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A Couple of Technical DSL Question

Q: A Couple of Technical DSL Question

A while back, I asked a DSL provider about the distance betwween my house and the nearest DSL central office, which is about 6 miles away. Here's the partial response I got:

If the form says you qualify then you should be no more than 18,000 feet from the central office in your area. However, that is 18,000 feet in actual line length, not in walking or driving distance from the CO.Click to expand...

Question #1: How many miles is 18,000 feet? I'm sure it's less than 6 miles.
Question #2: Why are the DSL cables so short?

Today, I ordered it anyway from my phone company, and a technician is coming later this week to install it for me.

After it's all hooked up, if it doesn't connect, I'll have to cancel the whole shebang.

I really hope it works cuz I'm getting fed up with this dialup connection on these very crappy voice-grade phone lines.

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Preferred Solution: A Couple of Technical DSL Question

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I have XP installed on my PC and wanted to install it on my laptop. I called MS to activate it and was told that the license did not allow me install it on two machines.

I can't believe this. Any comments?
 

A:not a technical question

"license did not allow me install it on two machines"

I believe technically it's supposed to be that way with all there OS's according to the ELUA

more info...XP Activation

buck
 

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Right hopefully someone can assist here!

I used to find Windows Media Player had a useful automatic cleanup option when 5 or more mp3s were found in the library without an actual mp3 file to relate too....

I want to know why now when i have 7 or 10 tracks that have been removed by myself, when i go to play them (forgetting i removed them) do i no longer get the option pop up asking if i would like WMP to cleanup the library!?!?

I use Windows 7 btw
 

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Can I change my Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5914 built with a AMD Sempron™ 3600+ CPU to a AMD Athlon 64/X2 CPU. Toshiba Tech support tells me that the processor is soldered and built into the motherboard but it is not. Both processors are socket AM2
 

A:Technical Question

The only hardware upgrade that you can usually make to a laptop is to add more RAM - if it supports adding more.

From what I've read so far, that model laptop comes with the AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.00 GHz processor and supports up to 4 GB of DDR2 PC2-6400(DDR2-800) RAM.

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I have a client who needs BOTH some PHP and some SSI code in a webpage. The filetype needs to remain as SHTML. I tried making an SHTML page that included PHP, but what happens when I modify the .htaccess file is that one or the other gets done, but not both.

For example, I used this in the .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .shtml
AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .shtml
DirectoryIndex index.shtml index.php index.html

That does the PHP coding just fine in the shtml file, but not the
<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/Tracking/ax.cgi" --> SSI code
line in the shtml page.

When I switch the first two lines, it does the SSI, but not the PHP.

How can I get it to do both the SSI *and* the PHP?

Thanks

...Vidya
www.webwisesage.com
 

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I have a client who is receiving the BSOD when she is just surfing the internet. Here is the STOP code she is receiving:

0x00000050 (0xBFBFBFC3, 0x00000000, 0x8052DB78, 0xoooooo2)

Computer Specs:
XP sp3
2GB Ram

I have researched this as much as I can and have come to the conclusion that it is either the PSU or the Ram. I have just started learning how to research BSOD codes and would like a second opinion about this.

Thanks in advance.

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I bought a new Compaq Presario laptop, and the specs say it has 256mb of PC2100, (266MHZ) DDR-SDRAM, with a max capacity of 1G. So I went out and bought 1G (2-512mb modules, same specs). When I opened up the memory compartment and removed the memory the laptop came with, it was marked 256mb, DDR, 333 mhz, PC 2700.

My questions:

Are the two types of memory interchangeable?
Can using PC 2700 333 mhz harm the computer if it is meant to run PC2100, 266 mhz?
If I use the PC2100, 266mhz, will my computer run slower?
What should I do?

Thanks.

Mark
 

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I am using a program (which I didn't write) which creates a database driven website. It was working well, but suddenly, when I try to add new records, I get errors. I have the system on a WIN2000 server, and also mirrored on my WIN98 system at home.

On the WIN2000 server, I get this error message: "ERROR: Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done."

On the WIN98 system, I get this error: "Errors Occurred"

In both cases, the record does get added, but it cannot be edited - only deleted.

Since I couldn't reach the guy who wrote the program I was using, I did some research, and found this page over at Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q228/9/35.asp

It described this error exactly. It said I needed to upgrade my MDAC and JET versions to make these errors go away. I don't really know what MDAC and JET are, but I found them for download on Microsoft's site.

Using my WIN98 system as the guinea pig, I downloaded and installed MDAC 2.6 and JET 4.0 - the most recent versions of both. Needless to say, it didn't fix the problem.

