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  • Computer Help, Re:Windows Update

    10/17/2016 8:13:15 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 45 replies
    10-17-16 | Lisa
    Yesterday I attempted to install the latest Windows Update, after my computer went rogue and started freezing, as it does every time I ignore the Update. It runs Vista because I've refused 8, 9 and 10. The Progress Bar spun at "Downloading" for over an hour. I got out and went looking for a solution. One that made sense was "Complete any other update then try again" so I did. The system was then stuck at "searching for updates" and would only last a few minutes before crashing. I got to the Microsoft site and found the correct update, 32...
  • Three-wheel vehicles eligible for federal funds

    10/19/2009 5:59:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies · 728+ views
    CNET News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Martin LaMonica
    Congress has approved a measure that will allow makers of three-wheel cars to receive funding for fuel-efficient auto technologies, according to published reports. The bill, which still needs to be signed into law, could be a boost to companies developing alternative car designs, notably Aptera Motors and Elio Motors. Both companies have argued that their three-wheel cars deserve federal funding meant to promote more efficient vehicles. The legislation, passed late last week, would overturn an Energy Department rule that limited funding to four-wheel vehicles meeting emissions and fuel-economy benchmarks, Automotive News reported on Friday. The new guidelines will now allow...
  • Google cuts off Chrome updates on Windows XP and Vista (Chrome drops support for old OSes)

    11/10/2015 5:35:32 PM PST · by dayglored · 14 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Blair Hanley Frank
    The browser will keep working, but users of unsupported operating systems won't get updates. Windows XP will be getting even less secure next year, when Google stops updating Chrome for users of Microsoft's nearly geriatric operating system. The company announced today that PCs running XP and Vista will be able to keep using Chrome after April 2016, but Google will cease providing updates to its browser, including security-focused patches. That same deal goes for Mac users running OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. Google said it was turning off the updates because the makers of all five OSs had stopped providing...
  • Mystery Solved: Woman with Amnesia Identified by Sister

    07/01/2015 3:35:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Steven Luke
    The woman who called herself "Sam" for months now knows her real nameNearly five months after showing up in a San Diego-area emergency room without any recollection of her name, age, family, or friends, a woman who calls herself “Sam” finally has an identity. Ashley Menatta, 53, never married and has sisters in Colorado and Maryland. She was born in Pennsylvania, lived in Flagstaff, Arizona and several years ago found her way to Southern California living in La Jolla, Vista, and Carlsbad. The woman’s plight captured world wide attention after our NBC 7 post went viral with a Facebook...
  • How to: How much RAM do you really need?

    04/11/2015 11:25:09 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 126 replies
    PC Authority ^ | Friday 21 March 2014 | Darien Graham-Smith
    Typically, today’s budget PCs come with 4GB of RAM. A mid-range configuration may offer double that, and high-end gaming systems and workstations go as high as 16GB or more. There’s no doubt which way the wind’s blowing, either: Windows 8 supports up to 128GB of physical memory (assuming you’re running the 64-bit edition), while Windows 8 Pro can go up to 512GB. Does anyone really need this much RAM? Memory isn’t as expensive as it used to be, but there’s obviously no point paying for gigabytes of RAM from which you’ll receive no material gain. Does more equal faster? Many...
  • computer help needed: rundll32 issues??

    06/03/2014 6:07:57 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 54 replies
    self | 06/03/2014 | racebannon
    My old laptop running vista is having the cpu max out when no programs are running I have been cleaning up the hard drive from all old programs, too, stopped almost everything from starting up, but my cpu just maxes out running the resource monitor, my rundll32 is using 90% and more of the cpu how do I find out which tsr or stray program is doing this? I need to know what to shut off or just outright delete...
  • VISTA workers told their U.S. health plan fails test (unanticipated consequence of ObamCare)

    12/27/2013 12:56:13 AM PST · by tellw · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26 December 2013 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has told Vista volunteers and other AmeriCorps workers that their government-provided health coverage does not measure up to the standards of the new health care law, and that they may be subject to financial penalties unless they obtain insurance elsewhere. The notice has surprised and worried workers in AmeriCorps, the federal community service program that is often described as a domestic version of the Peace Corps. Mary Strasser, the director of AmeriCorps’ Vista program, described the changes in a bulletin to members on Dec. 16. The coverage provided by the agency — the AmeriCorps Health...
  • PC technical question (vanity)

    10/21/2012 12:29:48 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 29 replies
    Former Fetus
    So, here I am again, the technologically challenged FReeper, with another "life or death" question. My husband is ready to throw his PC through the window. It is slower than molasses in January, it freezes... We used to blame Vista for it. But lately I've noticed something when I run Microsoft Security Essentials on both his and my pc. Even though I have lots of pics in my pc, class notes, power points... it scans right under 650,000 items in less than an hour. My husband does not have ANYTHING installed, except the OS, IE, and Microsoft Office. But at...
  • Pit bull owner arraigned following attack on girl

    10/12/2012 10:51:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 11, 2012 | Kristy Wolski
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A woman faced a judge in a Chula Vista courtroom Thursday two days after her pit bull allegedly mauled a 4-year-old girl. Brittany Morgan Gardiner, 22, was arraigned on one count of having a dangerous dog that caused great bodily injury. It’s a felony charge with a maximum sentence of three years. ... Deputy District Attorney Mary Loeb Gardiner might be a flight risk and asked for her bail to remain at $25,000. “After this attack happened,” said Loeb. “This four year old girl is sitting there with her face torn up, bleeding everywhere and the...
  • Microsoft's Athens Office Firebombed

