This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Computer Shutdowns, Power Supplies, and Heat
Subscriber David Weisner wrote recently to advise that he had continuing PC shutdown problems that he was having difficulty diagnosing. David wrote back with some more information on his problem:
Thanks for getting back to me. However the problem is just another feature of the original problem you responded to. When I plug in any USB hard drive it causes the computer to instantly shut down. I purchased a new USB hard drive because I thought the other drive was bad but it had the same problems […]
- Turning Windows Features On or Off
Windows has a number of features and built-in applications (and servers) that you can optionally enable or disable. The Windows Features dialog box allows you to turn these Windows features on or off.
You can access the Windows Features dialog box via Start > Control Panel > Programs. Then, under the heading Programs and Features, click the "Turn Windows features on or off" link[…]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- How To Create Your Own Windows Theme
One of the things I like about Windows 7 is the Windows Theme concept. A theme is a combination of Windows Desktop background images (including changing backgrounds every few minutes), sounds, screen saver, and even selection of the border color and transparency.
Microsoft has a large number of themes that you can easily download and use. Even better, you can make your own themes easily, using your own images and digital photos.
To create your own Windows 7 Theme, for your own use or to share with others, the steps are easy […]
- Making Windows Require a Password When Waking Up
Windows by default guides you to set a password for each account that you set up. It does not force you to set a password, though.
Even if you set a password, Windows will allow you to change your settings to automoatically log-on without having to enter your password. Some people like that. Others want to keep their computer more secure and require a password […]
- Opening a File with a Program Other Than It’s Default Program
New subscriber Debi wrote with a question that was specific to a particular type of file and two applications (programs) that could open it. However, it could easily have been any other file type that is recognized by multiple programs, so this becomes an important concept […]
- Solving the Wandering Icons Problem
Subscriber Carolyn wrote to ask for help solving a problem on her Windows 7 desktop computer — her desktop icons would not stay where she put them […]
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