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how do i stop EXCEL automatically updating from a remote data source?

Q: how do i stop EXCEL automatically updating from a remote data source?

I have a spreadsheet that connects to a database.
When I open the spreadsheet, I got asked if I wanted to refresh the data. I did so, and clicked yes.
Some time later, after getting bored ticking 'yes' every time I opened the sheet I ticked the 'don't ask me again' button.
Now every time I open a sheet that pulls data from a remote data source, it automatically connects and updates the data - I no longer want this to happen!!!!! Any way I can switch this off as easily as I switched it on????


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A: how do i stop EXCEL automatically updating from a remote data source?

hilight all live data and right click and select Data Range properties. Remove the tick from Enable Background Refresh. then ok then Save.

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I currently use Excel 2007 and I am working on a template with a link to an Excel database file. For example, C:\China\Template.xlsx (File 1) has links to a file C:\China\Data.xlsx (File 2). When I open these files together, File 1 is updated with File 2 as it should be. But if I open a different database file C:\Brazil\Data.xlsx (File 3) first and then open C:\China\Template.xlsx (File 2), this file automatically links to the open File 3. It automatically links to the open database file because it has the same name? Even though the files are not from the same folder? I tested this on Excel 2003 (and has functioned correctly to where the template file only links to the correct database from a specific folder - even if other databases are named the same) and it didn't automatically redirect the links to the open a file even if the database files are named the same. I am not sure if there is a setting in Excel, but fiddling around with automatic updates does not change it. A big problem is that if the template file is saved it is saved with the redirected source file.

Could you please help me...I don't know how to fix the settings in Excel 2007.

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I have a Inspiron 7567. After updating my graphic driver to ,A04, I have a persistent problem of seeing this screen when I wake the screen up from sleep or when I open up the screen.
So I installed the older graphic driver, version, A03, and the problem seems to go away. I also checked the Graphic Setting to make sure it is the current drive. However after an hour of use, my screen flickered, went black, and came back on with a blue tint. Then the same problem came back and I got the same screen again when I open the laptop or wake it up from sleep.
I check the Intel Graphic Setting and see the driver has changed from, A03 to ,A04 by itself. 
How do I change the driver back to and keep it there?

A:How do I stop my graphic driver from automatically updating

I assume you're running Windows 10?  If so, the updated driver is probably coming from Windows Update.  And although you can block driver updates via Windows Update, it's only possible on Windows 10 Pro (similar to how you can only defer upgrades to new Win10 releases on Pro).  If you're on Windows 10 Pro, open Group Policy Editor and go to Computer Configuration > Admin Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update, then set "Do not include drivers with Windows Updates" to Enabled.
If you don't have Windows 10 Pro, have you tried manually downloading the newest driver from support.dell.com to see if it will install properly (and without causing that error) if you do so manually?

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I have a csv data file that I've downloaded which I want to do some reporting on, eventually turning it into a pivot report.

However, this source csv will change weekly when I download it (mostly appended, but possible data changes anywhere). When I have worked with a dynamic data source in the past, I've created a link to it through Excel's Get External Data options. If I link it to this CSV it just imports the data.

I would like to design an elegant solution where the source csv can be downloaded, then the reporting Excel file opened and linked to this newly downloaded csv, with the changes in data reflected in the report.

If I were doing it manually, I would copy the entire csv into tab1, format it as a table, change the table ID to something unique and then link the pivot reports to it, but this is an inelegant solution.

The fields in the CSV will remain constant, but the number of rows will increase each time. I'm using Excel 2010.


A:Best way of using CSV as a data source in Excel

Hi Drew,
You can still do this, all you need to do is create a macro that reads the csv file into an existing sheet already in your reporting Excel file
You will have to agree for a file location where the csv file can be found and also a naming convention, if the fileds are always the same then all you need is macro that erases the data in the Excel sheet, not the sheet, and reads the new data into this same sheet, your macro collecting the data must just specify what the last row is and your report can be refreshed.
Import thing to keep in mind:
csv file location must be specified
csv filename must answer to specific conditions (naming convention)
All these things can me made dynamic, never hard code this so that your macro will become dynamic and little or no changes have to be coded before running it.

