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Mon
19
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Acronis 2016 Won't Validate Backups, Show Progress

Infopackets Reader Steve T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am use Acronis 2016 with Windows 10 to backup my system. Recently I tried to restore my C drive, but the backup failed in the middle of the restore operation. I subsequently tried 3 more backups I ... made earlier in the year but they also failed. This makes me think there is something wrong with the backup drive. I ended up having to reinstall Windows clean on my system to get back up and running. I tried running 'chkdsk' on the backup drive, and it reported that the volume bitmap was incorrect. I followed your guide on ' How to Fix: ChkDsk ... (view more)

Mon
15
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Being Blackmailed for Money on Facebook? Here's What to Do

Infopackets Reader Peter T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a friend who recently met someone on Facebook. What started out as simple flirting soon became a romantic relationship online, though they have never met in person. For sake of argument I'll ... refer to my friend as Bob and his romantic interest as Tina. In a moment of weakness, Bob sent a video of himself in a compromising way, and is now being blackmailed by Tina. She is demanding a lump sum of cash, or says she will send the compromising video to all of Bob's friends on Facebook. You are the first person I thought of who may be able to ... (view more)

Tue
14
Nov
John Lister's picture

Facebook: Send Us Photos of You in the Buff

Facebook has come up with a controversial way to help people whose compromising pictures are shared online without their permission. The term is dubbed "revenge porn" - and to solve the problem, Facebook wants users to upload naked pictures of ... themselves to Facebook servers. Yes, you read that correctly. The test program is known as the "Non-Consensual Intimate Image Pilot." It's designed to counter cases where somebody - often a former partner - tries to humiliate the victim by sharing images of them in revealing situations on the victim Facebook wall. Such behavior can be ... (view more)

Mon
26
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

How to fix: 'This app can't run on your PC' when attempting Windows 10 64-bit Upgrade

Infopackets Reader Frank C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your excellent articles on Windows 10. A few weeks ago I upgraded to Windows 10 32-bit, but now I want to upgrade to Windows 10 64-bit. I read your article, ' How to Upgrade from Windows ... 10 32-bit to 64-bit ', but I don't understand why I am receiving the error 'this app can't run on your PC' when attempting to run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. I have verified that my processor supports 64-bit, so I don't understand why I am being plagued by this error message. Do you have any idea how I can ... (view more)

Mon
21
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

7 Ways to Repair or 'Factory Reset' Windows 10

Infopackets Reader Gail N. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have two HP laptops: one that came with Windows 7 and the other with Windows 8. I have already upgraded both laptops to Windows 10 using the 'get Windows 10 app' via the desktop. My question is: ... what happens if Windows 10 fails and I need to factory restore my laptop? Will I get back Windows 10 or will it reload the original operating system (Windows 7 or 8)? I ask because both my HP laptops have a 'factory restore' partition which I can access by pressing F11 on my keyboard during bootup. Also, is there any way to fix my laptop without ... (view more)

Fri
07
Nov
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'AsteriskPasswordSpy 3.1', and 'FastStone Image Viewer 5.3'

AsteriskPasswordSpy 3.1 Hate it when your most important passwords are locked behind asterisks? This tool, which features a user-friendly interface and is compatible with Windows computers, can help make it easy to see the characters behind those ... asterisks. http://securityxploded.com/ FastStone Image Viewer 5.3 FastStone Image Viewer is a speedy, easy-to-use and highly stable image browser than can also be used to convert and edit digital images. Features include red-eye removal, resizing, cropping, retouching, and color adjustments. http://www.faststone.org/ (view more)

Tue
30
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Create a Windows Rescue CD with Latest Drivers, Updates

Infopackets Reader Ron S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I want to do a clean re-install of Windows 7 Pro. I want the best available information [on which steps I should take during] ... the install sequence of everything, especially [how I should install] ... the motherboard drivers ... What [do you suggest]? " My response: There's plenty of step-by-step guides on the Internet that explain how to install Windows - you simply need to search Google. For the most part, re/installing Windows 7 is as easy as inserting the install media (Windows 7 DVD) into the computer, reboot the machine, ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jun
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Gadwin PrintScreen 5.2', and 'Fiddler 4.4.8.3 / 2.4.8.0'

Gadwin PrintScreen 5.2 Gadwin PrintScreen lets you quickly and easily capture any portion of your computer screen and then save it to file. You can then copy the image to the Windows clipboard, print the image, or email the image to one of your ... contacts. http://www.gadwin.com/ Fiddler 4.4.8.3 / 2.4.8.0 Fiddler provides a number of important functions. For one, it helps debug web traffic between your computer and mobile device. You can also use it to manipulate and edit web sessions and test the security of your favorite web applications. http://www.telerik.com/ (view more)

Fri
22
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Free Image Editor 1.0', and 'TeamViewer Beta 9.0.23724'

Free Image Editor 1.0 Just as the name suggests, this is an absolutely free image editor. Produced by Free Picture Solutions, it allows you to create customized memes and GIFs. This software can also be used to dramatically improve the quality of ... your favorite pictures. http://freepicturesolutions.com TeamViewer Beta 9.0.23724 This program allows you to take remote control of any PC or Mac with just a few clicks. It can also be used to host online meetings with friends, family, and colleagues. Free for personal use, TeamViewer comes with a number of remote support options. http://www. ... (view more)

Fri
25
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Image Analyzer 1.36', and 'Outlook PST Viewer 4.0'

Image Analyzer 1.36 Image Analyzer is a highly advanced image editing program that gives users access to both image enhancement features and unique tools that are hard to find elsewhere. Some of these useful features include red-eye removal, color ... mode conversion, and user-specified filters. http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/ Outlook PST Viewer 4.0 As the name suggests, this program allows you to open and view PST files without having Microsoft's Outlook installed on your system. This handy freeware utility is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 (as well as a few older versions ... (view more)

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