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  1. I have been using CryptoPrevent with great sucess (Yes I foolishly open an email from a friend I am ashamed) https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/
  2. I am far from sold on the "Edge" browser I cannot even run the Microsoft Online Labs you would thing it would work. I admit I have not had time to mess with it. I will try this weekend. Overall I have very few complains about Win10. I have a copy of the educational version I may build a new machine for it since the pro-version I have now does not support remote access. Preston
  3. Thanks Chuck. It would be nice to see this place popping again. I hope to contribute as much as I can to the sucess of this place. I am looking to get my cisco (ccent) cert. in april so I will be doing some heavy study for the next couple of weeks but I will stop in. I hope to get my Network securty cert this summer this years has been a struggle. Preston
  4. I have been evauating Win 10 and I Feel that they tried too hard to meld 7 with 8.1. I love the feel of 7since it is pretty much what we all expect so I never upgraded to 8.1 even though I have a copy given to me by my college. Maybe I am just old but I want to be productive when I am on my PC not trying to figure out the reinvented wheel. Ignore me I am just trying to get back in the habit of posting again. Glad they maintained my log on info. Preston
  5. I used to read your answers on the G$ Forum some time ago. Didn't understand most of them, but enjoyed reading them. Is the G4 forum gone, I can't find it any more. G4 no longer exist that is originally why we all came here. funny that anyone remembers G4. Pete has always been a wealth of info. I hope to start frequenting this place again. Wow I just noticed that the question had already been aswered.
  6. The COA is attached to the stolen Laptop but I always keep files on such so I have the Key. I should just purchase an OEM that will solve the issue. Thanks Preston
  7. I purchased a used Business grade Notebook very cheap from a company in Georgia. Original price of this puppy was $3300 MSRP so $185 was not to bad to pay. It came in a timely many (2 days Wow!) it came with a authentic Windows 7 MAR disk. Well this was a gift to my Sister for school since it had bioscan and such I felt it would serve well and it did until it got stolen. I built her another one and now I have a integity issue going on. Should I take the Win 7 MAR and install it on the new one and will it work can I update. I would prefer it make the other one invalid. what happens if we recover the stolen one? I don't want to be considered a pirate and Mirosoft isno help. Chime in your comments. Preston
  8. Does it have the same issues with timeouts that chrome does? Most notably , with facebook games frequently give a "shockwave plugin not responding" in response to server timeouts and unlike IE and Firefox there is no easy way to increase server timeouts to prevent this. Pete I have not noticed any timeouts in fact I have laid aside my beloved Opera for the past month and do not feel a loss. I admit I do not have patience with Facebook games so I have not explored that. it seems to do exactly whay I like for it to do. I was hopping that I would get oppinion from those who have tried it. What are your views on this?
  9. Has anyone else tried Comodo Dragon web browser? I know it is nothing more than a repackaged chrome but it has been far more stable for me. In fact not a single hitch. I cannot speak about security but I have trusted comodo firewall for years I have no reason to believe this version of chrome is not as secure as they can add to it. Comodo Dragon Preston
  10. Thanks She has six kids and a husband that knows everything about security.and he has a lot of time on his hands. The kids are too old for this 2 are in college the other middle school and up she has just spawned a flock of human computer viruses. The MOBO is bad I finally got the slot to hold the card. A new notebook was my first suggestion but she wanted to see. I Miss this place Preston
  11. Hey friends long time no post I know I hope all is well. I have an issue on a Laptop I am looking into for a young lady at work.. HP G62 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB) AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core Processor P340 2.2 GHz, Level 2 cache 1 MB AMD RS880M chipset 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm Symptoms: Will not boot. HP logo for 3sec shuts off. I started checking RAM and immediately the secondary slot drops the card in my hand. So I assume this is the biggest issue the slot will not hold the RAM in the slot. I shuffled it will not the other either. both maybe bad slots because it will not boot with just the primary either card. I am going to re-seat the processor and video cables but my real question is has anyone ever replaced the memory slots or should the MOBO just be replaced? I am trying to keep her cost down but I am about to tell her to buy a new. This family has gone through 5 PCs in 1.5 years. they need to invest in a Panasonic Toughbook TIA For you advice Preston
  12. This really sounds like a damaged drive perhaps some bad sectors. Hard discs fail in some strange ways. If you can get a copy of Spinrite 6 http://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm try running it trough it's paces (may not be worth the price so if you can find a friend to let you borrow a copy it would be better). I maybe entirely off base with this but it would be something I would check.
