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  1. You can find the spec sheets at Intel. This is a list of all the different core 2 Duo mobile processors and the packaging. Note they have a lower pin count (478-479) than the desktop versions (775) and a some have different interface packaging from pin grid arrays to ball grid arrays, so if you go this route, make sure you get the correct motherbaord. You are right about that. They also have lower bus speeds either 667 or 800. http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx...c=&OrdCode= For me, I'd go with a regular E6600 or E6700, as they are much lower in power consumption than earlier models, but if each watt is important to you, then the mobile processors are your best bet.
  2. Have you checked out the MicroWinXP project? Check it out. It's awesome! (Also, if you'd done a search here on msfn you'd have found the threads...) http://www.microwinx.com/index.php You'll need to contact him directly now if you want in, I see. Anyway, he managed it with nLite.
  3. the short answer is no. You can get much of the functionality of Vista on XP with visual styles, TopDesk, and other addons. It'll work in 1GB, but you'll want 2GB. I've heard that it is slower than XP from others and my impression of my test machine is that it is slower, but I have nothing to back that up. If you do want to try it out go ahead. Put in some more RAM (it's fairly cheap now - I just bought 2GB Corsair XMS2 667 CL4 for ~$70), use a separate hard disk, and give it a whirl.
  4. Intel recently lowered their idle wattage on the mobile chips to 12W. Still a bit more than AMD's 9W, but it's in the right direction! :^) On the Core 2 Duo's there is an automatic multiplier/voltage reduction when idle. I just discovered it when I saw that a 2.13GHz E6420 was running at 1601.2MHz. After fiddling with the BIOS settings to no avail, I tried keeping CPU-Z open while running a large RAR compression. Et voilá! It jumped to 2130MHz. This is separate from SpeedStep or CPU TM. If you want low power consumption, mobile chips are the way to go. As mentioned AMDs are better for idle and Intels better for load. Your choice.
  5. Hmmm. This gets a bit tricky, but first I'd start with the BIOS. You need to find the item where you can enable or disable the HD audio or AC '97 for the front and also the HD Audio for the rear. I've been fiddling with that on P5B board and I noticed that the the ANtec case I'm using has two different connectors on the same cable, so I started snooping into the BIOS settings. The next step is to load the correct drivers and software from the setup CD for the board you are using. The combination of these two maybbe why you are grayed out. Also note that in the image above you are only showing the recording items and not those associated with playback. You'll need to go into the Control Panel dialog and make sure the correct audio device is set for both playback and recording. I'm willing to bet you have something other that the Realtek HD Audio set for playback at the moment. there are someother things you can try, but I'd do those first and see if that clears it up. :^)
  6. Hey, Shark, did I say thank you? I didn't? Okay, I'm saying it now. THANK YOU! I really appreciate the work you've done. I install a fair number of machines in German and the German version came in handy. Your other downloads are also great. Thanks again! :^)
  7. The reason a bios upgrade won't change anything is because the amount of RAM supported is controlled by the chipset, usually the North bridge. This brings up the old question about whether to upgrade or just build a new machine. I've run AMD chips for years with great success, but just built three new Core 2 Duo machines. I paid just over 90 for the Asus P5B boards (P965 chipset) and my next one will be a P35 chipset board. I've fit two of the machines with 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 667 CL4 which I found here for 67. That's amazingly cheap compared to just a month ago or so. Toomorrow I'm picking up 2GB of MDT same specs for 68 (the Corsair sems to be sold all over Austria and into Germany). At those prices it's pretty hard to justify trying to retrofit a board outside of specs, don't you think? Get a good quality board and it will last you for 3-5 years or more by which time you'll want a new one anyway! :^)
  8. It very well may be because Outlook 2007 doesn't use IE to render or edit html mail (or so I'm told!). Apparently, it is using....... can we hear the applause?.........MS Word!!!!!! Yeah, I was gobsmacked, too. But that may be why you don't see the problem in 2007. I think they made this decision because problems in IE often caused problems in Outlook if it had anything to do with the rendering. That being said, while they managed to get Word to produce code that is somehow readable to and html renderer, it's the last thing I'd choose as an html engine. Sigh.
  9. Those arrows are the result of an "overlay" icon where the rest of the icon is transparent. You need to find this icon and replace it with one more to your liking. Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure where it is, though If I remember right, I think it is inside a either Explorer.exe or a .dll file and may require something like Resource Hacker to replace. I want to find it, too, as I feel the same way about that arrow! If I find it before someone else posts the answer, I'll put it here.
