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How do i fix the editing options on the Windows 8 Start Screen?

Instead of the default interface when right clicking an icon I get a dialog box please help

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If you are happier with the win 7 desktop and menu bar you can install a program to make win 8 look like win 7
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Gateway factory restore without disc


hope it helps


Instructions:
  • 1. From the Windows Vista default Start menu, click All Programs >Gateway > Gateway Recovery Management
  • 2. In the Gateway Recovery Management window, click Restore, and then Restore system to factory default
  • 3. In the Confirm Restoration dialog box, select Yes, and then click Start
    • Note: You are prompted to enter your password if a password was set
  • 4. In the Confirm Restoration dialog box, click OK
  • 5. The computer restarts
  • 6. Windows loads files
  • 7. The Please wait a moment screen is displayed
  • 8. In the Restore from factory default dialog box, click Next
  • 9. In the Destination Disk Information dialog box, click Next
  • 10. In the Notice dialog box, click OK
  • 11. The hard drive partition is created
  • 12. The factory default installation is copied to the hard drive
  • 13. In the Finished dialog box, click OK
  • 14. The Please wait a moment screen is displayed and then the computer restarts
  • 15. Windows prepares to start for the first time - this may take a few minutes
  • 16. Windows continues setting up the computer
  • 17. The computer restarts
  • 18. In the Set up Windows screen, click Next
  • 19. In the Please read the license terms screen, select 'I accept the license terms' for each item and then click Next.
  • 20. In the Choose a user name and picture screen, enter the appropriate information and click Next
  • 21. In the Type a computer name and choose a desktop background screen, enter the appropriate information and click Next
  • 22. In the Help protect Windows automatically screen, click Use recommended settings
  • 23. In the Review your time and date settings screen, select the appropriate settings, and then click Next
  • 24. In the Select your computer's current location screen, click the appropriate option
  • 25. In the Thank You screen, click Start
  • 26. Windows checks the computers performance
    • Depending on your hardware, this process could take up to 15 minutes to complete
  • 27. Windows prepares the desktop
  • 28. The Gateway Recovery Management is installed
  • 29. Installation is complete

May 10, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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How to convert thumbnail into ICONS in windows 8 interface


First time I installed windows 8 i faced that problem that in place of icon it was showing only thumbnail. So here goes the solution to convert thumbnail into icons in windows 8 interface-

Open up the folder with the pictures and click on the View tab
Next click on Options to the far right
Then Click on Change folder and search options
This opens up an options menu
Navigate to the view tab
uncheck the box that says Always show icons, never thumbnails
And Check the box that says Display file icon on thumbnails.

This should solve the problem. It worked for me.

on Apr 13, 2015 | Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Windows

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Fix Windows 8 Error 10


The TIPS this article will help you get detailed diagnostic information and fix the error 10 in Windows 8 operating system.

Update Malfunctioning Drivers

Update the drivers for malfunctioning devices indicated with a yellow color exclamation mark.

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1. Press Windows Key + C.
2. The Charms Bar will be displayed.
3. Click the Settings icon.
4. Click Control Panel.
5. Click System and Security ' Administrative Tools.
6. Double click Computer Management.
7. After Computer Management dialog opens, expand the top root node, i.e. Computer Management (Local).
8. Expand System Tools node. Select Device Manager.
9. Yellow colored exclamation mark will be displayed to malfunctioning devices. Right click a device and select "Update driver software".
10. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Reset Internet Explorer Settings

Set the default browser settings.

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1. Press Windows Key + X.
2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
3. Type "inetcpl.cpl"
4. Press ENTER.
5. Internet Properties dialog will open.
6. Click the "Reset" button and confirm the action.

Change the Security Zone Settings

Go to the Security Zone settings and set appropriate levels for the Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites and Restricted Sites zones.

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1. Open Internet Options dialog. (Refer Steps # 1-5 from Reset Internet Explorer Settings paragraph)
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Select "Internet" icon.
4. Move the "Security level for this zone" slidebar to Medium-High.
5. Click "Local Intranet" icon.
6. Set Medium-Low level for this zone as in the Step # 4.
7. Click Trusted Sites icon.
8. Set Medium level as in the Step # 4.
9. Click Restricted Sites zone and set High level for this zone as in the Step # 4.
10. Click Apply, and then OK.


Delete the Browsing History

Every time that you open Internet Explorer corrupt history is loaded. Delete the browser history to fix Windows 8 error 10.

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1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Press the Alt key of your menu bar.
3. Select Tools ' Delete browsing history.
4. In the new dialog check-up all the checkboxes displayed.
5. Click the Delete button to start cleaning the Internet history.


