http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en Explained: Can I remove Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9778/explained-can-i-remove-microsoft-visual-c-redistributable <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader John G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have about having six different versions of Microsoft's Visual C++ Redistributable Package installed on my system (both in 32-bit and 64-bit versions), as listed in my Windows Control Panel via the Programs and Features. Can I remove any of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages, or do I need all of them? " My response: The answer to this question is similar to the question I received about having multiple instances of .NET framework installed on the system . In a nutshell: if you have any of the Visual C++ Redistributable ... (<a href="/news/9778/explained-can-i-remove-microsoft-visual-c-redistributable" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-69236ed38550a1f9c3a83252fcd3aaf1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:13:05 +0000 Dennis Faas 9778 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9778/explained-can-i-remove-microsoft-visual-c-redistributable#comments f1 Windows Tips Facebook Targets Clickbait with News Feed Update http://www.infopackets.com/news/9777/facebook-targets-clickbait-news-feed-update <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook is making yet another change to the way it shows content on a user's home page. The tweaks are designed to better reflect what people actually think of the content. The changes will affect the News Feed, which displays user posts in an order based on an 'importance', determined by Facebook's algorithm. Prior to the News Feed, posts were shown in chronological order. Facebook concluded that viewing posts in chronological order was simply unworkable, due to the sheer volume of content posted in a day. In some cases, users could potentially see 1,500 posts a day. (Source: techcrunch.com ... (<a href="/news/9777/facebook-targets-clickbait-news-feed-update" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-2cd3fdbc7a25e389cd1e8b0918f56ef3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:58:59 +0000 John Lister 9777 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9777/facebook-targets-clickbait-news-feed-update#comments f1 Internet Windows 10 to Download Automatically for Most Users http://www.infopackets.com/news/9776/windows-10-download-automatically-most-users <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has reclassified Windows 10 as a "recommended update" for Windows 7 and 8.1. That means it will automatically download and attempt to install for many, and likely even most, users. It will be possible to stop the installation or to undo it without any major hassles (with some restrictions). That said, the download could be a problem for people on restrictive broadband plans. Late last year Microsoft classified Windows 10 as an optional update . That meant users could manually choose to download and install it through the Windows Update system that's normally used for ... (<a href="/news/9776/windows-10-download-automatically-most-users" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-78568800197d00aa2051e3ef55454f48"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:59:19 +0000 John Lister 9776 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9776/windows-10-download-automatically-most-users#comments f1 Microsoft Goverment Claims on Encryption Challenged http://www.infopackets.com/news/9775/goverment-claims-encryption-challenged <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A Harvard University report challenged the government's argument that online encryption helps criminals go undetected. The report also suggests that the "Internet of Things" will give law enforcement officials more opportunity to surveil suspects. Politicians and government agencies (such as the FBI) repeatedly make the case that the law fails to keep up with technology, especially when it comes to being able to monitor communications between suspected offenders. For example, recently-updated wiretapping laws can still prove to be unworkable, especially if data is encrypted ... (<a href="/news/9775/goverment-claims-encryption-challenged" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-efedf7dce40f5788f42992653ca79f2c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:59:26 +0000 John Lister 9775 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9775/goverment-claims-encryption-challenged#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Script Errors in Firefox, IE, Chrome http://www.infopackets.com/news/9774/how-fix-script-errors-firefox-ie-chrome <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'dbrumley' writes: " Dear Dennis, I've had a problem lately with Firefox when visiting Amazon's website. I get a pop-up window saying a 'script on this page is either busy or not responding'. There are 3 buttons that say Stop script, Ignore error, and Debug script, along with an option that says 'Don't ask again'. I've tried using the 'Stop script' button, which closes the window, but the browser slows down and the window re-appears. The 'Ignore error' button does the same thing. The 'Debug script' button opens a window with what looks like HTML, but I can't make heads or ... (<a href="/news/9774/how-fix-script-errors-firefox-ie-chrome" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5ca9fc10a382e36b180f16390f04e4a9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:07:50 +0000 Dennis Faas 9774 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9774/how-fix-script-errors-firefox-ie-chrome#comments f1 Windows Tips How to: Convert Quattro Pro files (and more) to Excel Format http://www.infopackets.com/news/9773/how-convert-quattro-pro-files-and-more-excel-format <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Howard R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have some really old family Quattro Pro spreadsheets from 1994-98. I would like to be able to view these spreadsheets on my Windows 10 system, and if possible, convert the Quattro Pro files to Excel files. The Quattro Pro files are using the .WB1 file extension. While the current version of Open Office can read .WB2 files, it won't read these .WB1 files. Do you know of a program that can read and convert the .WB1 files to Excel? I look forward to hearing from you. " My response: After researching Howard's question, I suggested he try ... (<a href="/news/9773/how-convert-quattro-pro-files-and-more-excel-format" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-065a5ce6e2f4a4fd4cfa190de6fc06cf"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:22:37 +0000 Dennis Faas 9773 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9773/how-convert-quattro-pro-files-and-more-excel-format#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft Refunds $8,000 Video Game Bill http://www.infopackets.com/news/9772/microsoft-refunds-8000-video-game-bill <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has refunded a man whose son used his credit card to spend more than $8,000 on a video game. It's a surprise move given the son is 17 years old. Lance Perkins's son had used a credit card provided by his father to make "micro transaction" purchases for the FIFA soccer game on the Xbox video game console. The game includes an "Ultimate Team" mode in which players can create a fictional super team using players from around the world, rather than sticking to real world team lineups. The son claims that although he knew Ultimate Team carried an extra cost, he ... (<a href="/news/9772/microsoft-refunds-8000-video-game-bill" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-d3f9c7982eaac045e997d8477204da07"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:36:52 +0000 John Lister 9772 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9772/microsoft-refunds-8000-video-game-bill#comments f1 Gaming Windows 10 to Scan User Emails http://www.infopackets.com/news/9771/windows-10-scan-user-emails <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Windows virtual assistant Cortana will soon step up scanning of emails by default, in order to make Cortana more useful. Whether its an improvement or a sign of creepiness on Microsoft's part is up for debate. The announcement comes almost 3 years to the date, where Microsoft publicly launched a campaign named " Don't get scroogled by Gmail ." In that campaign, Microsoft complained that Google's email scanning practice was unjust. Email Scanning Takes Note of Schedule Cortana's new email scanning is being tested among Windows Insiders - the group of users who have signed up to get ... (<a href="/news/9771/windows-10-scan-user-emails" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-79a08a75abb97256cc583f7891dd7887"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:08:32 +0000 John Lister 9771 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9771/windows-10-scan-user-emails#comments f1 Microsoft Malicious Website Crashes Smartphones, Slows PCs http://www.infopackets.com/news/9770/malicious-website-crashes-smartphones-slows-pcs <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Computer and mobile device owners have been warned to carefully review links before clicking on them, after the creation of a website that can either slow down or crash smart phones completely. The site in question uses a simple but effective technique to cause the problem. The site's web address is simply the words "crash" and "safari" next to one another (with no space in between), and is a "dot com" domain name. Trouble-makers online have been spreading links to the problematic site through email and social media. It's worth checking links carefully as ... (<a href="/news/9770/malicious-website-crashes-smartphones-slows-pcs" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-416beb5b92153fcec2f085d386789383"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:06:43 +0000 John Lister 9770 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9770/malicious-website-crashes-smartphones-slows-pcs#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Disable