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  1. JohnH

    1099 software

    I've been using "1099Express" for the past several years (after one of my clients exceeded the 250-form threshhold). It's easy to load data from an excel spreadsheet and the learning curve is fairly smooth They import from QB and other platforms. If you run into a problem or question, a pone call usually gets you a knowledgeable person on the line right away - no waiting for a call back. Trial downloads are free. They also offer a great TIN matching option at a reasonable cost. https://www.1099express.com/1099express/
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    Computer Advice (Display Driver Error)

    Wow. That is scary. Makes me think I should at least change the administrator password for logging in.
  3. JohnH

    Computer Advice (Display Driver Error)

    Thanks for the advice and suggestions. I decided to take it over to a computer guy I've used a couple of times before when I needed work on my MacBook Pro. After we talked about the various possibilities, he offered to sell me a refurbished unit he had in his shop. It's a Lenovo Think Center Core i5, 16 GB Ram, 240 GBSSD, graphics card for 3 monitors, and Vipre Life Anti-Virus. He cloned my existing Hard drive over to the new one, plus he upgraded MS Office for me. So after a wait of about 4 hours or so, I brought the setup back to my office, plugged it in, and am back up & running. Total cost was $590. I still have the original Hard Drive and a SATA/IDE self-powered cable, so if it turns out anything is missing I can (hopefully) pull ot off the original HD. Glad to get this done before tax filing season rolls around.
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    Computer Advice (Display Driver Error)

    No. Both are VGA. But thanks for the additional input.
  5. JohnH

    Computer Advice (Display Driver Error)

    That's interesting. Overnight I was thinking about changing settings to a single monitor, just to see if that made any difference. That would seemingly narrow the problem down to the video card, wouldn't it?
  6. Today my computer suddenly started complaining that "Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered". It happened about 5 or 6 times within a couple of hours. One time the computer rebooted. I'm running Windows 7, dual monitors. Any suggestions? How about having the video card replaced? I'm probably going to replace the computer by year end, but just wondering if I can come up with a short-term solution for the next 5-6 weeks.
  7. JohnH

    Best practices in switcing to Drake

    Ditto on the macros. They are a game changer if you want to step up your efficiency (and therefore increase your profitability).
  8. JohnH

    I'm not asking for money...

    Thanks Eric. Very convenient, easy to use, and one less thing to think about. But if a situation ever occurs that more is needed, I'm willing to supplement the regular donation.
  9. Somebody pm'd me that Jack from Ohio had joined this conversation. If he did, please give him my regards.
  10. If I knew someone had you blocked, I'd enter a new post quoting you word-for-word and then add at the end "(at least that's what Judy said on this subject)". Just for fun...
  11. Hey, I see what you did there, Judy.
  12. Maybe we need a "Bless his/her heart" emoji for those times when [just doesn't cut it.
  13. JohnH

    2006 software

    And if Judy or Catherine end up not having, it, I also have an ATX CD which says "Archive Edition - Tax Year 2006".
  14. That is a handy feature. I don't use it with anyone on this forum since I'm fairly thick-skinned anyhow. But several years ago I found myself in constant conflict with someone on another forum. Not sure what it was, but something about our personalities just clashed - they didn't care for me and I didn't care for them. It happens. So I blocked them and that was the end of it. I think it was good for both of us, since neither of us needed to waste our time tossing insults at one another. I decided it's better to save that stuff for Facebook, where you can really be confident that you'll change some minds.
  15. JohnH

    What would you do?

    Eric: Along with Catherine, I'll add my name to the list of those asking you to set up the option of a recurring donation to the forum.
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