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Solved: Word types only in capitals.

Q: Solved: Word types only in capitals.

I have XP and Microsoft Word 2002.
Microsoft Word types only in capitals. When I change it to small letters [Format > Change Case] it changes itself back immediately. How can I fix this?

A: Solved: Word types only in capitals.

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Hi all!

I have a client who tries to type in a table in Word 2000 and the text displays s-l-o-w-l-y. I copied the file to my PC and opened it in Word 97 and the tried it again. This time it displayed my type characters in realtime. I will try Office 2000 on another PC to see if the results are the same.
Anybody run into this problem?

A:Solved: Word 2000 Types Slow!

Run Word's repair. If that doesn't work, take these steps in order, checking Word after each one to see if it has resolved the problem:

1. Check to see if Outlook is journaling anything, particularly Word.

2. With Word closed, rename the file and relaunch.

3. See if there is anything in Word's Startup folder, temporarily move it.

4. Backup then dump the Word registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word

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When I go into Word 2003, and select
File > Print > Properties > Paper Source > Paper Type > Settings
I only see 'Plain Paper'.
But all my collegues can see an extra entry for 'Labels'.
How do I add this option ?
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: word 2003 : paper types

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So I have a batch of about 750 Word documents that need to be converted to RTF. I recorded a macro that looks something like this:


Sub rtf3()
' rtf3 Macro
Documents.Open FileName:="D:\user\Desktop\test\1.docx", ConfirmConversions:=False, ReadOnly:= _
False, AddToRecentFiles:=False, PasswordDocument:="", PasswordTemplate:= _
"", Revert:=False, WritePasswordDocument:="", WritePasswordTemplate:="", _
Format:=wdOpenFormatAuto, XMLTransform:=""
ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:="D:\user\Desktop\test\1.rtf", FileFormat:=wdFormatRTF, _
LockComments:=False, Password:="", AddToRecentFiles:=True, WritePassword _
:="", ReadOnlyRecommended:=False, EmbedTrueTypeFonts:=False, _
SaveNativePictureFormat:=False, SaveFormsData:=False, SaveAsAOCELetter:= _
It works fine, but there are a couple of problems w/ it. 1, I have to repeat it over and over for each file, and 2, each repetition has to be edited w/ the next filename, the path to that file, and the new filename. I figured out a way to partially automate that process, but it's still a PITA .

Can't I just tell it to get all the .docx files in this folder and all its subfolders and save them as an RTF w/ the original filename?

A:Solved: Word 2007 macro to convert file types?

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I use Open Office word processor and spreadsheet, and I am very happy with them. I am having a small problem with Open office word processor, or Writer, as I think it is called. I would like to have the facility to switch font quickly and easily to small capitals as is possible in MS Word. Does anyone know how to do this? Allan

A:Solved: Small Capitals in Open Office

In the dropdown menues at the top of the screen select [Format]
Then [Character]
Then [Effects]
Now you have a choice of several- one of which is [Small Capitals]


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I had old word perfect files that converted to word -- however i had organized them using file extensions (such as .frm to signify forms). I have renamed them without the extensions and assigned them to word but under the type heading they still show as WPD File. How can i change the file to show as word file types

A:Changing Word file types

First, open Windows Explorer.
Hit Tools-Folder options.
Hit the View tab.
Make sure you're VIEWING file extensions.
This should bring some light to what's occurring.


I STRONGLY recommend NOT doing what you're doing anymore. Windows has always been such that it depends on file extensions to know what kind of file it is.

Instead of using file extensions to tell you what type of file it is, use folders instead.

Put all your forms in a folder called forms, or put the frm in the filename BEFORE the file extension.

Windows recognizes Word documents as having a DOC extension. If you use this method, you can then simply double-click a DOC file to have it open in Word. If you use FRM, Windows won't know what the heck program it should use.

I could tell you how to set Windows to open FRM files from Word, but that is a WAY bad idea because Windows counts so much on file extensions....

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Hey everybody,

I'm currently working on my final dissertation and i need some help on how to ust footnotes in word 2003.

The thing is I know how to make footnotes and endnotes. What I do not know is how to make 2 different kinds of footnotes in the same document.

So one type of those footnotes would be with roman numbers and the other with normal numbers. All along the text there would be both types alternatively without them interfering with each other.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks in advance


A:Footnotes in Word 2003 (2 types)

hum; Word is not too flexible here

if you choose your own 'symbol' you can control it as you please
(just be sure to reset at the end of every page)

HOWEVER, if you have an appendix of footnotes, it will be a mess in that they
will not be consecutively numbered.

Unless you are dealing with a university style requirement, I would opt for
Word defaults.

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I have set the language to English and keyboard is English (US) but the cursor always types from right to left. I dont know how to fix this. I bought this computer in the UAE so somewhere some setting is set to Arabic but I dont know which one? It is using Windows Seven Home Basic.

A:MS Word displays cursor and types from right to left

Look in the paragraph settings in word. Is word the only place this is happening?

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I receive four different kinds of documents that I need to comment on extensively. I use a lot of macros, and my list is getting too long to be useful.

Using Word 2007, is there any way to divide my long, unruly list of macros into four separate lists, each of which could be used with one of the four types of documents?

I've tried searching for help and I'm either using the wrong terms, or this is nowhere nearly as straightforward as it seems like it should be.

Any help would be very much appreciated.


A:Macros for different document types in Word 2007

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This is an update of a closed thread, which itself was an update of another closed thread (I work for the government, so everything takes forever ). U can see pt2 here:

Anyway, issues 1 and 3 in that thread were resolved w/ the advice that Rollin_Again gave me. Only issue 2 remains:

2. It would be really helpful to get it to create PDF, rtf, and txt files all in the same folders.
Are you saying that you want to run the macro one time and have it create all 3 files types at the same time without having to modify the code and change the file output manually?Click to expand...

Yes... virtually every time we run this macro, we will need pdf, rtf, and txt versions of the original file in the same folder. So if the input file is in FOLDER1 and is named FILE1.docx, then the output folder should also be called FOLDER1 and it should contain FILE1.pdf, FILE1.rtf, and FILE1.txt.

I've pasted the macro below... it looks to me like some portion of the do-loop that creates the RTF file needs to be replicated twice more and each of those replications needs to be modified slightly to create PDF and TXT files.


Sub ConvertDocs()

Call GetFiles("D:\Desktop\test\", True, True)

En... Read more

A:Word 2007 macro to convert file types (pt3)

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This is an update of a closed thread... u can see the original here:

So I've got the macro and it works great -- for converting doc/docx to PDF or rtf. But there are 3 issues that still need to be addressed.

