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    Windows has detected an ip address conflict

    The "windows has detected an ip address conflict" message pops up occasionally on my wife's Windows 7 PC. When I check in the event log I see:- The hardware address shown is the MAC address for my Windows 10 system. This has me completely stumped. I'd be grateful for any info or advice. Thank you
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    SOLVED "you will need to provide administrator permission to change these settings"

    I have just discovered that it is only one shortcut that is giving the problem. Hadn't occurred to me to check any others till now. It's obviously something strange with that application. I'll flag this thread solved and investigate further. Thanks for your help.
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    SOLVED "you will need to provide administrator permission to change these settings"

    Thanks for the suggestion. Tried it. Made no difference.
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    SOLVED "you will need to provide administrator permission to change these settings"

    I recently re-installed Windows 7 and all of a sudden I was having access denied problems which had never occurred before. I have managed to fix all of these apart from one:- When I try to change the icon via the properties of a desktop item I get:- "you will need to provide administrator...
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    MSN Games won't load in IE9 64 bit

    Not sure what the difference is between the 32 and 64 bit versions of IE9. Decided to try the 64 bit version and found that MSN Zone Games such as Spades and Hearts will not load. Can sign in OK but when I select play now I get :- Whoops! Sorry, we were unable to install your game. Follow...
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    SOLVED Change in Sleep Behaviour after re-install of Windows

    Finger trouble! During my fiddling to try to fix a previous problem I must have inadvertently switched ACPI from STR to POS. Thanks for your input. :)
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    SOLVED Change in Sleep Behaviour after re-install of Windows

    Further to my previous thread about problems getting PC out of sleep I have noticed a change in how the PC behaves when in sleep mode. Before the re-install I am sure the PC became totally dormant, but now the system fans continue running (haven't checked CPU fan) and the power LED keeps...
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    SOLVED PC in sleep mode will not respond to mouse or keyboard

    I recently re-installed Win7 Prox X64 on my PC. MB is Gigabyte GA-M875GMT-UD2h. Now when I put PC into sleep mode it does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. I have to use the power button which causes what looks like a boot up sequence but the says "Resuming Windows" Nothing in the BIOS has...
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    SOLVED BSOD after clean install

    Thanks. :o Will mark it solved.
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    SOLVED BSOD after clean install

    Yes, I do know that. I hadn't had time to set up schedules properly so both kicked off at same time. :o
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    SOLVED BSOD after clean install

    Had just re-installed and rebuilt my W7 Pro X64 system. Was running SuperAntiSpyware scan alongside Windows Updates. Was browsing a forum via Firefox at the time.
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    SOLVED Windows 7 will not recover with original DVD used to install i

    Have done some more testing on this issue and have found that if there is more than one HDD on the system then to prevent the occurence of:- "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is...
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    SOLVED User's Folder shortcut on taskbar

    Yes. Have marked it solved.
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    SOLVED User's Folder shortcut on taskbar

    I checked in the Start Menu customise options and Personal Folder is already selected as "display as link". I did mean the taskbar that stretches all the way across the bottom of the screen. The Personal Folder shortcut is the one between the Snipping Tool and the Gold Star. Thanks to you...
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    SOLVED User's Folder shortcut on taskbar

    On my Win 7 X64 system there used to be an icon on the taskbar which opened up the User's Folder. (The one pointed to by the desktop item just below Libraries at the top left.) This has disappeared and I am at a loss as to how to get it back again. Got solution in the other Windows Seven...
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