Help Desk Geek – Page 133 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

Disable Meta Refresh in Internet Explorer

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Among the more annoying features of the Internet, the Meta Refresh is an anachronistic relic of the past that seems to persist only as a tool of black hat website […]

Connecting Excel to MySQL

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Sure Excel is used for spreadsheets, but did you know you can connect Excel to external data sources? In this article we’re going to discuss how to connect an Excel […]

How to Use XP Mode in Windows 7

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So far, Windows 7 has proven itself to be a good overall operating system. It has brought several needed improvements, and even some new technological features. However, Windows 7 can […]

Share a Printer from XP to Windows 7/8/10

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One common problem I have run into with clients is trying to share a printer connected to a Windows XP machine with Windows 7/8/10. There are lots of people out […]

Bridge Network Connections in Windows 7/8/10

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Windows provides the capability to connect or bridge two different network types through software. This can eliminate the need to buy a hardware device to connect two disparate networks. This […]

How to Update Xbox 360 without Internet or Xbox Live

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Got an Xbox 360? I’ve had one for a pretty long time and I love it! Like all game consoles, there are occasional updates to add new features such as […]

How to Play 3GP 3G2 Files in Windows Media Player

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Looking for a way to play 3GP or 3G2 files on your computer? If so, there are a couple of ways you can do this. First of all, 3GP files […]

Connect Two Computers using a Crossover Cable

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Ever needed to connect two computers together without going through a wireless network? I’ve previously written about how to connect two computers wirelessly using an ad-hoc wireless network, but it’s […]

Fix Outlook Spell Checker Not Working

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I recently upgraded the version of Microsoft Office on my computer and learned that my spell checker was no longer working! Usually, it would automatically show me misspelled words immediately […]

Fix “Word Cannot Start the Converter MSWRD632.WPC/SSPDFCG_x64.CNV” Error

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Recently, I had a user in my office get the following errors when trying to open a Word document: Word cannot start the converter mswrd632.wpc. or Word cannot start the […]