Welcome to a new series on this blog. Windows and You will feature how people deal with and think about Microsoft Windows. It gives an insight what you like most in Windows as well as what you want to see in the next version. Let’s start the series with Technogran, an avid Windows user already running Windows 7.
Being environmentally friendly, also known as “going green,” is very common, with more people getting the idea to save energy and resources. This might include shutting your computer down at nights vs. just using its stand-by mode; it might also include switching off devices when you don’t need them; but
As viruses, backdoors, Trojan horses, even root kits are commonly spread these days, you should pay close attention while using Windows Live Messenger in order to maintain your own and your computer’s safety. Here are some tips that help you to stay secure: Do not click every link you receive.
After a longer break, the summer edition of the series “Windows Live and You” is finally back. Today I will be talking with Lance Manasse, who lives in the United Kingdom and is also known by his nickname “Salem”. mynetx: Please tell me a bit about yourself. Is your life
This evening, C.N., a friend, told me about a problem with USB devices on Windows XP (SP3). Whenever she wanted to connect a device with one of the USB ports, she could not use it—whether it was her mouse, her webcam or her digital camera. She couldn’t even access her
You have a webcam, connect it to your computer, but Messenger doesn’t recognize it? There are several tips you might try out. Restart Messenger. The camera might appear now. Doesn’t work? Restart Windows, having the webcam plugged in (if external). Is the cable connected correctly? Look in “My Computer” (Windows
What’s the site where you get Windows Live news first? — Probably your answer is “LiveSide”, and that has its reason. I had an interesting discussion with Kip Kniskern, who is one of the authors at LiveSide.net. mynetx: Please tell me a bit about yourself. Is your life directly or
This time I spoke with a member of the Windows Live Community about his thoughts and ideas. Many of you might know Jonathan Kay as a helpful Messenger expert. mynetx: Nice to see you! Windows Live and You—that includes some personal questions as well. You could start with describing yourself
The other day I was once again thinking of useful add-ons adding functions in Messenger. I went around and played with the “Import/export preferences” option inside the Messenger Plus! preferences. From what I saw, the option is creating a binary *.pld file containing your settings. You would have to export
Microsoft has announced details on the future, the new, Windows Live, and I am bringing them to you like I promised. Over the coming weeks, the next generation of Windows Live will become available at www.windowslive.com. The new Windows Live experience is enhanced by Microsoft partners with feeds from third-party