http://www.infopackets.com/index.xml en How to Fix: Quick Access to work like Favorites http://www.infopackets.com/news/9670/how-fix-quick-access-work-favorites <!-- 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 H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 recently and one thing that bothers me when I'm using File Explorer to browse my files is the 'Quick Access' section. Previously in Windows 7, this section was called 'Favorites', and contained only the shortcuts that I wanted listed. For example, I could go into c:\users\my user name\favorites and add a shortcut to my taxes folder. Now that I've upgraded to Windows 10, I'm stuck with Quick Access which not only shows my previous Favorites, but also includes a bunch of other junk - such as recently opened files and ... (<a href="/news/9670/how-fix-quick-access-work-favorites" 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-1911f5b1130527455f165204031eef2a"> <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 Sep 2015 13:09:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 9670 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9670/how-fix-quick-access-work-favorites#comments f1 Windows Tips Acer Releases Phone PC Running 'Real' Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9669/acer-releases-phone-pc-running-real-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's goal of having Windows 10 used on just about every form of computing device has taken one step forward. Manufacturers have already incorporated it into a phone and even a portable stick. Acer, the company that helped establish the idea of the netbook as a way to run 'real' Windows on an ultra-portable device, has announced what it is calling the first PC Phone. At first glance, the Jade Primo looks like a high-end smartphone running Windows mobile; however, it has fairly impressive specifications, including a Snapdragon 808 Processor, a full 1080p HD 5.5" AMOLED ... (<a href="/news/9669/acer-releases-phone-pc-running-real-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-6dfa0bf42d896874cd4caa66f54c704a"> <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 Sep 2015 12:41:56 +0000 John Lister 9669 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9669/acer-releases-phone-pc-running-real-windows-10#comments f1 Mobile Microsoft May Reveal More About Windows 10 Patches http://www.infopackets.com/news/9668/microsoft-may-reveal-more-about-windows-10-patches <!-- 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 it may revise its policy of giving little to no information about the contents of updates to Windows 10. For now at least, any details would only go to business customers. As previously discussed, Windows 10 marks a departure from the traditional monthly release of updates , with the only exceptions being one-off security patches for serious bugs in the wild which are usually being exploited by hackers. Under the new system, Microsoft quietly sends out updates both for security fixes and enhancements to features, as and when they are ready. That's accompanied by a change in ... (<a href="/news/9668/microsoft-may-reveal-more-about-windows-10-patches" 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-ec65d402673356e692226923fc53eee7"> <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 Sep 2015 14:31:20 +0000 John Lister 9668 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9668/microsoft-may-reveal-more-about-windows-10-patches#comments f1 Microsoft Edge Browser Flop Claims Likely Premature http://www.infopackets.com/news/9667/edge-browser-flop-claims-likely-premature <!-- 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">Figures for August have led one site to suggest that Microsoft's new Edge browser is not that widely used. However, the difficulty of calculating such figures means it is far too early to call it a bust. The figures come from Statcounter, which is a professional service for website owners which tracks web visitors. As well as giving individual sites details of their visitors, Statcounter collates the data from all of its customers to come up with estimates for web use as a whole. It believes the number and variety of sites it tracks makes this a reasonably accurate estimate. Edge Figures ... (<a href="/news/9667/edge-browser-flop-claims-likely-premature" 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-d7f59efa8ab9e549121d7b3b7042232e"> <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 Sep 2015 11:42:38 +0000 John Lister 9667 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9667/edge-browser-flop-claims-likely-premature#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Program not Compatible with Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9665/how-fix-program-not-compatible-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 Stacie M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I upgraded to Windows 10 over the weekend, but unfortunately many of my programs appear to be incompatible. For example, a program either gives me an error and immediately exits, or it runs but doesn't work properly. If I would have known that my programs won't work with Windows 10, I don't think I would have upgraded. Is there anything I can do to make my programs compatible with Windows 10? " My response: When I first upgraded to Windows 10, many of my favorite programs wouldn't work properly, either - similar to what you describe. For ... (<a href="/news/9665/how-fix-program-not-compatible-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-823044f9f93e91274bb7939d34f101b4"> <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, 31 Aug 2015 13:51:18 +0000 Dennis Faas 9665 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9665/how-fix-program-not-compatible-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Remove: 'Your upgrade to Windows 10 is ready' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9664/how-remove-your-upgrade-windows-10-ready <!-- 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 'Lorraine' writes: " Dear Dennis, Not too long ago I reserved my copy of Windows 10, but then I canceled it a few days later. I have followed your guide on how to cancel Windows 10 reservation , but now every two days or so I get an incredibly annoying pop-up window asking me to start the Windows 10 upgrade, or postpone for a later time (which is usually 2-3 days later). When I click on Windows Update I keep seeing a message stating 'Your upgrade to Windows 10 is ready' - and I can't download any other updates. It's almost as if Microsoft is keeping my computer hostage! I ... (<a href="/news/9664/how-remove-your-upgrade-windows-10-ready" 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-c030e5a513fd16195ee987804a0dfdd6"> <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, 28 Aug 2015 14:45:30 +0000 Dennis Faas 9664 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9664/how-remove-your-upgrade-windows-10-ready#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 on 75M Devices with 1B Target by 2018 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9663/windows-10-75m-devices-1b-target-2018 <!-- 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">According to Microsoft, 75 million devices are already running Windows 10. That's an impressive total, though the company still has a long way to go to hit its target of one billion users within the first three years. The figures came in a series of Twitter posts by Yusuf Mehdi, the Microsoft executive responsible for marketing Windows. The 75 million figure comes just under a month after Windows 10's release, with 14 million downloads alone on launch day. (Source: windows.com ) It's hard to compare the Windows 10 early adoption rate with Microsoft's previous operating system. While ... (<a href="/news/9663/windows-10-75m-devices-1b-target-2018" 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-708810579b74d179ffb5b6201f994a4d"> <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, 27 Aug 2015 12:19:21 +0000 John Lister 9663 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9663/windows-10-75m-devices-1b-target-2018#comments f1 Microsoft Should Companies be Accountable for Leaked Customer Data? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9662/should-companies-be-accountable-leaked-customer-data <!-- 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">Companies that don't do enough to protect customer data against hacking are more likely to be sued, thanks to a court ruling this week. A federal appeals court rejected an argument that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) overstepped its powers by suing a company over three hacking incidents. The company is question is the Wyndham Hotel chain, in which 619,000 customers' credit card data was leaked. According to the FTC, Wyndham failed to use suitably complex login details on accounts, stored card data on its servers in unencrypted form, and did not use adequate firewalls to protect the ... (<a href="/news/9662/should-companies-be-accountable-leaked-customer-data" 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-82f3369a7b6b19408111b2ec686de1d0"> <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, 26 Aug 2015 11:58:23 +0000 John Lister 9662 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9662/should-companies-be-accountable-leaked-customer-data#comments f1 Courts 92 Percent "Love" Windows 10: Study Suggests http://www.infopackets.com/news/9661/92-percent-love-windows-10-study-suggests <!-- 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 published study suggests the vast majority of Windows 10 users "love" the system and most of its features. However, the methodology of the study is shaky to say the least. The figures come from Brandwatch, a company that tracks public sentiment about particular products and companies online. It claims its methods help find out what ordinary users are thinking, rather than rely on media reports. For this study, Brandwatch gathered together data from 7,000 people who had posted about Windows 10 on Twitter, Facebook, Internet forums and other online outlets. It then analyzed ... (<a href="/news/9661/92-percent-love-windows-10-study-suggests" 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-5e8b61683669d6c940dbe6c49b13deac"> <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, 25 Aug 2015 11:43:39 +0000 John Lister 9661 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9661/92-percent-love-windows-10-study-suggests#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Windows Update Using an In-Place Upgrade http://www.infopackets.com/news/9660/how-fix-windows-update-using-place-upgrade <!