  13. On your Windows 7 computer, click the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, then go to the Control Panel and choose Network and Sharing Center. Click the link under "view your active networks" (if you've set up a Homegroup,the link should say "home network"). In the next window choose "Work network" that will switch you from a homegroup to a workgroup so your two computers can talk to each other. Before you can network the computers, you must assign the same workgroup name to both of them and SHARE folders in Explorer.
  14. The cleaning guy at my office gave me a Laptop to fix the WiFi connection in and I determined that they had installed XP on the sony VAIO that originally came with Vista. I confirmed this with him he stated someone told him vista was mo good so he had a local kid Put a copy of XP professional on it. Well the kid did not know enough to track down the drivers before doing this (he had no excuse Sony makes it easier) I fixed everything (keybaord utilites and all) but I told him he would need to activate XP soon it would shut down in 28days. There is is the problen it is not a legit copy (the kid did not tell him that) now he does not want to loose everything he has installed on it (a bunch of Diagnostic programs for Cell phones that he uses in his primary job) He has the Vista Disc that came with the Laptop and wants to know if he could use it to upgrade back to vista and not lose his apps. I said I did not know I know that you can clean install with it. and you can Trick a retail disk into thinking it is OEM. I have done it on a reinstall using My Xp disk anf the customers product code on the computer but this one does not seems to fall in between possible and impossible. Give me some feed back or should I tell hime to cut his loses and do a clean install? Been awhile since I have been here I how all my old friends are doing well Preston
  15. for the future I have found lots of help at Driverheaven.net
  16. rhema7

    Xandros Presto

    Way cool I would. It is not for the hard core Linux user but it is for the Fed up with windows user. It is more for those in a fast pace. hit it and go widows user that wants to move forward. it is a step into the Linux world but it is definitely as time saver and a battery saver. low resources.
  17. i am late on this but i had to test it. It is no Secret I have always loved Xandros Desktop Been using it for years now. About half and Half With Windows. But never install on my laptop so i Looked into Xandros Presto and I am Impressed 8 sec bootup instant shutdown access windows Docs. i am hook this is great for you people who have a slow system and need to get mail or send fast. I know I have had only minutes to DL mail before a meeting 10secs on line. Had time to surf the web instant off. Great power saver if running on Battery easy install. I know there will be a ton of critic but I like it. http://www.prestomypc.com/get-presto_gadwrds.php?gclid=CMiHucbX2p0CFQOenAodLwo_tA http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=xandros%20Preston&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#q=xandros+Presto&hl=en&emb=0&client=firefox-a http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/software_and_services/xandros/presto_linux/313665
  18. http://www.driverheaven.net/ found entire package now I am complete thanks again.
  19. Need XP drivers to restore sound to my Toshiba P205D - S7439. AMD 64 Athalon 2X 3 gig RAM. It originally had Vista on it but after a major HD failure. I installed XP with new HD since I dont own a copy of Vista. I have had a time with drivers. I used MobilityModder.NET http://www.driverheaven.net/ to modify ATI drivers for for mobility. But I cannot find the sound and toshiba does not have XP drivers for this computer. Need some research help. I cannot even find what the sound device is even after readinfg secs Satellite P205D-S7439 Detailed Product Specification1 Model Name: P205D-S7439 Part Number: PSPBLU-00T00H UPC: 032017980679 Operating System C1 2 • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit version) Processor and Chipset3 • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55 o 1.8 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, HyperTransport™ Technology @ up to 800MHz • AMD M690V chipset Memory4 • Configured with 1024MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (both memory slots may be occupied). Maximum capacity 4096MB Hard Disk Drive5 • 160GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive Fixed Optical Disk Drive6 • DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive supporting 