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Totally confused by iCloud

Q: Totally confused by iCloud

OK, I installed iCloud on my PC. I created a document in Pages on my iPad. When I go to the iCloud manager on my PC, the document is listed as being there, but I can't open it. So what good is it to me that it's there? Is there some way to open it that I'm not getting?

OK, I install iWorks. Now I can upload the document to iWorks, and open it and read it on my PC. But I can't edit it. So OK, I can download it in Word and edit it. But now I don't know how to save those edits to the original document in iWorks, so I can have them on my iPad.

What am I missing? What am I doing wrong?

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My comp has slowed down a lot over the last 2 days. I thought it may be a hardware problem (see my other post quoted below), but then I ran HijackThis and saw a couple of items I had not noticed before. Hence opening up a new post here, hoping one of the experts can tell me if my laptop is infected. If not, please close this post so that the hardware one can continue...

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:44:35 PM, on 4/16/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G Wireless Adapter Utility\AirPlus.exe
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A:Totally confused now!

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Ok! I feel like a bull in a candy store.Totally confused.I posted the following here today and for those who have read it ( forgive me for repeating myself.)I'm using my laptop for now but ran into a problem with my desktop.First off - I could kick myself for not being protected enough but cash was an issue.A long time ago I installed AVG free anti-virus. [ Don't know if that's a safe program or not] The other day I got a pop up.It is a DEMO anti-virus program. ~ called ( AntiVirus Plus )It started running a computer scan, over riding everything and telling me I have trojans and viruses etc.Even though I've been using the free program - I alway run a complete scan and do all the cookie removal, disc cleanup, defrag. and yes I have the recommended firewall ON.I went off line and ran a scan using AVG - which detected 2 trojans and removed them.But when I look on ( add / remove program ) I can't find the program listed.How can I remove the Demo without loosing everything on my puter?I was refered to read the "am I infected forum"So here is where I'm confused.I believe that if I go back on line with my desktop the "AntiVirus Plus" will over run everthing again.How do I access a program such as the suggested "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"?PLUS - would I need to ~ if I have the AVG free program?As I said - I ran AVG and it did remove the Trojans but scared to put back on line for fear it will re-activate The "AntiVir... Read more

A:Totally confused

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. The bullet the immediate notification bubble. Then press submit.Lets take a look with MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:MalwarebytesPlease rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exeMBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and y... Read more

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I'm using Vista. Windows Mail is my default for email. I'm trying to send a photo via email. Photos are on Windows Photo Gallery. I follow the steps to send the photo but when I hit "send" it just goes back to Photo Gallery. Started researching and found that the photo is in the "send" in Microsoft Office Outlook which I've never used. I decided to try hitting "send" in this program only to find that the "send" button wasn't there - I had to set up the account. It still doesn't go. Error says the settings are wrong but they are the same as Windows Mail.

1. If I'm using Vista and their Windows Mail and their Windows Photo Gallery, why are the photos going to Microsoft Office Outlook and not Windows Mail.

2. Should I uninstall the program Microsoft Office Outlook. Would that solve my problem.

Any help or suggestions would be highly appreciated.

A:Totally Confused

Go to Start Default programs and then "Set your default programs". In the Left Pane select Windows Mail, then select Set this program as default.

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I'm desperately trying to get a program to run for a surprise. The system requirements say I should have at least 128 ram. The computer says I have 130,524 Ram now. Another tech person said they don't know why it came through that way but it should be about the same. Anyway, it's not working and I was told to get more Ram so I started shopping around. Well, I called CompUsa in my area and they told me that I would have to buy 2 because this is something that comes in pairs. (saying I would have to buy 2 128's) Well I called Best Buy to get a price from them and they say that they are sold individually and I just need to buy 1. Who did I think of when I needed to know the "real truth"? My best support team out there, Tech Guys. So which is it, can I buy one or do I have to buy 2. The wierd thing is, the price for both was really close. CompUsa was charging me $60/each and Best Buy was charging $120.00 for one. Wierd!


A:Totally confused about RAM

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I have been having a problem with my wife's pc. When I try to boot into widows xp it would restarted and give me the choice of how I wanted to reboot ie: Safe mode, last know good configuration, ect. I thought that I had the problem narrowed down to the motherboard or processor. I was planning on upgrading the pc soon any way so I bought a new motherboard, cpu, memory and video card. When I put everything in the pc I have the same problem. Right now I have the motherboard powersupply and harddrive sitting on my desk and am running chkdsk on the harddrive. It sound to me like I have a corrupted widows file but when I put the harddrive in my system it boots and runs fine.

The only real difference between the two systems that I have is mine is an AMD and my wife is Pentium. If any one has any ideas I would be grateful to hear them or if any one can explain why this harddrive seem to prefer amd's to pentium's? Any help would be great.

Thank You.

A:Totally confused

What is happening is that Windows is looking for the hardware that it was originally installed on. While the Hard drive maybe the same, the motherboard chipset and controllers are different and windows will not loadwhen it doesnt find what it is looking for. What you did when you installed a new motherboard and processor was create a completely different computer. Windows will need to reinstalled as new. Now if this was a major brand PC like an HP/Compaq, Sony, Emachines, Dell, or something similar that came with windows preinstalled or with an OEM Windows installation it will not install on your new system unless the Motherboard is pretty much Identicle to the original. And in that case you will have to purchase a new copy of windows to be legal and in keeping with the OEM EULA.

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I am trying to set up a home network to share files between a wireless Toshiba Satellite and an HP desktop. I have the desktop wired to a Belkin Wireless G Plus router. The Toshiba can see the router network name to connect to the internet. I have tried to set up wireless network on the desktop running Windows XP. Then it told me to run Network Setup wizard. I did and gave desktop a new name for a network. I can see the "clients" on the Belkin router setup page, but cannot see them on either computer. I have all kinds of books I borrowed on networking and I am just getting more confused.

I need to understand all this because then I have to learn how to add a computer to LAN involving Macintosh computers.

Thanks for any help.

A:Totally confused

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hi, ive just bought a fujitsu lifebook with a dvd r-w drive. on my old laptop all i had to do was put the dvd in and it played but this doesnt happen on my lifebook, how do i get it to play dvds?

A:totally confused????

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I have a problem that's probably tied to another problem. I opened an e-mail that I shouldn't have and got infected with something. I ran scans from Norton 360 and SuperAntiSpyware and other online scanning sites but I could not locate the malware. I paid a Symantec consultant to remove the infection from my system and he says it is clean. In the meantime, because my computer would randomly shut down and I was afraid that it would not recover, I reformatted my hard drive and re-installed all my programs. My computer does not recognize my video card and I have put in countless drivers to repair it with no success. Although my computer is more responsive and stable I am still plagued with random shutdowns from time to time. It sounds like you would hit the enter key and it would stick and continually click until I get a blue screen. This is the error code from Windows : Stop 0x00000012 (0x00000002,0x8001003B,0x00000000,0x00000000)

My system info is as follows
Dell Dimension E510
2.67 Ghz Intel pentium D
1 Gb memory
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
160 Gb Hard Drive

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Totally Confused

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i'm an old xp/outlook user, (thoroughly unfamiliar with Vista) who recently started using Windows Live Mail on the XP machine, and now have just installed a new, Windows 7 machine. I tried to access the Windows Live Mail account on the new Win7 machine and instead of getting the Windows Live Mail desktop layout, I've gotten Windows Live Hotmail, which ain't the same. Among things I was getting, and needed, from the WLM were ability to save email files to text files, which I had found on a menu bar, and access to a calendar, neither of which seem to show up on the WL Hotmail application.

