Recent content by Jeff in MI

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    PC restore for Windows XP

    Wow this worked better than I expected. Two days of gathering updates and uninstalling unwanted stuff, it looks like the only program that I doubt I can get back is office 07. I have the key, daughter lost the cd somewhere. Other than that, Thanks buddy!
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    PC restore for Windows XP

    Anybody ever have any luck with this? Pro's / Cons? Thinking about doing it to my dell 9150. I backed just about everything up on another "Local Disc" where we store pictures and music and stuff, and wrote down a lot of stuff I have installed. Will the other drive be affected after I run...
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    do i need anything else?

    Have you disabled or uninstalled Nortons before running Avast? Norton is a tremendous resource hog by itself, running another anti virus with it will drag your system down even further. If they're both running, that may be the problem.
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    can't run online virus scanners

    Almost positive that neither site supports Vista. Housecall; Operating System: * Microsoft Windows 98SE/NT4.0,SP6a/2000,SP2/XP,SP1/2003 and Windows MCE 2005 * Linux Distributions that supports libc6 * Solaris 2.6 and above Unable to find syst requirements for Pandscan.
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    HOW to... Block a software application?

    Have you tried with Windows Firewall under the "Exceptions" tab?
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    I recently picked up a used computer

    Well I called the guy about this version of Office 2007 and he told me it is legit, just that he hacked it. Why one would need to hack Word, is beyond me.... Anyways, I created a new user account / profile as admin and deleted his and more or less starting fresh. Got all the updates I need...
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    SpyBot Tea Timer memory usage.

    Although SBS%D is a great scan and removal tool for various bugs,I always felt the Tea Timer option left a lot to be desired. Always having to answer allow or disallow questions was a great interruption just while browsing. I always disabled it when gaming without incurring any intrusions.
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    I recently picked up a used computer

    No harm, no offense taken, just trying to salvage a lot of my daughters homework from the Compaq and move it to the new Dell. The Compaq is an old P3 that has seen better days. I also thought about putting the P3 back on the network and using the transfer wizard but never tried it. One thing...
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    I recently picked up a used computer

    I appreciate everyones input in this matter. The OS on the Dell is legit, it's his questionable version of Office 07 I have a problem with. I talked to one of the egg heads in our IT department today and he suggested picking up an IDE / SATA adapter (light goes on overhead). This way I can...
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    I recently picked up a used computer

    Well unfortunatly, that's not an option either. The compaq was given to me from my sister in law for disinfecting it some time ago, "You can keep it, we got another one". That was in 04. since then they have move from TX to MI and now on to SC. I just emailed her to ask if she still had the cd's...
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    I recently picked up a used computer

    Thanks Knucklehead, I'll give it a shot. "but I believe will not change it for registered applications such as MS Office etc". This brings up another issue. I ran Trend Micro Housecall and it found a few bugs and I removed them. More importantly it also found a bunch of holes in Office...
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    I recently picked up a used computer

    I picked up a Dell 9150 relatively cheap from a kid on Craigslist. It had a few infections that I quickly took care of buy running a number of scans with different tools usually expressed in the spyware forum. Secunia exposed some holes in common software installed and it's really pretty clean...
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    Can only burn through I-Tunes after an I-Tunes update

    Thanks cwwozniak, Went to Sonys' Site to look up my burner and there's no supporting information for it there (Strange because the drive is only a few years old). Guess I'll stick with I-Tunes sofware. Slow and somewhat bulky but it's no big deal because it's not too often I need to burn...
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    Can only burn through I-Tunes after an I-Tunes update

    I thought about uninstalling and or reinstalling either programs but, for the same reason thought I might loose the ability to burn all together. Plus Lil Princess would have a fit if I messed up her I-Pod stuff :) Thanks
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    Can only burn through I-Tunes after an I-Tunes update

    I've always been able to play MP3's with Windows Media Player, and burn them also. I think I-Tunes messed something up when we got the update is all. Don't mind using it, it's just a tremendous resource hog and too slow.
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