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A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.


Would like to know whether there is a tool that can notify me (via email or SMS) once after my PC or server has been rebooted accidentally?

Since I found one of my personal server (MS Server 2008 R2) will be rebooted several times a day without any understandable reasons in the Windows event log.  Of course, this need to be solve rather than just monitoring.  But before that, I need to know when it has been rebooted.  Since there is a program that need to run constantly on the server, if it has been rebooted, I need to RDP that server and at least login and run the program again.  May I know whether any tools that can notify me once after my server has been rebooted?  Thanks a lot.

a friend of mine has thousands of pictures, scattered over his whole pc, and has up to 5 duplicate locations for the pictures in 3 different disk drives

i am looking for a good software to compare picture folders, so i can delete duplicate folders
please only post software you used and like; eventually with the proper settings -  and why you prefer it over others

best is free, but if needed, i'll pay for software with better options
Hi Expert

We are using remote desktop to connect from a Windows PC 7 to another Windows PC 7 or 10 in a site-to-site VPN.  

We want the remote PC can make print to a local PC. However, it is interesting only some printer can show in remote PC (with redirect wording), e.g. Xerox photocopier. For the one we need, it cannot show . The printer model is Canon MF635cx.

I have tried to share it, show in directory... but no luck.

Any suggestion?

Thanks a lot
I'm trying to P to V an old XPmode PC.  All the instructions on the internet seem to reset it to a fresh PC with OOB experience.  I have everything installed on it. I think I just really need a P to V Standalone converter, but old enough to do an XP box.  I can't find any live links on VMWare to get the version I need.

I have been upgrading all PCs to Windows 10 and I have encountered 2 that would not upgrade to Windows 10. All the PC are the same make and model. But these two recieve the error on the image attached.
Not sure if I have setup QoS for VOIP correctly to interact with RingCentral on my switch.

I know almost nothing about this aspect.  Switch is Aruba 2540.

RingCentral is seeing jitter when they diagnosed it, I want to make sure that the switch is prioritizing the voip traffic at the best priority over data but I have no idea if this is the right way to do it, or if there is a best-practice type of approach?  The phones are on vlan 10, phone plugs into switch, pc plugs into phone, PoE is used.  In this instance I just want to confirm the switch is properly configured to prioritize traffic, if the problem is upstream, it's upstream, I am just concerned about the switch at this point.

I don't know what the dscp mapping table looks like so maybe ultimately I'm missing the priority?

hostname "zzz"
module 1 type jl356a
qos type-of-service diff-services
ip default-gateway 192.168.xx.xx
ip route 192.168.xx.xx
snmp-server community "public" unrestricted
snmp-server contact "zzzzz" location "zzzzzzz"
vlan 1
   name "PCS"
   untagged 1-28
   ip address 192.168.xx.xx
vlan 10
   name "PHONES"
   tagged 1-24
   ip address 172.168.xx.xx
   ip helper-address 192.168.xx.xxx
   qos dscp 101110
no tftp server
no autorun
no dhcp config-file-update
no dhcp image-file-update
no dhcp tr69-acs-url
password manager
password operator
I have a device that has an ip address like 192.168.1.xxx that is suddenly conflicting with the same ip address in my environment.  The prevents me from connecting to this device.  When I take the device off site I am able to connect just fine.  When I do an ipconfig on my pc it says that there is a wireless lan adapter that has this ip address.  How can I identify the specific adapter and change it's ip address?

Any help would be much appreciated!
Hi There are a lot documents, file and folder in PC. we often get them mess. Anyone can recommend an application for management of document / folder in PC?
Thank you

Our staff are going to have a board meeting in a room. This meeting room has a Projector, PC Speakers and Webcam.

There will be some directors outside our organisation, who want to join the meeting and they would like to dial into the meeting using Teams in Office 0365 through a Video or Voice.

I have not done this type of set up using Microsoft Teams.

Do I need to log into my Teams account in the PC in the board meeting in a room?
Do I need to provide my email address to join the meeting through Team?
What other details I need to provide for the directors to join the meeting through team.

Please let me know how to achieve this.

Any help  and tutorials much appreciated.


