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Windows 7 Won't let me uncheck Read Only

Question: Windows 7 Won't let me uncheck Read Only

Basically I have a folder, it has been checked read only so all the files in it are also read only.

Now the folder contains songs, that I want to change the info of in iTunes but can't due to them being read only.

Every time I uncheck read only, hit apply, it just simply rechecks itself after I'm done. I have full access, so I don't know what to do anymore.

I tried searching the forums, but that didn't seem to do anything, so if this has been answered before please send me to the thread.

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Answer: Windows 7 Won't let me uncheck Read Only

Did you upgrade from Vista and had this folder on songs then? If so you may need to take owership.
In Windows 7, Right-click on the drive and click Properties
On the Security tab, click Edit
Click the Add button and enter your username (I entered it in the format "<ComputerName>\<UserName>")
Check the "Allow Full Control" box and click OK.

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permission is full control, but still can't uncheck read only on win 8.1

Answer:can't uncheck read only

Hello Vince, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use an option in METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to not have the file or folder as read-only using a command prompt.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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Hi all,

I searched a lot, but i can't find a solution.
I can't uncheck the read-only attribute on a folder.
I uncheck it, click ok, but afterwards is back to read-only.
The files in the folders aren't read-only only the folder itself.

Answer:Can't uncheck read-only

The read only attribute is not applicable to folders, only to files.

You will notice that the file read only block is not checked but only colored in.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi guys, im having trouble unchecking the read only attribute on my windows 8.1.
My computer is pretty new, bought almost a week ago. My diskname is d:

I've tried almost everything, not sure what more to do.

Please help me.

Answer:Cant uncheck Read only Win 8.1

Is there no person who have a solution for this problem?

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hello ok my problem is when i uncheck read only on any of my folders it does not save the changes when i hit apply and close the window.I cant find out why it wont it says it saved the changes but when i try to edit the file it still says its read only but i just unchecked it. sorry for such a noob qs but i cant do much to any of my files becasue of this

Answer:read only not saving when i uncheck it

See if this helps:
You Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of Folders
You cannot view or change the Read-only or System attributes of a folder by using the Properties dialog box for the folder. For example, you may experience the following symptoms:.....

Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and accessories, and other programs.......

To work around this issue, use the Attrib command at a command prompt (Cmd.exe) to view or remove the Read-only or System attributes of folders. ...........


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I got a major problem. All folders i create have automatically the read-only attribute (blue box, not checked), and i can't get rid of it. I searched the forum but didn't find anything that would be of much help. Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Can't uncheck read-only attribute

Hi there Eiji try taking ownership of the folders: Take Ownership Shortcut

Just to check, are you the administrator on your PC?

you might want to take a look at this as well: specifically the Command Line bit, as you have already tried the GUI method

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Hi all.
I have troubles with the read-only attribute of folders.

I create folders and they are read-only by default. When I uncheck the read-only attribute it appears to obay my command but further inspection aftewards reveals that nothing has really happened.

I am the owner, I give to myself full rights but I cannot gain control on this feature.

It's very frustrating as I cannot edit the files in these folders.

I checked the web and found some pruposed solutions like using the dos attrib command but... no luck.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:cannot uncheck folders' read-only attribute

Hello Skylos,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help. In Windows, folders cannot be set as read-only. Only the files in the folders can be.

If the box is blue , then it's a default neutral setting that is always displayed. For a folder, it means all files in the folder not to be set as read-only.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute
Did you also take ownership of and set your account "Full control" of the files in the folder?

Take Ownership of file

Hope this helps,

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I have a folder with music in it on my desktop. It is set to read only. My P2P program can't access the files to play them. I am guessing it is because the folder is set to read only. Everytime I uncheck the read only property, it re-checks itself. I followed the instruction on the microsoft help page but I must be doing something wrong. Here is what I did:

1. start-run-cmd.exe
2. the command prompt box pops up saying " c:\documents and settings\kristin> "
3. I copy and paste " attrib /? " so it looks like this " c:\documents and settings\kristin>attrib /? "
4. hit enter
5. a list of what all the different commands do pops up and under the list " c:\documents and settings\kristin> "
6. I type " attrib -r -s C:\Documents and Settings\Kristin\Desktop\My Shared Folder "
7. a message pops up that says paramater format not correct

When I type in exactly what the microsoft page has " attrib -r -s c:\test " it says the file not found. All I am doing is changing the test folder to the folder I want to change. I copied and pasted everything exactly from the microsoft help page. I cannot figure out why this is not working. Please help!

Answer:can't uncheck read only - attrib -r doesnt work

Hello Kristin,

A Read-Only attribute on a music file should not prevent you from just playing it, since you're not changing it, so may this isn't the cause of your problem.
All folders in XP are marked Read-Only. It doesn't (really) mean anything.
If you want to go ahead with the attrib command (you've got the syntax wrong there), move the folder to your C: drive
In the command window, type
attrib -r C:\foldername\*.* /s
Where foldername is the name of your music folder.

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i just got a new laptop with windows 7 on it. i wanted to copy a folder of files for one of my games that i played on my windows xp computer to my new windows 7 laptop. i needed to uncheck the read-only in the properties so it could work on my game. i uncheck it, hit apply, hit apply again, then ok. it closes. i open the properties again and the read-only appears to still be unchecked. can you please help me,

thank you.

