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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Warez, CD Cracks etc.

    Any posting of Warez items and related software, whether it be direct sources or links, will be edited and/or removed by the Moderator team. FAF support software copyright and legitimate purchasing of such products. Posting of P2P software links (Such as Kazaa, Morpheus, E-Donkey etc.) and...

    Started by Surreal‎, 14-01-2005 01:37 PM
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    1. The great NBN

      last week its been almost impossible to get online. Had been blamed for using too much data over Christmas, then jan and feb it was worse. wife rang to complain Monday--and it magically was working as she rang up. yesterday took 2+ hours to log in to home page so I rang and got a very helpful...

      Started by Davehoos‎, 07-03-2015 10:01 AM
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    2. How do you save. all the stuff on a laptop ?

      hi bear in mind your talking to a 50 odd year old non computer guy. im getting a newer laptop . and dont want to lose all my pics etc from my laptop running on xp . they are in folders all over the place. holidays from different years ,weddings,births etc how do you back up a hard drive ? . i have...

      Started by jadentyhy‎, 29-08-2014 12:45 AM
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    3. One big step for mankind.

      OK, at 74 I am no chicken and think I have a reasonable grip on the computer thing, BUT.:thinking: I have been on Windows 7 for a few years after starting on Windows 95 back around 1998.:cool: I have Windows 8 arriving in the next day or so, and am going to need some tips I am sure, after...

      Started by Young Simmo‎, 10-08-2014 04:35 PM
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    4. Cool Too much drama too often.

      I have just finished an over-complex drama for getting a bit of training related to an industry I have always wanted to be part of. Confused as to why I had paid for this course I was scratching around to find out why I couldn't access it at all until I realised that my online email had taggged it...

      Started by Redwight‎, 12-06-2014 10:51 PM
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    5. Smashing the 4Ghz mark.

      Hello there. Had a 4Ghz Pentium 4 a while back now- air cooled back on the Quad Core unit now Just wondering if anybody on the forums is into watercooling or using Propylene Glycol or Vegatable oil to cool their cpu/graphics? Any brands used or have you done custom plumbing for cpu's and...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 26-09-2012 09:11 PM
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    6. Unhappy Anyone else use yahoo mail? I Got hacked

      Pretty much as the title says, anyone else use yahoo?I just received an understandably irate email from a member here, their child had been sent porn supposedly from my email. There are no traces of the email in any of my sent folders anywheaer. I had corresponded with the member some time ago, bit...

      Started by xy-transit‎, 21-05-2014 12:02 PM
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    7. Issues connecting to Ford Aust Forum with iPad2

      Has anyone had any problems connecting to the Forum with an iPad2 via wireless (on Optus ADSL 2+)? Started having the problem about 3 weeks ago I get a "connection failed" message - as though a time limit has been exceeded. Connects OK via my wired PC (running Windows7) Bill

      Started by myxr854‎, 27-10-2013 07:21 PM
      connection, ipad
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    8. Notebook running to damn hot?

      Here's some tips if your notebook is running hotter than Hades and your good with computers and understand basic repair and basic thermal dynamics and heat flow stuff. If you computer especially is mysteriously crashing doing mundane tasks-and its got nothing to do with viruses or hacking....

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 19-10-2013 01:37 PM
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    9. OBD11 code readers / Scan tool verses flash tuner

      Sorry if in the wrong section. Did a search and found an old thread re: connectivity issues but nothing else. Redwrite suggested many are going away from OBD to flash tuners. Been looking into scan tools since my bro took on trying to rectify an 01 KA with smartlock issues for a pensioner.....

      Started by xy-transit‎, 16-10-2013 06:46 PM
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    10. windows xp and windows 7 dual boot issue: they won't

      I read the complete step by step how to on setting up dual booting windows 7 and xp. I prepared all my partitions beforehand, and labeled them accordingly so there would be no confusion i. I installed windows 7 on my new SATA drive. Everything went OK, except that I never got a boot menu presented...

      Started by colintyvu‎, 07-12-2012 03:41 AM
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    11. Scheduled Tasks not starting?

      As following How To Schedule Tasks in Windows XP I have scheduled that firefox and task manager are to run on startup, and up until now it works, but lately they haven't been running. I checked the scheduled tasks utility and they are still there, unchanged, so I don't know what would have...

      Started by colintyvu‎, 24-08-2012 09:49 AM
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    12. Question What's in a Mac?

