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Q: A few questions

I'm a bit late but I finally got around to trying windows 8. After the initial shock was over I've managed to accept most of the changes.

I would like to ask if there is any way to fix a few problems I have with the new OS:

1. I can't find and way to make the metro menu start on a different screen to my main display. I run 3x 1920x1080 in 5760x1080 with the centre screen as the main display and it's extremely annoying that the metro menu is on my main screen whenever I start the computer.

2. I can't find any way to have the taskbar clock on all 3 taskbars. This seems like such a simple feature and since I run all my fullscreen programs on my main display it seems necessary especially with the next problem.

3. I nearly always run fullscreen programs on my main display which means the clock is hidden. Because of my monitor setup I run everything in windowed fullscreen when I can. In windows 7 I can just click on another screen and the taskbar would appear over the windowed fullscreen program on my main display. This doesn't happen anymore. It's extremely annoying as it's how I tell what is the active window especially since the IE10 colours are less contrasting between active and non-active in windows 8.

Any help with these issues would be appreciated.

I think overall windows 8 has a lot of good ideas but has alienated "enthusiast" users with a lack of customisation and too much focus on the metro interface which is fairly useless for everyone except the most basic user.

The lack of a shutdown button has and will confuse everyone. I know how to make a batch file and put it on the links bar on the task bar but most won't.

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Preferred Solution: A few questions

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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: A few questions

maybe this will help for multiple monitors : Enhancing Windows 8 for multiple monitors - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

PATH
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\

PATHEXT
.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC

why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Hi,

I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?

Thanks
 

A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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Hello,

Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,
Bob

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.

Jim

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?
 

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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

Assuming
double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB
 

A:Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
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A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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I have Sympatico DSL internet, just converted from Rogers recently (this is in Canada). My internet works fine now, but sometime it justs disconnects out of nowhere and reconnects when I click on links or open another IE window or something.

Also when it does that the dial up connection thing will come up but when I click connect on it, it never works -_- I think it has to do with my router or something, so I have to wait for the pop up that tells me to "Connect" or "Work offline" in order to reconnect.

One of my friends who also uses Sympatico, says that it disconnects when there's incoming phone calls, I thought that was my case too but turns out it isn't. It's just him...he also has a really slow connection and disconnects very easily...

Please help us T_T, thanks in advance.

Oh and btw, I've been trying to figure out which ISP is better: Rogers or Sympatico... Before I was under the impression that cable would be better... But right now it seems like Sympatico is better because I can download faster and when I'm using BitComet, it doesn't slow down IE nearly as much as Rogers did, with Rogers it takes like...30 sec. - 1 min. to load a page? But with Sympatico it's at most ~10 sec. slower, usually only around 5 sec.

So, those who know of or tried these two ISP please comment on which one you think is better.
 

A:Questions

dial up connection thing will come up but when I click connect on it, it never works Click to expand...

DSL does not use a "standard modem" at all so this box should not even be popping up. My thought is check the I.E. settings on your PC and see what its set to in the Connections tab. (I would make sure its set to never dial a connection this should stop any dial up networking prompting).

One of my friends who also uses Sympatico, says that it disconnects when there's incoming phone calls, I thought that was my case too but turns out it isn'tClick to expand...

Your friend should probably check his filters on his line. The other thought is that if he's using wireless he may have some 2.4 ghz phones causing interferance.

So, those who know of or tried these two ISP please comment on which one you think is better.Click to expand...

I have not used either service but I do know that typically Cable broadband tends to offer a bit more bandwidth for the same price. The drawback is the cable is shared bandwidth so this could be a problem depending on who is doing what.

Were you running these "tests" from behind a router or direct connected? Usually I recommend 2 tests one each and also I recommend using a true bandwidth test source and not a torrent because with torrents your only as fast as what your connecting to (BTW torrent talk is prohibited here so don't post on having problems with it please). Also try it a few times each way ... Read more

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Hi
i have one XP And one 7
How move fast from Xp to 7 ( And Unlike ) without restart ..
Whether there is software OR no
Pls Help me
PLS PLs Pls pls

A:one Questions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by arman258


Hi
i have one XP And one 7
How move fast from Xp to 7 ( And Unlike ) without restart ..
Whether there is software OR no
Pls Help me


PLS PLs Pls pls


I'm sorry I didn't understand your question very well, are you asking how to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 quickly?

