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Problems on talk talk wifi with laptops on XP and Vista

Q: Problems on talk talk wifi with laptops on XP and Vista

I am a new member and I have a weird problem with Talk Talk. Moved into new flat and while we are waiting for our internet to be connected(?) our neighbour has told us we can use his Tallk Talk wifi which is unlimited and gave us the necessary code to connect. My wife's Xperia phone connected immediately and works fine on this connection. Her laptop (on Vista) however connected immediately but keeps coming up as Local Access only and won't open any web pages at all. My netbook (which is on XP) also connected immediately and show full connection at 54Mbps but also will not connect to any websites.
To further compound my frustration, both laptops will connect using my t MOBILE dongle and they work fine on that 7.2 Mbps connection. Also another neighbour has BT and both laptops will connect to the openzone from that (using my son'e log in as he is with BT) and open websites through that.
Does anyone have any ideas? I am not really confident enough to start deleting things and down loading new unless I know exactly what to do.


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I am unable to connect my new wireless lappy to my local (Talk Talk broadband) connection I use for my desktop.
Is Vista wireless compatible with Talk Talk broadband? Doesn't seem to be aware of that connection...

Also where do I obtain key 'security key or passphrase'

Im sure this is obvious but I need help as Im no good at this


A:Wireless Vista laptop connection to Talk Talk

How does your desktop connect, are you using a router or modem or what. We need more information to be able to help you.

What operating system does the desktop use and what security programs do you have installed on both your machines, it could be the firewall blocking things or it could be something else.

Post back with as much information as you can get about your machines and the way you connect to the internet and someone should be able to help you.

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how do I remove anti virus that wont uninstall at all

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Had problems with this laptop but sorted thanks to this forum. Been in spain for 6 months internet fine. Back in UK, trying to connect to Talk Talk, wont connect. Other laptop working fine. Dont know what the problem is???

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having tried so many times to set-up my wireless router to talk talk even calling them in aiding me to get connected they have help for d-link a hauew based version but not tp-link
TD-W8910G all i need is the correct setup procedure and what i have to tick or not tick using the so(called) quick easy setup built in this is what i have done so far....to no evale


vpi0-255) 0
vci(32-65535) 38
PPP over atm(PPPoA)
encapsulating mode (??????????)
authentiification method :CHAP
dial on demand :15


THIS DONT WORK UNABLE TO CONNECT TO ANYTHING NET RELATED AND YES HAVE DONE A CMDING/IPCONFIG AND SETUP XP CORRECTLY....sorry for the shouting but doing my head in need help plus the router has been tested with another network and is working correctly...

A:need setting for a tp-link td-w8910g fo connect to talk talk broadband

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Hi all

I have just received a Huawei - Echolife HG521 router from TALKTALK and am wanting to set up port forwarding so that i can have my web server working, i have had the web server running on my old router but i can not find the port forwarding page on this router. does anybody know how to find it? i know it exists because i found it yesterday but am not sure how i found it

Any help would be great


A:Solved: Port Forwarding on Talk Talk HG521

Scrap that, as soon as i posted that i found the page,

for anybody else that can not find it

Advanced > NAT > Port mapping (at the top)

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Has anyone suffered prolonged loss of connection using a talktalk wifi bband router? (ISP- aol) If so, what explanations were offered by aol?

I've got an aol engineer visiting Thurs.to examine connection loss (since last Weds). But I'm convinced the problem is with the router. But from the tone of the aol help man's questions I suspect he's already briefed his engineer to do his best to represent the problem as being either with my computer or positioning of router/filters/condition of wall-sockets - usual getouts.

The talktalk router is neww, issued Feb 12, after my original router, speedtouch, started suffering idle timeouts every day.

Can anyone advise on the most often-used excuses given my wifi engineers so I can counter them and convince the engineer to do an unbaised examination? Or could I be wrong and there really is a technical problem with my line or connections. Before the engr comes I want to be prepared to fend off ******** and recognize genuine cause-suggestions.

Any replies appreciated : but I have to use comp at local library so I shan't be able to respond promptly.

A:Talk Talk router, lost connection

Without further detail, it is really impossible to give an opinion.
If you have another computer - with wireless, or by using a wireless usb try that and if that does not lose the signal, it is a fair bet it something with the setup on this computer - is it not.

Sometimes changing the wireless channel may improve the result.
If some other local equipment is using the same channel that could cause the loss of signal.

I am sure it is best to wait until the engineer has been seen as it only 2 days or so
I've got an aol engineer visiting ThursClick to expand...

and then if you still have problems, and he has checked the broadband service to your property, please post back

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I have just changed from talktalk to virgin media.. My sony laptop switched wirelessly with no problems. i have another laptop Asus but i can't get the Asus connected to the internet.

A:Solved: Virgin Media from Talk Talk please help..

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Having just purchased a new computer and set up my Talk Talk router, I am having serious issues setting up Outlook Express. I have spoken to Talk Talk for assistance having eventually got through to their 2nd line support but as I have a google mail E Mail address they were less than helpful. I have everything set up as per google mail help centre instructions other than incoming mail server (POP3) which is set as mail.talktalk.net. I can receive E Mails but not send. Everytime I attempt to send I receive the following error:

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'pop.googlemail.com', Server: 'mail.talktalk.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

I had AVG free edition installed by the manufacturer of the computer prior to receiving it. As a computing novice I am unsure if this a possible problem; could it be?


A:Solved: Outlook Express and Talk Talk

AVG could be a potenial problem if it is scanning emails.
Some have problems right from the start others don't have
any for months and then suddenly do. Email scanning is
not necessary.

At the very least turn the scanning off. The best
solution is to uninstall AVG and see if you can install
using the custom installation. At that point choose to
leave out the email scanning.

For the gmail account information.
Try these settings first and see if they work - no Talk Talk settings.
These are US settings, if you are in the UK or elsewhere,
check the gmail for your area to make sure these are the ports used.
It appears you used Port 25 and that is the cause of that error.

Sever Tab
POP3 incoming mail: pop.gmail.com
SMTP outgoing mail: smtp.gmail.com
Also put a check mark in My server requires authentication

Connection Tab
Check Always connect to this account using
Local Area Network

Advanced Tab
SMTP Port 465
Put a check mark at This server requires a secure connection (SSL)

POP3 Port 995
Put a check mark at This server requires a secure connection (SSL)

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I recently hit upon a bug that has been plaguing me for quite some time and I am sure that I am not the only one that has run into this. I tried to post the bug and its fix to the google help forum but couldn't the topic/thread section was no longer accepting new additions or replies (???).

Moving on. I found that if you have another program running like a movie player (VLC, MPC Star, media player etc... or iTunes, etc...) and try to make a call with google talk you won't hear anything (the other party gets the call though, as I learned, "WHY THE **** DO YOU RING 6 TIMES GRRR....") and have to try the call again and again an it's touch and go as to whether it ever works. Well close any other programs that are running that also output sound and the problem should go away.

Hope this helps someone searching for a possible answer, when I was I couldn't find anything that resembled this one. That is why I am posting it.

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right well it is a wireless router (duh!) ne ways it is bein strange i wont work then when you get on the fone 2 and ring it connects ????

then also wen u disconnect the call it goes off

i am using windows vista

also i did everything the manual sed i set it up using the ethernet cable then removed it later

help plz im well confused i think it's the micro fileters but i been thru 5 and it has the ame problem

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I have setup a Speedtouch Wireless Router 585 for my sister...
The Talk Talk connection works fine on her modem, but when we try the router
it says its connected and has IP address and DNS Server address's but no internet
comes through, the lights are green indicating all is fine and conectivity test says all is OK
BUT it supposed to have...


but Ethernet is completely missing from the line up... the manual shows what a perfect running conection should be and its all ok except for the Ethernet entry missing completley?