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Is it possible to host an excel spreadsheet document on a server and have it update automatically from a laptop?

Also how would i go about doing this?
Will it depend on the server and laptop?
Is it possible to have it update from multiple sources?

Thanks Sam

A:Automatically Updating an Excel Spreadsheet.

Great question. I'll be following for a reply as well.

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This is for Microsoft Office Pro 2007
I have a user that uses several Excel files which are linked together using formulas/pivot tables.
The formulas are written correctly.
The locations of the files are all together in one folder.
The problem lies in the fact that the user opens one of the files and they see errors where the cells should be linked to the other Excel files
Only when the person opens the other Excel files which are linked can the information get updated.
The data will not update automatically even though the option for Automatic Workbook Calculation is selected.
I have tried everything I could possibly think of as a help desk person to fix the problem.
I have even tried it on my computer doing all of the same troubleshooting as I did on the user's computer with no success.
We even created 2 Excel files with a lot less data in them and attempted to link the files together in the same way.
When opening the one file by itself it does not update automatically and again it only updates when both test Excel files are open.
Any ideas as to why this may not be working please let me know because I spent several days on this with the user.

A:Excel files linked not updating automatically

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I have WIN 7 Home Premium (service pack 1) 64-bit. I have several email addresses including gmail & hotmail and I use Windows Live Mail version 2012. I do not have Outlook.
I have been asked to do some email merging for a club I belong to. The data source is an Excel spread sheet with names and email addresses and other data. I have carefully studied what must be done and all goes well when I send emails to people who are listed in the contacts section of my WLM. But many of the members listed in the table are not in my contacts list so the Word mailmerge system stops when it gets to someone not listed. I am fairly sure this is the reason because I have experimented with an address in and not in my contacts list.
Should I export everyone from the Excel table to a csv file and then import it into my contacts list or does anyone know a better and neater way?

A:email merging using Excel as a data source

This MS website may help you.

Importing Contacts csv file into Windows Live Mail - Microsoft Community

The alternative is do it manually, which is probably the easiest if there are not too many.

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Hi all,

For some unknown reason, when selecting source data for charts (new and existing), I cannot use CTRL to select more than 9 cells. As soon as I hit the tenth cell I get a system beep, and the cell selection bar empties. I used to be able to do this without a problem (for updating a thirteen month trend graph).

Can anyone help explain why this is so and how I might be able to rectify this?



A:Solved: Excel chart source data

Here's a complete guess -- although Help doesn't say anything about it, maybe there's a limit to how many characters you can have in the "cell selection bar" (255, possibly).

Try shortening the sheet name (?as a test?) ; or building it with 9, then drag'n'dropping the remaining 4 in turn (as new points).


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Is there any way to make functions in a word table that will automatically and instantly update other cells as you work the same as excel does.

We are creating a user form and want the information entered to update other cells automatically without the user having to click on the cell in question and select "update".


A:make automatically updating functions in word the same as excel does

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I am making mail merge address labels. I have used the excel spreadsheet for this purpose before, but I get a message that "word cannot open the data source". The excel file otherwise works normally, as does word itself.

A:Solved: word cannot open excel data source

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I have several *.csv files. Each file has two columns of data when viewed in Excel. I'm trying to write a macro that will put the second column of data in a line graph. The files are named "TEK00000.CSV, TEK00001.CSV, TEK00002.CSV, ..."

So I opened one file, started recording a macro, made the graph, and then stopped recording. The result was the autogenerated code below.

