Activating Microsoft Office 2013

Through the agreement my employer has with Microsoft, I am eligible to get Office at a discount through the Home Use Program.

Having downloaded and installed Office 2013 on Windows 7, I found that I could not register/activate the software.  All the MS help pages just say unhelpful things along the line of “You don’t need to activate Office 2013, it will do it automatically”.  But it just didn’t work giving a typically useful MS error message “Something went wrong”. Continue reading


How to connect a wireless printer to a Virgin Superhub*

The other day I found that I couldn’t print to my wireless printer.  After a while of cursing I realised that this was because I hadn’t yet connected it to my new wireless network after upgrading from ADSL to cable broadband.  Connecting the printer had been very easy with the previous wireless, just press the button on the printer and then the button on the router and wait for everything to stop flashing.  How hard could it be with the new Super Hub?  Here’s how: Continue reading