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Does anyone know how to disable the SMART feature in bios?
 

A:Questions

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My first post.

Why wont some of my windows Vista updates install? I accept most of them but have several that refuse to install.

In task manager I have three Internet explorer process runing currently but only your site open in the task bar? Sometimes I'll see five or more??

Is there a free vista upgrade or repair site without getting spammed sites that want to give you a free scan and then want you to buy suspect software?
 

A:Various questions.

Hi and welcome to TSG from what your saying, I think you suspect some malware to get help with that either go over to the security area or use the report button and asked to be moved there where the analyst can give you help specific to a infection problem here is a link to the first steps to do before posting in security http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html
 

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I just installed an x2 4200+ in place of my 3500+...I have Vista Home Premium and it updated the driver to this- AMD Hammer Family Processor- Unknown Model Driver Version: 6.0.6000.16386 Driver Date: 6/21/06

I have the multi-meter gadget and if you'll notice it doesn't see a dual core processor...Is there a driver I have to install for it to even recognize the NAME of the x2? What do I need to do???

Edit: Eh, I'm having problems uploading a picture, but the meter just shows Core 1 activity, nothing for Core 2.
 

A:x2 Questions...

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I have many very dumb questions. My computer skills are just average. Heres my info first.

Acer Ultrabook 8.1 Windows, 4 GB Ram, 320 HDD 247 GB free left.

( The Questions )
I want to try ONLY, Linux on a USB. I dont want to install Linux on my system, just to try it. I can use USB just fine.
I prefer my OS stay Windows 8.1
I have read alot on this. But still i dont no what iam doing.
Should i just forget about Linux alltogether ? It would be good to have it incase my Windows 8.1 messes up. When 8.1 works its great. But many times it hasnt.
First i realize i need to download the Linux Installer. Is this installed to C: drive only ? And Linux Mint installed to the USB to try it out ?
Thay say BIOS boot order needs to be changed. I no how to get in BIOS just fine.
The final and most important question to me is. If i was to change boot order to 1 for USB. Will Windows 8.1 still boot up if needed or do i change BIOS back to the way it was before ? Thanks Chuck

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Hey all,

I'm trying to get my PC running better, and I have used Belarc Advisor just to see how everything looks. I have questions about two of the things it told me:

Processor:
1.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Is this how the primary and secondary memory cache should be allocated? It just seemed to me that I should have more space allocated to the primary memory cache.

Second:

Memory Modules
512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' is Empty

I'm not sure how this works. I didn't build my computer, someone else with more knowhow did it. I remember him saying that I could buy more RAM and put it in to make a pair. (and I have space for 2 pairs) Does this 512 installed just mean that I have allocated 512 to my computer and the rest is allocated towards something else? Thanks for your help and if you need any other info, just let me know.

-Chris
 

A:Questions about my PC

Strange that one section says "512 Megabytes Installed Memory" and the other says "Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB" . . You can open the case and look to see if you have two sticks or one . .
 

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I want to set up a VPN between my desktop, my wireless laptop, and another wireless laptop in another state. All of the machines are running XP. Do I have to purchase any software, or does XP have everything. I have gotten conflicting information on this and figured I would ask somebody that knows.

I have a local network set up that allows my laptop to print to the printer hooked to my desktop. Also, I will need to be able to use my laptop to control the laptop in another state, so that I can print to the desktop's printer. Will a remote desktop connection over the VPN allow this?
 

A:Questions about VPN, RDC, and XP

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1. i use xp and have a folder named "xerox" containing the sub folder "nwwia" both folders have nothing in, and i just wondered what they are ther for, i have also noticed this file on several other computers.

2. what does ctfmon.exe do i have this in my startup list running form windows/system32/ctfmon
 

A:two questions

Not sure about the xerox folder but,

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;Q282599

for ctfmon.

