Typing WWW into Browser address field?

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I recently had everything moved from one hardrive to another. I never used to have to type www into my browser. Now I have to. I get a spelling error if I don't. I would like to fix it so I don't have to type www.
ASKED: March 29, 2009  9:12 AM
UPDATED: March 31, 2009  2:35 PM

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After you are done typing in the domain name like say the website you want to visit is asktheadmin.com all you need to type is asktheadmin and then hit control and enter. The rest of the url will be automatically filled out for you.

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  • Wrobinson
    What operating system and Web browser are you using?
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  • Lreese2
    I'm running Windows XP Home, Version 2002, Service Pack 3. Internet Explorer 7 was what I was using. I downloaded the new IE8 thinking maybe that might fix the problem but I get the same message in the address bar pop up: Windows can not find 'whatever.com'. Check the spelling and try again. I've never ever had to type www. into the address bar. I don't have to do it at work either. I'm not real tech saavy. I'm not sure what my friend did when he transfered everything. He dosen't know how to fix it either and he's pretty good.
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  • Koohiisan
    Your system was probably set to auto-search msn or something when you typed an invalid address. I recall in the past having doing that and seeing msn try whatever.net, whatever.org, whatever.com until it found one. I'm not sure what turned it on to do that...check your advanced options perhaps, or under security settings in IE. As was mentioned, using CTRL+ENTER puts '"www." and ".com" at the beginning and end, respectively. However, please note that this may not always perform as expected in a multinational setting. For instance, on Japanese versions of Windows (or perhaps those set as closely as possible to the Japanese version), you will get ".co.jp" added to the end instead of ".com". FYI.
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