-- 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 Gail C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows 7 and am trying to use Windows Update to update my system, but I keep receiving the Windows Update error 80070490. I have not been able to download updates for over 3 months now. I would really like to upgrade to Windows 10, but I can't because my Windows Update isn't up to date, thus preventing Windows 10 from downloading. Every time I run the Windows Update, it starts to download something, then fails at the same spot with error code 80070490. It is driving me crazy. Can you help? " My Response: Windows Update error 80070490 ... (<a href="/news/9660/how-fix-windows-update-using-place-upgrade" 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-31c470487124e3bc31948c9dd6d78e9c"> <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, 24 Aug 2015 20:40:43 +0000 Dennis Faas 9660 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9660/how-fix-windows-update-using-place-upgrade#comments f1 Windows Tips How Does Windows Defender Stack Up in Windows 10? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9659/how-does-windows-defender-stack-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">How Does Windows Defender Stack Up in Windows 10? Infopackets Reader Lisa K. writes: " Dear Dennis, I read with interest your article entitled: ' How to Fix: Windows 10 Antivirus Missing, Not Compatible '. After upgrading to Windows 10, my antivirus also went missing. So my question is: how does Windows Defender stack up against popular antivirus or antimalware programs? Should I continue to use Windows Defender or should I reinstall my antivirus program? " My response: This is often simply a question of choice, but your computer hardware may also dictate what is most suitable. In my opinion ... (<a href="/news/9659/how-does-windows-defender-stack-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-dca579d7177f405861504a0065d36fc1"> <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, 21 Aug 2015 14:19:21 +0000 Dennis Faas 9659 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9659/how-does-windows-defender-stack-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips Latest Editions of Windows 10 Break Chrome Browser http://www.infopackets.com/news/9658/latest-editions-windows-10-break-chrome-browser <!-- 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">Reports that Windows 10 stops Google's Chrome browser from running appear to be only partially correct. While the problem does exist, it only affects people running test editions of Windows 10 which are not available to everyone. The problem affects the version of Chrome designed for 64-bit PCs. If the problem strikes, the browser simply fails to show any page and instead displays the familiar "Aw Snap!" error message. It appears to affect all editions of 64-bit Chrome, from the standard edition through the various test editions, such as developer and Canary. (Source: ... (<a href="/news/9658/latest-editions-windows-10-break-chrome-browser" 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-166e165daef15b9449a06f82f56f219f"> <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, 20 Aug 2015 11:53:44 +0000 John Lister 9658 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9658/latest-editions-windows-10-break-chrome-browser#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Scan-and-Block Piracy Fears May Be Unfounded http://www.infopackets.com/news/9657/windows-10-scan-and-block-piracy-fears-may-be-unfounded <!-- 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">Some of the terms and conditions applying to Windows 10 users appear to give Microsoft permission to block software it suspects is illegal. However, it seems the clause may be a case of a careless cut-and-paste, rather than a firm policy. The text appears in the Microsoft Services Agreement. That's not strictly the terms and conditions of Windows 10 itself, but rather Microsoft's various online services. It's come to wider attention because so many of these services are used by apps built into Windows 10. Microsoft Can Block Games and Peripherals Among the agreement's clauses ... (<a href="/news/9657/windows-10-scan-and-block-piracy-fears-may-be-unfounded" 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-00036afd0e1bc815d2da842d6524893f"> <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, 19 Aug 2015 12:14:41 +0000 John Lister 9657 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9657/windows-10-scan-and-block-piracy-fears-may-be-unfounded#comments f1 Piracy Mandatory Windows 10 Updates Hit By Glitches http://www.infopackets.com/news/9656/mandatory-windows-10-updates-hit-glitches <!-- 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 patch process for Windows 10 is going far from smoothly, with some PCs locked in a constant reboot. It's reawakened the debate about how the new Window 10 update system will work. With Windows 10 intended to be the final "brand new" edition of the operating system, Microsoft has ditched its traditional policy of a monthly 'Patch Tuesday' security update, including emergency patches in between when needed. Service Packs were also previously released once every year or so after gathering enough patches, along with offering a few new features. Instead the plan ... (<a href="/news/9656/mandatory-windows-10-updates-hit-glitches" 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-23b556c86cbf08fef463a8f2906336bf"> <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, 18 Aug 2015 12:15:08 +0000 John Lister 9656 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9656/mandatory-windows-10-updates-hit-glitches#comments f1 Microsoft How to Upgrade from Windows 10 32-bit to 64-bit http://www.infopackets.com/news/9655/how-upgrade-windows-10-32-bit-64-bit <!-- 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' writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded my computer from Windows 8.1 32-bit to Windows 10 32-bit. This past weekend I purchased Windows 10 64-bit because I want to upgrade from Windows 10 32-bit. For the upgrade, I understand I will have to do a complete reinstall. That said, each time I put the Windows 10 DVD in my system and I run the setup.exe (via my desktop), it says 'This app can't run on your PC'. How do I perform the upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit? " My response: Before I answer the question, there are a few things I need to get out of the way. First, I must ... (<a href="/news/9655/how-upgrade-windows-10-32-bit-64-bit" 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-05a71184de6c1d4739cd96dcc45effe1"> <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, 17 Aug 2015 16:58:50 +0000 Dennis Faas 9655 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9655/how-upgrade-windows-10-32-bit-64-bit#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Remove Windows.old and $Windows.BT Folders in Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9654/how-remove-windowsold-and-windowsbt-folders-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 Gilles S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just installed Windows 10 and got it configured and working 100% the way I like it. I took your advice and purchased Acronis True Image and made a backup of my Windows 7 system before upgrading to Windows 10. While browsing my C drive I noticed I have a Windows.old and a $WINDOWS.~BT folder. I read online that when I install Windows 10, it also keeps my previous operating system (Windows 7) on my hard drive in case I need to roll back. Since I already have the Windows 7 backup made, I don't need two copies and would like to remove the ... (<a href="/news/9654/how-remove-windowsold-and-windowsbt-folders-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-242c6973cf076ce3fefdab3cf4008784"> <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, 14 Aug 2015 17:12:26 +0000 Dennis Faas 9654 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9654/how-remove-windowsold-and-windowsbt-folders-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Antivirus Missing, Not Compatible http://www.infopackets.com/news/9653/how-fix-windows-10-antivirus-missing-not-compatible <!-- 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 Paula H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently installed Windows 10 and looked in my tray bar and found that my antivirus has gone missing. Previous to the Windows 10 upgrade, I was using Windows 7 with Avast! antivirus (free). When I go to the Start Menu and type in 'avast', it doesn't come up with anything. I also don't see it in my Start menu when I click through my programs, either. Is my system unprotected? How can I get my antivirus working with Windows 10? " My response: You are not the only person to ask this question, and the problem is not limited to Avast! antivirus ... (<a href="/news/9653/how-fix-windows-10-antivirus-missing-not-compatible" 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-d47617ac92268d87b1d572d39abfb09e"> <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> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:07:03 +0000 Dennis Faas 9653 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9653/how-fix-windows-10-antivirus-missing-not-compatible#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Black Border (Shrinking Screen) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9652/how-fix-windows-10-black-border-shrinking-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 Tim G. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your article yesterday on ' How to Fix: Windows 10 Display Shifted; Screen Fuzzy '. I have somewhat of a related problem; after I upgraded to Windows 10, my screen has shrunk with a black border all around the edges of the display. I use 1280x720 resolution, though my monitor can handle 1920x1080 (I prefer 1280x720 because it's bigger and easier on my eyes). It's the 1280x720 resolution that shrank, and there aren't any video card updates. I am using the ATI Radeon 4250 which is integrated with my motherboard. I use to have an option ... (<a href="/news/9652/how-fix-windows-10-black-border-shrinking-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-c354b34c9211a68c959c8ce14524f330"> <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> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:04:48 +0000 Dennis Faas 9652 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9652/how-fix-windows-10-black-border-shrinking-screen#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Display Shifted; Screen Fuzzy http://www.infopackets.com/news/9651/how-fix-windows-10-display-shifted-screen-fuzzy <!-- 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 Mike T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just installed Windows 10 over this past weekend, but my LCD monitor's display seems to be shifted to the right, and the fonts are fuzzy. The left side of the screen has a small black border around it. In fact, the clock appears to be missing the 'AM' or 'PM', and the date shows only the month and day, but not the year. Any ideas what is going on? Should I upgrade my video driver or do I need to whack my monitor? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me, and many, many thanks for all you have taught me over ... (<a href="/news/9651/how-fix-windows-10-display-shifted-screen-fuzzy" 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-f964d708be039d8c065356a1660f6849"> <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> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:48:51 +0000 Dennis Faas 9651 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9651/how-fix-windows-10-display-shifted-screen-fuzzy#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Disable Windows 10 Email Login http://www.infopackets.com/news/9650/how-disable-windows-10-email-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 Alice K. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just installed Windows 10 on my PC, and I was disappointed that I now have to sign on with a Microsoft account email address. I would much rather not have to login to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account. Is there any way I can login to Windows 10 normally without an email address? " My response: Windows 10 and its services are largely based on the user having an Internet connection and a Microsoft account. For example, OneDrive, which allows users to store files seamlessly on the Internet, requires a Microsoft account in order to operate. ... (<a href="/news/9650/how-disable-windows-10-email-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-825e8b8be4e8bbdeb22fb739a994bb2e"> <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, 10 Aug 2015 13:44:33 +0000 Dennis Faas 9650 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9650/how-disable-windows-10-email-login#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Upgrade Windows 7, 8 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit http://www.infopackets.com/news/9649/how-upgrade-windows-7-8-32-bit-windows-10-64-bit <!-- 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 Sam T. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your ongoing and excellent articles on Windows 10. I have a question; right now I'm running Windows 7 32-bit, but I want to upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit and still maintain my free license for Windows 10. How can I upgrade from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit? " My response: You can only upgrade to Windows 10 using the same architecture -- for example, from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 10 32-bit. In other words, you cannot do an in-place upgrade from 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows and maintain all your installed ... (<a href="/news/9649/how-upgrade-windows-7-8-32-bit-windows-10-64-bit" 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-1691854c410df8027df60491cd15165a"> <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, 07 Aug 2015 13:27:23 +0000 Dennis Faas 9649 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9649/how-upgrade-windows-7-8-32-bit-windows-10-64-bit#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Downgrade from Windows 10 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9648/how-downgrade-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">While most of the response to Windows 10 has been positive, it might not be for everyone. The good news is that downgrading from Windows 10 to your previous operating system is a relatively simple task. Exactly how you can go about it depends on which of three categories you fall into: whether you upgraded using the "Get Windows 10" app (via Windows Update); whether you used a DVD or USB drive with Windows 10 media; or, whether you bought a computer with Windows 10 pre-installed. "Easy Downgrade" Method: Within 30 Days If you used Windows Update to upgrade to Windows 10 ( ... (<a href="/news/9648/how-downgrade-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-3a28ba23502beae2fcd727f7edeba41e"> <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, 06 Aug 2015 12:28:44 +0000 John Lister 9648 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9648/how-downgrade-windows-10#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 Start Menu Explained http://www.infopackets.com/news/9647/windows-10-start-menu-explained <!-- 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">With the launch of Windows 10 comes a brand new Start Menu, which now more closely resembles its predecessors - something that's good news for many users on desktop and notebooks PCs. However, the new Windows 10 Start Menu brings plenty of options for tweaking, along with the odd glitch. Windows 10 Start Menu Customizable When Windows 8 was released, the lack of a Start Menu angered and confused many PC enthusiasts. As such, many third-party Start Menu programs were developed to replace the 'metro' style interface with a more traditional look. The good news is that the majority these ... (<a href="/news/9647/windows-10-start-menu-explained" 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-32ac133510420527bf9ba8a2ddf9db78"> <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, 05 Aug 2015 11:53:48 +0000 John Lister 9647 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9647/windows-10-start-menu-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Shut off Windows 10 File Sharing (WUDO) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9646/how-shut-windows-10-file-sharing-wudo <!-- 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 is using customers' Internet connections to distribute Windows 10 to other users. While it doesn't appear to pose a serious security risk, switching off the feature is a bit tricky. The feature is officially known as Windows Update Delivery Optimization , or "WUDO". It involves putting some downloaded Windows 10 files into a temporary directory area on a users computer; the files are then made available to other computers over the Internet. Microsoft insists no personal files or folders are shared in this way. The same system will also apply to ... (<a href="/news/9646/how-shut-windows-10-file-sharing-wudo" 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-ca1d393e11edade29f564cd4a7e1c134"> <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, 04 Aug 2015 13:57:25 +0000 John Lister 9646 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9646/how-shut-windows-10-file-sharing-wudo#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Upgrade Failed Error C1900208 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9645/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-failed-error-c1900208 <!-- 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 Paul S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I tried to install Windows 10, but it failed with error code C1900208 (I did it through the 'get windows 10' app). I tried again a few times, and it still gives me error C1900208, 'Installation Status: failed'. I checked my Windows Update history for error C1900208, and see that it failed 3 times in a row. I have no idea why this is happening but I'd really like to upgrade to Windows 10. I have Norton 360 and I read that antivirus may be conflicting with the Windows 10 install. Any ideas? " My response: From what I've read online, the Windows ... (<a href="/news/9645/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-failed-error-c1900208" 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-c9edb530ca2cc1bddc57ca9d43527de7"> <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, 03 Aug 2015 18:56:27 +0000 Dennis Faas 9645 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9645/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-failed-error-c1900208#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows 10 Upgrade Failed Error 80240020 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9644/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-failed-error-80240020 <!-- 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 Sam T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have clicked on the 'Get Windows 10' app in my tray bar and it still says it's reserved. I read that I can force the upgrade by using entering 'wuauclt.exe /updatenow' in the command prompt -- however, I keep getting a message that Windows 10 Upgrade Failed, with error code 80240020. I searched for 'windows 10 upgrade failed 80240020' on Google and have read a number of posts, but I can't seem to figure out how to make this work. I keep getting an access denied error. Can you help? " My response: Many ... (<a href="/news/9644/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-failed-error-80240020" 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-d691a4f63d9b512a47e8a937d3cca8a6"> <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, 31 Jul 2015 14:26:47 +0000 Dennis Faas 9644 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9644/how-fix-windows-10-upgrade-failed-error-80240020#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10: Key Questions Answered http://www.infopackets.com/news/9643/windows-10-key-questions-answered <!