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

Windows 7 Devices and Printers Hangs or Won’t Open?

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I ran into an annoying problem on my Windows 7 virtual machine the other day when I tried to open Devices and Printers from the Start Menu. Instead of normally […]

Erase Scratches in Photos with the GIMP’s Heal Selection Tool

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Using a scanner to archive old photographs can be a rewarding experience. You bring your old snapshots into the digital age and have the chance to fix them up as […]

Troubleshoot Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working

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There are some Windows errors that are masterpieces, meaning they have been around since the beginning of time and never fail to go away. One that pops into my mind […]

How to Combine Two Images/Pictures without Photoshop

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Recently, I had a situation where I wanted to send someone a picture, but I wanted it to be a combination of two pictures. Sending the pictures separately would not […]

How to Write an IF Formula/Statement in Excel

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Excel is such a powerful spreadsheet program that I doubt anyone can possibly know everything that it can do. There are so many aspects to the program, it’s amazing that […]

Windows 7 Switch User Disabled or Greyed Out?

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A client of mine recently had a strange problem in Windows 7 where he could not switch between users using the normal procedure. By default, if you click Start, then […]

Where to Find Character/Word Count in Word 2010

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It seems like every time Microsoft releases a new version of Office, they move everything around! You get used to seeing one thing under one menu and then next version […]

Top 10 Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8/10

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Like Windows 7 was to Windows XP (see our previous post on the differences between Windows XP and 7), Windows 8 is a “completely re-imagined” version of Windows from start […]

Outlook Autocomplete Not Working or Resetting?

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One of the great things about online email services like Gmail is that you never have to worry about things like autocomplete because all your contacts are stored in the […]

Merge Two Partitions in Windows 7/8/10

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One common complaint that I get from friends and family is that their computers with default system configurations from Dell, HP, etc. often make the C partition too small and […]