Sub Graphing()
' Graphing Macro
' Macro recorded 7/19/2007 by bgramkow
' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+G
ActiveChart.ChartType = xlLine
ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Sheets("TEK00000").Range("B1:B10000"), _
ActiveChart.Location Where:=xlLocationAsNewSheet, Name:="Graph"
With ActiveChart
.HasAxis(xlCategory, xlPrimary) = False
.HasAxis(xlValue, xlPrimary) = True
End With
ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory, xlPrimary).CategoryType = xlAutomatic
ActiveChart.HasLegend = False
End Sub
Sub Graphing2()
' Graphing2 Macro
' Macro recorded 7/19/2007 by bgramkow

ActiveChart.ChartType = xlLine
ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Sheets("TEK00003").Range("B1:B10000"), _
ActiveChart.Location Where:=xlLocationAsNewSheet, Name:="Graph"
With ActiveChart
.HasAxis(xlCategory, xlPrimary) = False
.HasAxis(xlValue... Read more

A:MS Excel Macros: Setting a data source for a graph

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I have a spreadsheet with a "Data" worksheet and then several other worksheets with pivot tables based on the "Data" worksheet. Every month, the data list changes and I have to go into each pivot table and change the source data.

Is there any way that the Source Data can be changed for ALL pivot tables in a spreadsheet (based on a change to data in the "Data" worksheet)?


A:Excel Pivot Tables - Changing Source Data

how does the data change
if you put the data into a table on a sheet name and then just update the table and sheet name , all you should need to do is refresh the pivot tables

can you describe the process completely

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I'm experiencing strange behaviour when using Remote Desktop for an extended amount of time, it will automatically open up Excel VBA, even if I'm not using Excel at the time!
Anyone else experienced this?


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We've got a bar graph showing people's performance against a scale. What I want to do is sort the order that the data is shown on the graph, so the highest performer is on the left and the lowest on the right, but I don't want to sort the source data as there are other graphs linked to it. I hope this makes sense Does anyone know if this is possible? I guess what I'm asking is, is there a way to sort data on the graph without sorting the source data in the worksheet? Any help appreciated

Many thanks!

A:Excel: sorting order of data in a graph without sorting the source data

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Hello again, if I make a chart and look at the source data it might be something like "=Prices!$A$10:$A$100" and to change it takes a long time when there are several data series.

Is there a way to make cell A1 control the start point and cell A2 control the end point, so that X-axis is updated to include only the range of data within the start and end points.

Changing the above formula for the source data, I was thinking something like "=Prices!Offset($A$10,A1):Offset($A$10,A2)" but Excel doesn't like that, not one bit. And hopefully that demonstrates what I'm trying to do, probably better than my explanation.

Thank you in advance yet again.

A:Solved: Excel - Quicker way to change range of cells used for source data

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Hi all,

I have a monthly report that has a certain column (always column BF) that contains the numbers 1-5, either singly or in any combination thereof. I have to copy this into 5 columns (BQ through BU) and I want those columns titled Q2 - 1, Q2 - 2, Q2 - 3, Q2 - 4 and Q2 - 5.
I need all the 1s in Q2 - 1, all the 2s in Q2 - 2 and so on.
Since the number of items in each cell varies, (there is no 1, , 3,4, , with blanks for non-existing numbers, rather one cell may have 2 and the one below it may have 1,3,5) is there a macro or a formula that would quickly copy every item into the right column?
It isn't vital, I suppose, I can copy, sort and cut and paste, but I would like to save the time....

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Excel 97 - want to automatically move data

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I need some code or formula to automatically add data from one sheet to my main sheet where I would like to put all of my data together. I am able to download sheets off of the net and they are in numerical sequence by date. "19991118damlbmp_zone", "19991119damlbmp_zone" and so on. I need to create a button or something to gather the info from the first sheet and paste it in my main sheet and then gather the info from the second sheet and paste that into the main sheet in the next available row.

Please help if you can

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Hi Guys,

I've an excel sheet which has some data and I want that excel to be automatically mailed every month end to few mail ID's. How to acheive this ?


A:Excel should mail its data everymonth end automatically

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I need some code or formula to automatically add data from one sheet to my main sheet where I would like to put all of my data together. I am able to download sheets off of the net and they are in numerical sequence by date. "19991118damlbmp_zone", "19991119damlbmp_zone" and so on. I need to create a button or something to gather the info from the first sheet and paste it in my main sheet and then gather the info from the second sheet and paste that into the main sheet in the next available row.

