This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Fun Upgrading the Computers
The week has been "fun" — yes, that’s fun in quotes. All’s well that ends well, they say, but sometimes getting there isn’t much fun…
Last year, my Father’s Day present was a homemade gift card authorizing me to upgrade my PC. I thought about it and, ultimately, decided to upgrade the graphics card only, and do the motherboard and CPU at a later time.
That time came. My wife decided that her PC was ready to be upgraded. That was OK, since it was four years old. We talked and decided that she just wanted faster, but not necessarily new. Worked for me…
I ordered a new Gigabyte motherboard with the Intel® Z87 chipset […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
It’s time to say goodbye to Windows XP.
I wrote about the coming problem a couple weeks ago, but I may not have spoken clearly enough. Get rid of it.
We loved it when it was released because it was so much more logincal and powerful than its predecessors (and expecially when compared to Windows Me).
But, that was then and this is fourteen years later […]
Thanks for your newsletter which I always read with interest. I never thought I’d write to you about a problem, but an annoying, and time-wasting problem has cropped up on my PC
How to Use the VLOOKUP Function
When I got started originally with spreadsheet software, I was using an Apple //e computer and Apple’s AppleWorks software. For those not familiar with the software, it was a combination word processor, spreadsheet, and database. This was back in 1975.
I knew that, one day, I would have an IBM PC at work and I wanted to understand how the software worked, having learned the basic concepts, so that I could hit the ground running.
In using the spreadsheet, I could easily do the cell calculations for plus, minus, division, group calculations by parentheses, etc. But, I wanted to learn more about the capablities.
I decided that, in order to really learn to use a spreadsheet, I needed a real task to do with it. So, I decided to […]
I received an email from a subscriber recently who was having a problem with the icons that were displayed in Windows Explorer. He wanted thumbnails of the images or videos to be displayed instead of the icons.
Windows Explorer, at least in versions up through Windows 7, defaults to list files that are photos or videos by showing thumbnail images of them. That’s pretty helpful if you’re trying to find one picture in a folder stuffed full of photos.
However, on the negative side, your computer has to spend time opening all those images and creating the thumbnails to be displayed. That’s where the file Thumbs.db comes in (at least in Windows XP — Windows 7 puts the thumbnails in a protected operating system file called Desktop.ini, even though[…]
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