-- 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 now available. While there's no immediate rush to get it (the upgrade is free for another year), here are some of the basics to know if you're thinking of trying out the new system. Can I get Windows 10 right away, or do I have to wait? Many users are still waiting for Windows 10 to download to their computer, even though they have reserved their free upgrade using the 'Get Windows 10' app via the tray bar. It is possible, however, to forcefully download Windows 10 directly from Microsoft's website as an in-place upgrade or as an .ISO, which is used to create a bootable ... (<a href="/news/9643/windows-10-key-questions-answered" 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-19d99b5ae492420f535f1721b9c2dccb"> <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, 30 Jul 2015 13:31:06 +0000 John Lister 9643 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9643/windows-10-key-questions-answered#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Program Adapted to Predict Stem Cell Outcome http://www.infopackets.com/news/9642/microsoft-program-adapted-predict-stem-cell-outcome <!-- 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">Software developed to hunt down bugs in programs for Windows has been adapted for stem cell research. Though the two tasks sound nothing alike, they both involve calculating the link between cause and effect. New Scientist reports that the software is known as the Reasoning Engine for Interaction Networks, or RE:IN. It's been made available through Microsoft's research unit to several scientists who specialize in stem cells. (Source: newscientist.com ) A stem cell is effectively the blank slate of cells in mammals. As well as dividing to produce more stem cells (meaning that the body ... (<a href="/news/9642/microsoft-program-adapted-predict-stem-cell-outcome" 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-9638f960aac64cdec383582ea54253d4"> <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, 29 Jul 2015 12:09:59 +0000 John Lister 9642 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9642/microsoft-program-adapted-predict-stem-cell-outcome#comments f1 Microsoft Microsoft Relaxes Windows 10 'Mandatory Updates' http://www.infopackets.com/news/9641/microsoft-relaxes-windows-10-mandatory-updates <!-- 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 that Windows 10 users will be able to block or undo some updates to the system. It's a minor exception to the recently-instated policy that all updates are mandatory. In previous editions of Windows, users have always had the choice of whether or not to download a new feature or security update, including whether or not it was installed automatically, or manually. Last month Microsoft raised eyebrows when a page on its site revealed that users of the Home edition -- the one aimed at the general consumer market -- will have all updates downloaded automatically. The ... (<a href="/news/9641/microsoft-relaxes-windows-10-mandatory-updates" 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-049cb2a288766edc1a20155ec45f81ec"> <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, 28 Jul 2015 11:53:03 +0000 John Lister 9641 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9641/microsoft-relaxes-windows-10-mandatory-updates#comments f1 Microsoft Can I Cancel my Windows 10 Reservation and Reserve Later? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9640/can-i-cancel-my-windows-10-reservation-and-reserve-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 Jessy R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I reserved my free copy of Windows 10 using the 'Get Windows 10' app in the tray bar, but now I'm not sure if I should go through with the upgrade. I think I might wait a bit to see what the response is from the general public before I upgrade to Windows 10. Question: if I cancel my reservation, can I reserve Windows 10 again later? I was about to cancel the reservation the other day but the message box said that I might miss out on the offer to get the free upgrade. What can I do? " My response: If you cancel the ... (<a href="/news/9640/can-i-cancel-my-windows-10-reservation-and-reserve-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-9468691221f74c5ce0dd4f8e3a5f906f"> <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, 27 Jul 2015 12:29:22 +0000 Dennis Faas 9640 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9640/can-i-cancel-my-windows-10-reservation-and-reserve-later#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Clean Install Windows 10 using Windows 7, 8 License http://www.infopackets.com/news/9639/how-clean-install-windows-10-using-windows-7-8-license <!-- 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 Meagan S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your coverage on Windows 10. I plan to upgrade to Windows 10 but I prefer to do a clean install, rather than in-place upgrade. I say this because I would much rather start from a clean slate, rather than worry that bugs from my previous Windows install might port over onto my new Windows 10 upgrade. So my question is: can I do a clean install of Windows 10 using a Windows 7 or 8 license? If I download the Windows 10 ISO and format my hard drive, how will Microsoft know that I am in fact upgrading to Windows 10, and therefore ... (<a href="/news/9639/how-clean-install-windows-10-using-windows-7-8-license" 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-1402781624179f0db07d373b846487e7"> <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, 24 Jul 2015 13:36:09 +0000 Dennis Faas 9639 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9639/how-clean-install-windows-10-using-windows-7-8-license#comments f1 Windows Tips No Service Packs For Windows 10; Support ends 2025 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9638/no-service-packs-windows-10-support-ends-2025 <!-- 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 will support Windows 10 for at least ten years. The statement answers some questions, but raises other queries. The confirmation comes via a change to Microsoft's Windows lifecycle fact sheet . That's the page that explains exactly when it plans to stop offer support for each of its operating systems. The listed dates for Windows 10 are October 13, 2020 for the end of mainstream support and October 14, 2025 for the end of extended support. (Source: microsoft.com ) Although XP's support was extended several times (owing largely to the reluctance of many ... (<a href="/news/9638/no-service-packs-windows-10-support-ends-2025" 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-9552922dfb0647909762151e53eac3bf"> <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, 23 Jul 2015 12:08:43 +0000 John Lister 9638 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9638/no-service-packs-windows-10-support-ends-2025#comments f1 Microsoft Website Promoting Affairs Drops Controversial Fee http://www.infopackets.com/news/9637/website-promoting-affairs-drops-controversial-fee <!-- 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">Hackers who stole data from a website promoting extra-marital affairs say they did so to promote misleading claims. The Ashley Madison site has responded by dropping a controversial fee to delete user accounts. The site openly promotes itself as appealing to people who want to arrange dates online where at least one party is already in a relationship. Not surprisingly, that setup brings added interest in keeping client details confidential. Earlier this week attackers claimed to have breached security and got access to the records of a supposed 33 million members around the world. They've ... (<a href="/news/9637/website-promoting-affairs-drops-controversial-fee" 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-ae372e718872f313122696c10dcfe7e2"> <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, 22 Jul 2015 11:57:04 +0000 John Lister 9637 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9637/website-promoting-affairs-drops-controversial-fee#comments f1 Internet Symantec: Spam Rate Falls to a 12-Year Low http://www.infopackets.com/news/9636/symantec-spam-rate-falls-12-year-low <!-- 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">According to security firm Symantec, the proportion of spam emails has fallen to their lowest levels in 12 years. It's the first time since 2003 that the majority of emails are not spam. While the figures are compiled from a variety of sources, the main source comes from customers using Symantec security products containing some form of email filtering. That could mean the report is slightly distorted towards those who find spam especially problematic, and thus overstate their level of spam. Overall, Symantec estimates that 49.7 percent of email messages contain spam. This covers all email ... (<a href="/news/9636/symantec-spam-rate-falls-12-year-low" 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-9c9b3b390b2f5c961acae69aa4d58563"> <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, 21 Jul 2015 12:13:13 +0000 John Lister 9636 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9636/symantec-spam-rate-falls-12-year-low#comments f1 Internet Three Alternatives to Using Adobe Flash http://www.infopackets.com/news/9635/three-alternatives-using-adobe-flash <!-- 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 Sam R. writes: " Dear Dennis, Is there an alternative to Adobe Flash? I just read John Lister's article ' Flash Blocked in Firefox over Security Risk ,' and I'm concerned that Flash might download a virus onto my system. I'm also concerned that Flash is a major CPU hog which slows down my system. If there is no alternative to Flash, and I block Flash entirely, how can I watch YouTube videos? " My response: Unfortunately there is currently no alternative to Flash on Windows systems that allows you to play Flash content (that I am aware of). There are, however a few ... (<a href="/news/9635/three-alternatives-using-adobe-flash" 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-a19183d6a6f2dd127733df065204da5b"> <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, 20 Jul 2015 13:20:49 +0000 Dennis Faas 9635 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9635/three-alternatives-using-adobe-flash#comments f1 Windows Tips Will Windows 10 Install Automatically? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9634/will-windows-10-install-automatically <!