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    Wireless Security

    Yeah every now and then I'll see an unsecured network around our neighborhood. Doesn't last too long though. ;)
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    Wireless Security

    Yes it does add to the complication of setting up wireless connections. My families computers are all setup that though. Not too difficult really, but sometimes those wireless cards can be a pain.
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    Wireless Security

    True, but someone hell bent on hacking your router probably has tools to capture your SSID anyway. Which is why the key is really important. Just like MAC filtering too. That adds an extra layer of security, but people with the know how can bypass it.
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    SOLVED What advantages does 7 offer over XP ?

    I think once you start using the Win 7 and configuring things to the way you like it you'll realize how much improvement there really is over XP.
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    Comcast rant

    Ok so I was using the online chat customer support for Comcast asking about our account and why I had an extra IP address. I remember our family added it, but it makes no sense since I only use one modem and this is a home account. So during the chat I asked her if I was benefiting from...
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    Windows 7 Desktop Screenshots

    Changed it up a bit.
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    auto log out

    Isn't that only for logging back in. I don't want the forum to log me out in the first place until I choose to. I realize it's a security thing, but I would expect to be able to stay logged in idle longer than whatever time it is.
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    auto log out

    Is there a setting in my account so I stay logged on for longer period of time? That's kind of annoying, because I'm usually multitasking and reading other forums so my attention isn't always on this one and I don't want to keep logging in.
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    SOLVED Dell E1505

    I just added Readyboost to the laptop. Wow, I didn't really think it would make much difference, but just about everything loads even faster. I tried it on my desktop too, but it got corrupted and I had to take it off. Plus my desktop has more ram than my laptop so it didn't seem that much...
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    SOLVED Dell E1505

    Cool, I'll definitely check it out.
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    SOLVED Dell E1505

    co Yeah I wasn't sure if Dell had any hardware that would cause driver issues. I was able to install all the drivers and my apps/software that I like and it's running. The only thing I couldn't run was Sim City 4. After a Google search apparently it's not compatible. Oh well. I noticed it...
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    SOLVED Dell E1505

    Well, so far so good. It runs really well. I was a little concerned, but it's running well. No issues so far.
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    SOLVED Dell E1505

    Also, did you completely wipe the drive or did you just upgrade over the XP installation. What shoud I do to prep it? I've never wiped a laptop before. Is there any proprietary Dell software I will have to reinstall? Or do I just need to install the necessary drivers?
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    Problem with my Alienware Keyboard

    Does anybody know what that "HRESULTE_FAIL" is specifically. What does it refer to?
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    SOLVED Dell E1505

    So I want to Install win 7 pro 32bit on my Dell E1505. My ? is do I need to have the battery in it to install? My current battery is pretty much crap and it no longer even detects so I don't know how much charge there is on it, but I usually always have it stationary and plugged in so I don't...
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