  10. Windows doesn't lke that filename but basically it is a text file with instructions inside it. You can have one in every folder - it doesn't have to be just the root folder. If you have ftp access then you have access to the root folder of your account and that is certtainly below the folder with your web files (pub_html or similar). So, you can create the file and just call it SecurityFile.txt, upload it then change the name through your Control Panel on site to . htaccess and bob's your uncle. Custom 404 pages are also quite standard and not hard to implement. You can even define that in you htaccess file among other things.
  11. As a practical device, enough has been enumerated here about how they don't have much use. However, the one place I've found them useful is when at a client's PC which is older and I find the CD drive is dodgy. All of a sudden I'm faced with a machine that can't boot from a USB and won't recognize my boot CD which I need to work on the machine. The dilemma has been solved inthe past by using the floppy drive to boot and then tranferring control over to the CD. This is only an emergency type of situation, but I see nothing wrong with keeping one around somewhere or in a machine you can still boot. When I build new machines for friends or others these days, I leave the floppy out. I usually tell them they can put one in anytime they want, but that they'll most likely not want to. I still have an external 5.25" floppy drive with a huge port connector collecting dust somewhere and taking up space. I even have some of the old really floppy floppy disks with data on them...... Sigh. I won't admit to having rolls of tape or punch cards, though. That might give away my age.... :^)
  12. Ahh, the things we do to get noticed!!!! So, like, how did you get to be a Lord? and of the Underworld no less!!!??? I mean isn't that sort of like soemthing not to aspire to??? Just asking.
  13. Just do the same thing as in XP. In a run box or on the command line, type gpedit.msc and the Group Policy Object Editor will appear! :^) I did it just now just to check that it works.
  14. This may not be a factor for you, but keep in mind that there is a significant difference in the cost of memory between the two with the Xeon requiring the more expensive, naturally. If you're keen on having more than 4GB (sometimes 8GB) which is the limit with most 775 motherboards, then you'll want to look at the Xeon. If I could afford all the hardware, I would love to work on one! With the recent drop in RAM costs, this may now be more affordable than it was only just a few weeks ago. I've been seeing 1GB prices under $40 here for the first time.
  15. You should be able to do both! First, I just tried this. Outlook was open. I opened OE6 and used the export function. It didn't let me choose where I wanted to export to - it only allowed me to export to Outlook (or Exchange) and the default .pst (or .ost) file. I created and new message in OE and placed it in the Drafts folder and then exported just that folder. Switching over to Outlook the file was there in the drefts folder, so it exported it correctly. Outlook also has an Import function which includes various other programs as well as OE 4,5, and 6. Having the folder marked "shared" has nothing to do with it. Close OE before you attempt an import. That may be locking the folder and causing your problem. In the worst case you can copy the entire contents (don't forget any index files which may be hidden) to another folder and use that one to import from. See if one of those doesn't work for you before you take a more drastic step ( Export as csv then import from that, etc). Hope this helps.
  16. Hmmm. Let's see,...adjusting for inflation and other factors.... hey! You guys got it cheap! Though I have to say we were never directly asked to pay, so most of us didn't know there were costs associated. That New Jersey company wasn't in it (and still isn't) for their health. The ETS was always a business and necessary evil as far as I'm concerned. However, the fees seem inline with the inflation since I took them some time back in the middle of the last millenium. You could always try a new angle on that $1 per pixel gig which seemed to work for the guy who tried it. You could use the truth - student needs to raise money for AP exams - buy pixel or two, or ten! Or you could be generous and offer volume discounts on pixel collections. Maybe a penny a pixel might work. It sounds cheap enough anyway and it sounds good! :^) Good luck to you both on them!
  17. BLAT sounds like an easier way to do it. And nmX.Memnoch is right. If the mail server doesn't allow relaying, then you won't be able to do it this way. Relaying is an important function, but it has also been wildly abused by spammers, so many mail administrators do not allow it.
  18. Well, I checked and you are right. However, I would tend to trust the command line when it says the command completed successfully. Why it doesn't show in the GUI I don't know. One way to test it is to try one of the other commands like limit it to 2 days and then put your clock forward, or try /minpwage: and set it to maybe 5 days and then try to change the password after. Either should give us a clue as to if it's working. Also, note that just because the box isn't checked, does not mean it isn't in force! That's an MS thing. :^) I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with the netuset tool. What is that? Where do you find it? How is it implemented?
  19. DonDamm


    If you truly run into instaltion problems on a legit box, then I could suggest getting a copy of IE7 portable which doesn't have to be "installed". AS long as you have a legit box I see no ethical problems with using a portable version to help you finish the course. In the meantime, you can work on figuring out why it won't install the normall way. The portable version can be found on one of the many torrent sites and I'm sure if you googled it you'd find a lot of hits.
