Lounge Life

The afterlife of Blue Screen of Death events

When Lounge member vanillaflavour asked the Loungers in the Windows 7 forum for help regarding his random BSODs, he received precise advice on what evidence to collect. It helped. But even as vanillaflavour seems to have a fix in place, uncertainty lingers.

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Shared knowledge saves time and sanity

Many Word users are specialists in one discipline or another — such as the law — and they tailor templates and auto-correct tools in their word-processing programs accordingly.

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‘Illegitimis non carborundum’ applies to tablet

When you visit the Lounge, you’re apt to find the information you’re searching for, such as how to deal with a possibly flaky Nexus 7.

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One way to catch your own mistake: Describe it

You might not be surprised by the number of times Lounge members figure out what’s wrong with a spreadsheet or database almost all by themselves. Jacksonmacd provided a case in point.

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How do we love thee, XP? Let us count the ways

When Lounge member bhdavis brought performance data from his XP desktop and Win8 laptop to the Lounge, he asked for opinions about the usefulness of additional memory for his Windows XP Home machine. Should he buy more?

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How to network various Windows versions

Lounge member TerobitTony wants all his PCs to share all their files. But it’s a trick to get one Windows 8, two Windows 7, and two Windows XP machines to all recognize one another.

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How to share big video files privately

We’re long past the old days of shared dinners and long nights of vacation slides.

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Software updates: For more than new tricks

When capehartjd downloaded some videos using iTunes, he thought he should be able to view them using iTunes, too. But they were unwatchable.

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What’s better than an external hard drive?

Lounge member moon1130 needs a big external hard drive and came to the Lounge for recommendations.

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Malware hitches a ride home on a thumb drive

Lounge member WindowsWasher took some files to be printed at a local UPS store and brought back four Trojans from the store on his thumb drive.

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