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Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
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Posted By benellard
Just one more question, I promis: Am I correct in...

Just one more question, I promis: Am I correct in assuming that if we use the OEM installed key on the VIAO that MS activation will match that key with the computer -- MAC #, for example -- we're...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By benellard
Had my daughter scan the key on the bottom of the...

Had my daughter scan the key on the bottom of the VIAO, It's totally legible, so that's what I'll try. Thanks again.
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By benellard
Thanks very much for the very thorough tutorials....

Thanks very much for the very thorough tutorials.

Question: In "How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7", near the top of the page you refer to a "retail Upgrade Windows 7" with "retail"...
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By benellard
Unfortunately it appears a clean install using...

Unfortunately it appears a clean install using the upgrade (which calls it a custom install) cannot be done on a wiped disk, probably because upgrade needs to verify the legitimacy of the existing...
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By benellard
Will downloaded Windows 7 backup disk do a clean install?

We have to wipe the disk on my daughter's Viao because of various infections. She does not have a backup disk for that computer. So before speaking with me she ordered Windows 7 through the discount...
Forum: Microsoft Office 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By benellard
phantom contacts in Outlook 2007

An important contact does not show up in the list of contacts in Outlook 2007. There is only one contact list. If I export that list, the contact does not appear in the resulting Excel file either.
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Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By benellard
Thanks very much. Following your instructions, I...

Thanks very much. Following your instructions, I realized there was a sharing tab but no security tab. I had to go to tools, folders, etc. and uncheck simple file sharing. Wouldn't have gotten there...
Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By benellard
cannot write to new disk on XP machine

Installed a new disk on my XP machine for backup. In XP the disk is shared, users can change files. My windows 7 machine sees the disk and the files on it, but it cannot open them, and it will not...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By benellard
I would never do such a thing. Never. Not even a...

I would never do such a thing. Never. Not even a little bit. And thank for the answer. Just wanted to be sure.
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By benellard
MS Win 7 OEM System Builder Version

My system builder pack warnings refer to a "fully assembled computer system." I bought it to install on a new system C: drive, but I need to add two data drivers (D: and E:) later. Is that going to...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Jun 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,355
Posted By benellard
Downloads folder hijacked, no ransom note

My Downloads folder, the one that installs originally, has vanished along with its contents -- I think. I searched for one of the files and search (another newly unfathomable function) found it. It...
Forum: Network & Sharing 27 May 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,374
Posted By benellard
Thanks much for the suggestions. Unfortunately...

Thanks much for the suggestions. Unfortunately disabling simple file sharing did not have any effect.
Forum: Network & Sharing 26 May 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,374
Posted By benellard
Can't access XP drive from Win7 PC

Here we go again. Last year managed to create shares and gain Win7 access to drives on XP PC. All was well. Just installed a new drive on XP and now cannot gain full access from Win7. Win7 sees the...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By benellard
Not the case here since Office was installed...

Not the case here since Office was installed using all defaults. I'm afraid MadMaxData is probably right. Sorry you've had the problem too, but I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one having this...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By benellard
I have changed registry settings in...

I have changed registry settings in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft. I'd have to go back and look up the specifics. Those changes did not work and I restored the...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By benellard
Windows installer launches constantly

Installer launches whenever an Office app is started. The only time it does not launch is when I open Word or Excel through an existing document. I'm using Office 2007, however I still use FrontPage...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Dec 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 83,327
Posted By benellard
JFail: For me it turned out to simply be the...

JFail: For me it turned out to simply be the share name on the XP machine.

On the Win7 machine right click the drive you want to share. Select Properties. Select Sharing. Select Advanced Sharing....
Forum: Software 30 Nov 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,420
Posted By benellard
Found this in the event viewer from earlier...

Found this in the event viewer from earlier today, probably the first time I tried to install: Product: "Bing Maps 3D. The application tried to install a more recent version of the protected Windows...
Forum: Software 30 Nov 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,420
Posted By benellard
Bing 3D maps won't install

The installation simply stops apparently before the download is completed. Only references I can find talk about .NET Framework and WIC, but in the context of XP. Aren't those those things included...
Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 83,327
Posted By benellard
Okay right through right click drive, sharing,...

Okay right through right click drive, sharing, advanced sharing -- then there is no "enable". I see "share this folder" which is checked, and a share name, which I obviously provided in an earlier...
Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 83,327
Posted By benellard
Thanks, yes. I've done that for individual...

Thanks, yes. I've done that for individual folders. The question was how do I do that for the entire D drive (which is data only)?
Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 83,327
Posted By benellard
share an entire drive in workgroup

Skipped Vista, so I'm just learning to hate permissions in Win7. How do I enable the two other XP machines in the workgroup to access an entire drive on the Win7 machine? I've been able to set up...
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