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How to define a good computer?

Q: How to define a good computer?

Is a laptop has more memory, hard drive space , faster processor speed like I5 is consider a very good computer?

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Preferred Solution: How to define a good computer?

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A: How to define a good computer?

Good is a subjective term... Good for what?

Powerful would be more a term for an i5 laptop... rather than good.

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Using Task Scheduler, is there any way to define a task that will run whenever the computer wakes up from sleep?

I can't seem to find that as an option under Triggers.

A:How to define task to run when computer wakes from sleep

Look on the 'conditions' tab. There is a 'Wake the computer to run this task' check box.

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Hello,
I am new to the forum, but not new to computing. I recently started having problems with this Vista Home Premium box not being able to resolve DNS names for only computers on my home network (all others XP boxes or Windows Server 2003). It can ping the IP addresses of the local boxes. It doesn't have a problem connecting to the internet. But this is a big problem when it comes to sharing files within my local network.

I have disabled Windows Firewall and McAfee Firewall and Services to try and diagnose the problem.

I have been googling this for a couple of days looking for ideas, but I have none. I have validated that DNS is running. NETBios over DHCP is enabled. Subnet mask is 255.255.255. DHCP and DNS server IP is correct.

Anything that anyone could point me to try? I am out of ideas.

A:Ping on Workgroup Computer Names Bad / IP Addresses Good / Internet Good

Unless you've got a DNS server running at home, it's rather unlikely that DNS is being used to resolve names of your home computers when pinging by name. Instead, the machine does a broadcast (on the local segment) to the effect of "if you're called XYZ, please get back to me and tell me your IP address".

If that's not working for you, my first inclination would be to suspect firewalls on the other machines - not necessarily on the machine exhibiting symptoms. Try disabling and even uninstalling (3rd-party) firewalls while you're troubleshooting, and also test what happens when all machines are booted to [safe mode + net].

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Hey,

I have about a 5 year old computer i will tell you the specs.

MSI (VIA) MS-6309 v2.0 - Motherboard
512MB PC133 SDRAM
850Mhz Intel Celeron - now overclocked to 1Ghz
40GB Western Digital 5400rpm HDD(now slave) - now with a second 7200 40GB as master
it came with a (tornado?) video card but i now upgraded to a NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 which is a 256MB AGP 8x card.

I got it because it was at a VERY good price and it out of the packet but my friend builds computers and he got the wrong gfx card so he sold this one to me cheap... my computer is an AGP 4x. I understand i cant upgrade that unless i get a new motherboard. I have drivers that microsoft installed by itself (Nvidia GeForce FX5200 Microsoft Corporation) is it worth going to the nvidia website and upgrading to their drivers? my computer is really old and slow and i want to get the best performance out of this card... I dont think i can run games like Need For Speed Underground 2 can i? because i have a slow processor? i tried to play Halo Trial downloaded from microsoft but it went to the loading screen at the start but then just shut down before it got to the menu.

My point is... what can i do to get maximum performance out of this card but without increasing the startup items too much etc

Thankyou
 

A:Good Video Card... Not so good computer

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Hi -
 
When I turn on my PC, am I connected to WEB or am I connected only when I open the Browser?
Someone said the former, which doesn't make sense, to me.
 
Thank you.

A:Always on -define, please

Hi - When I turn on my PC, am I connected to WEB or am I connected only when I open the Browser?Someone said the former, which doesn't make sense, to me. Thank you.If you have a modern broadband Internet connection that is considered "always on", then that is exactly what it means…always on…whether your computer is on or not. Of course, if you do not have any Internet device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc) that is actively using the Internet connection, then the Internet connection will not be actively used even though it is "on".For example, my cable Internet connection is always on as long as my cable modem is powered up. It does not matter if I have all my computers turned off or on.The only way to shutdown an "always on" Internet connection is to unplug the cable/fiber/DSL modem.

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Hiya,

I'm trying to send some window messages from user input.
For example: BM_CLICK

Now I know BM_CLICK is defined, but I can't figure a way
to use the input string "BM_CLICK" and get it's defined
value (or any other #define) without using something
like if(lstrcmpi, Arg, "BM_CLICK" == 0) and manually
assigning the value, or hardcoding BM_CLICK in
SendMessage.

