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    email attachments have strange extensions

    I sent an email to a client with a word document attached, and he emailed me back saying it could not be opened. I went to see him and found all office attachments sent to him via email had their...
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    Re: XP password woes after standby

    Thanks for your sentiments, but in this case, changing the power settings is not an option. Often, after finishing a presentation, she will just close the lid and get down to business. This poses 2...
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    XP password woes after standby

    I have an Acer Travelmate 240 laptop with a problem that's got me beat. The system has XP home, it's a reasonable processor, good amount of RAM etc, everything is just rosy until it's woken from a...
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    Re: Clean Re-install is always best

    The best way to backup and restore your files is to use the file and settings transfer wizard, copy the files to a seperate hard disk if you have one available (make sure it's equal to or bigger than...
  5. Help with making a boot CD with the press any key message

    Does anybody know how to make a bootable CD that has the same "press any key" feature as the windows installers since 98? I have been told they are like a master boot record and to just put one onto...
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    Re: Right-click context menu with double-ups

    I didn't get a useful answer on this thread so I reposted it.

    see this http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=53168 thread for the answer.
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    Re: DVD to SVCD - a curly question

    Yep, I reckon you've got a great solution, and a much easier way to do the job.

    From what I have read through these posts, there are enough suggestions to keep me going for the next week.

    A...
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    Re: DVD to SVCD - a curly question

    Cheers Rob99.
    Just downloaded the latest Nero updates, will try.

    I have a variety of CD burning packages and DVD authoring suites I can use. One of them is sure to work if Nero doesn't, and...
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    Re: DVD to SVCD - a curly question

    I don't have any misconceptions about what I am doing, I was just saving myself time because I had to race out the door when I was using the terminology rip to svcd. I have been aware of the...
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    Re: DVD to SVCD - a curly question

    First, thanks for your answer

    Second, the reason for not copying the DVD's is in my first post, I need to cut down the time and expenses required takes to make the copies. I am a student with no...
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    Re: DVD to SVCD - a curly question

    Thanks heaps for your answer.

    Just some additional notes in case somebody else has already tried this, and can give me some more feedback.

    Concerning verifying, I write the DVD's to an ISO...
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    DVD to SVCD - a curly question

    I have 7 DVD Disks with 17+ hours of video seminar on them in total.

    Ripping them to SVCD is no problem, but what I want to know is.....
    (I'll try my best to explain clearly what I desire)

    Is...
  13. Thread: ACER laptop woes

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    Re: ACER laptop woes

    Dont Acer Laptops have a 2-hour service agreement?
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    Re: right click double up

    Ooh Mate, I'm stoked, thanks a heap.

    The link above refers to a change initiated by the user, but without any doubt, I did not make the change that broke the system, so who was responsible? -...
  15. Re: File sharing in XP only doing half the job - help

    Thanks for your help Beama. I found the problem and it had nothing to do with F&PS.

    I checked the properties of the folders in F: and found a half-grey tick in the read only setting, indicating...
  16. Re: File sharing in XP only doing half the job - help

    Yep.

    I appreciate your reply, but....

    Let me put it plainly.
    On the host, I have drive letters D:, E:, F: & G: shared with full access to all networked machines. They all have the same...
  17. Thread: cd writing xp

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    Re: cd writing xp

    The built in burning program in XP leaves a CD open, which is the best way to make sure it has the least compatibility with older drives. Sure, it's drop dead easy to use, but it's like trying to use...
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    Re: Linux SATA Support

    Haven't tried it myself, but why would you (a mepis lover) want to run FC2 which can be cracked in just 2 minutes? Doesn't every road lead to Debian?

    I don't think the seagate drive would be a...
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    right click double up

    I asked this question last week and didn't get a suitable reply.

    When I right click on a shortcut anywhere on my computer, the context menu has double ups for my winzip and antivirus programs...
  20. File sharing in XP only doing half the job - help

    I have a small home network that's been running really well for a long time now, but I've just tried to access a shared drive (NTFS partition) over my network and though I can read the contents of...
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    Re: Right-click context menu with double-ups

    Yeah, I have read it and tried a few tricks. I am fairly adept at editing and restoring the registry, so I'd already tried a few of these tricks and others I found in other posts.

    The trouble is,...
  22. Thread: Duron or p3?

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    Re: Duron or p3?

    I benchmarked a Duron 1200 using Norton Utilities 4 when they first came out and the best I could get out of it was less than a well tuned PII450. I still have the snapshot of the screen if you want...
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    Re: Norton DiskOptimisation v XP Defrag

    I can't say much for either, except to summise that I have not seen any evidence of Windows XP defragger consolidating free space. XP's defragger is supposed to check for errors before it starts,...
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    Re: Right-click context menu with double-ups

    Thanks Rob, but the only reference I can find in there is for templates from the <right click> "New" menu. Am I missing something?
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    Right-click context menu with double-ups

    How's this for an annoying Windows XP behaviour that I have no idea of how to fix. If anybody can help me, you have my full attention.

    My right click context menu has just started displaying...
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