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Issue   #813
Volume 16 Number 29
May 10, 2019

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Norma can't delete cookies & history in Chrome
Hi, Hope you can help me with this issue. Don't know what's changed but my browsing data & cookies won't clear. I use Chrome & go into more tools & clear browsing data but now all it does is spin and spin and doesn't erase anything. This just started about a week ago & the only way I can delete browsing history is to restart my computer & then it will work one time. I have to restart each time I want to delete cookies. Never had this problem before, it always deleted everything so don't know what happened. Any suggestions? Thanks, Norma

Our answer
Hi Norma. Without looking at your computer, I only have one suggestion and that is for to try resetting Chrome.

Resetting Chrome will save your bookmarks. It will disable all your extensions (you can turn them back on after the reset by turning the switches under each extension to on), it will remove cookies and site data and reset Chrome back to its default state.

It's important after you do that you shut down Chrome and restart it.

To learn how to reset Chrome, see our tutorial here.

Let me know if this helps you.

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Kelly has a program that appears to be doing nothing and wants to remove it
I purchased a second-hand computer from a friend a while back and noticed it had a program called NVIDIA. This appears to me to be nothing but a huge waste of space and resource...as being of no use to me whatsoever. Now, my question: Can I delete this program or not? I have been told by friends that it is essential to the running of my hard drive. So am I being well advised or not? I eagerly await your reply. Kelly

Our answer
Hi Kelly. NVIDIA is a graphics (display) adapter (GPU) and/or the software (drivers) for it. It is not essential to the running of your hard drive, but if you have an NVIDIA (GeForce)display adapter (GPU) it is essential to your computer's display, display colors, resolution, etc.

The NVIDIA Driver is the software driver for NVIDIA Graphics GPU that installed on your PC. It is a program used to communicate between the Windows operating system and your GPU (Display adapter). The NVIDIA driver software is necessary for the hardware device to function properly.

Unless you are sure your computer does not have a NVIDIA (GeForce) display adapter, we would advise you not to touch it.

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Kelly wrote back: "Dear sir /madam, Thank you both for your very prompt and explicit reply. It is very much appreciated. Thank you both, Kelly"

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Laura has reservations about upgrading to Windows 10
I am old and trying to learn Windows 10, after depending on the XP version and Outlet Express for email. I have the book "Windows 10 For Dummies", and that's sure me with technology. I have always been able to save emails to my Documents on the computer, but can't figure out how to do that now. It's not covered in the book, and when I click on Folders in Windows 10, it just shows the email program folders and not how to transfer them to the computer documents files.

Can that be done? I refer to emails often to remember things said or covered, so it's important for me to keep them. I sure hope it's possible, and you can help. You guys are amazing, and I look forward to working with you in the future with some computer care and email. I LOVED your backgrounds and stationery, and am so bummed that we can't use that in current programs I know of.  Is there anywhere your stationery can be used?

Thanks for all the wonderful things you do to help people. I so appreciate all you do. All the best, Laura N.

Our answer
Hi Laura. At first, Windows 10 seems a bit daunting, but it's like a new paint job on an old car. There are a couple of things you can do

1. We offer service to make Win10 look more like Windows 7, right down to the start button. Really similar! Read more about that here:

http://thundercloud.net/direct/2019/transform/

2. For email, we offer service to setup Thunderbird mail. You can keep your mail in folders in the mail program, and/or you can right click on an email and save that email to your documents folder just like you are used to doing. Additionally, stationery works in Thunderbird. We have created several hundred stationery designs, especially for Thunderbird. For more information about our Thunderbird Email Setup Service, see this page:  http://thundercloud.net/direct/tbird/

If you need more info or more help, please let us know.

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Gail has questions about our newsletter and a message she's getting from Gmail
I don't know what is going on but my issues of your premium newsletters are no longer being delivered. Yes, I already know to check the Spam folder. I even went to the other Gmail account and it wasn't there either. However, everything else from Cloudeight always comes to the above email plus to the Gmail cloud account, not sure what it is but I don't like to use it. I like my Thunderbird email account. Google recently contacted me and advised me to change my password because they claimed security had been breached. I did change my password but I find it hard to believe that anyone else on earth would be interested in anything old Gail has to say.

