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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 #5115 on: January 13, 2019, 09:16:00 PM »
I have a product key for Microsoft office 2007. I want to download the software but Microsoft doesn't support it anymore and they don't have it available for download.

If I wanted to download it from a shareware type of site how can I make sure there aren't any viruses or malware in it?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5116 on: January 13, 2019, 10:48:10 PM »
I have a product key for Microsoft office 2007. I want to download the software but Microsoft doesn't support it anymore and they don't have it available for download.

archive.org/details/software?and[]=creator%3A%22microsoft%22
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5117 on: January 14, 2019, 01:14:07 AM »
archive.org/details/software?and[]=creator%3A%22microsoft%22
These are any more trustworthy than let's say cnet?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5118 on: January 15, 2019, 09:56:14 AM »
These are any more trustworthy than let's say cnet?
archive.org is extremely trustworthy themselves, but they are just a collection from other places so you need to make sure you take a legit one. One good way is to find old official download links and find the files on archive.org. For instance this one (a semi-official download link for Microsoft Office Professional 2007 from Digital River): http://web.archive.org/web/20130510121358if_/http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msoffice/pub/X12-30196/X12-30196.exe

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5119 on: January 16, 2019, 09:25:09 AM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5122 on: January 23, 2019, 11:02:26 AM »
So I purchased a new 10TB harddrive , used a USB Enclosure to setup the drive (Did GPT), and copied my data to it. Now when I swap the drive into my PC with the sata it shows up as GPT protective. Any advise? Do I need to format back to MBR?



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5123 on: January 23, 2019, 09:49:45 PM »
Some BIOS have a setting to use USB keyboards and mice in legacy mode. This could enable it to work even if Windows setup does not load the proper USB driver. If this is what you were referring to, go for it.

I reject avromie7's answer of using a USB keyboard. I assume he assumed that you had  been using a PS/2 keyboard until now and that a USB keyboard would be better. If you have been using a USB keyboard and are able to try a PS/2 keyboard instead, this could help, as it doesn't require drivers. This can only help if your system board actually has a PS/2 port (purple for keyboard, green for mouse); going through an adapter to the computer's USB port is no better than a USB keyboard.
I Couldn't figure it out so i Just Installed Windows 10.
I Am using a USB Keyboard because my PC Doesn't have a PS/2 port.

This is a known issue with some builds of Windows on certain computers. If the above two changes are not possible for you system board, perhaps getting another build of Windows could help.
Interesting I already tried 2 Different Builds and neither worked-Any Ideas on Which Specific Builds work?

I am actually working the identical problem on another HP model now, trying to install Windows 10.
Were you able to resolve the issue by you? By Me i just installed Windows 10 (Via a Existing PC) As i Could not get Windows 7 to work.


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5124 on: January 29, 2019, 11:26:03 PM »
My computer is acting like a key is stuck pressed down. Not sure which key, but if I open the start menu, or a google spreadsheet, or some other apps (but not all), it scrolls either to the right or down until you can't scroll anymore. Restarting didn't help. Is there any way to figure out which key this is, so I can see if I need to clean my keyboard or something?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5125 on: January 30, 2019, 02:52:41 AM »
My computer is acting like a key is stuck pressed down. Not sure which key, but if I open the start menu, or a google spreadsheet, or some other apps (but not all), it scrolls either to the right or down until you can't scroll anymore. Restarting didn't help. Is there any way to figure out which key this is, so I can see if I need to clean my keyboard or something?
I'm assuming your computer is a laptop. If it were a desktop, you could easily unplug the keyboard and observe if the behavior stops.
The on-screen keyboard might show you which key is stuck. The command is osk.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5126 on: January 30, 2019, 02:53:40 AM »
I'm assuming your computer is a laptop. If it were a desktop, you could easily unplug the keyboard and observe if the behavior stops.
The on-screen keyboard might show you which key is stuck. The command is osk.
Desktop. So the weird thing is that I unplugged the mouse and the keyboard and the behavior continues! OSK did not show any keys pressed. Any other advice?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5127 on: February 03, 2019, 11:42:17 AM »
On a ASUS laptop, the fingerprint to sign in  option randomly disappears.  Anyone have any idea how to stop this from happening?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5128 on: February 04, 2019, 09:16:34 PM »
What would be a recommended program (pref free) to learn how to type properly (using all 10 fingers etc)?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5129 on: February 04, 2019, 11:06:15 PM »
What would be a recommended program (pref free) to learn how to type properly (using all 10 fingers etc)?
I found TypeFaster to be a simple and good program for this:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/typefaster/