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Hello. I accidentally made the contents of C:\Users\MyUsername read only, which causes
most games and software to not work.
I unchecked "read only" in the appdata folder, and everything works now.
Is this safe? Or is there some way to restore read only settings to default for C:\Users\MyUsername?
Thanks a lot in advance.

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Hi guys
ran into some trouble recently,
reinstalled my OS on my SSD, left my D:\ with all my installs on it
however when i go to windows backup i cant uncheck my D:\ for some reason.

i tried bootrec /fixboot in system option via cd but didnt change anything

anything i can do to fix this?

D:\ is a HDD
C:\ is a SSD

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Should also add

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'dmwu.exe' Is accessing my public network through Windows Firewall and I can't uncheck it.
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and the digital signature is from 'Perion Network'.  Path is C:\Windows\System32\dmwu.exe
Virus scans prove uneventful, as nothing is detected.
I think it's strange that dmwu.exe has protected itself from being denied access
to my public network.
What should I do?  Delete the file?  Leave it alone?  Thanks.

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Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings

Important updates
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Answer:Windows XP, cannot find the box to uncheck to show all drivers

Download and Install Tweak UI from Microsoft.

Run Tweak UI expand My Computer in teh left Window, click on Drives. Place a check mark in the drives you want displayed and uncheck the drives you don't want displayed.

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Answer:why is windows 8 not letting me uncheck the file association

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Quote: Originally Posted by brentmaas

Have you tried disableling startup programs in MSConfig?

1. Type 'msconfig' in the search bar and press enter.
2. Click 'Startup'.
3. Uncheck any unused startup programs (like: adobe acrobat).
4. Click OK.
5. Click 'Restart now'.
The programs you have unchecked won't be loaded on boot, do not uncheck vital programs like OS and mouse controller. If you don't know what program it is, don't uncheck it.

Hi. Although my laptop only takes 7 seconds to start up, I took a screen shot of everything thats starts up at start up. All is checked. Which of these can I uncheck if you can tell me please. Thx Or may be easier to tell me which to keep checked.

Answer:Which of these can I uncheck?

I gave you a link to Clean Up Factory Bloatware which explains that you don't need anything checked in msconfig>Startup and Msconfig>Services (after Hiding All MS Services) except your AV which should be a lightweight one like Microsoft Security Essentials. All others are freeloaders on your system that can wait to start, or Toshiba bloatware which duplicates much better features built into Win7.

Please read over and follow the these steps I provided to mitigate the Toshiba bloatware, including the other link for how to get the best possible install for Win7 which leaves out the corrupting Toshiba bloatware.

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I have Windows XP and have the following things in the Startup tab when I run msconfig that I was wondering whether or not they are mandatory:

Adobe Gamma Loader
There are few things that are blank under Startup Item and Command but show a location of HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run . Can I uncheck those?
Also, do I need all of this stuff running all the time? (These are under Processes in the Task Manager):

MCC Monitor.exe
System Idle Process
Thank you in advance

Answer:What can I uncheck from Startup?

You can go to this page and search each and every one of these items in the first thread and this will tell you if they are to be kept or not.

Just read the instructions and away you go. ALso write each one down so you know what you did with each.

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Answer:What can I uncheck in my Startup?

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Answer:Solved: Uncheck Boxes?

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I'm having the same issue as i.e. which is now preventing me from downloading some software I bought from Adobe.
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Answer:Not able to uncheck proxy settings

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Uncheck both of them if you don't need them on a LAN or for gaming. If you only use the internet you only need TCP/IP

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I had some problems with malware which caused the Use Proxy server for you LAN under Internet Options>Connections to stay checked no mater what I did.
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Answer:Use proxy server for your LAN won't uncheck

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Does this relate to a glitch in the Vista system? I've scanned the computer numerous times with virus scanners, and never found anything.

Any hep would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Can't uncheck hide extensions

Unique problem. Probably has to do with SP
Do you have the most current SP?
You may need to reset associations
Default File Type Associations - Restore

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i cant open any http link , i cant deselect proxy settings . after i uncheck the box to use proxy in my LAN settings  and close the window, same settings come back its like i never unchecked it
anyone have any idea
i also have error code : the remote device or resource won`t accept the connection
please help me

Answer:can not uncheck proxy settings

Some details on your setup.  What firewall are you using, and antivirus? 
Is windows managing the adapter, or a third party program?
Did you check your router?  Check your settings there.

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HI I was wondering what would be safe to uncheck in my startup im running windows xp service pack 2

and i have already unchecked jusched

ill also include my log incase u see anything wierd

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:00:49 AM, on 9/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

Answer:Solved: msconfig what to uncheck

extra button (no name) in my log not sure what that is

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Running from C:\Users\administrator\Desktop
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Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Lenovo.) C:\Windows\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
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Answer:IE proxy unable to uncheck

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""I'm running Windows XP professional version 02."" ??Is there a reason why you cannot update to SP3 (I run XP Pro SP3)I must assume you have gone Accessories >> Entertainment and also checked it that way ??How long has this been a problem, and have you checked System >>Device Manager to see if there are any Yellow / Red ( ! or ? ) marks -Have you added any hardware / software recently ??Thank You -

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Hello, I'm new to the
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 AdwCleanerS5.txt   14.26KB
# AdwCleaner v5.003 - Logfile created 22/08/2015 at 14:46:32
# Updated 20/08/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-08-20.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (x86)
# Username : User - USER-PC
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# Option : Scan
***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Folders ] *****
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Please tell me what I can uncheck in my start up list.
Thank you,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:56:36 PM, on 12/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Nova Development\Photo Explosion Deluxe 3.0\calcheck.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

Answer:Solved: Tell me what I can uncheck in my start-up.

