Online Tech Tips – Page 165 – Computer Tips from a Computer Guy

Change How Windows Prompts for Admin Approval Mode

by File in: Windows 7

Windows 7, 8 and 10 user accounts that have administrative privileges operate differently than admin accounts in previous versions Windows. Rather than giving administrative accounts complete and unbridled access to […]

How to Use the YEARFRAC Function in Excel

by File in: MS Office Tips

One of the limitations of subtracting dates in Excel is that the application can only give you either the number of days, the number of months, or the number of […]

Turn Caps Lock Text back to Normal in MS Word

by File in: MS Office Tips

At one time or another, we have all accidentally tapped the Caps Lock key while typing. If you were multitasking while typing, it is completely possible you typed several sentences in all caps! I’m […]

How to Use Windows 7 with Boot Camp

by File in: Mac OS X

Installing Windows 7 on your Mac using Boot Camp is a great way to get full performance out of both operating systems. Boot Camp works by partitioning your Mac’s hard […]

Fix “\\computer is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource”

by File in: Computer Tips

In this article, I’m going to write a troubleshooting guide for file sharing or networking between two computers. Unfortunately, Windows can be finicky and even though you may think everything […]

Windows Calculator Missing or Disappeared?

by File in: Computer Tips

You’re probably reading this article if you were going to find the calculator on your Windows machine to perform an important calculation, but after a bit of searching you realized that […]

“Duplicate name exists on the network” Windows Error

by File in: Computer Tips

Previously, I wrote an article about what would happen if you had two computers with the same IP address on the same network: an IP address conflict. However, what happens when […]

HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 (A909n) Premier Review

by File in: Gadgets

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 is the latest incarnation of HP’s all-in-one printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine. With an original price of $499, it’s close to the cost of […]

Can’t Play MP4 Files on Your XBox 360?

by File in: Computer Tips

The Xbox 360 is an annoying game console. After first giving me the blinking red ring of death error, which forced me to return it to Microsoft, it has now stopped […]

Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete in a Remote Desktop Session

by File in: Computer Tips

Remote Desktop is a nifty little windows feature that allows you to remotely connect to another PC and manage it as if you were physically at the console. You can […]