About The Computer Lady

The Computer Lady has been a member since December 12th 2008, and has created 1330 posts from scratch.

The Computer Lady's Bio

Hi! My Name is Elizabeth Boston AKA The Computer Lady. I want to welcome you to my little place on the web. Come on in and look around for a while. If you have time, brew yourself a cup of tea (my favorite drink) and browse my computer questions and answers. I know you will want to come back to check out my tips and tutorials, so be sure to bookmark this site for future reference!

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The Computer Lady's Recent Articles

How To Pick A UPS

Dear Computer Lady,

What type of UPS will I need to buy if I have 6 desktop PCs that need to run even just for 5 minutes?

Thanks, Minoz Read More…

Is It Safe to Use Older Office Programs?

Dear Computer Lady,

Thank you for being such a Godsend over the years. You have helped me so much.

My grandson-in-law recently replaced my computer with XP operating system to one with Windows 7 Home Premium. He downloaded Open Office on it.

I had lots of Excel files on my old computer. He showed me how to save items in the Open Office spreadsheet program in Excel format, but it is still not 100% compatible; some of the info in the cells which was formatted to wrap is not spaced correctly in the spreadsheet program.

A friend of mine uninstalled Open Office and used my original discs from my old computer to install Microsoft Word 2003 and Excel on the Windows 7 operating system so that I could proceed with work that had to be done.

Since support has ended for XP and Office 2003, am I any better off at this point than I was with my old computer. I am so frustrated – I hope you can advise me.

Thanks so much, Jean
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Word Requesting Activation Code

Dear Computer Lady,

I bought a new computer that had a trial version of the latest MS Word.

After the trial period, I decided I preferred Word 7, I uninstalled the latest version of Word, then installed Word 7 which didn’t require an Activation Code. I’ve done this before when I upgraded my computers.

Now when I try to save a document in Word 7, I get a message asking for an Activation Code.

Is there any way around this? Thanks, Ed Read More…

How To Eject CD

Dear Computer Lady,

My Dell laptop has a CD drive with a slot instead of a drawer that slides out, so there is no button to eject the disk on the side of the computer.

Instead, I have always used the eject key on my keyboard.

That key no longer seems to work, and I need to get a disk out of my drive. Help! How do I get it out?

I am running Windows 7

Thanks, Lisa Read More…

Windows Live Mail Errors

Dear Computer Lady,

Why are there so many problems with LIVE MAIL lately? Many times it stalls and says Live Mail is not responding.

On windows 7 & 8 (which I have on my computers) is Live Mail the only email browser I have?

Thanks, Sharon Read More…