Please help if you can

A:Excel: Automatically import data from another workbook

bparker said:

I need some code or formula to automatically add data from one sheet to my main sheet where I would like to put all of my data together. I am able to download sheets off of the net and they are in numerical sequence by date. "19991118damlbmp_zone", "19991119damlbmp_zone" and so on. I need to create a button or something to gather the info from the first sheet and paste it in my main sheet and then gather the info from the second sheet and paste that into the main sheet in the next available row.

Please help if you canClick to expand...

Hi bparker - Not sure I'm reading your intent right, but if you can save the "19991118damlbmp_zone" etc sheets into a book on the desktop you name "Book11" and then open a new book called "Book10" and run the code from Book10 - you can use something like this:

'this is run from the book named Book10
Dim N%
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
On Error Resume Next '<< error is - "books already open"
Workbooks.Open Filename:="C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Book11.xls"
For N = 1 To Sheets.Count
Sheets("Sheet" & N).Select
Range("A1", Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Rows.EntireRow).Select
Sheet... Read more

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Afternoon everyone!

I am trying to get a little bit of code working such that when a user enters in some data in column A, it triggers code in VBA to paint a simple surround black border over the whole row, from column A to M. Here is what I have so far, but it doesn't seem to be working. I know I am missing something (if not a lot).

Dim i As String

If ActiveCell.Column = 1 Then
If ActiveCell.Value <> "" Then
Range(Cells(i, 1),Cells(i, 13)).Borders.LineStyle = Excel.xlLineStyle.xlContinuous

I appreciate any help! Thank you in advance!

A:Solved: VBA in Excel: Automatically paint borders on data entry

Hi Maxx, you shouldn't forget to mention the version of Excel you're using

Place this code in the sheet

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
If Target.Column <= 13 Then
If Target.Value <> "" Then
Range("A" & Target.Row & ":M" & Target.Row).Select
Selection.Borders(xlDiagonalDown).LineStyle = xlNone
Selection.Borders(xlDiagonalUp).LineStyle = xlNone
With Selection.Borders(xlEdgeLeft)
.LineStyle = xlContinuous
.ColorIndex = 0
.TintAndShade = 0
.Weight = xlMedium
End With
With Selection.Borders(xlEdgeTop)
.LineStyle = xlContinuous
.ColorIndex = 0
.TintAndShade = 0
.Weight = xlMedium
End With
With Selection.Borders(xlEdgeBottom)
.LineStyle = xlContinuous
.ColorIndex = 0
.TintAndShade = 0
.Weight = xlMedium
End With
With Selection.Borders(xlEdgeRight)
.LineStyle = xlContinuous
.ColorIndex = 0
.TintAndShade = 0
.Weight = xlMedium
End With
With Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical)
.LineStyle = xlContinuous
.ColorIndex = 0
.TintAndShade = 0
.Weight = xlMedium
End With
Selection.Borders(xlInsideHorizontal).LineStyle = xlNone
Target.Offset(0, 1).Select
End If
End If
End Sub

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Hello my fellow databasers.

The Information:
I am currently working for a company that is tracking their part(s)
expenses per each customer job.

All customers' expenses are entered into the same 'primary' workbook so entering information is easier than going to each customer workbook. The column headings are as follows.

Customer Name - Date - Part Used - Cost - Invoice # - Additional Notes

There is 1 primary workbook and then each customer has their own workbook.

I have researched for a week now and am not savvy enough with Excel to know exactly what I should search for. I believe a macro is what I want though.
The question:
How, or what would I do, to have each workbook search for its relative 'Customer Name' and paste (auto populate) the information into the workbooks?

ex. I entered a part for John Doe within Primary Workbook. The second workbook sees John Doe, copies the row of all parts that have John Doe in the first column and populates it in the second workbook.

