Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Skype Installation Problem (Microsoft Installer Message)

The time has finally come to re-install Windows 7 operating system since the last one had a lot of bugs which I wanted to avoid and start everything from default. My new Windows 7 is now running perfectly after complete re-installation and I set-up some basic softwares. Among the other things I jumped on official Skype website to download last software version for PC and guess what? For some strange reason downloaded Skype installation file isn't working! It always showing me the message "Cannot Find or Load Microsoft Installer" even after couple of tries with PC restarting! Solution for this problem is actually very simple and there is a two ways of solve it:

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Solution 1 : Since Skype as a software using some important data from Microsoft Internet Explorer (believe it or not) then huge possibility is that you have an old version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 which need an update. Download last version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (in my case it was version 11) and miracle! Skype will run its installation without any problems. In case that same message still appear then try second solution.


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Solution 2 : Microsoft Installer is usually part of every Microsoft Windows Operating System and that package should be already functional, but sometimes error can appear for a various reasons and in that case you can simply download new version from following links:

- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 official <DOWNLOAD PAGE HERE>

- Microsoft Installer 4.5 official <DOWNLOAD PAGE HERE>

Friday, November 18, 2016

How To Rip Audio CD and Convert Songs Into MP3 files?

The time has come to finally organize my old Music CDs and listen to the songs that I have not heard for a while... Since nowadays Mp3 files almost completely replaced good old Music CDs I decided to transfer some of the songs (legally) directly from a CD into my PC but I was not sure exactly how to do that? Believe it or not you do not need to download any specific software in order to make it because everything you need come together with a Windows Media Player. Concretely I own Windows 7, and version of my Windows Media Player is 12. First thing that you should do is to put Music CD to CD-Rom (be aware of copyright & legal issues).

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Step 1 : When you insert your Music CD into the computer CD-Rom, Windows Media Player should automatically start with playing music. In the top of the right screen angle click on button "Switch to Library" because we first need to set the quality and file type with options (read next steps). Wait till the new Windows Library screen appears...

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Step 2 : If Windows Library screen is now open you should be able to see the list of all songs which you have on inserted Music CD. Click on the button Organize (in the top left angle of the screen), then make a left click on card Options...

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Step 3 : From all cards in the Options screen for us the most important is card Rip Music where you can choose file type and quality for your grabbed music files. Click on the card Rip Music and then choose file type and quality (in our case that will best quality Mp3 file). When you are sure about settings that you just made press OK button. 

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Step 4 : Now from Windows Library screen choose the tracks that you want to convert into Mp3 file by checking and uncheck small box next to them. When you are ready press Rip CD button and Music CD will start converting all selected songs (this process can take some time). Ripped songs are usually positioned in My Music folder but it depend on your system.

 
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Changing the Default Internet Browser in Windows 7

For many safety reasons at our work, we have several internet browsers (Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox and even Safari) of which for us the most important tool is Opera, however, the problem appear because now the links suddenly started to opening each others in the main Windows Internet Explorer browser instead of Opera... This has become disturbing since all the important links had began to withdraw directly to Internet Explorer recognizing him as the default system internet browserIf this situation happened also to you then you should know that in Windows 7, you can always easily change default internet browser :

Step 1 : Go to the Start Menu button, then left click on option "Default Programswhich is located on the right side of the menu. Wait till the new screen appears...

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Step 2 : When new screen is open from the following options on the list, left click at "Set your default programs" (loading list of programs can take some time up to couple of minutes)...

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Step 3 : List of your programs including the all internet browsers should be now displayed on the left side of the screen. Select browser which you want to be your default (in my case it is Opera just for example) and then press "Set this program as default". Now that browser should be your default and always opening all things related with the internet files.

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IMPORTANT : Sometimes after setting up your default internet browser, in the future it will not only open happen to open internet files but also and other stuffs such as .pdf documents or even some music-video extensions. In that case you can always change your settings for each type of extension by going back at Set Default Programs menu and then after selecting default browser program clicking on "Choose defaults for this program". Screen with the extensions will appear and from there you can check the ones that will be opened by your browser as a default.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Change Font Type, Style and Size in Notepad

Notepad is the main base for text writing in every Microsoft Windows operating system. Before any word processing software that you used, there is good old simple Notepad as stable and fast solution for writing and saving basic urgent text files... Notepad is also an universal tool for many other things (like .bat programming) and among other stuffs you can also set the desired font and its size-style so for the basic text processing you will not need other softwares that costs a lot of money. In order to set the font type in Notepad, use the following tutorial :

Step 1 : Create a new Notepad Text Document (.txt) file by right-clicking somewhere into an empty background space and then from the menu selecting New > Text Document.

