Archive for the ‘General stuff’ Category


FLV Media Player Alerts

Dear Computer Lady, I have started getting these messages-pop-ups that I need to download an updated version of a media player. When I do it just brings all kinds of problems. I am using IE 7/ What is trying to download is FLV Media Player Version1.3. Is this something I need? If not, how do […]

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Is Carbonite Easy to Use?

Dear Computer Lady, What would you recommend I do to make a back up for all my PC data if my PC ever goes to Cyber Heaven… I downloaded Carbonite for the 15 day free trial, now they are after me, so to speak, wanting me to sign up for one of their plan offers. […]

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Mac Computer Questions

Hi Elizabeth. You are terrific! I was “talked into” getting a Mac Computer and feel like a stranger to computing again. Can you suggest a web site that will answer my questions and give help? Hugs, Corinne

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Finding A Lost Font

Dear Elizabeth, In the process of changing to newer computer, I lost some of my fonts; one in particular that I need to print a certain document is called Stone Temple. I searched for it and came up with many free offers of the font, if I would only agree to their terms of use, […]

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Adding Text To Images

Dear Computer Lady, Curious what you don’t like about using Irfanview to add text to an image. I have used it for this purpose for many pictures. Also which program do you like to use? Linda

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Strange Phone Call

Dear Computer Lady, I have a Dell computer, Vista 64 bit. About a week ago I shut it down. When I tried rebooting it, it goes into this never-ending loop of ” Configuring updates: 1 of 3″ It restarts, then continues the configuring of updates. Sometimes it even does “Configuring updates: 3 of 3″.I have […]

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RTF and DOC Files

Dear Computer Lady, If the Microsoft .doc is essentially an .rtf file, will any application that can write and read an .rtf file open a .doc file?   Perhaps too simple to always be true, but at the moment, that is the opinion I hold and thus save anything that I might expect to send […]

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Too Many Pictures

Elizabeth, Thank-you for a good newsletter. I am having a problem with all my picture programs. I use Picasa 3 ( I have windows 7) & the pictures (some of them) also go into My pictures & also into Walmart pictures so therefore I have repeats of lots of pictures. Is this taking up a […]

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ChromeBox Review

Have you seen a Chromebook or Chrome box? What are they? A Chromebook is a notebook computer that runs the Chrome operating system. No Microsoft Windows or

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Kindle Stuck in Sleep Mode

Dear Computer Lady, Thank you for the wonderful service you provide. I have been using the two sites you suggested for free Kindle books and found some great reading material. However, recently my Kindle has been stuck in the sleep mode. I cannot access the menu or any other feature. It just flashes from one […]

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