The laptop connects @ 100Mbps no probs via Ethernet and we can access the router settings via ethernet so that indicates that there isnt any problem with the LAN connection

when she trys to access the internet the internet light flashes to indicate activity but nothing happens..

Pings all fail...

what could be the problem?

we have the right username and password in and if any of the config were incorrect it wouldnt connect at all would it?

I have it set as so...
VPI: 0
VCI: 38
Authentication: CHAP

are these correct?

it displays this below which im unsure about as it didnt say that on my IPstream connection (she on Talk Talk LLu maybe thats why i dunno)
g.992.3 annex l us wide

Any help greatley appreciated... thanks

A:Solved: Talk Talk ..vs.. Speedtouch 585 ...HELP! :(

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OK so awhile ago my Pipex account swapped to talk talk since then I was getting disconnect anywhere from every 5 minutes to an hour. I solved this problem buy swapping from a Speedtouch 330 to a netgear N300 DNG2200.

now my connection is perfectly stable I haven't had a disconnect since I swapped which has been a very long time. However since the change my down speed has gone from somewhere around 250kb/s to 120kb/s (so says steam). I think this has something to do with the 330 using G DMT rather then ADSL, but tbh I don't really know. so is there anyway I can reclaim my lost speed I know the line is capable off? with going back to the frustration of repeated disconnects (i had to restart computer on every disconnect because it wouldnt redial otherwise )

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 1202 kbps 693 kbps
Line Attenuation 62.0 db 38.0 db
Noise Margin 5.4 db 8.0 db

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Hi there,

I'm in the UK and I currently use BT as my Broadband provider. I'm now at the stage where I'm looking to change as I feel I've been paying way too much for years.

I was wondering if anyone has any experiences of Talk-talk? They seem to be doing a great package at the moment, comprising of landline telephone with 8Mb broadband.

Would welcome any personal feedback if anyone has some.


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I'm at a friends house and they were explaining how she had got rid of her antivirus software because of this thing called Talk Talk HomeGuard. Antivirus software is a very importent thing on a computer and I knew that this was a BAD idea. I also read on the TalkTalk faq that:

_________________________________________________________________Will Virus Alerts replace the need for Anti-Virus software?

No, they complement each other. Virus Alerts extends protection to devices unable to use traditional Anti-Virus software as they access websites. i.e. smartphones or games consoles.

Could anybody recomend a good free antivirus untill she gets a paid one?

A:[SOLVED] Talk Talk HomeSafe?

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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I have recently installed Talk Talk on my laptop. I went through the instillation CD and it seemed to go OK. The laptop will connect if hard wired through the router but wont connect wirelessly. It doesn’t even detect a wireless connection. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it twice to make sure.

I have detailed the error message I received from talk talk below.

The laptop is a Toshiba personal computer Intel Celeron , 1.40GHZ, 1.40GHZ 480 M of RAM

The router is a Huawei Wireless HG520

These are the settings I received from talk talk when i rang.

1. VCI - 38
2. PTI - 0
3. Connection type - PPPoA
4. Encapsulation mode - VCMUX
5. ADSL Modulation - Auto/G.DMT/ANSI/ T 1.413
6.Modulation type - Auto/G.DMT
7. Authentication - CHAP
8. IP Address - automatic or dynamic
9. Primary DNS -
10. Secondary DNS

I don’t know if these are the settings on my laptop coz I don’t know how to check them.
The info below the line is what i got from Talk Talk help.
This information was saved from TalkTalk Broadband on 14 November 2007 08:19:30.

Gathering system information...

