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  1. Hey guys, I have a 27" iMac running Boot Camp with both Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 Enterprise. When I'm in Windows, is there a way that I can turn off the display? Currently if I press the power button on the back of the machine it automatically shuts down Windows. Is there a way I can configure it so that it only turns off the display as opposed to the hard drive and everything else? Or is there another/better way of accomplishing this? Thanks!
  2. Perfect! I didn't even realize that my Samsung monitor had a port for DVI input...I simply switched the cable from VGA to DVI and it worked with the Mini DisplayPort adapter that I purchased. Thanks for your help!
  3. Hey gang, I recently purchased a new 27" iMac computer which is great for my work...but I've got a 22" Samsung LCD monitor sitting at home from my old workstation that I'd like to setup as an extended desktop. The iMac has a Mini DisplayPort in the back, and my monitor has a VGA cable with a VGA-to-DVI adapter on it. I purchased a Mini DisplayPort-to-DVI adapter on eBay (it looks something like this), but when I connect my 2nd monitor to my iMac with it, it's as if the computer doesn't recognize the monitor as being a display...when I turn on the 2nd monitor, it just goes into standby mode as if it's not picking up anything to display. Could this be because I'm using 2 different adapters for the connection (1 for VGA to DVI and the other for DVI to the Mini DisplayPort)? Or could it be something wrong with my 2nd monitor? Although it was working fine before and I'd have no reason to think that anything has happened to it...plus, it turns on fine but when it can't find an "input signal" it goes into sleep mode. Does anyone have any ideas on why this isn't working? In case it makes any difference, I recently upgraded my Mac OS X to Lion when it was released, and am also running Boot Camp with Windows 7 Enterprise - I have tried using the 2nd monitor in both Mac and Windows and is is not recognized in either OS. Please help!
  4. Hi guys...I just wiped my 13" MacBook Pro and reinstalled Snow Leopard...I had a 2nd disc, which had all the applications like iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, etc. on it...once I finished installing Snow Leopard and ran Software Update until it's all up to date, I tried to install the applications from the 2nd disc...but when I double click the "Install Bundled Software" button, a message pops up that says "You cannot install this software on this computer." Does anyone have any ideas? These are not the original CDs, they are the replacement CDs that I got Apple to send me after I lost the originals - the 1st was the Snow Leopard disc, the 2nd was the Applications disc. Why can't I install the programs on it now that I've wiped it?
  5. Hi, I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and it's Lightroom 3.4.1...any ideas? Thanks!
  6. Hi guys, I think I must have accidentally clicked on the "Do this from now on" button the last time I plugged in my external HDD and hit "Open in Adobe Lightroom" button. Now, every time I plug in my HDD, Lightroom opens instead of giving me the prompt for what action to take. For the life of me, I can't seem to figure out how to revert this setting back so that Lightroom doesn't launch every time I plug in my HDD. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  7. Thanks for the links...but I still can't seem to do it. I read all through how to manage profiles and everything, but it's as if the data I need isn't on my old hard drive for some reason (yet the bookmarks worked fine on it). One of the instructions is this: As I said above, I do not have any folders or files such as this in my profile folder...it's as if they are missing. My old computer was running Firefox 4, and on my new computer I've just installed Firefox 5, if that makes any difference.
  8. I tried both of these things, and neither worked: I copied the contents of my old profiles folder to my new computer and overwrote the existing files/folders, but when I open Firefox, it's still the same default bookmarks (empty) that come with the browser when you first install it. I also tried to do a bookmark restore, but when I browse to that folder on my old hard drive, there are no files to select...here's what it looks like: Old_HDD\Users\Me\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\11cyorfg.default\ Inside this folder are these folders and files: Cache OfflineCache startupCache urlclassifier3.sqlite XUL.mfl If I try to do a restore, it appears as though the browser is looking specifically for a "JSON" filetype, which doesn't seem to be in that profiles folder (unless it's somewhere further down, but I don't think it should/would be :/) Can anyone help?
  9. Hi gang - please be sure to read the whole topic before answering, this isn't as simple as exporting a bookmarks.html file that I can write to a USB drive and transfer. Here's my situation: Recently my old PC crapped out on me (motherboard or video card, I'm not sure which, but the HDD is fine) so I bought a new computer. Today I picked up a hard drive dock from futureshop so that I can transfer the important data from my old hard drive to my new computer (music and work files mostly). However, in my Firefox bookmarks I had a ton of saved favourites that pointed to guitar tabsheets that I had found online and collected over the years...there must have been several hundred of them...I would very much like to get them back. My question (and believe me, I've Google searched up and down for this, but no one seems to have the same problem as me) is how can I transfer the bookmarks from this old hard drive to my new computer when I can't access the browser to export my old bookmarks? I've tried browsing to the /appdata/mozilla/firefox/profiles folder like I've read in several places online, but there doesn't appear to be anything in that folder that I can use to restore my old bookmarks. Can anyone help me?
  10. Okay, I will try plugging it into one of the normal ports. Also, in case I DO need to, how would I go about disabling DHCP in my router admin? Thanks again!
  11. When my PC is connected directly to the Ethernet cable, it shows this: IP: (preferred) Subnet: Gateway: DNS: / When it's connected through the router, it shows this: IP: (preferred) Subnet: Gateway: DNS: / Does this help at all?
  12. No I can't access the modem...I only have access to the one Ethernet cable that comes into my room with the internet on it. No one else here has any sort of computer equipment, either :/
  13. What do you mean? If I connect my Ethernet cable that the internet's coming in on to one of the 4 ethernet ports on the router then there won't be any sort of connectivity...and how would I disable the "modem on router" and DHCP?
  14. I tried their live chat support but she said that because my router isn't still under warranty (I bought it several years ago), I'm not eligible for technical support. Naturally this led me into a rather heated discussion about the basics of the importance of customer relationships, as well as the costs of a lost customer vs the costs of attaining new ones, blah blah blah. Anyways, end of story, that got me nowhere. Can anyone else help?
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