1. I can't get it to work to convert to txt properly -- it gives me an output txt file that includes a bunch of formatting instructions like font, color, spacing, etc.

2. It would be really helpful to get it to create PDF, rtf, and txt files all in the same folders. So for instance, I've got Folder1 and inside that is SubfolderA (which contains A.doc) and SubfolderB (which contains B.doc). I'd like the output to be Folder1\SubfolderA, and inside SubfolderA is A.pdf, A.txt, and A.rtf. SubfolderB would contain B.pdf, B.txt, and B.rtf.

3. So far, 3 other people on this committee have tried the macro on their computers, but it only works on mine (and all 3 of them have checked "Microsoft Scripting Runtime"). And I had to delete all the existing macros in Word to get mine to work -- it seems like I can only have 1 macro at a time. 1 of the computers doesn't do anything when we try to run the macro, and the other 2 give this error: Run-time error '76': Path not found" even though the path in the macro was edited to be correct for that machine. This section below was highlighted after clicking “Debug”...

FSO.CopyFolder Left(FolderNa... Read more

A:Word 2007 macro to convert file types?

1. I can't get it to work to convert to txt properly -- it gives me an output txt file that includes a bunch of formatting instructions like font, color, spacing, etc.Click to expand...

When you run the macro to save the files as text are you changing the actual output format type in the macro? My guess is that you are only changing the portion of the code that replaces the filename extension and not the actual file type. The portion of the code that I highlighted in red below should also be changed to FileFormat:=wdFormatText.

2. It would be really helpful to get it to create PDF, rtf, and txt files all in the same folders. Click to expand...

Are you saying that you want to run the macro one time and have it create all 3 files types at the same time without having to modify the code and change the file output manually?

3. So far, 3 other people on this committee have tried the macro on their computers, but it only works on mine (and all 3 of them have checked "Microsoft Scripting Runtime") Click to expand...

Are all 3 computers running the same version of Word?

Have you checked to make sure all upper and lower case letter match what is listed in the the folder path since it IS case sensitive. Did you also make sure there is a backslash at the end of the directory path? Call GetFiles("D:\maddenb\Desktop\test\", True, True)

Also, there is also no reason for you to have to delete other macros on your computer for this macro to run. Where... Read more

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It's annoying and we all do it: hit the caps lock key and a very important messsage comes up as a shout. Please could anybody tell me how to reduce the capitals to lower case without resource to Word (cut and paste) ? I don't have a change case facility in the version of Outlook used with this system.

A:Capitals in outlook

I have always been annoyed by that useless Caps Lock key, so I've decided to disable it permanently.

How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista

How To Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows XP and Vista

Don't worry, it's reversible.

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This problem has probably been addressed here before, but I haven't found it, so will ask it again. Word is supposed to allow data access from other files types such as Excel and Access, for mail merge source and other file linking. These file types are not recognized by Word. If I try to open an Excel file as a data source, all I get is a text file with garbage and a message box asking how to convert it.
Using Office 2003 with all patches and fixes. OS is Win2K with all patches and fixes.
I suspect it is a problem with OLE or DDE, but I don't know how to track it down. I've tried repairing the Office installation with no success.
Thanks for any help.

A:Word doesn't recognize Excel and Access file types

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Hi all,

Recently had perfectedsecurity virus that hijacked my homepage. Followed some previous threads on here and seem to have killed it.

Used ATF cleaner, Smitrem and ewido but not sure if advice was all applicable to me.

At the same I developed a problem where I'm getting random characters and capitals inserted whenever I type anything anywhere. The cursor also jumps to other lines etc.

Has just taken 5 mins to type this single line. Without constant correction it would have said this......

'hWES SINGLE LINEHas just taken 5 mins tweboo type tp0'

Using XP home edition SP2 on a recently purchased notebooK.

Hope someone can help.


HJT log below.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:11:46, on 02/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
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A:Random characters and capitals

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This annoying problem, thankfully, only occurs occasionally. While rushing through typing a document in Writer, I must do something wrong without realising it. Suddenly the Capitals lock comes on, and I cannot get it off. In order to get lower case letters, I have to put put on Capitals Lock, and vice versa. The only way I can cure it is by doing a restart, and that is such a nuisance. Any suggestions? Allan

A:Capitals Lock in Open Office.

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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Hi on my new Dell XPS 13 when I press shift+2 which should type @ it instead types ".  The opposite when I press shift+' it types @.  Like this since first got it, is this a miswired keyboard or fixable setting issue.  Any advise would be appreciated or will just have to take it back.

A:Dell XPS 13 keyboard - shift+2 types " , shift+' types @ (ie functionality swapped). Fixable?

Hi Rocksaurous
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please try the following steps. 

go to control panel and open "clock,language and region"
there'll be a pop-up then choose "keyboard ad languages" tab
then choose a default language as English (USA) instead of some other formats...if it has more than 1 format, remove other formats

Let us know how it goes. 

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Well i did a big report on my computer with Word Perfect i couldnt print it so i took to school on my flash drive. IN my first class i edited it on Word 2007 and in the class i could print it they had Word 2003 and i couldnt open my file and now i cant even open it in word perfect. I doubt i can use the laptops for a while anyway i can open this on wordperfect

A:Solved: Word Perfect- Word 2003 - word 2007

If you saved the file in the "new" Word 2007 format (with a file extension of .docx) then you will be unable to open it in the other applications.

For Word 2003 you can install a converter, but I know of no XLM converter for WordPerfect.

When using Word 2007 you need to "save as" Word 97-2003 format to retain backwards compatibility.

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A link to a good site for basic info re DVDs would be appreciated, too.
Thanks. {redoak}

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Not been on for a while but had some great advice last time and really appreciated it - thank you.
My girlfriend's parents have a PC with 512MB of DDR PC3200 CL3 RAM installed and it's running fairly slow on XP.

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Can I install that alongside their 3200 CL3 RAM (to make 1024MB / 1GB) or will it confuse and damage things?
Thanks in advance for any help,


A:Solved: Different types of RAM

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A:Solved: Difference between CPU types?

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Hi my computer has been getting blue screen alot during the past week since i have had it.

I have the minidumps uploaded here is the download link.

BSOD Dump Files

All of them relate to Ntoskrnl.exe or something like that, i read that this has to do with your RAM Management but can someone tell me if it is the Hardware or software.

i used bluescreenview and they always have Ntoskrnl in it somewhere i don't know how to analyse it or whatever but could someone please help me im using windows 7.

