This week’s email newsletter article is:
- iTunes Upgrade Problems
Apple released a new version of iTunes recently, version 11.1.14. Unfortunately, the installation success rate has been less than stellar, at least on Windows.
Fortunately, my own computer didn’t have an issue. My wife’s, though, did.
Whe she rebooted, she got several less-than-helpful error messages saying that a program couldn’t start because the file MSVCR80.DLL was missing. […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
I recently made a small change to my computer, which resulted in a surprising increase in my satisfaction in using it.
No, it wasn’t a new processor, new motherboard, more memory or a faster video card. […]
Subscriber Larry wrote in response to a comment in one of my other articles:
How do you assign drive letters with Windows features?
Why might you want to change the drive letters assigned by Windows?
One time might be if you add several drives from an older computer. Windows will normally assign the first hard drive as C: (and install Windows there) and assign the CD/DVD drive to D: […]
Recently, I taught a workshop about setting up a home computer network at our local computer club. That event reminded me that it’s been a long time since I have written about network security.
For a quick summary, you should prevent anyone from using your network other than you and those individuals you trust to access the files and printers on your computers. Period. No if’s, and’s or but’s.
Why is this important? […]
What does it mean to trust a network?
When you connect your computer to a network, at least one dialog box should open warning you if you’ve never connected to that network before. If you’re running Windows 7 or later, you should get two separate queries.
The first dialog box to open should be from your firewall program. If it’s doing its job, it should identify that the IP addresses on the network and/or the MAC address of the switch or router to which it is connected, are different than it has seen before.
At that point, it should open […]
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