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Thu
22
Oct
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How to Share a Printer between PCs

Infopackets Reader Sally B. writes: " Dear Dennis, We purchased an HP OfficeJet 8500 Pro printer to replace an older HP OfficeJet 7200. The 7200 was connected via USB cable to the server computer [and thus, all print requests were sent via the ... server]. We have been unable to get the Officejet 8500 printer to work on the network. Any tips? " My response: This is one of those questions that could be a "1 in a million" reasons as to why it's not working, but I'll give you a quick checklist of things you can try so you can at least guess where the problem lies: 1. Unplug the old printer and ... (view more)

Mon
24
Aug
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Don't be Duped: Obama Spam Scam is Nothing But False Promises

Hackers have launched a new wave of malware attacks against critics of Barack Obama, duping users into a supposed cyber "protest" against the policies of the US President. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. The message has been cited ... as a mere ploy to get users to install malware on their machines. (Source: sfgate.com ) So why are so many falling for it? Read on. A Hot Political Issue Few people can argue that Obama's rise to the Presidency was a historic feat. However, it is often forgotten that while the majority of democratic voters chose Obama, hundreds of ... (view more)

Mon
16
Feb
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XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Promises to be a Hassle

Many users are planning to skip Windows Vista and move straight into the more promising Windows 7 next year. However, the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 might prove to be a daunting hassle. With Windows 7, Windows XP users won't be able to make ... an easy "in-place upgrade" which allows one operating system to overwrite an old one while maintaining already installed applications and settings. Rather, Windows XP users will have to jump through several additional hoops, including a "clean install" involving the backup of their old data, the deletion of everything XP, the installation of Windows ... (view more)

Wed
24
Dec
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'Install Linux On A USB Drive', and 'Copy Wipe'

Install Linux On A USB Drive There are so many reasons why having a Linux distribution on a USB drive can come in handy. No matter what OS is on your machine, you can use your USB drive to boot into Linux without effort. From having a rescue OS on ... your key ring to being able to install a new distribution on your Asus Eee PC, a "thumb drive" Linux is extremely useful. This guide will help you get through the process of installing Linux on your USB drive. http://www.ghacks.net Copy Wipe CopyWipe is a utility for copying and/or securely overwriting (wiping/erasing) entire hard drives. CopyWipe ... (view more)

Wed
19
Mar
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'Install Unsigned Themes In Windows Xp', and 'Hd View For Internet Explorer'

Install Unsigned Themes In Windows XP Infuse your computer with the capability to run nearly any visual style that you can find on the web within Microsoft's still very popular operating system, Windows XP. http://cybernetnews.com/ Hd View For ... Internet Explorer HD View is a new viewer developed by the Microsoft Research Interactive Visual Media group to aid in displaying and interacting with very large images. http://research.microsoft.com/ (view more)

Thu
03
Jan
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'Install Apple Leopard Os On Your Pc', and 'The Hunt For Red October'

Install Apple Leopard OS On Your Pc Install Leopard Operating System (OS) on a PC. No Mac necessary. http://dailyapps.net/ The Hunt For Red October The Hunt For Red October is a fantastic retro video game recently released to the public for free. ... Published by Hi-Tech Expressions, Inc. and developed by Beam Software Pty., Ltd., this underwater side-scroller was released in 1990, and based on the movie of the same name. http://www.dotnes.com/the-hunt-for-red-october.html (view more)

Thu
22
Nov
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Wiping A Hard Drive Before Dinner

Last Saturday, one of my friends called me up at 8:00 AM and asked,. "I have 12 PC's that have been donated to me for use in my non-profit. They have all sorts of software that I need to get rid of before installing an OS on them. Can you help me?" ... After pondering his request, I said, "Sure! I have just the tool for that job!" Before I could say "Bob's your uncle!" I had 12 PCs, with keyboards, mice, monitors, and speaker sets on my living room floor! What a mess! As my "friend" drove away, laughing gleefully, I resolved to charge him a very high fee the next time he asked for help. Since it ... (view more)

Fri
02
Nov
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'Install Apple Leopard Os On Your Pc', and 'Proxy Pal'

Install Apple Leopard Os On Your Pc Pretty simply folks, this program allows you to install Apple's brand new and much-adored operating system Leopard on a PC. No Mac necessary. ... http://dailyapps.net/2007/10/hack-attack-install-leopard-on-your-pc-in-3-easy-steps/ Proxy Pal It takes way too many clicks to turn your Internet Explorer proxy on and off. After installing ProxyPal, just add it to your Internet Explorer toolbar and you have one click access to toggle your proxy. This is very useful for corporate laptops that connect to the Internet away from work. Install ProxyPal today to put an end ... (view more)

Thu
04
Oct
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Secret Update Breaks Windows Update

A stealth update deviously deployed in July and August by Microsoft without user permission has broken Windows Update, preventing updates from being installed after a "repair" of Windows XP is performed. The problem was first reported by Scott Dunn ... from Windows Secrets , then confirmed by ZDNet . Originally thought to be harmless, the recent download of new support files, known as version 7.0.600.381 for Windows Update, prevents Windows XP users who perform repair installations from a genuine XP CD-ROM (not an OEM restore CD), from installing at least 80 updates and patches from Microsoft. ... (view more)

Tue
06
Mar
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Teacher To Face 40 Years in Jail for Pop-Up Traps

The past few weeks, I started following a news story that raises my ire! No, it isn't about Microsoft and Vista -- it's about a substitute school teacher that has been caught in what is termed a ... well, we'll call it an adult-oriented Pop-up Trap ... (if you know what I mean). To begin with, a 'Pop-up' Trap (or a 'Mouse' Trap) is when an Internet surfer clicks on a web site and is treated to a cascade of pop-ups, usually advertising offensive material geared toward twisted individuals. These ads come in at such a high rate of speed, the user cannot keep up with them. The content is also rather ... (view more)

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