This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Copy and Paste Problem
After my recent article Managing Your Windows 7 User ID, I received an email from Robin in England that said:
Your tip on managing your Windows 7 User ID was excellent and it also works in Windows 8 pro.
Thanks for this tip and all the tips you have given.
This was followed shortly afterwards by another email from Robin:
Sorry to bother you again but I thought your tip on Managing Your Windows 7 User ID was so good that I copied and pasted it into a Word 2010 document. Unfortunately none of the graphics printed […]
- How to Post a Comment
Several readers have written that they had trouble figuring out how to add a comment to one of my web site articles.
Since I appreciate the article comments, and I invite comments at the end of each newsletter article, I decided that this topic might make a useful article.
As an example, I received an email from Robin in England, where the final comment was that Robin was unable to figure out how to post a comment on the web site:[…]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Managing Your Windows 7 User ID
When you’re the only user of your computer, you might want to bypass the password requirement to log into Windows 7 and log in automatically when you boot the computer.
Of course, that’s not really a good idea from a security point of view when your computer is connected to the Internet, but people want to do it anyway.
[The article is continued below...]
The easiest way is to start with the Run command (Start > Run) and then open […]
- Hard Drives – How to Re-use an Old Hard Drive
Subscriber Stuart Cropper wrote with a question about re-using old hard drives:
Some years ago, I took a course on computer repair at that time technology was moving very fast and by the end of the course, which was about six months, new innovations were coming fast no updates were given by the company that I studied with. I passed the course which by today’s standards would have been the normal learning that computer lads and lasses have nowadays.
Anyway, getting back to the question that I want to ask you is this, I have three hard drives that I would like to format they came from a friend. Because they contain Windows XP, I cannot load my Home Edition over the top of the copy that is installed.
Is there any method […]
- How to Copy IE Favorites to Another Computer
I answered a question in a computer help mailing list this week about Internet Explorer Favorites.
The computer user had just upgraded to a new Windows 7 computer and he wanted to move his Favorites to the new computer.
One way that he could do this would be to use the Export and Import functions in IE’s Menu Bar > File > Import and Export… First, he could "Export to a file", copy the file to a flash drive, move the flash drive to the other computer, and then "Import from a file."
That’s an easy way to do it. However, it’s all done in kind of a blackbox mode[…]
- Using Bookmarks and Favorites with Flash Drives
Several readers provided suggestions about my recent article Saving Bookmarks and Favorites for Portable Use with Other Computers…
For my use, I have installed a Firefox add-on called "PlainOldFavorites." It allows FF to use IE "Favorites". IE Favorites are simply "shortcut" files, 1 per link. I have several thousand, so I have them organized into folders.
When I want to carry my favorites to another computer, […]
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