Look for software’s official download site

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member globalist’s experience with the VLC media player began badly — twice. Because it came with so much junkware, he didn’t trust it.

But before giving up on it entirely, he asked about its reputation in the Other Applications forum. Wherein he was reminded of the important difference between official sites and others.

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 Microsoft Office viewers: Are they needed?
Word Processing Word 2010 table formatting using VBA macros
Spreadsheets Parsing data from XML file in folders and subfolders
Databases One Print button for different reports
Visual Basic for Apps Outlook message tag using VBA
Microsoft Outlook Outlook Connector no longer works in Office 2010 in Australia
General Windows Removing Win8 and installing Win7: Oops!
Windows 8 Which version for my amount of RAM?
Windows 7 Problem with Win7 permissions
Windows Vista Black screen says it’s in Power Save Mode
Windows XP Windows XP: Outlook Express email message Web-link failure
Windows Servers Host website on server
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer in Windows 8 Professional
Third-Party Browsers Firefox 24: Restore Session error
Networking Permission denied
Social Media Two Facebook accounts; forgot password for one
Software Development
Web Design & Development IFRAME question
Other Technologies
Security & Scams PC security
Maintenance System images from two PCs and OSes
Hardware How bad are hard drive’s bad sectors?
Other Applications The word on VLC

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.