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My printer won't print, and Windows won't allow me to cancel or delete print jobs. What's going on?
Usually this is the result of a communication problem between the PC and printer. Get them talking.
My Recycle Bin has disappeared. How do I go about restoring it?
Whether it was a victim of a glitch or never available in the first place, you can follow a few simple directions to restore the Recycle Bin.
Why does Windows sometimes reboot without my permission, and how do I prevent that from happening?
This problem relates to how Windows installs automatic updates. Fortunately, you can make some tweaks.
I have Microsoft Word installed on my PC. Why can't I open the .docx files my friend sent me?
If you use Word 2003 or an earlier version of the program, all you need is the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats.
Is it absolutely necessary to update Windows?
Yes, you should definitely apply Windows updates for security reasons, but you can take a few steps to cut down Windows' nagging
Does it matter whether I ‘Safely Remove' devices?
Absolutely: If you ignore Windows' requests to "Safely Remove" your storage media, you could end up with corrupted files, unreadable media, or both.
As social networking and education become increasingly compatible, free websites like Wiggio and Sophia are working to strengthen this bond by providing additional tools for educators and students..........read the full article:
Microsoft near $7 billion deal for Skype
Learn to get the most out of the latest version of Microsoft Office with this latest free guide! Office 2010 includes many improvements over 2007. As with all Office releases, however, these improvements are far from obvious to the average user.
It warns users not to open unsolicited e-mails or click links contained within such messages, as it could be from an unknown sender.
There are several email and Facebook scams doing the rounds, one shows a Facebook page, claiming to be a video of "Osama bin Laden killed live on video." Read the full article:
The e-Stream ticket support system is gone. We have a new ticket system in place. To submit a technology support ticket, go to bvcps.net.....Departments......Technology.....Technology Support Ticket. This system works in the same way as e-stream...the only difference is where the link is located. You will not be able to access this ticket system outside of our school system.
Giveaway of the Day is a website worth checking out. I have gotten some great software there and the best thing about it...it's free!! Here's how it works:
Basically, every day they nominate one software title that will be a Giveaway title of that day. The software is available for download for 24 hours (or more, if agreed by software publisher) and that software is absolutely free. That means – not a trial, not a limited version – but a registered and legal version of the software is completely free for visitors.
The software product is presented in its full functionality, without any limitations save for those mentioned in Terms and Conditions.
For example, today's software is Picture Collage Maker Pro 2.5.7
Check it out at: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
During thunderstorms, many people are leaving their computer unprotected. Simply turning a computer off during a thunderstorm does nothing whatsoever to protect the computer. Nearby lightning strikes can cause surges through the power lines into your house or office, and these often damage your computer. Sometimes just the power supply gets fried, sometimes the whole computer has to be replaced. Power surges also do incremental damage to electronics, so the computer works okay most of the time, but occasionally plays up. This type of fault is hard to diagnose or fix, so when storms approach, the best idea is to turn off the computer and unplug it.
Don't forget to unplug your phone line or cable from the computer, too. Phone lines and cables are probably the number one way for surges to get to and fry your computer. Many people end up with fried modems from surges carried through the telephone lines or cable lines.
To Whitelist an Expected Mail in Advance:
To Quickly While list a Particular Sender:
To Whitelist Multiple Addresses in Gmail:
Windows Fix Disk Virus is not a Real Disk Optimization Program but itself a virus, more precisely a new kind of fake Virus program from the same family of HDD Repair. This program is distributed with the aid of Trojans.
When the Trojan is commenced, it will automatically download and set up Windows Fix Disk Virus onto your PC without your consent and knowledge and configure it to run when you start Windows.
When Windows Fix Disk Virus is started, it will simulate a system scan and find a lot of various infections that will not be fixed unless you first buy the program. Important to know, all of these reported infections are bogus and inexistent on your computer! So you can safely ignore the scan results.
While Windows Fix Disk Virus has started, it will cease the ability to run any programs as a procedure to scare you into thinking that your PC is affected with spyware.
A number of fake messages will be shown such as:
- Windows detected a hard drive problem.
- A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.
- Fix Disk Windows Disk Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems. Start or Cancel Do not press the Start button, if you press it will simulate a fake scan and scar you that wrong with your hard drive. You would see the following message: Windows Disk Diagnostics Windows detected a hard disk error. It will appear that everything on your computer has been erased. Critical Error Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
Understand these are all scam alerts and make sure you do not take any action on these warning messages. Submit a technology ticket!
