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Email Envelope

How Do I Tell Someone They’re Entering Their Email Address Wrong?

Many websites ask you type your email address in twice for a reason: there’s a high percentage of people who cannot type their email address in correctly once.

Back Up!

Is It Safe to Leave My External Backup Drive Connected?

My fairly strong opinion is that if you’re backing up to an external drive, leave it plugged in. Otherwise you’ll be missing backups on those days you forget to plug it in.

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What’s the Difference Between Typing and Copy/paste?

In most cases, it’s Windows, not the application, that handles whether or not something is pasted in from the clipboard or is typed in. The program receiving the data usually doesn’t know or care.

Why Can’t People Click on Links I Send Them?

Ninety-nine percent of the time when links aren’t clickable the problem is on the receiving end. It’s usually because their email program is trying to protect them from something that looks suspicious.

PowerPoint

How do I extract and identify the music in a Powerpoint presentation?

You may not be able to extract music files from a Powerpoint presentation that is not editable. However, there is an amazing way to find out if that song is available to download.

Can I Just Run Macrium and Do a Restore?

You typically can’t just run Macrium in Windows to do a restore because you’d be restoring on top of a running operating system. But yes, you can easily restore the whole machine. I’ll explain.

Something's Up

Why is email I’m sending being received by someone I’m not sending to?

This is a frustrating situation that happens regularly to businesses running email lists. More than likely someone on your list is automatically forwarding. There is one way you may be able to track down the source.

Can I create rescue disks for any point in time?

You can indeed create rescue media to restore your machine to any point in time. Rather than calling it rescue media, though, it’s nothing more than an image backup.

Should I wait for the next edition of Windows?

Windows 8.1 should respond to some of the issues that people expressed having with Windows 8, though not all of them. Your choice of how, when and what to upgrade may have more to do with hardware than with software versions.

Can I Play My Old Games on My 64-bit Computer?

Games can be some of the most demanding software out there. Many older games will play just fine on newer machines, but occasionally you’ll run into problems. I’ll look at some of the alternatives.