Your computer help desk

Welcome to my Practically Nerded web site.
Software support and the home of GEOSoft software and tools.

What's new on this site?

First of all we have the whole new look.  Of course you will only notice if you have visited before.  It has been a lot of work doing the update and parts of it may yet be broken.

I am also starting support for Windows 7.  At the moment it is anything from non-existent to very limited.

Please take the time to read all of this page and in particular the registry warnings. If you alter the Windows registry without taking the proper steps then only you will be responsible when you can not get Windows to restart.

Looking for the IE7 Tools download? Just go to Software then Solutions in the Table of Contents to the left.  It's item 6 on the page. You can read all about it by going to this page.   The Lite version is also available from the same page. (1.77Kb versus 8.33Mb).


This site is designed to be viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer and will require that you have JavaScript enabled.  It is optimized for a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 so it may look weird at other resolutions.  To navigate the site use the dropdown menu on the side.  Just hover over a category and the menu will expand.  You will also find that some pages have dropdowns which are available by hovering over certain words.  In most cases they are there to take you to other pertinent information on this site.  For instance the main page for the the Recycle Bin is just information about the Recycle Bins structure but if you hover over How To... a menu will drop down with links to the pages that contain the information you need for your particular problem.

The symbols used below will be used throughout the pages.  The text color may vary according to the severity of the notice.


 Using the Windows Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems requiring the re-installation of your operating system and possible loss of data. I do not and will not support problems that arise from you editing your own registry. Use the Registry Editor and my directions at your own risk. Be sure that you create a backup of your registry and be very sure that you know how to restore it. If you are not sure how to do both of these things then
STOP here!! and read the directions.



Take Extreme Caution when modifying your system settings. You are the only person responsible for any changes you make. Always make sure that you have your most recent backup handy.


These tricks have been tried by many Windows users, and most by me, but with no guarantee they will also work for you!


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