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Two Basic Question

Q: Two Basic Question

[1] When you have a contact highlighted in "Contacts", is there a keystroke that will dial that contact's phone number?

[2] Is there a way to have Outlook open to the Contacts screen?

I'd be most grateful for your emailing any answers to:
[email protected].

Many thanks,


Preferred Solution: Two Basic Question

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A: Two Basic Question

[1] I don't see one, specifically. Right-click and choose Call contact. I don't see anyway, even customizing the toolbar since putting a "Call Contact" button just provides a drop-down button anyway. Seems this would require scripting, and you'd have to decide whether work or home would be the number you'd choose to call when you hit the shortcut key. You can also try this website: http://www.outlookcode.com/

[2] Tools-->Options, Other tab. Advanced Options button. Choose "Startup in this folder" to be Contacts.

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this should be a basic vpn question to all you network admins..currently studying for my final exam, 216, and this question popped in my mind..

if i have 2 subnets, 1 subnet with a dhcp, and the other subnet with a vpn server for users to dial in..do i have to install the dhcp relay agent on the vpn server so that the dhcp assigns addresses to dial in clients? or can it be installed on any server on the 2nd subnet?

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this may seem real basic to some, but i need some hints and/or advice..and i hope that i'm posting this in the right group..using outlook express as my news reader, have loads of pics downloaded on comp..is there a fast and easy way to put these onto a disk?..when it comes to this i'm all thumbs!!!..i do restoration work on the old muscle cars and some of the pics i really need to save but outlook express is bogging down with all the pics..any help will be great..thanks

A:a basic question


I'll choose the Newsgroups one

Okay, first off, do you have a paid newsserver that came with your ISP or not. If you do, then can guide you in the setting up. If not, its easy anyway

For the free one:

Go here http://freenews.maxbaud.net/ and type in anything in the Search Box at the bottom. eg virus or whatever you want. Next it will come up with a list of newsservers. Click on one of them and your Outlook Express will open. It will say you are not Subscribed to any groups. Do you want to download.
you do, so go for it. If you get a NNTP box popup saying error, then this server has timed out or has too many connections.
If this happens, just rightclick the server in the left and choose Remove Account.

However, you may find one that works and downloads groups. make sure that when you were in the above site, you checked to see if you can post or not. If you cannot and you want to, you can go here http://groups.google.com/groups?group=*&hl=en

For the above link, copy/paste into your Search bar as the *&hl=en gets missed off
and search for your group and post. You will have to join (free)

Now, to keep it running okay, you need to ensure that the timeout is set to 5 mins.

rightclick the server on the left and choose Properties. Advanced tab and move the slider bar to 5mins. Apply

Also, Tools | Options. Read. Under News, it has how many headers to get. Put that to 1000.

If you have any problems let me know.

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ok i uped thee fsb on my athlon xp 2400 from 133 to 140 at 1.65V times 15. when i try to get 144x15, my comp crashes. i asked my friend this but he doesnt know cause he doesnt use AMD cpu's, but when do i lower the multiplier and up the vcore. i mean, how will i know when to do these?

A:basic question about oc'ing

Ah man be careful! You cant fry your cpu by lowering, uping, chaning, the multiplier or FSB on your cpu in the BIOS, but you can and easily fry your cpu by making the vcore too high. the vcore is the voltage going do the cpu. You'll notice its real fine, as the selection only ranges from like 1.6 to 1.8.

CPUs all vary, some can overclock more than others, some less then others. Yours (cpu) is crashing when you make it too high because it cannot handle the speed, it may just be the cpu not liking it, or your cooling may be insufficient.

The fsb speed in your bios shows up as 133MHz and up/lower. Well you have DDR RAM, which is double data rate, and so PC2700 ram, which runs at 333MHz, shows up as 166 in the bios. Notice 166x2 = 266mhz, since its double data rate/DDR ram.

To get the speed of the cpu, its FSB (times)/x/* Multiplier.

133(fsb)*12.5(multiplier) gives you 1662.50MHz

You can make your cpu go faster, by raising the multiplier, raising fsb, or both.

