I need to keep is the pw's but I'd like to keep other things such as saved passwords. Will that be an issue? Edit - but this problem happens in Incognito mode as well. So could it still be a user profile issue? Is there a way to backup everything in...
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    startup programs

    There's a program I don't want starting automatically when my computer starts up. And another one I want to start automatically but doesn't. How do I make this happen? I have a Startup folder and this program (RegistryCleaner) that I don't want starting automatically is not in there. Not sure...
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    cant download anymore on Chrome

    for some reason I can't seem to do things like download things on Chrome. For example someone emailed me pictures and I can't download them from Gmail. I had also opened a pdf form online in chrome then tried to save that to my desktop. That didn't work either. Tried to do the same in another...
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    my system is sooo slow

    yes win 7
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    my system is sooo slow

    I haven't done any of those. Would that be the reason? Windows, if I reinstall it do I lose all my data? All the excel files, documents, bills, ebooks? I dont know if I even have my original copy anymore.
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    my system is sooo slow

    I don't know if this is the right place to be posting this, since I don't know if this is a Windows issue or related to something else. OK so my system is almost 7 years old. Yes yes, long time. But the hardware seems fine. I guess I dont fully understand how chip speeds may have changed. But...
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    Libraries

    I'm using Windows 7 I think I've screwed up my Libraries view. For Documents, Videos, Downloads, etc, the path for them all is C:\Users\BigDan\ [that respective folder] However for Pictures it's C:\Users\Public\Photos Not sure how this happened. I don't think that was the default so I'm...
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    cant access encrypted files

    Sorry about the delay. Just to be clear, I didn't use this same procedure when I was backing up the stuff to my USB. There was an auto-popup at that point saying this data will be encrypted. Anyway so I assume I'm supposed to go to the Importing section of the link you gave me. When I went...
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    cant access encrypted files

    Thanks! This didn't work for me either. For the most part it was but I got stuck on Step 5 where it asked me to click on my user name. There were 2 items I could've selected but neither felt right. But I'm also wondering if I was on the right section in the first place. There's an Exporting...
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    cant see videos i uploaded to youtube

    I wanted to see all the videos I've uploaded to youtube. I went to My Channel / Home / Videos to see them and saw 12. Which seems like a fair number. But then I did a search in my gmail for email I'm sent from youtube when I upload a video, and I see at least 3 that aren't in the list of 12...
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    cant access encrypted files

    Thanks! Yes you're right, XML. I'm on Windows 7. I went to Properties, General, but there was no Advanced there. No Encrypt checkbox either. For attributes I see Readonly, Hidden, Archive. Only Archive is checked.
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    cant access encrypted files

    I had to move some files from my work to home laptop. I used a USB. When I was copying files it said it had to encrypt these files and made me choose a password. I did so. When I brought this USB home it didn't ask me for a password for some reason. I plugged it in. I see all my files, but they...
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    deciding between two laptops

    Thanks guys. I don't know what would be easier. The specs are the same. Don't won't use the touchscreen but the screen isn't a disadvantage. Essentially I'm asking outside of the specs which is better. I know the HP name is better. What about the look and feel?
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    deciding between two laptops

    I need to buy a computer for my Dad on boxing day. I dont actually know much about using laptops so I'm hoping someone can advise. I'm hoping to keep it at about $500. This is in Canada btw. On Bestbuy these are the two main contenders I see: Acer Aspire 3 15.6" Laptop - Black (AMD A9-9420 /...
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    cant access youtube

    For the last few days I haven't been able to access Youtube from my home on Chrome. When I go into incognito mode then I can access it. And it's not a problem with my google account as I use that at work, and also at home on incognito. But for some reason from my regular chrome window I cant...
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    Gmail has imap folders all of a sudden

    I dont actually know how to read them but most of them are in Canada, where I'm from, so I assume they're safe. I am seeing 2 from the US, one 0 minutes ago, and one 3.5 hours ago. The 0 minute ago US one says Authorized Application (466680526474.apps.googleusercontent.com) Show details United...
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    Gmail has imap folders all of a sudden

    in my Gmail folders I have 2 imap folders that have just shown up for no reason. how do i fix this? when i try to move something to a new folder the top two options are [imap]/sent and [imap]/trash. Oftentimes I've deleted mail and instead of going to trash it goes to imap trash. Can someone...
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    how to search a word in a document within a directory?

    Wouldn't doing this slow down future searches though? Because in this one case I want to search the contents of individual files, but usually I just search the name.
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    how to put multiple emails in a dropdown?

    Hello A number of times when I'm on a website it asks for my email. I've got an email for junk and one for personal. The addresses are in the form of - bigdan-junkmail@gmail.com and bigdan-personal@gmail.com When I'm filling in a form, in the email field when I click on it I see an option to...
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    how to search a word in a document within a directory?

    I have a folder with all my ebooks. I'm looking for an ebook which has a few specific words. I don't know which ebook that is unfortunately. I'm guessing I can use windows search to find that document but I'm not sure how. I know there's an option to change the search capabilities so that...
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    my computer is very slow

    My computer is a bit old but I would've thought these specs are still good enough. I have a i5 with 6 GB RAM and a TB HD. It's 5 years old now. What can I do to make it faster? When I shopped around last year it seemed like these specs still weren't bad. Could it be other programs in my startup...
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    half my hard disk is being taken up by System Volume Information

    My recycle bin is empty. OK so if I cant move it what are my options? A good half of my TB hard disk is being taken up by this.
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    half my hard disk is being taken up by System Volume Information

    I have a 1 TB HD out of which I have less than 100 GB available. I couldn't find where all the data was going. I ran a program called TreeSize and that shows me 53% of my HD is in a folder called System Volume Information. What are my options here? For what its worth I do have an external 1.5...
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    how to bypass the sales / video page on a website?

