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by zeebell / January 1, 2010 1:11 PM PST

Dell Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7500 Computer
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
6GB Memory
750GB Hard Drive
Wireless N Networking
Includes keyboard and Mouse

I am trying to run Spybot as the Administrator because I'm unable to immunize twice. On our Vista, all I had to do was go to the Start Menu and find Spybot, then click on RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. When running Spybot on my new Windows 7, it tells me I need to run it as Administrator. I googled for direction and have been to the Spybot forum (still awaiting a reply) and found I should do the same on Win7. When doing that, there is no option for me to run it as the Administrator.

How to I get this thing up and going?

Thanks,

Julea

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Oops - operator error
by zeebell / January 1, 2010 1:15 PM PST
In reply to: ? re Spybot

I found the RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR -- I was looking on the top bar for Spybot rather than in the list under it. Sorry!

Julea

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Glad you sorted it, Julea!
by Donna Buenaventura / January 1, 2010 2:28 PM PST
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Happy New Year.

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Lots of sorting
by zeebell / January 1, 2010 3:25 PM PST

Hi Donna -- I'm doing a lot of sorting these days (LOL). My XP crashed after 6 years -- died peacefully, just wouldn't wake up last Monday morning. It got as far as the splash screen and the F keys wouldn't even work. Talked to a couple of pro techies and they both thought it was either the motherboard or the hard drive. Said you couldn't get a mb for a 6 year old pc anymore and the hard drive repair would be a lot toward the purchase of a new pc. So went shopping that p.m. and bought this Dell. Win7 is quite different from XP -- wonder if I'll ever figure it all out. I'm getting there though. Nice to see you.

Julea

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Sorry to hear about the other PC
by Donna Buenaventura / January 1, 2010 4:24 PM PST
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and Congrats for having a new Dell machine, Julea Happy

A big move for you (XP to Windows 7). Have fun and enjoy the nice 'search' function in Win 7.

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Search feature
by zeebell / January 1, 2010 11:30 PM PST

That's the first thing I noticed about it -- wow, it fabulous. However, do you know how I search on a drive other than C: (e.g., like on a CD drive? Haven't figured that out yet. I love Win7 and think MS did us a favor for the most part.

Thanks.

Julea

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You will need to add any area
by Donna Buenaventura / January 3, 2010 1:38 PM PST
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to search using Indexing or Search Options. Open the Folder Options in Control Panel then click Search tab. You can also open Indexing Options (just type indexing in search bar and you should see it to start configuring) to configure what Windows 7 will include (to index) for fast search/result Happy

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Golly -- that a lot different
by zeebell / January 3, 2010 1:52 PM PST

than XP's method. Hum -- think I'll miss that other way, but will adjust (LOL).

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(NT) Yes, far different and powerful search :)
by Donna Buenaventura / January 3, 2010 1:55 PM PST
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