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Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By markg2
One printer is wireless for certain and I'm not...

One printer is wireless for certain and I'm not sure if her primary HP is setup wireless or using her USB.


I think we can do a short cheer since I finally did find the d*mn port tab. I thought...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By markg2
Okay, I admit to being thick-- With that...

Okay, I admit to being thick--


With that out of the way, are you sure you're talking about Win7 not 10? There is no 'settings' in 7, that's a Start right click thing--right?


I just opened...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By markg2
There is no mention of what you're describing...

There is no mention of what you're describing (Did you clear the bidirectional option in the port settings as mentioned in the link from RoWin7) when I followed RoWin7's link


That link led to...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By markg2
Both printers are new within the past 2 years and...

Both printers are new within the past 2 years and both are HP Officejets.


This problem does not appears on either of the two other computers in the room, both of which are Windows 10.


I'll...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By markg2
Bluetooth vs. USB transmitter--mouse/keyboard?

Why would someone (me) buy a wireless input device using a USB transmitter when you can buy a Bluetooth device(s) that do not eat up a USB port?


Mark
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Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By markg2
It doesn't matter whether the print job goes to...

It doesn't matter whether the print job goes to either of the two HP Officejets. If it were the printer, the problem would be occurring with just one...


Mark
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Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By markg2
Documents, various programs, randomly print 8 copies

Something in Windows (updated/current) is intermittently and consistently resetting the print setup (advanced) to 8 copies from the default of 1.


Any ideas short of reinstalling Win7 or...
Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Jun 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By markg2
Thanks, that's just what I did about a 1/2 hour...

Thanks, that's just what I did about a 1/2 hour ago. I thought, while showering, there's likely something in the explorer right click that might be useful.


All are now gone + the message :-).
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Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Jun 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By markg2
I need to cc0nfirm that Drives Y and Z on my...

I need to cc0nfirm that Drives Y and Z on my wife's machine are mapped. If so, easy, I'll remove the mapping.


The stumper is how to get rid of the other drives that are truly phantoms left over...
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Jun 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By markg2
Phantom network connections

When this machine boots, after the desktop populates, there's a message that appears in the lower right in a rectangular box to the effect 'some network connections could not be found'.


I know...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jan 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By markg2
Almost. Yes, for the required loose cable,...

Almost.

Yes, for the required loose cable, and that's good information for later.

The UPS' are downstairs in the office, I've been staying upstairs tending a repaired shoulder so I hadn't...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Jan 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By markg2
I hesitated even attempting to consider buying a...

I hesitated even attempting to consider buying a cable that 'looked' like the one I have (I'm talking about the device attachment end not the computer's USB port end). When I've done that previously...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Jan 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By markg2
Only 1 of our UPS' is data connected to its APC...

Only 1 of our UPS' is data connected to its APC UPS. I hadn't bothered to connect the other 2 and lost the computer to APC proprietary USB data cable that connects the computer to the UPS that allows...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Jan 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By markg2
Any APC UPS comes with a USB data cable: computer...

Any APC UPS comes with a USB data cable: computer to UPS. You download APC's software Parachute. The primary function of the software is to setup your parameters for an automatic, orderly shutdown of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Jan 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By markg2
Btw, one of our machines is not connected to the...

Btw, one of our machines is not connected to the UPS with the (time of purchase) supplied data cord for Parachute to operate. Anyone know where to get one or two w/o paying a king's ransom?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Jan 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By markg2
I don't think APC is doing a decent job...

I don't think APC is doing a decent job describing the product. I saw the voltage regulation but 'assumed' that any good UPS will be keeping spikes/surges within acceptable limits. So the broad brush...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Dec 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By markg2
APC Back-UPS Pro 1000 vs. 'regular' APC UPS vs. Cost?

Assuming comparable VA, both lines offer the same downloadable Powerchute software for automatic system shutdown, I'm having trouble understanding why the Back-UPS is so much more expensive than...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 07 Dec 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By markg2
My mistake. I reset the date but didn't turn off...

My mistake. I reset the date but didn't turn off auto check.

Followed instruction correctly and problem solved.

Thanks.

Mark
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Dec 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By markg2
No luck. I rolled the date back to the...

No luck.

I rolled the date back to the Friday before this past Sunday. I then ran update from control panel. It took a good 10-15 minutes for the update screen to finally load. It looked the same....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Dec 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By markg2
Update seems to be totally 'broken'?

I periodically check my wife's Win7 machine for updates. The icon was present indicating updates available. I clicked the icon. The screen looked different. There were no n important/n optional...
Forum: Microsoft Office 03 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By markg2
Your passing mention of Hotmail helped. ...

Your passing mention of Hotmail helped.

Problem likely resolved--time will tell.

Her Outlook.com password was the same from our original pop mail server ~17 years ago, moved to Gmail, moved to...
Forum: Microsoft Office 02 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By markg2
I wish you were correct but I highly doubt it. ...

I wish you were correct but I highly doubt it.

I know the problem is not Outlook but the email account xxxxx@outlook.com. However, Outlook.com is an automatic setup. Select it (same for Exchange,...
Forum: Microsoft Office 02 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By markg2
My statement may have been confusing. Outlook...

My statement may have been confusing. Outlook itself on the desktop has no password. OL has 2 email accounts: Outlook.com and an Exchange account. It is the Outlook.com account that issues the...
Forum: Microsoft Office 01 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By markg2
Office 365 Home/Outlook.com vs. MS password?

I think I just screwed up my wife's Outlook.com account or her MS account.

Attempting to correct desktop Outlook's persistently annoying periodic prompt for her Outlook.com password (despite...
Forum: System Security 26 Jul 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By markg2
Resolution

1. Disable BIOS security chip.

2. Remove drive.

3. Boot from ISO CD containing new BIOS.

4. Worked alike a charm
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