Author: <span class="vcard">The Maker</span>

How to detect a tape device in Acronis 11.5

If the tape device is ever unplugged for any reason Acronis indicates a need to re-detect the device. The documentation lacks any pictures and the text is very vague where you find this option to do this. It is buried several layers deep.  Here is a screenshot of the location for this option. Note the…


Pretty Complete Guide To Moving Outlook to a new Windows computer

  GOAL: To Move Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, or Outlook 2016 to a new computer running Windows 7, 8, or 10.    The steps are similar for all versions of Outlook and Windows, but dialog and folder paths can vary.   Step 1: Get the files from old computer – get them outta there! If…


Removing Items from Add/Remove Programs, But they still Show in the list! – Windows XP

Have you removed or uninstalled a program and still have it show up in Add/Remove Programs? Let’s get those out of there. Click on Start, then click on Run and type regedit and hit enter. Other Windows version have a search box that you can type regedit into instead of having to click on Run. Look…


How to re-enable laptop disabled MIC Windows 8.1

I had reason to disable the built-in MIC on my Windows 8.1 Dell Latitude E5550 laptop.  I did the usual thing and went to the control panel and selected SOUND clicked the recording tab, found the MIC and chose properties and select to disable this device (Do not use). Voila the MIC disappeared. This was…


Before Google there was AltaVista

  Here is an interesting article about life before Google ! Check it out!! AltaVista Search Technology – The Glory Days & Death By Google Hits: 9


Important AS400 Messages

Definition The active status of the initial thread of the job. This is the status of a job as displayed by the iSeries command WRKACTJOB Value range No status – A blank status field represents a job that is in transition or is not active. BSCA – Waiting in a pool activity level for the…