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Works calendar & holidays

Q: Works calendar & holidays

I'm using Works 9's calendar with Vista Home Premium OS. It says it supports ICS, but I can't figure out how to get U.S. holidays listed in the calendar. Can you help? Thanks.

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None of the USA holidays are displayed in my MS Works 8.5 calendar. What's wrong here & how can I fix it so they perpetually show up for the entire year?

Replies will be much appreciated.

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I realize this isn't a crucial question ... but I have Windows 98SE and after the end of 2004 the holidays and other notations ... like "Daylight Savings Time Begins", "Father's Day", etc. ... ceased to appear on the calendar.

Am I "on my own" at this point? Any way to have these dates appear other than manually inputing the dates and events? There are increasingly fewer and fewer businesses that distribute calendars to customers these days.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.


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My Dell OEM installation of MS Works 8.5 does not display any of the standard USA holidays. I've searched through the MS Knowledge(less) Base of useless information but couldn't find anything on this subject - even though I have to believe that Mr. Gates Brownies would have thought of this very common need.

Please tell me how to get Works to display these holidays. Help will be very much appreciated.

A:How Can I Setup Holidays In Works Calendar

No need to reply to this. After trying Mozilla Sunbird Calendar (free) I have given up on Works. Sunbird is vastly superior.

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I am using Windows 8 Calendar, but it only shows the week, month, etc. It does not show the holiday dates. I live in Span and have set the "Allow apps to use my location", which has been set to Spain. However the Spanish holidays (of which there are many !!!) are not displayed. Can anyone advise me as to how I can show the holiday dates? Any help would be much appreciated.

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I've switched off US holidays in settings and they disappear in calendar view but come back again next time I start the pc. Location has been set to the UK, if I must have holidays showing I would prefer the ones for the UK, anyone else got this problem?

A:US holidays in calendar

I wonder if the settings are held in your Microsoft/Hotmail account's Calendar settings rather than on your computer.

So I'd try logging in to your Microsoft account on Hotmail (or whatever) and then go to the Calendar bit.

If it is coming from your Microsoft account, then Post 3 on this thread seems to describe how to unsubscribe from a calendar (eg. the US one on your case) and subscribe to the UK one...
Hotmail Calendar not showing UK Holiday dates for 2013 - Microsoft Community

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In outlook if you go to tools > option > preferences > calendar options > add holidays

You are suppose to be able to add standard holidays to your calendar (christmas, thanksgiving, etc) however when I added, it said everything was successful however I don't see any holidays in my calendar.

Are there some kind of filters that are preventing me from seeing anything? Default doesn't let you see holidays?

A:Outlook calendar - Holidays

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I have Outlook 2002 sp3 and use XP and there seems to be a problem that asking the calendar to show the holidays does not work. It indicates that the change has been made and is in place but they do not appear. Solution anyone?

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I'm currently using Outlook 2003. I have set up my calendar to display United States holidays. They do display but on two consecutive days; looks like the default time on them is 1am-1am (instead of 12am-12am). For example, Valentine's Day is appearing on the 14th & 15th because of the default time set up in the holday. How can I change this?

Thanks in advance!

A:Outlook Calendar Holidays-why is the default time 1am-1am?

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Hi all. I have a user whose holidays have disappeared from his calendar. This happened, he says, after the DST update a week or so ago. He has tried adding them back but that didn't work. They are just gone from his calendar. He can't see them at all. This isn't the problem where he can't see the holidays 3 or more years from now. The holidays for this year and each year thereafter have simply disappeared. I've Google'd the heck out of this and haven't found anything to help resolve the issue. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 holidays have disappeared from calendar

If you are in the calendar and click View/Arrange By/Current View/Event do the holidays show up there?

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i want to change my microsoft works calendar from english to persian calendar, and change the start day from sunday to saturday, pleasr help me

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I downloaded some Microsoft updates, rebooted, and now my Microsoft Works Calendar won't come up. I've been to MS website and tried their fix - it didn't work. Next option is to delete Works and reload. My question is - will this deletion get rid of all of my data files along with the program? Also, is Outlook Express part of Works? I've tried to find out, but can't. I'm really concerned about making a mess of things.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar -works cannot access one or more files.......

Outlook Express is not part of Works.

What version of Works do you have and is it supported by Windows XP?

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When I import my Works Calendar appointments to a Home Publishing Calendar it doesn't transfer the appointment times. I have to go in and manually enter the times of the appointments. This is on a month calendar. Can anyone help me?

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Lenovo T500 Intel Core2 Duo T9600 2.8GHz
Win 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
MS Office Professional 2010 v14.0.7106.5003 32-bit

I've had a persistent problem for several months since I migrated to a new hard drive. Outlook 2010 calendar is working, but only in Active List view. Any attempt to change to Preview or Calendar view produces the error message, "Could not read the calendar." Changing from Active List to List works some of the time, but inconsistently and sometimes it will hunt for the list and offer the same "Could not read the calendar." error message. This is very frustrating as I find it difficult to manage the list view and am accustomed to seeing the calendar week view.

I use an Android phone and use gmail and Google calendar to see mail and appointments on my phone. So, I've got Google Calendar Sync running. Google Calendar Sync appears to be operating normally. I have a nice calendar view on my phone or web-based from my computer. I have tried adding the Google calendar to Outlook but it is a duplicate of the default calendar and I can't set it as the default. Also, MS Office does not permit me to delete the default calendar.

I don't like any of the work arounds. I just want the calendar to work like it should. Research discloses no real hint of anything that works including running scanpst. Scanpst does a great job at fixing the problem by wiping the whole calendar thanks very much MS.

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A:Outlook 2010 Calendar, only active list view works, calendar view err

Try Microsoft's CalCheck tool. "The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) is a program that checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems."

