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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
(This is a work in progress, please feel free to add whatever you may feel is helpful)

Please post whether or not the problem was fixed
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4500 on: October 08, 2017, 06:13:21 PM »
Any way to extract wifi password from iPhone?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4501 on: October 08, 2017, 07:00:15 PM »
Any way to extract wifi password from iPhone?
Not really (excluding a Jailbroken one, or maybe if you have a Mac.)

If you want to connect a 2nd iOS device this might be working for you https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/54551/is-there-any-way-to-view-saved-wifi-passwords-on-the-iphone/290430#290430

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4502 on: October 09, 2017, 11:51:48 PM »
I decided to Jailbrake phone and and successfully extracted wifi data. I having trouble unjailbraking. After doing a restore from backup done before jailbraking, Cydia is still on device and when I connect to iTunes I am asked to setup new device even though I already restored from previous backup....? Any suggestion how to completely remove?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4503 on: October 10, 2017, 12:00:24 AM »
I decided to Jailbrake phone and and successfully extracted wifi data. I having trouble unjailbraking. After doing a restore from backup done before jailbraking, Cydia is still on device and when I connect to iTunes I am asked to setup new device even though I already restored from previous backup....? Any suggestion how to completely remove?
Did you Restore the phone to factory defaults before setting up the phone with the restore from backup?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4504 on: October 10, 2017, 02:22:23 AM »
How do I solve when this message showing up internet is up and running but when trying to load any page comes up Server DNS address can not be found

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4505 on: October 10, 2017, 04:56:36 AM »
How do I solve when this message showing up internet is up and running but when trying to load any page comes up Server DNS address can not be found

Try right-clicking the little network icon on the bottom right side of the screen, and select "troubleshoot network".
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4506 on: October 10, 2017, 08:59:19 AM »
I decided to Jailbrake phone and and successfully extracted wifi data. I having trouble unjailbraking. After doing a restore from backup done before jailbraking, Cydia is still on device and when I connect to iTunes I am asked to setup new device even though I already restored from previous backup....? Any suggestion how to completely remove?
You disabled find my iPhone before restoring?

ETA:

DFU MODE STEPS


Hold the Power Button (3 secs)

Continue holding the power button and also hold the home button (15 secs)

Release the power button while continuing to hold the home button (10 secs)

Your device should prompt with the "Connect to iTunes Screen"

Restore Firmware.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4507 on: October 10, 2017, 09:19:03 AM »
Try right-clicking the little network icon on the bottom right side of the screen, and select "troubleshoot network".
Done so nothing changed.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4508 on: October 11, 2017, 12:16:59 AM »
Did you Restore the phone to factory defaults before setting up the phone with the restore from backup?
You disabled find my iPhone before restoring?

ETA:

DFU MODE STEPS


Hold the Power Button (3 secs)

Continue holding the power button and also hold the home button (15 secs)

Release the power button while continuing to hold the home button (10 secs)

Your device should prompt with the "Connect to iTunes Screen"

Restore Firmware.
It worked. Thanks.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4509 on: October 17, 2017, 01:10:34 AM »
I have posted at least once in this thread about my laptop not shutting down properly. It would require that I hold down the power button to completely shutdown and restart. Also I wasn't able to wake laptop from sleep with completely shutting down.

I was browsing around and came across the suggestion to turn off "Fast Start Up". So far it seems to be working. Yay:)
(Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Setting)
http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-Fix-shutdown-problem-in-windows-10/
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4510 on: October 17, 2017, 10:38:31 AM »
I just bought my first laptop (hp) for college. do i have to subscribe to any thing like anti virus or the like                                                                                                                                              or any thing else that i should know or do?thank you

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4511 on: October 17, 2017, 10:44:43 AM »
I just bought my first laptop (hp) for college. do i have to subscribe to any thing like anti virus or the like                                                                                                                                              or any thing else that i should know or do?thank you
You shouldn't need to subscribe to anything.

Which antivirus comes with it and for how long is the free subscription?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4512 on: October 17, 2017, 12:36:40 PM »
You shouldn't need to subscribe to anything.

Which antivirus comes with it and for how long is the free subscription?
I bought it at Costco it says on the laptop that it has a 1 year subscription of mcafee live safe is that sufficient or should I get more? THANKS
 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4513 on: October 17, 2017, 04:35:31 PM »
I bought it at Costco it says on the laptop that it has a 1-year subscription of McAfee live safe is that sufficient or should I get more? THANKS
That is good, subscribe to it. Just make sure that after a year you take something else...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4514 on: October 17, 2017, 05:24:05 PM »
That is good, subscribe to it. Just make sure that after a year you take something else...
actually just realized i only have windows defender is that adequate?