Why Wasn’t I Asked If I Was Sure That I Wanted To Delete That File?

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A missing feature in Windows 8 is the confirm file delete dialog we were all so familiar with. In previous versions of Windows when deleting a file, you were asked "Are You Sure You Want to Move This File to the Recycle Bin?" This gave you an opportunity to back out of deleting the file in case you hit a wrong key by mistake. In Windows 8, when you delete a file the file just goes straight to the recycle...

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Driver Tip: Resolving Driver Issues

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Whether you have recently installed a device or it came pre-installed, you will definitely have problems if the right driver isn't installed, or has become corrupted. Here are some of the things you can try to resolve a driver related issue: Restart the computer – Before you do anything, try a simple restart of the computer. Sometimes the computer freezes or gets overwhelmed, and restarting the machine may resolve the problem. Bear in mind that most operating systems require that...

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PC Performance Tip: Change A PC’s Registered Owner

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When you've inherited someone else's PC and want to make it your own, you can change the registered owner's name in the Windows Registry. Here's how to do it. Open your Registry Editor, and navigate to the RegisteredOwner key value located in:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\RegisteredOwner  Now when you check the name of the owner by clicking on Start and typing winver into the Search Programs And Files box, your new name should appear instead of the old one.  Please Note: Before...

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I am running antivirus software on my computer, but I still seem to have a virus infection on my computer. How is this possible?

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Unfortunately, this is a fact of life. Antivirus software is not able to catch 100% of all viruses that are spread every day. Criminals are making money with spreading viruses, and they do everything they can to avoid detection by antivirus programs. It can take hours - sometimes days - before your antivirus program is able to detect a virus. In your case, this was too late. Luckily, there are specialized tools that can help. We recommend you download Surfright's...

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Is there a difference in quality between HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs?

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Yes, VGA (video graphics array) is an analog interface, and it produces lower quality than what you'd see with DVI or HDMI. Both DVI and HDMI deliver an uncompressed digital video signal to your monitor, so the video quality is the same. The primary difference between the two is that HDMI is capable of providing both audio and video information at the same time. If you're connecting a laptop or PC to an HDTV via DVI, you'll need a separate...

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