Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter September 26, 2010
This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Strange Email Addresses Showing Up in Mail Bounce Messages
New subscriber Jerry Argo wrote with a question about an email problem. Jerry had more than one email problem though. I don’t answer questions from non-subscribers — and Jerry had mis-typed his email address in the question he sent via my web site’s Contact Form. Although I don’t normally do this, I checked his name and a partial email address against the subscriber list, and found he really was subscribed… Jerry wrote: I receive a failure to deliver notice to an email address that I have not entered in the To: The address listed is not in my email address book.[…]
- This Week On-Line — New Articles
- Blast From The Past —Articles Newly Posted Online
This Week Online:
With my new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site, I now publish articles individually rather than as an on-line issue. That also means that I can link directly to the articles, as I’ve done below:
- Uninstalling Internet Explorer 8 from a Windows 7 Computer
Longtime subscriber John used an article comment to ask a question on my Terry’s Computer Site. Unfortunately, no one answered him there, so here it is: I have an HP mini 110 netbook with Win7 home premium. I set up a user account and all programs run from both user and administrator account except IE8. […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
I love the new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to the Genesis Framework.
The following are new individual articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally posted in my email or online newsletters.
As above, these are now direct links to the individual articles…
- Multiple Microsoft Visual C++ Entries in Add/Remove Programs
Reader Jim Mowrey wrote to ask about Microsoft Visual C++ installations shown in his Add & Remove Programs list: I’m hoping you can give me a answer on this. I’ve searched around and have not found a good answer. I have 5 entries in my Add & Remove Programs in Control Panel for Microsoft Visual […]
- Safely Ejecting Hardware -When It Won’t Work…
I’ve had the problem all too many times, and I’m sure you have, too… I’m working with a flash drive, perhaps copying files to it or from it, and I get finished. So, I’m ready to eject the drive… But, Windows is being contrary and hasn’t let go of the drive yet. One (or more) […]
- Receiving Multiple Copies of Large Emails
Reader George Tweedy wrote to ask about getting multiple copies of large emails: Terry, Why is it that I sometimes receive multiple copies of emails download at the same time? It seems to happen more with large files such as pictures and movie clips. Deleting them only brings back a new batch of the same […]
- Sharing an Internet Connection
Reader Mohamed Musthafa wrote to ask how to share his Internet connection more effectively: Mr terry Please help me. MY problem is i am using my friend s internet connection to use internet , he gave his user name and password also his mac address i change my computers mac address to his address now […]
- How Does a Router Protect Me?
Subscriber Gwyn sent a question about one of the basic functions of a router, and how it protects you on your cable, DSL, Ethernet or other connection to the Internet: your comment:”But, someone on the Internet side of the router can not initiate a connection to your computer — they can only respond to your […]
- Very Slow Web Browser
New subscriber M. Bangirov wrote to ask about web browsing speed problems: Hi Terry, My problem is very slow web browser.I have tried different browsers- mozilla,explorer7,opera and so on but i still have slow browser.Although the speed is ok with other computers with my EeePC 1000H i could not stand.I am becoming very angry with […]
- Which Does He Need – A Switch or a Router?
Site visitor Craig Nienhuis wrote to ask about a networking problem: Hi Terry, Got directed to your website while Googling to fix my network problem. I have a simple home network with internet access through cable modem. I have one computer, Vonage phone service and my son’s Xbox that all want access to the internet […]
- Web Browser Suddenly Goes Black & White
Subscriber Philip wrote from Belgium with a web browser problem: Dear Terry, I installed my previous desktop for my son. Although he worked fine til than, suddenly when opening GMAIL, we see the screen just in black&white. Sometimes on sides where you have to click a download button, the buttom is not visible but if […]
- Why Should You Secure Your Wireless Network?
I’ve written several times about wireless security for your computer and your home network. I believe that this is absolutely necessary to protect you and your computers. I’ve mentioned issues such as others getting access to your files issues of confidentiality, vandalism, and destruction of data. I’ve mentioned others using your computers to conduct remote […]
- The Tale of a Crashed Microsoft Works Database
Longtime subscriber David from the U.K. wrote asking for tips to help him recover a Microsoft Works database: Hi Terry. Wonder of you or anyone can shed any light on this: Small MS Works database of incoming deliveries, dates and invoice numbers. Suddenly unable to open. “Works cannot open the file you selected. May be […]
- Reader Questions about Acronis True Image
Subscriber Norm Sutcliff wrote with some questions about Acronis True Image Home 2010: Hi Terry. I keep thinking about purchasing Acronis True Image Home 2010 from your newsletter but am a bit unsure about trying it in case I loose stuff. I am not that PC literate when it comes to things like this. Ok, […]
- VIPRE Tip from a Reader
Subscriber and fellow Cajun Clickers Computer Club member Tommy Minton wrote with a great tip, if you ever run into this issue with VIPRE: Terry, on your recommendation, some months ago I purchased Vipre from Sunbelt Software. It has worked like a charm until yesterday. Maybe the following will ease the minds of other folks. […]
- RAID Hard Drive Systems Issues
Subscriber Terry HOTSON wrote with questions about setting up a RAID system: Hi Terry Approx. 3 weeks ago i changed from XP Pro to Windows 7 (new SATA hard drive). I have now installed a 2nd SATA hard drive(new).My question is, how do i make it RAID ? Can you assist me, thank you Terry. […]
- 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 […]
- Recent Computer Slow Downs
Reader Howard Willman wrote about one of last week’s articles: Hi Terry. I read with interest the message from your reader who had issues with the latest version of Firefox. While I feel fortunate that I haven’t experienced his exact problem, I am having slowniss issues with several computers in general lately (some use Firefox, […]
- Leaving Emails on Email Servers to Read Later
Recently, I answered a question on a mailing list that was asking about using Outlook Express with email and webmail. Unfortunately, the questioner wasn’t clear and neither was the answer they received. The simple answer is that you do not access Webmail, regardless of the Internet Service Provider, via Outlook Express. Internet Service Providers have […]
- Moving Data off the C: Partition versus Windows Pre-defined Directories
Subscriber Tom Linton wrote about his Windows Vista mystery and frustration, when he started moving his data from C: drive: Terry, This is a follow-up to discussions of moving data off the C: drive so that when I do a system backup I am only backing up the OS and added programs, not all the […]
- Where are the Macros?
Subscriber Gil recently asked: I know how to create a macro in various programs like MS Office, Word, Excel, etc. BUT I do not know how to create a macro on the internet? If you know how to… then will you help me please? I’d appreciate a simple explanation on how to create one and […]
- Handling Windows Update Options in Windows 7
Microsoft has given us some more obvious choices in Windows Update within Windows 7. First the main Windows Update screen is more friendly and informative. Many people have Windows Update set to automatically install “Important Updates” since that’s the default setting set by Microsoft. If we have updates set for automatic, why would we even […]
- Firefox Hesitates Occasionally When Links Are Clicked
Subscriber Tom wrote to ask about problems after he upgraded his Firefox web browser: Terry, Since upgrading to Firefox 3.5.7 (or it appears to have happened then because I cannot remember anything else I did ) I have been experiencing a problem. After using it for a while and usually with 3 or more tabs […]
- Resizing Hard Drive Partitions
I’ve written a number of times about storing data on different drives or drive partitions than the one on which Windows is installed. That’s not too easy, when Microsoft’s preference for system builders is to set up the hard drive as one big C: drive. Tech Tip Of course, some of them set up additional […]
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