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Making a shared folder

My manager wants me to setup a shared folder in the office so that all the computers can access the files. I tried doing this using the network setup wizard, but i have no clue what it has just done, It says I need to go the shared folder in my computer, but I cant find any of the files that need to be shared, even though i put them in there and made them sharable. what do I need to do?

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Go to this site http://fhctech.org/fhc/networking/xp-sharing-folder.htm for winxp or
http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahrs.html For win2000

http://www.maximumpcguides.com/share-a-folder-in-windows-vista/ for vista

Hope this helps if not please specify the Operating system of your computer

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on Mar 05, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How can I shared files in 2 computers. Can I have step by step. One has to see the other and viceverse, changing and sharing information about statements and bills


Well if you want to actually see each other's computers in real time you can use a desktop sharing application like cross loop (there is a free version).
If you just need to share the files I recommend dropbox. Its a free application that lets you set up a folder on your computer that you can access from any other computer. Additionally you can share it with other users. It is very easy to setup and a very reputable application.
www.dropbox.com

Nov 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When i open powerpoint 2007 i get a message the setup controller encountered a problem during install.Please review the lg files for futher information.Ihave a vista home premiun and this was alredy loaded...


What I did was I removed Microsoft office and that's when the problem started. I got a setup controller has encountered a problem during install.
If this is the same problem that you got then try after uninstalling going to and moving this folder 'Office Setup Controller' from this location
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12 to the desktop.
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Dec 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How to do Fast and unattended Setup of OS in multiple machines


<span> <p><span>Here I have an Idea for primary setup of a large lab quickly. Suppose you have to setup a lab where have more than twenty or thirty system but must setup it quickly. At that time if you don't have enough CD Rom drive or not enough OS installer CD then the task will take a long time. To save time at the same moment I like to prepare an unattendent operating system installation. Before this task I must check for presence of some requirement.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Verify for unattended Installation:</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>To perform an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, the following conditions must be met:</SPAN><br> <p><span>The computer must support booting from a CD Rom<span> </SPAN>The unattended answer file must be renamed to Winnt.sif and copied to a floppy disk so Setup can access it. So must need a floppy disk drive.</SPAN><br> <p><span>The answer file must contain a valid [Data] section. This is explained later in this article.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Before installation it has some conditions:</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>1&gt; the installation is limited to a single partition.</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>2&gt; you cannot specify third-party drivers during Setup </SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Prepare For an Unattended Installation:</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>To prepare your computer for an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, I've followed these steps</SPAN><br> <p><span>First I've created a Folder in local drive & shared it. Then I create setup manager.</SPAN><br> <p><span>I install Setup Manager by following these steps:</SPAN><br> <p><span>I Open My Computer, and then open the Support\Tools folder on the Windows XP CD-ROM.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Double-click the DEPLOY.CAB file to open it </SPAN><br> <p><span>On the Edit menu, click Select All.</SPAN><br> <p><span>On the Edit menu, click Copy to Folder.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click Make New Folder. Type the name that you want for the Setup Manager folder, and then press ENTER. For example, type setup manager, and then press ENTER.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click Copy.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Open the new folder that you created, and then double-click the setupmgr.exe file. The Windows Setup Manager Wizard starts.</SPAN><br> <p><span></SPAN> <br> <p><span></SPAN></SPAN> <br> <img src="alokerdas_9.jpg"> <br> <p><span>Then I Use Setup Manager to Create an Answer File.</SPAN><br> <p><span>I open the setup manager & go to create a new answer file.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Then I go to the unattended installation & windows version option.</SPAN><br> <p><span>I have selected the fully automated option & create an answer file.</SPAN><br> <br> <br> <img src="alokerdas_10.jpg"> <br> <p><span>If you want Windows Setup to delete all partitions on the hard disk and to create a new partition, you must include the Repartition command in the Winnt.sif file. Under [Unattended], insert a new line, and then type "Repartition=Yes"</SPAN><br> <p><span>If you omit this line, you are prompted for the installation partition.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>Add a [Data] section with the following entries to the unattended answer file:</SPAN><br> <p><span>Unattended Install=Yes - Value must be set to "yes"</SPAN><br> <p><span>MSDos Initiated=No - Value must be set to "no" or Setup stops during the graphical portion of Setup<span> </SPAN></SPAN><br> <p><span>Auto Partition=1 - If the value is set to 1, the installation partition is automatically selected. If the value is set to 0 (zero) you are prompted for the installation partition during the text portion of Setup.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Save the unattended answer file as Winnt.sif on a floppy disk.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Insert the Windows CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Change the boot order in the CMOS so that the CD-ROM is first in the list.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Restart your computer. When Setup is started from the CD-ROM, the Winnt.sif file located on the floppy disk will be used to complete the unattended installation.</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>This is an easy process to save time & effort.</SPAN>

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How to do Fast and unattended setup of OS


Here I have an Idea for primary setup of a large lab quickly. Suppose you have to setup a lab where have more than twenty or thirty system but must setup it quickly. At that time if you don't have enough CD Rom drive or not enough OS installer CD then the task will take a long time. To save time at the same moment I like to prepare an unattendent operating system installation. Before this task I must check for presence of some requirement. Verify for unattended Installation: To perform an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, the following conditions must be met:The computer must support booting from a CD Rom The unattended answer file must be renamed to Winnt.sif and copied to a floppy disk so Setup can access it. So must need a floppy disk drive.The answer file must contain a valid [Data] section. This is explained later in this article. Before installation it has some conditions:

1> the installation is limited to a single partition.

