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Taking Home PC to workplace for Maintenance

Q: Taking Home PC to workplace for Maintenance

I occasionally take my home pc into my work-place for updates and maintenance. I have personal info on my hard drive which I'd like to keep private.

Before taking my pc in, I'd like to know what measures I should take to safe-guard my personal info.

Preferred Solution: Taking Home PC to workplace for Maintenance

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Taking Home PC to workplace for Maintenance

Why do you do this?

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I live in a small house with a few others who are now all my good friends. Unfortunately, none of them knows anything about computers more complicated than Facebook, which leaves me to manage everything by myself.

I have a pretty nice setup going, and by pretty nice I mean it works
The only major downside is the time I spend keeping up on maintenance on all six or so machines in the house. While most people are content to just have everything autoupdate, I find that it slows all the computers down considerably, most notably immediately after start-up. I have been manually updating everything (Firefox, java, win7 updates, misc software, etc...) which is fine. But my problem comes when I have to do it on each machine. Repeating the same update six times or so is monotonous, and I start to lose track of which ones have gotten which updates.

What I would like to know is this: Is there a way to have it so that I only need to update one central location to update all six separate PCs?
All are running Windows 7 SP1, mix of laptops and desktops from different manufacturers.

A:maintenance on home networked PCs

It would involve setting up a server and turning your home into a domain, which would create far more work.

Honestly, the best option is simple education. If a person can't be bothered to run Windows Update and pay attention to system tray icons, then tell them you won't be responsible or available to fix their computers.

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My Ethernet started malfunctioning recently. My Notebook PC works fine with Ethernet connection at my workplace but recently started malfunctioning at home. The wifi connection is still in order both at home and at my workplace. My PC is Windows 10, i7 processor.

Can you advise how to solve the problem?


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First off, I don't like vista and those poor souls that purchased a computer between the end of XP and the beginning of 7 I am sorry. Two of those souls belong to my parents who are constantly having issues of a slow computer, sticking screens, malware, long loads, etc. So my question is what are some simple software tools I can use to clean their computer and keep it in good maintenance whenever I get the call to go and looked at it.

I have them using NOD32 from eset, and I am going to take Antimalware with me on the trip. Anything else in general or special for vista?

A:What software Vista Maintenance and General Maintenance?

1) There is absolutely nothing wrong with Vista. It's a fine OS.
2) Nothing you should use to try to "clean" any system. A good av and either MalwareBytes or SuperAntiSpyware (and maybe SpywareBlaster) combined with smart computing is all you need.

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OK, this is my first post and I will admit that I am a village idiot one biscuit short of a dozen so here goes.....

My laptop ( Windows XP ) is configured at work behind my firewall with a static IP address from my DNS router. It works fine and has access to the internet and my other networked computers which are NT, 98 etc.

I am adding a DSL at home and will have ANOTHER static IP there and want to simply take my laptop home to use WITHOUT messing up my work protocol which took me 3 days to figure out!

How can I establish 2 seperate locations, one for home, one for work that I can easily toggle as needed on the laptop. ( I know Mac's have a "location" setting but I don't know how to do this on my XP.)

Thanks - A - Million......rikbent

A:Taking my laptop home

I'm pretty sure I seen in XP under network settings that you can actually input two different network configurations and choose between which one you want to use at any given time.

You might want to further investigate this.

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When my 8.1 laptop lost time and I didn't understand why I looked in Control Panel/System Security/Action Centre and altho the Automatic Maintenance says No action needed the last run date is unknown and Windows was unable to determine the last date maintenance was run. If I try to Start Maintenance manually the laptop just gives a ding noise and nothing. When I changed maintenance settings that did not resolve it. I have gone into Troubleshooting but there are no issues, I have installed all the updates and I have run all the diagnostic tools. I am at a loss as to why the Automatic Maintenance is not working and whether that is the reason my laptop lost a few minutes in time. I should add that on my other laptop the Automatic Maintenance is working because it gives the last run date. Anyone give me any help please.

A:Why can't I Start Maintenance? in Automatic Maintenance

Does the sfc command fix anything?

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i downloaded soe spyware progs and deleted the infections, then i downloaded hijackthis and this is my log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 15:58:20, on 13/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.3\eBayTBar.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Aluria Software\ASE\ASE Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchcentral.cc/search.php?v=4&aff=3688
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchcentral.cc/index.php?v=4&aff=3688
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\M... Read more

A:my-search.cc, is taking over my home page.

