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    A_z Of Tv Shows

    Land of the Giants
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    Ugh New Problem..

    Hi Sean. I see you are getting plenty of help here. And some good help at that. I was just wondering what your computer specs are. I am finding out that some of these problems are releated to hardware driver issues. And was just interested in the make-up of your computer.
  3. I have the pleasure of being chosen as a beta tester for both XP SP3 and Vista's SP1. In this post I will give my findings on the latest service pack for XP. To start with. There really are a few items added from Windows Vista, and contains a number of useful features for businesses and consumers. SP3 includes four new features among the 1,000-plus individual hot fixes and patches that have been issued since XP2's debut three years ago. The new stuff isn't particularly noteworthy, and the rest has been available already through Windows Update. SP3 functions mostly as a collection of past fixes with a few security additions. SP3 is most certainly essential for anyone who hasn't applied SP2, and for those who haven't kept up with the Windows Update downloads, but if you've been on top of things, SP3 won't do much for you. Features imported from Vista include Network Access Protection (NAP), an enterprise policy enforcement technology that inspects client PCs before they access a corporate network, then updates the machines if necessary or blocks them if they don't meet specified security criteria. Other additions range from a new Microsoft Kernel Mode Cryptographic Module containing several encryption algorithms that can be accessed by third-party developers, which provides easy access to multiple cryptographic algorithms and is available for use in kernel-mode drivers and services. To a new Windows activation model that doesn't require users to enter a product key. The most obvious new additions are the latest versions of Microsoft's browser and media player—Media Player 11 and Internet Explorer 7.0—both of which have been avaliable from Microsofts download site for quite some time. Another noticeable feature (if you look hard enough), are new and clearer descriptions of some settings in the Control Panel Security Options applet, changes designed to help users avoid configuring system security incorrectly. The only other significant user-interface modification lies with the taskbar, which no longer has the Address Bar. I was hoping the Microsoft team would have added some new colors for us to use on the taskbar, but we are still stuck with the big three favorites. There really isn't much difference in boot times. But I believe working with the desktop seems more snappier. JSKY
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    Word Association Thread Part Vi

    Thank You Lost Art of Conversation
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    Happy Birthday Hitest!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HITEST!!! I hope you are enjoying your special day!!!
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    Ipod Touch Giveaway!

    Sounds like a great idea Jeff. Great Job on BTs 4 year anniversary!
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    We Have Hit The 3000 Mark

    Cool!! Upward and onward
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    Happy Birthday Jeff! :d

    A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeff!!! Ya darn youngster
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    Happy Birthday To Theterrorist_75

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TT!!!! HOPE YOU HAVE ONE HELL OF A DAY!!!! PARTY ON!!!
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    Safe Sex

    LOL.......
  11. JSKY

    Free Toilet.....

    Bad enough everyone uses cell phones while driving. But do I really want to talk to them while their sitting and ing. Hey.... Why are you talking to the toilet?
  12. Kicking off a new one. Out with the old. The secret password is NEW
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    Happy Birthday, Tymekyller.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tyme!!!!
  14. Sounds like another good program is going down the drain. If what I read is true, then it's time to remove. lavasoft-turning-to-dark-side
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    Happy Birthday, Whitewolf4.

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have one great day....
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    George Is Dead