You can download it from here:
Download Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook from Official Microsoft Download Center

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I would like to store the file that holds my MS Works Calendar data on a networked drive, so that I could access it from all the computers on my home network. Is that possible. The MS KB seems to say that the data file Mswkscal.wcd must be on the same drive as the Calendar program.
Michael Trombetta

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Entries in the calendar randomly disappear. I do a weekly email update, and use the calendar for blues shows in my area, after hours & hours of entering bands, some have just vanished. Example: today I put in 15 entries and 2 disappeared. It is so bizarre. Obviously I really need it to save everything.

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I have a friend who just bought a HP PC with Win 8 installed and he would like to have MS Works Calendar or something that very resembles that calendar on his new PC.

Can anybody recommend a suitable calendar that functions like the MS Works Calendar?


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had to reload computer and before reload i had works calendar in my startup folder. turn computer on and calendar comes up on screen to remind me of appts. after reloading computer and installing works, version 7, i cannot find the file to move to startup, all i can find is the help file. i have my view files set to show hidden files.  i think the file name is mswkscal.wcd, and a search does not find it. i did find mswkscal. but when i click that file woks home page comes up, not the calendar by itself. any ideas?

A:works calendar

never mind, figured it out

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Can you tell me WHAT THE FILE NAME IS where my calendar DATA is stored? My operating system is XP and my Microsoft Works is a 2004 verstion. I installed some MS updates and now my Calendar won't open-- Message: "Works cannot acess one or more files it needs to run the calendar." They wanted me to reinstall program and try again, which I did, twice (probably lost my data file, huh?) Anyhow, still no luck. I'd try to get a new version, but I sure would like to keep my data if I haven't already lost it.

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What is the difference between iCalendar (.ics) & vCalendar (.vcs)? Should I export the Works calendar to both?

A:MS Works Calendar

These links from may help you understand the differences somewhat better:
Extension: ICS
Extension: VCS​To me, it looks as though the VCS extension is used more often, but if you will be interacting with programs such as ICal or Lotus Notes, then you may want to save in ICS form, too.
If you ever find yourself in a bind and need a different extension version that what you have, you might want to check out ABC Amber iCalendar Converter.

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I have been using microsoftworks calendar (Windows XP) and on opening I have the month landscape view. I think I must have clicked on something I shouldn't have because now although it shows the current month it has also included three date syle months on the left hand side. This means that I cannont see sunday and cannot easily move to the next month, any ideas on how to remove the date/months and hopefuly this will restore the full month view. Strangely, when I print the date months are at the top and all days of the month print fine.

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I am using Windows XP and Microsoft Works Suite 2003. I have been using the Microsoft Works Calendar for home use, printing the monthly calendar in landscape format on my Canon i960 printer. This produces a 9"-6" one-month calendar.

Recently, the calendar started printing out only 7"-4" in landscape format. I have tried everything to correct this and cannot. Any other printing in other programs is normal so I do not think it is a printer problem. However, I cannot find the controls in the Calendar to restore the 9"-6" size. Any suggestions?

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Last year I puchased a new computer with Windows XP. Most of the files were retrieved from the old C drive and installed on my new computer. I have been using Microsoft Works Calendar for many years, and rely on it for reminders to pop up. I recently had the business where I purchased the computer look at it because of a start up problem. Since then, it seems the reminders do not pop up for the specified time I want them to any longer, i.e., a meeting 3 days from now and a reminder would be put into the window and then click on OK. In the past, I've never had a problem with getting the reminders until recently. Do you have any suggestions? Barbara

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I am running Works 8 in WinXP Home. Included in this program is Works Calendar which I have used extensively as a reminder for appointments on my desktop.

Recently, Works Calendar won't open in the Task Launcher; or, any other way. When I attempt to open I get a error message that reads;

"Works cannot access one or more files needed to run the
Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted or
moved. Try reinstalling Works, and then reinstalling the
program again."

I've tried reinstalling, following three different MS Knowledge Base Documents that describe how to overcome this problem, but none makes a difference.

I had a similiar problem in a earlier version of Works some years ago and finally found that I had to reinstall a file in Win98. Unfortunitly, I don't remember; or have, a copy of this file and am hopeful that someone else has encountered the same problem and knows the solution.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 2650, Windows XP Home Edition, Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft Works version 6

I can not print my calendar in Microsoft Works Calendar.

I have uninstalled and installed again. Still does not print.
When I hit print and a box pops up that states: Please wait while the calendar prepares to print. That is as far as it will go. You can let it stay there for hours and it is still preparing to print.
Printer works fine in other programs.

What is the problem

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I have been having a problem printing my Works Calendar. PLEASE HELP ME SOMEONE!!! thank you!! Carol.Mod Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum and closed tags. ~ Animal

A:Printing Works Calendar

Carol,I do not know what version of MS Works you have, but I googled your problem just as you stated it. I was able to come up with a multiple solutions listing that may work for you. Take a look at this link. Hope this helps. If not please post back with as much information about what happens when you try to print your calender.Be (Be 30 days hath April....)SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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Cannot obtain correct printing from Microsoft Works Calendar.

The Microsoft site says this is common with Internet Exp.5.5-

I am using 6.0 and still have the same problem.

The calendar pages come out printed on 2 pages rather than

one page. The columns are elongated causing this to happen.

Have checked the printer with other programs and the printing

is correct.

A:Microsoft Works Calendar

This should do it.
Open the calender, from the file menu select "export > HTML". Remember where you saved it to. Close the calender and go to the file you exported and double click it. It should open in Internet Explorer. Now select print from the file menu.


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How do you set up a shortcut to Works Calendar with Windows XP Home?

A:Shortcut to Works Calendar

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I am working in Microsoft Works 8.5 and having problems with the calendar and address book. I have entered info. in the contacts in address book. When opening calendar, the birthdays, anniversaries, etc. are not correct. Calendar asks me if I want to correct, so I clicked yes. I then selected the correct date (from address book) and clicked "update now." When that is complete, I looked at the calendar for the correct day, and there was a different person's name listed on the day. Can anyone help? So frustrating. Thanks!

A:Microsoft Works 8.5 Calendar

I am having the same problem. Did you ever find a solution? Thanks.

