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How do I add Printers in taskbar toolbar for quick acces

Q: How do I add Printers in taskbar toolbar for quick acces

In Windows XP you can add a toolbar on taskbar with Printers Folder from Control Panel. Is there a way to add Printers folder in taskbar for quick access? I need quick access for printers to modify the default printer often.

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A: How do I add Printers in taskbar toolbar for quick acces

Quote: Originally Posted by xuletzu

In Windows XP you can add a toolbar on taskbar with Printers Folder from Control Panel. Is there a way to add Printers folder in taskbar for quick access? I need quick access for printers to modify the default printer often.

Hi. Maybe like this. Read this Tutorial.

Devices and Printers Shortcut - Create
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I went to crucial's website and did the system scan. The scan said that this would fit my needs.

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A:Limited wifi acces at home, but not at other places

Hello maarten747 ,

As far as I can see from the ipconfig output your laptop doesn't seem to obtain IP address.
You could try configuring one manually to test this theory. Something like: IP address, Subnet mask:, Gateway:, DNS1:, DNS2: . Just keep in mind that the details listed here are just a guess as I'm not fully aware of the specifics of your home network and a static IP configuration for the wifi adapter is not a good idea actually, so once done testing change it back to obtain IP address automatically.

Also in what wireless operation mode is your DrayTek configured?
Do you have any other wireless devices that are connecting to the same DrayTek ?
When you connect your laptop with ethernet cable, is the ethernet cable connected to the same DrayTek or a different device?
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Would enabling it help system performance even if not using a 3rd monitor?
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A:New to graphics cards...couple quick questions

dazzbazz said:

Can I enable the integrated nvidia to use a 3rd monitor? I believe I can thru bios, but am nervous about bios.Click to expand...

I'm going to say no.

The reason I say that is unless you can connect the onboard graphics in SLI/Crossfire, the moment you insert the dedicated card, the onboard graphics will be disabled. Since you have nVidia onboard and inserted an AMD card, I know SLI/Crossfire is out of the question. But who knows, I could be wrong because I definitely don't know it all.

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A:Need advice on printers

2 months out of a year. Hmmm! I wonder if you could reach an agreement with a rental company. It could cut storage cost and present you with new equipment each year.

I'm not an expert on printing equipment but I would lean toward Laser Printers. I've had several issues with Inkjet. Inkjet printouts will smear, if they get even the slightest bit wet. Over unused time, Inkjet printing head will dry and cause issues. This is probably my mileage only but, I've had more paper jams with Inkjet than I have with Laser.

I've only had dealings with two Laser printers.

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Disable the laptop???
Or disable the wireless?
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Another approach is to Right Click on My Computer,
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DDeRosa1975 said:

My question is as follows: will USB 3.0 make USB 2.0 completely obsolete anytime in the near future?Click to expand...

Backwards compatible, meaning that you can plug-in the 2.0 device with out worrying that it won't communicate correctly
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Where we see this most frequently is in peculiar hard drive failures...
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A:New card, quick question

Also everyone claims this runs hotClick to expand...

? 9800gt is a nice, lite, and cool card, i've never heard of 9800gt's to run hot.
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how would I make it so it would not overheat.Click to expand...

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You say "Quick Question"??

So, first, i assume the crashes only occur when driver is installed? Not if hardware simply installed?

Next things to do
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From here:

The virtual address space of processes and applications is still limited to 2 GB unless the /3GB switch is used in the Boot.ini fileClick to expand...

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(Actually it doesn't say 641, but hopefully others will reply with more info: ie 640 or 641)


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thebaronjocelin said:

it has failed the Seagate Diagnostic Utility
Any ideas?Click to expand...

Umm, backup immediately
I'd download CCleaner from HERE
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You could defrag after that, but it may just fail
ie The computer won't turn startup Windows anymore

If you want to continue at your peril then run a checkdisk
Open My Computer
Right Click on C drive
Check Now
Tick top box

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Hello and welcome to Techspot

Try the following:

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Hi all.

When building my computer (not the specs shown in sig) last November i bought this fan the Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 to use with Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound. Touch-wood it has worked lovely ever since.

But re-reading the manual for the fan it appears that i have mounted it facing the wrong way. It is currently blowing air towards the front of the system instead of out the back.

I have had a new PC case delivered today so while i was transferring all the parts into the new one i thought that i would have a go at unclipping the bracket and swiveling the fan around. My question is: is it OK to just twist the fan around on its current thermal compound and will it affect the effectiveness of it if I do?

Many Thanks,

A:Quick question:CPU fan wrong way round

'is it OK to just twist the fan around on its current thermal compound' - NO

'will it affect the effectiveness of it if I do?' - YES

edit: this is the Dirty Harry type question, ie, 'Do you feel lucky?'
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A:Quick RAM question

go to control panel, computer information on the left column, see how much ram you have currently, passed that we would have to know what mobo is in your system
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hi totalgruzin,

the specs are the same because they are [basically] the same processor. they use the same core, same socket, etc.

the only difference I can see between them (besides the internal clock speed) is the multiplier. FX series have completely unlocked multipliers, where all other models are locked upwards.

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there may be a few reasons why it costs more. one reason may be that the FX-62 was out before the 6000+ was released (and before the major AMD price cuts) which means that Neweeg paid more for the FX-62 than they did for the 6000+. they don't want to lose money, so they leave the price where it is. the other reason may be simple marketing, if people think that the FX line is the best you can get (ideally that would be the case) than they can charge more money for it.

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cheers :wave:
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A:witch configuration to choose--quick help please

MO only AMD

I myself kinda stick with Intel but, I 'd have to say the Amd system looks better here especially cause your "smart" and don't mess with the OC thing!
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Regards :wave:

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Regards Howard
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It?s always fun to figure things out by yourself.
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A:Quick RAM Question

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you want the cheapness or the printer itself??

I don't know about **cheap printer that can use generic ink greatly** but i have a suggestion :

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Here is a small pictures about the modification, hope you got an idea from it.