This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Solution to Windows XP Reinstall Problem
Last week, I wrote to advise about a current problem with doing Windows Updates if you reinstall WIndows XP. Subscriber Bruce has written back to tell how he solved this problem affecting him and others:
Have resolved my problem with svchost. Don’t know if it’ll work with others
- How to Search All Messages in Outlook
For those of us that Use Outlook for our email, whether at home or more likely, at work, Outlook includes a poserful search capability that enables uws to search our emails.
By typing in a word or a name, Outlook will show all messaes in that specific folder that include the word in the Subject line, in the body of the email, or even in an attachment.
The thing I didn’t like was that the search looked only within one folder […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
If you’re thinking about reinstalling Windows XP, now is a good time to procrastinate…
I read a couple times recently that one of Microsoft’s recent changes to the Windows Update program was causing big problems for people that reinstalled Windows XP.
No, they didn’t disable Windows Update and lock you into an old version — although
I received a question recently from a subscriber who was upgrading to a new computer. Of course, they wanted to lose as little information as they had to lose.
In this case, they wanted to how to move their Internet Explorer Favorites from their old computer to their new computer.
Fortunately, that’s a very easy task to complete […]
Windows 7, like earlier versions of Windows, has a what I consider a bad habit. It may be OK for most people, but I like to solve problems and not just see that they occurred.
The default action for Windows, if it has an internal problem, is to flash an error message at you, and immediately reboot while you were trying to figure out what happened. […]
I answered a question recently in a mailing list to which I subscribe. The person asking for help was having problems connecting their shared computer on a 32-bit Windows computer to their new 64-bit Windows 7 computer.
Unfortunately, at least in my experience, a 64-bit driver won’t communicate to a shared printer through the a 32-bit computer. I suspect that Windows File and Printer Sharing (at least in Windows XP) simply isn’t programmed to receive and convert the signal from the 64-bit driver to the 32-bit for its internal handling. […]
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