-- 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 Patricia C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have successfully reserved my copy of Windows 10 using the 'get windows 10' app on my desktop. I am having second thoughts about whether or not Windows 10 will install properly, so I'm not sure if I should cancel it . I might just wait for the Windows 10 ISO, so I can do a clean install . Question: if I go ahead and let Windows 10 install through Windows Update (which is due July 29), how will it be installed? Will Windows 10 be installed automatically? If the install fails will I be able to get my files back? " My ... (<a href="/news/9634/will-windows-10-install-automatically" 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-d9f918425041c637f959a9796353aaba"> <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, 17 Jul 2015 13:56:35 +0000 Dennis Faas 9634 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9634/will-windows-10-install-automatically#comments f1 Windows Tips Report: Facebook and Twitter a Growing News Source http://www.infopackets.com/news/9633/report-facebook-and-twitter-growing-news-source <!-- 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 people getting their news from social media sites continues to rise. That's prompted debate about who decides what news is most important. In 2013, the Pew Research Center reported that 52 percent of Twitter users get their news from Twitter, with the figure being 47 percent for Facebook users. In a follow-up survey this year, the figure is now 63 percent for both sites. In both surveys, the question defined news as "information about events and issues beyond just your friends and family." (Source: journalism.org ) Between the increasing proportions and the ... (<a href="/news/9633/report-facebook-and-twitter-growing-news-source" 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-cab7df1f3ee30c2167b80ea4de37ce98"> <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, 16 Jul 2015 11:46:18 +0000 John Lister 9633 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9633/report-facebook-and-twitter-growing-news-source#comments f1 Internet Flash Blocked In Firefox Over Security Risk http://www.infopackets.com/news/9632/flash-blocked-firefox-over-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">Mozilla has blocked Adobe Flash from running by default in the Firefox browser, citing security concerns. Meanwhile, Facebook's security chief has called for Adobe Flash to be killed off permanently. Adobe Flash is widely used for both videos and animations, including ones which play automatically on a website. The technology has fallen from favor over the years, however, thanks to problems with both performance and security. It's a popular target for malware creators as it is so widely used by users, regardless of their operating system or browser. A big part of the decline came when ... (<a href="/news/9632/flash-blocked-firefox-over-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-8017a5e7894c2da579b8a79144e483be"> <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, 15 Jul 2015 12:11:22 +0000 John Lister 9632 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9632/flash-blocked-firefox-over-security-risk#comments f1 Security IBM Supercomputer 'Watson' Turns Hand To Cooking http://www.infopackets.com/news/9631/ibm-supercomputer-watson-turns-hand-cooking <!-- 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 super computer that won Jeopardy! is now turning its hand to cooking. IBM's Watson has come up with some unlikely recipes including a strawberry curry. IBM originally developed the supercomputer specifically to compete on the game show called Jeopardy! . It was considered a major challenge for a computer as Jeopardy! doesn't simply require players to know facts, but to decipher clues. While normal game shows have a question with a single answer, winning Jeopardy! means finding the most likely of all possible questions that could relate to the supplied answer. Watson proved up to ... (<a href="/news/9631/ibm-supercomputer-watson-turns-hand-cooking" 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-f07e2dbcac9baac1f84200ebe53f3bd3"> <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, 14 Jul 2015 11:53:16 +0000 John Lister 9631 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9631/ibm-supercomputer-watson-turns-hand-cooking#comments f1 IT Windows 10 Upgrade: do I have to Reinstall Programs? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9630/windows-10-upgrade-do-i-have-reinstall-programs <!-- 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 Ed H. writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding Windows 10: do I have to reinstall my programs once Windows 10 is installed, or will everything move over automatically? I'm confused because I read that if I install Windows 10 I will have to reinstall programs, but other websites say that I won't have to reinstall any programs. How can I know for sure? " My response: Most users will be doing an 'in-place upgrade' through Windows Update; in that case, most of your programs (including your user data) should automatically move over without any problems. On the ... (<a href="/news/9630/windows-10-upgrade-do-i-have-reinstall-programs" 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-6301fc348ffaa5273f15a0e5948aeda2"> <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, 13 Jul 2015 12:12:51 +0000 Dennis Faas 9630 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9630/windows-10-upgrade-do-i-have-reinstall-programs#comments f1 Windows Tips Windows 10 Upgrade: Can I choose 32-bit or 64-bit? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9629/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-choose-32-bit-or-64-bit <!-- 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 Susan K. writes: " Dear Dennis, With regard to the free Windows 10 upgrade : will I receive Windows 10 32-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit, or will I have a choice? I ask because I am currently running Windows 8 32-bit and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit. A friend of mine told me that the 64-bit Windows is faster. Can you tell me what is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10? " My response: As with all previous versions of Windows, you can only change the operating system architecture (for example: from Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit) if ... (<a href="/news/9629/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-choose-32-bit-or-64-bit" 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-124adbeb8c334ea0fe2a1f0f18df6678"> <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, 10 Jul 2015 14:18:47 +0000 Dennis Faas 9629 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9629/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-choose-32-bit-or-64-bit#comments f1 Windows Tips Robo Calls Cost Time Warner $225,000 http://www.infopackets.com/news/9628/robo-calls-cost-time-warner-225000 <!-- 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 federal court has awarded a woman $229,500 compensation after a cable company unlawfully called her cellphone 153 times in less than a year. Time Warner Cable continued to make the automated "robo calls" even after Araceli King complained. The court ruled Time Warner Cable had violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, passed in 1991. The issue wasn't simply that the company made the calls without permission, but that they were automated. Robo Calls Illegal Without Express Permission With the so-called robo calls, a computer automatically dials a home phone number. If and ... (<a href="/news/9628/robo-calls-cost-time-warner-225000" 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-5488c2976b10b2cd4f7df5c6235eef6b"> <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, 09 Jul 2015 11:39:03 +0000 John Lister 9628 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9628/robo-calls-cost-time-warner-225000#comments f1 Courts Amazon Accused Of Misleading Search Results http://www.infopackets.com/news/9627/amazon-accused-misleading-search-results <!-- 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">Amazon will have to go to court to defend claims that the search tool on its site misleads customers about the products it stocks. Watchmaker Multi Time Machines (MTM) wants Amazon to make it clearer that it doesn't sell its watches. MTM specializes in selling expensive watches which are particularly sturdy and water resistant. They are designed to display the time in a way that's easy to read with very little light used; however, some models also have an option to switch on an extremely bright light. Although sold to the public, many of the watches are designed for and used by the ... (<a href="/news/9627/amazon-accused-misleading-search-results" 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-c7d20436451de6b2ef7cef20fc54fbf0"> <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, 08 Jul 2015 12:02:34 +0000 John Lister 9627 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9627/amazon-accused-misleading-search-results#comments f1 Internet Leak Shows FBI Bought Spyware http://www.infopackets.com/news/9626/leak-shows-fbi-bought-spyware <!-- 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 business which makes spying software for governments and police has been hit by a major hacking attack. The company has recommended customers temporarily stop using its products in case the attack compromises security. The business is named "Hacking Team," and is based in Italy. It specializes in software that can monitor the online activities of computer users and even retrieve data from their computers. Critics claim the software often uses the same tactics as malware created by cyber criminals. The firm says its situation is different as it only sells its products to public ... (<a href="/news/9626/leak-shows-fbi-bought-spyware" 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-34ee2604c652539e23983e85b3b881df"> <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, 07 Jul 2015 12:22:56 +0000 John Lister 9626 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9626/leak-shows-fbi-bought-spyware#comments f1 Government Which Version of Windows 10 Will I Get? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9625/which-version-windows-10-will-i-get <!