    A number of sites have promo videos when you go to them. You cant see anything on the site, and have to watch this damn video of undisclosed length, then give your email, and only then do you get anything. Is there a way to bypass all this? Like is there a sitemap or something I can get to...
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    cant import yahoo from gmail

    My Yahoo mail forwards to my Gmail. Haven't had an issue in years. I got an alert in my Gmail today that my Yahoo mail wasnt importing for the last 3 days. I dont know why. I checked the error but its not familiar to me: Error: Server is temporarily unavailable. Server returned error "Error in...
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    how to link the libraries folder to other folders

    At my work computer the setup is a bit weird. The 'Libraries' folder has always been empty for some reason. I figured its a network thing and there's nothing to link it to. I never saw a Documents folder anywhere. Today I clicked a shortcut that took me to my Downloads folder, and one folder up...
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    sites displaying a bit oddly in chrome

    As the title says, some sites are displaying a bit oddly in Chrome. I've checked the way they appear in other browsers and it seems like Chrome is the issue. Unfortunately the problems aren't consistent so it's kinda hard to say what the problem is. 1. Craigslist: the text is all red. Never...
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    not sure if this is actual data or just a backup?

    I have a 1 TB (internal) hard disk that's pretty much used up. I have 60 GB available. I installed a program called TreeSize to show me where my biggest folders and subfolders are so I could move them to my external drive. So far so good. The problem is that the biggest folder it showed me was...
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    there's some hard disk space missing

    I have a 1.5 TB external drive. It shows 300 GB free. If I select all the folders in the E drive, rather than selecting the drive itself, I see only 464 GB occupied. Now I did this some months ago, with similar results. After that I was advised to use WinDirStat. That made me realize the lost...
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    can i see a month's chrome history on one page?

    At the moment my browser history would take about 2-3 pages to fit one day's browsing. I'd like to see which sites I've been to in about a month. Pressing the next button 90 times wont be fun and its not easy to search for stuff through that. Is there some way to download 2-3 months of history...
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    issue with autofill

    its a phone number field. i dont know abouts its preference per se, and its different pages each time. all i know is, when i change the phone number to include the hyphens, there's no objection, so i feel like its not forcing the hyphens out.
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    issue with autofill

    Thanks. I already have this info in autofill though and I know how to edit it. What I said was that what I have in the autofill settings wasnt matching was was being output.
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    issue with autofill

    I often have to fill in my address and phone number of websites. One thing I've found is that once I type in my first name I can auto-populate the rest of the entries. The issue I'm having is that my phone number doesnt have any hyphens in it, which makes it harder to read. I want to hyphenate...
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    Windows Backup seems to be taking up too much space

    I created a thread on this back in July but I went away shortly after and this got left behind. I decided to create a new thread to make it more focused as in the beginning I didn't know what the issue was and there was a lot of guesswork involved. In case the link is relevant its below but not...
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    how to quickly clean a computer

    i was asking that in case the windows re-install didnt happen on time (i forgot to mention my Dad has to leave in the morning so there's a time crunch) so i could clean up the system the best that I could.
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    how to quickly clean a computer

    i've received a laptop from my cousin with a lot of junk on it. i was hoping to reinstall windows but i cant find the product key and the product key extraction programs arent helping much. anyway so i just want to clean up all the junk on this and recover as much lost space as possible. i'll...
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    how to re-install windows without CD after formatting

    Sorry to bug you guys again! I went to the Microsoft page and ran a program to check whether my copy is genuine, it is. And assuming the Product ID is the only thing I need once I re-install Windows, I have that from Control Panel / System (the same place I checked the windows version). Now...
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    how to re-install windows without CD after formatting

    Similar to my previous post, when I search for what a COA looks like I get stuff like this - http://i.stack.imgur.com/VHF3U.gif - which I'm not seeing. I do see this - http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41yJ0kpoyPL._SY300_.jpg - not sure if that counts? Btw is formatting necessary or can I...
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    how to re-install windows without CD after formatting

    I right-clicked on Computer to find Windows 7 Home Premium. I dont see anything on the side of the case but in the bottom right-hand corner (when the laptop is open) there's a Windows 7 sticker. Not sure if that's a license sticker or not, as it doesnt match anything I'm seeing on google images...
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    alt-tab not working

    Yup, the script thingy was the solution. Yes Mak was the one. Whoops!
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    alt-tab not working

    Yes the alt button was working. All good now. Thanks Carnage! Didn't you used to have a Joker icon?
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    need to buy a new laptop battery

    Hello, I need to buy a new laptop battery. What's the approx cost? Online I'm seeing prices as low as in the 30s while when I called my standard computer store they said 85-125. Second hand is fine as long as its a good option. The computer model is HP Laptop, Pavilion g4 Is there a...
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    how to re-install windows without CD after formatting

    My father's received an old computer from one of my cousins. There's a lot of junk on it from the past so he'd like to format it. So first question, should one format is or just delete all the other stuff? I'm guessing formatting is better as having a clean disk might be faster. I dont know...
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    alt-tab not working

    I can't Alt + Tab through my various windows right now. For what its worth I can press the Windows Key + Tab. Please help! Thanks Dan
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