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  1. Some of the newer laptops sold these days have built-in wireless hardware, so an external adapter isn't needed.
  2. Not likely. Some people who buy wireless routers don't secure their routers, so anyone can access it. However, it's not a good idea to send sensitive data over a unsecured wireless router... (Interesting link) These are the broadcast names of the routers. The broadcast names exist so that people can tell them apart. No, it means that you can connect to the wireless router because the router isn't configured to be secure. That person's router is configured properly for him/her to access the internet, but just not in a secure manner. If your computer has built-in WiFi, then you can access any unsecured WiFi router in range of your computer. You can also access any secured router as long as you know the passcode. Yes and no. See above answer.
  3. LOL! Y'all are funny! I'm just gonna shake my head and walk away.....
  4. Try blocking that MAC address and see who complains. It's not hi-tech, but if it is one of your company's machines, blocking that machine will ID the person doing the downloading because they won't be able to work. If not, you've just blocked a security risk.
  5. Look at the MCE Remote Replacement Driver FAQ: http://www.byremote.com.au/Hip/mce_remote_faq.htm
  6. Siginet's OEM Act: http://www.siginetsoftware.com/forum/ MSFN Article on XP Activation: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/29/
  7. I saw this and it reminded me of something that happened at work. I frankly couldn't believe it when I was told about it.... While unloading some vechicles at our work, one of the newest temps had to have a vechicle jumped off (dead unit). He drove the vechicle off, parked it and turned off the engine, all according to company policy (at the time). Once he turned off the vechicle, the power locks didn't unlock the doors for him. So he proceeded to kick out the window FROM THE INSIDE, bending the door frame and damaging the interior of the door (not to mention breaking the window itself!). It turns out that he didn't know how to unlock the door manually..... As Bill Ingvall would say: Here's your sign! EDIT: Oh, yeah. I guess it's needless to say that he didn't work at my company after that....
  8. Try this link: http://www.nero.com/enu/support-faq.html?s...&t=Nero%207
  9. My tuner card also said Media Center compatible. Installing Media Center w/o the updates results in same screen you got. Updating to the Update Rollup 2 seemed to solve the problem.... Hope this helps!
  10. Pull the burner and try in another computer. If same response as first computer, definitely a bad burner....
  11. Figured out that Bitcomet was creating the difficulty. Clean install of XP, then installed my copy of BitComet and MU/WU starts acting up.
  12. I'm working on a similar situation: Multiple Displays for MCE. During my testing, I found this: MCE Remote Driver Replacement FAQ. Hope this helps! (Edited because of messed-up links)
  13. Ultramon? What's that, bledd? Sure, jaclaz! I'm sure that the code could be improved upon, but here it is. Please note that when it is run from a folder other than "%WinDir%\Script", it copies itself to "%WinDir%\Script" and registers itself to run on startup. ; Default tray menu items (Script Paused/Exit) will not be shown. Opt("TrayMenuMode",1) ; If script is run from anywhere other than script folder in Windows install, copy there and exit: If @ScriptDir <> @WindowsDir & "\Script" then DirCreate( @WindowsDir & "\Script" ) FileCopy( @ScriptFullPath, @WindowsDir & "\Script", 1 ) RegWrite( "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", "RunMCE", "REG_SZ", @WindowsDir & "\Script\" & @ScriptName ) Exit Endif ; Launch Media Center software: Run( @WindowsDir & "\ehome\ehShell.exe" ) WinWaitActive( "Media Center" ) WinMove( "Media Center", "", @DesktopWidth, 0, 800, 600 ) ; Create Tray Menu: TraySetIcon( @WindowsDir & "\ehome\ehShell.exe" ) $First = TrayCreateItem( "Move to Monitor" ) $Second = TrayCreateItem( "Move to TV" ) TrayCreateItem( "" ) $Exit = TrayCreateItem( "Exit MCE Helper" ) TraySetState() ; Answer tray messages as they come in: While 1 $msg = TrayGetMsg() Select Case $msg = 0 ContinueLoop Case $msg = $First WinMove( "Media Center", "", 0, 0, 800, 600 ) Case $msg = $Second WinMove( "Media Center", "", @DesktopWidth, 0, 800, 600 ) Case $msg = $Exit ExitLoop EndSelect WEnd Exit EDIT: Note that when script launches from "%WinDir%\Script", it runs MCE then moves it to beyond desktop (assumes TV is at @DeskTopWidth+1 and TV is set to 800x600). Right-clicking tray icon allows movement of MCE between Monitor and TV, assuming it isn't maximized.
  14. Ok, wrote an AutoIT script to launch MCE and move it to the second window. It also has a tray icon so I can move the window between the two displays. I also found MCE Remote Replacement Driver FAQ, which I'm working out the bugs in using it. Well, I guess I've just about solved my own problem....
  15. UPDATE: My nVidia MX440 has two displays, one monitor and one TV. Turns out I don't need the Intel hardware enabled..... I found MCE Mover v1.0, but it only moves the MCE Window upon a certain combo being pressed.... Not exactly what I'm looking for. Oh, yeah: I do need to share the desktop between monitors....
  16. I have on-board Intel Graphics hardware, which I want to use for my desktop. I also have an nVidia MX440 that I plan on using for MCE at the same time. How can I launch MCE only on the nVidia card? I appreciate any assistance given. EDIT: Also, is there any way of switching MCE from one screen to the other? Just thought I'd ask.... Oh, I've tried searching and found many forum topics, however all of the ones I've read are not applicable. Thanks in advance! EDIT2: Just had another thought.... Do I need to share the desktop between the two screens? The nVidia card is going to be hooked up to my TV in the living room and the Intel hardware is hooked up to my monitor in another room. Thanks!
  17. I've been having a problem where I'm running Microsoft Update and I try to look at the optional software updates. Once I click on optional software updates, the computer opens another MU in the window pane where the updates show up. I know this isn't normal behavior. Help, please!
  18. For SP2, integrate RyanVM's Post-SP2 UpdatePack. It has all updates published by Microsoft integrated into the install source and it doesn't take more space! Unfortunately, no such update pack exists for SP1. EDIT: Forgot link: http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/ EDIT2: Add-Ons are available for things like WMP11 and IE7 (as well as other things) to integrate. Take a look!
  19. Is it possible to boot into a floppy image, which then boots to the CD? Right now, what I've got is a boot menu using CdShell to select the boot option. This is OK, but here is what I want to have happen: (1) Boot into floppy image. (2) Performs check for PC Recovery partition. If non-existant, create the partition structure on the hard drive. (3) Boot into CD menu. I can create the boot floppy to do the job, but I don't know how to make this whole thing work properly. Can someone help? Thanks!
  20. Proper way to install Windows from within another copy of Windows is to run the WINNT32.EXE command this way: WINNT32 /unattend:<path to WINNT.SIF> That way your unattended settings will take. While booting from CD, the WINNT.SIF should be processed correctly and the Product Key should be picked up (assuming the WINNT.SIF is written correctly).
  21. maxamoto: If you haven't checked out RyanVM's stuff since before the Integrator came out, check it out now. Especially view the changelog. Plus, there are incredible add-ons that you can put in your install. Check it out! It's a time-saver!
  22. Have you tried RyanVM's Update Pack? It's much better than trying to hunt down hotfixes (or download them [gahg!]).
  23. The information in this link helped greatly!!! The only thing was that the name of the shared document changed to whatever the destination folder. However, this is easily resolved by moving the contents of the destination folder to a folder named "Shared Documents" (and re-editing the registry to point to that folder). A very tidy solution.... Thanks!
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