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  1. I think a lot of subscribers were like me--a...

    I think a lot of subscribers were like me--a non-ITprofessional, but rather a computer enthusiast and Microsoft fan. TechNet gave us a way to access and "play" with all the Microsoft products....
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    Thanks. I'm going to search a little longer and...

    Thanks. I'm going to search a little longer and then I'll give these options a try.
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    Can't Change Win8 Logon to a PIN

    New install of Windows 8 on a new build. When I try to change my logon from my Microsoft Account PW to a PIN, Windows tells me that it "was unable to capture your PIN. Try again later." Of course,...
  4. Thread: Windows 8 OEM?

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    That works, but if you're thinking of upgrading a...

    That works, but if you're thinking of upgrading a computer that's running Win 7 (or Vista or XP), you can get an upgrade version of Win 8 Pro for just $40--limited time only:...
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    Questions

    Thanks for the great article on using Win8 as a home server. Two questions:

    1. Do you actually have to use "D:" for the storage drives, or can it be another drive letter?

    2. You mention...
  6. As your column noted, it seems simpler that the...

    As your column noted, it seems simpler that the OS would be on a drive NOT in the pool. Same for programs/applications? Or would they work OK being in the pool?
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    Still available... try here:...

    Still available... try here:
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
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    I don't think Windows 7 Image backup will even...

    I don't think Windows 7 Image backup will even allow you to use the same hard drive as the one you're backing up (maybe to another partition, but I don't think so).

    In any case, I agree with the...
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    Hmmm, good suggestion. The computer is wired to...

    Hmmm, good suggestion. The computer is wired to my router, but there are two other computers in the house using wireless connections to the same network. Although the setup is the same as it has...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I've now ruled out...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I've now ruled out those possibilities; the problem still exists.
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    Yes, I have the latest BIOS & chipset drivers. ...

    Yes, I have the latest BIOS & chipset drivers. Autoruns is a good tip. It showed a couple of Logitech Mouse drivers and Microsoft mouse drivers. Removed them all and then booted up. Same problem:...
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    Whoops! I spoke too soon. After one--maybe...

    Whoops! I spoke too soon. After one--maybe two--successful bootups, the mouse isn't working again. I've now determined that if I wait almost 1 minute after the logon screen appears, Windows finds...
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    Great suggestion... that did it. I should have...

    Great suggestion... that did it. I should have thought of that since I never used the Logitech software in the first place! I was just plugging along reinstalling everything after the Win 7 install...
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    I've had the mouse probably just about 1 year;...

    I've had the mouse probably just about 1 year; yes, I downloaded the latest drivers when the issue first came up.

    Nothing in the logs that I can relate to the mouse. One interesting fact: there...
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    I did a reinstallation of Windows 7 on a new SSD...

    I did a reinstallation of Windows 7 on a new SSD and I'm having a problem with the cordless mouse. The pointer remains frozen until after I've clicked my user picture and entered the password (had...
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    Windows Live Photo Gallery has pretty good print...

    Windows Live Photo Gallery has pretty good print options. It's one of the components in Windows Live Essentials, which you can download for free from Microsoft.

    Picasa is also a good photo...
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    I like this one... easy to use and free: ...

    I like this one... easy to use and free:

    Tweaks.com
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    So, share with us... what method/procedure did...

    So, share with us... what method/procedure did you use?
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    Just a note if you missed it on the Microsoft...

    Just a note if you missed it on the Microsoft page: you can continue to import your bank transactions into the new Money version IF your bank provides downloads in one of the acceptable formats. A...
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    I imported my Money files into Quicken V. 2010. ...

    I imported my Money files into Quicken V. 2010. It does a pretty good job, although there is a lot of clean up especially with investment accounts. The Quicken import does give you a pretty good...
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    As you MS Money users know, Microsoft has dropped...

    As you MS Money users know, Microsoft has dropped this product. They promised to come out with a version that would do away with all the activation requirements of the old retail versions. Well, the...
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    Got it. Thanks again.

    Got it. Thanks again.
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    Jim, When I use your improved code, I can't...

    Jim,

    When I use your improved code, I can't get past the "TypeName" check, i.e., the result stays as "Number required." Do my input cells have to be formatted some special way to meet the...
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    Thank you very much for your fix... and the...

    Thank you very much for your fix... and the improvements!
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    I found this user-defined formula to convert...

    I found this user-defined formula to convert latitude/longitude from decimal form to degrees (from Microsoft Support):

    Function Convert_Degree(Decimal_Deg) As Variant
    With Application
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