This is going back to this question where I'm dealing with obsolete computer equipment. This weekend's discovery was a laptop at least 10 years old, a desktop computer of over 5 years not running on a Windows system, and another desktop over 5 years running on Windows Vista. [more inside]
I'd like to automate installation of windows programs. [more inside]
Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
Help me set up a family PC [more inside]
What the heck is OpenOffice.fm, and did this download damage my friend's computer? [more inside]
Can I create an install file from an installed program? Windows. [more inside]
I need to install new software on an older Macbook with a broken CD/DVD drive; can I do this by putting the CD or DVD into a windows pc and sharing it; or can I put a disc image on a USB drive? [more inside]
MS Excel Problem: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP? I am a very average PC user having unable to open spreadsheets. I borrowed a copy of MS Office Professional from a friend, but it did not install Excel properly. I no longer have access to those installation CDs. Whenever I try to open a spreadsheet, it prompts me for the CD's. So I bought Excel 97, installed it fine, but still when I try o open a spreadsheet it automatically tries to open it with the XP Professional version... How so I get around this to just use the Excel 97 version now on my computer??
What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
BarelyCompetentAdminFilter: I have 6 copies of MS Office 2003 installed on 6 computers at work. One computer went kaput and has been replaced. How do I determine which copy of Office to put on it?
Is there a way to make a Mac OS X (Panther) install CD from a pair of eMac Software Install and Restore DVDs or install the operating system over a network on a computer that lacks a DVD drive? [more inside]