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    Windows fix blog

    Fix it for me blog is a new Technet blog that contains links to Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that contain an automatic fix.

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    "Have you ever come across a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article or been presented with a Windows Error Reporting (WER) solution and asked yourself, why can't Microsoft just fix this for me? Today KB articles and WER solutions provide you with a list of steps that can be followed to resolve your issue. However, tomorrow looks much different and we hope it helps you resolve any issues you have with our products faster and easier.

    Our team's purpose is to automate the steps in Microsoft KB articles and Windows Error Reporting (WER) solutions so you can click a button and have the issue resolved."

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='756843' date='03-Feb-2009 15:32']Fix it for me blog is a new Technet blog that contains links to Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that contain an automatic fix.

    From the blog:

    "Have you ever come across a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article or been presented with a Windows Error Reporting (WER) solution and asked yourself, why can't Microsoft just fix this for me? Today KB articles and WER solutions provide you with a list of steps that can be followed to resolve your issue. However, tomorrow looks much different and we hope it helps you resolve any issues you have with our products faster and easier.

    Our team's purpose is to automate the steps in Microsoft KB articles and Windows Error Reporting (WER) solutions so you can click a button and have the issue resolved."

    Joe[/quote]


    What a wonderful find, I used it to enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen. I always had problems remembering to click it when using the up and down keys when the mouse wasn't available. I hope this fixes it.

    Thanks for the nice find.

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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='765063' date='12-Mar-2009 12:37']... to enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen.[/quote]
    Why don't you set numlock on in your BIOS and be done with it?

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    I've never been in the BIOS and would need instructions on how to get there, that's why I chose the easier way to set the NUM LOCK key. I haven't checked it therefore I'm not sure that it worked, Ive only had to use it on rare occasions and I hope I don't have to any time soon.
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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='765258' date='13-Mar-2009 11:48']I've never been in the BIOS and would need instructions on how to get there[/quote]
    What! You mean that for all these years that you've been a computer wizard and you've never been in the BIOS? Omigod...

    Well, (heh, heh) I ain't gonna be the one to tell you how to do it, for as much as you like eliminating "un-needed" stuff, you might wreck your computer and then I'd be to blame. You'll have to find a local guru to help you with that one, but setting the status of the numlock key is one of the most basic things about the BIOS.

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    Al, are you alright or have you lost your mind, you called me a computer wizard and you know that's not true. I think you are making fun of me because you know that a true computer wizard (like you) would be insulted when compared to me. The things I don't know about computers would fill an encylopedia.

    Don't worry your head about my not knowing how to get into the BIOS, I will find the answer. You know how determined I can be, just think about the time and effort that went into my obtaining my Search Companion. It's been 4 years since I had to format my hard drive, so I don't think I break it very often.

    You're still one of my very favorite members.

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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='765501' date='15-Mar-2009 16:18'][/quote]
    No, I wasn't making fun. It's just that every time you start your computer, you're presented with the way to enter the BIOS. Usually in the upper right corner of the screen will be an offer for you to press F2 (in many cases) to enter "Setup" (BIOS). Some motherboards use something other than F2, but that should be clear if you watch the screen when you first boot.

    The reason I was teasing you is that when you DO enter the BIOS, you can't go around wily-nily making changes or you can cause your computer to be toast! One has to be very careful what one does in there and don't press any keys that might change something if you're not sure of what you're doing.

    However, turning on Numlock IS one of the settings in the most BIOS so it would certainly make your boot process easier to set it to ON.

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    Thanks AL, I hoped you'd relent and supply me with the answer. I've been in the BIOS and changed the boot order. I completely forgot that I arrived there by pressing F2. I just may turn out to be the wizard you jokingly said I was. (don't fall off the chair laughing).

    On my Dell pressing F2 starts Setup, pressing F12 starts the Boot Menu.

    All I needed was a refresher course, thanks again buddy.
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    What about NUMLOCK ???????
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    I will go into the BIOS this weekend and hopefully find without too much trouble the NUNLOCK setting.
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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='766074' date='18-Mar-2009 13:57']I will go into the BIOS this weekend and hopefully find without too much trouble the NUNLOCK setting.[/quote]
    Spell it right and you shouldn't have a problem.
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    There you go again, I'm not sure what I would do to you if I could get a hold of you.

    That was merely a slip of the finger, as I'm sure you are aware of. Don't ever let me see one of your posts that has a misspelling, and I will be checking every one.
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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='766441' date='20-Mar-2009 14:24']... get a hold of you ...[/quote]
    You Jersyites are all alike. Can't get the correct "talk" down pat.

    Here in Kentucky we say "... get aholt of you ..." aholt: [adverb] a hold, a grip

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    Sooooo! You consider yourself a hillbilly. I know a lot of hillbilly jokes, if you're interested that is.
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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='766616' date='21-Mar-2009 15:05']Sooooo! You consider yourself a hillbilly. I know a lot of hillbilly jokes, if you're interested that is.[/quote]
    We'd need to do it in Scuttlebutt though, but there's a gazillion web pages full of that kinda stuff. I'm really a New Yorker who's been away from "The City" for a long, long time...


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