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Question: Simple question to a simple problem

I recently reinstalled Windows 2000 on my family's laptop here, so that it wouldn't run so sluggishly slow on Windows XP with only 256 MB of RAM. Now, I've run into a peculiar problem that's router based. I'm running my sister's system with Windows XP and this laptop on the same network at their apartment. However, the Linksys BEFSR41 4-port switch is assigning each computer the same IP address, causing conflict. Is there a way in the router settings to easily and manually assign each computer a separate IP address? I'm fairly confident that Cox Communications provides 3 IP addresses for each owner of their cable internet services.

Dark Assassin

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Preferred Solution: Simple question to a simple problem

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Answer: Simple question to a simple problem

are you not using a router?? are these public numbers??

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I've been looking all around the internet for 2 months for my answer, yet I haven't been able to do this. It seems simple to me. Why can't I find an answer for this question...

How do you re-format the C drive?

It seems at least simple to me. That's all I want to so. I have two paritions, C and D. C is my system partition, and install Windows XP Pro on it. That's all. In XP setup, it will not let me format it, so to me in theory, I'm at a dead end. So I've installed XP on the C drive three times, all in the same folder, and now it has taken up 10 GB (why?) of space when it only should take no more than 4.
 

Answer:Simple question, not so simple answer, reformat C Drive

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Can anyone tell me if the Coolermaster hyper6+ fan:
http://www.coolermaster.com/index.ph...1+Hyper%206%2B
will fit on a AMD Athlon X2 dual core 4200+(or any athlon dual core x2)
It sais it will fith AMD Athlon k8+k7 but i dont really get what that means.

Edit: i think ive just found that it will fit, can anyone confirm?

Answer:simple question reguires simple answer

It will fit on any socket 939 AMD CPU.

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Having de installed Lotus smart Suite through misconfig and "Add/Delete programs, I now find that the System Cofiguration Utility is running in selected mode with the two boxes for the programs I have deleted uncheked but still there. My question is: Can I now go back to normal running, if I do will it load Smart Suite again even though it has been deleted??

Answer:Lotus a simple question needs a simple answer

Try it.

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k, i just moved my old 60gb HDD from my previous workstation into my new computer as the D drive. now, when i try to get into my 'D:/Documents and Settings/Timothy' folder, i get this message:

D:/Documents and Settings/Timothy
is not accessable
access is denied

i tried changing permissions, but that's about it. im not quite sure why it wont let me access those files at all.

i know i'm not the only person here who has had that problem. cmon
 

Answer:simple windows question.. simple answer?

you need to take ownership of that file

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech
 

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I have my system set to "hibernate" after 45 mins or so. Question....if I set it to defrag or something similar, say at 0400hrs, will that program wake the cptr up

Answer:Simple question from a simple mind

Simple answer from a simple person,Dunno, try it! :>)))))) and let us knowSorry could'nt resist))))

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Hello all,
This is truely a "no brainer" for most, but I'm baffled. Here's the deal.

I have Win XP (SP2) installed with IE 5.?

I've tried to install IE 6 in the past but was unable to because of difficulties at the microsoft update site.

My question is, what is the latest IE version that can be used with SP2 and could someone provide a link to the proper update page from microsoft? Thanks for the help

Dave
 

Answer:Simple IE question - simple answer?

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I was typing out a song, in wordpad, that I had written, which included letters above each line to show which chord was to be played at which time. I went to print the document and the printed page has the spacing for the chords off. I noticed this happened if you used either a different font or different size for the verse and the chords. To give you an exampe:

A--------C--------D
blah blah blah blah blah

would become:

A---------------C-----------D
blah blah blah blah blah

Obviously the simple fix is to use one font and size for the whole document, but out of curiousity, why is this happening? I played around with it a lot, and was always getting a printed page that had significantly different spacing that what was being shown on the screen, including print preview. I'm sure this is really simple for somebody, but I am not familiar with why it is happening.

P.S. I had to include the hyphens to illustrate my point because this wasn't handling the space issue well either.
 

Answer:simple question about wordpad, maybe too simple

Wordpad doesn't have very advanced formatting options in its code. its a small step above notepad, which has only basic formatting (spacing) as a simple text editor. Different fonts have slightly different character spacing. since Wordpad is a pretty basic text editor, it doesn't have character spacing formatting in its code, and spacing is read from the font alone.

When simple text without much formatting is sent to the printer, the printer reads the font and outputs the spacing based on the font.

simply put, both the printer and wordpad interpret the font spacing differently.
 

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Hey, this is my first post here so I thought i'd make it simple.

I recently just bought a 500gb external HD and I just transfered all of my D drive(111gb) over to it. Now with my D drive cleared I want to install windows vista ultimate on my D, and keep my Xp on My C drive. So I'm asking the steps I need to take in order to Dual Boot my windows XP and my future windows Vista with both on differnt drives.

Answer:Simple question, want simple answer

This is fairly easy:

0 - Yes, step 0. Make sure you have all the drivers you'll need (motherboard, video, sound, NIC, etc.). Vista should recognize your motherboard/controllers. The rest you can store in a folder on your external drive.