Hi patston88, Welcome to TSG!!

Click on the link below to download CWshredder.

Run the program and let it do it's thing. Make sure to click on "Fix" and not scan only.


Download AdAware SE Personal: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Install the program and launch it.

First, in the bottom right-hand corner of the main window click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

Then, in the main window: Click Start and under Select a scan Mode tick Perform full system scan.

Then, deselect Search for negligible risk entries.

To start the scan, click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and then click Next)

Restart your computer and post another log.

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I am new to this and I have a problem that I believe to be a trojan or a virus of some kind. It is called messenger site. It seems to have taken over as my home page whenever I go to the internet. Additionally, I am experiencing some problems with my keyboard being corrupted, and I lost access to IE from my desktop. I have downloaded Hijackthis and have run it to help you determine if there is a problem. The log reads:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:01:04 PM, on 27/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Streamload\MediaMax XL\StreamloadService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\TELUS\TELUS Security service\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

A:Messengersite keeps taking over my home page


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My acer laptop has gone really slow for some reason (Haven't downloaded anything), when i go to the login screen (the one with guest and other profiles) the guest one works fine but when i login to the main profile it takes about a minute to load.

Any one had any problems like this?


A:Logging in taking forever at the home screen?

My acer is about a year old and goes SO slow on that same screen. I on the other hand have downloaded alot. Not like a very large amount but a decent amount none the less. Sometimes it will take me ten minutes on that screen.

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I wanted to know if you could tell me on a computer that has been running windows xp pro and was set up for working on a network at a company. How do you take all the networking stuff off of it so you can just use it for dialup for a home computer. A friend got his mom and dad a used computer that had been used by a company (don't know what company or what it was used for) But his folks are just going to use it for home use and are putting a modem in it for dialup cause they can't afford DSL. So how do you take the network stuff out so it doesn't come up or bother them? Or will it bother them and would it need to be taken out ?

A:Solved: Windows xp pro-taking the networking out to setup for home use

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Hi Folks,

When I start my computer, whether it is plugged into the internet or not, an instance of the svchost.exe service starts sucking up all of my CPU within about 2 minutes of booting up.

I discovered this by pulling up my task manager after quickly logging on. Note that if I boot up, wait the 2 minutes before trying to log on, my system hangs. It seems to hang within 2 minutes of booting up windows, regardless of whether I am logged on or not. If I do log in and watch the Performance tab on the task manager, the CPU usage starts gradually climbing until it is completely maxed out. I then checked the Processes tab, and see that it is one of the svchost.exe processes that is the culprit.

Any advice on how to troubleshoot / fix this?

Thanks kindly!

A:Solved: Windows XP Home edition: svchost.exe is taking up all memory

Turn off automatic Updates does the svchost.exe CPU usage go away?

Do you have Microsoft Office installed.

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so, today I went to go to youtube and google chrome's taking a bit to load, I'll start off with an expanded list of playlists and nothing on the page is clickable for a good 30 seconds, and I've noticed cpu usage.

now, I'm not the only one affected as I've checked the abp forums, however not all users are affected. for instance I checked my mother's pc which is using an identical chrome installation and she's unaffected.

browser: google chrome, latest version.
extensions: adblock plus(with easy list filter subscription) and session manager.

steps taken to address:
cleared cache and cookies, reset computer and networking hardware, referenced adblock plus forums due to previous occurrence of issue last year.

A:youtube home page taking a bit to fully load on chrome

Does Chrome run ok on all other sites ?

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Hi, I setup a local backup method over my local network using a DIY video tutorial. The video says that the new backups will replace the old backups. The backbone of this method is a script which is scheduled by the task scheduler. I am now trying to replace the script so that the backups are created with a new name each time when the backups occur. Is it possible to configure it in this manner?

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OK, I want to connect to my small business network from my home computer. I have read the support articles on microsoft.com, but they confuse me, and sometimes use terms I'm not familiar with (all of the acronyms just waste me! ).

I have high-speed cable and a D-Link router at each location. My home network (dhcp from ISP) has one hard-wired (XP Home), and two wireless units (XP Home and ME). My workplace network (static address from ISP) has one wired (XP Pro), and 4 wireless units (3 x XP Home and 1 ME). All XP machines are SP2.

