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aol overseas additional charges?

Q: aol overseas additional charges?

My girlfriends daughter is going to school in Spain this semester and took her laptop with aol on it with her . She just got a phone line installed and when she went to sign in on aol it said she would incur additional charges? Anybody know what those charges might be . She is afraid of signing in for fear of running up a huge bill. Is there another way she can get online at her apartment using her laptop ? Thanks

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A: aol overseas additional charges?

she should call aol and ask for the local number. She maybe dialing long distance?

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Great laptop that Ive been using for 1.5 years. Recently I've noticed my battery is showing signs of an error other Dell users are reporting.
Laptop charges fine to 76% then it starts alternating from "plugged in, charging" to "plugged in, not charging". Charging after 76% becomes really slow.
What I've done so far:
1. Updated BIOS
2. Updated Dells Power Management tool
3. BIOS can detect the adapter (45W). Im using the adapter that came with the laptop
4. Battery settings in power management and BIOs are set to Standard
5. Completely drained the battery and tried doing a full charge
6. Uninstalled Microsoft ACPI compliant control in device manager then re-installed
Battery diagnostics show the battery is in EXCELLENT health.
Any ideas?

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I have a friend that is travelling over from Canada to Australia next month and she wants to go wireless on her laptop when she gets here, her laptop is a Compaq Prsario CQ Notebook and is running Vista home basic

I know laptops now have a thing in them where you can connect up to wireless (this is standard now days I think,) with this in mind could she pay for some prepay wireless time and use the wireless thing in her laptop as apposed to buying a wireless usb stick?

I have never used a wireless on a laptop I have with a Desktop but all she would have to do is put in the new details of the pre pay wireless account for it for it to run, is that correct?

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I am travelling to Italy for an extended period and wish to buy a lap top in Australia before I go. My options for the place I am going appear to be "wireless" or most likely dial up. It is difficult to find info on internet capability over there. (Out of main towns in Sicily is where I will be). When I buy the laptop, are there any special features I should think of (ports etc etc) eg pcmcia slots. If this doesn't make sense it is because I am computer illiterate. Any other info on internet in remote parts of Sicily appreciated.

A:Internet overseas

As far as I am aware pc's and laptops are global, that is why you have the option to change the language. I would email the Italian embassy for any known issues but I would be suprised if there are any.
BTW enjoy your trip to Italy never been myself but I would ove to go to Rome.

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I regularly travel from UK to France , Germany and Spain. I want to be able to use my own laptop when in each country. Is there an ISP I can use in all 4 countrie?

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Been travelling and in each country Google comes up in that language and local citations.
Is there a way to get US Google iinstead

A:Overseas, getting US Google

Do you get a "Settings" (Mi cuenta) link at the top right side of the Google home page? That should let you change the language for the user interface as well as choose the languages of the pages that show up in the search results.

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An old boss of mine asked me to work on a project for him and i am open to suggestions of some things you might recommend.

below are the specs of the project:

he is opening up a business over seas and he wants to be able to monitor it from here in the US. Some of the things he must have are the following:

in simple terms.
*8 Cameras with live feed and recording available.
*POS system which he can also monitor remotely.

My thoughts on this project.

Im thinking 4 Computer systems:

*1 POS server
*1 Camera Server
*2 POS System
They have your basic DSL connection out there.

what are my options as far as being able to access everything remotely 24/7. with little downtime if any.

what do you guys recommend as far as cameras and monitoring software as well as remote access software.?

Im open for suggestions and comments

A:Overseas project

I would definitely upgrade the DSL line to something faster if you can get it. Monitoring web cameras over the Internet is going to take alot of upload Bandwidth at the store. If he wants 24/7 remote access with little down time the he needs to find a provider that will guarantee that within the service contract. That is going to cost extra money to get a better Internet connection with guaranteed minimal downtime.

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I know being overseas lets me fall behind on tv shows, but I can't even get to watch anything from the major networks websites. I get the message that it's for US only. I was wondering if there was anything I can do to help get an US ip address so I can watch some shows and maybe even get to download some stuff on xbox live. Gears of war is banned where I am at so getting the online stuff is impossible.

A:MIlitary overseas

Theres a few things you can do, mostly proxy or VPN stuff try http://hotspotshield.com/ for an easy solution though I'm not sure what the performance will be like. I know it says stuff about security etc but thats for marketing reasons, it'll get you a US IP address.