Also, would I need to create a separate Vlookup first to add a value to my customers so it wasn't text based to help the above equation work?
I know I could copy and paste each one, but sometimes we retroactively change values of costs, and for the amount of time I could save by creating ... a macro? or some formula would be well worth continued research. Any help is appreciated.


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A:Solved: Excel 2010: Macro or substitute to automatically copy data between workbooks

A macro can do what you need but have you considered using filters on the primary workbook where you can select the customer name and only those records will be displayed? This will eliminate the need for multiple workbooks and make your life much simpler. An added benefit would be the ability to filter on other criteria like Date Or Part # so you can see across Customers what occurred on a specific date or which customers ordered a specific part.
Alternatively, this would be an ideal application for Access which would make data entry simpler and provide the information you need in the format you need.

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I have placed a couple of user defined data collector sets on my machine to monitor remotely a number of other servers.
I left those data sets running for a round a month and I want to stop them now.
Every time I select any of those data sets and click the stop button, the stop button grays out, leave it for a considerable time, then refresh ... but nothing changed. the data set stays in running status.
I tried this with all the remote monitoring data sets, but non of them stopped.
The size of the data set is increasing uncontrollably and I have to stop them, but I don't want to delete what has been collected ...... How can I do that?

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...hope I named the thread right.

Good day everyone. This one thing in Excel has been driving me crazy for a couple of hours now. I've looked all over the internet trying to find the solution and still couldn't. Hoping to find the solution here. otherwise I might stay up all night tonight, trying to make this work

so I'm putting together this custom spreadsheet for my own little needs. let's say I have A1, B1 and C1 cells. in the C1 cell I want to display "1" if the numbers in A1 and B1 are equal and they are not equal then display nothing. so the formula I'm using is


and is there are any numbers in A1 and B1 excel interprets everything just fine. but if if there are no numbers yet, it takes two empty cells as having the similar data and still gives me "1" in C1 cell. so how do I make so that Excel does not execute the IF formula before I enter the numbers in A1 and B1. or is there another of of not getting the "result" before actually putting in the numbers?

hope that someone can help me with this thing.

A:Solved: Excel 2007, stop IF formula if no data entered.

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I want to know how i can export the data from Access to excel using Access VBA for the specified sheet using data linkage with access database. Like we used to do it manually in excel as external data from access.

So that the excel size won't be that big and also it saves processing time.

A:Solved: Access data export into Excel as the data linked to excel.

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I am an absolute begineer in MS Access. Will try to put my question as simply n clearly as possible.

I have designed a database to keep history of our company's projects. The 'Master Project History Table' contains fields including 'Project Ref', 'Project Title', 'Project Budget' and 'Project Year'. The users are expected to populate the table through 'Master Project HistoryForm'.

The key field is set as 'Project Ref'.

Some of the projects are combined with each other and to display this info, 'Master Project History Form' also has the fields 'Project Ref-1', 'Project Title-1', 'Project Budget-1' and 'Project Year-1'.

I am loking for a code for the ('On Update' event) that will fetch and display data in 'Project Title-1', 'Project Budget-1' and 'Project Year-1' fields when 'Project Ref-1' is updated. Please note that all this info is coming from the same 'Master Project History Table'.

My IT guys told me to use a code with variable for each field that goes something like this (to update Project Title-1 field):

Dim varX As Variant

varX = DLookup("[Project Title]" , "Master Project History Table" , "[Project Ref]=" & Forms![Master Project History Form]![Project Ref-1])

Me![Project Title-1] = varX

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A:MS Access: Updating Data In One Field Should Update Data In All Relevant Fields

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Hey guys,

When I was both updating CSS and downloading some music, I got the BSOD. The one issue I remember getting was this: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

Any help would be appreciated. I have read the info on what to do prior to posting, but I am still a new member here.


A:BSOD updating Counter-Strike Source & Downloading Audio

1: Run chkdsk Disk Check

2: Download and run SeaTools to check your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

3: Download and run MemTest86+ to test your RAM.

Run MemTest86+ for at least 8 passes. Ideally set it off before you go to bed and leave it overnight, we're looking for zero errors here.

