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What's the best way to attach an open Word document to an open Outlook email?

Using Windows Vista at work: Once I finish making changes to a file in Microsoft Word 2007, I want to attach the file to an email in Outlook 2007. Currently, I am opening subfolder after subfolder getting to it either on the desktop or in the attach file dialog in Outlook, but that's annoying. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by Sock Ray Blue on May 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Make me a cache money millionaire!

Help me set up a simple 100% caching forward proxy for my home. I dicked around with squid and then apache+mod_proxy/mod_cache yesterday afternoon, and while they proxy beautifully, they don't seem to have much cache hit even on static content- almost or completely 0% cache hit. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on May 21, 2012 - 5 answers

How to troubleshoot an iMac/Boot Camp/Win7 installation

Help troubleshooting an iMac/Windows XP/Windows 7/Bootcamp/Parallels installation, please? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on May 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Jumping through hoops for Spotify.

If I leave my computer for several hours, or it goes into hibernation mode, my audio programs Spotify and/or Media Monkey become weirdly unable to play audio tracks. What gives? Windows XP [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Double or Triple?

Double or Triple Pane Windows? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on May 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Beginners Guide to PC Buying

Help me purchase a mid-range desktop that plays games besides solitaire and minesweeper. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on May 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Why does my router/ISP hate my new laptop?

Why on earth is my laptop ā€“ and only my laptop ā€“ causing our ADSL modem/router to constantly disconnect and reconnect to our ISP? Iā€™m having some serious issues with a new laptop I purchased about [more inside]
posted by Ted Maul on May 10, 2012 - 9 answers

How to parse a text file & collect a piece of each line automatically?

I need to go through text files, each containing hundreds of lines, and copy a specific part of each line, and then add all those parts together into one long line, each part separated by a comma. But how? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on May 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Help Me Find a Program to Manage Multiple HD's

Is there a program that I can manage multiple harddrives as one large virtual HD? [more inside]
posted by millerizer on May 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Where did my bass boost go?

Windows 7 64: "Bass boost" became "bass management". I don't want this, and I don't want to play an endless game of cat and mouse with Windows Update. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on May 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Please help me set up a new Windows computer the correct way.

Please help me set up a new Windows computer the correct way. [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on May 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Powerpoint's acting like Photoshop

Why does Powerpoint display the negative of a picture or otherwise mess up the colors? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Apr 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Need help deleting a folder at "C:\Program" on my Windows machine.

Need help deleting a folder at "C:\Program" on my Windows machine. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Apr 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Chromebook or laptop

What laptop should I get? [more inside]
posted by becomingly on Apr 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Spartphone App Makers

Best online service for creating and submitting smartphone apps? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Apr 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Transparent DRM

I'd like to make certain documents at work (mostly PDFs) only openable to logged-in domain members based on group membership. Watermarking with account credentials would be a plus. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Apr 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Hassle-free backup for MySQL under Windows

Looking for recommendations for an automated MySQL backup solution a Windows-only shop will be comfortable with. [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Apr 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Why is my Windows XP telling me that the current user account is not recognised?

For the past month or so, my Windows XP SP3 gives me the message "The current user account is not recognised. Restart the computer and then open User Accounts." whenever I try to open User Accounts. The problem is not resolved by restarting, but is temporarily eliminated by logging off and logging back in. It reappears on restart. Why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Apr 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Windows Speed Demon

I need to be as efficient as possible when using Windows 7, using Office, browsing with Firefox / Chrome, working with files, etc. etc. What are your best tips for being a Windows speed demon? Answers to this question will include keyboard shortcuts, utilities, how you use your taskbar, command-line, whatever. I am looking for how you get the most out of Windows.
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 9, 2012 - 25 answers

Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine.

Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine. What gives? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Mar 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Is there a way to dump the results of a file search in Windows 7 into a text file or spreadsheet?

Is there a way to dump the results of a file search in Windows 7 into a text file or spreadsheet? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Mar 28, 2012 - 9 answers

word up

I want to have some sort of easily-editable text box floating on the top level of whatever I'm doing in Windows. Think, like, a sticky note or a ticker. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 26, 2012 - 3 answers

What Twitter client is right for me?

I'm looking for a desktop Twitter client for my Windows laptop. It should be able to both manage multiple accounts and let me easily save and edit drafts of tweets. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by unsub on Mar 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Reclaming (critical) hard drive space

Can anyone help me determine what's safe to delete in the WINDOWS/Installer folder? [more inside]
posted by yorkeandvedder on Mar 23, 2012 - 7 answers

I used the wrong stuff to seal my windows.

You know that peel-away silicon caulk you can use to seal up leaky window panes in the winter and then dispose of in the summer? That stuff's awesome. Unfortunately, I must have accidentally used the regular silicone caulk last fall. Any ideas how to get it off without destroying the finish on the panes? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 22, 2012 - 6 answers

SSH with telnet -e as a ForceCommand: secure?

I want a secure way for people to log into a server on my Windows machine from the internet. I have an idea; is it good? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Mar 21, 2012 - 13 answers

All I want is a time machine

Writers using Scrivener for Windows: how do you keep track of timelines? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Mar 16, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I view Tweets in Firefox, only better?