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I am trying to save a calendar from my Microsoft WorksSuite 2005 calendar and then open it up on another computer, but am not having any luck figuring out how to do it. All I keep getting is the new blank calendars when I open the folder up on another computer. Any ideas on what I am missing.


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Hi Friends,
I'm using Windows XP Home sp3, fully updated, and Works 2002 version 6. (I know it's an old version, but it's all I've got for now.) The Works Calendar doesn't display holidays, none at all. I can't imagine why anything called a "calendar" would be made without holidays by default, but I'm guessing this allows holidays of different countries and cultures to be set up.

Anyway, I found in the Edit menu > Add Holidays. I choose the holidays I want displayed, and click OK. But none are displayed.

I found in the Windows Works Discussion Group a recent message about adding holidays, where it was suggested that an internet search for for iCal holidays would turn up a file that could be downloaded, and imported into the calendar, that would add the holidays. But after searching and trying to download, that file turns out to be an ICS filetype which is incompatible with Windows .

So I'm hoping someone here will be able to advise me about adding Holidays to the Works Calendar? However at this point, I would even appreciate knowing about any free calendar programs which don't rely on advertising in order to be offered for free. For example, I'm hoping there's an Open Source solution.

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it

A:Works Calendar problem

Sorry for the bump -- just hoping for some help

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Whenever I back up MS Works Calendar, it restores in triplicate when I restore the files. What gives here?

I'm glad I can save the information, but when I restore the data, I seem to be a very busy woman!!! Everything is repeated THREE TIMES!!!

I like this program, but it has several glitches and when I start having trouble with my computer, this MS Works Calendar is the first program to show up with corrupted files. Since my calendar data is some of the most critical information I have, I don't want to use an application that is not trustworthy.

Can anyone shed some light on why this program won't perform consistantly? I would like to use it if I can get a grip on controlling it's idiosyncrosies.

Thanks for your comments.

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I run Works Plus 2008 on Vista 64 bit and a problem has developed. My calendar alerts no longer automatically open when they are due to open. I have to open Works before any alerts will open.

Does anyone have a fix for me? Please keep your instructions very simple as I consider myself to be a Beginner-Intermediate user.

Thank you!!

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I am using a Dell computer with Windows XP 256mb ram, pentium 4.
This is in regards to Microsoft Works 6.0.
When using the Microsoft Works calendar, I can not get any of the U.S. holidays to display in the 2003 and up years. For example Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day. These holidays are visible in the year 2002, but not in 2003. I have made sure that there is a check in the US Holidays catagory filter to show the holidays. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Works, but still have the same problem. Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works 6.0 Calendar

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I have Windows XP home edition, service pack 2. I just recently upgraded internet explorer to 7.0. I can no longer print from Microsoft Works 7.0 Calendar. I know there were printing problems with older versions of IE and MS Works Calendar 6.0. Anyone know of a fix besides rolling back IE?

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I have never been able to print a calendar from MS Works ver.6. I get a window showing papers dropping into a yellow folder and a message "please wait while the calendar prepares to print". It never reaches the printer. I have reloaded the software more than once to no avail. Every other printing task works fine. It is just the calendar. I have to take a screen shot, resize it and print it. This takes too much time. Can you help?

A:MS Works calendar printing

I have tried the WKpr60 fix, but it didn't work. I found if you use the "export" command under the "file" menu and save it in the html format, it will print. I now have upgraded to works 7.0 and it works fine.

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My MS works reminder system has failed - it no longer pops up automatically to remind me of an entry on the calendar. I tried reinstalling Works, but this did not help.
It is possible this is related to a new computer, but I thought it was still working after the program was transferred to this computer.
I am using XP Pro (was XP Home on the old computer).
Someone suggested copying the shortcut to the start menu, but I am just computer illiterate enough that I couldn't figure that one out. Besides which, the program worked fine for a long time after the original installation.

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I am helping a friend migrate from Windows XP with old applications to a new computer Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. I am trying to make the transition simple for him, so transferring as much of the old applications as possible. The one that is kicking my behind right now is the Calendar in Microsoft Works v9. Installation of MS Works v9 on the new computer did not present any problems, so both computers have the same version.

What should have worked is to simply copy the mswkscal.wcd file from old computer to new computer. It partially worked, but not well enough to be useable. The old computer has calendar event items that go back to 2001, so there is a lot of sentimental and historical information to be preserved. There were 3 significant things that I observed.
1. The name on the calendar tab started out as "My Calendar" on both computers, but changing it did not solve any problems.
2. There are no events displayed in the calendar view screen, none at all. When I opened the "Reminders" view then there were several items listed for the current date, just like they should be shown. So the events are there somewhere, but cannot be seen. When I opened one of those items on the Reminder list, it did have the proper Recurrence information.
3. I tried an export on the old computer (both as .vcs and .ics) to import on the new computer and again ran into problems. The import on the new computer gave an error that the file was not formatted correctly (I late... Read more

A:Problem transferring MS Works Calendar

I do not know Ms Works too well but I believe it can export to an ICS file (*.ics). The calendar (former Windows Live Calendar) at supports importing ICS files, so I would at least try that first and then see and decide if it would be the right time to let Works retire. To use calendar you need a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live, MSN or email).
Step 1: Export Works calendar as *.ics file
Step 2: Go to, click Import:
Step 3: Select Import into a new calendar, browse to your *.ics file, click Import

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I've got a client who is using microsoft works 8.0 calendar and recently had to replace his hard drive and reinstall his operating system. The problem we're having is that all of his calendar data is stored as a .wcd file and the calendar will only import icalendar files and vcalendar files .ics and .vcs. Is there anyway to convert the data file from .wcd to .ics or is there a way to get the calendar to read a .wcd file? He is using Windows XP, service pack 2. All of my searching on Google lead me nowhere. Microsoft's website was no help either. If a .wcd file is from an older version of Works calendar, where can you get that version of works? Any help on the matter will be greatly appreciated.

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I transferred the data from a "Microsoft Works 2000 (version 5.0)" Calendar on a Windows98se machine to a "Microsoft Works (version 9.0)" Calendar on a Vista machine.
The transfer was with the Export/Import functions via Networking shared files.