Lets say your stock fsb is 266MHz, and your ram is PC2100. That means your ram runs at 266MHz stock. The ram operates at the same speed as the front side bus. When you raise the fsb to 270mhz (from 133 to 135 in the bios), your overclocking the cpu, and the RAM! so your cpu may be able to take the overclock, and the temps may be fine, but because of your ram, it may not be able to take the overclock, and thats making the system unstable/crash.

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My pc was continually shutting down so I did a reinstall of win 7 home basic 64bit. Prior to this I bought a seagate ext hard drive and borrowed a wd external hard drive. I backed up my c drive to both using the seagate acronis and the wd smartware software.
Using the seagate drive I recovered the files to a new g drive partition on my hard © drive and this shows a volume of 200+gb yet when I click on this drive the folders are only showing a few thousand kb of information and I cannot access any of my original files.
What am I not understanding please?

A:Basic question

When you say you can't access any of your original files what is the error message that you are getting?
Is it possible you have hidden files? Enable viewing of hidden files?
When it says a volume of 200+ GB this could mean the total capacity of the partition and not your files. If you right click on the partition and click properties it will show you the used space versus the free and total space.

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I am pretty computer illiterate. Please tell me if what I am trying to do is possible, and how to go about it.

I went for a medical test today (MRI), and asked for a copy of the scans to send to my brother, who is an MD. They gave me the scans on a CD-R. WHen I put it in my computer, I can open the file on my D drive and see the scans. \\

Is it possible to send this info via email somehow, by copying or attaching the file to an email? Or do I have to mail him the CD itself?

Thank you for clarifying this!

A:basic question, I think

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Technology is not my gift in life, so I have a really simple question:

at home, I have an older desktop that is connected to DSL. I just got a new Lenovo notebook and want to be able to use it with a wireless network. Do I also HAVE TO buy a card for the desktop? I want the DSL access on both computers, but don't need wireless on the desktop. Am pretty sure it is too old to have a card, and don't want to have to buy one if there is a way to avoid it. Have not bought the router yet...
Thank you very much.

A:really basic question...

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Howdy, I'm new to the forums and am not sure if this is the proper topic to post this in. I've been having some trouble with an email account that is associated with a particular game I frequently play. I've regularly scanned after each attempted hack or hijacking attempt and am not sure if my computer has ever been secure since these attempts. This problem has been persistent for nearly a month or so. I've scanned with malwarebytes a few hours ago and it hasn't turned up anything suspicious. I guess my general question is if my computer is possibly infected that previous scans have shown nothing suspicious. Another thing worth noting is that the only email that has been successfully taken over is the one that is linked to that game. I've created more than my fair share of back up email accounts and those have been left alone. I was also curious if I could get some help in determining if I have any programs that are not necessary for my computer to run properly.

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Is there a difference between deleting and disinfecting a virus ?

If so, which one is best.

Sometimes my anti virus deletes and sometimes it disinfects and I just wondered what the difference is.

Many thanks


A:Very basic question

I hope this link explains?


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If I have an oem windows xp program on disk, and a copy of a windows install disk, can I then load windows to the disk?

Are the ebay disks any good for this? If not, where do I find a good windows install disk?

A:a very basic question


Originally Posted by rbig

If I have an oem windows xp program on disk, and a copy of a windows install disk, can I then load windows to the disk?

Are the ebay disks any good for this? If not, where do I find a good windows install disk?

It's complicated, and difficult to figure out. There's too many variables, and many XP versions have no documentation that I can find. This subject is currently my primary interest: How to reinstall XP on a computer that was either shipped without a reinstall disk, or the disk has become damaged or lost, without having to pay an exorbitant price for the disk.

First, you need to know what was installed. XP Pro or Home, what service pack level and what OEM (Dell, HP, etc...) or custom-built (retail, OEM, upgrade) etc....

You also need to know your Product ID, and have it written somewhere safe, because that is the only thing you have that is of value. When you lose that, you've lost your legal copy of XP and you'll have to purchase another.