I could list the things I have done and tried, but I think it would be easier if someone would just take me by the hand and lead me through what I have to do, step by step. It's my understanding that as long as one of the work 'puters is XP Pro, I should be able to do this. I believe I have to set the routers to access the internal networks as well.

OK, I can create the connection from my home unit through Settings/Control Panel/Network Connections, name it, and save it. What now?

I really appreciate the help.


A:VPN to my workplace help

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. I just began using it. It came loaded on an older NOS HP G60 Series Notebook I recently purchased. I had Windows XP 32 Bit on my older system, and was a fan of Auslogics Disk Defrag Free. I liked it's speed and it's optimization strategy. At their site, it says it's only compatible with Vista 32. I've been digging around forums and the web but it's still not clear who's got a compatible Defrag... I don't want to wreck my file system or anything like that. I would like to get some suggestions for Vista 64 Bit Defrag Applications... suggestions that are 100% verifiable... and of course I'm looking for something other than the Defrag function that comes with Vista...

Enjoy Your Moments,

John B.

A:Taking Suggestions for a Compatible Defrag Program for Vista Home Premium 64 Bit

Try Puran. It's free. I used it on my Vista64 system for years.

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Hi - from a new Win7 user used to XP...

I use Remote Web workplace to connect to my work Windows 2003 Server. When I'm in Full screen mode of being connected to a work desktop, Alt-Tab cycles through my local apps instead of the apps on the remote desktop. I know that RDC has an option to change this in the Local Resources tab. I wasn't sure if RWW used the same settings or had similar settings of its own. I think that when using XP, Alt-Tab cycles through the remote's apps and so I didn't know if there was a way to make Win7 do the same.


A:Alt-Tab in Remote Web Workplace

CWG - Did you ever find a solution to your problem of Alt-Tab cycling through local apps instead of the apps on the remote desktop? I use RWW to connect to my work machine from my home HP laptop, and the Alt-Tab function does not work. If I login with my Asus laptop via RWW, Alt-Tab does work. I've tested on other laptops, the problem appears to be with HP.

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Most of us spent so much time in our workplace. Hence it's important to assure that our workplaces are safe and secure. Being an owner of a software company, I take utmost care in strengthening the security of my workplace. I was really confused on how to go about it. Then while browsing, I came across an article that gave tips on security at the workplace. It describes the installation of CCTV cameras in order to monitor the workplace. It also describes different types of security services. If you have more ideas on how to improve the security of workplace please do share your views.

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I am not a computer expert but work from home on RWW. I have always used my XP laptop and had no problems. I have a new laptop with Vista and it is fine on the internet etc.. (really quick) but on RWW it is 'sticky' so it takes 5 seconds to recognise the mouse has been clicked, or keys have been presssed but then performs the functions quickly. Any ideas what I can do? Anyone with similar problems?

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Have a Dell Inspiron (2014) with Windows 8.1.  Left it on last night.  Came in this morning and it wouldn't wake up.  Had to powerdown and upon restart it booted normally, but when the desktop came up I got a popup in the bottome left corner of the screen saying there was a drive-error and that the computer needed to be shutdown so it could run a disk repair.  Tried, but it was already locked up.  I did ctrl/alt/delete and chose restart.  Upon restart, the computer went through a length disk repair.  I step out of the office for a moment while it processed and came back and there was a pop up that had this error:
Realtek HD Audio Background Process for Vista: RAVBg64.exe - A....(rest unreadable)
-The instruction at 0x40028e28 referenced memory at 0x00000000.  The memory could not be read. 
-Click on OK to terminate the program
-Click on CANCEL to debug the program.
I tried both options.  Both make the pop up disappear but give me nothing more than a black screen in permanent lock.  I have to press the power button to completely shutdown, let it rest and then restart.  I have only tried twice, don't want to cause anymore damage, the popup is currently up right now.
Any help would be great.  Thanks!

A:Workplace Desktop in Lockdown. Need Help.

Add...Tried safe mode.  Can't get there.  Nothing I do will let me it.  Talked to a computer tech and they are saying drive failure???

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I have two laptops sitting side by side. Both running Windows 7 Professional. My server at work is SBS 2003. On one laptop, I can run RWW and connect perfectly. On the other I get to the login screen for connect to client desktops and after selecting the client desktop, I get nothing. At the bottom left of the screen I see "Done", but nothing further happens. Could someone tell me what I need to check or what I am missing.