I'd appreciate it if anyone can suggest how I can get Windows Live MAIL on the new machine and eliminate the Windows Live HOTMAIL application. It also would be great if somebody could point me (and probably many others) to a single source of information about the difference between all of these apparent versions, and how to keep them straight.

Many thanks.

A:totally confused...

Same problem here! I will be watching this thread

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Before I go on whining, here are the specs of my laptop :
Vista Home Premium
Processor : Intel pentium Dual Cpu T2310 @ 1.46GHz 1.47GHz
Memory : 2038 MB
Hard Drive : 120 GB
System : 32-bit
Most recent updates : KB 946609 (optional ), KB 915597 ( auto )
My Confusions :
1.) A week ago Brink said SP1 was not available through Windows Update( WU ), while at the same time .Joe indicated it was available in website and WU. ( I read those threads .)
2.) Someone said something about driver not upgraded and therefore it was not offered in the WU for those users. Does that mean I'm one of those?
3.) .Joe said that there are 2 prequisites for installing SP1 (it's from the same thread I mentioned .)
a) First prerequsite includes updates to the servicing stack, which I never saw it in WU.
b) 2nd includes updates required to reliably install or uninstall the service pack, which I never saw in WU either.
4.) We all saw the " horror stories " posted in this forum regarding problems during installing and after installing SP1. It got me worried.
5.) I still do not see SP1 offered in WU, optional or otherwise.
Will someone please clear my head ?

A:SP1. I'm totally confused.

Hi David,

This link may help you out. You can download and try the standalone SP1 installer.

Why SP1 may not be available for you and how to get it


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I have read and re-read a lot of the microsoft articles on the web re doing a clean install of Windows 10 after having used the pre-release version for some weeks.

I am on build 10162 but would like a clean install, if that is what you recommend! Or will it be automatically updated to a full version?

Can you tell me the correct way to go about it in words I can understand!


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Hey guys well I'm totally confused about drivers and which ones I should get for my system. I have a Dell Poweredge 400SC, and I'm running XP Pro on it, only problem is Dell doesn't support XP Pro on this system so they don't tell me all that I need. Is there any software I can download, or websites that I can use, whats the best option?

A:Confused totally about drivers

Nothing here is any use?......................

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I recently bought a HP Pavilion with a 640 gb HD and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I went from Win 98 to Win 7 so I am years behind in new hardware technology. I want to add an external hard drive to make backups but after reading about the different brands and types I am totally confused. Which is the most recommended brand and what size in gigs should I get? Should I use the Win 7 backup software or the software that comes with some of the brands ? Thanks for your help.

A:Totally Confused About Backup

Western Digital, Samsung, and Seagate are the predominant brands. You can have bad luck with any of them, but I would lean toward the first two.

I'd get a size at least as big as your 640. There won't be much price difference if you go larger.

Some people here use Windows backup successfully, but others find it lacks flexibility and isn't intuitive.

Distinguish between the 2 forms of backup: imaging and file by file. The general problem with imaging is that it doesn't always work---you think you have a valid backup, but then can't restore it for whatever reason.

You should definitely do file by file for your personal data.

Optionally, you can use imaging to make an image of your entire C partition. That image file would include any personal data you might have on C, but I would still make a separate file by file backup of personal data.

You can store it all on the external. I'd just make a single partition on the external and use a folder structure to organize your backups, whatever they may be.

The primary alternative to Windows for imaging are Acronis and Macrium Reflect Free Edition. You can also get a free copy of Acronis is you have a Seagate or Western Digital hard drive.

There are a number of file by file backup applications: Synctoy from Microsoft, Karen's Replicator, Cobian, Second Copy, etc. Most people use a free application of some type.

You might consider making 2 partitions on your boot drive if you haven't already done so: C for Windows and D for perso... Read more

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Hello everyone.
I recently updated my rig, but only motherboard and CPU. The rest is the same, and I have never had that problem before. So here is the deal: My PC freezes after some time. Freeze is quite hard, everything stops responding, even the keyboard LED lights when I press Caps Lock. I can't even use restart button, just have to long press power button to turn it off. I tried: changing voltage, using XMP, using RAM at 1333hz and 1600hz. Nothing workd, it just freezes. But then, I tried to give a PC some stress. So, I started playing crysis 3 at max graphics. I played more than 2 hours and nothing happened. When I finished, I decided to check my facebook and youtube, and after watching a video, it froze after 2 mins. I can't say it for sure, but as I remember, every time PC froze, I was surfing the web.
What I'm going to do: I downloaded AIDA64 extreme edition, I plan to stress each component until I see what causes the problem. If I do not discover anything, I'll bring it to my local techsupport team, and ask them to remove and change every component, if that didn't work, then it's a motherboard problem.
Before that, I would like to try anything you can offer to fix this problem. I'm quite desperate, plus I'm low on budget.
So PLEASE, may be you had a similar problem and solved it? What should I do?
Any help would be appriciated.
Thank you in advance

OS: Windows 7 SP1
Motherboard: Asus P8P67-M PRO - BIOS is updated at lates... Read more

A:PC freezes, totally confused, please help!

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I have tried and tried, and cant get rid of outerinfo. I got Ad Aware and it ran once, but now I get a blue screen error that my computer has shut down. Outerinfo is still there and I get popups in both IE and Firefox. Ito lose my mind because my browsers have a mind of their own. Sorry I lost part of the sentence, it wont let me type it.

A:Outerinfo, Totally Confused

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs. From within Add/Remove Programs highlight any of the following programs (if listed) and select "Remove".ClickSpringCowabanga by OINipwindows / ipwinsMediaTicketsMediaTickets by OINOINOuter Info NetworkPurityScanPurityScan by OINSnowball Wars by OINTizzleTalkTizzleTalk by OINYazzle by OINYazzle ActiveX By OINYazzle Cowabanga by OINYazzle Kobe :filtered:! By OINYazzle Picster by OINYazzle Sudoku by OINYazzle Snowballwars by OINYazzle Kobe Balls! by OINZolero Translatoror anything else with the word "OIN" or "Outer Info Network" or "Yazzle" in them.Reboot, navigate to and delete any of the above named program folder's showing in C:\Program Files (if they still exist).If you do not see any icon for "OIN" or "(program) by OIN" in Add/Remove Programs, then download and run the Purity Scan uninstaller.Save the Uninstaller to your desktop.Double click on the OiUninstaller.exe icon on your desktop.Click on "Run".Enter the four digit code that is displayed and click on "Uninstall".Click on "Ok" and reboot your computer.Please download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (This program is for Win XP, 2000, NT only)Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover.During the installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.Double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch the program.Select "Scan" and the program will walk you through the remaining steps.

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I have a Printer connected to Windows server 2008 and shred among users. When I click show me "Print Both Sides" on the printer, in prints a paper and on the top of that paper it says that it is a HP LaserJet P3010 Series Printer. On the Server it is HP LaserJet3005. And on the front side of the Printer it is HP LaseerJet P3015dn. Why is that all things are complected? How should I identify what printer I have?

A:Totally get confused with HP Printers.

I do believe when it says its a 3010 Series printer that just means its one model in a rang of printers, (3010, 3011, 3012, etc). They likely all use the same driver and its probably the driver thats adding that message to the printed page. If it says HP LaseerJet P3015dn on the front of the printer its a HP LaseerJet P3015dn. Why the server lists it as a HP LaserJet3005 I don't know? Incorrect driver installed maybe?

