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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6160 on: June 22, 2023, 02:23:14 PM »
My mcafee free trial virus protection that came with my new computer just expired. Is there any need to purchase a new virus protection or can I just use one of the windows programs (or something else that is free)?
Also, how do I turn off Mcafee, it still shows up as the virus protection?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6161 on: June 22, 2023, 04:11:42 PM »
My mcafee free trial virus protection that came with my new computer just expired. Is there any need to purchase a new virus protection or can I just use one of the windows programs (or something else that is free)?
Also, how do I turn off Mcafee, it still shows up as the virus protection?
Always uninstall McAfee right away. Windows Defender should be fine.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6162 on: June 22, 2023, 04:47:55 PM »
Always uninstall McAfee right away. Windows Defender should be fine.
McAfee still has virus protection even after the subscription ends, it just doesn't update virus definitions. Would you say it's still better to uninstall and use windows defender instead?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6163 on: June 22, 2023, 10:51:54 PM »
McAfee still has virus protection even after the subscription ends, it just doesn't update virus definitions. Would you say it's still better to uninstall and use windows defender instead?
the Anti virus that turns into a virus once it expires

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6164 on: June 22, 2023, 11:35:50 PM »
the Anti virus that turns into a virus once it expires
LOL!! You described my current experience perfectly!!!  ;D

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6165 on: June 23, 2023, 02:47:36 AM »
All Antiviruses turn into a virus once they expire
FTFY
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6166 on: June 24, 2023, 04:08:59 PM »
the Anti virus that turns into a virus once it expires
McAfee is a virus even before it expires...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6167 on: June 25, 2023, 10:58:11 AM »
trying to insert tello sim card for my unlocked Nokia 2720 v flip phone but asking for the
SPEHPLMN code.? anybody ever heard of this code?
Sounds like it's not unlocked as you said.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6168 on: June 25, 2023, 04:54:42 PM »
How do I copy all files on my pc to an external hard drive?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6169 on: June 26, 2023, 01:07:32 PM »
How do I copy all files on my pc to an external hard drive?

treesizefree is a good program for that. You'll just find all your files wherever they are and then do copy paste to an ext. hd.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6170 on: June 26, 2023, 10:20:59 PM »
Any tips on finding all the files?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6171 on: June 27, 2023, 01:31:48 AM »
treesizefree is a good program for that. You'll just find all your files wherever they are and then do copy paste to an ext. hd.
Any tips on finding all the files?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6172 on: June 27, 2023, 06:56:33 AM »
Any tips on finding all the files?
Treesize puts everything in order so its easy to see file sizes and where everything is located. try it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6173 on: July 05, 2023, 01:45:17 PM »
Easy way to check the max expandable RAM?

I used CMD wmic memphysical get maxcapacity came back  MaxCapacity
134217728
which is 128gb, however the specs on my pc say only 64gb.
 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6174 on: July 05, 2023, 11:25:30 PM »
Crucial.com

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6175 on: July 06, 2023, 02:04:14 AM »
Crucial.com
Shows 64gb. but isn't the command more accurate?
I didn't run their software on my PC, as I don't really trust it. I just entered the PC model. They might be taking it from the spec sheet.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6176 on: July 06, 2023, 04:10:11 AM »
Easy way to check the max expandable RAM?

I used CMD wmic memphysical get maxcapacity came back  MaxCapacity
134217728
which is 128gb, however the specs on my pc say only 64gb.
Not my area of expertise, but it may be the mobo supports 128 in a technical sense but tweaking is required before it will happen - I dunno, voltages, bios settings, and whatnot. Unless you are a tinkerer I would go with the manufacturer's statement and not with technical results.
But then again, no one will ever need more than 64kbGB of RAM, so don't worry about it.  :P
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6177 on: July 07, 2023, 10:36:48 AM »
I have a google doc someone shared with me that I open pretty often, so I added a link to my browser's bookmarks bar. Every time I open it, google prompts me to log in to someone else's google account - the person who created the doc. I have to click Next, then click the account name, then click on my own google account, and sometimes put in my password in order to open the doc. Then it loads fine.

I've updated my bookmark many times to be the exact link I see when looking at the doc, but it hasn't helped. Does anyone happen to know how to fix this?

TIA
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6178 on: July 07, 2023, 01:52:54 PM »
I have a google doc someone shared with me that I open pretty often, so I added a link to my browser's bookmarks bar. Every time I open it, google prompts me to log in to someone else's google account - the person who created the doc. I have to click Next, then click the account name, then click on my own google account, and sometimes put in my password in order to open the doc. Then it loads fine.

I've updated my bookmark many times to be the exact link I see when looking at the doc, but it hasn't helped. Does anyone happen to know how to fix this?

TIA
Go to Gmail with that login and notice the number in the URL "/u/1/", then add to your bookmark that extra bit like so "https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/..."
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6179 on: July 07, 2023, 05:27:21 PM »
Go to Gmail with that login and notice the number in the URL "/u/1/", then add to your bookmark that extra bit like so "https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/..."
Thank you!!!!
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