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Soluto, the Anti-Frustration Software…

Posted by Thomas On June - 10 - 2010

We have all come to expect our computers to be sluggish or unresponsive at times, for no apparent reason. Sometimes it’s because Windows is set to load tons of unneccessary drivers at boot up, other times it’s an outdated driver or some applications you weren’t aware of was running. And sometimes it’s your expensive valid software that’s taking all your resources.

Unless you’re a real techie… looking at the Task Manager isn’t going to do you any good. so why not try something new ?

Try Soluto, the  “Anti-Frustration Software“…

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adobe readerAdobe has found a critical vulnerability that affects Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat.

Adobe informs that affected software include: Adobe Flash Player, 9.0.262, and earlier 10.0.x and 9.0.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris and Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX.

To be more clear Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows are affected.

As you notice Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x are not affected.

The company also informs that this vulnerability is being exploited so I recommend you continue reading.

Right now Adobe hasn’t launched a fix, but recommend to update to the:

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Driver magician: Devicedriver Backup, the easy way

Posted by Thomas On June - 5 - 2010

When you get to that point in time, when you decide to upgrade or re-install Windows.  Are you sure you have all the old Drivers or install disks lying around still ? Windows does recognize most devices available today, but not always. What do you do when it fails, and your driver installation disks are nowhere to be found ? Another issue to consider is that your device driver may have been outdated, making the old installers disk obsolete. This does by all means not only apply to older systems but may also apply to your brand new hardware.

If you want to stay ahead of this possible future problem, there is a great solution available:

Driver Magician v.3.5

Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration, update and removal in Windows operating system.

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Windows Update Troubleshooting

Posted by Angel Luis On June - 3 - 2010

Windows 7- Windows UpdateUnfortunately Windows Update  problems are very common. Read the following post to know how to solve the more common Windows Update problems. If you are not experiencing problems now but you want this post to be bookmarked press Ctrl +D.

The first thing we face when Windows Update fails is that it doesn’t  show us a message, Microsoft still thinks humans don’t use computers so it prefers to give us a code number instead. Of course, you are missing with that code, so you have to Google it and pray to be lucky.

In this post I describe what I have learned fighting with these numbers. As you will see many of the problems are solved in the same way, for that they are listed by the solutions.

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How to Automate Logon in Windows XP

Posted by Thomas On June - 3 - 2010

I am often asked why XP keeps asking them for user name and password to log onto their home computer. The idea is that it increases security and keeps others from being able to boot up your system and use it without your permission. However if you live alone or with people you trust with your computer, you might want to disable it for faster access. Here’s what you have to do:

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Lock your Keyboard and Mouse, Not your Computer

Posted by Thomas On May - 21 - 2010

If you have cats or other pets (and kids) running loose around your house, you might have experienced that when you go away for a few minutes, you return to a document where they have “typed” their own indecipherable language. Might be a fun read, at first. But if this get to be an annoying situation, what do you do ?

Lock your Computer ?

Well, yes, you can do that. It’s just that, it too gets quite annoying over time. It takes too much time to “recover” from the Locked State. Even using the Windows-Key + L combination. If only you could type the Windows-Key + L combination to Unlock as well (Microsoft; if you’re reading this, it’s a free tip for you).

Lock Only your Keyboard and/or Mouse

I have come across a small freeware that let you not only lock your keyboard and Mouse, but also lets you decide HOW locked down they should be, while keeping the rest of your computer Un-Locked.

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