1 - Shut down and disconnect your external drive

2 - Boot to your Vista DVD

3 - Follow the prompts, and when asked where to install, select the D drive. Double check your choice before continuing!

4 - Allow Vista to format it NTFS

5 - Vista will handle the boot loader (where you can choose on power-up which OS to go with)

For the most part, Vista will do everything.

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Somebody, Anybody ( as long as they know their stuff ), please examine my first logfile & let me know I have no reason to be paranoid, pretty please. Feel free to contact me directly at removed by cybertech- I really can't help wondering if this used system I just took delivery of from scrap computers of Phoenix is really worth the ten dollars (plus delivery fee of an addional one hundred) that I paid for it; I am, & will probably remain for quite some time yet to come, after all, a technological neanderthal - Thanx
 

Answer:Just a simple question from a simple mind

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The clock on my PC loses time, I have gathered from other discussions that the answer is to change the battery on the Main board. As a user and not a computer techy - will the removal of this existing battery destroy all the settings on my board (obviously I will take all anti-static precautions. Thank you in anticipation of a postive answer and a hassle free change of this battery. The board by the way is a K7VZA made by "AMR"

Answer:Simple Question - hopefully simple answer!

Yes you will loose the settings in the BIOS this shouldn't be a problem. May be a good idea to write them all down first.A better title to the thread would've made getting an answer even simpler!

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All of my windows present the information in each folder in DETAILS form. How do you change it so that they all come up in LIST form. I went to control panel. but couldn't find anything!!

Answer:Simple Question, Simple Answer!?!

Hello

Open the folder you want to view. Go to View (3rd tab over at the top) and a drop down will appear. You can chose Thumbnails,Tiles Icons, List or Details

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to get my windows to maximize without overlapping my taskbar.

i was using auto-hide for awhile, now im not, but when i maximize any window it still thinks the taskbar is dropping out, when its not. i have to make the window movable, then resize it manually every time i open something.

very, very annoying and i cant even figure out how to explain the term to search for it. vista hp btw
 

Answer:man-kiss for whoever tells me what i have to do for this simple, simple problem

Right click task bar, go to properties.

check the box that says "keep the taskbar on top of other windows"

I pass on man kiss, but thank you anyway
 

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...but everytime I try to encrypt, I'm unable to access the internet.

Just set up a network in my parents' vacation home (they're here about half the time) and here are the specs:

Two desktops: Dell 4550, Dell 4600 (both about 4 years old) running XP
Router: Linksys WRT54g2
Modem: Motorola Surfboard 5101
Adapter 1: Compact USB Linksys WUSB100
Adapter 2: WMP54gx

Spent lots of time calling Bangalore yesterday (Linksys tech help) and was able set up WEP security, but it left me unable to access the internet. I've had to reset the modem twice now and go back to an unsecured network.

Any ideas about why this is happening?

Is there another way to encrypt, perhaps using software or freeware?

Is a bad idea for my parents to turn off the modem/router when they leave town? (It will solve the problem part of the time, but i'd prefer to have a secured network.)

Edited to add: I brought my laptop with me and have been using that to set up the network using a wired connection.
 

Answer:Just a simple girl, setting up a simple network

Did you enable MAC filtering when you set up WEP?

If you did you will need to add the MAC for each wireless NIC into the MAC table on the router.
 

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Question: I'm just doing a very simple tune-up on my computer. I have not used the program HiJackThis. I have a the log file, but not well versed in reading the logs. I watched the forum and saw some members that were well-versed in this program. If you would be so kind, could you tell me if there is anything in my log that you would be concerned about?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
 

Answer:HiJackThis. Simple Request, Simple Answer?

From the Do Not Post HJT logs sticky:




Special notes about posting HijackThis log files on MajorGeeks.Com​
Note: This is not a HijackThis log reading forum. It is a malware cleaning forum, and there is much more to cleaning malware than just HijackThis.

Malware cannot be completely removed just by seeing a HijackThis log. If you need our help to remove malware DO NOT simply post a HijackThis log which will be deleted. You must follow the instructions in the below link.

READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

You will notice that no where in this procedure does it ask you to attach a HijackThis log. This is because it is embedded within our procedures. When you follow them properly, a HijackThis log will automatically be obtained from a properly installed HijackThis progam. And the log will be put into a MGlogs.zip file with a few other required logs. This MGlogs.zip will then be attached to a message. This in all explained in the READ ME.Click to expand...

Part of the reason is that you did not install HJT in a manner that would be of any use.

If you are concerned about malware, please do the above and attach the requested logs.
 

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Hey Guys,

I have been trying to figure out what makes an MPEG-4 file Simple Profile (SP) or Advanced Simple Profile (ASP).... I have no clue.

I know that Xvid and DivX use the ASP, but how do you know the difference between SP and ASP? For instance, how would a person create a SP video instead of an ASP video? What makes each type unique?

Thanks.
 

Answer:What makes an MPEG-4 file Simple Profile (SP) or Advanced Simple Profile (ASP)

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OK - I get it. My ThinkCentre MT-M 8705-CTO s/n * is an A55 becuase the "MT" (model type?)  is 8705. No?
 
Moderator edit: Masked serial number to prevent mis-use.

