This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Happy Upgrade Surprise
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. […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
With the advent of Office 2007, Microsoft introduced the Quick Access Toolbar. Located on the top line of the Window, above any other toolbars, the Quick Access Toolbar initially has very minimal functionality. But, it can easily be customized by you to add your favorite functions within that program.
The Quick Access Toolbar is different in Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc. That is, each has its own Quick Access Toolbar that can be configured independently. You don’t have to make any changes to it, but changes in one program are independent of the Quick Access Toolbars in the other Office programs […]
WinPatrol is one of my favorite tools for keeping my computer running efficiently, by controlling which programs are allowed to run automatically.
Although it has a number of different capabilities, the most significant from my point of view is that it will show me which programs are set to automatically start up (many more than the few Startup folder on the Start button).
It lets me disable a program from autostarting, without me actually changing the Windows settings. WinPatrol does that — and let’s me enable something I’ve previously disabled (as long as I used WinPatrol to disable it). Of course, Remove is also an option […]
Do you want security software pre-installed on your computer?
That’s the basic question from long-time subscriber Richard:
This probably falls under the heading of "daft questions," but as someone who regards computers as most people do their cars (ie. I don’t care what goes on under the bonnet so long as it works) I’d appreciate your advice. […]
I wrote about upgrading my notebook from 4 GB of RAM to 8 GB and from a 5200 RPM hard drive to a Solid State Drive (SSD). I got stopped in the upgrade process by a need to get a Windows 7 install DVD (as opposed to a Recovery DVD). […]
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