When it’s smart to lose a little money

Kathleen Atkins

As Lounge member georgelee was wrapping up the upgrade of his wife’s PC from Windows Vista to Windows 8, his wife wondered whetherhe could restore her pre-upgrade voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) apps.

She wanted to keep the small credit associated with the service. Georgelee doubted he could pick out the apps from the Macrium backup image he’d made but prudently brought the question to the Other Applications forum. His fellow Loungers articulated the problem, much to georgelee’s relief.

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 Copying path makes link inactive
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Word Processing Using Count(Below) field formula
Spreadsheets Including comments in referenced cell
Databases Microsoft Access 2010 update query
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Visual Basic for Apps Using ActiveDocument.PrintOut
Microsoft Outlook Transferring Outlook Calendar to phone
Non-Outlook E-mail How to get sound notifications back in Outlook.com?
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Windows
General Windows TMP files: When safely deleted?
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Windows 8 Computer turns itself on
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Windows 7 Stopping fraudulent wireless access to computer
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Windows Vista Installing device drivers: Stuck in loop
Windows XP Can’t change network setting on XP Pro PCs
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Windows Servers Redirected printers visible only to administrator
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Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer IE 11 under Win7 not playing well with Java
Third-Party Browsers Error code 80040154
Networking How to isolate NAS from Internet
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Puzzled by browser redirects
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Maintenance Don’t set PC on carpet
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Hardware Aligning SSD
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Graphics/Multimedia TV-tuner card
Other Applications Possible to restore VoIP from a Vista image to Win8?
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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.