This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Windows 8 Intermittent Wireless Connection to Printer
Subscriber Gary Cady has a nice system that he was ready to migrate to Windows 8, but some of his hardware wasn’t quite so happy with the change:
Hi Terry, thanks for the newsletters. I have a rather confusing problem.
I have an HP HPE h8-1237c desktop computer with: 10GB of RAM, 2-TB HDD, Intel Core i5-2320 Quad-Core processor, an 802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E Mini card and LAN: 1000-Base-T.
This is connected wirelessly to my HP ENVY 114 e-All-in-One Printer – D411c through my N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. All works well when Windows 7 Ultimate is installed. I never lose my wireless connection to the printer.
But, once I installed Windows 8 Pro […]
- Phantom Drive Appears in Windows XP
Long-time subscriber Ed McDowell wrote because of a Windows XP phantom drive problem that had just crept up:
Do you have any experience with the WinZip System Utilities Suite? I think that it has buggered up my old Windows XP laptop as it has installed a Ricoh Memory Stick as drive E and I can’t seem to get rid of it […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Wireless Network Having Problems
Long-time subscriber Art Wood wrote recently with a wireless networking problem. Unlike networking using wired connections with Ethernet cables, wireless networking sometimes works beautifully…and sometimes it either doesn’t, or it has the unusual problems.
Such was Art’s case:
Hello Terry, I have a Samsung Wireless allinone PC. My Wife has a Laptop ,there is less than 6ft between Computers, my Wife`s Computer states that her Computer is unable to connect to the Internet because there is a problem with a cable […]
- Program ‘Not Responding’ Messages
Long-time subscriber Noel wrote about a problem that seems to be more and more common.
I use an Acer 5740G laptop (Windows 7, Core i3 330M processor, 4Gb memory, 500Gb HDD). Free space on my HDD is currently 225Gb. My default browser is Firefox, and I utilise Thunderbird as my email client to access 4 Gmail accounts + 1 ISP email account. I have Office 2010 installed. I have automatic backups scheduled regularly to my 1Tb expansion drive, and I’m using True Image 2013 for system backups weekly.
For the past several months, I’ve been experiencing a lot of ‘Not Responding’ periods when using any application on my laptop — particularly emails, and web browsing (where I am a lot) but also whilst in Word or Excel. When this occurs, the PC goes dead for up to […]
- Windows 7 Power Options — When to Sleep and the Power Button
Windows 7, like earlier versions of Windows, has power-saving functions built into it and already activated by default.
For example, after a short period of time, the built-in screensaver will kick into operation. Not too long after that, the monitor will go blank to conserve electricity. Similarly, and again by default, Windows will power down the hard drive(s). Finally, Windows will put the computer to sleep. At that point, the computer’s motherboard is still awake. The computer will awaken if you press a keyboard key or move your mouse.
Fortunately, Microsoft also added features that allow us, as the users, to change […]
- Easy Access to Windows 7 Configuration Options
When you want to make a change to one of the settings in Windows 7, one of the challenges is to find open the Control Panel and then try to find where that setting is controlled.
Fortunately, Microsoft set up a feature that we can use, although they did not make it readily available for users. Why not? Because the easy ability to change settings could result in a mess, especially if a new user started making changes just to see what happened, or if a child were to play with the settings.
For the rest of us, one quick place where all (or almost all) the Control Panel settings can be found and controlled is a great idea.
Fortunately, creating the access tool is easy, too. […]
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