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If you’ve ever needed to move your Outlook email signatures from one computer to another, you know that manually copying and pasting each one can be time-consuming.

Luckily, there’s a simpler way! In this article, I’ll guide you through the steps to transfer your Outlook signatures seamlessly.

 

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Microsoft confirms that Windows 11 24H2 will enable BitLocker encryption by default. Read more here.

The good news is that it is still possible to perform a Windows 11 installation without BitLocker encryption being enabled by default.

 

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This is a note for personal reference.

Enable Windows Updates on a Windows PC connected to Active Directory with Windows Updates disabled. Set the Data value from 0 to 1 on the following entry: SetDisableUXUAccess at the following registry address:

  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

 

 

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Outlook does not have a dedicated “Send and Archive” button similar to what you might find in other email services like Gmail. However, you can manually Archive emails after sending them.

For Microsoft 365, Outlook.com, and Exchange accounts, the Archive folder is one of Outlook’s default folders, and you can use the Archive button to move messages to this folder. While it’s not a one-click solution like a “Send and Archive“, it can help you manage your sent emails more efficiently.

If you’re looking to streamline your email management, you might consider using Quick Steps in Outlook. Quick Steps allow you to create automated actions for frequent tasks, which could include archiving emails after sending them.

For more detailed instructions on archiving emails or setting up Quick Steps, you can refer to the official Microsoft Support page.

 

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If you use a password to sign into your Windows 11 personal computer (PC) you can adjust a setting which will allow you to automatically sign in, bypassing the password input requirement.

This is handy if you need to have an account password set (for example, network sharing) but don’t want to manually insert a password upon starting or rebooting your PC.

Follow the steps within this article only if you’ve physically secured your Windows 11 PC and you’re the only person using your computer.

 

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Using the desktop version of Word, I discovered that the Transcribe feature was not available. Oddly enough, I could see the transcribe feature when I go to Customize the Ribbon. However, I cannot toggle it on or off and it is not actually showing up in the Ribbon.

Turns out, it was a simply Microsoft Account Privacy Setting that was preventing the Transcribe feature from being available. This article will show you which Privacy Setting you need to enable to gain access to the Transcribe feature within Microsoft Word.

 

 

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Using the desktop version of OneNote, I discovered that the Transcribe feature was not available. Oddly enough, I could see the transcribe feature when I go to Customize the Ribbon. However, I cannot toggle it on or off and it is not actually showing up in the Ribbon.

Turns out, it was a simply Microsoft Account Privacy Setting that was preventing the Transcribe feature from being available. This article will show you which Privacy Setting you need to enable to gain access to the Transcribe feature within Microsoft OneNote.

 

 

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Help My Email Account was Hacked

If your email account has been hacked, you must act quickly to regain control and prevent further issues.

Here are some steps you can take:

 

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Turn off Other Email Tab in Outlook

Microsoft is once again using their wisdom against its clients by enabling, by default, a ‘focused‘ inbox experience within Outlook.

In short, Microsoft Outlook attempts to determine what email messages are important, to help keep you ‘Focused‘ and what belongs in the ‘Other‘ email category.

For most of my clients, this results in ‘missing‘ emails or overlooking potentially important emails such as time sensitive ones.

This article will show you how to disable the Focused email inbox feature and remove the ‘Other‘ tab.

 

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S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology and can provide a report on the health status of hard drives.

This article will show you how to check a drive via the Windows Command Prompt as well as Windows PowerShell.

Note, these built-in Windows tools will only display simple messages about the hard drive so if you need more details another solution would be required.

Personally, if I am questioning the integrity of a drive I simply replace it.

 

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