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Answer:What can i uncheck to speed up my startup

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In my laptop (Thinkpad R50e), I have my windowsXP preinstalled by IBMThinkpad but I noted that its quite slow, so I decided to check which s/w is running and so I goto start/run msconfig/startup , and I see the following but I do not know what are they. Can members tell me which startup items appended below that I can uncheck in startup tabs. Thanks

Adobe Gamma Loader
Digital Line Detect
Microsoft Office

Answer:can I uncheck these startup items

couple of things....first off, you should remove entries from start up from services as opposed to msconfig....bit moret thorough and access services, hit start > run > services.msc

secondly, do a google search for black viper. He had the one of the most comprehensive sites I've ever seen regarding start up apps, which appear, which appear in safe mode, which have what dependencies, etc....that way YOU can make the decision of whta to have start and what not to have start.

his site is down, but I am sure you can find a replica.


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I use Windows 7 and the following are the facts:I cannot uncheck the Next-generation Java Plug-in checkbox from the control panel Java Advanced tab - it is grayed outI have Java version 6 update 20 in my Programs files folder and - I cannot uncheck the Next-generation Java Plug-in checkbox from the javacpl file - it is grayed outI have Java version 6 update 22 in my Programs files (x86) folder - I can uncheck the Next-generation Java Plug-in from the javacpl file

Answer:help to uncheck the Next-generation Java

I would suggest that the one in Java version 6 update 20 is not relevant due to having installed a higher version which is the one that is relevant.When I install a higher version then via their programs folder the older versions no longer contain the control panel file/s.Try going to Start, Control Panel and properly use the Java Control panel from there as it is designed.My mom used to say that if it hurts to do something specific then stop doing that specific something.HTHBryan

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not sure which boxes need to be checked or unchecked in ccleaner

Answer:which boxes do i uncheck in ccleaner

Its pretty good to go without adding or removing anything. So unless you have something extra in mind, leave it as is.Ccleaner Instruction Screenshots from Piriform. reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?

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every time I try to get on the internet it says I can not because I am off line, and I can't get It off please help

Answer:How do I uncheck Internet is offline?

How do you normally connect to the Internet? More detail will enable a helper to better understand your problem.

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I've managed to locate the check box to turn off the keyboard in the ease of access panel but whenever I uncheck the "Use On-Screen Keyboard" box, exit the page and reopen it to check if the box is still unchecked, it somehow rechecks itself and I can't turn it off. Does anyone have a solution? 

Answer:Onscreen Keyboard box won't uncheck

Did you click Apply after unchecking?

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I've been trying and failing to encode an mpg file from an avi and think it's because I have too much stuff running in memory. Can somebody tell me what I can ask Hijack this to delete/fix? Thanks. arnstein

Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.0
Scan saved at 12:40:27 PM, on 9/10/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\InkSaver\InkSaver.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Eprompter\ePrompter.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijack\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch=about:blank
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Answer:Too much CPU usage - what can I delete/uncheck from startup

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how can solve to uncheck hidden in folder properties; it is not active.

Answer:how can solve to uncheck hidden in folder pro

I am guessing your admin has locked out that feature. 1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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WITHOUT getting the stupid system config utility popping up every time at boot.

Answer:Please look, what in my startup can I safely uncheck in msconfig? thx

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I use Origin for online gaming and it fails to connect unless I uncheck under "Proxy Server", USE A PROXY SERVER FOR YOUR LAN. I need to do this every time I reboot. IS there a permanent fix for this or do I need to uncheck the Proxy Server box every reboot. It's quite annoying. Windows 10 Pro.

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The use of JRT...did the trick.

Answer:Unable to uncheck Proxy Server

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In Internet options advanced what is enable page hit counting? Can it be unchecked?

Answer:Check/uncheck in Internet Options

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I rebooted my PC (running Windows 7 Home) and upon start up Steam gave me a warning that it was running in compatibility mode. I go to the executable and I find that compatibility mode is checked and greyed out so I cannot change it (it is set to Windows Vista for some reason).

I have never seen this before and a search has not turned up anything useful (yet). Any ideas on what I can try?

EDIT: Never mind, I had to click "Change settings for all users." and then change the compatibility mode within that window. Strange that it did that by itself...

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so my printer has worked before great but than i haven't used it in a while but it was connected and i kept using the scanner, so nothing was ever changed in the settings. now i bought ink because i need the printer again, and try to print and it says "print to file" so i went into the properties for my printer and when to the "ports" tab and the "print to file" IS checked BUT all other options are faded out and i cannot uncheck that option! I am about to scream! nothing but crap when it comes to hardware and software! all other buttons like add and save etc are faded out too and not clickable!
PLEASE HELP ME I AM BEGGING YOU! this is too annoying for me.

Answer:Cannot uncheck the print to file port

Try uninstalling then re-installing the printer driver.

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Hello everybody. How are you? I have a question. In windows 7, let us go to msconfig. OK? Now that we're here we'll click on Services. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. there's this power program "POWER" selection that is checked. I wonder What happens if I uncheck it. Do you all know? I'm tempted to attempt it. I'm trying to get Adobe Flash player to work on an 80gb computer and 2gb RAM Dell Latitude D620 laptop. Let's just say. This thing SUCKS HORIBLY. Anyhow, do you know what would happen? Thank you so much. God Bless.

