This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- New Upgrade to WinPatrol / WinPatrol Plus
Author Bill Pytlovany has updated WinPatrol again and his company BillP Studios has released the new version WinPatrol v25 (actually, a quick fix, too, so the current version is v25.0.2012.5).
This is another must-have program. WinPatrol already had some mighty fine features. He’s added some snazzy new stuff, too.
As of WinPatrol v25, the program now includes uninstall detection, in which WinPatrol monitors the locations that Windows uses to store uninstall information — and warns you […]
- Mixing 32-bit and 64-bit Computers on the Same Network — and Resulting Printer Problems
I answered a question recently in a mailing list to which I subscribe. The person asking for help was having problems connecting their shared computer on a 32-bit Windows computer to their new 64-bit Windows 7 computer.
Unfortunately, at least in my experience, a 64-bit driver won’t communicate to a shared printer through the a 32-bit computer. I suspect that Windows File and Printer Sharing (at least in Windows XP) simply isn’t programmed to receive and convert the signal from the 64-bit driver to the 32-bit for its internal handling.
When I first started using Windows 7, I was using it on my 32-bit notebook as a “clean install” upgrade. I was successful in printing from the 32-bit Windows 7 notebook to my shared printer on my 32-bit Windows XP computer.
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This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
These are new articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally part of my email newsletter.
Subscriber Kim Boudreau wrote to ask how to modify her VIPRE firewall to allow her to get to a blocked web site.
I have taken your advice and recently purchased and installed Vipre Internet Security 2012 on all of my home PC’s.
I think that Vipre is blocking my access to a web site that I need […]
- Firefox 13 and Bookmarks
Longtime subscriber Ed Pilarczyk wrote recently with a question after upgrading from Firefox v12 to Firefox v13.01. The bookmarking process (for IE users — that’s when you set a site as a Favorite) worked differently than he was used to it working:
Thanks for all the hard work you put into you newsletter over the years. All the tips and tricks are so useful.
I recently upgraded from FF 12 to FF 13.01. All went well. However, now, when I […]
I love the redesign of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Framework. On my Terry’s Computer Tips site, I’m using the base Genesis Framework with a child theme of my own to customize it.