Finds of the Week: Legally download Windows and Office ISO images / Delete or back up Gmail or Google accounts / What F1-F12 keys do / Brain Pump - learn something new


Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

The easiest way to legally download ISO images for Windows and Office
This article outlines how to use the program Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool to easily and legally download ISO images of Windows and Microsoft Office directly from Microsoft servers. If your installation disc was lost or destroyed and you've tried to download replacement files, you know how much of a time saver this program can be. You'll still need legal activation codes to activate the software once it's installed. Since there are so many versions of Office, it helps to know exactly which version you need before you download anything, since activation codes and software versions have to match.

How to Delete (or back up) Your Gmail or Google Account
If you want to delete a Gmail or Google account (say you've got a dozen gmail addresses and want to pare them down, or you want to download all your email and account data to have in case you get locked out of your Google account) here's how to use Google Takeout to download everything and how to delete a Gmail or Google account.

What are the F1 through F12 keys?
Most of us know of the F, or Function keys on a keyboard, but few of us know what all those keys do. Some of us use a few of them on a regular basis. Here's a quick roundup of what F1 through F12 do. I use F2 the most to rename files, and now I know what all the others do. Useful information for keyboard aficionados.

Brain Pump - learn something new
Brain Pump is a site full of random, short, educational videos you can view one after another, no clicking required. You can watch the endless stream of videos, or you can choose from their list of categories that include topics such as psychology, technology, food, history, physics, space, business, math, and a catch all category of do it yourself videos called artisan. Got a few minutes? Learn something new.

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