Hotmail Automatic Login http://www.infopackets.com/news/9769/how-fix-disable-hotmail-automatic-login <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Joe M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 10. When I go to Hotmail (Live.com) to login and view my emails, I am automatically logged into my account. I would much rather be able to log into my Live email account manually, but I don't see an option for this. How can I disable the Hotmail automatic login? Other people use the computer and I do not want them gaining easy access to my email account. I'd rather I had to sign in every time. Thanks for any help you can provide. " My response: With the release of Windows 10 last year, Microsoft has integrated many of its ... (<a href="/news/9769/how-fix-disable-hotmail-automatic-login" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-67378c9b55d3c7cce938051ce6a3c37a"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:52:36 +0000 Dennis Faas 9769 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9769/how-fix-disable-hotmail-automatic-login#comments f1 Windows Tips How to: Archive Web Pages as PDF, View Offline Later http://www.infopackets.com/news/9768/how-archive-web-pages-pdf-view-offline-later <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Phil S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I often view web pages online the Internet that I want to archive into PDF (portable document format), so that I can view them later. I am using Windows 10, and normally I use Firefox as my browser. However, when I save the the web pages for archiving, they always open up in Edge. If I transfer the pages to thumb drive for viewing on a different computer (not using Edge), then the web pages won't load properly. Is there a way to get the computer to save offline web pages without using Edge? My preference of course would be to view the ... (<a href="/news/9768/how-archive-web-pages-pdf-view-offline-later" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c0cdaf9ec8cedee8a883a66b4cbcc100"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:19:24 +0000 Dennis Faas 9768 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9768/how-archive-web-pages-pdf-view-offline-later#comments f1 Windows Tips LastPass Password Manager a 'Phishing Risk' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9767/lastpass-password-manager-phishing-risk <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A security researcher says he's published proof that users of password manager tool LastPass could easily be tricked into handing over login details. LastPass insists there is no bug with the service itself, but has made some changes to mitigate the issue. Sean Cassidy published details of the potential attack at a security conference. He says the way LastPass operates makes it too easy to create bogus looking login pages that could fool users into handing over their login credentials. According to Cassidy, two main problems combine to create the phishing risk. One is that LastPass ... (<a href="/news/9767/lastpass-password-manager-phishing-risk" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-b98547b1b46685ec7102caea0e947094"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:54:21 +0000 John Lister 9767 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9767/lastpass-password-manager-phishing-risk#comments f1 Security Amazon Dash Service Goes Live; Useful or Gimmick? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9766/amazon-dash-service-goes-live-useful-or-gimmick <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A printer that never runs out of ink and a washing machine that never runs out of detergent are now finally available. The devices automatically replenish themselves (sort of), thanks to a link to Amazon. The devices, from Brother and General Electric respectively, are among the first to take advantage of Amazon's Dash technology. Dash was first announced on the first of April last year, causing many readers to think it was an April Fool's Prank. In its original incarnation , Amazon Dash was a branded push button that could be stuck anywhere in the home, whereby users would press the ... (<a href="/news/9766/amazon-dash-service-goes-live-useful-or-gimmick" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-7ba6e29b1ce969eb5556232529877c22"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:11:34 +0000 John Lister 9766 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9766/amazon-dash-service-goes-live-useful-or-gimmick#comments f1 Technology MS to Ditch Support for Win7, 8 on Newer PCs Next Year http://www.infopackets.com/news/9765/ms-ditch-support-win7-8-newer-pcs-next-year <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">In a move surely to upset many users, Microsoft has said it will be ditching support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on most new PCs. Some other PCs will lose support next July, earlier than many expected. The change is to do with the Skylake micro architecture for processors released by Intel in August 2015. Many PCs purchased recently will be running Skylake, as will most in the future. Until now, Microsoft had promised to offer extended support for Windows 7 until January 2020 and for Windows 8.1 until January 2023. Extended support means Microsoft continues to fix bugs and issue security updates, ... (<a href="/news/9765/ms-ditch-support-win7-8-newer-pcs-next-year" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-9847f5dda9eeb8db2a38b3401233361d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:29:13 +0000 John Lister 9765 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9765/ms-ditch-support-win7-8-newer-pcs-next-year#comments f1 Microsoft How to: Change Default Icon View in Windows 10 (for All Folders) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9764/how-change-default-icon-view-windows-10-all-folders <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Brad' writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and the File Explorer (previously Windows Explorer) looks much different than it did previously. I would like to know how to change the default settings in File Explorer so that my icon view is set for Large Icons. Before I upgraded to Windows 10, my folder settings all looked the same (using Large Icons). I want this setting so that when I view a folder full of images, I can see their thumbnails. Can you help? " My response: Generally speaking you can set 1 folder to view with the 'Large Icons' setting, and then ... (<a href="/news/9764/how-change-default-icon-view-windows-10-all-folders" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c408a91ca86a6ec4a1482a544dafed57"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:40:19 +0000 Dennis Faas 9764 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9764/how-change-default-icon-view-windows-10-all-folders#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Change Home Page in Edge (Properly) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9763/how-fix-change-home-page-edge-properly <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Tina V. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and am using Edge as my default web browser -- it's very different than Internet Explorer. Can you tell me: how can I change the start page in Edge? Right now it opens up with a bunch of tiles, asking me "where to" - and I don't like it. I'd much change my home page in Edge to start with Google.com. Any help you can offer would be appreciated! " My response: Changing the start or home page in Edge is much different than Internet Explorer, mostly because Microsoft Edge is made for touch-enabled devices. That said, getting ... (<a href="/news/9763/how-fix-change-home-page-edge-properly" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-3c8aee9a3bc2df7c9274bd5fba46816d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:37:02 +0000 Dennis Faas 9763 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9763/how-fix-change-home-page-edge-properly#comments f1 Windows Tips Password Manager Proves Security Risk http://www.infopackets.com/news/9762/password-manager-proves-security-risk <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google has uncovered a major bug in a security software tool that could expose user passwords to hackers. Its the second time in a matter of weeks that Google's found problems with security software . On this occasion the problem is with the antivirus package from Trend Micro, specifically a Password Manager feature. This allows users to store passwords securely with a master security code; at the touch of a button, users can then have them the program automatically fill in passwords and logins on websites. According to Google's Tavis Ormandy, the feature is installed by default with ... (<a href="/news/9762/password-manager-proves-security-risk" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-b366c3e7deb77f26b68b58e3bcd92546"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:54:25 +0000 John Lister 9762 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9762/password-manager-proves-security-risk#comments f1 Security Windows 8: No More Security Updates; 8.1 Upgrade a Must http://www.infopackets.com/news/9761/windows-8-no-more-security-updates-81-upgrade-must <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has officially dropped support for Windows 8. The move leaves an estimated 30 to 50 million devices needing an upgrade to get security and usability updates. The move, which takes effect with this weeks updates, is potentially confusing as Windows 7 is still supported by Microsoft. Additionally, this isn't the usual support timetable that applies to older editions of Windows. Instead, Microsoft is simply dropping support for Windows 8 where users haven't applied the first major batch of updates. Previously that was known as a service pack, but in this case Microsoft chose to ... (<a href="/news/9761/windows-8-no-more-security-updates-81-upgrade-must" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5a4213cd31057ecb3fcda9c12fa0f9a7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:28:28 +0000 John Lister 9761 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9761/windows-8-no-more-security-updates-81-upgrade-must#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft May Offer Own Mobile Data Plan http://www.infopackets.com/news/9760/microsoft-may-offer-own-mobile-data-plan <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Rumors suggest that Microsoft will allow Windows 10 users a way to access mobile data connections without having to deal directly with mobile carriers. The system would require a special Microsoft SIM card , and could make life easier for people on the move. There's no official confirmation Microsoft yet, but the company has already published an app in the Windows 10 store. At the moment the app, simply titled "Cellular Data", appears to be a placeholder while the 'further details' link points back to the main Microsoft website. The app description says it will let customers ... (<a href="/news/9760/microsoft-may-offer-own-mobile-data-plan" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-e3d58750a2a3c4f8f7fda93259e3846c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:58:26 +0000 John Lister 9760 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9760/microsoft-may-offer-own-mobile-data-plan#comments f1 Microsoft How to: View, Create Libraries in Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9759/how-view-create-libraries-windows-10 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Tim G. writes: " Dear Dennis, Since I upgraded to Windows 10, I cannot find how to view or create Libraries. Previously I was using Windows 7 and used Libraries extensively to sort my files. Can you help? " My response: The Libraries feature in Windows 10 is somewhat hidden, but you can make it viewable if you do the following: Click Start and then click This PC. A Windows File Explorer window will open; at the top left of the screen you will see the following tabs: File, Computer, and View. Click the View tab. The first option is Navigation Pane; click that, and then click ... (<a href="/news/9759/how-view-create-libraries-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-0b962daea3c845d4e6d2130005f429a9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:05:11 +0000 Dennis Faas 9759 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9759/how-view-create-libraries-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Programs Missing from Start Menu http://www.infopackets.com/news/9758/how-fix-windows-10-programs-missing-start-menu <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Kelly S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and many of my programs are missing from the Start Menu. For example, Office 2013 is missing, so is Adobe Acrobat, and also Norton Antivirus is gone. Do you have any idea how this happened? Can you help me find my missing programs in the Start Menu? " My response: There are a number of reasons why programs go missing from the Start Menu after upgrading to Windows 10 - I'll try and shed some light. Windows 10 Program Incompatibility If a program is not compatible with Windows 10 , it will not be imported when you ... (<a href="/news/9758/how-fix-windows-10-programs-missing-start-menu" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4f83ce31c19d06d07be10d94c70b139b"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:46:47 +0000 Dennis Faas 9758 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9758/how-fix-windows-10-programs-missing-start-menu#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft to Ditch Security Updates for Internet Explorer http://www.infopackets.com/news/9757/microsoft-ditch-security-updates-internet-explorer <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft is to ditch support for all but the latest edition of Internet Explorer. The news coincides with reports that Microsoft's new Edge browser is rapidly falling from favor. The discontinued support Internet Explorer affects versions 8, 9 and 10 and will end on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. That will mark the final update for those systems, which will simply consist of an on-screen notification urging user to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 or Edge. Officially, only Windows 7, 8, and 10 can run Internet Explorer 11, while Edge runs on Windows 10. Unlike some browsers such as Firefox ... (<a href="/news/9757/microsoft-ditch-security-updates-internet-explorer" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-1e031aca0cab9c2e5deffa6986e80deb"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:52:42 +0000 John Lister 9757 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9757/microsoft-ditch-security-updates-internet-explorer#comments f1 Security North Korea's PC Operating System: At a Glance http://www.infopackets.com/news/9756/north-koreas-pc-operating-system-glance <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Two German researchers have revealed that the world's most secure operating system could be Red Star OS. If you've never heard of it, that's probably because it's used only in North Korea. Florian Grunow and Nikalaus Schiess say that the system, which was created by the country's government, tracks virtually every file a computer user opens or handles. (Source: ccc.de ) The system is widely used on publicly owned computers. Reports from the country say the very few privately owned computers in North Korea are more likely to run Windows XP. System Uses Open-Source Base ... (<a href="/news/9756/north-koreas-pc-operating-system-glance" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-6631c2e80bbbfad542ee2db1392b760c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:16:27 +0000 John Lister 9756 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9756/north-koreas-pc-operating-system-glance#comments f1 Security Microsoft Claims 200M Users Running Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9755/microsoft-claims-200m-users-running-windows-10 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft claims 200 million devices are now running Windows 10. Independent estimates suggest the figure may be credible, but a variety of factors make it hard to label the number as a clear success or failure. The 200 million figure is said to be based on devices connecting to Windows Update. It represents the number of different devices that have connected - and thus shown they are switched on and running the system - at least once over a one-month period. (Source: windows.com ) Independent Estimate Suggests 164 Million While it's impossible to independently verify the statistics, the ... (<a href="/news/9755/microsoft-claims-200m-users-running-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c34e246b89f78bbe3986011af4fb3b5d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:37:05 +0000 John Lister 9755 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9755/microsoft-claims-200m-users-running-windows-10#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Could Not Update System Reserved Partition (Windows 10) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9754/how-fix-could-not-update-system-reserved-partition-windows-10 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Steve S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to install Windows 10 Threshold 2 version 1511, release 10586 / 1511, otherwise known as 'Th2_release Professional 10586' through Windows Update, but I keep getting an error when it tries to install. The error message states 'We found some issues. Select this message to fix and finish updating.' I clicked the link and received another message, stating 'Could not update system reserved partition.' So, now the update won't install and I can't upgrade my Windows 10 to the latest version. Can you ... (<a href="/news/9754/how-fix-could-not-update-system-reserved-partition-windows-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-d5735cb9b54d0d992d9f6f64e05d84a0"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:12:34 +0000 Dennis Faas 9754 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9754/how-fix-could-not-update-system-reserved-partition-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips 9 Million At Risk from Browser Security Tool http://www.infopackets.com/news/9753/9-million-risk-browser-security-tool <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A popular antivirus browser extension has been labeled as a security risk by Google. The tool in question is called Web TuneUp and is a browser extension by AVG; in this case, the problem involves Web TuneUp and the Chrome Browser, but the threat itself likely includes other browsers as well. Web TuneUp works by validating links that appear on a web browser page, such as on a search engine results list. It then warns the user if a link points to a page that could compromise security. It's arguably overkill, given that Chrome includes similar tools - plus the fact that Google itself ... (<a href="/news/9753/9-million-risk-browser-security-tool" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-0efc450d8d36ccbcf9ea6cef32546271"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:49:15 +0000 John Lister 9753 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9753/9-million-risk-browser-security-tool#comments f1 Security MS Defends Windows 10 Policy to Copy Hard Drive Keys http://www.infopackets.com/news/9752/ms-defends-windows-10-policy-copy-hard-drive-keys <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has confirmed it automatically uploads Windows 10 disk encryption keys to its servers. The company says it was a deliberate decision based on weighing up the worst case scenarios. The encryption key in question is not related to logging into and running Windows itself. Instead its an encryption of the entire hard drive of the device running Windows 10. This means that if somebody physically steals your computer, they can't make any sense of the data, even if it's been copied to another device (using a disk image backup, for example). Encryption Key Would Help Computer Thieves ... (<a