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    SOLVED USB Drives Can't Be Renamed

    What I discovered was that my computer, that I had loaded a 64 Bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on, was not designed to run on a OS 64 Bit, but only a 32 Bit Windows. I learned this from the refurbisher company that I bought the computer from, and confirmed it with manufacturer (Lenovo)...
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    SOLVED USB Drives Can't Be Renamed

    Hello All, When I insert a USB Flash Drive I normally see the device name show up in my file explorer (I use xplorer², but it happens with Windows File Explorer equally). In the past, and despite naming the device through its Property's sheet, I'd occasionally get a flash drive without its user...
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    SOLVED 4 Computers Go Down

    The problem is solved - an errant program - Texter, a text expander / replacement program was at fault. The link is: http://www.computing.net/answers/hardware/4-computers-go-down-with-the-same-problem/92418.html#xtor=EPR-2 . Hope this helps someone.
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    SOLVED 4 Computers Go Down

    Hello All, I have a very unusual hardware problem. It has now affected its 4th computer. The problem is this: when I turn on my laptop for the first time in a few days, everything works exactly as it should, including the ability to type and have the keys I press show up correctly on the...
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    Firewall For Wireless

    Up until the past week I've had three computers networked using Ethernet hardwire cabling, where the hub / modem had a built-in hardware firewall. In that setup, I was fine with the Windows firewall. Now my computers are networked using 2.4 GHz wireless Group N. My question is this: do I need...
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    Bluetooth In DOS?

    Hello All, I have a Bluetooth mouse connected to my netbook, and all works fine. However, the backup / cloning software I use operates outside of Windows. In fact Keriver 1-click Restore operates right after the initial boot-up sequences finishes. The problem is that my Bluetooth mouse doesn't...
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    Which Firewall?

    @Ian Thanks for responding. To answer your question, no, I don't have any complex rules, nor can I foresee needing them in the future. I'm a one person operation, I'm the only one who touches my computers. So if I want to do something I just need to give myself permission, likewise if I want to...
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    Which Firewall?

    @krissking: Thanks for replying. I actually tried Comodo and it destroyed my system - the only way to recover was to do a fresh install of the OS! I'm beginning to wonder whether the deal I got on the netbook is worth it because they are too sensitive! So far Private Firewall, Emsi Online...
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    Which Firewall?

    Hello All, I'm in need of a freeware firewall for my netbook (Dell 2100). It currently has AVG Internet Security 2014 and Zemana AntiLogger on it. I really like PrivateFirewall, but unfortunately it crashes my system! I've been using Online Armour Free but I'm really fed-up with the barrage of...
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    SOLVED Elusive Bluetooth

    My original question was based on the premise that with one of the devices having Bluetooth (which I still can't access), the other two could be adapted with nano receivers. And given my negative experience with MS OneDrive, I wasn't expecting an application would work as well as Dropbox does...
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    SOLVED Elusive Bluetooth

    All three devices have Ethernet capability. So why not use file sharing in Windows? Because Windows requires me to have log-on passwords to use file sharing, and since I am the only person with access to my computers, I bypass that step. And to access their OneDrive program it kept asking me to...
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    SOLVED Elusive Bluetooth

    Just wanted to get back to you. I got a recommendation to try out Dropbox, which I did, and found it to be exactly what I was looking for. Its free. No hardware needed so no start-up cost. Its more secure (wired network vs. wireless). Its fast and all three of my devices have talked to each...
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    SOLVED Elusive Bluetooth

    Thanks for all the info and links - I have some reading and research to do! Again, my thanks.
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    SOLVED Elusive Bluetooth

    Thanks for replying. I don't mean to ask a stupid question, but I will anyway! What WiFi access point? I don't have WiFi. Everything has to be hard-wired here (steel frame building with a signal strength of 1/2 bar). But perhaps I'm not understanding your reply correctly?
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    SOLVED Elusive Bluetooth

    I am not sure if this is the right forum, if not, please feel free to move it to the correct one! I recently purchased a refurbished Dell Latitude 2100, a 10.1" netbook, with 2 GB of RAM, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I love the little machine. Graphics, sound, and Ethernet are all onboard...
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