Computer Hardware

7 things you should do when you buy a new windows computer

A Poor, Stubborn, and Lazy approach to backup a Windows Laptop

Agile Keywords and videos;%5Bln%5D;834489

This enables the ability to log into http authenticated sites with out explicitly typing in userid password dialog boxes

Android and Googleplus instant uploads

5) Basics of powershell


Basics of powershell

Buying a Color Laser Printer for Home Use in 2015

long battery life 6+ hours
light weight (probably not) dvd drive
about $800 or less
bigger than 13 inch screen
3 USB ports
8 G of RAM
Solid state hard drive
HDMI - Ability to connect to the tv

click on the link above to see why I bought toshiba portege 835-p50x from bestbuy.

Can I count words in a Power Point presentation?

Can I reinstall network stack on windows 7?

Can I share from Google Drive

11) Chrome related


Chrome related

12) Dell 700m feedback


Dell 700m feedback, comments, support, urls, light weight notebooks
If you know the answer email me at [email protected].

Recently the webserver was upgraded apache 1.3.29. Ever since I am having intermittent problems submitting post data via a web form. Displaying data works fine.

The browser says the "page can not be displayed". It also says a dns error at the bottom of the page.

I can ping the site quite fine. Any subsequent gets will work fine as well.

The research seem to indicate issues with a specific fix of the ie browser not able to handle keep alive settings well.

The browser recommendation is to turn of the keep alive or increase the time out on the keep alive.

"For the single low price of $49.95 you can ship us up to 60 pounds of any electronic equipment you may have and we'll handle the rest!!" - Technology Exchange

I was quite naive when I thought XP could copy data cds without needing an external software such as a cd to cd copy.

Well the spell was broken yesterday. Somehow the xp cd copy thinks that a source CD that is less than 700mb is actually containing 715mb. So it won't copy the cd

I had to go back to an older copy of Nero and install it to actually copy this large cd

I am sure there is perfectly a good reason for this but I have no clue what it is

17) Excel Annoyances


Use alt-enter in excel to open a new line in a cell of text

Exploring find command in windows

synchit (maybe) not free

20) Fixing a toshiba portege


Fixing a toshiba portege

21) General windows journal


General windows journal

22) Google Cloud Print


Google Cloud Print

23) Google maps


Google maps

H:\>help xcopy
Copies files and directory trees.

XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
                           [/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/H] [/R] [/T] [/U]
                           [/K] [/N] [/Z]

  source       Specifies the file(s) to copy.
  destination  Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
  /A           Copies files with the archive attribute set,
               doesn't change the attribute.
  /M           Copies files with the archive attribute set,
               turns off the archive attribute.
  /D:m-d-y     Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
               If no date is given, copies only those files whose
               source time is newer than the destination time.
  /P           Prompts you before creating each destination file.
  /S           Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.
  /E           Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
               Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
  /V           Verifies each new file.
  /W           Prompts you to press a key before copying.
  /C           Continues copying even if errors occur.
  /I           If destination does not exist and copying more than one file,
               assumes that destination must be a directory.
  /Q           Does not display file names while copying.
  /F           Displays full source and destination file names while copying.
  /L           Displays files that would be copied.
  /H           Copies hidden and system files also.
  /R           Overwrites read-only files.
  /T           Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not
               include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
               empty directories and subdirectories.
  /U           Copies only files that already exist in destination.
  /K           Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
  /N           Copies using the generated short names.
  /Z           Copies networked files in restartable mode.


How can I auto rotate images in Google Photos?

How can I high light a phrase in Microsoft word persistently?

How can I install older office products

how can I reinstall windows on acer 5732z?

How can I see real path while exploring in file manager

How can I unsubscribe to a google group?

How do I add a group in gmail?

How do I align figures in power point

How do I create a new gmail account?

How do I open a command prompt at a given directory in windows?

How do I tell Chrome to ask for gmail password?

How do I transform multiple photos in picasa?

How to change password on an RDP server?

How to fix the error with Chrome installation. Click on the link above to see how.

It looks like, at least in ie6, the address bar and menus can disappear if you accidentally press F11. If you press F11 again you can get it back. However if you don't know why it disappeared in the first place, it will be a puzzle.