I am at a loss as to what I should do so maybe I should use one of my coupons and have one of you fix this for me. I really have no one else to ask which is why I so appreciate you two and all of your help and advice.  Thank you in advance, Gail

Our answer
Hi Gail. It's highly doubtful that anyone was trying to access your email account or knows your password. We get these "warnings" occasionally - they usually occur when trying to access Gmail with an "unsecure" mail app (many mail apps are not secure according to Google) or checking your email after your IP address has changed. I would not worry about it. It's good that you changed your password though - you should get in the habit of changing your important passwords every six months.

We are aware of the problems with our newsletter deliver and are working with our newsletter delivery service to resolve this issue. The issue seems to be that the newsletter service and not us (Cloudeight) is being blocked by Google's spam filters. So it has nothing to do with our newsletter.

If we can't resolve this issue with the newsletter service, we will move to a different service. In any case, we will continue to send the newsletter every Friday.

There is a way you can ensure that the newsletter is delivered to your inbox regardless of the newsletter sending service we use.

Please see the following page with instructions for creating a filter to put our newsletter in your inbox every Friday.

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If after reading that, you have any further questions, please let me know.

We hope to have this issue resolved within the next few weeks. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

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Cheryl wants to know if she upgrades to Windows 10 will she still have trouble after 20 January 2020?
Currently using Windows 7 Home Premium. Thinking about trying the update to Windows 10 but before I do, I would like to know if AFTER I update (provided it updates), will I still need to purchase a newer computer with Windows 10 after Jan. 2020? OR will the computer I have now, provided the Windows 10 Update takes effect, continue to accept all future Windows 10 updates? (I hope I'm making sense) .

Our answer
Hi Cheryl. Once you upgrade to Windows 10, you will have a Windows 10 computer. Windows 10 is updated constantly so there will be no Windows 11. Microsoft currently releases 2 new versions of Windows 10 each year. It does not matter if you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 now, once you upgrade you will have a Windows 10 computer and entitled to all the upgrades and updates like any other Windows 10 user.

You won't have to buy a new computer until your old computer stops working or you decide it is time for a new computer. No date restraints.

Hope this helps!

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Nancy has a question before she upgrades to Windows 10
I’m sorry to bother again, but do I need to worry about losing my email folders and inbox when I update to 10? I have no idea how to back all of that up, and I can’t lose it. I will upgrade to 10 as soon as I hear back on this question...

Our answer
Hi Nancy. If you're going to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 your email shouldn't be any different than it is now. We suggest backing up anytime you do anything like updating. However, when you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 it will either be successful or it will not. If it's not successful, the upgrade will roll back to what you have now and you shouldn't lose anything. And if you're using an email program to get your email, if the email program works in Windows 7, there's an excellent chance it will work in Windows 10. But no one can make any guarantees. We've upgraded several computers to Windows 10 and no one has ever lost any data on the upgrades that were successful.

If you're going to get a new computer, then it depends on how you receive your email. If you use an email program to get your email you'll have to export your email and folders to an external drive. If you use online Webmail (in other words if you use a browser to log in to your email online), you don't have to save anything - you can access it with any device from anywhere.

Many people are beginning to see the advantages of online email accounts like Gmail and Outlook.com. Many ISPs offer Webmail services as well.

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Carole doesn't want to use a password to log into Windows 10
I had a bright idea during the night about what may be the problem with my computer. I checked that this morning and fixed it myself. No longer a printing problem. Thanks so much for making me think some more. By the way, I have one question. Must you put in your password every time you turn on your computer or is there a way to stop that requirement?

Our answer
Hi Carole. Here's a simple rule of thumb: If you're logged in with a Microsoft account, you have to use a password. If you're using a local account you don't.

To find out if you're logging in with a Microsoft account, do this:

1. Right-click on Windows 10 start button
2. Click Settings
3. In Settings click "Accounts"

If, under your Windows user account name you see "Manage my Microsoft account", you have to use a password (or PIN).

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If you have a local account, you don't need to use a password, however, we suggest that you do - even if no one else uses your computer.

