Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category


Replace XP With Linux

Dear Computer Lady, I don’t know if you are familiar with Linux, the operating system. I was thinking about getting Linux to replace Windows XP, which I know nothing about. They say the first thing you do is to decide which Linux you need. I will be surfing the internet, e-mailing, typing letters, and playing […]

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Shutting Down With Power Button

Dear Computer Lady, I was looking at your response to shut down windows 8 computer just hit the power button on the computer and shut it down. It is the easiest way I find on laptops. Not sure if it is OK to use on table tops. Has not hurt my lapt top at all. […]

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Windows 8 Shutdown Shortcut

Dear Computer Lady, One of the things that I don’t like about my new Windows 8 computer is that there are so many steps to shut down or even restart the computer. Is there any way I can put a shortcut to shut down the computer on my desktop? Thanks, Don

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Disable Lock Screen in Windows 8

Dear Computer Lady, Every time I sit down at my Windows 8 computer, a screen comes up with a picture, the time and date displayed. I have to click on the picture in order to start using my computer. I don’t need to know the date and time, and I don’t want the extra step […]

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Can I Install Windows 8 On Another Computer?

Dear Computer Lady, I have a Windows 7 home premium laptop and I gave it a check to see if it’s compatible with windows 8 and it is . I have a Windows 8 desktop as well . Can I burn on a dvd the windows 8 and use it on my laptop to upgrade […]

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Do I Need Backup Software

Dear Computer Lady, I have a 6 month old Dell Windows 8 laptop and I’ve been reading your helpful emails for a very long time. I purchased your e-book about buying a computer and am very happy with the computer I bought. Now I want to protect my data and just purchased a portable hard […]

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How To Fix Sudden Problems

Dear Computer Lady, I have searched your site and cannot find a solution. Please help! My son’s laptop (ASUS, Microsoft 7) has all of a sudden been dropping the wifi connection. It seems to only occur when he navigates to “Library” area. This area looks like it contains music, files, pictures, etc. Do you have […]

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Printer Not Working in Windows 8

Dear Computer Lady, I have a new Acer computer that includes Windows 8 my printer will not work. I have a Lexmark X7350 printer that worked fine with my old computer. Is there something special I need to do as far as settings go in order to use my printer again. I would love to […]

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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Dear Computer Lady, Where can I find a list of all the “control/keyboard key” shortcuts. My friend has a Mac and uses them all the time, but I wasn’t sure if they would work on my Acer PC. Thank you so much for all the knowledge you share with those of us who don’t have […]

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How To Change Shortcut Icons

Dear Computer Lady, I am using Windows 7. So many of my desktop icons look the same, to your convenience, would you give me the step-by-step on how to change the ‘picture’ of some of them? My prayers are with you and my many, many thanks for all the knowledge you share. You’re the best. […]

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