Hey jlego,

Not at all, I didn't read it that way. I appreciate the correction, it would be nice if I was right 100% of the time :)

Yes you will need to obtain a new license. You can pick up an upgrade version and upgrade your existing OS by dropping the disk in and following the prompts. Here is a break down of the difference between the three:


If you do not need XP mode, bitlocker, or to join a domain there really isn't a compelling reason to spend the money to upgrade that I can see.

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Yep you have several options, here you go....


Hey Striker,

This one had me curious, after a TON of searching I found several sites that had partial information. Then I hit the gold mine!


This site has a very detailed breakdown and step by step direction. I would be very interested to hear how this turns out for you.



When you have something playing in the browser open up your volume mixer and see if the volume setting for that particular application is muted or set to low.

Right click on the speaker icon in your system tray and select "Open Volume Mixer" if you have several things open that have audio outs you may have to scroll to the right.

I had a similar problem with my windows 7 installation and this fixed it for me. I imagine you tested the same site with IE or another browser and audio works properly?



Add the new DNS server to your clients DNS list via your DHCP server or if you are running static IP then add it manually to your clients. Since your primary one is acting up I would add the new server as your primary and have the one that is having a problem as your secondary.



Is it your goal to access files on Computer A from Computer B? If so, I would follow the steps outlined here on the destination computer..... [url]https://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/share.mspx[/url]
After you have shared a folder or drive, you can map to it by start run \IP_Address\Share_name (step 5).

If you would like to map a network drive to the share here is a how to...

Hope this helps,



A father passing by his son's bedroom was astonished to see that his

bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw and

envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to


With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with trembling hands

and read the letter.

Dear Dad:

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope

with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and

you. I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice.

But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing,

tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact t hat she is much older

than I am. But it's not only the passion...Dad she's pregnant.

Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods

and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of

having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that

marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone.

We'll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people

that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy.

In the meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so

Stacy can get better.

She deserves it. Don't worry Dad. I'm 15 and I know how to take care of

myself. Someday I'm sure that we will be back ...

Sulley's Boo commented: hehe :P +4

[COLOR=#555555]Hey Mackers, [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]First, name your pst file you brought over from the old machine. You should be able to tell which one this is by its location.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]1. [/COLOR][B][COLOR=#555555]File->Data file management[/COLOR][/B]
[COLOR=#555555]2. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Highlight the pst which you brought over (you should be able to determine this by its location) click [B]Settings…[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]3. [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]Now name the pst what ever you would like i.e. [B]Primary[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]4. [/COLOR][B][COLOR=#555555]Ok [/COLOR][/B][COLOR=#555555]and [B]Close [/B]out of Data files[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#555555]Here we will remove the unwanted pst file and set your primary pst file to receive incoming messages. If you have already had messages delivered to the default, pst move those messages your primary pst and disconnect your network cable to prevent any additional messages from coming in. [/COLOR]

[COLOR=#555555]1. [B]Tools->Email Accounts[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555]2. Leave default [B]"View or change...." [/B]click[B] Next[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555][B]3. [/B]Select [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555][B]Primary [/B][/COLOR][COLOR=#555555]under [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555][B]“Deliver new email to…..”[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#555555][B]4.[/B] Highlight the pst file you do not want and click [/COLOR][COLOR=#555555][B]Remove[/B][/COLOR]


mackers commented: thanks for prompt help +1

[COLOR=#555555]Considering that the system will not post (the beep). I would start with the power supply, could you use the power supply from the other computer that you mentioned to test with the system that is having a problem? Were there any hardware or bios changes before the problem occurred?[/COLOR]
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