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  1. Like Ken, the only time I have ever done a...

    Like Ken, the only time I have ever done a Windows re-install was after deliberately crashing a computer in an attempt to solve a problem. Before I start fiddling with any computer, mine or anyone...
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    Not sure what type of cleaning you did, but is...

    Not sure what type of cleaning you did, but is the date correct in the BIOS ? If it is wrong, Windows sometimes will not let you reset it.
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    All that type of program does is remove all...

    All that type of program does is remove all Windows temporary files, temporary IE files,redundant registry files,and empties the recycle bin, and some will defragment the hdd. The so-called speed up...
  4. Thread: The day after

    by Fooman
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    Sample files for Dos 6 and Win 3.1 autoexec.bat:...

    Sample files for Dos 6 and Win 3.1
    autoexec.bat:

    @ECHO OFF
    SET LMOUSE=C:\MOUSE
    LH C:\DOS\KEYBOARD.SYS
    LH C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001 /M:10
    LH C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV.EXE /L C- D- 1024 512
    SET...
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    Preserving XP for future installation. The best...

    Preserving XP for future installation.
    The best way is to use two programs: Wsus to download all the XP updates : nlite to integrate all the updates and your drivers into your XP installation CD....
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    Kaiserbass. I have been using this system for...

    Kaiserbass. I have been using this system for some years now to convert VHS and camcorder tapes into dvds with excellent results. The kit cost me $47au. It comes with the required cables and an...
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    I use Mozbackup for both Tbird and Fox..Another...

    I use Mozbackup for both Tbird and Fox..Another program I recommend is mbox2xml..This program saves all your Tbird emails in an excellent html format which you can view in any browser..This then...
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    I will be staying with Xp as I only spend about...

    I will be staying with Xp as I only spend about 10 hours per week on the computer..a 10yr old generic breed, and can't justify the expense of upgrading the computer,and accessories. I have used...
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    Had the same problem when I installed a second...

    Had the same problem when I installed a second DVD R/W. After some time trying to get it to work, removed it and replaced it with a DVD read only.
    No more problems. XP would not handle 2 R/Ws.
    ...
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    addendum: Downloaded both winxdvd and dvdflick ...

    addendum: Downloaded both winxdvd and dvdflick . Winxdvd simple and did a good job of converting six mp4s to vob ready to burn to dvd. Dvdflick is a bit complicated -will have to try it out again...
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    My son uses either winx-dvd-author from ...

    My son uses either winx-dvd-author from www.winxdvd.com or dvdflick from www.divx.com both are free programs . I haven't used them, but son reckons they are great.
    A good free viewer is...
  12. Thread: New scam?

    by Fooman
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    This scam has been doing the rounds in Australia...

    This scam has been doing the rounds in Australia for quite a while. The caller claims to be from Microsoft, or either of our main telcos - Telstra or Optus. Several weeks ago my wife handed me the...
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    Is XP the best OS? It depends on what you want to...

    Is XP the best OS? It depends on what you want to do with your computer. Are you a casual home user or full on productive user? I have been using XPPRO since it was first available, and with all...
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    This old bloke no longer supports any "yearly"...

    This old bloke no longer supports any "yearly" subscription services. Still running XPPro. Office 97, which does all I need, Word, Access, Excel and PPoint. Running old versions of programs, which...
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    As good as it is, CCleaner will miss some...

    As good as it is, CCleaner will miss some registry details. When I have problems doing a complete uninstall, I first look for any left over folders. They could be in "Programs" or tucked a way in...
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    " You Tube Download Wizard " add-on for Firefox...

    " You Tube Download Wizard " add-on for Firefox works like a charm. Puts a download button at bottom of the video. Single click and it starts download. Works well.
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    Epson stylus Photo R290. Set of six genuine Epson...

    Epson stylus Photo R290. Set of six genuine Epson cartridges $124.00 Australian. 3 yrs ago my son put me onto generic cartidges. Set of 5 colour and 2 black $18.00 Aust.
    Have not had any problems....
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    I use Steve Gibson's Shields -up www.grc.com/ ...

    I use Steve Gibson's Shields -up www.grc.com/ It is a very comprehensive site and runs quite a few tests.
    It also has some free downloadable utilities for further testing of your firewall.
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