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Computer Questions Not Worth Their Own Thread II

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Methos, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Left behind registry settings are irrelavent, if they're for programs you don't have, they have no impact on anything.

    Even so, a good chunk of programs I use do not leave behind any registry settings on removal.
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I have a DVD that the sound only plays in one side of the headphones. I know its possible to change to both sides in VirtualDub, but is there a way to do it without compromising the quality?

    Also, is it safe to use camera in rain? Not a huge downpour, but just rain. The manual says not to use the camera in the shower.
     
  3. Ulyaoth

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    Why do you want to use it in the shower? Sending Petty some videos are ye?
     
  4. aimeeandbeatles

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    I'm not using it in the shower. I'm using it in the rain.
     
  5. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Any electronics that you use in the rain can be ruined if any water gets inside the case.
     
  6. aimeeandbeatles

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    OK, I try to install Windows Updates, but after 1 second, they all fail, saying that I'm installing other updates... :confused:

    EDIT: Working now. Probably just a hiccup.
     
  7. aimeeandbeatles

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    OK, so I was rebooting for the Windows Update, and it gets stuck on "configuring updates" for over an hour. I get impatient and hit the reset button, and on reboot it told me there was no boot-loader. I had to do an emergency repair of Vista (luckily nothing seems broken). And the updates didn't install properly.

    What should I do now? Should I try again? Because it's weird that it takes so long, normally it only takes maybe 5-15 minutes....
     
  8. shortguy

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    My lappy sounds like an auto race. How screwed am I?
     
  9. Genocidicbunny

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    Probably not very. Get a can of compressed air and blow out the dust. Make sure you hold the fan down so it doesnt overspin.
     
  10. aimeeandbeatles

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    How do I reduce window glare on photos? Opening window all the way is not an option (it's a BUS) and the flash isn't on. I tried googling it and I got some Photoshop stuff and something about a "polarizing filter" whatever that means.
     
  11. CivOtaku

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    Could someone recommend a good (and FREE) media player for windows, that could play pretty much anything?
     
  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    FLV player seems to play quite a lot of odd things.
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

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    I've found VLC to play nearly anything. K-Lite Codec Pack is also good, although it's better defined as a set of programs.
     
  14. Zelig

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    CCCP, don't install any other media players or codec packs.
     
  15. aimeeandbeatles

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    If there's no Vista drivers, should I use the 2K/XP ones? I don't want to break anything.
     
  16. Genocidicbunny

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    You know, I tried CCCP, it broke my codecs. Now I get no sound in media player classic, and have to use VLC to view all my videos. Ive tried damned near everything I could think of short of wiping windows.

    But hey, K-Lite was working fine before that.

    No, the drivers are not compatible, unlike between Vista and Windows 7.
     
  17. aimeeandbeatles

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    I use K-Lite because it works and I've never had trouble with it (except the video occasionally turning green).
     
  18. Genocidicbunny

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    Me neither, until one day it wouldnt play sound on a single mkv file. I messed around with it, wiped it out as thoroughly as I could, went on to install CCCP. Set it up properly, it worked for a few days, then something happened and I stopped getting sound in all files when playing them using MPC.
     
  19. Zelig

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    Try CCCP Insurgent if you're interested in fixing it.
     
  20. aimeeandbeatles

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    If it was a single file, most likely a problem with just that one (or it didn't have sound.) I use VLC for trouble files like that, MPC for most others (because for some reason VLC doesn't have the same quality)
     

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