SeeYa
 

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Yesterday I was busy updating from my ancient ZoneAlarm to the new version and also uninstallng Inoculate to switch to AVG. The latter took 7 minutes to scan for viruses.

I'm surprised that today AVG didn't perform a quick-auto-scan upon my booting up, the way Inoculate did. Does the scan need to be done manually, and take 7 minutes each time?

Also, while online, the AVG scanner suddenly popped up as soon as I opened one of my online email accounts. At least it gave me the option of cancelling the scan, but why it did so at all, beats me. This never happened with Inoculate.

I also wonder if Z.A. & AVG are sufficient, or must I also download spyware, trojanware, scanner & who knows what else...
 

A:AVG etc. questions

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Does having the "preview pain" option running in Outlook or Outlook express actually execute an email virus if one comes in?
 

A:bug questions

Yes.
It is my own experience with a PC at work with Win2000 prof and OE 5.
I used AntiKlez to clear the virus two times.
I'm not sure about OE 6.
 

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Hi, 
We have Windows Server 2012 R2 in organization.
First question is that one of people wants to share the "data" with specific people. I think it would be good that if we use EFS. But if they set up EFS then does domain admin have access?
2nd question is that when user set up the folder or data with EFS, they need to export their certs to specific people that he/she share. Then Let's say he create an another folder with EFS, and do other people who has cert can access that folder?

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Hi all, got 2 doubts if someone maybe can give some info.

im looking for great firewall : tested near all aviable atm. zone alarm cause alot of problems all times i try to use in diferents pcs too, glasswire using win firewall for what i know wich not convince me.. windows products always not really strong and just send extra telemetry to them.: both of these firewalls got paid vervions much better than free. so i dont go use a " limited software". those both are just some examples of some firewall i test ( yes comodo too : waiting for V9 stable to try again ). and private firewall the best with big diference abouth all others but i see it still discontinued from years ago dont get fresh versions or options ( can some1 confirm that pls? )

second question.. is there any option in firewalls to block most telemetry u send from back ward to microsoft?
thx advanced.
 

A:two questions :)

dJim said:





Hi all, got 2 doubts if someone maybe can give some info.

im looking for great firewall : tested near all aviable atm. zone alarm cause alot of problems all times i try to use in diferents pcs too, glasswire using win firewall for what i know wich not convince me.. windows products always not really strong and just send extra telemetry to them.: both of these firewalls got paid vervions much better than free. so i dont go use a " limited software". those both are just some examples of some firewall i test ( yes comodo too : waiting for V9 stable to try again ). and private firewall the best with big diference abouth all others but i see it still discontinued from years ago dont get fresh versions or options ( can some1 confirm that pls? )

second question.. is there any option in firewalls to block most telemetry u send from back ward to microsoft?
thx advanced.Click to expand...

1. If you have tried all the home user security suites, then there really aren't really any other firewalls available. I really recommend BiniSoft's Windows
Firewall Control; you can use WFC to do everything you need using Windows Firewall.

2. To disable all W10 telemetry, you can do it right in Windows Firewall:

Win + R (Run) Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Advanced Settings > Outbound Rules

Highlight all the telemetry entries then right click and select Disable Rule (Don't delete in case you need to ... Read more

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OK this is my first thread and I am pretty a know nothing when it comes to internet on the computer.

Anyway my first question is we recently cleared our computer and "started over" the computer. Now before we did this we put a new sound card in (maybe 2 years ago) and now our sound doesn't work. It is plugged into the computer and everything and it just doesn't work. The computer makes sounds though. It will beep if i get an instant message and things like that but it just doesn't sounds out of the speakers. Could it be the sound card or should we just get new speakers.
The second question is about internet . Our internet turns off and on. It says "Local area connection a network cable is unplugged". We have wireless internet and my dad has a computer 15 yards away that is connected to the same wireless internet. I can't seem to find the problem. We did switch service providers recently so that may be it but I highly doubt it.
 

A:2 big questions

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Hi all,

I have a box running Server 2k3 Standard and two XP Pro SP 2 boxes. What I'm trying to do is set up a FTP site, and access the internet through the server. I would rather keep all the files on the XP boxes and just set up a Virtual Directory with IIS to get them on the net.

