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Oct
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comment How to open a Microsoft Works file
You write " if I don't want to have to download something from the internet, and not have to worry about viruses or security (since I am not very well-versed in internet security," <---- There's no need to worry about malware necessarily, as Microsoft have Windows and Office for Download from their official site. And there are many legitimate websites for 3rd party software, and if you're able to ask a question here you are able to ask on any forum what is a legit site to download software to do this or that. Or, how to do it natively if possible.
Oct
2
comment How to open a Microsoft Works file
-1 If you just asked How can you open an MS Works file in MS Office, FINE. If you asked how to open an MS Works file in any way, FINE. But to ask how to open an ms works file without a downloaded file opening program, that is an inexplicably absurd criteria. OFfice is a file opening program just often not downloaded but installed on CD..But it can be downloaded. IF you have something preinstalled it's probably downloadable. And yeah it's a file opening program. If you'd asked how to do it either a)natively or b)with MS OFFICE, then fine. But the question as it stands -1
Oct
1
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Sep
30
comment Why is my second monitor doing this?
-1 What on earth is pictured there. A bunny rabbit presumably not on a screen but a puppet. A bit of paper or beam of light, presumably not on/from the screen. I can hardly see the borders of the screen to the right. And then to the right of the screen on the right you have a rectangular screen that may just be a reflection or something. It looks like a stunt from a magic show. Pulling a rabbit out of a monitor whose borders are almost invisible.. while the projection of a little rectangular screen appears. Very poorly communicated.
Sep
30
comment How do I type the tick and backtick characters on Windows?
And the french keyboard image with the 7 and the e, and a tiny tiny little speck, that is the worst of all the bad pics you have there. Even clicking the image doesn't help in ascertaining what that character -you have highlighted- is!! Makes me wonder why you even bothered to highlight it. You may as well have said hit the 7 key it has a tick going one way or the other, that you want. Reading your answer carefully I see the french one is a bad tick , from titled backtick at the top, but the image doesn't help at all in showing whether it's back or forward.
Sep
30
comment How do I type the tick and backtick characters on Windows?
-1 u put all this effort in getting the images,even a red border aroudn the key,but the relevant mark on the key is so tiny it's hard2see what it is and in some cases look like a dot or dirt on my screen!They r extremely unclear images with a highlighted border around a key creating the illusion of clarity cos normally a highlight around an area clearly shows the thing it is around.i'm not even sure that'forwardtick'is a proper name. And the pictures just show specks! That red speck on the belgium keyboard key has a black speck too.I can only just ascertain which direction red speck is going
Sep
30
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Sep
30
comment Windows XP ISO not booting
and you don't have one from several years ago? it's very unfortunate that there are internet pirates that are able to get these thinsg easily but good citizens that judiciously abide by the law, speed limits, seat belts e.t.c. are unable to. Do you have a license? if so, then according to one or two comments here superuser.com/questions/291616/… it looks like downloading a pirate copy may be legal for the downloader if the downloader has a license.That is what i've heard too from a lawyer corroborating them
Sep
30
comment I can ping all website except those controlled by Google
Your problem wasn't written that well, it was saying you can ping(that can imply you get a reply), then it was saying you get timeouts , then later it was saying this only happens sometimes, (so usually you can ping and get a reply). I just stated your problem in the first paragraph including both the normal situation and the situation where it's not working, and I was clear about the meaning of can ping in the same sentence that I wrote it. So, I rearranged the wording to make it clearer like that.
Sep
30
revised I can ping all website except those controlled by Google
rearranged it stated the problem clearly, the normal situation and the exceptional one, in the first paragraph
Sep
30
comment I can ping all website except those controlled by Google
I suppose you could see what happens when you tracert, maybe it'd show you the particular server that google.com is referring to that you can't reach. Try pinging lhr08s05-in-f17.1e100.net that is a google server.
Sep
30
comment How to remote Shutdown Linux machine from Windows?
-1 first look how do you shutdown a linux machine locally(SHUTDOWN COMMAND) then look at how to issue commands remotely(SSH). so ssh to it and issue a shutdown command as root.
Sep
30
comment I can ping all website except those controlled by Google
To one of the answerers (who now deleted what he write), most people always ping google e.g. www.google.com, and it's so reliable that they use it as a test that their DNS is working. Or pinging a google IP to test their Internet. Pinging www.google.com [74.125.230.145] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 74.125.230.145: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=58 and -famously- pinging 8.8.8.8 (google's dns server) Though if after pinging www.google.com and seeing the ip you do tracert on it you see it's something coutnry specific like lhr08s05-in-f17.1e100.net
Sep
30
comment I can ping all website except those controlled by Google
This is extremely badly written. Do you mean that NORMALLY you CAN ping Google (that means yes and get a Reply). But when you are in certain situations (high traffic periods in the country / many devices being used at home), you cannot?
Sep
29
comment RAM: which one is more better 2x2GB or 4GB?
in the past we kept reading that dual channel was better than single channel.. but maybe the jury is out. hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/… tomshardware.co.uk/forum/326321-30-single-memory-dual-channel gamersnexus.net/guides/…
Sep
29
comment RAM: which one is more better 2x2GB or 4GB?
@duDE in their current form they are different questions..but nothing to do what what you speak of about one answer being a reverse of another. They're diffferent questions because 4*2GB vs 2*4GB Is a different question to 2*2GB vs 4GB. For example, it looks a bit like one question involves potentially quad channel, and no single channel configuration. Whereas this question is dual channel vs single channel. Though perhaps a question could be generalised.. quad vs dual vs single channel architectures/configurations, though general qs aren't always popular here, neither are too specific ones
Sep
27
comment Reseting modem past 3 months
@djur0 well I suppose when the technician said old, he may have meant faulty. (I suppose not something that - you - can just replace but something yo uneed to hire a telecom cabling person for, or that the company would do for free if it's faulty) And it's cabling behind the socket. So what does your ISP and Telecom company say can be done? (I suggest speaking to them and asking them if you haven't already)
Sep
27
comment Reseting modem past 3 months
The explanation "old inside house installation" which you say you were given, is not even proper english, and doesn't explain much or anything, and if that was an answer on superuser which anybody gave, it'd be downvoted big time.
Sep
27
comment Reseting modem past 3 months
I don't know if this would cause that problem, but if you also use a telephone, then have you put an adsl line filter in(if you haven't then that may cause some noise on the line)? Thouhg the technician did not say it was noise. I suggest you try another modem.. see if it also resets. And contact your ISP and see what they think, as an ISP technical team can have access to info that a local techie can't
Sep
27
comment Reseting modem past 3 months
@Ramhound Well, the reason he was told was "old inside house installation" Have you ever given anybody that as a reason for a problem? What does it mean? I guess he doesn't know, and neither do I as i've never heard that expression "old inside house installation" before.