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Just established in a previous thread that I've got a hardware issue in my PC. Checked everything I can and pretty much narrowed it down to the mobo/processor.

So - I'm looking for a new one. Need to get it asap (preferably want to buy today) as the wife is breathing down my neck but totally overwhelmed & confused by motherboard/chip language!

Firstly - should I buy a whole new motherboard bundle or just a new processor? My fear is if I just buy a new processor and then find the motherboard has gone then I have to go through more hassle so might just be simpler to buy a bundle.

I currently have a Foxconn G41MX running an Intel Core 2 Quad.

I was hoping to stay with Intel, was looking at Asus/Gigabyte brands. My budget is preferably around the ?100 mark.

Generally it's used as my wife's work machine but I do use it for a bit of Photoshop design work when working from home and also gaming (MW2 & ACR) so needs to able to support those easily.

I'll be keeping my GPU (ATI Radeon 5770).

Can anyone suggest any suitable boards I could look at?


A:Best motherboard bundle to go for? Totally confused!

It would be better to know your location to be able to suggest where you might buy from, I have to say your budget is very restricting. 775 CPU's are getting difficult to find, you should take the opportunity to change.

Just as an example look at this, board,CPU and RAM from the UK but it's ?107 plus delivery and is an entry level kit.

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In an initial effort to wean myself away from OE, which I've used for 15 years, I downloaded/installed Thunderbird. I thought I set up two accounts, like I have in OE: One for Business Mail, the other for Personal Mail. Problem is, only the Personal Mail account works. When you view account settings for it, it has all the setting options under it, like Server Settings, Copies & Folders, Composition & Addressing, etc. It also has all the usual folders -- Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Junk, Trash, Outbox.

But while the Business account imported all my messages from OE thru 10/16/11, it has not downloaded a single message since and when you click to view the account settings, it says, "The following is a special account. There are no identities associated with it." Because it wasn't working, I set up a duplicate account which DOES work. I then tried to delete the "special" account, but the "Remove account" option is dimmed, so I can't get rid of it.

What is a "special" account, why is it there (i.e., what does it do), and why can't I zap it?

A:Solved: Totally confused by Thunderbird

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I'm not sure what I installed for this to happen, but every time I turn my Windows 8, Sony Vaio laptop on, I get a dialog box that pops up in Russian. Using Google Goggles on my Android smartphone, I was able to roughly translate it to "A mistake some files were not created. Close all programs, restart Windows and re-install"
I'm guessing I must have installed some form of malware at some point, but I have absolutely zero clue as to how to get rid of it this message, or the components that have caused it. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Here is the message that shows up, in all of its Russian glory.

A:Weird message upon startup (totally confused)

I'm sorry but this Russian translator is best I can do. Hopefully someone knowing Russian will jump in soon.

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This is my first post, so hi everybody.

To the point...

asus m5a78l-m lx
Msi R6870 hawk
4gb DDR3 Kingston
1000gb seagate

Windows 7 32Bit

Ram cheked with Memtest no errors
HDD working well
Temps are ok. Checked with orthos.. no crashes.

HTML Code:
Dump File : 071812-16738-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2012-07-18 11:42:01
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000101
Parameter 1 : 0x00000021
Parameter 2 : 0x00000000
Parameter 3 : 0xa6b36120
Parameter 4 : 0x00000003
Caused By Driver : dxgmms1.sys
Caused By Address : dxgmms1.sys+7f5d
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+dee9c
Stack Address 1 : ntkrnlpa.exe+7ba1f
Stack Address 2 : ntkrnlpa.exe+7b06e
Stack Address 3 : ntkrnlpa.exe+7af1b
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Users\Bartek-Mac\Desktop\Minidump\071812-16738-01.dmp
Processors Count : 6
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 144*000

Dump File : 071712-28548-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2012-07-17 15:16:29
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000404
Parameter 2 : 0x00000005
Parameter 3 : 0x00000008
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A:Bsod's, random restarts I'm totally confused.

Please follow that way we can read the crash files and try and figure out what the problem is.

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Yesterday I had a system failure and was not able to boot into Windows. Previously I had created an image using the built-in imager in Windows on an external hard drive. I had also created an image using Macrium (thank goodness).

I used the Repair Disk I had created to boot up expecting to be able to use the Windows created image to restore my C-drive.

I have read all the tutorials on how to restore the image, all that did was confuse me. It seems there are just too many "IFs ands Buts" in the tutorials I have read.

The restore would NOT see the image I had created on the external HDD. I ended up restoring with Macrium which did a fine job.

What I would like is some simple instructions on how to restore an image created on an external HDD using the built-in imager.

If there is such instructions, I would appreciate I would appreciate directions to them.

Thank you

A:Totally Confused on restoring system image

Did you use the Advanced options to find the image?

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Trying to get Outlook 2010 set up after windows 7 (64bit) reinstall. In the left pane I have two sets of inbox out box etc. One shows a send receive button at the top right the other doesn';t. The one that dioesn';t is the one where new email are coming in. How can I get back to one set of inbox sent etc WITH the send/receive button?

A:Totally confused re setting up Outlook 2010

Also trying to recover old pst files from cloud storage system, some of them are shown at C:users\me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office ... there may be more but i cant see it and some are shown at C:Users\me\Documents\Outlook Files

Whats the difference between the two? And are these the locarions they have to be seperately copied to to get them back?

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Hi All

I cant figure this out can sombody help?

I would like to make the Barge wifi but here is the way I would like to accomplish this?

I have an Netgear 18dbi Panel Antenna outside on the helm room connected to a Alfa b/g 500mw usb modem then 3 x 5 mtr active usb cables to a usb wall socket near a mains (240v) socket in the main room.

I can use the connection from the office BT wifi router in the marina to the Barge ( approx 50ft away ) without any problems so far this is working as I would like it to, although this dos not give me a wifi signal around the inside boat for my desktop etc.

I have also got 3g Dongle which I can connect directly to the laptop or desktop with no problems when out of the marina.

1. What I would like to be able to do is have the Alfas usb wall socket connect to some kind of wifi unit to send the signal around the Barge for my other Desktop & laptop?

2. & If possible in the same unit use the 3g dongle for when I leave the Marina and go down river which would still give me a signal around the Barge ?[

Is there anything available which would do them both together?

If not I would primarily want to do number 1

Any help would be much appreciated
Many Thanks


Mod edit: I don't know what possessed you to make the font tiny, but I removed the font attributes so the post is more readable.

A:Solved: Setting up wifi on a barge? ( totally confused )

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I'm not sure exactly what's wrong with my computer, but here's the story of how I came to be here this evening...Earlier today, I was surfing the web, reading Oh No They Didn't (an online celebrity gossip magazie, of sorts) when I get a random pop-up from Symantec. Usually when I get a Symantec pop up it's reminding me that my subscription is out of date (probably problem #1) this time however, it's a very strange message saying "Your email message to [email protected] has failed to send the message Subject: Get free viagra!" I don't exactly remember WHAT the message said or who it was going to or really even what the subject line was, but this was something I had never seen before. I hit "ok" to get the message to go away, and that's when the madness happened. hundreds of little symantec "0% of 1% message completed" boxes popped up. I would close one, and 5 more would open, and they just kept coming no matter what I did. So I hard booted out of the computer. When I rebooted the computer, all of the programs I open upon start up had a "Bad Image" error. I tried to research on the net what this meant, but every time I opened an internet browser, it would shut down after several minutes. And then, my desktop would clear itself of my task bar and my icons, then bring them back. Every 10 seconds it would refresh, clearing itself of my icons, closing anything I had open, and bringing the desktop back up. The computer would not start... Read more

A:Oh boy, totally helpless and my computer is totally screwed

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we... Read more

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Hello everyone.

