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April 2, 2015 by kona0197
So out of curiosity I decided to see if Windows Defender is running on my system. It is not. When trying to start it I get an error message saying it can't be started because Windows is using a different virus scanner. I have no other AntiVirus programs on my computer. It came with McAffee but I remove it. I'm using Windows 8.1. Any ideas, fixes?
March 18, 2015 by kona0197
So I finally got a new machine for school. It came with Windows 8. Problem is with the wifi. I did a system recovery to return the system to it's factory condition. System worked flawlessly, and the wifi worked as it should. After the first batch of updates the wifi would no longer connect. Windows said the settings it had for the network no longer match. So I had to reset the router to get it to work again. Question is why is this happening? 


HP 2000-2b09WM Notebook

January 2, 2015 by kona0197
So on the machine I use everyday I have an issue. I use Chrome. When in Chrome, I get constant redirects and popups. 

I have tried the following with these results:

AVG full scan - clean
MSE full scan - clean
Malewarebytes - clean
Superantispyware - clean
Spybot - clean
ADWcleaner - clean
Hitman PRO - clean

The popups and browser hijacks have to be some sort of virus. But all of these say the machine is clean??? 
November 25, 2014 by kona0197
So, to make a long story short, life has been turned upside down for me. Went through a bad breakup, and escaped with almost nothing. So I sold a few things I no longer needed, and bought a Windows 8.1 tablet. Tried a full size laptop first, but with my current situation, and the fact I am now more mobile than I ever was in the last few years, I went with the tablet instead. Nothing special about this tablet, it has a Intel Atom quad-core processor, 32 GB solid state drive, and only 1 GB of DDR3...
November 17, 2014 by kona0197
So when I setup Windows 8.1 on my new laptop it wanted an email to use with Windows, and it had to be a Microsoft email. So out of curiosity I tried my Gmail addy and the system says it's a MS email. I know in the past I did something that made my Gmail addy a MS account, I linked something, but I can't remember. Is there a way to separate the two so that Gmail is NOT associated with Microsoft?
October 24, 2014 by kona0197
So about every other hour of computer use my hard drive is making chirping and beeping sounds. It happens especially when I am accessing large files or moving large files. Windows says the drive is fine, and a SMART check says the drive is fine. According to the program HD Tune the drive SAMRT status is OK, but it says the spin retry account is above the threhold. The program also reports the drive has a power on time of 27450. I have no clue if that is minutes, hours, or days. I know the drive ...
October 20, 2014 by kona0197
OK, so I have been playing with Windows 8 and 8.1 for the last few weeks. I got a bit feed up with the Metro UI so I installed Classic Shell. Got confused about all of the options so I installed Start 8. Easy to use, it does what I need. Looking to buy Start 8 here soon. So my question is what is Metro for when I use Start 8? Just a watse of hard drive space and coding?

Oh, Starkers - Windows 8 is not faster under the hood than 7 in my experience so far. Painfully slow.
October 17, 2014 by kona0197
So Firefox is very, very slow to load pages. I was curious if anyone knew how to speed it up.

The system I am working on:

Intel Pentium dual-core E5400, 2.7 GHz
4 GB DDR2-800 RAM
120 GB Seagate hard drive
Nvidia 7400 video crad, 256 MB video RAM

Fresh install of Windows 7, service park 1 and all updates installed, all drivers are current.

Firefox version 33

Add-ons installed:

Adblock Plus version 2.6.5
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock
Facebook Purity
FasterFox Lite vers...
October 9, 2014 by kona0197
Yeah, I know we have a thread for Windows 10. I just wanted to start my own thread instead of hijacking the other thread.

So historically everyone knows I badmouth a new version of Windows before it comes out, than later down the road I praise that version of Windows like the best thing since sliced bread.

Not this time...

Joined the Windows Insider program, downloaded and burned the Windows 10 Preview to a USB stick using Rufus, plugged in a spare hard drive, and installed Windows 10. ...
September 18, 2014 by kona0197
So I have a choice here. And I need some advice as I have found you all here to be the best when it comes to these things.

Basically I am having a hard time choosing what Windows system to use.

Let me start by saying I have a Pentium dual core CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and onboard video, and a 120 GB hard drive. Nothing fancy or powerful.

My options are:

* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
* Windows 8

Now here are the reasons for the choice I am trying to make:

* Windows Vista...
August 17, 2014 by kona0197
Yes, they made one finally...

May 31, 2014 by kona0197
I have a sneaky suspicion that my hard drive is going south. The only other drive I have is a 200 GB IDE hard drive. I was curious if I would see much of a speed drop. Been looking it up, but figured you all would know.
May 26, 2014 by kona0197
It's simple. I have 4 short films I want to put on a DVD. When I put that DVD in my home DVD player it will satrt with a menu that lets me select what short film I wish to see. Is there a program for this?

Yes, yes, I tried Google, no good results yet.
May 21, 2014 by kona0197
As some here may know, I help repair computers. I offer my services on Craigslist. I am no good at Photoshop, and so I was curious if anyone would help me design a graphic that is flashy and professional while at the same time explains what services I offer.
May 17, 2014 by kona0197
I really have an itch to run Windows 8. I mean it's like a sickness. Even after all of the bad things I have said, I want to switch from 7 to 8 really bad. Found out my system will run 8 just fine. Problem is getting a copy. Might take a very, very long time to afford Windows 8. No income right now.