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Gateway desktp i've updated my computer wit microsoft software but now i have pop ups that come up all the time or it just goes into a different web site. thx, cory

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Go to Microsoft.com and download Windows defender. That should get rid of the pop up ads.

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My gateway wireless mouse won't sync


- Have you tried the steps mentioned in the link to connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to the Gateway computer? http://support.gateway.com/s/desktop/2009/gateway/zx/zx4800/ZX4800faq3.shtml
http://www.support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Profile/WirelessKb_MouseGuide.pdf

Also follow the generic troubleshooting steps mentioned in the link to connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to a computer.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838398
Note: The steps provided in the link mainly works for Microsoft hardware but the steps can be applied to any wireless keyboard and mouse. Do not install any software given in the link as it will not help you if you do not have a Microsoft Hardware.

It would be helpful if you could provide us the exact computer model number and also the make and model number of the keyboard and mouse.

Feb 14, 2015 | Gateway GM5664 Desktop PC

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How to Install a Webcam


Purchase a camera. Webcams can range from a basic model for around $30 to ones that contain a motion sensor for around $350 or so. Most mid-priced models come with a microphone install. Decide on what this camera will be used for and choose accordingly.

Read the installation instructions completely before attempting to install the camera. Although this may seem tedious and unnecessary, it can save time and headaches in the long run.

  • 3 Back up the computer's hard drive just to be safe. This will allow for a speedy recovery should the installation mess up the computer.
  • 4 Install the webcam software. Before deciding to install the disc that came with the camera, check the Internet for an updated version of the software and download that if available.
  • 5 Plug in the webcam. The software should give a prompt at the appropriate time. they are usually installed with a USB cable. If installed correctly, the computer will acknowledge so by popping up a message saying it can see the new device.


  • Back up the computer's hard drive just to be safe. This will allow for a speedy recovery should the installation mess up the computer.

    Install the webcam software. Before deciding to install the disc that came with the camera, check the Internet for an updated version of the software and download that if available.

    Plug in the webcam. The software should give a prompt at the appropriate time. cameras are usually installed with a USB cable. If installed correctly, the computer will acknowledge so by popping up a message saying it can see the new device.

    Download an instant message program if using the web camera for chatting. Some free IM download programs include Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Apple iChat.




    on Aug 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    5 Critical Steps to Protecting Your Computer on the Internet


    Spyware, viruses and worms... oh my!

    If you are connected to the internet, you need to make sure you get your computer set up properly if you want to avoid problems down the road.

    With all the viruses, spyware and other threats on the internet today, no computer should be set up without the proper protection.

    And that protection needs to be in place as soon after you hook up your new machine as possible.

    The following five steps will make your computer a much harder target for threats. You still won't be completely immune to problems, but 99% of the time the threat will pass you by, looking for the easy mark.

    1. Running a Personal Firewall

    A personal firewall is software that basically makes your computer invisible to hackers, worms and other threats that can infect your computer over the internet.

    Setting up a firewall is the absolute first thing you should do if you're going to connect to the internet. Without a firewall, your computer could get infected in as little as one minute after connecting.

    If you have a brand new computer running Windows XP Service Pack 2, there is a firewall built into Windows. It will already have been turned on when you first set up your computer.

    If you're running an older version of Windows, even an earlier version of Windows XP, there is no firewall automatically set up for you. In this case there are two possibilities:

    - Your computer came pre-loaded with a firewall such as Norton Internet Security or McAfee Internet Security
    - You have no firewall installed and should download one ASAP.

    If you don't have any personal firewall software installed, you should do so right away. Zone Alarm is a very good firewall program that has a version that you can download and install for free.

    You can download the free version of Zone Alarm from http://www.computer-help-squad.com/zonealarm

    2. Turn on Windows Updates

    Again, if you're running Windows XP Service Pack 2 this is already set up, but otherwise you should turn on Windows Updates. Microsoft releases updates for security problems and other bugs in Windows on a regular basis.

    These updates will keep your computer running better, and they often fix security issues that could compromise your information or privacy.

    If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can double-check that automatic updates are turned on by clicking Start, then click Control Panel, then double-click Security Center. The window that opens will tell you if automatic updates are turned on, and lets you turn them on if they're not.

    To turn on automatic updates in earlier versions of Windows XP, click on the Start menu, click Control Panel and then double-click on System. On the "Automatic Updates" tab, click the option to "Automatically download the updates and install them on the schedule I specify."

    To turn them on in Windows 2000, click on Start, click Control Panel and then double-click on Automatic Updates. Again, click the option to "automatically download the updates and install them on the schedule I specify."

    Now when Microsoft releases updates, they will be downloaded for you automatically and Windows will tell you when they are ready to be installed.

    3. Install & Update Antivirus Software

    Most new computers come with antivirus software these days. You might have Norton, McAfee, PC-Cillin or another brand. No matter what program you have, you will need to update it when you get connected to the internet.

