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Clipper Summer87 Question

Question: Clipper Summer87 Question

Hi! I know, this is an old system. I program using VB but every now and then I need to make a change in an old, forgotten system and I really don't have any experience in Clipper. I hope I can find help in this forum.

I am trying to do a create. I have the following but i keep getting a TYPE MISMATCH error:

cPath = "C:\"
cStr = "TempTab"
CREATE (cPath + cString)

What could I be doing wrong? I am trying to create an empty table to store the TempTab structure info in a new work area.

Thanks in advance!

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Answer: Clipper Summer87 Question

What are the datatypes for cstr and cpath?

I do not know clipper, but I would guess you need to caste them to be the same, or the same as CREATE supports.

Also, a quick google makes me think you need to use dircreate to create a folder...

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Question: Clipper Summer87

Hello! I have never debugged in Clipper Summer87. Could someone tell me how step by step? I use Plink86 to link and link using a .bat file.

Example of .bat:

clipper @prog -l
clipper main.prg -l -m
clipper index.prg -l -m
clipper rept.prg -m -l

plink86 @prog

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Clipper Summer87

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Question: Yankee Clipper III

I don't know why, but I can never seem to understand the software instructions. I can get stuff to YC by highlighting it and clicking Edit>Copy, just like usual before I had YC. (I am surprised that the instructions don't say how to get stuff to the Clipboard.) But then how do I paste the stuff, say, in a document I am composing in MS Word? If you don't mind, I need the instructions you would give to a kindergartener. Thanks, grandpaw

Answer:Yankee Clipper III

If it is a Windozs app all the Windoze shortcut keys should apply

Ctrl + C = Copy
Ctrl + X = Cut
Ctrl + V = Paste

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I'm about to use Evernote Clipper after months. Ive tried multiple times to change password and log onto Evernote Clipper. It tells me the password I'd just changed it incorrect. I've closed/opened Chrome, Evernote Clipper and my computer - and gone to download the latest version - evidently i had the latest. This is feeling like a mobius loop. Any thoughts? Thank you!message edited by Chrisjh

Answer:Evernote Clipper - can't log in

Have you spoken to Evernote support?

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Question: Clipper program

Hi all!
After upgrading Clipper program I cannot open DBF format file.
The error message: 'Corruption detected Clipper'. I tried to search from google but no answer.
What's the problem? What should I do?

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I am running a clipper program on a novell network, and my client machines have been running on Windows 95/98.
I have been operating with the following line in the autoexec.bat :SET CLIPPER=E:00;F:250;SWAPPATH:'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\'

I have a machine that is not running on Windows XP, and i have no idea where to add the above line, or how to make it work..
each time i try to run that program i get the following error "Unrecoverable Error 5311; cannot create VM swap file"
where do i set the variables in Windows XP?.


Answer:Need help with clipper program!


Go to C:\windows\system32, and edit Autoexec.NT and Config.NT there is where the environment variables and DOS configuration must be set, every Dos Box that is opened will use the values within this files.

Don´t expect to see them if you type the SET command, but they are initialized and the clipper program will read them.

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Yankee Clipper III YC3

A powerful Windows clipboard extender/memory- now in its third generation. Handles Pictures, Richtext, URLS, etc - any size. Features printing, drag and drop, optional permanent storage of clippings. Familiar "Outlook" interface. Freeware.

Features: Current version:
Saves past 200 text and RTF, 20 BMP and Metafile, and 200 URL clipboard entries.
Has the ability to save and re-use "boilerplate" clippings. Simply right-click on the item and select "Send to boilerplate". Unlimited boilerplate collections can be created.
URL aware- links copied to clipboard can be instantly launched.
Can float on top of other applications for fast pasting.
No size limits for "clippings".
Prints any text clipboard entry, nicely word-wrapped.
This is a simple program to understand and use.
Has a global hotkey to make the application visible when hidden, and another to instantly show and select past "clippings" without showing the application.
Clippings can be dragged & dropped to/from YCIII.
Can strip unwanted "quote" characters ("<", "|") from "clippings".
Supports ordering of boilerplate items.
Can automatically re-connect to clipboard when rogue applications break clipboard chain.

Answer:Yankee Clipper III YC3

This sounds like what I've been looking for, but does it work with Win 7-64? The site mentions only 32 bit systems.

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Question: Yankee Clipper fix

My YC has been dropping clippings. The YC website had me download a fix for that. Where I am now is that I have renamed to old YankClip.exe file to read YankClip.exeold, and now my YankClip[1] folder shows that old renamed file with a MS icon and the new file with a YC icon, just as was the case with the old file before I renamed it.

The YC instructions tell me to “Get the ZIP, stop the program, rename the old EXE, and finally copy the new file into the installation directory”. I wasn't sure at what point I was supposed to stop the program, I presume meaning the zip program, and how I was to do that, so what I did was to rename the old EXE first, and then download the new one without interrupting the program

Does what I did amount to “copying the new file into the installation directory"?

Since YC dropped clippings only sporadically, I am wanting to find out now if I did the fix right rather than just wait to see if the dropping problem happens again.

Thanks, grandpaw7

Answer:Yankee Clipper fix


From what I'm reading, when they say 'stop the program', that may have been the YC program, not the zip.

The way I read it is as this..

Download the zip. Stop the YC program from running. Rename the exe to old, either like what you have done, or as YankClip.old, then open the zip, and extract the new exe into the same folder.

Is that what you did?



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Hey i have a large .mpg file and i want to clip a section out of it. Do all programs need you to re-assemble all the parts before you play? I want to take a playable section out and delete the at specific start and end times and everything and then have a playable piece. I did a google search and there seems to be TONS of "editors". And they seem to do so many other things it all seems really complicated to go through all the programs. I would worry wich ones have spyware or would de-stabalize my system if they're done by amateurs.

Any Suggestions?

Answer:best MPG clipper/editor??

This is freeware. Not to hard to figure out.

1/ VirtualDub. If you want a close enough good enough edit just use virtualdub.

I've only used it on avi files but it seems to support other formats.

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Am I the only one still having to modify and keep running mid '80's software, yes, prior to windoze. The s/w is run daily in a very large corporate in a win2000 environment.

Does anyone have any info on what I could use to help transfer the code to something more modern? Of course, the user interface would have to be rewritten.

Yep, I'm very old too.

Answer:dBase III+ and Clipper

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does anyone know what happen to that "old" programming language, called clipper, like the old dbase language? what is clipper called today or computer programming language is the most similar to clipper?

Answer:ca-clipper 5.3b for dos/windows

OMG! My first job in the computer field! I was the install guy for a point of sale/accounting software for specialty gift shops, which was written in Clipper for DOS. Had to setup that program on point of sale computers for the front, and in the workstations in the office for the accounting part. They kept using the DOS version til past Win98 days, when I left that company. When I first got there they were using Artisoft LANtastic for the networking, on coax.

Pig of a DOS program, had to learn the art of fine tuning config.sys to get conventional memory up past 600.

The owners of the software company used to raise pit of them came to the office every day, sorta the mascot of the office. His name was Clipper.

Anyways, I'm not a programmer, I'm a networking guy, but from what I remember in the days before I left that company, the programmers there were having a hard time migrating their program to a native Windows backend.

I believe Clipper for DOS remained for DOS
and one of the projects designed to migrate it to Windows almost made it..

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I installed the plug in webclipper, from Its not working right and I just want it off my computer. I get no response from their tech support, and I can't find the application under add/remove programs. What do I do? And I need a recomondation as to some good virus software to install on my 350 mhz Intell Pent. II. I have a creative 48x cd-rom, and a V.90 56k Us Robotics voice Fax modem. Would the wrong driver stop my fax from operating? Does anyone know where to get the right drivers? HELP!

Answer:Web Clipper-from

I like Norton AntiVirus.

If you want to try one for free though, go to - it's pretty good too.

USR modem drivers:
[edit] - fixing my bad link
[This message has been edited by LarryCore (edited 03-11-2000).]

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After getting my new XP computer, I downloaded the clipboard utility Yankee Clipper, which I used a lot on my older computer. However, I found out I downloaded the wrong version rather than the one I wanted and was used to. So I uninstalled it yesterday morning and instead installed the version I wanted. Then, I got to messing around trying to get YC on my startup and Quick Launch. Somehow, I messed things up so that YC wouldn't work. So I attempted to uninstall this second version of YC (the one I wanted). Add/Remove went through the usual procedure as though the uninstall worked fine. But it didn't. YC was no longer in Add/Remove, but it was big as life everywhere else although it still worked poorly. Then, I used System Restore to go back to yesterday morning before I uninstalled the version I didn't want. I wanted to start all over. So I tried to uninstall that version so I could newly install the good version. But now the bad version won't uninstall. When I try to do that via Add/Remove, I get a Wise Uninstall error saying "Could not open INSTALL.LOG file.

I have no idea what to do now. For one thing, I wonder if the error message means that the Add/Remove program now won't work for anything, or if that error message just applied to YC. I've thought about downloading free uninstaller but I prefer not to do anything till I can get some expert input.

Thank, grandpaw

Answer:Can't uninstall Yankee Clipper

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Download: OneNote Clipper

Save anything on the web to OneNote in one click

Keep all your web research in one place. Clip it to OneNote, organize it, and access it from any device.

OneNote Clipper - the easiest way to save anything on the web to OneNote in just one click. It's like your camera for the web.

Researching for a big trip? Gathering recipes for an upcoming party? Collecting inspiration for a home makeover? The OneNote Clipper helps you do all of this quickly and easily. Think of it as your camera for the web, snapshotting any webpage you see directly into OneNote.​

One-click to save any webpage with the extension toolbar OneNote button
One-click to view your clipped webpage in OneNote Online directly from the OneNote Clipper
All of your clips are saved to the Quick Notes section of your default notebook on OneDrive - automatically accessible and fully searchable on all your devices


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I maintain some legacy programs written under dBase and compiled with Clipper.I have a couple of problems when running under some versions of Windows ? especially XPNormally the key-code for the left arrow key is identical to Ctrl-S> - both, when tested with a utitlity, are correctly shown as being ASC 19However, when running in a virtual DOS environment, while the left-arrow key works fine, the Ctrl-S> is ignored. I assume that Windows is intercepting the code for some other purpose.Using the Properties of the desktop shortcut to the DOS environment, I have tried various combinations of Compatibility (for Windows) and disabling the Windows Shortcut keys, but no still solution is found.Secondly: the programs frequently use the higher ASCII codes to build boxes on-screen. These generally work fine, but on occasion ? and I can find no reason for why this only happens sometimes ? the characters get mis-interpreted and produce other graphics characters.Would be grateful if anyone knows a solution ? especially to the key-code issue - or even just a pointer to someone who might know.Many thanksDr Philip Ramage

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I have mcafee virus scan profession and its all up to date and also my win xp is up to date but virus scan keeps coming up saying I have these viruses. I try to quarantine them it says it cant as I dont have permissoons.

I have tried turning off my system restore then going to RUN and typing REGEDIT and doing a search for each virus then deleting but when I restart they are back again.

The files that mcaffee detects are


any help is appreciated


Answer:BackDoor-CJO, AD-Clipper & downloader-OX

I was seeing McAfee return Downloader-OX and two other adware / virus threats. If you will look in the far right of the McAfee notification window (at least with McAfee Enterprise Edition) you will notice what applications are causing you the trouble.

I couldn't see anything in my startup files - either through regedit or Hijackthis! - I simply deleted the infected files (which turned out to be mplayer.exe and TELNET.EXE) and Windows XP restored them.

I'll let you know if I run across anything else, but I seem to be running clean. McAfee seemed to catch the infection before it spread, but everytime I ran Media Player the virus seemed to try and reactivate. Telnet.exe seemed to be automatically being called at points, but after deletion and recreation I haven't seen the problem return.

This issue must be new enough to not have very many posts. McAfee's VIL was no help whatsoever

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Hello, I am using Clipper 5.2 and would like to know how to display a logo at the top of a letter before printing it out. Please help. Thanks!!

Answer:clipper 5.2 how to display logo

If you mean the database application. You will have to embed the logo or download it to the printer.

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The OneNote Web Clipper suddenly stopped working on all my browsers and computers. I cannot login and I am prompted to enable 3rd party cookies. I have tried deleting all cookies, uninstalling the extension and reinstalling it, but it doesn't work.
I have tried this on Chrome, Firefox and Edge. On all browsers the OneNote Clipper stopped working.
I also found a thread that started today at Microsoft:
Any ideas?

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Operating System: Win 7/64
Computer: HP Elite i7

Problem: Somehow, the Clipper Tool (part of Windows 7) has disappeared. I did not receive the installation disks with my computer. What can I do to reinstall the app?

Answer:MS Clipper Tool Disapeared

I guess you mean the snipping tool. It has probably simply disappeared from the Start menu so type snip in the Start > Search box. Snipping tool should appear above.

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We are in the process of developing apps for a manufacturing company and we are stump as to which programming language will be best. The apps wil include all accounts, production, warehousing, etc. and we estimate that it would involve a rather large database. We are thinking of using the ca-clippper language to develop the apps.

Pls give us you opinions and advices. We truly appreciate all opinions and advices.

Thanks & Regards.

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I am using Yankee Clipper III (YC3) under Win7 64bit. Occasionally it looses the boilerplates and I can't get them back other than by recreating them. Under Win XP, according to what I have been able to find, the boilerplates are kept in Program Files/YCIII. That doesn't seem to the the case for Win 7. I have restored the YCIII portion of Program Files X86 from a True Image Backup but the boilerplates are still not there.

Will someone please help me get around the problem of having to recreate the boilerplates each time YC3 looses them?

Thank you very much.

Answer:Yankee Clipper III looses its boilerplates

About a year ago I posted this problem and never received a reply. I have nor used this machine very much until recently. The problem just occurred again so here I am again.

Yankee Clipper III looses its boilerplates

I am using Yankee Clipper III (YC3) under Windows 7 64bit. Occasionally it looses the boilerplates and I can't get them back other than by recreating them. Under Win XP, according to what I have been able to find, the boilerplates are kept in Program Files/YCIII. That doesn't seem to the the case for Win 7. I have restored the YCIII portion of Program Files X86 from a True Image Backup but the boilerplates are still not there.

Will someone please help me get around the problem of having to recreate the boilerplates each time YC3 looses them?

Thank you very much.

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I have used Yankee Clipper for a number of years now and it has been a great deal of help to me, largely because of its simplicity. But after I got XP the YC icon on my System Tray started to disappear, not always, but when it did I couldn't find a way to get the YC window to display. When I would click on the YC icon on my desktop or go to YC in Windows Explorer, I would get a message that YC was already running and to look at the System Tray (where the YC icon was no longer there).

YC told me that the problem must have something to do with XP, but couldn't say what. YC suggested that I click Ctrl/Alt/Y. That sometimes brought up the YC screen but not always. It didn't restore the icon to the System Tray.

I wonder if anyone has a suggestion as to what might be the problem and how I can solve it.


Answer:Disappearing Yankee Clipper icon

Perhaps it's not in your startup and should be (and used to be)?

Hit Start-->Run and type msconfig and hit enter.
Go to the Startup tab.
Do you see anything that resembles Yankee Clipper?
If you do and it is NOT checked, check it.
If you don't, reinstall Yankee Clipper. See if you're asked if you want it to start when Windows starts (or to put an icon in the system tray) and say "yes".

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Each time I try to update the OneNote Web Clipper app via the Windows Store, it says the following in the screenshot.

Answer:Problems updating OneNote Web Clipper app from Windows Store

I have ran troubleshooting steps on this problem. Nothing seems to fix the problem. That's why I have came here for help. Please help!

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I want to ask about porting / converting ancient (20 years old!) dBase / Clipper source code and files to Modern Windows XP environment.

Should I use Codebase and re-compile the program for Microsoft C?

Is there any other better / simpler ways to port text only applications?

Thank you.

Answer:Porting dBase/Clipper Source Code And Files

Are you asking if there's any way of automatically converting the source code or you asking whether you you should rewrite the application. Codebase will not convert an XBase DOS program to a windows program. From what I understand Codebase is a library that allows you to manipulate XBase databases (DBase, Clipper, Paradox etc) with a windows language such as Visual Basic.

