Speaking of annoying, Windows Update works for most people, but when it doesn't it can leave a path of destruction and confusion. What to do?
Shall we clear up more confusion? An unexpected F11 can make a few things "disappear".
Denver, April 2: Will you be at the meetup? I will! A few of my entrepreneurial pals and I are hosting one. We'll give short talks on a variety of topics, followed by general Q&A and networking. Interested and available? Click here for more details and sign-up. It's free, and includes pizza!
My email address was in one of breaches we keep hearing about. Is that address still safe to use? Should I get a new email address?
There's no need to get a new address just because your email account was part of a breach — as long as you can still log in to your account.
There are steps you should take, but that's not one of them.
If you can't log in to your email account any more, though, you may have no other choice.
Continue Reading: Do I Need a New Email Address if Mine's Involved in a Breach?
Support Ask Leo! and Lose the Ads!
Enjoy an ad-free experience whenever you visit askleo.com by become a patron for as little as $2/month (or $24/year). Your support helps keep Ask Leo! running.
Microsoft updates are getting to be a pain in the neck, but yesterday they really got to me. Many programs I use for business, and personal use were no longer functioning. The main concern I have is the loss of Corel products, especially WordPerfect, I was wondering why Corel was hit so bad. I suspected Corel had something to do with this crash since my Corel products are very old, 2004, and thought maybe they wanted me to buy newer software.
I am simply frustrated and will accept any guidance you will suggest. I really don't know what to do, I have uninstalled most of the Corel products and WordPerfect appears to be working, but I have lost most of the products that were included on the 2 CDs in the package.
While it's not as common as the headlines might lead you to believe, this isn't the first time I've heard of the scenario you outline: Windows 10 updates itself, and you find that other software on your machine has stopped working. Often it's older software you've been using for years without a problem.
I can't guarantee a fix, of course, but I'll outline what I would do in this situation to maximize the chances of everything working again.
Continue Reading: How Do I Clean Up After Windows Update Breaks Other Applications?
From your description, I'm going to assume you mean that all this is happening within Internet Explorer, though similar features are present in other browsers (as well as other applications).
It's easy to accidentally hide menus and toolbars.
I'll examine those, and show you how to get your toolbar, menu, or whatever it is that you're missing back.
Continue Reading: How Do I Get My Web Browser's Menu and Toolbar Back?
A feature exclusively available to Ask Leo! Patrons Bronze level & above.
- Tip of the Day: Remember that Malware Can Do Anything
- Tip of the Day: Choose the Right Network Type
- Tip of the Day: Encrypt Your Laptop's Hard Drive
- Tip of the Day: Watch Your Disk Space
- Tip of the Day: Modify Your Windows 10 Start Menu
- Tip of the Day: Change or Turn Off System Sounds
More Ask Leo!
Leo's Other Projects....HeroicStories Since 1999, HeroicStories brings diverse, international voices to the world ' reminding us that people are good, that individuals and individual action matter. Stories - new and old - are published twice a week.
Not All News Is Bad - Each day I look for one story in the current news of the day with a positive bent. Just one. And I share it.
leo.notenboom.org - My personal blog. Part writing exercise, part ranting platform, it's where I write about anything and everything and nothing at all.
Fatal error: Call to undefined function related_posts() in /home/alnews/public_html/wp-content/themes/askleo-generatepress/functions.php on line 195