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ginaHML
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Protected Mode ON/OFF

HP Pavilion AMD

Model # a6655F Desktop PC

X4 Quad Core Processor

5GB DDR2 SDRAM

Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Service Pack 1

MS Office Word 07 Student Version

AT&T Broadband

AOL 9.1

 

At the bottom of the window I was working in (I don't remember which one, I would notice that It said, Protected Mode ON. I was disconnected with my Broadband for a few hours. When I got reconnected, I noticed, at the bottom of the window, that it now said, Protected Mode OFF.

 

Where/how do I turn the computer's Protected Mode ON?

Should it always be turned On?

 

Sorry, I can't find the window that was displaying that information.

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erico
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HI,

Here is a link to a web page that explains it. Personally I turn UAC off and am not pestered with the warnings. But that is my own choice.

 

Regards,

Eric

Message Edited by erico on 01-16-2009 01:57 PM




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Hi, Eric, thank you.

 

I know NOTHING about the 'Protected Mode'. On/Off to me meant that I have an additional safety factor from an online attack. 

 

This is the problem with HP not giving a paper copy of PC Instructions/Information. I have to guess at things. Who makes a big purchase and doesn't get the instruction booklet? I feel sorry for the person who buys this PC as his FIRST PC. <a rant> Sorry.

 

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Hi, Eric,

 

I spoke too soon, sorry. I see that UAC is a Windows Vista issue. I've not heard the term UAC. BTW, the link that you provided says " the requested resource is not available".

 

 

GinaHML

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Hi Gina,

I updated the link for you.

 

Regards,

Eric





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