11/09/2016

Is my Microsoft Office 32-bit or 64-bit version?

How to find if your Microsoft Office is 32-bit or 64-bit version?
How do I know if my Office is 32-bit or 64-bit?

Open an Office app e.g. Word.
Click on "File", than “Account” and “About Word”
See the first row.




1/27/2016

Avast Free Antivirus blocks printer setup (Kyocera)

Symptom:
When install a printer (e.g. Kyocera Ecosys M6526CDN) on Windows, the installer will be interrupted, but you won't get any error message or explanation.
Avast Free Antivirus blocks the driver setup.
If you disable Avast shields control the error remains.

Solution:
Add to Exeptions the temp directory where to the Avast installer works, or remove Avast temporarily.

1/25/2016

(Code 38) Windows error when attach a pendrive or USB external hard drive

Symptom: 
When you try to attach a pendrive or USB external hard drive, you get an error message: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)"
Windows doesn't recognize the pendrive or external HDD.

Solution:

Uninstall all USB devices from Device Manager, then reboot Windows and reinstall all USB device drivers (download the chipset driver from manufacturer support page and install it).

11/27/2015

Avast 10.3 blocks Thunderbird email sending

Error: 
Thunderbird is unable to send e-mails, because Avast antivirus blocks sending process.

 "Sending of Message Failed, Unable to open the temporary file /tmp/nsmail.tmp, Check your 'Temporary Directory' Setting."


Solution:
Go to Settings => Active Protection => File System Shield Customize link => Exclusions and add *nsemail.html

Source: Avast forum



9/04/2015

How to clear browser cache and history in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera?

In Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer: Ctrl + Shift + Del

In Opera:
Opera tab (top left corner)
Settings (Alt + P)
Privacy & security
Clear browsing data





8/28/2015

Olympus VN-480PC digital audio recorder Windows 8.1 software and driver

1.) Install the original Digital Wave Player software or download from Olympus: Digital Wave Player software
Choose language.

2.) Install the original Digital Wave Player Update software (Digital Wave Player Update 2.1.4).
Download from Olympus: Digital Wave Player Update 2.1.4
Choose language.

3.) Install driver. Download it from Olympus also: VN-PC Series Driver for 64-bit editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7

This solution also works with VN-120PC, VN-240PC, VN-480PC, VN-960PC, VN-2100PC, VN-3100PC, VN-3200PC and VN-4100PC digital audio recorders, 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

After installing:
All programs
Olympus Digital Wave Player
Digital Wave Player (Right click, Properties)
Compatibility
Compatibility mode: Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows Vista
OK







8/21/2015

Windows 10 Proxy server settings

Simplest solution:
Start menuLaunch Internet Options window from Command Prompt

Second solution:

Settings (1st picture)
Network & Internet (2nd picture)
Proxy
Select Automatic or Manual proxy setup. It depends on your network configuration.
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Another way of proxy setting:
Type Proxy on the start menu search and click on: Configure proxy server (1st picture)
Internet Properties: Connections / Lan settings (2nd picture)
Select Automatic or Manual proxy setup. It depends on your network configuration.
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8/17/2015

How to delete unwanted TCP/IP Printer Ports on Windows?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Ports

Remove the entire key (folder) with the name of the port you are deleting.
Restart Windows or the Print Spooler service after deleting that key.

Source: Technet