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May 18, 2021
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Hey guys (and gals I suppose).

Old fart here, was a network enginerd back in the day. If you have DSL or Cable Modem based broadband, you're welcome (Qwest/USWest and Ingenius/Charter dev).

Been out of the game a LONG time, probable longer than some folks here have been around. Trying to salvage some old hardware and my google-fu isn't up to snuff.

Anyhow, will be asking for some assists here and there. Thanks for having me.

WMF
 
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May 20, 2021
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Hello all, I am comptia certified computer proffesiona, with an additional background in Law Enforcement, Campus Security, Occupational Safety and Machine Tool Metalwork.

My interest lie in laptop repair and Bluetooth communication
 
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May 23, 2021
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Greetings All:
Writing as a longtime visitor to the site. Earned a Microsoft certification in 1999 and worked as network administrator. Attended university for molecular biology and worked in that field as well.
Considering a current certification ...

Have a friend with a phone asking for guidance about a UMX phone and would hope to post this day.

Much thanks for your attention

Respectfully,
 
May 26, 2021
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Hi guys

If you've been around for a while, you've probably seen me.
If you're new, you will see me.

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There are no stupid questions.
You may not get the answer you want, but you WILL get the correct answer.
Thank you in advance, for the correct answers you're certain to give in the near future. I just came back from the optometrist today, and he said I was developing cataracts. Since I don't go out in the sun much, could my excessive cell phone use produce enough radiation, to cause cataracts?
 
Jun 1, 2021
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Hello all my kids are getting tech and I need to keep up so when there is trouble I'm not lost! I'm here to learn thanks!
 
Jun 1, 2021
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Thanks for the welcome.
I am a Senior Citizen, but take active part in Content Writing for web and like to take active part in discussions on most technical matters, as I believe, small mistakes or ignorance causes most issues.
In the past I solved many problems that specialized engineers and programmers could not solve.
 
Jun 25, 2021
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Hi, My first computer was a Sinclair. Small rubber keys, data upload/save was to a remote cassette tape and you had to write everything yourself in Basic. I have both Andriod and Apple ISOs. I'm retired. For a time I managed the service and support department for an international computer company. I had a close working relationship with both R&D and Tech Support. I learned the inside and outside of a PC. Computers are one of my hobbies. A PC is a 'he' because its logical. My sewing machine is a 'she' because it has a mind of its owns sometimes.
 
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Jul 7, 2021
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Greetings everyone, first of all I am Blind and I use the computer with the aid of specialised audible assistive software but I will NEVER allow my disability to overpower my ABILITIES.
I use the computer with the aid of NVDA - Non-Visual Desktop Application which makes the computer read everything on screen and echo everything I type - these Screen Reading programmes can be quite expensive but NVDA is free so I challenge you to download and install NVDA then TURN OFF YOUR MONITOR. I use the same QWERTY keyboard as you except unlike you I cannot glance down and check which keys I press. Now then see if you can use the computer like I do EARS ONLY this can also be used as an excellent Proof Reading tool.

If any of you would like any help with Computing for the Blind please just ask
 
Jul 10, 2021
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Oh, hi. I only joined because I recently purchased a new laptop. And not even after 24 hours of obtaining it. The things straight up <<Edited>> itself. So I’m trying to browse around for a similar problem from the model in case it was something I did. Or I was sold a dud. I’m also having issues trying to post a question, can you please help me?
 
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Oh, hi. I only joined because I recently purchased a new laptop. And not even after 24 hours of obtaining it. The things straight up <<Edited>> itself. So I’m trying to browse around for a similar problem from the model in case it was something I did. Or I was sold a dud. I’m also having issues trying to post a question, can you please help me?
Start a thread in the Laptop Tech Support section: https://forums.tomsguide.com/forums/laptop-tech-support.16/
 

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Oh, hi. I only joined because I recently purchased a new laptop. And not even after 24 hours of obtaining it. The things straight up <<Edited>> itself. So I’m trying to browse around for a similar problem from the model in case it was something I did. Or I was sold a dud. I’m also having issues trying to post a question, can you please help me?
Welcome to Tom's Guide!

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Jul 17, 2021
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Jul 18, 2021
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I am not much of a computer geek but I try.
My computer is giving me a boot device not found. It's a hp laptop about 4 years old and I don't want to mess it up.....any help for an old broad would be appreciated.
 
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Jul 23, 2021
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Hi!
my nickname on the internet is Irujezu, I live in Ukraine!

I'm 24yo but I am used to tech since I am 12y.o ^^

Nice to meet you!
 
Jul 28, 2021
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Hey everyone! Glad to be here. I hope to make some friends, and be of some use, I'll definitely try! I love learning...and it has been my experience that this forum is by far one of the best , most useful resources to have in your arsenal. My hobbies are computers (🤔 kinda goes without saying) and movies, tv shows, and IRC. Glad to be here!
 
Aug 3, 2021
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I'm a retired, Hindu, network administrator, living in a retirement village, in the high country of Northern Tasmania, with fibre to the home, at 350MB/s, Mac Mini M1, iPad Mini 5, Apple TV 2021, iPhone X. Acer Chromebook tablet 2020, Xbox One X, I update often and factory reset often, uninstall and reinstall Chrome often, I back up, using a thunderbolt USB C, PCIe 4 stick, have kept it down to 29GB, plus operating system, at 15GB, MS Office 2019, Chrome, iOS apps.
 

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