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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5505 on: July 28, 2020, 11:31:54 PM »
Is there a built in way in windows to make a selected text capital?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5506 on: July 28, 2020, 11:34:07 PM »
Is there a built in way in windows to make a selected text capital?
I believe MS word has a option For Capitalize Every Word
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5507 on: July 28, 2020, 11:35:15 PM »
I believe MS word has a option For Capitalize Every Word
Is there a built in way in windows to make a selected text capital?

Who uses word these days?!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5508 on: July 28, 2020, 11:37:36 PM »
Who uses word these days?!
Lol I was about to edit with a note that I last saw it in Word 2008
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5509 on: July 28, 2020, 11:46:18 PM »
I believe MS word has a option For Capitalize Every Word
It does. It can do all caps. If you're not in word you can google it, I'm sure there's some website where you can paste your text and it'll switch it for you.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5510 on: July 28, 2020, 11:50:38 PM »
It does. It can do all caps. If you're not in word you can google it, I'm sure there's some website where you can paste your text and it'll switch it for you.
Once your doing that just paste it into word :)
I think he was asking for a universal keyboard shortcut.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5511 on: July 28, 2020, 11:51:51 PM »
It does. It can do all caps. If you're not in word you can google it, I'm sure there's some website where you can paste your text and it'll switch it for you.
I'm aware, I was looking for something built in. I wish it was like a shift capslock or something (although capslocks usually have a built in indicator light)

The closest i got, was running a script with a shortcut (not really a good option)
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Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms
[System.Window.Forms.SendKeys]::SendWait("^x"); # cut
#[System.Window.Forms.SendKeys]::SendWait([System.Window.Forms.Clipboard]::GetText().ToLower()); # rewrite as lowercase
#[System.Window.Forms.SendKeys]::SendWait([System.Window.Forms.Clipboard]::GetText().ToUpper()); # rewrite as uppercase

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5512 on: July 28, 2020, 11:56:18 PM »
if just in word/outlook, the easiest is probably to create an autocorrect for it. Otherwise you can use autohotkey or texter.
Thanks, autocorrect works great! 8)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5513 on: July 29, 2020, 12:21:47 AM »
Once your doing that just paste it into word :)
I think he was asking for a universal keyboard shortcut.
Assuming you have word!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5514 on: August 01, 2020, 06:19:46 PM »
Spilled some coffee on my laptop, half the keys are not working. Is there a fix or is it toast?
Drying it out isn't a great idea either.  Take out the battery, and get it to a place that can open it and clean it up ASAP.  many liquids will cause corrosion if they dry on the board.  if you're the handy type, alcohol is your best bet to quickly clean out the area and prevent corrosion.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5515 on: August 01, 2020, 10:30:56 PM »
Drying it out isn't a great idea either.  Take out the battery, and get it to a place that can open it and clean it up ASAP.  many liquids will cause corrosion if they dry on the board.  if you're the handy type, alcohol is your best bet to quickly clean out the area and prevent corrosion.
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If you cant take out the battery cut power ASAP to prevent short circuiting. Water doesnt break keys. Water + electricity does.

Look up thread for fix. Basically buy the peice online and install yourself or gave Geel Squad, etc do it for you.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5516 on: August 02, 2020, 08:23:00 AM »
Drying it out isn't a great idea either.  Take out the battery, and get it to a place that can open it and clean it up ASAP.  many liquids will cause corrosion if they dry on the board.  if you're the handy type, alcohol is your best bet to quickly clean out the area and prevent corrosion.
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If you cant take out the battery cut power ASAP to prevent short circuiting. Water doesnt break keys. Water + electricity does.

Look up thread for fix. Basically buy the peice online and install yourself or gave Geel Squad, etc do it for you.
Thanks. I bought a new one but still plan to get this one fixed eventually.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5517 on: August 04, 2020, 06:28:25 PM »
I'm getting a windows 7 update error exactly like this one:
https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2dj760/windows_update_error_80072ee2/

It's running on a Macbook and a fresh install of windows (it worked previously).
The above solution wouldn't work for me because theirs no registry listed there.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5518 on: August 05, 2020, 07:37:01 PM »
I'm getting a windows 7 update error exactly like this one:
https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2dj760/windows_update_error_80072ee2/

It's running on a Macbook and a fresh install of windows (it worked previously).
The above solution wouldn't work for me because theirs no registry listed there.
Update:
I'm going to assume that some Microsoft server was down, because today (randomly) it started working again.🤷‍♀️

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5519 on: August 07, 2020, 11:55:26 AM »
I have a laptop with an SSD. Lately, "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" is giving me an error:
PCIe SSD on Controller 13, Port0: Offline

It seems that it's a partition of the SSD, but not the main one. Do I need to worry about this? (Laptop is within warranty so if there's something wrong I'd like to get it fixed)

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