Since thunder strike hit my house some 5 months ago (and killed my router and the LAN port on my motherboard), my 9 year old Athlon XP machine keeps freezing completely randomly. There are days when it freezes 2-3 times, but there are also days when it won't freeze at all. TOTALLY random freezing, no matter whether it's a blank desktop or dozen of open applications.

The first thing I tried was to simply reformat and install Windows XP SP3 again. No luck there, it kept freezing. Next, I've checked the RAM with MemTest86+ and defragmenting the drives. All OK. Next, I've tried cleaning all the components, so I disassembled the machine and cleaned everything. I also checked the motherboard for blown-up capacitors, everything looks fine. It still kept freezing.

So few days ago, I finally tried replacing the motherboard battery, and placed new thermal compound on CPU and graphics card. It didn't freeze for two days, but it started again this night... So, is the machine finally dead? I know it's old and everything, but can we extend its life a bit more?

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8 GHz (with Titan Al-Cu cooler)
RAM: 768 MB DDR (3x 256 MB)
GPU: ATI Radeon 9700, 128 MB DDR, AGP 8x (with GlacialTech NorthPole 1000 attached and Catalyst 8.12)
MB: ASUS A7V8X-X motherboard (with Award BIOS ver. 1013 and VIA Hyperion Pro 5.24a)
HDD: 2x WD Caviard Blue 160 GB, P-ATA
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3

Hardware monitor (current values):
Motherboard: 2... Read more

A:PC keeps freezing totally, totally randomly...

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

Does it freeze in Safe Mode? If you haven't tried it, try running in Safe Mode with Networking for a while to see. To get into Safe Mode, rapidly tap the F8 key just before the Windows splash screen shows up.

Please note the time on the system clock (in the lower right corner of the screen the next time that it freezes (we'll need this to search for events around that time).

Then, please generate these reports (this was written for Vista, but XP is similar):


Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).



Event Viewer Log Files
Please provide us with copies of these 2 logfiles:
- Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes and press Enter
- Expand the Windows Logs category by clicking on the arrow/+ sign to it's left
- Right click on the Application log and select "Save all events as" and name it Application
- Then, right click on the System log and select "Save all events as" and name it System
- Zip up the log files an... Read more

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OK, My Grandmothers house was hit by electricity a couple of weeks ago. It blew out her phones and her computer will not turn on. I have not tried turning the computer on myself this is just what I was told. The strange thing to me is the computer was plugged into a surge protected with the monitor and other things. The monitor still works the surge protector still works and everything else that was plugged into the surge protector still works. The only thing that does not work is the computer. Isn't that strange? The electricity would have blown out anything pluged into the surge protected and would have tried the surge protector? RIGHT? Now I don't know if the whole computer will no longer work. Does it sound like it could just be the power supply? How does a computer act after getting hit by electricity? This computer will not do anything! You push the power button and nothing happens. Does anyone have any ideas? Is the computer fried? Is there anyway to fix it? Thanks for the help...

A::confused:Power Supply Issue:confused:

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Up til now, I have been happily syncing my iPhone4 and iPad2 with MS Outlook 2007 via my PC x iTunes.

Somehow, I recall choosing an option somewhere to use iCloud "cos it sounded OK" but now when I try to sync the devices on iTunes, it tells me that I cannot do this anymore as it is being done on iCloud and I will have duplicate contacts and all sorts of dire problems.

At the risk of being old fashioned, how do I get rid of iCloud and go back to the procedure first mentioned in Para one ..........?

I feel much happier with it and not having vast numbers of contacts, appontments etc. would prefer to leave iCloud out of it for the moment.

How do I do this thanks?

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Your very own computer online. Complete with desktop, mail, applications, up to 50GB storage, and much more. Too many computers? No problem! Use icloud for storing files online. Store once. Open from any computer. icloud keeps your files and photos safe, yet always right next to you

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I wanted to get an opinion or a knowlege of what seetings the laptop needs to be, for iCloud to function properly? Maybe the settings on the other end as well, have to be adjusted to accept a PC system?
At this point, I am having screen resolution & color issues. Seems when I open the iCloud program, the screen switches & the colors & resolution go to a negative & cartoonish appearance.
Putting the feelers out there now.

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I'm trying to install iCloud on my Windows XP Pro (SP3) PC. Officially it's supported only for Vista and later, but this hack is widely claimed to work:1. Open iCloudSetup.exe file and unzip its files including iCloud.msi2. Navigate to and open the iCloud.msi with Orca.3. In the left table select LaunchCondition. Then change in the right table ?VersionNT> = 600? to ?VersionNT> = 200? and Save.4. Run modified iCloud.msi and install.5. Run iCloud Control Panel, located in the Windows Control Panel, and set up as you want.I tried that promising solution in vain. It seemed to successfully install iCloud, but whenever I try to run it I get this obscure error much fruitless searching I've not found out how to proceed from there and would appreciate advice please.-- Terry, East Grinstead, UK

A:Install iCloud on XP PC

Just wondered it there was any food for thought here: are other hits if you put the error message verbatim in Google.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I am having issues with icloud syncing to my Windows 10 devices. 2 laptops and a 950 XL. It keeps asking me to put in my password. I have changed my password, deleted the account from Windows 10 and readd it in. Did apple so something?

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My boss and I used very successfully for his calendar and contacts, but awhile back when he upgraded he was moved to, and I can no longer access the site from work. It is not blocked by the firewall, and the browser (firefox) works fine going to any other site. The error I get is: The proxy server is refusing connections.
Nothing has been changed on the browser settings and the browser works fine otherwise. I'm lost without access to this site.

A:Can't access

I can get to that site with both my Opera and Firefox browsers but, when I do, it makes it clear that I will need a device (iphone or iPad?) with iOS 5 or a Mac computer with OS X to setup my Apple ID and access it.

I don't know anything about proxy servers but it sounds like it is something your workplace setup or ISP may be using. Is there anyone in your office that deals with techie stuff who might be able to help?

Another possibility is that using the Windows version of Apple's Safari browser might help, but that's complete guesswork on my part; (although it does state that it works with iCloud).

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I installed and activated iCloud on my iPhone, MacAir and Windows 7 desktop to sync my Contacts & Calender. It snapped into place and work right away. BUT after afew days the Windows 7 unit contact and calender data in Outlook, in the Windows computer was gone. It's still on the other units and the program is listed as installed and running on the Windows computer,: Just no data! I get and error message when I click on the iCloud file selection in outlook; "The set of folders cannot be opened. The information store could not be opened."
How do I find the data and re-install it?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16347 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941283 MB, Free - 758426 MB; K: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 1163451 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YJPT1
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

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I switched from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro, so I could utilize the iCloud that comes with my iPad & iPhone 5. It was said I could sync all the devices; which I can, but the colors invert when I click "Open iCloud Control Panel".
The colors invert after the monitor changes to another phase & the screen flips. I went through the trouble shooting prompts & I thought that it was going to clear up. It didn't.
I know that it wants me to setup Outlook, but I already use Thunderbird?
What advice can anyone give from this forum.
Thanks ahead of time.
And I attached the screenshot to illustrate the color change.
I did try the 16bit setting.

