February 2012

What to look for in a new computer

Dear Computer Lady, My computer is 10 years old and has been upgraded twice. I am thinking of buying a new desktop.Can you please tell me what to look for.I do not do any major work on the computer,just search,email,facebook,play games.. I thought I had an email that you had addressed this issue but I […]

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How To Delete iPad Photos

Dear Computer Lady, How can one delete a specific picture on the IPad? Thanks, Henry

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F1 Prompt When Booting

Dear Computer Lady, Hello, when I turn on my computer a black screen appears and I have to press the F1 key to continue. I didn’t have that step before and was wondering how to eliminate it. Thanks, Priscilla

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How To Defrag

Dear Computer Lady, How do you defrag a computer? Does this get rid of a lot of junk on you computer? A computer is like a car- I know how to drive a car but I don’t know how to work on it. Thanks, Charlotte.

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Clean Install of Windows XP

Dear Computer Lady, I have been trying to reformat my old computer..but every time I try..I get a message that the process cannot proceed that the information on the Windows XP cd is less than what I have installed since the Win cd is 2002 w/ SP1 and I have SP 3 installed…the note has […]

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How To Empty Email Trash

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I was wondering if there is an easy way of clearing the email trash folder on an iPad. Thanks, Judy

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Change Default Font in WordPad

Hi Computer Lady, I am using Win 7 ‘Home Premium’ (64-bit). My question: can I setup default settings in WordPad so that the line spacing stays the way I want it unless I choose to change it. I use the same line spacing 99% of the time. I have to stop and change all the […]

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Word Document Too Small

Dear Computer Lady, I was typing in Word 2010 and all of a sudden the size of the document got very small and the size of the text became so small I can’t read it at all. This is just a starter version of Word 2010 that came with my new laptop. Thanks so much […]

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How To Change Default Email Program

Dear Computer Lady, Been following you for many years and have this question. I have Eudora as my email and if I’m in a site that I want to forward to my email,Windows Live mail program comes up. I am running Windows 7 and never had this problem when I had Vista and XP.Is there […]

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Missing Volume Icon

Dear Computer Lady, The volume to my laptop was put in the recycle bin. Then the recycle bin (trash) was emptied. Now my volume doesn’t work. How do I fix this? Debbie

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