Please wait...
4 My network
4.1 Computer name LAPTOP1
4.2 DNS name LAPTOP1
4.3 Domain LAPTOP1
4.4 Workgroup -
4.5 User name User
4.6 DNS servers
4.7 TCPIP addresses
4.8 Proxy configuration
4.8.1 Proxy enabled false
4.8.2 Proxy address -
4.8.3 Proxy automatic configurat... Read more

A:Cant get Talk talk wireless connected

Please do an IPconfig /all when you are trying to connect wirelessly and post here

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For better or worse TakTalk is my ISP. They are offering a free complete security package called HomeSafe.
I have used AVG free for many years with no problems of which I am aware. For some time I used Zone alarm firewall but a couple of years ago I switched to The Microsoft firewall. Again I have not been aware of any problems.
Would it be advantageous to switch to HomeSafe or am I better off staying with the protection which has served me well?
Your views would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Advice re Talk Talk "HomeSafe"

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Ok guys: I want to help mom get to her Email, she forgot the address. I wish to take over her computer and lead her to her Juon Email address and I need control of her computer. plz explain how I get into her computer.

A:Vista talk

You should be able to use the Remote Assistance tool.

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I have the following:- Vista x64 laptop, Vista x32 Desktop, (Wifes)Dell Win7 x64 laptop. All running on my home network. Cisco/Linksys x3000. I also have an Old Toshiba laptop running xpPro, which I wish to add to the network for monitoring 2 Ip camera`s remotely.

The Issue is:- The 2 Vista machines can access each others files, printers, even the i-pad! etc. BUT niether will "talk" to the Win7, nor the xp machines. The Win7 machine will "talk" to the xp macine and vice versa BUT not the 2 Vista Machines!!!.

Pinging the machines, using the DHCP client table ip info. 2 vista machines can "see" the other but not the Win7 nor xp machines. and vice versa. I am begining to suspect the issue may be with the Router? but why that should be? I am at a complete loss?

The Win7 (Dell) is running McAffee (Pre-installed by Dell) the 2 Vista Machines have the latest Norton (NIS) the xp machine has (as yet) only the windows Firewall etc.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4089 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 450940 MB, Free - 154627 MB; D: Total - 25984 MB, Free - 6825 MB;
Motherboard: MEDION, P6618
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled


A:Vista/xp Computers will not talk to each other?

some router will isolate the wireless from the LAN connections - theres an option in the configuration pages to set that
so is it a wireless / LAN connected PC issue ?

also check your firewalls on all the PCs are allowing access

A few links below that may help

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac.

Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista

Share-files between windows7 and xp

I need to share files between windows xp and Windows 7

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac

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I use LANtalk as our office application for leaving telephone messages for users accross our network.
I am having a problem with one computer running win NT.
When I try sending to other computers on the network, I get this message....

The system could not find the name that was called Code 20

This fault has just started occouring. It used to work fine.
Anyone know what this might be?


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I've emailed Tascam outlining my hardware. they assure me their Vista 64 bit driver works on the systems they checked it on. I'm scratching my head. Could it be a firewire issue? Could it be that although my PC under 64 bit OS recognises my printer, my realtek onboard card even Cubase 4 64 bit loads and runs but of course no asio drivers found or any control what so ever off my FW-1884. Have I missed something. i don't have any other firewire device to check that interface. I'm able to dual boot so I can go back into XP 32 bit and everything runs fine. Could dual booting be an issue? Can anyone help?


A:Tascam FW-1884 would like to talk to Vista 64

Have you checked the website for any updated drivers for your motherboard? It might cause any connected devices to fail without it...

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I have an older (but definitely dependable) HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer. It's worked beautifully through various generations of Windows...until my new computer with Vista. I bought a serial-to-USB cord to connect the two. When I plug the printer cable into a USB port, the computer immediately recognizes the printer's model and says it's installed. I set the printer as "default," but when I try to print something, it won't go through. It shows in the PRINT CONTROL queue panel, but nothing comes through to the printer.

Does anyone have any suggestions? HP no longer offers drivers for that printer on their website and subsequently won't offer help on their call-in tech line either.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.


A:Vista won't talk to my older printer

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I have 3 PC's on a network. One desktop, one Home Theater PC and a Laptop. The laptop runs Vista and the other two run XP, all fully up to date. All three PC's see each other on the network. The laptop can access all shared folders on the other PC's. However, one desktop won't allow access to the Vista Laptop shared folders (I get the access denied see your administrator message) and the other keeps asking for a password before I can get to the shared folders on the Vista Laptop. There is no password or user name so I can't get to the shared folders on the laptop. All three have the same user name (me). All three have the quest account turned off. All three have no password at login.