-- 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 Larry O. writes: " Dear Dennis, In regard to the free upgrade to Windows 10, I am confused as to which version of Windows 10 I will receive. I currently have Windows 8.1 Pro on my PC; will I get Windows 10 Pro? What is the difference between Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro? " My response: This is a frequently asked question, so I will provide the answer for all PC users with Windows XP to 8. Windows 10 Home vs Pro First and foremost, there are two major consumer versions of Windows 10: Home and Pro. Windows 10 Home is targeted toward casual or "everyday" ... (<a href="/news/9625/which-version-windows-10-will-i-get" 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-cefff61fb77541a6362fd75dfb7ab741"> <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, 06 Jul 2015 13:53:39 +0000 Dennis Faas 9625 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9625/which-version-windows-10-will-i-get#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Reserve Windows 10 Upgrade (Free) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9624/how-reserve-windows-10-upgrade-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 Rob B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Dell D630 laptop and an Acer Aspire One D-150 that I managed to install Windows 7 on. The Dell laptop is Windows 7 64-bit, while the Acer is Windows 7 32-bit. So far neither of the computers have shown the 'Get Windows 10' app in the tray bar, while my main machine (an Asus with an Intel core i7) says it is ready for the Windows 10 upgrade. I was hoping to use one of the other laptops to put Windows 10 on, but I get the feeling that they are missing something necessary in their CPUs to allow installation. I should also ... (<a href="/news/9624/how-reserve-windows-10-upgrade-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-8b8fdfc58ee24606a811165d326191e9"> <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, 03 Jul 2015 14:08:28 +0000 Dennis Faas 9624 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9624/how-reserve-windows-10-upgrade-free#comments f1 Windows Tips Google App Mistakenly Labels Black Couple as Gorillas http://www.infopackets.com/news/9623/google-app-mistakenly-labels-black-couple-gorillas <!-- 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 apologized after its new Photos app for mobile devices labeled two black people as gorillas. It says it is taking both immediate and long term steps to make sure the mistake never happens again. The software bug follows a series of incidents in which searching for racist terms on its mapping service brought up the White House as the top result, though that particular incident was a "social prank," rather than a genuine bug in the software. The Photos app for mobile devices is designed to be a single online storage place for pictures, accessible from any computer or device ... (<a href="/news/9623/google-app-mistakenly-labels-black-couple-gorillas" 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-4a2cecb96765a2347341075ec07510d1"> <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, 02 Jul 2015 12:15:00 +0000 John Lister 9623 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9623/google-app-mistakenly-labels-black-couple-gorillas#comments f1 Google Final Page Closes on eBook Pricing Scandal http://www.infopackets.com/news/9622/final-page-closes-ebook-pricing-scandal <!-- 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 lost a federal appeal against a ruling that it conspired to keep e-book prices artificially high. The verdict means it will have to pay $450 million in penalties and compensation. It marks the ending of a case dating back to 2012 based around two different models of pricing for electronic books. Amazon, which dominated the market before Apple started selling ebooks, uses the same model as with print books: the publisher sets a wholesale price and then the retailer decides how much to charge customers. Apple instead pushed for the "agency model" in which the publisher ... (<a href="/news/9622/final-page-closes-ebook-pricing-scandal" 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-11193cd04649e6e0a9de375276680de3"> <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, 01 Jul 2015 11:55:19 +0000 John Lister 9622 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9622/final-page-closes-ebook-pricing-scandal#comments f1 Apple BBC Publishes 'Right to be Forgotten' Archive http://www.infopackets.com/news/9621/bbc-publishes-right-be-forgotten-archive <!-- 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">British news agency BBC has published a list of its articles which are no longer linked to through Google, due to a controversial European law. The move means that the people who requested the pages be removed may have actually made things worse. The situation involves the " right to be forgotten ", a policy introduced last year by the European Court of Justice . It rules on those laws that apply across the 26 countries that are part of the European Union. The policy applies in cases where people want pages with embarrassing, outdated or privacy-threatening information about them ... (<a href="/news/9621/bbc-publishes-right-be-forgotten-archive" 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-3d684082f51874a6632b73a559495afa"> <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, 30 Jun 2015 13:51:53 +0000 John Lister 9621 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9621/bbc-publishes-right-be-forgotten-archive#comments f1 Internet How to Fix: 'sfc /scannow' Fails, Won't Complete http://www.infopackets.com/news/9620/how-fix-sfc-scannow-fails-wont-complete <!-- 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 Terry C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to run the command 'sfc /scannow' (system file checker) through the Windows command prompt to repair corrupt Windows files, but every time I try and run 'sfc /scannow', it stops at 42% and gives the error message 'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.' Therefore, the 'sfc /scannow' does not complete and I can't repair my corrupt Windows files. How can I fix this so I can finish running the scan and fix my files? " My response: I had the "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the ... (<a href="/news/9620/how-fix-sfc-scannow-fails-wont-complete" 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-aa55d2cd03f722791902260d5a79f0b4"> <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, 29 Jun 2015 17:38:23 +0000 Dennis Faas 9620 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9620/how-fix-sfc-scannow-fails-wont-complete#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: CPU Not Compatible with Windows 10 Error http://www.infopackets.com/news/9619/how-fix-cpu-not-compatible-windows-10-error <!-- 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 Samantha M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have the 'Get Windows 10' app running in my tray bar, but when I click on it, it says my CPU is not compatible with Windows 10. How can that be? My PC is currently running Windows 8.1 Pro and only 1 year old -- so I don't understand why my CPU isn't compatible with Windows 10? I read somewhere that if you have Windows 8 or 8.1 that the CPU should automatically be compatible with Windows 10 as the hardware requirements are virtually the same. Any ideas? My CPU is the Intel Core i7 4790K. " My Response: You are ... (<a href="/news/9619/how-fix-cpu-not-compatible-windows-10-error" 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-a8e0fb233e81bf7cbe5af873f8bed366"> <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, 26 Jun 2015 15:11:31 +0000 Dennis Faas 9619 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9619/how-fix-cpu-not-compatible-windows-10-error#comments f1 Windows Tips Navy Spends $9.1M to Keep Running Windows XP http://www.infopackets.com/news/9618/navy-spends-91m-keep-running-windows-xp <!-- 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 US Navy has paid $9.1 million for ongoing support for Microsoft Windows. What makes it really amazing is that the ongoing support is for Windows XP. The payment comes from the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. It covers support for XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003. It only covers a temporary extension and there's an option for the Navy to extend the support coverage until 2017 with a total price of $30.8 million. The Navy isn't completely clueless about how outdated the software is. It's running a program to upgrade to more recent software and previously ... (<a href="/news/9618/navy-spends-91m-keep-running-windows-xp" 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-63e1c455bc7e0f9ffe2820dbf20d7f5e"> <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, 25 Jun 2015 11:49:59 +0000 John Lister 9618 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9618/navy-spends-91m-keep-running-windows-xp#comments f1 Government 'Fetus-Friendly' WiFi Router Dismissed As Junk Science http://www.infopackets.com/news/9616/fetus-friendly-wifi-router-dismissed-junk-science <!-- 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 Chinese company has developed a wireless router with a setting that supposedly protects pregnant women. Rivals have accused Qihoo 360 of using bogus science to try to scare customers into purchasing the device. The router has three settings with names that translate as "wall penetration", "balance", and "pregnant women." The difference between the 3 settings has to do with the signal strength, with the "wall penetration" setting having the highest, and the "pregnant women" setting having the lowest. According to the Qihoo, the signal ... (<a href="/news/9616/fetus-friendly-wifi-router-dismissed-junk-science" 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-f19ba3dc223308c601aa431eb4ea4734"> <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, 24 Jun 2015 12:39:15 +0000 John Lister 9616 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9616/fetus-friendly-wifi-router-dismissed-junk-science#comments f1 Science Windows 10 Piracy Loophole Closed http://www.infopackets.com/news/9615/windows-10-piracy-loophole-closed <!-- 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 issue of exactly who gets a free copy of Windows 10 has continued to confuse the tech community. It now appears a couple of loopholes have been closed, restricting the pool of people getting the free upgrade. Windows 10 will bring us very close to the end of the era of having to pay to use the operating system. Not only will it be the last completely new edition of Windows (with future changes made through major incremental updates), but it will also be a free upgrade in the first year for those running Windows 7 or 8.1. In March, Microsoft also revealed that users in China will be able ... (<a href="/news/9615/windows-10-piracy-loophole-closed" 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-6a4049ea238fbc92032c2f1d9a34d75e"> <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, 23 Jun 2015 11:50:36 +0000 John Lister 9615 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9615/windows-10-piracy-loophole-closed#comments f1 Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade: Can I keep my Old Windows Install? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9613/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-keep-my-old-windows-install <!-- 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 Lisa A. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for the great website and newsletter. I have a question regarding upgrading to Windows 10. I have a machine with Windows 7 and another with Windows 8, both of which have reserved the free upgrade to Windows 10. My question is this: if I upgrade to Windows 10, can I keep my old version of Windows on the same machine and boot from it? " My response: If you are performing an in-place upgrade of Windows 10, then you will not have a choice as to which operating system you want to boot into. That's because the in-place upgrade ... (<a href="/news/9613/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-keep-my-old-windows-install" 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-ee46ef29bc8844960d4ddcc8de081964"> <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, 22 Jun 2015 12:47:33 +0000 Dennis Faas 9613 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9613/windows-10-upgrade-can-i-keep-my-old-windows-install#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Cancel Windows 10 Reservation (Properly) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9612/how-cancel-windows-10-reservation-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 Reader Tim P. writes: " Dear Dennis, How do I cancel my Windows 10 reservation? Also, how can I prevent Windows 10 from downloading onto my system? I see the 'Get Windows 10' icon in my tray bar, which has been there since June 1st. Originally I wanted the upgrade to Windows 10, but now I'm not sure it's a good idea because I'm concerned that the upgrade might fail or cause problems. I read on the Internet that the 'get windows 10' icon has to do with Microsoft patch KB3035583, whatever that is. Can you tell me how to remove the Windows 10 ... (<a href="/news/9612/how-cancel-windows-10-reservation-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-e80804aad3d8fa3bbee6a6cf5b2769ed"> <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, 19 Jun 2015 13:14:07 +0000 Dennis Faas 9612 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9612/how-cancel-windows-10-reservation-properly#comments f1 Windows Tips Amazon's New Delivery System: You http://www.infopackets.com/news/9611/amazons-new-delivery-system-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">Amazon is reportedly exploring the idea of paying members of the public to deliver packages to their neighbors. It appears to be a bare bones idea that may not lead to anything. According to sources quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the project is codenamed On My Way. The basic idea is for Amazon to pay retail stores to act as a delivery hub for their neighborhood, working either on a flat rate for a certain time period, or a per-delivery fee. (Source: wsj.com ) The stores would then hold the parcel until a local citizen using a dedicated app saw there was a parcel available in their area ... (<a href="/news/9611/amazons-new-delivery-system-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-ba3f9cfe4c1d8803e2b23ff263b8d2c5"> <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, 18 Jun 2015 12:10:49 +0000 John Lister 9611 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9611/amazons-new-delivery-system-you#comments f1 Internet Facial Recognition: Should Permission be Required? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9610/facial-recognition-should-permission-be-required <!-- 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">Plans to draw up guidelines for how firms use facial recognition technology have fallen apart after civil liberties groups withdrew from talks. They say businesses aren't making a serious offer at an acceptable compromise. Businesses and consumer groups have been taking part in facial recognition guideline talks since early last year. They've been organized by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a government agency. The idea behind the talks was to avoid the need to draw up and implement legislation, something that could be politically tricky. The ... (<a href="/news/9610/facial-recognition-should-permission-be-required" 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-7163f170f0da5a8b1037e9deb3961299"> <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, 17 Jun 2015 12:06:08 +0000 John Lister 9610 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9610/facial-recognition-should-permission-be-required#comments f1 Security Windows 10 Cortana Button Could Replace ESC Key http://www.infopackets.com/news/9609/windows-10-cortana-button-could-replace-esc-key <!-- 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">Toshiba has announced that some of its forthcoming laptops will have a dedicated Cortana key. It's designed as an easier way to control the "digital assistant" feature in Windows 10. Cortana, which is already implemented in Windows Phone devices, is a similar idea to Apple's dedicated virtual assistant, Siri. While Cortana features spoken information and voice control, it also combines online searches with information on user devices or computers to increase relevancy. Some examples Microsoft gives include taking notes of ideas, delivering personalized news updates, or ... (<a href="/news/9609/windows-10-cortana-button-could-replace-esc-key" 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-1bb49d5bd4e6388762a859815e573076"> <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, 16 Jun 2015 12:02:47 +0000 John Lister 9609 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9609/windows-10-cortana-button-could-replace-esc-key#comments f1 Microsoft Download Windows 10 .ISO (DVD) for Clean Install? http://www.infopackets.com/news/9608/download-windows-10-iso-dvd-clean-install <!-- 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 A. writes: " Dear Dennis, When will the full retail version (OEM) of Windows 10 be available as an .ISO file, so I can burn Windows 10 onto DVD and install it that way? I would much rather install Windows 10 clean using my DVD drive than to install it using Windows Update. A colleague of mine says that installing Windows over top of Windows (I.E: doing a Windows 'upgrade') is never a good idea. He says that upgrade installs usually leave left-overs from the previous Windows installation which can interfere with the new Windows 10 install - or worse, cause ... (<a href="/news/9608/download-windows-10-iso-dvd-clean-install" 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-438b88d7686939c6818d2d33fca4ac76"> <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, 15 Jun 2015 13:10:32 +0000 Dennis Faas 9608 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9608/download-windows-10-iso-dvd-clean-install#comments f1 Windows Tips Which Processor is Better: Intel or AMD? - Explained http://www.infopackets.com/news/9607/which-processor-better-intel-or-amd-explained <!-- 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 Bob C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Which processor is better: Intel or AMD? The reason I ask is that my laptop is roughly 6 years old and it's time for me to purchase a new one. That said, I can't seem to find the definitive answer as to which processor I should get for my next laptop. AMD seems to have cheaper processors, whereas Intel processors are usually always much more expensive. Can you shed light on which processor is better? " My Response: I've been asked this question probably no less than a thousand times and the answer is quite simply: it depends on what you want to ... (<a href="/news/9607/which-processor-better-intel-or-amd-explained" 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-7c989d4de875f1881a7e61fb9171b7de"> <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, 12 Jun 2015 13:26:03 +0000 Dennis Faas 9607 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9607/which-processor-better-intel-or-amd-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Kaspersky Labs Hacked "By Government" http://www.infopackets.com/news/9606/kaspersky-labs-hacked-government <!-- 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">Kaspersky Lab, one of the biggest security software firms, says its own internal network was attacked by hackers. The company heavily implied that a national government was behind the hack. Owner Eugene Kaspersky says the hackers were able to access confidential internal data relating to research and development into new and improved security techniques. The attack didn't delete or change any data, or affect any performance. The company is also quick to stress that no customers were affected by the move and that it's products continue to work as designed. Attack Method Impressive, ... (<a href="/news/9606/kaspersky-labs-hacked-government" 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-58aaafdad1792bc52b6aa7aa97a313a2"> <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, 11 Jun 2015 11:53:44 +0000 John Lister 9606 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9606/kaspersky-labs-hacked-government#comments f1 Security US to Encrypt All Government Websites http://www.infopackets.com/news/9605/us-encrypt-all-government-websites <!-- 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">All US government websites accessible by the public must use secure connections by then end of next year. The new rules should protect the public, particularly "whistleblowers." New rules laid down this week mandate the change for all public sites that are wholly or partly maintained by the federal government. This applies even if the site is operated by a contractor. The rules apply whether or not the site requires a user to log-in. (Source: cio.gov ) Under the rules, sites must use the most secure protection that is widely available. The initial implementation of the rule ... (<a href="/news/9605/us-encrypt-all-government-websites" 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-81b0f743c48b12b06f8ff405dc5fc2df"> <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, 10 Jun 2015 11:38:47 +0000 John Lister 9605 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9605/us-encrypt-all-government-websites#comments f1 Government New Cloud-Based Antivirus Strategy Unveiled http://www.infopackets.com/news/9604/new-cloud-based-antivirus-strategy-unveiled <!-- 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 new security firm says it has come up with a way to stop malicious software before it reaches a user's computer. The "Isolation Platform" will initially be offered to business users, but remains to be seen how practical the solution is. According to makers Menlo, the main problem with most security tools are that they are based around the idea of examining programming code on a user's computer, and trying to determine if the code is malicious. Only if everything appears to be OK is a program allowed to run on the computer. Menlo says that's flawed because malware ... (<a href="/news/9604/new-cloud-based-antivirus-strategy-unveiled" 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-cc0f6370d34d7691dc5af201942e26c7"> <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, 09 Jun 2015 11:47:17 +0000 John Lister 9604 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9604/new-cloud-based-antivirus-strategy-unveiled#comments f1 Security How to Fix: Send To Menu Missing (XP, Vista, 7, 8) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9603/how-fix-send-menu-missing-xp-vista-7-8 <!-- 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 H. writes: " Dear Dennis, Somehow, my 'Send To' context menu option has disappeared. For example, if I go to My Computer and then browse the C drive, I can usually right-click an icon (which then brings up a menu), and then I can select 'Send To -&gt; Desktop' - but the Send To context menu is missing. I've searched Google and came across several Windows Registry fixes, but they don't seem to work on my computer. How can I fix the missing Send To menu? Also, how can I add the missing shortcuts to the Send To menu? " My response: This is a frequently asked question. I' ... (<a href="/news/9603/how-fix-send-menu-missing-xp-vista-7-8" 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-4cb872740a419578b9295b7f23e51955"> <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, 08 Jun 2015 13:52:24 +0000 Dennis Faas 9603 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9603/how-fix-send-menu-missing-xp-vista-7-8#comments f1 Windows Tips How to Fix: Windows Update Won't Update http://www.infopackets.com/news/9602/how-fix-windows-update-wont-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 Sam G. writes: " Dear Dennis, My Windows Update won't update. It happened when I upgraded to Windows 8.1; I had over 100 updates to download. I managed to download most of them but there were a few that failed. Windows Update says the error code is 8007045B on the failed updates. I did a search for 8007045B in Google but the information is conflicting, confusing, and for the most part all the articles I've read go around in a loop. I also came across an article on PC World which says to do revert my restore point - but that didn't work, either. Apparently ... (<a href="/news/9602/how-fix-windows-update-wont-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-d7130370c1bdbe7b0a195f192b25d448"> <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 Jun 2015 15:26:25 +0000 Dennis Faas 9602 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9602/how-fix-windows-update-wont-update#comments f1 Windows Tips AT&T Makes Surprise Offer On Net Neutrality http://www.infopackets.com/news/9601/att-makes-surprise-offer-net-neutrality <!-- 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">AT&amp;T says its prepared to drop its opposition to government rules for net neutrality. In return it wants to be allowed to take over DirecTV without regulatory interference. The offer could be a dramatic development in the ongoing dispute over net neutrality. That's the principle that Internet carriers should not discriminate between different types of content (other than illegal material). Examples include: blocking, slowing down, or charging special carriage fees for some forms of data, but not others. The US government, in particular the Federal Communications Commission, has ... (<a href="/news/9601/att-makes-surprise-offer-net-neutrality" 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-20f603c936e24246464fe36d6a6c6cd4"> <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 Jun 2015 11:42:55 +0000 John Lister 9601 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9601/att-makes-surprise-offer-net-neutrality#comments f1 Government US Patriot Act Replaced To Limit Online Snooping http://www.infopackets.com/news/9600/us-patriot-act-replaced-limit-online-snooping <!-- 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">President Obama has signed a law that will limit the government's power to collect data from the public's online and telephone activities. The USA Freedom Act should make it harder for officials to simply collect data in bulk. The Act replaces the measures in the 2001 Patriot Act , which extended the government's surveillance powers as a response to the September 11 attacks . That led to the National Security Agency launching a program by which it effectively collected as much data as possible and held on to it so that it could then look back for details on particular individuals ... (<a href="/news/9600/us-patriot-act-replaced-limit-online-snooping" 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-bbb41ed838a5f910abd6ab23e2879440"> <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 Jun 2015 12:00:23 +0000 John Lister 9600 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9600/us-patriot-act-replaced-limit-online-snooping#comments f1 Internet Confirmed: Windows 10 Due July 29; Plus Upgrade Paths http://www.infopackets.com/news/9599/confirmed-windows-10-due-july-29-plus-upgrade-paths <!-- 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 Windows 10 will be available July 29, 2015. It's also advising those who wish to take the plunge to Windows 10 do some prep work before installing the new operating system. The date is a minor surprise as, more often than not, previous Windows editions came out in the fall. Fall release dates are usually meant to target people buying new PCs for the new academic year, or for the Christmas shopping season. That may be less relevant, however, as Windows 10 is a free upgrade. Windows 10 Upgrade Paths The upgrade process should be relatively simple, starting with the ... (<a href="/news/9599/confirmed-windows-10-due-july-29-plus-upgrade-paths" 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-423656117169262c33514aa5be2ef583"> <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 Jun 2015 12:27:28 +0000 John Lister 9599 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9599/confirmed-windows-10-due-july-29-plus-upgrade-paths#comments f1 Microsoft How to Fix: Can't run Command Prompt as Admin (Win8) http://www.infopackets.com/news/9598/how-fix-cant-run-command-prompt-admin-win8 <!-- 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 Dave T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my netbook and downloaded all the updates which took almost 2 days to complete. Towards the end there was a slew of failed updates which did not install; one of them which was a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer. I read that to fix the issue I need to open a command prompt as Administrator user and then run 'sfc /scannow' to fix the failed updates, but I cannot seem to run cmd.exe as the Administrator user. When I try and run 'sfc /scannow', I get the error message that 'You must be an administrator ... (<a href="/news/9598/how-fix-cant-run-command-prompt-admin-win8" 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-6254c86b162e4da97835376dad16bed2"> <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 Jun 2015 16:31:53 +0000 Dennis Faas 9598 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9598/how-fix-cant-run-command-prompt-admin-win8#comments f1 Windows Tips Why does my C Drive Keep Filling Up? - Explained http://www.infopackets.com/news/9597/why-does-my-c-drive-keep-filling-explained <!-- 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 'Old Techo from Oz' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have consistently noticed on 3 of my Windows 7 PCs that the C drive appears to bloat over time with 'low space' warnings constantly ... For example, Windows Explorer reports my C drive full with 78 gigabytes of data and only 6 gigabytes free. I knew this had to be wrong ... The only solution I have found is to make a disk image backup of my hard drive partition (using Acronis True Image , for example), and then restore the disk image later on. After the image is restored, Windows now reports correct free space available of 37 ... (<a href="/news/9597/why-does-my-c-drive-keep-filling-explained" 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-8464452a019f3e58f7a9f51e3d738829"> <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 May 2015 13:53:15 +0000 Dennis Faas 9597 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9597/why-does-my-c-drive-keep-filling-explained#comments f1 Windows Tips Microsoft To Clean Up Windows Store http://www.infopackets.com/news/9596/microsoft-clean-windows-store <!-- 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 crack down on what it considers low-quality apps. It's likely an attempt to get its house in order before Windows 10 is officially released to consumers. The decision affects applications that can be downloaded and installed directly from the Windows Store. It doesn't affect applications which users get elsewhere and install manually, in the same way with all software in Windows 7 and earlier. Instead, Windows Store apps are displayed prominently in the Windows 8 and 10 user interface, and on Windows mobile devices. According to Microsoft, the crackdown isn't so ... (<a href="/news/9596/microsoft-clean-windows-store" 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-006b41750e1093d9a842beef5ccbf299"> <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 May 2015 12:27:40 +0000 John Lister 9596 at http://www.infopackets.com http://www.infopackets.com/news/9596/microsoft-clean-windows-store#comments f1 Microsoft