A:Remote Web Workplace and Windows 7

Read up on the software:

Remote Web Workplace Problems!
The Official SBS Blog : Inside the Remote Web Workplace - Part I
Remote Web Workspace Problem - SBS

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We just installed a SBS 2003 server.
We have a cable modem and a Linksys BEFSX41.
In order to user Remote Web Workplace we should enter https//our-domain-name.com/remote.
However, when we do that (from outside our network) it says that "The page cannot be displayed".
I configured the linksys to enable PPTP Pass-Through.

I have not been able to find out which port I should open in the linksys.

Any ideas?


A:How to Set Up SBS 2003 Remote Web Workplace

Forget this one.

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Just wondering if anyone knew how I can block the boss from knowing where I have been on the internet. we have an internet server and use a T1 connection.. thanks!

A:Internet blocking in the workplace

Your boss has the right to know what you're doing with company time and company equipment.

Here's a radical idea. Do your job at work and surf for fun at home. Gee, you might even get a good review, a raise, or a promotion.

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     We have workplace join for windows 7 machines.As windows 7 registers per Device and per User whenever a new user tries to logon to the PC we get the error ?You
cannot get there?..? message and the only way for us to get this PC working is by running the below commands first to leave and join again and it works after that.

Workplace Join\AutoWorkplace.exe /leave 

%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Workplace Join\AutoWorkplace.exe /Join 

 We can include this in the scheduled task but that means everytime a user logs into the pc it does the /leave and  /join which is not the efficient way of getting this to work.

  What i was looking for is if there is any way that i can have this on GPO Preference or script  to check during logon if the user has a profile on the pc,if so it just runs the scheduled task /join.

If a user logs onto the pc for the first time i.e new profile then the scheduled task for /leave and /join should run in sequence.Could you please let me know the solution/script for this so that i would like to test and implement this.

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Ok, so I just messed up really really bad. On my dad's work laptop, theres a domain for the workplace which he signs into. Today I wanted to share a file between that laptop and my desktop, because I had no flashdrives or anything to copy it on. I searched a bit on how to do it and someone had posted on a site that both computers should have the same workplace. So, without really knowing what the hell I was doing, I changed the workplace on my dad's work laptop. Now thats the big problem, he won't be able to login and i dont know what to do. I've read that you need to login as a Local Admin now. My Dad is asleep right now and when he'll go to work he'll find this problem. I don't think theres anything I can do to fix this, but if there is a way, please tell me

Also, once he knows of the problem, will it be easy to fix it? Will the tech guys at the office easily be able to get him back into the domain? I hope its a quick process or I am screwed

A:Changed from domain to workplace, can't log in now.

His tech guys at his office will have to fix it. Make sure you tell him when he wakes up otherwise you will be wasting more of his time.

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win7 pro x64 two pcs, winxp pro sp3 one pc, all conn to trendnet731 wap with wired connections to ports (not wireless).
not using homegroup. all three pcs use workgroup. using workplace connection.

I need to be able to copy files between winxppc and both w7pcs.

one w7pc can access wxppc using win explorer, one w7pc cannot. both w7pcs access each other, all 3 have internet access.
so far, only diff I see in setups of w7pcs is:
w7pc that can connect to wxppc: active home/work network is called trendnet731.
w7pc that can't connect to wxppc: active home/work network is called network 4.

don't know for sure, but hoping if I can get w7pc #1 to use network trendnet731 instead of network 4 it might solve my problem. but How do I get w7pc #1 to use network name trendnet731?
any ideas? thanks, tom

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Hello All, 

We're having an issue where when we use workplace join to hybrid join a windows 7 computer, seamless single sing on works only sometimes.  We're able to see the windows 7 device in Azure devices but the SSO doesn't work, only with some devices. 
Could it be another windows patch or pre-req that is needed before win7 can join azure?


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Not sure if this is the correct forum for this
but I am trying to test Windows 2000 for our lab.
We use the NFS Client in Lan Workplace Pro 5.1 to
map a drive from a Unix machine. In Windows 98,
after the client was installed and configured,
you could click on Network Neighborhood->Entire
Netowrk->NFS Servers [Novell]-> and then the
server name to get to the drive to map. In Win2k
the NFS Servers part doesn't show up under Entire
Network. Any ideas as to whether this is merely
relocated somewhere else or if I have to do
something special in Win2k to get to the machine?
Thanks for the Help

A:NFS Client (from Lan Workplace Pro) and Win2k???