Disable the Smooth Scrolling

Smooth scrolling feature may not work properly due to graphics issues. Disable the smooth scrolling feature to prevent this problem.

1. Open Internet Options dialog. (Refer Steps # 1-5 from Reset Internet Explorer Settings paragraph)
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Scroll down the scrollbar. Under Browsing category uncheck the "Use smooth scrolling" checkbox.
4. Click Apply ' OK.
5. Exit and re-open the Internet Explorer.


Turn Off Hardware Acceleration

Many applications use the hardware acceleration feature. Disable the hardware acceleration and check whether it helps.

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1. Press Windows Key + X.
2. Select Search option.
3. Type "desk.cpl" in the Search Box.
4. Click the Apps icon and open it from the Search Results.
5. Screen Resolution dialog will open. Click the "Advanced settings" link.
6. In the subsequent dialog click the Troubleshoot tab. If that tab does not exist it means your graphics card does not support the hardware acceleration feature.
7. Set Hardware Acceleration= None
8. Click OK ' OK.


Reregister Problematic DLL

Reregister the system file named rasppoe.sys using Command Prompt.

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1. Press Windows Key.
2. Type "CMD" in the Search Box.
3. Click the Apps icon.
4. Right click the "Command Prompt" icon in the Search Results page.
5. Click the "Run as administrator" icon at the bottom of the page.
6. Type the following command:
Regsvr32 rasppoe.sys
7. Press the ENTER key.


Rename Problematic DLL

If there is any problem with the rasppoe.sys it will be resolved after renaming the file.

1. Double click Computer desktop icon.2
2. Open the following location:
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
3. Rename "rasppoe.sys" as "rasppoe.sys.old"
4. Restart your computer.


Turn Off the Software Rendering

If the software rendering feature is not supported, simply disable it.

1. Open Internet Explorer dialog box. (Refer Steps # 1-5 from Reset Internet Explorer Settings paragraph)
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Uncheck the checkbox named "Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering" under "Accelerated Graphics" category.
4. Click Apply ' OK.


Change NVIDIA Graphics Settings

Go to the NVIDIA Graphics Settings and uncheck the Stereoscopia 3D setting.

Reinstall Flash, Java & Silverlight

Uninstall and reinstall these three programs to check whether program files corruption was an issue or not.

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1. Press Windows Key.
2. The Start Screen will open.
3. In the Start Screen type "Uninstall a program" in the Search Box.
4. Click the Settings icon.
5. Open it from the Search Results.
6. Right click a program name and select Uninstall option. Uninstall the Flash, Java and Microsoft Silverlight.
7. Download the above programs from the Internet.


Change the Environmental Settings

Change the values of Environmental Settings in order to fix Windows 8 error 10.

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1. Right click Computer desktop icon.
2. Select Properties from the context menu.
3. Click "Advanced system settings" link.
4. System Properties dialog will open.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
6. Click Environment Variables button.
7. Under "User variables for " category two temporary folders will be displayed.
8. Select the "TEMP" folder.
9. Click the Edit button.
10. Specify Variable Value: "C:\Tmp" (without quotes).
11. Click OK ' OK ' OK.

Fix Issues in Registry

Often errors in Windows registry result in such problems. It is wise to keep Registry cleaned from corrupted entries. To fix Windows 8 registry, use the Intel Software Partner Reginout System Utilities here: RegInOut System Utilities

on Nov 24, 2014 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Can't remove wrong password from email


Which default browser ?...
Create Menu tab right click in the top of screen (toolbar) you will see a number of toolbar options select the menu bar.

This will add to your screen toolbar File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help
Click tools internet options from the drop down list tick the box and locate the section titled "Browsing History."
Read the description under browsing history to be sure it includes the option to delete temporary files, browsing history, cookies, saved passwords and web form information.
Delete browsing history on exit.
Delete Saved Passwords From a Computer
Your operating system and programs store your passwords for all of the various sites and services you use.
This approach can save time as it can minimize the need to manually type in every unique password for each site you visit.
Although convenient, it does have its downsides.
For privacy concerns, in certain instances, you may want to delete your saved passwords to prevent users from accessing confidential data.
Windows Log In
Click "Start." Type "Credential Manager" in the search field and press "Enter."
This opens a new window.

Locate the "Generic Credentials" section.
This area contains saved log-in information for various programs and services installed on your computer.


Click the down arrow to expand the items you want to delete, and then click the blue "Remove from Vault" link.