For Xbox stuff you'd probably have to do something similar but at a router level, which might not be possible depending on the local network setup.

If you're on some kind of local base network with a range or domain specifically assigned to the military try contacting the local sysadmin and see if he can get it allowed or do something for you.

I'm ignorant of such things but I'd of thought the military would have been more sensitive to things like this, preventing culture shock and building moral etc.

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im pretty sure i know the answer to this already but just wanted to validate my suspicions.

If i buy a motherboard from the US and try to use it in Australia will i have any issues with it because of the difference in power etc.

Im pretty sure that the power supply handles the raw power and regulates it to the board in the manner in which it needs it so then the amount supplied to the board would be dependant on the psu not the board, but just wanted to know for certain before i buy a mobo off ebay

could someone please let me know?


A:overseas mobos

There will be no issues. Your power supply will handle the issues.

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Basically, I'm trying to create a VPN connection that I can use overseas so that I can use my own UK IP address in another country to access content such as BBC iPlayer and Skype which are restricted in the country that I am going to. I could buy a VPN but that would seem rather silly seeing as I could create my own, hopefully. However, I have tried to create a VPN but I have failed miserably! I tried setting up a VPN using the basic method, i.e. Create a new VPN, enter IP address, enter password etc, basically, I follwed these steps - http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/667-how-to-create-a-vpn-connection-in-windows-7/

After setting up, I get an error message saying that I cant connect to the VPN etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Creating a VPN connection to use overseas

Essentially we cannot assist with bypassing country restrictions on internet content, so I'm going to have to close this.



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I am currently overseas at a hotel with LAN internet access. I have never had this problem before and am positive that nothing is wrong with my laptop's hardware. Basically, the internet connection disconnects after a certain amount of time has passed -- after a few experiments, it seems that graphics intensive websites seem to trigger this disconnect -- the internet access is hi-speed not dial-up. I noticed that before the connection disconnects, my browser's lower left hand corner (indicating which websites are connecting to -- google-analytics.com always seems to show up, even though i never have purposely gone there). does this sound familiar? what could be the problem? it is also not simply a matter of re-connecting to the internet, the only way to get back onto the internet is to REBOOT my entire computer -- needless to say this gets very old after about 5 re-boots in a couple of hours -- the internet / tech folks here while very nice have been absolutely no help at all. Please help!!!

A:Help from Overseas -- Internet Problems


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I have a blog that I have StatCounter installed on. There is one person who harasses me and I've been logging his hits on my blog. If you're not familiar with StatCounter, it lists Date, Time, System, Location, Web Host, and IP address of everyone without a blocker who views the account. This dude looks at my blog about 50-100 times a day and I log each view. His info shows he uses Cox Communications, his city of residence, and the IP address he uses. When he uses his iPhone, it lists the iPhone as the OS and Cox as the web host. (which I don't understand if he's using a phone!!)

My question is this: he is claiming he is getting ready to go overseas for a few months. When he is away and looks at the blog, will it still say Cox Communications? Will it still list his city of residence and same IP address? And when he logs on from his phone, will it still have the same info? What will it look like from overseas if he views my blog? I want to make sure to keep my records up to date if he's viewing from his house but claiming to be overseas.

I really hope this made sense, if not I can clarify. Thanks, Chuck

A:Q about IP addresses and overseas access

When he uses his iPhone, it lists the iPhone as the OS and Cox as the web host. (which I don't understand if he's using a phone!!)Click to expand...

He may be connecting through his home internet access using Wi-Fi rather than his iPhone service from AT&T or Verizon or whoever.

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I always spend the entire month of July traveling in the south pacific and August in France. I always bring my Dell Inspiron 6000 with me specifically to download my pics. When I can find a wifi site I try to read my messages and possibly send mail and surf the net. This tends to be a pain. Other times I buy a phone card and manually go onto the net. I was told there is another way. I can purchase some sort of card that goes into the PC card slot on the side of my laptop. I was told by Frisson, my cell phone company that they have this unit but I have to purchase a two year contract as well as the cost of the unit.
Is there anyway or anything that I can get/use so that I can get onto the internet for a specific amount of time(monthly is no problem)?
My e-mail address is [email protected] which is the best way to contact me.

A:accessing the internet overseas

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I want to get some help from this forum. In my company we are using Fortigate Firewall Device that supports SSL VPN capacity. We have an Oracle Application installed on an Application Server. There is an inbuilt DHCP Server in the fortigate firewall device that supports upto 25 Users worldwide. hence when the overseas users connect to the VPN, they are automatically in a single network and are able to use the Oracle Application.