I'm the only user. Can anyone help. I'm at a loss to fix this.

Keith Lingenfelter

A:Solved: XP PC's won't talk to Vista PC on Network

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I was using the Dv7 doing 3D modeling with 2 models at the same time on my screen. I checked the temps at the time....87 Degrees Celegrade!!! I was like no way this is happening. I am assuming that this is bad...but does anyone have any suggestions on how to possibly cool this down or is it acceptable at times to have this happen when I am modeling? I need to get some canned air to clean it out some so that may make a difference.

Thanks in advance.

A:Talk about hot...

A chillpad like one of these helps: BestBuy.com - Search Results - 87C is not healthy.

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Can someone advise me on Pal Talk, for or against. I am thinking about trying this program, is there any spyware attached to it, etc.


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Any Brits out there that are using Talk Talk for there ADSL broadband, thinking of giving it a go, would like some feed back, using cable at the moment.


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I feel that Dell is not taking my computer issues seriously.  I am not getting anywhere with Tech support.. And would really like to talk with someone in customer service.

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hi...i am trying to use the talk function on aim but i keep getting this message..
Connection problem with "SCREENAME"; no connection was made.
Toggling the 'Use alternate Internet Address' checkbox in Talk preferences may help.
Note: that Talk may not connect if you or your buddy is using a proxy server.

A:Talk through Aim...


Are you using a proxy? If not, the person you're contacting may.

This is where to look:

Tools | Internet Options. Connections tab. Settings. IS Use a Proxy... ticked?

Does this happen with all users, or just on in particular?



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As it stands now, I have no desire to purchase windows 7. I have purchased 2 Vista PCs since its release, 1 32 bit and 1 64 bit and have had problems with neither, in fact I much prefer vista over XP. I just bought a gaming rig in June (I was unaware of windows 7 and the cutoff date for free upgrade). And I am not finding any reason to spend $120 on the upgrade. What makes windows 7 better than vista? Because I find very few things that would make it worth the upgrade.

A:Talk me into it

Well dude it's whatever you make it out to be. If you've tested it before, it's really nice, to be honest. You can shuffle pictures as a slideshow(which makes your background change to your favorite pictures) it's faster than Vista, and on top of that, it's looks nice as well as it performs.

But don't take my word for it. /laugh

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I just bought a computer windows 10. I had a window vista with a great movie making program. 10 doesnt have it. how can i get it


Whitecloud1 wrote:I just bought a computer windows 10. I had a window vista with a great movie making program. 10 doesnt have it. how can i get itChance are that you will receive better support / answers from a knowledgable volunteer.  That being said, any help requires more specific details and questions.   No pro-nouns "How can I get it? " * Movie program?* Windows Vista ?* Phone tech-support? If you want to talk to someone at HP, make sure that you have your credit card in-hand. @moderator: this post does not belong in the video/touch forum as it is an applications or OS inquiry

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I just bought a computer windows 10. I had a window vista with a great movie making program. 10 doesnt have it. how can i get it


Whitecloud1 wrote:I just bought a computer windows 10. I had a window vista with a great movie making program. 10 doesnt have it. how can i get itChance are that you will receive better support / answers from a knowledgable volunteer.  That being said, any help requires more specific details and questions.   No pro-nouns "How can I get it? " * Movie program?* Windows Vista ?* Phone tech-support? If you want to talk to someone at HP, make sure that you have your credit card in-hand. @moderator: this post does not belong in the video/touch forum as it is an applications or OS inquiry

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I lost the charging cable for my laptop and I have no idea what kind it is other than Pavilion. I have looked at every single article that tells you how to find the serial number and I still cannot find it and nothing lets you ask anything unless you have all this information! I need to know what type of cable to order so I can start using it again! At this point after spending an hour researching, I'm just about to order one and hope it's right.

