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#541 Unread post by Skier »

Google knows all and tells all.

Fur future reference, you can take screenshots of your desktop and make those into image files. Hit the print screen button (sometimes called prt scrn), which puts a screenshot into your clip board, then open up an image editing program, such as MS Paint or Paint.NET, and paste into a new document. Boom, screen shot. Save it and upload the image.
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If you press the Prt Scr button the screenshot will be on your clipboard. Then open your graphics program and import from the clipboard.
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#543 Unread post by ofblong »

Skier wrote:Google knows all and tells all.

Fur future reference, you can take screenshots of your desktop and make those into image files. Hit the print screen button (sometimes called prt scrn), which puts a screenshot into your clip board, then open up an image editing program, such as MS Paint or Paint.NET, and paste into a new document. Boom, screen shot. Save it and upload the image.
its better to use ALT+Prt Scrn as that will take only a screenshot of the currently selected window (meaning that blue strip on the top must be a dark blue not a light blue). So in this instance it would have only taken a screen shot of the fault itself and not the whole desktop.
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ofblong wrote:
Skier wrote:Google knows all and tells all.

Fur future reference, you can take screenshots of your desktop and make those into image files. Hit the print screen button (sometimes called prt scrn), which puts a screenshot into your clip board, then open up an image editing program, such as MS Paint or Paint.NET, and paste into a new document. Boom, screen shot. Save it and upload the image.
its better to use ALT+Prt Scrn as that will take only a screenshot of the currently selected window (meaning that blue strip on the top must be a dark blue not a light blue). So in this instance it would have only taken a screen shot of the fault itself and not the whole desktop.
I debated adding that to my instructions, but decided to keep it at baby steps for now. ;)
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Skier wrote:I debated adding that to my instructions, but decided to keep it at baby steps for now. ;)


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#546 Unread post by blues2cruise »

Thank you for your help, everyone. I did go and look at the link to the help. I followed the instructions. I tried to do a system restore to before the computer started doing this....
I'll go look more thoroughly through the help files to see if I can figure it out.
The first try with the other suggestion did not work.

I'll look into it later; I'm heading to work now.
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#547 Unread post by blues2cruise »

Is it possible to make a wired desktop into a wireless one?
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#548 Unread post by Wrider »

Yep, get yourself a wireless card. Have someone install it (involves opening up the case and putting it into the proper slot so pretty easy if you want to tackle it yourself.) Then turn on the computer, install the software, and viola! No more ethernet cords running to your computer.
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#549 Unread post by pchast »

It needs to be said that that opens your computer to anyone in the vicinity. You need to set up networking security to keep things fairly safe. Its not difficult to do. The directions should come with the card. Do not leave any default names.
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#550 Unread post by blues2cruise »

pchast and wrider. Thank you.
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#551 Unread post by ofblong »

Wrider wrote:Yep, get yourself a wireless card. Have someone install it (involves opening up the case and putting it into the proper slot so pretty easy if you want to tackle it yourself.) Then turn on the computer, install the software, and viola! No more ethernet cords running to your computer.

or get a USB wireless thumb drive(or dongle for those who wish to be correct) and there is no need to open up the case....
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#552 Unread post by pchast »

I saw them in a recent ad for less than 10$. Its true. But if you are like me you have no more USB ports to use it in.
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ofblong wrote:
Wrider wrote:Yep, get yourself a wireless card. Have someone install it (involves opening up the case and putting it into the proper slot so pretty easy if you want to tackle it yourself.) Then turn on the computer, install the software, and viola! No more ethernet cords running to your computer.

or get a USB wireless thumb drive(or dongle for those who wish to be correct) and there is no need to open up the case....
Yeah but after using them for a couple of years on a laptop I had (internal wireless kept conking out) I've found that almost all internal ones have better range, don't drop as often, and are more reliable in the long run (external ones tend to die after a year, maybe two, I've found.)
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Wrider wrote:
ofblong wrote:
Wrider wrote:Yep, get yourself a wireless card. Have someone install it (involves opening up the case and putting it into the proper slot so pretty easy if you want to tackle it yourself.) Then turn on the computer, install the software, and viola! No more ethernet cords running to your computer.

or get a USB wireless thumb drive(or dongle for those who wish to be correct) and there is no need to open up the case....
Yeah but after using them for a couple of years on a laptop I had (internal wireless kept conking out) I've found that almost all internal ones have better range, don't drop as often, and are more reliable in the long run (external ones tend to die after a year, maybe two, I've found.)
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#555 Unread post by blues2cruise »

Maybe I'll just get wireless laptop. I'll have enough cash next month to get one.
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You'll need a wireless router too.
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fireguzzi wrote:You'll need a wireless router too.
Thanks. I'll take my computer/internet savvy pal with me when I go make my choice.
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blues2cruise wrote:Maybe I'll just get wireless laptop. I'll have enough cash next month to get one.

Thats the way I would go :D.

wrider those usb dongles cost like $10 or $15. If you get 2 years out of them you got yer money's worth imho. I myself have never had a problem with one and the last one I bought lasted me 3 years now. then again I dont use it much cause well I have wired network at home lol.

Fireguzzi I was going to mention the router but I was under the assumption (yes I know what assuming means) that she already had one :D.
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ofblong wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:Maybe I'll just get wireless laptop. I'll have enough cash next month to get one.

Thats the way I would go :D.

wrider those usb dongles cost like $10 or $15. If you get 2 years out of them you got yer money's worth imho. I myself have never had a problem with one and the last one I bought lasted me 3 years now. then again I dont use it much cause well I have wired network at home lol.

Fireguzzi I was going to mention the router but I was under the assumption (yes I know what assuming means) that she already had one :D.
Right now I have a modem...because I have a wired desk top.
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blues2cruise wrote:
ofblong wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:Maybe I'll just get wireless laptop. I'll have enough cash next month to get one.

Thats the way I would go :D.

wrider those usb dongles cost like $10 or $15. If you get 2 years out of them you got yer money's worth imho. I myself have never had a problem with one and the last one I bought lasted me 3 years now. then again I dont use it much cause well I have wired network at home lol.

Fireguzzi I was going to mention the router but I was under the assumption (yes I know what assuming means) that she already had one :D.
Right now I have a modem...because I have a wired desk top.
even with the modem you should have a router.... It makes your connection more secure.
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