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How to silence your disc drive

When you’re listening a CD or watching a DVD you disc drive, either cd-rom or dvd-rom, can get quit noisy. This is due to the high speeds they can reach while reading your disc. The problem is, you don’t want that noise to disturb your experience. Should reading a disc be on such high reading speeds?

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N95 as a wireless hotspot

For my work I travel quite a lot. Mostly I travel by train as this gives me the opportunity to take some sleep very early in the morning and do some work when travelling in the afternoon or evening. My Nokia N95 enables me to connect to the internet through 3G. It has a decent browser built in and my Vodafone flat fee internet bundle which costs me € 9,95 / month gives me the freedom and speed to do online whatever I want.

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Nokia SportsTracker no activities

SportsTrackerThe Nokia sportstracker is great free software on my Nokia N95 mobile phone. It can log your route for later reference. That can be in a sports activity but also your journey by for example car or train.

After a firmware upgrade of my phone. The sportstracker stopped working however. No activities are available in the activity list and neither can I add new activities. As you need an activity to use the sportstracker that meant I couldn’t use it anymore.

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How to change the default Google Desktop Data index folder

Google desktop search uses a folder in which it stores its index files. This folder called “Google Desktop Data” is by default place in the “My Documents” folder of your pc. To me that’s not a logical place though as I only want to have files I actively use to be in the “Mt Documents” folders. Music, Video, Word-files and spreadsheets are fine, index files from a search tool are not.

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An OLE registration error occurred. The program is not correctly installed.

After doing some small Windows Updates and I installed a plug in to be able to handle Office 2007 file types in my Office 2003 installation suddenly I get the following error when I tried to reply on an email from Outlook:

Microsoft Word is set to be your e-mail editor. However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The Outlook e-mail editor will be used instead. An OLE registration error occurred. The program is not correctly installed. Run setup again for the program.

Indeed Microsoft word was set as my email editor but now it was broken 🙁

I found the solution on the website of a guy named Juvenall Wilson. Thanks!

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How to remove Nero Scout

Nero ScoutI try to keep my pc clean of software that I do not use. Nero Scout is such a piece of software. But it automatically comes to your system when installing Nero 7. It has an option build in to disable it, but how to remove it?

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How to create your own virtual private network with Hamachi

HamachiThe internet is great. But still there are things you can do in a local network that can not easily be done over the internet. Share a printer, share a folder, play a LAN game, etc. With the free virtual private network application Hamachi however, you can access your computer from anywhere on the internet as if you were home on your local network.

Here’s howto install such a network using Hamachi.

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How to Remove Duplicate Imported Items from Outlook

OutlookWhen you import items into Microsoft Outlook for example by synchronization, duplicates can occur. Unfortunately, there is not an option to remove duplicate items after your import. This article explains howto delete duplicate items after you complete the sync / import process.