Didn’t work, but it sure should have

By Kathleen Atkins

Some days (upon days), we spend more time working on our tools than on our work.

This past week in the Lounge, we see a heightened level of frustration. Post after post describes problems that arise after a software upgrade or hardware repair. Many of these queries are cleared up by helpful solutions, and the forum member happily gets back to work.

But not yet for forum member pcolumbi. She replaced hardware on her desktop computer and then confused her home network by introducing herself to the new system with a different name. Her old self isn’t welcome any more in her homegroup network. How does she get home again on her own system? More»

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:

☼ starred posts — particularly useful

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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.