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Old 04-01-2014, 11:19 AM   #18561
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I'm working on tax returns. Right now I'm letting my desktop computer rest. I turned it off 'cause it won't boot. I'll give it another try in 10 minutes. I just don't need this in tax season. The printer is hooked up to that computer. I wonder if there is a way to put the printer on the network without going through a computer.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:25 AM   #18562
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I'm working on tax returns. Right now I'm letting my desktop computer rest. I turned it off 'cause it won't boot. I'll give it another try in 10 minutes. I just don't need this in tax season. The printer is hooked up to that computer. I wonder if there is a way to put the printer on the network without going through a computer.
I think TB did that with my printer. If you need help email or PM me and I will get him in touch with you.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:42 AM   #18563
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Just finished and e-filed the fed and state taxes. The wonders of modern technology!
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:47 AM   #18564
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I'm working on tax returns. Right now I'm letting my desktop computer rest. I turned it off 'cause it won't boot. I'll give it another try in 10 minutes. I just don't need this in tax season. The printer is hooked up to that computer. I wonder if there is a way to put the printer on the network without going through a computer.
You can if the printer has a network card or is wifi-capable; USB network cards are available. My printer has built-in wifi and came with its own email address, so I can email documents to it from my tablet, or any computer, actually.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:21 PM   #18565
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I think TB did that with my printer. If you need help email or PM me and I will get him in touch with you.
Thanks LP, but Stirling will deal with it. He's been a computer geek since before I met him in 1984 and still works in computers
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You can if the printer has a network card or is wifi-capable. My printer has built-in wifi and came with its own email address, so I can email documents to it from my tablet, or any computer, actually.
That's really cool GG. No, that printer isn't wifi-capable. It's an old HP, duplexing laser printer, that we bought in 1996. If Stirling can't get my desktop computer working again, I might see if there is something I can connect to the printer to make it wireless. It didn't come with USB, but I think there is some sort of adapter or special cable added to it. I could just connect my laptop, but that's a nuisance.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #18566
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Yeah, my printer is wi-fi. I can even sit outside on the bench in the green space beside our unit and print out recipes and patterns to my heart's content!
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:06 PM   #18567
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Stirling had a look at it. He took the hard drive out of the computer and tested in a USB hard drive holder on a different computer. It's dead. Dang! Now I will have to phone the best local computer store and see if they have anyone who can resurrect my data. Phooey.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:30 PM   #18568
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Stirling had a look at it. He took the hard drive out of the computer and tested in a USB hard drive holder on a different computer. It's dead. Dang! Now I will have to phone the best local computer store and see if they have anyone who can resurrect my data. Phooey.
You don't have a backup? You might want to look into an online backup service. I use Backblaze on the recommendation of a friend who has more than 15 years of website and graphic design and business data to keep up with. For about $60 a year, it constantly backs up all my data on their server in an encrypted file. Love it.
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You don't have a backup? You might want to look into an online backup service. I use Backblaze on the recommendation of a friend who has more than 15 years of website and graphic design and business data to keep up with. For about $60 a year, it constantly backs up all my data on their server in an encrypted file. Love it.
I've been lax in backing up. If I use an online backup service, it has to be Canadian. I used to be pretty good about backing stuff up.
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Aw, geez. Don't get me stared. Darn it, too late.

The other day a new page came up in my foxfire. It said that McAfee was turned off and that I had to update to 2014 version, click here.

I was alarmed so I clicked and ended up with RegClean Pro as a recommended scan. I ended up waiting hours, only to find out it had stopped running.

By then, I realized that I'd been had. Removal of the program did not remove everything and it came up again and again.

To make matters worse, I found a site that promised that it would clean up the mess and let their programs run.

After that, I found that my purchased games did not work beyond the trial period.

I tried to System Restore to where my games knew that I owned them, only to find that my System Restore is now broken.

I've got my games back, only having to re-buy one for $10, but my System Restore is still broken.

If I hadn't panicked and started clicking, I'd have realized that McAfee would have automatically updated as usual, buy I'm just not used to being lied to.

Thanks for letting me rant!
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