Free ERD Commander 2005 – 2007 for Windows XP

Free ERD Commander Download for Windows XP  – (30 day Trial Version): Follow the instructions below to remove the 30 day time-limit using a utility supplied with the trial version. This gives you a full, free working version of ERD Commander for Windows XP with no time-limit! ***NEW*** go here to download the full version of ERD Commander 2005  for XP ***NEW*** […]

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Restore Outlook Address Book Contacts

This article will guide you through removing an old or corrupted contacts list/ Outlook address book and replacing it. 1. Open Outlook 2. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts. 3. Select “View or change existing directories or address books”, click “Next”. 4. Highlight “Outlook Address Book”, and click the “Remove” button. 5. To confirm […]

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Free Sequentially Numbered Invoice Template for MS Word

If you are running a small business, you need to invoice your customers. What is an invoice? An invoice or bill is a commercial document issued by a seller to the buyer, indicating the products, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller has provided the buyer. An invoice indicates the buyer must […]

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How can I check my Outlook Express email online?

Three methods to Check Outlook or Outlook Express email online when you are away from your computer – never miss an email! You may also find these posts useful: Set up a Vacation or Out-of-Office Auto-Responder for Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail Using Gmail with your Existing Email Address for Webmail & Backup […]

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Upgrading AVG Free Antivirus

AVG is a good quality free antivirus and antimalware product. You can download it from here: (includes Standalone Installer) Q: How can it be so good if it’s free? A: The AVG business model depends on two things: Maximum Market Penetration Up-selling -> Converting AVG Free Users to Paying Customers Maximum Market […]

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Windows 7 Laptop Brightness Control Problem (Solved)

Laptop Brightness Control doesn’t work after upgrading to Windows 7  I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Professional x64 on my laptop – a Dell Latitude D530. Everything went well and all the hardware components were recognized by Windows 7. However the Fn+(page up/down) display brightness control would not work and in Control Panel –> Power Options the […]

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Are Registry Cleaners Worthwhile?

Are Registry Cleaners Worthwhile? I don’t think so. If you run something like Uniblue Registry Booster you’ll get a scary screen like this Sounds Serious – High Damage Level – and when you click on Fix Errors you are invited to purchase the program for about $30 Having purchased and “cleaned” your system it is […]

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MS Access database won’t work over a network

Symptoms: When you double-click on a shortcut to a Microsoft Access Database held on a network server or shared folder on a peer-to-peer networked computer: Nothing happens – the database does not open or MS Access starts but is blank, and your database does not open You always get an “open file security warning” before […]

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Why is my computer so slow?

When your PC or Laptop was new, it was probably quite fast. So what happened, and what can you do about it? This is one of the most common tasks I have to perform – speeding up somebody’s computer. Here’s an outline of what commonly causes the problem, and what can be done about it. […]

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