Now we are grown to more than 7 Locations overseas and average of upto 10 users in each location.
We are now confused to choose options in changing the Infrastructure of our company.

Please tell us what is the standard that is followed in Enterprises that have overseas branches.

The one it comes in my mind is IPSec VPN Connectivity. please help me in this problem.

Thank You


Syed Mohammed Sirajuddin

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If I connect to an overseas server, but the the VPN is based in the USA do I gain any extra layer of privacy protection from prying eyes from TPTB in the USA?

Does it make it harder for them by having to go to that countries legal system to get the IP or do they just easily find out the VPN is from the USA and the VPN gives me up like a rat

A:Do you gain anything using an overseas server with a USA VPN?

The VPN will give up your details faster than you can say "I'm innocent man". So no, you don't gain any additional layers of protection having a US based VPN, even if the server is based somewhere like Russia.

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Will be traveling to Peru...Do I need a converter from 110 to 220 or will the Pavilion just convert for me...Thanks Ken

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I'm looking to purchase some hardware from america or singapore and import it into australia. Apart from the obvious having to change power cables to australian, either through converters or changing the entire cable, are there any other problems im likley to encounter? Australia uses a 240v DC
Im looking at buying a case and the power supply is what im mostly concerned about as voltages and plugs differ from country to country. Im not to concerned about mother boards and CPU as they are a global standard but if there are any likley problems i would like to know about them

A:buying hardware from overseas

I dont have any actual adivce, but I'm wondering why you want to import the hardware. I'm an Australian and I find we have plenty of good retailers, especially online. Or can you get massive savings or products not available here by ordering overseas?
For Australian retailers I reccomend Cougar (http://www.cougar.com.au) they are a great store and deliver all over Australia.

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Im headed to a friend of mine in Amsterdam (Im in the US) and were going to be attending a LAN party over there. I need some advice.

As far as the power difference over there 115 vs 230 is the only thing I have to do is click the little switch on my Power supply 115 to 230 and get a compatible power cord or iare there settings in the BIOs I would also have to change and/or any specific component adjustment I would have to make?

Not taking my monitor (gunna get a loaner) so theres no reason to spend money on a transformer when I know you can just adjust the PSU to 230. But Im wondering about other stuff as stated above.

Thanks for any advice I could get!

A:Overseas power question

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My friend bought Dell Inspiron15r-2106slv for me who's presently located in USA on November 23rd, 2012. Should I ask him upgrade it to Windows 8 in US for $15 or can I update it in India for Rs.699/- ?

What about Microsoft Office 2010. Is it cheaper in USA?

Please help. Thanks.

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Hello, totally noob to phone networks. I am going to have a US version of Galaxy S5 and order an extra battery for it on mpj. Can I use both of them on overseas carriers? Thank you for any kindly help.

A:Can I use my phone on overseas network?

The specs shown here declare

Also known as Samsung GS 5
Available as:
Samsung SM-G900F - for Europe
Samsung SM-G900I - for Asia
Samsung SM-G900K/G900L/G900S - for Korea
Samsung SM-G900M - for Vodafone
Samsung SM-G900A - for AT&T
Samsung SM-G900T - for T-Mobile
Samsung SM-G900V - for Verizon
Samsung SM-G900R4 - for US Cellular
Samsung SM-G900P - for Sprint
​General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

So yes, it is compatible with EU providers. Caution however; your current provider will bill you for roaming charges. When in Europe, I always buy a local SIM card and fund it with enough credit to last the trip - - that will also give you a local phone number. If you book theater events or need to call for reservations, they will be more likely to answer the phone.

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My friend bought Dell Inspiron15r-2106slv for me who's presently located in USA on November 23rd, 2012. Should I ask him upgrade it to windows 8 in US for $15 or can I update it in India for Rs.699/- ?

What about Microsoft Office 2010. Is it cheaper in USA?

Please help. Thanks.

A:Overseas Windows 8 upgrade

Those are the current Office prices at Newegg. But they always have specials. The other day the offered Home and Student for $89. Newegg.com - office 2010

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Hey, i am on a holiday in USA and i am thinking about buying a Sony Playstation Portable. The thing is, if i take it back to Australia... can i buy Australian UMD Games and movies and play them on my American PSP? and second of all, does the american PSP transformer (the charger say that it accepts 240volts?)


