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Quick fix: Double underlines in Excel will not print

Windows XP users may have experienced printing excel sheets with double lines.  Here are a few suggestions to get that double line printing again.
Fix 1
In Excel, File, Page Setup, Sheet (tab), Options, Advanced, Print Optimizations must be DISABLED.
Fix 2
Locate your printer (start, control panel > Printers and Faxes.  Go to the properties of your printer, …

Quick Answer: Is eSata Hot-swappable? Yes, if your motherboard supports it.

eSATA, the e is for external – meaning that the cabling used is meant for being outside of the computer chassis.
Many external hard drive casing kits will feature USB 2.0 connections along with eSATA connection.
The hot-swappable feature is only available if the motherboard supports the eSata hot-swapable functionality.  Current motherboards do as do newer models.  …

What is the Maximum number of Windows XP peer-to-peer connections?

Sometimes this question is asked in the format, “when do I need to move my network to a Microsoft Domain server?”
Microsoft has put limitations on the number of incoming connections to Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.
Read more on the limit from Microsoft here.
As it stands, Microsoft has limited Windows XP Home Edition …

Quick Fix: AVG Antivirus 8.0 error message, Error: Action failed for registry key

The error message is:
Local machine: installation failed
Error: Action failed for registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: creating registry key….
Error 0×80070005
The fix action is to log as the administrator, go to the registry using regedit
Navigate to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows” key and right click to check the permissions
ensure your administrator login has full security and permission rights to this folder.  …