    Gone, but he will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace.
  17. I would suggest that you reinstall your Audio Drivers as a first step. And maybe reinstall the drivers for your Monitor.
  18. User Account Protection For Vista Buisness and Ultimate Editions Only For Basic and Premium Editions see the next post down: To help cut down on any malicious software applications from running on your computer, and the beginner computer users from changing critical settings on a computer. Vista has now has a new feature called User Account Protection, primarily known as UAP. Shutting Down User Account Protection A quick way to shut down "User Account Protection" (UAP) is to open the "Start Menu" and click on your picture at the top of the main menu to open up "User Accounts". Click on "Turn User Account on or off". Then un-check "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer". Click "OK" and exit. This will turn off all the User Account Protection (UAP). Myself, I strongly suggest against turning your UAP off completely. UAP is helpful against Spyware and other malicious software because it will require the user to consent to any action before any system changes are made. It can be used to prevent a beginner or family member from making changes to your computer by restricting them from accessing or even saving any changes to critical areas. To manually adjust User Account Protection (UAP) NOTE: This list comes from Vista Ultimate settings, and some of these settings may not appear in other versions of Vista. The "Suggested settings for UAC" list below will work on Bisness and ultimate builds of Vista. I find that it is necessary to tweak it a little so that it is less annoying for more experienced users. Advanced user will be overwhelmed by the number of pop ups for authorization they will receive. By tweaking the settings you can reduce the number of those warnings you see. 1. To get started, open up the Local Security Settings MMC to show the local security policies by running secpol.msc. 2. Navigate through Local Policies and then to Security Options. 3. Scroll through the list on the right of the various security settings until your reach the User Account Control settings. Refer to the list below of the various settings, to change them, just right click select properties. Suggested Settings for UAC UAC should never be turned off. Follow these suggestions for changing UAC settings. The following procedures step you through the tasks of disabling Admin Approval Mode, disabling UAC from prompting for credentials to install applications, and changing the elevation prompt behavior. Disable Admin Approval Mode Use the following procedure to disable Admin Approval Mode. To perform the following procedure, you must be logged into a client computer as a local administrator. To disable Admin Approval Mode 1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open text box, and then click OK. 2. If UAC is currently active, a User Account Control dialog box will appear. If so, verify that the details presented match the request you initiated, and click Continue. 3. From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then click Security Options. 4. Scroll down and double-click User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode. 5. From the User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode Properties dialog box, click Disabled, and then click OK. 6. Close the Local Security Settings window. Disable User Account Control from prompting for credentials to install applications Use the following procedure to disable UAC from prompting for credentials to install applications. To perform the following procedure, you must be logged into a client computer as a local administrator. To disable UAC from prompting for credentials to install applications 1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open text box, and then click OK. 2. From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then Security Options. 3. Scroll down and double-click User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation. 4. From the User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation Properties dialog box, click Disabled, and then click OK. 5. Close the Local Security Settings window. Change the elevation prompt behavior Use the following procedure to change the elevation prompt behavior for UAC. To perform the following procedure, you must be logged into a client computer as a local administrator. To change the elevation prompt behavior 1. Click Start, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open text box, and then click OK. 2. From the Local Security Settings console tree, click Local Policies, and then Security Options. 3. Scroll down to and double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators or User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users. 4. From the drop-down menu, select one of the following settings: •No prompt •Prompt for credentials (this setting requires user name and password input before an application or task will run as elevated, and is the default for standard users) •Prompt for consent (this is the default setting for administrators only) 5. Click OK. 6. Close the Local Security Settings window. You can change settings to set your system up they way you like using this as a guide. Remember. Be Safe
  19. Upon helping a member here at BTs. I discovered you can no longer set the root association in Vista. How I missed something like this with all the playing I have done.... I discovered the Folder Options window in Windows Vista is missing the File Types tab found in earlier versions of Windows. So how do one go about editing file type associations in Windows Vista? I have discovered three way to do this. First Way Open your "Start Menu" and choose "Default Programs" in the right column. Then choose "Associate file types or protocol with a program" Second Way 1. Right-click a file of the type you want to change, and select Properties. 2. In the General tab, click the Change button. 3. Choose a program from the list, or click Browse to select an .EXE file on your hard disk. Third Way (view a list of file types): 1. Open Control Panel. 2. In Control Panel Home, click Programs, and then click Make a file type always open in a specific program. Or, in the Classic View, open Default Programs and then click Associate a file type or protocol with a program. 3. Highlight a file type in the list and click Change Program. Unfortunately, neither method in Vista allows you to choose anything but the default programs, such as your programs listed in your files' context menus. Searching around the net. I did come across one program that gives you the tools needed to associate extensions to the root files. It's called Creative Element Power Tools. Found here at creativelement.com Creative Element Power Tools hosts six categories of tools. 1. File Tools 2. Internet Tools 3. Search Tools 4. Folder Tools 5. File Dialog Tools 6. Interface Tools With sub-categories for each set of tools. You can customize many aspects of Vista. Including Control Menu Speed, Changing the Registered Owners and Configure Hot Keys. It also list the root extension and file types now missing in Vista. And allows you to reset them if you accidentally move a file type. I have been going through this program and I feel that this is a essential add-on to Vista for Power Users. (I'm going to keep this one around) But read through the listing for using the Creative Element Power Tools on their website, to get a understanding on how to use these tools safely.
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    Gas Price Talk Radio

    Mmmm. Still $3.89 a gallon for the cheap stuff. But I'm sure it will cross the $4.00 mark real soon. Filled up both outfits and now i'm going to make me one of them 6ft gas credit hoses....... er..... I mean cards....... And I see that the electric companies are feeling left out. CNN News said to expect a 150% increase in electric rates by Fall.
  21. Your using Vista. Look here Vistas-System-Recovery-Console and try #1 on the list, running your new hard drive. (remove your old one). And see if this helps. If not try these Fix Vista Master-Boot-Record and see if these help. One of these tips should strighten out the boot loader.
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    Sp3 And Amd......

    I run AMD and have no problems. But I build my own from the ground up.
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    Lag From Keyboard

    Yes. You will find it there.
  24. From some of the things I have been reading. We might see Flash Drives replacing hard drives in the next few years. You can now easily boot different Linux distros off flash drives very easily now. And Ubuntu and Fedora9 work well from a flash drive. I have been using Ubuntu off a flash drive for a while now. It takes a little work for Ubuntu to work on a FD. But Fedora9 is easy to do.