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Free Vector Graphics Editor

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Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape.org ... read more

Requiring (or Not) A Password In Windows

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In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box. ... read more

Running Windows In A Linux Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost afraid to use my W ... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I'll still be able to toggle back and forth between the t ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8 ... read more

Whatever Happened To WordStar

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I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar ... read more

Loud "BEEP" Sound

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QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud BEEP sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER: Try going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settings, uncheck Show Alert Notifications.If that doesn't fix it, try g ... read more

Show Desktop Icon Missing

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QUESTION: My Show Desktop icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that? ANSWER: It probably got bumped aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than sign and make that space wider. OR just temporarily expand that space and drag and drop that Show Desktop icon to the ... read more

Transferring ITunes To New Computer

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QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer? ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, ... read more

Can't Paste Anything Into Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open first, THEN paste into. In other words, you can't c ... read more

Set Email To Forward To Someone Else

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QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick I am currently out of the office… and type your outgoing message, if any.Click Add Rule at the bottom left.Check the Forward box and click the To button to find the ... read more

Can't See Sent Items In Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't see any of my Sent Items in Outlook (2003) anymoreANSWER: Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter OFF ... read more

Fixing Profile Problems In Outlook 2003

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To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a new account, click NextAdd it as a POP3 account, click Next ... read more

Special Characters In Word Perfect For DOS

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It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up.  For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I'm reading their chart correctly. ... read more

AOL Through Outlook Using IMAP Folders

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PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder?  The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them there.SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages. ... read more

Ten More Ways To Detect Computer Malware

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blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p1069&tagnl.e101 ... read more

Screensavers

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Avoid and toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed My.Freeze.Com screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return.If th ... read more

How To Make Outlook 2003 Open To Your Calendar By Default

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copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead.  To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default v ... read more

Adding Safe Mode To Your Boot Menu

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Windows VISTA and 7 require BCDEDIT for this.  With XP (and NT and 2000), you can use any old text editor.  First make sure the file is not marked Read Only.  Then open and edit your boot.ini file.  If you don't know where that is, you probably shouldn ... read more

File Sharing Between XP Home And XP Pro

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PROBLEM:You get this error message when trying to access a Windows XP Home computer from a Windows XP Pro computer:       The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computerSOLUTION:On the XP Home computer (shouldn't be necessary on the Pro computer), run this:  ... read more

Saving Word Documents

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In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info ...Save smart tags as XMLIn Word 2007, go to Word ... read more

Install Multiple Apps At Once Without Toolbars Or Clicking Next

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Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an implementer/integrator. Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/ ... read more

Removing Windows Desktop Search

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Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3.  I hated version 3.  But, it turns out, version 4 is no better.  It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Start, All Programs, Sta ... read more

Open Dialog Default Sort Order

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Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/ChangingOpenDialogDefaultSortOrderinWindows UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for brows ... read more

Human Resource Management Software

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Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term human resource. Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) via Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM. ... read more

Yes, That PC Cleanup App You Saw On TV At 3am Is A Waste

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"their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC" via Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste Ars Technica. ... read more

How To Restore Contacts In Windows Live Mail

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Q:  I had some problems with this program.  I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now.  However, I've lost my contacts — the folder is blank.  The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box, names come up.  Do you have any idea how I can restore my contacts list? A:  From ... read more

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