A:iCloud issue(s)

Still no bites?
I went ahead & called the maker of the video card, NVIDIA & they said it was an OS problem. Of course Microsoft said it was Apple's & then not to be the only one fixing the blame, Apple said it was a Microsoft problem.
Anyway, took it to the local computer nerd store & they say that iCloud is changing the resolution. The service tech went right in & adjusted the resolution through iCloud, but when clicked on again, the resolution & the colors invert.
I wonder if it makes a difference of what browser that is used, to download iCloud on?

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I have a W7 laptop, an iPad & a MacBook Air and I am thinking of storing photos on one on the above mentioned as a safe guard. I have absolutely no idea at all how this iCloud etc stuff works as it is beyond me in my old age. So what I am looking for is advice on which one I should use and how to go about it. From what I have read One Drive gets the best write up but I would rather take opinions here from members who have had experience & know what they are talking about. Thanks for any help here.

A:OneDrive or iCloud

I use and like DropBox.  They have a free version with no limitations except amount of storage.  I pay $9.99 per month for the basic since I have a lot of photos and some videos.  I back up almost all files I create. And you can share files with others. Without them having access to your folders by a simple right click to create a link like this one: 

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Hi i just got a new computer and trying to set up outlook mail with my gmail account.
i have worked with Microsoft every day setting up the email account to the data file. i have icloud for my contacts and calendar only NOT my email. every time micorost fixes the email account it disappears and gets replaced by the icloud account and I can not receive mail. it has happened 5 times. i have worked with level 2 guys in microsoft and
it still happens. i can not get help with Apple because i do not have a mac.
why would the icloud interfere with my mail in outlook to download it and wipe it away.
when this happens i can not get my mail in outlook
any suggestions? is it outlook, icloud or my computer
thank you
susan rosenberg

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iCloud services is using 99,700 K of memory. That seems excessive. Is it? What should I do to fix it?

A:iCloud Services using 99,700K of RAM

I have not updated iTunes in a long time. To update it today I had to launch a clean boot. iCloud services is now using 33,000K. Is that normal?
During the update to iTunes a message "could not start Apple mobile devices services" was received. I hit retry a couple of times then I hit ignore. Is that a major issue?

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I have windows 7 and outlook 2010 on a PC. When linking to icloud and enabling it to synch with icloud, icloud took the contacts off my computer (at least it seems that way). In trying to resolve the issue and talking with Apple and Omnitech, a variety of solutions were tried. I now have all my contacts in the right categories showing up on my PC, but it appears that they are not on the PC but in the cloud. My goal is to copy one of my categories, mailing list, into a  new separate folder in the folder list in order to use it to merge with Word and make labels. In the past, I could right click on the mailing list category and drag it to the new folder that I created. It would then ask if I wanted it to copy the file there or move it. I copied it to the new folder and then was able to merge it with word. Currently, when I try to drag the file to the folder, it indicates that this action can not be done. It appears to me that the reason this is occurring is that the contact file is in the cloud not on the computer.  ?? I would like to create a file with my contacts on the PC with the contacts in the right categories and not duplicating what is currently showing up from the cloud. I believe once I do this I will again be able to copy the category to the new folder.

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My daughter's Windows 10 Laptop gives her a notification that her iCloud is almost full. She gets it about every 20 minutes or so. She knows nothing about iCloud and neither do I. So, how do I get rid of this notification?

A:Can't delete or fix iCloud notification

Originally Posted by gilloz

My daughter's Windows 10 Laptop gives her a notification that her iCloud is almost full. She gets it about every 20 minutes or so. She knows nothing about iCloud and neither do I. So, how do I get rid of this notification?

Maybe one of these pages has help:
remove icloud at DuckDuckGo

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Hello! it's posible remove this icon from this pc?? Thank you!

A:Remove iCloud Photos from this pc

I'm not sure but you can try this utility to see if that works for you:

WinAero: This PC Tweaker

It seems to work on removing (or hiding) protected folders or creating new ones in a normally protected area.
Good luck and I hope this information is helpful.


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In my Outlook Contacts area I have Outlook contacts and ICloud contacts. Is there any way to keep these two lists in sync?

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Ive recently set up a iCloud email & calendar (moved from the dying yahoo).
The email syncs perfectly, the calendar won't sync any entries for after May 2017.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong.
Thanks for any help.

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Anyone else having problems with Outlook 2016 and iCloud? The connection seems to be broken with the update this week

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Retrieve your photos from iCloud

Step 1: Open your browser and enter icloud. com and log in your iCloud account
Step 2: Click Photos.
Photo Stream will only sync the photos taken on your iPhone or iPad after you set it up and turn it on. Go to Settings > iCloud > Photos > Then turn on My Photo Stream.
Restore your photos via FoneLab for iOS.
1. Launch your program and connect computer with it.
2. Choose from iCloud and log in.
3. Download the backup file you need.
4. Select the photos.
5. Click recover.

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I have a new HP laptop with Windows 8. I have downloaded iTunes and iCloud and both appear in my Downloads folder - but I can't get them to run/install. When I right click and select "run as administrator" I get the pop up box to allow changes to the computer. I click YES but then nothing ever happens. If I try to delete the download I get an error message saying "can't do as the file is open in iTunes installer.

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I download from
Apple website, but installer will not finish. I get message that some program did not run as expected.

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Is there a way (when I send a link to someone so they can download my files) that they can download a whole folder, rather than image by image. I've made a folder and put photos in that folder. I sent a link to myself to see how it worked. When the link is clicked, it takes me to the images (rather than just the folder itself). From there, I can only download each one, one by one. This would take quite some time to do as most of what I'm uploading in a folder has as many as 50 images/photos.

Any feedback is welcome! Thank you!

A:iCloud download question

Yes, this makes sense. Thank you so much!

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my Outlook calendar has lost its' connection to iCloud after the anniversary update last nite . . Anyone have this problem and a solution?

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Have tried to download the two updates to Itunes, but each time the download is rejected. My next step will be to delete ITunes and then re-install, however I do not want to lose all of the downloaded material.

Any way around this? This is my 4th-5th attempt to download these updates.


A:ITunes/ICloud update programs

Uninstalling iTunes does not remove the downloaded content. See here for more information:

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I have Pages loaded on my iPad and iPod Touch and am having problems in getting documents to sync between the two devices via iCloud.
Both devices are running iOS 5.
If I create a document on say my iPod Touch it saves the document which I can see ( a blue status bar moves a cross the document) also the top right portion of the document peels back showing an arrow which I assume meant that the document was being backed up to the Cloud.

When I fire up Pages on my iPad however no document is there. I'm not sure what is going wrong. If I create the document on my iPad to start with then,as before, it does not sync accross to my iPod Touch. In addition when saving documents on iPad there is not the blue status bar as there was when saving on iPod Touch.

Is there something I am doing wrong as everything I have seen seems to show that the syncing of documents in Pages via the Cloud should be automatic. I should also say that I have also set Pages to work via the Cloud in the settings menu of both devices.

A:Solved: Problem with Pages and iCloud

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I need to app to download icloud on my PC but I can't find it.