A:How do I talk to someone?!

Remove the battery  and look inside the battery bay. Can you describe the laptop? Screen size, how old? Maybe a picture? Help us help you. 

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Ok I followed the sticke "installing Windows" guide above so let me just say that to start.

Although, I still have Partition questions.

When I go to reinstall my OS, I see I have 2 partitions...1 has like 26 mb of space the other I think is my C with like my current OS and much MB of space.

I tried to "d" to delete that one so I can install a fresh OS with no old files, but didnt seem to work.

If i try to install to the unpartitions space, I get an "not enought room" message if I recall...

So looking at 2 partitions, is that my entire PC space? I'm trying to wipe my PC clean and install fresh...I don't care about any current files.

I've used the guides, but they seem to hem me up when it comes to understanding the partitions on my pc, especially in the middle of this post:


A:Ok...talk to me about Partitions on my pc...

try delete both partition and install windows on it.
26mb of partition will surely not enough to install windows xp.


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Great come back guys for "affordable tech support" Dan O has no sense of humor, but I guess that's why he gets paid the big bucks huh lol. Anyway, I am looking to buy one of those programs that lets you speak rather than type. I want to stay 100% Microsoft, and there are so many to choose from. Are they really perfected yet re: voice recognition ect., or should I wait. Any feed back greatly accepted. Price is not of great concern, just want the best. BTW thanks to all who helped me buy my APC backup it's great, love it. You guys and gals are great.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt.

A:Talk instead of Type

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-Awesome Metro start screen. Provided Micosoft add support for traditional Context Menus it will be fit for desktop use.
-Cool, small, free, apps. There is potential here. We just want everything too early, that's why we are early adopters.
-Clean, usable PC Settings section. Provided Microsoft move the rest of the stuff there, it will be quite awesome.
-Clean, small and fast desktop theme. Works great under Remote Desktop. Now, if we could only have Aero as an option for local sessions and the light theme for RDC sessions or as a fallback theme when Aero needs to be off.
-Real kernel. Finally.
-Fast boot up that will stay fast. That's a big pro for me.
-Management of startup items. Finally.
-Improved Task Manager. Was about time.
-Standards for app quality and performance, even for the desktop. Hurts, but had to be done.
-Improved security. Almost great, if it wasn't for the fact 99% of it is dedicated to DRM instead of user protection.
-Improved RDC experience. I am literally jumping for joy, this thing flies under RDC and I use RDC all the time.

Basically, Windows 8 is very short of being a total success, if it wasn't for so much driver and software incompatibilities, and this forced Tablet-Desktop experience and split-personality, which is unforgivable, provided the fixes for this can be delivered with a simple Windows Update very fast if Microsoft decide to do so.

A:Everything Sucks. Let's Talk About What Does Not.

-Better compatibility mode, for older programs to work properly and even 16bit color checkbox (16 bit color resolutions were removed from the graphics list => who uses those nowadays anyway)

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Hi, i am suffering a problem with my netowrking i have two boards a WinFast K7N415DA and a PC-Chips 810LMR both with onboard LAN and i also have a crossover cable connecting the two (belkin). They can see when one another is on the network eg say cable is unplugged when 1 pc is off but when they are both plugged in and on, they each send packets but don't recive any they can't ping each other. I really don't know what to do , could you help?


A:PCs detect each other but won't talk :(

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ok im going to make a couple mix tapes of spongebob for her birthday(shell be 7, she LOVES spongebob lol) and i have a while to work on it (till october). i want to get started now so i actiouly get it done. if this goes good than i want to make my own mix tapes for people (they will have to buy the songs but otherwise itll be free) well i want to get something to put my sites URL on it. so itll say "if you like this than check out www.mysite.com" (i cant post a link to my site untill tonight, i am just now able to fix the copyright issues)

thanks for any help =)

A:program to talk.

can anyone help me with this?

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Tell me, who does everybody think who the most notorious hacker/hacker group is ever?
I would say 29A and whoever made CIH.