That product ID will only work with certain XP disks. Which disk(s) is the primary issue. There is some interchageability, but there's not comprehensive documentation that I can find; some kind of "roadmap" that you can look at and say "I have this kind of XP, and so I need that kind of XP disk."

Finding a disk that will work with your PID is the goal.

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I intend to purchase a new PC, my 2nd & although I appreciate I must reload my software, operating system & ISP, I do not know how to transfer the stored info on my hard drives. I am worried that by being a "PC inadequate" I might lose the lot!! Please help.

A:New PC - Basic Question!

One way would be to temporarily load your present hard drive as a secondary on the new machine and transfer things as you want.

The other is to use XP's Files and Settings Transfer Wizard found in the System Tools. It can be used on both the old and new computers.

If there are specific things you want to save, there may be more explicit directions for them.

Also, software like Acronis TrueImage allows you to image your entire hard drive onto CD-RW's and then browse the image for files after the old machine is long gone.

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I am pretty computer illiterate. Please tell me if what I am trying to do is possible, and how to go about it.

I went for a medical test today (MRI), and asked for a copy of the scans to send to my brother, who is an MD. They gave me the scans on a CD-R. WHen I put it in my computer, I can open the file on my D drive and see the scans. \\

Is it possible to send this info via email somehow, by copying or attaching the file to an email? Or do I have to mail him the CD itself?

Thank you for clarifying this!

A:help...basic question, I think

Sure, you most likely be able to select whatever files you want off the disk and email them. Are you sure you are going to be able to know which files are the images you want to send?

Also, depending upon the type of file and if the viewing software is exclusive to the vendor that made the disk, the image may not be viewable without the viewing software on the CD as well. We don't have enough info here to tell you anything specific.

But you asked if it was possible. Yes, it is.

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I have Windows 7 on Dell pc.

If I want to copy the entire "CONTACT" list to a USB hard-drive, how do I do that?

A:basic question

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I found myself with some free time today so I decided I might aswell start learning C++. Needless to say i got stuck at the first error i encountered.

#include <iostream.h>
int main()
int x = 5;
int y = 7;
1 cout "\n";
cout << x + y << " " << x * y;
2 cout "\n";
return 0;
While trying to compile the above code in ms visual c++ i got 2 errors saying that i should have a semi colon in points 1 and 2. Why is this and is it correct? I took the code straight from the tutorial.

error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before 'string' <----thats the exact error.


A:Very basic c++ question

You're missing an operator.

#include <iostream.h>
int main()
int x = 5;
int y = 7;
cout << "\n";
cout << x + y << " " << x * y;
cout << "\n";
return 0;
but why code extra lines when this

#include <iostream.h>
int main()
int x = 5;
int y = 7;
cout << "\n" << x + y << " " << x * y << "\n";
return 0;
does the same thing?

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When building a new PC does one fit the processor to the MoBo before or after fixing the MoBo in the case?


A:Basic question

put the cpu/heatsink and mem on before putting in the case.. It's also a good idea to test the board by booting it up with the cpu/heatsink/mem/vid card mounted before you mount it in the case.

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Is there any way to get more than 27 variables? (A-Z, and Theta)

Or is there any Left or Right function that I can use to store more than one value in any variable? (for example, if Str1 holds the string "ABCDEFG" could I extract "A", or "B", or "C", etc... from the string?

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I'm new to VCN and I googled a bit and found some cools VNC like RealVNC. But the problem is those VNC's require another software, something like a VNC client to connect to the VNC Server. I want a a dedicated VNC like connecting to VNC server using the remote desktop connection on Windows. It's like hosting a VNC on a IP or a domain.

If anyone knows about a similar thing, please let me know.

Thank you.

A:VCN Basic Question

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I have a basic question.

I am downloading some files using emule.

I am new to this and I don't want Virus/Trojan/Spyware all over my computer.

Is there a way to scan the files before they can harm my computer?

I am not so tech friendly
so please write your answer in a non tech terms as possible.

Thank you very much.


A:I have a basic question

Hello and welcome to TSF.

As stated in our NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help page, we do not condone the use of p2p file sharing programs like eMule.

Best way to protect your computer is to stay away from them. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. Please read this sticky:

Perils of P2P File Sharing

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Is there a tutorial here or somewhere on the net that will walk a person through using Windows 8 and the differences between 8 and 7?

For instance, although I haven't played with it much, I'm not sure how to get to the directory tree with Win 8...doesn't seem to be a link to "my Computer."

A:basic question

It's easy to have the File Explorer that is pinned to the Taskbar open to Computer. Right click on File Explorer icon in Taskbar. In the popup menu you'll see the icon for File Explorer. Right click on it, then left click Properties. Replace what is in the Target line with this:
C:\Windows\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

On the Desktop side you can make the system feel more like Windows 7 by using a software that enables the Start Button. See this tutorial:

On the Start Screen side of things, that's new to me too. I just got W8 about 2 months ago. Mostly I use the Desktop programs. The App I use most from the Start Screen in the local weather.

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Hi. Not sure how I should ask this, but please let me know what you need to know other than what I say below, thanks!

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook that they issue us from school that we can take home. At school, I can connect fine. However, when I'm at home it's a bit different. Once I'm connected at home, I'll open up Firefox and the loading icon just sits there forever, and all of the sudden, whatever I'm trying to load will come up quickly, as fast as it does on the desktop computer we have that connects wirelessly fine.

This period of regular-speed internet will only last for around 5 seconds or so, everything loads fine in that time. Right after though, it resumes doing nothing and things will pretty much not load at all until that 5 second period decides to come back. It's really useless and I hope you can help me find a solution.

If you need any specs or anything, please post and let me know. Thanks in advance.

A:Basic Question

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

Have you tried to do a system restore to before the problem occurred?
If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless connection issues, have you removed all the stored wireless network profiles and then searched for the network?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
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I was wondering how you could use a previously created ".bas" file and run it on a computer that does not have a compiler. Do you have to rename it to ".com" or ".exe" or can you do something different?

A:A BASIC Question

You need it's original BASIC Program, what BASIC version is it?

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A friend of mine, well my driving instructor, has a laptop and a desktop. He's thinking of creating a network, and I mentioned a router.

Anyway, the laptop has Wifi, which I assume all do. Not that good on laptops, having never owned one. The question is this: How do you connect the laptop to the internet when on the move? Can it be done using a phone, or do you need that actual lead connection?

Many thanks


A:Basic Laptop Question

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As you can see by my screen name, I&#8217;m a novice, so please bear with me.

I use my aol, and hotmail accounts for sending / receiving email, therefore why would I need OE?

I'm running XP, and Office.org.


A:Solved: Basic Question Re OE

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should the box in system properties under the tab system restore
should that box be checked "turn off system restore on all drives" ?

A:basic question (very Novice)

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Is there any way to make the Windows Desktop scrollable once you have more icons that will fit on the Desktop at one time?

I tend to have a lot of icons on my desktop, mostly from installing apps of one kind or another. Most people looking at my desktop remark that I have an unusually large number of icons. I'm certainly not trying to fill my desktop but I've often come close. Recently, however, I added a couple of icons to my already-full desktop and was surprised to see that no scrollbars appeared to help me navigate to the ones that were just barely visible at the right side of the screen. For some reason, I had always assumed that scrollbars or some similar device would appear so that I could get to those newest icons.

I've been able to get everything back onto the visible portion of my desktop by changing the icon size from medium to small but it may not take too long before I've filled up the desktop even with them set at the smallest of the three available sizes. If that happens, will I need to start putting my desktop icons into folders or even delete apps simply so that I can access all the icons?

I'm rather surprised that the desktop isn't scrollable, just like the start menu in 8/8.1. Windows has been around for a very long time now and I'd have thought that making the desktop scrollable in some fashion would have happened long ago.

Am I missing a menu option somewhere to make icons even smaller or to make the Desktop scrollable? Or is there a better st... Read more

A:Basic question about Desktop

No it's not scrollable. but if you would like a recommendation go ahead and create folder group s such a AV tools, batch files, Browsers, Games...etc. and then turn on the desktop toolbar on the taskbar by going into properties>toolbars, then right click your desktop and choose view show desktop icon, then use the desktop toolbar which will show your folders with flyouts.

Your desktop will appear cleaner and you'll be able to see your wallpaper again. Note I have pimped my toolbar by unlocking the taskbar then going in and adjusting the recycle bin to the front after that I turned off showing text & titles and also chose show large icons, that way I can still see the status of trash.

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Hi there, I'm sure this will be a really simple question for all of you but I cant find the answer easily online - I actually have 2 questions.

I have a PC which is about 5 years old. I tried to attach a wireless router but it wouldnt let me so I guessed that it didnt have the wifi stuff inside to allow me to do that (note all my technical jargon!). I noticed a thing on Amazon called a USB wireless adapter. Now if I put this in my USB port would it allow me to set up the wireless router? Secondly, I want to buy a netbook or laptop for my son for christmas which I assume will have the wifi technology. If I have the wireless router set up at home will the laptop be able to access the internet from that too or do I need to do something else?

Thanks very much for your help


A:Really basic Wifi question

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I'm buying a new desktop tomorrow & sadly it's 8!

I'm pretty happy with it, whatever I don't mind.

But it doesn't tell me what Windows 8 is it? (Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Or RT)

I'M GUESSING It's the basic WINDOWS 8! Just Windows 8!

Also I don't mind but just a question with this basic windows 8

WILL I BE ABLE TO INSTALL/USE/RUN other windows xp/vista/7 programs LIKE


and things like that.


A:Windows 8 Basic QUESTION Help!

Computers in the store, Desktops and Laptops are more or less running Windows 8 standard. Only the surface tablets are running RT.

Yes, you can install your normal software on regular Windows 8. Yes, you will have a desktop on any of the versions of Windows 8 and RT.

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If I swap out my MB + CPU on my current Windows 7 - I shouldn't have any problems aside form deleting and installing new Chipset drivers, right?

I believe I have a bad MB + CPU combo and want to swap it out.

Thanks in advance

A:Basic Win 7 + Hardware Question

If you mean activation problems, if you have a retail copy, you may need to activate online again. Failing that, you'll need to do a phone activation.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

But yes, you should just need to update drivers.

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I've just set up a "like new" Canon pixma iP2000 (which replaces the same model), and I find that the new printer works fine on high quality settings, but, in faster settings, streaks every 4th line of text. I've tried cleaning and deep cleaning, but with no success.

I'm using an Intel Mac with Leopard, if that matters.

Any suggestions?


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I am making a offline home page for a friend. I have all the basics down, what I am trying to do is open a gif file, with imageviewer, instead of explorer.

is this possable?

I also would like to link to music files, ( like be able to have music playing in the background, ) and then have a few music files listed in the browser, that will change the music. Is this possable?

A breif discription, would be great, I would like some links and some advise on how to this.

A:basic html question

I am beginning to wonder if there is a answer to my question.

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ok guys heres the deal, i have an image as the background of a page and i would like for people to b able to click on that part of that page and open up a link...is it possible?

A:pretty basic question i think

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Hi everyone. I wanted to ask if there is a big difference between updating the Windows 7 drivers through the Device Manager or through a program like DriverMax or SlimDrivers. I used SlimDrivers a few days ago and it updated a few drivers. It shows that the drivers are all up to date when I do a scan and when I check them in Device Manager, they are updated. I then ran a scan using DriverMax and it shows that I have 11 out of date drivers, such as Intel Chipsets, PCI bridge, processor PCI express root port, Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller, mouse and keyboard. Would it be worth trying to update these drivers with DriverMax or just letting them as is, since Device Manager (which checks my computer and online for updates) and SlimDrivers say they are updated? I attached a screen shot on some of the drivers in DriverMax. Thanks for any help!

A:Basic Question About Drivers

I would never use any utility like Driver Max etc I use the Manufactures web site And also Windows update thats the best way to go

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I am planning to upgrade to windows 8 pro..I might buy the retail upgrade for 1999Rs.

So my questions are;
1.can i perform a clean install(i.e boot from DVD)
2.Suppose my os gets damaged can I install windows 8 directly and activate using the same key on the same computer without installing windows 7 first?

A:Basic activation question

1) Yes - but you must have an activated and validated qualifying OS installed on the HD first
2) No - Win8 *requires* that the qualifying OS is installed - but if you boot from the DVD it will offer to format the drive as part of teh upgrade process.

Win8 has some pretty hefty self-repair capability, so hopefully you won't need to reinstall.

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I have a Belkin F5D6230-3 Wireless Cable Gateway Router. It has 1 Port for the Cable modem connection and 3 additional Lan ports. I'm assuming that limits me to a maximum of three wired or wireless client connections. If I get a Wireless Access Point and connect it to one of these three available ports, will I then be able to attach multiple wireless clients to my network. Sorry if this is obvious, but I am new to wireless but benefitting trmendously from this forum.


A:Basic Wireless question

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what does *Deregistered* mean under "Other Services/Drivers In Memory"?

PROCMON13 was listed there. i use process monitor from time to time to check up on my computer's activity.

A:basic combofix question

No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. With that said, please read the ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here thread, especially the following section. Questions about ComboFix and how it works:...discussions pertaining to how Combofx works, what it can or cannot do, what the log results mean, any future plans, updates, etc is not available to the public in order to safeguard and protect the integrity of the tool from malware writers. As such, the developer does not want his tool discussed outside of private forums and therefore we cannot answer specific questions. The only public information that is available can be found in this authorized guide: How to use ComboFixSafeguarding the tool from malware writers is important so that we can continue to use it without attackers having knowledge how to defeat it. Everything we discuss can be read by the bad guys. Yes, they read these threads looking for clues on how to circumvent our tools. We don't want to provide any information they can use against us. That's the decision by the creator of ComboFix and we will abide by that decision so it should not be taken personal.

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I have a question about setting up remote access to a home machine. The setup at home is a desktop computer running Vista home 32bit, connected to a D-Link router, with a NAS (not sure what brand) also connected to the router. The remote computer is a laptop with a dual boot of windows XP home and ubuntu linux.

I want to be able to connect to the NAS remotely and have read/write access for file sharing and organizing. I really have three questions, what would be easier to setup/more sercure/faster, ssh/sftp or vpn. Most important would be security, but I also don't want to have to trouble shoot every time I try and connect.

I was thinking that I could either ssh to the desktop and then use a mapped drive to access the NAS, or I could setup a vpn to the desktop and use the local area connection to access the NAS.

Also, along with recommendations on which way to go, program recommendations would be helpful as well, (i.e. openssh or winscp).

thanks in advance

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We have a laptop and a desktop. Somehow, for some reason, my teenage daughter was on the desktop and went to "All Programs" and removed Mozilla Firefox. We still have internet, but no browser.

How to I reinstall the browser with no browser to get to their site?????

A:Probably a pretty basic question, but...

If she just removed the shortcut for Firefox you can search for it using the Search box or Cortana if you are on Windows 10. Or just use Internet Explorer, it's always available on a Windows computer.

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I'm trying to zip a folder on my desktop containing jpegs using winzip. The folder before zipping is about 12mb. i have right clicked the folder and chose winzip-add to zip file. I chose maximum compression. When i looked at the size of my zipped folder that to was showing 12mb.

how do I zip this folder so that it will reduce its size to the original unzipped one? i've only used winzip in the past for unzipping files. this is my first time at trying to zip.



A:winzip-basic question

i dont think u can get much compression with jpegs as they r already compressed
i had similar question with respect to mp3's and it was because it was already compressed
i think it is the same concept though the medium may be different
i dont know a lot about this and forgive me if i am way off

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I?m pretty new to backup in general.

In theory, what will happen in the following scenario? If using the grandfather-father-son strategy,
i.e monthly-weekly-daily.

One weekly backup job has failed. The next day and the following working days, the daily backup runs fine. Then, the next weekend the weekly job runs fine.

Will I simply loose one whole week backup, when the monthly backup job is run at the end of the month?
(I know, I can re-run the weekly job, but I?m curious to the answer anyway).

