Approach with caution: Preparing to update

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member compiler was receiving nudges to update his Internet Explorer browser from 9 (with which he was happy) to 11. He was uneasy about the switch.

Like many computer users, he’s lived through some grueling times updating his machine. When he asked for opinions in the Internet Explorer forum, his fellow Loungers sympathized, advised, and shared his relief at the outcome.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Voice recognition
Word Processing Unable to open Word documents
Spreadsheets Version of MATCH that works with multiple columns?
Databases ‘Could not find installable ISAM’ error with linked Excel doc
Visual Basic for Apps Pulling data into Word from an Excel database
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2010: Modifying display names for MS Exchange accounts
Non-Outlook E-mail Eudora not downloading Gmail
General Windows Upgrading to Microsoft Core XML Services 6
Windows 8 Internet Explorer 11.x and Flash Player problem
Windows 7 How to close ‘Program name already running’ error message
Windows Vista Restore Vista SP2 and IE to 32-bit HP
Windows XP Avoid last MSE update to lose pop-up expiration warning
Windows Servers Windows Server 2012 R2: Strange addition to folder names
Internet Explorer Have IE 9; take plunge to IE 11?
Third-Party Browsers How to remove Bee Dictionary?
Networking DNS and resolving host issues
Social Media Newsfeed broken
Software Development
Web Design & Development JavaScript problem?
Other Technologies
Security & Scams SpyHunter 4: Good or bad?
Maintenance Experiences using SpeedFan 4.47
Hardware Printed pages have blurred and skipped lines
Graphics/Multimedia Movie Maker rendering issues
Other Applications Locating Winamp playlists on local disk in Win8.1

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.