Windows networking woes. Windows 8 laptop will not install the drivers for an HP printer that is attached to an XP desktop. Help! [more inside]
Help me name my new product, which combines the functionality of popular existing apps, but is specialized with high-security features. [more inside]
Where is the best brick and mortar store to buy a Windows netbook in the US? [more inside]
Why does my computer have so much trouble connecting to Amazon, and no other website? Difficulty level: reformatting the OS drive didn't work. [more inside]
How might I recover an Office 2010 product key from a Windows install now located on an external hard drive? [more inside]
I am trying to install a 56K modem card from a PC that ran Windows XP onto a PC that runs Windows 7. The card used either the LSI (Agere) driver or the Intel sep 536ep driver. I've found Windows 7 versions (64 bit) of both drivers and both are saved to my new PC. [more inside]
Networking filter: I'm a young (still learning much) SysAdmin for a pretty large site. I inherited the network configuration, and now I'm trying to troubleshoot some strange issues: workstations losing connectivity without rhyme or reason, and slow web browsing. [more inside]
[Excel 2007 filter] Is it possible to input some text into a cell, e.g. "Click here for Worksheet 2" or similar, and create a hyperlink on that cell to open, uh, Worksheet 2? In the same window, not a new instance. Neither a search of AskMe and/or the Excel help-screens has been successful. Thanks in advance.
My mom wants to switch from iPhone to either Android or Windows. What's best for her needs, and which phone should she choose? [more inside]
I have a docked laptop hooked up to two monitors. How can I keep those monitors in Extended Display mode every time I boot up? [more inside]
How do I successfully take an existing Windows 7 installation from HDD and put it into Virtualbox on Debian, on an SSD? Avalanche inside. [more inside]
I can't connect to the wireless network-- have connected with other laptops and my smart phone just fine to this connection. Is there something I can change on my computer? I need to figure this out ASAP or I may have problems with applying for jobs and doing my schoolwork! [more inside]
I've just upgraded my rig with a 256gb SSD card for the main C:. This is primary used for the OS, apps and my work files. I previously had 2 HDD's one for OS and the other for backups. [more inside]
New and unsettling issues in Word 2003... what is this error message? [more inside]
How do I exempt certain programs from appearing in my Start menu's "recently used programs" list? [more inside]
How do I make windows view audio CDs as .WAV files? [more inside]
How can I remote into Windows Server 2008 R2 from a PC with Win7 Home Premium? From what I've read, the built in remote desktop stuff only works with Professional and above. I need the capability for a class project, not for production, so security isn't a huge issue here.
I've got a Windows laptop computer I'm working on that has a small usb device plugged into it, and I can't tell what it is. It has a little red square with an icon of a six-armed gear, and it's one of those low-profile things that only sticks out a quarter-inch or so. I'd almost think it's a wireless mouse receiver, except that this thing also has a wireless mouse receiver plugged in. Is there a program I can run to tell me what USB devices are plugged in?
"You have been logged on to a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and folders. You must fiddle with system reg in the dark now. Please hold while we wipe your computer clean. Thank you and have a nice day."
