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    Windows normally cannot read a Ubuntu drive if it...

    Windows normally cannot read a Ubuntu drive if it is formatted under EXT2 or EXT3. There are utilities available which do allow you to READ but not WRITE TO such a drive.

    If the OP used the whole...
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    Why are you trying to do this? Is it to actually...

    Why are you trying to do this? Is it to actually run a DOS program? Have you tried to run the program in Windows 8.1? Is it a 64-bit version - many older programs will not run in 64-bit Windows.
    ...
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    I have been using KeePass which is a free...

    I have been using KeePass which is a free program. It is available for many different platforms including a portable version which you can put on a flash drive and use it at multiple locations...
  4. Thread: Location

    by nate01pa
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    What are you trying to do with the ZIP codes?...

    What are you trying to do with the ZIP codes? What application are you trying to work with?
    This question would probably receive more relevant answers if it were posted in the appropriate forum;...
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    If your system has 4 GB or less memory there is...

    If your system has 4 GB or less memory there is no real advantage to 64-bit Windows.

    A 32-bit system can only address 4GB of memory so if you have more than that, the additional memory will not...
  6. A major problem (which vDos solves) is the...

    A major problem (which vDos solves) is the inability of modern printers to accept older programs character-based printer output. They want a series of dots which form the characters.

    For example,...
  7. I found a free program called VDos...

    I found a free program called VDos (http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdos/) which, when properly set up, runs DOS programs in a window and includes another program called DOSPrinter which takes the...
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    I have used Parted Magic which includes GParted...

    I have used Parted Magic which includes GParted for quite a few years and it has always done a good job. It has a graphical interface. It used to be free but now they charge around $5 for it. You...
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    I have run Linux and Windows on several different...

    I have run Linux and Windows on several different computers. One good thing about Linux is that it can be booted from almost any properly set up partition.

    I recommend installing EasyBCD from...
  10. Thread: Windows time

    by nate01pa
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    Are you sure that your CMOS battery is in good...

    Are you sure that your CMOS battery is in good condition?

    You can check it using the following procedure

    1. Go into your BIOS setup and set the time correctly or as close as you can. Use a...
  11. OP wanted to go BACK one year. Martin M's formula...

    OP wanted to go BACK one year. Martin M's formula goes AHEAD one year.
  12. Thread: BIOS Issue

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    Are you getting this error BEFORE you see the...

    Are you getting this error BEFORE you see the Windows splash screen? If you are, the problem is most likely with the computer itself and not Windows.

    Did you check to make sure that the Floppy is...
  13. Dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu This is a...

    Dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu
    This is a "QuickStart" explanation. There are many detailed explanations online on how to do this.

    1. Before beginning, make sure that Win 7 boots correctly.
    2....
  14. This is one of the most sensible articles on this...

    This is one of the most sensible articles on this topic that I have seen and I agree with the writer's concept.

    Most people buy computers to perform tasks. They are not going to delve deeply into...
  15. OP asked how much memory to set aside for the VM....

    OP asked how much memory to set aside for the VM.
    I usually use 512 MB for 32-bit Windows XP with Virtual Box.
  16. My Compaq had a "button" battery which died...

    My Compaq had a "button" battery which died causing the computer to lose the time and date. It had one of those little white plugs which connected to pins on the mobo. I was able to get a workable...
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    To test your system to see if a DOS program can...

    To test your system to see if a DOS program can run in full screen mode, try this: (from the site WordPerfect for DOS Updated)

    On your Windows 7 computer, click on the Windows "pearl" where the...
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    I would like all the data removed weather it has...

    I would like all the data removed weather it has Linux, MS or any other OS, but not to compromise the basic boot-up, so it can still read a the A: ( if fitted) HD C:, CD, or USB.
    There is no need to...
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    I am wondering if the OP has a printer with a...

    I am wondering if the OP has a printer with a parallel port because he mentioned Centronic. If that is the case, there has to be a driver for the adapter in addition to the driver for the printer.
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    When you say "Clean HD" do you mean one ready to...

    When you say "Clean HD" do you mean one ready to use again or one with all the data removed?

    Formatting a hard drive under DOS or with one of the Linux discs does not destroy the data. It just...
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    WP is my word processor of choice. I still use...

    WP is my word processor of choice. I still use version X3 as I am not sure that the new version has features I really need.

    I use a doPDF to create PDF files. It is free and works with most...
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    One thing to keep in mind if you want to switch...

    One thing to keep in mind if you want to switch from XP to Linux is will I be able to perform essential tasks when running Linux? There are Linux replacements for many Windows apps but not all of...
  23. Back when printers did not require Windows to...

    Back when printers did not require Windows to operate, you could press Shift-PrintSCr on each main setup screen and you would have a hard copy of the current setup. Alas, that isn't possible with...
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    My experience with Linux has been just the...

    My experience with Linux has been just the opposite.

    I believe most of the new versions have trouble with my nVidia video hardware. The system will freeze up and then the display looks like an old...
  25. Are you talking about a password set in the BIOS...

    Are you talking about a password set in the BIOS setup?

    If so, I would think that the only way to bypass it would be to get into the BIOS setup and clear the password. If the machine offers a...
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