The only thing that changed on my WIN98 system is that instead of getting the "Errors Occurred" message, I now get the much longer error message that my server returns.

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Greetings, helpful and wonderful people.

I currently have a 2x2gb setup in 2 of my 4 DIMM slots on my motherboard. The timing is 8-8-8-24. The speed is DDR3 @ 1600MHz, and it is a matched pair. They run at 1.65V,

I am looking to expand this memory, but the pair I have picked out to add to the second bank (the remaining two DIMM slots) has differences in the size, voltage and timing. I have tried my best to research this problem before creating a thread but haven't found an answer detailed enough to explain why this would or would not work. Anyways, here are the details on the second pair.

2x4gb, same brand (Crucial). Timing 10-10-10-28. Speed DDR3 @ 1600MHz, matched pair. Running at 1.5V.

The three differences are the size (4gb vs 2gb per module), the timing (CAS latency 10 vs CAS latency 8), and the voltage (1.5V vs 1.65V).

The motherboard can handle all the specs of the possible new pair. Crucial's website confirms compatibility by suggesting this pair with its scan utility.

HOWEVER, my question is: What will happen in my BIOS configuration when I put this new pair in the second bank?
1. What will Dual-Channel, what will not, and why?
2. Will I have to manually reduce the latency of the second pair, or will I have to manually increase the latency of the first pair, in order to make them match? Will this result in a major speed decrease?
3. Will the difference in voltage be modified automatically? To which? (1.65v or 1.5v?)
4. Is it actually worth it to kee... Read more

A:Rather Technical Memory Matching Question

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When I go to my BIOS, I see two hard drives: P0 and P2.
Let's call them as Disk1 and Disk2.

Regularly, I am booting from Disk2.
(By the way, one of the disks is dedicated to operating systems, and the other is dedicated to libraries. I don't know which one is which, since they are identical drives, but as I said regularly I am booting from Disk2).

When I have a boot problem such as "Insert correct media device", I am putting the system repair disc, and (after booting the system repair disc from cd/dvd drive) it gives me the error that "this repair disc is not compatible with your version".
But, when I change the first drive from Disk2 to Disk1 in BIOS, it doesn't give that error and shows me the system repair options.

What does this mean?
Why it is happening like that?
Does it mean that if I remove Disk1 physically or disable it, I can never use any system repair disc?
How can I solve this problem?
What are my options if a system repair disc gives me the "not compatible" error?

A:Technical Boot Question (2 Disks)

It sounds like your boot files are on disk 1, P0, and your OS is on disk 2, P2. You need to have a look in disk management to see whats what. If that is true, you won't be able to boot up to your OS if you remove disk 1.

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Hello you smart computer techies!!! I need a little assistance. I hate Norton as it was hogging up my PC. So I uinstalled it (via the norton uninstall) and went out and bought PC-cillin 2005. I installed it and everything was going fine until I attempted to connect to the internet (via IE). No internet. No email connection either (makes sense since IE and OE 6 are connected to each other. Aren't they?) Anywhoo, I uninstalled PC-cillin pdq, and viola Internet working just fine.

Called PC-cillin cust. spt. a very nice Hindu lady finally helped me disable the 'Personal Firewall' component of the new software after we reinstalled it. She assesed the problem is with my Internet provider. I was asked to call them and ask three specific questions 1. what port number am i using, 2. do they have a firewall up?, 3. any specific password or setting?

Internet provider was very perturbed at first with my three little questions insisting that the problem is with PC-cillin software not with them (the service provider). they answered my questions though, --, no, no.

I just sent an email to cust spt @ PC-cillin with the same info presented here.

but since you guys are almost always quicker, and there is no need to decipher the accent, I thought I'd try TechSupportGuy too.

I have a limited knowledge of computers, even less it seems when it comes to software conflicts. But my guess's at the problem is this, : 1. norton is not TOTALLY off my pc, or 2. I'm runni... Read more

A:Very technical question may be difficult to answer

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On discord, its not uncommon for me to come across "Cursed MP4 Files" with strange properties.

I'm incredibly interested how the creators of these files were able to get their results and mostly I want to make my own "cursed files". Some of the properties I've seen are video lengths upwards of 13,000 hours long, yet still being 1 MB. I've also seen videos that have negative video lengths and videos that display the video length as 0, yet still plays a video.

How were some of these made? I can file share the specific MP4 files in question
 

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When a song is played in iTunes where does it load to?

Obviously the song is on the hard-rive but does it constantly read it off the hard-rive? Or does it throw it into the page file or ram?
 

A:Solved: iTunes Technical Question...