The problem is, the times of all the appointments changed to one hour earlier than they had been. It appears that an unwanted Daylight Saving Time adjustment had been made.

How can I correct this?

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I have a computer that ran Windows Vista and the Motherboard has went out on it . I have the working Hard Drive removed and connected to my working PC . I am wanting to find the Microsoft Works Calendar file and export it to Google calendar . I have done some research online and found this file path to retrieve the file

Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\Mswkscal.wcd

Unfortunately the file is not there. I have done a search of the Hard Drive and "Mswkscal.wcd" is nowhere to be found .

Is there any other place I should be looking ?

Should I be looking for a different file ?

Thanks for your help

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar

Please take the time to read through this link. It may start by appearing irrelevant, but it goes through file locations, searching, the file may be hidden, etcl
Hope it helps

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I am running Windows XP with Microsoft Works Suite 2003. My calendar reminders have always come up on time until recently. Although they are scheduled, they do not appear on start up like they used to.



A:Works Calendar reminders not appearing

I found my answer...

Select Start on the Desktop, select Programs, select Startup, If Microsoft
Works Calendar Reminder shotcut does not display it needs to put there.

Search for 'wkcalrem.exe', create a shortcut and put it in the startup
folder. It should now display as describe above.

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While Works on the whole is fine I'm having problems with the he reminder function, even though the reminder exe is listed in the correct places it doesn't produce a pop up at the time of the reminder, I've set it to 15 mins & 30 mins before to test it & nothing.
Opening up works calendar doesn't pop up the reminder either but manually opening the reminder does work.
When I first install it works fine until I restart the laptop then it stops working.
Anything I can look for or do to fix this?

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First of all, please let me say that I'm happy to have found this group, I have found what I have read very interesting.

Having said that...

I have Outlook 2000 on my Dell Dimension 8200 with Windows XP. I have always wanted my computer to boot with my calendar reminders for the day.

The thing is, (correct me if I'm wrong?) I have always believed that Outlook is resource intensive, so booting and keeping Outlook running would interfere with whatever I'm doing.

My Dell also came with Works 2002, and puts just a calendar reminder in the startup which would work for me, except that I've worked with Outlook first ( and didn't get my reminders till I opened it up )

What I was considering doing was somehow importing my Outlook Calendar to Works, let Works start up with the computer with my reminders... and then just continue to work with Works. ( I will also want to hotsync that with my HanSpring Visor for easy updates )

Would this be the best way to this? Is there an (inexpensive) easier way to do this?

Thank you in advance,

A:Calendar reminders.... Outlook? or Works?

How much RAM do you have?

Outlook uses 8MB I think.
Word and Excel each use 4MB.

That should give you an idea.

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Works was already installed on the PC when I purchased it in May, 2010. I was able to gfet the Works Task Master on the screen and access all of the programs except the calendar. Now I cannot get the Task Master to run.

Naturally, HP did not give me a Works CD. Is there anything I can do?

A:Solved: works calendar will not open

This is a program that is prinstalled on most HP Computers and you wouldn't have gotten a disc for it. The only way to reinstall it is actually going to be to do a Factory Recovery on your computer, or Purchase the Works Program and do a fresh install of it.

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I cannot get my calendar to open in Microsoft Works? Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works Calendar won't open

Welcome to TSF....

You might try going thru a re-install of Microsoft works and when doing this if you see an option to modify or repair the installation go for this.

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MS Works calendar launches on start-up...I tried to print the calendar, nothing happened. Closed out of calendar, and when I tried to open the program again, wouldn't even open. Re-started computer, and calendar launched...same problem...couldn't print, then wouldn't open at all.
I have Works Suite 2002...Running XP
I'm confused...

A:Microsoft Works Calendar Problem

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When reformatting, I saved the data I had in Works Calendar to a floppy. Now, I can't figure out a way to get the data into the new Works Calendar that I now have. How can I do that? grandpaw

A:MS Works: Restore Calendar from Floppy

moving to business apps forum, I think you will get a better response there.

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I am running Windows 98 with MS Works 2000 that came bundled on my computer. One of the components for Works 2000 is Works Calendar. I have much important data stored on Works Calendar, and until yesterday it worked just fine. Yesterday morning (Friday), when I started Windows, the Calendar icon was there as usual, but when I clicked on I got this message:

"Works cannot access one or more files it needs to run the Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted, or removed. Try reinstalling Works and then starting the program again."

When I attempted to reinstall Works, I found out that I have to run a full recovery on my computer in order to do reinstall Works. Unfortunately, this will erase all the data on my calendar and everything else. Is there another way to restore my Calendar? Works is still operating - only Calendar is having problems.

TIA for any help you can offer!

A:(Resolved) MS Works Calendar Emergency

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Im sure Im being really stupid, but I cant add a new appointment in my 'microsoft works calendar'

I've had my laptop fot about 18 months now and never had any problems with it before (I use the calendar regularly)

But now, when I double click on a day to add an appointment, I get the following messgae

'Calendar couldn't create a new appointment.
Enter a different date, and then try again.'

Which ever way I try to do it, either by clicking 'new' or clicking 'File' and then 'New appointment' it always gives the same error msg?

And I know the error says try a different date, but it doesnt matter what day I click on, it just wont work

What on earth have I done? Broken it good.

Any advice would be appreciated



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Help! I posted the following in the business software forum 2 months ago, and have had no replies. Surely there is someone out there with a possible solution!

My MS works reminder system has failed - it no longer pops up automatically to remind me of an entry on the calendar. I tried reinstalling Works, but this did not help.
It is possible this is related to a new computer, but I thought it was still working after the program was transferred to this computer.
I am using XP Pro (was XP Home on the old computer).
Someone suggested copying the shortcut to the start menu, but I am just computer illiterate enough that I couldn't figure that one out. Besides which, the program worked fine for a long time after the original installation.


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My computer is working slowly and is running 41 processes when there are no programs running.

Whenever the computer boots, I get a "Windows was forced to shut down..." message which I think refers to my calendar trying to deliver an alert upon start up.

