windows 8.1 on virtualbox – a more permanent solution

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windows 8.1 on virtualbox – a more permanent solution

March 9th, 2014 by Jeanne Boyarsky

In January, I installed the Windows 8.1 trial on VirtualBox.  The trial is good for 3 months.  I need a more permanent solution so I bought Windows 8.  I chose to buy a physical DVD so I have it in case I need to re-install it.  This turned out to be an “adventure” as Staples […]

making it too easy to do something (a toshiba laptop) + windows 8 annoyances

February 9th, 2014 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I helped a non-technical friend set up her new Windows 8 laptop.  I encountered a bunch of expected problems as Windows 8 “changes everything.”  I wound up showing her some keyboard shortcuts as they were easier than fighting with Windows 8: Alt + tab: to switch amongst applications Windows M: to show desktop Windows C: […]

a virus encounter

February 13th, 2011 by Jeanne Boyarsky

Due to my struggles with Open Office Impress, I decided to take advantage of Microsoft’s at home use program and install Office 2007 on my home computer.  Short story, I had a dormant virus on my machine that showed up as soon as I installed Office 2007.  This reminds me why I avoid Microsoft products […]