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Improve Lenovo PC performance, remove McAfee LiveSafe, replace with best Antivirus

Recently we purchased some new Lenovo AIO PCs with Windows 10. These systems have nice Ryzen CPUs, SSDs and plenty of RAM but there is still room for performance improvement! One of the first things I like to is uninstall programs that I do not need. There are a ton of candidates but McAfee LiveSafe is one of the first that I uninstall. It takes up precious resources and nearly a GB of space on the SSD. Uninstalling is quick

How do I clean my coffee maker? [AI Answered]

NOTE: this is an AI generated answer, using OpenAI GPT-2. Here is the question prompt and the resulting answer: Q: How do I clean my coffee maker? A. There are numerous cleaning methods to choose from. 1.) Pour some water into the coffee maker and submerge the lid. Do not wash the glass. 2.) Dip the coffee maker upside down in water for 10 seconds and then rinse. 3.) Put the lid back on and let the coffee maker sit

Latest iTunes direct download offline installer links

If the Apple iTunes download page is not working, you can use the links below. The downloads are directly from apple.com You can check the URLs to make sure that you are downloading iTunes 12.9 from an official source [apple.com] Download iTunes 12.9 offline installer for Windows 64-bit [EXE 257.5 MB] Download iTunes 12.9 offline installer for Windows 32-bit [EXE 195.4 MB] Download iTunes 12.9 offline installer for MacOS [DMG 273 MB] Download iTunes from Windows Store (Requires Windows 10 Version

InDesign PDF export blank 0kB error [SOLVED]

Question. I am trying to export a large Adobe InDesign project as a PDF but I only get a 0kB blank PDF. 🙁 I have tried restarting and sometimes that helps but it is driving me crazy. How do I fix this InDesign error? Answer. If your project is very large, your PDF may still be exporting in the background. Here is how to check: Start your PDF export Go to the menu item  Window->Utilities->Background Tasks Check the resulting list

How to set FireFox homepage and disable top sites/recommended/highlights [SOLVED]

Question: Help! How do I disable the “Top Sites” “Recommended by Pocket” and “Highlights” when I start Firefox? Also, how do I set my OWN homepage? Thank you. Answer: In the Firefox address bar, type about:preferences and press Enter. That takes you to preferences. Now you can: Set your preferred Homepage for new windows Set your preferred page for new tabs Disable Top Sites by unchecking (under the “Firefox Home Content”  heading) Disable Recommended by Pocket Disable Highlights I hope

How to shutdown laptop during windows 10 initial setup (Set Up Windows)

Question: I reset a laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon G6) using Windows 10 and I want to ship it to a new owner in a pristine condition where it will let them set up Windows 10 to their liking. However, after I booted it to test that it booted okay, I am now at the initial Windows let’s start with region setup screen and I cannot shut down 🙁 Can you tell me how to turn off my PC during the

How to check WiFi speeds in Windows 10 [Solved]

Question. How can I check wifi speeds in Windows 10 Pro? Answer. Here are two methods to check Windows 10 wifi connection speeds: #1 Graphical User Interface (GUI) method Press Windows Key + R and type ncpa.cpl Press Enter Double-click the WiFi adapter that you want to check The Wi-Fi Status window will display: #2 Command Prompt text method Open a Command Prompt (or Press Windows Key + R and type cmd) Type netsh wlan show interfaces and press Enter You will

EXCEL: How to extract text before a comma, space or period [SOLVED]

Excel tip:  If you try to extract text before a space ” “, comma “,” or period “.” in Excel you may try something along these lines: =LEFT(A2,(FIND(” “,A2,1)-1)) However, if you have non-matching records, i.e. something without a space in the previous example then you will get the following result: #VALUE! Since that is probably not what you wanted, try the following: =IFERROR(LEFT(A2,(FIND(” “,A2,1)-1)),A2) Which will result in either (A) the shortened result (where applicable) or (B) the original