      G'day all. After using a largely dominated OS like Microsoft for the past 8 years and overall being less than satisfied with it, my interest may point to a Mac computer purchase soon. After test driving one yesterday at a local store, I found a stylish, clean cut and simple operating system that...

      Started by Mark73‎, 08-10-2009 03:41 PM
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    13. Pictures sent from Apple computer not opening up in Outlook or Optus emails .

      Every time I get an email from friends that have Apple computers the link will not open to show images on my Optus or Outlook express. But if I forward the emails to my Gmail account I can open them. I tried the view drop down and the links there but not able to resolve the issue. I'm no computer...

      Started by buickman‎, 24-03-2012 02:19 PM
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    14. Windows Xp?

      I research http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-us&name=installnha I have a windows vista ultimate laptop.When I bought it it had Windows xp on it.I upgraded it to windows vista then it started rebooting.So when the computer shop people tried to put Windows xp the computer didn't...

      Started by logankalo‎, 21-08-2011 06:08 PM
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    15. Zone Alarm disables my Internet Explorer when installed.

      http://www.easycomputertips.com/article-installkhoa I have a Dell Dimension 3000 running MS XP96, and SP 3 (candidate). At present the Windows firewall is used because I cannot seem to find a helpful alternative. But I would install Zone Alarm if I knew how. First, i have some...

      Started by logankalo‎, 20-10-2011 03:01 AM
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    16. Thumbs up Hotlinking issues - protecting your copyright, images and bandwidth

      Hotlinking of images and flash objects is becoming an increasing problem for many webmasters and site owners, especially given the recent explosion in popularity of social networking services. website design India based companies are working together to reduce Hotlinking. What is Hotlinking?...

      Started by Stammberger114‎, 26-09-2011 01:32 PM
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    17. Question Build a PC

      if anyone was to build a PC today what parts would yo use i looked at doing something like this GA-X58A-OC Coreô i7-990X but that ALONE = $2000 lol the rest would be another 2 grand for a gaming PC

      Started by AUFU98‎, 03-08-2011 03:34 PM
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    18. Windows XP CD-Key

      I have a legit version of Windows XP, but it needs to be formatted. Unfortunately, I don't have the CD-Key, as it is missing... is there a way to find out the CD-Key that was used in your computers installation, so I may re-use it?

      Started by jPod‎, 23-03-2010 09:03 PM
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    19. Good iPad apps?

      Iíve just got an iPad which I figured would be a great tool for uni. What apps do people recommend? Iíve got yxplayer2 which is fairly basic and can lag a bit, but itís the only app I could find that would play flv files. Also bought ĎPagesí which is a word processing app that can create and...

      Started by PaulST‎, 29-01-2011 07:00 PM
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    20. iTunes problem.

      For some unexplained reason, my itunes has reverted to a previous iTunes library. So up the top is says "Previous iTunes library" and any song I've recently bought is no longer listed. Does anyone know how I can undo whatever I've done and get the most recent library up?

      Started by PaulST‎, 26-04-2011 05:45 PM
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    21. Goodbye Windows or was that Good Riddance?

      Fed up with issues with windows and the internet I have finally converted. Long live Unix and software extinction to windows. So much more stable (I don't play games) for internet, music and Multimedia. I can always dual boot to run old win2k or xp64 if I want the windows 'experience' still. It...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 27-10-2006 10:36 AM
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    22. Scantool Problems

      G'day all, I bought an ELM327 scantool from an ebay seller, (this may be my first problem). Having got the program installed, I am having trouble getting it to work. The program asks to configure a port, but when I select one and click save it says that the port could not be opened and to check...

      Started by baxtc1‎, 24-03-2011 08:15 PM
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    23. Cool Movie Editing software

      Hey guys i am getting a new HD vid cam for chrissy :D but i want to know what you guys use to edit movies what you find is the best program and can you add the pixels over the face or number plate etc... also i have no intention on spending over 1 grand for software when the camera does...

      Started by AUFU98‎, 30-11-2010 08:17 AM
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    24. Transferring Apps from XP to Win 7

      http://forums.windowsforum.org/index.php?showtopic I'm setting up my No.1 daughter with a new Win 7 PC, and am in the process of transferring her XP stuff to the new PC. Things have gone well, so far. Have been using an 80 GB USB H/D and have successfuly transferred her Thunderbird and Firefox...