2> you cannot specify third-party drivers during Setup Prepare For an Unattended Installation:

To prepare your computer for an unattended installation from a CD-ROM, I've followed these stepsFirst I've created a Folder in local drive & shared it. Then I create setup manager.I install Setup Manager by following these steps:I Open My Computer, and then open the SupportTools folder on the Windows XP CD-ROM.Double-click the DEPLOY.CAB file to open it On the Edit menu, click Select All.On the Edit menu, click Copy to Folder.Click Make New Folder. Type the name that you want for the Setup Manager folder, and then press ENTER. For example, type setup manager, and then press ENTER.Click Copy. Open the new folder that you created, and then double-click the setupmgr.exe file. The Windows

Setup Manager Wizard starts: alokerdas_2.jpg

Then I Use Setup Manager to Create an Answer File.
I open the setup manager & go to create a new answer file.
Then I go to the unattended installation & windows version option.
I have selected the fully automated option & create an answer file.


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If you want Windows Setup to delete all partitions on the hard disk and to create a new partition, you must include the Repartition command in the Winnt.sif file. Under [Unattended], insert a new line, and then type "Repartition=Yes"
If you omit this line, you are prompted for the installation partition.

Add a [Data] section with the following entries to the unattended answer file:
Unattended Install=Yes - Value must be set to "yes"
MSDos Initiated=No - Value must be set to "no" or Setup stops during the graphical portion of Setup

Auto Partition=1 - If the value is set to 1, the installation partition is automatically selected. If the value is set to 0 (zero) you are prompted for the installation partition during the text portion of Setup.
Save the unattended answer file as Winnt.sif on a floppy disk.
Insert the Windows CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
Change the boot order in the CMOS so that the CD-ROM is first in the list.
Restart your computer. When Setup is started from the CD-ROM, the Winnt.sif file located on the floppy disk will be used to complete the unattended installation.

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How to connect my phillips freeline LS1300 series desktop to my laptop?


If you are trying to connect the desktop to the laptop just so you can access each computer from each, you will have to setup a 'local area network' on each.

You first have to check the hardware. Both computers should be connected to a router or to each other via ethernet cable. Make sure connections are secure.
To confirm if there is physical connection, get the ip address of each computer.
1. Go to Start>run. Type in "cmd" without the quotes. Hit ok.
2. In the command prompt, type in "ipconfig". take note of the ip address for each. If it starts with 169, that means there's is no physical connection. Check your cabling or tell me, how you have it setup. Otherwise, you're good.

Second, setup the software. I am assuming, both computers run on Windows XP.
Do this on each computer.
1. Go to control panel. Go to "network and internet connections".
2. Click on 'Network Setup Wizard' on the left pane.
Check these screenshots.
http://screenshots.leeindy.com/network_setup_wizard.shtml
Follow the screenshots and do the following.
Take note of the computer name that you will enter for each computer. You must make sure that the Workgroup Name is the same for both computers. It doesnt matter what name you enter or if you leave the default as long as both computers have the same workgroup name.

Now, that you have connected them, you have to create a portal for each computer to access the other.
1. Go to computer1. Right click on a blank area on your desktop wallpaper. Left click on new>shortcut. type in \(ip address of computer 2. it should look like something like this ---> \192.168.1.3
Put the computer name of computer2 in the shortcut name box.
Try to open it. It should open the shared folders in computer2.
Repeat this process on computer2, entering the ip address and name of computer1 this time.

This will let you access the folders stored on each computer from the other. Be sure to share the folder you want to access remotely.
If you want to access 'my documents' in computer1 from the other computer, Go to computer1, right click 'my documents' and click sharing. check the box to enable sharing.
Do the same thing on any folder you want to share on the originating computer.

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How to activate Microsoft Office 2007 without the serial.


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on Feb 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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DO NOT ENTER ANY KEY OR DO NOT OPEN ANY MicroSoft Document file AND JUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS



STEP 1 == >

Open Regedit

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > OFFICE > 12.0 > REGISTRATION > { 30120000 }

And then Delete These three files

- DigitalProductID

- LicenseType

- TrialType


STEP 2 == >

Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office 12\Office Setup Controller\Proof.en

Inside the folder, edit the xml file in notepad/wordpad...
...find where it says





and replace "AlwaysInstalled" with "neverinstalled" and save.




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on Jul 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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USE TWO DIFFERENT IPODS AND LIBRARIES IN ONE COMPUTER


Let's say you have one computer and two iPods. It's easy enough to synchronize both iPods with just one computer, as long as both iPod users are happy accessing the same music library or the same set of playlists. But that can get hard to manage, especially if you're manually updating the iPod or adding new music that you'd like to keep separate.

In most cases, the easiest way to keep discrete libraries for syncing both iPods is to create a separate user account for each person who uses an iPod with the computer. The Insider Secrets video shows the steps for doing this using Mac OS X; here's how to create a separate user and share music under Windows XP.

First, click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts (Start > Settings > Control Panel if you use the Classic view). Click "Create a new account," and follow the instructions.

Windows XP kindly provides a shared folder that already includes a directory called Shared Music (find it under C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDocuments). The easiest thing to do is to copy all the music on your computer into this folder so that all users can access it. Then the lucky owner of the new iPod can pick and choose what music to include in his or her iTunes Library. From the new account, in iTunes, click File > Add Folder To Library, and copy over whatever music you want (make sure to check the box next to "Copy files to iTunes music folder" when adding to library, under Advanced in the Preferences dialog box, so that iTunes doesn't consolidate the files for the music library).

Now both users can share all or part of the same library, add new music whenever necessary, and automatically update their iPods without the hassle of manually sifting through a large shared library.

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