Hardware components and how they’re set

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member StevenXXXX’s new system has a number of USB ports on the front and back.

The PC’s sole front-side USB 3.0 port failed to recognize two 2TB external hard drives — but the back-of-the-tower USB 3.0 ports did.

Posting in the Hardware forum, StevenXXXX wondered whether there was a difference between front and back ports. On further examination, however, he found that there’s much more going on than port location.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
Word Processing Word issues
Spreadsheets Grouping changes in VBA
Databases Access 2007: Change selected subform’s controls’ color
Presentation Apps Adding selected series lines
Microsoft Outlook Can’t get Hotmail working again in Outlook 2007 *
Non-Outlook E-mail Win7 Pro won’t download email *
Other MS Apps Shuffling music
General Windows Question about Windows secure boot
Windows 10 Dropbox issue *
Windows 8 Disk-management problem
Windows 7 Another “blocking Win10” question *
Windows Vista Audio has gone missing
Internet Explorer and Edge F12 Developer-mode error with IE 11
Third-Party Browsers Firefox server not found
Networking Recommendations for Wi-Fi on a desktop
Software Development
Windows Programming Add command output to a variable
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Do I have antivirus software? *
Hardware Difference in USB ports on front and back of computer? *
Other Applications Foxit Reader no longer installs Foxit Cloud PUP

* 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.