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Sun May 3

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:54 PM

Re: Another smart phone question

I like the "All in one Toolbox" app which includes a file manager, tools to clean up junk files and a utility for moving programs to and from your SD card.

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Sat May 2

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Kurtv replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 3:19 PM

Re: Problem

Just tried to open Q2015 Premier and received the same error code. I closed the windows and clicked on the Q icon again and logged in as normal though I did have to navigate one additional screen ignoring the request that I update. I'm running R5 [more]

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:09 PM

Re: GPS smart phone question

Try OsmAnd Maps & Navigation. There is definitely a learning curve. I have several friends who use this program while cycling. The offline feature is great when you are out in the sticks, especially where it is hilly and cell reception cannot be [more]

Wed Apr 22

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:35 PM

Re: Anyone Have Valid Fool email

Give this a try:
http://www.fool.com/legal/contact-us.aspx

and for online help:
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Tue Apr 21

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:20 AM

Re: Text to jpg files

Now that many get their email on smart phones, pdf attachments seem unreliable.

The nice thing about the .pdf format is that it retains the layout/format of the original document. Think tax forms or something similar. A pdf will view [more]

Wed Apr 15

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:16 PM

Re: auto video startup

Click the Chrome menu and select Settings.
Scroll down as far as you can.
Near the bottom of the window - NOT on the left-sidebar menu - look for "Show Advanced Settings". Click it.

What you do from there, I'm not
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Sat Apr 11

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:20 PM

Re: My computer doesn't like to wake up

The computer has an AMD Athlon II X2 255 3.10GHz 64 bit processor.
It has 3 GB RAM, and a 1 TB scsi hard drive.

It's running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.


Is it possible you have a bad stick of RAM? That will certainly slow [more]

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Kurtv replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 10:00 AM

Re: how do I memorize a Loan payment

Not sure this is relevant. I updated from Q2012 Premier to 2015 this past week. The process went smoothly. Today I open Q and it asks to update from R1 to R5. When finished (successfully I might add) I read the release notes. Under Mortgage loan it [more]

Wed Apr 8

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:21 AM

Re: restore rubber printer rollers

It seems this printer is considered old. Eight years old is young!

Eight years is an eternity for computer peripherals. At least in the eyes of the manufacturer.

Personally I am still using a Samsung monochrome printer I [more]

Tue Apr 7

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Kurtv replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 12:01 PM

Re: End of the Rope - One Step Update

My first reaction is the problem is Fidelity.

Same here. Have you tried logging in to their website to access your accounts that way. Can you still access all three accounts using the same user name/password?

The fact that [more]

Mon Apr 6

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Kurtv replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 5:52 AM

Re: Q2015 on Amazon: 3 stars

Well supposedly you have till the end of this month.

Excerpt:
The following services to Quicken 2012 for Windows will be discontinued on April 30, 2015:

Online bill pay
Downloading financial data from your bank, credit
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Sat Mar 28

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:05 AM

Re: Patch My PC 3.0.2.0 Free

Are YOU the boss of YOU, or is your COMPUTER?

I am. That is why I use Secunia PSI to schedule weekly scans of all my software to keep it up to date. I prefer this over letting each program decide it needs to check daily or whenever it [more]

Sat Mar 21

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:59 PM

Re: Patch My PC 3.0.2.0 Free

I'm not familiar with Patch My PC but I've been using Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector) for several years. I make sure to disable the auto-update features in all my software with the exception of Windows and my Anti-Virus program. Then I have [more]

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:51 AM

Re: Win 10

Will Win10 truly be "free" or, after 90 days or so, a notice will pop up saying it costs $x/yr to keep it?


I don't believe Microsoft is ready to make Windows a subscription based licence.

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Fri Mar 13

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:46 PM

Re: Smart phones

A few months ago I got a Motorola Moto G Ext for $150. I got it at AAA, which is affiliated with Consumer Cellular. I like CC because of the various tiers and the fact that you can change plans any time. Some months I need to have 1,000+ minutes [more]

Mon Mar 9

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:42 PM

Re: Firefox on last legs?

All those upgrades started when Chrome went to their ultra fast upgrade cycle.

The problem I had with FF is that it got slower with each release. I also stopped using a bunch of browser extensions because they slowed down the browser but [more]

Mon Feb 23

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:43 PM

Re: Uping The Ram On My Desktip

RAM will only run at the speed of the slowest chip. So if your existing chip is 667 MHZ and you add a faster 800 MHZ stick it will only run at 677 MHZ.

Considering the price I would at a minimum remove the 512MB chip and replace it with 2 GB [more]

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