Repair/Fix Corrupt JPG/JPEG Files

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Recently, I was working with a client that had accidentally deleted a bunch of photos from his computer. He asked me to recover them for him. I used some file recovery/un-erase software and was able to get all of the pictures back. However, once the JPEG files were recovered, they were corrupt! For whatever reason, […]

Find Out if Two Cells in Excel Contain Exactly the Same Number Values

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Like a two-dimensional (or flat) database, Excel is capable of storing many different types of data from small business contacts to personal income tax records. In both of these examples, accuracy is essential to make sure you have the information you need when you need it. In any data entry situation, people often transpose numbers […]

Run Old Programs in 64-bit Windows with Compatibility Mode Options

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The switch from 32-bit versions of Windows to 64-bit versions has been a slow transition. Although Windows XP, Vista, and 7 all have 64-bit versions available, many companies still opt for the 32-bit versions. The biggest reason for this is compatibility issues with older programs, hardware, and drivers. Microsoft recognizes that wanting to use older programs […]

Transfer Bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome

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Have you switched to Google Chrome from Firefox? If so, you probably want to transfer all your valuable bookmarks and possibly your well-organized Bookmarks toolbar to Chrome. The process of transferring bookmarks between browsers is fairly straight-forward. You can pretty much follow the steps below for transferring bookmarks between any two browsers. First, you have […]

Turn Your Laptop, Netbook, or Desktop into an eBook Reader

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So maybe Amazon Kindles and iPads are not your thing? However, if you take your laptop with you to school, work, or when traveling and you’re looking to get some reading time in, you can easily turn your laptop, netbook, or desktop into a great eBook reader. The process is very easy and can add […]

Fix Windows Live Mail Error 0x800CCC0B

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Windows Live Mail is the e-mail client that is part of Microsoft’s Windows Live suite of applications. A common error encountered when using Live Mail has to do with authenticating a server for outgoing mail. Learn how to fix Windows Live Mail Error 0x800CCC0B. Authentication of Outgoing E-mail Servers When receiving mail in any e-mail […]

Fix Microsoft Word has Stopped Working

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I recently installed Microsoft Office on a Windows machine and everything worked fine for a few days, but all of a sudden when I open Word, I get the following error message: Microsoft Word has stopped working It then gives me the option to check online for a solution or to close the program. After […]

Fix The Printer Spooler Service Terminated Unexpectedly

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Last week, I went to print a Word doc from my computer and was a little surprised to see that there were no printers in the Print dialog box! So then I decided to go to Control Panel, Printers and Faxes and was even more surprised to see that it was completely empty! I clicked […]

Turn on Windows Tablet PC Components in Windows

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If you own a tablet PC, you have available to you a set of interface applications and features not available to regular PC users. Some of these features include handwriting recognition and Windows Journal. Learn how to turn on Windows Tablet PC Components in Windows 7/8/10. What are Tablet PC Components? Tablet PCs are notebook […]

How to Connect Xbox 360 to Windows PC

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If you have an Xbox 360 console, you can easily share all the pictures, videos and music stored on your computer with your console. This is nice if you have your Xbox connected to your huge flat-panel TV and want to show your family and friends home videos or pictures. Depending on what operating system […]