Jump to content


Experienced Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Picablu

  1. Sometimes I can't type or remember how the computer functions. Before this surprise brain tumor renders me incapable of remembering all the wonderful people I've met here at Piriform, I just want to say thank you for all the generous assistance I've received from you folks. In particular, I remember Dennis, Hazelnut, Aethec, and all the others I don't mean to leave out. It's been most enjoyable to learn so much about computers, especially at my age of 74. Gail Synsteby
  2. Thank you for caring. Yes, I do have backup. I use Macrium Reflect and an external HD on a regular basis. Carbonite sounds like a fine alternative to imaging, especially since it's done continually, in the background.
  3. I'm so pleased to have all the encouragement and assistance. Thank you. I'm using Firefox portable now!
  4. I did it! I'm using Firefox portable right now! Thank you!
  5. Thank you for your time. I now have IE8, and did not lose my "Favorites" list in the process. Also succeeded in downloading portable version of Firefox, and am using it right now.
  6. Got brave and installed IE8. Didn't lose my extensive "Favorites" list. Now will check out portable browsers.
  7. I'm just now getting around to addressing this problem again. Sorry to have let my reply go so long. I followed the recommendations in your first response with no luck. Now, if I go to my account name in the mail screen and choose properties, there is only a general tab. No servers tab!?! Oh well, I am able to accomplish what I wanted using my Hotmail account only one minor inconvenience. I can't use the email response feature for some websites. I can live with that. Appreciate your time and responses.
  8. Thanks for the helpful info and links, Dennis. Have made my decision. Good to go with A/V and firewall. Also have Malwarebytes because it seemed to provide another layer of protection.
  9. Thank you for your info, Dennis. I was not aware of any free A/V programs. I'm not sure what a 'firewall' does, but does Avast have it?
  10. Thank you for your response. I have Vista. Do I need a different link?
  11. Will try portable version as suggested. Thank you for link. You mention using portable Firefox fairly often. Is this something you download to your computer and save?
  12. I'm not using IE8 because I don't know how to change. Also, what if I don't like it? Can I change back? Will I lose my "Favorites" list (that would be devastating!)
  13. I have IE7, and have read that it is good to have a second browser. Why? Is Mozilla Firefox a good choice if I decide to add a second?
  14. I have always had Norton 360, and I like the way it works. Does anyone have any advice? Any other good programs?
  15. I used both of the links you provided, but am unable to locate a place that I can make the change you recommend. I did run around in circles in the Gmail Help, and could not find a solution. Perhaps you could direct me? Or would it be necessary to close the account, and set it up all over again? Thank you for your time.
  16. I have used Snipping Tool to capture a window containing an error message that I receive when attempting to email a file from my Documents folder. I don't understand what it's telling me, or what I can do about it. I hope someone can clear up my confusion. Oh-oh! The capture is so small I'm not sure anyone can read it, and I don't know how to make it larger.
  17. I sure appreciate the advice from all, and agree with the "if it ain't broke" thinking. I had three downloads that absolutely refused to be deleted no matter what I attempted. Finally gave up and had a support tech using remote work on it. It was really stubborn, and took over an hour, but finally the files deleted. Everything's working just fine now, but if/when need arises for driver update I'll know where and how. Thanks guys.
  18. Thank you for the information guys. I explored both MS and HP. MS listed several drivers, but I could not tell if they were applicable to my software, and I could not find anywhere whether their automatic updates included drivers. HP definitely stated their automatic updates included drivers for software on my machine.
  19. I'm set up for Windows automatic updates. When I look at my update history, I don't see the word 'driver' anywhere. Can anyone tell me if my drivers are actually being updated, or how I can tell if they need to be updated?
  20. Thank you for your response Andavari. Glad to know that I've finally figured out how to capture a screenshot and attach it to a post here. Hopefully someone can suggest how to deal with that error.
  21. Just prowling about in the forums, and was happy to see that you had posted recently. Think of you every now and again, wondering how you are doing. Happy to hear that you are looking forward to getting around again. You're so right about not wasting a minute. I'm 73,and love to keep on learning, often staying on the computer till the cows come home. Now that may sound extreme, but there's so much out there to learn about! About that "short story"......Yes, I think you could have "done all that", because I did a bunch, too! Best wishes! Picablu
  22. I will try to attach a screen capture of an error message I sometimes (not always) receive when trying to email text that I have highlighted on a web page. I have no idea what to do about it. Oh no! It's really small. Hope you can magnify and read it. Sorry!
  23. Picablu

    USB Devices

    Thank you Talldog.
  24. Picablu

    USB Devices

    Thank you Larry.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.