Any ideas on how to convert a "BM_CLICK" string to a
BM_CLICK message without using IF?

Thanks, Mac
 

A:C/C++ using #define values...

You're quite right -- you can't really use BM_CLICK or any other #define at run-time unless you refer to it directly, because a #define is just a text substitution as far as the compiler is concerned (i.e., it happens at compile time, and any knowledge about the #define is lost). I've used a table and a lookup function to map the input text ("BM_CLICK") to the corresponding value; it's not particularly elegant, but it solves the problem.

Hope this helps.
 

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When someone states that their computer has been hijacked do they mean that they have Adware/Spyware/Virus or are they referring to something else? I read a thread where people were helping her and she was following and doing what they had her to do and she was successful, she was at one of the last steps and stated that she had just been hijacked and had to start with different steps. What happened? Is hijacked just a catch all or is it where someone else has actually entered her computer and is running behind her? Thanks
 

A:Define Hijacked

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Hello Everyone! Thanks in advance for the help!

I got a virus on my computer... at first this got picked up by the firewall as win32.zafi.b after I have tried many removal tools the virus is no longer picked up by the windows firewall but the symptoms are still the same...
When I open the browser I am not able to access the anti virus sites and when I google something I get a "disguised" search result page... when you click on any of the search result page all I get is a unrelated redirected advertising page.... here is the Log from hijackthis I hope someone Can help...

PS: I have used stinger, bitdefender, symantec's fxerkezB,windows-kb890830-v2.6,mpas-fe,mpam-fe,alwil worm trojan remover, adware (can't update)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:41:49 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk-rel&channel=us&ibd=1071002
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Interne... Read more

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Hardware is a general term that refers to the physical artifacts of a technology. It may also mean the physical components of a computer system, in the form of computer hardware.
 

A:Define Hardware

Did you have a question, or did you only want to tell us the definition of hardware?
 

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OK, I'm writing a C++ program, and I've got several #define statements after an #include statement for one of my headers.
Something like:

Code-------------------------
#include "classes.h"

#define HAND 0
#Define BATTLEFIELD 1
End Code-------------------------

I was wondering, can I use the defined values in the header file that was included, or is there some problem with this. I ask b/c my computer is all unplugged and I can't test it for myself.

If there is a problem, is there any way I can resolve it and still use the defined values in both files.
 

A:C++ #Define question

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Looking to get a DVD burner that I can copy files with as well as burn CD's after using a CD Ripper program. Started getting dizzy looking at DVD-RW vs. DVD+RW....etc. What's the difference between a plus and minus? Can someone line me up what the differences/advantages are to the different types of digital media?

A:Define CD/DVD media

DVD+RW vs DVD-RW: The Key DifferencesThere are DVD burners that will read/write both + and -

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i wanted to kno if i need some sort of cooling device for my computer

motherboard - 44.C (111.F)
CPU - 52.C (126.F)
 

A:computer temperature, good? or not good

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Someone, please define Error 0x80070003! (DEC 32775)
Yes, this is out of context for a reason since either this has a different meaning depending on the context or does have a general definition. Somewhere there has to be a reference on this specific HEX error code. 

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Hi
I have a laptop with two NIC cards. One card is attached to my work's network and another is attached to my ADSL "unfiltered" connection.
Is it possible for applications (such as Google Chrome and VNC) to just use the ADSL connection whilst all the other applications use my works network?

Many thanks in advanced.
 

A:How to define between two network connections

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Hi so today i finally got my computer built, everything is nice and cool running, its purely awesome right now, its also very quiet. well kinda, the fans are silent, my psu isnt hearable even if i put my ear next to it, i got 2 140MM fractal fans running at 7V (Cant hear them at all) and my cpu cooler with a 140mm noctua is even more silent, but i get a very very weird noise, its not constant either, it makes the fairly loud (atleast annoying) sound for a couple of secs then it slowly fades of and the computer becouse silent, the silence remains for about one sec and then the noise slowely fades in, this keeps happening again and again non stop, when i take of the side panel the noise gets less intense, then i apply pressure on my old harddrive on 500gb (well old and old, its about 3.5years or so..) in a very special way the annoying sound stops,
Why is this? can i do something about it? i will try putting 4 more rubber rings in the harddrive cage and screw the screw less tight and see what happends, but if you have any idea please let me know

A:Very Very weird HDD vibrations in Define R4

I don't have a solution for the noise problem, but I'm curious as to how you got your Fractal fans running at 7V. How did you do it?

