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    The "problem" was the Comcast router firewall. ...

    The "problem" was the Comcast router firewall.

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    I changed the setting from Minimum Security to Typical Security, and that prevented the FTP from connecting. Now I am considering using...
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    FTP access blocked

    I changed a security slider to the recommended level from one level below. Now I cannot FTP pages to my website. I can't remember where I accessed the slider! I have inhibited the Windows...
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    Picasa Work with Windows 8.1?

    Hi All,
    In looking at the Picasa website, it says that Picasa works with Windows 7, not Windows 8. Anyone tried installing it in Windows 8.1?
    Thanks,
    Bruce
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    My wireless router is nowhere near my desk, so I...

    My wireless router is nowhere near my desk, so I used a crossover cable to connect the two computers. I had trouble making them connect -- until I thought of the firewalls. After disconnecting from...
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    I do have a wireless router. I think I will go...

    I do have a wireless router. I think I will go with a crossover cable. I'll just hook it up once a week or when I want to do a backup. Here, for the record, is what I am purchasing. 3-foot...
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    A Best Buy guy told me I can hook the two...

    A Best Buy guy told me I can hook the two computers together with an A to A USB cable. I have not tried that as it seems unlikely that it would work and I don't want to do any damage. Thoughts?
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    I can do it! First, I shut off the Homegroup...

    I can do it! First, I shut off the Homegroup that I had established -- after reading Fred Langa's article.

    I can see on 'Network' both computers that are connected through my wireless system. I...
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    Backup: Laptop to Netbook

    My external hard drive just failed and I want to back up my Win7 Home Premium to my Netbook's Win 7 Starter system. What is the fastest or best way to transfer data?

    1 - wireless HomeGroup
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    Thanks for this. It is a great website. It is...

    Thanks for this. It is a great website. It is amazing how complicated a computer is. I found what I needed, and you were right that it was the Windows Media Center that was interrupting the sleep.
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    I don't see how to do this. There does not seem...

    I don't see how to do this. There does not seem to be a place to click. Help http://windowssecrets.com/forums/images/smilies/angry.gif
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    Thanks, Gerald, My device managers were set as...

    Thanks, Gerald,

    My device managers were set as you stated. I changed the Win update and will see what happens.
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    I leave my Win7 64 in sleep or hibernate over...

    I leave my Win7 64 in sleep or hibernate over night on battery. Often in the morning it is running. It is because Windows has been checking for updates and sometimes installs them. I have the...
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    Re: Desktop Layout (SP1)

    I insalled Desktop Restore and it does the job for my Vista. Thanks Hans. Bob, the Vista right-click menu is not the same as the menu you showed. There is no locking feature -- that I can find.
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    Desktop Layout (SP1)

    How can I backup my locations of favicons and shortcuts so when they get messed up I can put them back quickly? This happens when I connect a second display to my Toshiba laptop.

    Thanks, Bruce
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    That's it! My new Toshiba came with Norton 360 and I started it for the free trial. It deleted the TIF on it's own schedule -- last done 8/11.. I have put it to manual. I will let it cleanup the...
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    Joe, I rebooted and the flavicons are back! There are a few more localhost jpg files in TIF folder now, but not much. There are no websites.

    Bruce
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    1.) What do you have the length of time to keep your browsing History set to?
    20 days

    2.) In IE under Tools | Internet Options | Advanced (security section near bottom) is "Empty...
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    Here is a screen shot of the TIF. I had to make it small to get the file size down.

    Bruce
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    Joe, I appreciate your patience with this. I unchecked "Hide protected op system files." I deleted all TIF files, leaving cookies. There were 9 cookie files and nothing else. I surfed to a couple...
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    I went to the site and dragged the site's link from the window at the top of IE. Yours has a nice dragon. I will try dragging it to the desktop. Well, it worked because I am using my WinXP system...
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    Thanks, Joe. I went to look at the history files and there was only one ico file there, last accessed 8/1. The disk space (default) size was 50MB, so I made it 512MB. Then I tried opening IE and...
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    Re: Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    I'm ok until your statement "Once you find it ..." I have trouble finding anything in Vista. Where do I look or what do I search for to find the temp files?

    I copied a dozen web favicons from...
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    Desktop Web Icons (Home Prem SP1)

    When I drag web http addresses from IE7 onto my desktop, the icon chages to the big e. With my WinXP, the website's icon came with the link shortcut. How can I get the distinctive icon to stick?
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    Re: Vista and SHTML (IE 7.0.6001.18000)

    I do have the following first line on the web pages, but I guess this is not helping in this case.

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

    I need the "s" in shtml so that...
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    Re: Vista and SHTML (IE 7.0.6001.18000)

    Hi Jerry,

    I tried some of the techniques on the referenced link, including running IE7 without add-ons. Same problem. I turned turned Protected Mode off and that did not help. A friend of...
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