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  • I am not a computer geek and lots of times I don't understand the language being used, so try to make it easy for non-geek understanding.  (By the way, I think that Windows should include a glossary that can be accessed at any time from the bottom tray--too ofter the help buttons don't defince terms well enough.)

    My concern here is that I might be typing along in a document or writing a letter to the editor and the Windows update will just wipe out everything that I've done and turn off the computer and do its thing, even though I've set update times for middle of the night.  I think that there should always be a warning that updates are about to be done so that one can instruct it to wait for some time before doing so.  It is very frustrating to lose work!  And I don't know how to save letters to the editor or comments that go with petitions.  I have Windows 7, 32 whatever.

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:09 PM Moved to more relevant forum category (From:Feedback and Comments)
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 5:54 PM

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  • Read this topic and try the solution:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/f50db294-c4b6-4397-84b8-09685056f98d


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, January 17, 2011 6:45 AM
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:44 PM
  • On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:54:13 +0000, satbend wrote:

    I am not a computer geek and lots of times I don't understand the language being used, so try to make it easy for non-geek understanding.  (By the way, I think that Windows should include a glossary that can be accessed at any time from the bottom tray--too ofter the help buttons don't defince terms well enough.)

    My concern here is that I might be typing along in a document or writing a letter to the editor and the Windows update will just wipe out everything that I've done and turn off the computer and do its thing,

    See Andre Ziegler's reply to you. I'll just address your issue of
    computer language. It's far from complete, but here's a short article
    I've written on the subject that may help you; it talks about some of
    the misuses of computer language:
    http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=335


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, January 17, 2011 6:45 AM
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:00 PM

All replies

  • Read this topic and try the solution:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/f50db294-c4b6-4397-84b8-09685056f98d


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, January 17, 2011 6:45 AM
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:44 PM
  • On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:54:13 +0000, satbend wrote:

    I am not a computer geek and lots of times I don't understand the language being used, so try to make it easy for non-geek understanding.  (By the way, I think that Windows should include a glossary that can be accessed at any time from the bottom tray--too ofter the help buttons don't defince terms well enough.)

    My concern here is that I might be typing along in a document or writing a letter to the editor and the Windows update will just wipe out everything that I've done and turn off the computer and do its thing,

    See Andre Ziegler's reply to you. I'll just address your issue of
    computer language. It's far from complete, but here's a short article
    I've written on the subject that may help you; it talks about some of
    the misuses of computer language:
    http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=335


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, January 17, 2011 6:45 AM
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:00 PM