Computer Repair Tips for everyday users

Before you attempt to do anything mentioned here or elsewhere, please remember to always back up your data.


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Friday, June 28, 2013

How To Create A Backup System Image In Windows 8

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Windows 8, Quickbooks won't email or print

Oh you naughty Windows 8, just another thing I don't like about you.

I have had MANY calls on this issue. This is an issue with even the latest 2013 versions of Quickbooks.  I have not found a fix for the email button but working on it. I have found fixes and work arounds for printing and creating pdfs.

Here are some of the most common issues that I have had to deal with and their work around and fixes:

Unable to reconcile accounts or to create, print, or email .pdf files

Repair damaged print settings - QBPrint.qbp file is the culprit here

QuickBooks 2010 and 2009 PDF Printer Problems with 64 Bit Systems

Solving Problems with Windows 8 and QuickBooks 2013 (and more)

Error: QuickBooks is unable to send your email to Outlook


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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Link Referral, generate traffic

free web site traffic and promotion
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2) Improved search engine rankings and SEO optimization.
3) Indirect search engine traffic via Pages such as your directory listing and your affiliate page listing feature your link and description, are picked up by all the major search engines. Your sign-up description, combined with our strong traffic base (a prime ranking factor for most major search engines) can pull in a significant immediate steady stream of traffic to your listing on and then on to your web site. Linkreferral forums traffic - By participating in our forums on a daily basis, you'll build relationships and your reputation within the linkreferral community and improve the odds of successfully converting visitors to your end goal. Promote your listing by asking questions and giving comments, each post you make actively displays your link, category and member profile.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Having issues with Internet Explorer?  Make sure your not running the 64-bit version and if so change it so the 32-bit is your default browser.

Check default settings 

There are other issues that could be causing this as well. Such as a pop-up blocker, flash or java corrupt or in need of updating, browser needs to be reset to default settings, add-ons disabled or compatibility issues.

Although there are many benefits to running IE 64 bit it doesn't always play well with others.

Benefits of 64-bit IE:
A: There are a few advantages to using the 64-bit version:
•Security: DEP/NX is always on for 64bit processes. (Of course, on Vista SP1+, 32bit IE8+ has DEP/NX enabled by default too.)
•Security: Memory protections like ASLR are more effective (because the address space is dramatically larger)
•Security: Most bad guys only bother to write x86 shellcode, which will fail in an x64 process
•It may crash less. (Because most add-ons don't load in 64bit IE, it tends to be more reliable.)
•It may be faster to start up. (Because most add-ons aren't loaded. You can disable add-ons in 32bit IE if you'd like)


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Firefox:"This Connection is Untrusted"

Firefox:"This Connection is Untrusted"
If resetting the browser to the default settings doesn't fix this, Try deleting the cert8.db file.

See resetting to default state

Deleting the cert8.db file

Open Firefox, Help, Troubleshooting Information, Show Folder under Application Basics, folder will open, keep this open, close Firefox, delete the cert8.db file, open firefox and it will recreate this file and should fix your issues with "This Connection is Untrusted"

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Having issues with Firefox? How to set it to the Default State.

Having issues with Firefox? Reset it to the default state.

Open Firefox, Help, Troubleshooting Information then restart Firefox.

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