A:Let's talk about hackers.

Steve Wozniak.

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My Lexmark Z65 printer can never find my pc when I bootup in the morning. If I unplug the usb cable and plub it back in, it's ok and prints great. I'm working with Win2k.

I have 2 basic USB ports as part of the Abit motherboard (Abit KX-333) that I installed when building this computer. On the motherboard there is the option for attaching a plug that adds 2 more USB ports in the back which I have done.

Within the Device Manage I have this listed in this order:
Universal Serial Bus controllers

Generic USB Hub = Generic USB Hub
USB Composite Device = Standard USB Host Controller (Keyboard)
USB Root Hub = Standard USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub = Standard USB Host Controller
VIA USB Universal Host Controller = VIA Technologies
VIA USB Universal Host Controller = VIA Technologies

Only the USB Composite Device has "Keyboard" listed as what it goes to. Nothing else is listed as working with a specific USB device, and beside the Lexmark printer I have my mouse and scanner using USB ports.

Included with this printer is a flashcard reader as a separate "device". On my taskbar I have 2 devices working, the printer and the card reader. Neither one is recognized until I unplug and replug the usb cable.

A:printer cannot talk to pc

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I recently replaced my router with a ZyXEL VMG1312-B10D.

With the previous router the three PCs could ping one another and use shares on one another. Two are Win-10 and one is Linux Mint. Now the Win-10 systems can ping the Linux and use the share on the Linux, but the Win-10 systems don't respond to pings and their shares are not accessible.

As the only thing that has changed is the router I don't know how to proceed. It can't be that the LAN is not working because the Linux box is available.

A:Computers won't talk to one another

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I downloaded googletalk (twice)... it worked... with intermittent pop-up window.
now that window pops up every time I hit enter to send a message.... and I go no where.

my pc runs xp. this window talks about people to include in contacts... new contacts and who knows what else. i orig removed all gtalk and started anew. including a new gtalk account. same thing help.

A:google talk

if u have a gmail account u can use google chat which is included in the account. its much easier and doesnt require a download. hope this helps u.

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can i compress these each of these reinstalls to get more room for future reference and not mess anything up????

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Installed the Hub and phones through filters as per instructions & everything was working fine. However, when someone now calls the house phone it redirects the call through the hub phone leaving the house phone dead. Really not sure what is happening here & would appreciate some advice - yes I have been in touch with BT who do not appear to have a clue.


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All the experienced users on this forum seem to agree; a good, strong PSU is the foundation to healthy computing. Reviews can sometimes be informative, or sometimes hoopla... but I wanted to share this review because it not only rated 4 quality PSUs, but had some discussion about what to look for and why. As always, it's just a review, not gospel.


A:Power talk

Here comes a statement that is purely my opinion. If you don't read Maximum PC Magazine, you are running around naked

They offer Reviews like this all the time and other How-to articles that cover most of what gets asked in the Hardware Forum.

And no I don't work the the Mag!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 231036 MB, Free - 199092 MB; D: Total - 7413 MB, Free - 422 MB; K: Total - 199996 MB, Free - 198418 MB; L: Total - 100006 MB, Free - 97294 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., LITHIUM
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Networking an Xp desktop with a win7 laptop wireless or hardwired connection using a LinkSys Router
WRS54G version 1. The laptop won't access the Internet hardwired but ok
on wireless. Network shows Icon "Trouble Again" on desktop and "Again
Trouble" on the Laptop. but neither on both. Wireless printer works on
either. Both have the same Workgroup, MSHOME, Something is missing that
won't let them talk. Any help appreciated

A:Talk XP to 7 with LinkSys

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For one reason or another, I just have not taken the plunge into music download services yet, but after finding that iTunes has many of my favorite songs, I'm interested in them.
Before I dive in though, a few questions....

After you purchase and download your song, does it stay on your hard drive as an MP3 file? I thought I hard someone say that you can only play it through iTunes. Also can it be burned to disc?

A:Somebody talk to me about iTunes

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