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I haven't been on windows 98 or 98SE alot so I was wondeing, If you put a Cd-writer (burner) in a computer with windows 98 or 98se (which I just did) why when ;you go to my computer and right click on the E dirve is there not a recording tab and other tabs like in windows xp, I know the answer will probably be------because your not using XP----------But I was wondering. The one I put in had NERO with it and I like NERO anyway however I would like to know for future purposes.

Why when you go to mycomputer and right click on the E drive (the burner) don't you have the recording tab and the rest like XP. I like doing it that way in XP where you can move all files or copy files and then go to the burner and say write these files to cd.

Does windows 98 or 98SE have this and I am just missing it or is a burning program like NERO or another the only way to use the burning in 98 or 98SE?

Thanks for the help

Answer:Solved: Windows 98 and/or 98SE-question about burning CDs, is there a record tab etc-Question

lol, you answered your own question, windows 95,98,98se,and ME don't support cd burning, except with 3rd party software. When you purchase any of the NT systems (ie: xp, NT 4, Server 2003, 2000 PRO etc...) all have the NT kernel which if you look during your install say " Windows (whatever version) is built on NT technology" and "You now have built in CD burning" soon and perhaps with the upcoming service pack 2, it will start coming with DVD burning capability.

I believe the only windows kernel out that currently supports cd burning is the NT one

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Hi folks,  After several weeks of research and contemplation, I finally decided to order a P50.  I'm excited for it's forthcoming arrival (hopefully by the end of the week). I had a quick question regarding an SSD install.  I've read several of the threads about it and I just wanted to clarify before it arrives.  I've ordered a 512gb Samsung NVMe M.2 drive from newegg.  I've also already acquired the m.2 mounts/brackets from lenovo. Can I just install the new drive, remove the stock (500gb hd) and do a clean install of windows via a thumb drive/rufus or will I run into trouble with the P50 recognizing it?  I'd rather do a fresh install and not clone them if possible. Thanks for all of the help.  I'm really looking forward to getting this machine configured and operational. The configuration I ended up going with is as follows: - FHD (non-touch)- Xeon/M2000M- 500gb hd (ordered the samsung NVMe and 2tb samsung hd to replace the 500gb hd)- 64gb non-ECC (I was going to upgrade this later but with the discount portal it was way less than aftermarket)- color calibrator (ehh)- backlit keyboard I'll hopefully get a docking station in the near future but need to do a bit more research on that front.  

Answer:NVMe Question - Finally ordered a P50 (Thanks for all the advice) - One last, quick question

I did a clean install to a new NVMe drive when I got my P50. I did it with Windows 10 on thumb drive. I didn't even have to enter the product key. It was completely painless. Good luck!

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HOW DO I place the following in blue type letters:


when the rest of a web site's is black type

(this is the color i would like to useCOLOR="#FF0000")

Answer:Hit An Easy Homerun Answering This Question On Html Code Question

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Hi Everyone:

I have a question.

I'm wondering, did I not follow the correct protocol yesterday to get my HiJack-This Log
looked at? Is there something I could have done better, in order to get help? I'm sure you guys are really busy as there are a lot of people seeking help. I'm just wondering. Any comments? Thank you so much.


Answer:Question about the correct protocol to get a question answered at Major Geeks

Read this:

As such, I saw nothing wrong with the title of your post...

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I have a MSI K9A2 CF V2.

It supports Up DDR2 1066 and up to 8GB.

I have 2 2GB sticks right now which I will be moving to another computer. I wish to buy 2 sets of 2 2GB 10666. The board support 4 sticks of ram. If I buy 2 separate of the same memory will I have an issue meaning 4 total sticks of the same ram. Meaning will the sticks do there little duel channel thing??


Answer:Solved: Memory question DDR2 *not a comparing question*

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Question... does anybody have any examples of "contracts" or "scope of work" documents they have clients sign when they do a new networking job? Just curious to see some examples... might be looking to get these implimented into our jobs so that if a customer says "hey we were promised xyz" i can turn back to the document and go "no sir you were not, this is what you and your sales person agreed upon"

we run into it a lot where i go on site and a customer has one idea in mind when i was sent there under a completely different intention...

we do CCTV/networking things (structured cabling basically, mostly commercial sometimes residential).

just looking for examples of contracts/scope of work documents i can use to create our own

Answer:Business Question: Scope of Work/Contract Question

In my experience there really isn't a template for a scope of work (I'm usually the one paying vendors & consultants), basically what it boils down to is a line item list of what it is you're going to do with some detail about each part. So perhaps in your example it would read:

Install 1 SuperAwesome-o CCT camera on NW exterior of building, setup scan to cover 100 deg of coverage on parking lot, cable to back-end monitoring system, verify functionality
Install 1 SemiAwesome-o interior CCTV camera above recoptionist desk to cover front entrance. No scan, cable to back-end system and verify

etc, etc, etc...

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Outlook Express Question:

I just bought a new computer and want to move my spam filters (message rules and blocked senders list) to my new computer. It has taken me two years to build this filter system which has hundreds of rules and blocked senders. It was very effective cutting my spam from about 75-125 messages a day to about 3 or 4 a day.

Jumpdrive question:

I am using a 128 mb jumpdrive to move files from old computer to new. Can I compress this jumpdrive to double it's capacity and if I do is there any downside to doing so?

Thanks for all help offered.

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Alright two questions for this post.

First one is I want to know if this CPU is compatible with this motherboard because the mother board does not support the CPU type ( Phenom II X4) or am I wrong?

next is if that motherboard has integrated graphics, can I still then put a video card on it?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Solved: CPU Compatibility question & Intergrated Graphics question

FRom what i can see the cpu will work with that board, 2nd > yes you can install a video card. What wattage and make is the power supply?

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Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:
And just recently I saw this:
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:

I've read about alot of PSU's falsely stating the wattage due to some rubbish about the ampage on the 12v rail or ... Read more

Answer:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

Google your PC and said you have a 250 Watt power supply (may be true or not but hey..its Cnet that said it) On Newegg it said that the 1550 needs a 420 watt or greater...From those numbers well...You'll need a new power supply. Or you can just upgrade =D

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Hi guys, I'm a huge noob when it comes to networking.

My HTPC is using onboard wired network on an Intel D865perl motherboard. My bedroom computer is using wireless G- both are connected to a Belkin PRE-N router. I transfer my downloaded data from my bedroom to the HTPC downstairs.

Would I get faster transfer/streaming speeds by adding a PRO gigabit 1000 network card?

Would I automatically get faster speeds if I install it, since I read that the gigabit requires a bit of configuration.

Thanks guys!

Answer:Quick Noob question, question on /1000 card...

Gigabit wouldn't help since your bottle neck is your 54Mbps G wireless.

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So my situation is unique lol

i have a Dell inspiron n5010 laptop running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

the soundcard for this is either IDT 92HD79B1, v., A01 or A03 i dont know what the default one mine came with is.

i hope that helps ^ and the attatchment i posted is also an indepth analysis of my laptop.

basically this soundcard has the input for one regular jack. like the jack on ipod headphones idk the technical name.

aside form that i have logitech 5.1 surround sound speakers with the Green orange black jacks on the ends of those...

ive used 2 splitters to make those 3 into 1 and i have it hooked up to my laptop and i hear sound from all 3 speakers...

is there any way any software to make the laptop think i have 5.1 input?

and also can i install realtek on my machine??? i have it installed but i cant use it... is realteka software or a sound card??

Answer:Logitech 5.1 surround question and soundcard question IDT and Realtek

Just plug your 5.1 or 7.1 into the jack and it should be picked up by the software. Otherwise these little badboys work great as well ! ICUSBAUDIO7 Virtual 7.1 USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card - USB 2.0, USB 1.1, Phono 3.5mm Female, C-Media Chipset at TigerDirect

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Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:
And just recently I saw this:
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:

I've read about alot of PSU's falsely stating the wattage due to some rubbish about the ampage on the 12v rail or something, can so... Read more

Answer:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

I am also using Dell Dimension 3000, and I upgraded all Video Card, RAM and PSU already, so I think I can help you a little bit here.

First, which games do you want to play? Because if you want to play newest games, then I'm sorry, you will have to buy a whole new computer. X1550 and 2gb of DDR RAM won't help you anymore.

Second, as far as I know, X1550 is the best for PCI now, but X1300 is really slightly behind. Many people believe they are the same. You can easily buy X1300 from newegg. You bought mine with $20.00 cheaper from eBay, but I guess money is not really your problem anyway.

Third, I have used X1300 and FX5500 and didn't see any problem with Dell Monitor at all. The only thing you need to be careful if you decide to buy X1300 is that there are two kind of X1300. Don't buy the Small Factor version because it is made for special kind of computer, and it won't fit into your case. The one you should buy look like this:

Fourth, even though many people suggest that we should only use Dell PSU because the other PSU won't fit into the case, I am actually using this one of Antec:
It fits perfectly.
And yes, PSU upgrade is a good idea. I believe my system is working very well, so you should have at least 350W PSU. DON'T buy cheap PSU.

Fifth, you may knew already since you've used cruical website ... Read more

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If rundll32.exe is found in C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch is it a virus or variant?
I have read that rundll32 found in C:\WINDOWS\system32 is critical to running windows, however if found in the prefetch folder does that mean its viral?

Answer:simple question: rundll32.exe location question

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I am looking at ASUS or Gigabyte in the 4 slots of DDR4 2133 or higher flavor.
I was looking at this wikipedia page on motherboards.
B150 looks like an attractive price point for me. We dont use many USB ports.
What does "PCH PCI Express configuration" mean?
B150 - 8 ? 3.0
Q150 - 10 ? 3.0
H170 - 16 ? 3.0

Q170 & Z170 - 20 ? 3.0

Some motherboard specification sheets state (O.C.) meaning its overclocked. So I need to OC the ram in order to get that speed. Other spec sheets just state it without (O.C.) statement.
Gigabyte B150M-D3H GSM w/ DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit LAN, 2-Way CrossFireX, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA at Memory Express

4x DDR3 DIMM sockets for up to 32GB RAM (4x 8GB)
- Supports standard DDR3-1866 (OC) / 1600 / 1333MHz Non ECC UDIMMS

How long will it take for the i5-6400 (listed below) to get to around the $125 mark?
I was figuring to start with the G4400 then buy the i5-6400 later.

Pentium Processor G4400, 3.3GHz w/ 3MB Cache $85 2 core 2 threads
Core™ i5-6400 Processor, 2.7GHz w/ 6MB Cache $255 4 core 4 threads

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I feel like this is a little dumb, but I haven't been able to really find the answer.

Can I hook up my POE injectors right at my switch in the basement, and just run the output CAT cable from them to my AP's? All documentation seems to read that I need to run my CAT to the approximate destination first, then POE injector at a nearby plug, then a short run to the AP.

Answer:I feel like this is a dumb question - POE injector question

You should be fine to put the poe injector at the switch end as long as your total cable run isn't over 300'

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I am a very big halo fan! I think it's one of the best FPS games out there! But I have to say that I was really disappointed with the ending of Halo 3. I hope I don't spoil it for anyone, but I figured the game's been out for awhile so I can talk freely about the ending. I didn't quite understand what all happened... Did the Master Chief really die? After I beat it the first time it put me in a bad mood because I love the Halo series and am almost finished reading the books as well and I couldn't believe they would kill off the main character. lol. I'm a nerd yeah. But did they really kill him off? I honestly couldn't tell for sure. May be a dumb question but I figured I would ask. Thanks guys!

Answer:End of Halo 3 question (end of game question.... possible spoiler)

No hes not dead, I believe if you play the game on a certain difficulty (spelling?) then after the credits it shows him again, Im not gonna ruin the ending but ill leave the link for the vid if you wanna see it][url][/url] 

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Okay, I'm buying a new hard drive and I'm looking for the best deal I can find. I have a K8V special edition motherboard and a 120 GB hard drive (Maxtor, not sure if SATA or not). My motherboard can support 2 SATAs but beyond that I don't know how many hard drives I can support. What I'm looking at is a 300GB hard drive "Maxtor 300GB 7200RPG Ultra16 PATA Internal Hard Drive" with 133MB/sec transfer speed. For the same price ($149) I can get a 200GB SATA with 150MB/sec speed. Three questions:

1) What's PATA, and can my motherboard support it?
2) Which hard drive am I better off getting, assuming I can use both?

Next, I recently tried upgrading my Windows (from XP to XP <_< there was a problem with getting SP2). I made it to the point where you have to reset your computer and go from there, but when I did the Windows setup ran into a missing file and couldn't go further. I restarted and had the option of choosing whether I wanna start up in normal XP or in the XP setup, so my original Windows is intact. But now I get that choice whenever I turn my computer on, and I'd like to know how to remove the XP setup as an option for starting up. Thanks for the help guys.

Answer:Buying hardware question, also Windows question <_<

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Dumb Newbi Question...

I need a new PSU, i only got a 250 watt at the moment and before i upgrade my graphics card to a ATI 9800XT i think il, need more to my question, im looking at buying a 480 watt psu but dont no ne thin about power suplys...will it fit/ are the all the same size?

Thats the link to it if u neede to know what on it was.

Thanx if u can help me....

Title edited. Please use proper titles for your threads.

Answer:Power Question ( Dumb Newbi Question... )

Measure your current PSU, compare with the new one (looks good). They are all pretty much alike size-wise nowadays, and should fit straight in.

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Ive only had the privledge (and by that, I mean, enough money) to build a single CPU (with my brother, it was his) in my life. I recall it has (still works apart from mobo, only recently replaced) a intel core 2 quad. I see people talking about bent pins and stuff on CPUs, but I dont remember pins being on the core 2 quad. that was the easiest part I recall, just literally placed the chip in the socket (the heatsink, that was a headache). I dont recall any pins. Are pins literally pins as in thin rods sticking out of the bottom, or what?

Answer:Sorta random CPU question (no problems, just a question)

Most modern CPU's (Intel at least) no longer have pins on the CPU, but instead the pins are on the socket.

The newer socket 1155 and 1366 (and 2011 for that matter) are just like the Socket 775 you are experienced with the Core 2 Quad you installed, just slightly larger sockets.

It is still very possible to bend pins though, but in this way, you damage the motherboard (with the CPU socket) vs. the CPU. You must be careful when inserting the CPU since dropping it on a corner into the socket CAN bend and damage pins.

So if you've built a system with Socket 775/Core 2 Quad, you should have no problem with Core i3/i5/i7 and newer Intel sockets if this is what you plan to do. Everything is basically the same... just slightly different socket and DDR3 memory vs. DDR2, which are also very similar and just snap in the DIMM slots similarly.

I hope that helps! Good luck!

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Hi folks / performance gurus

Got an old server 4 HDD storage bays and SSD with Raid 0 -- created 2 arrays of 2 logical HDD's but 4 physical HDD's (1 array 2 X 4TB, 1 array 2 X 3TB) --

Is this better than creating 1 array of all 4 HDD's - I'd lose some space because the arrays have to be the same size.

I'm not too bothered on other issues of RAID 0 -- I want the fastest HDD SPEED I can get out of the system - I've plenty of backups so HDD failure here isn't a primary concern.

SSD is the boot device - works fine -- just need info on setting up these 4 HDD's for the best performnce -- Storage array is set up in BIOS before Windows boots.

Help here appreciated -- I can usually get stuff to work (old Engineer) but don't necessarily have the knowledge to optimize performance.


Answer:Windows RAID 0 question performance question

What do you need the array speed for if you have an SSD as a boot up drive? If it's just for storage, raid 0 is like putting all your eggs in 1 basket..I know you have backups but having those drives independent of each other will give you less chances of a failure and headache.

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Power supply :- OCZ PowerStream 520W
Module size and kit size:-
CPU model and rated speed:-Athlon 64 3200+
Overclocked CPU speed:-
Divider and FSB used:-
Motherboard and revision:-DFI LANPARTY UT NF4-D ATX
Motherboard Bios rev:-
Video card:- eVGA Geforce 6600GT
Operating System:-None yet
CPU and System Cooling:-3 Case fans, mobo fan and cpu fan, gfx card fan

I have three case fans, all which have a 3 pin connection that attaches to the motherboard and a 4 pin (same as Hard drive sized power supply connector). The 4 pin connectors have both a male and female end so that they can go inline with another part or could even be daisy chained together. My question is which line of the power supply should these be connected to?

I have a few options, I could connect one or more to the cable the contains a few 4 pin connectors and a 5V/12V power connector at the end for the motherboard or I could daisychain them on the end of a power supply cable marked (VGA/H.D.D). Also do I need both the 3 pin motherboard connector and 4 pin power supply connector, connected or are these two seperate option, which I merely need to choose one of (ie. Motherboard connection OR Power supply 4 pin connection). If so, which is better to choose?)