You could check here, win2k is greek to me but you may find some decent info here

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win7 pro x64 two pcs, winxp pro sp3 one pc, all conn to trendnet731 wap with wired connections to ports (not wireless).
not using homegroup. all three pcs use workgroup. using workplace connection.

I need to be able to copy files between winxppc and both w7pcs.

one w7pc can access wxppc using win explorer, one w7pc cannot. both w7pcs access each other, all 3 have internet access.
so far, only diff I see in setups of w7pcs is:
w7pc that can connect to wxppc: active home/work network is called trendnet731.
w7pc that can't connect to wxppc: active home/work network is called network 4.

don't know for sure, but hoping if I can get w7pc #1 to use network trendnet731 instead of network 4 it might solve my problem. but How do I get w7pc #1 to use network name trendnet731?
any ideas? thanks, tom

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I am trying to connect to a remote workplace from a PC using Windows 7 and I get Errors 800 and now 807. 

A:Error 800 and 807 when connecting to a workplace


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I use Remote Web Workplace from my house to check my work email. On my XP machine everything is great. On the new Vista Home Premium machine everything works except I CAN NOT compose emails.

You can reply or create a new email, but the text area always has a red X in the corner. It will usually says something like "click this control to active". In Vista the text area is not responsive.

Any ideas? Email is kind of pointless, if you can't reply or create new ones. Also, there are no prompts to download Active X controls or any other prompts to allow anything. It is just an unresponsive red X.


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Just updated to Windows 10 on the Sprout. The pad doesn't work the same as it did when I first purchased it. I know have to drag items onto the pad instead of being able to open windows start directly from the pad when I slide left on the pad the windows action center opens on the monitor. Is this normal for the windows update? I want to be able to work on my pad as I work on my screen without dragging the items there and then having them stuck there once I close the program. I did download all the drivers and the HP assistant after the windows 10 update but it still just doesn't work the same. Can anyone help with me out with this, super frustrating!

A:Hp sprout workplace gone after windows 10 update

Hi there @Alipera?Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that after upgrading to Windows 10, your Sprout is not working as it did before. Please post the full product number and original operating system in use on your Sprout. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? I checked on the Sprout support page and there was a release on 27-September for the  Sprout Workspace UpdateIt may be newer than what you installed. The notes for the update are: Version Rev.A   Fix and enhancements- Sprout Workspace 1.3 introduces the 3D Capture experience, a 3D scanning solution available with the 3D Capture Stage accessory.- Sprout Workspace 1.4 provides important optimizations and performance improvements to the 3D Capture experience.- Adds support for running non-Sprout applications on the mat.- Improves navigation experience. Let me know if it helps.

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Hi everyone. Was wondering if you could assist. At work I've been using a specific LAN number to access the Internet. Today the IT administrator has changed the LAN to default and removed the Connections tab under Internet Explorer so that I cannot change the LAN number, at least not via the usual route of Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings.

My question basically is there any other way to change the LAN settings Proxy Server number other than the "Connections" tab, either by way of going into the registery or the Administrative Tools or even in DOS. Is this possible or is there some way of getting the Connections tab back, or if I brought in an updated Internet Explorer and downloaded it again at work would I be able to change it?

Any and all help is very much appreciated, thank you very much!!


A:Please Help: Workplace IT Disabled Connections Tab to LAN Settings

We won't help circumvent restrictions placed on machines by your company's administration. You'll have to contact them to get this changed.

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While trying to log in to my remote web workplace I am receiving this error
why would I be getting this and how do I fix it?

A:Solved: loging in to remote web workplace

With no information about what site you're connecting to or the configuration, it's hard to say. The error is that the URL does not exist on the server.

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Hi, can anyone help figure out why I can't sent email from my Remote Web Workplace? We use Windows Small Business Server 2003. I can read my mail but when I open a New Message, my work area is grayed out and there is an X in the upper left corner. Thanks in advance.

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Does anyone know good budget graphic cards that would allow sketchup pro render smoothly and most importantly fast?