Internet Explorer

Click the "Start" button. Type "Internet Options" in the search field and then press "Enter."


Select the "General" tab, and click the "Delete..." button located in the "Browsing History" area. This runs a "Delete Browsing History" dialog on the screen.


Click to check the selection box next to "Passwords," and then click "Delete."
This deletes your saved passwords automatically and closes the second dialog.
Click "OK" on the "Internet Properties" dialog to close the Internet Options component.

Google Chrome

Open Chrome. Press and hold the "CTRL," "Shift" and "Delete" keys simultaneously.
This shortcut opens a "Clear Browsing Data" dialog.


Click to select the "Clear Saved Passwords" box.


Click the "Obliterate the Following..." drop-down menu, and select the "The Beginning of Time" option.


Click "Clear Browsing Data," and then close Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

Open a Run dialog by holding your "Windows" and "R" keys simultaneously.
Type "Firefox --preferences" and press "Enter." This opens "Options."


Click the "Security" icon on the "Options" dialog box.


Click the "Saved Passwords..." button.
This opens a dialog box containing a list of saved passwords.


Click the "Remove All" button, and then click "Close."
This returns you to "Options." Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

Aug 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How do I reboot a acer desktop PC


What OS are you using? Is the computer responding to the mouse/keyboard?

For Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, if your mouse is responding, click Start, then click on the drop-down menu (the arrow next to the button) on the bottom of the right-hand column. Choose Restart or Shut Down. If you choose Shut Down, wait a few seconds after the fans turn off before pressing the power button to turn the machine back on. From the keyboard, press the Windows key and then the right arrow, down arrow (until you highlight the button) and then right arrow. Then use the up/down arrow keys to select Restart.

If you have the new Windows 8, you need to launch the Charms menu by hovering the mouse at the top right edge of the screen. (For a Touch pad, swipe in from the right side of the pad.) Alternatively, press the Windows key and C at the same time. Then click Settings in the column on the right. Find the Power icon on the bottom of the list and click on it. Choose Restart.

It is possible to build a shortcut tile for restarting Win8. You need a new shortcut with the command "shutdown.exe -r -t 00" without the quotes. Enter the Desktop (if you aren't in that part of the Win8 experience). Right click on the screen where there are no programs or icons. Choose New Shortcut. Put the above line in the box for the location of the item. Click Next and give the shortcut a name. Click Finish. Right click on the icon that gets installed and choose Properties and then Change Icon (if you want a different icon). Click OK to get a list of possible icons. Click Apply to set the icon picture.

Then Pin the shortcut to the Start Menu with another right click.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Nov 06, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Logon Change


Enable Log-On Screen


Windows, by default, is set to show the Welcome screen during startup.

To enable the log-on screen to show, go to "Start" menu and select "Control Panel".

In the control panel, click on "User Accounts".


In the "User Accounts" dialog-box, click "Change the way users log on or off" and uncheck the "Welcome Screen" option.

Click "Apply Options" to save the changes.

Change Log-On Screen Background Color


To change the log-on screen background color, go to the "Start" menu and click on "Run".

In the run dialog-box, type "mspaint" as the name of the program to "Open".


Click on "OK". In the "Paint" window that opens, select "Colors" from the main menu and click on "Edit Colors". In the "Edit Colors" dialog-box, select "Define custom colors".


Here pick the color of your choice and note down the "Red", "Green" and "Blue" values.

Write down these values somewhere.


Click "Cancel" and close the paint window without saving. Now, go to the "Start" menu, click "Run" and enter "regedit" as the name of the program to "Open".


In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\COLORS and double-click the "Background" string.


In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, change the values in the "Value data" field to the red, green and blue color values that you wrote down (e.g. 75 78 173).


The default value will be 0 78 152. Enter the values in the correct red-green-blue order, separated by a space. Close the registry editor and log off to see the changes.


Put Image in Log-On Screen Background
To put your favorite picture in the background of the log-on screen, click "Start", then "Run", and type in "regedit". In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and double-click the string "Wallpaper". In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, enter the full path and filename of the image that you want to use as the background. The image must be in .bmp format. Click "OK" and close the registry editor. Log off to see the changes. hope this helps