Answer:What happens if I uncheck POWER in msconfig>Services?

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How can I uncheck the extend my desktop to this monitor
it says that this checkbox is unavailable for primary monitor because additonal monitors are all extentions of my primary monitor A few days ago I had my tv and monitor working perfect together and I read somewhere that I could get more work surface by using the extend thing and now my tv is only playing in black and white when connected to my m1270n media center.and i can't uncheck the box. Went through HP and did a few things, finally I had to do a destructive recover and still the same thing

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uncheck promt for password does not work making me log in after standby.
help me fix this please

Answer:uncheck promt for password no workie

I assume you have done a restart, just to make sure the uncheck has every chance to take effect.

If it is really prompting for password after standby, I don't know what is happening; but if the computer is activating a screen saver before it goes into standby, the prompt may be for coming out of screen saver.

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hey guys,

I am trying to back up my NTFS hard drive so I can reformat it, but I am getting permissions errors on alot of files. The errors say I'm not allowed to access certain files because they are protected. I brought my hard drive back to my main computer where I am administrator and have permission to access the files.
Then I noticed that read-only box was filled with a square. So I unchecked it and told it to propagate through the folder.
After it is done I select ok then go back to properties and find that the square is back again!

I thought it was because the whole drive had certain permissions that had to be changed. I went into the security tab and selected the admin name and saw that it had full control and everything was checked. Then I checked the "replace owner on subcategories and objects" box and it runs through the files changing permissions, but after it finishes the box unchecks itself!

I'm not sure why this is happening or what else to try.

Does any one have any ideas?

thanks in advance

Answer:file permissions box uncheck themselves automatically

Possibly .You are talking about 2 hard drives, with two sets of permissions.The permissions on your hard drive to be backed up...belong to a different system than the one on which the hard drive is now attached. I believe that, to change those have to set new permissions from the new system.I would try giving permissions to All Users for that drive...from the system it is currently installed on. That should allow you to move files to another drive.An alternative that my accomplish the same, How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - FWIW: That read-only box is insignificant, has nothing to do with permissions. That attribute is easily changed when necessary. of which forces me to ask...just how are you trying to backup this hard drive? The easiest course of action, IMO, would be to just clone the partition/drive.Louis

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I use Origin for online gaming and it fails to connect unless I uncheck under "Proxy Server", USE A PROXY SERVER FOR YOUR LAN. I need to do this every time I reboot. IS there a permanent fix for this or do I need to uncheck the Proxy Server box every reboot. It's quite annoying. Windows 10 Pro.

Answer:Need to uncheck Proxy Server Every boot

Seems like you have one suspicious application on your computer that automatically setup proxy connection. That application could be malware.

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I have unchecked few items in MSconfig > Startup but when I restart my computer again they are still checked. I tried to uncheck them few times but they are still checked. Anyone knows why? and How can I unchecked them?

Answer:MSconfig Startup Uncheck problem

You could remove it from the registry so it won't load next time.

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My little nephew likes to download random stuff online (mom doesn't watch him since she knows nothing about computers) and now we have malware! I tried running spybot, malwarebytes, security essentials & hijack this (try to fix BHO freecause shopping & shop to win, but it doesn't work). I noticed that "shop to win" is always checked on msconfig - I try to uncheck it, but it just checks itself back again. Not sure what to do! Thanks a lot for the help!
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Brian Cortes at 2:08:56 on 2012-05-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1916.606 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32... Read more

Answer:Shop to win malware at startup - can't uncheck

Hi,It is actually your SpyBot teatimer that is interfering here and restores the shoptowin entry in msconfig.So I suggest you to disable it because it can interfere with the changes you'll make on your system.If teatimer gives you a warning afterwards that some changes were made, allow this instead of blocking it.How to disable TeaTimer <== click me for instructions.Then you should be able to delete the shoptowin entry. We'll do this with a regfix, since, when you do this via msconfig, you disable it, while the shoptowin entry can actually get deleted instead.But first of all, delete the following folder if still present:C:\Program Files (x86)\Shop To WinThen, do the following to deal with the orphaned shoptowin entries:Open notepad and copy and paste next present in the quotebox below in it:(don't forget to copy and paste REGEDIT4)REGEDIT4[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{8e51683a-ea9d-4127-ae14-a13294ff6f7c}][HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]"Shop To Win"=-Save this as fix.reg Choose to save as *all files and place it on your desktop.Doubleclick on it and when it asks you if you want to merge the contents to the registry, click yes/ok.Let me know if that solved your problem.

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I downloaded "in pixio" software, and it put a check in my start up's for avanquest. I used "msconfig" and unchecked it. When I re-booted, it was checked again. Does anyone know how I can get that check out of the box in my start ups?

Answer:msconfig / Startup / avanquest won't uncheck

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I used to have a way on Win 98 to uncheck things that I didn't want to have on my computer when it boots up. I now have Win XP and can't figure out how to get to the list where I can uncheck things. I activated the Windows Messenger and I'd like to stop having constantly in my face. I'm sorry I activated it in the first place. I don't want to completely remove it, but would like it to stop working for now. Can someone give me specific steps to get to the "start up" list?

Answer:uncheck things that on start up list

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Here is a link to the EULA for Vista. Pay special attention to section 6. Look what windows defender can do!

Answer:Vista Eula Link Must Read!!! Read About What Windows Defender Will Do To You!

Nice. I had scrutinized it hard enough already with a steel hat, so I'm still safe.