I cannot get MS Works to run, but receive the same error message as above.

Thanks in advance,


A:Computer slow, ms works, calendar won't work

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I had to do a complete wipe and restore. I thought I was doing it right by having a solid backup (Norton Ghost). After completing the reinstallation of my software, I went to my backup to restore my calendar data from microsoft Works 7 which is very important to me. I cannot seem to find the data. Restoring Microsoft works 7 Doesn't populate the data that was in my calendar. I tried to restore selected items from C:/program files/common files, and the files from Microsoft shared with no luck. My computer prior to the restore was a real mess, so I do not want to restore a lot of corrupt files. Does anyone know where the data is stored?

A:Microsoft Works 7 Calendar Lost Data

From what I have read, mswkscal.wcd file is the calendar data file; I think it may be kept in a hidden folder, so be sure to do your search for it accordingly.

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My son says you are the best for troubleshooting, so here goes. I have a Toshiba laptop wireless and all the programs came pre-installed with a Recovery disk ONLY included. I have Windows XP Home Edition. My problem is with the Microsoft Works 8.0 Calendar, which was pre-installed along with Microsoft Office S&T Edition, which I do not use. The Calendar was working fine until yesterday and now I get an error message that just says "Microsoft has encountered a problem and needs to close." Then I can choose whether or not to send an error report, which I have....several times. I've read the "official" Microsoft version of the fix, but it is telling me that I possibly have a corrupted file and to reinstall it from the Works CD, which I do not have. When I run the recovery CD, there is no Microsoft Works listed in programs to recover. I'm really at a loss! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!! MomM

A:Microsoft Works 8.0 Calendar error report

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I've searched these forums and found a partial clue to help me solve this problem, but need some additional info.

When I try to use the MS Works Calendar, I get the following error message:

"Works cannot access one or more files it need to run the Calendar. The files may have been renamed, deleted or moved. Try reinstalling Works, and then starting the program again."

I have reinstalled Works, but am still getting the same error message.

When I searched these forums, I was disappointed to find a few topics about the Works Calendar, which were closed because no one had ever replied. However, I did find this one which indicates that the problem can be solved by applying a fix from MS. But it doesn't say where to find the fix, or even name it. I have searched MS up and down, but can't seem to find whatever this member found.

So, does anyone know what fix they might have been referring to?

I'm using a rather old version -- Works Suite 2002, version 6 -- but when it works, is quite sufficient for my needs. This is on XP Home SP 3, fully updated.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help

A:Solved: MS Works Calendar error message

Welcome to TSG!

Perhaps it was this fix:

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I want to import the Microsoft's Works Calendar's appointments that I have in XP in my older computer into the Microsoft's Works Calendar in Vista's Microsoft Works Calender that I have in a new computer. When I try to export from the XP, I stipulate the dates that I want to export and all appointments but when I click on "OK" nothing happens, the program doesn't go to screen that asks where I want to put the file, i.e., the E drive. Any help will be appreciated.

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I need to reset current day/Today in Works Calendar; suddenly it appears in yesterday's square ...How do I do this ?

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It has been decided that my computer is free from malware, so I've been referred to this forum.

I recently downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware program. The instructions were good and it worked fine. But, now I can't access my calendar for reminders. I get a generic error message saying "Microsoft Works 8 has encountered a problem and must close."
It does not say what problem.

I have a Works 8 installation disk, but I think if I just reinstall Works, I'll lose all the notes on my calendar.

The only other thing I use from Works is a simple database which is working fine. Only the calendar reminder feature won't run. If I reinstall Works I could lose all the info on my database and I don't feel like re-entering over 1000 files.

I have the database backed up and it looks like I 'should' be able to run the backup file if the original gets wiped.
However, although I have backed up all the files in Works calendar folder, I don't know which one(s) hold the reminder info. I've tried replacing existing files with the backups, but they don't run so it looks like the problem is not with the calendar data files themselves, but something more basic to Works 8.

I recently found that if I right click on WksCal.exe and choose "Run as..." and use "administrator ", I get a different error message. This one simply says that Works could not find some needed files and suggests that they may have been moved or eras... Read more

A:Problem with Microsoft Works 8 Calendar reminder

Did you try SFC.exe?Found this:

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Well I had the motherboard go out on a PC . I am now trying to save the Microsoft Works Calendar file from the Hard Drive . I have been able to retrieve the file mswkscal.WCD which is the Microsoft Works Calendar file , but now in order to import it back into Microsoft works calendar I need to convert it to a .ICS file .

Does anyone know of a converter that is able to do this ?
Thanks for your help

A:Microsoft Works Calendar File Converter Needed

If you don't need to merge the data with existing data the new calendar, why not just replace the file??

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I have Microsoft Works 9 and when I try to export a calendar as HTML it does not export correctly. If I want the export to begin with Sunday, it copies the previous week into the export. I have designated Sunday to be the beginning of the week. If I want to export July 5-11, the export ends up in the HTML file as June 29-July 11. Since posting this request, I've copied the html file into Microsoft Word and cut and pasted. It works, but is time consuming. If the program would export correctly, then I wouldn't have to go to all that trouble. Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Works 9 calendar export as HTML issues


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My dad is using Microsoft Works 7.0 on his Windows Vista laptop and for some reason the Calendar has randomnly stopped working.
Everytime I try to open the calendar I get this message;

I have tried reinstalling the program but it still shows that message.

Any idea how to get it to work again or what might be causing the problem?

Many thanks.

A:Microsoft Works 7.0 Calendar randomnly stopped working...


I don't think it's actually uninstalling Works completely because when I reinstall it the history in Works is still there...

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I use Windows XP Home Edition.
I installed PalmOne Desktop software on my Dell computer to be able to type addresses, appointments, etc. on the computer and have it appear on my Palm Zire m150 and vice versa. Everything always worked fine.

Then I decided to synchronize data between the Works Calendar and the Address book of my device, so I set up synchronization by following the directions in Works Task Launcher.