href="/news/9752/ms-defends-windows-10-policy-copy-hard-drive-keys" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-bc59453d5a5bf7ad0ac2d9483427f1ae"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 18:26:03 +0000 John Lister 9752 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9752/ms-defends-windows-10-policy-copy-hard-drive-keys#comments f1 Security Computer Bug Means 3,000 Cons Get Early Release http://www.infopackets.com/news/9751/computer-bug-means-3000-cons-get-early-release <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Washington state officials have confirmed a software flaw has meant more than 3,000 prisoners have been mistakenly released early. Amazingly, the problem was known about by staff at the Washington State Department of Corrections since 2012, before anything was done. State governor Jay Inslee confirmed the figure may be as high was 3,200 and dates back to 2002. He's ordered that all releases be manually checked and approved until a software fix is in place next month. The problem involves a computerized system that tracks prisoner release dates, specifically, those who have been granted ... (<a href="/news/9751/computer-bug-means-3000-cons-get-early-release" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-c49cbe5d883d3dbbe01ee77da35f8a8f"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:48:27 +0000 John Lister 9751 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9751/computer-bug-means-3000-cons-get-early-release#comments f1 Government How to Fix: iTunes Error 54 in Windows 7, 8, 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9750/how-fix-itunes-error-54-windows-7-8-10 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Leslie B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just recently upgraded to Windows 10 and now when I run iTunes, I receive error 54 - whatever that means. I am unable to access anything in iTunes. Can you help? " My response: From what I understand, iTunes error 54 refers to a general input/output (I/O) error. This means that iTunes is having trouble reading or writing to a file or folder on your hard drive. This can be caused by various things, including a corrupt file, locked or inaccessible files or folders, or if an .m4a file could not be converted to a lower bit rate. The latter ... (<a href="/news/9750/how-fix-itunes-error-54-windows-7-8-10" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-6ff4d3f4b8177dcb6a6970b770031565"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:22:38 +0000 Dennis Faas 9750 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9750/how-fix-itunes-error-54-windows-7-8-10#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Cannot Attach Files to Reply in Outlook 2016 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9749/how-fix-cannot-attach-files-reply-outlook-2016 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Steven B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a small issue, and hope you have some insight. I am using Outlook 2016; when I respond to an email, I can no longer attach a file to my email reply. This seems to have happened all the sudden, whereas previously it worked without any problems. I have tried to drag and drop a file into the email, and have also clicked on the Attach File icon (paper clip) button without any luck. The strange thing is that this issue only affects my email replies - but not when I compose a new email. I have searched online the Internet but can't find ... (<a href="/news/9749/how-fix-cannot-attach-files-reply-outlook-2016" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-08d11a26edbb8c22c9526cf94d00aee1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:40:40 +0000 Dennis Faas 9749 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9749/how-fix-cannot-attach-files-reply-outlook-2016#comments f1 Windows Tips MS Confirms: Latest Win10 Update Wipes out MS Word http://www.infopackets.com/news/9748/ms-confirms-latest-win10-update-wipes-out-ms-word <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has confirmed the latest Windows 10 update has messed up Word 2016 for some users. Fixing the mistake is possible but somewhat complicated. The problem comes with the latest cumulative update to the system, known as Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3124200, released December 17, 2015. The component update that's causing the problem accidentally renames a file during the update, which then causes macros, autotext entries, and styles to no longer load. Autocomplete Among The Messed-Up Features The file in question (normal.dotm) stores all the template information for Microsoft Word 2016 ... (<a href="/news/9748/ms-confirms-latest-win10-update-wipes-out-ms-word" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-644e374146426961736dd119215860e6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:39:50 +0000 John Lister 9748 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9748/ms-confirms-latest-win10-update-wipes-out-ms-word#comments f1 Microsoft Google Testing New Password-Free Login System http://www.infopackets.com/news/9747/google-testing-new-password-free-login-system <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Google is testing a login method that doesn't require a password. The problem is that the method doesn't necessarily add any convenience and isn't as secure as it could be. Reports of the new method have come from a user at the discussion site Reddit, who was invited to test the new system. As part of the test, the user must have a smartphone registered. (Source: reddit.com ) The user posted screenshots which show the normal login screen but only asking for an email address (the Google equivalent of a user name) and not for a password. Code Sent To Mobile Screen The screenshots ... (<a href="/news/9747/google-testing-new-password-free-login-system" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-cf9f88bb26d907966f54be7c4a50bf15"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:39:27 +0000 John Lister 9747 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9747/google-testing-new-password-free-login-system#comments f1 Security More Americans Now Using Smartphones vs Broadband http://www.infopackets.com/news/9746/more-americans-now-using-smartphones-vs-broadband <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The proportion of Americans with a broadband connection (such as cable or DSL) at home has dropped for the first time. The surprise trend appears to be down to cost and people using smartphones as their main way to get online. The revelation comes from the Pew Research Center, which regularly surveys the public on tech and communications issues. It found the percentage of people who say they have broadband at home is now 67 percent, down from 70 percent in 2013. (Source: pewinternet.org ) Broadband Use Falling Across The Board While that could be a statistical quirk, it's borne out by the ... (<a href="/news/9746/more-americans-now-using-smartphones-vs-broadband" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-2d5d90ce05def43d1b99d476ce5447ca"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:49:17 +0000 John Lister 9746 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9746/more-americans-now-using-smartphones-vs-broadband#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Your Firewall has Been Breached, Call This Number (Scam) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9745/how-fix-your-firewall-has-been-breached-call-number-scam <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Robert C. writes: " Dear Dennis, The other day I received a warning that 'Your Avast! Firewall has been breached and a Trojan Horse is infecting your computer. Call 1-888-698-3247.' I'm a computer novice and I panicked. The warning seemed to appear as part of the operating system, and not the browser. I say this because the warning appeared on the screen, with a voice screaming at me, and I had no idea how to stop it. I held down the power button to force the computer to shut down. I waited three minutes, then powered back up ... but it went right back to the warning and ... (<a href="/news/9745/how-fix-your-firewall-has-been-breached-call-number-scam" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-3c6a3f50054c750fd340ecb80f8df40c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:28:37 +0000 Dennis Faas 9745 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9745/how-fix-your-firewall-has-been-breached-call-number-scam#comments f1 Windows Tips How to: Reset Windows 10 Password http://www.infopackets.com/news/9744/how-reset-windows-10-password <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Gale S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just purchased a brand new Windows 10 laptop, and created a new Microsoft Account when I first logged in. The problem is however, I forgot my Microsoft Account password! Now I can't get back into Windows 10 because my password isn't working! I don't know what to do. Can you help? " My response: There are two ways you can reset your Windows 10 email password; one involves resetting your email password by phone (if enabled), or by computer. The other involves converting your resetting the password using a password reset trick using a USB or ... (<a href="/news/9744/how-reset-windows-10-password" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-bb667c071ccd2ecdaa50fffe106c4a33"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:08:44 +0000 Dennis Faas 9744 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9744/how-reset-windows-10-password#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 Push: Microsoft Likened to Malware Scammers http://www.infopackets.com/news/9743/windows-10-push-microsoft-likened-malware-scammers <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft's latest change to the way it pushes users to upgrade to Windows 10 has been described as a "confusing new low." It's now using an on-screen message that appears to trick users into believing they must install the new operating system. The change is to the 'Get Windows 10' notification. That's the small white Windows logo