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MrD
20-10-03, 13:39
when i changed OS on the same computer, i couldn't access my message history, not too good when you are in the middle of dealing with ebay people.now i am changing pc totally, going to have the same problem.can you set Outlook Express up so when it receives messages from your ISP, it doesn't delete them at the ISP?? i want copies there just in case

fish ...
20-10-03, 13:44
sorry mr breakitup....dont know anything about that, but i keep getting popups about porn found on my computer and download this from microsoft to see whats on my hard drive and clean it off!!.....im on my work pc so i find that hard to believe, but should you download these offers of hard drive protection programs or stay clear??

MrD
20-10-03, 13:54
?????confused :)but i'd also like to know how to completely wipe my previous URL's as they don't seem to be totally going and this computer is getting sold on when i get my new one tomorrow.............the next owner surely doesn't want to know how many variiations on searching for jo guest pics that are stored in my URL history

Anne Brown
20-10-03, 14:06
In Internet Options, Clear History and then Delete Temporary Files

MrD
20-10-03, 14:09
thats where it doesn't appear to work too well. on a search of my HDD i was finding tiny files that were a history of URL's. so they are still on the computer!!!

MrD
20-10-03, 14:10
just did what you said anne, used every delete" and "clear" option there was, hasn't worked. doesn't work on my works computers either!!!!"

Dan Cathcart
20-10-03, 14:12
destructo by name.........Good luck. Phone technical support now before you hurt yourself.

James Coll
20-10-03, 14:15
The best programs to clean a hard drive are

fish ...
20-10-03, 14:17
where from james??anne. that manouver doesnt clear the hard drive.......?

James Coll
20-10-03, 14:17
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=downloadSpyBot Search & Destroyhttp://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/ Ad-aware6 http://www.panicware.com/process_download.html?prdid=PSCOMPANIONPop-Up Stopper Companion

Charlie T..
20-10-03, 14:18
www.computergeekmagic.com

MrD
20-10-03, 14:18
hey! got my new computer case the other day, need to go by a magnifying glass as it's got two octopus's inside, the power ones are easy, but the LED and USB leads are really scaring me!!this'll be my first build, as long as i put the cpu and cpu cooler on right, i shouldn't break anything in a stupid manner. aas long as i don't run round my room draging the items along my carpet i should be fine as long as the manuals are in a form of english i can understand.nobody can help with the OE issues then? got someone once told me i can save individually my emails so i can export the import them in after i get new OS, but that would have taken forever and not sure it would work with complete new build anyway!

Simon Tinsley
20-10-03, 14:19
There is a setting in tools > accounts > properties to leave mail on server. This is fine if you have unlimited file space but you may run out if you keep a lot of messages.

FrankH (pacing the cage)
20-10-03, 14:20
OE - File, Export, Address Book or/and Messages. Save to CDR and do a File, Import on the new computer.

fish ...
20-10-03, 14:21
ta james... are they free downloads?

Simon Tinsley
20-10-03, 14:21
And if your running XP there is a files and settings transfer wizard to make the whole process painless? - that is if you want to trust Microsoft with your important files.....

fish ...
20-10-03, 14:23
how do the police investigate hard drives?

FrankH (pacing the cage)
20-10-03, 14:24
Also, to save your dial up info, user name, and saved password, go to Tools, Accounts, Export.Connectors are normally keyed, i.e. can only be inserted one way. FYI the number one pin is marked on the M/B with a 1 or square.

MrD
20-10-03, 14:29
i just keep my ISP signup disc so i can reclaim my account online each time i change OS or pc.excellent, my dial up connection is running at 1.92kb/s at moment, maybe i should close a few windows, lol!simon t, found the option in my OE to keep messages on server, it wasn't exactly in plain english really.and i only use w98se now as my motherboard doesn't like w2kpro, but next future proof" m/board will have w2kpro on it, got both OS's on cd."

