This is in the case that you have only one optical drive which is a minimum of a CD Writer and you want to make a copy of a CD.

  1. Insert original CD in the drive
  2. In the CD Drive dialog box, click CANCEL
  3. On the desktop, double-click on MY COMPUTER
  4. Right-click on the CD drive and select OPEN
  6. PASTE to a temporary folder
  7. Select all the files, right-click on them and select SEND TO > DIRECTCD


 This is an issue relating to the Time Server Synchronization error.  Basically you start up windows live messenger and get the following error:

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Basically you need to check that the time on your windows clock is accurate or close to real Internet time:


I know there are a lot of articles on the WWW detailing this process but none of them really worked for me.  I recently changed job and no longer have all my test machines at work.  Instead I only have the one workstation :eek  Still I've been asked to test some web applications (???) so I had to find a solution to suit me.  I'd done this before IE7 (so a long time since).

My office workstation setup for this is:

  • HP CMT DC7900
  • E5300 @ 2.60Ghz
  • 2Gb RAM
  • Windows XP Professional SP2 
  • Internet Explorer 7

As you can tell, not the most up-to-date but unfortunately I need to stay near to my customer base and match their setups as closely as possible.

If you've been to the point where you're exporting a report to Excel, and only some of the column headers appear, then try this:

I googled this for ages and found different suggestions here and there but none of them produced consistent results.  One solution was to untick "Simplify page headers" on the Excel Format Options when you export the report.  Because our report is exported via a web-based system, this extra dialog doesn't appear when our users export their reports.  Not that it solved it as only some different headers appeared on the exported report when we followed that suggestion.

Consider the following report in design view, only the circled headings would appear on the exported report: