Help Desk Geek – Page 153 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

Attach a VHD File in Windows XP

by File in: Windows XP Tips

If you also use Windows XP on another computer, you can transfer that VHD file to the XP computer and mount it without having to run Virtual PC or Microsoft […]

Center Your Worksheet Data in Excel for Printing

by File in: Office Tips

If you have created a small worksheet in Excel, you may want to center it on the page when you print it. By default, it will print in the upper, […]

Generate Random Text or Lorem Ipsum Text in MS Word

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Ever need to add some random or meaningless text into Microsoft Word to test a document, temporarily fill some space, or to see how some formatting looks? Luckily, Word provides […]

Troubleshoot Windows Hanging During Shutdown

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Does Windows hang when you try to shut it down? On one of my laptops, I ran into the problem where Windows would just hang on the shutdown screen for […]

Cannot Run Windows Update on a Windows 7 PC?

by File in: Windows 7

Recently, I was working with a client and they had an issue updating their Windows 7 PC. Basically, whenever they tried to run a check for updates, they would get […]

Convert Images Between Formats via the Command Line in Ubuntu

by File in: Linux Tips

If you need to convert an image from one format to another you can use GIMP to do so, but there is an easier way. You can use ImageMagick, which […]

Stop Windows 7 from Automatically Installing Device Drivers

by File in: Windows 7

Although Windows 7 makes some things much easier than in previous versions of the operating system, sometimes it can be an aggressive bugger when it comes to detecting, downloading, and […]

Windows 7/10 Safe Mode – Boot Options

by File in: Windows 7

In the first article in this series on Windows 7/10 Safe Mode, we looked at what to do when the F8 method of starting up Windows in Safe Mode just […]

Take Control of Windows 7 Administration

by File in: Windows 7

Windows 7 represents a step forward in security for home PCs, but administration in the operating system can be a bit confusing. Everything from the secret administrator to User Account […]

Quickly Add Date and Time Stamps to an Excel Worksheet

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You can easily change the format of any cell in an Excel worksheet to let the application know what type of data to expect. Two often used formats are the […]