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Wed Aug 19

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

Re: Wake from sleep weirdness

I don't know about the brownout suggestion since it is two different fans (one in the den and one in the bedroom) that do it.

Can you check out if both fans and the outlet the PC is plugged into are on the same circuit?

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:09 PM

Re: Wake from sleep weirdness

However, if that's the problem, replacing the defective switch is also strongly recommended.

I thought that was implied... but maybe I am assuming too much!

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:01 PM

Re: Wake from sleep weirdness

Sounds like a brown out. Your fan may have a defective switch that is arcing and the surge is registering at the PC surge protector as a momentary drop in voltage. In essence the power to the computer is being turned off and back on again, thus the [more]

Thu Aug 13

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Kurtv replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 12:39 AM

Re: Windows 10 and Quicken

If the version you are running works in Windows 7, it should work under Windows 10. And you can always try running it in compatibility mode if needed.

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Fri Aug 7

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:26 AM

Re: WIN10 - Install/Privacy Question

Do you need to be connected to the Internet during the install? Can you disconnect after downloading upgrade and then perform the install?

Thu Aug 6

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:01 PM

Re: Avast Grime Fighter

Yes, I use Avast AV and this is a component that the developers have been pushing recently. Once a month or so a popup will appear stating my computer could be running faster and that I need to clean it using Grime Fighter. Unfortunately, this is [more]

Sat Aug 1

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:24 AM

Re: register computer/device

If you are using Ccleaner or something similar, you can create a list of exceptions for certain cookies that you deem safe.

Tue Jul 28

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:29 AM

Re: Android phone question

If your phone is under warranty and you don't want to root it, try disabling the apps. Go to Settings> Apps> scroll to the All tab> then go through the list. Select the app you want to disable and press the disable button. It will no longer [more]

Wed Jul 22

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:07 AM

Re: How Reliable is Windows 10?

If someone signed up, do you think they can still delay it?

Upgrades to Windows 10 are not mandatory. Upgrades from Windows 7 & 8 are available for free for one year from the release of Windows 10.

Once running Windows [more]

Mon Jul 20

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:25 AM

Re: Thunderbird Question

How many contacts are you talking about? Usually you can just double click on an address and choose to add it to your contacts. You may need to add information (name, address, phone) before saving to your contact list. Once they are in your contact [more]

Sat Jun 27

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Kurtv replied to the Mastering Quicken board. 8:00 AM

Re: Q2K15 Stock Splits

I suspect Q is recalculating the split ratio because you entered the price in the "price after split" data field of the stock split dialog box. Go to the portfolio view and select the security in question. In the security detail view at the [more]

Fri Jun 19

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:52 AM

Re: Last Pass & stolen emails

Then why do they want everyone to change their password?

Not sure, but here is a better description of how it works. There is more detail on the link provided. -Kurt

LastPass says they never receive my Master Password. [more]

Thu Jun 18

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:37 PM

Re: Last Pass & stolen emails

If the password for that email address is compromised, that would be a great benefit to hackers since many "Forgot my password" links end up sending an email, and clicking on that email then allows a hacker to then get your access to [more]

Wed Jun 17

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:39 PM

Re: Change Your LastPass Master Password Now

In this case, because the way LastPass implements their (hashed user passwords, cryptographic salts, etc., etc.) Encryption, they did not get the Master-Passwords

This was the key feature that won me over. They do not store the master [more]

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:30 PM

Re: Change Your LastPass Master Password Now

So I assume, if you are a LastPass user you got the same email...

You are correct sir! However I didn't check that account till Tuesday evening. After reading your post Tuesday morning I logged in and updated my account.

The [more]

Tue Jun 16

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

Re: Change Your LastPass Master Password Now

Thanks for posting. Really like Lastpass.

Thu Jun 11

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:53 AM

Re: under Attack (Again)

They want to sell you their product, so did you really think it wouldn't find anything? Do yourself a favor and stick with the well known programs suggested on this board. The free versions work fine.

Malwarebytes Anti-malware- [more]

Sun Jun 7

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:48 AM

Re: Just curious

Plus now I'm confused as to why the manufacturer's (Dell) spec sheet would even suggest that it can handle 8GB of RAM if it can't.

The hardware can handle 8GB of RAM. It's the antiquated OS you are using that can only handle [more]

Sun May 31

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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:54 AM

Re: StraightTalk users here?

I switched to Ooma a few months ago & like it. $4.96/month after ~ $150 equipment & porting. It travels but I don't haul it around. Have a cell phone for that.
I really don't know how Straight Talk works but if it'VoIP, unless they
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Kurtv replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:41 AM

Re: StraightTalk users here?

It's good anywhere in the US but uses only the one network so calls are always considered local.

What is so special about Straight Talk?
Straight Talk is a pay-as-you go prepaid wireless phone service that requires no long term
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