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i have HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower PC Computer (PN: RV742EC), and the operating system is windows 7 ultimate and i want to define the sound card, i want to help ?










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A:i want to define the sound card

Hi, Please try:    http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=wk_128612_1 Regards.

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The inf file type was associated with notepad so I deleted it and when I edit the file type and click OK and try to edit it again it comes up blank. When I close folder options and reopen it INF is gone. Ideas?

A:cannot define INF file type

Sounds like you have effectively deleted the file type, IMO.

You can add it back by creating a "new" file type (.inf) and designating Notepad as the program that opens such files.

Louis

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Hi all, new to these forums i hope i posted in the right place.

Sadly my beloved toshiba equium A200 laptopmet with some cava after my darling husband knocked a glass over it, and its bit the dust. I couldnt afford a new one, so have kindly been given a desktop. However i find it very slow, particularly when multi tasking, which i am frequently doing between graphics programs and office, plus the net being a webmaster.

The desktop is a DixonsXP EI system 205 A 32 bit with 512 mb ram. It has vista home basic installed. I have beentold it might help to buy more memory sticks for it, i have two available slots. But i am not sure which type i need to buy. Any help would be great. I have advanced system info installed, so if anyone needs more to go on let me know. Thanks in advance

A:Need help to define what memory stick i need

You can go to this site and let it scan and will tell you the details of suitable memory upgrade.
Memory upgrades, flash media, and usb storage at Crucial.com

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I want to use a table in a wordprocessor for a diary. In a couple of wordprocessors (one of which is OpenOffice.org Writer) it asks you to state the number of columns and the number of rows. The number of columns is no problem, 2. One for the date and the other for the coverage (writing) of that date. The problem is stating the number of rows. I don't know how many rows I'll need. Is it possible to set up a table with an indefinite number of rows?

Thanks,

royeo
 

A:How to define the # of rows in a table

You can add rows to the table as you go.
 

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So I'm brand new to programming and I've decided to learn java first. Whenever I go to turn my .java file into a .class with the "javac" command, I get the following:

"'javac' is not recognized as an internal or external command"
So I googled and got that I should put this into the command prompt:

set PATH=%PATH%;C:\j2sdk1.4.2_01\bin

That worked, and from there I was able to type 'javac filename.java' and it worked. Once I exited the command prompt and went back in, however, I had to redefine it again. I really don't want to have to define javac or otherwise put in its path every time I want to compile something.

Also, all my java files are up to date. And I know I could just use a compiler, but I want to get used to doing it without the command prompt so I don't become dependant on compilers and then be put in a situation where I lack access to one.
 

A:Permanently define javac?

Hi there

Go to Start > Run and type in sysdm.cpl (or into the search bar if you are using Vista or 7) Then press Enter.

Click on the Advanced tab at the top and then click on the Environment Variables button on the bottom.

This will open a new window.

Click on New... and under variable name use : PATH
and under variable Data use : C:\j2sdk1.4.2_01\bin

press OK and exit. Then reboot your computer. It should work just fine now.

Note: you will have to change this every time you update the JDK. If you'll notice, the version is part of the path.
Newer versions of the JDK take care of adding this themselves.
 

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Recently in an exam I sat I was asked to write in an algorithm in which I was familiar how to find the maximum value in an array.

I wrote it out in True Basic how it would be done, but I'm told by a friend that the correct answer should have been written in pseudocode or represented as a flow chart.

If there is a debate over my answer should I accept I did the question wrong? Or should marks be awarded as I was able to represent the steps in True Basic which proves I understood the process?

Any ideas?
 

A:Define: Algorithm - I'm a little confused.