Answer:Case fan question and other power connections question

If you connect them to your mobo then it will be able to monitor their speeds via the yellow wire. If you connect them to your PSU it doesnt matter which 4 pin molex connector you fit them to as they all join up inside the PSU. Another option is to buy a fan speed controller and plug them into that, the advantage is that you can control the speed and therefore the ammount of noise they produce, the more expensive controllers can also monitor speeds and temperature(s).

Hope that helps. Rik.

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Out of all the questions to ask, this one took up the most space on my whiteboard, so here goes.

I am developing my own TELNET application. When data is recieved, I have a sub break it down, chatacter-by-character until it comes to a formatting tag. At the tag, it sets three Private RGB integers to the color specified, then, deletes the tag from the incoming string, and continues normally, applying the color formatting to the characters, and adding them to a RichTextBox. Sounds simple? Here's the question. When I apply the color formatting, it does not appear in the RichTextBox. Here is the code I use:

Text1.SelColor = GetColor
Text1.Text = Text1.Text + temp
Text1.SelStart = Len(Text1.Text)
Text = Right$(Text, Len(Text) - 1)

Text1 is the RTB, temp is the character picked up, Text is the incoming string, GetColor is the RGB() of the three variables mentioned earlier. Yet, the color is not displayed. Why is this?

Shouldn't be too hard for all of you....

PS---I am programming in Visual Basic 6.0

Answer:RichTextBox Color Question---(easy question)

I'm not sure you can colorize an RTB without subclassing it and using the WinApi functions. I may be wrong though.

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My question is simple.
In the past I have used a OnePlus One, but it lack of ergonomy and it have a lot of problem due to lack of android support and horrible touch screen.
Now i'm evaluating the new Lumia 640 and 640XL.
I'm a photograph and i like smartphone that make very good photos.
I'm near to buy a XL for the better camera (13MP) and Zeiss Lens, but i'm undecided....
- it's too big the 640XL? Is good the ergonomy? Or is better loss some quality of the camera... and go with basic 640?
After some week of OnePlus... i had pain to hand for the bad ergonomy of this phone.
I have tried 640 and 640 XL into a shop, but I think that ergonomy can be tested only in daily use.
What is your suggestion and experience? And if you suggest "basic" 640 i will lost a big amount of quality due to the 8 MP camera?

Answer:A simple question... it's better 640 or the 640XL? Ergonomy and other question

Would you consider a Lumia 830?
The 10 MP, Zeiss Lens, PureView, OIS shooter is very nice. Very nice. It surprises many, including Lumia purists.
The size and feel of the device may be more in line with what you want ergonomically.

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Hi all, I was wondering if someone could inform me on what nic.exe, coo.exe, and dnar.exe are and if they are something to raise an eyebrow at. I have them showing up in processes on some of the computers I work on and not on some of the others. I can't seem to find any information on these processes and what their purpose are. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Also on a machine I work on, its an IBM Netvista, the machine comes up w/ an error related to csrss.exe. After some research I learned that this is a name which many hacks will use to disguise programs. I did some checking and in the processes I have two csrss.exe processes running. I can not end either one - I get the message they can't close they are windows blah blah blah's. However, on some of my other machines, my Dell Optiplex GX400 for example only shows up w/ one csrss.exe process. One other thing i noticed is that on the machines that have two csrss.exe processes running, one is running at about 1600k - 3000k and the other approx 180k, making me believe that the 180k one is not supposed to be there, when on my other machines, the csrss.exe process runs approx the same as the 1600k-3000k process on the NetVista. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:processes question coo.exe, nic.exe, dnar.exe as well as csrss.exe question

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What size Max of SD card does the encore 2 wt 8" b32cn support? I'm going to get a either 64gb or 32gb SD card soon and since I'm new to the tablet still ..or better wording is most sites don't say / the ones I've been to also a quick question that keeps coming back to me is .. are windows tablets replacing netbooks? I used to have a netbook but the resolution was too small for win 8.1 although I'm seeing the change in windows 10/has of second version of the tech preview so that they work although that just leads me wondering about the future of small windows devices

Answer:sd card question And s general tablet question

The max size of a sdxc is 2T but nobody can make it yet. But windows support all sizes. So if you can buy it it can be used.

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I am searching for a solution at a networking problem:

Like a router, where there is a DHCP server on the router,
I need a 12, 16 or 24 port switch that is able to assign specific, preconfigured IP address to each individual port.(ie to port 1 via DHCP protocol, to port2, so if I plug a DHCP client device into port 1, it will get as its address, plug the same device to port2 gets

The switch also needs to be SNMP capable for monitoring, so it's probably going to be a managed switch.

Anyone know of a solution? please let me know.

Answer:Switch question: per-port DHCP question

I don't think you are going to get exactly what you are looking for as I don't think it's possible. The only thing I can think of is to create a VLAN for each port. Then use an IP helper for each VLAN.

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Hi i am currently running xp sp3 and was wondering if the fire wall it has built in is good enough or should i download 1 on line? and if so what 1 should i download.

Also a couple of friends of mine were having issues with there computers and the installed cc cleaner on to there computers and it cleaned out there registries and they say that there computer ran better. Now my computer isnt slow but it is not running like when i built it i mean i have done much downloading and stuff so but the loose of speed is not enough for anyone to notice but me. I just want to know is it worth downloading some kind of Registry cleaner or is it not. I have heard that they can mess up your computer so.

Answer:Fire Wall Question and Registry question

As far as firewalls go, I prefer a router. But Ive used zone alarm
in the past, worked pretty well, do a google, there is a free download.

You should have started another thread on the topic of reg cleaners.
I dont use them or recommend them as they can cause more harm
than good. Others will differ. In the future when having 2 questions
please post separately. Thks,,,,

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Hi folks / performance gurus

Got an old server 4 HDD storage bays and SSD with Raid 0 -- created 2 arrays of 2 logical HDD's but 4 physical HDD's (1 array 2 X 4TB, 1 array 2 X 3TB) --

Is this better than creating 1 array of all 4 HDD's - I'd lose some space because the arrays have to be the same size.

I'm not too bothered on other issues of RAID 0 -- I want the fastest HDD SPEED I can get out of the system - I've plenty of backups so HDD failure here isn't a primary concern.

SSD is the boot device - works fine -- just need info on setting up these 4 HDD's for the best performnce -- Storage array is set up in BIOS before Windows boots.

Help here appreciated -- I can usually get stuff to work (old Engineer) but don't necessarily have the knowledge to optimize performance.


Answer:Windows RAID 0 question performance question

What do you need the array speed for if you have an SSD as a boot up drive? If it's just for storage, raid 0 is like putting all your eggs in 1 basket..I know you have backups but having those drives independent of each other will give you less chances of a failure and headache.

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I use a merge text procedure to create a Name & Address Directory in WP9.0. I have member photos to be inserted in the in the directory. Is there a software or a method available that will enable the photo file to be accessed and each individual photo placed in its appropriate place the directory as a part of the merge process?

Thank you in advance.

Bob Summers
[email protected]

Answer:Product Question--WordPerfect Merge Question?

I renamed this post so that readers know what your question is--you should get some response with that title.

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Ok, I aquired the beta of Vista 5259 today, and I want to UNRAR it, in the ReadMe, it says I need something that can support, ISO-13346 UTF or something like that.... If I try to UnRar it, I get an error on each section of the RAR, its split up into 50,000kb sections, and none work... What do I need to do or use? WinRar has never let me down. Whats going on?

Answer:Vista BETA Question EASY QUESTION?

You do not get the legal version in a rar file nor is it splite delete your copy and get a ligit one.

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I am about to replace my RAM on my laptop. It currently has 2 256modules which I am going to replace with 2 512 modules. Is there anything I need to be aware of before I change them over?Also I have a problem connecting wirelessly to the internet on my laptop when I am in the conservatory. The router is upstairs and is a USR MAXg ADSL gateway. I understand that because it is upstairs that it can be difficult to pick up downstairs. I have seem the MIMO routers. Would one of these help overcome my problem?Sorry if I am not supposed to post two questions on one post

Answer:RAM Question & Wireless Router Question

Go toclick herewhen connected choose to let crutial scan computer, it will tell you what can be fitted.If you buy from them, there is a lifetime warranty,Re router try , if the aerials are movable, to put them horizontal.