    06/29/2012 5:56:31 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Gunmen driving a van packed with gas canisters firebombed the Athens headquarters of Microsoft on Wednesday. Fire gutted the ground floor of the blue four-story HQ of the U.S. software giant, blackening its walls with flames, on the eve of yet another European summit seeking a solution to a regional debt crisis first unleashed by Greece. At least two attackers were involved in the sophisticated assault at 4.45 a.m. in Maroussi, a northern suburb of the sprawling Greek capital, police said. Brandishing pistols and an automatic rifle, they kept security guards at bay and set fire to the van carrying...
  • Over 40% of computer users are still using decade-old Windows XP

    06/29/2011 5:46:08 AM PDT · by upchuck · 124 replies
    Tecca ^ | June 29, 2011 | Mike Wehner
    Microsoft's past operating system woes might have some people living in the past While many computer lovers eagerly await the arrival of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Lion, a massive segment of users takes a decidedly slower approach when it comes to embracing new operating systems. According to an uber-detailed infographic by blog Manolution, 40.7% of users still run Windows XP on their computers. XP, which was released way back in October 2001, has since been succeeded by both the not-so-well-received Windows Vista, as well as Windows 7. In that same time frame, a half-dozen new versions of Apple's...
  • Computer Issue Help

    04/05/2011 7:46:23 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 26 replies
    I was reading on the internet when all of a sudden my screen went blue and said it was shutting down. My computer restarted fine and the error for this said: "Download updates for PX Engine PX Engine has stopped working properly. To solve this problem, go to the Roxio Software website to download and install the update" I have never seen or heard of such a thing. My kids burn CD's, etc. but I have no clue what this is! Thanks for your help. Dell Inspiron Windows Vista Home Premium All AV and Malware programs updated daily
  • VISTA: Man allegedly tries to shoot brother, accidentally shoots self

    09/21/2010 5:43:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies · 1+ views
    nctimes ^ | 21 Sept 2010 | Edward Sifuentes
    A 60-year-old Vista man who allegedly attempted to shoot his brother accidentally shot himself instead, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. During an apparent alcohol-fueled argument, Terry Brill pointed a double-barreled, .38 caliber, derringer-type pistol at his brother, 59-year-old Michael Brill, and pulled the trigger, said Sgt. Rob Smith. The gun, pointed at the man's face, failed to discharge. When Terry Brill tried to figure out why the gun misfired, he shot himself in his left hand, Smith said. Deputies who examined the two-shot pistol found that one round had been fired and one unexpended round, Smith said....
  • Microsoft exec mocks iPhone 4, dubs it Apple's Vista

    07/14/2010 10:31:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Compuerworld ^ | 07/14/2010 | Greg Keizer
    A top Microsoft executive today compared Apple's iPhone 4 to his own company's problem-plagued Vista operating system. "It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that," said Kevin Turner, Microsoft's chief operating officer, in a keynote speech at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), which runs through Thursday in Washington, D.C. The successor to Windows XP, Vista launched in early 2007 and was heavily criticized by users, and in a series of e-mails that became public during a class-action lawsuit, even by the company's own senior executives. The consensus, deserved or not, has become that...
  • What is Ju Check?

    07/02/2010 3:21:22 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 19 replies
    Over the last 24 hours, I have been getting a Java Up-date pop-up for Ju Check. I have heard this is a virus but at the same time, read that this is not. Anyone familiar with this?
  • Help: Admin. User Info. Changed on My Computer

    04/29/2010 9:36:49 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 43 replies · 848+ views
    I think I did something really stupid. I was messing around in the admin. settings and I was listed as the admin and do not have a password to get into anything because my computer is at home. I changed myself from admin to regular user or whatever it was called and now I am unable to change back to admin. It asks me for a password and when I attempted to put one in, it said it was a bad password. I do not want passwords. I need some help getting out of that mess, too. Thanks!
  • Windows Vista Error Code 8000FFFF

    04/29/2010 4:55:21 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 34 replies · 838+ views
    When my computer attempts updates, I get the Error Code 8000FFFF. It means that registry values are blocking all updates. There is a Fix It link for this but I am so skeptical because I do not understand how to correct such problems. If you have had this problem and have downloaded the fix for this, can you let me know if it fixes this on its own?
  • NETWORK MAGIC

    01/12/2010 5:14:23 PM PST · by plinyelder · 17 replies · 518+ views
    After fighting with my wireless connections between my Vista and my friend's Windows Seven pc, I discovered Network Magic. I installed the trial version of the program which is up in two more days and now, I'm looking for a similar 'free' program. Everything has run smoothly since I have been using the program 'but' I am really not in a position to shell out the $50.00 that it will cost after the trial period is over. Hoping that someone has run across a similar program? It would be well worth the cost if I could afford it right now!...
  • Understanding Windows 7's 'GodMode' (WORKS with Vista also..)

    01/08/2010 4:06:01 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 39 replies · 2,173+ views
    cnet news ^ | 4-jan-10 | Ina Fried
    Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "GodMode" feature that lets users access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder...
  • Windows 7 Sales Up 234% Compared to Windows Vista

    11/27/2009 8:09:40 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 66 replies · 2,130+ views
    DailyTech ^ | November 6, 2009 | DailyTech
    Windows 7 sales are up and Microsoft is please with the success of its Windows 7 upgrade. While Apple seems to be content with “going negative” when it comes to commercials touting its computing products, Microsoft has taken a different route with Windows 7. Apple has focused more on bashing Windows 7 (and the faults of its predecessors) rather than focus on the main strengths of the OS X platform. Microsoft, on the other hand, has created positive ads which tout the new features in Windows 7. It appears that Microsoft’s positive route — along with relatively positive reviews —...