Another fix to the ScanGear CS release lock switch error

Release lock switch error

Imagine that you resolved a computer problem a couple of years ago and your equipment was working fine until, very recently, you discovered the same issue had resurfaced. Moreover, you apply the same steps that worked previously and, to your dismay, learn that they don’t fix the problem. Such was the case with my 12-year-old CanoLiDE 80 scanner that I’d been successfully using to digitize photos and documents on a Windows XP virtual machine.

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August 18, 2016 · 1:07 pm

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Fix for failed 10.11.4 installation

osx 10.11.4 bug fixIn the not-too-distant past, OS X system patches were rather innocuous and straightforward and I gave very little thought when I initiated the installation. These days, incremental updates (e.g., upgrading from ‘dot-one’ to ‘dot-two’) that typically take up one or two gigabytes of disk space affect key components of the Mac’s operating system in a variety of ways and, thus, can have a greater chance of wreaking havoc.

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March 23, 2016 · 7:35 pm

Deciding whether to upgrade to Data Rescue One

Data Rescue IIA OS X software program that I have used for years to recover erased files is Data Rescue II that I originally bought in 2007. Even though I can still run Data Rescue II under El Capitan 10.11, the fact that many ‘vintage’ programs no longer work motivated me to evaluate my options with regard to the developer’s latest release called Data Rescue One.

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Help! I want to use Google Chrome after deleting my Safari cookies

Reader says, I cleared all my browser cookies the other day and there are some web sites I cannot access. It says “Safari failed to open page.” If I set Google Chrome as my default will I lose my other web sites? Will I have to reset all my passwords?

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Check first before trashing your backup discs!

Alera disc shredderOver the years, I have accumulated a rather large collection of family history artifacts and photographs that I have stored digitally and on source media ranging from original negatives to recording tape. A segment of my holdings consists of audio interviews and travelogues that I originally created on reel-to-reel and cassette tapes as far back as 1968 that I eventually digitized and burned onto CDs and DVDs.

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Reasons why you might want to run an unsupported OS like Windows XP

Windows XP logoAlthough Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP in 2014, you may have a perfectly good reason for staying with this OS for a while longer. For instance, you may be put off by the user interface of Windows 10 and just don’t want to go through the hassle and cost of a system upgrade. I have my own reasons why I’m still running XP on my Mac.

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