Microsoft has started pushing the Windows 10 Creators Update (also known as version 1703) to individual PCs as an automatic update. That is dangerous for your data! I know — three of my computers updated successfully. However, one of my computers failed to update completely. At that point, got stuck at 99% updated — and […]
Subscriber David Wiesner wrote recently about a problem he was having…(External Hard Drives Don’t Work With Computer). He wrote back with some new wrinkles to the problem: The problem that I described before regarding the computer shutting down with the addition of USB drives has some new wrinkles. On occasion it shuts down for no […]
This week’s email newsletter articles are: Easy Access to Windows 7 Configuration Options When you want to make a change to one of the settings in Windows 7, one of the challenges is to find open the Control Panel and then try to find where that setting is controlled. Fortunately, Microsoft set up a feature […]
At one time, my main computer was a Dell laptop. When I finally decided it was upgrade time, Dell had decided to join everyone else and stop offering Operating System DVD’s, choosing to supply only pre-built Recovery DVD’s. They tried to get too cute in the order process, so I cancelled my order for a very expensive Dell top-of-the-line desktop-replacement notebook and plans for a smaller Alienware for portable use.
Instead, I saved a fortune by building my own desktop and buying a cheap notebook. I’ve written before about my notebook computer — and how it was a pleasure to be able to find one that was small, light, fast and cheap. All four! (The old adage was that you could pick three of the four.)
Fellow Cajun Clickers Computer Club member and long-term subscriber wrote to me about his problems with his Solid State Drive (SSD) on his netbook: Terry, I have an Acer 8.9“ netbook with 1BG memory and an 8 GB SS drive with an additional 8 GB removable SD card. The SS drive is filling up. Obviously […]
Subscriber Carolyn Waterson wrote recently to ask about using Office 2003 with a new computer: Hi Terry My husband got an external hard drive for Christmas to back up all his research onto. However … it managed to strip everything off his internal hard disk and corrupt it – resulting in a brand new computer!! […]
Subscriber John Paul wrote about an intermittent problem getting his external hard drive to be recognized by his computer: Terry, I have been using a Toshiba external hard drive, 298 GB capacity for about 3 years now for backup. Recently, however, my Lenovo R61i does not recognize the drive when plugged into the usb port […]
This week’s email newsletter articles are: Building Your First Homebuilt ComputerBuilding your first homebuilt computer can be a challenge. It’s not particularly difficult. It’s not rocket science — it’s just mechanical construction. BUt, there are enough pitfalls and traps for the unwary. Subscriber Richard Fuller wrote to ask if he could build a computer to […]
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