Windows 7: "You have been logged on to a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and folders ..." Whoa. An empty slate. But I reboot and my old profile is suddenly back up and running. So, what just happened there? What can I do to make sure this doesn't happen again? Several related questions inside. [more inside]
Annoying Verizon FIOS wireless router issue: if iPad/iPhone are on the wireless network, Windows laptop machines will not connect to wireless network. If I turn off WiFi on iPad/iPhone and restart the router, Windows machines get on WiFi right away. But after Windows machines are connected to WiFi, starting up WiFi on the iPad will almost always cause the Windows machines to drop their connections. More after the jump... [more inside]
How do I get iTunes to sync to a new desktop profile (on Windows PC) [more inside]
Help me set up video streaming from my Windows computer to my TV with a minimum of fuss, expense and wires. [more inside]
Windows phones: Does anyone know when the Samsung Ativ S come out? [more inside]
I just installed Windows 8. While most of the computer is preforming acceptably, there are a couple significant issues. The most prominent is that of connection speeds. Regular desktop programs are fine, but Windows 8 apps are really really slow! [more inside]
Are some laser printers wholly resistant to sharing? [more inside]
After restarting Windows 7 (SP 1) today, my chosen Small text setting (100% at 100 dpi on a 1920 x 1200 resolution) had been replaced by Medium (125%). Text everywhere looked huge. I switched back to Small, but now a lot of my system text (like title bar text and context menu text ) is extremely small, much smaller than before, and some other text, like the listing of subject headings in my Thunderbird email client and the tab text in Firefox, is also incredibly small. How to get back to my original Small appearance? [more inside]
I have a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate which i have previously installed and activated through Microsoft. I wanted to reinstall Windows today but I've found the DVD has somehow been scratched and my DVD drive refuses to read the disc. If i download a copy of Windows 7 from BitTorrent and install it using my genuine CD key, will I get into any trouble? Will it even work? If not, what are my options?
What is the best practice for setting up Windows laptops inside and outside of a domain? [more inside]
How can I set up a Windows 7 PC to be clean and stay clean? I don't want file bits and temporary files to clog it up, I don't want a million image files the size of a dot. I don't want this computer to run like molasses after a few years of web browsing and use. What is the best way to do that? [more inside]
Name the obscure torrent client [more inside]
Macbook Air with Time Capsule or Asus UX31a with external hard drive? [more inside]
ThorConnWndClass is getting serious. Anybody have a solution? [more inside]
I accidentally deleted my audio driver software on my XP machine. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
It’s time for my husband to get a new laptop, and we’re looking at a Mac that we’d share (the alternative is Windows). Help me decide whether a Mac is for us! [more inside]
Is there any way to disable the "Windows cannot access \\machine\share" messages that pop up when a network connection disappears? [more inside]
In Mountain Lion opening some (but seemingly not all) folders in "List" view, shows the "Date Modified" column on the left of the window, requiring me to scroll further left to see the "Name" column. What preference did I accidentally change?
What can and can't you do with Android? [more inside]
Which PC laptop to buy for engineering college that'll last me at least 3-4 years? Coming from Apple Macbook. [more inside]
Why does my computer take such a ridiculously long time to boot up, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for on-line training on business applications, particularly MS Office. [more inside]
I have a situation with aliases/virtual directories that would be easy for me to solve in Apache, but with IIS I'm jumping through some hoops. Am I on the right track, or is there a better way? [more inside]
Can't figure out how to transfer music from old iPod Classic to new iPod Touch on PC. [more inside]
How do I gauge whether it is safe in my neighborhood to leave the windows in my house open/unlocked (a) when we are asleep, and (b) when we're not home? [more inside]
What tech specs are most essential for working remotely via Citrix? Longtime Mac user here, have never bought a Windows machine. I need to buy a laptop to work remotely for my job (paralegal at a mid-size law firm). I will be logged into my Firm's network, and running a variety of software programs off Citrix (iManage Desksite, Filesurf, Word, Hotdocs template manager, Adobe Professional, etc). What key features should I be looking for? Is 8GB of RAM enough? Recommendations for specific brand names are also welcome.
I have an old hard drive that was password locked. I can't boot from it, but I can get to the files. I have to change permissions for every single file before I can copy it over, is there a way to do that for everything at once? [more inside]
I'm looking for a password manager that will work seamlessly across multiple PCs and my Android phone. [more inside]
Windows DVD Maker - the files I want to burn are 16:9. The setting for DVD Aspect Ratio in WDM is 16:9. The TV it is being played on is 16:9. The resulting DVD is 16:9 but... [more inside]
What's a solid non-iTunes podcatcher with authenticated feeds support? [more inside]
Should Solar/Sun Control Window Film be applied to these windows? I'm trying and failing to make sense of the specifications/numbers... [more inside]
How can I run chkdsk (or something similar to fix my XP computer) from UBCD 4.1.1? [more inside]