Monthly Archives: November 2010

Outlook not saving password

This fault kept me up most of last night. I finally found the solution on

A brilliant mind called Jeepee figured it out.

This is the reason that I am a google tech through and through ūüôā

Anyway, to the fix!

Logon to Windows with a user account for which the issue does not occur (this may also be a different workstation). 
2. Click on [Start] ¬Ľ Run¬†
3. Type “Regedit” and click [OK]¬†
4. Open the following folder: 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders 
5. Right click the “User Shell Folders” key on the left and choose “Export”. Specify a name and location of for the export file and click [Save].¬†
6. Close the registry editor 
7. Logon to Windows with the user account that experiences this issue 
8. Double click on the exported registry key you created in step 5. 
9. Click [Yes] when asked if you are sure to add the information, then click [OK] for the “successfully imported” message.

Registry keys that should exist in the “User Shell Folders” key.¬†
The list below has the format “Key Name – Value Data”. The type for all keys is “Expandable String Value” (REG_EXPAND_SZ).

* AppData Р%USERPROFILE%\Application Data 
* Cache Р%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files 
* Cookies Р%USERPROFILE%\Cookies 
* Desktop Р%USERPROFILE%\Desktop 
* Favorites Р%USERPROFILE%\Favorites 
* History Р%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History 
* Local AppData Р%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data 
* Local Settings Р%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings 
* My Pictures Р%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures 
* NetHood Р%USERPROFILE%\NetHood 
* Personal Р%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\ 
* PrintHood Р%USERPROFILE%\PrintHood 
* Programs Р%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs 
* Start Menu Р%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu 
* Startup Р%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup 
* Templates – %USERPROFILE%\Templates

A lot of registry programs and some legitimate programs when they uninstall take more than their fair share of registry with. Registry programs generally delete all empty keys. This has kept me scratching my head more than once. Everything from not being able to install a USB modem to this outlook password problem.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t use registry cleaners. I have yet to find one that works without flaws.

As a side note, make sure you are typing in the password correctly when setting up the account. often people type or looking for our website. All the letters are there, just in the wrong order. Auto spell check cannot check passwords.

PC overheating! Prevention is better than cure.


PC overheating! Prevention is better than cure.
Did you know that just as a person working outside in the hot sun struggles to work at their peak, a cpu slows down when it overheats.
Before pentium 4, if a CPU overheated, it literally went up in smoke. Tom’s Hardware publised a series of videos showing what happens
All newer CPU’s have thermostats built in that slow the CPU down the hotter it runs, thereby reducing the temperature.
This means that your expensive gaming rig might run as slowly as an old workstation.
A regular service by qualified technicians can minimise the risk of your pc running slowly.
Home pc’s as well as those in office enviroments generally need a service once a year. Factories and labs need a service every 3 to 6 months
Prevention is better than cure. A preventative maintenance service costs considerably less than a repair after the damage is done.
It also minimizes the chances of your pc crashing when you need it most.



Blackberry Email Setup

This is to help people who need to set up blackberry or are having problems changing their blackberry settings on their phones


First try on the phone!

Setup / Email setup / click account to edit or create new

You probably found this site because you didn’t get it to work

For vodacom aka vodafone blackberry go to

for mtn go to

it took me 2 days for struggling to find these sites. Hopefully this information will save you some time.

Please note that these sites are for South Africa networks.  Feel free to post more in the comments



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