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windows 7 help for newbie

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Hi all

Ive downloaded ispell and can't get it to do a check. it should be under Tools or right click on the desktop but it doesn't show it there. No problem on my P.C. with XP home

Also I can't download Google Earth or the street view Nothing happens when I click on the download button.

Also my Amazon account doesn't show all of the page items. Like you do a feedback on the packaging and below that text box in a Submit button but it isn't there. Samsung P.C. Studio is loads to the program list but doesn't operate to.

I would appreciate alll the help and sugestions offered.


Many thanks

Martin
 

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Go to "Programs and features" in the Control Panel to see if ieSpell is installed. I think ispell is for macs.
Hi RandyL
It is in the programmes list and I have been using ispell for years on XP with my Dell Dimensions 1100 with no probs. Also I've uninsulated it and reinstalled it with no joy.

I have used ispell on this reply and i think its a nice little programme.

Still can't see the problem(s) in not getting the laptop to download the Google programmes.

Followed your ispell link and got this page up. Does look like it is suitable for Win7 and I.E.

http://www.iespell.com/download.php


Martin
 
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I see that ispell will work on Windows. One site says Windows all. Another doesn't say Windows 7 but it does say Vista so it should work. Make sure you have the latest version 2.6.4 build 573. http://www.iespell.com/download.php

Not much for support options on this. http://www.iespell.com/support.htm

As for nothing happening on Google downloads did you click on the notifaction bar?

It's possible that both issues are IE related and possible there is an IE add-on compatability problem.

You could reset IE which would disable all add-ons to see. Add one at a time to confirm if disabling helps.
How to Reset or Restore Advanced Settings in Internet Explorer 7
The above works on IE 8 and 9 too.
 

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I have managed to download Google's earth and air as well as flasher player now. I did an uninstall of ispell and reinstalled it. Its in the programmes list but doesn't come up on right click on the page or under the Tools menu. I did a advance reset and things are o.k. The exception is my Amazon page will not show the **** star rating and submit button on package feedback. Although I can carry through the site to purchase an order successfully. I did for a moment see the ispell options under tools but when I clicked on to it, it disappeared. I had to download Google's Chrome to assist in the Google downloads and enable or prompt the Active files in the settings also I dropped my my firewall for 10 minutes. I used have the google spell checker, it aint too bad just got to get use to it. Thanks RandyL



Martin
 

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That's good. Progress.
Amazon page will not show the **** star rating and submit button
It might be a display setting. I have mine set to show things larger. Old eyes. On rare occasions I have to lower the settings because a form button etc. is out of view.

Right click the desktop>Personalize>Display

There are a lot of settings you can try changing.
 

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It might be a display setting.
If have tried that and have had no luck with it.. Also have noticed the AA route planner (Automobile Association in u.k.)only works in the older version but the RAC (Royal Automobile Club in U.K.) route planner runs o.k. on Win 7. I remember years ago I had to download some driver or a certain programme to run them on XP home

I think I''ll give up on Ispell but as a last attempt will email them to see if there is a solution to the problem. Yes I know support is not that great but will try.
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Let you know how I get on and any other programmes that don't want to operate on Win7 / and the Dell laptop.


Martin
 
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You're going to find that many programs that used to work on XP won't on 7. The same for hardware as drivers won't be available. Printers for instance. Just a fact of life.

I wish I could help more but the point is With a newer OS older stuff will just not work or cause seemingly unrelated issues.

Please do let us know how things go. If you have any new problems just start a new thread. Good luck.
 

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Cheers for the help and I'll just have to work around what won't work and will.

Eventually the old programmes will be updated or rewriting and work with win7. Or just become absolute

Many thanks

Martin

P.S. Just done a right click on this reply and Ispell is listed as well as the " check spelling. " If I click on it, it just closes will look into it further
 

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After all the trouble as a above and not having YouTube play today I lost it and got rid of all the trash on my Dell l/t Also removed Google search Firefox (its nice prog)IE 9 and afte 4 hoursI've cracked it and don't ask me how. I've got IE 9 on my favourite bbc.co. hompage I've got google tool/search bar and all my videos working including YouTube also an its great I've even got the analogue clock working and showing the time. I could ave had this fixed ages ago if I was on XP with IE 7 cause you can do things there that can't be done on the IE 9/ Dell 64 bit cheers lads.