Now the sychronization between my Palm program and my Palm hand-held no longer works. It freezes up in the HotSync process when it is trying to synchronize the date book. I suspect the problem is with the Works Calendar addition to the mix.

Works gives no instructions on how to disable what I enabled, i.e. the Works calendar-Palm pilot connection.
I don't need or want the Works calendar and would not mind getting rid of it and all the data on it altogether, however, I can't afford to lose the Palm data.

Can you help?

Thank you,

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I currently use the Microsoft Works Calendar as a PDA keeping track of appointments, birthdays, etc. but find that I can't print out reports according to categories. I can only print out days, weeks or months. Is there a good, free calendar that I can use and be able to import the information that I already have in the Works Calendar into that calendar?
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar not so good. Are there any good desktop calendars out there

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In MS Works Calendar, when I attempt to enter new information an error box opens stating that the program "has encountered a problem and has to close." An Application Error box states: 'The instruction at "0x65fbf791" referenced memory at "0x00000008". The memory could not be read. Click on OK to terrminate the program.'

I tried removing and reinstalling MSWorks but was unsuccessful in correcting the problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Hi everyone, I am off on holiday for a fortnight, is there any way to turn off my email so I dont come back to the thousand junk emails that where waiting for me the last time I went away, thanks, John.


I don't think so, at least from my experience, and even if you could turn it off, you would also "bounce" all legitimate E-mails as well as SPAM.

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TechSupport Forum :

I just want to wish everyone here at the Forum a Merry Christmas. The people here have been VERY helpful. Have a safe and happy Merry Christmas.



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Note: Even though I know some lingo, I am completely computer illiterate.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key.

I set out to build a new computer before and during the holiday season. My brother is the one that knows how to do anything, or install components on a computer. The night he put the computer together, he only had time to put it together, but not check to see if it ran properly. I tried it as a hopeful delight after getting off where I work, to see if it was ready for me to start installing mother board disks, and installing windows and other software, until I got the above message.

I went into setup (I believe that is F2) to take a look at the BIOS. Everyone of the BIOS said, NOT DETECTED. Not the CDROM, not the HDD. The only thing that is correct at this point is the Floppy Drive not being detected, as I didn't use one for this build.

After monkeying around with it, my brother came to a primary conclusion that my first HDD(Western Digital 80g), was no good. So he spared me his HDD, loaded with Windows XP. Finally it went to Windows' desktop, for about 10 minutes. And then, the Boot message came back again.

My PC:
CPU: Pentium 4 3.0gig 800 FB
Motherboard: Asus 1333 FB LGA 775
HDD: Western Digital 80g HDD (Originally purchased)
Memory: Two Corsair 1gig sticks of DDR2 ram

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A:My PC build just before the Holidays.

You may need to go back into the BIOS (F2) and change the boot order. Maybe it is trying to boot from a different device. Unfortunately all BIOS's have defferent options and I'm not sure which specific one you would be using.

Also, most modern motherboards give you the option to select a boot-device at startup. This is usually done by pressing F12 instead of F2 at boot-up. You should then get a list of HDD's and CD-Drives. Try selecting each one-by-one as then you will know what to set as the first boot-device in the BIOS.

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My computer has been running slower than usual and the internet is pretty slow so i decided to do a check for the holidays. Thanks for the help in the past guys.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:06:43 PM, on 11/29/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgwb.datC:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exeC:\... Read more

A:Check For The Holidays

I see a clean log, I don't see any malware problems at all.Can you explain to me what problems you are having please. Your Java is out of date and the older versions are being exploited by malware. We need to get it patched up as soon as possible.Click on start, then control panel, and then double-click on add/remove programs. Search in the list for all older installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment.... )It should have next icon next to it: Highlight each and click Remove.Then Download and install the newest version from here: might also like to read the following tutorial as additional infomation to the above:These selfhelp instructions can be found hereDavid

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After years of buying my mother Christmas gifts like candle-holders and decorative soap (she can't get enough of either, by the way), I've decided to invest in something more productive this year (plus, it's embarassing to stand in line to buy candle-holders and decorative soap).

You see, my mom is a casual-but-frequent computer user. She likes the internet and e-mail, and she's not so bad with the Office programs for work. This computer is becoming a dinosaur, though. It's an HP Pavilion 6330, with "a spacious 4GB hard drive," and an "AMD-K6-2/3O0 processor with 3DNow! technology". It has an early release of Windows 98, and 48MB of SDRAM. Obviously, it's cluttered with data and crawls. I wanna install more RAM, but I've never upgraded before. I know I have to stick with SDRAM, but do I need to know the speed of the RAM...? (and how do I find that out?).

Also, is it possible to "overpower" this computer? I don't want to buy RAM that will only have a negligible effect due to the rig's tiny processor. So, I was thinking 128-256MB SDRAM. What do you think?

A:An upgrade for the holidays

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Happy Holidays! I appreciate any help I can get on this matter - I am attempting to fix my ff computer, he and I have been struggling with his issues for weeks.
20-30 BSOD errors continuously
I can do some things in safe mode - all attempts to get on the net using any browser result in too many pop ups, crash generally in normal mode
Normal mode errors - cannot open task manager or sys reg or add/remove programs, firewall getting switched off, avast won't update
5 or so fake antivirus pop ups continuous
Avast and adaware and trojan guarder not helping

I know you are busy, so I appreciate anything you can do. Thanks so much!

Here is Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:31:28 PM, on 12/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
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Anyone else getting holidays that should only last for 1 day (ie. MLK's day, or Valentines Day, etc...) that are appearing in Outlook as an "All Day Event" lasting TWO days?!?!?!?!

It really ticks me off!!!!! (was gonna use a word other than "ticks" there, but don't wanna attract the TSG censors!!!!)

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I am visiting my sister and have just discovered that she has Sysprotect on her computer. I found a previous post to the forum and per those instructions and downloaded and ran Hijack This. The log is below. Thank you in advance for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:29:03 PM, on 12/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Ink Monitor\GWInkMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
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A:Sysprotect for the holidays

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
Click the Scan for Vundo button.
Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YES
Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.
Turn your computer back on.
Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt and a new HiJackThis log.

