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    Network review

    Maybe ten,fifteen, or two thousand years ago, I created our home network. If memory serves me correct it was 3 machines with XP that progressed into 7 and 8, and now has11 units . Originally I had my primary machine that was used to create the home private server giving it a name and...
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    Solved WMC Guide discontinuing

    Thank you...but it doesn't support my Silicondust HD Homerun Prive tuners. But the problem has resolved itself, it is now working
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    Solved WMC Guide discontinuing

    Alright we all know that MS no longer supports Windows Media Center (to bad - best program out there) AND that they will discontinue guide service as of Jan 2020. Which is all fine. BUT Every time you access the guide, it now gives you a warning to get an alternate guide service, as they will...
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    How to turn off an app update notice

    I love the MSN Weather app, use it all the time, it is the (old Bing Weather) which still exists on Windows 8. However, when you upgrade to Windows 8.1, it gets upgraded to MSN Weather version 3.0,4.214 and when it launches, it always says there is an update (which there actually is v...
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    Well which is it! 8.1 or 6.3?

    answer 1 ========================= CMD is a command prompt (a program) and it means it is running the 6.3 version and a 32 bit OS version PC info is referring to your operating system Windows 8.1 Pro the 64 bit version that it is correct 2 GIG and 74GIG are referring to the amount of RAM...
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    Buying laptop, any suggestions?

    I will presume you will be using Windows 10.. (not a fan myself) I run Win 8 and Win 7 on most of my machines, but I also use Media Center in our household. I am not a fan of Dell, if you happen to notice, I think they might have the biggest return rate. Go to Newegg and check out the...
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    USB wont boot, set 1st to boot in boot order... Nothing i havent been through 127 times...wtf

    I am a little confused as to what it is you are trying to do? Install new OS? do a repair? boot from USB? if only trying to boot from USB hit F12 at logo screen to bring up boot menu.
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    Breathing Life into Surface Pro 1

    Well I have already re-installed like 5 times, and it wouldn't upgrade. I thought I would keep it as a window 8 machine but one app I use is no longer supported on 8. Does anyone have an answer on the battery question? I think that is the real culprit. Battery detection problems were...
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    Biggest problem with Windows Store

    The biggest problem with the Windows Store apps are, if you purchase them and later, let's say a year from now you re-install and want to reload the same apps, if the app has been discontinued, there is no way that you can acquire it. You are simply screwed. At least with desktop apps you have...
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    Breathing Life into Surface Pro 1

    I got a Surface Pro 1 (1514) for a good price, the unit is almost pristine (almost) I am having 2 different issues that I might get some answers to (I am not familiar with the Surface Line at all) Battery; sometimes it shows not detected, I do all the common fixes online.. it will then show...
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    Need a USB recovery for HP - HP 15-f018ca Notebook PC - Hard disk (3F0) error

    This would be a last ditch effort to get data only, programs would have to be reinstalled Not sure if you are mechanically inclined , but if you are and have access to another pc or desktop; you could remove the drive order this Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Lay-Flat Docking...
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    Network graphic view

    In windows 7 you used to be able to right click the network icon on your taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center and you would get this screen which (circled in red), allowed you to show a graphical representation of your devices Which when clicked, would then map out a...
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    How to get Defender to show in custom icon tray

    Even though I have Windows Defender turned on and in custom icon area Show icon and notifications the icon still won't display in the right hand taskbar area, how do I get it to show?
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    Unable to ping my public ip address

    Wasn't sure where to exactly put this question I have a xampp home server that I use for web development projects I had been using Comcast for residential ISP and had zero problems However (for cost reasons) switched to CenturyLink and now I can't ping my public IP address, by that I mean if I...
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    Can't ping my external IP

    Yes that is basic networking 101. I have it pointed to my server. Something is blocking it, still scratching my head.
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    Can't ping my external IP

    Not sure I follow you... I can ping my internet address from another terminal outside of the LAN. But I can't connect to my Xampp server. I used to be able to ping anything. You can test yours, you should be able to ping any internal IP and external IP. I just tested it on another network...
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    Can't ping my external IP

    for years I had Comcast with Arris modem that I used in bridge mode with a Netgear R6300 router everything worked great no problems however recently switched over to CenturyLink optic fiber network and using their CenturyLink Modem ZyXelC2100z I could not get the bridge modem to work with the...
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    Where to get an windows 8.0 iso

    I have my upgrade pack for windows 8 to 8.0 pro with media center (key only) but where do I get the windows 8.0 iso so I can install an upgrade?
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    How to get my Photos App back

    In a recent effort to try and upgrade my PC from Windows 8 to 8.1, it simply failed, resulting in a need for me to restore to factory settings. I restored back to Windows 8, did all upgrades. Preceded to do all my Metro App upgrades, they were all successful except for the Photos App. It hung...
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    Move from Windows 8 to 8.1 NOW!!!

    Okay, for some reason I got the wrong idea here. I was thinking that they were not going to allow the free upgrade to Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro any longer. I don't know where I got that idea from. After re-reading the article, again, I believe all they are saying is that support is no longer...