For testing purposes only.
Uninstall Avira antivirus.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
Install MS Security Essentials and MalwareBytes.

Make sure you uncheck the 'Enable Free Trial' box when installing.

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Hello, After upgrading my Touchsmart 600-1210pl s/n 4CH03944MQ to windows 10, the AV source button on the remote controller doeas not work. AV input I have to change using the button on the computer above the cable sockets.

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This past Sunday (08.28) I allowed a technician remote control access to my computer.  The technician identified himself as a MS engineer.  I quickly realized that this was malware and severed internet access.  Also, I suspect that I may have other malware as I've never gotten a clean scan log from MBAM.
Below is the Farbar scan and I've attached Addition.txt.
Thanks in advance for you help.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 29-08-2016
Ran by Admin (administrator) on HPLAPTOP1 (30-08-2016 12:08:27)
Running from C:\Users\Admin\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Admin (Available Profiles: Rich &  Janet & Admin & Guest1 & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_amd64_neutral_960c1f056a541068\stacsv64.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_amd64_neutral_960c1f056a541068\AESTSr64.exe
(LSI C... Read more

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I have created a form in Word using text fields. I would like the fields to automatically update, for instance, when I type the persons name in, I would like their name to appear in two other places without having to right click and 'update field' each time. Is there a way to do this?

>>Okay so I found a few options on my own. One being a field called "link". But I have to "link" each one that I want to update which just seems silly....

am I missing an easy fix here? Someone?

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I recently was infected with a nasty bug and was helped through it by Sempai (thanks again!). He's going on vacation, so is unable to help me, and suggested I start a new topic.

At the time I was infected, I had Avast as my only protection. Upon suspicion that my computer was infected, I checked the version of Avast and found out that it had not been updated in several months, despite having checked the "Auto Update" box.

After Semp helped me with my infection, I got rid of Avast, and installed Online Armor, Sandboxie, Avira AntiVir, and MalwareByte's Anti-Malware. It's come to my attention, though, that AntiVir and MBAM are also not automatically updating as they should. I will usually get a Windows balloon telling me my AV program might be outdated, and sure enough, it is. MBAM has given me a warning balloon about an update being available only once in the few weeks I've had it, despite the fact that I've asked it to download updates automatically.

Before one automatically suggests it might be Online Armor's doing, remember that I had the same problem with Avast before OA was ever even installed.

I'm running Windows XP, which, as far as I know, updates iteself just fine, since on occasion when I shut down I will get the message that updates are being installed and it will shut down when done. These other programs, however, have me stumped. Thanks in advance!

A:My AV and AM programs are not updating automatically

Hi,For MalwareBytes you should set the automatic updates in scheduler option
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certain Games from big fish will not load.
and windows will not update automatically due to 80070490 error
does anyone know what to try?

A:windows not updating automatically

As far as I know there is no solution for this error apart System Restore - Undo
or Repair Install For Vista

before these you can also try run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on this file as admin)
and type

sfc /scannow

I suspect after few minutes it rerurn errors "can't finish to mak this operation" or likely -this error relate to WinSxS corrupted

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Ok, I have a TOC created and the page numbers update automatically depending where the various headings are placed. My question now is this:

Is there a way to alter the default page numbering and have that custom page numbering be reflected in the TOC?

For example:
Here is an example of how the TOC is currently laid out:

ARTICLE I FUNDING.................................................3
Section 1.1 AoP........................................................3

The problem here is that these items are actually on page 2. In effect, the table of contents is page 0 with normal numbering commencing thereafter (1, 2, 3 etc.)
Thanks for all your help!

A:Automatically updating TOC in Word 97

In page setup; (File > Page setup) in the layout tab, there should be an option to make first page different. Does this fix the problem?

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My data source appeared in Documents today and I cannot find out if I should keep it or not.
If not, there is not much to discuss removing it.
Any advice?
Thank you

A:My data source - Win 8

Have you installed some programs before that appeared ? It might be part of that one, a lot of programs install parts of them in default place Documents and Settings. It should show in Users folder too.

