Tag Archives: Windows XP

Quick Q & A: 3

Quick Q & A: 3

Here are some quick answers to questions I’ve received from comments, emails, and search queries. You can find Parts 1 & 2 of this segment in the Quick Q & A category. What is “encrypted_search_terms” in WordPress.com Stats plugin? Encrypted_search_terms is reported within the WordPress.com Stats plugin when the search […]

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Make Windows 7 Start Menu Function Like Windows XP

Make Windows 7 Start Menu Function Like Windows XP

The All Programs menu of the Start Menu in Windows XP opens folders across the screen in a way that makes it easy to see everything and open the program shortcut you’re looking for. It also organizes items in the list alphabetically starting with important Windows shortcuts like Windows Update, […]

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Fixing “No Audio Device” Error

Fixing “No Audio Device” Error

Have you ever wanted to listen to some music or watch a video on your computer but found that your sound isn’t working? You try to open the Volume Control slider in the notification area but get this error: There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, […]

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Remove Program From File’s Recommended Programs List

Remove Program From File’s Recommended Programs List

Have you ever opened a file with the wrong program and later found that program listed as a “Recommended Program” for other files of that file type? It’s the wrong program and you accidentally selected it once. Why does it keep showing up? The problem is called “file-type association”. You […]

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E-Book Review: Network Your Computers & Devices

E-Book Review: Network Your Computers & Devices

I was recently given the opportunity to review my first product on this site – an e-book titled Network Your Computers & Devices: Step by Step. The aim of this book is to guide users in setting up a home network where computers of varying operating systems can share files […]

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Disable Keyboard Windows Key

Disable Keyboard Windows Key

The Windows key is pretty standard on keyboards these days. It can be used to open up the Start Menu or in combination with other keys to open up shortcuts. For example, pressing Windows+R opens up the Run dialog and Windows+Pause opens up System Properties. If you find yourself typing […]

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