We have a Windows 10 PC which has audio and video playing problems.

1. There is an external speaker that is connected to this PC and worked until recently but now audio does not play when playing videos or playing songs.

I have tried the following:

- Used audio troubleshooter which said that audio service was fixed but audio services not responding.
- Connected this external speaker directly into my phone and sound played fine to the speaker.
- Tried updating the sound driver software but was up to date
- Restarted the PC
- Tested the external speaker in different sound ports on PC

Sound still not playing on PC.

2. If playing videos through website such as YouTube, Netflix, RTE Player, etc. the video loads fine but the video will stop and look like it is buffering even if the video has buffered already.

After a while a message says that there are no playback devices available.

Sometimes the video plays fine but still no audio.

What should we do to get audio and videos playing as normal?

I have Office365 locally installed on a PC with the email account setup as IMAP.  All was working ok but now have a few issues:
1) When opening Outlook frequently (not always) getting a send/receive error - usually a reboot will correct
2) Yesterday - started getting the following message:  "Internet Security Warning" - The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified..... do you want to continue using this server.

I have two different email accounts setup in Outlook (one goes through Yahoo servers and the other through Total Server Solutions (previously Hands On Webhosting) - both accounts are setup as IMAP.

Any help is appreciated!  Thank you.
Back in 2006 I had a friend write me a VBA script that checks pricing and box quantity for my 160+ Excel catalog part# and pricing files. I have a Master List Price Sheet and the VBA script will use the Part# as unique identifier and compare pricing and box quantity to the Master List. it will also copy those rows from the Master List into the Excel sheet into the empty columns on the right in the Single Excel sheet. If the pricing is different it will highlight the copied text red in the Single Excel price sheet.

I created a video to help show and explain how it works.  
NOTE: I need the script to only "Find Entire Cells Only". I currently need to open the Find tool and select that before I run the script.
I also mentioned the Master Price sheet is 4,200 rows when its actually 42,000

PROBLEMS with Script:
1. Now that I am using Mac Excel 2019 v16.31 and not a PC computer,  the script is painfully slow. It was really fast on PC but on Mac takes long time for just one Excel doc thats only 300 rows long.

2. The script only makes the pricing text red if its different, I also need to highlight the box quantity text red if the box quantity is different.

VIDEO: https://www.loom.com/share/cdb5f27e684e44fdbb2cb3acb7165468

The VBA Module script is in the catalogPRICING.xls file
All my Catalog Excel files have 3 different font styles.
1. Title of Products - this is Blue text font size 11.5
2. under that (#1 Title of Products) is Bold Text and underlined font size 9
3. then is a list of part#'s font size 9 regular text

Currently the font is Helvetica for all of them but I need to change font. I can select the whole doc and change the font but I also need to update the font sizes for each of the above 1. 2, and 3 types of text in my doc. I am using Mac Excel and it does have the same Find Tool as on a PC so I need a VBA script to do this.

I Recorded a Macro but this requires me to manually select each type of row. I need the VBA script to be able to find each of the 1, 2, and 3 above and change font style.

Here is a sample of what the Macro recorded when changing the #1 Title of Products manually.

Sub fontchange()
' fontchange Macro

    With Selection.Font
        .Name = "MuktaMahee Bold"
        .Strikethrough = False
        .Superscript = False
        .Subscript = False
        .OutlineFont = False
        .Shadow = False
        .Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
        .TintAndShade = 0
        .ThemeFont = xlThemeFontNone
    End With
    With Selection.Font
        .Name = "MuktaMahee Bold"
        .Size = 11.5
        .Strikethrough = False
        .Superscript = False
        .Subscript = False
        .OutlineFont = False
        .Shadow = False
        .Underline = …
I need to compare 2, or more laptops/desktops for speed and performance, can someone recommend a good utility, possibly a free one?
Does Android have an equal to iMessage?

I love the iPhone and the Mac since I can read and write text messages from my PC, using iMessage.

Does Windows have an iPhone iMessage? Android?
Does Mac have a program for the Android?

