• Since when did people have to pay to use Microsoft office?

    I've obviously been living under a rock because when i went on my laptop to use Office to update my resumé, I was told that I had to sign in with a Microsoft account and that I could get a free trial to use Office or I could pay for it.?????? I've never in my life heard of people paying for office, Power... show more
    I've obviously been living under a rock because when i went on my laptop to use Office to update my resumé, I was told that I had to sign in with a Microsoft account and that I could get a free trial to use Office or I could pay for it.?????? I've never in my life heard of people paying for office, Power Point etc. I thought it was free since its pre-installed on computers and laptops and I've used laptops and computers all of my life.
    48 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Shutting down PC using power button?

    Shutting down PC using power button?

    Best answer: It is never safe to do a hard shutdown by pressing the computer button for five seconds. It is only done as a last resort. Any answer that says it's OK is wrong. It is a last resort option only. If you do it you have to fire the computer up and shut down normally afterwards. Your hard drive is nothing more... show more
    Best answer: It is never safe to do a hard shutdown by pressing the computer button for five seconds. It is only done as a last resort. Any answer that says it's OK is wrong. It is a last resort option only. If you do it you have to fire the computer up and shut down normally afterwards.

    Your hard drive is nothing more than an old world record player. The disk spins at such a high speed that it creates a cushion of air above the disk. The arm is so finely balanced it rides that cushion of air.

    During a normal shutdown the last thing a computer does is lock the arm of the hard drive into its shutdown position. It's that click you hear just before the power goes off. In a hard shutdown it doesn't get locked away safely. It smacks the disk as it slows down and skids all over it causing scratches, or in geek speak, bad sectors.
    22 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is a good, free alternative to Microsoft Word? One that isn't a scam, and isn't virus-ridden, and really is free to download.?

    Best answer: Hello, Some of the greats have already been mentioned. The Google suite is wonderful if you need something that can be checked and worked on from anywhere and is easily shared with. OpenOffice is another widely used free program from Apache that runs almost exactly like the Microsoft Suite. Geek Squad Agent... show more
    Best answer: Hello,

    Some of the greats have already been mentioned. The Google suite is wonderful if you need something that can be checked and worked on from anywhere and is easily shared with. OpenOffice is another widely used free program from Apache that runs almost exactly like the Microsoft Suite.

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    25 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I miss windows 98 and windows XP brings back memories?

    I miss windows 98 because it's my first operating system back in 2000 then upgrade to windows XP After that I started using windows Vista windows 7 I don't really like windows 8 and 10 because they suck windows Vista windows 7 suck Too I like old windows it brings memories back
    I miss windows 98 because it's my first operating system back in 2000 then upgrade to windows XP After that I started using windows Vista windows 7 I don't really like windows 8 and 10 because they suck windows Vista windows 7 suck Too I like old windows it brings memories back
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does anyone know of a formula in excel that can turn a decimanl of an hour into an hour and minutes? Like 1.1 hours into minutes?

    Best answer: If you have 1.1 in cell A1, put this formula in a different cell and it'll spit out 1 hour and 6 minutes: =A1-MOD(A1,1)&" "&IF(AND(A1<2,A1>=1),"hour","hours")&" and "&ROUND(MOD(A1,1)*60,0)&" "&IF(AND(... show more
    Best answer: If you have 1.1 in cell A1, put this formula in a different cell and it'll spit out 1 hour and 6 minutes:
    =A1-MOD(A1,1)&" "&IF(AND(A1<2,A1>=1),"hour","hours")&" and "&ROUND(MOD(A1,1)*60,0)&" "&IF(AND( ROUND(MOD(A1,1)*60,0)<2,ROUND( MOD(A1,1)*60,0)>=1),"minute","minutes")
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I override my current version of Windows 10 by re-downloading it?

    Best answer: You have a brand new laptop which means it has a warranty. You need to use your warranty! If you install Win 7 you will completely void that warranty. If you tinker around with your system you could void the warranty as well if you inadvertently do something you shouldn't. All of their contact links are on... show more
    Best answer: You have a brand new laptop which means it has a warranty. You need to use your warranty! If you install Win 7 you will completely void that warranty. If you tinker around with your system you could void the warranty as well if you inadvertently do something you shouldn't. All of their contact links are on their website.

    As for downloading Win10, I think you mean download and install, but if you can't use your browser, then you can't get to the Microsoft website to get to the Win 10 anyway.

