Category Archives: Know Where Know-How

Microsoft Begins Previewing “Windows 8”

Today, at the D9 Conference, for the first time, Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named Windows 8. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a … Continue reading

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Who Coined the Term "Rock and Roll"?

I’m continually told by “radio people” how NY’s famous WINS-AM DJ, Alan Freed, was the first person to use the term Rock & Roll to describe a certain type of music.  However, the phrase Rock & Roll had been in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated "Fix-It" Automated Troubleshooters

Microsoft Fix it troubleshooters help you automatically diagnose and repair common computer problems, and provide you with the next steps to take if your problems aren’t fixed. From the list in this article, download and run the Mats_run.exe file whose … Continue reading

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How to Copy / Synchronize Contacts from iPhone 4 to Windows Phone 7

Microsoft TechNet Blogger, João Ribeiro, has detailed instructions on “How to Copy / Synchronize Contacts from iPhone 4 to Windows Phone 7” worth reposting. STEP 1 – Install iTunes Download –> iTunes   Connect iPhone to computer and wait for it … Continue reading

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How to Troubleshoot Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (MSIE9)

  Microsoft’s Knowledge Base (KB) Articles help support & troubleshoot many Internet Explorer 9 problems. INSTALLATION / SETUP PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS: KB2409098 – How to solve Internet Explorer 9 installation problems: Method 1:  Make sure minimum Operating System requirements are met … Continue reading

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How to Insert THREE Types of Random Text into Microsoft Word 2010

  Long ago, we all learned entering =rand() into Microsoft Word automatically pasted a paragraph of repeating text "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF MICROSOFT WORD:   =rand()   – Enter rand() into Microsoft Word to … Continue reading

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How to Search for “Symbols” within Microsoft Word

  20 Search Strings for Finding Special Characters in Microsoft Word:  Microsoft’s TechNet Magazine has a great article on how to search for "symbols" within Word 2010 (i.e. searching for line-ending codes to eliminate repeated line breaks or to find … Continue reading

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