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    Comprehensive Advice on MS Patches

    I am not an expert and am trying to figure out which MS security patches I really SHOULD download (had some nightmarish experiences in my early days, downloading every patch that Update recommended and watching my system fall apart). I am using Window Home XP. I do not run on a network. I...
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    Outlook 2K: How to create distribution list based upon certain outlook category???

    Hi Jazzek -- I just did this, with the help of Russ Valentine at the MS Outlook newsgroups. Here are the instructions he sent me (and I used successfully): "Change the Contacts Folder View to Categories. Right click and drag the desired Category to a newly created sub folder then choose...
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    Outlook + Hotmail

    Izymail works with pretty much any email client, as I understand, although I have only used it in Outlook 2000.
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    Outlook + Hotmail

    So far it's working great. I tried all the workarounds listed at slipstick and never got them to work, even after upgrading to SR 1/1a, and tried link to the web page workaround at Microsoft (is there an emoticon for "gag me"?), which isn't really a workaround at all, because the whole idea was...
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    Use Two Versions Same Software One Computer

    I used to have Word 2000 installed and could open them in that. I upgraded to Word 2002 with the Works Suite upgrade -- that's why I was wondering about installing the previous version (of either Works or Word) on the same machine. I have read that it's a dicey proposition, but I though...
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    Use Two Versions Same Software One Computer

    Thanks for responding Anne -- Works Suite 2003 replaces the Works word processor with Word 2002, and that doesn't open these files (I could do a second install of the previous Word 2000 as it opens .mix files) Your offer is lovely and generous -- I have about 30 files, ranging from anything...
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    Accessing Hotmail with outlook 2000

    I surfed aplenty to find a solution to this and finally settled on izymail -- it's working great and is inexpensive. They give a thirty day trial. I'm using the downloaded version and IMAP synchronization. IMAP has some peculiarities, like you have to click the folders to force a download...
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    Outlook + Hotmail

    I surfed and surfed for the answer to this question, tried MS workarounds, etc., and finally tried izymail -- check it out at izymail.com -- so far it's working beautifully and let's me do everything I want (I chose the download format and IMAP to synchronize all folders, which acts a little...
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    Use Two Versions Same Software One Computer

    I am running Home Version of XP. I need to install a previous version of Works to access some file formats to convert them and want to do this as easily as possible. (Specifically, Works Suite 2003 is installed, and I want to install Works 2000). Is it possible to do this by creating a...
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    Microsoft security patch?

    So, Starchild, I did a lot of digging on this one, at Microsoft Newsgroups, etc., and found this -- that this is a well-known GIBE trojan -- and found the EXACT email I received described here: http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/gibe_b.shtml thanks to a person on the newsgroups. I did...
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    Microsoft security patch?

    Hey Carrie -- I just received an email from [email protected] (where I reported the suspected spam) saying this: "That may not be spam as you would want to consider it so. The e-mail may be a notice from the Windowsupdate team to notify you that your computer operating system may need updates...
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    Exporting Hotmail messages from Outlook Express to Outlook 2000

    Once ported over to Outlook, I delete the contents of the "export to Outlook" file in OE. This prevents me from storing the messages two places, or exporting duplicates over. I keep all my archival email in Outlook, with few (and empty) dbxs in OE. In Outlook, I control-shift-v move them...
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    Exporting Hotmail messages from Outlook Express to Outlook 2000

    Hi Viper -- After a long and harried attempt to get the workaround to work in Outlook 2000, (per slipstick and others) I had to give up, but found this rather unelegant, but workable, workaround (so that I could archive my OE files in Outlook). 1. I set up a "Export to Outlook" in local...
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    Microsoft security patch?

    I have received two of these "patch" emails (unfortunately deleted the first one in a panic when I saw the dreaded "exe") -- I have to assume that someone is harvesting addresses from tech groups, as both came to my email that I use exclusively for receiving tech newsgroups. I have contacted...
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    Clone Laptop Internal to External HD with Ghost

    I have an external CD burner, but have read about similar problems with Mouse disappearances in Ghost. You might check the workarounds that I read about at ZDnet. Folks there seemed to indicate this was an option that was simply "turned off". I'll poke around and see if I can find a link...
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