• Rick Corbett

    Rick Corbett


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    • in reply to: Microsoft releases Office for iPad #1447399

      If you read the article, you’d find it discusses both…
      “With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad.”
      If that isn’t a reference to the subscription edition, what is???

      Sorry but… if you refer to the article then the second paragraph quite clearly states “With the free versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, view your Excel data and present with PowerPoint.”.

      You and I both know that editing MS docs/spreadsheets is another story…

      Please don’t try to distort this as “Announcing the Office you love, now on the iPad” (as MS have done) without clearly pointing out the subsequent licensing costs in order to be able to edit even very simple docs/spreadsheets.

    • in reply to: Microsoft releases Office for iPad #1447394

      The subscription version of Office for the iPad allows editing, not just viewing.

      My point exactly… only the subscription version of Office for the iPad allows editing, not the edition this article is discussing.

      no-one I know of would contemplate serious number-crunching, word-processing, database maintenance, desktop publishing, Office programming, etc. on a mobile device.

      Nor me… have a look back at what I actually said (“What would have been nice would have been the ability to create, say, an Excel spreadsheet on one of my desktop PC’s then be able to amend data using my iPad.”).

      I wasn’t talking rocket-science (serious number-crunching, word-processing, database maintenance, desktop publishing, Office programming, etc.) nor even the ability to create new docs/spreadsheets, just the ability to edit very basic data in existing docs/spreadsheets.

      That’s precisely what the subscription would allow…

      I’m not stupid. I get this. But I’ve also paid more than $1000 for 2 different flavours of MS Office 2007 and MS Office 2010 on 2 PC’s. Do you seriously expect me to be happy having to now buy into a perpetual $100 per year MS Office 365 subscription plan just to be able to amend basic docs/spreadsheets on my iPad that were created on my 2 desktop PC’s?

      And do you seriously expect MS to release Office 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, & 2010 versions of Office, all of which have been superseded, for iPad???

      ROFL. Umm… no. 🙂

    • A USB extension cable has an A Plug (male) at one end and an A Socket (female) at the other:
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      A USB transfer cable has an A Plug (male) at both ends (and often a bulbous casing in the middle):
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      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: How to send and receive email without PC? #1447201

      The cheapest option is probably a wifi-only Android tablet, if they don’t already have smartphones. If they need ‘always available’ then a cheap 3G/wifi Android tablet with a PAYG contract.

    • in reply to: Icons stuck to RHS #1447163

      Right-click on a clear space on the Windows desktop, select Arrange Icons By and make sure there is no tick against Auto Arrange.

      If you mean the Taskbar itself (rather than the icons on the desktop) then right-click on the Taskbar and make sure there is no tick against Lock the Taskbar.

      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: Cannot load browsers #1447162

      Are there any entries in Event Viewer – either in Application or System – at the time you’ve tried the browsers that might shine a light on the issue?

      If you use Nir Sofer’s MyEventViewer then you can see both Application and System together (instead of having to swap between the two) and you can save selected logs as a handy little text file.

      Select Logs and filter on Application, Internet Explorer and System.
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      Select Options and filter on Error and Warning
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      If you see any events that are relevant then use CTRL+click to select them in the upper pane then use File > Save Selected Items to save the information to a text file (which you can attach to a post for us to see.
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      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: Office 2007 keeps configuring itself over and again #1447153

      Unfortunately it’s a well-known problem for both Office 2007 and Office 2010.

      Method 1
      In Windows 7/Vista, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then select Run.
      In Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run.
      Type (or copy and paste) the following command, and then press Enter:

      reg add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0WordOptions /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

      Verify that the problem is resolved.

      Method 2
      Alternatively, copy and paste the following into Notepad then save it as something like norereg.reg to your desktop then double-click on it to import it into the registry. (Important: Make sure there is a blank line after “NoReReg”=dword:00000001.)

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      (This does exactly the same as method 1.)

      Method 3
      If for any reason this doesn’t work then navigate in an Explorer window to C:Program FilesCommon Filesmicrosoft sharedOFFICE12Office Setup Controller and rename SETUP.EXE to something like SETUP(DISABLED).EXE. This will stop the Configuration Wizard from running but can always be reversed if you DO want to change Office 12’s setup.