Oct 03, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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Am having problem installing my hp laserjet6p printer


just check out the instructions its for both inkjet and laser printers. When installing a new printer with the Add Printer Wizard, you can choose between adding a local printer (one that's directly cabled to your computer through one of the ports) or a network printer (a printer that's connected to your network with an Ethernet connection, just as your computer is connected to the LAN).
To install a new local printer with the Add Printer Wizard, follow these steps:
1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar and then click Control Panel on the right side of the Start menu.
2. Click the Printers and Other Hardware hyperlink if the Control Panel window is in Category View.
Otherwise, double-click the Printers and Faxes icon if the Control Panel window is in Classic View.
3. Click the Add a Printer hyperlink in the Printers and Other Hardware window to start the Add Printer Wizard and then click the Next button, or press Enter to advance to the Local Printer or Printer Connection dialog box.
4. Make sure that the Add Printer Wizard selects the Local Printer radio button, and the Automatically Detect and Install my Plug and Play Printer check box beneath this radio button before you click the Next button.
5. If the wizard is unable to detect your printer in the New Printer Detection dialog box, click Next to install the printer manually.
6. Select the port for the printer to use in the Use the Following Port drop-down list box in the Select a Printer Port dialog box and then click the Next button.
7. Click the manufacturer and the model of the printer in the Manufacturers and Printers list boxes, respectively, of the Install Printer Software dialog box.
If you have a disk with the software for the printer, put it into your floppy or CD-ROM drive and then click the Have Disk button: Select the drive that contains this disk in the Copy Manufacturer's Files drop-down list box and then click OK.
8. Click the Next button to advance to the Name Your Printer dialog box.
If you want, edit the name for the printer in the Printer Name text box. If you want to make the printer that you're installing the default printer that is automatically used whenever you print from Windows or from within a Windows program, leave the Yes radio button selected beneath the heading, Do you want your Windows-based programs to use this printer as the default printer?
9. Click the Next button to advance to the Printer Sharing dialog box.
If you want to share this printer with other users on the network, click the Share Name radio button and then, if you want, edit the share name (this is the name that the other users on the network see when they go to select this printer for printing their documents) that the wizard gives the printer in the Share Name text box.
10. To print a test page from your newly installed printer, click the Yes radio button selected beneath the heading, Would you like to print a test page? in the Print Test Page dialog box.
11. Click the Next button to advance to the Completing the Add Printer Wizard dialog box, where you can review the settings for your new printer before you click the Finish button or press Enter to finish installing the new printer.
To use the Add Printer Wizard to install a printer that's available through your Local Area Network, you follow just slightly different steps:
1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar and then click Control Panel on the right side of the Start menu.
2. Click the Printers and Other Hardware hyperlink if the Control Panel window is in Category View. Otherwise, double-click the Printers and Faxes icon if the Control Panel window is in Classic View.
3. Click the Add a Printer hyperlink in the Printers and Other Hardware window to start the Add Printer Wizard and then click the Next button or press Enter to advance to the Local or Network Printer dialog box.
4. Click the A Network Printer or a Printer Attached to Another Computer radio button in the Local or Network Printer dialog box and then click the Next button or press Enter to the Specify a Printer dialog box.
5. If you know the name of the network printer, click the Connect to This Printer (or to Browse for a Printer, Select this Option and click Next) radio button and then enter the network path in the Name text box.
If your network printer is on a network that uses an Internet address and you know this URL address, click the Connect to a Printer on the Internet or on a Home or Office Network radio button and then enter the address in the URL text box. If you know neither of these pieces of information, leave the Browse for a Printer radio button selected and then click Next to advance to the Browse for Printer dialog box.
6. In the Browse for Printer dialog box, locate the printer in the Shared Printers list box by clicking the network icons until you expand the outline sufficiently to display the printer icon.
When you click the printer icon in this outline, the wizard adds the path to the Printer text box above.
7. Click the Next button to advance the Default Printer dialog box.
If you want to make the printer that you're installing the default printer that is automatically used whenever you print from Windows or from within a Windows program, leave the Yes radio button selected beneath the heading, Do you want your Windows-based programs to use this printer as the default printer?
8. Click the Next button to advance to the Completing the Add Printer Wizard dialog box, where you can review the settings for your new printer before you click the Finish button or press Enter to finish installing the new printer.
After you add a printer to your computer, you can start using it when printing with programs such as Word 2002 and Excel 2002, or when printing from Windows itself.
To switch to a new printer that you haven't designated as the default printer in programs such as Word and Excel, you need to open the Print dialog box (choose File-->Print) and then select the printer name in the Name drop-down list box.

Feb 02, 2009 | HP LaserJet 6p Printer

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Epson stylus c46


Go here: http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/EPSON/STYLUS%20C46-_E 
You can get the user guide as well as a setup guide.  If this helps please rate my solution.  Thanks

Dec 11, 2008 | Epson Stylus C46 InkJet Printer

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I have a H-P Compaq Presario A900 Notebook PC and it came with a Canon Pixma MX310 all in one printer. It has windows vista 2007 on it (computer) and one of the instructions says to open the vista program...