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Quite while ago, iCloud was installed and updated on both Windows 7 and windows 8.1 computer.
I see both iCloud drive and iCloud photo folders in windows 7. But iCloud drive (its icon and folder) is missing in windows 8.1 computer. In iCloud control panel on windows 8.1, I could not tick in the box in front of the iCloud drive. Sometime I could tick it. but the check mark disappears when the icloud control panel is re-open. Any suggestion would appreciated.

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Does any one else have this issue?

Applephotostreamsdownloader.exe has stopped working

A:Apple PhotoStream Icloud problem

try this link:

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Hello. I recently uninstalled iCloud from my computer, but there still is an icon in Control Panel. Any thoughts on how to remove it?

A:Cannot remove iCloud from Control Panel

You could probably start by knowing for a fact that iCloud is located in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\".

Another way could be reinstalling iCloud and then uninstalling it again.

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After trying to connect my daughters reminder app to sync on icloud with the desktop entries, the keychain access appeared on the admin user account. The keychain logins keep appearing. I went to system preferences to turn off the keychain. Each time I go into keychain, icloud, or internet access, it freezes. I am not able to pull up safari. I have tried several things with no solution.

We have a Mac desktop on OSX 10.10.5 .

I cannot follow STEP 1: Remove adware and browser hijackers from Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox because safari won't respond. I can't do STEP 2: Remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac because the desktop won't access safari.

I have no idea if my issue is related to a malware issue. If it's not a malware problem, please accept my apology. I'm really not sure what else to try and thought I would ask here in the event someone knows of a solution.

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Yep, looked everywhere on TSG but can't seem to find a suite dedicated to iCloud issues - this is as close as I can get but apologies if it is off subject here ..................... more than happy to move it if one of the Mods can tell me where to go!

Anyhow, just a quick post to express my total lack of understanding with iCloud - part of a big club from what I can see on Google!

I use iCloud for all my calendars and have been using the different colour calendars for specific events etc. such as say "red" for birthdays. "green" for appointments and to date have had no problems.

After a recent windows update (I think) I now find that ALL the colour calendars are visible on the left hand side of the calendar page when viewed on Outlook 07 with every one of the seven colours all having a tick in the box inside them and therefore of course displaying every one of them on the main viewing window on the right side.

I don't even have my default "calendar" anymore though the "anniversaries" calendar shows everything I have scheduled. Naturally, as I "uncheck" each colour calendar on the left, those on the right are removed PLUS their contents from what appears to be my default calendar (anniversaries)

How do I get back to just having the one basic iCloud calendar showing whilst still having the coloured ones in the background should I wish to just pull ONE of them up?

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A:iCloud and Calendars - can't find a forum to put this in - sorry!

I'd try unchecking everything but the icloud in the top batch. Problem you may suffer is when adding appointments in Outlook, it may want to default to the top calendar, but if you are making an appointment in the icloud calendar itself, you should be ok.

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"Outlook Setup for iCloud could not be started because of an unexpected error."

How to solve this without knowing what error is causing this?

I have tried reinstalling Office and iCloud (run as administrator) but no luck. Is Windows 10 compabtible for iCloud? Apple says no and Microsoft says yes.......

How could i fix this problem?

It did worked before, but it slowed down my computer so much that i decided to reinstall the Office package. Everything worked ok after the reinstall and Office programs are running ok. Only I can't get iCloud to sync with Outlook anymore.

Thanks for the help.

A:Outlook Setup for iCloud could not be started

I have this problem, also. Would appreciate any help. It worked initially, but sync was not working. I then signed out in order to sign back in, but not possible.

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I would like to know how I could get my iCloud calendar on the Calendar metro app. I have already synched it to Outlook and no problem.

I also added my iCloud account on the mail metro app and it seems to work fine, but when I go to calendars, the only one I have is the Windows one.

I have been looking all over the Internet for solutions but none have worked for me so far...

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not sure if this is the right place but here it goes i have an apple id associated to my primary email and my apple id has 2 emails in it a @me and @icloud i am wondering if it is possible to delete these as i dont want them nor do i use them
any help appreciated

A:remove the @me and @icloud email addresses from my apple id?

This might help you with that, although they claim you can't delete them,

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I hope I'm in Windows 7 forum.

Like a fool I dowloaded iCloud and sent all my contacts to iCloud. Now, when I open a contact and make a notation then want to enter a reminder, I get the message "the item is in a folder that does not support reminders". Well, something like that. How can I go back to the way it was - without iCloud? I don't want iCloud. All the help is on Apple forum and I own a PC.

Can you help?

I wouldn't mind if all my information were on iCloud AND on my laptop.

A:iCloud Does not support reminders in Outlook 2007

Hi did you try system restore to a point prior to installing Icloud

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Since I have Office 2013 w/ Outlook installed, I also have the preinstalled basic Outlook that comes to Win 8. So I guess according to iTunes I need to uninstall the generic Outlook, yet I do not see it under the control panel, where you modify or delete apps.

Any suggestions?


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So...I can connect the iCloud account just fine in account settings.  However, it doesn't show up in Calendar or Mail as an account I can view, yet it still shows up as properly connected in Settings.  Suggestions?  A quick google hasn't helped as it just suggested workarounds that result in read-only (not ideal) or things Ive already tried with no luck.

A:iCloud and Windows 10 native Calendar/Mail app

Posting solution here.  If you have 2-step verification enabled on iCloud, you must log into iCloud -> account -> security/password -> generate app specific password and use that for Windows.  It synced immediately after deleting and relinking iCloud account with that new app specific password.

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I have a new Windows 10 laptop and I have migrated most everything from my previous laptop that I wanted and everything has been working pretty good up to now. I use Outlook 2007 for POP3 email and had installed in on the new LT and moved my PST and all was working good with email, contacts and calendar after much help from here: Yesterday I decided to move my iTunes from the old LT to the new LT and I installed ITunes and ICloud on the new LT and synced it with my iPhone 6. Thought all was well until this morning when I'm checking my POP3 email account. All my email downloaded no problem and I was able to read everything. When I went to send email I found that iCloud had emptied my Contacts and replaced it with iCloud contacts which essentially is the ones that I had on my phone. (My iPhone contacts are still there.) If I click the "To" field in the email it does bring up my outlook contacts that I had on my computer before the iCloud debacle and it does let me select them. However when I send them I get an immediate undeliverable message from system administrator saying:
The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

454 4.7.1 <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>: Relay access denied

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I am running outlook 7 windows 7.

In the past, the problem was that the send date above emails in the to send folder said "none" and the email topic was bold faced, and not regular in italics. It will not send.

I resolved this [and SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN IT DOWN] by going to the trust center and I believe disabling the icloud item.

HOWEVER: subsequent to all this, I finally figured out how to sync my outlook calender [not outlook contacts, cloud contacts and iphone5 phone contacts are synced.

HOWEVER, the original problem is back, and windows shows that only calendar in icloud is synced, not "calendar" and not whatever "calendar from icloud in icloud" [just uncheck both and I eliminate dupes]

IF i start screwing around in the trust center and disabling the "icloud outlook ad-in", which I know played a role in getting the send to work, will I eliminate that "calendar in icloud" that continues to works so well? And if so, how do I get it back to sync with iphone 5?

A:How to fix a send issue WITHOUT screwing up my sync to icloud

Like you I am running Outlook 7 under Windows 7, 64 bit, and have version 3, the latest, for the iCloud control panel. And, like you, I have long ceased to attempt any kind of sync for anything other than the calender. If you go into the trust center and disable the icloud add in outlook will cease to sync with icloud. Indeed, only yesterday I ran a test: I added an appointment to my iphone and it did not appear on my outlook calendar. I had disabled the icloud add in before it was the only way to get anything to send from the outbox. As soon as I re enabled it the appointment appeared, only now I had the email issue.