Most of the time when im getting the crashes is when im playing games or rendering videos, i have 4 RAM Modules on my board and i have used CPU-Z and found that 2 of them are Hyundai Electronics 2Gb Sticks Max Bandwidth is 333Mhz They are ddr2 and the other two modules are different One OCZ 1GB 400Mhz And The Other Does not show manufacture but says Max Bandwidth 333Mhz and 2Gb

Running On Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
80GB IDE Hard drive (Master)
200GB SATA Hard Drive (Slave)
No Networking Wireless LAN Card
MotherBoard Is AsusTeK P5Q PRO

Thanks For Reading this hopefully can get an end to this.

P.S Forgot to say i cant do a repair install as i dont have the windows 7 disks or anything just got this pc 4 days ago.

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Many Different Types Please Help.


Originally Posted by BSODISDUMB

P.S Forgot to say i cant do a repair install as i dont have the windows 7 disks or
anything just got this pc 4 days ago.

Hi -

You should contact the system manufacturer and demand a new system.

Regards. . .



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It seems that I am having a problem with file extensions.
Is there a place that one can find the Registered File Types:

A:Solved: File Types

One of many, google on file extensions

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I'm going to add more RAM to my motherboard, but it can use two different kinds of RAM. I don't know which one is the better of the two.

My motherboard can support up to 2GB's only, therefore (as far as I know) I'm limited to using only 2each of one type (and cannot mix the types).

1. 2(ea) DDR DIMM sockets. 184-pin, "unbuffered non-ECC PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 DDR DIMM's"

2. 2(ea) SDRAM DIMM sockets. 168-pin, "unbuffered non-ECC PC133/PC100 SDRAM DIMMs."

I'm looking for the fastest type to improve my gaming.

Recommendations of quality brandnames and vendors for affordable pricing will be appreciated!

A:Solved: System RAM types - Which is better?

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how do i get a screenshot from the clipboard and change it to a file type that i could attach here or upload to a website,etc.?

A:(Solved) clipboard/file types

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Once you have the software installed and have pasted the picture into a new, blank image, you can edit it all you want, then do a "Save As," choosing the format you want (jpg is a common format) and you're good to go.

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I'm not sure my question belongs in this venue and trust someone will kindly direct it elsewhere if applicable.

When I convert a document to a PDF file, Windows XP Pro automatically tries to open the new PDF file with Miscrosoft Office Picture Manager. Further, when opening a PDF file from Windows Exploder (pun intended) I have to go the extra step of telling Windows to "open with" Acrobat 6.0 or it will automatically try to open with Picture Manager.

What might I do to correct this annoyance?

A:Solved: File Types Problem

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Using VBA in Excel 2K. I may actually be on the verge of admitting that declaring variables does in some cases serve a purpose. Here's the task:

I have a list of 1500+ dates in column A from A2 & beyond. I need to ID those which match a defined month and year. So far I have:


Sub Test()
Dim S_Month As Integer, S_Year As Integer
On Error GoTo 100

S_Month = Application.InputBox("Enter required month.")
S_Year = Application.InputBox("Enter required year.")

For Each Cell In Range("A2", Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
If Month(Cell.Value) = S_Month And Year(Cell.Value) = S_Year Then
Cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 3
End If
Next Cell


End Sub


This works fine as long as the Dim line is in -- if not, it doesn't do squat. Thus I don't have an actual problem as such, however I do have a question. It appears to work just as well if S_Month and S_Year are As Date, so ... which ought it to be, & why?

Anyone who fancies a bash at answering this, I'd be grateful if you could (apologies to the bad guy from "Galaxy Quest") explain it to me as if I were a child.


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I want to record a couple of TV programmes on to disk, and am not sure which type of disk I should use. I am not looking to write over these later, so a simple recording-type disk would suit me. I see the various options (DVD-R, DVD-RW, etc.) but don't know which ones I need to buy. Can anyone please advise which blank disks I need just to record two TV programmes, one after the other, on to them? Thank for any help.

A:Solved: Types of blank DVD disks?

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Hi im running an alienware ALX, windows 7 64 bit, crossfiring a ati radeon 7800 series.

my first crash would be the screen goes into power saving mode, and all my programs are still running, but i cannot turn the screen back on

my second crash is similar but the screen goes into power saving mode, but im not sure if the programs are still running. my speakers goes crazy, a 1 sounded beep that beeps really fast.

third crash, my whole computer crashes and the fans are blowing really hard.

any intel that would help me fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Some additional info that ive gathered, which i dont know would be much help would be:

1. ive subscribed to iolo and it would tell me the crash types and these came up : iolo system machnic, mcafee on access scanner service, pcdrsysinfocsmi.p5x (ive unintalled pc doctor from my computer), and mcsvhost.exe
2. ive cleaned my computer of registry errors
3. scaned my computer for viruses using mcafee
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6. reformatted my whole computer

A:Solved: Random crashes 3 types

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Hello all:
I have just one file I need help with. This file has symbols for 3800 stocks. Each line has only one stock symbol. My charting program will not accept Importing these symbols unless it has .asc or .txt extensions. It also must be in comma, space or tab delimited. That's my hangup. I hardly ever work with or understand comma, space or tab delimited.

All I understand so far is that when I am on any line and I hit the "end" key the cursor will move several spaces beyond the the last letter of the symbol.
All these stock symbols are either one, two, three or four letters yet there seems to be about 10 spaces between the first letter and where the cursor stops when the "end" key is hit.

How do I get rid of all those "blank" spaces on each line so the curson stops right after the last letter of each stock symbol when I hit "end" key??

Could this be done in MS Wordpad? I have Excel ver 7 (Yes it's old but hardly ever used) I kinda hate doing this by hand for 3800 lines. Any quick and easy way for a person who almost never gets into this "delimiting" stuff?
Thanks for suggestions. agpilot Win 98SE, Excel v7
Edit: I forgot to mention that the orignal file was .xls and I deleted the stock company names and saved just the symbols on each line as that's all I want.

A:Solved: Excel help with delimited types

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I have Windows XP. I have a folder on my desktop with various files in it, of different types, like word pad files, pdf files, etc. They are all mixed up. I would like to arrange these files in order of file type. How can I do that?


A:Solved: Arranging files types

try rite clicking on a blank part of the file an click on arrange icons by an click type


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I am using ACDSee to view pictures on a 2000 NTFS system. However, for some reason it will not recognize file types ending in IMG. I don't know how to configure Windows or ACDSee to read IMG. file types. Do you? Thanks.

A:Solved: Recognizing file types

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Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-MA785GMT-USB3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1840MB used, 6346MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Current RAM:

New RAM:

Series, voltage, and speed all seem to be the same, and the only difference is timing and latency.

Is it likely that I would run into any issues if I install the new RAM?

How much will performance suffer due to changes in latency and timing?
Thank you very much for reading

Edit: very sorry, the links to the RAM are now up if it still matters

A:Solved: Is mixing these two types of RAM acceptable?

It really depends on the motherboard - some are really fussy about RAM being closely matched, others aren't. Worst case, it simply won't work. Timing and speed-wise, RAM tends to simply settle to the lowest common denominator.

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My keyboard produces weird characters on a row. Some of the keys even trigger programs to open; like, calculator or outlook and it did happen that the system was hibernating willest pressing a 'k (If i'm correct)'.
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Anybody any ideas?


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For some reason my file types for MP3 which are associated with Winamp, have the icon for Nero Show Time... Doesn't matter what I do, I can't seem to get the icon to switch to a Winamp icon in my music folder. I can switch the icon in Options and File Types to the winamp icon, but when I go to my music folder the icon is still for Nero Show Time. Even after I reboot it's still the same.

This happened today after I updated Nero, before this things were fine.

Some things I tried...

If I click restore in Options and File Types it will restore and still be associated with Winamp, but the icon will change to the Nero Show Time icon. So it seems that the Nero Show Time icon is default, but the default player is Winamp..

I went to the Nero Show Time settings, but I can't seem to find any file type settings.

I cleaning the registry and rebooted...

I deleted the MP3 file type and set it up again..

Still no luck, any suggestions?


A:Solved: File types icon are wrong

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I tried changing the icons for folders and drives etc manually using the edit file types tab in the folder options menu. I got the icons changed, but for some reason they folder or drives don't open now on double clicking. The default option for them has become open in Adobe bridge and change icon respectively. on right clicking i see the open option but the first option have become the aforementioned and they are on bold. In the advanced dialog box for file types, i see that no 'Open' function is there, only open in adobe bridge and find. How do i revert the settings?

Thanks for any help. Sorry, i screwed up so weirdly

im running windows xp sp3

A:Solved: Windows File Types error

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my keyboard is messed up. if i type the alphabet it comes out as follows...

i can type the correct letters by holding down the 'fn' key, as i am doing now.
and if i hold down the 'fn' and 'shift' i get this...

this all aooctter when i was trying to write a letter to someone in germany and wanted to
tyoe the char of the 'umlaut'. i thought i could set the language to german, then switch back.
when i saw that the switch to german didn't work,i set it back to english.
i have since tried setting it back again and again but with no success.
please help...i've tried follow some info posted on this site, but no go.
i went to control panel/regional and language options/language tab/default inputl language/ clicked on add selected keyboard and input language as
ENGLISH(UNITED STATES) clicked ok and rebooted. didn't help any.

A:Solved: keyboards types wrong letters

Apparently there is an easy fix for the above.
Just hold the "fn" key and the "numlock" key at the same time.
I did it, am I'm back to normal. (The keyboard, that is).
How it got screwed up in the first place???
Hope others see this and it works for them.

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I have two quick questions:

1. How do I make Vista display the same sorting options on the top in every single folder I view?

2. How do I know which "type" a folder is? I've changed the default view for a folder with mixed contents (documents, videos...etc), and applied it to all folders with the same "type". Now a lot of folders that aren't similar have that view I've specified, so I'd like to avoid that.

Appreciate your help

A:Solved: Question about folder sorting and types

After you have made ALL of the changes that you want, then go to Organize, Folder and Search Options and then the View tab, and select Apply to all folders.

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Ok I'm a avid video gamer and my gateway laptop I got for Christmas has stopped typing letters in video games and now types only numbers which I need the letters to play some of my favorite games, yes I have checked my spyware protection and it came back clean and so did my virus report. I really need help to get back into my games so please someone help Asap It's on all keys in video games, not just specific ones, it types just fine when not on video games and the arrow keys and space bar work just fine too.

A:[SOLVED] Help in games my laptop only types numbers

Hi Foxkit118 welcome to TSF,

Have you installed anything around the time you start having this problem? Try a USB keyboard and see if that works.

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I recently installed Microsoft IME for Japanese so I could type in it. I went to go make a document in word, but I noticed it would only type in a box that popped up in the upper left corner of my screen and not in the actual word document. I found this very strange because it didn't do that on my other hard drive. Once I finished typing a word out and pressed enter it showed up in word, but when I try to type the next word that box disappears and I can longer see what I'm typing. However, I am still typing because I will type and a word, press enter, and then the word shows up word again, but I can't visually see what I am typing UNLESS I start a new line by pressing Enter. I've looked all over google and I have found nothing on this. Please help!! It is so annoying, I just want to be able to see what I am typing letter by letter, just like how I was while typing this forum.

A:Solved: Japanese keyboard only types in Language Bar

Hello! Something strange just happened a few minutes ago. While I was typing this forum my computer was installing updates. It just finished restarting and I thought I would give it a try again in Microsoft Word. For some odd reason, those updates solved the problem, so now my keyboard is typing like it should be in Word.

Thanks anyways!

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i installed spy bot search and destroy and on reboot it seems that the program has decided not to let me run any exe files/applications!
im running xp and i cant find how to make the exe files work again.
the error message i get when clicking anything is

"this file does not have a program assosiated with it for performing this action.Create an association in the folder option control panel"

i just cant find that action!!!

A:Solved: applications wont run! (missing file types?)

Download this file to your desktop.
Then, double click on it and allow it to be added to your registry.
Reboot, and with any luck, all is well again.

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my folders are all messed up, and i need help.
i was clicking around in the folders options menu, at the file types tab. i mustve have done something wrong bcos now all my folders and my drives, whenever i double click it it opens the search (as in the search tool in windows), so then i went to the only available option there: i clicked on advance under "FILE FOLDER" and "DRIVE" and under the actions list there it says "find". which means, i assume that whenever i double click any file folder or drive (usually it would open to its contents) but now it opens up in the search window.

ive tried so many times and clicked on set to default under the file types options, but it doesnt seem to help.
so now whenever i want to open a file folder i have to right click and select open.

any help is very much greatly appreciated!

A:Solved: folder options -> file types problem

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This is a users PC at work, I have tried a few different scans but can't seem to get everything off. Started out with an icon in the taskbar poping up your computer has been affected go to this site... I ran SpyBot forgot to save the log but here is what it found: 1, Win32.Agent.pz 8, Hotbar 99. Virtumonde.generic 7. It couldn't remove everything so it rescaned on start up but didn't find anything. I had citrix software installed on the computer but had to remove because it would just hang up on start up.

