Technology Insights

Turn Off Windows XP and Application Errors from Being Sent to Microsoft

You can disable Windows XP Operating System and application errors from being sent to Microsoft. Even though these errors are confidential and will not have your personal information attached to them disabling the errors will stop you from being prompted to send the errors to Microsoft every time something crashes or you kill a process. Also whenever these errors are disabled from being sent to Microsoft you have the option to either still notify you or to not do so. My recommendation would be that even though you disable the errors from being sent to Microsoft annonymously that you should definitely still be notified of these critical errors.

Follow the below steps which detail how to not send the errors to Microsoft but to still watn you of such errors.

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Convert iTunes to MP3

Converting iTunes files or MPEG4 files to MP3 format is easy using the iTunes client. We will want to change the Import Settings which will then allow converting files into the same setting as the Import Settings. Follow the simple steps below and you will be converting your iTunes files to MP3 in no time.

iTunes 8.x or Higher:

  1. Open iTunes:Double click on iTunes to open the application.
  2. Open Preferences: Click “Edit” in the top navigation and choose “Preferences” from the drop down.

Technology Errors

Force Remove or Uninstall SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows SmartPhone

It is possible when attempting to uninstall SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows SmartPhone from your Windows PC that you will not be able to do so.

The initial error I received was the fact that ActiveSync was not installed. The details of the error are below.
ERROR: SlingPlayer Mobile For Windows Smartphone – InstallShield Wizard
ERROR: Microsoft ActiveSync is Not Installed. Please install Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 or greater to continue Installation.

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Remove the Blank Toolbar from my FireFox Browser Window

If you use the Google Toolbar like I do then that is where you store access to all of your bookmarks. The FireFox web browser is set up by default to provide a bookmarks toolbar which if it is not used then its a waste of space. Initially it looks like the bookmarks toolbar is just part of the FireFox design however by simply unchecking the Bookmarks Toolbar as shown below in the image you gain more room for the display of web pages.

FireFox Bookmarks Toolbar Option