J.C.

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  1. Okay, that is not a problem. In the case of Vista (You really should install Windows 7 or XP, as they are much more stable and way less of a system hog.....) what you need to do is go to Google, do a search for CoreTemp 1.0, then download it and follow the installation instructions. It is still perfectly useable without the ALL-CPU Monitor in Windows Gadgets (the interface just isn't that pretty). Let me know how this works out for you.
  2. Hi there!If you are running Windows 7, you have your desktop widgets gallery. This is an excellent tool for monitoring your core temps with the add-ons (free) available from Windows Live Gallery. Here is what you do: 1) Open up your Windows Gadget Gallery. Click on the button that says "get more add-ons". This will take you to the Windows Gallery Website. You will need to get two add-ons. I like to use All-CPU Monitor v.3.7. It allows you to monitor all sorts of things like your CPU usage, and your core temperature. You will also need to install and run a Core Temp add-on that will work with ALL-CPU Monitor. I use an add-on called CoreTemp 1.0. It is also free and guaranteed to be malware free. Once you have both add-ons installed, run CoreTemp, and add All-CPU monitor to your gadget sidebar, and you will have a constant monitor of your system running on your desktop, telling you how much of your CPU is being used at any given time, your core temperature (of course), free memory, etc. I find this very useful, as I know what my computer is doing at any given time, and I can adjust my usage accordingly.Hope this helps!
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    Windows Defender in Vista

    Okay, thanks for the info. That was very helpful! By the way, Avast! is also free and I find it is really non-intrusive as far as resources go. So I think I will stick with it rather than use the Microsoft one. Cheers!
  4. What, exactly, is Windows Defender in Vista? It is such a resource hog and seems to begin randomly and take forever to finish its scan. Do I really need it? I run some good antivirus software (Avast Pro.) If not, how do I disable it?Thanks in advance!
  5. Thank you for the quick response! I shall give it a try and let you know how it works out. I use Spybot S&D as well as CCleaner in addition to Ad Aware. They seem to keep my machines pretty clean. Cheers, J.C.
  6. Hi folks; This is my first visit to this forum. I think Groovy Post is fabulous. So here is my question. I recently updated Ad Aware 2008 to Ad Aware Anniversary Edition on all my machines. On the XP machines, the program works without a problem. On my HP Laptop, however (the one that runs Vista) I cannot get it to update the latest definitions files. Every time I click the update button, I get a "Connection Error- check your settings" message. I have tried all the standard operating procedural checks. I checked the firewall, I checked the program settings, I checked Windows Defender, my Avast! Anti-virus program, etc, etc. None of these are interfering with the update system of Ad Aware. I have had to resort to manually downloading and importing the weekly definitions file updates from the Lavasoft site every time I want to run my weekly scan. It works, but it is time consuming and frustrating, as there are no problems on my machines that run XP. Has anyone else had this similar problem? Any idea on how to fix it? I have tried to access Lavasoft support directly, but you have to have purchased the Pro version of Ad Aware to be eligible for tech support from them. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. TIA, J.C.