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i want to create a program that will accept 5 names using a textbox and determine the longest name using use namespace and functions for sorting and returning values. anyone knows? tnx guys ill be w8ing for any replies.
 

Answer:Vb.net Simple Question..

Strings
 

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Why does my webcam freeze whenever I try to have a video conference, even with just one other person? ....Cam works fine, though slowly, as long as I do not try to send and receive cam at the same time.........system is dial up/ win98/233 mmx/128 mb ram/

Answer:A simple question........

You have no chance of it working with that setup

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I use a dial-up connection and Win98SE...

When I would close a browser I would receive a prompt that asked if I also wanted to disconnect from the internet. I found this prompt annoying and disabled it. However, others in my household apparently liked this feature. So, I have been poking around to try and find a way to re-enable this prompt-window (a check-box in an Options list somewhere?)...but with no luck. If anyone knows where/how I can revive this prompt-box I would appreciate the help. Thanks.
 

Answer:hopefully a simple question

Start-settings-internet options-control panel-connections-highlight your connection-settings-advanced-disconnect when no longer needed.
 

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I have a Gigabyte 7870 graphics card. The specs read that I have a DVI-I (dual link). There is a cheap QHD Monitor I am shopping. The monitor specs read DVI-D only. Will my graphics card work?

Answer:Simple DVI question?

As long as you have a dual link DVI cable, yes.

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Question: Simple XP Question

Ok, I know this is prolly gonna sound stupid, but I'm kinda worried right now so I figure'd I'd ask. Seeing the answer from someone other than me will make me feel better.

My computer HDD crashed, and have currently brought it in to be fixed. At worse-case scenario, I'll have to obtain an OS disc and then download the drivers from my laptop's site and install them.

Well, my two questions are:

1)If a computer has no drivers or anything on it (a completely fresh HDD), how do you install XP from a CD? My laptop is an Aspire 5670 if that helps.

2)I'm planning to build a desktop in the future. If I buy XP now for my laptop (if it's needed), will I be able to install that copy of XP on my desktop as well, or will I have to get another copy?

Thanks. Killing two birds with one stone:)

Answer:Simple XP Question

well...first of all your motherboard automatically recognizes devices such as keyboards and mouses and cd-roms and when you boot from the xp cd, it loads the remaining drivers needed...

i'm not entirely sure about your second question, you will have to wait for someone else to help you on that one...

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Question: simple xp question

is there anywhere i can download windows xp security hotfixes except from microsoft.com?

Answer:simple xp question

I doubt there is...you might though be able to find a site that has some major updates...(not the small sized ones) Did you try googling it?

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Question: Simple question

Anybody knows any programm to be able to insert .bat commands into an .jpg or .bmp file ?

Answer:Simple question

Nm ,i found answer : calimocho joiner  

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Question: Simple IE question

Hi - I recently got upgraded to IE 7 and whenever I click on the icon it automatically starts to dial my connection. I'm sure there's an easy way to stop this ... but I can't find it ...

Any ideas ? thanks !
 

Answer:Simple IE question

Check your Internet Options | Connections (tab), generally found in either your Control Panel, or in the Tools menu of your explorer session (the gear in top right on IE 7.0). You can set to dial everytime or not.

HTH
 

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Question: Simple Question

Laptop went haywire few months ago got a bot to fix it said it was something to do with Proxy settings same thing has happened again can any of you experts help a novice out.I watched the boy fix it didnt take him long dont want to call him out if I dont have to cheers
 

Answer:Simple Question

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I wish to purchase a USB Hub and believe one of those that fits into the spare 3.5" floppy drive socket on the front of my PC case is favourite. However I don't really want to forego one of the existing USB ports at the rear of the PC to plug in a hub as this would result in wires trailing out of the front of the PC for permanently connected hardware such as the printer and internet connection.Are there any 3.5" Internal USB hubs that do not require plugging into an existing USB port? Or would I have to buy a USB hub card and have to fiddle around at the back of the PC to connect and disconnect things?

Answer:Simple USB Hub Question

Some motherboards have a USB connector on them, if you look in your manual, or post the make/model of your board, someone will be able to advise. What you are trying to achieve can be done from the Motherboard or from a PCI card, this will give you 2 extra ports at the rear and 2 at the front by using one of the drive bays, all wiring will be internal. j.

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Question: Simple question

I want to buy a good antispyware program ---active protection and a effective scanner.
I am very familiar with some , but I am interested in two .
I just got rid of Antivirus 2009 using superantispyware , but I still have a question.
Which would be best to buy ?
1. Superantispyware
2. Malwarebytes

I havent kept up with stuff lately , and since I will be buying -- I would like some input from my friends here at TSG >f
 

Answer:Simple question

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Question: simple question

how would i go about changing a .gif to a cs:s able spray? like jpeg or somthing.

this into somthing that will be able to apply to counter strike source spray while its still moving, i knwo it can be done but i dont know how

http://www.imagebulk.com/images/vinc...headbigger.gif

ive tryed using some programs but i cant find one that works. if anyone have a converter id be grateful

well this thread is kinda void now i found out how to do it, i created 3 vtf images and wrote a scrpit for it to play the files as an amination

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Hello, this question will be easy to answer by someone with the right knowledge. I have been trying out two different Bittorrent download clients: ABC & U torrent. ABC shows the download speeds as KB/s and U torrent shows them as kB/s is there a difference? I don't need to know the technical stuff about bytes and bits (tried to understand that already) all I ask is, if one is downloading at say 40KB/s and the other at 40kB/s which is quicker? Thank You.
 