  20. Actually, I believe it is from a real live machine located in Istanbul connected to MyNet.com which is an ISP there. It appears that zeus.mynet.com is the mail server which picked up the original and the Tips section in the mail is in Turkish which coonfirms that's where it came from. It doesn't appear to be a dynamic dialup addy either, so even if it is a dynamic addy, it probably doesn't change very often. Not much you can do except filter them out and hope they lose money.
  21. Are you doing an unattended install? No matter, you could still run a cmd file at minute 13 to set up a user. You'd need to create a file, I call mine useraccounts.cmd and place it in the $oem$ folder which is in your root. Here is an example of one I've used before: useraccounts.cmd net user Mickey mouse /add net localgroup Administrators Mickey /add net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited REGEDIT /S autologon.reg EXIT Note that it creates the user (Mickey) and the password (mouse), puts him in group (here the Administrators Group), and then sets the maximum password age to unlimited which is the same as never expiring. The last item is part of the batch file instructing the merging of a reg file into the registry. That file is merely a command to automatically log the user on X number of times to keep an unattended installation going through reboots. If you want it, the file sits in the same folder and the code looks like: autologon.reg Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] "DefaultUserName"="Mickey" "DefaultPassword"="mouse" "AutoAdminLogon"="2" Now I know that this isn't in nLite, but it doesn't have to be. You mentioned you'd set it up with no password. I know that is "easier" on the face of it, but you need a password to connect a network for one thing, and secondly, you can always use TweakUI to autologon (or set that in the registry yourself), so at the very least you should password the Administrator account. I don't know why MS allow you to have it not passworded, but that's their problem. You shouldn't make it yours. However, you could still set no password above and set maxpwage:unlimited. Enjoy! :^)
  22. Are you guys talking about Advanced Placement tests taken spring senior year in High school to pass out of entry level courses at college??? Sheesh! I think I did two, one in Math and one in French,....but I won't tell you which year! lol! :^)
  23. As long as you plan to learn on a computer, it is a perfect time to try and learn the Dvorak keyboard layout. After about two weeks everyone who's tried it says they type faster and more accurately. If I were you, I give it a whirl.
  24. I just got back in and thought I'd try try a test email to myself with telnet. Well, it worked. Just start calling telnet from the command line with the address of an outgoing mailserver followed by the port number (normally 25). telnet smtp.yourmailserver.name 25 Depending on your mail server you may have to declare your local.domain.name or not with a HELO command. I didn't have to do this with mine, nor did I have to enter a username and password. the next part is pretty staight forward. Just type your email address: MAIL FROM: you@youremailaddress.com and it should come back that the address is ok. Then type the recipient: RCPT TO: somenumbnuts@ID10T.com Next you need to tell it your are going to send data so, DATA and it should return a 354 ok to send data response. Here you can put in a subject if you wish like so, Subject: put subject here and now type any old text you wish to send... but when you are finished end by hitting Enter and then putting a period on its own line followed by another Enter . At this point you should get a 250 code, Message received (or accepted) with a string of numbers which is the message identifier. that's it. So, you see it's pretty easy and I'm sure you could batch file it. If you have any questions about it check RFC822 I think it is.
  25. If you have IIS installed, then you could just use a batch file that would execute on the alert. You can set that through the Management Console. This is an example: @ECHO OFF REM send email from command line via IIS REM change this path to point to IIS's pickup directory SET root=c:\InetPub\MailRoot\Pickup REM set up temp and eml filenames IF NOT EXIST %root%\temp MKDIR %root%\temp :setTempFileName SET tmp=%RANDOM% IF EXIST %root%\temp\%tmp%.tmp GOTO setTempFileName SET eml=%root%\%tmp%.eml SET tmp=%root%\temp\%tmp%.tmp REM build the email. ^ is the escape character ECHO From: bob.smith@example.com> %tmp% ECHO To: sally.jones@example.com>> %tmp% ECHO Subject: Example>> %tmp% ECHO Content-Type: text/html>> %tmp% ECHO.>> %tmp% ECHO ^<b^>This is a test^</b^>>> %tmp% REM move the temp file into the pickup directory for delivery RENAME %tmp% %eml% Just insert the appropriate addys and Bob's your uncle! :^) You could also use telnet. Just open a telnet session, set Local_echo, then connect to your mail server and enter the user and pass ansd go from there. It has been a long time since I did that so I'm unsure of the commands, but I'm sure you could find it in Google. Try telnet+email.

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