that has appeared in the bottom right of the screen for most users of Windows 7 and 8.1 since a system update earlier in the year. Clicking on the logo brings up some promotional material for Windows 10 and a link to download the new operating ... (<a href="/news/9743/windows-10-push-microsoft-likened-malware-scammers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-bd22c17c68025a83f0d10abe67092e6c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:38:12 +0000 John Lister 9743 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9743/windows-10-push-microsoft-likened-malware-scammers#comments f1 Microsoft Facebook Rethinks 'Real Name' Policy http://www.infopackets.com/news/9742/facebook-rethinks-real-name-policy <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook is testing a change to its policy requiring people to use their real name on the site. The idea is to keep the principle of accountability while dealing with some practical issues. The site has always had a policy that users must operate with "the name their friends and family know them by." The idea is that it makes users accountable for what they say in posts and messages, and thus helps to stop people hiding behind anonymity. The policy often causes criticism. Some people disagree with the idea of having to be identifiable on the site. Writing in a blog post this week, ... (<a href="/news/9742/facebook-rethinks-real-name-policy" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4793bc12e92e0058d494a7cc837585ba"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:18:52 +0000 John Lister 9742 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9742/facebook-rethinks-real-name-policy#comments f1 Internet Does your Broadband Live Up to its Speed Claims? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9741/does-your-broadband-live-its-speed-claims <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The attorney general of New York has asked Internet users in the state to test and submit their Internet speeds. Eric Schneiderman says the move is part of a probe to see if broadband providers are making misleading speed claims. Schneiderman is asking users in the state to visit InternetHealthTest.org , which is an independently run site. The site runs a simple download speed test to work out an average speed. (Source: ny.gov ) Results Must Be Sent Via Screenshot Unfortunately, Schneiderman's office was unable to automated the process for sharing the results with other government ... (<a href="/news/9741/does-your-broadband-live-its-speed-claims" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-8134a77174df5ce95e4cb3369fdcb7ea"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:48:46 +0000 John Lister 9741 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9741/does-your-broadband-live-its-speed-claims#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: KB3116908 Failed to Install (Error 80070570) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9740/how-fix-kb3116908-failed-install-error-80070570 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Brian W. writes: " Dear Dennis, I was interested in your article about update KB3122947 . I am having the same experience with KB3116908 which has failed 9 or 10 times now, with the following error message: 'Some update files are missing or have problems. We'll try to download the update again later. Error code: (0x80070570).' This is yet another Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511, dated December 2, 2015. Do you have a set of instructions on how to fix this one? " My response: As you've mentioned, KB3116908 is a cumulative update for Windows 10 - and is also ... (<a href="/news/9740/how-fix-kb3116908-failed-install-error-80070570" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-648aceb5cc2d3d34f9628099514d3440"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:27:57 +0000 Dennis Faas 9740 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9740/how-fix-kb3116908-failed-install-error-80070570#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: KB3116900 Failed to Install (Error 0x80071A2D) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9739/how-fix-kb3116900-failed-install-error-0x80071a2d <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Fred P. writes: " Dear Dennis, My Windows 10 computer rebooted yesterday because it downloaded some updates, however kb3116900 failed to install, with error code 0x80071A2D. I tried to find this update using the Windows Update Catalog but Firefox says it is an untrusted connection. I tried Internet Explorer and was able to connect. I downloaded the update, but it failed to install again. What can I do? This update says it's a Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3116900). Can you help? " My response: I had the exact same problem on one of ... (<a href="/news/9739/how-fix-kb3116900-failed-install-error-0x80071a2d" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5180779a393d8a30565629531c1801d3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:33:54 +0000 Dennis Faas 9739 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9739/how-fix-kb3116900-failed-install-error-0x80071a2d#comments f1 Windows Tips Apple Abandons Streaming 'Cable TV' Replacement http://www.infopackets.com/news/9738/apple-abandons-streaming-cable-tv-replacement <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Apple has reportedly ditched plans to launch an Internet-based alternative to cable TV. It is said to have failed to convince channel providers to back its plan for a cheap, basic subscription package. It's no secret that Apple has been working on such an offering for some time. The idea was to use gadgets such as the Apple TV box to offer a package that replaces the need for cable TV altogether, rather than simply supplementing it. Had the plan worked, it would have been the next stage of so-called " cord cutting ." That's the trend for people refer to as "cutting ... (<a href="/news/9738/apple-abandons-streaming-cable-tv-replacement" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-11a892a831568f52851fad8206f6ac59"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:22:29 +0000 John Lister 9738 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9738/apple-abandons-streaming-cable-tv-replacement#comments f1 Apple New 'Bootkit' Malware Sidesteps Security Software http://www.infopackets.com/news/9737/new-bootkit-malware-sidesteps-security-software <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A newly-identified piece of malware has achieved arguably the ultimate goal of cybercriminals. "Nemesis" is able to infect a Windows computer before the operating system is loaded. The malware is a particularly nasty form of a rootkit . That's software which is able to inappropriately access some of the core components of a computer (both hardware and software), often disguising its actions. A rootkit is a serious problem because it's often completely undetectable, which means that it can easily override antivirus software to carry out malicious tasks. In this case, the Nemesis ... (<a href="/news/9737/new-bootkit-malware-sidesteps-security-software" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-3dc4e7ed7e156cb60d7f436293a5e0ef"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:41:34 +0000 John Lister 9737 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9737/new-bootkit-malware-sidesteps-security-software#comments f1 Security Engineer: Microsoft 'Going Too Far' Forcing Win10 Upgrade http://www.infopackets.com/news/9736/microsoft-windows-10-controversy-deepens <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A software engineer has accused Microsoft of going to extreme lengths to push users into upgrading to Windows 10. Josh Mayfield says Microsoft is in a cat and mouse game with users who are explicitly trying to avoid an upgrade. We've previously reported on Microsoft's tactics to make Windows 10 an automatic upgrade for many users . Microsoft went as far as to recently reclassify the operating system as an optional update to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, meaning it will automatically install for all users who have set their machines to trust Microsoft and accept all updates. As things ... (<a href="/news/9736/microsoft-windows-10-controversy-deepens" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-6616e6f26cb63a1074120fd7a0536e0c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 12:56:55 +0000 John Lister 9736 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9736/microsoft-windows-10-controversy-deepens#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: KB3122947 Failed to Install (Error 80070643) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9735/how-fix-kb3122947-failed-install-error-80070643 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Nigel S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Today my Windows 10 computer rebooted to finish installing updates, but then I received an error message that update KB3122947 'failed to install', with an error 0x80070643 - whatever that means. I clicked on the More Info link that didn't help me fix the problem. Can you help? " My response: Based on what I've read online, update KB3122947 has failed to install for many people - in fact, it failed to install on one of my systems. There is, however, a workaround and it involves using the administrative command line. Unfortunately the ... (<a href="/news/9735/how-fix-kb3122947-failed-install-error-80070643" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-dd5ee2ae9472e699e99cc14cd7ef4f51"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:42:41 +0000 Dennis Faas 9735 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9735/how-fix-kb3122947-failed-install-error-80070643#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Display (Black Border): Nvidia http://www.infopackets.com/news/9734/how-fix-windows-10-display-black-border-nvidia <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Kim H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and my screen shrank with a big black border around it. Previously I was running Windows 7 and the screen fit fine on my monitor. I read your article, " How to Fix: Windows 10 Black Border (Shrinking Screen) ," where you detailed how to manually adjust the video scaling options for Radeon video cards, so that the screen stretches all the way properly onto the monitor's edge. I have an Nvidia video card and was wondering if you had a similar fix so I can make Windows 10 fit properly onto my entire screen? " My ... (<a href="/news/9734/how-fix-windows-10-display-black-border-nvidia" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-daee303f66081ea39de0931e4a706384"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:30:31 +0000 Dennis Faas 9734 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9734/how-fix-windows-10-display-black-border-nvidia#comments f1 Windows Tips Can Christmas Tree Lights Degrade Wifi Signal? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9733/can-christmas-tree-lights-degrade-wifi-signal <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Can Christmas tree lights degrade a WiFi signal? A British government agency suggests exactly that, but tech experts say it's unlikely to have a noticeable effect. The claim came in a press release for a new app to check WiFi quality. Ofcom, which is roughly equivalent to the Federal Communications Commission, noted that WiFi problems "could be down to something as simple as interference from other electronic devices, such as a microwave oven, baby monitor, a lamp - or even Christmas fairy lights." (Source: ofcom.org.uk ) The app runs some basic checks to see whether data is ... (<a href="/news/9733/can-christmas-tree-lights-degrade-wifi-signal" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-b6cc2e2aa11114ad089d64b62dd21680"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:39:07 +0000 John Lister 9733 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9733/can-christmas-tree-lights-degrade-wifi-signal#comments f1 IT Report: Windows 10 Uptake Losing Momentum http://www.infopackets.com/news/9732/report-windows-10-uptake-losing-momentum <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Windows 10 is picking up new users at an increasingly slower pace according to newly-published figures. An international breakdown suggests the decision for Microsoft to give Windows 10 away free of charge may not have had as much impact as expected. The main set of new figures covers November 2015 and is from NetMarketShare. As with several other companies, it provides visitor analysis for a large number of websites (around 40,000) and regularly collates the data from these sites. Windows 10 Still Behind XP, 7, and 8 During November 2015, Windows 10 was used by around nine percent of ... (<a href="/news/9732/report-windows-10-uptake-losing-momentum" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-b09526324e3cba642c6f2487d79df651"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:10:31 +0000 John Lister 9732 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9732/report-windows-10-uptake-losing-momentum#comments f1 Microsoft Toy Tablet Company Hacked; 5M Customer Records Leaked http://www.infopackets.com/news/9731/toy-tablet-company-hacked-5m-customer-records-leaked <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Toy manufacturer VTech has been the victim of a hack that exposed details of five million customers. The compromised data included some details, albeit limited, of the children who use the products. As its name suggests, VTech's product range includes many electronic toys that have increased in sophistication over the years. These include several tablet computers which don't allow web access, but do let children share messages with friends and family and download child-friendly apps through a system known as the "Learning Lodge." No Financial Data Compromised The company has ... (<a href="/news/9731/toy-tablet-company-hacked-5m-customer-records-leaked" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-ff8057ef268c143c7261c4c07a94a558"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:37:23 +0000 John Lister 9731 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9731/toy-tablet-company-hacked-5m-customer-records-leaked#comments f1 Security Download Classic Solitaire, Hearts and Mine Sweeper for Windows 10 - Free http://www.infopackets.com/news/9730/download-classic-solitaire-hearts-and-mine-sweeper-windows-10-free <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Steve C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks again for your wonderful website and for the ongoing coverage on Windows 10. I was wondering if you could tell me where is the Solitaire and other games for Windows 10? I use to play Solitaire for Windows 7, including Hearts, Spider Solitaire, and Minesweeper but I cannot find them in Windows 10. The only alternative I've seen is to pay for them. Why would Microsoft get rid of Solitaire and these other great games after including them for so long? I hope you can help! " My response: In Windows 10 if you want to access the ... (<a href="/news/9730/download-classic-solitaire-hearts-and-mine-sweeper-windows-10-free" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-5553d8a7ee15b62f595857d8651509e5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:23:39 +0000 Dennis Faas 9730 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9730/download-classic-solitaire-hearts-and-mine-sweeper-windows-10-free#comments f1 Windows Tips How to: Safely Disable Windows 10 Tracking http://www.infopackets.com/news/9729/how-safely-disable-windows-10-tracking <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Tom H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm currently running Windows 7 and would like to upgrade to Windows 10. However, the one thing I'm greatly concerned about is how Windows 10 will track and share my information online. In your opinion is Windows 10 worth it or should I stick with Windows 7? " My response: That's a good question, and there a number of things to consider. Updates for the Life of the Machine In my opinion, it's definitely worth the upgrade to go from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 simply for the fact that you will be running the latest operating system from ... (<a href="/news/9729/how-safely-disable-windows-10-tracking" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-6ae9e6056466228072817bbfdd5c4647"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:15:38 +0000 Dennis Faas 9729 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9729/how-safely-disable-windows-10-tracking#comments f1 Windows Tips FCC to Tighten Online Privacy and Security Oversight http://www.infopackets.com/news/9728/fcc-tighten-online-privacy-and-security-oversight <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has hired a noted privacy campaigner to investigate Internet providers. It's part of a joint move with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen security and privacy measures in the communications industry. Jonathan Mayer has been hired as the FCC chief technologist in its enforcement division. In effect, he'll deal with the practical issues involved in deciding whether or not a company is following the law. It's a strong sign the commission intends to get tougher on company violations. New Appointee Exposed Google Trickery Mayer ... (<a href="/news/9728/fcc-tighten-online-privacy-and-security-oversight" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-b2599e96c566b38f9a338c71b2839a21"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:41:39 +0000 John Lister 9728 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9728/fcc-tighten-online-privacy-and-security-oversight#comments f1 Internet Dell Ships PCs With Massive Security Risk http://www.infopackets.com/news/9727/dell-ships-pcs-massive-security-risk <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Dell has confirmed it shipped computers with a major built-in security flaw. The unintentional move could expose users to a significant risk of hackers accessing their personal data. The issue at hand deals with an exploit in the secure sockets layer (SSL). Specifically, Dell has inadvertently shipped PCs and laptops with both a trusted root certificate and key, when only the trusted certificate should have been allowed. The idea behind the mishap was to help identify Dell computers when they were connected to Dell's online support service. In this case, the computer's model number could be ... (<a href="/news/9727/dell-ships-pcs-massive-security-risk" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-9d931a8bc637eee57dd481c7bd294a3b"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:44:34 +0000 John Lister 9727 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9727/dell-ships-pcs-massive-security-risk#comments f1 Security Yahoo to Ad Block Users: No Email For You http://www.infopackets.com/news/9726/yahoo-ad-block-users-no-email-you <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Yahoo has confirmed it has blocked some users from accessing their email if they are running ad-blocking software. It describes it as a test for a small number of users. Several users reported seeing a message reading "Uh oh... We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo mail." Ironically one of those affected was a former Yahoo executive who at one stage was in charge of revamping the Mail service. (Source: engadget.com ) Ad-Blocking A Hot Topic The move has proven controversial even if it isn't a first. Many sites are set to detect if ... (<a href="/news/9726/yahoo-ad-block-users-no-email-you" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-e6f7005e4565eb884f8448bd78f1d976"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:51:04 +0000 John Lister 9726 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9726/yahoo-ad-block-users-no-email-you#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Change Microsoft Edge Download Location http://www.infopackets.com/news/9725/how-fix-change-microsoft-edge-download-location <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Read Sammy K. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and I have been using the Edge browser for a few weeks. One thing I don't understand, however, is how to change the default download location in Edge? I do a fair bit of downloading online, but Edge only wants to download to my 'Download' folder which is located in c:\users\my user name. With Internet Explorer or any other browser, I could choose my download location. Can you help? " My response: Microsoft Edge is a much more basic browser in comparison to Internet Explorer (or any other browser, for that matter), ... (<a href="/news/9725/how-fix-change-microsoft-edge-download-location" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-8ff6ab8f6f8a28901ecf28e004477d1b"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:42:53 +0000 Dennis Faas 9725 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9725/how-fix-change-microsoft-edge-download-location#comments f1 Windows Tips How to: Force Download Windows 10 Fall Update http://www.infopackets.com/news/9724/how-force-download-windows-10-fall-update <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Frank T. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your ongoing coverage on Windows 10. My question is: how can I download the Windows 10 Fall Update (version 10586) to my machine? It downloaded automatically onto my laptop, but not my main PC. I searched online on how to download Windows 10 Fall Update but came across conflicting reports, some of which worked and some that don't. Can you help? " My response: I also did some research on this as I was having the same issue. My server PC downloaded Windows 10 Fall Update but none of my other PCs did, even though everything was ... (<a href="/news/9724/how-force-download-windows-10-fall-update" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-ff55bdecb856517be1ad4f8275aecfcd"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:41:02 +0000 Dennis Faas 9724 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9724/how-force-download-windows-10-fall-update#comments f1 Windows Tips Critics: Windows 10 Fall Update Mostly Positive http://www.infopackets.com/news/9723/critics-windows-10-fall-update-mostly-positive <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Windows 10's first major public update is getting mixed, but generally positive reviews. Several small but potentially useful changes have also been spotted. The change, known as "Threshold 2" or simply "Fall Update" is the first big update that's been rolled out to general users. It brings together a series of smaller sets of tweaks that have previously been delivered to people in Microsoft test programs. In effect the update is the closest thing to the old-school Service Packs, though such updates should come far more frequently with Windows 10. Boot Time Reduced ... (<a href="/news/9723/critics-windows-10-fall-update-mostly-positive" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-a43b330c63c9aa336f597cec86120bdc"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:56:53 +0000 John Lister 9723 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9723/critics-windows-10-fall-update-mostly-positive#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Now Works with Windows 7, 8 Keys http://www.infopackets.com/news/9722/windows-10-upgrade-now-works-windows-7-8-keys <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft has followed through on a promise to make Windows 10 upgrades easier. Users of Windows 7 and 8.1 will no longer need to install the new system twice in order to perform a 'clean install'. The fact that Windows 7 and 8.1 users could upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge for the first year of the Windows 10's release was perhaps the most noteworthy part of the changes to come. It's also a clear sign that Microsoft believes that the nature of software buying will not be the same as it was once was. Activated Upgrade a Multi-Step Process The big problem was that Microsoft made the ... (<a href="/news/9722/windows-10-upgrade-now-works-windows-7-8-keys" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4f661299abd8ec37a78c2a2bb426895f"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:44:07 +0000 John Lister 9722 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9722/windows-10-upgrade-now-works-windows-7-8-keys#comments f1 Microsoft 4M use Facebook Safety Check after Paris Attack http://www.infopackets.com/news/9721/4m-use-facebook-safety-check-after-paris-attack <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Facebook says more than four million Parisians used its "Safety Check" feature to reassure friends they were safe after last weeks terrorist attacks in Paris . But the company has been forced to explain why it did not activate the feature for bombings in Beirut. The Safety Check feature was introduced to help people quickly and easily let others know they are safe during a disaster situation. The idea is to help cut down the number of phone calls and text messages sent asking if somebody is OK, or to let others know they are OK. That in turn is designed to reduce the pressures on ... (<a href="/news/9721/4m-use-facebook-safety-check-after-paris-attack" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-dedf614ea22d3923d5787f4fb674fc39"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:37:10 +0000 John Lister 9721 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9721/4m-use-facebook-safety-check-after-paris-attack#comments f1 Internet How to: Remove Windows 10 Password (No Login Screen) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9720/how-remove-windows-10-password-no-login-screen <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Sheila P. writes: " Dear Dennis, How do I disable my Windows 10 password so I can log into Windows 10 automatically? Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 I have to enter in my email address and then a password. Before using Windows 10, I was using Windows 7 and the system booted straight into the desktop. I want to do the same thing with Windows 10. Can you help? " My response: It is possible to login to Windows 10 without a password, but doing so is a very poor security policy. If someone were to gain access to your device (whether it was by remote or locally), they could ... (<a href="/news/9720/how-remove-windows-10-password-no-login-screen" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-2ea20474b241577032d9eaeeade34c6b"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:57:55 +0000 Dennis Faas 9720 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9720/how-remove-windows-10-password-no-login-screen#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Desktop Icon Spacing http://www.infopackets.com/news/9719/how-fix-windows-10-desktop-icon-spacing <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Marilyn' writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and almost all of my desktop icons are missing. I can only see three icons on my desktop and they are spaced out with 1 huge line at a time. When I select 1 icon, the entire row of my desktop gets highlighted. I have never seen anything like this before. I read your article on ' How to Fix: Windows 10 Desktop Icons Missing ', and have ensured that my system is not in Tablet Mode, so I don't know why my Windows 10 desktop icons are missing. Can you help? " My response: Admittedly, I was perplexed Marilyn's ... (<a href="/news/9719/how-fix-windows-10-desktop-icon-spacing" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-3b87f1d53d1876fe5bbf4a8d8e21a6d3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:47:43 +0000 Dennis Faas 9719 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9719/how-fix-windows-10-desktop-icon-spacing#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft to Offer Cloud Data Beyond NSA Reach http://www.infopackets.com/news/9718/microsoft-offer-cloud-data-beyond-nsa-reach <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Microsoft says its customers in Europe can now store data online in a way US security services can't access. It's a surprising and potentially controversial move from an American technology giant. The move follows a recent European ruling which means US firms can no longer ignore local regulations on data privacy. According to Microsoft, this affects data customers in 32 European countries connected to Internet-based Microsoft applications, including Office 365. Data Accessed Only In Specific Circumstances The data will be stored in two data centers in Germany, controlled by local ... (<a href="/news/9718/microsoft-offer-cloud-data-beyond-nsa-reach" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-7054fc9ab36084f73e5290533c308165"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:55:52 +0000 John Lister 9718 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9718/microsoft-offer-cloud-data-beyond-nsa-reach#comments f1 Microsoft Should Police have Access to Cell Data without Warrant? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9717/should-police-have-access-cell-data-without-warrant <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Supreme Court has refused to consider a case that could have decided if the government needs a warrant to track a person's location through their cellphone. That means lower courts may continue to make case-by-case decisions on the issue. A man named Quartavious Davis had asked the Supreme Court to hear his case. He was sentenced to 1,941 months in prison for taking part in multiple robberies. As part of their investigation, local police acquired Davis's cellphone records from MetroPCS and were able to link him to seven crime scenes. An appeals court rejected Davis's argument, ... (<a href="/news/9717/should-police-have-access-cell-data-without-warrant" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-3c9cced56768a6ac388f671bb8de4122"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:59:35 +0000 John Lister 9717 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9717/should-police-have-access-cell-data-without-warrant#comments f1 Courts FCC: Websites Can Ignore 'Do Not Track' Requests http://www.infopackets.com/news/9716/fcc-websites-can-ignore-do-not-track-requests <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Federal Communications Commission (FTC) says it won't force web companies to take any heed of "Do Not Track" tools in web browsers. The move may fatally undermine the technology which is part of all modern browsers. The idea of "Do Not Track" is to have a standardized way for users to indicate to website operators that they don't want their online activity tracked. It's designed particularly for situations in which a third-party advertising agency which has access to a website can put a tracking cookie on the computer of a visitor to the site. The next time ... (<a href="/news/9716/fcc-websites-can-ignore-do-not-track-requests" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-076210cb290437ef10b6773f16481e93"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:29:18 +0000 John Lister 9716 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9716/fcc-websites-can-ignore-do-not-track-requests#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: Test RAID for Bad Sectors (Sync Errors) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9715/how-fix-test-raid-bad-sectors-sync-errors <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Steve H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a RAID 1 set up with 4 hard drives in a mirrored array. Recently my RAID software reported that one of the drives was dropped from the array and has since been marked as 'rebuilding', however, during the rebuild process I keep receiving RAID controller errors that data could not be synced / written to the drive. I'm not sure what to do from here. Is there any way for me to independently check the drive for errors? I understand that if the drive is bad I should replace it, but I'm not even sure which drive is which. " My response: This ... (<a href="/news/9715/how-fix-test-raid-bad-sectors-sync-errors" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-a5ad8412458d4ebf4d22936155a28162"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:22:40 +0000 Dennis Faas 9715 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9715/how-fix-test-raid-bad-sectors-sync-errors#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Won't Work http://www.infopackets.com/news/9714/how-fix-windows-10-media-creation-tool-wont-work <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Jan P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm trying to download Windows 10 onto my machine using the Media Creation Tool. I intend to download the .ISO image files so that I can make a Windows 10 DVD, so that I can keep an archived copy for later use if needed. The problem is that the Media Creation Tool doesn't work; every time I run it, the Media Creation Tool won't open. A friend of mine tried running it on his machine and the Media Creation Tool won't start for him, either. Any idea how I can get this to work? " My response: Based on my experience, the Windows 10 Media Creation ... (<a href="/news/9714/how-fix-windows-10-media-creation-tool-wont-work" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-10f90fc6596db48158e9916003134c4d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:34:37 +0000 Dennis Faas 9714 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9714/how-fix-windows-10-media-creation-tool-wont-work#comments f1 Windows Tips First Major Windows 10 Update Imminent http://www.infopackets.com/news/9713/first-major-windows-10-update-imminent <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The first major update to Windows 10 is expected to reach the general public in the next week or so. It will bring together a range of fixes and features that have already been tested by some users. The update has got several names. It appears it will consist of all the changes up to a "build number" of 10586, known internally at Microsoft as Threshold 2. However, for marketing to the general public, Microsoft may simply refer to it as the Fall update. (Source: infoworld.com ) First Major Windows 10 Changes For Most Users This should be the first major change that the average user ... (<a href="/news/9713/first-major-windows-10-update-imminent" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-e90606d73a01cabbb6368a679b8f6fc9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:47:37 +0000 John Lister 9713 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9713/first-major-windows-10-update-imminent#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft to Force Windows 10 Download by Default http://www.infopackets.com/news/9712/microsoft-force-windows-10-download-default <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">If you've deliberately avoided upgrading to Windows 10 up until now, you may need to re-check your Windows Update settings. Two forthcoming changes to Windows Update means Windows 10 could install by default without users realizing. Unlike with previous systems, Microsoft is treating Windows 10 as literally being an update to Windows 7 and 8 in the same way as ordinary bug fixes and feature additions. That's how it was previously possible to "pre-register" for the free upgrade and have it installed automatically on launch date without having to specifically search out a ... (<a href="/news/9712/microsoft-force-windows-10-download-default" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-4893a2af540a90e814dc8c243b81cf67"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:57:19 +0000 John Lister 9712 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9712/microsoft-force-windows-10-download-default#comments f1 Microsoft Fair or Fraud: Hotels Block WiFi, then Gouge Customers http://www.infopackets.com/news/9711/fair-or-fraud-hotels-block-wifi-then-gouge-customers <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Contractors at a convention center have been fined $718,000 for blocking visitors from using their own mobile data services. Meanwhile the Hilton chain has been fined $25,000 for obstructing an investigation into similar claims. The Hilton case began with allegations that the chain's hotel in Anaheim, California used blocking technology to stop users operating mobile hotspots. Those are portable devices which receive a cellular data signal (similar to that used to get Internet access on a smartphone) and turn it into a WiFi signal, which can then be used on laptops or smartphones. A ... (<a href="/news/9711/fair-or-fraud-hotels-block-wifi-then-gouge-customers" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-0fb46ab81e94cd57c42e9aa0495571b7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/john-lister" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/john-lister" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">John Lister</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:52:16 +0000 John Lister 9711 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9711/fair-or-fraud-hotels-block-wifi-then-gouge-customers#comments f1 Your Rights How to Fix: Can't Change Firefox Home Page http://www.infopackets.com/news/9710/how-fix-cant-change-firefox-home-page <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader 'Raburt' writes: " Dear Dennis, A friend of mine migrated his system to Windows 10. Somehow in the process, the home page in his Firefox changed and he has been unable to change the home page back to what it was previously. One of the things I suggested was to be sure that his computer is not using a proxy setting. Do have some other suggestions? Thanks. " My response: Assuming that the home page has not been hijacked due to a malware infection, oftentimes the easiest way to fix a program that isn't working properly (and in this case, a web browser) is to reinstall it. ... (<a href="/news/9710/how-fix-cant-change-firefox-home-page" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-697cc7c256dcc0c745c03bb72c66be52"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:21:34 +0000 Dennis Faas 9710 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9710/how-fix-cant-change-firefox-home-page#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk' Error (RAID) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9709/how-fix-windows-cannot-be-installed-disk-error-raid <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="google_ads"><script type="text/javascript"> google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0008535939683877"; google_ad_slot = "6958691424"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; </script> <!-- 336x280 --> <script type="text/javascript" src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Infopackets Reader Phil P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have installed Windows 10 32 bit and now I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10 64 bit using the clean install method. Since I'm installing Windows 10 from scratch, I am also going to upgrade my C drive performance using 2 x 2TB hard drives (for a total of 4 TB usable data) in RAID 0 configuration . The problem is that when I try to install Windows onto my RAID, it tells me that 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer' ... (<a href="/news/9709/how-fix-windows-cannot-be-installed-disk-error-raid" class="more-link">view more</a>)</div></div></div><!-- google_ad_section_end --><div style="margin-bottom:23px;" class="user_about"></div><div class="view view-about-the-author view-id-about_the_author view-display-id-entity_view_1 view-dom-id-8ec951287e3ea68aeed0276e08012ad7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-name"> <span class="field-content"><a href="/users/dennis-faas" title="View user profile." class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/dennis-faas" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Dennis Faas</a></span> </div> <div class="views-field views-field-field-author-about"> <span class="views-label views-label-field-author-about">About the author: </span> <div class="field-content"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:33:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 9709 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9709/how-fix-windows-cannot-be-installed-disk-error-raid#comments f1 Windows Tips