A good compromise between using a password and not using one is to use a 4-digit PIN instead.  It's easy to remember and easy to type and it still offers you the protection of a password.

Here's how to set up a 4-digit PIN to use to log in to your computer instead of a password.

Hope this helps you, Carole.

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Barb wants to know if she can have more than one Gmail account
Is it possible to sign for more than one Gmail account? I need another email address and am not sure if I'm allowed to have more than one Gmail account. Can you help?

Our answer
Hi Barb. Yes, you can create more than one Gmail account. In fact, we both have several Gmail accounts. We have then all set up in Thunderbird so we can see them all at one place. So not only can you have another Gmail account you can have as many as you need.

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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium -Tips & Tricks

Use Chrome's Built-in Task Manager to Find Out What's Slowing Down Chrome
Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (all versions) + Chrome browser

Each open Chrome tab runs it its own sandbox to enhance Chrome's stability. But it is hard to see how much RAM and CPU resources each open tab and installed extension is using. If you open Windows Task Manager, you will see multiple instances of Google Chrome running, but it doesn't tell you what they are.

Luckily, this simple tip will show you how to use Chrome's built-in task manager to show you how much memory and CPU resources each open tab and installed extension is using. Here's how to access Chrome's built-in task manager.

First, make sure Chrome is open and in focus (on top of other windows). Now press SHIFT+ESC. You'll see Chrome's task manager open. It will show you how much RAM and CPU resources each open tab and installed extension is using. And all are clearly labeled.

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If one of the tabs or extensions seems to be hogging an excessive amount of resources, you can terminate the process (tab or extension) easily. Just highlight the tab or extension you want to terminate by clicking on it, then click the "End process" button at the bottom of the Chrome task manager.

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How many hogs did you find in Chrome?

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Microsoft Gives Up Its Update War With Users
Windows 10 (all versions)

Recently, it was reported that the upcoming May 2019 Update (AKA Version 1903, Redstone 6, April 2019 update) would be released with a known flaw that could serious problems for users who had external drives connected during the update.  

Today, it was reported in a “ComputerWorld” article, that Microsoft is finally giving in to the wishes of its customers and will no longer force Windows 10 Feature Updated down their throats.

In a ComputerWorld article dated 06 May 2019,  Preston Gralla writes in an article entitled “Microsoft surrenders in its Windows Update war with consumers“:

"…With the upcoming release, Windows won’t automatically install a feature update when it becomes available. Instead, Windows will notify you that it’s available by showing a “Download and install now” message and link in the Windows Update Settings pane. If you don’t want to install it, you can ignore the message. If you want to install it, click the link and follow the instructions. And if you want to wait a while — a few days, a few weeks, a few months — until you can make sure that the update isn’t problematic, you can go ahead and do that. The control, finally, is in your hands.

Well, not completely. There is a caveat. When the version of Windows 10 you’re running reaches “end of service” and Microsoft no longer supports it or issues security updates for it, you’ll have to install the latest feature update. Usually, that’s 18 months after your current Windows version’s release. This makes plenty of sense, and it’s completely analogous to similar issues in public health. Just as it’s vital that people get vaccinations against diseases to protect everyone’s health by ensuring herd immunity, PCs should be protected against malware. If there are lots of unprotected PCs around, they can be used to breed malware or be turned into malicious bots and attack other people’s PCs.

Note that you’ll still have to install the small patches Microsoft issues every month. That’s because they are often security updates, and everyone should have them. However, Microsoft has agreed to give you some control over when they’re installed. You’ll be able to delay them for up to 35 days…"

Read the entire article here.

We think it’s about time that Microsoft allowed users to delay feature (version) updates given that Windows 10 Version updates have been plagued with bugs and sometimes serious issues that have caused many Windows 10 users serious problems. 

For instance, early adopters of the April 2018 Update (Version 1803) experienced BSODs and even bricked some machines. Then, the October 2018 Update (Version 1809) was infamously flawed from the get-go with early adopters reporting the update erased files and folders on their machines which they were not able to recover. It was so bad that Microsoft suspended the update from October 5 until November 13 while they fixed the bugs and flaws in the update that caused some users big problems. So the “October 2018” update really wasn’t fully released until November 2018. And even so, it was the least installed Windows 10 update as Microsoft put the update in the “very slow” lane. As of today, with Version 1903 looming, less than 30% of all Windows 10 users are running Windows 10 Version 1809. 

