Nick248 asked the Answer Line forum about optical drives. I figured it was time to go ver the various types of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, and the drives that read and write to them.
Billyy asked the Laptops forum for screen-cleaning advice. My instructions also apply to desktop monitors, HDTVs, cell phones, and tablets.
Give users an OS that won’t make their computers behave like third-rate iPad knock-offs—and don’t frog-march people into a touch-centric PC world.
Passwords protect every part of your online life. If you don't treat them properly, you're exposing yourself to a whole mess of trouble.
Mike Littman doesn't like those "pesky little arrows" that Windows displays on shortcuts, and asked how to remove them.
Justin Yuen asked if it's possible to recover a stolen laptop.
Robert Pepe asked when Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. "Some say the end date is 2015, others say…2020. So what's the right answer?"
Kennethjc17 upgraded his PC to Windows 7, then found that some of his hardware no longer worked. He turned to the Windows forum for help.
Zeterjons asked the Utilities forum how to rescue files off of a physically crashed hard drive, while making sure that other files on that hard drive are destroyed beyond rescue.
EnVy26 asked the Laptops forum about upgrading a portable computer
Concerned about a slow PC, Davis13 asked the Laptops forum about all the processes that Windows runs.
The answer I gave Richard Wiringa in my September 10 post is already out of date. Here's a new one.
KenWid10 asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum how best to send encrypted information to someone over the Internet
Brainout asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum to explain some of the words used to describe hard drives and storage.