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two big changes in my computer world:

first, finally I have cable modem, for those that have it, I don't have to tell you how fast you zip through these forums....

but secondly, my son went in and did a few "tweakings" and now I no longer get those friggin' annoying huge popups from various vendors and other scammers...

I am not talking popups at sites, AOL takes care of that, I am talking the microsoft problem....

it was a simple thing to turn this off according to my son and now I am not plagued by them anymore....

working the board is as streamlined as it can get for me now at home......


at the office, where I am now, am still phone dependent but it is not my main access anyway......
 

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You should look into Verizon DSL (Dedicated Server Line?) for your office. Comes through the phone line not to expensive.

As far as the home front. Welcome to the real information highway John!!!
 

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At work ....

got a 400 gig/sec pipe in my office with no pop-ups.

Why do you think I never log on at home on a 56k modem?
 
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Chance said:
You should look into Verizon DSL (Dedicated Server Line?) for your office. Comes through the phone line not to expensive.

As far as the home front. Welcome to the real information highway John!!!
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Is there any chance you could get your son to post the "tweeks" he made to your system to get rid of those pop ups? I am using Spybot but I'm sure there is something in windows I can just click.

Thanks in advance!
 

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DOG: when I see him tonight, I will see if I can corral him to write the specifics on here, yes, many would benefit from it...he was very proud of finding it out and applying it, as those things were annoying the bejesus out of him also.....

I will get back on the thread with that info later!!!

oh, and my office has cable lines galore right outside my window, so it would be a snap for cable modem, however, I really view the net in bits and pieces at my job, so I hate to spend another 40 bucks a month for that privilege......

here at home, I will be on for an hour or more at a time.....as well as the missus and "kids" when they are around........

and your'e right Earthy, deleting has never been faster! LOL.....

hey Chris, too bad the "super highway" can't be applied to your roads out there in Long Island! LOL......
 

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John, welcome to the end of your World Wide Wait, buddy. You will finally see web content the way it was intended to be seen. Notice that you will now hear sounds and see visual effects which you never knew existed because your old dial-up connection didn't get a chance to finish downloading them before you clicked on to the next link. :yes:

I've had cable internet at my home for 3 years now, and it would be very difficult for me to return to dial-up access again. It also looks as though more options for broadband internet access are starting to become available, which I hope means that prices will not go much higher (I'm paying nearly $60/month for it now because I get it without their cable TV service).

At my work, we have a fairly decent DSL connection, so "work related" web research comes along nice and fast, too. :D

Since you are a music fan, you should check out the internet radio station options at www.shoutcast.com and choose stations with 128 kbps bandwidth and higher - these will sound so much better than FM quality and, in fact, will approach CD quality, and are not unlike MP3 music in their quality. Just about any genre of music is represented, and the majority of the stations are commercial free! :)

Also, wait until you stream in a 300 kbps high-quality video file, with stereo sound, without having to download it all first! BAM! You're THERE!

All things considered, you will get your general surfing and downloading done so much more efficiently that you will quickly find you won't want to be without a broadband connection anymore. Have fun! :)

Tight Lines...
 

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I miss my cable modem

John,

Trust me cable is light years ahead of this dial up BS, I was running cable modem up until a little over a year ago now, once we moved out here it was dial up or a satellite connection which would not have worked for me because of the trees not to mention the price.

This past spring they started hanging the digital cable lines and we are on the list for being hooked up to cable modem....I can't wait!!!
 

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yes Scott, it is a marvel....

and Rob, thanks for the site.....I have also been watching oodles of Movie Trailers that before took just too long to download.......
 

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here are instructions to turn off the messenger service interruptions:


Disabling the Messenger Service
To remove the ability for anyone in the world to pop up messages on your computer, you can disable the Messenger service. Its easy to reverse at a later time if you wish to do so.



Windows 2000
Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> Administrative Tools->Services
Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows XP Home
Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Performance and Maintenance
Click Administrative Tools
Double click Services Scroll
down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows XP Professional
Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
Click Administrative Tools
Click Services
Double click Services Scroll
down and highlight "Messenger"
Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
Click the STOP button.
Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
Click OK


Windows NT
Click Start ->Control Panel
Double Click Administrative Tools
Select Services-> Double-click on Messenger
In the Messenger Properties window, select Stop,
Then choose Disable as the Startup Type
Click OK

Windows 98 & ME
Windows Messenger Service cannot be disabled
 
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