11 formats o Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (4x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVDR (Double Layer, (4x)), DVD-RW (4x), DVD+R (Single Layer, (8x)), DVD+R (Double Layer, (4x)), DVD+RW (4x), DVD-RAM (5x) o Supports Labelflash™ media to burn high quality labels directly on the disk. Display7 • 17.0” diagonal widescreen TruBrite®TFT LCD display at 1440x900 native resolution (WXGA+) o Native support for 720p content Graphics8 • ATI Radeon® Xpress X1200M 128MB-319MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory Sound • Built-in stereo speakers • Sound Volume Control Dial Input Devices • 104 key US with 10-key • TouchPad™ pointing device • TouchPad™ Enable/Disable • Control Buttons: o Internet button to launch default browser o CD/DVD control buttons (Play/Pause, Stop, Prev Track, Next Track) Communications • Modem9 • 10/100 Ethernet • Integrated Wi-Fi® compliant wireless:10 o Atheros® 802.11b/g wireless-LAN Expandability • 2 main memory slots. Both slots may be occupied. • ExpressCard™ slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54) • 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter o Secure Digital, Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card [shared slots] Ports • Video o RGB (monitor) output port o S-Video output port • Audio o Microphone input port o Headphone output port • Data o i.LINK IEEE-1394 o USB v2.0 – 6 ports o RJ-45 LAN port o RJ-11 modem port Physical Description • Dimensions (WxDxH Front/H Rear): 15.7” x 11.3” x 1.42” /1.83” without feet • Weight: Starting at 7.2 lbs depending upon configuration11 • LCD Cover Color: Onyx Blue Power • 75W (19V 3.95A) Auto sensing ,100-240V/50-60Hz AC Adapter. o Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.04” x 1.20” x 2.01” o Weight: starting at 0.77 lbs Battery12 • 4000mAh Lithium Ion battery pack Software C1 13 • Toshiba Software and Utilities o TOSHIBA Value Added Package o Electronic User’s Guide o TOSHIBA ConfigFree® o TOSHIBA Disc Creator o TOSHIBA DVD Player o TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center o TOSHIBA Speech System o HDD Recovery • Third-party Software o TOSHIBA Game Console o Microsoft Works Version 8.5 o Sun® Java™ 2 Runtime Environment o Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 8.0 o InterVideo®WinDVD® 8 o Google™ Desktop o Google™ Toolbar o Google Picasa™ o Yahoo! Music™ Jukebox o Ulead® DVD MovieFactory® 5 for TOSHIBA • Trial Software o Microsoft Office Trial Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial) o McAfee® Internet Security Suite (30-day trial) • Special Offers o Microsoft Office Live o Shutterfly digital photo service o Napster® music subscription service o eMusic MP3 music subscription service o VONGOSM internet video download service o ebay® o CNN Pipeline Environmental Specifications Operating Non-operating Temperature14 5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F) -20° to 65° C (-4° to 149° F) Thermal Gradient 15° C per hour (max) 20° C per hour (max) Relative Humidity (non-condensing) 20% to 80% 10% to 95% Altitude (relative to sea level) -30 to 10,000 feet -30 to 40,000 feet Shock 10G 60G Vibration 0.5G 1.0G • This product is RoHS15 compatible 1 YEAR STANDARD LIMITED WARRANTY16 All I have found so far. Hey it was free cannot expect everything All help Appreciated. TIA for It Preston
  20. I like MyDefrag (formerly JKDefrag) no install/ command line. http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/JkDefrag/JkDefrag.html This is the most complete defrag i have ever had had. Plus you can keep it son a jumpdrive and take it to granny's house and fix her bogged down PC
  21. 1 GB 512 x2 REG ddr PC1600 cl2 ecc For HP server and 1 GB 512x 2 REG DDR2 PC3200r cl3 ecc For HP Server Make Offer will (a donation to Besttechie.net will be good) --Approved by Besttechie
  22. http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=answ...rlocale=EN_US#2
  23. I don't have the PC with me or I would post a HJT log but I used Malwarebytes to remove that rogue Security suite (Windows Security Suite/ protection Suite) after thoroughly chewing the owner out. I work on this families computers all the time it is always spyware and trojans. Tell then not to DL anything and the Husband with all the good intentions does. Well I have reinstalled Avast but it will not startup except manual scan. I assume there are registry key at play that prevent this. Any Idea what they maybe I found some info on the net but cannot locate some of the keys on the manual uninstall guide. Windows XP sp3
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