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General Discussion / How to create a bootable Windows 10 install USB
« Last post by Alan Raul on November 10, 2014, 06:53:18 PM »
Go to Program and Web Site Links Demonstrated by Alan Raul (10-8-2014) on the BB. It’s the third pinned link on the BB.

Program and web site links demonstrated by Alan Raul. Updated 10-8-2014

On page 3 of the PDF is listed…
Microsoft Windows 7/8 USB/DVD download tool

This tool will work with Windows 8/10 and some other Microsoft ISO’s.

Move the Windows 10 ISO from your USB flash drive and place the ISO on your Desktop so it will b e easy to find. Run the above tool and follow the instructions presented.
General Discussion / Re: Samsung SSD 840 EVO Performance Restoration Software
« Last post by Alan Raul on November 07, 2014, 11:01:50 AM »
I have updated 4 out of my 5 Samsung SSD’s ranging in size from 120 GB to 1 TB. I updated these through the Samsung Windows software without any issues. On one 250 GB Samsung SSD I was going to restore a backup so I deleted the partition. The update was only just a few minutes. The time required to update ranged from 30 minutes to over 3 hours on the 1 TB with data.

I updated the last 250 GB SSD via a USB drive with the Samsung DOS software just for experience.
General Discussion / View images in Firefox while staying on your current page or tab.
« Last post by DougD on November 03, 2014, 09:05:20 PM »
Browse faster—Preview images without leaving your current page or tab. Just mouseover any image and a preview window appears to display the content.

This is especially handy in Facebook as you can briefly mouse-over a clickable webpage heading and see where it leads to and even scroll up and down it without leaving your current page. You can even navigate through URLs from within the viewing window. It works just fine with this BB, as well. A real time and effort saver. There are various settings at the user's discretion within this add-on's options.

Mozilla Firefox Add-on "Cool Previews" add-on page:
General Discussion / Enjoy the XTREE Gold experience with ZTreeWin.
« Last post by DougD on November 01, 2014, 12:28:06 AM »
If the XTreeGold interface was a worthwhile program to you back in the eighties, the experience can be revisited by acquiring ZTreeWin from this website, Zedtek, Inc.:  Have a look at the description and give it a free trial.

A thirty-day free trial is offered, after which a license for 1-4 computers is $29.95 each. Greater numbers are for progressively lessor cost each.

I kind of enjoy the sojourn through the past with that easy to view blue screen. Clicking on a file easily activates a viewer or reader program that you might have installed. ZTreeWin is available in two versions: v2 for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 & 8 (in both 32-bit and 64-bit), and v1 for Windows 95, 98 & ME.
General Discussion / Website Up? Checker
« Last post by rsutter on October 31, 2014, 07:43:27 AM »
Hello All,

If you ever wondered if a particular website was down for everyone or just for you, the following URL will answer that question;

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / 17 obscure Windows tools and tricks too powerful to overlook.
« Last post by DougD on October 28, 2014, 08:08:45 AM »
17 obscure Windows tools and tricks too powerful to overlook - PC World

PC World:
General Discussion / Re: Charter SPECTRUM - THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IS HERE!
« Last post by Dave on October 27, 2014, 04:51:40 PM »
Yeah, it looks like I've been capped as to maximum speed.  Tried several servers and can't get over 110 down and 5 up.  Guess I'll just have to live with it... ^-^

Dave McLaughlin
General Discussion / Re: Charter SPECTRUM - THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IS HERE!
« Last post by David Shaw on October 27, 2014, 04:19:44 PM »
These postings seem strange.  I just checked Charter's performance here and it showed 65 up and 4.2 down (via Simi Valley).  I have been paying for the TV, Phone and Internet package for a couple of years now and never discussed performance with them.   Perhaps this is now the basic "standard" from them. 
David Shaw, in Arroyo Grande
General Discussion / Re: Charter SPECTRUM - THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IS HERE!
« Last post by Dave on October 22, 2014, 11:28:12 AM »
Hi, guys.  I've been dragging my feet on asking for more speed because my Charter Internet has been "fast enough" that I wasn't dissatisfied.

But, after a bit of nagging by some associates (that you know) that my speed was disgustingly slow (~16 down, 3 up) I called 1-888-GET-CHARTER today:

Time - maybe ten minutes.
Any service call required? -- no (if your cable modem needs to be replaced [my Motorola didn't] it's free)
How long to speed it up, I inquired: "About 5 minutes, while you wait"!
How much more per month:  Internet only bill will now be $54.99 per month, or 2 bucks over what I'm paying for Internet only now!

After he "reprovisioned" my modem (sent it some bits over the Internet) he asked me to run again:

NOW IT'S 90 down, 6 up !!!  He said not to get too excited, as it will eventually top out at 60 or so down and 4 up.  (We know they cap speeds depending on what you pay.)  I can live with 60...

The bottom line is that I'm thrilled -- I know, naggers, I should have done it before.  4 times the speed for 2 bucks a month!

Dave McLaughlin
General Discussion / Re: Brother Printer MFCJ4620DW
« Last post by Alan Raul on October 21, 2014, 10:56:53 PM »
I did not check the price of ink or availability. I assume you can get it anywhere or in short time since this a new Brother model. All I did was set up the printer via their network router. I will post more details of their experience as they become available.
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