Enable Images in Outlook

August 26, 2007

In Outlook 2003:

1. Start Outlook.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3. Click the Security tab, and then click Change Automatic Download Settings.
4. In the Automatic Picture Download Settings dialog box, click to clear the Don’t download pictures or other content automatically in HTML e-mail check box.
5. Click OK two times.

 In Outlook 2007:

1. Click on “Tools”, then “Trust Center”

2. Click on “Attachment Download”

3. Uncheck the box next to “don’t download images automatically…”


Clicking links on desktop gives an error in Firefox 2

August 24, 2007

Try out these steps that may help your problem
http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=47458
Mozilla details the problem as well in different places
http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2007/07/10/security-issue-in-url-protocol-handling-on-windows/
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Windows_error_opening_Internet_shortcut_or_local_HTML_file_-_Firefox

source: techguylabs.com


Completely Erasing A Hard Drive

August 24, 2007

1. Download and boot DBAN (Derik’s Boot and Nuke)
http://dban.sourceforge.net/
2. This program will completely erase the hard drive from beginning to end by constantly rewriting zeros over all the data
3. You will now have a fresh hard drive, and no way to recover the data.


Remap Your Keyboard (Open programs with your keyboard)

August 24, 2007

The concept of opening and file or program on your computer with a simple press of a key is a simple matter of convenience. If you use a program regularly, and don’t wish to fish through the Start Menu, you can map a key on your keyboard to open the program.

Here’s How: 

1. Find a key that doesn’t have a function, ie: F4, F7, F11, or F12.

2. Download a program, such as AutoHotKey or KeyTweak.

3. Install the program, open it, and remap a key(s).

4. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.


Cannot change startup settings

August 23, 2007

-computers may say you are not an administrator
-this is likely your security software stopping you, thinking you’re a virus or spyware
-could also be a simple bug in windows or security software
-turn off security software (just for a moment) and try again.
-turn off computer, boot into Safe Mode by tapping F8, go ‘start’, ‘run’, type ‘msconfig’ and try
turning off unwanted services again
-Try Autoruns http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/AutoRuns.mspx

-The problem could also be spyware of virus related. Malicious programs can cause weird things like this to happen. Update and run your ant-spyware or anti-virus to remove and detect and hopefully resolve the issue.


Securing Your Wireless (Wifi) Network

August 23, 2007

-Interference is a big issue as well (metal in the walls – signal will bounce right off it) 
-You can get a wireless repeater(s) to increase signal strength 
-buy hardware that uses WDS [WDS may also be referred to as repeater mode because it appears to bridge and accept wireless clients at the same time]
-Need to find a repeater compatible with your router [same brand name, uses same wifi standards]
-For maximum network compatibility, use all of the same brand-name products
-If it’s a wireless router, turn on WPA encryption [improved data encryption and user authentication]
-Hide your broadcast ID or MAC address filtering [identifies your specific computer, network card, or network’s internet address]
-Turn off Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) [allows software to change router settings without user interaction]
-Change the default name of the router [in router settings]
-change default router password [something not easily guessed or in the dictionary]

-Turn off WAN administration [refer to user manual]

-access your wired or wirless router by typing 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in your internet browser

more info: http://www.wirelessnetworkproducts.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=21

partial source: techguylabs.com


Clicking links on desktop gives an error in Firefox 2

August 12, 2007
  • Try out these steps that may help your problem
  • Mozilla details the problem as well in different places
  •  source: techguylabs.com