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    I go to Office Online. I sign in with my...

    I go to Office Online. I sign in with my Microsoft Account and get the tiled interface with Word Online, Outlook.com, People, etc. Click on Word Online > get to "Let's Get Started" > click on "New...
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    Office Online

    In the newsletter of 26 June 2014, Woody Leonhard wrote about Office Online. This sent me off to try it, which I have done - or better, attempted, several times since then. All I can get is a...
  3. Computeractive Magazine - Security Software Reviews

    In the most recent edition of Computeractive Magazine published here in UK they thoroughly recommend Kaspersky and say that Microsoft Essentials simply isn't a competitor any more. Now, I hold no...
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    I use Linux Mint 16 Mate 32 bit on an old Toshiba...

    I use Linux Mint 16 Mate 32 bit on an old Toshiba Satellite A100 Pro and it is OK.

    BUT, first of all think carefully about what you are accustomed to doing using a Windows OS and make sure that...
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    A bit of a palaver . . .

    I am one of those who "upgraded" to Windows 8 when it first came out. Right from the start there were problems not all of which I can now remember, but one recurrent one was that programmes would...
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    I bought a Nexus 10 from Google last year here in...

    I bought a Nexus 10 from Google last year here in England, (it came from Dublin, Ireland), and got it working OK. The only manual I found was a little booklet in the box which was "minimalist" and...
  7. I have been using Libre Office since it first...

    I have been using Libre Office since it first came out, and have updated it as each new version has appeared. I am just an ordinary, elderly, home user, so I don't test it to anything like its...
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    Dealing with the Caps Lock

    Here in the UK a Computeractive Magazine staff member has written a programme for which many will have cause to thank him . . .

    No connection, no axe to grind, just a grateful reader.
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    Thank you all for your replies - especially to...

    Thank you all for your replies - especially to CLiNT who steered me to a lot of very useful and interesting stuff, and answered my query very well. All the best people live in California. (I have...
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    Is Windows 8 better technically ?

    I have now read many articles coming to terms with Windows 8 and its new - er - desktop, but no articles about the usual reasons for new operating systems - ie: that they are better in some technical...
  11. "Although it hasn't been around long enough for...

    "Although it hasn't been around long enough for me to recommend it wholeheartedly, many people swear by Start8 as a Start menu replacement."

    Here in the UK the Computeractive Magazine is covering...
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    Here in UK I have used replacement compatible...

    Here in UK I have used replacement compatible cartridges for an Epson printer for some years, and am now starting on the same for a Canon MG8150. I get them from Premier Inks in Leamington. Orders...
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    I remember "Bandwaggon...

    I remember "Bandwaggon" very well . . . We used to listen to it on the Wireless. It was broadcast from the roof of Broadcasting House in London - that's what they said and if it was on the BBC it...
  14. Thread: Kb 26000217

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    The "Developments" have been that the arrival of...

    The "Developments" have been that the arrival of KB2600017 continued. I concluded eventually that the whole thing was in some way related to "Family Tree Maker" which would not function with having...
  15. Thread: Kb 26000217

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    Dear JoeP517, I repaired Client Profile and...

    Dear JoeP517,

    I repaired Client Profile and Extended as you suggested. It made no difference.

    I have now uninstalled both and downloaded and installed the Client Profile as you suggest - but...
  16. Thread: Kb 26000217

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    Kb 26000217

    I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

    Every day I am told that there is one important update for me, and it is always KB2600217. I have installed it 2 or 3 times in the vain hope that it will go...
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    Windows 7 Start Menu

    Running Windows 7 Home Premium.

    My start menu doesn't look like your start menu ! Most of it is the same but mine does not have the bar at the bottom showing the Orb symbol. The orb is in the...
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    I use, and have used for some time now, after...

    I use, and have used for some time now, after Eudora packed, "The Bat" - http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/
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    Here is my "personal solution". Many years ago...

    Here is my "personal solution".

    Many years ago I had to investigate a fire which had occurred in a sitting room in the small hours. In talking to the Fire Officer he told me that if they had to...
  20. I think I have glanced at most of the replies on...

    I think I have glanced at most of the replies on this thread. What about "The Bat!" ?

    I was a great fan of Eudora, but when that went off the air some years ago, I read (on the Donation Coder...
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    For most purposes I use IrfanView...

    For most purposes I use IrfanView - resizing, cropping etc. For these purposes it is excellent.

    To fiddle (usually unsuccessfully) with adjusting poorly exposed photos I use Paint.NET v.3.5.2 and...
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