To install the printer do this:

When installing a new printer with the Add Printer Wizard, you can choose between adding a local printer (one that's directly cabled to your computer through one of the ports) or a network printer (a printer that's connected to your network with an Ethernet connection, just as your computer is connected to the LAN).

To install a new local printer with the Add Printer Wizard, follow these steps:

1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar and then click Control Panel on the right side of the Start menu.

2. Click the Printers and Other Hardware hyperlink if the Control Panel window is in Category View.
Otherwise, double-click the Printers and Faxes icon if the Control Panel window is in Classic View.

3. Click the Add a Printer hyperlink in the Printers and Other Hardware window to start the Add Printer Wizard and then click the Next button, or press Enter to advance to the Local Printer or Printer Connection dialog box.

4. Make sure that the Add Printer Wizard selects the Local Printer radio button, and the Automatically Detect and Install my Plug and Play Printer check box beneath this radio button before you click the Next button.

5. If the wizard is unable to detect your printer in the New Printer Detection dialog box, click Next to install the printer manually.

6. Select the port for the printer to use in the Use the Following Port drop-down list box in the Select a Printer Port dialog box and then click the Next button.

7. Click the manufacturer and the model of the printer in the Manufacturers and Printers list boxes, respectively, of the Install Printer Software dialog box.
If you have a disk with the software for the printer, put it into your floppy or CD-ROM drive and then click the Have Disk button: Select the drive that contains this disk in the Copy Manufacturer's Files drop-down list box and then click OK.

8. Click the Next button to advance to the Name Your Printer dialog box.
If you want, edit the name for the printer in the Printer Name text box. If you want to make the printer that you're installing the default printer that is automatically used whenever you print from Windows or from within a Windows program, leave the Yes radio button selected beneath the heading, Do you want your Windows-based programs to use this printer as the default printer?

9. Click the Next button to advance to the Printer Sharing dialog box.
If you want to share this printer with other users on the network, click the Share Name radio button and then, if you want, edit the share name (this is the name that the other users on the network see when they go to select this printer for printing their documents) that the wizard gives the printer in the Share Name text box.

10. To print a test page from your newly installed printer, click the Yes radio button selected beneath the heading, Would you like to print a test page? in the Print Test Page dialog box.

11. Click the Next button to advance to the Completing the Add Printer Wizard dialog box, where you can review the settings for your new printer before you click the Finish button or press Enter to finish installing the new printer.

To use the Add Printer Wizard to install a printer that's available through your Local Area Network, you follow just slightly different steps:

1. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar and then click Control Panel on the right side of the Start menu.

2. Click the Printers and Other Hardware hyperlink if the Control Panel window is in Category View. Otherwise, double-click the Printers and Faxes icon if the Control Panel window is in Classic View.

3. Click the Add a Printer hyperlink in the Printers and Other Hardware window to start the Add Printer Wizard and then click the Next button or press Enter to advance to the Local or Network Printer dialog box.

4. Click the A Network Printer or a Printer Attached to Another Computer radio button in the Local or Network Printer dialog box and then click the Next button or press Enter to the Specify a Printer dialog box.

5. If you know the name of the network printer, click the Connect to This Printer (or to Browse for a Printer, Select this Option and click Next) radio button and then enter the network path in the Name text box.

If your network printer is on a network that uses an Internet address and you know this URL address, click the Connect to a Printer on the Internet or on a Home or Office Network radio button and then enter the address in the URL text box. If you know neither of these pieces of information, leave the Browse for a Printer radio button selected and then click Next to advance to the Browse for Printer dialog box.

6. In the Browse for Printer dialog box, locate the printer in the Shared Printers list box by clicking the network icons until you expand the outline sufficiently to display the printer icon.
When you click the printer icon in this outline, the wizard adds the path to the Printer text box above.

7. Click the Next button to advance the Default Printer dialog box.
If you want to make the printer that you're installing the default printer that is automatically used whenever you print from Windows or from within a Windows program, leave the Yes radio button selected beneath the heading, Do you want your Windows-based programs to use this printer as the default printer?

8. Click the Next button to advance to the Completing the Add Printer Wizard dialog box, where you can review the settings for your new printer before you click the Finish button or press Enter to finish installing the new printer.

After you add a printer to your computer, you can start using it when printing with programs such as Word 2002 and Excel 2002, or when printing from Windows itself.

Nov 23, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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