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Make Your Computer Go Faster – Adding RAM

Often the most effective means of speeding up an ageing computer is fitting more RAM (random access memory) Go to www.crucial.com/uk and run their Memory Scanner. It will tell you what you can upgrade to, and you can purchase RAM chips from from them. If the memory scanner doesn’t work, try the Memory Advisor tool […]

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How do I open a docx email attachment?

Q: How do I open a docx attachment? It looks like a Word document, but I can’t open it. I have Microsoft Office 2003 on my computer. But if i try to open a docx attachment, I get this error message: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. […]

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Dropbox – Simple Backup and Collaboration

If you work from more than one computer, it can be frustrating keeping on top of what documents are on which machine, and if the same document is on both machines – which is the most up-to-date version? Dropbox is great for dealing with this situation. And provided you don’t use more than 2gb storage […]

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MS Access: MS Sans Serif Missing in Windows 7

When Windows 7 and Vista are installed on a system which has a high resolution monitor, the display adapter detects this, at the time of installation and sets the display font size to 125% When you reset the font size to 100%, it impacts on MS Access. MS Sans Serif disappears from the available font list. MS Access […]

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WiFi in the Home and Health Issues

I am often asked whether there is health risk from using WiFi equipment in the home setting, particularly after a BBC Panorama program painted quite a scary picture a couple of years ago. I looked into the issue and this is what I found: BBC Apologises Over Wi-Fi Safety Scare TV Show Becta (the government […]

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Windows 7 – Customize the Tray Clock

See also Free Download Windows 7 – Create a Windows 7 Installation DVD or USB Flash Drive  You’d have thought it would be a trivial matter for Windows 7 to include custom formatting for the Tray Clock, but this is the best you can do – by stretching the task bar vertically, you get the date […]

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Windows 7 Theme – Barn Owl Feathers

I created a beautiful Windows 7 Theme of Barn Owl Feathers. These pictures shot for the Barn Owl Trust (for whom I provide IT support), were taken by my good friend Melanie Lindenthal. The background image rotates every 5 minutes – and the images are stunning. There are 24 images. You can download the theme […]

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Windows 7 Theme: Barn Owls

I created a beautiful Windows 7 Theme of Barn Owls. These pictures shot for the Barn Owl Trust (for whom I provide IT support), were taken by my good friend Melanie Lindenthal. The background image rotates every 5 minutes – and the images are stunning. There are 12 images. You can download the theme from […]

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Smoothing the Transition to the Office Ribbon

Install the UBIT menu add-in – keep Word and Excel 2003 style menus in the Office 2007-2010 Ribbon – easily find the commands you spend time looking for When I first started using Microsoft Office – we were using Word 6 with Windows 3.1, in the days when Office was installed from about 26 floppy disks. We skipped over […]

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