It’s about time that Microsoft stops forcing users to install version updates. We don’t think Microsoft needs to be sending two new version updates a year anyway. But putting users in charge of their own Windows 10 computers for the first time makes a lot of sense. Now users can choose when to install the version updates – or not install them at all. However, Windows 10 users will still have to install version updates before then end-of-life cycle of the version they’re using. Windows 10 versions have a life-cycle of approximately 18 months.

Our advice is to hold off installing version updates until enough Windows 10 users have installed the version update, that you can be fairly certain that the version update isn’t buggy and flawed. In other words, let the risk takers take the risk. And when its finally clear the version update is stable and free from major bugs and flaws, then install it.

Hats off to Microsoft for this consumer-friendly decision –  as belated as it may be.

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3 Easy Time-Saving Tips
Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (all versions)

Tip #1

Let’s say, you are filling out a Web form and you make a mistake -you typed in the wrong email address or whatever. Instead of backspacing to remove the incorrect address, put your cursor in the form field and press the CTRL key plus the A key and then the Delete Key. CTRL + A highlights everything in the form field. The Delete key deletes all the highlighted text.

Tip #2

Now, imagine you’re viewing a very long web page and you want to go back to the top. Instead of scrolling all the way back up, press the HOME key. If you want to go to the bottom of the page, instead of scrolling all the way down to the bottom, just press the END key. It’s simple, I tells ya!

Tip #3

OK, last one: Here’s a really easy way to highlight a large block of text. Put your cursor at the top of this tip and left-click. Now put it at the bottom of this tip and click while holding down the SHIFT key. Pretty cool, huh?

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How to Run a Windows 10 System Health Check
Windows 10 (all versions)

We all should have a health checkup once in a while. Since I’m working with EB, I get so many maladies it seems like I’m always at some kind of “ologist”. I think I have 7 “ologists” now. However,  I’ll never admit to seeing the ologist that begins with Psych. Should I dare tell you about the one that begins with C a r d i?

Moving along with my humorous and nifty segue…

All of us should get regular checkups. And your PC should get a checkup every once in a while, too. Yes, EB, this is your first chance to play doctor since you were a little kid. And since you’re reading this, you can play doctor too.

Here’s how to generate a health report for your PC.

  1. Press and hold down the Windows Key and tap the R key to open the Run dialog:
  2. In the Run box type PERFMON /REPORT
  3. Click OK or press Enter

You can use lower case or upper case letters in the Run box… Windows could not care less!

See? Make sure you leave a space after PERFMON before the slash. Then click OK or press Enter

Big wheels keep on turnin’, Perfmon just keeps on a’burnin’ …

Perfmon (Performance Monitor) will collect data from your PC for roughly 60 seconds. If I were you, I wouldn’t get a stopwatch and time it. Windows does what Windows does and in its own good time. You can figure roughly 60 seconds, though… OK?

After approximately a minute or two, you’ll see that Perfmon starts generating a health report for your PC.

Then, if all goes well, you’ll get yourself a dandy report covering all the goings on inside your PC. Don’t get paranoid if you find a few errors. Very few reports like this come out without showing any errors. Another words, if you’re PC is running well, don’t over-diagnose.

Below, it shows my computer has passed all the tests… Yeah! If yours shows an error or errors, click on the error(s) to find out what is causing the error(s).

You can get a great deal of information about your computer from a Perfmon report. Look at the screenshot directly above. You can see what’s going on with your software and hardware configurations, CPU, Network, Memory and a lot more. All you have to do is click on a category to expand it. Some of the information might be a little geeky, but so what? You have a browser and Google right? Search for the error you see and you just might learn something new. Search and learn.

And, EB, when you read this, pay no attention to that man behind the curtains that says my disk is idle. I’m workin’, I tells ya!

If this method of running a report for you, please see the alternate method of generating a system health check here.
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Learn Something New Every Day

Our site pick today is called “Today I Found Out” which is kind of an odd name for a website... unless today you do find out something. And you certainly will if you take the time to visit this Cloudeight website pick.

