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    We have a router and an extender to get wireless...

    We have a router and an extender to get wireless signal through all these thick old walls.

    The priority is a strong signal to my wife's home office. My office is at the other end of the house.
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    DNS server is not responding....

    DNS and DHCP are different values. Here is the output of my ipconfig /all:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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    DNS server is not responding

    I'm back again. People will start thinking I only come around when I got trouble. Wait a minute! That's what everybody does!

    I am using Chrome 34.0.1847......

    I am unable to connect to any...
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    Hey Jerry. Thanks for confirming my fears. It's...

    Hey Jerry. Thanks for confirming my fears. It's dumb and bad business for MS to not provide for substitutions with their USB key. That thing is so tiny it's so easily overlooked, especially when...
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    MS wireless keyboard: Can't find USB key

    I have an almost new MS keyboard that my wife wants. We can't locate the USB key/stub that came with it.

    Are we totally screwed forever?

    Remedies???

    Thanks

    DeadVAIO - Phoenix
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    thanks ruirib. I should have said that I checked...

    thanks ruirib. I should have said that I checked the adapter's driver and it is the latest one.

    As for the location of the computer, it's a desktop in my office about 30' from the modem/router...
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    Computer constantly drops Wi-Fi connection

    I have Win 7 Pro, 8 GB RAM, a Netgear Wi-Fi receiver.

    While I am working on the 'net, my computer consistently drops the signal. It soon signs itself back and continues so long as I am actively...
  8. The Doctor's diagnosis is spot on! Rather than...

    The Doctor's diagnosis is spot on!

    Rather than thinking too much, I did the simple thing and followed Medico's instructions:
    - perform all Win 8 upgrades
    - disengage AntiVirus
    - go to Windows...
  9. Trying to upgrade Win8 but "Setup has failed to validate the product key"

    Hi guys. Back again.

    As you probably deduced from the title, I'm trying to upgrade my OS to 8.1.

    I have no product key. But the instructions I followed told me it was unnecessary in order to...
  10. VAIO & Win8 - why is video so poor (rated 2.0)

    I'm the guy who came around several months ago with questions about reviving a dead VAIO laptop computer belonging to my son. Finally got that all straightened out, thanks to guys at Lounge. I...
  11. Yeah that's what I was thinking, tho from reading...

    Yeah that's what I was thinking, tho from reading the little that MS gives you, it sounds like Upgrade is the way. But if it won't install that way, there is the alternative at least. I was just...
  12. Trying to Upgrade Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Pro; stuck in a loop

    my box containing Windows 8 Pro arrived today and I'm trying to get started with the upgade process.

    I boot the computer with the Upgrade disc in the DVD drive. I press a key to boot from the DVD....
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    Got Win 7 installed, did not select activation. I...

    Got Win 7 installed, did not select activation. I am downloading the updates since it will be a couple of days til Amazon sends me Windows 8 Pro Upgrade.

    (I realized I don't need the Windows 8...
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    When I first read that, I said to myself, well,...

    When I first read that, I said to myself, well, maybe...but I ran Ubuntu on a laptop very nicely a year or so ago. So let's give 'er ago.

    Well, either I got dumber or Ubuntu got geekier, but I...
  15. Evenin', RG: You guys have lifted me up...

    Evenin', RG:

    You guys have lifted me up through this whole exercise, which happens to be taking a long time because I am: 1. Sorta old. 2. Lazy. 3. Distracted and 4. Often out of town in the...
  16. That Sony Vaio y'all helped me with is now ready to re-enter service

    there's just a few things I need to get straight. I will list them.

    I wiped the original disc on the VAIO. It has 320 GB and it formatted (NTFS) fine. Now I am trying to decide which 64-bit OS to...
  17. I took the EASY WAY OUT- I used a USB mouse I had...

    I took the EASY WAY OUT- I used a USB mouse I had on a shelf. I'll keep trying to get it to work once I'm finished with my project and yes, I tested the mouse elsewhere to the same result. Thanks.
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  18. MS 2000 Mouse-Win 8 - "The device is working properly" - NOT!

    I'm doing some work on my son's new HP 2000 lap and it would be ohhh so much easier if I could get the mouse to work. My son came down to Phoenix from Flagstaff and he of course left his mouse (which...
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    SUCCESS!!! I followed your instructions and it...

    SUCCESS!!!

    I followed your instructions and it worked! Got the adapter all plugged together correctly and the drive appeared and I was able to remove the music and photos my son the cop coveted so...
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    Medico: I should have been more specific. We buy...

    Medico: I should have been more specific. We buy most of our music from a site that archives your purchases so they can be redownloaded. Since there is so much (150 albums or so), I would prefer...
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    Great ideas, Jerry. The adapter DID come with a...

    Great ideas, Jerry. The adapter DID come with a power plug, but I did not see how - in the SATA-to-USB setup I need to use - I could connect it. There IS a small 4-prong power connection on the 2.5"...
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    Thanks Medico. I originally come from the NYC...

    Thanks Medico. I originally come from the NYC area (Long Island) and I do not miss those hi-humidity days riding the F train back from Manhattan at rush hour. Those were the times when if you were...
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    TO: jwitalka and Medico Here is what I get...

    TO: jwitalka and Medico

    Here is what I get when I try to initialize the Windows Vista Toshiba HDD connected to the Win 7 computer.3537835379

    These are the screens that come up in the Computer...
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    Well, today's one of those maddening days when...

    Well, today's one of those maddening days when you think you're just about to cinch the problem, and . . . you hit the wall!

    I got the Kingwin cable as recommended, took apart the bottom of the...
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    Thanks Medico. Announcement: The SATA-USB...

    Thanks Medico.

    Announcement: The SATA-USB cable arrived minutes ago, and I know what I will be doing for the remainder of this sweltering weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.

    A little cool jazz from...
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