Hehe, Veesta is a beast! Most corps, even NIST, MIT, UDoD and ASUS as the largest MB MFG detests it. Not fit for mass consumption eh.

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The computer whirs & loads media cds, nothing happens, the device manager is listed aslite-on DVDRW SHW-16358.This is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.

Answer:Is it my pc, or Windows 7? Wont read media, but will read music cds

How old is the Optical drive ? ?They fail...and they dont build them like they used to.QuoteThis is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.Also the above is unclear...are you saying you installed Win7 to this Gateway ? ?If so did you remember to DLoad and install the Win7 drivers for the PC ? ?

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I think a virus hit my computer. I cannot get online because the "work offline" is checked. I uncheck it and it checks itself again. every time I uncheck it, it just rechecks itself again. Please help. thanks.

Answer:work offline explorer wont uncheck

Run MalwareBytes freebie for starters. I often finds what AV's miss.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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HI there

To any who are using DEVEDE on Linux (Host or VM) for creating DVD structures / isos / discs from AVI / MKV / MP4 etc files who (usually RARELY) receive Conversion error -- simply uncheck in Edit==>preferences the Use FFMPEG instead of MENCODER for videos --that fixes it. It's very rare that you get this message but it can appear.


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On my mothers computer I seem to be experiencing a strange problem. She has a month old HP touchscreen desktop. LIke the topic says for some reason during every restart it would prompt the typical hit a key to cancel the error check in 10 seconds or less message, the problem is even when I hit a few keys it doesnt stop and will actually hang up at the last listed second aka 1. It came with a wireless mouse and keyboard. Whenever I enter the C drive properties and attempt to uncheck the error check automatically setting and close out the window it remains there again. It will boot into safe mode however. Im lost at this point any ideas ??

Answer:7 will not let me uncheck disk error check on c drive

Have you contacted HP with this event error? (help and support)

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Hi All

I want to know to how to uncheck the following message in win7 with regedit or command.
I have google but no luck.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.


Answer:uncheck the following message in win7 with regedit or command.

Are you saying that if you left-click on the check marks they aren't removed? You may find some answers here:

Disabling a specific Action Center message via script or registry key

Disable Action Center via registy key?

If you decide to edit the registry please create a new restore point or system image or export the registry and save it just in case something goes wrong.

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Dear All:

Please help!

As I was transferring some files to my extension hard drive today, I noticed that the file extension names were showing as I renamed some of the files. I went to the view tab on my windows explorer and tried to uncheck the file extension names option but it won't uncheck.

And then I tried to go to folder options and checked hide known files and still no go.

I then googled my problem and I was told to download something called a VBS file in order to solve this issue. I downloaded it but then I keep getting a script error and I'm unable to run it.

I know seeing file extension names is not a big deal but it is not my preference. It's actually an annoyance to me.

I would be grateful if you could help resolve this once and for all.

My OS is Windows 8.1. Originally it only had Windows 8 but I updated it to 8.1 when it became available.
MY computer is an Asus K450C with a 64 bit operating system and a 4 GB ram.

I hope you can help. Thank you.


Answer:I cannot uncheck the view option for file extension names

This ?---

Can you provide some screenshots ?

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I have a list with a choice column in SharePoint. It's set to multi select check boxes. But I want the default choice to be blank. Otherwise it automatically selects the first option in my list. Is there a way to do this? I've tried experimenting with blank ASCII characters which I've made work for dropdown lists, but haven't figured out how to do something similar in this situation.

Answer:SharePoint uncheck multi select by default in list

I would be tempted to make the first option as the word Blank, No Option Selected or something like that.

I added a column with a Choice menu, added 'display choice using check box' (which, by the way, I hate this format). In the type each choice list I made the first one blank and at 'default' value it was blank. When I saved the 'blank choice' went away but default remained blank.

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I made a text file Hidden when I created it. Now I want it to be Unhidden but the option is grayed out. (It's a desktop.ini I learned how to make so I can have folder backgrounds in XP like I used to have in 98 SE - it works great, by the way!) I tried deleting it and remaking it again from scratch. But the option is still grayed out. I've made tons of these desktop.inis for lots of other folders. They all allow Unhidden with no problem - this is the only one that is grayed out.

It's just a couple of clicks to un-hide it...but it's just getting my goat why I can't do it.

Answer:[SOLVED] Option to uncheck my Hidden file grayed out

The +s attribute likely got set somehow as well.

Unset them both from the command prompt: attrib "c:\path\file" -h -s

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We searching for a solution which we encounter in our environment.
When enable Password Cache in Internet Explorer, the checkbox of 'remember my credentials' is automatically checked. If we disable this Password Cache, with registry value DisablePasswordCache the checkbox is unchecked. Now we like to enable Password Cache
but with default 'remember my credentials' unchecked. Does anyone know a solution for this issue ?

Answer:Uncheck remember my credentials checkbox with policies/registry setting

How do you enable password cache in ie? Based on my test, I can't make the checkbox automatically checked when enable password cache in Internet Explorer.
To check if these passwords or credentials are saved, you can navigate to Credential manager from control panel.

