Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.


Today marks the 200th original posting of Tech–for Everyone. I have posted links to over 200 free downloads, and brought you tips, advice, and computing answers six days per week. I hope to continue being of service well into the future.

I invite you to click on the “About Tech Paul” link, in the upper right-hand corner, if you have not already done so. This series is available as an RSS feed. If you’re not sure what that is, or why that’s “cool”, click here.

I would like to remind readers that you can submit questions to me (the email address here at T4E Headquarters is tech4everyone (at), and if I think it is the type of question whose answer will benefit everyone, I will post it in a “Reader questions answered” article.

I would also like to point out that this site is completely search-able, and the advice, tips, tricks, and answers — as well as the downloads — from past articles can be found with a couple of different tools. One method is the Search box. Say you have questions about a Norton product: type “Norton” into the search box, and every article that contains the word ‘Norton’ will be displayed (by date).
The second main tool is the Tag Cloud. “Tags” are topic categories. Some of my tags are quite broad — such as “Windows” — and a click here will produce a (very) long series of articles, as almost all my postings contain this tag. But others are much more specific, such as “removing updates”. You will see the tags I have added to each article at the bottom of each post. If you click on one of these tags, you will see a list of other blogs and what they’ve written in this category. This is a good way to find more information on your topic.
Past article titles can also be found in the Archives.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading Tech–for Everyone so far, and that you have either bookmarked (or “Add to Favorites”) me, or subscribed to my feed. With God’s help, I will be here for a very long while to come.

Today’s free link: Sometimes our media players need a little help to play certain file types. This is done by adding “codecs“. A good package of codecs for Vista can be found here.
***Please note:If you are visiting a website, and want to see a video there, and the site tells you that you download a “special codec”, or ActiveX control, or “the latest version of Windows Media Player” to view the video, and the site you’re on is an “adult” site, do not click the link, and navigate away from that page as quickly as possible. Then start a vigorous program of antivirus and anti-spyware scanning. You have stumbled across (or been lured to) a malicious website.

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February 21, 2008 - Posted by | computers, RSS, tech, Windows

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for writing this column. It’s very useful. Congratulations on post #200! Keep ’em comin’!


    Comment by Pepper Hastings | February 21, 2008 | Reply

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