pranks on computers–the outcome!

Eva suggested I wait to come home to prank my son Sam and boy am I glad I did!  Sam loves to use the computer – Youtube, games, homework (possibly in that order) are all activities he uses the family computer for.  About the only time he isn’t using it, is when he’s eating, at…

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pranks on computers–the modern version…

Earlier this week a friend Sjonia posted a comment on Facebook…  First you should read this All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confer no rights. The inclusion of any key sequences does not imply endorsement by Microsoft to press said referenced keys.  Pressing the said keys is at your own risk. …

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excel 2013 to the rescue…

My wife had a spreadsheet with lots of references and complexity that she was working with for hours.  She saved the file in Excel 2007 and something went wrong – she was unable to open or use the file in Excel 2007.  She downloaded the original and spent hours working on a second copy.  I…

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before the lenovo horizon...

I received the go ahead to purchase a “techie” gift from my wife this holiday, but decided a family techie gift might be just what we needed.  This was before Lenovo’s Horizon announcement, so we have the IdeaCenter A720 and a custom coffee table made from a friend of the family (who said he is…

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windows 8 and bing tip - searching the windows store from anywhere

So you took the plunge and you are running Windows 8.  This could be on a brand new computer, a system you upgraded or on one of the great new form factors that become tablets or detach or have touch screens.  Chances are that you’ll still have access to computers that aren’t running Windows 8….

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adding storage to a windows rt device

Today I posted an advanced tip about deleting the recovery partition on Windows RT.  The very first comment indicated readers were considering this without understanding the ramifications, so it’s back in editing mode…  The fourth comment was a question about how do you recover without a recovery partition and I just shrunk the C: drive,…

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favorite windows 8 feature

I’m using Windows 8 on many different devices, but have a couple still running Windows 7 for one reason or another (main family computer has 3d and Media Center – haven’t upgraded it yet).  Here’s one thing I miss when I’m not in Windows 8 – multiple taskbars on multiple monitors.  In Windows 7, when…

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7 years at microsoft

Today marks my 7th anniversary at Microsoft.  7 years ago I couldn’t have even imagined where Microsoft was headed.  Three versions of Windows and Office (and Server, SQL, etc.) later, the company has delivered on software + services and now has devices coming.  Windows 8 is the first time I’ve been as excited about the…

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the windows 8 logo

Last week at an event with Intel, we featured the Fujitsu Q702 which I assumed was preproduction because the new Windows 8 logo was featured on it.  I was informed that it is a production unit today with Windows 7!  Check it out here on Microsoft’s OEM Newsroom site and here on Fujitsu’s site.  There’s…

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8 things about windows 8: windows key + prt sc

I discovered this one by accident (thought I was pressing ALT + Print Screen) – in Windows 8 the Windows key + Print Screen takes a screen shot of the entire screen and creates a sequentially named file in the Pictures Library under a Screenshots folder! Screenshot (1) Screenshot (2) etc. the file type is…

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