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    network state of grace

    Does win 7 have a "state of grace," some function of network protocols where all sins are forgiven, where we can go back to zero and start over?

    Simple things like printing to a wireless printer...
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    [SOLVED] Thanks to all, I think I have what I need. Nobody...

    Thanks to all, I think I have what I need. Nobody is going to look at deleted files or what's in the free space. He's so damned old I can't imagine what he's worried about but he's worried.

    This...
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    [SOLVED] What am I trying to achieve? I want to leave...

    What am I trying to achieve?

    I want to leave his computer in a state that a casual family member, not an expert, would not stubble upon something that would cast my friend in a bad light. He's...
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    [SOLVED] To be a friend

    "They" say, "A true friend is somebody who will go in and delete your internet history when you die."

    A colleague is in hospital with a small but non-zero chance of coming out in a box. I have...
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    When some other pressing matters are out of the...

    When some other pressing matters are out of the way, I am going to sit down with the troubleshooting plans that were recommended to me here and try to resolve this networking mess. The fact that it...
  6. [SOLVED] What a difference a day makes....

    <sings> What a difference a day makes....</shuts up, thank god>

    The messagebox asked "Would you like to install updates?" Oh, what the hell, why not - click.

    This morning for the FIRST time,...
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    Sorry, I am not a Dr Who fan.

    Sorry, I am not a Dr Who fan.
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    I did one thing at a time with the two boxes...

    I did one thing at a time with the two boxes hard-wired to the router and also running back and forth to my wife's office to try the wi-fi. I was thinking about mutual back-ups, mine to hers and hers...
  9. [SOLVED] Sorry, the GPS is M-1000C, just the GPS chip and...

    Sorry, the GPS is M-1000C, just the GPS chip and the bluetooth radio with no data logging capacity. I used it successfully with a usb bluetooth receiver on an older laptop that was stolen.

    the...
  10. [SOLVED] Just sent a request to Holux for driver...

    Just sent a request to Holux for driver information. We'll see.
  11. [SOLVED] Bluetooth, bluetooth, wherefore art thou?

    HP pavilion dm1-4310nr fights with Holux C1000 bluetooth GPS, Dan Lynch knocked out in second round.

    The computer is massively infected with Windows 8, it crawled to a stop that I could not break...
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    Thank you all for your help. This issue has...

    Thank you all for your help. This issue has exceeded the time available so it's over.

    Nothing I have done makes any sense, conditions change by the day. Yesterday, the network map on all three...
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    Curiouser and curiouser. The workgroup is MAYO...

    Curiouser and curiouser.

    The workgroup is MAYO having three computers on a Linksys E900 router:
    deskstone is primary, hardwired to the router, Windows 7 pro
    patdow is new, is hardwired to the...
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    I have already done this in advanced sharing;...

    I have already done this in advanced sharing; everything for everybody.

    When I started today (Sunday) none of the computers can see anything except the wireless printer.

    Ruirib's suggestion to...
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    Here is an existential question. Why am I (why...

    Here is an existential question. Why am I (why are we, considering the other posts I have seen) having network problems with Windows 7 on two or three computers at home while millions of people use...
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    Why can't I connect to other computers?

    Three machines, two of them hard-wired to the router, one on wi-fi. All Win 7, two home one pro. Second hard-wired machine is being built for sister-in-law (called new). Either No permission to...
  17. A partial win 7 / win 8 network with permission problems

    Three computers, two OS versions, one workgroup, NO permissions (well, it depends)

    The workgroup consists of two homebuilts running windows 7; Pro on the big one and Home on the other, and a...
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    Damned humorless people (or bots). Windows 7...

    Damned humorless people (or bots). Windows 7 works just fine on both machines. My intention was to joke about a "notwork" as opposed to a "network." Guess I'm not allowed.
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    I printed out the checklist and have been going...

    I printed out the checklist and have been going through it. The two computers talk to each other just fine. The one big change since they were networked is that I had to set up a VPN with my...
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    The rebuilding machine has two accounts, admin...

    The rebuilding machine has two accounts, admin for me (no pw set yet) and user for Elaine. I have complied with all of the requirements set out in the help page on why networking is notworking...
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    Windows 7 not working

    Not usually being this inept, I am at my wits end with a rebuilt machine (my wife's) and a clean install of Win 7 Home. It is located 6 m (and two walls) away from the wireless router and shows good...
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    DISM finished. reporting that things were fixed...

    DISM finished. reporting that things were fixed but TiWorker remains, hogging CPU cycles, 40-50%, more than system idle in an otherwise untasked computer. It drops out sporadically but TiWorker is...
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    Mine came up with the figure 20% about half hour...

    Mine came up with the figure 20% about half hour ago. Presumably it's still running as there is no command line yet.

    Thanks for the help.
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    I started out as a geologist, became a geek, and...

    I started out as a geologist, became a geek, and now I'm trying to be a geologist again. When I typed in the command at first, I did not put spaces in front of the slashes because I've forgotten a...
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    Thanks, Jerry, I got the admin command prompt...

    Thanks, Jerry, I got the admin command prompt only to find that "the online /cleanup-image /restorehealth option is unknown." DISM help is no help.

    It's looking more and more like windows 7 is...
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