September 2015

Control Panel Shortcut in Windows 10

Dear Computer Lady, Is there any way to set up an Icon for Control Panel on Windows 10? Thanks, Nita

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Printer Not Working in Windows 10

Dear Computer Lady, I have “gone over to the other side” and now have MACs, but a volunteer at the hospital where I work recently upgraded to WIN10 and now her printer won’t work. What should she do? It’s a Dell computer and Dell printer…. Becky

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Do I Need Windows 10?

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I have windows 7 and am happy with it. Is there a need to upgrade to windows 10? Microsoft asks me everyday! Thanks for all you do, Ann

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Why No Optical Drive?

[ad]Hi Elizabeth. I don’t know if this qualifies as it’s not a techie or how to question. I am wondering why new computers don’t have an optical drive anymore. My daughter was wanting a laptop in the mid $300’s range (Ontario, Canada). With the back-to-school sales, I’ve looked at one’s up to $600 regular price […]

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Windows Media Center in Windows 10

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I have a question regarding Windows Media Center and Windows 10. I understand that Windows 10 no longer contains Windows Media Center. Is it possible to upgrade a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer to Windows 10 but still incorporate Windows Media Center? If not, what could be used to replace the […]

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How To Set Thunderbird As Default Email Program

[ad]Dear Elizabeth, I am extremely satisfied with your suggestion to download Thunderbird in lieu of Outlook Express, which is not available any longer. At the time I set it up, I overrode the “set as default” in the program, enabling me to have a chance to work with it before I made that decision, not […]

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Excellent Computer Protection

[ad]Dear Computer Lady, I have one of the so-called elite anti-virus system which does a decent job but it’s mostly a smoke screen. They seem to be getting more expensive every year but their capabilities stays practically the same. What in your expertise, would you consider an excellent anti-virus system? I need a good one […]

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Removing Program Images

[ad]Dear Computer Lady: I have a profusion of unwanted and unnecessary pictures and files from Microsoft and also from Canon. In Microsoft the only way that I can delete these encroachers, is to use Trusted Installer and Security Tab, which would be very tedious and boring. Is there a quicker solution? In Canon, there is […]

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desktop.ini files

[ad]Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your wonderful newsletter! I learn something new from each one. My question is about desktop.ini and rrn.dat files. I have 3 shortcuts on my desktop as follows: 2 – desktop.ini 1 – desktop(1).ini If I try to delete them, I receive the following message: “Windows or another program may no […]

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Wi-Fi On The Porch

[ad]Hello Computer Lady, You have been very helpful to the “older generation” and I have a question. I have wifi in my home, but if I go to the back porch with my i-pad, I have no wifi access. Was told to purchase a wifi extender but it is expensive, do you have any other […]

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