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I have an icon on my taskbar that looks like a box with a green arrow pointing down to it. I thought I could right click and close it and instead, a sort of odd-looking window opened with "User Define Button Setting," and three radio buttons that say "Media Player," "Internet Explorer," and "Open a Program File in Your Notebook." It cannot be closed, but it can be moved. It looks suspicious to me, predominately black and the letters are gold. I think it is malware, but I see no way to remove it. I tried to go to uninstall it, but I don't see it listed.
I also tried to remove it from the taskbar and can't do that either.
 

A:User Define Button Setting

closed
being dealt with http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/867600-familiar-anybody.html#post6972629
 

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Hi tech guys,

I was checking the recent laptops and their specifications to buy one, I came through the below spec. in which to define the processor speed,
what I knew so far is something like 2.00 GHz, 1,7 GHz, 2,3GHz etc, easy figures to understand since I bought the last laptop about 6 years ago,

I need to understand these (i5-xxxx) or (i7-xxxx) it's clear that (i7) is the recent one, but what the are the digits following the (i7) and the next alphabet such as (M), (U) or (QM) what do these imply? or how to configure which is the recent or the fastest one by these digits? look in below:

01) intel Core i5-3210M
02) intel Core i5-3317U.
03) intel Core i5-3517U
04) intel Core i7-3517U
05) intel Core i7-3612QM
06) intel Core: i3-3110M
07) intel Core: i7-3610QM = (2.3 GHz, Up to 3,3 L3 cache 6MB)
08) 3rd Core: i7-3630QM (2.4 GHz turboboot up to 3,40 GHz 6MB L3cache)
09) intel Core: i7-3630QM (2.4 GHz, 6MB L3 cache)
10) intel Core: i7-3610QM (2.3 GHz)

I will be very much thankful and appreciate to provide me some idea about the above,
Thanks and regards



 

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Hey guys, I'm in need of some knowledge here.. Is it possible that a motherboard's chipset defines whether it supports SLi or Crossfire? If so, can any of you guys let me know which supports which?

Also on a side note, how can one know whether both PCI-E slots run at x16 bandwidth when both have cards inserted or if they rearrange into both x8/x8 (if not already specified in description)? Thanks in advance to any of you who can help me out .
 

A:Mobo Chipsets Define Crossfire or SLI?

Yes, normally only NVIDIA's nForce chipsets support SLI and Intel's X series and some of their P series chipsets support Crossfire. There are two exceptions to this, namely the DX5400XS (otherwise known as "Skulltrail") motherboard which supports SLI and Crossfire, and some motherboards based on Intel's latest X58 chipset which also support SLI and Crossfire.

As for the PCI-E slots running at x8+x8, don't bother. There are no cards that utilize the maximum bandwidth allotted by PCI-E 1.1, let alone 2.0, which is the PCI-E specification you'll find on mobos with newer chipsets like the Intel P45 or nForce 7xx series chipsets. In any case, these newer motherboards feature both of the PCI-E 2.0 slots running at x8 each, which is equal to two PCI-E 1.1 slots running at full speed, more than enough bandwidth for any card.
 

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Can someone plz tell me the difference between the speaker channels when you want to buy speakers? Like 2 channel,2.1 surround,5.1 surround......
I understand that its to do with what sound card to a point,but Im not real bright on the specifics of sound cards,or audio electronics. Can I buy a 2.1 surround system and use it on integrated sound? I guess I have noticed that that is the difference between 2 channel and 2.1 surround,the 2.1 has a subwoofer,so does that need its own plug? Plz advize
 

A:Solved: Speaker channels/plz define??

2 channel is left and right, also known as stereo. 2.1 is left, right, and a sub woofer for bass. At best, this could simulate surround. 5.1 is front left, front right, rear left, rear right, center speaker, and sub woofer. This can produce true surround sound.

As for integrated sound, that would depend on which sound chip the motherboard has and what it supports.

Typically, a 2.1 system will have filters in it so that the bass is only going to the sub woofer, but will use the same plug as the normal stereo.
 