A:Using Playstation Portable Overseas

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i bought a dell S199WFP lcd a few months ago in canada, and just last month i moved to hong kong, and for some reason the monitor lack a proper voltage stickie to indicate it's output/input voltage, i've also checked the monitor manual but it doesn't say anything about it being able to work overseas. now i have an 7 year old samsung LCD mon that works in both countries and i'm wondering if this new dell LCD will work as well.

the dell lcd does not use an external power supply, instead just a plug of your usual pc power cable to the rear socket of the lcd.

this one:

thanks for helping!

A:do all monitors work OVERSEAS?

According the specs in the link you posted the input voltage requirements are: 100 to 240 VAC / 50 or 60 Hz +/- 3 Hz / 2.0A (max.)

So it should work, most computer hardware is rated to be used worldwide.

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Hi All,

Is there any way to add a printer to my computer that is on a completely different network? It's a small residential setup on both ends.


A:Print to a printer overseas

You could try http://www.printeranywhere.com/ ?
Not used it myself, but looks promising


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I travel to the UK for work regulary. With all the electronics that I end up carrying, I never have enough adapter plugs or the way the wall plug is in London, I can't get the adapter with my US plug to plug into the wall sockets int he hotel rooms.

I was wondering if I can take a US power strip with me, plug that into a US-UK adapter or 110v-220v transformer and connect that into the wall socket and then plug in all my device chargers to the US power strip.

There are 2 types of plug adapters. One is just a straight thru US prong to UK prong. The other one is the classic transformer type converting 110v to 220v. Since most all electronic devices automatically detects the voltages, can I just use the straight thru adapter instead of the transformer with the power strip.


A:Solved: US power strip overseas??

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I have the HP Spectre, Intel Cor i7 6500U CPU @ 2.5GHz 2.60 GHz 16.0 GB RAM I am very happy with it, i travel overseas for 75% of my time.  One time my laptop just would not take a charge any more and i thought it was a lemon, now that i have traded it in for a new one, most the time the transformer gets hot and then the screen shows that it is not charging so i unplug it for an hour for it to cool and then plug back in again. Can someone tell me what kind of adapater to use?  I am using the Skross EVO. Thank you much....

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Facebook - Connection Timed Out Hi, I have been trying to access Facebook (a site I usually access) for the past three(3) hours or so and It loads the Home page, but when I proceed to enter my e-mail address and password, and Error page loads and reads:

The connection has timed out
The server at login.facebook.com is taking too long to respond.

I have tried accessing other sites and my internet seems to be fine, can somebody please help me with this issue... Thx in advance.

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Hi guys,

I recently went on an overseas trip where I brought my laptop along with me to log on to the net and to keep in contact with home.

When I got back, I realized that my laptop was super slow. It took about 5 minutes to start windows, and my mouse pointer would jerk across the screen when I moved it around. Same with typing. So, what I did was I used my recovery disc and reinstalled everything. Then things got okay.

Then, I went on another trip, and now the laptop is again having that problem. It isn't as bad yet, but my music is getting jerky, and CPU usage sometimes jumps up to 40+%.

Short of recovering my laptop everytime I go overseas, is there something I can do?

Just in case, here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:31:25 PM, on 3/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admSe... Read more

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My wife and I are leaving in April for a 15 day eastbound Trans-Atlantic Cruise, and will be spending an additional 16 or so days in Europe as tourists. I want to find a way to communicate for free with family members on the internet. The only thing I can think of is Facebook. Anyone know of another vehicle for communicating, sharing pictures on the internet while we are gone? Thanks for your responses and time.

A:Solved: Connecting during visit overseas

For photos - I've not tried it myself but Project Minus (free) gets an excellent review here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/has-be-easiest-photo-sharing-site-ever.htm
Much more private for photos than Facebook.

For chat, if you set up some Gmail accounts you could use Google Chat, as described here: http://www.google.com/talk/

Hope these of interest?


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I'm an American currently stationed overseas in Germany. There are many online services available in the States (Netflix for example) that I'm unable to use over here. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could spoof my geographic location to get access to these services?