I'm wondering about the Physical topography for this. I have a LinkSys RTP 300 router behind my modem, the three boxes and a simple 4 port workgroup Hub.
1.) Do I need to run DNS on the server?

2.) Is NAT required since I'm already behind a router? And if so...

3.) Would I set the TCP/IP settings for the clients to static IP's in the 192.168.*.* range and point them to the server for DNS?

4.) There will be two NIC's in the server box, correct?
Thanks in advance. Any help here would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:VPN/NAT questions

First, to clear up a little misconception. You said:

What I'm trying to do is set up a FTP site, and access the internet through the server.Click to expand...

You don't need to access the internet through the server. You will be accessing the internet through the router. The server is just another client behind the router.

Also, I'm not clear on what you mean here:

I would rather keep all the files on the XP boxes and just set up a Virtual Directory with IIS to get them on the net.Click to expand...

Do you mean you want to keep the files that the FTP server will be server on the WinXP boxes? I guess I would have to know your specific needs to know if that makes any sense...
Now your other questions.

1.) Do I need to run DNS on the server?

You don't need to, no. You should be able to configure your router to act as a DNS server, or at least to give out your ISP's DNS server addresses to your clients via DHCP.
2.) Is NAT required since I'm already behind a router? And if so...

No. The router should be doing the NATing.
3.) Would I set the TCP/IP settings for the clients to static IP's in the 192.168.*.* range and point them to the server for DNS?

Ideally you should configure DHCP on your router and have it pass out addresses. Again, DNS settings can be efficiently pushed to the clients this way. However, your server should have a static IP address if you are going to route FTP traffic to it.
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I have a question regarding dsl? what equipment do I need to hook up to dsl, i am planning to get dsl from aol, but do I need to network my home or can I hook up my phone line to a modem or network card. My friend says he has dsl and he uses a standard phone line to connect to and he didn't have to wire anything. I'm confused please help.
 

A:DSL questions

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How do I find out how far I am from my DSL Central Office? My 256k speed connection with Qwest is horrible, I'm guessing my location sucks. My downloads max at 25kb/s.

Could it also be the modem though? Qwest has provided me with an Actiontec R1524SU... and over these two years it seems pretty weak. The connection dies quickly under pressure.
 

A:Some questions regarding DSL...

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I'll try to write what my mind thought of if I can put it into proper words. For background info: The computer I have now is the fastest one I have ever had and it is my first time ever having a SATA hard drive installed. This Compaq came with Win 7 Home Premium installed and a 500GB SATA hard drive. The thought occurred to me to pull the IDE hard drive (with XP Pro on it) from my old machine and put it in the Compaq. I used XP for a long time and to tell the truth, I kinda miss it and would like to use it occasionally. Can this be done easily? What can I expect to have to do? Thanks in advance for all replies.
If this crazy thought can't be done, then perhaps a partition can be done on my SATA hard drive and place a copy of XP there.
 

A:Win 7 and XP questions

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So yeah i wasn't sure where to put this so do forgive me if this is the wrong forum but uhh yeah here are my questions

1.I have Graphics so thats so outdated it won't run basic and light programs i'm used to.I was told it actually dates back to Windows NT but i hope thats a bucket of horse **** and that It's just been upgraded by the previous owner. Would i just be better off buying another laptop or would it be actually worth updating. This laptop, i hate it, but i'm stuck with it until i can actually get my main laptop repaired. Here are the specs. I want to upgrade the ram FIRST. So how much would that cost?

Type:Acer
OS:Windows 8.1
Model:AOD260
Processor: Intel Atom CPU N450 @1.66GHz
Installed Ram:1.00GB
Type: 32 - bit
Graphics: Intel(R) Media Accelerator 3150 Corporation - WDDM 1.0

Please help me god it needs some help....

2.Yeah so i am trying to use Rpg-maker but it says it won't run with less than 1024x768 resolution. My resolution is less then that and cant go any higher so am i just straight screwed or what?