Andy Altmann
TechNet Community Support

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dont know when this happened.. havent used bluetooth for a bit.. running windows 7 pro, 64 bit, on an HP all in one 200.
purchased a set of bluetooth speakers (creative)... and tried to hook it up. strange thing is, i can find the speakers when pairing, and they show up under Devices and Printers... but when i double click on the Creative speaker icon, i get the following error message:
An error occurred when initializing this operation. Try restarting your computer and/or your bluetooth adapter.

i have uninstalled and reinstalled via device manager my bluetooth radio...
another odd thing is, that i am unable to turn adapter on, if i right click on the BT icon in the taskbar and choose, Turn Adapter On, and click somewhere else, and right click it again, it still says Turn adapter on (not off).. .so when i open up settings... i see it checked by "Turn off the bluetooth adapter"... i uncheck it, hit apply/ok.. come back, and it is still checked....
strange. how was i able to pair up my BT speakers with my pc if in fact the radio is off?
someone help please, i have scoured the net... but no love

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Hi, i am looking for a policy that will allow me to uncheck 'display intranet sites in compatibility view' without graying out the option to recheck it if a user needs the option in the future. So far the only option i found under Computer
Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Compatibility View/Turn on Internet Explorer Standards Mode for Local Intranet would gray out the option to recheck the box.

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Is there Registry key to uncheck Display intranet sites in Compatibility View from Internet Explorer ?


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Can I set Windows Live Mail to show emails that have been read in Gmail to show as Unread?
I have a Gmail account which I download all emails into WLM
I read the emails on Gmail sometimes when out, but don't want this to update to WLM as read as I will deal with the emails when home
Is there anyway of doing this
I have as IMAP

Answer:Windows Live Mail with Gmail show as not read in WLM when read in Gmail

I do not think that will be possible.

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I am trying to install a driver for the Epson perfection 1200U on my grandpa's new windows 8 PC. Problem is that the scanner is too old and epson doesnt provide a driver for this scanner for windows 8. But I found a how to guide on this and the instructions are great, and it seems to work for everyone else but I cant figure out how to uncheck "show compatible hardware" in device manager when you are trying to update drivers on a specific device.

I get there by right clicking on the device, selecting properties, "browse my computer for driver software," then "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer," then after that the window that appears does not have an option to uncheck "show compatible hardware." And so I can't continue

Does anyone know how to solve this issue? Thanks in advance for any feedback

Answer:How to uncheck "show compatible hardware" device manager

so you don't see the same window as i have below?

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I have my PS4 and Xbox One connected to my second screen with HDMI and from my screen I have 3,5 audio cable from screen audio output to motherboards soundcards line-in and in windows I listen to line-in device.

It works when i activate option "listen to this device" in control panel until I restart computer.

If I have option "listen to this device" checked when I restart it won't work until I uncheck that option and restart again or restart audio services.

I have two soundcards one on motherboard (Realtek) and Creative Soundblaster Z and sound output seems to work because I can listen to music and watch videos but I can't hear anything from line-in.

I have installed new drivers and clean install on windows 10

Answer:No audio with "listen to this device" until reboot with option uncheck

It seems that updating to newest build of windows 10 from windows update helped... I should have tried that too before posting here.

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I have been fighting this problem for years. I have an unanswered post on this subject back in 6/20/09.

I'm running XP, I want to stop being asked if I really want to send a file to the recycle bin. All over the net, everybody says just right click on Recycle Bin and uncheck the box. Well I can't because it is "grayed out".

I thought it might be because my C: drive was fat32. I just converted and it to NTFS and that didn't help.

There must be someplace in the registry that can change that. Anybody know where? If not, anybody know how to find out what all those registry enteries mean and do?

Thanks In Advance

Answer:Can't Uncheck Recycle Bin "Display delete confirmation dialog"

Most likely an Admin and/or Group Policy thing - try the steps listed here - click 'Disabled' in the Admin Templates section.

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I need to deploy IE 11 in my enterprise with the Trusted Sites setting "Require server verification" unchecked.
I am using IEAK 11 to build a custom IE Install.  I have imported the security zones in IEAK and when the custom IE 11 is installed on a client, the correct sites are added to Trusted Sites, but the security setting doesn't work.
So, I unpacked the BRANDING.CAB file and took a look at the seczones.inf and seczrsop.inf
I noticed that while seczones.inf for HKLM listed
HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2",Flags,0x10001,43,00,00,00

HKCU showed
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2",Flags,0x10001,47,00,00,00

Value "47" will leave the box checked.  I was able to hand modify the seczones.inf file that gets baked into the BRANDING.CAB file to make sure it says "43" for both HKCU and HKLM.  43 hex corresponds to decimal value 67

Similarly, in Seczrsop.inf I needed to change the "Flags=71" to "Flags=67" for HKCU...
So now every instance of that Flags registry item in my BRANDING.CAB has been set to 67(decimal) which corresponds to the box for zone 2 (Trusted Sites) being unchecked.

When I deploy this customized IE 11 install to non-domain joined computers, I STILL have the box "Require server verification" checked.  Looking in the HKCU registry for the value, I see the value set to 47(... Read more

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I am writing a vb script that automatically sets up proxy server options in the Internet Explorer. These settings are linked in the registry under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings". For example the Proxy Servers can be found in the edit string "ProxyServer".
Now I am searching the registry setting for the option "Automatically detect settings" which can be manually activated in the Internet Explorer under Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> Lan Settings. (I dont know if they are in the same key name like the other settings)

I am using Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer 6.0

If you know a different way to change this options with scripts I am glad about to hear it.

- Thank you very much

PS: My english is probably not perfect but excuse that I am german

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it seems i have infected with a virus or some malicious item.
It checks the options 'Hide Extension for known file types' and 'Hide protected OS files' to allow it self to be hidden.

i tried to uncheck the above two options to find the file which causing the problem. after uncheck and say ok, it again rechecks the options.

