This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Re-using Older Hard Drives
Subscriber Stuart Cropper wrote with a question about re-using old hard drives: 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 that[…]
- External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In My Computer
Long-time subscriber B.J. (John) Roberts wrote from Australia to ask about problems with his external hard drive: I have “lost my external hard drive”. It is plugged in correctly but does not appear in “My Computer.” I use Vista home basic, Microsoft Outlook and Internet explorer. […]
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:
- System Restore to the Rescue
This week, subscriber Carolyn Waterson wrote with a new problem — new, as in it had just happened…Hi Terry Problems again! I tried to check and see if you have answered this question before but on your new website, I am totally lost and cannot find the list of topics answered I’m afraid! My problem is every time I click on a link within an Email, e.g. a house listing from a real estate agent …. All I get is Locate Link Browser box with all My Documents folders listed.[…]
- SD Card Vanishes – Computer No Longer Finds SD Card
Subscriber David McCartney wrote to ask about a problem he experienced using an SD memory card in his Windows Vista computer: Hello Terry David McCartney again with another problem. When I boot my laptop I am able to recognise the sd card as another drive letter, however if I remove the sd card and replace […]
- Changing the Windows 7 Screen Saver
Subscriber E.J. wrote with questions about Windows 7, as he works with his new computer: Terry, Is there a way to get to the screen saver panel without typing in screen saver in the search for Windows 7? Thanks E.J. I wrote back to E.J. to walk him through another route to the Windows 7 […]
- Most of my newsletter and site work this week has been posting older articles to the web site, as you can see in the list of articles below…
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 Theme 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…
- A Look at the Lancool PC-K58W "Dragonlord" Case
I chose the Lancool PC-K58W Dragonlord case for my new desktop computer because of the extreme ease of working inside the case. The tool-less design is well done and there’s plenty of room, too. The inexpensive price was a nice surprise. LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window […]
- A Different Red X Problem
The usual question that I receive about a Red X problem has to do with images not showing up in Outlook Express — the reader just gets a red X instead. But, reader Greg has a different problem. His laptop computer’s wireless connections have not been working. He’s been unable to get his laptop’s wireless […]
- Firefox Add-on to Add “Run” to Download Options
The new subscriber wrote “Default Browser is Firefox 3.6.10. And I have the “OpenDownload Addon” Which gives me the “Run”” as in IE. I also have Secunia installed which points out updates required. Say I’m upgrading Java and I click on “Run”. It downloads the update into a temp folder I guess, but I get this Download error […]
- Getting Junk Emails From Yourself
Subscriber Roger Goodchild wrote me recently to ask about email problems. He was receiving emails that claimed to be from one of his email addresses — but which were spam emails. Hello Terry, A couple of days ago I got an e-mail from one of my contact asking me if I had intended sending her […]
- Why Should I Use Replicator AND Acronis True Image Home 2010?
Long-time reader Janusz Lukasiak wrote recently to point out some basic differences between Karen’s Replicator and Acronis True Image Home. I use and recommend both for backing up your data and your system, but the summary of my recommendations that’s in the newsletter doesn’t have all the details that are in my various articles on […]
- Another Way to Use the Run Command in Windows 7
Reader Philip Lang wrote recently to give a great tip about the Run command in Windows 7. He also had a few questions… Hi Terry, re: Alternate route to the Run command in Win7 Since the task manager is pinned to the task bar, you can get to the run command in just three clicks, […]
- Controlling SPAM and Nasty Emails from a Friend
Subscriber Carolyn Waterson wrote with questions about spam and emails with malware potential that she was receiving from a friend who didn’t practice safe computing: I have a rather elderly friend whose computer keeps sending out obscene things and [deleted] ads. They appear to be going to everybody in his address book! He assures me […]
- Graphics Card Driver Not Working
Subscriber Roger wrote with a strange graphics card problem — Windows XP would no longer recognize it: Hi Terry. I am having difficulty in getting my motherboard to detect my card. I have a Micro Star International CO LTD MS 6734 board with a bus clock of 166 BIOS Phoenix Tech Ltd 6.00 PG 7/10/2003. […]
- Restoring Windows With System Restore in Windows 7
Windows 7’s System Protection, the new, more accurate name for System Restore, continues the fine tradition of creating “Restore Points” for critical system files that first showed up in Windows XP. System Restore is now renamed to be the portion of System Protection that actually returns the Windows system (but not your data) to the […]
- Who’s Using My Internet Access?
New subscriber Nelson H. wrote to ask a question about his Internet access: Dear Terry I have adsl2 on my computer and I belive someone is stealing my usage by accesing my connection. I cannot find what program is running on my comp, but my usage is going through the roof even although I am […]
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