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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    how old is the desktop, does it have a good video card, most desktops in the last 10 years have an svideo port out so you can hook it up to your tv, you can also get a vga cable to a comp cable if you have a fairly new tv, then you can use your tv as a monitor..it all depends on the desktop



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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YASS
    Well, if you have a desktop with a monitor, you can use that. Most laptops have an external analog monitor connector that you can just connect to your monitor with a cable.

    A couple of possible roadblocks:
    • The external video output on your laptop might be disabled. If so, I don't know how you're going to enable it without having a screen to look at.
    • Your monitor is a flat screen, which might have a digital video connector, an analog video connector, or both. If it's only got digital, you'll need an analog connector adapter.
    It might just be easier to connect to it over your home network and move everything that way. Or open the case and remove the laptop hard drive and put it in one of those cheap USB external drive enclosures and plug it in to your desktop.
    He is trying to get the data off of his Desktop..



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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Yankee
    I still can't figure out how, using Win XP Pro-SP2, to allow the new usernames I've created (limited accounts) the ability to get online. Using the Network connections on the Admin username, I can just hit "Enable" and I'm online. Using one of the other usernames, I can't get online.

    Any ideas how to do this?
    How "limited" are they



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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Do you have remote desktop connection enabled on the desktop, if you had it before you can create a virtual desktop of your pc on your laptop, but you would have had to set this up and use it before..



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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by yankswn23
    He is trying to get the data off of his Desktop..
    Duh. My bad.
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YASS
    Duh. My bad.
    Red sox fans.. jk..

    it was a well thought out plan for a laptop though..



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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

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    Duh. My bad.
    I told you that you'd rue that day.

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CptCrunch
    I told you that you'd rue that day.
    I am continuing to rue that day even as we speak. Oh, woe is me.
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by yankswn23
    How "limited" are they
    Under "Admin", I've created a new user, named it. I'm given a choice between "Admin" (full rights + privileges) or "Limited User".

    I wasn't expecting an in-between, but I have no idea how, while logged in as an Admin under XP Pro-SP2, to grant Internet rights to the Limited User account.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Okay... so this is not a computer problem, per se, more like a router problem for the technically-challenged. For the longest time I've stalled on password-protecting my internet connection, just because I couldn't figure out how to do it. But my dad just got a letter from Time Warner Cable that someone spammed someone else using our connection and they got a complaint about it.

    That being said, I'm now earnestly trying to figure out how to set a WEP or WPA... except, I got the generic Ambit 60740euw cable modem that came with my Road Runner cable internet... and according to my dad, no instructions or CDs. When I tried to log in to http://192.168.0.1 to try to set it up... there were no WEP/WPA options available - all I can change is the password to log into that website. So my question is... is there a way around this that I'm missing... or should I just go buy myself a new router?
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Coney36
    Okay... so this is not a computer problem, per se, more like a router problem for the technically-challenged. For the longest time I've stalled on password-protecting my internet connection, just because I couldn't figure out how to do it. But my dad just got a letter from Time Warner Cable that someone spammed someone else using our connection and they got a complaint about it.

    That being said, I'm now earnestly trying to figure out how to set a WEP or WPA... except, I got the generic Ambit 60740euw cable modem that came with my Road Runner cable internet... and according to my dad, no instructions or CDs. When I tried to log in to http://192.168.0.1 to try to set it up... there were no WEP/WPA options available - all I can change is the password to log into that website. So my question is... is there a way around this that I'm missing... or should I just go buy myself a new router?
    There doesn't seem to be much support for that cable modem/router. Looking quickly through the manual, there's no mention of being able to set the security anywhere. I'd suggest you call Road Runner and tell them you want a newer version of the cablemodem/router they're sending out to customers now.
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    I think I'll just borrow a friend's monitor ... either that or try to see if I can get it on my server and pull the files. I wish my laptop had a video input

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sillycon
    There doesn't seem to be much support for that cable modem/router. Looking quickly through the manual, there's no mention of being able to set the security anywhere. I'd suggest you call Road Runner and tell them you want a newer version of the cablemodem/router they're sending out to customers now.
    And if you can't get a newer, more capable version of the router from them, definitely go out and buy a new one that supports WPA. WEP isn't enough.

    Unprotected wireless networks are a very bad idea.
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YASS
    And if you can't get a newer, more capable version of the router from them, definitely go out and buy a new one that supports WPA. WEP isn't enough.

    Unprotected wireless networks are a very bad idea.
    At last check, there are 3 unprotected wireless networks in my neighborhood. Sometimes I wonder what people are thinking (or not thinking)?
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    I have a password set on my router, but sometimes it asks for it and sometimes it doesn't. Really weird. I trust my neighbors though

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BBombers85
    I have a password set on my router, but sometimes it asks for it and sometimes it doesn't. Really weird. I trust my neighbors though
    Do you trust all the people who might be driving by your place, too?
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YASS
    Do you trust all the people who might be driving by your place, too?
    That was you?

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    I know I could look up a good one, but does anyone recommend any specific software for CD ripping? I've been using Windows Media Player but it sucks.
    Crush it with your mind vice.

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

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    I know I could look up a good one, but does anyone recommend any specific software for CD ripping? I've been using Windows Media Player but it sucks.

    Nero all the way.

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Sorry I should be more specific, I need software capable of Ripping Music from CDs to my hard drive. I don't know if Nero has that function? If it does, what version?
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

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    Sorry I should be more specific, I need software capable of Ripping Music from CDs to my hard drive. I don't know if Nero has that function? If it does, what version?

    http://www.nero.com/enu/nero8-featur...d39cd90c53f279

    The Nero-8 Ultra edition will:

    Convert your audio files to MP3, the world’s most popular audio format, and enjoy your favorite songs at home or on the go.

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BBombers85
    That was you?
    Well, you left the door open, so I naturally assumed you wanted me to come in.
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Empire
    Sorry I should be more specific, I need software capable of Ripping Music from CDs to my hard drive. I don't know if Nero has that function? If it does, what version?
    CDex.

    Free, full-featured, and flawless.
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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    so im starting med school in the fall and was thinking about getting a tablet pc.

    I've never had a tablet before, but have heard about the numerous benefits of note taking on the tablet, and its versatility of being a adequte laptop as well.

    What do you guys think? I have begun reading reviews online and so far was debating over a few models and brands.

    Toshiba M700

    HP tx2000

    Lenovo x61

    Fujitso T4220

    a little about my wants and needs....

    basically i just need a reliable computer for notetaking...powerpoint presentations, word, similar type of programs...

    besides that just your generic web browsing, email, listening to music, and watching movies when I am traveling. No real gaming at all.

    I really have no preferences when it comes to screen size, hard drive, or company.

    If anyone has any experience with any of these and would like to share pros/cons it would be greatly appreciated. Any other comments or suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: The Ask anything about computers thread

    I say scrap them all and get a Mac.

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