Moving contacts from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog, computers, email, how to, Windows XP | 1 comment

It may not be enough to simply import your .wab from Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail (WLM). The problem being Outlook Express saves a persons name as “name” and not “first name” and then “last name.” Windows Live mail may not auto fill correctly when you type in a persons name. Here is how you fix it. 1.  Assuming you have your .wab (Windows address book) already copied and moved over to your new...

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Windows XP life cycle should be standard moving forward

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Blog, computers, customer support, operating system, software, Technology, Windows XP | 0 comments

I can’t imagine how much money Microsoft has made in the last year. All of the businesses out there purging Windows XP from being used under their roof. All of the consumers running XP seeing the news of it’s end of life, and then upgrading to a newer Windows. The numbers must be astronomical for Microsoft. My fear is they might get greedy and decide to do this again but only sooner for the outstanding supported versions of...

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The great 2014 Windows XP Exodus

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog, computers, operating system, security, Technology, Windows XP | 0 comments

Ex*o*dus a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people: the summer exodus to the country and shore. Yes it is upon us the twilight final days of Windows XP. From the definition above it could mean going to the country or the shore. For Windows XP around 30% of all computer users will not be going to the country or shore because they are still using Windows XP. Yes as of me writing this the percentage is probably...

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Solution for cursor jumping when you are trying to type something with your laptop

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Blog, computers, customer support | 0 comments

About once a month I get a phone call from someone who claims that there is a problem with their computer. The problem shows up when they are typing something usually in Microsoft Word or typing an email. They claim they are typing away and suddenly the cursor jumps and goes somewhere else on the screen. Nine out of ten times this is the solution to the problem they are having. When they are typing they rest their wrists on the laptop. Their...

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Glued down power jack on a Lenovo Ideapad U400 laptop

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Blog, computers, laptop | 2 comments

For anyone trying to replace the power jack on a Lenovo Ideapad U400 I wish you luck. After tearing the laptop down and getting to the power jack you are presented with a major problem. Lenovo who I thought was one of the “good guys” in the computer world has decided to follow Apple down the road of “don’t try to fix your computer” mentality. Here is what happens when you get to the part of taking the power jack out...

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I’ve seen a rash of Seagate 2.5″ hard drive failures in the past week

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, computers, google, Hard drives, hardware, music, photos, Technology | 0 comments

During this week beginning August 13, 2012 I’ve seen four Seagate 2.5″ hard drives fail. All of the drives except one are the 500gb size. The other one was a Seagate ST9640320AS 640gb 2.5″ . This is the first time I’ve ever come across a certain brand and size range fail in multiples all in a week. I will try to get the model numbers for you, but I believe they were all the Momentus model. Maybe it was a coincidence...

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