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About aussiecanuck46

  • Birthday 02/12/1958

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  1. You're not alone. I work for a fairly large company who used to manufacture computers under their own brand name. They've since sold that part of the business, and now buy their computers from the company they sold the business to. The laptop in front of me is labelled "Windows Vista Basic", but it was delivered to me with XP installed. Apparently all of this company's internally developed browser applications won't work with Internet Explorer 7. I suspect this might be more common than many of us are aware.
  2. Be sure you've stopped the DNS Client service and set it to start manually. Otherwise DNS entries are cached and subsequent queries for known hosts bypass the hosts file.
  3. Can anyone suggest how pushpin data might be exported from a Streets & Trips map to a data file? I have a need to sort and otherwise manipulate a large volume of name and location data. It seems to me that I could accomplish that if the data were in .csv or similar format.
  4. In my experience a tool called Spinrite might be useful. It runs from a diskette using FreeDOS. Spinrite can correct a large number of disk errors and recover data that might otherwise have been lost. If nothing else, it will tell you if your hard disk is correctable or not.
  5. As jcarle said, saturation (if it exists) could be caused by hardware problems. TCP connections do time out eventually. If network saturation is a symptom, then correct the hardware problem to fix it. The original post assumes the router is causing the problem while the symptoms and conditions are not clearly described.
  6. As far as I'm concerned I think that everyone who owns a computer should have a decent anti-virus system. The other problems can affect you, but a virus can affect you and everyone in your e-mail lists. As citizens of the Internet it should be incumbent on us all to prevent viruses from infiltrating our systems and being sent to others. As for slowing down our systems, we have speed limits posted on every roadway to protect ourselves and others even though our cars can go much faster, and we all think that's a good idea.
  7. Perhaps all you need are wireless NIC's in each of the two new machines, installing the appropriate software, and of course moving those machines to your house.
  8. Different combinations of long and short beeps mean different things on different motherboards. Your motherboard manual or manufacturer's web site document those specific code meanings.
  9. This article might help you. It discusses a commercial product that addresses the lack of security on USB ports within Windows.
  10. You could use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. There's plenty of information about this feature in Windows Help.
  11. Linux is definitely not just for servers. Windows has various versions, some for servers and some for workstations. Linux does not. Any Linux machine can offer services to other machines, or not. By the time Microsoft's licensing rights on Windows 95 expire so much will have developed that it won't be worh the time to redevelop it as a non-propriety solution. The yet-to-be-released Windows Vista will be history by then. You might as well start work on OS/3.
  12. IMHO Windows 98 isn't a system on which you want to run today's graphics and processor intensive games.
  13. Adding more RAM won't help with Windows 98. 98 can only recognize so much memory and then ignores the rest. In fact, I've heard that running Windows 98 on a system with too much memory actually slows it down. Your 64MB should be plenty. Perhaps your registry cleaner has a "restore" feature? If it does then you should be able to set the system back to its original state.
  14. The published minimum spec's for running Windows 98 are: 486DX processor 24MB RAM 255MB disk space VGA monitor Floppy disk drive keyboard The recommended spec's are: Pentium processor 32-64MB RAM 400MB disk space SVGA monitor Floppy disk drive keyboard CDROM drive mouse

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