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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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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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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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Just a Snippet I came across

How many times have you wanted to be able to cut just a little piece out of a screen display, be it from an advert, an internet picture or just some text somewhere on your screen?   Up till now … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Gadgets

Have you ever lost your Win7 gadgets? You went out in the morning and they were there, you came back late and they were gone! Swear, swear! How to get them back? This might work; at least it did for … Continue reading

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A great tool “Windows Live Writer”

I was downloading Microsoft’s “Windows Essentials for a user who uses “Windows Live Mail” and as I, when installing only what the user needed,  noticed a program I hadn’t seen before: “Windows Live Writer” as well as the usual “Photo … 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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