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    I've read a few methods which supposedly do what...

    I've read a few methods which supposedly do what I want(ed) during boot up but none of them have worked.
    After much searching of the internet and testing of my patience I eventually found a method. ...
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    One wonders how Microsoft can provide an...

    One wonders how Microsoft can provide an installation file (the ISO) which can't be loaded into the target machine :confused:

    Why does the machine detect the function key but not the other keys?...
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    The Escape key doesn't seem to do anything. F9...

    The Escape key doesn't seem to do anything. F9 produces the screen I was looking for, but it asks for the Enter key to enter what I select with the + or - keys.

    But those keys don't respond. ...
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    Thank you Coochin.

    Thank you Coochin.
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    So the 9 files already on the disc are the...

    So the 9 files already on the disc are the contents of the ISO "file".



    It was not in my Downloads folder, or anywhere else as far as I could see, so I rescued it from the Temporary Burn...
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    Thank you Bruce. I think I misread the article,...

    Thank you Bruce. I think I misread the article, so I started again.

    11 files appear on the disc, as shown on the screenshot. The last 2 are apparently waiting to be written to it - whatever that...
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    Burning an ISO file in Windows 8.1

    Apropos Fred Langa's item in the current Newsletter about creating a bootable setup d.v.d.

    The downloaded creation tool is an exe file. How do I burn an ISO file with it?
  8. Thank you Jerry. I also asked for help on...

    Thank you Jerry.

    I also asked for help on MajorGeeks, and have now found that disabling an entry in the Context Menu list cures the problem.

    The thread is here...
  9. I don't yet know how to disable Classic Shell,...

    I don't yet know how to disable Classic Shell, but yes, there is a forum. I shall ask there.
  10. It's a new machine with few applications added. ...

    It's a new machine with few applications added. There's Classic Shell, CCleaner, McAfee Live Safe (preinstalled), RoboForm, Mailwasher Pro and JV16 Power Tools.

    There's usually no disc...
  11. 4 second delay from right mouse click on desktop until menu opens.

    I have used Classic Shell so that I bypass the Fisher Price graphics and go straight to the log-in page (4 digit p.i.n.), and then to the desktop.

    I don't know if the right click delay is a result...
  12. [SOLVED] That's cured it Joe. Thank you so much for...

    That's cured it Joe.

    Thank you so much for the time you have spent helping me.
  13. [SOLVED] Thank you for responding, I was beginning to give...

    Thank you for responding, I was beginning to give up hope.

    Yes I did ack, but I had no idea how to use it.

    The result is below:

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  14. [SOLVED] What should I do next?

    What should I do next?
  15. [SOLVED] Thank you for your continued patience Joe, but...

    Thank you for your continued patience Joe, but that alpha-numeric string means nothing to me, and the application says it can't find its Help file.

    I assume that it should be entered in one of...
  16. [SOLVED] Control panel doesn't appear in the first one, it...

    Control panel doesn't appear in the first one, it does in the second

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    Does that help?
  17. [SOLVED] Neither of those links seem to work. I have...

    Neither of those links seem to work. I have tried both of them in Chrome and in IE8

    The browsers display the urls in the address bar but the page remains blank.
  18. [SOLVED] Yes. There is no Control panel in the second...

    Yes.

    There is no Control panel in the second one

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  19. [SOLVED] Yes Joe, I did. This is the list of .cpl...

    Yes Joe, I did.

    This is the list of .cpl files

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    The path displayed when "change icon" is selected for them is different for each one

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  20. [SOLVED] That's an interesting link Joe but I'm afraid...

    That's an interesting link Joe but I'm afraid that it shows only one ncpa.cpl entry.
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    The LAN is now working correctly, see the...

    The LAN is now working correctly, see the addendum to my first post.

    I still have the problem of two identical Network Connections icons, both of which have the LAN icon inside, in the Control...
  22. [SOLVED] I'm not sure what you mean by "additional network...

    I'm not sure what you mean by "additional network connection", perhaps you're not sure what I mean by Network Connection icons.

    By Network Connection icons, I mean these

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    Both...
  23. [SOLVED] First two from the downstairs computer, second...

    First two from the downstairs computer, second two from upstairs.

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  24. [SOLVED] Two network connections icons in Control Panel

    This was referred to in my previous, and now "solved", thread, but is obviously not connected to the disabled file and printer share facility.

    How can I remove one of the duplicated icons, and...
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    Unable to repair home network

    I have XP Home on one machine, XP Pro on the other. (Yes, I know they're outdated etc etc, but I simply can't afford to buy a new operating system nor modern computers on which to run it/them.)

    It...
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