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    Enabling Administrator Account By Standard Account

    I've tried the "Another way". It does not work. Upon entering either of the commands illustrated above (line 2, after "Another way") , neither command is recognised.
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    Administrator account does not work

    I need to edit the hosts file. Apparently, that can be done using notepad. So I made the necessary changes to that file in order to block a website. But when I go to save the amended hosts file, I get "You need administrator permission to do that." But my account IS set up as an 'Administrator'...
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    Two (2) LPT-1 ports showing in Win7Pro

    I suspect that Windows last looked at the LPT arrangements in your PC and said "O.K.: I'll remember those settings' at the next power up & then doesn't look again to see if things have changed in the meantime. In other words, it has got confused. (Sound familiar? o_O ) Win_7 has a lot of...
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    SOLVED Scrolling marquee

    Job done! But don't ask me how I managed it! Being a raw newcomer to Windows 7, it was done by simply toying around with all manner of things - including the Command option - until suddenly things fell into place. (But I know better than to tamper with the registry!) So that's a bit embarrassing...
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    Forum help files and how to edit a post

    I'm a 'newbie' here, so please excuse me if this seems like a daft Q. . . . Are there any 'Help' files here about how to do things on this Forum, please? I looked, couldn't find any. (Perhaps I blinked!) The Mekon.
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    SOLVED Scrolling marquee

    In earlier versions of Windows - XP, for example - you could select the screensaver called 'Scrolling marquee', where you could chose your own text message that was displayed and other attributes. However, the choices of screensaver in Windows 7 is very limited - and does not include that...
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    Windows Help and Support won't provide any results

    Thanks for your reply. ► You wrote: Just for the hell of it, I reproduced what you did, beginning with the Start button. I entered the word "help," and hit <Enter> . Windows promptly opened my Firefox browser and loaded a recently-visited page about a different software product! This...
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    New member saying "Hello!"

    Thank you. Fundamentally, I'm here to learn. But where I feel I can contribute to helping others, I will do so. Alan.
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    Two (2) LPT-1 ports showing in Win7Pro

    Sounds as though you have a plug-in adapter which is providing the LPT2 and LPT3. If they're not in use, try disabling them in Device Manager. Also, have you configured the driver for your printer? Sometimes, a printer needs to be told what port to use. You say 'any printer': different printers...
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    Windows Help and Support won't provide any results

    Windows 7 (+ SP1): click the start button. In the box where it states in italics "Search programs and files", enter the word 'Help'. When I do that, the choice of 'Help & Support' is made available. (If you're not referring to Win_7, ignore that and what follows). For me, hitting F1 does...
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    Windows 7/Windows XP

    Hi! As a very-recently joined 'newbie to this Forum and Windows 7', what follows will need verification. But I feel confident that I'm on the right track. "Loading XP alongside Win_7": there are two ways of doing that: either install XP Mode in Win_7 or make a dual boot system. I've no...
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    New member saying "Hello!"

    Hi everyone: I've just joined. Forum name is The Mekon; real name is Alan. Although I've been using and 'doing things' with Windows since the early days - and before that, in the days of MS-DOS - I've recently taken the plunge and have begun to see what Windows 7 has to offer: so I'm a raw...
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