Here is the main.txt log

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-07-24 08:37:58
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
63: 2008-07-24 14:38:23 UTC - RP938 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
62: 2008-07-24 14:14:13 UTC - RP937 - Removed Ad-Aware
61: 2008-07-24 14:00:12 UTC - RP936 - Removed Google Earth
60: 2008-07-24 13:55:26 UTC - RP935 - Removed Citrix Presentation Server Client
59: 2008-07-23 20:41:09 UTC - RP934 - Software Distribution Service 3.0

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-04-25 16:25:16 UTC - RP876 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 510 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- Hijack... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Slow PC with 4 different types of Spyware Found Can't Remove

I am just reinstalling Windows

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Dear forum,

I am having a problem with file associations in that the options in Folder Options/File Types are grayed out. These are the New, Delete, Change and Advanced buttons. I noticed that I had a problem with my associations when my computer stopped keeping the changes I made using the Open With/Choose Program method. I installed Foobar2000 media player today and when I tried to associate media files within the configuration preferences I get the error message "An error occurred while changing file type associations. If you are using a limited account, please contact your system administrator."

The above lead me to believe I have a problem with administrator privileges so I checked if I was logged on as the Administrator but that account was hidden. I have since unhidden the true Administrator account using regedit and logged in under that user account but my problem remains. I have check for the registry key NoFileAssociate in


but neither existed. Just to make sure it was nothing to do with this I created the DWORD value for both with a value of 0 but this did not resolve the problem. I have checked "Hide extensions for known file types" as I read that this could be contributing to the problem but that was unchecked

I have Googled for an answer for a good number of hours now but can't find what I need. I wo... Read more

A:Solved: Unable to edit File Types/Associations

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Have career (job search) and financial files from '99 that were moved via floppy disk, tape, CD, or e-mail from old NT 4.0 to newer NT 4.0 box and then to current W2K box. On latter two boxes these files produced 'access restricted' errors and were inaccessible. I've kept them in hopes of someday being able to reaccess the data. These file types include doc, txt, html, MS Money data, and possibly another one or two. In other words, file type is not the issue. I was on the old boxes and am on the W2K box THE administrator, and I have tried everything from renaming, taking ownership, changing permissions for folder and file, and still cannot access them. The current drive and previous drive were both NTFS, but I may have had a problem on a FAT drive also, although that is vague in my mind.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

A:Solved: Access denied for range of file types

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Hi i have a microsoft multi media keyboard and when i try to type the @ sign it comes up with " and the other way round. I've tryed to re-install the drivers and there is no change what can i do?

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I'm running WinXP Pro, SP2, in a two-month-old laptop. Until this week, I could add new file types in the Tools, Folder Options/File Types tab. Now I can't, and I don't know why. I can see the file-types list, but the New, Delete, Change, Advanced buttons are greyed out.

I'm logged in as an administrator.

Can you suggest anything?



A:Solved: can't edit/add file types in Windows Explorer

Mary, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 314 (left column) and click on "File Associations are Greyed Out" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


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I am using WinXP.
I have unchecked the option "Hide extensions for known file types". However, as soon as I open Win Explorer again, it resets itself automatically and the box gets checked. This started happening a few weeks ago.
Same problem with "Hide operating system files" box and also "Show hidden and system files"
I have checked for viruses and spamware,...

Is there any other way to view all the file extensions.

A:Solved: Hide extensions for known file types not working

That sure sounds like some kind of virus. In Ctrl-Alt-Del are there any processes running that look odd (if you know what to look for)?
Do a search on C: for a file called autorun.
Or, post a HiJackThis log. The instructions are here (scroll down past the ads):

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So I have been having this problem for about three months now, I've tried system restore and such, but never worked and still was the same. Everytime I close a folder, i.e. Recycling Bin, My Folders, My Computer, etc. explorer.exe crashes, any idea what the problem is?

A:Solved: explorer.exe Crashes everytime I close any types of folder.

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I have the Gateway NE56R12u 15.6-Inch Laptop
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

A few drops of water was spilled onto my keyboard (I don't think the water got down into the laptop... as far as I could tell the water landed on top of the keys, but I could be wrong) and when I went to clean it, I didn't think ahead and turn it off before cleaning up the spill. So many keys were pressed and now the keyboard is not functioning correctly. When I press the majority of the keys, they will either add other letters/symbols, or they will trigger Windows shortcuts.

As an example..
B = "B (it also brings up the right click menu) (this will also bring up this: € symbol as well as times)
O = 7i7o0
L = *L{YK

M = HM

k= yk*

j = brings up googlechrome downloads

i = takes curser to the start of the text

The space key types b ' and brings up the right click menu.

7 brings up the "open file" shortcut

and so on

Some keys are working properly: a c d e f g q r s t v w x z

I browsed google a little to see if anyone else has had this problem. A big fix was pressing the FN button and the NumLock at the same time. That didn't work. Which, I doubted it would since my laptop has a full keyboard.

Is it possible that it's stuck on some sort of sticky keys or toggle keys setting?

I don't know if this is a software or a hardware issue, but using the onscreen or an exter... Read more

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I am using windows XP pro with SP2 installed.

I have somehow managed to loose the ability to open folders in the Windows Explorer pane by double clicking on them. Instead, a double click opens the Search Files feature.

How this happened was NOT by altering viewing options.

I recently went to support at to add print directory functionality to Windows Explorer. I found article ID#272623 "how to add the print directory feature to Windows Explorer. The url for this article is

I followed the instructions as closely as I could although it wasn't exactly the same as described.

That is:
after clicking on 'tools' in explorer clicking on 'Folder Options' then 'File Types' and then 'File Folder' I could not find the edit button.
I clicked on ADVANCED then NEW and found the 'New Action' dialog box.
I entered "Print Directory Listing" in the 'Action' box and browsed until I found the file I had created as instructed by the above article.
I then clicked OK and backed out of the rest of the windows.

I tried to undo what I had done but to no avail as I cannot remove the 'Print Directory Listing' action from the list in the advanced File Folder TAB. The edit button is greyed out as is the remove button.

Does anyone know how to remove an action, and after that restoring the ability to open folders in ... Read more

A:Solved: removing 'action' from 'file types' in 'folder options' in windows explorer

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Have this file on my Desktop Windows 8.1File Name "Types"In details tab under properties URL> file:///C:/Program%20Files/Types/Types.exeI have no idea what it is or how it got there.. Any have any ideas, scanned malwarebytes nothing suspicious or bad found.

A:Unkown File / file:///C:/Program20Files/Types/Types.exe

You can get a second opinion from an AntiVirus collective scanning engine.Upload the file to:https://www.virustotal.comA collection of AntiVirus programs will scan the file for you.

