This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Adding A Start Button to Windows 8/8.1
As I recently wrote, I have finally bought a notebook with Windows 8.1 on it. After all the things I had read about Windows 8, and the improvements in Windows 8.1, and the further improvements of the Windows 8.1 Update, I took the step […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
If you’ve been running Windows 8, you’ve probably upgraded to Windows 8.1. This, strangely, required that you go to the Microsoft App Store to download and install the free upgrade. Newer notebooks, like my new one ( My New Windows 8.1 Notebook Computer ) come with Windows 8.1 already installed.
Microsoft still supports Windows 8, if you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8.1, at least for now. They have not required that Windows 8 users upgrade to Windows 8.1.
However, if you’ve upgraded to Windows 8.1, there is now an urgent deadline. Just like the cutoff of support for Windows XP, Microsoft has done virtually the same thing for Windows 8.1.
If you are running Win8.1, you have to download and install the huge update called "Windows 8.1 Update" […]
Although I had gotten a report via a web site comment that Mozbackup didn’t work with Windows 8.1, that is not my experience. Mozbackup is free software that backs up Firefox and Thunberbird profiles.
I just finished using Mozbackup (version 1.5.1) to install my Firefox bookmarks from my desktop computer to my new notebook. It was quite easy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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