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I recently found out that there was SP2 for Vista, I do use Vista on my other computer sometimes, but it says it has SP1 and never had any automatic update for SP2. Is there something wrong with my system that is causing it to miss updates? I am getting other automatic updates like IE8 and stuff.

If I get SP2 will it effect my gaming?

A:[SOLVED] Vista SP2 not updating automatically?


Run the System Update Readiness Tool - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

Vista SP2 Release notes - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Vista SP2 FAQ - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...38(WS.10).aspx

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For some reason, I've been unable to turn on Automatic Updates in Windows Vista. Whenever I do, I get an error message that Windows cannot change it.

So I click the "Change settings manually option", but this error dialog comes up.

I'm not really sure what's going on. I've tried searching it on Google, but found nothing really relevant to my issue. I can't even update Microsoft Security Essentials properly because of this.

Any help?

A:Windows Vista Not Updating Automatically

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How do I set Windows Defender to update automatically? There doesn't appear to be any settings within the programme, although I could have sworn that I clicked automatic once upon a time. Any how, every now and then I get a pop up message from the tray asking me to update it. I would rather it just updated itself and left me alone.

Any help appreciated,

A:Windows Defender not updating automatically

Windows/Microsoft Update would automatically pull latest updates for Defender, because that is how Defender pulls the updates from Microsoft's servers.

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I was looking for some software that would save my files and folders and update whenever I added to them (my Seagate external drive just won't play ball). Somebody told me about Dropbox and said it would store computer files and folders of my choice and that they would be updated as and when any changes were made. However that doesn't seem to be happening. The only folders that update even a little bit are photos from my iPhone. Other documents from my PC remain static and I have to update them manually.

I admit I don't really know what syncing is but since these folders and Dropbox are both on my desktop computer is syncing really necessary? Can someone advise me please? Or offer an alternative that is simple to use but that doesn't take up too much memory on my PC?

I just don't understand Cloud, Dropbox and others of a like nature.

Many thanks.

A:Dropbox not automatically updating folders

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Hi all, need your help here. I have used avast for several yrs on my xp laptop and it always automatically updates once, sometimes twice, a day. I now have a brand new laptop with pre-installed windows 7. Absolutely no probs whatsoever and loving W7. But since Thursday when i bought laptop and immediately installed avast it is no longer automatically updating itself. I have Home Premium 64-bit; is there some kind of known problem or does it need updating less on 64-bit/ I would hardly think so.

Since Thursday I have manually updated avast and it insists 'program is up to date etc' but today i manually updated and it did update to release date 13/3/2010. But it should not need manual intervention on my part.

My update settings are set as default: automatic update and my proxy settings are also default: Auto detect (use Internet Explorer settings) although I use Firefox. I have just noticed the Update Options menu and this is set to auto-update every 240 mins.

Can anyone help or enlighten me. Thanks as always for your help folks.

A:Avast no longer automatically updating on new W7 laptop

Hi there, thinking that you're using the Avast 5 latest version, it updates automatically. Reinstall the program and see if it helps.

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Skydrive/Onedrive does not update my files automatically and when I right-click the SkyDrive icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click "View sync problems", it appears "grey", so I cannot access to this option. I saw this question/problem all over the internet, in forums, on Microsoft's web sites, etc. I NEVER found a solution working for me. I have this problem since I installed SkyDrive/OneDrive. It never worked...

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Help! As stated in the topic title we are getting lots of pop-ups when trying to browse the Internet. I tried running MalwareBytes but it automatically closes when trying to update. I tried running the MalwaeBytes in normal Windows mode and Safemode with Networking as well... same problem with both.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by dentrix at 10:54:27 on 2014-07-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4009.2018 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Henry Schein, Inc\HSPS.eServices.DigitalHighway.Services.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Tons of Pop-Ups MalwareBytes automatically closes when updating

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the correct version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The... Read more

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How could I automatically update all drivers on my PC in one single step instead of doing it one after another?

