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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.

How2’s Guide on Google Drive Search

When searching in G-Drive like in the example the search is fast and it does give you all the occurrences of the search. The searcher here was “190202 Coco” and as you can see the search found 3 files with … Continue reading

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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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