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    Windows Quick Tips – Persistent Drive Letters

    xternal Drive Letters Easily one of the best devices available today is often taken for granted– the lowly USB thumb drive. We put our portable software on them, our pictures, our music, our all-important backups and just about anything else we can think of. External drives, too, are incredibly handy to carry with us during […]

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    How To Delete A Facebook Page

    Facebook Pages For those of you who may not know what Facebook Pages are (Business Page or Fan page), here is a little definition for your reading pleasure: Pages are for brands, businesses, organizations and public figures to create a presence on Facebook, whereas profiles represent individual people. Anyone with an account can create a […]

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    How To Find Similar Images

    Find Similar Images Dave’s Computer Tips recently ran a Giveaway Contest for Duplicate Photo Cleaner which is designed to help you find duplicate pictures on your hard drive(s). If you don’t win one of the licenses or if the draw is already over by the time you read this, I’ve used a free program on […]

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    Windows 10 – Reset Or Repair?

    Windows 10 Abuse Due to the nature of my business, I am forever installing/uninstalling programs and utilities. I also abuse Windows 10 with settings changes, and I mean constantly. This is probably not what the average user does, but I find it necessary to not only learn for myself, but also to help you, dear […]

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    Windows 10 Quick Tips – Ads & Notifications

    Ads and Notifications Microsoft likes to play around with names. Semantics is their game. For example, instead of calling it an “Ad”, they call it a “Suggestion”. What I call “Annoyances”, Microsoft calls, “tips, tricks and suggestions”, or, “Notifications”. Oh, such wit… If you don’t want to be bothered with Windows Store Ads, or Notifications […]

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    How To Block Someone On Facebook

    Unwanted “Friends” A woman called and told me she had added someone to her Facebook account thinking she knew who it was– it turns out she didn’t. She didn’t like some of the things he was saying and wanted to block him. She had already “unfriended” him. If you want to block someone on Facebook, […]

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    Windows 10 Won’t Sleep – Solved!

    Windows Sleep Problems Ever since I first installed Windows 10 on my computer, there has been one niggling, recurring problem– it won’t go to sleep! By searching various forums on the internet and spending countless hours with search engines, I have over time “fixed” this annoyance several times, but it keeps coming back to pester […]