This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Windows 7 Hibernation
New subscriber Warren David had a question about Windows 7 that I’d not thought much about before… He asked:
Is there a way to Hibernate in Windows 7 ?
- Deleted Files Aren’t Really Deleted
New subscriber David Hedrick wrote to ask if deleting a file really removed it from the hard drive.
I routinely delete personal files from time to time.
Someone told me that deleting files do not actually clean off the hard drive, the “system”” simply puts a character in the front of the name so that it does not show; folks (with knowledge) can go in and find all the deleted files and reconstruct.
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Windows Does’t Always Recognize Removable Drives
New Subscriber Mike wrote with an interesting question about maxing out the drive connections in Windows 7:
I have a large computer with 5 resident hard drives and two CD/DVD drives. There is a mid sized zoo of remote ESATA, USB2/3 drives off hubs plus an assortment of backup USB sticks. Is Windows 7 limited to 25 drive letters? (B still seems to be reserved for the old 5.25″ drives, even tho none of the current bios’ will mount one). The reason I ask is that I’ve had trouble lately with drives that sometimes will not mount when turned on/plugged in […]
- Connecting a USB Printer to a Router
New subscriber Mark had a question that he thought would be helped by one of my earlier articles, but I was writing about a different product. So he asked me:
I was excited to see your buffalo usb printer article, but then saw “I bought the buffalo usb print server.” I bought a buffalo n300 gigabit router with usb. I want to plug in a usb printer which is part of the sales pitch, — on the box it says, “use an older usb printer on your network,” but it doesn’t tell me how!! […]
- Windows 8 Intermittent Wireless Connection to Printer
Subscriber Gary Cady has a nice system that he was ready to migrate to Windows 8, but some of his hardware wasn’t quite so happy with the change:
Hi Terry, thanks for the newsletters. I have a rather confusing problem.
I have an HP HPE h8-1237c desktop computer with: 10GB of RAM, 2-TB HDD, Intel Core i5-2320 Quad-Core processor, an 802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E Mini card and LAN: 1000-Base-T.
This is connected wirelessly to my HP ENVY 114 e-All-in-One Printer – D411c through my N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. All works well when Windows 7 Ultimate is installed. I never lose my wireless connection to the printer.
But, once I installed Windows 8 Pro,
- Unable to Run Downloaded File in Firefox
Subscriber Evelyn Summers was having problems finding and opening her downloaded files, so she wrote me for help:
I have a problem with when I download. I can down load and it goes on my computer BUT it doesn’t show up on my screen so I can run it. Can u help me. Thank you. I really enjoy your news letters thank you for them.
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