When Microsoft really does call you on the phone

Kathleen Atkins

Forum member marshallman reports to the Security & Scams forum this week his recent experience with an “I’m from Microsoft” telephone scam. He wasn’t looking for a solution; he just wanted the impressions of others with similar experiences.

Happily, one genuine Microsoft call — anyone could have received — came with a rational explanation.

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 Office 2010 SP2 update problems
Word Processing Word 2010 printing doesn’t follow paper-tray selection
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Spreadsheets Inject code into another workbook
Databases Need help with Excel and email mail-merge
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Presentation Apps Reference on modifying template
Visual Basic for Apps Need help with macros for printer bin numbers
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Microsoft Outlook What causes “Outlook Not Responding” error?
Non-Outlook E-mail Sending photos via Windows Live Mail
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Other MS Apps MSFT no longer allows account switch
Windows
General Windows Can viruses hide out in System Restore points?
Windows 8 High memory usage: have to restart
Windows 7 System image-restore question
Windows Vista Popup problems
Windows XP Windows XP SP3: Missing ASMS file
Windows Servers Replacing still-functioning — but ailing — primary drive in WHS
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer Problems getting to bank statements once signed in
Third-Party Browsers Browser inconsistency driving me crazy!
Networking Connecting computer to two printers
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes What’s the “Linux Way” to do this?
Security & Scams New scam?
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Maintenance Macrium Reflect: No system-restore points
Hardware Dell OptiPlex 990 MT cooling
Graphics/Multimedia MPEG4 video files to DVD
Other Applications Download older bank transactions to Quicken

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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.