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  1. Hi guise, new here to this particular forum. I've been digging on google for some time and haven't been able to come up with a way (within my own capabilities) to do what I want. I want to have a timeout for my open windows. Say I get up from the computer for a few hours, I want all my windows open to minimize as with the show desktop button. I am not very partial to the screensavers windows comes with and one you find on the internet tend to use alot of cpu time. I know I could just have it go black or just turn off my monitor but often times I leave my computer after having done something
  2. Hello. So my computer had a default program (I don't know which program) to open zip. files. The Zip folders appeared normally (the icon with a folder with a ziper) and when I clicked them with the right button they gave me the option to "extract files". I had instaled one program (Express Zip) I don't remember why, and when I did it gave another option when doing that, besides "extract files" it had another option to open the folders with that program. However, today I mistakenly choose the option to open with Express Zip and it said it had to install some components. So I did, and it change
  3. Hello, i don't know if this is the right topic section or not :) but i gotta ask it. I wanted to do somthing and this popped up I don't know the pass/id does som1 knows where i can find it? Thx :)
  4. I have a custom built machine, and beyond building it, I'm not very handy with technical support. Every morning when I wake up and use my computer, I find that it's off. When I turn it on, it says the usual "Windows was not shut down properlly" or whatever that message is. I'll paste the report down below. There are 2 problem files, but searching them in explorer does me no good, nor does Google searching them. Also, it seems like the computer crashes only when it hasen't been used for a while (probably around 5 hours) as it crashes when I don't use it during the day for a while. Any ideas?
  5. It seems to me that Windows isn't built for todays PC market and stinks right now but will be better later. They say it here. What do you guys think? I mean it seems like it's built for a market of all touch screens.
  6. hi we're using windows 7 hp. i was wondering if the policy for users can be set, i had thought this was only a professional or other edition feature. i audited our network and we got a 1.25 out of 10 security rating (belarc). i've done much to try and improve the security, but i can only seem to get a decent reading from like secunia software patcher. i have a lot of security related questions, including on software topics of like wireshark, secunia, or nessus, or gfi. but i don't want to just spiel. so for starters, what can i do about user policy not having a professional edition of windows.
  7. ok so i saw my friends system it shows 3.4 ghz and next to it shows 3.8 ghz so thats turbo boost and on mine it only shows 3.4 ghz and next to it same 3.4 ghz what could be the reason to that? my mother board is asus p8b75 ml3 and his is giga byte ga h77 ds3h turbo boost is enabled in bios also installed intel turbo boost monitor when starting the program the bar goes up to 3.8 but why doesn't it show in system properties anybody got any ideas
  8. Hey, just recently I've started getting BSOD's, even though no changes have been made to my system. This is really puzzling me, as I am able to determine what is causing it, but I have absolutely no idea how to fix it. The STOP error is 0x000000D1 (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and the blue screen points to WmXLCore.sys as the culprit. Through my own investigations, I found that WmXLCore.sys is a Logitech driver for Logitech gamepad controllers. The BSOD triggers whenever I am playing a game using my gamepad, and it will happen randomly at any time during the game. When I discovered this, I thou
  9. thanks for the help in advance. I am having a very interesting issue with my work computer which is running Windows 7. When I plug in an ntfs drive it crashes explorer. If I close explorer in the task manager and run new task explorer.exe it shows up in task manager but does not pop up on screen. If I try and shutdown after plugging in the drive, it just hangs on shutting down. FAT32 drives work fine, but some of the files I work with are over 4 gigs so I need my ntfs drive to work. I have tried several different ntfs drives and they all do the same thing. When I plug them in other computers
  10. I keep getting failure messages such as the ones below (unfortunately there's plenty more) due to Windows Update failures. I would love any help as to figuring out some of them! As a side note, I noticed an issue with MSN, but can't pinpoint what exactly the issue was. I apologize in advance for any and all vagueness. Thanks 2012-09-09 09:57:08:849 1132 d14 Report REPORT EVENT: {72F8EC28-BD23-4FBE-954F-318C980599C9} 2012-09-09 09:57:01:938-0400 1 182 101 {57260DFE-227C-45E3-9FFC-2FC77A67F95A} 104 80071a90 AutomaticUpdates Failure Content Install
  11. hi, i installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS, completely overwriting and deleting windows 7, i have a windows 7 disk that works on other pc's. if i put a disk that has a Linux distribution on, it is recognized and boots into the cd, if i load a cd with a windows OS on it just loads straight back into UBUNTU. I need to totally uninstall ubuntu and go back to windows 7. Thank you Ancylla
  12. Hello! You have definetely seen topics like this and you will see more if you write it in google. But I can honestly say that I've read almost every post in web that is similar to this problem. Recently I bought a new laptop which had Linux OS. I had a Windows 7 installation CD at home so I decided to try Linux, but if I'm not satisfied, install Windows 7. Unfortunately Linux (to be more accutare - Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11) is not the OS for me, and I began to search through web different ways how to uninstall Linux, and it's a nightmare. Someone gives an advice but in the next site it
  13. Hey there.... I have been notice that windows now are not releasing any version like windows xp right?.. Yeah, sure it does. But other than that, i have also know that we can download it for free in internet. Even it was on official Microsoft page. so guys, i just want that os for my low dude pc, and where can i find it?..can someone tell me?..thanks!
  14. I had an unofficial Ms-Dos boot disk (FreeDos) and I was trying to dual boot it with Windows XP. I had made the partition with EaseUS and allocated 20gb. When I booted from the disk on startup, I followed the instructions, then turned my computer off. When I turned it back on there was nothing but a white error message in the3 top-left corner saying, "Error missing or corrupt operating system". So I deleted the the Ms-Dos partition, then used an official Windows XP Service Pack 2 disk and made a new partition and booted into that. I can view all my old files from the original partition except
  15. I'm currently running on Ubuntu Linux 11.10. I wanted to switch back to Windows so I ordered an installation disk that arrived today. I wiped out the Ubuntu partition and installed Windows. The installation went well, but when I tried to connect to the Internet, my Ethernet modem was not recognized. I called my Internet provider, Cox Communications, and they walked me through this process: Start --> Control Panel --> Network Connections. They wanted me to find the Local Area Connection (LAN) but it was missing. The representative said that I had incorrectly installed the hardware and t
  16. Windows 8 is expected to launch on October 2012. Microsoft launched developer preview already and its availale for free download. Windows 8 Features and Download
  17. hey there, so my windows live mail from windows essentials is nto being coperative. I am getting two errors here one at start up adn another when i try to send an email. which is more annoying that I will have to restart the software when i do. so far nothing in the help center can address why I am getting nermous errors when i load up my windows llive essentials. THe mail client now wont let me send outgoing emails like I need to. Here is the errors i get please address why its happening and yes i already uninstalled it all and reinstalled everything. failure to initialize Shared Canvas: S
  18. Hey everybody ! :) This is my first post so bear with me, Today i was visiting my elderly aunt when all of a sudden the phone rang with a long distance call. She picked up the phone and just by her responses i could tell that it was a fraudulent microsoft scam so her being not so technology savvy called me over to the phone. She told the telemarceter and he happily complied but as soon as he said "Hi my name is Mike and i am calling from microsoft windows" I quickly replied back in a louder more aggressive tone and said "This is a scam !" and then he proceeded to tell me how i didn't know it
  19. Hey! My Windows Media Player (11) decided to be difficult. It worked fine for a while - and it still plays music - but the library stays empty. It won't add any songs, or anything. I didn't find a way to delete this Media Player and apparently, it isn't possible to install a new one. So, what to do?
  20. I am having Windows XP Service Pack 3 and I am having issues with the autoupdates. The last 2 or 3 days I got the notification in my taskbar that my auto update is turned off and asks me to go to control panel to tyrn it on. But it is turned on there. I tried doing a manual update using the windows update page, but there once I select the express install, I get The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem. For self-help options: Frequently Asked Questions Find Solutions Windows Update N
  21. I have a rather strange situation on my hands. You see, here at my new workplace, we have a certain industrial machine which requires several programs and drivers which, in turn, only run on Windows 95. In addition, the installation CDs for said programs and drivers have evidently been missing for the last ten years. Up until now, we have been using a Compaq Prolinea 4/66 which is probably older than I am, but it's on its last legs and so it has fallen to the resident assistant IT tech (me) to come up with a solution that doesn't cost the company any money. Now, I happen to have an old HP
  22. I have this when I try to switch users: http://www.buffalostate.edu/cts/Images/Login_screen-2-cropped.jpg But what i want to see is this: http://www.finestdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/windows-7-2010-01-13-21-57-51.png So i want the basic login screen, but i have the garbage from the first picture. PLEASE HELP! And NO, I don't care about the wallpaper, but the way you login, i don't want to write my user name, I just want the choice of two boxes, and the ability to click one!
  23. Hey all, So, my computer came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. It's got a sticker on it with the license number. However, the manufacturer (Gateway) did not provide me with an installation disc. Sadly, my computer has recently become infected with malware. I want to do the safe thing and perform a complete re-partition, re-format, and re-install. How can I get an installation disc for Windows 7?
  24. Hello! So, i'm having a laboration in my Computer Basics class right now and I have some MAJOR problems with the permissions for this. I could use some help ASAP! I have already failed once with this and I'm having a go at it tomorrow again, so any help would be appreciated. So this is what I have to do: "All files created in this directory should only be accessible by the user who created the file, and no one else. A user who creates a file must get full permissions for that file, but no other users should be able to even read it. For directories, only the user who created it should have
  25. I have a Windows 7 laptop and a Windows XP desktop. The desktop is wired to the router and printer. The laptop is wirelessly connected to the router. I want to be able to print via the Network thing but its asking me for passwords and I don't know what to put. I've emailed Sky, my broadband provider, but that barely helped at all. You people are my last hope! Here's a diagram:
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