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This Is Really Strange

by moranacus / May 19, 2012 6:53 AM PDT

I don't know how or why it did this but I went to download this Altap Salamander program (its like Windows Explorer),
and it called the file Goldwave instead.
When I tried to download the file again it gave it the correct name.
Also, I went to install this Posit Note program from this site and in the middle of installing it it said do I want to halt the installation of Itunes.
Itunes was installed a few days ago.
Itunes did lock up the computer when I installed it but after rebooting the computer it mentioned that the 2 mobile devices that Itunes uses were not installed but I don't have any so I didn't worry about it.
The posit program was called Sticky Notes and it locked up the computer when I tried to install it a few days ago but it installed today when I downloaded it.
This is a new computer, has Windows 7 and a restore to factory settings was done on Monday.
Also, my computer locked up a few days ago after I tried to install the patch for the game Torchlight but it installed after the computer rebooted but sometimes there are sound problems.
For Torchlight can I try to install the patch again????
Hardware tests have been done so it's some type of software conflict. I think it's because I'm using an older version of the Salamander program that says its for Windows NT/95 but I had no problems running it with Windows XP.

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Re: strange
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 19, 2012 7:08 AM PDT
In reply to: This Is Really Strange

You might be right about Salamander, or not. Why not uninstall it and try again?

But I don't exclude hardware issues or some other software issue either. Why not do a new Restore to factory settings and try how it works without all those programs installed?


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Trying New
by moranacus / May 19, 2012 4:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: strange

I'm going to try the new version of the Salamander to see if I have any problems.
I have 30 days to try the program.

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Also And More Strange
by moranacus / May 20, 2012 2:25 AM PDT
In reply to: This Is Really Strange

For some reason I couldn't bring up Itunes (no icon and it wasn't listed in remove programs).
Reinstalled it and had no problem.
This is really strange.
I really think it was the old version of salamander causing the program conflicts because I installed
Itunes the first time from a directory that I opened with the old version of Salamander.

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I use
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 20, 2012 11:07 PM PDT
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the version of Sticky Notes already included in my Win 7 install. Start > All programs > Accessories.

No need for any others.


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Thanks But
by moranacus / May 21, 2012 5:11 AM PDT
In reply to: I use

Thanks for the info but my computer locked up when I tried to use it.
I worked after I rebooted the computer manually but I'm going to use
the program that I found.
Also, is there a reason why any operating system of Windows doesn't
have a manual way to activate the screen saver????

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We used to add a short cut or keyboard key for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2012 5:20 AM PDT
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But to call Windows an OS tends to get us into rough waters as the OS is what's underneath and the user interface is well, the top layer that we can adjust to do what we want.

Then again I'm running into more users and less folk willing to do the little bit of work to make this do what they want.

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I would add to that
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 21, 2012 6:30 AM PDT

If the OP wanted a 'one-click' icon like we used to have in XP and below, then create that shortcut and pin it to the Quick Launch area in the Taskbar.

No need for any keyboard combination then, just click the icon.


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None Listed
by moranacus / May 23, 2012 7:02 AM PDT

I did what it said on the link you provided but no screen savers are listed.
Since I still have problems I ordered some recovery disks to do a recovery
that way now.

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