Answer:Simple Question regarding KB/s

Well, many, many people can't tell the difference between b and B, k and K so it may just be the ignorance of the people who wrote the programs..

Basically, k means the decimal kilo (1000), K means the binary kilo (1024). So, assuming that someone knowingly used these letters, 40.0KB/s is 2.4% faster than 40.0kB/s. See the .0? If you say just 40, then the 2.4% is rounded off, so there is no way to tell whether one is faster than the other
 

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Question: simple question?

I was just wondering witch is better for my system,always turning it off,or always leaving it on .I have heard alot of people some turn it off ,some leave it on?But nobody has told me witch is better for the life of a computer.PLEASE if you know, let me know, thank you!
 

Answer:simple question?

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ok, just a quickie.
Whats better this>THIS or a ATI Radeon 9550? or if none of those are very good,OR out of this page whats my best bang for the buck. Thanks

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I have a Gigabyte 7870 graphics card. The specs read that I have a DVI-I (dual link). There is a cheap QHD Monitor I am shopping. The monitor specs read DVI-D only. Will my graphics card work?

Answer:Simple DVI question?

As long as you have a dual link DVI cable, yes.

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Hi, Ya all. I have a simple question. No big emergancy or anything, I just have a couple of .gif files and I would like to convert them to a Windows compatible .ani file. Does anyone know of some software that would do that?Thanks.
 

Answer:Just a simple question...

Have you done a search over at Download.com on "animate gifs" "convert animated gifs" or similar? They don't list that kind of software at MG, but they have a lot of that stuff at DL.C .

.bh.
 

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ok a web site i go to has a certain font in it when i view it at work. then when i go home and look at the same site the font is different and is harder to read. isn't there a font setting that is making the font different than what it should be? for one reason or another this seems to be the only site i notice this in. Or the only one that bugs me i guess. what would cause the fonts to be different?
 

Answer:simple IE question.

Hello in4pain!

First, I'm assuming you have Internet Explorer. Go to tools, click Internet Options. On the General tab, at the bottom right click Accessibility. Under Formatting, is "Ignore Font Styles Specified on Web Pages" checked? If it isn't and the webpage is using a font your computer can't display then it will show it in the default system font. Also try the "Ignore Font Sizes Specified on Web Pages". Rule of Thumb: If you don't have a font, you can't see it.

Also in Internet Options > General > Fonts you can specify a font to be displayed if a Webpage doesn't specify one.

Hope this helps.

~Jim
 

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I should know this one, but I'm still learning.

Why is the Outlook Express folder opening when I start or restart Windows (XP), and how do I stop it?

And, how do I donate to this forum? I've recieved some very helpful assistance and advice here.

Thanks,
Santiago

Answer:A very simple question

Click...

START > ALL PROGRAMS > STARTUP

anything in there? - if you see a shortcut to OE in there then simply remove it.

Edit: If you click About TSF at the top of the screen (scroll up!) then there's a support/donations link there.

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Question: Simple Question

Simple question: How can i adjust the XP login screen standby time? I want to adjust it from 30 minutes (as it is now) To around 3 hours. Anyone know how i can? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Simple Question

Login Screen Standby? I don't understand what that means... Are you talking about the time it takes for your machine to go into Standby Mode?

Right click your desktop... Access the properties.

Select the Screen Saver Tab. Click on the Power Button near the bottom. Adjust as needed.

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Question: simple question

As my cpu is set up now (win 2000 professional) windows explorer, when I start to type a URL, windows gives me some choices of previous sites I've been to that start with the letters I'm entering before I've finished typing. How do I set it to not do this? Thanks

Answer:simple question

if you open internet explorer, and click on "tools" and then "options" and then "content" you will see a button labeled "autocomplete".

click that one, and in there you will see a few options for things like, "web addresses" and "forms" and so on.

i am pretty sure if you uncheck the appropriate boxes there, this will stop tormenting you.

EDIT: however, if what concerns you is that it is remembering them at all, there is a different setting that tells it not to remember these things.

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Hi guys.

I wanted to practice some CGI programming on my computer, but i'm having a problem with the first line of the .pl file.

First, im running winxp. Secondly, whatever wep page I create, I dont want to put it on the internet... i.e. on a server. I just want to view the page locally. So I won't be needing to run a server or something like that.

So, what would be the first line of the .pl file? Normally, on UNIX it is something like #!/usr/bin/perl.

Thanks guys.
 

Answer:simple CGI question

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Is there anyway to go back a day on my aptops memory and restoire files...I'm running XP..

Answer:Just a simple question??

What OS?EDIT -- Sorry missed it. Go to Start > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

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Here is a simple question

Looking for a Free VPN - tried some but they either dont work or they slow the machine down

Question.....

What is the best Free VPN software in your experience?

pete
 

Answer:Simple Question on VPN

Free meals always taste bad. I don't think it's safe to use free vpn.
 

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Can a power supply unit from a p4/athlonXP system be used on a P3 system?

