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Microsoft Works 9 change where Works goes at startup

Q: Microsoft Works 9 change where Works goes at startup

When I start MS Works 9, and go to File Open, it goes to My documents. I would like it to go to C:, Program Files(x86), Microsoft Works, Documents. That is where I want to put Word Processors And Spreadsheets. If I cannot open Documents Folder automatically, I at least want Microsoft Works Folder to open automatically. There must be a way to do this.

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I downloaded some Microsoft updates, rebooted, and now my Microsoft Works Calendar won't come up. I've been to MS website and tried their fix - it didn't work. Next option is to delete Works and reload. My question is - will this deletion get rid of all of my data files along with the program? Also, is Outlook Express part of Works? I've tried to find out, but can't. I'm really concerned about making a mess of things.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar -works cannot access one or more files.......

Outlook Express is not part of Works.

What version of Works do you have and is it supported by Windows XP?

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I would like to have Candara as the default font for the above programs instead of it reverting to Times New Roman each time.

Is this possible please?

Thank you

A:how to change default font Windows Mail and Microsoft Works

I would like to have Candara as the default font for the above programs instead of it reverting to Times New Roman each time.Is this possible please?Thank youkeeb ? Here?s a link you should check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250307.Hope this helps.Cheers,

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I have been using Microsoft Works database function for many years. I am a secretary at a sportsmens club and I have the membership developed in a database that contains name,address,zipcode,ss#,drivers licence # etc.

From this databsae I create labels to be used to mail out our club newsletters. We currently have over 1400 members that we store pertinent information on.

Using the label program in Microsoft works in previous versions such as 4.0 or 4.5 has been a breeze and always worked wonderfully.

We upgraded our computer system and now have the microsoft works version 2000. We were able to load our databse in this version and have been using it quite regularly. We are continually adding to this database daily.

My problem is, I have yet to figure out how to develop the labels for the mailing addresses. You would think this would be an easy process but when I try to do this I get an error message saying I have characters such as periods etc and cannot produce these labels. That would be quite a bit of extra work to remove any of those special characters and before I would do that I would want to make sure if that is really what the problem is. Why would it be a problem in works 2000 and not works 4.5

Right now I have the program loaded on a laptop with works 4.5 just to devleop the labels. I really do not want to convert to using just 4.5 because of the dates that I use in the databse and with the newer version it recognizes dates in the year 2000 and greater.... Read more

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On the new Dell PC (XP software) I am planning on buying, it comes loaded with Microsoft Works 8.

My existing PC is running on Win 98 2nd Ed with Microsoft Works 2000.

Question: Is Works 8 capable of reading files that were created on Works 2000?



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On my desktop (windows xp) I have Microsoft Works Suite 2005. Recently Windows update gave me an update for Microsoft Works Suite 2003. My computer accepted it ok........but, my laptop (windows vista) rejected the update? Is there an update for the 2005 version or do they just bunch them together?

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I recently purchased an ASUS Windows 8.1 64 bit computer.  I transferred my Microsoft Works Version 8.0 word processor and spreadsheet files from my old computer onto the new computer.  I just purchased the Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student Edition (64 bit version) from an online vendor and installed the software onto my new computer. 
I have no problems opening my Works spreadsheet files in Excel.  However, when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get gibberish.  I did some research online and found out that there is a Microsoft tool called Works 6-9 Converter which allows one to open Works files in Word.
I downloaded the Works 6-9 Converter tool from the Microsoft Support website and installed it on my PC.  However, when I subsequently attempted to open a Works word processor file in Word, a dialog box appeared with the error message "Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy.cnv" and the file did not open properly (i.e., I got gibberish).
I did a little more research online and found out that uninstalling the Works 6-9 Converter, then downloading and installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package, and finally reinstalling the Works 6-9 Converter may correct this problem.  I followed these steps, but unfortunately when I attempt to open a Works word processor file in Word, I get the same error message and the file does not open properly. ... Read more

A:Cannot Open Microsoft Works Files in Microsoft Word 2013

Reboot after any changes you make.

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I need help uninstalling an add-in to Microsoft Works Suite 2006. I downloaded a program that helped me remove the actual program, Microsoft Works, but the add-in is still stuck and I can not for the life of me get this add-in to unisnstall.. This hole thing has been causing me problems for sometime now, it keeps making my WIndows Installer pop up flashing on the screen about fifty percent of the time I'm on my laptop. I have windows 7 if you need that information, I realize now the program has compatible issues..I finally got the program gone someone please help!! It is call Microsoft Works Suite Add-In for Microsoft Word.

A:Help Uninstalling Microsoft Works Suite (2006) Add-In for Microsoft Word

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Hi there,
I have had this error for about 1 week after I installed/uninstalled several VPN services.  
I have "internet access"  on both Local Area Connection and WIFI but, none of my browsers are
displaying a webpage.  Skype works, TOR works (I am using TOR's default proxy
settings to get online with Chrome).  On Chromes start page it even shows my name as logged into
GMAIL! (before I switched to the TOR proxy settings.)
Here is what I have tried 
Flushing the DNS
release/renew ip
reset winsock
disabled/re-enabled both adapters
Unistalled/reinstalled both network adapters
shutoff the firewall
booted into safemode
removed my antivirus
Ran a few scripts
winsock repair
windows repair (all-in-one) tweaknow
mini toolbox
Run MBAM scan
and MSE scan
Reset IE to default.
Cleared proxy setings.
Re-installed the adapter client, service and protocols,
This is driving me nuts! Its got to be something easy that I am missing!
Any help would be appreciated!
MINITOOLBOX did these modifications:  http://pastebin.com/7haze1gv
also attached as txt file.

A:Can't display Webpage-Internet Access-Skype works,TOR works, GMAIL signs in!

Also the DNS has been set to Google DNS-servers.
Error: (07/14/2013 05:16:31 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL) (User: )
Description: FATAL:  could not create any TCP/IP sockets

Error: (07/14/2013 09:34:57 PM) (Source: cdrom) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\CdRom0, has a bad block.
What you can try is to check with Google Chrome Portable (http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/google_chrome_portable) if you have internet with it. 

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My lenovo laptop b575e keyboard dont works, it works only in bios and linux systems. External usb keyboard works well in all places. In the past i  have worked on all versions of windows and several linuxes, and keyboard working well from windowsXP
trough Windows10. I see this problem after last windows10 threshold update.
I have tried to reinstall system with complete hd format, but keyboard dont works.

In bios keyboard working well, when i run from HirensBoot disc   on from  cdBootable miniLinux keyboard works, but when i run mini windows xp from this bootable cd keyboard stops his work.

I have tried to uninstall hd from motherboard, and have changed ram but dont works too.
can anybody help me?

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I did not suspect that this was a virus.  But while Google-ing for a solution I came across a post here that resolved the issue. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511425/virus-scan-failed-in-chrome/
Nasdaq in thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541399/chrome-reports-virus-scan-failed-on-all-downloads-ie-works-firefox-works helped me remove all the viruses and malware, but I still can’t download with Chrome with the virus scanning turned on.  Nasdaq also believes that there is a problem with ‘Security Center” because FSS.exe run as Administrator cannot report on multiple security features.  The last FSS.log will be posted shortly. 
Is it possible to get Chrome to download and scan these downloads?  Or will I need to reimage this machine?

A:Chrome reports Virus Scan Failed on all downloads, IE works FireFox Works

The fact that Internet Explorer and Firefox aren't exhibiting this problems makes me suspicious of Google Chrome being corrupt.
I would try uninstalling Chrome in the Control panel under Programs and Features.
I would then type regedit in the Search programs and files box and press Enter.
When the registry opens click on Edit and then click on Find.
In the find search box type Chrome and then click on Find next.
This should show up as highlighted in blue, right click on this and choose delete.
Do the same with Google Chrome.
Now download Chrome and install it and see if the problem still persists.
Warning:  Do not make any other changes other than those I've suggested.  A wrong change in the registry can result in your computer being unresponsive.
Edit:  I will not download anything to my computer unless I know exactly what it contains.

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I did not suspect that this was a virus.  But while Google-ing for a solution I came across a post here that resoved the issue. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511425/virus-scan-failed-in-chrome/
Based on Chrome support forums suggestions:
1. Even though IE and FireFox can download files I have tried to disable the scanning of download.  via a registry change under MS\policy key.
2. Disable Anti-virus
3. Renaming AVG8.dlls and rebooting.
4. Running Malware AntiBytes
5. Uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome.
My futile attempts to clean the machine:
1. I have tried to disable any toolbars (AVGSafeSearch)
2. Uninstall all AntiVirus appliactions.  I found traces of AVG8, AVG9, Advast, and AVG2104.
3. When that failed I loaded MS Security Essentials
4.  Check for multiple firewalls running
5. Installed new copies of IE and Chrome
6. Ran windows update, just to be up to date.
7. Ran SFC /Scannow
8. Ran SuperAntiSpyware
9. Ran Spybot S&D
10. Ran TDSSLiller
11. Ran HitManPro 3.7
The registry has strange random numeric entries that I believe came from a virus.  I am in over my head and need the help of a professional volunteer.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16561  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Severe Family at 23:34:37 on 2014-07-17
============== Running Processes ================
c:\Prog... Read more

A:Chrome reports Virus Scan Failed on all downloads, IE works FireFox Works

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Hi Guru's
Internet works on and off with Built in Wifi -laptop but works good with Adapter.
It happened so many times. Sometimes it used to come back to normal when i switch my Modem& router off and turn it on..
this time it does not work even if i restart my modem and router. But it works perfectly fine when i attach a Wiressless adapter to Laptop .
Any help is appreciated.
Posting Minitool box log &  FSS log below
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version:10-01-2013
Ran by Vinodh (administrator) on 20-02-2013 at 22:58:27
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\Vinodh\My Documents\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================
"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================       localhost
========================= IP Configuration: ===========================... Read more

A:Internet works on and off with Built in Wifi -laptop but works good with Adapter

Hello are you still having issues? 

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Before I describe my problem, I want to let you all know that this is my work laptop.  My work IT people have already tried a lot of things such as combofix, malwarebytes, restore points, etc for THREE DAYS.  Therefore, I apologize in advance if the work that they did make it more difficult to fix.  I am coming here as my last resort before they reimage my computer. 

At the beginging of this week (2/25), I noticed that I cannot access any website via Chrome.  Chrome shows a circle animiation in the upper left hand corner of the window.  I have no problem in accessing the same website with IE.  One interesting observation is that all icons (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Search, etc) show "color" when I bring up Chrome.  This usually mean that they can access their associated services.  Chrome can still access my gmail setting, including my bookmarks etc.  I looked and did not notice any redirection in my proxy settings.

I contacted my IT guys then an they tried every which way possible to fix my problem.  They noted that Chrome would work in "no sandbox" mode but that's not safe.  They said I had some malware infection and they took care of them.  However, even Malwarebytes show zero infection, Chrome never works.  IE never has any problems.

I hope that I can find some help in this forum.  Here is the DDS log.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.17... Read more

A:Chrome only works in no sandbox mode | Internet Explorer works w/o problem

Hello TheBigDogz Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at... Read more

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I'm having a similar problem to Chris Chu - http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/888744-need-help-have-wireless-but.html

I just upgraded from Qwest DSL 1.5 Mbps with an Actiontec GT701 modem to the 12Mbps service with the Actiontec Q1000 modem, set up with just the default options.

I'm having a very peculiar problem. I can see the Q1000's GUI control panel ( and browse the Internet from a computer connected via wi-fi. However, a computer connected viaEthernet doesn't see the web or even the Q1000 control center. A ping from the Ethernet-connected machine times out. However, the Ethernet-connected machine CAN see the other machines connected to the Q1000 - I played an MP3 file from one of the other machines. So the router function for the LAN is working, but the Q1000 doesn't respond to a ping or let me see the external 'Net or even browse to the Q1000's GUI panel.

I've tried this with just one machine connected directly via Cat5 and none of the other Ethernet ports on the Q1000 used. I've done that from two different PCs, using 4 different Cat5 cables, and trying different ports on the Q1000. I've also tried it going through a D-Link switch with the same results from 4 different PCs.
All of these connections worked with the GT701 and the 1.5 Mbps service, but not with the Q1000. We even tried replacing the Q1000 with the same results. (Firmware versions were QAQ01-31.00L.34 on the first Q1000 and QAQ01-31.00L.33 ... Read more

A:Solved: WLAN works, WAN doesn't, router function works - Qwest ActionTec Q1000

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Probably this is something simple in IE7 options/settings but I failed to figure it out.

This is happening on my desktop (am writing this on my laptop). It's failing to connect, with the exception being "secure" sites - https://....

Email is working fine.


PS this happened after we did Microsoft livecare free scan and implemented corrective actions (malware/virus deletions); it then prompted us to reboot, then indicated new Windows updates to install, and then it prompted us to re-install IE7

A:Solved: IE7 fails to connect to sites with http, works in https; email works fine

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Microsoft Office 2010 is installed on my PC (Dell Studio XPS8100, Windows 7). Another member of the household has asked whether she can install Microsoft Works 9.0 on my PC, now that her PC is on its last legs. (She greatly prefers Works over Office, for its simplicity and because of her long-term familiarity with Works.) If Works 9.0 is installed onto my PC, would this cause problems for Office 2010, Works 9.0, and/or my PC? If so, are there workarounds? Thanks.

A:Microsoft Works 9.0 and Microsoft Office 2010 compatibility

The official "word" from Microsoft (pun intended) is that Office & Works can co-exist on the same PC.

Provided you do not intend to share documents between Office & Works (ie both suites will be used separately), there are no "workarounds" or special procedures you need to remember when using them.

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I use MS Works (8.5) database for my company booking info, and mail merge the database into confirmation letters etc (MS Works word processor).

My office has a few computers networked, and they've all got works 8.5 on them, all of them mail merge without problems - except for my own desktop machine!!

As soon as I select Tools > Mail Merge > Open Data Source I get the error:

'Works cannot open the mail merge list you selected. The file may be damaged, or it may be in a file format that Works does not support.'

Can I stress again - these files work fine on all other machines (all XP), and the message pops up before I even select which file to merge with!!? Literally when I hit the menu item!

I tried uninstalling Works, removing all mention in the registry, and reinstalling - it still does it. The database file and letter files to merge them with are all held on another computer in the office, all computers access them the same way - using the MSHOME network, no workgroup or anything.

Any ideas?? Please help!!

I just tried opening one of the mail-merge letters and linking it to a completely empty database file, saving it and trying that on the problem computer. It still gave the error.

So it's 100% not the contents of any of the database fields that are causing this.

A:Works 8.5 Mail Merge Error - works on another machine on network though?!

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Hi all

I have got a new desktop PC, which works fine with Ethernet but I am not able to connect through wireless.When I tried to connect to the broadband, it says error connecting to the Broadband connection
Error 651: The modem (or other connecting device) has reported error. However, same comnnection works very well with my vista home premium Dell Laptop.

Thanks in advance

A:HP Pavillion PC with windows 8 works ethernet works well but not able to connect through wireless

How to reset TCP/IP by using the NetShell utility

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Hi, I'm a forum virgin so please be gentle with me.

I have a desktop and laptop sharing files and an internet connection via modem to D-Link router setup.

My laptop connects to the network via a Netgear PCMCIA wireless card when mobile and via an ethernet cable when sitting on the desk.

The wireless connection does everything it's supposed to do (network and internet access and sharing).

The ethernet connection only shares files but can not get an internet connection to be established.

I have Norton Internet Security but I think everything's alright with that otherwise I wouldn't be able to connect wirelessly. Correct? Are there different IP setup's for wireless/ethernet.

Why can I 'see' my desktop's files and share the printer via ethernet but I can't establish an internet connection unless I go wireless?

Everything's fine with the desktop.

Sorry for the ramble and thanks in anticipation.

A:Wireless fully works, Ethernet works for network but not for internet

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on our dell 8500 we continually receive the title message,"works cannot complete the tasks, try restarting word or reinstalling works!"

My wife is the administrator and signed in as such which is supposedly the cure to get rid of this notice.

What next? Please?



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Have a WinXP Pro machine that the Paste function ceased to work on. Copy is still a valid option and drag and drop works for files. This is happening for both files in folders and from one text file to another. The computer is on an isolated network for TV production on our campus and does not have external access (even isolated thumbdrives).
I have removed the clipboard component and reinstalled it from an XP Pro (SP3) CD and it is still doing the same thing. If you try to run "clipbrd.exe" it will begin to launch but then does not respond. It is possible that we will have to reinstall XP on this machine, but I wanted to see if anyone had some good ideas on this first. We are using video production software on this machine and it is going to be a royal PITA to rebuild. I can get logs, but it takes some doing, so please be specific on what will be helpful in diagnosing this issue.


A:Paste is Greyed Out (Copy works, Drag'n'Drop works)

does this apply to you?http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;555173also you could do a sfc /scannowfrom the command prompt or run utility.

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I?m hoping someone can help me figure this problem out. Its driving me crazy.

I have no problem connecting to my new wireless network. Once I am connected, Skype works without any problems, and Microsoft Outlook works without any problems, but none of my browsers (Chrome, IE or Firefox) work at all! What is going on? (Also Google Earth doesn?t connect, but I can live with that one...)

I?m pasting the text that came out of the ipconfig command, which I can?t really make any sense of. All help would be very, very appreciated!! Thanks.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : KellyB-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : tvcabo.co.mz

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : tvcabo.co.mz
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-65-52-31-EC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8938:d8cb:130a:5a7e%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:19:41 PM
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A:Skype works, Outlook works, browsers dont!

Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking - try Internet connection there. Tap F8 key repeatedly to enter SAFEMODE.

Make sure your Ethernet & wifi drivers are updated.

Regards. . .



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I have a linksys wireless cable router with 4 computers hooked to it. I have a cable modem that normally feeds into this router. Tonight for some reason the internet connection only seems to work when it goes directly into a computer. But I can see all the computers over the network and I can move files back and forth. I don't know if this is a comcast problem or not. I called them and they said they couldn't even take my call because of call volume. But I'm on the net now when I bypass the router. Any suggestions on how to trouble shoot this?


A:Network works. Internet works. They just aren't working together. Help!

You should hook up the pcs to the router one by one instead of all at once, that may isolate if its one pc causing the problem at least...

thats if the net works when at least one pc is connected to the router that is

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firstly about two years ago i was making a game when suddenly my computer slowed down to the point where it took 15 mins to load a working version of windows. about half a year ago my dad got it to work faster after a bout 3 installs after that i estabalished a network with my new PC then the old one stopted working. so i resorted to my dad's other pc(i couldn't get the file transfer on that one either). a few days ago i got my old pc to work properly but now i am having trouble getting a file share on Windows and even Ubuntu but so far i would just like to know how to fix this probvlem on Windows.

A:it works, it breaks then works to the point where i can't share files

Really need more information to be able to help.
What is the make/model and operating system of each computer?
How are they connected?
Do the compuiters show in each other's Network display?
Can the computers ping each other by IP Address and Computer Name?

This is a general trouble shooting guide for simple problems.

Each computer must have a Unique Name.
Each computer must have at least one user account with a password. Vista will not share with computers that do not.
All the computers must have the same Work Group Name.
File Sharing must be turned on for each computer.
Firewalls must be configured to allow sharing.
To Turn on File Sharing.
For the XP computers go to Control Panel, Network Setup wizard.
Click next.
Click next.
If you are running wireless, the ethernet card will be listed. If connected by ethernet and you have a wireless card it will be listed.
For right now, just select "Ignore the listed connections".
Click next.
Select "This computer connects to the internet by a residential gateway".
Click next.
Enter the Work Group name.
Click next.
Select "Turn on File and printer Sharing"
Click next.
Verify all the information is correct.
Click next.
I would select "Just finish the wizard" and not make a disc. It take about the same amount of time to run the disc as to manually enter the data.
Click next.
Click finish.

Vista Computers.
Not sure where to enter the Work Group Name on Vista. Been a couple of years and my ... Read more

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Im hoping someone can help me figure this problem out. Its driving me crazy.

I have no problem connecting to my new wireless network. Once I am connected, Skype works without any problems, and Microsoft Outlook works without any problems, but none of my browsers (Chrome, IE or Firefox) work at all! What is going on? (Also Google Earth doesnt connect, but I can live with that one...)

Im pasting the text that came out of the ipconfig command, which I cant really make any sense of. All help would be very, very appreciated!! Thanks.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : KellyB-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : tvcabo.co.mz

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : tvcabo.co.mz
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-65-52-31-EC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8938:d8cb:130a:5a7e%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:19:41 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:19:40 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Skype works, Outlook works, browsers dont!

What version of Windows?

Looks like Vista or Win7, try this stack repair.
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or Windows 7.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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I was using an OLD version of Microsoft works....4.x on my XP system.

I just bought Works 9.0 from Microsoft and Installed it but it won't let me open my old Works files. I've searched for a converter but they say they are for Windows 98 systems.

Anybody have any idea how I can open my old files in my new works program?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: opening old MS Works files in New MS works program?

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just deleted micorosoft works and installed microsoft word(office) BUT now i cant open my old works documents? I have read alot about this but just wanted to check here before i did anything. Im sure i know what to do but just wanted to see what other methods are suggested? thanks!

A:microsoft works document to microsoft word?

What version are you using?

e.g. for 2003:


for 2010:


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I installed a Dell PC for a customer. It has MS Works 7.0 as standard.
The customer has loads of MS Word documents with the Word-extension .DOC

I have set the file-type .DOC to associate with the Works Wordprocessor, and when I double-click a .DOC file, it opens correctly with Works-Word. However, it converts the .DOC file upon opening into a .WPS file, the default for that program.

At my customer's site, the document gets only printed and it never changes. But when you then close the file and/or the program, the sh.t-program keeps asking to save the changes (because it converted it to .WPS).

Is there any way to stop this evil-doer from converting, and can I set the default filetype to .DOC?

It drives my customer bananas!!!

A:How to change Default .WPS to .DOC in MS Works 7.0

Why doesn't he simply use Wordpad to open any .doc files? Wordpad also uses the .doc file extension.

Either that or he simply clicks 'No' when asked to save changes in Works.

Does Works have a default save word file as option in the tools\preferences menu (or any of its menus - I don't use Works so I don't know its options)?

If your customer has documents that are only printed, not edited, then they should consider Adobe Acrobat .pdf format for the documents. At least then they can't be acidentally changed and the layout will be consistent regardless of wp program settings.

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Hi, I have about 20 PCs here at work, all with Windows XP Pro SP3, and only a portion of them does it do anything at all when I go to print to the shared FAX via Microsoft FAX...

I've been trying to get it to work on mine first, then once I figure that out, I can get it working on the rest of them... So, I went to one of the computers that it does work on to find some files that my system said it was missing when I tried to open up the Microsoft FAX Console... these files were, FXSAPI.DLL, FXSTIFF.DLL, fxslnt.exe. Once I copied those to my system, the Microsoft FAX Console would open up, but still it did nothing when I would try to print to the shared FAX. I noticed in the configuration it was set to use my Sprint Aircard as a fax, so I disabled it and went through the configuration again, so that it wouldn't have a local fax to try to use, but that still didn't work...

I have been all over the internet and have spent several hours trying to make this work ... My boss is very adament that I get this working... I would appreciate any assistance in this matter that can provided...

A:Microsoft Fax works on only some PCs

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Bought an HP desktop two years ago with Vista Home Ed.. Had Works 9 pre-loaded and no cd's. Geek Squad did the back up discs at time of purchace. Works word processor will not load. Getting an error message saying that a file has been altered or moved, etc. and to reload Works. Since I don't have a Works disc, there is a problem. All of the other features of the Works programs are normal. Tried system restore, but failed every time. I keep the machine trimmed down, eliminate junk, etc.. Any suggestions? BTW, as most of you know, plowing through all of the crap on Microsoft only raises your blood pressure.

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I am trying to install MSWORKS 7.0 onto Windows 10 it has been with me all though the OS Vista , XP , Windows 7 is it possible to install on 10.

A:Microsoft works 7.0

It seem later versions eg 8.5 or 9 have run on Windows 10. I guess the later versions were Windows 8 compatible.

Really it would be better to export files in a form readable by MS Office or a clone like Libreoffice.

You could run it in a Windows 7 vm.

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When using microsoft works spreadsheet and database and try to print out i get a message microsoft 8 has stopped working and must close, when i close out the printer will work perfectly in other applications, i am using a dell demension c521 with vista home premium 32 bit.

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Hi, I have Win95 installed on my laptop. I wondered if it's possible to download some sort of word processing program such as microsoft works. I only have notepad and wordpad now. If anyone knows of a downloadable program I would really appreciate a link to it.

A:Microsoft works in win 95

Try this http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/ It's free and works well. You can download it directly from the website.

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I am trying to install additional Works 2002 programs on my system. However it no longer gives me the option to do a typical, complete, or custom install. It just does a minimal install. How can I get it to give me these options again? Should I just reinstall everything all over again?

Thanks in advance.

A:Microsoft Works

Probably best to uninstall and re-install. Shouldn't take log at all.

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Hi, I am charles 6263 and a retired professor, not terribly adept with computer programs. I am using microsoft works word processor and have been trying to place page numbers on a long document. All I am able to do, however, is put the number on the current page, and I am offered no choice as to position. Suggestions as to sources of help. Thanks.

A:microsoft works

My only suggestion is to upgrade to a version of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Works is a minimal group of programs, similar to Office, but not the same in power, customization and usefulness

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i need help

does any body know how to operate microsoft works having problems printing a birthday card printing is on the inside only uposide down

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I have read that the compatible version is Microsoft Works 9 for Vista, but I've also read that there is an update for Microsoft Works 8 which makes it compatible with Vista. I just wondered if there is someone in the know who can tell me if Microsoft Works 8 will work with Vista, as I have a chance to get this at a very cheap price?

A:Microsoft Works 8

My version of Works is 8.5, and is working fine on Vista Home Premium 32b

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I am in the calendar program, and am trying to add holidays and it just won't add the holidays. It says it has done it. And when I try to reapply the holidays, it asks me if I want to replace the holidays I previously added? If someone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

A:microsoft works

You don't say which version you have. I have Works 5 -- although I never use Calendar.

It's probably added them, but only for the years up to when your version came out. Go back to eg: December 2000 and check.

See here for info: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=268541


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I need to uninstal Microsoft Works from my computer. I am starting a job and the program I will be using does not work with Microsoft Works. I have version 5.0 Works 2000. I went to add/remove programs but when I click on that it wants to install Works instead of remove it, it's already installed on my computer. I called Microsoft but they will not help me, they tell me Works 2000 is obsolete and they offer no technical help. Does anyone know how I can remove Works from my computer? I have an emachines 700id with Windows millenium.
Thank you,

A:Microsoft Works

Hello Donna25!You can check these 12 sites out...may help.Good luck,diego88http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/MICR...3181faq24.shtmlhttp://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_...Q_21606089.html

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Hello,I am new to this forum and not very computer literate. The computer in question is running Vista Home Premium. The problem that has recently occured is that it comes up with "MICROSOFT WORKS 8 NOT WORKING" every time I try to open the calender.
Any advice would be appreciated,



A:microsoft works 8

You aren't the only one experiencing this problem. I did a little research on this. MS Works 9 was the edition that was recommended for Vista. Some Works 8 users have been able to run it in Vista (those using the 8.5 edition or later seem to be getting fewer error messages - but not all); but it seems most users are getting the error message you got.

You might want to try using the free office suite LibreOffice (formerly known as OpenOffice). It will open your Works files. It will not save files in that format, but you will be able to save them in MS Office formats, or the default Open Document format. LibreOffice is available from www.libreoffice.org

If you are looking for something with a calendar, try Windows Live Essentials email program Windows Live Mail. It has a calendar available as part of the program (similar to Outlook). http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials.

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I am attempting to set up a credit card log in microsoft works. After bringing up the template for credit card log showing column's, I enter card number in first column then click to next column, type, to enter type of card. When I do this the previously entered card number changes and adds (E+14) to the number I have entered. What am I doing wrong? Why does the number change?

A:microsoft works

While I never use Works, that problem is also in Excel so will comment on that, it should apply.

You need to format the cell holding the credit card number as text, because it is interpreting the card number as a very long number and truncating it as you see.

You could try widening the column also, however using text would help more.
Try using spaces in the number? (i.e. 1234 5678 0123456)

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Our SONY VAIO PC came with Microsoft works preloaded on it and I would like to uninstall it but it does not show up in add remove programs and in its folders I can't seem to find a uninstall icon anywhere. Is there any safe way to remove it from our pc? I am trying to free up space on a small partitioned drive that it came with. Thanks for your help!

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my xp will not let me into one part of my works. when i try to get into programs blank word processor document i get "the instruction at "0x7c9108b3" referenced memory at"0xfffffff8" the memory could not be read"
can some one help me and i hope i put this in the right place


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Somehow, somewhere along the way I have developed some problems and have no idea how to correct it. I can go into Microsoft Works Spreadsheet and it works just fine, just as everything else except Task Launcher. I can open it up, but anything in such as the letter catagory, tells e that it cannot perform the task that I am asking it to do. Some of the files may be missing or have been deleted and I need to reinstall. I have uninstalled, then reinstalled and just installed. Nothing seems to help it. I am sending a hijack report to see if the problem may be there. Thank youi! Nola

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:04:19 AM, on 11/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Digimax Viewer 2.0\STImgBrowser.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
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I hope you guys can help!

I have been writing an essay in Microsoft Works Word Processor. It is around 18 pages. I have been working on it for about 3 weeks.

I saved my document the other day, turned of my computer, turned on my computer the other night and received the following message:

works cannot open c:documentsandsettings/documents/itassignment.wps the file may be in use by another application, the file format may not be supported by any of the installed converters, or the file may be corrupt

I am completely confused and don't know how to open this file.

I have also tried opening it up in Word and open office but no luck. Even tried renaming them.



A:Microsoft Works

Try running chkdsk on the drive/partition where it's stored...then see if all is well.XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html Follow the instructions for running the Graphical Version, please. Check marks in both options presented.You might also want to defrag your system.Louis

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