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General Discussion / Re: Robosizer Crashes Programs in Windows 8.1
« Last post by DougD on May 25, 2014, 03:26:47 PM »
It is understandably alarming to encounter malfunctions with Robosizer in Windows 8.1. According to Softpedia, the product it offers for download [  ] operates with Windows OS versions Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit. It just might be a while before it could be upgraded to be compatible with Windows 8/8.1. I would surely be disappointed if this superb photo email handling program is not updated, but it has been in its present version since August 22, 2011. Its creator, WinBit Software Developer, offers two other photo resizer programs, but they were also last upgraded within the same approximate time frame as was Robosizer.

The Bitware Software Developer Robosizer website

Persons with Windows 8/8.1 who cannot use Robosizer to automatically resize photographs that are conveniently attached to an email during its preparation, might try using BSDs Freesizer, another freeware program. You could separately resize your photographs and then attache them to an email utilizing a program that functions well withing Windows 8/8.1.

Bitware Software Developer's Freesizer:

Further, there are a myriad of other resizing programs available on the Internet. Here is a DuckDuckGoog search page full of them:
General Discussion / APCUG Videos of Spring 2014 Conference Now Available
« Last post by rsutter on May 21, 2014, 07:24:40 AM »
Hello All,

The videos of the APCUG 2014 Spring Virtual Technology Conference (VTC11) that took place on 5/3/14
have been uploaded to You Tube. 

Here's the index:

Photoshop Elements

How Inkjet Printers Work, Tips & Hints

 Linux: Winning Pretty Much Everything


 Mavericks & iDevice Benefits

De-Mystifying Windows 8.1 & the Latest Update

Creating a Website in WordPress

The conference handouts are available at

On conference day, I sat in on the sessions on Mavericks, Linux and Windows 8.1, learning useful information from all three.

Ralph Sutter

General Discussion / He's Dead, Jim Message Appears on Screen
« Last post by rsutter on May 15, 2014, 09:00:42 AM »
Hello All,

Today, while I was trying to do some on-line banking, I logged in to the site, entered my credentials and waited for my account information to display.  When this took longer than usual, I tried reloading the page.  That did not help.  I then closed one browser and reopened it.  Eventually, a screen appeared saying, "He's dead, Jim".

Suspecting that my security had been compromised, I shut down my computer, logged in on another computer and changed my credentials for the banking site.  I then did a search for He's dead, Jim and found that it appears when the Chrome browser runs out of memory.

Read more at  Reassured when the explanation on the Google site matched the information displayed on the error screen, I proceeded with my on-line banking.

Ralph Sutter

General Discussion / Re: Robosizer Crashes Programs in Windows 8.1
« Last post by dickJ on May 12, 2014, 04:40:29 PM »
I wish I could uninstall some of my body's physical problems!  ^-^
General Discussion / Robosizer Crashes Programs in Windows 8.1
« Last post by rsutter on May 12, 2014, 10:15:17 AM »
Hello All,

In an earlier post on this bulletin board, Run Internet Explorer as Administrator to Prevent Crashes, I lamented the numerous problems that I experienced in running Windows 8.1.  Any time that I launched Internet Explorer 11, the program crashed instantly.  Ditto with Chrome, Firefox, Thunderbird and other programs.  With All but IE, I could fix the problem temporarily by typing troubleshoot in the Windows Search box and let Windows fix the problem.  Windows always reported that it had fixed the problem created because Chrome, Firefox or Thunderbird was an incompatible program.

Though I didn't believe that assessment for a nanosecond, I accepted the solution as a work-around.  The only way that I could use Internet Explorer was to run it as an administrator.  See my previous post for details.

Yesterday, I did an upgrade install from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1 and encountered the same problem.  Since I had not installed many other programs yet, I decided to try uninstalling them one by one to see if I could fix the problem.  Alas, as soon as I uninstalled Robosizer version, all problems disappeared on two computers running Windows 8.1.

Robosizer ,, is a free program that can be configured to automatically reduce the size of certain attachments while running in the background.  While it performed that task admirably, it caused other programs to crash or to never launch.  While there may be a way to configure it that avoids these issues, I simplified my cyber life by simply uninstalling the program.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014, v2.0
« Last post by DougD on May 11, 2014, 02:02:08 PM »
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014, Published: May 13, 2014
Version: 2.0    There are two critical and six important security updates.

Microsoft Security Updates
General Discussion / Symantec says Anti-Virus market is DEAD
« Last post by dickJ on May 06, 2014, 09:17:07 AM »
Symantec, long-time big anti-virus maker, says that virus programs are no longer the major threat.  Here's ZD Net's story:
General Discussion / De-mystifying Windows 8 and the Latest Update
« Last post by rsutter on May 05, 2014, 11:00:37 PM »
Hello All,

On 05/03/14, Lee Laughner gave a very well organized PowerPoint presentation that she called De-mystifying Windows 8.1 and the Latest Update 
You will find it linked from the APCUG Spring 2014 Virtual Technology Conference web page,
The link to her presentation is

Numerous other presentations are also linked from the conference site.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / May 4, 2014 General Windows SIG review by Alan Raul
« Last post by Alan Raul on May 05, 2014, 10:02:40 AM »
The following software and links were discussed at the meeting:

Windows 8: How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC

Windows 8: File History

Windows 8: System Image Backup

Windows 7: Back up your programs, system settings, and files

Windows 7 and Windows 8: USB/DVD download tool

Rufus - creates bootable USB drives

Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive

Create USB Thumb drive key from Windows 8 ISO DVD or media to be used for install Step-by-Step
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