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Kathleen Atkins

For excellent examples of what’s great about folks who use the Windows Secrets Lounge, take a look at the Hardware forum.

In particular, see the problem posed by Lounge member Linda, who can’t decide whether she should attempt to install a new internal hard drive by herself. Whereupon Hardware forum members walk her through the task — carefully, kindly, and with screen shots.

You too might benefit from the tutorial assembled for Linda.

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 Help upgrading from Office 2000 to Office 2013
Word Processing Underlining list elements in Word 2010
Spreadsheets Auditing utility accounts (with pivot table?)
Databases Way to import external data automatically?
Presentation Apps Movie Maker settings for PowerPoint
Visual Basic for Apps Broken revision object in Word VBA
Microsoft Outlook Calendar lost appointments
Non-Outlook E-mail Fifty photos in one e-mail message?
General Windows What are Xmarks bookmarks?
Windows 8 Interesting thing happened on the way to the forum
Windows 7 Still no restore points or backups after hours of waiting
  Windows Update losing update history
  Windows 7 wireless and other problems
Windows Vista Should Java be on or off in Windows Vista?
Windows XP Problem with MSE
Windows Servers Error in backup
Internet Explorer IE 9 and HTTPS
Third-Party Browsers Firefox plugins
Application Servers Looking for new e-mail service
Networking Random, regular Cox Cable Internet-service disconnect
Social Media Always up-to-date Facebook privacy guide
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Links might look real, but they’re false!
Maintenance Reminder to make backup images
Hardware Installing internal hard drive
Graphics/Multimedia Do I need Nvidia software?
Other Applications Microsoft popups in SkyDrive

starred posts: particularly useful

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If you’re already registered, you can jump right in to today’s discussions in the Lounge.

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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.