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    Re: Hyperterminal DDE Server?

    Hiya Speedy, that certainly looks interesting.....

    However, we are sparkies... with limited software know how! How do we make that code work? Does it run in Excel or another app?

    Your advice...
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    Re: Hyperterminal DDE Server?

    :) Spose there could be!

    Have Hyperterminal saving the alarm output to a TXT file on the Workshop Lab desktop now, we can export this manually into Excel 2010, but this is far from realtime...
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    Hyperterminal DDE Server?

    Hi Guys,

    We have just bought a new premises for work and it has a DSC alarm system with a COM port interface card on it. Being in the trade, we hooked up the laptop and fired up good old...
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    Re: Another Free Wood Day

    Nice post SJ - thanks for sharing. Your North American forests are interstingly different to the NZ ones that I work in! :)
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    Re: Can I downgrade my laptop to XPSP3?

    Thanks for the replies guys. Speedy - does XP come with most of the drivers a Toshiba Laptop (M200) needs? Or will specialist ones for wifi etc need to be downloaded first?
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    Can I downgrade my laptop to XPSP3?

    Hi guys, one of my laptops (2008 Toshiba Satellite) currently runs Vista SP2. Today at work we had more problems with it, and I was wondering if it would be possible to simply format the drive and...
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    Re: $1k budget for WHS box, hardware and software

    I have been running a WHS for over 1 year and it has worked very well...except, one of my Seagate 1TB SATA HDD's failed (they were new early 2009) and of course it had the WHS OS partition on it....
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    Re: Minimum download speed for TVNZ on demand?

    Will do so tommorow CS....

    Do you think there is anything else on my PC that I can try, or have I covered most bases with the ping/speedtest and also the fact I can stream almost all other video?...
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    Re: Minimum download speed for TVNZ on demand?

    Hey Decibel - thanks for the idea...just tested TV3, it streams perfectly....

    Is it possible that this is a TVNZ on Demand issue rather than my PC/DSL connection?
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    Re: Minimum download speed for TVNZ on demand?

    Also - have updated IE 8 and FF to latest versions running Flash 10.

    Other observations:

    Youtube streams perfectly at max resolution and full screen.

    Chill - I don't get that "Download Speed...
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    Re: Minimum download speed for TVNZ on demand?

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the thoughts so far... here are some anwsers:

    Pingtest.net results:

    Server: Tauranga
    Line Quality: B
    MOS: 4.36
    Ping: 83ms
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    Minimum download speed for TVNZ on demand?

    Hi again guys....

    Another thing thats been bugging us of late is streaming TVNZ on demand.

    Here in Masterton, with my Telecom Broadband Xtra account, we get the following speeds (courtesy...
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    Re: A major WHS problem - can anyone help?

    Cheers Cyabro,

    I had this feeling as I kept hitting restart and the same error message popped up. Also, within the BIOS, I can now only see one of the HDD's... so yup, it looks like the HDD with...
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    A major WHS problem - can anyone help?

    Hi guys,

    We run a dedicated WHS machine at home with dual Seagate 1TB SATA HDD's. The machine is less than 1 year old and has performed daily backups of all 8 machines on our home network...
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    Re: Windows 7 - XP mode...

    Cheers Wainuitech, I'll give that a go.... nothing to lose at this stage, so fingers crossed. Otherwise I guess we are up for anothert $400 :(
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    Windows 7 - XP mode...

    Hi Guys,

    We just purchased a really nice HP Laptop for work that came with a Win7 64 Bit OS. The machine runs like a dream, and is really handy for work with its touch screen etc. Very pleased etc...
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    Re: TV Tuner for WHS

    Gidday guys,

    Sorry to dredge up a month old thread...

    But I am attempting to do what you guys have done - but with little success.

    My WHS is brand new with dual core processors, 3Gig of RAM...
  18. Re: Software works on Desktops - but not on laptops???

    Gidday guys,

    An update...

    I have finally found a laptop that the software wil operate on, and here is the difference:

    The laptops that it won't wok on have a COM Port location (in device...
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    For the record - tried the above suggestion in Vista, running as admin, same result... error message in Vista -

    UT70B.exe has stopped working....a problem caused the program to stop working...
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    Gday beama,

    Mate, I have tried the software on range of laptops (4), that are running vista sp1, xp sp3 and xp sp2......

    no luck on any laptop.... am going to try systools soon and will post...
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    Thanks for the further advice guys... I have logged a service request with the NZ Distributor of the product, but they are just box shifters and the tech knowledge is lacking....

    The laptops I...
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    Hi Gys,

    Thanks for the idea, unfortunately, I cannot even get the software to open or start to allow me to change any settings. When it does open on the desktop PC's, there is a range of options...
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    Hi Sol,

    Yeah my thoughts as well... I can't see there being too many (if any) differences between com ports...

    To answer your question though:

    On the laptop you can double click either the...
  24. Software works on Desktops - but not on laptops???

    Afternoon guys,

    I have a frustrating issue with some new software that I would love some advice on!

    We purchased for work a new Uni-T midrange Digital Multimeter with RS232 output. We...
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    Re: Some Excel formula help required....

    Hey, thanks heaps for the response Nofam...standby for a PM later on tonite (once I have the kids in bed!)

    Cheers mate, appreciate your time.

    Andrew
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