How about vice-versa, can I use a PSU from a P3 on a P4/athlon xp system?

Somebody gave me a bare case with a power supply in it that was used for a AMD athlon xp 2500. I have a P3 motherboard and cpu that I'd like to install into this case but I'm not sure if I can use the power supply..should I get a new PSU?

Thanks...
 

Answer:Simple PSU Question

kobel, you should try and get a schematic from the psu manufacteror of each unit that tells you the voltages of the individual color coded wires and compare them. my understanding is all computer brands are not neccessarily wired the same.
 

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Question: Simple Question

i need to do a series in microsoft access without having to type in every single number.

Neone know how to do that?
 

Answer:Simple Question

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Question: Simple Question

didnt know where to post this, but i really need to know....

Is leaving your computer on for long amounts of time, like all night, bad for the computer in any way, shape, or form? cuz i dont really feel like coming up with money to fix it if it screws up on me..thanks

Answer:Simple Question

You pose a good question. A simple question with a simple answer.

No it will not harm your computer. I leave mine on all the time. Just set it to where the main hardware shuts off after a hour or so and it runs on little energy.

It will over time make it slower. You will need to restart often maybe once a day or so is good. That is how I do mine and have done it for a while now. Just give it a restart here and there and your set.

I know hibernation comes in handy on Xp so if you want to shut your computer down and restart fast later it comes up a whole lot faster.

Hope this helps on your question.

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I was going to buy a asus from my friend and they installed it and it wouldn't run.. (no enough Power Supply) so i got my old mobo back and I had to install all the drivers and stuff like that for it. My question is If I go from win/98 to windows/xp pro Will i have to install all that crap again?
 

Answer:Just a simple question

Yes, XP will find most of them, but for whatever it can't, you'll have to locate. You should check to see if everything is compatible before going to XP. There is a hardware wizard that will point out potential problems.
 

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Question: Simple question

My hard drive does not show in bios although it is spinning up ok but there is a problem with the read write heads just clicking and not initalising.
My question is this,,,, will SPINRITE 6, the hard drive recovery software, be able to help me even though my drive does not show in the bios...

Thanks Geoff
 

Answer:Simple question

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Hello. I currently own this: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00213821 and i am thinking about doing an overhaul but still trying to use the case and psu. I am looking at http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=13-130-755 to replace my mbb. My main question is if i stick with this case and i use the usb3.0 header can i connect that to my existing front usb ports? If so will they now be 3.0 or would i be better off scrapping the case? Thanks.

Answer:Hopefully a simple question

No, USB3.0 headers use different connectors from USB2.0 headers.  Scrap both the case and PSU.  The PSU is old, not very good and will not have the rail weighting or connectors for a modern system.  Using it is only going to cause trouble.You would be much better off selling the full machine as it is for whatever you can get, then put this money towards the new parts.  There is nothing in that system that could be reused unfortunately.

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Question: Simple question

i know a client initiates the request to a web server for information on port 80 but what happens when more than one computer is asking for information on port 80? what does the server do at that point? is not port 80 only working with one computer at time?
 

Answer:Simple question

I have some web cams set up to be able to view on port 80, and I know that more than one person has been connected and viewing at the same time.

I hope that answers your question.
 

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Question: Simple question

I was just wondering what's the difference between AGP and PCI-e. Yeah, and if a PCI-e graphics card can go into an 8x AGP slot.
 

Answer:Simple question

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Hey you guys

I hope this is the right place to ask this question... but anyway... I was just wondering... Which way does my heat-sink fan have to blow, in or out? I assume It's out... It's just with this old computer I have... I think it's blowing in... But then again it has been on for over 3 weeks... So I'm not quite sure. Sorry for the stupid simple question, It's just I always tend to forget these little things. haha

Thanks you guys!
 

Answer:Just A Simple Question...

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I simply do not know the answer to this question and wondering if someone can assist? When entering an email address into outlook (set up on exchange); some addresses are displayed as [email protected], other times addresses are displayed someone12345.
Can anyone tell me why this is?
 

Answer:A simple question, perhaps

If someone and someone12345 are not the same email addresses, then there is a chance that someone is an external domain, while someone12345 is a person with email address domain similar to yours (on the same exchange server setup).

Hope that helps.
 

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I accessed Sears.com for the first time in several months and now it puts the damn S logo on many of my webpages. Where and how is it directing the other webpages from my favorites menu to pick up that icon?:confused
 

Answer:Simple question (hopefully) for you

Hi

Where is the logo and is it on all your web pages? Can you post a screenshot as an example?

That sounds odd.

Try downloading CCleaner and cleaning out your system. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4191.html

another thing to maybe look at (not sure about this, but worth a try): If you are using IE (just going by your term 'favorites') click on Tools > Manage Add-ons > Enable/ Disable Add ons > see if you have any Browser Helper Objects that don't look right (sears maybe?)
 

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Would there be a problem if I install Win XP to both my systems at home using the same key codes ?
 

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I need to find the nvidia directory, how do I do that?

Answer:very simple question

Nevermind, I got it

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I've always wondered how safe it is to select the 'remember me' button when logging onto the website of a credit card or my bank. If I bypassed typing in my username/password with this option is there any way someone could use it against me easily? I know almost anything is possible on the web, in terms of hacking and such, but is it relatively safe?

