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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Patching weather is clearing #2528695

      In general, the January updates have been well behaved.

      My only complaint is that Edge Chromium keeps getting re-installed.  This morning during off hours I got KB4023057 Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems, which installed Edge once more.

      As usual, I used Revo Uninstaller to get rid of it, and I’ve inserted a registry key in an effort to stop this from happening.  The key is:

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate]
      “DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium”=dword:00000001

      I’ll see how that works out.  I found the Blocker Toolkit at MajorGeeks.com.

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    • in reply to: Would DoubleClick being an Alphabet company fool anyone? #2528183

      The DOJ is wrong as Google’s ad market share is only ~28%

      Did you read the entire article?

      It’s not the overall market share that the DOJ is worried about, though: It’s the market share of the individual tools used by publishers and ad companies. On the “sell side” (the side of websites that have ad space to sell—like this one), the DOJ says Google’s “DoubleClick for Publishers” ad server has an over 90 percent market share. On the “buy side” (the side of advertisers that are looking for a spot for their ads), the Google Ads network for smaller businesses has an 80 percent market share, while “Display & Video 360” for big ad agencies has a 40 percent market share. The Google Ad exchange, which matches sellers and buyers, has a 50 percent market share.

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    • in reply to: Error when creating a reply #2528005

      I’ve started opening a text file and saving. If the post fails, I just copy and paste from the text file.

      I’ve been doing that for years, and not just here.  Saves on editing, too; get it right before posting.

      Another tip; for a short reply such as above, I’ll copy the entirety before hitting the Submit button, and if something goes awry, I’ll just paste it back in and try again.

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    • in reply to: Replies: Daily Computer Tip #2528004

      133. Units of measure come in two flavors: English and metric. Learn how to convert between English and metric units for length, mass, and temperature.

      It’s Imperial and Metric.  “The units of measurement are the units that are used to represent physical quantities like length, mass, temperature, current, area, volume, intensity, etc.”

       

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    • in reply to: Dual Boot Explained #2524392

      I used BootItNG when I was dual booting XP.  With Windows 7 I used bootmgr.  When Windows 8 came along, I didn’t like the way it had to reboot to switch OS’s, so I plugged in the Windows 7 bootmgr, and I’m still using it.

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    • I use StartAllBack to replace the Windows 11 menu, and it also restores the legacy right-click menu, no searching required.

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    • in reply to: Bluetooth in my car #2523846

      They work absolutely fantastically… but are the devil’s own teeth to extract.

      I don’t have that experience.  Mine are easily extracted with a pinch & pry, using my thumb against the face of the unit as a fulcrum.

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    • in reply to: How to set up a local account in any edition of Windows 11 #2523837

      The next screen then leads you on your path to a local account. Enter the name you want to use for the account.

      Bear in mind that the account you’re creating here is a member of the Administrators group.  If you want to use your name for a local Standard user account, don’t use your name here.

      I use “Admin” as my local Administrator account, and I don’t use that account unless it is specifically required for certain activities (a repair/reinstall requires logging in as a member of the Administrators group, for example).

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    • in reply to: Bluetooth in my car #2523617

      Your adapter:

      Adapter

      My flash drive:

      SanDisk-Ultra-Fit

      There’s less flash drive sticking out than the adapter.  No danger of bumping into that with my knee.

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    • in reply to: Bluetooth in my car #2523511

      I installed a JVC KD-X255BT a few years ago and it works as you describe.  It also has a USB input for music files (it doesn’t charge anything, read only).  I use SanDisk Ultra Fit flash drives, they’re tiny.

      If I select Bluetooth Audio, it will turn on the music player in my cell phone.  Whether Bluetooth or USB input, it will pause the music when I get a phone call, then resume where it left off when I hang up.  I’m a happy camper.

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    • in reply to: USB Flashdrive diagnostic Utility #2519424

      Have you tried it in every available USB port on your machine?

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    • in reply to: Batten down the hatches for January updates #2518043

      Hardened Windows user:

      KB5022303 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems
      KB890830 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 – v5.109

      No hiccups. Now running Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (OS Build 22621.1105).

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    • in reply to: 300 tips for protecting security and privacy in 2022 #2516033

      What are your thoughts on the list.

      I didn’t see anything new.  I ran a couple of the checks they offered:

      My browser fingerprint
      Are you unique ?
      Yes! You are unique among the 1208389 fingerprints in our entire dataset.

      Your browser is not vulnerable!

      I didn’t see my browsing habit mentioned.  I always bounce through DuckDuckGo from site to site.  I do have a Facebook account but it is fenced in Firefox.  With the extensions and plugins I use I never see ads of any kind on any web site.

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    • in reply to: Question How to Create Playable DVD from MP4 Movie File #2514075

      I’ve always just burned the .mp4 file directly to the DVD, and have never had any issues.

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    • in reply to: SSD Care and Feeding #2514003

      Or do I create a partiton using 75-80% of available space on the drive and not worry about partition free space?

      Partition free space is the same as SSD free space in that regard; you still should leave 20% to 25% free.  Putting the “free space” in an empty partition does nothing for the partition in use.  Better to use a single partition on the SSD, or use partitioning wisely in order to leave that free space.

      The TRIM  process and wear-leveling, over time, move stored data all over the SSD/partition, and that’s where the 20% to 25% becomes necessary.  That free space is being used for wear-leveling.

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