Any time I try to paste something copied onto a page I am working on, it closes.
I get a pop up box asking if I want to 1. close the program, or 2. check online for a solution.
If I check online, it closes anyway. Then it pops up a little flag box saying that Data Execution Prevention has closed Microsoft Works Word Processor.
I went into the settings and turned off the DEP for the program but it is still doing it.
(well at least I followed the steps to turn it off ?!)
I have no idea if that was the problem or not, but it still won't let me copy and it just shuts down.
Is Works Word Processor better than Wordpad? I have not used Works in years but I know Wordpad will do quite a bit if a computer does not have Word and I have not seen a problem with copy and paste other than the size of the file can be quite large if pictures (screen shots) are saved but can be easily compressed in Word.
Notepad is plain text whereas Wordpad is a basic word processor (you can change font, color, size; insert objects such as pictures, etc.; do basic formatting)
I use Wordpad when I want to document something on the computer I happen to be working on (and Word is not available) by grabbing screen shots and pasting them in Wordpad. Once I save the file on removable media, then I can open it on a computer with Word and format it further plus pictures are compressed (like 30 to 1) when I save it in the native Word format.
I don't know really, I bought a new computer in September, and I have only been using it off an on. It seems like it has been like this since I got it, but I don't use it very frequently. Sometimes it will copy/paste, next time it won't. I haven't noticed any pattern to it really. It might be a picture, a link, plain text, or anything else.
I emailed Gateway about it and was told they could not help me with it, they gave me an 800 number to call, but told me it costs like $40 for 15 min increments or something like that.
Something else, can you go to:
Start ----> Computer ----> System Properties ----> System Protection (click continue on the UAC pop-up) ---> Advanced Tab ---> Performance Settings ---> Data Execution Prevention
and do a screen shot and post it here or explain what's set there
Okay, on the DEP tab click "Add", browse to the Windows folder (likely one folder up where it started) and look for "explorer.exe" and add it to the list. Acknowledge the Warnings and it will likely ask you to reboot which you should do.
After reboot see if that helped with your issue
Ok I went through all the listing under each folder and the only thing with 'explorerer' anything is Internet Explorer, which I have, but I do not use, I use Mozilla Firefox.
I don't know if that has anything to do with anything or not, but there was no 'explorer.exe' on any list there.
Windows is the Operating System (OS) necessary to run the various
Microsoft programs. Microsoft Works goes back to the old DOS days
and is a cheap substitute for MS Office. Usually packaged with the
more lower budget pc's. First Works I can recall using had a word
processor, database, spreadsheet and communications package
for dialup modem connections. Really adequate for most home and
student requirements. Retailed for less than $100 where the Office
Professional was over $500.
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista and Win-7 are all of
the same 32 bit lineage.
Did a quick ckeck on wikipedia and found MS Works SE-9 is only
available to OEM's for installation on pc's & costs them $10. Not
very likely there would be any support from the OEM or Microsoft.
There is another version of 9 available for retail until stocks are
exhausted. 9 will be the last version offered by MS.
The file format for Works word processor is .wps and may not be
compatible with the format you are trying to work with. Seems as
though I recall the wordpad format was generic text only and used
the common .txt format. Haven't been involved with using it for
years since the mainframe networked printer days.
A lot of people on this forum highly recommend Open Office which
would be much better than your Works program. I have MS Office
home and student 2007 on my pc so I have no need for it.
Correction: I confused wordpad (part of MS Word) with notepad
(part of Windows OS). Wordpad would not be the pc being
Correction again: Wordpad is part of Windows OS. Having a