Ordinarily when you type in a key phrase in a Google search, you press the search button and Google returns a results page that shows multiple Web sites matching your search phrase. The "I'm Feeling Lucky" button skips the search results page and goes directly to the first ranked page for that search phrase.
If you type "white house" in the search box and press "I'm Feeling Lucky", you will go straight to www.whitehouse.gov. If you type "apple" into the search box and press I'm Feeling Lucky, you will go directly to Apple Computer's Web site.
"I'm Feeling Lucky" is handy if you're faily confident that the first result in the search engine is going to be exactly the page you want to find. It saves time and clicking to just go to the page with the first click.
That's it. Let's speed up the computer to get it to some sort of median usability again. Here's how.
Remove spyware, and help protect your computer from viruses
Free up disk space
- Remove temporary Internet files.
- Delete downloaded program files, such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
- Remove Windows temporary files, such as error reports.
It's inevitable that over time you're going to collect a nice long list of applications you installed and used once out of curiosity. It's time to clean up the mess.
Head to your Control Pqnel > Uninstall a program (Windows Vista or Windows 7) or Add and Remove a Program (Windows XP). Start editing from the top of the list. Windows makes it easy to see what you use and don't by adding a column indicating the last time you used the program. A good rule of thumb: delete everything you haven't used in a month. If you miss it, you can always reinstall it later.
Defragment your hard drive
The more you use your hard drive, the more disorganized it can get behind the scenes. You don't see defragmentation in typical operating system usage. However, over time, the more spins your hard drive has to make in order to find the information you're looking for, the longer you have to wait.
Defragmenting your drive will reorganize and clean up your data so it is easily accessible and, therefore, faster to access.
Windows comes with an application that will defragment your hard drive for you. It's appropriately called Disk Defragmenter and you can find it in your Utilities folder.
Install More RAM
You can't beat physics. Your hard drive contains moving pieces and is slower than RAM. When you open applications and need more RAM than what you've got on your system, your operating system will partition a chunk of your hard drive to use as RAM in order to keep your applications running.
So while you're operating system doesn't grind to a halt (that's good), it slows to a snail's pace (that's bad). Remedy the situation by upgrading your RAM. RAM is getting cheaper, and really, you can't have enough.
1. Landline phones: Walk into any college dorm room and ask to use a landline. You'll be met with blank stares. With cell-phone technology continually evolving, it seems that these days only a handful of people are still moving into a new house and having the landline turned on.
2. Floppy disks If you still have a few lying around, they make great coasters.
3. Wristwatches: Throwing on a fancy watch may make you look professional, but let's be honest. Cell phones and iPods tell you the time when you're out and about, and virtually every appliance in your home — from your refrigerator to your coffeemaker to your television and your DVD player — has a clock. No one wears a wristwatch anymore, unless he or she grew up with one.
4. VHS tape and VCRs: Many people still keep VCRs around for when grandparents ask to see that old tape of little Bobby — who's now 22 and fresh out of college — shoving cake into his mouth on his first birthday. And you could always turn your VCR into a toaster.
5. Beepers: Annoying devices designed to beep any and every time anyone felt like reaching you, it wasn't sad at all to see these disappear when cell-phone plans dropped below $50 a month around the year 2000.
6. Film cameras: When Polaroid announced in February 2008 that it would stop selling its famous instant-developing film, people ran out to buy up the remaining stock in order to preserve this unique form of photography. Kodak and Fuji still make film, but they, like Polaroid, are counting on their digital-camera lines to keep them afloat.
7. Typewriters: Once one of the most powerful means of mass communication, the typewriter claimed a spot near the top of the technological food chain for more than 100 years.
Today, all that remains is the illogical QWERTY keyboard, which was created to force the typist to go more slowly so the keys wouldn't jam up.
8. The Walkman, Discman and MiniDisc player: The multitasker's dream, the Sony Walkman portable cassette player changed the way the world listened to music in 1979, quickly becoming the hottest accessory of the early 1980s.
9. Dial-up Internet access: It's hard to see why anyone would use a phone line to connect to the Internet when there are so many feasible alternatives.
10. DVDs: What's that, you say? How can DVDs be obsolete? Facts don't lie — DVD sales fell off the proverbial cliff in the first three months of 2009, with some retailers reporting a 40 percent drop from the same period a year earlier.
The fact is that with broadband Internet, you don't need a disc to watch a movie any more. Netflix and Blockbuster have recognized that by rapidly ramping up their online-download services.
Excerpts from a 2009 Fox News Story
Read the story in its entirety at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,515647,00.html
Posted by Kathy Jennings
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