In case you’d rather be lucky than good

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member jbacinti was perplexed by a friend’s trouble with a local network.

After collecting instructions from a guru in the Networking forum, jbacinti was surprised by an apparently spontaneous cure of his friend’s network difficulties. He thinks he’s lucky, and so does his mentor. But it doesn’t hurt to investigate causes, says the advisor. 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:

Office Applications
General Productivity Recorded audio tinny and hollow — like from a barrel
Word Processing Word 2003 forms check boxes
Spreadsheets Highlighting one word in cell
Databases Populate combo box based on previous combo box selection
Presentation Apps Why is it possible to delete page number on slides?
Visual Basic for Apps How to access XML info with VBA?
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2007 Web toolbar suddenly not working
Non-Outlook E-mail Bounced e-mails: Why?
Windows 8 Installing Windows 8
General Windows Windows update nightmare scenario
Windows 7 Library confusion
  regsvr32.exe errors
  Unwanted Update notifications
Windows Vista Vista System Restore doesn’t work
Windows XP ntoshkrnl.exe corrupt
Windows Servers Windows Server 2008 domain setup/config help
Internet Explorer Sharing IE Favorites
Third-Party Browsers Two problems with FF13
Application Servers Exchange on SBS 2008; Mailbox Properties dialog blank
Networking Confused about network configuration
Social Media Apple iTunes security vulnerability
Software Development
Windows Programming Help gamers with possibly simple C++ problem?
Web Design & Development Clearing the cache
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes iPhone slowing down: Top tip
Security & Backups Fake Facebook account cancellation request
Hardware Best mouse surface
Graphics/Multimedia Program for burning video and photos?
Other Applications Winamp and album art

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.