    If you completely shut down your laptop, leave it powered off for several minutes, then turn it back on, does it still not work? I ask because Win 10 has a reset feature built into it for when Win 10 becomes corrupt (as yours has done). Start > settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset. This will completely reinstall Win 10 for you. You will have an option of saving your files or letting it overwrite everything.

    I recommend you call HP and handle this via your warranty. But if you insist on trying to resolve it yourself, then try shutting down/restarting/ then using the reset feature. If you still can't get to the reset feature, and don't want to call HP, then here is the Microsoft link to download, then install, the media creation tool for Win 10. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software...
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Please only someone that knows about this answer. its about the indian hacker trade. them calling my grandmothers phone over and over again.?

    so my grandmother keeps getting calls from indians. saying there a software company. i cant rememmber exact wording. at one point they claimed to be microsoft. cant get a clear answer out of them. basicaly they say they have either been blocked or a peice software has expired. i did recently change the router... show more
    so my grandmother keeps getting calls from indians. saying there a software company. i cant rememmber exact wording. at one point they claimed to be microsoft. cant get a clear answer out of them. basicaly they say they have either been blocked or a peice software has expired. i did recently change the router password to something other than the factory default on the bottom. also i activated mac address filtering. at one point they even sounded convincing. saying that this is why they cant do there job because actual hackers make it harder. they said that they had helped her with software more than a year ago. my grandmother remembers 60 years ago. she has amazing long term memory. she says no one ever helped her with any software more than a year ago. when they call the number on our phone reads +27275. that was just today. she was called 3 other times by different indians. this latest one said he was mexican. i have been around mexicans my entire life. that was no mexican. i dont know what to do about this. i thought they would just leave you alone after hanging up on them the first time. they are using different operators. this seems to complicated for one of them. they make like a dollar or something a day. i didnt think they would waste this much time with us. also one said she was in california, but the phone read florida. the latest one said he was in marryland. any advise would be helpful.
    15 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What happens when you download a pirated ebook?

    Best answer: Maybe nothing but the book gets loaded on the computer. If you want free classic ebooks, visit "gutenberg.org". There are thousands of them there from the UC collection in cooperation with Google. hose are "off-copyright" publications, so there's nothing pirated there. Downloading anything... show more
    Best answer: Maybe nothing but the book gets loaded on the computer. If you want free classic ebooks, visit "gutenberg.org". There are thousands of them there from the UC collection in cooperation with Google. hose are "off-copyright" publications, so there's nothing pirated there. Downloading anything from a sketchy website may expose you to any kind of risk, so keep your anti virus and anti malware applications updated. Backup your computer too, so if you need to wipe and reload the operating system, you loss risk is smaller.
    3 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do people use usb to copy drivers and flash bios and then download on to new pc?

    Can't they just download it from the new pc?(not talking about windows, only drivers and flash bios)
    Can't they just download it from the new pc?(not talking about windows, only drivers and flash bios)
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can CGI get so advanced that we won't need actors anymore?

    Best answer: I doubt it will happen anytime soon, the reason being its much more practical to hire real actors. Even with CGI you still need actors to do motion capture.
    Best answer: I doubt it will happen anytime soon, the reason being its much more practical to hire real actors. Even with CGI you still need actors to do motion capture.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How does one deleted RAM in Windows 10?

    Best answer: Well I'm assuming you mean how to delete data currently stored in the computers RAM. All you do is turn the computer off. As soon as the computer is off, all data is deleted from the RAM.
    Best answer: Well I'm assuming you mean how to delete data currently stored in the computers RAM. All you do is turn the computer off. As soon as the computer is off, all data is deleted from the RAM.
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to get windows 10 free without already owning a copy of windows?

    My friend is building a new computer and has a blank hard drive. Any way to get windows free and working?
    My friend is building a new computer and has a blank hard drive. Any way to get windows free and working?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Windows 7 problem, please help!!!?

    Windows 7 problem, please help!!!?

    It is always stuck at this point.
    It is always stuck at this point.
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What will happen to my files in C drive if I reinstall Windows?

    I am downgrading to windows 7 from 10. I have only one drive of 916 GB, If I reinstall windows, what will happen to my personal files lying in the root directory (C:)?
    I am downgrading to windows 7 from 10. I have only one drive of 916 GB, If I reinstall windows, what will happen to my personal files lying in the root directory (C:)?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • When you format a hard drive and erase content, then install a new os, then write new information to it, what happens 2 the old content?

    Best answer: it falls off the edge of the universe and disappears as it gets overwritten one sector at a time.
    Best answer: it falls off the edge of the universe and disappears as it gets overwritten one sector at a time.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago