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Quick question about XP Home laptop

Q: Quick question about XP Home laptop

A friend of mine is taking a class & she needs to know how to disable an XP wireless laptop? Can she do such with the Task Manager?
Evidently the other students will have to fix it once they're disabled.
If I get more info from her, I'll add it. TIA.

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A: Quick question about XP Home laptop

Disable the laptop???
Or disable the wireless?
For the later, one easy approach is in the Control Panel... Network Settings...
you can disable your Lan, Wireless, Firewire, all right there.

Another approach is to Right Click on My Computer,
Select Properties, the select the Hardware Tab, find the Wireless Network adapter and disable it there.

There are other things that could be done, but I am hesitant to mention them, lest this is really in the realm of a malicious prank. There are reasons to sometimes disable the wireless as I have mentioned above... but not usually by other methods.
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because in the comparison on the Windows 7 website, It says it doesn't have the feature,
"Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode."
But Im not completely sure if that means that it wont have the compatibility mode

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It has compatibility mode (as in run this program in Windows Vista Mode or Windows XP Mode)

What it doesn't have is stated above...the Virtual XP Mode where you have a full copy of XP running subsequently with your 7 Home Premium
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If you're talking about the 30 second pause when you first browse to a computer in Network Places, that's an issue that comes up with XP at times.

Delete the following key from the Registry (after saving)


Apparently Windows spends ages looking for "scheduled tasks" on other computers when you browse them thru' Network Neighborhood.

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A:Laptop Quick Question

It definitely shouldn't be making a "grinding" noise. When the fan is on you should be hearing a "whoosh". But laptop vendors are very dodgy in answering questions about when you should or should not hear the fan, in my experience. Some will tell you that it's normal for the fan to be on just about any time.

I have a Dell laptop -- and the only time I ever hear the fan is when I boot intot the "Recovery Console" which does not load Windows at all. Very odd.

You can try monitoring the temperatures with an application like Speed Fan (which may actually give you some control over it).

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If it is really making a "grinding" noise I would take back to Best Buy and let them listen to it.
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From what I found, the Sony maxes out at 1 GB RAM. If the HP has 2 x 512 MB DIMMs, you may be able to add one. You've only got one slot available for extra memory.

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A:a quick question

Windows error reporting. It creates a dumplog on serious error.
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I keep ram just lying around at work and move it from point to point and I don't use static bags. I honestly wouldn't worry about it that much.
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I have attached a snip of SpeedFan's power section, in case that could be an indicator.


A:Quick question about my PSU.

Those voltages don't look right. The +5V lines are well out of spec. What figures do you get on the appropriate page in the BIOS?

The voltages should lie within the following ranges (we can ignore the negative rails, as these are not used any more):

Loose Tolerance -10%/+8%:

3.3V 2.97V / 3.63V
5.0V 4.5V / 5.4V
12.0V 10.8V / 12.9V

Tight Tolerance -5%/+5%

3.3V 3.135V / 3.465V
5.0V 4.75V / 5.25V
12.0V 11.4V / 12.6V

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Can you boot into SafeMode?
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A:Quick Question

Here is Windows vs. Windows compared:

Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

You can also download this which is an Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and it will tell you want you need to remove or add to your computer to be able to run Windows 7.

Its a test if your computer can run Windows 7.

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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...

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A:quick question


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oh, i guess i forgot to mention, im running win xp pro,

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A:Hey Everyone! quick question

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Quote: Originally Posted by Efrdman2008

Hello everyone! I'm new to this site and I'm hoping you could help me out.

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**Edit** O yeah, free is always good too! Haha

Try Partition Wizard from this site:

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

Download some of the help and how to info from the home page. It will explain everything.
It's quite easy to run.

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A:One quick question

Try and run superAntiSpyware and see if Malwarebytes left some files behind. But if you are not having anymore issues with smart fortress I belive you will be fine. Hopefully lol
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What are you getting for your mobo?
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A:Quick Question

Hello Freeman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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A:A quick question


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spy sweeper is considerered the best in it's field,it sits in the tray and runs all the time
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Originally Posted by venom762

I bought my PC last year and I was running Trend Micro Antivirus and webroot spyware. Both Subscriptions are up and I just renewed the Trend and the new software from trend has both virus and spyware. Do I need the webroot anymore?

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I have been using Windows Vista for over 8 years now. I still have IE 7 installed. The problem is, I'm beginning to have trouble accessing most sites with it anymore (I dont really use it. I just connect to the Internet with it and then launch Firefox to do my browsing). I decided to finally upgrade to IE 9. If there is any problems with this update can I simply restore my computer to go back to the way everything was?

A:Just a quick question

Hi Giant Octopus,

Giant Octopus said:

I just connect to the Internet with it and then launch Firefox to do my browsing).Click to expand...

I'm not sure what you mean by this. You don't need to launch Internet Explorer to connect to the internet - you can simply launch Mozilla Firefox and you're good to go.

Giant Octopus said:

I decided to finally upgrade to IE 9. If there is any problems with this update can I simply restore my computer to go back to the way everything was?Click to expand...

Glad to hear it. I suggest downloading and installing all available updates from Microsoft for additional fixes of bugs, security patches, etc.

As for being able to revert back, yes, you can. You would have a couple options: 1) Perform a System Restore 2) Disable IE9 through Programs and Features.
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Kindly correct me if I'm wrong but looking at this link
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There's no need for a thumb drive. The software will take care of the installation including its activation. You won't be asked for a key.
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