Please help over come this problem.

Answer:Unable To Uncheck 'hide Extension For Known...' & 'hide Protected Operating ....'

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?You need to start there first. If you don't have any anti-virus or anti-malware programs see BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources and at least scan with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D. In #4 there is a list of several free online anti-virus scans which you can perform. I would also recommend that you download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users.

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Until today, I've never had the problem with the "Keep Me Signed In" button in Firefox when trying to login into Yahoo Email, however, something must have changed.

The settings in my browser which are under Tools > Options > Privacy > History are no longer settable. If I select "Use Custom Setting" there is an option to accept 3rd party cookies which until yesterday had the option "Until I close Firefox". That option is now grayed out and with this graying out, I cannot load the login page without getting the checkmarked "Keep Me Signed In" button for Yahoo Mail.

I've cleared all the cache, history, cookies, etc., then ran CCleaner and then started Firefox again, but haven't had any success getting rid of the Remember Me button. I didn't change any of my settings, so I don't know why this is not clearing properly.

The Yahoo forums and Help haven't offered anything helpful. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Answer:can't uncheck "Keep me signed in" in yahoo logon

Hey Norgates, try clearing the history in this manner. In FF click History, then click Clear Recent History in the drop down box, then when the option box pops up click the arrow and chose Everything then put a check in every box the click Clear Now, then close FF and open Ccleaner then under Applications FireFox, check all boxes and clean, then open FF and try it now.

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Hello there

I recently bought a DVD 9gb but my Sony Vaio FW-390 cannot read it.


I took it back to the store, he put it in his drive and he had Windows 7 installed, the DVD worked just fine!

Any suggestions on how to solve the issue?

Answer:Cant read a DVD although it was read on Windows 7

might be a faulty DVD drive. how old is it, and can you read any other DVD's or CDs

also it may not be able to read DVD-10 9.40GB Double sided, Single layers and above

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I check the box at the top of my mail in yahoo mail to check all the boxes but since I installed Ie 10 I cant uncheck the boxes individually anymore

Answer:cant uncheck mail in yahoo mail since running Ie 10

roll back to IE9 if that worked okay. You shouldn't be using IE10 yet as it's still not a finished product except on Windows 8.

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i keep encounter this auto restart error therefore i decided to uncheck the automatic restart checkbox in system properties to get a BSOD so that i know what happen, but even if i uncheck it, my cpu still auto restart without generating a BSOD

i also checked my windows folder but there are no \Windows\Minidump in it

Answer:Auto restart even if uncheck automatic restart

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump

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I cannot uncheck it and its ruining my internet browser. How do you fix this?

Answer:Cannot Uncheck "Use a proxy server for your LAN"

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OE (version 6.0 running on a Pentium III & Internet Explorer 6.0) will not allow me to view/open attachments and I cannot access or uncheck the box under Tools-Options-Security-"Do not allow attachments...." which seems to be the problem according to other threads here.

Any suggestions?

Answer:OE "Do Not Allow Attachments" won't uncheck

Make sure that no programs are currently running, including Outlook Express

Click Start, then Run

In the Run dialog box, type "regedit" into the "Open:" field without quotes and click "OK"

Once REGEDIT is open, click the plus (+) symbol by HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Click the plus (+) symbol by SOFTWARE
Click the plus (+) symbol by Microsoft

Click on "Outlook Express" once to highlight it

In the right hand pane, double-click "BlockExeAttachments"

For "Value Data" enter 0 and then click "OK"

Exit REGEDIT and restart your machine

After your machine restarts, open Outlook Express and go to Tools > Options and then to the Security tab. The option "Do not allow attachments to be opened or saved that could potentially be a virus" can be checked or unchecked it based on your preference.

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Have Windows 98, OE 5.0. Fellow sent me Email with attachment that I had requested. End of attachment is .lwp. I tried to open it and was asked (computer screen) which program to use. I selected Word and just as I clicked on it, saw the check in the box "always use this program". Too late. Word did not open it so that it could be read and now it automatically goes to Word. How do I undo that "permanent" choice of Word? Remove the check mark? That's my main question. Another fellow told me that .lwp is Lotus Word Pro. Says I can get free trial download online, but is 10MB. My ISP would not keep me connected for that long. Rarely can I get connection that will permit 2MB download. Any comments on this? Thanks for helping me understand a bit more about these machines.

Answer:How to "uncheck" a selection?

find the .lwp file in your folders with windows explorer
highlight it with the mouse
hold the shift key down and right click on the file
the open with dialogue box will open and you can associate the file with a different program
- watch where you put your checkmarks

timed out connection
- check your modem settings in dun (dial up network) to see if you can extend the session at all read through this to see if it's any help
- could also look (ie use for a download accelerator that can resume downloads, just watch out for spyware included with it (get adaware from lavasoft)
- could also use a ftp client (software) that can resume downloads if lotus has a ftp site listed
(if you live anywhere in/near a large city, see if there's a lotus office or major reseller/partner - suck up nice and you could probably get the whole damn smartsuite cd - they give em away like mad to clients)

