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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4980 on: August 19, 2018, 09:22:21 PM »
Any way to transfer contacts from a dumb phone (LG Exalt VN360) to an iPhone 6? Both the phone were not on Verizon so I can’t use Verizon backup...
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4981 on: August 19, 2018, 09:24:06 PM »
Some dumbphones can transfer contacts via bluetooth, either to another phone or to a computer. Did you check if your phone can do that?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4982 on: August 19, 2018, 11:15:32 PM »
Thanks. Some dumbphones can transfer contacts via bluetooth, either to another phone or to a computer. Did you check if your phone can do that?
Update: Didn't work to computer from current dumb phone but was able to bluetooth from other dumb phone...Thanks!
Is there an easy way to add from PC to iPhone? I saw option of adding them to iCloud on the web but I am only able to do one at a time...?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4983 on: August 20, 2018, 09:43:48 AM »
Is there an easy way to add from PC to iPhone? I saw option of adding them to iCloud on the web but I am only able to do one at a time...?
That's something you're going to have to ask someone else :D though I'd be surprised if it wasn't possible.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4984 on: August 20, 2018, 07:44:11 PM »
Update: Didn't work to computer from current dumb phone but was able to bluetooth from other dumb phone...Thanks!
Is there an easy way to add from PC to iPhone? I saw option of adding them to iCloud on the web but I am only able to do one at a time...?
How about importing 'em all to Google and syncing?

(I'm not sure about how to sync to iPhone from PC, but what type of file/s do you currently have the contacts in on the PC?l

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4985 on: August 20, 2018, 08:03:41 PM »
That's something you're going to have to ask someone else :D though I'd be surprised if it wasn't possible.

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I found a solution bu combining all the contacts into one CSV file with the "copy *.csv combined-csv-files.csv after the file path withing the command prompt. https://www.live2tech.com/merge-multiple-csv-files-combine-one-large-csv-file/
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4986 on: August 20, 2018, 08:25:16 PM »
My contacts aren't syncing with iCloud. Any suggestions?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4987 on: August 27, 2018, 11:40:59 PM »
I feel kinda stupid with this but here we go anyway...

I'm locked out of my PC username. I have a hint and after putting in that password it's still not working... (A few weeks ago I tried logging in and needed to do it 3-4 times until it worked caps etc ) but now I tried it Soo many times and it's simply not working....

Anyway to get into my username? (Not a Microsoft account )

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4988 on: August 28, 2018, 09:57:52 AM »
I feel kinda stupid with this but here we go anyway...

I'm locked out of my PC username. I have a hint and after putting in that password it's still not working... (A few weeks ago I tried logging in and needed to do it 3-4 times until it worked caps etc ) but now I tried it Soo many times and it's simply not working....

Anyway to get into my username? (Not a Microsoft account )
Not the fanciest solution, but it may be worth a try to plug in a different keyboard and see if that helps. Maybe one of the keys on your keyboard is broken (or only works sometimes) and that's what is preventing you from typing the right password.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4989 on: August 28, 2018, 02:37:05 PM »
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Not the fanciest solution, but it may be worth a try to plug in a different keyboard and see if that helps. Maybe one of the keys on your keyboard is broken (or only works sometimes) and that's what is preventing you from typing the right password.

Source: experience
Or you can use the on screen keyboard through the ease of access icon.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4990 on: August 28, 2018, 02:40:50 PM »
Not the fanciest solution, but it may be worth a try to plug in a different keyboard and see if that helps. Maybe one of the keys on your keyboard is broken (or only works sometimes) and that's what is preventing you from typing the right password.

Source: experience
Or you can use the on screen keyboard through the ease of access icon.
Will try. Thanks


Other then that is there anyway to crash through?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4991 on: September 04, 2018, 05:46:40 PM »
Will try. Thanks


Other then that is there anyway to crash through?

You can download the program found at http://www.lazesoft.com/forgot-windows-admin-password-recovery-freeware.html
You will have to create a bootable CD/USB with that program and boot into it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4992 on: September 04, 2018, 11:53:47 PM »
Will try. Thanks


Other then that is there anyway to crash through?
https://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/

If you can boot to a Windows 10 installation disk (CD or USB) then the method in the link is very easy (IME)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4993 on: September 04, 2018, 11:55:46 PM »
You can download the program found at http://www.lazesoft.com/forgot-windows-admin-password-recovery-freeware.html
You will have to create a bootable CD/USB with that program and boot into it.
https://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/

If you can boot to a Windows 10 installation disk (CD or USB) then the method in the link is very easy (IME)
Thanks

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4994 on: September 05, 2018, 01:12:06 AM »
So my desktop just randomly booted up without me pressing any buttons. I turned on the screen to what looked like a bios type of screen that said something about client ID and the Mac address of something. I quickly disconnected the Ethernet cable since I had no idea what it was. Then it said disconnecting from something and booted up regular.
I wanted to get a picture but I didn't have my phone on me.

Anybody know what it could've been?
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