It is interesting to note that when I went into the account settings in outlook to be sure the problem wasn't there, I was able to send the test message without issue, so it have to believe that all my pop server numbers are correct and the problem lies with the add in. Apple support blame Microsoft, who blames Apple. As with this entry, no almost a year old, I have never gotten any answers from this forum.

Should you have learned how to handle the issue, please let me know.

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I disabled a number of Services in Windows 7 as an optimization step using services.msc Doing so stopped iCloud synchronization with my iPhone 4s. Rather than reset them all, I'd like to see if anyone knows exactly which services are needed for iCloud to function. Thanks in advance.

A:What Windows 7 Services are required for iCloud to work?

Bonjour, iPod Service, and AppleMobileDevice. I recommend not to disable Services (definitely not following BlackViper's guide or if you do not know what your doing) it is not safe.

If you want to speed up your computer:

If you want to speed up your Shut Down, there is a Tutorial here

Just before Cleaning via CCleaner, run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.

I would download and open CCleaner and use CCEnhancer for more features. Then go to the Clean Tab, Analyze and run the Cleaner. Next go to Tools (NEVER GO TO REGISTRY) and select Startup, select them all and select Disable and then Remove.

Then click on CCleaner's Uninstall Tab and remove anything you don't need or use. Ask here if you are unsure if it is safe to remove or not, or you could Google it.

Next, read these articles:
99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

This guide was intended for Windows XP, but I would ignore Step 2, Step 10, Step 11, Step 16, Step 28, Step 37.

Some other guides can be found here::
Optimize Windows 7
Maste Tutorial to make Windows 7 Super Fast

I would next run an SFC Scan and a Check Disk Scan.

What I do as soon as I get a computer os open MSConfig, select the Boot Tab and select No GUI Boot, this will disable the Boot Animation.

I would also use MSE and Malwarebytes to check for Viruses and Malware.

Make a System Restore Backup and to restore use this tutorial and Registry Backup before doing this just to be ... Read more

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Can anyone tell me how to migrate my iCloud contacts to Outlook 2016?


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Does anyone know how you can download an .ical attachment (i.e. from a website) directly into the Outlook iCloud calendar on your PC? So far I can only download an ical appointment into the Outlook calendar (the default, which is part of the .pst file) and then manually drag it into the iCloud calendar so it appears on my other devices.....

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate and MicroSoft Office 10 on my desktop computer, use Outlook for email and contacts, used to use the Outlook calendar till I got an iPhone 5S a few months ago, so now my calendar is the iCloud calendar, viewed in Outlook. The notes section of iCloud calendar entries uses very tiny font that is barely visible. I cannot find a way to change the font in the iCloud calendar in Outlook. There is no "format text" tab in the iCloud calendar to choose font type and size, like there is in the Outlook calendar. I spoke to Apple, who said this is a MicroSoft issue. I don't find anything regarding this when I Google "font size icloud calendar". I realize I can highlight the notes and make them larger with the mouse so I can read them on the desktop, but I would prefer to set my default font as a larger size.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I appreciate any help I can get.


A:iCloud calendar notes font size

It does seem that this is a problem with the iCloud & Outlook. The forum below discusses this issue & there are no really complete solutions, but there are some work arounds that you could try.

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I use Google Drive, Box Sync, Dropbox and iCloud, but I am running out of disk space on my "C" Drive. It looks like my C Drive has 216 GB and I have an E Drive of 931 GB. My C Drive is almost full at 196 GB and made me turn off/unsync many of my Google Drive folders so I could save some of my files for work. My E Drive has almost 900GB available. I think I have my Dropbox syncing to E Drive, but I can't choose how to sync Google Drive to E Drive....It points it automatically to C Drive. My Mac seems way easier than this $***...ugh, what a pain in the *$$...why do I even have two drives seperated like this?! My last work PC was way easier than this more expensive paperweight, but in order to Run all the DEsign intensive stuff we do [Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Design Suite, etc.]  we were told this computer should work well...ummmm, well, it's's making my life more complicated and stressfull!

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about 2 weeks ago, I started receiving so much spam email and I noticed that its coming from the same email address. It always start with random numbers and letters and then ends with I have tried blocking, sending them to junk mail, unsubscribing to a few of them, None of those work. Is there anyone that can assist me with this issue?

A:Unwanted spam and junk mail in Icloud

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I am running iCloud on multiple PC's. Everything was fine until I had it running on two 8.1 PC's, then I started having problems.

In total, iCloud was running on one Win 7 Pro PC and two Windows 8.1 PC's. My theory is that the two Windows 8.1 PC's were syncing via iCloud and Skydrive (or Onedrive) which is set up by default. But they were able to read each other's settings okay. But Win 7 doesn't have the same sync settings, so the bookmarks were being written in 8.1 and then multiplying in Win 7.

I'm not sure, but this is my theory. Running on all Win 7 is okay. Running on all Win 8.1 seems okay. But combining the two OS's with iCloud seems to cause some problems.

Anyone have any ideas on this?

A:iCloud Creating Duplicate Bookmarks - Due to Win 8.1 Sync?

The only thing I would look at is to only use one cloud service if that is your suspect.

OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable

I am not hinting to use icloud but that is simple to stop by just removing the application. If you chose to use icloud this is how to disable onedrive.

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Has anyone found a way to sync the iCloud calendar with the Windows 8 calendar in metro?


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i, the ****up wonder deleted my icloud contacts in outlook, i had it appear in some sort of miracle i cant remember too clearely how, but it wont. I did it without the 3rd party softwares, there must be a way to make it happen again !

anybody know how lol?


A:deleted icloud contacts in outlook 2010

y? it,s fixed...

icloud from control panel then:

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After installing Windows 10 I lost my Icloud contacts and calendar ability in Outlook . This is the error message :
The set of folders cannot be opened. The information store cannot be opened.
Icloud is on and also clicked on in Add-ins. Other Icloud functions like Onenote work.

A:Lost Icloud contacts/calendar with Windows 10

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Windows 10 was released today, you'll have to give it a little bit of time to allow software developers to update their programs.

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I believe that my Email account is too large in size since and I can only receive emails. I can not send emails. I contacted Yahoo and that is what they think has happened. I tried to find the size of data on my email account with to no avail. I thought that when I download the icloud that it would fix the problem. However, before I do so, I would like to know what information I would loose upon downloading the Microsoft icloud.
Donald B. W. Clark

A:What data is lost when you download and install icloud?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I believe that my Email account is too large in size since and I can only receive emails. I can not send emails. I contacted Yahoo and that is what they think has happened. I tried to find the size of data on my email account with to no avail. I thought that when I download the icloud that it would fix the problem. However, before I do so, I would like to know what information I would loose upon downloading the Microsoft icloud.
Donald B. W. Clark your yahoo email account is supposed to have 1TB storage, so are you sure your storage is full? And you should still be able to send emails. Try deleting some older ones
icloud is a service from Apple, not Microsoft. Can you check what it is that you're actually looking for?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I have switched to Windows 10 for mail and calendars as Outlook was taking too long to load. I have set up my gmail account for mail and all is working fine. However I use iCloud for my calendars and want to see my iCloud calendars in Windows 10.