I'm looking for a new Twitter client that lives "inside" Firefox. (Windows 7) [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Mar 13, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I put together a DIY, on-the-cheap, wireless home music system?

Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Mar 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for a twitter client

Looking for a windows desktop twitter client like twirl. I know of TweetDeck and Seesmic. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Mar 9, 2012 - 2 answers

eTablet Phone Home.

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?
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 3, 2012 - 1 answer

Windows7filter: Are there any options under Windows 7 to sort files and folders in explorer without segregation?

I'm looking to sort an entire folder alphabetically by name, but Windows 7 insists on always keeping files and folders separate. There was a solution for XP earlier, but under 7 that option is nowhere to be seen. I'm open to 3rd party file manager solutions, just as long as they don't look like a programmer with ADHD designed it ala.
posted by a. on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Recommendations for an email guide dog.

Someone close to me is going blind. What kind of screen reader and other software should I set them up on so they can continue to read and send email? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Feb 22, 2012 - 4 answers

FTP moves in mysterious ways?

Since about a week my work as a web developer has become incredibly frustrating due to intermittent but very frequent FTP problems. Making small changes in a remote stylesheet has become agony (7 out of 10 times the uploading fails, have to restart software and try again). I cannot find the root cause. It's not the software (tried several different applications), it's not the server (problems occur on all the websites I manage) and it happens on both uploading and downloading. I have turned off firewalls, antivirus software and things like DropBox but all to no avail. I don't have any other connection issues (I'm not on WiFi and web browsing and bittorrent work fine for example). I'm on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 with all the latest updates installed) laptop. That is the only variable I cannot change, I don't have another computer at hand. Does anyone have an idea what could be causing these problems? Is there something else I could try to fix it?
posted by dinkyday on Feb 20, 2012 - 15 answers

What should I try next?

Help me diagnose/repair my Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6889. When I try to boot, I get BOOTMGR MISSING. When I try to reinstall XP from a CD it seems to start out fine, copying drivers and such, until it gets to the message Starting Windows, at which point I get a blue screen o' death with the code 0x7B which google informs me is a hard disk error. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Feb 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Tilt and turn or double hung

Any experience replacing double-hung windows with something like the "european-style" tilt-and-turn windows or a casement window? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Feb 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Aero Snap on a monitor that's too large

How do I divide a large monitor & still use Windows 7 Aero Snap? [more inside]
posted by veryblue1 on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Computer sleep issues?

Why is my Windows 7 laptop crashing when I close the lid? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Feb 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me set up a media server for my home.

Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Where's that file again?

Are there best practices for cataloging/storing files on a shared drive within an office environment? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 24, 2012 - 10 answers

How Do I Use a 3-terrabyte Drive in Windows?

What's the story with Windows and big disks? Specifically, Windows 7 and a 3tb drive. I've read what Microsoft and others say about using large drives with Windows 7. I gather it works. However, I haven't found a how-to guide that actually spells out how to get the thing done. In my case, it would not be the boot drive. I'd boot off an SSD and use the 3tb drive for storage. How can I do a clean install on that? I've tried and Windows doesn't see all of the 3tb drive. (The GPT format option is greyed out.) Then, if I get Windows to recognize the 3tb drive, can I partition it into multiple logical drives? So, for example, the SSD would be C: and I'd split the big drive into D: and E: . Doable?
posted by justcorbly on Jan 17, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer?

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Simple data extraction program from TXT to CSV?

I have several hundred machine-generated, human-readable TXT files; one text file per serialized device tested. Each file has test values in predictable places, although in a very irregularly-shaped "table" if you could even call it that. I want a simple Windows program where I say: "Okay, program, here's the row and columns where field #1 starts and ends, ... here's the row and columns where field #n starts and ends ... Give me a CSV file with those values I need and nothing more." [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Jan 14, 2012 - 18 answers

I want the best of both worlds

I want a Mac, but I also have some software (games) that I need to run in Windows. I know I can use bootcamp to run a virtual machine with Windows on it, but will it be flawless? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Jan 11, 2012 - 16 answers

My Mac has become a host for infected Windows office documents. I have hundreds of Office documents with other people's Windows viruses on them. Help!

My Mac has become a host for infected Windows office documents. I have hundreds of Office documents with other people's Windows viruses on them. Help! [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jan 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Windows directories: this is a land of confusion... let's try to make this a place worth installing in

I have questions about how to use the new directory structures we now have under Windows 7 and Vista. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jan 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Dual Screen pc Display Glitch

I have a dual screen pc display problem that I'm having trouble diagnosing. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jan 9, 2012 - 13 answers

The Internet is a series of tubes, right?

IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
posted by j03 on Jan 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me help my colleague

My colleague uses a Windows editor for writing code and a Unix system to run it. He has practical issues with version control. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by knz on Jan 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition and F.O.G: How to avoid manually activating each machine after deployment.

My company is upgrading a few student labs from XP to 7. We do not want to manually activate each machine after deploying our image, nor do we want to run a licensing server, as our network for the labs is very small. We are using HP machines that came with professional edition pre-installed, so we can legally deploy a new Windows image on the machines. Anybody know how to manage licenses in a more elegant manner when deploying Windows 7?
posted by UrbanEye on Jan 4, 2012 - 3 answers

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