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  2. Thread: Backup NG

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    MS Backup might be "easier" but if it doesn't...

    MS Backup might be "easier" but if it doesn't "work" is there any point ?

    As I mentioned earlier, I think that all you have experienced so far is difficulty in making backups. Have you tried...
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    Oh yes it can be a temperature problem ! Get...

    Oh yes it can be a temperature problem !

    Get yourself a hardware monitor - here's one example, there are many more out there: http://openhardwaremonitor.org/

    You may have a failed fan, a...
  4. I am not going to do your assignment for you, but...

    I am not going to do your assignment for you, but here's a suggestion for Task 1:

    Look up the DATEVALUE function and see what it returns if the argument is, or isn't, a date.

    Then think about...
  5. For Word only, why not create a Macro with the...

    For Word only, why not create a Macro with the following statement:

    Application.PrintOut FileName:="", Range:=wdPrintCurrentPage, Item:= _
    wdPrintDocumentContent, Copies:=1,...
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    [SOLVED] That was it, thank you ! Tools . . . Email...

    That was it, thank you !

    Tools . . . Email Accounts . . . View or change existing existing directories or address books . . . Change . . . Show names by . . .
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    [SOLVED] Bruce, Thanks for the reply - that does indeed...

    Bruce,

    Thanks for the reply - that does indeed sort the order in the Contacts view, but when I click on To: in a new email they still come up in Firstname Lastname order . . .
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    [SOLVED] Outlook 2003 mail setting

    I am sure that there's a setting somewhere, but I cannot find it !

    My contacts are set to show as Lastname, Firstname eg Smith, Peter. This makes navigating through the many "Peters" that I know...
  9. Thread: Backup NG

    by MartinM
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    Never mind backup, have you tried recovery ??? ...

    Never mind backup, have you tried recovery ???

    I have lost count of the number of friends who thought they had usable backups only to find they couldn't restore from them. That is a very...
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    This is a good way to diagnose slow boot-up: ...

    This is a good way to diagnose slow boot-up:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/use-windows-7-event-viewer-to-track-down-issues-that-cause-slower-boot-times/

    That said, you...
  11. Having just migrated from XP to 64 bit W7, I too...

    Having just migrated from XP to 64 bit W7, I too was also a little frustrated with the inbuilt search tool. I tried out Everything which is very fast but does not search file contents, then...
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    [SOLVED] That was it ! Thank you once more RG (you've...

    That was it !
    Thank you once more RG (you've helped me several times with Excel too)
    Now to re-set all those things I changed unnecessarily . . .
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    [SOLVED] I'll try that tomorrow - it's late here ! PS...

    I'll try that tomorrow - it's late here !

    PS "make sure you have the Printer SHARED" how do I do that ?
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    [SOLVED] Sorry if I haven't been clear ! I have one USB...

    Sorry if I haven't been clear !

    I have one USB printer and 2 networked laptops. The printer driver is installed on both laptops and when either has the printer plugged in I can print "locally".
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Hi RG, Update and information Update ...

    Hi RG,

    Update and information

    Update

    Laptop 2 to laptop 1 works perfectly - the printer was detected in a few seconds, it installed itself and works.
    Laptop 1 to laptop 2 - doesn't see the...
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    [SOLVED] I thought I'd finished - printer to go . .

    Very nearly completed setting up my 2 Windows 7 laptops:

    1. They are networked together and each can see the other's files on the Network via a wireless router.
    2. I'm not using the Homegroup (at...
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    Desktop shortcut icon sizes

    My thanks to everyone here for lots of help to a Windows 7 newbie in setting up 2 new laptops - all done.

    Having sent quite some time adjusting the desktop layout (icon spacing and sizes etc) I...
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    Take comfort that you are defeating Wirth's Law...

    Take comfort that you are defeating Wirth's Law (that as hardware gets faster, software gets more bloated - and you end up where you started). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirth%27s_law

    By running...
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    That's a sound compromise :)

    That's a sound compromise :)
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    I agree with at least part of Tonyl's reply:...

    I agree with at least part of Tonyl's reply: although it is rare, defragmenting can really screw up your PC if it is interrupted for any reason.

    It's a matter of judgement when you do it, but I...
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    I know it's a bit silly, but you could add 0.5 to...

    I know it's a bit silly, but you could add 0.5 to the cells, which has the effect of rounding up, then allow for this in later processing.

    Dangerous as you might forget, but avoids duplicate cells...
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    All done, thanks

    All done, thanks
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    Thanks !

    Thanks !
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    Sorry, I should have said that both the old and...

    Sorry, I should have said that both the old and the new PC have Outlook 2003.

    You mentioned "all of the pst files" but I can only find one . . . ?
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    Transferring Outlook to another PC

    Outlook 2003

    I am in the process of transferring data to a new PC which has newly installed Office 2003.

    Can I simply transfer the outlook.pst file to the correct location in the new PC, or do...
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