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Change WINS setting remotely

Q: Change WINS setting remotely

How can I change the WINS settings on WIN2k workstations remotely? Settcpipparams.exe does not work in 2k and the setnet.exe must have all information for the network in an answer file, not all of our users have the same network settings. Our LAN folks in their infinite wisdom changed the WINS servers without notifying anyone, now we are in crisis mode to fix all users.

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IS there 2 kinds of WINS, WINS server and WINS client? And where can i find WINS client software in my windows xp or vista?

Each time after clicking the User Account icon on windows xp to change a password is crashe with this erro message: Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

A:IS there 2 kinds of WINS, WINS server and WINS client? And where can i find WINS clie

Hi StuckFree,

Networking isn't a strong point of mine, but I'll do my best to help you. WINS is supported in XP/Vista, I don't think you need a client:

IBM i information center


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We recently try to deploy a GPO on our network to show previous logons during user logon. The setting is located in Computer Configuration| Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Windows Logon Options | Display information about previous logons during user logon = Enabled. Our domain level is set to Windows Server 2008. I verified that it is Windows Server 2008 on Domain and Trust.

Here is the article about this setting

Active Directory Domain Services: Last Interactive Logon

But after we deploy the setting, we are no longer able to login to any of our windows 7 machines. All of them got an error message said : ?Security policies on this computer are set to display information about the last interactive logon. Windows could not retrieve this information. Please contact your network administrator for assistance.?

The setting worked on windows server 2008. I was able to login to DC and revise the setting, so we can log back in the windows 7 machines.

Anyone has experience this issue before? I looked up all of the web and only thing they said is to make sure the domain functional level must be set to Windows Server 2008, which it is.

A:Error when setting Display information about previous logon on Wins 7

Have you seen this?

"Display information about previous logons during user logon"

And this?

Windows Logon Options in Vista/2008: Part One of Two - Ask the Directory Services Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Network Logon Issues with Group Policy and Network - Management - Business Computing
Hopefully that helps you in some way, I will ask for further assistance if none of those links are a help to you.

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Hi all

Does anyone know of a command line utility that can remotely set permissions on local groups.

many Thanks

A:Setting permissions remotely

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Good afternoon everyone,

Have 60 Win2k pc's in our department - these include 2 Student PC Labs and then faculty PC's. Everyone will be printing to different printers. I am going to set up a print server and want to be able to configure all PC's remotely with the correct network printers.

This way I can set up the 2 labs to print to the network printers located in the respective labs and faculty will print to a printer in our main office. I also do not want to include anything in the logon scripts, as we do not use them here. Ideally I want each PC set up with the correct network printer, no matter who logs on, as the lab PC's have numerous different students logging on to them daily.

I came across the following command line utility:

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry

With the proper switches, I have been able to set up a network printer while logged onto that PC, but can not figure out a way to run this command and have it map the network printer on a remote PC.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.


A:Setting up network printers on PC's remotely

If you have a print server, go into "add printers" then click on the print server, then click on the printer you want to install for that particular machine.

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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Picks-Diff & Results Tab

Can you please set up the formula in yellow highlighted cell (E8)-- The goal is To add (sum) points between E2 and E5 based on WINs ("W"- D2 thru D5) only.

Thank you.

A:EXCEL formula - Count Wins then add points based on wins only

use a SUMIF()
=SUMIF(D2 : D5,"W",E2:E5)

Note : and a D give a smiley
so i have added spaces - BUT ignore

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See attached --

Picks-Diff & Results Tab

Can you please set up the formula in yellow highlighted cell (E8)-- The goal is To add (sum) points between E2 and E5 based on WINs ("W"- D2 thru D5) only.

Thank you.

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I live 600 miles aware from my Dad and use TeamViewer to connect and fix issues for him. I want to change his boot sequence to boot from USB stick. Is there a solution?

A:Can I change someone's boot sequence remotely?

What manufacturer is the system you are attempting to change? You unfortunately can't TV into his BIOS so it will have to be changed on site so the best option is to make it clear ans simple how to do this from BIOS

May i ask why you need to boot from USB?


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Is there a way to change a PC description running windows 10 remotely ? We have a domain environment with multiple workstations and we would like to change their description without the need of physically accessing the PC. Is there maybe a way using CMD, Powershell or something similar ?

Looking forward for you replays!
Jaka Kebe

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I put this in networking I guess it can go here or WIndows XP.

Is there any way to remotely change a PC's resopution and mhz setting? I have a ton of users who want to fiddle with their display settings my boss won't let me put down a GPO to block access, and remote desktop does not change the settings for the remote PC's display.

I know safe mode... but I wanted something a little easier. Is this possibly hidden in a reg key somewhere?

A:Remotely change video resolution and mhz?

Only thing i could think of is a cmd line, for use in a batch file, for scheduled tasks, or login scripts. Sadly, this isn't possible, but there are programs that add this functionality, such as;


Google "command line for changing screen resolution" for alternatives.

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I am trying to add a refurbished HP system to my menagerie. It had Windows 7 Pro (64bit) installed when I got it. I went through the setup without any problems, created a user account for myself (Lewis), set the system name to TestPC and started installing and testing some software. Simple internet access (web page browsing) is working fine.

Today, I connected and external disk drive (from a Windows XP system) and I was able to successfully read anything on it. But when I attempted to delete a file, I was told I needed permission even though I am the administrator. I found some instructions at Microsoft for changing ownership of the files on the external drive, so I did that. It was then that I noticed the user name shown was Lewis(TestPC\Lewis) and I was still not able to delete files on the external drive.

Being primarily a Unix person, I have been fumbling around looking for something that would indicate why Windows felt the need to attach the system name to user names. In Computer>Properties>Computer name, domain and workgroup settings>System Properties>Computer Name>Network ID, I found a selection with the following description: "This computer is part of aa business network; I use it to connect to other computers at work". Since this is not true, I selected the other option and worked my way back out to restart the computer.

After the restart, that erroneous setting was still there. I have tried several more times to change it but th... Read more

A:Windows 7: Can't change setting System Properties > network ID setting

Hi Lewis, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The \\DOMAIN_OR_PC_NAME\USERNAME combination is not erroneous, it's how Windows keeps track of users in your network (even if said network only has one Windows PC).

For Windows, when a computer does not belong to a domain, the PC name is used instead of a domain name. I am currently typing this using a laptop with name AGM-W8LAP02 (my own naming policy, my home network is called AGM and this is Windows 8 Laptop number 02). My complete username for this user profile I am currently using on this computer is \\AGM-W8LAP02\Kari. This combination \\DOMAIN_OR_PC_NAME\USERNAME does separate my user profile Kari on this computer from user profile Kari on other computers. User \\AGM-W8LAP02\Kari is not the same user than \\AGM-W7DESK01\Kari.

For Windows it's easier and more logical to use this naming policy even if your PC would be the only one in network. If you now add computers to your network which also contain user profile Lewis, Windows does not have to change the system to be able to separate users not only from other users on the same computer but also from same users on other computers.

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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I have to change the serial number and activate of a windows 7 pro station that is not in the same country with me, without disturbing the user. 
Is this possible via power shell? or other way?
Thank you

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Hey all, I'm trying to change a bunch of snmp parameters remotely and not having any luck. I can go into Computer Management, right-click and connect to the remote computer and open up the service but when I try to change something I get the following error:

Failed to read a Registry key. This may be due to lack of resources. Try closing other Windows applications to fix the problem.
Even when both computers don't have anything running I can't get in. I've tried logging into my computer as the Domain Administrator but I still get the same error. I can access my 2k12 servers and a few remaining XP machines but none of my Windows 7 computers. Any ideas? Suggestions? Recommendations?


Joe B

A:Unable to change Service parameters remotely

I'll even take any guesses for something that might help. It's just snmp for now but who knows what else may pop up down the road.


Joe B

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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I'm trying to set up a Synology NAS for my home network, however I can only access via the Synology utility and through a browser using the internal IP address. It does not otherwise appear on my network; I can't ping it, map drives to it by any method, etc.

Googling suggests that this problem can be linked the setting in system > computer name, domain and workgroup settings> change settings > Network ID; and ensuring it is set to 'This is a home network'. However my computer is stuck on 'this computer is part of a business network'; if I change the setting, it asks for a restart and immediately reverts to 'business'. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Any way to force the setting?
My network itself is set to 'home'.

Other potential solutions to the NAS problem are also welcome, as that's what the real issue is, although I feel I've hunted most of the low hanging fruit already.


A:Can't change setting System Properties > network ID setting

If this machine ever belonged to a Domain then it would say that. The problem is that once you are part of a Domain you will be locked out of changing the location settings.

Domain Network: For domain networks in large corporate environments. This type of network is controlled by a network administrator and can?t be changed.

You may be able to change this by going to Winkey + R to open Run prompt and type gpedit.msc

Navigate to: Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Setting | Network List Manager Policies > Network Location tab, you may be able to change the location here but it may still be locked down by the Domain group policy.

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Hello, we've quite a few Thin Clients and they are doing a good job. But i need to change some BIOS settings. Is there a way I can remotely change BIOS settings on the T520's? Or do I have to visit each machine  and manualy change them? Thanks for your help!  Kind regardsturnitoffandon

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I have Windows 7 PC, and a Server with Windows 2003 server, I can map a drive to that server, the ID and password on the server match the PC login ID and password, so, with the Network Drive mapped to the Windows 7 PC, I should be able to change the password on that network drive. However, when attempting to change the password, I plug in the required info, network resource IP address\login ID , then the old password and then the new password and confirm, this process does nothing, the password change request does not go to the server. The server is not part of a domain.
We have never had a problem with this process until Windows 7. The Authentication security on the server is NTLMv2. On the Windows 7 PC, I went into Control Panel > System and Security > Admin Tools > Local Security Policy, and on the LAN choice set it to accept NTLMv2 responses. Still nothing, any thoughts?

A:Windows 7, network drive, change password remotely

Is the user account on the server set to "Do not allow user to change password"?
When you say it is not being sent to the server, how did you determine this? Did you look at the event logs on the server and/or on the local machine from which you are attempting to change the password?

How are you attempting to change the password?

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I've got a Lenovo all-in-one 64 bit PC. When I click on Change PC Settings in the Settings charm the 'Wireless' option is missing. It appears exactly as expected on my laptop - also a 64bit windows 8 machine.

Anyone any idea what's going on?
(My bluetooth mouse and keyboard are working as is my wireless LAN connection, so it's clearly working but I can't change anything).

A:'Wireless' setting doesn't appear in the Change PC Setting

Originally Posted by JFirefighter

I've got a Lenovo all-in-one 64 bit PC. When I click on Change PC Settings in the Settings charm the 'Wireless' option is missing. It appears exactly as expected on my laptop - also a 64bit windows 8 machine.

Anyone any idea what's going on?
(My bluetooth mouse and keyboard are working as is my wireless LAN connection, so it's clearly working but I can't change anything).

Does this wireless NIC show up in Device Manager under Network Adaptors with the driver installed?

I'm not sure which model of Lenovo we are working with but have you tried Windows update Center of the Lenovo site for driver updates?

It should be showing up under Settings, then Network.

Introducing Windows 8: How to Connect to Wireless Networks | 7 Tutorials

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merry christmas, ho ho ho, jingle bells and all that good stuff! so you kiddies that have behaved yourself this year, what is santa going to bring you? for the rest of us..saw a saying "Santa, define nice". ok, wasn't sure where to post this. Sorry to bother you all with these little things, BUT THESE ARE "HASSLES" (and we Hamiltons really hate hassles lol lol) ARE DRIVING ME NUTS. have xp/word 2003. in word, i set it so when i want to use an auto shape that "create your drawing here" doesn't pop up. for a while it stays that way, but then it changes back. same happens with auto correct. set a setting i want like auto bulleting/number is disabled, yeah it changes back after a while. so all you wise ones, your thoughts!

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I know for my old computer I need a network adapter and I've decided to go with a USB version. The new computer has the Intel Pro 10/100 Ethernet. I think it would be easier to go with a wired router, since it might cause less problems than with a wireless router, and our place is small so cables aren't really a problem.

I just want to make sure that I get the right network adapter. I only have 2 USB's on the old system, and in the past had tried adding a USB hub which never worked consistently, which is why I think a wired router should work better. Are there certain USB network adapters that are better than others? I looked at a LINKSYS Etherfast 10/100 Mbps which I'm assuming should work well, unless you have any other recommendations.

As for the router itself I know I need to get one that is compatible with Wins 98 and Windows XP. I only want good connectivity and I will not be using a network printer. Thanks. I am very new to this.

Dell Dimension E510
Intel Pent 4 630 w/HT (3.0GHz)
Windows XP Media Center 2005

Dell Dimension XPS T
Intel Pent III 600 E MHz
Windows 98 SE

A:How to connect old WINS 98 SE with new WINS XP?

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Hi all,

Due to the motherboard's PS2 socket (KB nd mouse) was broken, so I need to use the USB (KB and mouse) instead. It's ok for general operation. However when I want to change some setting in BIOS (MB), it just let me enter BIOS setup screen then I can't do anything (because the keyboard no response at all). I've try cool boot the computer many times then press the "del" key but it just me enter the BIOS and do nothing. Pls HELP and advise what to do.

Is there any program I can use to change the BIOS (MB) setting in windows. many thx.

The Motherboard I am using is Asus A7M266

A:Cannot change MB Bios setting after change to USB KB

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I have a Linksys wireless G broadband Router Wrt54G, and was wondering how I change my Nat setting from moderate to open, So I can connect with my friend on Halo 3 via xbox 360. thanks

A:How do I change my nat setting?

Here's some info, and the link has more complete instructions if you need more. FWIW, your router appears on Microsoft's compatible router's list, so it should be configurable for this application.


General options for getting your NAT Status to Open

There are four ways to overcome a Strict/Moderate NAT setting when using a router. I have listed them in the order of preference:-

1. If you have an Xbox Live Certified router, use the certified firmware for your router
2. Use UPnP. If your router supports this. Turn it on. The router will work out the ports it needs to open for Xbox live. If your router does not have this feature, check the manufacturers website for the latest firmware. (also make sure portforwarding and/or DMZ is turned off as they interfere with UPnP)
3. Port forwarding (look up your router here then follow the instructions for Xbox Live 360)
4. Use a DMZ (De-militarized Zone)
The DMZ (De-militarized Zone) is area that sits outside of your routers firewall. Don't worry though your not at risk with your Xbox

If you are a user of Belkin routers download and run this flash presentation which explains what to do (don't worry its safe!)


Do not mix and match portfowarding with UPnP and/or DMZ. Each of the methods should be used on their own. Do not turn on UPnP and expect to be able to setup a DMZ ... Read more

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Running Windows xp pro, sp3.  I can't even remember exactly what I was trying to accomplish, or how I got there but I sure caused a headache. I remember the setting was on windows 98' and drop down had windows ME, as well as windows 2000 Nt or whatever, under that as choices. For some dumb reason, I changed it from windows98, to windows 2000. Few seconds later, computer shut down then restarted, and now all my icons of installed programs are gone, and it is just like i've done a fresh install or something. Ststem restore in programs gone, just the basics now, and I have to try restart in safe mode to attempt to do restore. Tried 2 restores that said it worked, but computer still starts and loads like fresh install and no options like system restore etc., only accessories in all programs and address book only thing listed in there.  If i could just get back to that setting that I changed, maybe I can put it back to windows98' and reverse this mess. As well when it restarted, it re-installed mouse, keyboard etc.  None of my old programs come up when I click "all programs", but when I go to control panel, add/remove, and the list of currently installed programs comes up, all the programs not coming up now, are all still listed as installed. ?  Anyone have any idea what/how I did that, so i can try going abck and changing it back to 98'??
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A:What setting did I change?

Were you trying to run a program in compatibility mode?
Orange Blossom

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Windows 2000.

I cannot change the IP settings. It restarts the system and reloads the same IP settings and will not save the new ones.

I have done this: made sure I am in Administrator, Uninstalled the TCP/IP and reinstalled TCP/IP.

I know winXP has a sytem restore that needs to be turned off for certain things, but what can affect Win2000 from not alowing me to change the IP?

A:Cannot change the IP setting

are you using DHCP? if not, what's the ip after rebooting.

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Normally,when I boot my computer,I do not need to choose a user,but yesterday,the setting suddenly change by it own,but I never change a setting.Now,I need to select a user everytime i boot my computer.How can this happen?My computer is infected by virus?My computer only got 1 user.Now,I want to boot my computer without select a user,how to change my setting?which one did I need to choose?

A:my setting change by it own

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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Hey my AGP bus setting is at 0, leaving me without AGP texture acceleration. So how do I change meh setting?

A:How do I change my AGP bus setting?

Did you look in your bios.

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A:what are difference between wins 2000 NT and wins 2000 pro?

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Currently, on my Dell Dimension E521, the DVD player (which is a TSST corp DVD + - RW TS-H653A SCSI cd rom device) is set on the low (I/O) settings for memory access. For iTunes to properly be able to import purchased Cds into the library, the drive needs to have the DMA (direct memory access) on and functioning. iTunes will also not play the cds on the current lower settings. How do I change this setting in Vista? All the suggestions from Dell apply to Windows XP and NOT Vista (which was VERY frustrating that they have invalid tech support for a product they sell/supply) and I cannot find anything thus far online that helps either.

A:DMA setting on DVD drive won't change

I have the same model computer as you, and the same DVD drive, but none of the performance problems you mentioned. Try this:

In the Control Panel, select Power Options. There you will see a choice of three trade-offs between energy savings and performance. My machine came with the DELL Recommended selection, which appears to be just Fair savings, and Fair performance! I selected High Performance, and have not had the problems you have.

The Power Option seems to be a higher level parameter than DMA vs. programmed I/O, and might be what is preventing you selecting DMA.

Hope this helps,

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here's my problem, i print screen it for you. HELP me please.
Even though i am the administrator.

A:I can't change my update setting

Do you have UAC switched off?
Are you sure you're in an Admin account?
Have you had a malware incident recently?
How fresh is this install?

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from


Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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I know its strange question...but I just ordered 2 brand new ink cartidges from Dell for my Dell Photo AIO 922 printer and after printing just 6 photos, half of my color cartridge is gone! I ordered a photo cartridge to replace the black one and also a regular color cartridge. I am showing a pic of my ink levels....why did my photos use the color cartridge instead of the photo cartridge? Also..notice that it says that I can print another 54 photos? How can that be possible when just 6 used up half of my color ink? Any ideas? I'm afraid to print any more photos now!

A:Is there a way to change ink setting on printers?


I just printed off 4 4x6 photos and now I get a "low ink" warning. But my photo cartridge is still full. Thats a total of 10 photos and now I need more ink.

Something is not right..I should be able to print more than that!

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I am running on Windows 2000 and want to wipe my hard drive and do a clean install of Windows XP. However, I cannot change the BIOS settings to load the installation CD because for some reason, I do not see the DOS screen after power-up that would allow me to change the BIOS settings. I was looking at bootdisk.com to try and get a floppy boot disk, but it's not free for XP I think. Could someone please advise me on what to do to change the BIOS setting?

Thanks in advance


A:Can't change BIOS setting. Help please?

what key are you pressing to enter bios?

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I have windows 2000 and l went to Internet Explorer "Tools" to change my history setting and nothing happens.

What did l do wrong?



A:History setting change!


I tried anything that said to change the history settings from 1 wk to zero days and it's still there.

I didn't realize how dificult this is.

Anybody, even a good guess.


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i wanted to know how to change settings in BIOS, for clean installation of windows 10 64bit in 64 processor, with USB pen drive. i already have 32bit OS in 64 processor i could not find anything similar to what i see in bios of my PC. i am novice in computers. whatever i have learnt is through internet. i am attaching screenshot. plz let me know what to change on this screenshot

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Hi Guys.

I am trying to repair a friends computer and I can not change the spell checker language in outlook express to english. It has defaulted to french and I can not change it back. When I use the drop down box the only option is french and is greyed out.
The language settings on the computer are english and was installed with the english settings when the operating system was installed.
I am wondering if I can change the setting through the reg edit funtion and set it back to english.

Thanks Guys


A:how to change setting through regedit PLS HELP

You may be interested in this article:
It is a year old so may not be totally up to date.

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I use note pad for my txt files yet win 8 has set it as word pad by default. When I trying remove the check box for txt in word pad, it refused to allow me to do that.

At the same time, I cannot edit my raw html pages on the server as the pages come up as either IE or FF program that open the real view of the page that can not be edit live as it impossible to do so in the first. Even if I try removing the check box for html for FF, not allow too.

How do I get rid of crap default setting by Win 8 as I have never had this issues for any OS starting with win95 beta??

default program = control panel = set program = list = word pad = chose default = check box = failure to uncheck. Same for FF

This has only happen in the last month or so and have made no changes to cause this.

A:change default setting to what I want for Win 8

Tap your Windows Key and type Default, you should see Default Programs show up. You can also get to this in Control Panel.

Press Enter, and choose Associate a file type or protocol with a program. Select the file type you want to change and choose Change Program in the upper right. Select the program you want to use from the list, if the program is not in the list click "More Options" and if it's not in that list click "Look for another app on this PC", navigate to note pad, and you're done.

The Set Program Associations does not remove associations, it only adds them. Meaning, if a filetype is NOT selected, you can select it and click save to make it start using that file type. Unchecking and clicking save does not REMOVE a filetype. Use the Set Associations for the specific filetype instead.

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What I am experencing is very odd. And I don't think that my title toches the issue in any sense waht so ever. So I started up my computer, for some reason the xp theme wasn't there, well the more like the custom vista theme, but when i looked into the display options, there was no othion for the xp theme, as well as that there was no internet conection and no start up programs in the program tray (bottem left tray). I restared my computer and the desktop backround came up but it just stood there, no icons, no taskbar. I restarted a few more time, then in safe mode which worked. Then in normal again whiched didn't work, however i tried task manager which came up. I used that to log off, not shut down, i then logged in again which worked, still no xp theme. I did system restore, after restart there was no difference except start programs in program tray were back. I fixed the xp theme problem, services issue, but still no internet, on next restart the xp theme had disapeared again, so I gave up and posted this. Any insight would be appreciated.

A:Random XP setting change

Try this steps, hope its helpful.

your taskbar and desktop icons disappeared??

you can control your computer ONLY with the taskmanager

thats the solution:

1) end following process: sysu.exe

2)delete following folder: C:\Programs\ddm

dynamic desktop media it's an adaware!! this might cause u all the problems!

3) Click on start > run and type in regedit.

4) Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE remove the folder ddm.

5) Click on start > run and type in msconfig.

6) Click on the right-most tab labeled startup.

7) Scroll down and locate an entry with no command line.

8) Uncheck the box and apply all changes.

9) Reset your computer, check the checkbox for a window that comes up saying you changed startup settings.

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how do i change the boot sequence from disabled to enabled?
windows xp american megatrends v2.51

thanks for any help

A:change bios setting

Enabled/disabled isn't an option of the boot sequence. The boot sequence is simply a list of all the available/allowed boot devices. If it's greyed out and you can't access it, that is likely a "feature" of the manufacturer and likely can't be changed.

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I live in US but currently oversea and there is bill I need to pay using the my credit card. It won't accept my card. I contacted support and informed that they cannot recognized my IP. How do change proxy IP address into a US one?

A:How do I change proxy setting?

What proxy service are you using? You should be able to contact the vendor and ask them?

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If you can't change the settings in homegroup e.g to stop document sharing, or you can't enable printer sharing then make sure your Windows Firewall is on.

I've been using a default setup of an Internet Security product with it's own filewall, but Windows woul not allow me to share a printer or change what I wanted to share.

Error message: "Printer settings could nor be saved. Opperation could not be completed (error 0x0000006d9)"

A:Can't change setting in homegroup

Brother MFC-7820N Sharing problem

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I install win 8 and active this.
I Update My Windows But I can't See Personaliz in Change PC Setting .
Only ( User & Windows Update ) is in Change PC setting.
Please some body help Me ....
Who can help Me???

A:Problem in Change pc setting

What you are looking for is in Control Panel---

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Hi, I am using Windows XP on a IBM ThinkPad. Service Pack 2 is NOT installed. All other critical fixes from MS have been applied. When I try to change the DPI setting from 120 to normal i receive the following:

After changing from 120 to 96 I receive this: "Any font changes resulting from a new DPI setting will take effect after the fonts are installed and Windows is restarted"

I then hit OK, then the Apply button, and get the following message: "Windows Setup has not changed the requested settings. You may not have the required Administrative privilege to install or uninstall new files or drivers. Please contact your Administrator."

I am logging on locally to a workgroup not a domain. This machine never logs into a domain. My account is in the administrator group. All other accounts have been disabled including guest account.

Any Help is appreciated.

A:Cannot Change DPI Setting in WindowsXP

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I Need To Change My Macro Security Setting To Low In Order To Download
Software For An Online Course. The Word Security In The Macro Box Is Gray And Will Not Let Me Change It.
Any Sugesstions?
I Am Running Windows Xp On A Dell Inspirion 1000
Thanks. Tim Simmons

A:macro setting change

Sounds like you need administrative rights to change the security level. Is this a work PC or a home PC? Do you have administrative rights on the PC under a different user profile?


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Hello, I'm new to this forum and I'm really down. The good news -- I ordered a Gateway SX2802-03 last week and received it today in the mail. I was really anxious to set the computer up and see how Windows 7 is. I followed the quick setup instructions that came with the computer, step by step. I plugged in the mouse, keyboard, monitor, and internet connection. I then followed the instructions and plugged in the power cord.

The bad news -- As I did this, there was a loud "pop" and the electrical breaker was switched off at the main power box. My heart sank to my knees. I knew the computer was "dual voltage", but did not know, and was not instructed, to change the voltage setting on the backside. In hindsight, because the instructions didn't indicate to be careful and be sure to move the voltage switch from 110 to 220 (or visa versa) I may have thought that it was auto-sensing/auto-switching. Anyway, what a bummer. BTW, I'm a contractor for the US government in Germany where we have 220 voltage.

OK, now my question -- I know something really bad happened; I just don't know how bad. Did only the transformer blow (which is easy to replace) or did more expensive items get fried. What really got affected? Is the computer a total loss?

Anyway, I look forward to your response and thanks in advance.

A:Forgot to change voltage setting

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hey....whenever i maximize anything, it covers up the start toolbar on the bottom of the screen. I am running Windows XP.....wanted to know how i can change this.

A:Solved: How to change toolbar setting....?

nvm....figured it out. right click toolbar - properties - keep toolbar on top

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