Recent content by terry1930

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    Busness Card Software

    Here's a link to Microsoft Office free templates. There are all kinds of cards, calendars, etc to choose from:
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    Can't Download!!

    Excuse me butting in, but in my Windows XP Microsoft changed the way Control Panel works. When Add/Remove comes up it does not show any windows system components, but if you look down the left side you can see "Add/Remove Windows components". IE is listed there and when you click on it you...
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    Computer Faxing

    I have found "Mighty Fax" to be the simplest and best program for faxing using my computer modem. Its easy to set up and easy to use and it only costs $19.95. Their website is: In answer to your question about distinctive ring, here's what their website says: "Q...
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    Sorry to take so long to get back. Tried all kinds of things but finally resorted to reformatting the HD and installing Win98. That was a learning curve since I had never done that before. Once I had that running I ran into a problem that the data was on Drive D on my XP machine and on...
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    Thanks very much for the info. I'll have a go at it in the next day or two and let you know how it turns out.
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    HD= 20 gig Windows XP Professional SP 2 I have been donated an old XP machine which has just the basic install on it. I found I cannot run my old database (Alpha4 V4) on it. It gives me a "Lan error- Adapter malfunction, reboot". This program ran fine on my old Windows 98 machine and I...
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    Outlook 2003 receiving the same message over and over

    Even if your ISP doesn't have web mail you can go to "", find the offending email and delete it there. This is a site that you can access from anywhere in the world. Of course, you have to put in your email address and password. You can read your emails there, and either delete...
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    No "Big-5 Traditional Chinese" code in IE7

    Don't know if this will help, but I have a Japanese friend who wanted to read newspapers on line in her home language. In order to do this all we had to do was bring up Google's search ( and on the right of the main search box click on the word 'preferences' and select, that is...
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    Solved: Windows Live Messenger

    I had a problem with MSN. Here's a link to MajorGeeks-their program enabled me to get rid of it: Good Luck...
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    DOS printing in WinXP

    I had the same problem when I upgraded to XP. My DOS accounting programs all use the old special codes to change the print size. My solution: I picked up an old laser printer for $60 -"Lexmark Optra E+". It only prints in black, but for accounting I don't need color. Its a really neat...
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    tryin to watch dvd on computer.

    I suggested the free Media Player Classic because it runs all my DVD's (including homemade ones) without me having to get involved in understanding all that 'codec' stuff that I'm not sufficiently knowledgeable about. I always believe in the 'keep it simple' motto until something doesn't work...
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    tryin to watch dvd on computer.

    Google for "Media Player Classic" (I got it at Source Forge). This is a simple program that does the job very efficiently. Its FREE. Once installed, all you have to do is go to File on the menu and select Open DVD. It will find your DVD and run it. Go to the Help and you will find out how...
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    trying to get rid of chinese in google and msn

    Thanks for the update. Glad you fixed it.
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    trying to get rid of chinese in google and msn

    One suggestion: Have you tried changing the language on the Google web page? That is, go to, and when the page comes up you will see on the right under "advanced search" there is a "preferences". Click on preferences and you will have the option to select a language. If there...
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    Stop others changing settings

    Thanks guys. Mulder- That's sounds like its just what I need to keep those naughty fingers from messing my setup. I'm also going to look into the shared toolkit. When I offered to help with this 'Internet Cafe' idea I thought I was only going to be dealing with a few over 70's who...