A:Basic backup question.

The Grandfather - Father - Son strategy is more related to the number of backups you retain rather than the frequency of backups, The Grandfather - Father - Son refers to copies, (or more precisely off line media, containing the backups) of the last three backups. This stratagy allows you to go back up to three data-sets for any backup you run. In your example this would mean you could go back to a state as it was, up to, three days ago, Three Weeks ago, or Three Months ago. it comes from the use of tape backups where three tapes were used for backups and the oldest tape in the set was used for the current backup

The result of your failure scenario would depend on the nature of your backups

if the daily backups are incrementally linked to your weekly backup, ie. they backup changes from the last weekly backup then you could loose the first days changes (when the weekly was run but not the daily ), if the Daily backups are run every day, and re-set weekly, you should be able to reconstruct all data as long as each daily backup includes all changes from the reset point, rather than just the daily changes.

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I've tried to find the answre to this, so far unsuccessfully. When you open your IE browsing history:
1. If a site is there, does it mean it has been intentionally opened? As in, someone clicked on a link, or typed in the URL?
2. If under a site there some wmv files listed, does that mean that they were actually downloaded, or viewed?

A:basic history question

I really didn't know the answer to these questions either, so I did a bit of experimenting.

It appears a site (or page) does not show in history until it has been actually visited. In other words, clicking on a link or typing in a URL doesn't seem to register in history if the user clicks 'Back' for example before anything is displayed. Once anything is displayed, the page is in history even if it does not complete download. "Behind main page Popups" are registered in history even if you do not actually view them (e.g. close IE without viewing popup). So, in answer to your 1st question, I would say the page has been viewed at least partially whether intentional or not, though popups might be the exception.

As for your 2nd question, I tried clicking on a wmv link but stopping Windows Media Player before it actually started playing the video. That link did not show up in history. I also tried downloading (saving) the video instead of playing it. If I interrupted the download, it would not show in history. I had to let the download finish. So, my take is if a wmv shows in history, it has been viewed or saved, probably intentionally.

Now, if your purpose in asking these questions is to discipline someone , I'd be careful with only one or two history sites. Personally, I would have to see several days of suspect activity before I would confront the individual - at least from some official position.

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I recently found a Keylogger Trojan on my computer yesterday. I ran Spyware Doctor and it picked it up, I selected the Trojan and deleted it. I re-ran Doctor again to double check and it was clean
Then I went to all the sites and changed my password, so the information he got wouldn't be the same.
The hacker that sent me the Trojan told me online that if I clicked on my recycle bin, it would come into my computer and if I shut down the computer I was screwed. Me being curious did this and this is how the Trojan got into my computer.

My question is, Is there a possibility that I can get the same Keylogger Trojan if I re-click on the Recycle Bin??

I know you guys help a lot of people out and my question isn't an emergency but I would like an answer

A:Just a basic question about a Trojan


Anybody can help me

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I've been meaning to figure this out for a long time. My wife & I use different laptops - she uses VISTA and I use XP. The problem we have (on both) is that when we proceed to shut down the systems at night we are presented with options such as Sleep, Hibernate, etc...and Shut Down. We just want the screen to default to "Shut Down". However, the default selection is "Sleep". This may seem like a petty issue, but when we accidently just hit the enter key without toggling down to the "Shutdown" option (this happens a lot, especially when we are tired) we run into all sorts of headaches - we really just want to "Shut Down". Can you help us with fixing this ? I realize this is the Vista forum, but, as mentioned, I have this problem on XP as well.
Thanks very much for your help. -Ben

A:Basic Shut-down Question

Go into the Control Panel, and open Power Options. Click "Change plan settings" under the plan that is currently selected. From this window click "Change advanced power settings". Expand the "Power buttons and lid", then expand "Start menu power button". Now when you click on Settings, you will see your options in the drop-down menu. Select Shut Down and click Apply.

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New trying out Windows 7 Home Premium here. I seem to observe that at start-up it checks the network connection always. I dont remember XP doing that....well at least to my experience..

Can I make it stop? If so how can I do that?

