A caller to KWHN wanted to know how to easily capture a screen from a game or other application. Here is the answer:
Use [CTRL]+[PrintScreen] to capture the entire screen, or use [ALT]+[PrintScreen] to capture only the active window. Either will capture the image to the Windows clipboard for pasting into another application, such as Microsoft Paint, Word, or even a new email message. Use [CTRL]+[V] to paste the image into the document.
From the email bag:
A listener sent an email that says his laptop computer gives the following error:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
Notice that the error does not contain a file name. This is usually indicative of a corrupt registry, and Microsoft has specific instructions on how to recover this. It will require a Windows disk.
The most common cause of this problem is software firewall settings, such as Windows Firewall. You should check your firewall exceptions list to make sure that is allows the following programs access through the firewall:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
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Have you ever wanted to get a list of email addresses that you've sent email to but not stored as contacts in Outlook? Here is a great, free tool to get those. It can retrieve them into an Excel spreadsheet, and you can import them into your contacts or use them as you see fit.
Outlook stores this information in an NK2 file, located (for most people) at c:\documents and settings\[profile name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook