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Office 2019 wanted to install updates

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When I tried to open Word, I had a little fright today. Office wanted to install updates and couldn’t, the update kept erroring.

It is Wednesday, and Windows updates has been applied.

My Office Pro Plus 2019 always worked, until today, when it tried to update itself.
A dialog box was displayed saying “Updating office, please wait a moment” but after a minute or two, an application error box appeared with error 0xc0000142 “application unable to start correctly.”

I tried to repair the Office App, but it said that Word was open and asked me to re-boot my system and try again. After rebooting:

  1. Right-click the Windows-Logo Icon,
    select “Apps and Features” top entry on the list.
  2. Find and Click on the “Office 2019 …” icon and
    select [Modify]
  3. Accept “Do you want to allow this App to make changes …”
  4. Choose “Quick Repair” and click [Repair].

The repair will take a little while and should came back to you saying that the repair was successful.

If it couldn’t be repaired use the “Online Repair”.
This should fix all issues, but it takes longer and requires an internet connection throughout the repair. Only use that option if the “Quick Repair” didn’t work.

NOTE: Online repair will probably uninstall Office Pro Plus versions. So, if you have no way of reinstalling your Office Pro Plus do NOT use online repair.

Luckily my Quick Repair worked. And I can breathe a sigh of relief.

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One favourite OAP scam

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This is the scenario:

  1. You get a phone call late morning or early afternoon – that pretends to be from BT, SKY, or somewhere popular yearly subscription service; informing you that your contract or insurance is close to expire.
  2. They friendly ask if you would like to continue the contract and then offer you to upgrade there and then (MISTAKE)!
  3. They even say they have your card details from last year, and can you please confirm that the card-number starts (not ending) with 4159. And of course, this is incorrect so you automatically change the card number to the correct one (MISTAKE)!
  4. They might even be cheeky and snail-mail you an invoice asking you to send a cheque, as your payment didn’t go through. So, you do (MISTAKE)!
  5. A week later you might get another snail-mail informing you that if you don’t pay they will send the debt-collectors to you.

 

DON’T RESPOND! Either hang up or say “Sorry I can’t speak now; can I have your name and number please, so that I can call you back”. 90% of the time they will hang up.

Then phone the company in question and query the call/writ. It is most likely a forgery and a scam.

Then report the number and name to the fraud police.

Google is following Microsoft’s example

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I feel like swearing!!!
Google has changed its programs/apps so that they now only work to their full extent when used through Google Chrome.

clip_image002 To use voice commands (providing you have a microphone attached to your PC) in searches; click on the microphone icon and the speak something like: “how to use Google chrome”
clip_image004 In Translate, first click on the language tab, this will make the microphone symbol visible,
then click on the microphone and start talking; another little boxed symbol opens and blinks at you, as long as this is there you are being recorded – click the red speaker and your recording stops.
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This is a great tool if you don’t know how to spell something and the spell checker will not give you the answer when you, like me, have used too many wrong letters and your spell checker can’t guess what you are saying eg: “foring” “foreign” .

This is also a great tool to communicate in foreign languages. I use it regularly to communicate with my a Polish cleaning lady, as I don’t speak a lot of Polish.

Do you know what SEXTING is?

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I am sure you know what TEXTING is but do you also know what SEXTING is?

This word has recently been added to the English dictionary, it’s a stupid nearly un-pronounceable word; but who am I to decide?

What does it mean? It actually means:

According to Wikipedia Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. The term was first popularized in early 21st century, and is a amalgamation of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the wide sense of sending a text possibly with images.
about.com Sexting is the slang term for the use of a cell phone or other similar electronic device to distribute pictures or video of sexually explicit images. It can also refer to text messages of a sexually-charged nature.
internetslang.com The definition of SEXTING is “Sending sexually explicit texts”