Internet search in the start menu

I thought that Vista can look on the internet alongside the HDD without launching a browser engine or search by customizing the start menu - is it true?




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    Step 2:

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    Hi Hkway,

    • You are able to see the Windows 7 machine Windows XP computer when connected through wireless and if it is accessible through network?

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    1. click on start, click on Control Panel and then double-click network connections.

    2. right click on the card that you want to add NetBEUI to and then click Properties.

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    5. Click to select NetBIOS protocol in the list, and then click OK.

    6. restart your computer.

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    Turn on NetBIOS over TCP/IP

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    2. click onnetwork connections.

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    4. click onInternet Protocol (TCP/IP)and then click Properties.

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    6. click on theWINS tab.

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    8. click onclose to close the local area network connection properties dialog box.

    9. close the network connections window.


    After following the above steps, check if you can access the computer Windows XP of Windows 7 computer using the wireless connection.

    I hope this helps. Let us know the results.

    Thank you and best regards,

    Srinivas R

    Microsoft technical support.

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    2 have you made any changes to the computer before the show?

    3. did you run any online scanners to remove infections?

    4. What is the antivirus installed on the computer program?

    Method 1: Run a scan antivirus on your computer.

    Note: If infections are detected during the scan, there is a risk of data loss because infected files will be deleted.

    Method 2: Safe mode with networking


    Step 1: Check if you can browse the Internet with success in Mode safe mode with networking.

    Networking Mode safe mode starts Windows in mode safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on your network.

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    Put your boot system helps determine if third-party applications or startup items are causing the problem. If so, you need to maybe contact the manufacturer of the program for updates or uninstall and reinstall the program.

    Step 1: Follow the steps in the link below to do the same thing:

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    After you have used the boot is a way to solve your problem, you can follow these steps to configure Windows XP to start normally.

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    Method 3:

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    Try to connect with a different user has administrator rights account and then create a new user account.

    For more information, see these links:

    How to create and configure user accounts in Windows XP

    How to copy data from a corrupted to a new profile in Windows XP user profile

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