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hey, my computer generally reads disks, music cd's, dvd's, and games (new like sims 3, and old like theme hospital and shogun total war)

ive just got anno 2070 and put in the disk, but its not recognizing it at all, when i first put the disk in, it whirs, as it knows there is a disk there, and a disk icon appears next to the cursor, but then nothing, no disk appears in My computer, and when i click on the drive it asks me to insert a disk, i have tested the disk on a different computer running vista, anno 2070 runs perfectly, and also says it does run on windows 7, i have also tested other disks since putting the game into the windows 7 computer, which work fine, and checked whether the disk can be read in a virtual machine (windows xp in this case), which it cant as i expected, i have run the Microsoft disk checker and all it said was that the disk was unreadable, but the vista computer proves it is readable.

any tips on what to do next? i really want to get playing this

Answer:dvd drive wont read specific disk, will read on other vista computer

I would think that your optical drive and that particular brand DVD media don't go together well. ( I have an Imation DVD+R DL that my Samsung drive only reads at times but not most of the time. On four other drives - a Sony, a Liteon, an Asus and a Plextor - the media is recognised and accessible without any problems. The Samsung drive is clean, has the latest firmware, can read and write other DVD media. So where am I? )

You may just try cleaning the lense with a Lense Cleaner CD. If it does not help, try burning anno 2070 to another known-to-be-good brand media at a lower speed.

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Hey there...ok...I have some files that are saved from the Macs at school...when I take them home to my PC (Win) they don't have the extensions on them...when I originally save something from Windows and take it to a Mac and modify and save it then take it back to my PC it still has the extension and keeps it since it was added by Windows...

So I am wondering there a program for Windows that recognizes Mac files and andds the extensions back??? I hate when I start work on some things at school and have to add the extensions to all the stuff I created when I take it back guess is the Macs store the extensions or what the file opens up with or whatever in their "._(filename)" files...that's annoying too...for every file you have another is created with a "._"...

Any help on this??? THANX

Answer:Files saved from Macs don't have ext.'s when read on Win. Need sftwre 2 read & convrt

I've never had that problem. If you save it as a "xxx" type document it doesn't matter if you have the software that created it on both Mac and PC (or software that can read the format) so I don't know how/what is going on with your situation.

BTW my experience is with using Word (forgot which version but it's on OS X) on a Mac and OpenOffice on my PC.

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Whenever I boot up my VAIO (VGN-SZ750N) laptop an all-blue screen appears only momentarily, so that there's no time to read any of what is clearly a very wordy warning in white typescript that fills the whole screen. How can I stop this long enough to read it and take whatever action it recommends?

then, something happens that may be related to this . . .

soon afterward, a boxed message appears saying: "System has recovered from a serious error . . . " Clicking on this results in a huge number of figures that would challenge anybody who attempted to write them down.

Answer:How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

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I tried unchecking read only.
When apply and look it is back to read only.

How can I make this read and write permission?

Answer:public tv folder read only? mythtv needs read write persmissions

You can do this by going into the C:>Users>Public folder properties, click the Sharing tab then click on the Advanced Sharing button showing in the first picture.

Click the box to share the folder like in the second picture, at that point the Permissions button will light up.

Click the permissions button, Add check marks for full control "third picture" then hit the Apply button, on all windows click Ok etc.

At this point the Public folder and it's subfolder will have read/write access.

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I have a dell laptop, D620. When i first put it on the screen was loading funny. as i move the mouse over it a square at time would come in...then when i tried to boot it again. it said new user.. then it just woulnt boot got read error hit control alt delete...i called Dell they said hold fn key and hold start but it went into diagnostic mode. in a few minutes they said HARD DRIVE must be replaced.

My problem is now... that to recover the data companies want from $500 to 25oo to recover the data... is there any program or thing i can do to try to get my files back?

Marv Alpert
[email protected]

Answer:Hard Drive canNOT Be Read, Computer won't boot. Read Error

Hi malpert and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

As a laptop only has the ability to support 1 harddrive your option is to remove the drive from the laptop and connect it to a desktop PC using a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor and try to read the files on it, however I would download the test tools from the makers website and run a thorough test on the drive to ensure readability of the drive.

Remember though if the drive has failed mechanically then any data may be lost and you will need to use one of the professional data recovery services such as "ontrack data recovery" to get it back.

Backup, backup and backup is the mantra when it comes to important data...

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My dvd drive in my Emachines laptop cant read data disks anymore, but it can read/play music and video dvds without any problem.

I have an Emachines D732z. I have Windows XP and drive is hl-dt-st dvdram gt32n.

I'm unsure of the cause of the problem. Can anybody help out? thanks!

Answer:DVD drive can read video dvds but cant read data disks.

Are the Data discs CD's? When you say Musicand video dvd's do you mean Music Cds and Video dvds?

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We have one service App reads remote hosts side Windows event log periodically. It first open remote host side Windows log to get the handle.
Check hEventLog not NULL here.
ReadEventLog(hEventLog, ...);
ReadEventLog never returns (stops) sometimes. It blocks thread.

These API also never return:
GetNumberOfEventLogRecords(hEvent, ...)
GetOldestEventLogRecord(hEvent, ...)
Could you help what happened on there, never return? How can I check further?

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I have a Visual Basic 6 app that reads files from a shared network folder and then processes them.  It was installed on two Windows XP computers many years ago.  Now we want to upgrade it to Windows 7.  I have two different computers with
Windows 7.  When I connect the Windows 7 computers to the network and run the app (which has a File Watcher window) and am watching all 4 computers, I noticed that the File Watcher window of the XP boxes show the files about 2 seconds before the Windows
7 boxes see the files.  What would cause this?  Everything else in the app works as it should.
The apps are running as Administrator on the Windows 7 boxes and XP compatiblility mode.  I have tried it both ways.


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