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General Software Discussion / Re: XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:36 AM »
... how to clone OE to TB on a new computer.


The real file has many more records of course.

How many records (rows)?

Is this a one-time task?

General Software Discussion / Re: Utilities for an excel book
« on: March 10, 2014, 06:13 PM »
if you don't want the overhead of a(nother) addin ....
... but as far as Excel goes, ASAP Utilities is not just another addin, it's the addin. ;D

General Software Discussion / Re: XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: March 04, 2014, 05:44 AM »
You only have to do it once to activate the product after that it works fine.
-Carol Haynes (March 04, 2014, 05:40 AM)

Got it, thanks.

General Software Discussion / Re: XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: March 04, 2014, 05:39 AM »
Thanks for straightening me out re Windows Live Mail.  It would definitely serve my purpose.

I may get an email address in a system using Office365, which uses Exchange.

Does the info below, from an article somewhere, make this an easy decision, just move to Live Mail so I can more easily manage this email address?

The main competition to Thunderbird are Microsoft's two email clients, Windows Live Mail and Microsoft Outlook. If you use Exchange, you'll probably need one of these. Windows Live Mail is actually a pretty good client, and has a lot of the same features as Thunderbird, like conversation views, as well as some nice Windows integration. It doesn't have the awesome add-on support that Thunderbird does, however...

General Software Discussion / Re: XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: March 04, 2014, 05:24 AM »
I could live with Office 2003, I know all my stuff works and there's no ribbon.  I should be able to get a legal copy cheap enough when the time comes.

I'm 99% sure I'll be able to copy my and personal.xls from 2002 to 2003. the start screen type WINWORD and then right click and run as administrator on the icon.
Haynes link=topic=37413.msg350485#msg350485 date=1393931507

I'm hoping this sort of thing can be automated.

General Software Discussion / Re: XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: March 03, 2014, 06:46 PM »
Thanks for the clarification re Windows Live Mail.  The question now is whether or not I'd like it better than Thunderbird.  Otherwise I don't want to create any kind of Microsoft account if I don't have to (don't twitter, use facebook, gmail, etc either because I don't have to.)

I like and use Firefox, so I figure I'd probably be ok with Thunderbird.  Are there things about Windows Live Mail that are better?

General Software Discussion / Re: XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:05 AM »
Wow, I knew this was the right place to ask, thanks everyone!!

Re LibreOffice, App103 expressed my concern, that all the VBA code I've written won't work, or won't work well.  Plus the groups I work with are all standardized on Office.

Sooner or later if I keep working, I'll have to upgrade Excel and Word, but I'm not in a hurry and might have access to a later version of Office in the not too distant future so I'll be able to see for myself.

Windows Live Mail is web-based, no?  I really like having all my email on my machine.  Plus I don't want to get any further tied into the Microsoftverse than I already am.  So I'll probably still check out Thunderbird.

General Software Discussion / Re: XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:06 AM »

I guess the smart thing to do would be to install Thunderbird under XP, migrate everything from Outlook Express and get that behind me.

General Software Discussion / XP to Windows 7 advice
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:50 AM »
I'm thinking of upgrading my 6 year old Vostro 1700 XP pro laptop to Windows 7.

I need to replace Outlook Express (which I like), and I don't want to use web-based email like GMail.  Last time I thought about upgrading, I figured I'd use Mozilla Thunderbird.  I have Outlook 2002 but really dislike it.

I'm still using Word 2002 and Excel 2002.  I can't afford to upgrade these any time soon, and that will be a project I'm not looking forward to, seeing if all my VB code and any of my interface customization will still work.

So, my two questions if I upgrade from XP Pro to Windows 7:

1.  Will Mozilla Thunderbird easily replace Outlook Express?

2.  Will I be able to re-install and run Word and Excel 2002 easily? 

HOw do you know where or if write something in the windows registry ?

Don't know where I got it, but I have a program in my Utility folder called RegShot.exe.  You run it, select "1st shot", do your install or whatever, and then click "2nd shot".  The program shows you what registry entries have changed.

General Software Discussion / Re: extract lines containing
« on: September 23, 2013, 07:43 PM »
from a command line you can issue the Find command and redirect the results to a text file

if you want to use wildcards I think you have to use the Find command inside a For statement

look up Find, For, and redirecting output in a Command Line reference

Living Room / Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« on: August 05, 2013, 02:38 PM »
TV -

Mostly Netflix streaming/dvd/blu-ray.  

I get good hi-def NBC and PBS broadcast signals, use them for local/national news.  Plus a few political podcasts via Roku or AppleTV.

The Toolbar Buttons extension includes buttons to toggle Java and Javascript on and off.


Won't compasses be affected?

Living Room / Re: Kudos/Respect for Mouser
« on: May 18, 2013, 08:54 AM »
This is still the only board I check every day, and I look forward to it.

Thanks Mouser!!!

Living Room / Re: How to open a can with a spoon
« on: April 20, 2013, 11:27 AM »
It's harder than he makes it look, practice would probably make a difference.  Strength is also a factor.

It took me a while but I had to see for myself.   


This is Woody Leonhard's Patch site.  It's been interesting since he joined forces with Susan Bradley and others, since sometimes they don't have the same take on potential patch problems.

I like to let others be the first patchers, read about their experiences, and then patch a few weeks later if it's safe.  And I always do a full backup before patching.

Living Room / Re: portable furniture
« on: April 10, 2013, 06:29 PM »
my preference would be not just portable furniture fitting in a suitcase, but in a cylinder package!

inflatable furniture

Living Room / Re: Ad Industry Attacks Firefox
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:02 PM »
Can you lie to yourself over and over until you believe the lie?
Sure, you see it all the time.  And with a little motivation it doesn't always take a lot of "over and over".

Living Room / Re: Good for Nick D'Aloisio!!
« on: March 26, 2013, 09:23 AM »
Or rather, I think the value assigned to such things are ridiculously offensively out of line for everyone in this game
right, we need to spend that money on football and baseball players  ;D

or you could try a mouse gesture add-on.  I use All-In-One Gestures for Firefox.

I use the right button and a few simple gestures to move between tabs, go to top of page, zoom.  

Post New Requests Here / Re: Detact child window from MDI.
« on: March 13, 2013, 12:16 PM »
for AutoHotkey stuff you can also ask at the AutoHotkey forum:

Living Room / Re: What are your favorite movies?
« on: March 11, 2013, 04:11 PM »
pretty much any Western or other flick with Clint Eastwood in it was going to be worth watching.
agreed, seems like the guy can't make a bad movie

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