3.Mcafee is annoying as hell and always takes up all the CPU,Memory and Space on this thing. Is there an anti virus that won't constantly spike this laptop? Even on my main it would spike my disk and it annoyed the crap out of me

4. I'm just throwing this in here cause i'm curious and desperate but what games would be possible on here? I know nothing over a gb is possible or one that requires a decent processor or decent graphics card

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i just installed,formatted and installed 98se on a new drive in my system.what i want to do is transfer most of my old files and programs to the newer ,larger,faster drive and use the older for storage only.

1)should the new drive be set as slave to transfer info to it or how should it be setup

2) is there an easy way to copy all drivers to the new drive,such as an organize file? or do i need to reinstall all drivers again to the new drive

3) can i safely copy programs from old drive or should i reinstall all programs from disc etc.

when i formatted and installed 98 on the new drive ,i unhooked the original drive because i couldntget my bios to detect the new drive .my old drive and other drives are cable select so thats how i setup the new drive.

any hepl much appreciated.
 

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I'm currently using D-Link 624 Rev_C with firmware 2.76. SSID broadcasting is off. I recently set up a WPA-PSK security and I got it to work on my laptop with success. Afterwards, my other computer (3rd one; 1st being directly connected through wire) was old and running Win98 SE. I installed a AirPlus Xtreme G (D-link product) adapter to connect to the web. It connected with so limited connection that it wasn't working. It did work without security but I just love my security . Of course I placed a passphrase for the WPA-PSK and typed it into my third computer but was still the same result. Any solutions?

My second question is there a way to connect to my WPA-PSK router without having to constantly log in? I just want it to auto-connect with the password.

Thanks.
 

A:2 questions about WPA-PSK

I vaguely remember (misremember?) that to use WPA with 98SE you need a 3rd party utilty. And for sure, the driver has to support WPA.

Since WPA-PSK with a strong passphrase has not yet been broken, and anybody who can crack WEP is not deterred by a disabled SSID broadcast, do yourself a favor and enable the broadcast.

I don't understand whether your second question is about logging in to the router or connecting to your wireless network.
 

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Hi everyone, I am a new member.

I was enjoying a glass of wine the other evening, and I spilled a full glass of wine onto the keyboard of my Toshiba Satellite which had Windows XP ... I killed it DEAD

Anyway, I went to town (I live in the bush) and bought a new Toshiba Satellite laptop.

When I got home I found it had Vista in it

No matter how much I tried, I cannot get it to perform like any of the other Toshiba sattelites that I have had over the years with XP in them. (this is my own personal observation).

"happy days" I found XP software on Ebay for only au$60 so I bought it.

I am not really computer "savvy" but I struggle through.

I cannot get the computer to download the new XP program, it keeps telling me that I cannot download something old onto something new

Can someone please tell me how to delete Vista from my computer so I can download XP

thanks everyone

A:a few questions

Hi John,
Good on you for buying a toshiba satellite.I've got one and it rocks (with vista)

Yours probably has vista basic.
I would back up any data onto any external harddrive then restart the computer and go into the bios. Change the boot sequence so it boots from cd.
Insert windows xp cd press any key to continue.
when the windows xp installation screen pops up choose install windows or something like that.
agree to any terms and conditions. then choose the partition to install on and use the arrow keys to select it.when it comes up with a screen saying format or leave.
Quick Format to ntfs. You should be good.
I know your not tech savvy so if you have any questions just ask.
I can give a more detailed tutorial if you wish.

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Hi everyone. I'm back with more questions but this time it's about motherboards & monitors.

Now that B3 versions of Gigabyte MBs are appearing @ Newegg & TigerDirect I've been trying to balance what my needs are & what's available. I'm basically doing a PC re-fresh. I do video editing & other graphic work that is has become more of a hobby nowadays. But, I do like a good running PC & Win 7 looks like it's worth an upgrade.

I've narrowed it down to 2 motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 & GA-P67A-UD3-B3. The best I can figure, the basic difference is "H" versions have built-in graphics & "P" versions accept a wider variety of RAM, namely faster - up to DDR3-2133 (Max RAM for the GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 is DDR3-1333). I have read this artical, http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/1. I'm not a gamer but AVCHD video rendering could use the added speed. The overall number of ports (USB) & types are different, too. As I recently purchased a new ATI 5570 graphic card (Odd monitor behavior since Windows 7 64-bit install.when I 1st upgraded to Win 7, I think the "P" model would be OK. But, maybe there's more to it than that.

Also, I'm looking @ 2 HP monitors; HP 2310e 23" Diagonal Ultra-Thin WLED Monitor & HP 2311x 23" LED Monitor. I've read that the 2310e has the glossy type screen (I know some hate glossy type but I do like it) & the 2311 is a non-glare scr... Read more

A:More new PC questions.

The H67 chipset apparently only supports RAM frequencies up to 1333MHz, as you say.

It also doesn't support overclocking for the CPUs with unlocked multipliers (I5-2500k and I7-2600k). A mild overclock (to, say. 4.2GHz) may have more effect on video editing than the memory clocks. As I haven't done any video editing, I can't speak from personal experience.

I don't know whether you'll be happy with a TN monitor. I have a Samsung 245BW (24" TN, 1920X1200). I've mostly gotten used to its limitations. It does make color banding in some video, but I believe that it's a 6 bit display. (That's 6 bits per RGB color, 18 bits overall.)

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What is the difference between the LAN IP address and the internet IP address assigned by the ISP?
Is the Isp IP address always dynamic or can it be static? Is there and advantage to either?
Is there and advantage to having a static LAN IP address?
I have a Hawking HWR54G Router. I can't seem to find the range of DHCP server address pool .
 

A:IP questions

"What is the difference between the LAN IP address and the internet IP address assigned by the ISP?"

The former is private and the latter is public.

"Is the Isp IP address always dynamic or can it be static?"

Can be static.

"Is there and advantage to either?"

Yes, if you want your public IP address to change sometimes, or if you want it to never change.

"Is there and advantage to having a static LAN IP address?"

Yes, for port forwarding and, IMO, for network printers or storage devices.
 

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RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 800W Power Supply
GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
2 x Galaxy 96GGF6HMFEXX GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model
2 x Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel HP 20X DVD?R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

I want to run Vista x64, but heard about some compatibility issues with some programs and actually need it for the 8GB of memory. I know Vista x32 will only read 3 GB Memory. What I want to know is there that many programs that will not run on x64? Should I stay with x32? I only have a few older programs like Lock-on Modern Combat and Flight sim X and want to run COD 4 and WaW. Will I be ok with this set-up? Replies will be much appreciated. Thanks

A:Just got a new set-up and have some questions

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RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 800W Power Supply
GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
2 x Galaxy 96GGF6HMFEXX GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model
2 x Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel HP 20X DVD?R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

I want to run Vista x64, but heard about some compatibility issues with some programs and actually need it for the 8GB of memory. I know Vista x32 will only read 3 GB Memory. What I want to know is there that many programs that will not run on x64? Should I stay with x32? I only have a few older programs like Lock-on Modern Combat and Flight sim X and want to run COD 4 and WaW. Will I be ok with this set-up? Replies will be much appreciated. Thanks



64 bit is virtually 32bit, not much difference apart from the utilisation of more ram and an extra folder called program files (x86), which is for every non-microsoft application, even if its native 64 bit software, it goes into x86 folder, theres practically no issues with backwards compatability, i got the ultimate doom running on vista x64 which was designed for windows 95, so i dont think you wi... Read more

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Hey all,

I've noted in quite a few threads lately that people using 300w power supplies to run their P4's and Athlons. I was under the assumption that these processors really needed 350w Power supplies.

I realize that a good quality 300w PS is probably better than a cheap 350w but most people pay little concern to their PSs and just get the cheapest around. I'm completely on the other side of the spectrum. I went for complete and utter overkill with my PS(and its probably a waste now, but it should last me quite a long time)

So whats the deal? Is a 300w ok? What are you running in your athlon and P4 rigs?
 

A:PS questions

I'm running 400W PS's on all the systems. In fact most of the motherboard manuals lately have said that they require at least 250 watts just for the board alone, so I figure another 100 watts for the drives in case they all run at once, and 50 watts for good measure.
 

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i have some questions that i need help answering please email me at [email protected]
 

A:i have some questions and i need HELP

Closing thread. Hope you want a lot of spam, as posting your email address on a website isn't the wisest thing to do.

You have a variety of "homework" threads going on here. I would suggest that you should do your own homework.
 

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I am not technically savy, I know a little, just enough to get by, but I still need help.
1. I just recently purchaced a new laptop(toshiba w/vista) with wireless capabalities, along with a wireless printer(hp4500). I currently have the printer printing wirelessly on my internet network. but in a couple months I am moving and will not have internet. Is there a way, if so, how do I connect my printer to my computer wirelessly, without internet?
2. In my current setup, is it possible for my dad to print documents off my printer, which is connected via internet network, from his home internet connection?
 

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#1 I have a USR5416 Wireless Card and a USR8054 router.

2 other computers in my house can connect (Laptops). But not my desktop can't connect.

The USR5416 driver program says it has dected the card and connected to the access point but I can't get online.

I am using Windows XP SP 2

Help me please.
 

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My questions are the following;

1) I'm now working with Windows XP Home Edition as my OS, how can I clean up my autoexec file?

2) I was working with Windows 98 and have an Epson scanner that was working before. I know that I need to download a new driver and have tried to do that. All I get when I try to download the new driver is "A Runtime Error has Occurered. Do you wish to debut?" Line:25 Error:'document.dls.elements' is null or not an object. Any ideas ?

Thanks.

Dennis
 

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Hello all and good day.

I have a few questions about my OS and want to know if anyone can help me.

1- Why am I able to "Safely Remove Hardware" all my SATA (HDx4 and DVDx2) drives along with my USB devices? I don't want them in there...ever.

2- I was looking at creating a backup of my system with the Vista x64 Ultimate "Backup Your Computer" option and I can't see my 1TB ( D: ) HD but I can see my other 750GB ( E: ) HD (Full). But when I go to "Back up Files" option I can see all my drives.

3- Is there a good FREE back up software for Vista x64 Ultimate?

I ask this because I just had to do a full reinstall because I had a ndis.sys boot problem that prevented me from being able to boot Vista in any form even after a restore and repair.
Thanks for your time.

teK

A:A few questions?

1 - Not sure why. I don't think my drives show up there. They might if I have a USB device plugged in. Basically showing all drives on the system. I don't think you can disconnect them using the tool if you tried. If you can, then my guess is your install of vista is hosed and you need to reinstall it. That would be easier than trying to find an answer to that question I think.

2 - I don't use Windows Backup. Not robust enough for me.

3 - One of the best backup utilities (in my opinion) is Acronis TrueImage.

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I am looking to upgrade my Core i7-2630QM, it is SandyBridge and I was wondering if I could upgrade it to an IvyBridge Core, or if I would have to stay with the SB family.

it's a Laptop Core, so if I have to stay SB, I'll likely upgrade to the I7-2960XM.

If that's the case, should I get a new Heat Sink and fan to go with it?
 

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Hi guys
I want to delete unwanted programs, but some fo them are things that I dont know
which if it will cause probelms whne I delete. So I'm attaching list of programs from control panel: uninstall a program.

Also I want to decrease my starup programs, but I'm wondering same thing as above. such as cyberlink, lightscribe, itunes(will it have problems when I wnat to use itunes?).So I'm attaching list of startup progrmas that I have on right now.

give me suggestions what to delete and what to uncheck startup programs.

A:Hi questions I want to ask

ah I also want to ask that when I want download recent graphic driver do I need to delete anything? such as prevoius graphic drivers that I downloaded before?