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      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: Chinese file #1447144

      jkl77 – It doesn’t look like the file is malware-related but it might be worth checking your hard disk for any files that were created at the same time as the one you’ve already found. To do this, open My Computer, double-click on Local Disk (C: ) then click on the Search icon in the toolbar. When the Search Companion appears, select All files and folders from the list in the left pane.

      Next, amend the Search criteria as follows:
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      1. Leave the filename textbox blank.
      2. Make sure the Look in: dropdown list shows just Local Disk (C: ).
      3. Click on When was it modified? then, when the additional options are displayed, click on the Specify dates option and change the dropdown list from Modified Date to Created Date.
      4. Change the from and to dates to the same date as the Chinese file you submitted to VirusTotal. (The default display in Explorer only shows a Date Modified column. You’ll need to click in a blank part of the column header and choose Date Created to add a new column showing this info.)

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      5. Click on More advanced options then, when the additional options are displayed, make sure the Type of file: dropdown list shows (All files and Folders) and make sure there are ticks in the first 3 checkboxes.
      6. Click on the Search button and, when the search is complete, click on the Chinese file you submitted to VirusTotal to select it.
      7. Ensure you can see a Date Created column and click twice on the Date Created column header. This will sort the list in last/first date/time order allowing you to see easily what, if any other, files were created in the same time period as the Chinese file you submitted to VirusTotal. You may wish to submit any other files created at the time to VirusTotal for peace of mind.

      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: Does Windows 7 support DOS applications? #1447085

      If it’s the same, the website for SPF/PC v4.4 suggests that it does work in Windows 7.

      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: Event viewer #1447038

      It looks like others have this problem, particularly if they use Skype, and Microsoft have a Hotfix available to fix a memory leak in Audiodg.exe.

      Also, have a look at Windows Audio Service keeps stopping which describes the same problem, same faulting application name (and version) and same faulting module name and same versions. The remedy was to remove the VIA audio drivers, reboot and let Windows search online for the driver.

      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: Chinese file #1447037

      If that’s just the file name, Google Translate does indeed detect it as Chinese and translates it to:

      㩣 whipped Daotongtumeng Yunaoceonwen Tifeixianwu  Liefangxianlan Tailieshiyi  Queshechuxi number Huoxiashentuo Min Shi stove 㐱 〮 〮 whipped repeatedly Tanshijingchi Dongzhenligu ⹹ Harcourt

      Not that it makes anything clearer…

    • in reply to: Unable to edit text in a new message in Outlook 2007 #1446997

      Does the cursor look like a hand? If so, click with it in the email body and then click the ESC button.

    • in reply to: Chinese file #1446962

      You could upload it to VirusTotal to check and/or rename it by appending something like .old to it.

    • in reply to: Perplexing Freeze on keyboard input #1446961

      Hi Derek,

      Thank you for the feedback. The last line of the WhatIsHang report shows you have Bluetooth installed, including a keyboard hook: C:Program FilesWIDCOMMBluetooth SoftwareSysWOW64BtMmHook.dll , Broadcom Corporation. , Bluetooth Software, Multimedia Keys Hook DLL.

      This keyboard hook will, I assume, be scanning key presses or the keyboard buffer in the background to check whether any ‘special’ (multimedia) keys have been pressed. This background scanning – even though you may be using a keyboard without any ‘special’ keys – could potentially be the cause of the freeze.

      As a result I think the next step is to disable or uninstall this Bluetooth software.

      I very much doubt you installed the Bluetooth software yourself. I suspect it was installed as part of the Logitech multimedia keyboard installation. That’s why the issue is still prevalent when you use just a USB keyboard… the Logitech software is still running in the background.

      Try another of Nir Sofer’s excellent utilities – WhatInStartup – to temporarily disable any Logitech software from running and check whether the problem goes away.

      Hope this helps…

    • in reply to: Can’t start in Safe Mode #1446960

      Hi David,

      Well done for the troubleshooting. It looks like others have had BSODs and trouble with booting into Safe Mode when EaseUS ToDo Backup is installed. Have a read of this blog which documents the same problem and how it was solved by the uninstallation of EaseUS ToDo Backup.

      The EaseUS Support Team itself advises the removal of its product to check whether the problem goes away. If it does then I suggest you check whether there is a later version available (v6.1 was released a year ago), have a look in the EaseUS ToDo Backup Support forums and/or contact the EaseUS Support Team.

      For the problem with only 2 system restore points, have a look at the comprehensive information included in this post: System Restore only shows limited restore points.

      Hope this helps…

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