Dan Cathcart
20-10-03, 14:29
As soon as the topic is off bikes and onto computers loads of new names appear on this forum, who the hell are they and why don't they join in on the bike stuff. Heres todays puzzler.......For all of us prepared to write on this forum how many people do you think actually just sit and watch the daily chat unfold?

MrD
20-10-03, 14:32
and the leads in my case i'm worried about have midget connectors, they are black plastic and have two to three thin wires, colour coded.haven't bothered to connect the LED wirse to my existing m/board as the previous owner got annoyed by al the flashing lights and disconnected them.i can attach most things, my btech training helps, although that was pre-pentium :)

James Coll
20-10-03, 14:32
SpyBot Search & Destroy and Ad-aware6 yes Pop-Up Stopper Companion no but you can get Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition but I use google toolbar http://toolbar.google.com/ it's much better.

Simon T
20-10-03, 14:36
On the top bar select Tools, then on the drop down menu select accounts. Highlight your e-mail account and click properties. On the properties box, select the advanced tab, at the bottom are the settings for leaving mail on server. Tick the box for @Leave a copy of mail on the server' and I would also click 'Remove from server when deleted from 'deleted items''. Hope this is clearer!

Simon T
20-10-03, 14:38
Dan, we are your IT managers monitoring your daily internet usage. We only know about computers, bikes are a strange concept to us.

Anne Brown
20-10-03, 14:49
I reckon on a 10:1 lurker to poster ratio.

MrD
20-10-03, 14:51
right, back on BM, thought the URL thing wasn't working, hit the button on that pop-up program a few times till it worked, though it wasn't and hit the other buttons and lost all my cookies! not too much of a hassle though.http://www20.tomshardware.com/howto/20020904/http://www.arstechnica.com/guide/building/some pre-building reading i have spent time poring over

James Roberts
20-10-03, 16:07
this is almost as good as the linux thread which thankfully has dissapeared, despite making a brief return.

MrD
21-10-03, 09:08
yeah, but on BM you need bikes to ride and pc's to tell all about it.so, we have to mix the computer geeks with the lycra boys.it just can't be avoided (thank god we don't need the help of plane spotters!)

fish ...
21-10-03, 09:58
Nice one james, downloaded spybot last night.....eye opening indeed!!couldnt get the adware6 though.....any other good protection software in use?

MrD
21-10-03, 12:26
this sucks, delivery company said my new pc bits be here in the morning. i'm stuck using tvinternet that crashes 85% of the time (do not pay for NTL's tvinternet, apparently the new software won't work on the old boxes, they say they are going to replace everyones boxes very soon, not prepared to spend money working on the software as not many people use it now, they've all gone over to pc's. not surprised really, the system has been getting steadily worse for the last six months!)and soon i have to set my wifes NTL broadband service up, heard it takes 2-3 days and lots of phone calls even if you know what you are doing with a pc.

James Coll
21-10-03, 12:44
You will not to Yes fish Kerio Personal Firewall http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_download.html you will not Believe how many times your computer is trying to be accessed by hackers if your own broadband (always connected),zone alarm doesn?t even compare with this program.

James Coll
21-10-03, 12:47
Don?t ask me were ?You will not to? came from dam Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

fish ...
21-10-03, 14:31
going to try that one too james!!still trying to get adware program!

James Coll
21-10-03, 14:36
Try here http://www.webattack.com/download/dladaware.html

ian lord
21-10-03, 14:48
Do not use Ad-Aware as there are quite a few spyware programs which either disable it or make ad-aware not see what they are doing.I have found sybot to be better than ad-aware.we recently found 7 spyware programs on our home pc, ad-aware did not see them all.as regards Outlook Express, I would not reccommend using it as it has too many holes (microsoft you see). if you want to use Mickysoft Outlook, then use the full product and not outlook express. In-side the options of the outlook, you should see where the emails are stored on you hard disk. You will need to back this up to floppy/cd before upgrading your OS.best of british with this task