My son is about to get his first laptop, a Windows machine. I'd like to install the necessary software to keep it free from all the nasty stuff Windows machines can catch. We're a Mac family so my knowledge of personal A/V software is minimal. [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a sub-$200 tablet primarily to play Hearthstone and watch Netflix. I'm finding it confusing to to pick out the best quality tablet in this price range that will run Hearthstone well, do you have a suggestion? I am open to Windows, Android, or Apple. If I understand correctly, the Hearthstone app is not out for Android yet but it should be available soon.
Can someone walk me through how to make a mail merge from excel data with a word letter so that each individual letter will be a separate PDF? If it's easier via an Apple/Mac program, let me know. I have access to both a windows computer and a mac.
I'm trying to copy a laptop drive to a new laptop as a starting point (drivers, obviously, will need updating), and I keep hitting snags. [more inside]
Our organization recently bought a new file server (running Server 2012), but the old server probably has a few years of life remaining in it. I'd like to place the old server at the opposite end of the building and use it to host real-time backups through the LAN. [more inside]
I've decided to switch over completely to Google Chrome, and on my work laptop it's NBD. My home laptop, however, asks me EVERY DAMN TIME I START CHROME if I want to make it my default browser; clicking OK does nothing (Firefox is still the default). More inside... [more inside]
I am starting a geography class tomorrow and I am trying to install ArcGIS on my computer. I have a Mac... [more inside]
So. I guess they're finally going to pry XP out of my hands after all. As long as I'm updating, I'm thinking of getting a new desktop which would be used primarily for photo editing and storage. Advice? Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
I bought a Windows 8 machine last night. Help me decide to follow my impulse to return it to the store or live with it. [more inside]
Any HD video files i try to play stutter horribly on my new computer, and just generally play inconsistently and in a not-smooth fashion. I've tried almost everything... [more inside]
In Windows 7 or 8 (and maybe before that) if I view the properties of a document, I get all sorts of meta information. I'm interested in the Date created element and a Content created element.... [more inside]
How do I make a bootable Windows USB flash drive using a Mac? [more inside]
I've got a Windows laptop computer I'm working on that has a small usb device plugged into it, and I can't tell what it is. It has a little red square with an icon of a six-armed gear, and it's one of those low-profile things that only sticks out a quarter-inch or so. I'd almost think it's a wireless mouse receiver, except that this thing also has a wireless mouse receiver plugged in. Is there a program I can run to tell me what USB devices are plugged in?
ThorConnWndClass is getting serious. Anybody have a solution? [more inside]
What can and can't you do with Android? [more inside]
What tech specs are most essential for working remotely via Citrix? Longtime Mac user here, have never bought a Windows machine. I need to buy a laptop to work remotely for my job (paralegal at a mid-size law firm). I will be logged into my Firm's network, and running a variety of software programs off Citrix (iManage Desksite, Filesurf, Word, Hotdocs template manager, Adobe Professional, etc). What key features should I be looking for? Is 8GB of RAM enough? Recommendations for specific brand names are also welcome.
I had been using a mac to keep my media files and had been using "Ripit" to rip my DVD's and "identify" to tag the resulting files and put into itunes to watch on Apple TV. Due to file space I have moved to a PC running Windows 7 to do this. And while I have found software to rip the DVD's I cannot find software to add the tags such as "synopsis", "cover art", and "episode details"? You suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Me-Fi
I want to make an elementary school computer lab just work, magically if possible. I am Windows deficient and could use guidance. [more inside]
Windows 7 Homegroup on both my desktop (where it was created) and tablet. Tablet can see desktop just fine. Desktop doesn't even show another member in the Homegroup, when tablet is right there beside it, awake (and with My Docs shared). What gives?
My Vista laptop isn't successfully restoring itself to factory condition. [more inside]
Crap! My computer is borked and I don't know what to do about it. System Restore can't seem to find Windows, either. [more inside]
I've 5 HDD and a sixth I'd like to install an image onto in order to install onto another physical computer so it has it's own MBR.
I've 5 HDD and a sixth I'd like to install an image onto in order to install onto another physical computer so it has it's own MBR. [more inside]
I "don't have permission" to go into the desktop XP folders on my network from my Windows 7 laptop, but the reverse is fine. Help me? [more inside]
I'm a new windows user. Recommend awesome software for me to try. [more inside]
Posted for a friend: iTunes went apeshit, drive has been emptied of music. WTH? [more inside]
Recommend an external hard drive? I'm looking for something in the 500GB range, Windows (XP) format, UBS 2.0 or earlier. Thanks!
File backup question for my husband - looking for an easy way to back up a set of files in windows, preferably to a network drive. [more inside]
Please help me retain administrative rights on my work PC. [more inside]
How can I print a graphic nicely from Windows 7? [more inside]
Why do my screens attached to my DELL laptop running Windows 7 turn a slightly orange hue every day at 4:45pm until I shut down and restart? [more inside]
I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
Looking for a good enterprise desktop management suite for Windows 7, that will allow us to push out updates for all apps, inventory software, etc. [more inside]
Why does it take so long for Windows UAC to come up? [more inside]
What is the best free PC Disk Cloning Software? [more inside]
I've decided to install SP3 on my Windows XP Home version computer. But I've read horror stories about installing on an AMD machine. [more inside]
My computer reboots itself every 2 hours like clockwork. What's up with that? Minutia under the fold. [more inside]
What are the main differences between anti-spyware and anti-virus? [more inside]
Would any IT / library people out there have any suggestions for troubleshooting our (old!) Epson TM T88III thermal receipt printers? We can't get them to work with the new computers... [more inside]
What's this RPG from the Windows 3 era I'm thinking of? [more inside]
Install windows 7 install problems + can I install enterprise (with an enterprise key) from an ultimate disk? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good, free (preferably) or cheap application that consolidates w2k3 server event logs. [more inside]
My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
I'm trying to make my "main computer" my 2 year-old MacBook Pro instead of my home-built desktop. How can I best do this? Does anyone have any dock recommendations for that MacBook Pro? [more inside]
Looking for good system monitoring / task scheduling software to run on Windows for server monitoring as well as running custom scripts for keeping track application specific metrics. [more inside]
When I run some programs in full screen under Windows 7, they either crash or have odd colour effects. [more inside]
How to have a window in the back while another in the front in Windows 7, much like a mac. [more inside]
Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)? [more inside]
I used to feel pretty confident with computers / IT in general (80s child). Now I need a boost to get back up to speed, especially digging around in the OS / filesystem. Recommend me a good book / website / hands-on project? [more inside]
I have a 300gb SATA drive, NTFS formatted, that has most of my movies & music on it. After a lengthy move and installing a new operating system on a different drive, it's done something I never have seen before: about half the files on the disk point to some random location of the disk, so movie files go to the middle of MP3s, MP3s go to random places in entirely unrelated MP3s, etc. It's a massive mess. I ran the NTFS repair utility (without doing a backup, stupid) and it only had the effect of setting about half of the affected files' sizes to zero. I'm fairly sure at this point it's a lost cause, and I'll save what I can & reformat, but has anyone run into this problem before? Is there some magical way out? What on earth could have caused it?
my computer intermittently becomes nearly unusable. google-fu has failed me. help! [more inside]