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Step 2 : When Notepad is open, wrote some text and from the menu at the top of the window click on Format > Font...

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Step 3 : If you did everything correct, new tab will pops up with all options for fonts adjusting. Choose Font, Font Style and Size that you want, after which you can press to OK to confirm or Cancel to brake action.

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IMPORTANT : In the most of cases default Notepad font is Lucida Console with Regular Font Style and 10 Size but sometimes this can be different. Anyway, you can always come back to Lucida Console using above settings if you not like other fonts.

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ADVICE : You can always install new interesting fonts and for that it is not necessary to take any kind of software. Instructions how to install new fonts on your PC can be found at the following tutorial, which I already wrote in the past for WinXP : NEW FONT INSTALLATION TUTORIAL

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Delete Facebook Views And Search History

Since I already posted my several previous texts about security on the internet and dealt with the issue of privacy in different online services now it is time to speak little bit more about Facebook Search history and how you can manage it. Every time when you search for a names, groups or pages on Facebook Search board, results will always stay recorded so that next time this can help you with finding a better termsOf course, sometimes we just want to delete recorded Facebook Search history and things which we were looking for in the past, because of different personal reasons. You can actually delete all history in a few very simple steps :

IMPORTANT : Before start of this tutorial you should first log into your own Facebook Profile because otherwise you will not be able to follow these instructions that are available only to users.

Step 1 : After you successfully log into your own Facebook profile it is necessary to make a left click on Facebook Search board. When the list of people and recent page searches open in the menu below, it is necessary to click on EDIT link at the right side.

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Step 2 : On the page that just opens, you will see results of your searches on Facebook in the previous period. Right to every search is one padlock (which means that your searches are private) and restricted sign with whom you can delete that individual search. To erase complete Facebook Search history simply click on Clear Searches link at the top right side.

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Step 3 : A warning window will appear in front of you and now you should just confirm that you really want to delete all Facebook Search history by clicking on Clear Searches button. If you change your mind in the last moment you can always press Cancel button.

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MISTAKE : Deleting browsing history on Facebook will not erase any history on Google SearchAlso Facebook will continue to track your searches which are made on this social network so it is good that from time to time you check privacy settings and erase search history from previous period

Friday, February 5, 2016

Delete YouTube Views And Search History

Did you know that the history of YouTube clip views keeps stored on your Google personal profile and you can access it at any time? Also, did you know that every search which you make using the YouTube search is saved by date and time so you can see exactly chronological the words that you searched? Except good sides, it arises the main question of personal privacy because often you do not want other people to view video clips that you watched or words which you typed on YouTube search. History of YouTube views as well as search history can be deleted in very simple way for one minute and all that is necessary to do is the following :

IMPORTANT : Before start of this tutorial you should first log into your own Google YouTube Personal Profile because otherwise you will not be able to follow these instructions that are available only to users.

Step 1 : After you successfully log into your own YouTube profile it is necessary to open menu at the end of the left side of the screen next to the sign YouTube. In the most cases, this menu is already open by default, but if not, click on three parallel lines and menu will appear again.

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Step 2 : The menu is now open and between the other options you have to choose History pressing the left mouse click.

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Step 3 : Watch History represents the history of all movie clip views on your YouTube profileIf you've already watched some clips they should be shown on a chronological display below. To erase all previous view history simply left click on "Clear all watch history" buttonYou can always pause tracking of your future Watch History by click on "Pause watch history" button. On that way you can protect your Watch privacy.

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Step 4 : Search History represents the history of all words searched on your YouTube profileIf you've already searched something it should be shown on a chronological display below. To erase all previous searched history simply left click on "Clear all search history" buttonYou can always pause tracking of your future Search History by click on "Pause search history" button. On that way you can protect your Search privacy.

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MISTAKE : Deleting browsing history on YouTube will not erase any history search on Google SearchPeople are often confused with these two concepts and they think that once you delete search history on YouTube service it is automatically removed from Google but it is not the case. In some of the following tutorials I will try to show you how to clear search history from Google Search which is a bit more complicated.

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