June 2012

Is it Safe to Hibernate at Night?

[ad#acronisti]Dear Computer Lady, Is it OK to put the computer on”hibernate” each night or is it best to shut it down completely? With all the virus, etc going on what is the best way to go? thanks for the help, Janelle

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Unwanted Antivirus Programs

Dear Computer Lady, Thank you for your newsletter – I stumbled on you about a year ago and I really appreciate your approach to helping people like me who like to dabble on their own equipment and software. My question: I use AVG as my protection software, I even purchased the advanced plan and my […]

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What is LogMeIn?

Hi computer lady, I am a senior citizen with very little knowledge of computers and I hope you can tell me what log me in is. Every time I turn on my computer something comes up on the screen telling me a log me in update is available. I have an HP computer with windows […]

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Slideshow is Too Large To Email

Dear Computer Lady, Hi I have a problem that I am trying to figure out, I created a power point presentation with music and pictures. The size of the file is 53 meg and I can’t figure out how to reduce the size, of course I cannot E-Mail that size of a file. I receive […]

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Excel Formats Email Addresses

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I am baffled by a cell format issue in Excel (ver. 2003). For some unknown reason, when I enter a person’s email address in a cell, Excel automatically formats the entry with a “Mailto” format or tag. So when I click on the cell, my email client opens up with a blank […]

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Laptop Keyboard Problems

Dear Computer Lady: My Sony Laptop no longer types letters “M” “N” or “Z”.. Otherwise it works fine. It is about ten years old, but does work fine for what I use it for. Is it time to chuck this laptop in the recycle bin or is there a way to fix this? Naturally it […]

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Xara Designer Pro X Review

Xara Designer Pro X I recently had the opportunity to review an amazing program called Xara Designer Pro X. This program, is a graphics program to start, but it also allows you to easily create HTML web pages and entire websites. While it is possible to create designs starting with a blank page, I think […]

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D Drive is Too Full

Dear Elizabeth, I am runing Vista with 64 bit and intel processor. I have a constant message that my D drive is full. I looked at it and it has a huge file called MediaID.bin in it. That is 14.9MG ad is taking up all the space. What is it and what can I do […]

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Why Does My Computer Shut Down?

Dear Computer Lady, Why would a computer just shut down on it’s own?even when we are online,it’ll just shut down,….what could cause this to happen? Lisa

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Online Backup Plans

Dear Computer Lady, Do you have any recommendations for online back services? I’m researching Carbonite and Mozy, but wondered if there were any better/less expensive providers. Thanks! K

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