A:Overseas access to US online products

we cannot support getting around country restrictions here
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please see the rules here again
Circumventing Company/School/Parental or Other Restrictions - Because we are unable to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided to those trying to circumvent Internet filters or similar restrictions and any such threads will be closed. Furthermore, we will not assist with violating the "Terms of Service" of any product, service or web site. Unfortunately, it is against Google's Terms of Service to download videos from YouTube. They have contacted us directly to request that we do not support with downloading videos from YouTube. Any posts with instructions or information about how to violate Terms of Service will be closed or removed.Click to expand...

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I am using Outlook 2010 on Windows 7. When I am in my home-city, I can send/receive emails without problem. However, when I travel abroad, I can only receive emails through Outlook 2010; can not send emails. Any ideas?

A:Outlook 2010 - cant send email when overseas

How is your E-Mail provider? If its your internet provider, it's possible that the outgoing server is only used when you are connected to their internet service.

Check with them if they have an additional outgoing (SMTP) server that you can use while you are not on their service.

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We currently have email access at work, the boss would like to have access to his email from home and overseas, How can I go about setting this up?

A:retrieving email from outside location or overseas locations

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I have an APO-AP address and would like to buy a new Dell laptop computer but because of the USPS restrictions on sending Lithium batteries through the mail, I am only able to buy what's in the PX, and I don't like any of the laptops for sale there. Does anyone have any ideas on how to buy computers from the States and get them overseas? (I don't see why Dell doesn't have a program whereby computers are sold and shipped overseas without the batteries and then the purchasers take their computers and their receipts to a central store and have the batteries installed.)

A:Solved: Living Overseas and Buying Computers:

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A friend, normally US-based, is traveling in Italy and is having some problems getting to the US-based web sites she needs.
For example, if she goes to a well known website like Netflix, (even if she clicks on the favorites bar or keeps writing www.netflix.com in,) it switches over to https://signup.netflix.com/global and won?t change back.
Has anyone had similar problems? Solutions?

A:Traveling overseas, trouble accessing websites

Yeah, that is a problem - especially in the bigger European countries. You always get the local flavors. I have the same problem in Germany and France. It takes some searching and the use of different search engines (Bing, Google, etc.).

Sometimes the webpages themselves have the option to switch to a different country. Be on the lookout for that.

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I have a US iTunes account that has been disabled. Is there anyway I can reactivate it with having to contact Apple?

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International warranty services for the X1 yoga 2nd gen overseas?  Hi, i bought the laptop from lenovo.com last Nov. Now that the touch screen touch function has broken since the touch layer was broken. but now im in China for business. Does my x1 yoga eligible for IWS servce reparing the touch screen in China?  item located in Guangzhou/China at the moment. i lost the receipt that i couldn't register my laptop to iws.  i can't wait until i get back to LA for warranty.  laptop part number is 20JDCTO1WWORDER number 4290868842Purchased Date: Nov 27,2017 Please let me know how to proceed.   

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Hello.  Many computers on my network are sending out lots of very strange UDP traffic on high-number ports to US and foreign IP address (including China and Russia, which has me concerned), as identified by looking at outbound traffic on our router. (screenshots below)
My first through was Bittorrent traffic, but I have gone to the computers to rule that out (including an unmanned Win7 file/print server with no extra software on it) and I can't find what's causing it.
I have narrowed down the broadcasting process ID on a machine, which is coming from an instance of svchost.exe, but short of force-quitting the process, I can't find out what is causing this.
Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64.  Vipre AV (clean scans, never infected).  
MBAM scans: clean.  TDSS Killer: clean.  Poweliks: clean.
Router Outbound Traffic from machine:

SVCHost.exe traffic from offending PID:

Services registered to this PID:

Any suggestions, ideas or help?  I'm stumped.

A:Unknown UPD Traffic going Overseas from svchost.exe process

Firstly I would go through each IP address in the "outbound" traffic, look them up on who.is and note them.
Next find out via eg google with services typically use UDP port 64240.
Supply us with the information with what you find.
I've edited my previous post.

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Moving to Israel January 2005 but want to buy a new Dell system here. I know the CPU is switchable to 220. But what are the hardware compatibility gotchas I should consider. Any issues related to monitors (plan to get a Dell flatscreen) or printers (I have a Brother 1440 personal laser).


A:Moving to Israel - Overseas Hardware Compatibility


As far as I know, Israel is on the European standard of voltage... 220V at 50 Hz. So, your computer itself will not have a problem since the PSU is switchable to 220. You will most likely need a new power cord or an adapter for that specific countries outlets. However, the end that goes into the computer are all standardize and I'm sure you can get one of those when you get there.