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I just wanted to know if I could do the following with no problem or if you cannot do it this way.

There is a windows 98 computer upstairs (with DSL) There is a modem--then a router---the windows 98 computer, I think he has the windows 98 computer upstairs hooked into the router and then another line in the router running downstairs to a windows XP SP1 computer. they both work fine. Here is my question.

He wants to add a third computer downstairs,so can it be like
THe modem then router then the windows 98 computer upstairs hooked into the router. Now is it possible to then plug like a four port hub into the router and have the line running downstairs and then take the windows xp that is already down there and plug it into the hub and then the new computer plug it into the hub and they would all have the dsl just like the two of them do now,

I guess I am asking can you plug the one compute upstairs into the router and then run a cable downstairs into a hub and plug the other two computers into the hub and they will all get DSL?

or do you have to plug the upstairs computer into the router like now and then plug two morre lines into the router and run them both downstairs and run one to each computer?

And as long as everything is going throught the router no matter which way it is done do you have to run anything special to get the DSL on all? Some step by step instructions would be nice but I really want to know if the hub thing will work the way I am describing it. Thanks... Read more

Answer:Solved: Network Question if I can use a hub with it- Just a question

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Sr. Citizen now, and would appreciate some help..
Have had an HP Desktop for a number of years.
Not perfect, but have had good luck with it. Time for a new one, though.

Am considering another, new Desktop with W10.

Their site doesn't allow a comparison, item by item, so a bit confusing.
A lot of the nuances escape me now.

Was wondering if anyone has a spare minute or two, can discuss the differences between their
three Envy Dektops with W10:

And, if worth the price differential for the two that are more expensive ?

750 z for $ 650
750 st for 700
750 qe for 850

I do a lot of internet surfing, playing wit Photos (of the Grandkid, naturally), but no gaming, social media, etc.
A fair amount of YouTube viewing.

BTW: Think a Lenovo or Dell Desktop offers better quality ? Why ?

HP Desktops still thought of as a "reasonably" quality built product ?

Much thanks,
appreciate the help,

Answer:Sr. Citizen Question: Which HP PC Desktop Question ?

Difficult to tell which is best.
the stuff you mention you do on the PC is not very heavy for both the Processor and the amount of memory used.

Whether you prefer Dell or HP or Lenovo is more or less the same as why some people drive a BMW/ Mercedes or Volkswagen.
None of them are bad.... but you might like one better than the other

Some general specifications:

Processor: I3 is minimal, I5 would be better
Memory: 4GB minimal, 6GB better
Hard drive: preferably an SSD 256 GB (Solid state) for Windows etc en a 2 - 3GB normal drive for your data.
Screen: HD 1920 x 1080 22inch diagonal

Hope this helps

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Firstly, I was looking at my logs for Spybot and it doesn't seem to detect anything from my second hard drive, which has the the same Progs installed as my main drive and SpyBot detects files from those. What gives?

Secondly, I was wondering if I should use Disk Defragmenter? Apparently, if you lose power while it's defragmenting, you're pretty much screwed because it moves your files.

Answer:Spybot question and Defragment question

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So I recently setup a domain for small non-profit company.

The domain is, but they also have a website

Users can sometimes get to in a browser and sometimes they can't.

When I do an nslookup I get the IP of the server returned.

What can I do so when they want to get to website they get there, but logging into the domain takes them to the DC?

Answer:Quick Domain Question...maybe DNS question

You've found out the hard way why the windows domain name should never be the same as the external DNS name. 8)

AFAIK you have four options:
1) "Re-educate" your users to type when they are at work
2) Use a proxy server and have it redirect to your web host
3) Install IIS on every domain controller and have it redirect
4) Use a registry hack on every domain controller:

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i have analogue ntl cable tv and an ordinary wide-screen tv.i have seen the free view digi boxes in the shops for around £ i need to have a digital tv,or in my case digital ntl box,to make the free view work,or is it just plug and play?

Answer:not pc question,but a tech question nonetheless

Normal TV set. Freeview is through an aerial.

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is there any way to either make a partition to an already formatted drive (without losing any info). or is there a good way to back up large files using DVD's without somehow corrupting the files?

last time i tried putting music/video/game files on dvd's they somehow became corrupted.

Answer:Solved: Dumb question, but a question none-the-less

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I'm having a problem with my computer. It lags a lot now and sometimes after it lags badly enough, it crashes <an automatic and complete shutdown> before I can even touch anything. Right before it cuts off, it goes to a blue screen and talks about collection for a memory dump and also suggests that I utilize the memory diagnostics tool. Its usually so quick that's all the info I can actually give. I have used it twice to receieve no results. Since it has started I have wiped most of the programs I have installed with the exception of ventrillo, msn im, and yahoo im. I have also since done a defrag and disk cleanup. Still no changes. The thing thats funny is that it has only just recently started this... the reason why its funny is because I am using a notebook <Acer Extensa 5620Z> and I used to have World of Warcraft installed and played it daily. I would sometimes have lag issues, but in the year I had this laptop and running WoW... I never once crashed like that and never saw the memory dump. Now I'm trying a system restore, but I don't have any restore points prior to the 24 Oct 2009. Can you please help me to rectify this problem?

Answer:Question <I cannot open through the question link>

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the instructions here and attach the info to your next post

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I know it's best to use two of the exact same cards and I probably will do this, but I was wondering if 1. Could I use an MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G and a MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Gold Edition? They are basically the same card. Here is a comparison between the two.

2. I was wondering if my Corsair HX 850w PSU will have enough juice for them. I might overclock some. I'll be getting a i7 5820k (6-core CPU) with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. MSI X99S SLI Plus mobo and of course two GTX 970's. I'll also get the CM Hyper 212 EVO HSF as well. I have a WD 1TB 7200 RPM HDD and I'll be getting a Micron MX550 256GB SSD. I'll just get another MSI 970 like the one I have now, if the other is a problem. I have an Optiarc DVD-RW burner, but might get BR burner. I think my Corsair HX 850 watt PSU is enough, but I want to make sure. Also using a CM HAF 922 case, might upgrade to the 932. I currently have Windows 7HP x64.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:SLi Compatability Question and Wattage Question...

Yes, they should work since they are both GTX 970's. The Corsair HX 850 should also be enough, each card only draws 145 watts of power, you want at least a 500 watt PSU for a single card system and around a 750 watt or better for an SLI system.

More info on SLI here:

And more info on the power consumption here:

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Hi people! My question is a little out this place, but I can't find the right forum for this question. Maybe matadors will move this to the right place for me. I'm looking for a device, that can take a Video Tape and a DVD-R, and copy that tape to the DVD, so that I have it on the DVD, not on an old fashioned tape anymore! I have a large library of videos, and I would like to transfer them on to a DVD (consume some space for instance). I saw this kind of device at Target, maybe I can find it on internet for a cheaper price! Your help is very appreciated!

Answer:Solved: A question a little out of place question!

Either need a capture box to capture VHS audio/video to computer then burn your movie


get one of these.

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Ok, i am totally useless at maths. I need to partition my new hard drive and i want the main C drive to bee 100 gigs, what is that in mgs? I am lost But very easy for you clever folks.
Also, with this new laptop should i copy/burn recovery data on to disk?
Getting a new laptop is a bit like moving house i think.

Answer:Maths question and Recovery Question

100GB's = 102400MB's and yes always best to copy all your personal stuff over to an External hard-drive. Though if you are just going to fling the laptop, you could remove the HDD and attach it to your new PC using a caddy the copy your files ETC over and then keep it as a backup.

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My friend had a few questions..if he were to use a public proxy server, would that totally hide his IP address from prying eyes?

If he were to use a proxy server would he be able to stop the RIAA from seeing his IP address when using Kazza or whatever he uses for P2P?

And here is my own personal exactly does the RIAA find out who is file sharing?

Answer:Proxy Server Question/P2P Question

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My friend has windows XP on an HP ??? PC, twice when he played starcrat, expansion, the game seemed to log itself in while he was logged in.

To help understand:
His name: Ryan
His username: alakazammath

First time: He was waiting for others to join his game, and suddenly it said alakazammath has joined the game, it then said that the other alakazammath wrote: hi me

Second time: While he was looking for a game to join, it said connection to lost, then when he logged in, it said CD key currently in use by Ryan...

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My daughter has gone on a school trip to france and we have just topped her mobile up we only put £5 on it for texting as we will ring her backbut having recieved the topup she only got £2.77?2.77 does the network providers change the £ to ?on an update outside the UK?,my daughter paniced a bit when she recived the topup and i am not sure how these things work.

Answer:Not a PC question more a Euro/£ Question

A year ago, my other half was in Spain and I topped her mobile up, her balance was the full £10. That was with o2.It may well be that they convert to Euros, or the Network she was on in France charged her for something??Pooke

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I'm using the 32 bit Vista home premium. I have 4 gigs of DDR2 800MHZ RAM. Since 32 bit can only use 3, i feel like im wasting one. Or does it actually use it and not say? if i upgrade to 64 bit, will i see a huge increase in performance? I havent gotten past 30% memory yet

Secondly, is there an easy way to just simply upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit? or do i have to wipe clean and start over? And im just wondering if all my drivers will work...

AMD 6000+, Geforce 8800GTS 640 MB

CPU Question.

I read somewhere that you need a BIOS update for vista to recognize the AMD processor.. my computer reads it as like.. ???processor??? or something..

Where is the link to this bios update? I cannot find it.... and.. do you think this is actually decreasing my performance?

Answer:Memory question/ CPU question

It doesnt use it. The video card and other devices need the address space, so windows has no way to access the ram that also is in that address space.

Its far more useful to be able to access your video card, than the extra ram

And until you start running out of memory, you wont notice any difference with being able to access 4gb.

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So i have overclocked my system for the first time, i did it the "safe" way, increasing the "CPU Frequency" in the BIOS by 1 at a time. It seems like Frequency 200 is 2GHz. So when i reached 220, it was 2.20GHz.

But if i turn it up to 221, then the CPU runs at a clock speed of 1.78GHz.

I was thinking this could be because i use the stock cooling?

If so i need to buy a new cooler (which im thinking to do, a Zalman Fatal1ty should do.)

I am at 37c idle with this one now (the stock cooler)

Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI SE
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2.2GHz

Thx for help.

Answer:Overclock question {Nub question}

maybe your cpu heats up and the cpu/mobo automaticly underclocks the cpu for safety at 221fsb it's multiplier should be 8(original 10). (or it may be Cool 'n' Quiet) i am not sure.

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ok i recently had to reload window onto my computer .. xp pro

to make a long story short ... this is what is happening when my computer boots

on the bios screen .. at boot up ..

1. mother board is first item .. ga-k8nf-9
2. normally next item would be cpu amd 4000+ but it doesn't show up
3. next would normally would be ram 1024 ok but it doesn't show up

sometime i can get 2 and 3 to show if i hit del and go into bios config and exit ..

4. next is cpu clock

then .. a long pause .. a lot longer than it used to be

5. detecting ide drivers ... does all that normally

then i go to screen that says
please select operating system
windows xp
windows xp
with a clock counting down

the top windows xp is a good install but the bottom is messed up and wont boot....

it looks like i have 2 copies of windows xp .. thank you .. i know only few people in this world can screw up a computer like me ..

so if could understand what i just wrote i have 2 questions
1. why does the boot up miss cpu id, ram test and is very slow booting in general
compared to before
2. can i uninstall the bad copy of windows without killing good copy ...
it takes so long to install windows and get computer up and running right i don't
want to do it again ...

the computer works find once its up and running ... bf2 run smooth


Answer:xp question and booting question

1. mother board is first item .. ga-k8nf-9Click to expand...

Hmm... Maybe yes, maybe no... Dont' assume.

2. normally next item would be cpu amd 4000+ but i doesn't show up
3. next would normally would be ram 1024 ok but i doesn't show up
4. next is cpu clockClick to expand...

Reset BIOS via the mobo jumper, update/reflash BIOS. Report back.

then i go to screen that says
please select operating system
windows xp
windows xp
with a clock counting down

the top windows xp is a good install but the bottom is messed up and wont boot....

it looks like i have 2 copies of windows xp .. thank you .. i know only few people in this world can screw up a computer like me ..Click to expand...

Looks like a second copy of XP was installed to a different folder, this is called a parallel install. Post the contents of your c:\boot.ini and we can tell you what to remove. There is also likely a defunct windows directory that's taking up space as well.

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on MGS3 when you make a new game it asks you which Metal Gear game you like most, I was wondering if anyone knew what the different options do, I heard something about a mask.

Answer:MGS3 Question, Question

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The more I try and learn about backups and safe storage the more questions I have.

Here's my latest. I have two identical SATA III 1 Gb hard drives, designated "D Drive" under Win 7 64 bit Pro. They are under an Intel software RAID 1 on a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 motherboard. All appears well. I have the OS and my two mail apps on C: Drive which is an SSD drive. I use Second Copy to automatically back up both mail apps to the RAID 1 D drives each night. I also use Z-DBackup to make a system image of the C Drive once a week, which it creates on the RAID1 pair. The RAID 1 pair (D Drive) with the system image is backed up to LTO4 tape once a week.

What happens if on of the RAID 1 pair of SATA III drives fails? I guess the Intel software RAID flags a fault? I then have to work out which of the 2 drives is dead, and swap it out? What if an identical drive is no longer available? Will any 1 Gb or larger SATA III drive work, paired with the one remaining original working drive?? Does the RAID rebuild occur automagically? How long might one expect it to take?

With a truly unlucky chain of events, leaving the PC dead or missing, say from a power surge, theft or whatever, and I just have my tape, how do I go about getting the C Drive image from it to a new PC? Do I run a repair disc, load the tape deck drivers and the SCSI card drivers (it runs on SCSI on an Adaptec card), then will there be enough "stuff" on the new PC to load ... Read more

Answer:Software RAID question, and NAS box software question


Regarding your questions, first I want to say that RAID 1 is not a viable backup solution. Its only purpose is to allow a system to continue to operate with a hardware failure of one of the hard drives until that drive can be replaced. It is imperative to have the data on the RAID backed up elsewhere.

If one drive fails, the controller will warn you so that you may replace the bad drive. It knows which one.
Depending on the size of the drive, it can take many hours to rebuild, but you can continue to use the system as normal. The rebuilding is transparent.

If you use dissimilar drives, the array size will be equal to the smallest drive and it is not guaranteed that all combinations of drives will work together. You may experience constant rebuilds or worse.

I cannot comment on how to get your system up from tape. I have never used it. With other backup methods, there is usually boot-able media that allows recovering the operating system.

Whether or nor another board can read what is on the RAID 1 will really depend on the controller. I have had luck using Intel controllers. In fact, the data was readable from a single disk without using RAID.

I doubt if a different NAS could use the disks should the box hardware fail. You may be able to get the data though, by connecting one of the disks to a system that can read the file system used by the NAS.
The redundancy is within the NAS while it is operational. It would be nice if you could just get any NAS hardw... Read more

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Hello everyone, I am currently working on my sister's computer, and removing all of the spyware/adware/visuses she had on it. I noticed that in on of the "read this first" posts in the hijackthis section, it said not to upgrade to service pack 2 if there is malware present. I have updated everything from windows update, except sp2, installed a firewall, ran adaware/spybot/online virus scans/etc. I am fairly confident I have wiped out all of the bad stuff, so should I go ahead and upgrade her to SP2? Thanks for the help.

Answer:To Sp2 Or Not To Sp2 That Is The Question

Did you post a HJT log in the HijackThis section of the forum to confirm you were clean?

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I bought this RAM -

I want to get another stick was going to get it through Amazon. Just wanted to ask if this is the same RAM as the above RAM -

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Question: RAM question

I recently purchased RAm and have had nothing but problems with it... my old RAM says 133 on the side, so I bought 128mb SDRAM PC133. When running the computer with the new memory, however, the computer freezes up alot and reboots itself alot. I was told by a friend to try running the computer on JUST the new RAM to see if maybe it was the old RAM, and the computer reboots itself as soon as it gets to Windows then. (It works fine with the old RAM.)

Should I take this RAM back? And if so, should I get another of the same kind, or do you think this is a conflict problem and using the same memory again would do nothing more then the first one purchased?

Thank you,

Answer:RAM question

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Question: Question

I have a question if i may post?
I've installed COD5 and downloaded the patch 1.1.
When i click on the icon to start up the single player and multiplayer, nothing happens. What do i do?
My specs are:
sepaturon 2300+
2 gigs of ram
Ati X1600 512 ram
i don't know what eles to tell ya.
Please help.


THis is the Tech Support Guy web site right??? WTH.. no even an acknowledgement of my post saying we hear ya ... were looking into it!
Sorry i guess a just expected somesort of help.
thx anyway!

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Question: XP Question

A few days ago I purchased and installed a new application. The installation completed with no problems however when I try to run the application a Windows message box appears: "Print Artist Platinum has encountered a problem and needs to close.".

The question: Is there any way to get more details about what the problem is?

Note: I'm trying to get support from the software manufacturer (Nova Development) but so far cannot get them to respond.


Answer:XP Question


Did you try Event Viewer? It might yield additional clues as to what the problem is.
Right click My Computer and choose Manage. Click the plus sign and take a look at entries under Application and System. Anything in red is an error and yellow are warnings (double-click to open). Previously, you were able to click the link provided and you'd get a report on that error from Microsoft, but not anymore. I assume it's because they're pushing Vista now.

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i m using a LAN cable internet in my home.the LAN server is running on win2003 server and ISA 2004.i know that using an ISA server, the admin can see the websites visited by the all the uers(using proxy server).i want to know that is there any software/method with which i can surf the internet anonymously without getting into the knowlede of administrator.also the admin has blocked the p2p protocol and so i cant use p2p softwares like kazaa,edoney there any method with which i can use p2p software using the same LAN .
let me tell you that i m asking this just to b secure not to harm any one.

Answer:question regarding LAN

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Question: Lan question

I'd like to ask this,

Me and my friend wanted to set up a lan at his house. He's got 2 comps already set up ready to go on a wireless connection on windows 2000 w/SP4. I pretty much want to know off the cuff if I can just bring over a cat5 and just hook my comp w/XPpro up to his and be done or would I need to a hub to get on that network.

Answer:Lan question

If he has a router, just take a CAT5 cable and plug your computer in.

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Question: pc to tv question

Ok, I have this a thing which connects from my pc to my tv, and I can see my desktop, but ithe res on the tv is to big, how can i fix this?

Answer:pc to tv question

TV resolution is VERY poor, so you might actually be seeing it as good as it gets?

Thats why TV sets are quite cheap in comparison to monitors.

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Question: Question

 Is there any way to completely erase everything on a computer and start out new??  (like having to even install an operating system)              thanks


If you format your computer, yes. But make sure to back up any irreplaceable data.

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Question: VNC Question

IF I want to VNC someone from a office and they are all behind a router and DSL modem, is that possible?

I heard VNC does not work with routers?

How can I VNC someone if they are on an office network?

Answer:VNC Question

I use UltraVNC through a number of router, works just fine.

You simply have to forward port 5900 for the Screen 0 instance, 5901 for the Screen 1 instance, etc. in the router.

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Question: AD Question

I don't want to call complete BS on the ad admin, so I will ask you if what this user is saying make sense. It sounds to me like he is being lazy.

I work in a school environment, and have been pushing to have autoplay disabled at my schools. It seems to be a farely straightforward request, only the ad admin says it can't be applied to wireless computers because unless they have a wireless controller at the campus they get the IP address from our main datacenter. ( I know this to be true) He says they can't isolate those machines to apply the update. It seems the point of active directory is to restrict access for users not based by machine but by user so the access remains consistent at whichever location they log onto.

My question is can the ad admin really not disable the autoplay feature by user?

Answer:AD Question

I believe this can be done by GP. As long as the User Account, or Computer Account has that GP applied to it, it doesn't matter where they are connected within the network. Wireless or not, the GP will apply.

In before the move!!!!!!!

-edit- Take all this with a grain of salt. I have barely even started working with GP/SCCM.

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Question: Question

My browser is firefox and I use broadband ISP. My mail program is Mozilla Thunderbird. Some of my friends tell me that when they receive an email from me the text just goes halfway across the page leaving all of the message on the left half side of the page. I cannot remember where I go to change the settings to correct this. Can someone give me the answer to this? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks


you have 3 options to send mail inThunderbird try a different one.

send in plain test in html or both text & html
use the format tool to write text in different positions on the text page.

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Question: VTP Question

Here's the setup:
Two Cisco 2950 switches
Trunk line between them
Switch1 is configured as a VTP server for the VTP domain
Switch2 is configured as a VTP client in the VTP domain

I'm using two different simulated lab environments and getting two different results, so here is my question.

In the real world, if I assign a port to a vlan on Switch1, when Switch2 gets its VTP update from Switch1, will Switch2 then set itself to assign that same port to the same vlan?

Someone is telling me that it will, but I always thought that VTP did not propagate information about which ports to assign to which VLANs.

Thanks for any information.

Answer:VTP Question

nerdawg4 said:

In the real world, if I assign...Click to expand...

In the real world, you will never use VTP. It's not something people trust, for a variety of reasons.

(Only said this because your real question was answered already )

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Question: question

Which of the following is true about a workgroup?

1-It has a centralized account and security database.
2- It allows a single log on to a user for accessing network-wide resources.
3- It is efficient in networks that are widespread and have many workstations and hardware resources.
4- It does not require a domain controller.

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Hi all,

just need some confirmation before spending money please. I have read some of the info elsewhere here but would like to make sure...

Situation: my dad rents two houses to students in UK and would like to 'install broadband' in every room. Ive looked at hard-wiring them for durability and 'non-thievery' reasons but the rooms are all over the place in Victorian terraces so it's not appropriate. So wireless is the way. Router will usually be on the modem rather than a server. Most students involved usually have a fairly modern laptop with wireless built in.

Issues: The tennants usually only stay for 1-2 years so the connection contract also changes with them (that decission is up to the tennants). Traditionally they have gone with NTL cable cos it has been best price/speed so both houses have cable connections as well as standard phone lines. Now ADSL deals are getting better some may choose ADSL broadband instead. So I want it set up so it's compatible with both cable and ADSL.

1. I need to get a wireless router WITHOUT modem as it is the modem which is specific to the connection type (most SPs provide a modem now anyway). ie Broadband routers are compatible with BOTH cable and ADSL.

2. Going wireless g is the most forward thinking choice, considering the rate of speed upgrades now.

3. Interference and speed problems people speak of are mostly to do with unsecured networks with people leeching connections.

4. Probably go... Read more

Answer:Probably another 'which to buy' question...

Just checking more reviews the sbest speed is only attained with Netgear cards so is it overkill?

would the WGR614 be a more prudent purchase?

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Question: Hi. A Question.

Hello all. I've been a member of these forums for 7 years, but only now post for the first time. Frankly, there's never been need until now. However, am I just seeing things (or maybe unable to read) because I'm beginning to get downloaded files with different (i.e., previous) version numbers than what's listed as a new/updated version that's available. If necessary I can provide a couple of specific examples, but first I'll just say a file will listed as a newly updated v4.1 yet the actual download will be an older v4.0. This has happened with some frequency lately. Is this a problem only I'm having? TIA.

And a big thanks to and those who operate it. It's the only site I recommend to the technically inept as a safe place to get their software.

Answer:Hi. A Question.

If necessary I can provide a couple of specific examplesClick to expand...

Please do so, so some of us can also test the download. Post what version of Windows you are running too.

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Question: ram question

i have two memory slots in my computer, can i use 256mb in one and 512mb in the other? windows xp,amd sempron3000+

Answer:ram question

Evening, I'm new here too but saw this so figured I'd respond. My step-son has a system similar to yours & that's what's in 256 & one 512, seems to run fine. Hasn't had any problems that I'm aware of. I have an ancient CTX that I have a 32 in one slot & a 128 in the other & it does fine.

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I'm trying to unlock a pdf encrypted file, and I have the user name and password, but I've opened everything imaginable on the document and can't find a place to put the name and password in to unlock it, I don't have a paid version of Adobe, is this the problem ? I've looked everywhere on Google and no help there,

thanks and great site, been using it for several years for downloads just never posted before.


Answer:Hello Everyone, And I Got A Question

So when you go to open it, you don't get a popup saying it's protected and you need to enter a password?

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