This week’s email newsletter article is:
- My New Windows 8.1 Notebook Computer
I finally broke down and bought a Windows 8.1 notebook. Actually, I’ve been looking for a Windows 8 notebook for well over a year, but I didn’t find a notebook that met my needs well.
In part, I wanted speed and capability. Equally important, it needed to have a reasonable price, since I was purchasing it mainly as a secondary (or even tertiary) computer.
The "reasonable price" issue kept rearing its head again and again. Almost everything I had read about Windows 8+ said to be sure and have a touchscreen (and they were right). That kept pushing the price for an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 notebook to the $800+ range.
Then, my local big-box office supply store put this unit on sale […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
I received two questions recently from readers who wanted to back up their Thunderbird emails and email folders. Actually, both subscribers wanted to copy them so they could migrate to new PC’s. But, the "backup and restore" process is ideal for that.
Russell Bell was one of those subscribers — Russell asked about Thunderbird and had some other questions, too:
Long-time subscriber Gordon Shaw wrote from the U.K. to ask about using a Windows XP hard drive that was installed on his new system:
Re Dave Drake’s post in your latest Newsletter regarding his old XP hard drive I have a similar situation. I had a Desktop PC built for me last year the details as follows: […]
I received a question on my Terry’s Computer Tips web site by a subscriber who was concerned about the End of Life of Windows XP.
In order to avoid having to make a major change, and since he was already using Windows 7 in addition to using Windows XP, his planned solution was to use the Windows XP Mode that is available in Windows 7 Professional.
Unfortunately, that name (“Windows XP Mode”) is really misleading.> […]
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