Players usually buffer at least part of what they are playing in RAM to insure a constant data stream and smooth playback. Some of that could end up as paged if the OS needed the RAM for something else, but probably not very often, if at all.

Why?
 

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Hi there,

I have a question about the "amvo virus" and Combofix...

My goal is to REMOVE this virus and then PREVENT my PC from being infected another time by the same virus...Does ComboFix just remove "amvo" or fixes the problem, protecting my PC "forever" against this virusc ???

If it doesn't, can anyone tell me a good practice for preventing this infection in future? (possibly, something more sophisticated than just disabling the execution of the autorun.ini in every external drive...)

Thanks a lot guys...

A:Technical Question about ComboFix and the AMVO malware

amvo.exe) is a backdoor Trojan that is installed with other malicious files. Backdoor Trojans, IRCBots and Infostealers are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which they send back to the hacker. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. Read Danger: Remote Access Trojans.If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?Although the infection has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no w... Read more

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Got any suggestions on what could be wrong with my memory card when it won't read the data when it's plugged in?
It says "No Data"
The card is official. I've tried other slots. Other mem cards work, tried turning it off and on, etc. We have a hunch that the problem could be that the contacts on the memory card have been misalligned, however there is no damage we can see without taking it apart.
Is it possible to take it apart or are there rivets or anything in the back end of the memory card that would hold it together?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Question regarding PS2 Memory Card technical difficulties

Try it and see, get a screwdriver, and see if you can pry the case open. I have no idea if it will work, but if it doesn't work, then you've got nothing to lose by trying to get it open.
 

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Question

I just wanted to know if anyone knows a website, or book that I could learn all of the "Computer Lingo" like what is FSB, or a multiplier of 13 = clockspeed. I know somewhat about computers, but in depth I really don't know anything. I love to come to this forum for advice, but I hate not knowing anything at all. I'd rather read up on this stuff instead of constantly asking for help this is to help me so I won't be completley lost; Trying to overclock my computer, or making my computer run very smoothly. Please help.

~Jon
 

A:Question: Resource for technical terminology explanations

Computer Stuff @ Howstuffworks

Have a nice time reading.
 

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Hypothetical situation:

The givens:
desktop computer
a power supply with intermittent voltage drops
voltage occasionally drops enough to cause a spontaneous reboot.
voltage is being monitored on the 12-volt leg
wall current integrity is good at all times
When a spontaneous reboot occurs, what voltage should one see this occur at?
 

A:Technical question about power supplies and spontaneous reboots

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I understand USB flash drives are composed of two components, the memory part that retains the data and the controller that regulates the writing and retrieval of the data. I alo understand there are different types of the controller components.

Also, I've learned that some machines will see just about any USB flash drive; but, I occasionally see some machines that will recognize one of my flash drives and not the other. I suspect this is because of the different controllers in each of the USB flash drives.

Here's the question: Is there a way to determine which USB flash drives contain which controller components?

The reason I'm asking is that I have two USB flash drives, a 16-Gig and a 32-Gig. The 16- is getting too small and I'm going to retire it in favor of a new 32- or 64-Gig and I don't want to end up with two that have the same controller component and then run into a machine that will see neither.
 

A:Technical question about USB flash drives' internal controllers

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Hello,

Yesterday morning I restarted my Dell Inspiron 6400 to finish installing an update to my virus protection software (McAfee Plus), and as the computer was shutting down my external HD became disconnected from the laptop. Since then, however, my computer has failed to start. It gets to the very first screen, with the manufacturer's logo and progress bar, then moves to an error page.

On that page, "Windows Boot Manager" informs me that failed to start. "A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." To fix the problem, they recommend I insert my Windows installation disc, follow the repair process, etc.

I do not have this DVD, as it never shipped with my laptop. They recommend, as an alternative, to contact my computer manufacturer. I've done so, and checked through Dell's support site. Their FAQs told me to contact their support department. However, my warranty has also ended. Simply to contact them to find out what my recourse is will cost $49. I'd prefer not to do that unless I know they'll send me some sort of repair DVD.

So, a few questions, more to your experiences than to the software itself:

1. Is it likely that Dell will provide a Windows Vista DVD to a computer past warranty? I doubt it sincerely, but perhaps there's a chance.

2.If that doesn't work, I presume I'll have to buy Vista. Being as I had Home Basic before, would I be able to purchase and use an upgrade disc, or would I have t... Read more

A:Not strictly a technical question: trouble starting Vista

They should provide one for a small fee.

You won't be able to upgrade a Dell version of Vista with a normal Vista upgrade. You would need to get a full version, or an upgrade that Dell has altered for their machines.
 

