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Does installing Microsoft Word 2007 delete word documents?

Q: Does installing Microsoft Word 2007 delete word documents?

I remember having deleted my Microsoft Office 2007 trial and now I can't find some of my previous word documents that I remember saving on my computer.

Is my suspicion true?

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A: Does installing Microsoft Word 2007 delete word documents?

saiz said:


Is my suspicion true?Click to expand...

I don't think so. Try installing OpenOffice.org 3.0 and you'll be able to open those files.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/does-installing-microsoft-word-2007-delete-word-documents.811439/
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Larsenex said:





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A:Dim screen after installing XFX HD 5770

moonfruit said:





Cant figure it out, the only thing I think it could be is the minimum PSU recommended is a 450watt, mine is a 400watt.Click to expand...

BINGO..........I think you've answered your own question!

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A:Installing new hard drive

hlratliff said:





1. Do I have to format the drive before I install the OS or drivers?
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A:Stalled graphics in Flash CS5 after installing ATI Radeon 4350

So you're a graphic artist? Your Adobe Flash CS5 program is not working how? Have you tried contacting Adobe tech support?
 

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Hey this seems like a weird issue to me So I have a computer that the video card fan died on I decided to replace the fan and lo and behold find that most of the fans I can get do not fit properly due to a capacitor in the way I ended up trying different coolers and got sick of trying them when they would not new will Computer boot after installing video not card work I decided to just buy a new video card so I opted for Computer will not boot after installing new video card a GTS When I recieved it I installed the card into my tower and now my Computer will not boot after installing new video card computer will not boot It posts and video is displayed but it will not get past initializing HDD controller during boot I have unplugged all of the hardware I can think of but nothing seems to help Strange thing is this happens Computer will not boot after installing new video card on more than one type of video card and if I put my old card back in with the shotty fan and it works What can I do to remedy this problem Any help would be greatful Thanks nbsp

A:Computer will not boot after installing new video card

What other cards have you tried? It could be that your PSU isn't powerful enough....
 

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My laptop is wireless thru netgear router in house. I have a desktop in a bldg remote from house without tel.svc. I can access the Internet thru my laptop in this bldg so I was wondering is there any way I can install wireless to my desktop thru my laptop. Hopefully I'm making myself clear as to what I'm trying to do. Thanks
 

A:Installing wireless from laptop to desktop in remote building

Alright, correct me if I have misunderstood anything:
1.) Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses DSL - way faster than dial-up even though it is through your phone line.
2.) You have a wireless router and your laptop can wirelessly access the Internet through it.
3.) In a building separate from the house, you have a desktop PC, yet no direct line to connect to the Internet.
4.) You therefor want to connect your desktop PC to the Internet wirelessly.

To do so, you will need a wireless network adapter installed in your desktop PC. Note how some adapters have clearly visible antennas while others look strikingly similar to the typical flash drive. It is unlikely that your desktop PC already has a wireless adapter, but go ahead and look for antennas at the back of the computer and the USB ports as well.

Before buying a wireless networking adapter for your desktop PC, be sure that your router is broadcasting a strong enough signal to reach the building in which your desktop PC resides. Your laptop will not actually be involved in connecting your desktop PC to the Internet, but we can use your laptop to check the routers signal strength in remote building.

So go ahead and bring your laptop to the building in which your desktop PC currently is and see if your laptop can still access the Internet just fine. Try watching a few Youtube videos and see if it still loads at roughly the same speed it typically does when your laptop is in your house.

If everything works great, then I recommend you purchase this particular wireless networking adapter for your desktop PC. It is incredibly easy to install since it is a USB adapter instead of a PCI one. You shouldn't have any issues with signal strength, assuming that even your laptop can browse the net just fine from that remote building. Finally, that particular wireless networking adapter has a 300 MB/s transfer rate, which is nice to have in case you ever go with cable Internet instead of DSL.

Best of luck and enjoy!
 

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when I put any flash drive in my usb port, I'm getting a pop up showing the message- sdfsdf. My flash drives were working two days ago. No matter what flash drive I put in, i'm not able to open up my documents. It also happens on my other computer here at home. what could be the problem?
 

A:Can't open documents on my flash drives

It's potentially a virus or some remnants of a virus. I would suggest scanning your PC and the drives and disable the auto-play/auto-run feature so Windows doesn't try to auto start anything from removable drives.
 

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Is this possible I have a few things I d like to do using Installing using external an Windows XP drive? my external if possible Can I create a partition on my external format it and create a Windows XP bootable file system My DVD-RAM crapped out about two months ago give or take a week or two and really need to reformat and throw a different copy of XP on my Acer instead of this hacked all to hell version I have on it Apparently my laptops do not like uber-hacked OS systems I also need to update the BIOS on a Dell Latitude CPi D XT but do not have a floppy drive I ve found tutorials on how to do it from a CD and from a flash drive but Installing Windows XP using an external drive? would it be possible to create a partition on my external and do it that way I do not have a flash drive nor do I have a way to burn a BIOS disk to flash that way nbsp

A:Installing Windows XP using an external drive?

Easiest thing to do, that I can suggest, is buy an external CD drive as well as a floppy drive.. Flashing from a floppy is generally safer and recommended from most Motherboard manufacturing companies.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong: It is possible I'm sure to install windows off an image already on the computer, but you would need something to extract the image and run it to install it onto an external.
 

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I've just installed windows 7 onto my ide hard drive with my sata as a secondary. My sata used to be primary and was the only hard drive I had; now that I've restarted my computer my sata drive no longer shows an assigned letter but looks like it still has the data.
In Disk Management it shows that the sata has a healthy primary partition, but I am given no other options but to delete it. How am I supposed to get that data back?
 

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