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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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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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I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It all started after I successfully installed Ubuntu on a XP laptop; it’s cd/dvd player didn’t work and because of the way Ubuntu installs (from boot up) I couldn’t use an external dvd player; but had to make a bootable … Continue reading

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How to revive an old XP-PC to a useful PC

First you have to ask yourself if it’s worth it – for instance: has it got enough memory (2gb or more) is the processor good enough (2mhz or better) is there 6gb or more free disk space on your hard … Continue reading

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Microsoft Movie Maker

Have you ever on your smart-phone or your camera shot a whole movie upside down or sideways? When you came to look at it you could have cried! What do you do now? Don’t worry; Microsoft can help you here. … Continue reading

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About Outlook.com

Outlook.com introduces the most sophisticated rules in webmail The average person has 100+ emails in their inbox, and receives 20+ emails (spam, junk, advertisements and many unwanted email) each day. This can be a lot to handle, so helping you … Continue reading

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Joy of being an IT Buddy

I have now been working as a volunteer in CMK Library since January 2014 and I am thoroughly enjoying it, even to the extent that instead of 2 hours 1 day a week, I am doing 3 hours twice a week. … Continue reading

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