Note: It is possible that VundoFix encountered a file it could not remove.
In this case, VundoFix will run on reboot, simply follow the above instructions starting from "Click the Scan for Vundo button." when VundoFix appears at reboot.

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Home for the holidays - my father's computer mysteriously stopped working the right way (read - my brother was playing). Its digital camera won't read as being connected the computer, so I figured the first thing I'd try would be to check a hijack this log - and wish everyone a cool yule!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:17:32 PM, on 26/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\mst software\mst Defrag\mstDfrgS.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\program files\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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A:Happy Holidays everyone

Whilst it may be natural for you now to assume all computer related issues are malware related, this may not be the case.

This entry can be fixed with HJT:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)

Other then that - the HJT log is clean.

Have you considered or tried re-installing the Kodak Software (uninstall first) to see if that will correct the problem?

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Would appreciate an expert's opinion of this log.
I've removed all the virii and spyware I can using the mainstream removal methods.

Here's the log after my efforts:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:18:39 PM, on 12/11/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
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A:H/T Log. Happy Holidays!

Hi hux,

That's a clean log..

You may want to reduce all those startups though, it'll speed you up no end.

Go here and check out which ones you need, and which ones you don't. I assume you can use msconfig, but if not, you'll find the info here.



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I'm pretty excited as my son (9) is getting interested in gaming and we are going to build a desktop gaming PC together. I've already purchased the parts, just gotta wait now to give it to him.

Doing the following for the build
--Antec 302 case
--Seasonic 750w fully modular power supply
--Gigabyte GA-z170x-UD3 mobo
--Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake
--16GB of G.Skill DDR4 2400 RAM
--EVGA 6GB Nvidia GTX1060 video card
--Dell 24" U2415 1920x1200 monitor
--Intel 600P 512GB M2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x 4 SSD
--Windows 10

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Special Thanks to Microsoft for Windows 10 , in which I think is a outstanding OS. Another Special thanks to all the people on this forum that take time to help others solve problems they are having.


A:Happy Holidays to all at forum

Happy Holidays, Felize Navidad Merry Christmas to everyone at the forum. Hope you all have a good one and heres to a Happy New Year 2016.

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Well, off on my holidays in 5 weeks, Sunny...sorry, rainy Norway

Anyhoo, I need an mp3 player, as I'll need something to listen to now and then. So, as I've never had a mp3 player before, where better to find out than here

Has anyone got any that they recomend. All the music will be from my cd's, so it will be a mismash of Metal, Rock, Trance, and Soothing music, depending what I'm doing over there at the time.

I'm looking on ebay for one, having never tried it in my life. Anyway, how about this:

Rio Forge 256MB Sport - Is it any good? Looked at the Rio site and it says it converts to wav first, then you have to convert to mp3 after.

If not, all I want is a player. I see some do radio, though not sure if its good quality. Bear in mind I'll either be in the UK or Norway with this. Also, I do have USB2 on the pc, and its Win2000. Not sure if that makes a difference these days.

Look forward to any replies


A:Solved: MP3 Player - Which one for my Holidays?

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A:Free toys for XP for the holidays...from M$

free ? from M$ ? there must be a catch... :bandit:

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I am using MS Project 07 and I have entered and SAVED before exiting.
when i go back into my project the holidays are wiped out.

Anyone else experience this and can provide any assistance.

Thank you

A:MS Project 07, does not save my holidays

is it possible you've created a new Base Calendar? If so you'll need to go into Project Information and change the Calendar entry to the name of the calendar you created. Unfortunately I have the 2003 version of project so I can't take you step by step through the procedures but the function names should be similar.
Anther possible reason is that "If you are using Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 with Microsoft Office Project Web Access, you can only change project and resource calendars with specific permissions granted to you by an administrator." Read this to get more info

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Perform a Vulnerability Assessment

Pluto is a free tool that allows you to perform a vulnerability assessment against one or more of your computers. Use this tool to find common vulnerabilities and misconfigurations

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Hello, all!

What better way to prepare for the holidays than to find out that your system has been hijacked yet again. I've been a stubborn fool in regards to switching away from Internet Explorer, but no longer! I will be downloading FireFox immediately after this hijack is overthrown. Sorry I didn't do it sooner, all!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 2:31:50 PM, on 12/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\kqdbm.dll/sp.html#14044
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A:Argh!! A HiJack for the Holidays...

Your biggest reason for re-infection is your outdated Windows. Make sure to update Windows and Internet Explorer at

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your l... Read more

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To all my friends at the Forum, Id like to wish you a safe and happy Holiday Season. In addition, I would like to share with everyone my secrets for proper maintenance of your valuable asset, the computer. Originally posted as an answer in the Seven Forum the information is equally valuable here. Happy Holidays everyone
As soon as you get home with your computer:

Dont install the antivirus software that pops up with instuctions to install.
Should be done at the end, and this software, although probably free for a while,
will cost money down the road and is probably not the best.

Windows updates should be done immediately as you are vulnerable to problems
until updated; be sure to include office updates.

Adobe reader should be updated, one ofthe most recent version is a sandbox version which
reduces virus vulnerablity to your PDF files.

This is also the opportunity to download Adobe Flash Player

Download an alertative browser; ie FF or Chrome etc. In the event of problems with IE.

Remove any unwanted program bloat. They will slow up your computer and probably
cost money in the future.

Download your antivirus; Microsoft Security Essentials is suggested.

Make your recovery disc.

Now enjoy the internet.

To maintain your computer

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

Running a scan disc before doing a defrag

Using Microsoft Security Ess... Read more

A:The Gift of Knowledge for the Holidays

Thank you Rich, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well.

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I often have to go away for several weeks at a time. Can I turn off the PC at the mains or should I just turn off at the tower. I ask this bearing in mind safety and also the saving of electricity with monitors, cameras etc etc etc. I'm also not sure regarding batteries etc. Thanks.

