The fizzy season of festivities and fraud

Kathleen Atkins

Before commencing your holiday online gift-buying binge, you might want to fortify yourself with a few cautionary tales.

Lounge member bobprimak tells one this week in the Security & Scams forum and is swiftly joined by others with experiences and advice of their own. We advise you to read all posts before embarking on the holiday charge.

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 Win7 won’t save, move, or delete PDFs nor recognize admin privileges
Word Processing Automated replacement of Word template paths
Spreadsheets Need help with Excel formula
Databases Calculate age by adding number of months, if child not yet one
Presentation Apps PowerPoint music stops in playback after 15 or 20 seconds
Visual Basic for Apps Excel VBA: How to manipulate cell/range address within UDF
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2007 auto archive and IMAP
Non-Outlook E-mail Persistent WLM error
Other MS Apps Can duration be formula in MS Project?
General Windows Zombie display objects
Windows 8 Windows 8 sales ‘well below’ projections
Windows 7 Disc burning
  Uninstall program not listed in Windows 7 program list
  Need help understanding processing speed tests
Windows Vista Chaos from printer install
Windows XP XP doesn’t shut down anymore
Windows Servers Locked out of server after installing Windows patch
Internet Explorer IE 10 problem
Third-Party Browsers Firefox won’t copy over all my IE 9 Favorites
Application Servers Microsoft account: Can’t verify e-mail during sign-up process
Networking Occasionally losing Internet connection
Social Media Microsoft dumps Messenger for Skype
Software Development
Windows Programming Formatting calculation result in VB Express 2008
Other Technologies
Security & Scams iTunes fraud
Maintenance Downloading has almost stopped
Hardware Need to purchase extra cables?
Graphics/Multimedia Photoshop CS 6 installation
Other Applications Retrospective search for word

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.