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Okay firstly I'm following a tutorial from this link

http://www.planetphotoshop.com/more-fun-with-brushes.html#comment-2999

I follow it step by step and it comes to a point where I have to make my text as a brush. I go to Edit>>Define Brush Preset, but it doesn't allow me to select it. Only Define Pattern is available. I rasterize the text in Layer>>Rasterize>>Type and it still doesn't work.

Watch the video to get an understanding of what I'm on about. Is there a way to fix this?

If not.

Is there a way for me to restart my settings on photoshop incase some settings don't allow me to do it?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Photoshop CS3 Help Define a brush

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Hi all

Firstly let me mention that I have a severe learning disability and am not tech savvy, so please if you intend to respond to this question ensure that it (preferably) includes graphics to describe the process and contains no technical jargon; every online article regarding this question has no mention of what I am about to ask:

I am using Word 2013 and am wanting to apply the expand/collapse feature to several areas in my existing document, everyone will know that it is easy to apply; but what I find frustrating is that when I collapse the desired text (half a page) I find out that everything from that point onwards gets collapsed.
How do I tell Word to collapse only a specific portion of the document and up to what point? I?m sure the solution is easy to achieve, but as mentioned before this isn?t addressed online.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello, Thanks for reading this.
Dell E520
Q6700 2.6 Ghz
4 Gig Ram
9500 GT Video Card
Hitachi 1 TB HD
Windows 7 64 Bit
The first thing i did was check to make sure i had the right bios, after installing the quad core was to check if windows recognized it, went to system and it says "intel core 2 quad".
So then i downloaded real temp to make sure my processor wasnt over heating (didnt buy the fan upgrade) and it shows 2 cores. The performance increase is noticeable but i did go from 1.8Ghz to 2.6. Temps are running between 40C and 60c at a load.
Then I started wondering is this a dual core so i checked in task manager and it also shows core 0 and core 1 (2 cores ).
Intel says the bios supports quad core technology. So did I do something wrong? or is this a dual core with 4 cores? <<<That sure sounds dumb...
 

A:Solved: Help me define core 2 quad

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Hello guys,

I use MS Excel 2010. In this app, I know that using Formulas > Define names > define name it is possible to name a cell (or range). At that dialog box there is a scope rectangle which if I choose the entire sheets scope (workbook) so it's said that this name is valid for the entire workbook. First what does this valid mean please? Then, OK, I think I understand it but why when I name cell A1 (in the worksheet1 for example) to "first" its name on that worksheet is valid, that is its name, here "first", is shown in Name Box, but although I've used workbook scope, when I change the worksheet (to worksheet2) and active cell A1, just A1 is shown there not the put name, "first"!?

A:Define names in workbook scope

If you name A1 "First" in worksheet1, the name is a valid name that defines the cell reference worksheet1!A1.

The name is not allocated to any other range of cells.

So, A1 in worksheet2 is still A1. Setting the scope of the name to global does define the same name for the same cell(s) in any other worksheets.

However, in worksheet2 you can reference the name "First" and it will use the contents of the named cell(s) from worksheet1.

An Example;

In Worksheet1 A!:A3 I enter the contents..

A1: Apples
A2: Oranges
A3: Lemons.

Then I define the name "Fruit" that covers that range of cells. I also set the scope of the name to be workbook (Which is the default)

Now I go to worksheet2 and I create a data validation list object and I tell it to use the "Fruits" named range. I create this list in Worksheet2 at B2 (any cell would be fine, just using B2 as an example).

When I click on the list drop down in worksheet2!B2 it will show me apples, oranges and lemons.

Had I not used the workbook scope I could not have used the name in any but the named scope sheets. Eg. If I had selected Sheet1 as the scope, then that name can only be referenced from within sheet1

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Hi All,

I have an internal wifi card and a USB one.

I have two APs,
Adapter Name = WifiPh, SSID = AP1 - connects to Internet via tethered phone 192.168.143.1
Adapter Name = WifiLAN SSID = AP2 - connects to local wired LAN router 192.168.3.37

On my laptop (win8.0) it shows
WifiPh
AP1 <-- Set Connect Automatically
AP2
WifiLAN
AP1
AP2 <-- Set Connect Automatically

Providing both Adapters are active then it works as required. But, if the WifiPh is it not running (phone off, flat battery) then it connects WifiPh+AP2 and that is not good as the Gateways are totally different.

