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Start.Me Bookmarks Manager
This article is about an excellent bookmarks manager I've been using that I thought deserved some promotion to make more folks aware of its existence. Free to use and very useful indeed. Enjoy...
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by:Brandon Lyon
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This is a helpful article. One thing to remember is that keeping one (or more) Start.Me tabs open is going to consume significantly more memory than browser bookmarks.

I used to love XMarks but years ago I ditched it when I was getting synchronization and corruption issues on a daily basis. These days I just use the default browser sync in Chrome (though I'll be migrating to Firefox soon).
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Hi Brandon,

Thank you for your very kind comment and also for endorsing the article with a Thumbs Up. Both very much appreciated!

Regards, Andrew
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Amazon Web Services

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

DNS Benchmark from Steve Gibson -
Your configured DNS nameservers may be impeding your Internet experience. Improve the response times you get from websites by using a faster DNS Server. This article shows you how to both find better DNS servers to use, as well as how to configure your copy of Windows 7 and 10 to use them.
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by:Basem Khawaja
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Very useful article and very informative. Thank you Andrew once again for all of your contributions.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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You're very welcome Basem and I appreciate your comments.

If you wouldn't mind endorsing the article by clicking the Thumbs Up icon at the end of the article (just below the "red arrow pointing downwards to the Thumbs Up icon" above in the article itself) I'd really appreciate it!

Regards, Andrew
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BootSafe Software Review -
Review of a small standalone freeware utility that is designed to remove the guesswork in trying to get Windows 10 (and all other versions of Windows) to boot into various Safe Mode configurations. Includes a short interview with the author of the program.
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Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
Step by step instructions, including screenshots, showing you how to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to upgrade to the latest version build of Windows 10. Enjoy...
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File Viewer Plus 3
How many times do you come across a file format that your computer doesn't recognize? Read on for a great solution I've found and been using myself, which is a lot more than just a file format viewer. Enjoy...
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Fix Google Chrome Issues
I see people having issues with the Chrome browser so often that I decided to write this article on how to definitively determine problems you may be encountering with Google Chrome. I hope it helps you out...
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FoxyTab
This article shows how to save the names and URLs of open Firefox tabs in a plain text file with FoxyTab, a Featured Extension. I tested it in the latest Firefox Quantum release (61.0.1 on this article's publication date), both 32-bit and 64-bit, and in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 — all worked perfectly.
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PaperPort installer detected previous installation
You did a proper uninstallation of PaperPort. You even ran the official PP14 Remover Tool. But when you try to reinstall PaperPort, you get the dialog box above, which you can't get past. There is simply no way to install PaperPort! This article presents a solution that has worked for many PP users.
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting (sometimes with a dump, sometimes not). There are many reasons for this problem. This article discusses several of them and offers possible solutions.
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting. There are many reasons for this, but a recent cause that has reached epidemic levels is due to an issue with Firefox. This article offers a solution.
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by:Michael Malpass
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Paperport 14.5 would not load (stopped at flashscreen, no error message) after upgrading to Windows 10.  Also had installed Firefox on this computer, so not sure which event caused the problem.  In any case, the registry indeed had Mozilla Firefox in the browser preference.  Your regedit file fixed the problem immediately and I have my Paperport back.  Thank you so much!
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow 2017
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Hi Michael,
You're very welcome! And thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today, reading my article, and endorsing it. I'm glad to hear that this fixed the problem and you now have your PaperPort back! Regards, Joe
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system that stores and retrieves data when requested by other software applications.

Stellar Outlook Toolkit
This is a comprehensive review of a bundled Toolkit designed for use by IT Professionals and End Users to help Microsoft Outlook fans manipulate Outlook files and repair some common problems. Enjoy...
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Well written Article Andrew..!!

Thank you for reading my article and endorsing it by clicking the thumbs up icon Clik. I  see you joined today so please also allow me to extend a warm welcome to the Experts Exchange community! :)

Regards, Andrew
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by:Clik Dalle
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Thank you so much Andrew.. :)
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Gmail by Google
Read this tutorial to learn how to fix repeating password error prompts when setting up Gmail IMAP with Microsoft Outlook. The entire process is described with step by step, illustrated instructions. Enjoy...
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by:The Kyrgyz Embassy
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Thank you so much Andrew for your time,
I will defenetely share results as soon as I sort this out.
Meanwhile I would like to share some details. I have tried to set up outlook using this account on fresh installed PC and sorted out the "User Profile" and Certificate issues. After trying all options I am confident that this is not general issue and precisely this account related issue. Cose' when I try to install other gmail account on that PC it goes smooth. Checked incoming mails and outgoing mails. Account never sended more than 100 mails per month - so account is not spammer. (In fact this is embassy's non essential communication address). Likewise never received mail noting it was blocked. I will use "Send feedback" option right away and will share results if I receive. Many and sincere thanks for your time and attention. Have a nice life. Arvin.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Pleasure Arvin and I look forward to your update. Also, if you found my article helpful in any way, if you could click the Thumbs Up button at the bottom left at the end f the article to endorse it, I'd much appreciate it :)  Regards, Andrew
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Speaker unmuted and muted
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member was looking for "a little app that would allow sound to be turned OFF and ON by simply clicking on an icon in the system tray". This article shows how to achieve that, as well as providing the same OFF/ON audio muting toggle via a single keystroke.
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by:John
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Thanks for posting this, Joe.  My own ThinkPad has a mute button and I use it so much my finger is trained to it.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow 2017
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You're welcome, John, and thanks to you for the feedback and the article endorsement — both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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A simple method to resolve a "keyboard not working" problem by modifying the Windows registry. This issue can often be encountered after using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent to perform a Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) conversion process.
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Unable to change the program that handles the scan event from a network attached Canon/Brother printer/scanner. This means you'll always have to choose which program handles this action, e.g. ControlCenter4 (in the case of a Brother).
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IF you are either unfamiliar with rootkits, or want to know more about them, read on ....
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by:Jackie Man
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If you are a hacker, will you design a rootkit for Android OS?
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Jackie,

The short answer is yes, but there is really no need.  Hackers are more likely to use lockers than rootkits on androids. Due to the need to elevate privileges to properly execute a rootkit,  the target for such an attack would be more limited than standard lockers.
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Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
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by:kevinhsieh
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I am glad you figured it out. I was going to say that the behavior is by design. In fact, I have that setting specifically enabled... :-)
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Speed up a Slow Computer
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it yourself" tips instead.
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by:Arkel Thompson
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Thank you very much, Andrew Leniart for that very informative and thorough article. Keep up the good work.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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You're very welcome Arkel and thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it.
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GetTickCount64
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve that problem by using the GetTickCount64 function.
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PMI ACP® Project Management
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PMI ACP® Project Management

Prepare for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam, which formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques.

When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third party tools
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While working, an annoying popup showing below will come and we cannot cancel or close it form the screen. The error message will come again and again.
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by:Anirudh Rao
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Thanks its worked for me. lot of thanks..
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When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages.

Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer:

Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006D9)
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by:John Chuma
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stop the print spooler, wait 5 seconds, and start the print spooler.

let me know if that works.
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by:Anirudh Rao
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For my case stopping and starting printer spooler service not helped. The above article solution worked for me. Thanks.
Have you noticed the same issue in windows 8 and windows 10 machines?
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By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
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On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
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Power Options - New - Power Scheme
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
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Windows 7 is an operating system from Microsoft. Features include multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, referred to as the Superbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements.