March 13, 2009 at 1:16 am #28604
I have a new computer with vista. My husband has a laptop that is wireless. On my old computer with XP I connected his computer with a router. On this one when I connected the computers I did a network which I didn't mean to do I think. Anyway now the laptop is the main computer not the desk top and I want it the other way. I do not know how to do that and I do not know how that happened. The desk top is the main computer. I have software that will not load because of this connection. What do I do?March 13, 2009 at 1:32 am #31378
Hi nancyI have a few questions for you.Is your internet connection working on all computers?Are the two desktops connected to the router by a cable?When you set up the home network did you use the network connection wizard?March 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm #31379
Yes the internet connection works on both the desktop and the laptop, only the desktop is connected to the router by a cable, yes I did use the network connection wizard. When I disable the network then the desktop does not have internet connection.March 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm #31380
Hi Nancy and welcome to the forum!Thankyou for those details. Can we now assume that you have a wireless router, which the desktop is connected to via a cable, and the laptop accesses wirelessly via a built-in or addon wireless card?I also have a couple of quick questions.With the network enabled - If you shut down the desktop computer, can the laptop still access the internet?
Mitz from Tips4pcMarch 13, 2009 at 1:38 pm #31381
Yes when I shut down the desktop the lap top still connects, when the lap top is shut down the desk top still connects. the lap top is XP the desk top is vista, the software i am trying to load needs to connect to the internet to load completely and it will not. The software tec person that remotely connected to my computer to try and install it believes it won't because of the connection i have. When I disconnect the network i have not tried the lap t6op to see if it works. I will .March 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm #31382
when I disable the network connection this computer does not have a internet connection but the lap top does.March 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm #31383
Which software is it that you are having trouble with? Is this the only problem that is occuring - this particular software wont load?When you say one is the main computer, and one isn't, I assume the laptop is the 'main computer' because it will load this software using the internet and the desktop wont. Are there any other differences which now make the laptop the 'main computer'?Is there anything else the laptop can do which the desktop can't?
Mitz from Tips4pcMarch 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm #31384
The desktop is the Main computer the laptop is the wireless computer. I tried connecting the cable directly to the computer and not through the router and I still am connecting through a network. Why do I have a network? Why is my computer not connecting directly to the internet? The network is on private and I still can not load the software completely. The software is 4D embroidery program by Viking. I loaded it without any trouble on my old PC using XP.March 13, 2009 at 9:40 pm #31385
And this computer is using Vista…This is always a problem. Are you sure the software is compatiable with Windows Vista? Also what firewall are you using? The built in Windows Vista one or another one like Norton.Can you explain why you think it is the network causing these problems and what exactly happened when you tried to install the program? Did an error message come up? Sorry about all the questions... ;DMarch 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm #31386
To tell you the truth at this point I no longer think it is the connection causing the problem. I unhooked the cable and tried to install the program and it would not completely install at that time either. It looks like it is almost done then just stops. I looked at the task manager and there were 3 entries for windows installer which I don't understand. I am really at a lost right now as I have never had this kind of problem. I ran the dianogticMarch 14, 2009 at 12:03 am #31387
click enter to soon., I ran the diagnostic program that came with vista and it says everything is running OK. Windows 98 and xp didn't give me any trouble setting up and running. Vista sure doesn't like a lot or programs.March 14, 2009 at 9:56 am #31388
Ok. Do you know how to clean out your temp folder… Try this…1..Close any programs that are running: 2..Go to the run box in the start menu3..Type in %temp% This will open your Temp folder.4..Select all files and delete them. This is what would have happened if disc cleanup had worked...They are temporary files and not needed to run the computer.5..Close this window.Now go to control panel from the start menu..On the general tab under browsing history, click delete. Then press delete all.... These files are not needed either...this is also another method of cleaning...It will delete internet cookiis and saved passwords...etc... I know this sounds unrelated but sometimes if you have tried to install something and it goes wrong there are old files hanging around do bad things...LOLThen try installing it again...If that does not work we can try a few other things. If it turns out to be vista that is the problem, I think there might be a patch for this program to run under Vista but I am not sure. What is the exact name of the program...Like Viking etc etc version 5 ???March 15, 2009 at 12:38 am #31389
The software I am trying to install is 4D Embriodery Extra for Husqvana Viking. It is so I can put a design on a stick or floppy or directly to my machine and then have the machine stitch it out. Right now it is loaded but one part. I did delete all the temp files and history files.Please explain to me what this networking is. Is that what it is called to connect a wireless computer by a router?March 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm #31390
A network is formed when two or more computers are linked for the purpose of sharing files or sharing an Internet connection. They can be linked by cables or be wireless. It doesn't make any difference, the fact they they can communicate between each other deems it a network. Obviously all your computers have a common gateway to the internet, which is the router, and therefore they are networked. The communication just has to be enabled by using a wizard like you did. Which part of the program is missing? How do you know this? Does any error messages come up when you try to use it. Also have you tried to remove the program and then reinstall it?March 16, 2009 at 1:00 am #31391
That you for explaining networking. I did know what you said but it just confused me and hearing from you has helped. I believe my computer is set up right as I have done a lot of research and it seems to be right. Connecting by the router on XP was so different then vista. I just plugged the router in and all connected with the wizard.I don't know what part of the program did not load as all works with it except being able to connect to the internet when I click on the update option. Working the way it is, is just fine for now. After
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