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Are conversations made on Communicator on Windows XP, logged? Bottom of the ladder desktop support, working at Cap Gemini

No admin rights

If they are not logged, can the IT guys find them somehow? A few workers received abusive messages and are relying on them for evidence


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First of all this is all in Windows XP Pro. I just recently came from college back to home and I was seeking to change from the college Domain to my home network in order to transfer large files. So i went through My Computer's Properties and Computer Name then I changed from domain to workgroup. I didnt restart right away because I first joined the network my home computers were on, but when I did Finnally restart it asked me for my login info like it regularly used to and then gives me the error:

The System could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type the password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case.
I suspect this is because it is still trying to log me into the domain, but I can't find any way to change this. I searched all through bios and fouind nothing. I also tried to start in any kind of safe mode and it still asks me to log in and I can't get into windows. If anyone had any ideas I would completely appreciate it.

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My company requires me to open their program which then will generate a document using my Word program. This document has to open within their platform. It is opening the document but it is outside of the platform. Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?

Brand new computer - Vista Home premimum - Word 2007

A:Word opening document outside of the workplace platform

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Hi I dont know a ton about computers and I just got a brand new Samsung Laptop for work. I dont know a ton about windows 8 either im fairly new to it. I work at a mental hospital doing security and we are allowed to have a laptop for over night shifts. I have an Alfa wireless antenna (cause i get low signal where im stationed) along with my normal laptop Wifi.

Heres the story. I was using my laptop antenna then out of no where it said "Identified Network (no internet access)" then my internet just stopped. I had this happen on my old laptop and it lasted a few days then worked like normal again. Then i switched to mt usb antenna and it worked fine for about 20 mins then all of a sudden it went it "Identified Network (no internet access)". So I was stuck with no internet. I tried looking up fixes on my ipod and i tried 3 Ways To Fix The Unidentified Network Error in Windows 8 and it didnt work I tried How To Fix Unidentified Network Windows - YouTube and it didn't work either. I'm dying here cause I have to sit in a room for 12 hours tonight with no way to keep my self from falling asleep or entertained.

If someone could help me I would love you forever haha. My laptop works fine at home just cant get it going at work. Thank you in advance.

A:unidenified Network (no internet asses) At my workplace

no one knows? Bump

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Hi, I hope you nice folks might be able to help me out. My friend is trying to establish a remote connection to his machine at work and we are having some trouble.

The server is running Server 2000.

My friend's machine is running the following:
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
IE 9

He and I both have the same set-up but I am able to connect and he is not. We can both log onto the Small Business Remote Web Workplace website but the problem occurs when selecting a machine from the list and clicking "connect." I get a dialogue box warning me about the connection, I click ok and then it connects to the machine. He does not get the dialogue box and the connection doesn't occur...he doesn't get an error message either. Therefore, the problem is not on the server end...it's with my friend's machine.

We have verified all settings are the same in the internet options, disabled any add-ons that might have a pop-up blocker setting, ensured that the pop-up blocker was turned off in Internet Options, tried both editions of IE (64-bit & 32-bit), turned off his firewall to see if that was causing the problem and uninstalled an old unused version of McAfee. The only security software currently installed is Microsoft Security Essentials. Is there something else we can do here?


A:Logging onto Small Business Remote Web Workplace

Check the FAQ's and make sure you have the same setup as your Friend
Remote Web Workplace

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Hi, so I work for this place that has no or minimum firewall protection and all the workers seem to be getting viruses and new computers all the time.

One question is, why do I and all workers have each others computer networks (we can all click on a computer and access all their user folders (Excel files, Word Files, Pictures, Desktop...)? and what harm can that cause?

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Working from anywhere at any time is increasingly the new standard and companies worldwide are modernizing their technology to thrive in this environment. To support this transition, we at Fujitsu partnered with Microsoft to build devices that are highly mobile, flexible and secure. For a behind-the-scenes look, please watch ?Enabling the Modern Workplace?.**
There are many reasons for companies to modernize their technology and embrace the remote workstyle. Here are my top 3: long-term cost savings, increased employee productivity, and a competitive recruiting edge.

More than just enabling remote access, technology modernization includes providing the most secure environment to protect your employees, company, and customers.