      Started by owenkkkk‎, 28-10-2010 05:44 AM
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    25. Computer saying limited or no connectivity

      Hi Guys. http://forums.windowsforum.org/index.php? showtopic=csegia I have a HP Compact S5200UK Tower which I have just rebuilt as it is needing to be introduced to a peer to peer network of 6 computers at work. I have loaded Windows XP onto this unit and now would like to update the...

      Started by owenkkkk‎, 21-09-2010 02:02 AM
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    26. Cant logon to WindowsXP, deleted some registry keys

      I use Malwarebytes Antimalware regularly http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam and havent had an infection found in about a year. Yesterday i scanned after about a month and i saw 12 infections ! MBAM said it could not clean a few infections: ==============

      Started by chloec42‎, 13-09-2010 03:43 PM
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    27. Failed to query TCP/IP settings

      Hello Everyone, I recently reinstalled Windows XP SP 2 as my PC was very sluggish and I don't recall ever doing a reinstall since I bought this PC six years ago! I ran the File and Settings Transfer Wizard prior to my reinstall. The install went smoothly and I transferred my original...

      Started by charlotba‎, 05-09-2010 02:07 AM
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    28. Desktop problem

      Im pretty stupid when it comes to things about computers. i know a little bit but this is just beyond me i dont know if its a hardware problem software problem or what. But i reformatted and reinstalled Windows xp Home SP2 due to virus problem, sumhow got a virus and it $#@^#@ over my...

      Started by kalebaha‎, 10-08-2010 12:02 AM
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    29. Woopra Desktop Client 1.4 on WinXP

      Been discussing this with Woopra via Twitter, but thought I'd post the whole story to the forums anyway. I was using the Woopra WordPress plugin to track my stats, but it stopped working. So I followed the instructions to set up the tracking manually. When I tried logging into the desktop...

      Started by connorabb‎, 27-08-2010 03:30 AM
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    30. Windows XP Key

      Hi all, I'm new to these forums so not so sure on what sort of assistance I am going to get here. I've read all forums and have not found anyone to seem to have the same issue as me. I had a laptop that I bought off a friend. It had windows 98 on it. I uploaded windows vista to it and then...

      Started by landoni88‎, 07-06-2010 10:07 AM
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    31. WinXP language

      Detail on mu bao hiem Hi folks, Win XP 32 bit (English version) Can I change the captioned OS displaying Chinese on tool bars, icons etc.

      Started by jacksonkynh‎, 20-05-2010 02:54 AM
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    32. Virus make your access permission disables

      Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item" The Virus make your access permission disables. Whenever you are click the exe files or you are trying to open Control panel a message come like ďWindows cannot access the...

      Started by liam8096‎, 05-05-2010 09:55 AM
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    33. Cleanups

      I'm not the best with computers so this may seem silly to some. What is the best way to clean up a hard drive to optimise the performance of the computer, i.e. make it run like new? I often use the defrag and disc clean up and it helps some what, but is there anything else I can do to make it...

      Started by Maco‎, 16-04-2010 03:39 PM
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    34. PS3 wireless controller

      just wondering if there was any reason why a controller would just stop working? used it on monday, was all good. today it wont work at all, plugged in or not. in the ps3 menu screen it asks me to hit the ps3 button, nothing happens.

      Started by Dr. Miracle‎, 07-04-2010 05:35 PM
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    35. Laptop cooler pad.

      I've just got a new HP notepad and it's been suggested that these models struggle with heat, and therefore, I should purchase a cooling pad. Does anyone have one? Any good/bad stories? Which type should I go for?

      Started by PaulST‎, 09-12-2009 05:41 PM
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    36. Displaying Virus Alert wallpaper in windows xp

      hijackthis log file and wallpaper screen shot In my laptop virus alert wallpaper is displaying and System security 2009 automatically installed. System security 2009 showing that my laptop is infected with virus it ask me to scan after scan it showing many viruses. when i try to clean all virus...

      Started by aphanri‎, 31-03-2010 01:46 PM
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    37. Bl**dy file sharing!

      I'm trying to set up a file sharing system between my laptop, running Windows 7, and my desktop running XP. I have selected the drive I want to be able to be shared (its on the Windows 7 machine), and set it on share. I have enabled sharing on the computer and my XP machine can see the 7 machine,...

