Taking back full rights and control of your PC

Tracey Capen

The frustrations of personal computing can be endless. But one of the top annoyances is being told by the PC you own that you lack sufficient permission for some basic task — or any task.

Handcuff36 ran into this problem after reinstalling Windows 7. That generated a slew of responses ranging from third-party apps to firewalls. Join the discussion.

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 Software subscriptions
Word Processing Change all fields to text in Word 2010?
Spreadsheets Problem exporting spreadsheet from SAP to Excel
Databases Macro to export reports
Presentation Apps Capturing screenshot of PowerPoint ribbon
Non-Outlook E-mail Windows Live Mail and “blocked-senders list”
Windows 8 Not able to back up Registry using regedit.exe in Win8
Windows 7 Installation problems
Windows Vista Son’s VAIO is near death
Windows XP XP is best Windows OS
Third-Party Browsers Comparing Chrome and Firefox fonts
Networking Windows 7: Sharing wireless printer
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Security penalties running Win progs under Ubuntu Wine?
Security & Scams Way to write down passwords — safely!
Graphics/Multimedia Ripping audio CD with multiple tracks to one MP3

starred posts: particularly useful

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.