Is there some way I can force WifiPh to ONLY ever connect to AP1 and similarly, force WifiLAN to ONLY ever connect to AP2?

Thanks

A:Two wifi adapters How to define who connects to which

You could try turning off Broadcast SSID then delete/forget the network you don't want to connect to. If I'm understanding correctly.

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Hello Technet,
I'm currently working in the software deployment field. One application I'd like to distribute is called 7zip. I'm able to distribute the application just fine using the silent installer, but the software does not set itself as the default app for zip files.
I'd like to set the application as the default app so that when users double click a zip file, the 7zip file manager opens.
I searched the web already and found a couple of possible solutions, mostly referring to assoc and ftype commandlines, but they all didn't work for me.
Any help is appreciated.

regards
Martin

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I'm getting an error when I define a named range using the name box in Excel 2003 SP3, started after a software update. Comes up with "Can't Find project or library" and brings in the references form. Have I lost a link or setting somewhere as seems ok on other pc's on a shared network.
 

A:Excel - Using Name Box to define ranges error

Does the word "missing" appear before any of the references in the list that pops up?

Regards,
Rollin
 

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Dear Sir,

I wan to define permissions for my computer limit user. where that setting for customization/changing??

A:how to define permisions for limit user?

I'm not sure what permissions you want to change, but this tutorial might help

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Dear All,

I would like to define static igmp join in Windows 10 without using a program e.g. VLC.
How can you configure that in Windows?
I am new to how to define that in Register Edit.
Thanks for your help,
Susanne

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Dumb, basic, question:I read this tutorial (Recovery console)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...ial117.html#useI thought it's a good idea to have a copy on c drive. I'd like to have a method to boot the computer and get going when something fails. I've owned this computer for a year and a half or more. Time to do something intelligent.I see no sign of Windows XP on that CD, so I cannot follow the tutorial along.So I found another tutorial about OEM variant of software. I don't think, after reading this, that I have a windows CD. Yet, apparently, you can recover Windows from it. How it it doesn't exist? All I have is my own, completely legitimate "Recovery and Applications" disk of some sort that came with the computer. WindowsXP was preinstalled. So what's this CD good for? Installing obsolete (XP-SP1) stuff?Can someone unconfuse me please? Few basic steps to get me started would be welcome.And what's the difference between a boot disk and this recovery thing? Don't I need a simple boot CD, like the A: floppies had before CDs came around?

A:Define Recovery Vs Boot Disks

All I have is my own, completely legitimate "Recovery and Applications" disk of some sort that came with the computer. WindowsXP was preinstalled. So what's this CD good for?Using a recovery disk will restore your system to the original state when you first got your computer. This saves you the time/trouble of having to reformat but you still must reinstall all patches, updates and applications you use.A boot disk is a specially made floppy disk that allows you to boot from a diskette instead of your hard drive.http://www.bootdisk.com/How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot diskshttp://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994Other options:Ultimate Boot CD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/Ultimate Boot CD for Windows: http://www.ubcd4win.com/EzReload Boot Disk: http://ezreload.com/bootdisk/The BC tutorial you refer to is for using Windows Recovery Console. This is a special boot up method that is designed to help you recover when your Windows-based computer does not start properly or does not start at all. Microsoft recommends that you use the Recovery Console only after Safe mode and other startup options do not work. The Recovery Console is recommended only if you are an advanced user who can use basic commands to identify and locate problem drivers and files.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654/