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First, let me start by saying I am not an IT computer person, I have very basic knowledge (other than what I do for a living) about computers, and I really need instructions that are easy to follow, please?

I am a medical transcriptionist. I have hundreds of auto corrects on my current computer with Windows XP Word 2002 on it. I am needing to, if possible, copy the auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Windows XP Word 2003.

I also have hundred of words that I have added to spell check that it would be great if I could copy those as well.

I do have a flash drive that I can save these to.

Can someone please help me in terminology and steps that a computer dummy can understand?

Thanking you in advance.

A:Solved: Copying auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Word 2003

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As above.

Is there a software upgrade i need to do.

I have the password. comes up with...

"Word experienced an error while trying to open this file"

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Can't open password protected Word 2007 document in Word 2003

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Hi all, do you know if it is possible to word-wrap text around an inserted picture in Word 2003? Basically, I'm trying to create a class reunion program with a one-page bio of a person with his/her picture in the upper right-hand corner. I have pasted a picture and positioned it where I want at the top; however, it forces the text below it downwards, which is not what I want. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Word 2003 - Insert Picture/Word Wrap Question

Select the picture

Make sure the mouse pointer is hovering over the picture and click once with the right mouse button

Click once with the left mouse button on the menu choice "Format Picture"

Select the "Layout" tab

In the section called "Wrapping Style" click once with the left mouse button on "Square"

Beneath where it says Horizontal alignment click once with the left mouse button on "Right"

Click on OK

You should be able to type text to the left of the picture.

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I need to find out if there is a way to copy all the macros I wrote and use in Word 2002 to Word 2007. I have both versions installed at the moment.

Also, is there a way to transfer settings such as all my auto correct, etc (although this is less important)


A:Solved: How can I copy macros from Word 2002 to Word 2007?

Open the document(s) in question and press ALT + F11 to bring up your Visual Basic editor. On the left hand side of the VB editor is your project explorer window. In the project explorer window you will see a folder called "Modules" that you can open to show all the modules attached to the document. These modules is where you VBA code is stored. You can right click each module and selection the option to export to the location of your choice. Once exported you can copy or save them to another machine and then re-import them by openining the VB editor on the other compuer and choosing FILE >> IMPORT.


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I have installed MS Office Home and Student 2007 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 running Vista Home Premium. Previously I used MS Works that came pre-installed any e-mail with a Word attachment just opened when I clicked it.
Now when I get e-mails with any Word attachments I am unable to open the attachments without first saving them to the desk top, then opening Word 2007, then opening the document from the Word 2007 menu.
Similarly with all my old documents I have to go through the same long winded procedure to open them
Is there a simple way to cure this??. I'm not a tech whizz but if the cure is simple I can give it a go

A:Solved: Word 2007 does not open earlier Word Docs

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I got the new version of word today on my brand new computer and I need a word processor for my job, and its not letting me pick it as my default one. When I go to the control panel and try to do it from there, it still doesn't pick it up. Why is this happening and how can I go through and change it?

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2010 not my default word processor?

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I want to email a Word 2003 document(as an attachment) that has two hyperlinks to two different word documents files. I have tried this and everything works fine except when I ctrl + click on the hyperlinks the files won't open. How can I get this concept to work. I don't want to send a lot of files and attachments for the recipient to have to deal with.

A:Solved: Word doc. with hyprlinks to other word docs. won't work when emailed

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Is there a way to compress a Word 2010 file for insertion in another Word 2010 file as an icon that would open when double-clicked the same as is done with a Word file that's an attachment to an email?

A:Solved: Word file embedded as icon in another Word doc?

In word 2007 the steps are: Insert ribbon/Object button/Create from File tab/Browse for file and check Display as icon. Might be similar for 2010.

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Recently I typed a new Word document and somehow I couldn't print it. It offered Safe Mode so I tried that.

Now not just the new documents but ALL my Word documents have funny little paragraph-looking symbols scattered throughout and dots between every single word. How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Word documents filled with dots after every word

In your toolbar, click the pilcrow (the backward paragraph looking thing). That should fix the problem.

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One of the features I really liked in the DOS version of WordPerfect 5.1 was the ability, when highlighting, to simply type a character or string of chars. near the end of the relevant portion to be highlighted and have the program take the highlight directly there.

Can WORD 2000 do this? So far, all I can figure out is how to highlight either an entire word, sentence, or line, but none of them with the precision that WordPerfect 5.1 allowed.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


A:Solved: Can Word 2000 emulate Word Perfect 5.1 (DOS)

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Hey all,

I am still learning the beginning parts of C. What I want to do here is take input from the user, for example ...

"Awesome input man"

And have it split word by word into different sections of an array. So ...

array[0] would hold "Awesome".
array[1] would hold "input"
array[2] would hold "man".

This way I can read them individually later on for processing. Could anyone lead me in the right direction here? As of now I am using the command line arguments for the user to run my program then on that same line type a command, then another command if he/she wishes and so on. But I do not want to use the command line arguments. I want the program to be run, then ask the user for input and when he/she puts input in, it breaks it down like stated above.

Thank you all in advance!

- Sam

A:Solved: String to Array in C - Splitting word by word

Have you tried using Strtok ?

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i need to transfer my resume from word 2007 to word 2003 because this site im trying to uplaoded to wont take the 2007 format.

I cant open a 2003 doc with 2007..

Brilliant move by Microsoft

Any Ideas?


A:Solved: Word 2007 doc to Word 2003 Doc

Firstly, Word 2007 can be set to save all documents in compatability mode (.doc instead of .docx). Just save as, or under Word options set it as the default

Secondly Word is full backwards compatible with earlier versions.

What exactly are your problems opening older document versions, what message do you get?

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Is there a way to put a word perfect 10 doc. into a word 2000 doc. I have word perfect 10 but my school has word 2000. I need to print my paper but don't know how. Can anyone help??

A:Solved: Word perfect 10 to word 2000 doc.

Word should be able to open the WordPerfect document. Or you can save the document as a Word 97 document in WP. Do file>Save As, and in the File Type box Select Word 97/2000/2002, and click save.

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My MS Office files have generic icons, and when I open them, Windows asks me which program to use. Office 2010 isn't even on the list. A trial version of Office 2007 came with my laptop. I downloaded the Office 2010 beta, then uninstalled 2007. Since I uninstalled the old Office, all my Office files are no longer associated with Office, and there seems to be no way to remarry them. Office 2010 (beta) doesn't appear in the default programs control panel. The only way I can open those files is to open Word/Excel/etc, and File>Open. I feel like this should be simple. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Cannot associate Office 2010 (beta) with Office file types

Did you uninstall 2007 after you installed 2010?
If so you messed things up and you need to do a repair. Open Word, then the Office button, and then Word Options.
There on the Resources area, run diagnostics and do a repair.

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Just bought a new tablet pc which came with the newest version of of Word. i am using files created on this laptop with other pc's running word 2000. When i create files on this new laptop i need to save them down to the previous version in order to access them from the other laptops and pc's. Also, I don't really like the new interface, and would prefer to use the older one. Is this possible??

A:Solved: Can you set MS Word to look like Word 2000?

There is a third party transformation pack, but I wouldn't recommend using it. The best thing to do is just learn how to use Office 2007.

To save files as Office 97-2003 files, just click the file menu (the very top left button), go to Save As and click the arrow to the right of it, then click on (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) 97-2003 Document.

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I'm having a hard time figuring where and how to post this.

Suddenly my computer converted all of my word documents to Word Pad. I fiddled with it and got it to change individual documents to Word when I re-save them, but I'm still getting new documents in Word.

Worse, it removes the headings and scrambles forms, which I have to repair each time.

Can somebody tell me how to re-set my computer so that when I get a Word document in email, it will stay in Word without convertint to Word Pad?

Gene Douglas

A:Solved: Word changing to Word Pad

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I am updating a webpage for a friend... It's in frames... I use Microsoft Word to edit a webpage. When I edited the left hand frame with the links to all the pages, it looked fine in webpage view mode. Once it was uploaded, it has a small scrollbar at the bottom...

Please can someone help me to get rid of that scrollbar ?

I don't even know what the HTML looks like for the bar when I look at the View Source for that page... If I did, could I remove it safely just by deleting the HTML for it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: (Solved) Microsoft Word as webpage Editor: HELP!

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What is the difference betten ram types... like DDr.... DDR-PC

A:RAM types!!

This is a good article which explains a lot about RAM:

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So this will probably be one of those 'easiest to answer questions', but I've looked around and I cant find the answer anywhere.

When you're looking at RAM. It has all the stuff listed about it, but there is a label that's


So the mobo I was looking at, says Memory Speed: PC10600 (DDR3 1333)

So I get all the DDR3 and 1333 and stuff, but if it says PC10600, can I get Ram with different numbers like PC10666 or will it not work?

Or is that just a different way to say speed and I can change it to whatever I want, but PC10600 is the mobo's max?

A:Types of RAM

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I have 2 - 512 Mb sticks of ram at 133Mhz, and then a 128 mb stick of ram at 100Mhz Am i getting more speed with the 2 -512's in my computer? i know that I have more available, but the speed ratings are messing me up, my motherboard FSB is 533 Mhz

A:Ram Types

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Hi, I am getting a 1gb stick of RAM for Christmas, and I was wondering which of these two is better. I don't know which one, but they are stated below. They are both Kingston, which I believe is a good brand from what I've heard. Here is the link to the website of my motherboard.



In your reply, please post the link of which RAM is better to make it easier, thanks.

A:Which of these RAM Types is better?

The 333mhz ram is faster but it will all depend on what speed ram your pc has in it already unless you plan to replace it completely.

Do you know what ram speeds your mobo supports?

You should never ever mix different ram speeds unless you really want an unstable pc.

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hi, i would like to know what kind of hdds there are (gard drive disks) and what the difference is. (Ex. ATA SATA) ands ore what kind of wire do they use and the benifits.


A:Different types of hdd's

ATA is the current standard, it uses regular molex power connectors and IDE cables.

SATA is a newer product (also SATA2 is already in development) - it is faster than ATA and uses different cables - much thinner and neater.

Also take into consideration the RPM of the drive, 5400 is a bit slow, 7200 is good, 10,000 is fast but can be quite noisy.

Servers generally use 10k rpm SCSI hard drives, but SCSI is unusual in home computers.

Most motherboards only have IDE connections and so can only take ATA, you would need a new-ish motherboard for SATA hard drives.

The capacity that you need is simply dependant on how much you plan on saving to your hard-drive. Usually from 40GB upwards

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I have just aquired an old pc that uses SDRAM. I am just wondering whether any of you know where I can buy 128mb SDRAM 100MHz clock 4 ram from.

The computer is a Hewlett Packard Pavilion 8690 and is about 9 years old.

thanking in advanced jack-o-bytes

A:Old Types Of RAM

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Hi I am thinking of upgrading my p/c's ram, I have a Time computer 500mhz, 64mb sdram, with 13gb h/d.
I have been on the net searching for the best deals, and seems to be the best. They advise me that I can put a max 256mb in, on that basis I am going to put 128mb in to start with ( my pocket cant stretch 256mb just yet lol ). My questions are what is the diff between ...... pc100 and pc133 ? as there is only a few pounds in it I want the best of the two. Also ( silly question here ) can I leave the 64mb stick in or do I gota take it out before I can put the new stick in ? Thanks in advance

A:types of ram ?

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Hello all,
im having a problem understanding something. When i was teching myself vb i used to download code and learn from it. I once downloaded a space invaders game, within this game the programmer used something which i still cannot understand.
he made a type called:

private type missile
x as integer
y as integer
end type

dim Themissle(10) as missile

Well actually to be honest i think he done this, what happened was that when i pressed space bar a missle would launch from my ship, he used bitblt to achive this. he had a counter for the max number of missles he had and once they had gone to zero they would then reload.

how did he achive this
when i pressed spacebar twice two missles would lanch and if i pressed it again another would follow no matter where on the screen my ship was.

this is my attempt
BitBlt Picture3.hDC, Picture1.Left, thex, Picture2.ScaleWidth, Picture2.ScaleHeight, Picture2.hDC, 0, 0, SRCCOPY

see the thing is if i reset the value of thex then the previous missle will start again from the beggining. im confused if someone could help me understand this i would be very happy. i just cannot get around the problem ive tried everything i know.

Thank you

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Hi, I'm relatively new to DVD burning and have been meaning to ask about DVD types for some time but chickened out til now in case I appeared stupid (sniffle)
Believe me, I've tried to look it up on the net but am still not sure, then when I asked at the local computer shop I was left punch drunk by a barrage of unfathomable techy-talk..

Firstly, There are 4 types, right? namely-

Secondly what does the '-' and '+' signify?

Third,why do people use the R (write-once) types?
I mean, why not use the RW (re-writeable) ones all the time so they can write new data over them in the future?

A:DVD types?

- Osta.orgThe distinctions in the types are actually based on how the data is written to and read from the disk- Afterdawn.comHope that helps.

