The Windows Serial Number is some combination of the
Product Key and other information. It can be found at the
System Properties pane. Right-click My Computer and
select Properties. It will be below the Registered
partition magic 6
We use Partition Magic 4. Can't come up with a reason
to upgrade to version 6. We will say that this is an
excellent product no matter which version you have.
cd read only attributes
I'm not sure what this person needed to know but a CD
by it's nature is Read-Only.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is an Internet protocol
and is used to move data between systems over the
Internet. If you have your own Web site it is an FTP
application you will use to move data to and from your web
site. Windows Assistance uses the WS_FTP from ipswitch
Regedit.exe is a Windows Registry editor supplied with
your Windows OS. Always, always, always backup your two
registry files before you do anything with regedit.exe.
You'll find this utility at Start>>Programs>>Accessories>>Regedit.
remove internet explorer
The easiest way to Remove Internet Explorer is to go to
the 98lite.com Web site and download their free utility
that will this for you. I have never done this only
because I need the basic browser engine to use with
FrontPage 2000. I have also come to like IE 5.5. Why?
Probably because to many web sites program their pages to
work best with Internet Explorer. This doesn't mean IE 5.5
is compliant with browser specifications, only that Web
site designers will make their sites work with IE 5.5 at
the determent of other better and faster browsers (Opera 5
This is going to be covered this month (August 2001) in the
5 5 right click slow
I think this one is referring to the slow response of a
right-click when using Internet Explorer 5.5. They're
right. It is slow. It can be speeded up a little bit using
TweakUI and under the Mouse tab changing the
Mouse speed with the slider bar.
cannot open network tool in control
Whoever has this problem needs to send more detailed
information. I have never seen this. Maybe they don't have
either a network card or a modem installed.
ie5 5 sp1
I think this one is referring to Service Pack 1 for
Internet Explorer 5.5. I don't know what questions the
user may have had but if you e-mail Windows
Assistance with your question we will do our best to
I'm assuming that this person is using Outlook Express.
Could this be the sound you hear when you get a message
in your email? This can be enabled / disabled from Tools
>>Options >>General tab. Below Send /
Receive Messages you can check (enable) or uncheck
(disable) Play sound When News Messages Arrive.
You can change the message sound from My Computer
>>Control Panel >>Sounds. In the Events
list locate New Mail Notification. Now you can
change the sound to whatever makes you happy. The sound
list is a drop-down list but you can browse to other sound
files. When done you can save everything as your own
personal sound scheme.
Without it you can't install most software. It is
usually on the CD case or the back of the product manual
or maybe the warranty card.
3d space cadet patch win 2000
I think this person was looking for the Microsoft
Security Bulletin MS00-014. the '00' is the year, 2000,
and 014 is the number of the bulletin. If it is not at
this site then go to the Microsoft
Security Site and locate the bulletin you need.
Microsoft has improved this site and it is now much easier
to find security bulletins.
Generally if the Security Bulletin is not at Windows
Assistance then it didn't apply to the Windows 95/98/ME
This is a particularly
nasty bug because one of the things it does is block you
from visiting anti-viral sites to download tools you'll
need to get rid of it. To test our hypothesis, try to
visit sites such as symantec
or mcafee and see
whether your browser crashes. We'll call crashes a
positive result. The virus will even crash the browser if
you type a word such as "symantec" into a search
Dave Wilson reported his problems with this
virus in the August 2, 2001 issue of the Los Angeles
Times. He suggested you go to the site http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/
venc/data/w95.mtx.fix.tool.html and follow the
instructions. This is going to be painful, but you can
flush this bug from your system.
DOT and DOC are file extensions for two types of Word
for Windows files. DOT files are templates. Templates
are used to create DOC files. DOC files are Word for
Windows documents. Windows Assistance doesn't get
involved with applications such as Word for Windows.
If you use Word for Windows then get a good book
about this word processing program.
98 to a network
If there is one process Windows does well it is
connecting workstations to a network. Ethernet is the most
common method to connecting computers. If your
Windows workstation is one to two years old you probably
have a network card already installed. This is more true
if you purchased your computer from business side versus
the home computing side one of the larger
If you are
missing an Ethernet card then purchase one online or from
a local computer store. Get Ethernet 10/100 with the PCI
interface. You shouldn't need to pay more then $35 for a
Once the Ethernet card is physically
installed in the computer Windows should install the card's
software drivers on the fly when you boot the system.
Now get yourself a Category
5 cable and connect yourself to the network.
network uses unique IP addresses then you should consult
with your network administrator. Otherwise you should be
ready to take advantage of your network resources. Network
printers need to be added just as you would a printer at
your workstation. Again, consult with your network
That's it for today. More