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Hey Guys - 
Hope this is the correct forum to post this into - wasn't 100% sure.  
I'm used to creating transform files (MST) to accompany MSI installers, but in the past have stuck to the basics of changing existing options in the "Property" table.  I'm in a scenario now where I need to specify a value for a parameter which
doesn't exist in the common places.
Below is the installation string currently used to install an EXE to install the application in question.  When executed, it extracts an MSI which it passes the strings below to.  I'm needing to implement all of the strings listed into a transform
so that it can simply be installed using a basic string like "msiexec.exe /i "setup.msi" TRANSFORMS="setup.mst" /qn
"setup.exe" /L1033 /V"/qn /norestart INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files\Application\" IN_PROFILENAME=default IN_SERVER_NAME=servername PORT_NO=6000 STARTMENUICON=Yes DESKTOPICON=Yes QUICKLAUNCHICON=Yes ADDLOCAL=Option1,Option2,Option3,Option4
When viewing the MSI in Orca, most of the parameters are already in "Property" ("IN_PROFILENAME" & "IN_SERVER_NAME") or "Feature" ("ADDLOCAL" options) where I can easily change the default values. 
However, "INSTALLDIR" is not in either of them yet referenced multiple times in multiple tables.  I searched the MSI for "Program Files" as it's in the ... Read more

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Does anyone know the nature of this when I opened Windows XP tourguide from my desktop?

Norton AntiVirus
Object: FileSystem Object
Activity: Open Text File

Your computer is halted and needs to do something about this script:

File: C:/hp/HOTGuide/hpagent.wsf

What do you want to do?

1. Stop this script (recommended)
2. Allow activity once
3. Allow entire script once
4. Quarantine
5. Authorize this script

Thanks,

Russ.
 

A:Define Norton file and warning please!!

Judging by the path, I suspect that this may be something to do with a Hewlett-Packard peripheral on your PC. Whether it's a logfile (doubtful, given the "HOTGuide" part) or something more sinister, I don't know. It's probably best to stop the script from running, just to make sure it's not malicious.
 

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Reading descriptions in the knowledge base or in forums like this part of the steps suggested is often to run SFC (System File Checker), specifically to run SFC /SCANNOW as admin to check and repair corrupted files.

I have had issues with that program already on my previous systems (a Lenovo ThinkPad and an MS Surface Pro 3), i.e. it ALWAYS showed "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. ..." Since any repair option also always fails, this tool is essentially useless under Windows 10, as it ALWAYS reports issues that it can't fix. Maybe that is just a stupid trick so that MS in case of issues can always claim, the user installed some virus, but I doubt that. I rather assume that this tool is buggy!

Due to this prior experience I ran this SFC command immediately after unpacking and switching on my new MS Surface Pro 4 for the first time and after having completed its initial setup (choosing time, keyboard, location etc.). I.e., SFC was essentially the very first action on my brand new SP4 and - as expected - it reported the very same error right there and then! So, Windows 10 on a brand new SP4 is already corrupted out of the box?!? Again - I doubt that!

Since there is practically 100% positively nothing corrupted on this machine: is there a way to reset this tool? I.e. make it accept the current setup as baseline and as non-corrupted. Only unapproved diffs (i.e. files not part of that baseline) and not installed via... Read more

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Programs, in general, have removed the prompt for a customization option e.g. "Add to Start Menu."  Consequently, many programs change Personalizations which are either noticed post-install or creep up due to performance issues.  Firefox updates are also culprits i.e. change my profile by modifying the toolbar.  I'm looking to at least prompt to avoid these surprises post-installation.  Ideally, I'd prefer to restrict applications from summarily adding to the start menu or placing an icon on the desktop or adding to the taskbar, etc.  The online documents I've seen refer to removal after changes are made, but I want to pre-empt this "take-over." 
 
I'm a Win 7 32 bit recent recruit and a formal comfortable Win XPer.

A:Define prompt before apps make changes e.g. Startup

IMO...unless you have access to the installation routine used by the specific program developer...your only alternative to control what is installed is to read carefully options provided.
 
Browsers vary in what they install without permission...installing any toolbar is just asking for trouble, IMO, which is why I prefer IE over other browsers.
 
XP is no different than any other version of Windows in that respect, IMO.  XP does not provide those options, they are inherent in the specific program install routines, IMO.
 
Louis

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Hello, We have home networking enabled on two pc in our home. My roomate and I freely share files in many shared folders. When My roomate formatted his computer he created an extended partition (Drive D:\) on his computer. This is where all his shared folders are. I am sitting at his computer right now trying to figure things out. I have full access to his pc and he even set me up an account on it to freely use. no passwords since we share alot of apps and things. (cool roomate).

