Electricity is hot topic in Hardware forum

Kathleen Atkins

When Gerard3 ordered a surge protector for his new system, he asked his friends in the Hardware forum what they knew about claims that surge protectors slow Internet speeds.

The discussion soon expanded to hazards greater than simply slow data.

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 Google/Microsoft war
Word Processing Replicating field in Word 2010
Spreadsheets Time-conversion formula using seconds for macro triggers
Databases Converting old Access database
Microsoft Outlook Contacts all gone!
Non-Outlook E-mail Scripting email to report spam
Other MS Apps Value-stream mapping software
General Windows Is Win7 x64 possible in VPC within Win7 x32 OS?
Windows 8 Version 8.1 comments and questions
Windows 7 .NET 4 update install failures
Windows Vista Organize button hangs when file selected in Windows Explorer
Windows XP XP updates caused harm to PC
Internet Explorer Malware called Default Tab Search by Search Results, LLC
Third-Party Browsers F22: Slow or incomplete site loading
Networking How to tell whether FTP utility is transferring securely?
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Nook HD tablet with Firefox
Security & Scams Microsoft security? Food for thought
Hardware Do surge protectors slow down Internet speeds?
Other Applications Recommend a good VPN?

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.