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Daily Archives: April 10, 2021

  • Tasks for the weekend – April 10, 2021 – change your Office

    Posted on April 10th, 2021 at 22:12 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Youtube here

    Office Click to run normally installs on the monthly version. This means features can be installed every month. I find it changes too much too fast. So I recommend that if you want more stability that you choose the semi-annual version. Note ANY VERSION of Click to run can be done to made to do this flip to what I call the fuddy duddy versions that don’t change as much as the monthly version.

    You can follow this blog post to do this.

    To change to the semi-annual channel, from an administrative command prompt:
    cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun
    OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Deferred
    OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user

    It will take some time and then there you are, on the “fuddy duddy” version that I think works better.

  • Inside tech support scams

    Posted on April 10th, 2021 at 12:03 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    My Dad spotted this article in the latest AARP bulletin:

    Inside an International Tech-Support Scam (aarp.org)

    It’s an interesting read.

    As he says… “What’s the ultimate solution to this growing fraud menace? Realistically, it will require a mix of tough law enforcement, tighter regulations and increased education to warn consumers of these evil practices.”

    Just a reminder, if you have any stories or tips you can send them to Brian Livingston, Public Defender as scams and tricks are what he loves to investigate best.