How to Fix "Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed"

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Don’t you just love cryptic Windows errors? In this post, I’ll be going through some steps you can take to fix the “Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed” error message in Windows. I’ve already written about a few, such as the “there no active mixer devices available” error message and the […]

How to Hide Files in JPEG Pictures

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If you’re looking to hide files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be accessed by prying eyes. However, a lot of times hiding files or folders in that way requires that you install some sort of […]

How to Fix Slow Outlook Loading Problem

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Is Microsoft Outlook running super slow? Still have the loading dataset message showing up for you? I just love it when Microsoft tries to make their software better by adding a bunch of useless features to them! I have no idea why it would take hours to load a single profile! Unfortunately, making sense and talking about Microsoft […]

How to Fix Microsoft Windows Search Indexer Stopped Working and Was Closed

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Being the computer guy in my family, I perform all the technical support tasks and sometimes run into strange issues that I decide to write about. Of course with Windows, it seems you never really run out of strange issues to deal with! There’s always some crazy and cryptic error popping up that makes you […]

Tweak Windows XP Settings with TweakUI

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Since I previously wrote a post on how to tweak Windows Vista, I thought I would throw in some power toys for the Windows XP users. Windows XP is not going to disappear any time soon, so if you still have not gotten around to customizing it the way you want, take a minute and […]

How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel

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Here’s a quick tutorial for those who need help using the VLOOKUP function in Excel. VLOOKUP is a very useful function for easily searching through one or more columns in large worksheets to find related data. You can use HLOOKUP to do the same thing for one or more rows of data. Basically when using […]

How to Block Internet Web Sites with Free Parental Control Software

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Are you on the lookout for free web filtering and parental control software that you can use on a home or school computer to block access to porn, gambling, social networking or spyware web sites? For most parents, controlling the time children spend on the Internet and the content they view are a real necessity to […]

Troubleshoot Windows XP Wireless Network Connection Problems

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Does your laptop keep dropping or losing its wireless connection for no reason? Or maybe your laptop can see the wireless access point, but won’t connect unless you restart the entire computer? These are some of the problems that I’ve had myself and so here is a quick and dirty guide to troubleshooting your wireless […]

Automatically Move Emails into Folders in Outlook using Rules

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In this post, we’ll take a look at how you can manage your Outlook email better by having incoming mail automatically moved into separate folders. If you get a lot of email everyday, this can save lots of time. Rather than having to spend an hour once a week moving emails from the Inbox to […]

How to Attach Another Outlook Item (Email, Contact, Task, or Calendar Item) to an Email

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Recently, I had to do two things in Outlook that I’ve never done before and aren’t very common, but can come in handy when the situation arises. I needed to send another business colleague a contact that I had in Outlook and also a few emails that I had received from that person. As I […]