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Hi there, I have a T400 running Windows XP Professional that's in pristine condition, that I'd like to upgrade to Win 7 Prof + an SSD + 8GB of RAM.  It came with a Window's 7 upgrade DVD (and companion DVD) with instructions that note I will need to do a clean install since I have XP. I specifically had this system downgraded from Vista when it was shipped to me in 2010.  The Upgrade DVD says "Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro UPG Fulfill Lenovo" on it. I'm okay with the clean install since I'm running XP, but my question is: if I'm already going  to swap out the HDD to an SSD and I need to do a clean install anyway, can I just remove my old HDD, F1 boot from the disk and then install Windows 7 straight to my new SSD?  Or will the "Upgrade" version of Windows 7 look for something on the old HDD to give it permission to install? Thanks for any advice.  So essentially   

A:Lenovo T400 technical question - upgrading to Win 7 Prof + Samsung SSD and 8GB RAM

If the DVDs came from Lenovo, I am fairly sure it will work fine and use the Vista license in the BIOS

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

1.Is there is a way to make the preview panel preview files not associated to Windows Media Player(I use foobar for audio and if I associate the audio files,the preview panel will not play them)

1.1.Is there is a way to make the preview panel auto play the file(not having to click on the play button every time)

1.2.Is it possible the preview panel to keep his size(it's annoying when you set it and shortly after that when you open another window,the panel to either be too wide or too narrow)

2.Is there is any gadget that can show the cpu temp and speed per core

3.Any good alternatives to StatBar

4.For some unknown reason,I have a lot of restrictions to my second drive(which I used before on my old pc with Windows XP).I connect the drive after I installed Win7

5.There are many program that don't work correctly if UAC is enabled(it's not good idea to disable it but if I do,the pc becomes MUCH more usable than when it's enabled)

6.Stereo Mix recording is really quiet unless I increase the output volume to at least 50% which is a problem since I use headphones and 10% is more than enough

7.Anyone know of a program that can use the nvidia NVENC and Intel Quick Sync(I prefer to not use the cpu so much(the cpu temp jumps to 70C while converting and go down by 20 when the task finish...normally the temp is between 38 and 45)if there a way to make the video converting process much easier)...if possible freeware and if there is a portable ver... Read more

A:I have couple of question(new win7 user)

Hello,

#1 I never use Windows Explorer, and it's probably NOT about to play nice with a 3rd party utility, would be my best guess, if that is the preview panel you are referencing here. I use 1by1 for mp3 playing found here (as well as foobar):
mpesch3.de - Homepage of mp3DirectCut and 1by1 - free MP3 editor and directory player

#2 wise search on Windows 7 gadgets, M$ took down their own support for them after v8 came out:
Windows 7 gadget downloads - Dogpile Web Search

#3 I don't use constant tools for monitoring, if I want to know the scoop one option is Resource Monitor built into 7.
cpuid.com has good tools which are nice testing tools and free:
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Also Speccy from piriform.com will give you more info then most would want, but a cool tool, also:
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
#5 disable UAC, no problem, that is one of the first things I disable when installing 7, assuming you don't need it and this is not a work computer with an IT dept with their own rules.

#6 check the recording device levels: Levels tab off properties from the input device. (right click the volume icon from your task tray and take recording devices)

#7 Conversions are CPU intensive, 70C is not a problem.

#4 I think requires more info from you, what exact messages are you getting, post screen shots if you can.

Use the search feature of our forums and the tutorial section (it's huge).

Also, couple = 2 and 7 would qual... Read more

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Hello ! I have some question about w520 and w530 if you are so kind to help me !!!-W520     1.some time ago , 2-3 month I make a setting wich dimm the screen till booting in windows , i think it will help me when i boot on battery ,but right now it is verry annoying becouse the brightness is verry Low especialy when i boot in safe mode , i can hardly see whats on lcd ( like brightness 1) HOW Can I REVERT that setting and from where ?!?!?     2.remove the cover lid How?! The cover lid from my w520 is better than the cover lid of my w530 (the upper case)-W530      1.How can i magnify the image (like on w520 , fn+space) it is possible on w 530 ?!      2.How can i go back on a web page ( like on w520 with  key near the arrow) on my w530 i have pgup and pgdn , is some settings or i must change the keyboard ?!      3.right on my w530 i have cpu 3740qm if i buy a 3820qm is it fit? the actual fan is ok ?!       Thanks Man!

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A few questions.

1) If my company has MAK volume license keys,but I install using a Dell Windows 7 OEM disc on a PC, will there be activation/product key problem? In other words, does the Dell OEM disc have any differences compare to say a copy from digital river which i'm guessing can be called 'retail install' version?

2) This question is opposite. If had a Dell OEM key for 64 bit version, but use a win 7 64bit retail disc and try to activate would there be an issue?

Reason I ask all this is i'm trying to plan out a couple of general Win 7 images for my company to be usable to all pc's, including OEM keys and non-OEM.

A:Couple of question about OEM keys and MAKs/VLKs

All Recovery disks are customised by the manufacturer.
The amount of customisation varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, and from model to model, as well as OS to OS.
A Dell Recovery disk is ONLY valid on the PC with which it was shipped (at least in theory)

What you say in your last paragraph makes no sense. An OS deployment will strictly use only ONE type of Key, to reduce the admin overhead, and maintain the manageability.

You cannot used an image with an OEM Key, and the same image with an MAK Key (or vice-versa), as far as I know.

What you could do is an MAK deployment with one image, and an OEM with another - but that nearly doubles the workload.

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Thanks everybody! Here is an explanation of what is making me suspicious.In the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" I noticed 3 strange entries that I have never seen there before. "SYSTEM2544""SYSTEM52216""SYSTEM62455"I could only find 1 page where somebody had a similar issue doing a search with Google that wasn't much help. So, I decided to take a couple screenshots and post them in a thread here to see if anybody know where these came from or why they are there.My computer is running fine, but that doesn't make me any less curious about these entries.I appreciate any help that I receive and thank you for reading.I'm running Windows XP Professional SP3

A:Question about a couple of strange registry entries in Windows XP...???

Hi mate -I know from your previous posts that you are usually very careful about your computer, but this time you may be infected. There are a few similar posts Re these items.The report from Virus Total = atmlib32.exe Status: Scan finished. 10 out of 20 scanners reported malware. From this I would consider that you do have infections on your system according to the result -Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting from step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, and what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow His Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Thank You -

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I asked a question in another thread wanting to know if there were any good free alternatives to programs PCAnywhere or GoToMyPC. Boy did I ever get more than I expected in TeamViewer that EAFiedler suggested.

Now I have a technical question about how TeamViewer works. It connects to remote systems across the internet not by an IP number that I enter but rather by an arbitrary nine-digit number assigned to the system when the program is set up. It connects so quickly that I know it cannot be scanning every IP address on the 'net looking for a TeamViewer connection at every one of them. So, I have deduced that there must be a server out there somewhere that stores TeamViewer information.

Does anyone know enough about this to confirm this and/or explain it to me somewhat?

Next question: What about security? Are there any security issues I should be concerned about, other than the obvious, of course?
 

A:Technical question about TeamViewer remote access/remote office

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Hello,
 
So basically my girlfriend has Windows 7, I decided to upgrade her computer to the Windows 10 Technical Preview to fool around with it a bit more.
 
My question is, once its released on July 29th, will I be able to get the FREE copy I was originally supposed to get or am I stuck with the technical preview version?
 
How does Microsoft know I used to have Windows 7?
 
Also,
 
She has the Chinese version, so when I upgraded it converted everything to Chinese and I had to change all the settings to English. Will I be able to download a FRESH english ISO and upgrade to that for free?

A:Question Regarding Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview

Hi Simpuhl What a coincidence, someone just posted a picture on another forum that answers your question.So yes, you'll be able to either upgrade to the official release of Windows 10 on July 29th, or download an .iso to perform a clean installation and use your product key to activate it.

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Hey guys have been having trouble with my computers.. Symptoms listed above.. Windows Defender and Avast running at the same time occasionally is a pain.

EDIT: Both are running Avast Free and were updated at the same time. Only laptop 1 (my main laptop) has WD running alongside Avast..
 

A:Couple of Issues with a Couple of Computers

Search the threads for the GPedit to turn off Defender, its here, Umbra, myself and I think even you posted in the thread a while back.
When Defender does that, and it does it often, Group policy is the best option to make it behave.
I would link you to the thread but I cant find it, maybe @Umbra can.
 

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Hey Guys,

I have been messing around with Apache from (XAMPP) on my Windows computer. I know that it is not secure, but I am just testing it for right now (for fun).

I am behind a Linksys WRT54g router. I can easily access the apache server from internally (locally), and in order for me to be able to access it externally (external IP in address bar), I have to port forward in my router.

So, I port forwarded port 80 and everything worked fine. I just had a question about this.

Since most internet (HTTP) traffic is served through 80, and I just port forwarded 80 to one computer, how do the other computers on my network still have access to the net. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome that this works, but I would just like to know how. Theoretically, wouldn't all the traffic that is coming through 80 be routed to that one computer?

Can someone explain this to me?

Also, when people use Apache to host sites, do they usually keep the apache ServerName (in httpd.conf) at localhost, or do they change it to a different IP? I would imagine they would keep it at localhost, so what would be the reason for changing that to a different IP?

Thanks!
 

A:Question about port forwarding port 80 (for apache) and a couple other questions

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
 

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I have searched a lot, and found no one that had the same problem. Maybe similar, but not identical. Since I built my PC (very first one I might add) I had no problems like this, but lately, it's been acting crazy. I am just doing my stuff, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, everything stops and is unresponsive for a few seconds. Things work again for maybe 5 seconds, and stuff freezes once more. And it's not always everything, sometimes maybe my internet browser will freeze, maybe an opened folder, maybe a tab in Google Chrome, sometimes 2 things out of 5 running, sometimes a portion of a program, like I can't scroll down, but I can click on things. When audio plays, it starts to repeat like a scratched CD, and things become unresponsive. When I turn off audio, everything runs smoothly either for a couple hours, or a couple of seconds. I scanned my PC for viruses, nothing, scanned for malware, had a few entries which I cleaned, but didn't help, defragmented my PC, which didn't help at all, and I ask you, what may the problem be? I try to avoid formatting, for I suspect (and hope) it's hardware problem. I have 2GB RAM, Asus mobo, which probably causes all the problems like it always does, Geforce 9600 graphics card, AMD athlon x2 dual core. I tried the obvious, just as turning off background programs, checking unnecessary things in processes, and ran out of ideas, so I want to know if there is a known solution to this.

Thank you
Daniel

A:Computer freezes every couple of seconds for a couple of seconds

How long has it been since you took a can of compressed air and blew the dust bunnies out of the heatsink and fans in that case? If you have not done that, this should be the first thing you do. You also need to list all specs.

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Hi, I really know very little about computers so would appreciate some help. I am getting a message displaying windows is not genuine and also, my computer has stopped allowing me to upload pics to ebay. Cheers for any advice anyone can give x

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Did you purchase Windows xp? Or was it preinstalled when you bought your computer?

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ok so here's the story, i work in an IT company where they have few web explorer page's where we have to log in all of the times and everybody has there own username & password, i was wandering if i can make a windows batch file or a run dat file so that whenever we run that file we get log on to those web pages without having any pblms of logging in everytime as they log us out, if it remains idle for a while.

can you guys help me with that or somebody can make it for me, pm me i will send you one of the links foe the web site.

thanks i will really appreciate your help.
 

A:need technical help plz!!!!!!!!!!!

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so i just got my computer working again and i can't remember the password i made as the admin and i never made a backup...i know there is a way to go back to a date through the F12 key or tab key but i don't remember what its under there. i am using windows vista. if anyone knows anything that will help please let me know.

A:Sorry not very technical but need help

Originally Posted by akkittiekat


so i just got my computer working again and i can't remember the password i made as the admin and i never made a backup...i know there is a way to go back to a date through the F12 key or tab key but i don't remember what its under there. i am using windows vista. if anyone knows anything that will help please let me know.



Hello akkittiekat, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It sounds like you are thinking of "System Restore". It can be accessed with a Vista Install DVD, a repair CD, or the reserved system partition at boot up. It is possible to restore to a point before you created the Admin password, or to a password you remember.

Here are some tutorials to show you how to use "System Restore" in different ways:

System Recovery Options

System Restore - How to

Administrator Account

Reset User Account Password

Create a Recovery Disc
You referred to the Admin password, is this the Admin account created during installation, or the "Hidden Default Administrator" account? This tutorial shows how to enable the Default Hidden Administrator account when there is no other account with Admin privileges available. Once you have enabled this account, you can use it to change the password to your Admin account.

User Account Password - Change from Win RE

Cheers!
Robert

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Purchased with windows 8 but took adventure of upgrade offer. Recently had failed visual display chip also clogged hdd which had become progerssively unstable and it eventually failed as a result of the trauma.Was advised by the stop I took it to be fixed...to upgrade ssd #as the original fitted only 8 gb). Then switched to ssd as main system and applications disk with hdd as slave (storage of personal files).Now the machine keeps dropping windows 10.Is this a result of the switch?

A:Technical

Some predictive text typos.... For "adventure" read "advantage" and for "stop" read "shop"

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My laptop which is a Satellite L355-S7915, I got a computer Tech to take a look at it, he determined it had a major viruse that was impossible to remove! When going into safe mode to run a scan he noticed the top option was "repair the computer". After trying several removal tools and scans a decision was made to do a "system recovery". He got back to the boot options page and clicked " Repair computer" then "Recovery wizard". At this time he continued and it took 2 hours to clean the HDD. He then figured out that there was no recovery partion on the machine, And no recovery disc came with the computer. Any one have an idea? Can I get recovery disc from Toshiba?
 

A:Technical fumble!!

lehatche said:


My laptop which is a Satellite L355-S7915, I got a computer Tech to take a look at it,Click to expand...

Doesn't sound very competent to me!!! I hope you didn't pay to have your machine damaged??

[/quote] Can I get recovery disc from Toshiba?[/quote]
I should think so.
 

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Hi folks,

I'm having trouble with a couple of technicalities of late and was wondering whether you would be kind enough to help out...

The first is that my MP4 player isn't recognised when I plug it in any more. I've checked the wire and USB socket are fine and ran through info on the manufacturer's site, but it still won't "Beep-beep" on plugging it in and let me sync new songs to it with Windows Media Player because the device isn't found (bizarrely, it does make a "Beep" sound when I unplug it). Also, for some odd reason, the device has started appearing in a box titled "Safely Remove Hardware" (perhaps this is relevant to situation).

The second issue is even more a problem ? the fact my computer won't play DVDs any more. Players no longer recognise DVD information and a box pops up on WMP (the player I use most often) after a while saying "DVD Playback Graph has not been built yet".

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Crazy Cat :>)

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Hi all,

I am just wondering if someone can help me I have an

GIGABYTE GA-M51GM-S2G (motherboard)
AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
2GB RAM DUAL CHANNEL
650W PSU
SAPHIRE RADEON 1650x PCI (graphics card)

I have taken the processor heatsink off and replaced it with a Scythe Mine Rev. B CPU Cooler socket AM2, 775, 754, 939 and 940 SCMN-1100, I have 2 fans at the front of the machine and 2 at the back of the computer I built it the front fans suck the air in and the back ones draw the heat out I am really confused dont laugh I cant understand what temprature my processor/computer should be I used the gygabyte Easy tune please see link

what is a CPU temp and a system temp??

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/MUPPET90/myspeeds.jpg

Also I dont understand what speeds my processor speeds are I am on the understanding that it is a AMD ATHLON 64 X2 DUAL CORE 4200 this is split in to 2 so each core is 2100??? http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h107/MUPPET90/amdspeed.jpg

I am really and utterly confused - Please remember I am thick so any replies please put them in to basics lol. And I think since I put this new processor fan in my RPM is under 1000 is this right?

Thanks for looking anyway
 

A:Some Technical Help Required

The CPU is the processor (central processing unit). So in your case your running at 22 celcius i think that says which is nice and cool. And the system temp is most likely to be your motherboards temperature (not too sure though).
 

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Well, I downloaded HJT on another computer, burned it, and uploaded it to a NEW folder on my desktop on my problem computer and, quite frankly, it goofed. HJT encounters an error when it is scanning NT services and has to exit. Man, I'm really beginning to hate this computer....

A:Technical Error In HJT

Some computers have this problem, try using an older version:

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis1982.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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I am trying to install internet explorer, get a message only one instance installed. what does this mean? any suggestions?

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Does anyone think it is a lack of customer service when you are told that a technical support person can not help you with your technical issue unless you buy into a tech plan first.  What ever happened to providing the customer with service and working with them to fix the computer and pay for what needs to be fixed upon determining the issue?

A:Technical support

jab14 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The HP warranty provides for HP Technical Support without charge for the duration of the one-year warranty. If your PC is older than that, the warranty has expired and HP is then not obligated to provide free technical support. Also, the PC is only warranteed for support for the original OS that comes preinstalled, if you change that, you are on your own. So, is your PC less than a year old and does it still use the original OS that came preinstalled?We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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Hi, I have a pc that is stuck in restart loop due to deep freeze. I have created a bootable usb. Once I get into the system I can disable deep freeze and solve the problem. My question is what is the procedures for starting windows with the bootable usb? I know I will need to change the boot sequence first. One I do and it boots from the usb what will I see? I have never done this before, I don't want win 10 to begin a reinstall I just want to get into the system to disable the drivers for deep freeze. Its a real pain in the but to disable deep freeze but faronics will assist with the command lines once I'm in the system. Many thanks in advance.
Steve

A:Technical Assist Please

You change the boot order and if its s modern board you may have to disable secure boot. What you get when you boot the USB depends what your booting from you could get Windows or other what co deep freeze need?

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Hi Everyone,

I only recently subscribed to this forum, hoping I can get some help here with some problems I have. They are Microsoft related and I cannot find any solutions on their website.

