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Entries Tagged as 'Software'

Shares suddenly stop working after changing password on a PC or Server

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Recently a customer changed the password on their server in a peer to peer network. As a result, no-one could access the shared folders.The interesting part is one program, that has a database, on the server worked just fine, while another would error out.If they tried to navigate to the server via “Network” it popped […]

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Tags: Software

Email woes, Live Mail and Outlook

March 26th, 2020 · No Comments

Windows Live Essentials was released in 2012. Basically, it included an email client that was Outlook Expresses replacement. It had other features; however, Mail is the one I want to write about.

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Tags: E-Mail Issues · Software

Attachments or new Windows opening behind current one

June 22nd, 2016 · 17 Comments

Lately I have had a couple of customers call letting me know that when they open an attachment in an email or when their program opens a new window it is appearing behind all other windows on the monitor, not on top as usual. When a new windows is opening behind an existing window it […]

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Tags: Backing up · Software

STOP Windows 10 upgrade with GWX Control Panel

May 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment

A year ago I wrote about why to not get the Windows 10 “free” upgrade – http://www.theweeklygeek.com/2015/06/04/windows-10-the-offer-to-refuse/ now it seems you don’t have a choice. Daily I am receiving phone calls from people who said they did not want or approve the change to Windows 10 on their private property, aka their computers. I seems Microsoft […]

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Tags: Soap Box · Software

Building a PC Part 3 – Software: Windows, 3rd party SW, Anti-Virus and Security software.

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

In this most recent series I have been going over the parts for building a PC, what I use and why. In this exciting fun filled episode, I want to go over some of the software we use when building a computer. Let’s start with the most important part, the Operating system. I recommend Windows. […]

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Tags: Malware · Purchasing · Security · Software · Trojans · Virus · Worms