This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Using Acronis True Image to Solve SSD Issues?
Subscriber Ralph Luben wrote with an interesting problem, involving Windows XP and a Solid-State-Drive (SSD).
Ralph wants to use Acronis True Image to solve an issue where Windows XP does not support the critical SSD maintenance command TRIM.
I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I am still running Microsoft Windows XP! Not only that, I’m running it using a 128GB SSD System Drive!
When I installed my SSD drive about one year ago, I used most of the hacks I found […]
- Lots of Garbage on the Windows Desktop
Subscriber Evelyn Summeras wrote to ask about a Windows Desktop problem — she has lots of strange icons showing on her desktop…
Love your computer tips. Here’s a good on I have for you.
I do not know how it happened BUT on my home page there are 84 small white square boxes (about the size of a half postage stamp) with different letters […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
These are new articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally part of my email newsletter.
- A First Look at VIPRE Internet Security 2013
Even from the first glance, VIPRE Internet Security 2013 is very similar to the 2012 version. The features of v2012 are there, with a few new features, but no abrupt change in the user interface. I like that.
One of the things that I really appreciate about VIPRE is that the license covers a period of time, with new versions being covered by the existing license. I still remember frustration with some AV products of past years, where you bought the particular program version — and if a new version came out, you had to purchase an upgrade at that time in order to get the benefits of the program improvements.
VIPRE Internet Security 2013 would have downloaded to my computer and allowed me to install it over my existing VIPRE Internet Security 2012 — with no difficulty and no additional charge.
Instead, still at no charge, I jumped the gun on the automatic upgrade, went to the VIPRE site, downloaded the 2013 trial. Since the trial is the same program but without a license code[…]
- Changing the Windows Splash Screen
Subscriber Terry Stevens wrote to ask for help solving an earlier change to his Windows installation. Unfortunately, he didn’t mention which version of Windows he as using (almost always a helpful piece of information)…
Last winter I downloaded a Christmas theme from Kim Komando; however, her themes also add a decorative screen to the first screen that appears when I boot up. So for nine months I have seen "Christmas" on my desktop upon booting up (my regular desktop is different).
How do I change the Christmas boot up screen back to the blue screen that it was before?
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