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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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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
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2940 on: June 07, 2016, 01:53:36 PM »
Hi. When I'm in Chrome and there are other applications open (word, excel etc,) I can't click on the apps icon to maximize it. I have to click on the chrome on to minimize chrome. It's really annoying and it just started.
What could it be and how can I fix it?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2941 on: June 07, 2016, 03:33:54 PM »
Hi. When I'm in Chrome and there are other applications open (word, excel etc,) I can't click on the apps icon to maximize it. I have to click on the chrome on to minimize chrome. It's really annoying and it just started.
What could it be and how can I fix it?
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/disable-chromes-windows-8-mode/

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2942 on: June 08, 2016, 09:07:31 AM »
I have a windows7 laptop the wifi isn't working but the cable is. I have updated the drivers and still not working. It sometimes gets the connection for a while and then loses it. Any suggestions?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2943 on: June 08, 2016, 12:20:43 PM »
I have a windows7 laptop the wifi isn't working but the cable is. I have updated the drivers and still not working. It sometimes gets the connection for a while and then loses it. Any suggestions?
did you try re booting the computer,as well as the wifi network disconnect it (click forget network) and resync the network! (you can even try to pull the router plug out for a second and restart it and see what happens! 
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2944 on: June 08, 2016, 02:56:24 PM »
did you try re booting the computer,as well as the wifi network disconnect it (click forget network) and resync the network! (you can even try to pull the router plug out for a second and restart it and see what happens! 
did all of that, to no avail

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2945 on: June 08, 2016, 04:39:32 PM »
did all of that, to no avail
what about trying another wifi network!(a neighbors or optimum....) If it works flawlessly by another one, then you know the problem is by your router(or wifi)adapter!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2946 on: June 08, 2016, 04:59:38 PM »
what about trying another wifi network!(a neighbors or optimum....) If it works flawlessly by another one, then you know the problem is by your router(or wifi)adapter!
its my laptop as i tried a neighbors wifi and it had the same prob as well as using another laptop on my network and had no issue

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2947 on: June 08, 2016, 05:22:36 PM »
its my laptop as i tried a neighbors wifi and it had the same prob as well as using another laptop on my network and had no issue
then it seems like you need a tech! Assuming it was bought a while back, or I would tell you to return or exchange!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2948 on: June 08, 2016, 10:57:34 PM »
With a little help I setup my router with DD-WRT in client mode which requires I connect to the router with a cable. I see an option for a virtual interface. Does that mean I would be able to connect wirelessly as well?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2949 on: June 08, 2016, 10:57:58 PM »
I have a windows7 laptop the wifi isn't working but the cable is. I have updated the drivers and still not working. It sometimes gets the connection for a while and then loses it. Any suggestions?
can you take apart the case and see if the wifi antenna is not fully attached

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2950 on: June 12, 2016, 03:51:13 AM »
How to recover admin password of windows 10?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2951 on: June 13, 2016, 05:32:30 PM »
can you take apart the case and see if the wifi antenna is not fully attached
how to take the back off ? it is one big board and when i unscrew it all it doesent just come off am i doing something wrong?
btw bought a wifi usb working fine

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2952 on: June 13, 2016, 06:00:28 PM »
how to take the back off ? it is one big board and when i unscrew it all it doesent just come off am i doing something wrong?
btw bought a wifi usb working fine
search youtube for your model laptop then the word disassembly
anyway, if usb wifi works, great!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2953 on: June 13, 2016, 10:05:04 PM »
how to take the back off ? it is one big board and when i unscrew it all it doesent just come off am i doing something wrong?
btw bought a wifi usb working fine
There are usually clips that you need to force open
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2954 on: June 16, 2016, 12:06:49 PM »
My laptop sound has always been incredibly low. Is there hardware I can change to fix that?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2955 on: June 16, 2016, 09:19:45 PM »
My laptop sound has always been incredibly low. Is there hardware I can change to fix that?
First check the mixer to make sure the volume is not limited by software. The mixer has a master volume control and also individual controls for each source of audio. Additionally, individual programs such as Windows Media Player and YouTube have their own volume control. If the volume is at the max and it's still not loud enough for you, you will need external speakers. The internal speakers are not a generic part that could be upgraded the way you could upgrade a hard drive.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2956 on: June 20, 2016, 09:17:35 AM »
Hi
Good morning
Need help with my computer it has plugged in working internet and it doesn't work,  its some setting that changes by itself , any help?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2957 on: June 20, 2016, 02:49:15 PM »
Asking for a family member. Can't delete,add or alter files on usb. Getting a message "This disc is write-protected. Remove the write-protection, or use another disc". Probably a virus. Anything to be done?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2958 on: June 20, 2016, 03:07:53 PM »
Asking for a family member. Can't delete,add or alter files on usb. Getting a message "This disc is write-protected. Remove the write-protection, or use another disc". Probably a virus. Anything to be done?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2959 on: June 20, 2016, 05:25:07 PM »
make sure that the virus isnt still running...
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