Imminent End to Windows 10 Free Upgrade

The deadline is rapidly approaching — Friday, July 29, 2016. After that date, if you want Windows 10, you’ll have to buy a new computer with it or buy a copy. It will no longer be free. Note Only certain Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions qualify for the free upgrade. Windows 8 Home/Professional versions […]

Upgrading Hard Drive to Solid State Drive (HDD to SSD) Major Benefit

I mentioned in my newsletter last week that I planned to upgrade my notebook’s hard disk drive (HDD) to a solid state drive (SSD) after upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 10. That’s what I did. After the "November (2015)" update to Windows 10, which solved many frustrations, I upgraded my main notebook from […]

Product Review: Jadaol 75-foot Flat Cat6 White Ethernet Cable

Product: Cat 6 Ethernet cable, flat Seller: Jadaol® via Amazon.com Color: white Length: 75 feet Price: $15.99 (USD) Amazon Prime eligible I had previously purchased a similar Jadaol® 50-foot Cat 6 flat Ethernet cable and found it very helpful and visually unobtrusive in my den. I was delighted to receive an offer from Jadaol for […]

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expiring

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax — Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings" And whether to upgrade to Windows 10 — while it’s still free! —  With apologies to Lewis Carroll and his Through the Looking-Glass, and […]

Creating a Macro Button in Excel 2013

Microsoft enables us to automate some of the routine actions that we want to do in our Excel worksheets and Word documents. Of course, the process isn’t quite consistent between Excel and Word. In this article, I’ll focus on creating a macro in Excel 2013. First, we need to make the macro options available to […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – April 5, 2015

This week’s email newsletter article is: Office 2013 Crashes When Opening Files Advertisement Try AWeber’s Email Marketing Tool Risk-Free This Week’s Blast From The PastA Look at Articles from Past Newsletters Lost Scrolling Ability on LaptopLong-time subscriber Oz Fisher wrote me about a problem he was having with his laptop… Hello again Terry. You helped […]

Office 2013 Crashes When Opening Files

I finally upgraded from Microsoft Office 2010 to Office 2013 — it would have been nice if it had worked. I stayed with 2010 for best compatibility with my office. However, after my wife started using Office 2013 at her job, I needed to be able to answer her questions. Things got interesting… I bought […]


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