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    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    Thanks !
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    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    THANKS ! Worked like a charm ! I followed your instructions and then pinned the results to the taskbar; I click the button and the folder I want immediately opens. Oh...., and even better than being able to just make the original button open to a specified folder, I now have BOTH ! Can I...
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    Ethernet Through-the-walls Questions

    Thanks for the advice. I already had it all figured out and about to order a bunch of cables and then this switch idea soaked through just as I was about to commit the order. I just now ordered a switch to put at the termination end, a ten-pack of short cables, and a single long cable...
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    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    This is the box I get when I open File Explorer Properties : This is the box I get when I Rt-Clk Desktop > New > Shortcut I can't type anything in the two fields in the properties box and I do not have "Target" and "Start In" in the shortcut dialogue; what am I missing ?
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    Ethernet to Router and Modem Questions

    Why You Need a Router. After finding and reading that ^^^^, I guess I do need a router between the modem and everything else. I was first under the understanding that all the router did was provide for the wireless devices. Thanks for reading.
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    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    No. I am uncertain where and what to do with that information; where and how do I employ it ? Thanks.
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    Ethernet to Router and Modem Questions

    If internet searching had not gone down the drain several years ago, I might could find these answers without troubling others..... I DO appreciate the time and patience involved in all the help I get. Considering hard-wired, cable-connected, computers; other than providing a handful of ports...
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    Ethernet Through-the-walls Questions

    Currently, I have had all this up and running for years, with exposed cables hanging across the ceiling and draped around here and there; it ain't too pretty, but it works. I was considering routing eight individual Ethernet cables from point A to point B, requiring about fifty feet per cable...
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    Cannot Set Explorer Default Folder

    I have done this countless times, with never a problem, on various machines of all Windows versions, ----- until now. This is 64-bit W8.1 HP laptop. It refuses to acknowledge that I want to type in the "Target" text box; it currently says "File Explorer" in that box. The "Start In" box is...
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    Solved NETFramework Failure to Install

    I finally accomplished what I was after. I can't say that I got it figured out, nor can I say with any certainty if what I did will ever work for anyone else. After reading until my eyes were sore, I found "Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems (KB2964757) without KB2919355" The...
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    Solved NETFramework Failure to Install

    The more I search and mess with this, the more I am convinced that nobody actually has a solution. When I try to manually install NET Framework 4.7.2 or 4.8, I get a message saying must first install KB 2919355. I have found all sorts of horror stories concerning KB 2919355. I have managed to...
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    Solved NETFramework Failure to Install

    I asked this question on the wrong forum, so I copy/pasted the most of it here. I have searched and read and searched some more, and the more I find about this NET Framework installs failing on Windows 8.1, the more confusing it gets. Trying to install a photo editing program on a HP laptop...
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    Solved HP Laptop W8.1 will not Boot from DVD

    I have not done anything else yet; I was just looking for a solution before I got in too deep.
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    Solved HP Laptop W8.1 will not Boot from DVD

    I may have a better solution to this dilemma; seeing as, once Windows 7 is installed, it will probably never be booted into W8.1 ever again for the rest of time, what would be the outcome if I did enable Legacy Support, went ahead with my W7 install, and if, for whatever unfathomable reason I...
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    Solved HP Laptop W8.1 will not Boot from DVD

    More Problems: What I am trying to do: (I have successfully done this several times on other machines) I have created a partition for Windows 7 Pro alongside the already installed Windows 8.1 I have finally got it to boot from the disk; however, it gets past the "loading files" and seems to...
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