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About Marlis

My aim is to provide you with some computer awareness! I will teach you how to use a PC and how to “tame the beast”, so you need not be afraid of using a PC and you will become excited by its potential. I can come to you and teach you on your own PC or you can come to me and use one of mine. I teach individuals or small groups of maximum 3 persons.

Microsoft Office Word 2016 – Custom Dictionaries

I don’t know about you but I regularly add word to my “spelling checker” mainly to get rid of the red-wave-underlining that clutters the main mistakes. So, I add names of people and other words, but sometimes I add a … Continue reading

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Uninstalling Antivirus and Malware Program’s

A member of the U3A group had asked me to come and fix her Windows-7 PC. It was slow and sometimes it seemed to hang, plus sometimes she couldn’t get to her web-mail. So, I went, and saw that she … Continue reading

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One favourite OAP scam

This is the scenario: You get a phone call late morning or early afternoon – that pretends to be from BT, SKY, or somewhere popular yearly subscription service; informing you that your contract or insurance is close to expire. They … Continue reading

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Create an instant shutdown and/or restart icon on your desktop.

You will need to use the windows program shutdown.exe (which is normally located in C:\Windows\System32\) and its parameters. The table below is a shortened list of the parameters needed for instant shutdown and/or restart plus the help parameter to display … Continue reading

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System Restore Error Code 0x81000203

I was having problems creating “Restore Points” in windows 7. When I opened “System Protection” everything was greyed out; and all I got was an: “System Restore Error Code 0x81000203”. Hunting high and low I finally came across this good … Continue reading

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My Chromecast Saga

For once the “Getting started” documentation was clear and correct. I plugged the Chromecast #1 (upstairs) into my TV via HDMI; then I had to go online on my smartphone to do the “Setup”, this involved downloading and installing “Google … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2016

I wish all my friends and followersa Merry Christmasand a prosperous New Year.

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My pc-muse never arrived

My pc-muse never visited me for the first U3A meeting after the summer break; but I managed to talk about emails and virus “pass-on” when replying, thanks to one member sending in a question about it. This led to talking … Continue reading

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Microsoft Exchange Server in Outlook 2010

I noticed that I was receiving email on my mobile that I wasn’t receiving on my desktop through Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Pro. The last mail I had received was on the 9th of July.I searched high and low (for … Continue reading

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Scanning (using Canon EX) and create a JPG file

A friend of mine wanted to scan in a picture to publish it onto Facebook.The all-in-one used was a Canon MG2100. As each of the “Canon Solution Menu EX” works slightly different so I had to listen to what they … Continue reading

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