Even when it disappears there is a sliver of menu at the top. You can also right click on that stretch and get back menu bar one by one. But it doesnt seem to be the same as F11.

I am not sure if there is an equivalent menu option for F11!

How to organize Google Drive?

How to publish from google to youtube

Main Menu
Page Number Drop down
Format Page Numbers
Start at: 1

How to send emails from azure servers?

How to style a list in microsoft word?

How to see files that are newer than a certain date

xcopy .\*.java c:\temp /s /L /D:11-22-2007

Show java files that are more recent than Nov 22nd, 2007 in the current directory and sub directores.

/s indicates to span sub directories

/L is to display only

you need to have a target directoty. use this with caution. For some reason if you omit the /L you will end up copying.

How to work with "Do you want to restart your computer now"

When I try to change the master slide, date and the slide number just doesn't show up.

Looks like you have to select the header/footer menu while you are on the master slide and then you have to select the appropriate boxes to show.

Start button
Search for: part of your folder name

ie8 features: cross domain css

Mapping XML files to Excel files

51) Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Teams

Need to buy a silent USB desk fan

On Best suited Online backups for Photos, and why not for anything else while I am at it!

54) On Online Backups


On Online Backups

55) Online drawing tools


Online drawing tools

56) OS/Hardware notes


Notes relating to windows operating systems, hardware, and infrastructure.
copy a.txt b.txt > nul

Where nul is the device or filename. Notice the single


in nul

Apparently javascript in a standalone html could behave differently (disbled) starting in xp sp2

59) Outlook



60) picasa



61) Printer woes 2020


Printer woes 2020


Windows Installer won't work

The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed

Installation Problems


Look at the above microsoft support url. Briefly you need to run c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver to re register this service

Protecting kids for unintended internet content: Open DNS and Routers

All I want to do is zip up a directory under windows 7. I use the send to file context menu in the file manager. I have done this for years. Same computer. Same account. Worked every time. For some reason it has stopped working this morning. Not sure what the culprit is.

I am able to search google and find the cause. In my case it turned out to be TEMP folder permissions. I have no idea how that got changed!!!

Click on the link above for full details.

Setting up comcast in Nov 2010

Should I buy a chromebook

Stand for a dry erase board. I am pretty happy with this purchase. VIZ-PRO ECO Magnetic U-Stand Whiteboard/Flipchart Ease. You will see below how i ended up with this. It is sturdy. Erases well. Haven't extensively used it. But a good by I think so far.

The mess that is called windows 8

72) To Pause, To Learn...


To Pause, To Learn...

Twitter privacy settings

vagaries of microsoft word

A list of the companies

McAfee -
F-secure -
Panda -
BitDefender -
Symantec Nav 2005
CAI eTrust
Reliable Anti Virus (RAV)

For more click on the link above.

what are various ways of protecting a webserver on Azure?

What are various windows user accounts?

81) What is a RACI matrix?


What is a RACI matrix?

Here is the complete error

You are about to be redirected to a connection that is not secure.

The information you are sending to the current site might be retransmitted to a nonsecure site. Do you wish to continue?

Why is word capitalizing the leter i

84) Windows 11 and Bluetooth


Windows 11 and Bluetooth

85) windows 8 survival guide


windows 8 survival guide

Windows Activation Technologies Error

windows batch files

windows defender

89) Windows firewall


Windows firewall

Windows system error: Windows Search Service terminated unexpectedly

91) Windows task scheduler


Windows task scheduler

When I insert a USB drive, the "subst"ituted drive letter is hijacked and assigned to the "usb" drive. But when you go to that drive it actually points to the mounted directory. Anyway as far as XP is concerned this is a major confusion.

Click on the link above to see the resolution.

Working with windows folder shortcuts

If I don't pay attention at home entropy seem to take over the router and modem quite frequently. I am needing to restart the router and modem quite frequently. That is when I realize it. Not sure how many times I don't even notice.

otherwise I am getting speed tests of 3mbps. when I restart the router I get 20mbps. These are relatively new and expensive router and modems from motorola and linksys.