Modern Security
Per Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics*, over 60% of security attacks stem from compromised user credentials. To minimize this very real security concern, Microsoft developed Windows Hello facial and fingerprint recognition and Fujitsu has brought to market another biometric option, palm vein authentication. PalmSecure, the technology behind palm vein authentication, maps the veins under your skin to confirm identity. Already used by companies and organizations around the world, including Banco Bradesco and Lotte Card, palm vein technology is designed to provide access protection for devices and prevent compromised credentials.

How do Windows Hello and palm vein authentication work?

Windows Hello (fingerprint):
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my laptop is takig to much time to load when its turned on or even after it is put in sleep mode i had a game that i deleted that made it woked better for one day then it went back doing the same thing it puts the windows screen then a black screen for about 5 to 8 minutes and then after im logged in it will take a while before i can start working on it 

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Please provide the model number of the laptop. The numbers you posted are not recognizable to describe your computer. 

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Hi all,

So, I have scoured every resource I could find to resolve this, and am just flat out stumped....hoping someone here can shed some light on my problem. Here is my situation:

* I have a SBS 2003 R2 Standard machine running (domain controller, exchange, etc)
* I have 7 XP SP2 clients that are part of the domain
* I have an ASA 5505 firewall running, with an ADSL modem connected to that for WAN access

My problem is related to RWW. From the internet (non-lan connection), I can connect without any issues to the RWW homepage (either as a domain user or an administrator). When I click on "connect to work computer", I am presented with a list of the domain PCs. However, once I click on any of them, I receive the following "VB Script: Remote Desktop Disconnected" error window:

"The client could not establish a connection to the remote computer. The most likely causes for this error are:

1) Remote connections might not be established at the remote computer
2) The max number of connections might be exceded at the remote computer
3) A network error might have occurred while establishing the connection
4) The Remote Web Workplace designated port might be blocked by a firewall

Here is what I have confirmed so far:
1) I have opened ports 3389 and 4125 on the ASA
2) I CAN remote desktop directly to the SBS itself (not using RWW)
3) I CAN access OWA via the internet
3) The client computer has been setup to allow remote connections, and I have adde... Read more

A:Remote Desktop Conection through Remote Web Workplace (RWW) stopped working

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I'm having problems with a pop-up balloon giving me a security alert and requesting for me to click. Clicking on it brings up an anti-virus page in I.E. Also, my homepage is set as http://myblock.hrblock.com/ but I am taken to http://esafetylist.com/ instead. And I just noticed that there is a new toolbar on my I.E. called the "Protection Bar". This toolbar won't go away when I attempt to uncheck it.
After browsing through the forums, I kinda figured you would need the HiJack This! log, so I've got that below. Any help will be greatly appreciated because, as I stated before, this is happening on a computer at work, so I'm not sure if it happened due to something that I did, or someone else here at the office.
Thanks again,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:09:03 PM, on 1/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
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A:Workplace Comp. with "psw.x-vir trojan" pop-up balloon

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

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Dear all,
Here are my PC specs -

1. Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit
2. 8GB Ram
3. 2 Sata Hard Disks of 80 GB and 320 GB (both of which are relatively empty)
4. Radeon HD Graphics Card
5. Antivirus - Microsoft Security Essentials
6. Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H
7. CPU - AMD A8-3850 (2.9 GHZ)

Off late, my PC takes way too long to start any application. At times, even if I click on a folder, it doesn't open and finally the PC gives me the 'Wait or Close' option.

Even while switching off the PC, it takes a long time.

I clean my PC regularly and run scans from time to time. The PC doesn't show any virus or malware as of now.

Any suggestions what I can do? I assembled it not more than 2 years ago and it's started behaving like this off late.

Also, at times my 320 GB hard disk doesn't show up under my computer. I have to open my cabinet and tighten the SATA and Power cable and then it shows up again.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Applications taking too long to load - PC taking too long to shut down

Quote: Originally Posted by kanhaiya91

I clean my PC regularly and run scans from time to time. The PC doesn't show any virus or malware as of now.

Any suggestions what I can do? I assembled it not more than 2 years ago and it's started behaving like this off late.

Also, at times my 320 GB hard disk doesn't show up under my computer. I have to open my cabinet and tighten the SATA and Power cable and then it shows up again.

Tell us the details of how you "clean my PC". What do you do exactly and how often?

Have you checked running processes or services through Task Manager when it seems to be slow?

The drive issue may be the cause. Have you tried another cable or connecting the hard drive to another port?

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