[fix] Slow updates for Windows 7 fresh install

A tortoise

Updates will take days… here’s a workaround:



[How to] iPhone voicemail to PC

You can use an auxiliary cable and the Sound Recorder application built into Windows.

The auxiliary cable will need to be plugged into the microphone jack on your computer.

Auxiliary cable:

Microphone jack:

Once you have your iPhone hooked up via the auxiliary cable, open Sound Recorder by going to Start and typing “Sound Recorder.”


Play the voicemail on your iPhone and hit record on Sound Recorder as soon as you do. When the voicemail is done playing, hit “Stop Recording” and select where you would like the file to be saved. Sound Recorder will save the file as WMA, but not a good file format for archiving your voicemails. To convert the WMA file to MP3, there are a variety of free programs you can use, such as Switch.

Thank you “How to Geek

[fix] Office 2013 update not integrated in Windows Update

Frustration: I am unable to update Office 2013. Office 2013 isn’t integrated in Windows Update. The option to “get updates for other Microsoft programs” is completely missing in the settings of Windows Update.

Clicking on the link “get updates for other Microsoft products” just links to a website that says how to open Windows Update.

My machine is on Win7, Ultimate, 64-bit and I am using Office 2013 Professional Plus.

Answer: My default browser was Chrome! Opening the link “get updates for other Microsoft products” in Chrome is no help! Set IE as your default browser. Close all browsers and hit the “get updates for other Microsoft products” again. Now you will be presented with appropriate options. If it still does not work, try toggling your “Compatibility view settings” in IE.

[FIX] Outlook RPC over https

Moving from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. Easy transition for iPhone and Outlook 2007+ on LAN

Different flavors of Android are annoying to find proper settings.

All PCs that were off LAN during Outlook transition from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 refused to connect without VPN.
Establish VPN
Remove mail profile
Repair Office 2010. Confirmed Office 2010 SP2 was installed and all Windows Updates
Then setup Outlook with VPN connected
All good, with or without VPN now

[fix] Outlook spellcheck does not work


Mixed versions of Word and Outlook

When you use mixed versions of Outlook and Word, ‘spell check on send’ should always work (if enabled).

For the spell check as you type and grammar checking features, you need to have the same version of Word and Outlook, often installed from the same suite. If you don’t have Outlook and Word installed from the same suite or are using mixed version, copy winword.exe into the same directory as outlook.exe.  This enables spell check as you type and grammar features.

The version of winword.exe doesn’t make a difference, although really old versions of Word may not have the desired effect.

Make sure you copy, not move, winword.exe!

Look for your old and new Office installations at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office, or if using 64-bit Windows, at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office. Each installation will be in a subfolder called “OfficeXX”, where XX is the version number.

-Thank you http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/email/spell-check-is-not-working/

hmm. using this will likely drive me crazy in the future. not sure how Microsoft Updates and Service Packs will like having winword.exe in two locations. or how about next time I repair, upgrade or try to uninstall Office or Outlook? use this solution only as a last resort.

[fix] Find proper MTU


at a command prompt
ping “www.yahoo.com -f -l 1500” (without the quotes)

If it fragments, decrease the size until it no longer fragments.
If it replies, increase the size until it fragments.

Your specific optimal MTU is the largest possible without fragmenting.
In your settings, remember to add 28 to your result to account for the echo and header overhead.

Thank you TP-LINK