    It doesn't matter how new your computer is - there will be new viruses, and new updates for the antivirus software, since it was loaded.

    The exact process is different for each brand of antivirus program, but most of them will have an icon in the bottom right corner of your desktop, beside the time. The icon might be a picture of a shield (McAfee), a stethoscope (Norton) or something else.

    In most cases, if you point to the icon for your antivirus and click the right mouse button, a menu will pop up with an update option. It could be simply called update or could be something like Live Update or Download Latest Updates. If you click on the update option (with the left button this time) it will install the newest updates for you.

    If you're not sure which icon is for your antivirus software, just point to each one for a few seconds and a little title should pop up telling you what it is.

    4. Install Anti-Spyware Software

    Spyware - and other things known as adware and malware - is becoming as big a problem as viruses. Spyware programs can cause a lot of problems with your computer, not to mention they can track your personal information and you never know where it's being sent.

    Some new computers might includes antispyware software, but most of them don't yet. There are quite a few anti-spyware programs available, some free and some not. The one I recommend is from Microsoft and is one of the free ones.

    One of the reasons I like it is because it always runs in the background and will automatically catch a lot of spyware before it gets on your computer.

    Many of the other programs don't catch it until you run a scan. Not only does this allow things to get on your computer, it also means you have to actually remember to run a scan.

    You can download the free Microsoft Antispyware from http://www.computer-help-squad.com/antispyware

    5. Set up a Free Email Account

    This last item is not as critical as the first four, but I would highly recommend you set up an email account with one of the free services like Hotmail or Gmail.

    Once you're on the internet, you'll find a lot of useful information that you want that requires you to provide an email address. In some cases, these people will end up sending you a bunch of spam.

    If you use a free email account to sign up for anything that you don't know for sure you can trust, it's not going to fill your main email with a bunch of junk.

    This goes for anything really, not just online information. If you're entering a contest or signing up for anything offline and you don't know where your information could end up being used, I would suggest using your free email address.

    If worse comes to worse, and your free email address gets inundated with spam, you can always just set up a new one and let the old one expire.

    Some of the better free email services are www.hotmail.com, www.gmail.com and www.yahoomail.com.

    If you've had your computer for a while and never done any of these things, you should still take these steps to get it set up properly. It will definitely save you a lot of time - and possibly money - as you use your system.

    on Jan 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    INTERNET ERROR REPORTS KEEP POPPING UP ON COMPUTER SCREEN.


    what msg. it shows? what error it appears. it may be a virus also. run the updated anti spyware software (best pc doctor) to avoid more problem. it also helped to speed internet connection.

    merry christmas

    Dec 18, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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    My card reader on my gateway laptop used to work but it no longer does. Nothing shows up in my computer. I have not installed anything recently other than microsoft updates. I am running windows vista home


    Go to the device manager, Uninstalled the device and then restart the computer. The driver will get installed automatically and then it will work again.

    You can also uninstall the updates and then check. If its a problem with Windows update then dont install the updates for the time being. Wait for more patches to be introduced from Microsoft.

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    Nov 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    Norton not loaded purchased from internet, did not get email with produt key, i'm 79 and mest it all up, please help me. mr james monksfild, email pelican12@talktalk.com. thank you.


    ø First of All Shut Down your Computer.
    ø Restart Computer and Keep Tapping F8.
    ø Choose Safe mode with Networking and Press Enter. (Win XP or 2000).
    ø Run Windows in Safe Mode Click Yes.
    ø Restoring Windows to a previous point
    ø Click Start, Programs or All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then System Restore. The Welcome to System Restore window opens.
    ø Select restore my computer to an earlier time, and click Next. The Select a Restore Point window opens.
    ø Select a bolded date and a restore point, and then click next
    ø (Note: - You need to choose a Date before the installation of Norton)
    ø Click OK if a pop-up window about closing programs appears. The Confirm Restore Point Selection window opens.
    ø Click Next. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes. The Restoration Complete window appears.
    ø Click OK. The computer has now been restored to a previous time when it worked correctly.
    ø (Note: - If an error message appears saying that the computer cannot be restored to the point you selected, try a different restore point)
    After the System Restore is complete, and the computer starts successfully, update the computer software as follows: - 1). Update the system virus definitions. 2).Get the latest critical system updates using Microsoft's Windows update.
    Once all this is Done you Need to Download and Install Norton Again.

    Jul 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    My children went on inapropiate web site.I can view the web sites on Search the web bar. Every time I click on the arrow I can see the websites. I,ve attempted to delete but I am unable. I,ve called...


    Click Here to download Spybot Search & Destroy.
    When the download is complete the set up file should be on your desktop. Click on it to install the program. Check for updates and then scan your computer with it. It should clean up anything that the kids may have gotten into.

    Apr 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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