Nice greetings, Dirk

A:Automatically updating all drivers in one single step?

plenty of programs out there driver genius,driver detective,windriver.you have to pay to download the drivers though.on the other hand they all scan and give you a list of what needs to be updated,so it does save you a bit of time,not updating all of them.

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I have an HP Pavillion a1640n and XP SP3. After trying to deal with a malware problems (Antivirus System Pro) using Anti-malware by Malwarebytes, I have been unable to get XP to fully load.

1) I repeatedly received a stop error 0x0000008E after the "login" phase of the process (sometimes after all of my desktop icons appear and various app icons start to appear in bottom right, sometimes before that). The computer locks up in the blue screen, and only shuts down if I pull the plug.

2) The computer works in Safemode, so I rescanned with Anti-malware, and found only one threat: Rootkit.agent. After attempting to remove, I am told that it is removed. But when I rescan, it is there again.

I continue to receive the 8E stop error if I try to reboot in normal mode.

3) I tried pulling the RAM cards one by one, but to no avail.

I read on the site that it would be useful to read the memory dump (and I located the .dmp files), but when I try to install Windows debugging tools, I am told something like "administrator will not allow" me to do that. It's my home computer, so I am the adminstrator. I logged on as "administrator" and via my regular user settings and receive the same message.

So I'm kind of stuck. Any help would be appreciated.

A:diagnosing source of stop error 0x0000008e

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.alternate download linkNote: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files ... Read more

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Hi, I wondering if anyone can help answer a problem I am experiencing with using Windows 7 own backup tool.

I have two 500GB hard drives in my system. Drive 0 is partitioned with 390 GB as the C: drive containing Windows 7 and user data, the remaining space is unallocated ready for me to install Ubuntu 9.10. Drive 1, as D:, is the full 465.8GB and is planned to store backups. Before my initial backup this drive was empty.

In the past I've used Acronis to backup, but my version is old and before purchasing the latest version I thought I would try Windows own backup as I have got the impression that it's pretty good.

However, backing up my C: to D: takes up more space than I expected it too.
Size: 390GB
Used: 185GB
Free: 205GB

D: after initial backup (drive empty before then)
Size: 465.76GB
Used: 320.01GB
Free: 145.75GB

Is there something I doing wrong? or is there a reason why it is nearly twice the size? I chose the recommend option and let Windows decide what to backup, was that the wrong decision?

If it helps these are the three files/folders I see at the root of D:
MediaID.bin, WindowsImageBackup and LIANLI-QUAD (my computer name)

A:Why is my Backup data bigger than it's source

Hi there
why bother upgrading -- I'm still using an old version of Acronis true image.

To make it run in W7 just change the executable name from AcronisTrueImage.exe to TI.exe (only do this if you get "Compatability prevented this program from running).

My version of Acronis true image workstation gave this message but there's 100% no reason why it is incompatable.

With the TI.exe fix I've backed up and restored 100's of images and files - no probs whatsoever.

Don't spend money unless you really have to - especially in these times.


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Ran search and destroy and it came up with 5 dso exploits in my registry.

A:What is a data source object exploit?

The DSO exploit detection is a bug in the new version of Spybot. There is more information here:


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In Outlook (2003), TaskPad in the Calendar view is filled with information from the default pst file. I am using a different pst file to store my info. Is it possible to reconfigure Outlook so that the TaskPad would be filled with Tasks from that different file?

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My laptop is running Windows 7 Premium Home edition. Is there a way to figure out what downloaded to my computer on a specific day and/or figure out what web site and/or program used large amounts of data on a specific day within a time range? I recently had three days with unusual spikes in data usage on my internet plan, but I can't figure out what actually sucked up the data. I did not download any movies, did not stream any shows, and the data spike does not correspond with the timing of the most recent Windows update. I have not (knowingly) done anything outside of my "normal" internet behaviors. I am stumped.

A:Finding the source of data usage

Is you home network secured?

Software to monitor bandwidth usage:


5 Free Software To Monitor Data Usage

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