This is not a skim-and-go website. In other words, you’re not going to find out short little facts like “Did you know horses can’t vomit” (sorry, but it’s true). But you’re going to find out some really interesting things you might have always wondered about along with facts and explanations.

But rather than just tease your brain with fact, “Today I Found Out” gives you a lot of background information and details. So if you don’t like to read or if you’re more interested in stuff like “Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?” without any explanation, stick with a fact of the day site.

But if you have an inquiring mind, an urge to learn and some time to spend, we think you’ll find “Today I Found Out” a marvelous learning resource.

Here are some interesting topics currently on the front page of “Today I Found Out”

Why doesn’t the United States use the metric system?

That time five guys volunteered to stand at ground zero of a nuclear blast just to see what would happen.

Has anyone ever really inherited millions from a random person they’ve never heard of?

Why do the eyes in some paintings follow you around the room?

That time Coca-Cola released a new soda just to spite Pepsi.

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Come on people now,  just smile on your brother, and tell me you’re not a little bit curious? You are right? Your interest is piqued, isn’t it!

Learn something new today by visiting today’s site pick “Today I Found Out”. And if you want to learn something new every day, bookmark “Today I Found Out”. There are a ton of very interesting, and sometimes bizarre things on this Cloudeight site pick!

Come on, your curiosity is urging you on. Visit today’s Cloudeight website pick “Today I Found Out”.

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Introduction

“Raincrows” was originally published in May 2007. This essay is based on memories that were created with and left to me by my grandfather. Because memories live on as long as we remember them, my grandfather lives on in my life as well. I hope you will take the time to read this essay and let me share my memories and my grandfather with you.

I hope you enjoy reading “Raincrows”. It was written on a chilly, rainy day in May, twelve years ago. It brings back wonderful memories for me — I hope it brings back some wonderful memories for you as well.

Raincrows

Today was a rainy, unseasonably chilly day in May. I waited most of the day for the rain to stop so that I could take my daily walk. I’ve always liked to walk but just in the past couple months I’ve become an avid walker – motivated by recent health problems and spurred on by my Georgian friend – I try to walk at least one hour each day – and today was no exception.

The rain finally stopped.

Although it was very chilly for a day in mid-May, a light jacket and a brisk pace were all I needed to keep myself comfortably warm. The sidewalks and streets were wet and glistening; the wind was calm, the sky a gloomy, and the endless overcast that made the time of day seem later than it really was.

For those of you who walk you’ll probably understand it when I say that a long walk exercises your mind as well as your body. I do my best thinking when I’m walking. Especially the long walks I take as the day draws to a close. This evening with the wet streets, puddled sidewalks and lack of wind, the evening seem quieter than most. And it was a Sunday too. There’s something different about Sundays. Sundays seem more peaceful than other days. Maybe it’s just my imagination or maybe it’s because not as many people are out hurrying to and fro with something important on their minds that needs to be done. Whatever it is, Sundays seem different to me than other days, and this Sunday seemed even calmer and more peaceful than most.

Walks are great for thinking and daydreaming. If you aren’t a walker you’ll have to take my word for it and if you are then you know exactly what I mean. But, I want to mention here that walking is also great for starting up my time machine.  And, if you walk, it probably has started up your time machine a few times too. We all have one inside us you know – a time machine I mean.

Most of us have seen movies or read books where time machines whisk folks forward and backward into another place and time. These time machines, are, of course, fictional figments of some author’s imagination. But you might be surprised to learn that you can have a time machine. They cost nothing. You don’t have to buy one. You have had one since the day you were born...

Read the rest of this essay here.
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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium - Back to Basics

What is Cryptojacking?

You've heard of ransomware, malware, Trojans, viruses, PUPs, and other malicious software that and cause your computer - and you - a lot of grief. But you've probably never heard of cryptojacking.

According to "Hackerbits"...

"Cryptojacking is defined as the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency.

Cryptojacking used to be confined to the victim unknowingly installing a program that secretly mines cryptocurrency.

Here’s the bad news…

In-browser cryptojacking doesn’t need a program to be installed..
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