Now, your monitor is most likely auto switching, so it will detect the current. However, it is always worthwhile to ask the dealer where you purchase it if it is autoswitching or not. Not all monitors have the power supply that is autoswitching. Also, if it is autoswitching, you will have to get an adapter for the power cable for the outlet side. Same as with the PC... or a cable provided it can be detached from the monitor or does not have an inline transformer on it.

Your printer... You won't be able to use it. Not unless you use a special transformer that transforms the voltage from 220 down to the 110 standard. So, do not hook the printer up to the 220 voltage directly.

One other thing that you most likely will have to replace, would be your modem. Some modems can be "flashed" to met specific country coded specifications on the communications networks. However, considering the price of modems, I would just purchase one when I got there, provided you will even be using a modem.

Other than that.... you shouldn't have any other problems.

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It started with one random crash before I left. I didn't worry about it too much. When I came back my PC didn't even start up just kept beeping. After reading advice I switched the memory sticks positions, cleaned the dust a little bit and it booted. But not long after that I started crashing in games again with 3 crashes in a row within the space of about half an hour. I was devastated. So I tried to update my drivers but problem persisted and possibly made them worse. I've tried rolling back to an older Nvidia driver and it seemed to help a little but I'm still getting crashes every now and then. I'll post my crash analysis.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'll do whatever is necessary for diagnosis just let me know what to do...  Please save me ! I don't want to pay for a new computer if I can fix this from home coz even though my machine is like 4-5 years old it still runs the games I play quite okay. Graphics card is a 670.

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A:Crashes (mostly while gaming) after coming back from overseas

All but 2 of the memory dumps blame nVidia drivers.
If this is a laptop, visit the laptop manufacturer's website to download and install the latest drivers that are compatible with your system
If this is a desktop system, visit http://www.geforce.com/drivers to get the latest drivers for your system
All of the memory dumps are STOP 0x116 errors.  As such, Please follow these troubleshooting suggestions:  http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-kernel-dump-analysis-debugging-information/35-video-tdr-timeout-0x116-0x117.html#post29532
Also, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Finally, Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

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So I'll be moving to France soon and would like to bring my Optiplex 780 SFF with me.
I'm wondering what I need to do to make sure I can power it up over there.
Is it simply a matter of getting an outlet converter? Or do I need to buy a power converter, since France I believe runs on 220V, 50Hz.
The technical specifications of the optiplex 780 sff power supply says it can run within that range but I don't know what I need to do specifically to make it run over there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I live in Korea, but wanted to make sure I got an all-English install of Windows 8 for my upgrade. While still in Windows 7, I used my VPN, which makes me a California IP address, and downloaded from MS. Since installing, I have had many problems with the app store connecting. It seems as if it will no longer connect to the app store unless I have my VPN on.

I know from previous experience that if I install Media Center in in Win7 using my VPN and downloading US install files, I get a far more useful/functional TV channel list including US TV shows and content that I can access using my VPN. If I do not install Media Center using the US download from the get-go, I never get a look at these shows.

It seems that Windows 8 app store content is dependent on country location, and that other updates and services are tied-in, correct?

Or is the app store simply offline a lot and very buggy? Once apps are installed, they usually work. I just cannot seem to access the app store much. It usually says I do not have an internet connection, but I do, and I can surf and use installed apps fine.

Have I hosed myself? Will I be able to fix this, or will I forever be tied to a US app store with this serial number seeing as how so much info is saved in my account and applied afte a reinstall.

Should I reinstall from scratch? Can I? Or is the app store just plain going offline for everyone?


A:Downloaded US install via VPN from overseas. Causing app store probs?

FYI... I changed my location settings, in at least one (and possibly two) places, and now I'm on the Korean app store with familiar Korean apps in Hangul. Seems they are running and installing fine, too. No reinstall was needed.

Just for those who are curious... seems like there are different app stores, much like the Playstation Network. There is more content on the US side, with more news, X-box movie, and TV apps, if I'm seeing it right. Many media apps must be blocked for legal reasons and whatnot. Not sure if you can switch between different app stores or not. As I mentioned, my original download of Win8 was over VPN, so it came from the US. Not sure if there are non-US versions that are different in what they will allow you to do with the local app stores.

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Hi, this site was helpful a few years ago when I bought a new PC, and I hope it can help me with an internet question from overseas!

