Software updates: For more than new tricks

Kathleen Atkins

When capehartjd downloaded some videos using iTunes, he thought he should be able to view them using iTunes, too. But they were unwatchable.

Lounge members confirmed that his iTunes needed updating — for security reasons as well as for basic functioning of software. As they say in the Graphics/Multimedia forum, keep that software current!

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 Verifying Microsoft account
Word Processing Converting .doc to .docx?
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Spreadsheets Conditional formatting with five-icon set
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Databases Access DB opens in read-only mode
Visual Basic for Apps Conditional move of row from sheet to sheet
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Microsoft Outlook Hotmail-to-Outlook question
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Non-Outlook E-mail WLM losing messages in Inbox
Other MS Apps How to get OneNote or Evernote to work on Win8 phone?
Windows
General Windows Why you don’t want to depend on the cloud
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Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, and People apps are getting better!
Windows 7 Windows 7, Dell Optiplex 320, and Wake-on-LAN problem
  Disable some hotkeys in Win7 Home Premium?
  CD won’t write
Windows Vista Is RAM a secret with Vista?
Windows XP Random shutdown
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer IE 9 error messages
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Third-Party Browsers Bookmark Toolbar keyboard is shortcut to open bookmark from toolbar
Networking Need rec for wireless router
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Social Media Preventing Google from tracking searches
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes How to move .jpg files from MS to Apple-formatted external device?
Security & Scams Rip-off attempt
Maintenance Do I need reserved ‘H’ partition?
Hardware Crucial firmware warning
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Graphics/Multimedia Choppy video playback using iTunes/QuickTime on MP4/H.264 videos
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Other Applications I can’t burn to CD anymore

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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.