However I am having problems setting up my iCloud account in Windows 10. I enter the relevant details but the "looking for your settings" process never completes. Could this be because I use the same email address for Gmail and my Apple ID?

I suspect I'm making a basic error but would welcome any suggestions. Thank you.

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I currently use Outlook 2010 because I have a paid license but I'm willing to upgrade.

This works Ok with iCloud but what I don't like is that I can't make my icloud calendar the default in Outlook so I don't get reminders on my PC. What I end up doing is manually copying critical appointments from my icloud calendar to my Outlook default calendar if I want to be sure to get a reminder on my PC!. This isn't ideal though. Does anyone have a better solution? I read that the latest Outlook 2016 doesn't sync at all so I can't upgrade Office. I wish MS and Apple would decide to work together instead of trying to defeat each other!!

I believe icloud will sync with windows 10 mail and calendar apps - is that true?

I've also heard of emclient being good but haven't tried it.

I'd really appreciate any input.


A:Best Windows SW to sync Calendar and contacts with iCloud/iPhone?

Hey Keith. Check out this wonderful tool to sync iphone with outlook: Sync Outlook Calendar and Contacts with iPhone using Sync2 software
Works like a charm and if there are any issues - they have top notch live chat support. Great pleasure to work with them.


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Somewhere in the update/install process of Windows 10 (and re-installing Outlook 2007), I lost my contacts in my Outlook account. The contacts remain in my iCloud account and on my iPhone. Can some please instruct me on how to import all the contacts back in to my desktop Outlook 2007 application?

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When I was using iCloud (I stopped because it gave me too many headaches) I deleted a recurring event and now I keep getting hundreds and hundreds of Appointment Series deletions showing in my Deleted folder.

If I do a search for one of the words in the appointment name, then delete all those items from the Deleted folder, they are not deleted and simply reappear.

Every once in a while, I have to go to my Deleted folder to find something but my deleted emails are scattered amongst these hundreds of Appointment Series deletions.

I would sure appreciate your help!!

Thanks so much.....Richard

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I can not add my iCloud account in Manage Accounts. It says it cannot find info. My iCloud User Name and Password are correct.
I would like to sync my iCloud calender to my two Windows 10 PC's and my Microsoft Windows 10 phone (when it arrives).
I have tried with both the PC's.
Grateful for all help. Thank you.

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Hello knowledgeable ones:

Until last week I was using outlook 2003, an older versions of itunes, and an ipod, and was able to back up my outlook contacts and calender through itunes and right to the ipod, no problem.

Now, however, I have had to upgrade everything so they can handshake correctly. This has meant going to Outlook 2007, the latest itunes, an iphone 5, and the icloud. My entire goal is to have the contacts in outlook match the contacts in both the cloud and the phone.

In using the icloud control on both of these, I now have the following: a variety of calenders in my outlook with names like calender in icloud, home in icloud, and my calender, all in lovely pastel shades. The phone has one calendar with only the occasionally dupes on a given date.

The phone, however, is a disaster, with as many as three dupes of the same name. Looking at Outlook, I have a slew of contacts, some dupes, many that I though i had deleted from outlook. Also two categories of contacts, icloud and my contacts, with sub-directories in each. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that the contacts tab under my contacts was completely blank following a sync to the cloud, only to then find the other five versions, which, of course, I would like to have agree with each other. The icloud interface on line shows dupe contacts as well.

I understand that one person may not have all the answers to all the parts of this; I am on an iphone forum as well, trying to figure ... Read more

A:Cannot sync Outlook 2007 contacts and calendars with icloud and iphone

Hello jdkoerner, welcome to Seven Forums.

Quite a lot of information in the following:
iCloud and Outlook Sync Problems and Solutions - Slipstick Systems

Maybe something there to help.

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I've customized the look of File Explorer (thanks to the tutorial). Now, how do I remove iCloud Photos from the Devices and Drives view in file Explorer?

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Windows update has not been able to download updates for some time. I am also having difficulty accessing secure websites (on any browser) such as icloud, paypal, and capital one. I will input the address and get the spinning wheel of death until finally I get a message that says "this site can't be reached" or "took too long to respond". After clicking reload like 7-10 times it will finally take me to the website. I have icloud downloaded directly to my pc and it can't access the internet just like windows update. The only way to get to icloud is to go online and click reload a million times. It takes me forever to pay my bills! Please help I have a life that I would like to get back too. I miss my kids and I think my husband left me but I haven't been able to check yet.

A:Can't update windows or access secure sites like icloud, paypal and capital one.

Checked with hubby...he said as long as get the dishes done he was okay.
Let's see if there is some adware or malware causing the problem.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
Click the Remove Selected button.
MBAM will now delete all of... Read more

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I have Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. Each time I run the Outlook, message appears: "ICLOUD SERVICES Stopped working". The Outlook is synchronized to my iPhone via the ICLOUD. only modifications I make in my iPhone Pass to Outlook. Changes I make in my Outlook dose not Pass to my iPhone. Please help. Thank you

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Hello I'm David,
I'm new in the forum. As the title says, I have some problem  installing the icloud control panel in windows. At the end of the installation, the installer says that it has not the administrator privilegies to write in C:\ProgramData\microsoft\windos\Startmenu\programs\icloud.
I tried to used (in this sequence):
1- Malwarebytes anti malware
In the following i'm posting the log of the programs (Hijackthis file included)
Can you help me in find what it is the problem?
I opened everything as administrator not always the anti malware program even the icloud setup.

A:Icloud installer - windows installer does not have the administrator privilegies

I run Window Repair all in one too putting the MSI (windows installer) repair, but unfortunatly nothing changed

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Howdy all. Thanks in advance. I'm absolutely ignorant but I think I've followed the steps so that my first post won't cause you any extra problems. My main concern is that my computer may have an unknown administrator account, possibly being controlled by a hacker on another computer.

Microsoft Baseline gave me this info:

More than 2 Administrators were found on this computer.
Brian West

I've since removed "Brian West" as an administrator account.

Here's my Hijackthis logfile, after following the steps given in this forum.

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 6/3/05
Get updates at

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CAVRID] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CaAvTray] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe"
O23 - Service: CAISafe - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
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A:Totally new and in need of help

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\ixltd.dll/sp.html#12345

That sp.html is a problem about:blank spyware browser hijack there should also be a sp.dll i found this tough to get rid off. Go to this site and good luck.

04 - CAVRID.exe is a process associated with eTrust EZ_Antivirus from Computer Associates. This process should not be removed to ensure that your system security is not breached.

023 - Dell uses Netropa software for their multimedia keyboards. This is the program that figures out what to do when you press one of the multimedia/internet buttons on the keyboard.

Hope that doesn't confuse you and maybe the other guys will ad to this.

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Hope someone can help,i am very green to computers and need a little help please,i have joined a forum and enjoy posting messages and links to things like youtube and bing images,my problem is with copy and paste,if i go to bing images and hover over the picture and right click it offers a copy option but when i go to click for pasting on to forum the paste option is not available.Others on the forum have pasted pictures ready to see straight away,the best i can do is to copy and paste the url,hope somebody understands my problem and can help.


A:Totally new to this..

Pepe Welcome
Try this
Go to what you want to copy mark it off, hit cntrl and c at the same time and then copy.
See if paste works then.
Maybe even better, do what I do. Save pic to desktop or documents. Then copy and paste from there.
Finally try to
Right click picture, store as, then copy from there. Several methods, try each.

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