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    Solved: Opinions - Firefox update prompt

    Right now, it have version 31.0, so it's not very behind. This is in Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit. What I really noticed was my .promptWaitTime value, which is 172800. If seconds, then it would be 2 days...I must be milliseconds, which would be 2.88 minutes. This seems right to me, because...
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    Solved: Opinions - Firefox update prompt

    Hey everyone, this is mostly just to see what your opinions are about this. Something that's annoyed me for a while now is that, while firefox does have the option to "Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them," it doesn't really let you choose. What I mean is that if it...
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    Audio artifacts

    Ok, never mind it started happening again after a while. Then I updated my video and audio drivers, after which it stopped again... for a while, but still came back. Stumped as to what the problem could possibly be. Seems like periods of high cpu usage cause it maybe. This problem is independent...
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    Audio artifacts

    So I upgraded my video card, and noticed I would sometimes get audio artifacts (clicking or popping). I figured maybe my PSU was being overtaxed with the increase in power consumption, when I was streaming video for example or playing a game. However, once the power supply was replaced with a...
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    Sleeping USB Ports

    Can you still access the drive from "My Computer?" I'm guessing yes, since the new hardware message pops up.
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    10/100 and 10/100/1000 LAN question

    You're absolutely right, and I do know that your wired connection and wireless are not dependent on each other, but I think I was confused by the wording of the question because is was very late at night and I wasn't thinking clearly. Thank you for catching that mistake. Yes, I can see that my...
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    10/100 and 10/100/1000 LAN question

    Check these two out, if they aren't out of your price range yet then both are nice, and they also have gigabit ethernet...
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    10/100 and 10/100/1000 LAN question

    I don't know what your price range is, but this one is even better. I has a very nice video card for a laptop. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215122
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    10/100 and 10/100/1000 LAN question

    [Edit: I posted this in reference to the first link you had, comparing the four laptops at newegg.com] Of those four, the Lenevo Ideapad is hands down the best choice for gaming, considering it has a better bench-marked processor (I looked up the scores) and dedicated video. Gigabit ethernet is...
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    10/100 and 10/100/1000 LAN question

    (Gaming on a laptop? Por que?...) Oh, I just saw the part about the different processor speeds... In regards to the gaming part only, I will tell you that 100 Mbps is still more than enough for gaming and it might be worth having the faster processor. If the 2.6 Ghz is a dual core or better...
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    10/100 and 10/100/1000 LAN question

    Well, it depends on a few things. The most common wireless standard is still 802.11g I think, which has a maximum transfer rate of 54 Mbps. The 802.11n standard is slowly making it's was to being the most common, and has a max theoretical transfer rate of 300 Mbps. **[edit]If you want to take...
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    Where can I buy 10 new/secondhand copies of XP cheap?

    While this is technically true, I don't think you would have any trouble salvaging a license from a junk computer and using it for a different one for Windows XP, since it is on the way out; the rules aren't enforced quite as strictly for XP anymore, so long as you aren't doing anything...
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    Solved: BOOTMGR is compressed-Help!

    Ah, if he's right, you are running a dual-boot of XP and Vista, then Vista is the one managing your boot options, and when XP was compressing "old files" it didn't recognize bootmgr as a system file. XP uses the Ntldr program and the boot.ini file, while Vista uses the bootmgr program and the...
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    Solved: Upgrading XP to 7 keeping ALL folders and software

    No you can't do an in-place upgrade (retain documents and programs) from Windows XP to Windows 7, only from Vista to 7. There are a couple ways around this, though. You could borrow a copy of Vista from someone and do an upgrade install from XP to Vista, and then do another upgrade install from...
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    Solved: old dell laptop cannot connect to wireless network

    Have you checked your router's wireless settings? Usually listed as "wireless network mode" it should be set to "mixed." Usually a wireless G router has backwards compatibility, but by default will only transmit G. If you want compatibility for B devices you need to change it to either "B-only"...
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