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Microsoft Office 2016 Won’t Run in Windows 10 After Updates

Contents Introduction A Manual Uninstallation Script: FAIL A Hybrid Easy Manual Uninstallation Method: FAIL Seeking Help from Microsoft: FAIL Understanding Windows 10 Updates A Partial Solution: Reverting & Postponing Updates . Introduction I dreaded the switch from Windows 7 to … Continue reading

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Smartphone Newbie’s Extensive Guide to TracFone Samsung Galaxy Core Prime S820

I was looking for an entry-level, pay-as-you-go smartphone. This post describes the process I went through in choosing and setting up the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime S820L smartphone from Walmart. This post includes some descriptions of my own learning and experiences, … Continue reading

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Practical SSD Secure Wiping/Erasure

In a previous post, I worked through various ways of securely erasing a Solid State Drive (SSD) — that is, a data storage device using memory chips rather than rotating magnetic disks and other moving parts typical of hard disk drives … Continue reading

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Bulk/Batch Testing and Printing Large Numbers of PDFs (Simplified)

This post offers a relatively simple and streamlined summary of techniques that I developed through a long, detailed discussion in another post. Portions of that post may be useful for people who want to learn how to use Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Exploring DiskCryptor to Encrypt a TrueCrypt Data Drive

Due to concerns about the security of TrueCrypt going forward, I decided to try DiskCryptor as an alternative tool for encrypting the contents of computer drives. (As described in the separate post discussing those concerns, however, I would later decide to … Continue reading

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Considering DiskCryptor to Encrypt Drive C in Windows 7

A previous post discusses perplexing developments connected to TrueCrypt, the popular Windows-based drive encryption program. This post describes my initial exploration of DiskCryptor as an alternative to TrueCrypt. After viewing DiskCryptor’s SourceForge page and home website, I downloaded and installed its … Continue reading

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TrueCrypt and Secure Disk Encryption as of August 2014

(Note: a subsequent post updates this one, without this post’s attention to debates about possible law enforcement intrusion leading to the collapse of TrueCrypt. That subsequent post focuses on the use of VeraCrypt as an alternative on Windows systems.) It … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Cannot Access Shared Drive; Network Path Not Found

I had two computers running Windows 7, connected to one another via Ethernet cable through a modem.  I had been using that Ethernet connection to investigate networking security, examining one system’s files from the other system.  These two computers were … Continue reading

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Annual Computer Security Review

Preliminary notes: You can set up a batch file that automatically opens this page at least annually. I may add other precautions to this page later. Suggestions are welcome. Webpages to Open Gibson Research. Provides links to their software and … Continue reading

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