Thanks,
JTN
 

Answer:a simple question

Safe is relative, I am not positive, but pretty sure that most https sites won't store passwords anyway.

Personally I wouldn't store them, even with a good secure password, (check your potential password here) and a good firewall
 

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should my ati redeon 9200 se128 have a fan on it?
 

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Mine doesn't, and thank, God for that! I'm sick of losing cards from the fans getting stuck. The heat-sink that comes with it is thought sufficient by the manufacturer. Be sure there is free flow of air around it even if you need to move something to another slot. And be sure the flow of air in and out of the computer case is not impeded.
 

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i know that windows stores the names and login codes for all of the wireless connections that i use. i would like to look at these so that i can see the security code (WEP?) for my wifi system at home (i'm not there and my partner can't find the key to hook up a new laptop.) can you guide me through windows to see this list and the details? thanks.
 

Answer:a simple question

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This shouldn't take long to answer by someone who knows about this kind of thing, but I would like to know how to make an executable file from Visual Express 2008 source code please.

* I have found the file with a window-type icon in the Debug folder after I compile the code. When I click on it, I get a very brief flash of the program and then it disappears a microsecond later. How can I get this to remain open?
 

Answer:Simple question

I know nothing about Visual Studio Express, but I found this:
http://blogs.msdn.com/windowssdk/ar...ss-with-the-windows-sdk-detailed-version.aspx
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread105430.html
http://groups.google.com/group/micr...ile+from+Visual+Express+2008#1f41b736f43b4cfd (compile .vbs files to .exe executables)

Good luck! I hope this stuff helps a bit!
 

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Is there a way to uninstall Windows media player in XP?
 

Answer:Maybe a simple question.

Don't think it can be uninstalled. You can make The "classic media player" the default though:

From tweakxp.com

1. Click on the Start button and select Run.
2. Type "mplayer2" and click OK. Now you have the original Media Player loaded.

If you want to make this the default media player follow the directions below:

1. When the classic Windows Media Player is running, click on the view menubar and select options.
2. Then click on the format tab and choose which formats you would like it to open by checking the box.
3. Click OK, now all of the formats you selected will open with the classic Windows Media Player.
 

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So after i reformated my computer and all its been good, i got the ad-aware personal spyware thing, and hijackthis , i use firefox and all, well i have this one pop up i cant find, its Aurora i don't know where it is hiding, it doesn't show up on scans, and i just want to know an easy way to get rid of it.

Answer:simple question

It doesnt show up in hijack this?

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ok, so i'm new here...i hope i'm posting this is the right place too. i just had a really quick question thats probably going to sound incredibly stupid, but here goes:

so i have windows xp & when i type something into a search field, like google, or just one of those little boxes...my text stays there...and everytime i go back to that little box to type something, if it has the same letter as something that i typed previously it will come up in like a little dropdown scroll box thingy...

i know this is probably hard to understand, i'm sorry, i don't really know how to explain it, i was just wondering how do i get rid of that...how do i erase the ones that are already there and stop it from doing that again???

& again i apologize, it's probably a really stupid question and it's hard to understand...i'm sorry. if you can please help though. it's very much apreciated(sp?).

thank you.

Answer:simple question..please help

I don't know if you figured out your answer yet, but just in case...

The function you are referring to is called AutoComplete. It automatically will add/search for entries you make in a web browser (form, addressbar, etc.), and *supposedly* helps you find things faster. Anyway, here is how you can disable it:

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet Explorer
Click Tools > Internet Options
Click on the "Content" Tab
Click on the "AutoComplete" button
Disable as necessary
*May require browser restart

Mozilla FireFox:
Click Tools > Options
Click on the "Privacy" Section
Expand "Saved Form Information"
Uncheck "Save information I enter in web pages..."
Click OK

Alternately, if you just wanted to delete one particular entry in the AutoComplete box, but highlight the one you want to get rid of, and hit the "delete" key on your keyboard.

I hope this helps!

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If i have 2 identical sticks of 512mb ram each, in a motherboard that supports it, they will work in dual mode (if installed correctly)

Now, if i have 3 identical sticks of 512 ram each, will the two of them work in dual mode? or will all 3 work in single mode?

thanks!
 

Answer:A simple question about RAM

Three will work in single-channel mode. As far as I know, you can't have both single- and dual-channel memory modes at the same time.
 

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My HD light is constantly on and when I open certain programs it take a very long time to actually start up. The HD light is practically on from start up of the computer and the startup time is very long. Is there any1 that could shed some light on what's happening with my HD?

I have a MSI-GX630 a 250GB Western Digital HD. If u need any additional info let me know.
 

Answer:Just a simple HD question really

I would first try defragmenting your computer. It sounds like your hard drive is doing a lot of thrashing.
 

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I have sp1 and my automatic update has sp2 ready for me and im wondoring if i should even install it and what benifits i will get from it.

Answer:simple question sp2

from http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../sp2chngs.mspx

Abstract
In Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft is introducing a set of security technologies that will help to improve the ability of computers running Windows XP to withstand malicious attacks, especially those from viruses and worms. The technologies include these improvements:

Network protection

Memory protection

E-mail handling

Web browsing security

Computer maintenance


Together, these security technologies will help to make it more difficult to attack Windows XP, even if the latest updates are not applied.

In addition, this service pack also includes updates designed to improve the performance and stability of several Windows features.

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hi folks,please help, how do i get my isp icon on my desktop instead of having to click on internet explorer every time i want to go on internet? thanks in advance

Answer:please help simple question

If you're using dial up then..Open control panel. Open Dial Up Networking. Right click your ISP Service select Create Shortcut Select shortcut on desktop and then OK

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when going to Start / Run....

Will typing in CMD and Command work ? I know that it does for Win2K. I just need this for the A+ exam. thanks
 

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Question: simple question.

can you run ATI cards on SLI boards?

Answer:simple question.

Yes, as long as they are PCI-e versions.

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Hello i have windows xp home edition and i simply want to know how to turn off virus protection pro.... every 5-10 minutes it pops and interrupts me from playing any game i have..... there is no pop up that comes with it but when i play counter strike it exits me outta game..... please help it probably is easy n theres a way around it
 

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Hello xxxlanzanoxxx and Welcome to MG's,

Sorry not an easy one, you have malware/spyware and should do the READ & RUN ME here. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

If you have any questions, ask in the malware forum here: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35
 

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What is the reason behind this - Not able to name a folder as 'con' any where in windows.

Why,
Jerin John

Answer:A Simple Question ?

Come on you "DOS" people. Con was a DOS reserved name, as well as prn, lpt, aux, com1, drive letters, etc. So actually it's not a mystery.

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Hey, I recently ordered a new Diablotek PHD750 and I was wondering if it has to be installed with the fan upward or downward facing?  Anything would be helpful and yes I am new to  building a computer.  Also, Diabloteks customer service is pretty atrocious.

Answer:Simple Question

You don't want to restrict air flow, the PSU will have to expel air.

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Hi, all,

I'm wondering about something. I know that there is a system restore and what it does But I've also seen reference to going to the "last good configuration," accessed when the computer boots, if I understand correctly. Is that different than the system restore? And if it is, what is the difference and what would be a reason for using one over the other?

Thanks!
 

Answer:I have a question (just a simple one)

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Please help out with a simple question of mine:

I've just bought a new computer and I want to add it to the existing office network. I have all the correct cables, etc, and the new computer is up and running fine, but I can't see where I add it to the network. I know I am close as I can access the internet on the new computer through another computer already in the network. I just can't see anywhere showing me the existing network, and giving me the option to add another computer to it! Where am I going wrong??
 

Answer:Simple question...

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I've been experimenting some with the new Metro version of IE10 and have encountered an annoyance that is probably very simple to resolve. However, haven't been able to find the solution. The following message appears at the top of the browser window every time I launch IE10.

Welcome to Bing on Windows 8. Now get great tips on how to use it. Find Out More. No Thanks.

Anyone know how to stop it? I know I can stop it by changing my start page to something other than Bing, but I want Bing as my start page while I'm experimenting with IE10.

Thanks.

Answer:Simple IE 10 Question

Hi,
While you are in that page, move cursor to right corner (Charms bar) click Settings, Permissions, switch Off Notifications, I haven't tried it, please post the results.

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I didn't know where else to put this thread on this board if it belongs anywhere, but I'm sure someone here owns one and can help me out with this tiny tidbit.

I had never even touched a PSP before the other day. I just got a memory stick like 5 minutes ago so I was finally able to get into it via USB.

I bought it used on eBay. The guy already had a wallpaper and a theme installed (let's focus on the wallpaper; the theme is official but the wallpaper is a pic of his babies so I don't feel right having it on here, let alone simply not wanting it). I'm to the understanding that there is something like 4kb of internal memory on a PSP that can hold a single wallpaper and theme.. or something like that. I would like to delete the theme and overwrite/delete the wallpaper. But I cannot access it via USB; it only takes to me to the memory stick itself. Can somebody help me? Thx in advance.
 

Answer:PSP, not PC, but just a simple question

1)Put the memory stick back in the PSP and then turn on the PSP. 2) Then scroll over to Settings. 3)Then scroll down to Theme Settings then press the X button. 4)Scroll down to Background then press the X button. 5)Then select any thing there except Wallpaper then press the X button.
 

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Question: Simple question.

Do i need dual core?I want a new laptop for web/photos/gaming but only ever one at once,all the hype surrounding dual core is full of praise for running multiple application but i only ever run 1 at once,do i really need dual core a would i be better with a larger single processor?Many thanks for any advice.

Answer:Simple question.

There may not be too many programs around at the moment to take advantage of dual core but given time and the fact that laptops aren't too easily upgraded it's better to get the latest and best your budget allows , dual core will be better utilised eventually , and make sure you get plenty of memory . Ashley

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is there anyway that 2 different people on different units have the same
IP address if so what situation?
 

Answer:Simple Question

yes if they are connected to different networks.
so if you are behind routers
the routers will have different IP address connected to the network
but both PC can be on 192.168.0.1
 

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how do I make the arrows on my desktop shortcuts go away? Win XP Pro
 

Answer:simple question

One way is to download Microsoft's TweakUI from here.
You want the 147 KB version on the right.

After installing, in TweakUI, go to Explorer => Shortcut.
 

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Hi folks,

Easy P4 question here (but it's only easy if you know the answer).

I'm upgrading shortly and need to know does the P4 require matching pairs of DDR Ram or can I put in singles. Or if I can put in singles does it prefer matching pairs?

Help!!??

Cheers,

Peaker
 

Answer:Simple P4 Question

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I am presently attacking a spyware problem on another forum here.

In the week after this happened i read many articles all over the web concerning "security settings" on my XP -- home ed. In changing them around, I have developed a couple of problems...I keep getting a scripts page when opening Outlook, my McAfee screen is blank, and a couple of others.

My hopefully simple question is what are the "default" settings that originally come with the program, especially concerning Active X and scripts.

I have searched microsoft and can not find them.

To clarify I am looking the the initial settings in the custom level.

Any help is appreciated.

Mike
 

Answer:Hopefully simple question

Try this site http://www.microsoft.com/resources/.../en-us/windows_security_default_settings.mspx

And this one http://pro.corbis.com/creative/en-U...on_and_Settings/Default_Security_Settings.htm
 

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Question: Simple question.

How can I tell if I have windows vista 32 bit or 64 bit?

Answer:Simple question.

Quote:





Originally Posted by Garvess


How can I tell if I have windows vista 32 bit or 64 bit?






Hi Garvess -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

To answer your question -

Click on START, then Control Panel, then System and Maintenance, then System.

Here is a screen shot to show you where to look in the System screen:




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Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi i think i'm posting this in the correct area but i'm using AdwCleaner and i'm not sure whether or not i should delete a few files. The HKML files. http://imgur.com/GHUhEZ6
 

Answer:Just a simple question

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Hi.
I have Xion tower with a stock PS. My harddrive is randomly clicking and 'losing its train of thought' so to speak (it stops booting up when that happens, stops doing what its doing when it happens in windows).

It did this a couple months ago, but i noticed that whenever it clicked, the LED lights on the case flickered. I replaced my two 80mm LED fans with one 120mm non-LED one. My system then continued to work properly until now. I'm assuming it was the power supply.

Now, it is doing the same thing again, only the LED is less noticibly flickering (i have to watch it carefully). This case's PS is known to fail after time. I'm also getting stop errors relating to data-reading errors (0xf4, 0x7A) periodicaly, presumably from when the HD 'skips'.

My question is simple (maybe): Before I spend 70 dollars on a new power supply, is there anything else that you think this could be? Thanks.
 

Answer:simple HD / PS question

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Only posting here 'cos I'm using Vista.....Just changed from unlimited monthly download to double the speed but with a monthly cap. How can I tell how much I am downloading so as not to run out of allowance?
Thank-you in advance, (NOT an advanced user).

Answer:Another simple question.......

u'll have to download a 3rd party software for that purpose... can try this http://www.download.com/Bandwidth-Mo...dlPid=10707583

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I got a question.I have XFX 8800GT with 512mb GDD3 memory,and i run Windows Vista Ultimate x64,with 4 GB of DDR2 800 RAM.This question isnt a problem related one,im just curious what is this: .Look at the Approx.Total Memory.It shows 2289 mb o.o

Answer:A simple question

What you are seeing is the display memory.

Run dxdiag - but at an Elevated level -
START | Type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe up top | Select Run as Administrator | the same dxdiag screen will appear | Click on Save all information | Save report as text file | Then locate the text file you just saved and view the report.

You should see this number under the Display Devices area. In the first part of the report you will see system RAM and virtual memory figures.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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ok im just double checking myself...
i have a hard drive, set as slave with windows 98 on it. i can put it in my computer and boot on C and it wont mess up correct?
kus the second drive is set as slave... (i tell ppl to do this but when i try i just make sure... crzy me)

btw the hard drive was free... if i just format it myself i was like OK!
30gig

Answer:SIMPLE question

Master and slave settings is just the order the computer checks for OSs.If you have a dual boot OS then booting of either one is no big deal.

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Question: Simple question

Are Xbox 360 Headsets compatible with normal computers?

Answer:Simple question

Not familiar with headset for 360, you can always give it a try if it is a standard analog phono jack for MIC if there is one and Audio and see.

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What's the difference between the various PC2700 PC3200 etc. RAM?

Answer:Simple ram question.

The frequency at which it operates at.

PC2700 is 166MHz or DDR 333
PC3200 is 200MHz or DDR 400

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I know that this is a simple thing for most people but I have no idea where to go to find the correct setting. Whenever I get into a website and look for something and then go "back" my back button has disappeared. It is very unhandy to x out of the website and then go back in there. I have a new computer and know that it was on here but don't know what happened. I have Windows XP operating system. Have tried clicking on the MSN toolbar menu, but cannot find anything that shows me I can change my toolbar items there so now I am lost.

Anticipate you can help me once again.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Simple question for most of you.

Right click on an empty area of the toolbar and put a check beside Standard Buttons

If that doesn't work,right click on an empty area of the toolbar and select "Customize",on the left pane is a list of buttons you can add to the right pane.which will put them on the toolbar
 

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