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The person who she talked to stated that to install NOD32 along with Microsoft Defender would be redundant. This is terrible advice. Defender is an antispyware program, and NOD32 is an antivirus program. Microsoft does sell an antivirus that includes Windows Defender called Windows OneCare. I recommend that to people who are novice users usually.
There are several businesses who use drum scanners. However, Leo would love to hear from someone who does this, and would like to recommend a speedy, high quality scanner.
The error message is almost completely useless. It is much more likely that the hard drive is damaged. If you’re not an expert, take it into a shop and ask them to back up the data. What they will do is put it into a working machine as a secondary drive (not boot off of that drive), and then copy the data off of the drive to another drive. The next thing they would do is try to recover the disk.
He has a laptop with Windows Media Center and would like to record television. The Hauppauge WinTV-USB will do this, and it works with Windows XP Media Center Edition. It even comes with a remote control!
The theme is from the install disc. The themes are inside of .CAB files. Put the ME disc into your computer, browse through the disc, and inside the cab files, you’re going to look for a .theme file. If you’re looking for more themes, look at wincustomize.com.
Tor is a system of a series of routers that allows one to surf anonymously on the Web. There are thousands of Tor routers. The last router will see your data, but it will have no idea where it came from.
The way it works (if it works properly) is that you bond your cell phone to the car, and the car acts as a bluetooth headset. It’s a great method to use a phone in the car.
I really like the Sony Reader. This is definitely the best reader out there. The Sony only uses the battery when you flip the page. Leo suggests going to the Sony store and checking it out.
He placed ads on Craigslist for three different things. Someone who worked on his computer emailed him for all three things asking for payment. The person was probably able to search for your name. However, he only put his first name on the Craigslist posting. This seems suspicious. Leo recommends calling Bill Handel. On the other hand, he may have remembered your phone number or address and could have searched for that on Craigslist. When you give people access to your system, you’re giving them access to the kingdom.
Leo’s not aware of a safe repair mode in Windows 2000. Windows 2000 was not intended to be for consumers. You’re going to have to format and reinstall.
Hands Across the Water is a worldwide collaboration to create music to generate money for tsunami relief. The album was recorded in different studios around the world. The music is available on iTunes and other digital music platforms.
Some people prefer Windows Mobile 5 over Palm and vice versa. Palm is more streamlined and designed just to be a portable operating system. Having said that, Windows Mobile 5 is definitely better at running 3rd party files and programs. Also, the software spinoff of Palm is definitely not in a good shape. The phone I’m using right now is a T-Mobile Dash which runs Windows Mobile. Moreover, the Blackberry is focused on email, Palm is designed for ease of use, and Windows is designed for expandability. Go with the Treo 700w.
You can always use Parallels if you really want to run Windows on the Mac in order to use Visio. There are planning programs like OmniPlan and ConceptDraw Project. However, Leo is not sure if they can read and write Microsoft Project and Visio files.
He wants to know what Leo’s choice would be, and he will also be upgrading to a Vista machine soon. Leo has already made his choice; he bought the Xbox 360. If you want to have fun, the Wii is a great choice, but it does not look great on an HDTV. With the Xbox 360, since it has a Media Center extender, you will be able to view your content on a Media Center PC on the Xbox. For web browsing, there is a Media Center 3rd party browser.