A:Solved: Turning Off PC For Holidays

If you are going to be gone several weeks I would unplug it from the wall, If you have a newer system some power goes to the motherboard even if the unit is turned off. You might want to disconnect the network and modem cable too to protect agains lightening strikes.

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I am using Microsoft Outlook 98. Holidays were not added to calendar year 2001 or later. I went back and added holidays and it just repeated them for each of the years prior to 2001. Any suggestions? Thanks

A:Adding Holidays to Outlook 98

Try here:|4572431

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Hello folks, I appreciate any help you can give me. I've ran all the common spyware/malware tools and I've installed avast on this PC. I have gotten rid of everything but istbar, but I'm not sure it is the cause of the primary problem. My younger sister plays online games and if she leaves a browser open while she plays after 20 or so minutes it will stop working. She will no longer be able to visit web pages, even though her online game continues to work fine. Any other web based tool(instant messengers, downloads, etc) will continue to work along with the game as long as they started before the browser locked up. Nothing turned on after the lockup will work. If you continuously surf the net you can go for hours and it will not lock up, it only occurs after the browser(s) are left open and not used. Her primary browser is firefox, but this problem persists with IE as well. PC is completely windows updated and seems to run fine otherwise. Following is my HJT log and any and all help to fix this before I leave would be appreciated. Thanks. We are on a cellular connection here. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:02:11 PM, on 12/29/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:In For The Holidays, Wierd Bug On A Family Pc.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum Fatcat54My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Please move HijackThis to a permanent folder on the hard drive such as C:\HJT. Create a new folder and place HijackThis.exe inside that folder so that the backups of log changes it creates are saved in the same folder and can be used to reverse any line entry deletion if found to be necessary.If you run Hijackthis from the desktop, the files it removes will not be backed up properly.How to create a new folder named HJT1. Click Start/My Computer,in the 'My Computer' window,open the window in which you want to create the new folder,click on Local Disk C:2. From the 'File' menu choose 'New'.3. From the 'New' menu choose 'Folder'.4. Type the folder name: HJT5. Then press Enter.If you need help,follow the info in the link below: you have previously downloaded ComboFix,please delete that version now.WarningYou should NOT use Combofix unless you have been instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision of an expert,not for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could render your system/pc inoperable.Now download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers.Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it wil... Read more

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Hello All,

Frequent reader here, you guys and gals are great. Anyways, Even Google forums don't have the correct solution to sign in with another email address then return to the normal one. The problem is that with when you sign in with Google Calendar (all of a sudden) as a regular google calendar user, not an apps user, it gives a message saying Oops another Calendar has been created for... Then it disables a lot of the features. How do we get our calendars back, please help!

Thanks so much.

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I can't get the popup reminders for the calendars to work. Neither in the Metro calendar nor in Outlook.

I also can't make them synchronize.

Does anyone know?

Do sound alerts exist at all in Windows calendars or just pop ups if any?


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The Basics
Using Windows 10 Calendar (Outlook) as my primary calendar. The calendar contains two accounts, my Microsoft Live Account and my Gmail Account. In the left panel, I have the Gmail Calendar checked ? the Outlook calendar is unchecked. When I add an event, the default dropdown is my Gmail calendar which is what I want as my default.
My Problem
Events that I add to my calendar show up in both my Outlook calendar and my Gmail calendar as expected ? or maybe not quite as expected. I?ve just discovered that if I add an event several months in the future, it momentarily appears on my Outlook calendar and then is deleted (I see a brief deleted message appear). If I then go directly to my Gmail calendar, the event I just added shows up as expected. As of today (March 24), the cutoff date when the Windows/Outlook calendar automatic deletes begin to occur is September 7 (or 167 days from now). I haven?t yet experimented to see if the cutoff date moves forward every day.
Very strange. Anybody know what?s going on. If you have a similar calendar setup as mine, give it a try and see if your experience is the same. By the way, my Windows 10 system is fully updated.

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I'm trying to help a friend who has just installed Office 2016 on her computer, which was recently upgraded from Win7 to Win10.

She's been using and has accumulated a fair amount of email, contacts and calendar appointments. I've managed to get her email to show up by adding it to Outlook 2016 as a POP3 account. I was able to import her contacts into Outlook 2016 from a file called OutlookContacts.csv. Now I'm trying to get her calendar with all its many calendars and appointments into Outlook 2016.

I'm not sure why but the appointments all show up just fine in Mail and Calendar for Windows 10, even though we did nothing to put them there (as far as we know). But she'd like them to appear when she clicks on the Calendar in Outlook 2016 and I can't find any information on how to do that. I've also looked for some kind of Export function in the Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 app but I came up empty.

How do I get her calendar into Outlook 2016?

I can't be the only one who finds Microsoft *awful* at documenting this kind of basic functionality. Millions of people must have tried to do the same thing before me but if there's any information out there on how to do this, it has eluded me so far....

A:Export calendar from Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 to Outlook 2016?

You can manually export calendars from using a round-a-bout method I posted at this link. However, I don't think that's going to help you because what you really want to do is set up Outlook 2016 so that her email, calendar and contacts sync with (and stay in sync with) her account.

Therefore, instead of setting email up as a POP account and then importing calendar, contacts, etc. separately, why not just setup Outlook 2016 to work with her account? I haven't done it with Outlook 2016, only older Outlook versions that used Hotmail Connector, however the following instructions for Outlook 2016 seem fairly straight forward.
If she has two-factor authentication switched on for her account, then you may need to generate an app password from her account, and use that as the password instead of the actual Microsoft Account password.

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Hi all!

Can someone please help me, how to sync Nokia calendar with Windows Live Calendar on Win7?

A:How to sync Nokia calendar with Windows Live Calendar on Win7?

is this any good to you. post#4
Unable to sync Nokia N8 with Windows Live Calendar - Portable Devices

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Hi, By amending the OUTLOOK.hol file you can add custom holidays/important dates to your calendar. I've managed to amend the file to add some important dates, but I also want the events to have reminders. Does anyone know how to do this?



A:Outlook Holidays - .hol file with reminders?

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