The first problem I have is the following:

Whenever I open Internet Explorer version 7, the programme is not responding for a few moments and also slows down other programmes that I work in at the same time. I never had this problem with version 6 and when I uninstall version 7 the previous version works fine. Once version is reinstalled the problem occurs again. I have already reset and deleted all cookies, temp. internet files and history as recommended by Microsoft but no luck.

Could you help please? My operating system is Windows XP. Someone said that I might have a missing or corrupt file within my Windows O/S but how do I find out if that is the case?

Another issue is that my PC cannot install a recent update for outlook 2003 junk email filter (KB932330). It just cannot install it but never tells the reason why and it keeps on trying. I am completely lost with this.

I would very much appreciate any help.

Many thanks in advance,

Tim

A:Technical help needed

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Originally Posted by timsander


My operating system is Windows XP. Someone said that I might have a missing or corrupt file within my Windows O/S but how do I find out if that is the case?




I can at least answer this part : prepare your XP CD (if a file is corrupt, you'll need it), then go to start => run, and type "sfc /scannow". This will launch the system files scanner.

Have you made a thorough search for malwares ? Check the link in my sig. If you go through the 5 steps, don't forget to post your HJT log in the HJT section, and not here.

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If I may borrow a minute of your time...

Recently I've been having trouble playing music on WMP11 and holding a video chat with a fellow AIM user. If I am only doing one or the other, there is no problem. However if I am in a video session, I cannot listen to music at the same time (the usual "cannot play this file etc." error message pops up in WMP). Likewise if I am playing music already and try to initiate a video session it terminates my AIM. I've been searching the internets for immediate solutions and have found myself having to resort to actually getting a forum account to ask for help, so I appreciate any I can get.

Also note that this has only recently been going on, perhaps less than a few weeks ago I could listen to music and do video at the same time.

Using Home Premium 64bit.

A:Technical difficulties.

Can you think of ANY changes you have made in software, hardware, or settings you have made in the past week?

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Hello, :wave:

Recently I decided to change my original 256MB RAM to a 512MB RAM, unfortunatly this ending not very successful, so I changed back downto 256MB RAM, unfortunatly after putting back in the original 256MB RAM I got a series of beeps coming from my PC meaning there was an obvious problem with the Memory. Completly forgetting I had handled the RAM incorrectly and resulting in damaging the memory.
After discussing this with a friend of mine he recommended I brought new RAM which I did. I got the correct memory for my PC etc... Arriving today I installed the new 512MB RAM on my PC at home, sadly enough this didnt solve the problem. I am keeping the new memory but it can either be the Graphics Card or the Motherboard, is this true or just a rumour? If anybody could assist me with this problem I would really apriciate it as my patients is growing thin.

Any response would be much apriciated or E-Mail [email protected]

Regards and Best wishes.

Dave Wheeler.
 

A:Technical Issues with my PC Help please someone.

That sounds like you are not seating the DIMMs properly. They will make a snap noise when they are seated in correctly (as worrying as that might be!).

Either that , or your mobo is damaged. I have seen that before, but generally because the mobo got cracked when the memory was forced in too hard. It does not sound like that in this case. I think you are not seating properly.
 

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Installed Windows 7 on a new hard drive now I can't find the driver for my Brother 8460 MFC Printer?

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I am getting a call from (800) 582-2507 and they say that they are HP employees.  They go on to tell me that my PC is sending error code to HP and they can helpme fix it.  They then point me to the "Administrative Events" in control panel to show me the errors.  At that point I told them that I do not believe they are HP employees and hung up.  I Never called them they called me because of the "errors" that HP is receiving from my PC.  They even claim they know the serial number of my PC. Please confirm that this is a spam.





HP ENVY 15t Quad TouchSmart

A:Technical Call from HP?

@neil154154 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Unfortunately, YES -- this is a SCAM.We don't know HOW, but HP customer information seems to be "out there" and swindlers are using that information to contact HP customers to con them out of their money. There is a link on the HP support site mentioning this. You did good not caving in to these folks.

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I am getting a run time error on a applications that programs
our police radios.

This is first day on site and I saw many responses on Pascal etc.

I don't have that. I'm running Windows ME and the error state
runtime error 103.

This file was sent as an attachment from our distrubutor of the police radios we are programing.

Can I correct something on my computer to correct this.

Thanks
 

A:Technical Programming

Can you do a screen capture of the error message and maybe we can figure this out. To do the screen capture, press the ALT key and the Print Screen key (usually top row of keys near the right side of the keyboard) at the same time. This will save it on the clipboard. You then need to open MS Paint and then press the CTRL key and the V key at the same time to paste from the clipboard. Save the file as a bitmap and then reply back here. When you reply, below the reply box is a Attach File section. Use the browse button there to search for the bitmap you created.
 

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