I've been in Korea a few years now, and when I returned to the USA for a visit, I bought a Dell laptop, from the XPS line. I had a problem with the OS, and had it serviced by Dell-Korea. The first service replaced the video card, but after a few weeks, it refused to boot. When it was returned repaired (two weeks later, only after I contacted them again- but thats another story!), it had "Windows XP- business" opn it- I bought it with "Vista-Home-Premium" installed.

sorry for the backstory- but now I cant get on the internet at home. I contacted Dell-USA about another problem (another story, pt. 2!), and someone there emailed me I shouldnt have XP on it.

I have the reinstall CD for Vista- and Vista had been able to get me connected when I had a similar problem with getting online in the past. I could have someone arrange for a technician to come up and get the settings for the "XP Business" set for the computer, but given the length of time it took, and my other worries about all this, I think just reinstalling Vista is my fastest solution to everything.

I gues I have a lot of questions, and think reinstalling is the fastest solution to everything. I definitely plan on shipping it off to Dell American Warranty service when I'm back again for a few weeks.

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A:Solved: Better to solve internet connection- XP or Vista- from overseas...

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I have an alienware m18x that I recently moved overseas. Lately I have been getting numerous errors when I start it up, and I find that some things, like the troubleshooter in windows update, are unable to be used. In addition, I get a few errors on startup, including the error code

0x800706b5 that will not allow me to open Windows Security Client.

I also get an "Alienware On-Screen Display-Guest User Deny" window that says "Your user account configuration does not allow the application to run properly" and an ALIENWARE ALIENFX CONTROLLER errors that says

System.NulReferencException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object" along with numerous error lines.

I have run malware scans, uninstalled programs that I suspected might be interfering with those processes, and tried to run troubleshooter, which gives me an error.

What would cause these errors and how could I fix them?

Thank you.

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Okay, I've never heard such news before about my computer being under threat from virus's etc...

Today i got a call from India saying that my computer is under threat. Now i wasn't sure if it was a scam or anything... but they told me to go to "Event Viewer"

from this they told me to click application and system to see how many errors and warnings the computer has gotten. doing so, the list was massive with information listed as well.

now i didn't know what to belive.. I have done a virus scan and found that there were trojans in quarrentine. 3 of them. They are now gone.. i hope..

Now these errors dates start back last october till today.

they also told me to go on this websitee http://www.onlinepccare.com
i couldn't talk more to at this time as at the moment my house is having bad internet issues....

Seeking some advice. (i know i get good advice here all the time ) I dont know what to do or think. Is this a serious problem?


A:Solved: Got a phone call from overseas to say that my computer has a big problem.

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I brought my PC desktop on the plane as checked luggage.
When I turned it on after arriving home, it would power up, but no bios and no beep
after a lot of cable wiggling etc. i started to trouble shoot it by taking pieces out and putting them back in.
after stripping it to just the ram, i got the beep and bios back.
slowly added piece by piece and it gradually worked.

Problem now is everytime I shut down or reboot I get bsod.

Here is the error:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: 8ACD3B98
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 86A26D82
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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System Manufacturer/Model Number Homebuilt OS windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit (installed within last 4 months) CPU Intel (R) Pentium (R) D CPU 3.00 GHZ Motherboard Asus P5KPL-AM EPU Memory 2G Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT Sound Card internal Monitor(s) Displays LG w2353v Screen Resolution N/A H... Read more

A:Shipped computer overseas, now have BSOD everytime is shutdown/restart

Hi and welcome to SF!

How many DMp file do you have? Are you using any programs such as CCleaner, they might clean out your minidump folder. Please upload more next time if you can, simply just follow this procedure:

Go to C:\Windows\Minidump and copy all of the dmp files to the desktop. Select all>right-click on one>Send to>New Compressed folder. Then attach the zip file to your next post by use of the paperclip icon in the advanced editor.


Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS

For now, please update these drivers:

ISODrive ISODrive.sys Fri Apr 13 16:42:14 2007 (461F5076)
ISO CD-ROM Device Driver - ISODrive
asusgsb asusgsb.sys Thu Sep 27 20:14:15 2007 (46FBACA7
ASUS Virtual Video Capture Device Driver ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
AsIO AsIO.sys Mon Dec 17 16:10:20 2007 (47663CFC)
Asus PCProbe Utility ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
Also, please perform a cleanboot:
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

BugCheck 50, {8acd3b98, 0, 86a26d82, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KiTrap0E+dc )

Followup: MachineOwner


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