I am not always connected to the internet at home and when I start/restartWin7 it takes about +/- 30sec to finish checking if there are any connections...

I am using Win7 on an old P4 pc and have run the modem/sound drivers in compatibility mode. The video driver is okay.
I notice there is a problem with the Aero theme when using Autocad 2005 and 2008. A quick check with Autodesk and the problem is really the Aero theme of Windows Vista/7. For me to run Autocad I have to revert back to the basic theme.

Now I don't like the Basic theme too bland...

Can you give me a link where I can download good looking visual styles in "Basic theme"..?

I googled some but is limited and some require a "patcher" for it. I have TuneUp Utilities 2010 and they have some that are good. Problem is I think TuneUp 2010 is eating up much of resources by taking control of my system. I used to have TuneUp 2007. It was light but for XP only.

Maybe a theme that does not require a "patcher" or other utility that is safe and does not eat up much resources.....

I don't know about WindowBlinds but I think it's not free....?

Can you guys help me out?


A:Basic Themes question..etc..

See what you can find here http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/ for themes. You can always ask these users, too.

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Hey guys, could someone please explain to me how the following works:

ISP provide Company A with Class C address of

Would Company A then use this IP address for the main router, and then all internal hosts use private address (e.g, etc) that channel through the router? (so all computers on the network will appear as on the outside line) Or can/would Company A use the range of for all hosts on the company network?

The way i see it is, if a host has to be reached on the internal network (i.e for someone wanting to connect to a terminal server from their home) then that terminal server will need it's own address ( rather than and all hosts that do not require access from outside the company network can use

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Basic IP addressing question

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i've set up the code so that when i enter in an essay, it will find the end of the first word, and that will be word number one. but how do i code a loop statement so that it will count how many words are mispelled into a variable intError as integer until the end of the essay in the text box.. this is what it looks like so far..
Option Explicit
Dim mintCounter As Integer

Public mChecker As Word.Application

Private Sub cmdLogOut_Click()

End Sub

Private Sub cmdReset_Click()
txtInput.Text = ""
End Sub

Private Sub form_initialize()

Set mChecker = New Word.Application

End Sub

Private Sub cmdCheck_Click()
Dim strStart, strEnd, SearchString, SearchChar, sword As String
Dim intError, mark1, mark2 As Integer

SearchString = txtInput.Text
SearchChar = " "
intError = 0

mark1 = 1

mark2 = InStr(mark1, SearchString, SearchChar, vbTextCompare)

sword = Trim$(Mid$(SearchString, mark1, mark2 - mark1))


If mChecker.CheckSpelling(sword) Then

Next sword


intError = intError + 1

End If


Select Case intError

Case Is < 3
lblDisplay.Caption = "A"
Case 3 To 9
lblDisplay.Caption = "B"
Case 10 To 19
lblDisplay.Caption = "C"
Case Else
lblDisplay.Caption = "F"

End Select

End Sub

Private Sub Form_terminate()

Set mChecker = Nothing

End Sub

so basically, i know the looping part is incorrect. i'm just confused because it will check the first word, but how will i code it to chec... Read more

A:question in Visual Basic

Use the split function. It will create an array. Each word will be one element. I am assuming you have VB6. If you have a lower version of Visual Basic, you won't have Split.

You can then check each word and set a counter, using a conditional statement.

At the end, you'll have the number of Spelling errors.
Here's a link to a tutorial. The page explains the split function.

Use for...next to loop through the array. Here's an example:

In this case I am checking for the word cat. At the end a Message Box pops up telling me how many times cat appears in the text box.

Private Sub Command3_Click()

Dim i As Integer

Dim sArray 
As Variant

Dim A 
As String

Dim B 
As Integer


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I'm trying to do search based on the value of a text field called "FindWhat". I keep getting an "Object not found" error

How do I access "FindWhat" for purpose of the query (this is for a Domino server but that shouldn't matter)

document.location="http://notes-c02/webapps/phonebk.nsf/ByName?SearchView&Query=" + document.Forms[1].FindWhat.Value

What should document.Forms[1].FindWhat.Value be?

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