My computer is running XP Home and my wife’s runs ME. Her PC has a
floppy, a CD drive and a HP all in one printer/scanner/copier/fax. Mine has a CD, a CD/DVD writer and a HP printer.
I would like to have them networked so I can access her floppy, or the
all-in-one when needed.
You have discussed (repeatedly) the need for backup of important data. You
I used to have Google earth on my laptop, but it was a bit
much for it so I removed it. It was a shame as I really enjoyed using it. Then one day I ran across this website –
Now I can use Google Earth and do not have to install it. Do not know how long
the site will be there after reading the disclaimer:
Hi Fred: For anyone who uses the Internet
Explorer and sometimes finds that a web page font size is too small, one of the
following two methods of controlling the font size might prove useful.
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Hi Fred- Can you give me an idea of what to do?
I’ll bet many of you are the "go-to" person when co-workers, family, or
friends have PC problems. Sometimes, tasks that have become second nature to us
due to long-term repetition may be very hard for people newer to computers.
Hi Fred, I have been reading about your
suggestions on creating home servers with older or new computers. That is
fine and dandy but be careful about mentioning that you have a server when you
talk to various support techs and services. I mentioned that I had a server to a Norton Antivirus Tech and he told me
that I had no right to use standard Norton Antivirus software on a server
and I had to stop using it immediately and buy their server version which
costs several hundred dollars. I would imagine this holds true with other
companies too. I had to explain that it was not a business server and
really try hard to convince him it was not. The tech world is so use to
equating server with the business world that as a home user, if you refer to you
system as a server, you could get yourself into trouble. Sincerely, Dale Ashby
Fred – When I had trouble recently
getting my browsers (MSIE 6 and Firefox) to recognize and open an SWF file
(shockwave) I found this handy little 385kb freeware program from
Softpedia.com, SWF-Opener. The first two mirrors seem to be dead links but
the softpedia mirror works.
Hi Fred, I have subscribed to the Plus version
since its inception and find that its value is worth more than you charge. I recently found the free "Emergency Recovery Utility NT", ERUNT, at
… The "detailed Information"
page gives a good description of why one would want to use this program. It appears to be good program to use for incremental backup purposes so I now
use the Autoback version with its /days:n option started by the WinXP Scheduled
Tasks Manager. —Eric Bloch