      Started by jPod‎, 16-02-2010 09:27 PM
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    38. Post Windows 7 Debut

      Windows 7 has been launched today and apparently 91% of users find no problem with it thus far. Encryption has been drastically improved and has even been criticised by law enforcement for being too good in one report I read. Early days yet however. I remember that Vista's launch in late 2006...

      Started by Mark73‎, 22-10-2009 04:25 PM
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    39. Defender and CA??

      I've just got a new computer and it came with Windows Defender and I've also got a paid subscription to CA. Should I get rid of the Defenderor is it integrated into Windows 7? Or should I at least turn Defender off? I'm assuming it's just duplicating CA and slowing the system down. Thanks in...

      Started by PaulST‎, 01-02-2010 04:15 PM
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    40. Ps3

      quick noob question, is it worth the extra $$ to get the 80gb version or should i get the 40gb since the price has just been reduced by $100? *shrugs* i wanna ps3 lol.

      Started by Dr. Miracle‎, 06-10-2008 07:10 PM
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    41. Hardware....

      OK, am I the only person who hates having to change your mouse or or keyboard, and never being able to find one that "feels" right? I just had to replace my old mouse because the scroll wheel had stopped working. And the new mouse I got, the only mouse that claimed to be Win2k compatible, has...

      Started by trainman‎, 27-11-2009 09:22 PM
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    42. Buying new laptop

      I've just found out how I can buy a new laptop through work and reckon my old desktop is due for a trade in. I don't need brilliant video cards (don't have time), just a reliable, fast system. Am planning on going back to Uni soon so a portable computer would have obvious benefits. Don't need a...

      Started by PaulST‎, 24-11-2009 05:59 PM
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    43. Poll Poll: Screen size.

      II've just bought a new 20 inch screen (VG2021m - means nothing to me but it's printed on it) screen and it's quite an experience considering my old screen was about 15 (I think). How large is everyone elses?

      Started by PaulST‎, 23-03-2007 12:33 PM
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    44. Question Back Up Software

      Wondering what people are using for their back up requirements. I tend to do manual backups of my system documents, music, pictures etc and use no back up software currently. There are a few programs on the market presently like Norton Ghost and Acronis. Post what you are using and what is the...

      Started by Mark73‎, 05-09-2009 11:24 PM
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    45. Is it a virus or have i got a dodgy system

      A few weeks ago my PC was saying that Office was a counterfeit version then 3 days ago it says that windows is ( now i brought this PC at a computer shop with all disks etc etc) So i have the code to re enter so i can say i have a legal version but when i try to put it in it says i have to pay $300...

      Started by Agro_EF‎, 03-08-2009 06:28 AM
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    46. Xbox Live anyone

      just wondering if anyone has xbox live if so wats your gamertag mines lowndesy

      Started by CustomEL‎, 07-08-2009 02:41 AM
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    47. Dob in a Web Miscreant.

      Latley there has been some very bad behaved individuals/ groups on the internet. Us Greys love information of all kinds and if it does not pertain to violence or hatred in any form we tolerate (freedom of speech is great so long as its not misused with 'hidden agendas'). The powers that be will...

      Started by ELSpeedo‎, 03-07-2009 12:04 PM
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      03-07-2009, 12:04 PM Go to last post
    48. Question Bing Versus Google

      Hello, I just registered this forum while surfing and Iím curious about what you think about Bing. According to some news it already started to overtake Yahoo. But it seems to me they canít beat Google. I think more creative ideas and some vision is needed to overtake Google. Besides of...

      Started by Yazar‎, 15-06-2009 09:41 PM
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      21-06-2009, 10:56 AM Go to last post
    49. Firefox 3

      Am I the only person who hates Firefox 3? It's slow, glitchy (it has issues displaying pictures in my case, doesn't refresh the window until you scroll) and simply not better than F2. As a result, I've gone back to F2 which is still better than all of them overall. Chrome may be a little quicker...

      Started by Perun‎, 20-09-2008 12:36 PM
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      18-05-2009, 04:37 PM Go to last post
    50. Blu-ray Discs

      As of January 2009, more than 890 Blu-ray disc titles are available in Australia but i think it's not booming because of it's high prices. Have you ever watched a movie or played a game using a blu-ray disc? How is it? Need some input guys just want to help my brother on his assignment. thanks

      Started by joshua‎, 15-05-2009 07:55 PM
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      17-05-2009, 10:51 PM Go to last post

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