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Entries from November 2008

Completely Remove a Damaged McAfee Or Norton Antivirus Installation

November 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Completely Remove a Damaged McAfee Or Norton Antivirus Installation

I often get calls from customers who 30 or 60 days after buying a new computer begin receiving prompts to “renew” their antivirus subscription. This is a common tactic of McAfee and Norton to get more users. These companies give incentives to computer manufactures to install their antivirus products (along with a 30 or 60 […]

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Change Network Card MAC Address in Windows

November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Every network capable device has a unique MAC (media access control) address. In the most basic sense, a MAC address is a serial number that allows one networked device to identify and communicate with another. Normally, there is no reason to change your network card’s MAC address. Doing so may even cause problems if you […]

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Change the Windows Vista Start Menu Power Button to Shut Down

November 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Change the Windows Vista Start Menu Power Button to Shut Down

The default action for the Power button on the start menuĀ in Windows Vista is Sleep, which puts your computer in a low power (but still “on”) state. Some (most?) users would prefer that the power button shutdown Vista. You can configure this setting easily by using the advanced power settings panel found nested deep in […]

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