Anyways on my computer in my room, when I click View My network Places....
I can see his shared folders. One of the main ones is named \\Hal9000\25gigity and the other is named \\Hal9000\SharedDocs.

Two questions:

1> I am first off wondering what the double \\ slashes mean?

2> After a bit of digging I realized that these shared folders are on drive D: on my roomates computer.

So the question is... why is it, when I run a search on D: (roomates computer) for the name Hal9000 or 25gigity no search results are found? Folder options have been configured to show hidden files. But I think I am trying to overthink this.

PS: I look in explorer on Drive D: also the name Hal9000 or 25Gigity are nowhere to be found. Or for that matter anywhere even with a full computer search..... (pulling my hair out over this one)
Where can I find these names??? Help! Thks
 

A:Solved: Please help define the double backslash \\ in windows

"Hal9000" is your roommate's computer's name. To find it when on his machine, right click My Computer, click on Properties, and look in the Computer Name tab.

The double backslash indicates that a computer name, or IP address, follows.

The single backslash separates computer/folder/file names in a path.

"SharedDocs" and "25gigity" are the "share" names of shared folders. To find them via search on his machine, you have to search for "Shared Documents" or whatever is the actual name of the "25gigity" folder.
 

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Actual msg: IPEBASE DLL attempted to use a null data pointer variable...I just have to know what this means, I'm so curious.
 

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A:Define the three ways in which you can store the setting for a motherboard.

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I used to have a program that makes this change but I can't figure out what its name was. I re-installed Windows 7 on my machine and forgot to save its installation file.

It's a plain, all gray and squarish program, with a menu at the left and the corresponding options at the right pane. I has a lot of cool intuitive menus for everything one wants to change in Windows 7. I thought it was a TweakUI from Microsoft, but it looks like there's no such thing.

I just tried a program called Ultimate Windows Tweaker but that's a different one that doesn't have the option written at the title, and is also less organized IMO.

Anyone knows that this program is - please, let me know. Thanks a lot

A:How to define the times a new window blinks on the taskbar ?

You sure it wasn't TUI? Stop a Windows XP taskbar item from blinking forever - Super User
There is another suggested program in the second post.

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Hi everyone!
I'm getting started with programming in windows. I have a lot of experience in ubuntu, but I'm getting hung up trying to define environment variables in windows 10. I'm using a software that wants me to define a variable as the path to my autoexec.bat file.
I know in windows 10 I should be able to go my environment variables via the control panel and define this variable. However, I don't have  an autoexec.bat file in my system.
I made a point to log in as the administrator, show all hidden files, and I've even manually tried to follow other paths people have posted to their autoexec.bat in my own system (thinking it might be called something else). Still, no results.
I apologize for how ridiculous my questions is about to sound, but how do I define a variable as the path to the "windows 10 version" of an autoexec.bat file?
Thanks a million! I appreciate the help.

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When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Windows as a service?

I already know people opinions on these subjects. This will tell me if I even buy a new computer several years later using windows 10 or windows 10.99999

It will also tell me if I will upgrade to windows 10 (Maybe) or Keep windows 7.

A:When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Win...

What does Microsoft have to do with the life cycle of a device ?

Nobody tells you to upgrade to 10 or keep 7, that is your decision and no one elses.

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My fathers laptop screen seems to have gotten a crack at the bottom. It doesn't affect the rest of his screen, and he needs to work over Christmas before returning home, where he'll get a replacement. As a temporary solution, I've moved the trask bar to the top of the screen, and reduced the resolution. It has helped a bit, so the computer is at least usable.

However, he's going to be making a newsletter for his company over the christmas, which he needs the entire screen for, he says. I was wondering anyone knew of any applications that would allow him to define what area of the monitor is used to render the screen, like an app that basically fools windows into thinking that the monitor only goes from point x to point y (in height).

I tried googling a bit, but searching for "adjust screen area" is so broad it's hard to find anything even remotely useful.
 

A:Cracked laptop screen; want to define what area of monitor should be used

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