Researching maintenance questions in advance

Kathleen Atkins

To help a friend improve her computer-maintenance regime, Lounge member KritzX prepared by posting a list of questions to the Maintenance forum.

Among other things, KritzX wanted to know whether other files can share a 1TB external hard drive with the backup images. Also, is it possible to create one “master” image? What’s the best imaging software? Fellow Loungers generously respond.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
Word Processing Sharing custom ribbons in Word 2013
Spreadsheets Plug date into cell
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Databases Access 2010: Converting a single, comma-separated row into multiple rows
Visual Basic for Apps Editing a pivot table
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Microsoft Outlook Broke Outlook 2010; remote .pst file no longer accessible
Non-Outlook E-mail Pegasus not able to use port 465 to send mail
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Other MS Apps Sharing to OneNote
Windows
General Windows New way of updating Windows?
Windows 8 Windows 8.1 bleeding-screen issue
Windows 7 Uninstalling Service Pack 1 in Win7
Windows Vista Ghost drive letter
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer IE 11 not displaying images on some pages
Third-Party Browsers Can’t connect to Amazon about half the time
Networking Very slow Wi-Fi on one laptop
Social Media Facebook news feed broken
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Software Development
Windows Programming Version-checking script still not working
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Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Possible for Mac to connect to Windows Server?
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Security & Scams Microsoft Click-to-Run update: Legitimate?
Maintenance Put image backups on non-empty external HDD?
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Hardware Epson XP-400: How to find IP address?
Other Applications Trouble with Shockwave plugin

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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.