Has anybody else run into an issue where the Windows 10 search results box is just black? I am talking about when you search in the white "Type here to search" box at the lower left corner. I use this not to search bing, but to quickly get to documents or programs on my PC.  

I found a partial fix https://superuser.com/questions/1522905/windows-10-search-not-loading-showing-blank-window where I added BingSearchEnabled=0 and changed CortanaConsent from 1 to 0. I had to do both to see the search results box with results and not just black.

In that thread, there are comments that attest to cortana no longer working once that fix is in place. I can concur that is what happened to me too. It also looks like there are other issues as well.

Does anybody have a more complete fix for this?

I am on Windows 10 home version 1909 build 18363.592 and just completed an update and restarted.

I am trying to add a GSuite account to Outlook 365 on the PC
IMAP is turn on within Gmail
Lables allow IMAP
Windows Mail works fine
Outlook also has a 365 exchange account attached.
Outlook just will not add the email account
Hi, I have a strange permissions issue which is affecting one Windows 10 PC only. It seems to be an OS issue more than a user permissions issue. There is one folder on a windows 2012 network share which it cannot access, ie doesn't have permissions. Which ever Domain user I log in as on this particular PC its the same. If I log in on another PC I can access it fine so it doesn't seem to be a permissions issue on the server. All users are members of the group which can access this particular folder which is a child of a parent folder of which it has inherited the permissions. I've refreshed the permissions just in case. I don't really want to rebuild the PC. Any clues as to why this would be happening on this particular PC?

Dear suppport,

I have added customer cell selection in the ribbon.
When I open new excel files or obtain from others a file - I see the custom cell styles shown in attached "PIC1".
I have my own - see attached .xlsx. I can save them in the XLStart folder or another location you suggest. Or a macro etc.
Please advise how to easily only show my cell styles when I am going to work in someone else file. Do I have to load my own cell styles into their file or can I have them showing up in my PC?
If so, how to approach it.

I would prefer not to affect their cell style list, in their workbook. But if I have to, I was thinking:
1. Macro to delete all cells styles (form PIC1 not being used in a specific file), then I can manually "merge" my cell styles into that affect file, by bringing them from my own file.

Please advise.

I downloaded a training and it has a password and I know the password but every file I click I need to keep typing in back the password which is annoying. is there any way to remove this password so I can just click and play the videos ??
Hi Experts,

I listen to a lot of Live webinars, both paid and free, out of which recordings for a lot of webinars is NOT available.
Also it happens that I have to indulge in some important work and so I am not able to attend the Live webinar. So
I need to record such webinar. But If I try to record the screen, it also tends to record all the working going on in the

Is there any method / way / application / utility to record ONLY the Live webinar in BACKGROUND, while I can continue
to do my normal working on the PC.

I use ShareX app from here
Kindly note that I don't have any extra PC at my disposal, so recording of the LIVE webinar using second PC is not possible for me.

I have a Windows 2016 server with GPOs that handle folder redirection, plus roaming profiles. I have a question, not necessarily an issue.

Scenario: All of my pcs connect to the server, all pcs have the features mentioned above. If the server is down, the icons on all pcs (desktop icons) go blank or go away. On one pc, the icons do not go away.  So, am I missing something in my config? Which one is actually working correctly, the multiple pcs that lose their icons, or the one pc that doesn't?

Follow up question. How do I fix it so they all behave the same?
Hoping this is super simple. Running windows 10. Is there a solution out there where I can enter a phone number on my PC, and start a phone call on my iPhone?
Experts, we have a batch script that we run on a user's pc to aid in trouble-shooting.  The script echo's out the results to a log file but as we gather more info and put it into the log file, it's becoming a bit lengthy.  If I could put it into an html format, I'd like to be able to jump to different sections by links.  

Any suggestions on how to go about accomplishing this?  Thanks Experts.
Hey Experts.  I've got a little in-house script that we use to gather system info on our PC's.  I'm trying to gather the service_name and status of the Windows services on the PC and echo those to a log file.

I've tried:  sc query type= service and sc query type= service | show/find/select service_name, state with no luck.

Need this to be a batch script so please limit suggestions to that coding language.  Thank you in advance.






A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.

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