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Tech Q&A: Chip security fix hurts some PCs

Steve Alexander, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on

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As a result, repair costs may exceed the $300 minimum cost of a new laptop.

Q: I have some .jpg pictures from the 2000s that I can't open after updating my PC to Windows 10. What can I do?

Dan Nichols, Colorado Springs, Colo.

A: Tell Windows 10 what program should open your photos. Go to the start button and type "default" in the search box. In the resulting list, click "default app settings." From the "default apps" list, choose photos. You'll get a list of apps that can open a photo. Either choose one, or download a different app (see tinyurl.com/y9sah4kf for free ones).

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