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Every Windows 10 update should just work. Unfortunately for some they just don’t.

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It’s unnerving to get “password reset” emails from Facebook that you didn’t request.

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Another case of the bad tech terminology: chrome describes several products, some of which have no relation to the others.

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Here’s what I consider the important differences between Windows 10 Home and Pro editions.

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“Hard Disk Failure is Imminent” is a message to take very seriously – so seriously you should plan for it ahead of time.

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Step one to an operating system upgrade: create a full system image backup of your entire machine! Step one to a reinstall? The same.

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The list of BCC’d recipients is not included with emails, so there is no way to determine to whom the email was sent.

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When an email message bounces back to you, exactly who did or did not get the message depends on the error and where it happened.

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Outlook.com accounts are hacked into and lost every day. Here’s how not to lose emails and contacts.

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Deleting your Facebook account requires some preparation and a fairly well-hidden link.

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Every so often, the Windows Print Queue gets stuck. Let’s clear that up.

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Email is typically very fast, but there are several reasons it can be legitimately delayed for hours or even days.

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Email can use complex methods to encode special characters. Occasionally, those methods accidentally become visible.

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It is possible to recover a file deleted by accident.

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After all this time, networking computers remains out of the reach of the average user, and that’s really frustrating.

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You may want to encrypt an entire disk. Particularly if a portable machine contains sensitive data.

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Confused about a Microsoft account? You probably already have one.

Given the increased importance of Microsoft accounts, losing access to that account can have dramatic and dire consequences.

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Does your IP address identify you, specifically?

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On the surface, signing in to Windows using a PIN feels less secure than a traditional password. It’s possible that it might actually be more secure.

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Windows 10 made adjusting the size of items on your display much easier.

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Terms relating to backing up can be exceptionally confusing. Understanding the terms can lead to better decisions when backing up.

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Sometimes using a DNS service other than that provided by your ISP makes sense. I’ll show you how to make the change.

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Mobile broadband is a popular internet connection alternative. It’s important to understand the security ramifications and tradeoffs.

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Voltage and polarity of a new laptop power supply must match the old one.

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A checklist for sound on your computer

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Why do some chargers work faster or slower than others?

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Your “sysadmin” may have more power than you realize. And with great power … comes great risk.

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Windows 10 is apparently using peer-to-peer technology as part of its approach to distributing updates.

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Processors are generally available with what are called “multiple cores”. How do you select which is right for you?

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Intel’s Core i3, i5, and i7 processors present a headache-inducing combination of characteristics.

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Browser problems can be caused by any number of things that may or may not actually include the browser itself.

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You’re never too old!

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Finding out whether your device drivers are out of date isn’t that simple – and neither is getting the updates.

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Both children and adults receive harassing or abusive email. Sadly, there’s no easy way to trace it back to a sender who doesn’t want to be found.

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Downloading copyrighted files without permission is illegal. It doesn’t matter what technology you happen to use to do it.

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Being “Over Quota” means you have too much email. Dealing with this requires understanding just where that email is being kept.

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Web browsers are not a secure approach to saving passwords.

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CHKDSK, short for Check Disk, is a utility that checks the integrity of the files and file structure of your hard disk. I’ll walk you through it.

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Partitioning, or splitting a single physical hard drive into multiple logical drives, has pros and cons. I’ll look at those, and make a recommendation.

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People often use free email providers for critical data only to lose everything when a problem occurs.

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Sometimes you may want to explicitly keep someone from contacting you. Ignoring them is often simplest, but there are tools to help as well.

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What kind of computer you get depends on your needs and your budget.

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Can I just copy my computer image onto a new computer?

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“Blue Screen of Death”is Windows’ “last ditch” approach to error reporting.

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Can your ISP “sneak a peek” at your data while they route it?

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Programs typically don’t use all available memory… unless you have a problem.

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The most common cause of a truly random crash is an overheating computer.

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After an online account is deleted, the ID or email address is eventually made available – and someone else could use it.

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Process Monitor is a powerful tool that might help you speed up your machine!

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