This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Add Windows 7 Administrator Tools to Start Menu
Microsoft provides a number of powerful administrator tools as part of the WIndows operating system.
By default, these are not really hidden (as in, they will be displayed if you look in the right folders), but you have to know what they are and how to start them.
Most of us are familiar with the Device Manager, which helps us recognize whne Windows doesn’t recognize a device (e.g., a monitor, disk drive, network card, etc.) that we’ve installed. We usually get to this one via the Control Panel […]
- Make Windows Require a Password When Waking Up
Windows by default guides you to set a password for each account that you set up. It does not force you to set a password, though.
Even if you set a password, Windows will allow you to change your settings to automatically log-on without having to enter your password. Some people like that. Others want to keep their computer more secure and require a password. […]
- Changing Windows Power Options – Sleep Options
How can you stop your computer from going to sleep? That’s the question that subscriber Helen wrote recently to ask:
I have a new computer. It has Windows Vista, it is only 4years old.
The problem I am having is it closes when I am not using it. Why does it do that ? Would you be able to tell me why and how to fix it? If so please let me know ok ASAP?
- Securing Your Home Wireless Network
In order to secure a home wireless network, we have a number of simple steps to take.
The first, and very important, step is that we need to configure the security while we have a wired connection between our computer and the router. Why? Because the changes we make will lock out the wireless computer and could require resetting the router to the factory settings in order to reconnect.
So, get your Ethernet cable, hook it to the wireless router and to your computer. […]
- iPhone and Network Printer Won’t Talk to Router
Subscriber Ed McDowell wrote to ask
Terry, I have been unable to get the router to see my iPhone and HP2550n laser jet printer. Both computers work flawlessly with the router. Any ideas?
called support at Linksys and (from what I could understand as I was talking to 2 people with heavy accents) they wanted to charge me $70 to help me. I purchased the router directly from Linksys and have gone through their website help and troubleshooting to no avail.
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Recently a subscriber wrote with a specific problem. However, the way the problem occurred has wider implications, perhaps for a lot of readers.
I’m subscriber to your newsletter, and it was being sent to my Gmail account.
Last night I changed the password to that account, not noticing that my browser was sandboxed. I asked the browser to remember the password and it did. I tested it and it worked fine so I deleted the new password from a WordPad note.
When I restarted the browser a bit later, the new password was gone and the old one was there. And of course I couldn’t log in.
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