About The Computer Lady

The Computer Lady has been a member since December 12th 2008, and has created 1347 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!

The Computer Lady's Websites

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The Computer Lady's Recent Articles

How To Get Rid Of Yahoo Home Page

Dear Computer Lady,

Please help me, I’ve got a major problem I just can’t seem to solve on my own.

I used to have Yahoo for my e-mail. At no time did I ever give them permission to become my home page. I decided to part ways with Yahoo completely so I cancelled my e-mail account and I thought that would be the end of it. I finally upgraded from dial-up Internet to Broadband and shortly afterwards I noticed that whenever I went on-line not only did the home page from my provider load but Yahoo home page also loaded on a second tab so it takes twice as long and I can’t stop it from happening.

I went to the Control Panel and to Add/Remove programs and removed everything that was associated with Yahoo but it hasn’t stopped the page from loading. I can’t click on the tab and go on the site to get help because my Internet Explorer says they are blocking it because it’s not safe.

Please tell me how to get Yahoo off my computer and out of my life once and for all.

Thank you, Terri H. Read More…

Online Contact Management

Dear Computer Lady,

I am starting up a home-based business and need to fine an inexpensive [free is good] online contact manager software. All I need are the basics of contact management including quick contact entry and retrieval, a to-do list, that could possibly link to something like Gmail [this criteria is not really necessary].

For very many years I have been enjoying and learning a lot from your site. Thanks

Stew Read More…

Replacing Windows XP

Dear Computer Lady,

My computer is XP but over 12 years old and a bit slow 17 inch laptop used like desktop in several places without a battery installed.

What are your best advice for a choice of a current operating system in choosing my new computer very soon. Would you recomend a apple over ibm computer today? I use a nook tablet and have a samsung note 2 smart phone this past year.

Thanks Mel Read More…

Email from UPS?

Dear Computer Lady,

I just got an email from UPS stating that I was not available when they attempted to deliver a package, and a second attempt will be made to deliver the package on the next business day.

That’s nice, but I never ordered anything.

There is a tracking number and a shipment detail link that I can click on, but I am a little nervous to click and see what is being shipped. Do you think this is a scam?

Nancy Read More…

Transferring Files From XP to 7

Dear Computer Lady,

I have a Windows XP system and would like to transfer all of my files to my new Windows 7 system.

Is there any easy way of doing this?

Thank you for any assistance you can give, Dewberry Read More…