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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3330 on: November 06, 2016, 10:34:54 PM »
Thanks @User6669 and @avromie7

1. About how long would it take for the keyboard to dry?

2. Contacts from the TouchPad, do you mean the this strip?

3. The reason you're not telling me to rinse the pad is because it'll get ruined?

Thanks again guys.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3331 on: November 06, 2016, 10:39:29 PM »


Thanks @User6669 and @avromie7

1. About how long would it take for the keyboard to dry?

2. Contacts from the TouchPad, do you mean the this strip?

3. The reason you're not telling me to rinse the pad is because it'll get ruined?

Thanks again guys.

1 I don't have an answer for that but shake it out and leave it to dry on a paper towel till it looks dry.

2 yes

3 potentially, a keyboard is a very basic peice of hardware, some water shouldn't ruin it, a TouchPad is not as basic so I can't tell you what will happen if you wash it off.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3332 on: November 07, 2016, 10:18:19 AM »


Im wondering if this makes sense

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2043772/laptop-detecting-wifi.html

"ur wifi adapter does not support channel of broadcast above 8
so open ur modem configuration by connecting ur lan cable(192.168.1.1)
find channel and set its value to 1
this will surely solve ur problem."

Will this have any affect on the other users that are connected?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3333 on: November 07, 2016, 12:04:09 PM »
My assumption then is that maybe its broadcasting to 5ghz, or its AC and your wifi card doesnt support that.
Yup it seems that that was the issue. When I connected through my IP address ( http://192.168.1.1 ) I saw  2 Wi-Fi connections. there was a different  name for the 2.4GHz option. Same password different username.

That one worked.



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3334 on: November 13, 2016, 04:23:08 PM »
How can I find  my existing windows (10) activation key?  I'm about to do a fresh install and I assume that I'll have to re-activate windows (wrong?) .
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3335 on: November 13, 2016, 04:34:50 PM »
How can I find  my existing windows (10) activation key?  I'm about to do a fresh install and I assume that I'll have to re-activate windows (wrong?) .
You should not have to re-activate, to make sure you can always re-activate easily (if you are running the July 2016 update of Windows 10) you can simply sign in to a Microsoft Account on the activation page (Select the Start  button, select Settings>Update & security>Activation) then it'll say on the page Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account, and that way when you'll reinstall Windows it'll activate once you're signing in with your MS account.

I don't know what way you plan to do the fresh install, but the easiest way is with the special Windows 10 tool for this, see here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10startfresh

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3336 on: November 13, 2016, 04:45:56 PM »
How can I find  my existing windows (10) activation key?  I'm about to do a fresh install and I assume that I'll have to re-activate windows (wrong?) .
As Yisroel said - you don't need to know your key.  Once your machine is activated once, Microsoft will always activate an install of Windows 10 on that machine.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3337 on: November 13, 2016, 04:49:15 PM »
As Yisroel said - you don't need to know your key.  Once your machine is activated once, Microsoft will always activate an install of Windows 10 on that machine.
Except in the case of a big hardware change (motherboard or CPU etc.) it might make problems unless - as said - the license is linked to the Microsoft account.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3338 on: November 14, 2016, 12:22:58 AM »
You should not have to re-activate, to make sure you can always re-activate easily (if you are running the July 2016 update of Windows 10) you can simply sign in to a Microsoft Account on the activation page (Select the Start  button, select Settings>Update & security>Activation) then it'll say on the page Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account, and that way when you'll reinstall Windows it'll activate once you're signing in with your MS account.

I don't know what way you plan to do the fresh install, but the easiest way is with the special Windows 10 tool for this, see here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10startfresh

Thank you for the information .  I wasn't sure how to do  fresh install of windows 10 but the link you provided seems to be very simple.  (my computer got  infected with some viruses, not AVG nor avast were able to detect it so didn't malwarebyts, so I decided to do a fresh install and get over it,  maybe you have some  advice for that too)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3339 on: November 14, 2016, 12:26:31 AM »
Except in the case of a big hardware change (motherboard or CPU etc.) it might make problems unless - as said - the license is linked to the Microsoft account.
Thanks,  but that is not the case here.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3340 on: November 14, 2016, 12:26:44 AM »
As Yisroel said - you don't need to know your key.  Once your machine is activated once, Microsoft will always activate an install of Windows 10 on that machine.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3341 on: November 14, 2016, 12:27:48 AM »
Thank you for the information .  I wasn't sure how to do  fresh install of windows 10 but the link you provided seems to be very simple.  (my computer got  infected with some viruses, AVG nor avast were able to detect it so didn't malwarebyts, so I decided to do a fresh install and get over it,  maybe you have some  advice for that too)
I could try helping you with the malware, but if a fresh install isn't that much of a hassle to you it is always safer.

Of course, you gotta know what infected you in the first place and be safer in what you are doing, a good protection (people are mistaking that anti-virus software are virus cleaners, but it is not really true. Once infected a lot more can be needed, those are excellent before thing go down south.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3342 on: November 14, 2016, 12:28:48 AM »
I could try helping you with the malware, but if a fresh install isn't that much of a hassle to you it is always safer.

Of course, you gotta know what infected you in the first place and be safer in what you are doing, a good protection (people are mistaking that anti-virus software are virus cleaners, but it is not really true. Once infected a lot more can be needed, those are excellent before thing go down south.)
Would avast (free) be good enough to protect my computer?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3343 on: November 14, 2016, 12:32:58 PM »
3) No-one can secure you from yourself! If you have a חשש that a site, file, or program is not certainly safe then just DON'T open it, it is not worth the problems! Stay safe...
Can my computer get infected by just opening  a website without downloading anything?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3344 on: November 14, 2016, 12:33:57 PM »
Can my computer get infected by just opening  a website without downloading anything?
It can download something without you doing anything
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