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Good morning all i am hoping this will find its way .
I have just discovered i have two types of ram in my p3 700 it is two years old and the vendor who built it had put two types of ram in it . fast page and pc133 sdram at post the ram is identified as sdram. does one hinder the other and should i remove the one stck and purchse another or the same type
thank you.

A:ram types

Moving this to the Hardware Forum where it will get more attention.

Gee mulder, you forgot to move it

sokay, I will take care of it for you

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Is there any website you can direct me to that fully explains all the different types of NAT commonly available? I'm trying to create a VPN so all clients are effectively hidden from the larger network.

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Buying new P4 pc ... largely for gaming. My local shop wants to sell me PC800 RAMBUS 256megs. What's the difference between SDRAM, RDRAM and DDR RAM?? Where does the above PC800 RAMBUS fit in this scheme? Any recommendations?

A:Please explain types of RAM

Depends on who you talk to as per there personal preferec how ever Rambus is mucyh faster up to 10 times that of sdram(pc 133 pc100) and faster than DDR. However it is only because it operates on a 400mhz+ bus speed. Currently there are no real programs that can take advantagre of the higher bus so it is kinda half dozen one or the other. If you are looking towards the future DDR or Rambus is the only way to go. And if you are looking at Gaming in My opinion you can not go past a AMD which works at 9 opereations per clock cycle compared to the 5 for a P4. But there again it is who you talk to. I own a small computer co in Victoria Australia and recieved a few memos recently from Intel pushing the DDR to bring down the price of there systems... but i ramble. Really it is a personal pref and if money is really no object i would go with the Rambus.
One more thing try looking into this combo it is kick *** for gaming as i currently have 3 machines running them

Amd k7 XP 1900C
Epox 8KHA+ Motherboard DDR (plus epox CPU cycle can run up to 200mhz and more to come in the following weeks with a simple bios flash)
512 DDR 2100
64MB Geforce2 GTS DDR (which actually out preforms several categories compared to the Geforce 3, or so mad onion tells

Compared to a P4 it may save you a few bucks and is really quit a kick *** Gaming machine But then again I prefer AMD i prefer speed not so call P4's kick *** to however

Have fun

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can you please tell me if it is possible to change the format of a file. for example ive downloaded from a music site a file. it should be an album and it requires me to unzip it. ive unzipped it but now the file will not play on my media player. it just states that this file format is not supported??

Is there any way to change this file format to mp3 format, im sure this can be done as i pressume this file has been played on other peoples players i.e from whom ive donloaded it from??

A:file types

What format is the file now? Perhaps you just need a pulgin for your media player.

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I recently got a bare-bones system (ie basically just the case/ps and the motherboard). I'm not that familiar with the differences between different Intel processors (I'm form the AMD camp).
The link for the description says "Willimett" or "Northwood", but most all that I can find is "Prescott". I'd like to find out if I can slap a Prescott into it or not.

Here is the link:

Ideally, I'd like to find a processor that will run in it that has that can do hyper-threading (running the int unit and the fp unit like to virtual processors). I'd like it to be inexpensive as well since I'm trying to keep it on the cheap side.

thank you for your time;

A:processor types....

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I have a bluetooth jam spk that works with one blue tooth dongle but not others.
I borrowed a bluetooth mouse dongle from another laptop and plugged it into my laptop and the jam spk works. Bought a bluetooth CSR 4.0 dongle and it does not work. What is the difference with usb bluetooth dongles.

Thanks Bob

A:Bluetooth types

See if something here explains:
What Is the Difference Between Bluetooth 4.0, 3.0 and 2.0? - Quora

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I currently have 4 sticks of 128mb of PC800 RDRAM, I was gonna buy 2x256mb of PC1036MB of RDRAM and was wondering if it is possible to have 2 pc1036's and 2 pc800's in the same pc??

A:Can I mix different types of RDRAM?

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Hi, my computer had started to crash showing a Blue Screen and i'm quite in a rush so i leave you the dump file here so you can help me find a solution...

The message on BSOD had variegated from "IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL", "SERVICE SYSTEM_EXCEPTION" and another that i can't remember

I have this OS installed since August 2010

If you can give me a cause quickly i will apreciate that

A:BSOD various types

Your Deamon Tools or Alcohol120% software is the cause

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

BugCheck A, {8, 2, 0, fffff800036add19}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
Probably caused by : ataport.SYS ( ataport!IdeCompleteScsiIrp+62 )
Update any Logitech WinMan Software, it is 5 years old and clearly obsolete

WmBEnum.sys fffff880`04378000 fffff880`0437be00 0x00003e00 0x425c823f 13/04/2005 06:21:51
WmXlCore.sys fffff880`0437c000 fffff880`0438b180 0x0000f180 0x425c8240 13/04/2005 06:21:52
Update any Asus Overclocking/tuning software(most probably PC Probe)

AsIO.sys fffff880`03ce7000 fffff880`03cee000 0x00007000 0x47663d55 17/12/2007 13:11:49
Update your AVG software, its drivers are dated 2009 and is obsolete
Remove this version and download the latest one

avgrkx64.sys fffff880`015eb000 fffff880`015f2000 0x00007000 0x49a3be6d 24/02/2009 13:31:25
avgmfx64.sys fffff880`03be0000 fffff880`03be6880 0x00006880 0x4a... Read more

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What are the different types of "formatting" HDD's?

I know that you can format an HDD so you would have to reinstall your os, drivers...and...everything...

I've heard that you can format a drive so you're just "repairing" windows, and you won't lose programs, files, etc...

I've heard that you can format a drive so you won't lose files, but you will lose programs and other things....

I've heard that you can format a drive so you don't completely wipe the drive of everything, but simply install a fresh copy of windows, but you do erase all files, programs, etc...(but not drivers?)

So basically if you could please list the different ways of "formatting" an HDD, and how you would do them...that would be awesome. I'm just trying to learn what I can about computers... I want to major in something in the field of computer science when I am in college (2 more I gotta hurry) ^_^

A:What are the different types of formatting HDD's?

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Where does Windows store file types?
Is the XP and 2K database the same format?
I'm having Word open doc files but the file name is being passed without quotes so a space in the full file name is killing Word. But it should have quotes...

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I have been running a long query for almost two days now. I am deleting over 3.5 million records from a 9 million record table. I am trying to find out how much longer it is going to take. I have been monitoring the rollback segment and it is increasing (I am the only one on this instance) and I have been watching V$SESSION and it is incrementing.

Any way to estimate completion time?

A:Any Oracle types here???

I rarely link to other boards but... here are two Oracle specific forums you may want to check out (in case no one here can help you).

Oracle Technet

DBA Support.Com

Check my signature for more boards.

[Edited by Talismanic on 05-09-2001 at 09:54 AM]

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