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Hi, I'm working on a computer and it has a Celeron 300 processor. It also has 224 meg of pc100 sdram ( 1-128, 1-64, 1-32) I formatted and reinstalled Windows 98 se. I have a couple of questions, First of all the tower has a LCD read out on the front and I'm shure it had 60 showing before I started but now there is only an 8 showing . Is this supposed to be showing what the mhz that the system is running at? If so how to I get it to run at 66 again? Second question: when I was in the bios I noticed that there was a place where you could change the nano seconds of the sdram. It was set to 10 but it could be set as low as 6. How do I know what it should be set at? 3rd question : I'm trying to find out what I can upgrade the cpu to. All i can tell is that it is an American Trends board. Any where i can find a manual for this to see what I can do for upgrading? Thanks alot for you help

ps : the motherboard has a funny looking thing on it that says XCEL 2000. This board also has onboard sound and video .
 

A:3 questions

1; Hard to say but the Host clock shuld be set to 66 MHz allready because that is defalt. Did you move any jumpers or clear CMOS?
2; the refresh rate of PC100 memory is 10 ns
3; Need more info is this Celeron a Slot 1 or Socket 370?
 

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Hello all, and thanks for taking a look at my thread! I hope I can get my questions answered! On to the questions then..

Over the last two or so weeks, I have noticed that my Page File meter has been running over 1GB. I'm not exactly sure what this means, but I cant recall it ever being so high. Our Norton '08 license had just ran out, and we bought Norton 360. Thing's slowed down considerably, so we bought the full version of AVG Anti-Virus, but the PF is still high. Also, my internet has been slowing down each day. Would that be from the PF, or could there be a malicious program at work, and if so, what would be the appropriate actions to take?

The next question! When I bought our computer from HP, it was new, and came with a plasma monitor. A couple of weeks ago, the screen just went black. When someone tries to turn it back on, it stays lit for a couple of seconds, then just goes black. Also, it plays no sound out of the built-in speakers. Why would this be, and is there a fix?

Thanks,
Bobathome
 

A:A Few Questions

Did you uninstall all of Norton? It was a hog on my system. Practically made it unusable. .
 

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Hello,

I am really not very good with hardware, but I want to install some new USB 3.0 ports. I have selected a card, ASUS U2S6 USB3.0/Sata3 6Gbps PCIE Card and I want to install it. I have checked my computer and I do have the required PCI-E port. That is not the problem. Just two questions:

1) This website seems to suggest that it will only work on some very selected motherboards. Asus U3S6 USB3.0 & SATA 6Gbps PCI-Express Controller Card [U3S6] Controller Cards SATA III 6Gbps






Compatible motherboards: P7P55D Deluxe, P7P55D EVO, P7P55D PRO, P7P55D, P7P55D LE, P7P55 LX



However, my motherboard is not listed. I thought that PCI-E cards were just meant to be insert and install drivers. Is this not the case?

2) Also, I have noticed that this card does not require additional power. Does this mean that it might not be able to power some of the more power consuming USB gadgets that I might buy? Therefore, would this be a better choice: UNITEK 2 Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Reviewed

I do have a spare Molex power cable, so that would not be a problem, though an extension would be required (again not a problem)

I do like the idea of having the extra SATA3 connections (and I know that using them may slow things down) but primarily this is for my USBs, so I want proper functionality.

Thanks for any help,

Richard

A:PCI-E Questions

Hi Richard,

After doing some research I can say quite confidently that not requiring a separate power lead is a feature of the design and shouldn't affect the performance of power hungry devices.

I can also say with reasonable certainty that it doesn't require one of the motherboards on the list, it just requires a motherboard with a PCI-E slot that can support at least x4.

If you would like to do a little more research or prove to yourself what I'm saying isn't a load of old rubbish check out ASUS U3S6 USB 3.0/SATA 3 6Gbps PCIE Card Review.

I hope this helps you.

Oli

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I am not a big time computer guy but am learning more and more everyday. I have an HP DV7 64 bit laptop and have dad it since February. In order to try and speed up my computer I have gone in the task manager and msconfig and changed some settings since then and now the computer is running slower. I made recovery disks before I did any of that "tweaking" to the system.
WhatI want to know is .....is there any place I can go to get a list of just what exactly should be running in the background?
is there somewhere in the computer where I can basically just reset the system back to the default settings? I now have lost windows Aero and cannot access the colors in themes anymore.
thanks for any info.

A:Hi New Here! Have some questions.

Hello Birddude, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made these changes to undo them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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